The Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) has been conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB). Due to its successful completion, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has extended his heartfelt congratulations to all the candidates, centre administrators, room inspectors, supervisors and all the officers who were involved with the smooth conduct of the examination. According to him, given the challenging circumstances of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the successful completion of the exam deserves appreciation.
UPTET 2021 was conducted in all districts of the state at the prescribed education centres. A total of 2532 examination centres were set up for the primary level and 1733 centres for the upper primary level of UPTET. Now, as per reports, a total of 10,73,302 candidates have participated in the primary level and 7,48,810 candidates in the upper primary level. Altogether, 18,22,112 candidates had appeared for UPTET 2021.
To ensure a smooth conducting of the examination, a total of 1,62,511 room inspectors, 8530 supervisors, 1423 mobile teams, 5814 grade three employees and 14,059 grade four employees were employed. The workforce extended their full support in conducting UPTET 2021.
Protest on Twitter
Despite all these, there have been some tensions at the examination centres. Candidates have taken to Twitter and complained about how some of them were not allowed entry to the examination centres. As a result, many candidates failed to appear for the examination this year despite being prepared.
The complaints were mainly about how the examinees were debarred from entering the examination centres as the gates were closed at 9:30 AM. As per reports, around 100 to 150 candidates failed to appear for the first paper of the UPTET 2021 examination. The problem aggravated as many candidates were allotted centres that were far away from their residences. Moreover, it was reported that the document verification process was conducted at a slow pace due to which many candidates were left behind.
In addition to that, candidates were denied entry to the exam centres as they were not in possession of the requisite documents. The issue was minor as the documents were not self-attested. This resulted in a Twitter movement under the hashtag ‘uptet’. Surprisingly, it was noticed that the complaints were not from one particular examination centre. Candidates across various centres have reported similar problems. At this point, it is yet to be seen whether a re-examination is going to take place or not. The possible solution would be to conduct the first paper or Paper I of UPTET 2021 once again.