UPTET 2018: The last date for applying for the Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test 2018 will be extended for a week. The proposal for extension of the date has been sent by the Exam Regulatory Authority, Uttar Pradesh to the Yogi Adityanath government. According to reports, the order is expected to be issued soon.
Examination Authority Secretary Anil Bhushan Chaturvedi told reporters that due to the issue of server being slow or down, the candidates were facing problem in submitting their UPTET online application form 2018. “We are sending proposals to increase the last date for one week,” he said. The Online applications for UPTET 2018 started on September 18. About 2.5 lakh candidates had applied within 2-3 days of the opening of the online link.
According to the existing schedule, the registration ends on October 4 at 6 PM. The candidates can deposit application fees till October 5. And, they could take the print of final application form by October 6.
Around five lakh aspirants have applied for the exams since September 18. However, the process has slowed down in the past 5-6 days after the website failed to respond even after repeated attempts by the candidates. The candidates faced a similar issue last year and the authority had to extend the date.
The candidates have complained of either not able to fill the form or online form being filled after several attempts as the server hangs in between or shows error whenever the form is submitted. Some of the common issue faced by the candidates are: after filling the form, they are not getting OTP on their mobile or the server does not work if OTP gets filled up. Some of them complained that when the form submission button was pressed, buffering starts and they start getting the error message.
Some of the candidates said that if they made another attempt to fill the form, then they get the error that mobile number was already registered. Some of them also reported fees being deducted but not deposited to UPTET 2018.