UPTET 2021 exam cancelled following question paper leak – Education News

The Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) 2021 exam has been cancelled following paper leak. The exam was scheduled to be held at 10 am yesterday (November 28). According to reports, the paper went viral on several WhatsApp groups in Mathura, Ghaziabad, and Bulandshahr just before the exam began.  More than 19.99 lakh candidates were to appear for the Uttar Pradesh TET exam.

“UPTET 2021 exam scheduled to be held today stands cancelled due to alleged paper leak,”  Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Law and Order, Prashant Kumar said.

The Special Task Force (STF) arrested as many as 23 persons last night using technical and other intelligence from different cities of UP. “The photocopy of the question paper was obtained from them, which was shared with the government. And it came to light that it is the same set of question papers as that of the examination,” Kumar said.

“Immediately it was decided by the government that these exams will be cancelled, and the examinations will be held in the coming one month.

The Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) will conduct the UPTET exam again after one month. The UPBEB has further notified that candidates will not have to pay any fees again for the exam. The exact date of the UPTET exam will be notified in due course of time.

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