REET 2022: Candidates asked to remove dupattas; many in tears as they miss exam

REET 2022 is being held on July 23 and 24 in two shifts to recruit candidates for the post of primary teachers for Classes 1 to 8.

REET 2022: Candidates asked to remove dupattas; many in tears as they miss exam REET 2022 (Representational Image: Shutterstock)
Vagisha Kaushik | Jul 23, 2022 - 4:44 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Days after Kerala National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2022 issue wherein women candidates were asked to remove innerwear at a centre in Kollam district, several Rajasthan Teacher Eligibility Test (REET) 2022 candidates alleged that they were asked to remove their dupattas and had to give away part of their clothes in today's exam. Videos of sleeves of REET 2022 women candidates being cut during checking at centres to avoid cheating surfaced. Many candidates were in tears as they missed their exam today due to wrong address details on admit card as well as bad weather. Aspirants alleged that they were not allowed to write exams for being even one minute late. Cheating was also reported at some centres.

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REET 2022 is being held on July 23 and 24 across the state. A government school teacher was arrested in Barmer district on July 22 for allegedly conspiring to appear as a dummy candidate for today’s exam.

A REET 2022 candidate missed his exam due to bad weather and said in a tweet, “My paper was in Ajmer since 10 am, I was coming from Delhi, due to rain storm, there was a jam from place to place and I reached the center at 9:30 in the morning but they did not give entry. And in many other places the entry was easily available even after 9 o'clock.”

Another candidate wrote in a tweet that he could not appear for the exam for being 9 minutes late due to bad roads in Churu.

A candidate whose exam was scheduled in shift 2 missed his exam as he was 30 minutes late due to traffic on the road.

A Twitter user shared a video of candidates who missed their exam for being late and said “In the paper starting at 10:00, not giving entry to the students even after reaching the center at 9:02,v this shows the purpose of the Gehlot government, This is the condition of almost every exam center of Rajasthan today, a large number of children were prevented from taking the exam.”

Another Twitter user shared a viral video of frisking of candidates and wrote in a tweet, “A video from Rajasthan is becoming increasingly viral on social media, in which scissors are being used on the kurtis of girl students going to give papers to prevent copying at REET exam centres.”

A handicapped aspirant was not given entry to exam centre as he was late for a minute.

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