UPTET 2019 Paper Leaked in Prayagraj; Seven Arrested
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 8: Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) conducted UPTET 2019 today. Special Task Force (STF) arrested 7 members of a gang who leaked UPTET question paper in Prayagraj. The accused included the college principal, a broker, a solver, mobile and SIM card dealers. The accused are being held and questioned at the Civil Lines Police Station.
As per sources, the accused possessed mobile phones, pre-activated SIM cards and bluetooth devices in order to get the papers out. STF also seized motor vehicles and a cash amount of Rs. 4,11,000 from those arrested.
Apart from the incident in Prayagraj, candidates faced other challenges like not being able to reach the exam centres due to rains. Some of the other incidents have been mentioned below.
Candidates failed to take the exam in Mathura due to nationwide Trade Union strike. Candidates faced an unavailability of transportation and other resources.
A principal got caught helping a candidate in Ghazipur.
Earlier, UPTET 2019 was to be conducted on December 22 which was postponed to January 8, 2020 due to rampant protests against Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019. However, for places where the exam was conducted without any hindrance, future events of the exam will take place as planned.
The exam authorities will release a provisional answer key of UPTET 2019 on January 14, 2020. Candidates will be able to raise objections on the tentative answer key from January 14 to 17. A final answer key will be released on January 31 after considering the objections made by the candidates. UPTET 2019 result will be announced on February 7, 2020.
Candidates who qualify UPTET 2019 will be awarded with TET eligibility certificates using which they can apply to be teachers of classes I to VIII in schools of Uttar Pradesh. These certificates will be valid till a period of 5 years from the date of issuance.
Check UPTET Answer Key 2020 here