NIT Kozhikode | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Mukkom: With only hours left for the commencement of examination, several candidates who have applied for permanent posts of non-teaching staff in the NITs (National Institute of Technology) across the country, are in crisis as they are yet to receive hall tickets. Thousands of candidates nation-wide are in misery due to delay in receiving hall tickets for the examination, organised by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
The examination is being held for recruitment to vacant non-teaching posts in nine NITs across the country. The examination was announced to take place from September 20 to 23 for recruitment to posts including Technician, Office - Lab Attendant, Junior - Senior Assistant, Superintendent and Senior Technician.The notification was issued on August 17.
According to the notification, details regarding the examination centres were to be announced on September 13 and hall tickets were supposed to be made available three days before the examination. However, candidates did not receive the hall tickets till 7.30 pm on Monday.
In Kerala, NTA examination centres are generally allocated in Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram. Further, in the wake of the Nipah outbreak in Kozhikode, candidates are concerned about attending examinations in the district.
Meanwhile, allegations have also cropped up stating that the candidates received only two weeks for preparation after publishing the syllabus. The exam, which will be held in three batches, is scheduled at 8.30 am on Wednesday.