The application process for the teacher eligibility test (TET) has met with another obstruction. There were many complaints of the server crashing while submitting application forms this year.
TET candidates have demanded an extension in the deadline for the submission of application forms. The officials conducting the examination said that, they have not received any written complaint yet regarding the issue.
The exam is all set to be conducted on December, 14 by the Maharashtra State Council of Examination (MSCE).
Swapnil Patil, a candidate who attempted to upload his challan, said, "We have requested the council to extend the date for submitting the challans as we faced problems while uploading the forms. We did not receive any response from the officials and many have lost an opportunity to appear for the exam this year."
VB Paimal, commissioner of MSCE, said, "The candidates should keep a track of the application dates. We had given prior intimation about the entire application process, there should be no complaints. We did not receive any written complaint regarding the challan issue so far; hence, the submission dates will remain unchanged." The council had extended the deadline from October 18 to October 27 citing Diwali holidays.
About five lakh candidates have already applied for the test and Paimal said that the drop in number of applications could be due to the low passing percentage and difficulty level of the examination.