Hundreds of students appearing for online MBA-CET exam, conducted by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra, found themselves in terrible dilemma when the DTE Server first “slipped into coma” (went slow) and later went “dead” (total server failure). Bleak future stared many students in their faces due to the snag. The exam was conducted from 2 pm to 4.30 pm on March 14.
Students appearing for the vital exam at GH Raisoni School of Business Management, one of the centres in city, were aghast to find the server slow initially. Talking to Nagpur Today, one of the students appearing at the centre, Indrajeet Banerji said that as soon as the exam commenced the server started to go slower and slower. “I had attempted 117 questions out of 200 questions and 45 minutes were still remaining. But to bewilderment of many students including myself a message appeared ‘Server failure. Please close the browser.’ I immediately informed the Invigilator about the snag. The Invigilator in return said that he will contact the DTE and request them to rectify the error. But even before he could finish the sentence the DTE authorities conveyed that they have shut down the server,” said Indrajeet with worry writ large on his face.
Now he has posed a vital question to DTE ayhorities: “What is the fate of my remaining 45 minutes and unattempted 83 questions?” “Will DTE take responsibility for horrendous situation the students find themselves due to server failure?”
The slow and dead DTE server has possibly devastated the entrance exam of not only Indrajeet Banerji but several other students for no fault of theirs.