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According to an official, a major recruitment test for UP teachers – Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test 2021 has been postponed due to a paper leak via alleged WhatsApp group from Mathura, Ghaziabad, and Bulandshahar.

According to the police officials involved in the matter, several accused have been arrested in the case and an investigation in the matter is going on. 

For now, a new date has not been released by the authority but some reports suggest that the exam is likely to be conducted in the next month. The new dates will be announced soon by the UPBEB. Candidates who had registered for the UPTET 2021 will not have to pay the examination fees to appear for the test again.

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State Education minister, Satish Dwivedi said, “Information has been received that the UP-TET exam has been leaked, thus the exam stands cancelled. In a month, the aspirants will be able to write the exam again at no extra cost. An order has been issued to file an FIR in the matter so that the accused can be identified and strict action can be taken against them”. 

The test was planned to take place in two shifts: 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for primary students and 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. for junior students. The primary level test was to be held in 2554 locations across UP, followed by the upper primary level test in 1754 locations.

In the first shift, a total of 12,91,628 applicants were enrolled to take the exam, while 8,73,553 candidates were registered for the second shift.  

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