UGC NET Admit Card: “I Chose Goa, But Got Kolhapur. How Will I Travel?”

By Alicia Alexandra Araujo

October 10, 2022

I stare at the computer blankly as the word Kolhapur flashes across the screen. I applied for Goa as my exam city, so how did they manage to put Kolhapur in there is beyond me.


There is a day or two left; how will I manage to travel, revise, and pay for all this? Will I even get to answer the exam?

I have put up, along with the silent majority of students, with delay after delay and uncertainty after uncertainty. It feels like my whole life has been on hold for this exam.

Do you know I have a family to support? Does anyone understand the psychological impact of this? We are a nation of test-takers. I get it. The world is harsh, be on a grind 24x7.

It almost seems like there is some godlike figure at the top who does it on purpose to discourage everyone from having a fair shot. Let's make the process as troublesome as possible, eh?

Redefine the word called deadline, hike the fees, use old, outdated software, so some students crash while answering, make sure some get an exam city out of the country if possible, make it as chaotic as possible, and add fake notices to the mix.

At the end of the day, I just wish we were just tested for the knowledge we have and that it would not be such a harrowing process.