New Delhi, 13 January 2022: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is expected to release the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022 admit cards soon but the institute is yet to disclose a releasing date. As per the official schedule, the GATE 2022 exam is scheduled for February 5 to 13, 2022 and the admit card was scheduled to be released on January 3 (which later got postponed to January 7). With a further delay in the release of GATE admit card 2022, the organizing body, IIT Kharagpur is reportedly deliberating on an official release date.
GATE 2022 Postponement: Details
- IIT Kharagpur has postponed the GATE admit card 2022 release date and informed candidates that the update on GATE 2022 admit card will be announced shortly.
- As per reports, the IIT Kharagpur officials have ruled out the possibility of the delay in GATE 2022 exam. However, the official website of GATE – https://gate.iitkgp.ac.in/ mentions a likelihood of exam postponement “due to situations beyond control.”
- As per the IIT-Kharagpur director, Virendra Kumar Tewari, it is expected that an update on GATE 2022 exam will be announced soon and the decision on the release date of admit cards is under review due to the rising COVID-19 cases.
GATE 2022 Postponement: Students’ Responses
The delay in the release of GATE 2022 admit cards has led to mixed responses from students on social media.
Some students have demanded GATE 2022 exam postponement as the country is once again witnessing a rise in COVID-19 cases while some others are simply demanding clarity on postponement. As per the tweets of the aspirants, if the exam is supposed to be postponed, the institute should announce it at the earliest to avoid the prevailing confusion, and if it is supposed to be conducted as per schedule, admit cards should be released without further delay for the mental peace of the students.
Here are the social media posts by students who are concerned about the prevailing confusion related to GATE schedule: