The last date to apply online for Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) 2022 is today, September 24, 2021. The aspirants have to register and complete their application form for the GATE 2022 examination without bearing any late fee charges by midnight. Amid all of this, the registration window has been observed facing a glitch.
When candidates access the 'Apply Online' button for the registration, there have been observed some errors with 503 and 504. As the official portal apps.gate.iitkgp.ac.in is not responding the candidates have been denied access to the application form. This has left applications of thousands of aspirants hanging.
September 24: The last date for registration has been extended to September 28, 2021. Now the candidates can register online at gate.iitkgp.ac.in till Tuesday without any late fee.
Amid this, it is speculated that due to technical failure of the registration window, the last date to fill the application form gets extended. However, no official statement or intimation has been made so far by the concerned agency NTA.
According to the media reports, there is a possibility that the registration deadline without the late fee may get extended. In 2019 also, when applications for GATE 2020 were invited, the website stopped working on September 11, 2019. Subsequently, authorities extended the registration deadline by two days. However, no changes were introduced in the remaining schedule.
A similar circumstance in the past indicates that the GATE 2022 registration deadline is likely to increase the last date of GATE 2022 registration. There are possibilities that candidates might get an extra day or two to fill their application forms. If the last date is extended, they are advised to fill their application form accordingly.
The candidates, however, are advised to visit the official website gate.iitkgp.ac.in on regular basis for related announcements in this regard.