Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT KGP) has postponed the GATE 2022 admit card release. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022 admit card was supposed to be released today, on January 07, 2022. With this, clouds are also hovering over the GATE 2022, scheduled to take place from February 04, 2022 onwards.
The institute on Friday, differed the release date of the GATE 2022 admit card, which was supposed to be released on the official website gate.iitkgp.ac.in. Moreover, candidates who have registered for the aptitude test are awaiting an official notice related to the examination.
"Date of Downloading GATE 2022 Admit Cards will be announced shortly," the official website of the GATE 2022 reads.
According to the official schedule, GATE 2022 exam is scheduled to be conducted from February 04, 2022, onwards. There has been no official notification regarding the postponement of the examination. However, sources familiar with the developments have hinted that the emerging 3rd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country may enforce the concerned institute to differ the examination as well.
"Due to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic scenario, it can not be denied that the exam (GATE 2022) will not be postponed. While the majority of the state and center government examinations are being postponed, it is possible that IIT Kharagpur take a similar decision," an educator familiar with the developments told See Latest.
More than 8 lakh aspirants are expected to appear in the GATE 2022. Many of them, citing the increasing threat of Omicron a new variant of Coronavirus raise their concerns and demand the exam postponement on social media. While on the other hand, candidates who are going through rigorous preparation, differ from the social media opinions.
So far, the institute has not finalized whether it will conduct the exam as per the prescribed schedule or not. Only a tentative exam schedule is available on the institute's website gate.iitkgp.ac.in. Hence, the candidates are asked to keep a check on the website for exam-related official announcements.