Two batches of petitions have been filed by students and teachers, demanding that the Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) in engineering, which is scheduled to be held from February 5 to 6, in offline mode.
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Supreme Court (Supreme Court) The Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) Exam 2022 will be held on Thursday in the wake of the COVID pandemic across the country. (GATE 2022 Exam) has agreed to hear the petitions seeking adjournment. In this, a demand has been made to postpone the GATE examination to be held on February 5-6. students and teachers (Teachers and students) The petitions filed by Mr. The bench has agreed to hear the matter on Thursday, February 3.
Two batches of petitions have been filed by students and teachers, demanding that the Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) in engineering, which is scheduled to be held from February 5 to 6, in offline mode. The exam will be conducted at over 200 centers across the country and is being conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee.
‘Off line exam will turn into a super spreader event’
More than 8 lakh candidates are expected to appear for the exam this year and the scores of this exam are used to secure admission in various postgraduate courses in science and engineering and many PSUs in their recruitment process. It has been argued in the petitions that in view of the current Kovid-19 situation in the country, if the examination is conducted in offline mode, it will turn into a super spreader event.
“If the examination dates are not postponed, then the candidates appearing for GATE 2022 are at risk of getting infected and spreading it, which may endanger their lives as well as that of their family members,” the petitions said. There could be life threatening too. The petitions also said that the instructions on the admit card issued for the exam are very confusing and say that only asymptomatic students will be allowed to take the exam.
A perfect strategy for exam day
Candidates must check the question paper thoroughly. Start attempting easy questions first, then keep the difficult ones for the next scan. The questions should be answered without any mistakes. During the second scan, try to answer the unanswered questions but avoid guessing blindly as there is negative marking also.
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