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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to postpone the Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE 2022) in engineering examination to be held on February 5 due to restrictions related to Kovid-19. A bench of Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Vikram Nath said that postponing the GATE exam 48 hours before the scheduled examination would lead to chaos and uncertainty and it cannot play with the future of the students who have appeared for it. has prepared.
The bench said that it is a matter of teaching policy as to when the examination should be held and the court cannot interfere in it. The bench said that nine lakh students are going to appear for the examination and around 20,000 students have supported the online petition regarding its postponement.
The bench said, “The students have prepared for this and the court cannot play with their future by postponing the examination.” The petition said that nine lakh students will take the examination at 200 centers, but the authorities have not issued any guidelines related to Kovid-19 for conducting the examination.