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GATE 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on February 06, 07, 13 & 14. There have been several requests from students to postpone GATE 2021. Some students urged IIT Bombay to give extra time for preparation due to the academic disturbance caused by Covid-19, while some students pointed that GATE 2021 exam dates are clashing with university exams. Here’s what IIT Bombay responded on its official Twitter handle.
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IIT Bombay’s Response on Requests to Postpone GATE 2021
One student asked whether an extra month will be given for exam preparation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Responding to the students’ query, IIT Bombay indicated that GATE is a relative performance-based exam, and how one utilizes the time for preparation matters. Also, GATE can be given any number of times, as there is no upper age limit for the same.
One student asked whether there is an age limit for M.Tech admission in IIT or NIT through GATE. For this, IIT Bombay responded that there is no age limit for admission.
One student pointed out that GATE 2021 exam date is clashing with university exams. For this, IIT Bombay responded that the dates of GATE 2021 were announced officially in July 2020, and a circular has been sent to all the universities. Therefore, GATE 2021 can’t be postponed. Also, the GATE exam is not only for M.Tech aspirants but also PSU aspirants.
The above responses have been taken from the official Twitter handle of GATE 2021, i.e., gate2021.iib
As per the above responses, it is clear that GATE 2021 will not be postponed. Universities will have to reschedule their exam dates if the same are clashing with GATE 2021. Already, Anna University has postponed its exams that are clashing with GATE 2021 dates.
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