The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has recently declared the cancellation of seven international exam centres for the upcoming Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2023).
The withdrawal decision for the GATE 2023 exam centres in the seven cities was taken due to operational issues.
“Centres at Dhaka (Bangladesh), Kathmandu (Nepal), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Male (Maldives), Port Louis (Mauritius), Singapore (Singapore) and Thimphu (Bhutan) are withdrawn due to operational issues. GATE 2023 Examination will NOT be conducted in these cities,” according to the GATE 2023 official website.
“In Dubai (UAE) the examination on 5 February (for papers BM, CY, EC, EE, ES, XH) and 12 February 2023 (for papers CE1, CE2, MN and ST) will not be conducted,” it informed candidates.
Candidates who have registered in these cities to appear for the GATE 2023 exam have been given two options by IIT Kanpur. They will be able to either withdraw their GATE 2023 candidature and get a full refund for application fees or opt for one of the cities available in India.
The original registration fees will be refunded to the applicants choosing to appear for the exam in India. However, in order to appear for the GATE 2023 examination in India, they will have to pay the fees per paper.
Additionally, Indian nationals belonging to SC, ST, PwD categories and female candidates will have to pay Rs 850 and others, including foreign nationals, will have to pay Rs 1,700.
Candidates must log in to their account on the official website, gate.iitk.ac.in, to exercise Option B. They are also required to convey their decision by sending email to email@example.com by 5 December 2022, along with their enrolment id and name.