GATE Exam 2022: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) has removed another exam city, Idukki, from the list of GATE 2022 exam cities.
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022 will not be held at Idukki, a district in Kerala. Idukki has been removed from the list of exam centres for the upcoming exam. This takes the total of excluded cities to three. Earlier, Sonepat and Panipat too were removed from the list.
Sonepat has been in the spotlight since JEE Mains 2021. After the engineering exam was conducted, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation had found that at least one of the exam centres in Sonepat was compromised. A coaching centre had allegedly hacked into the systems of one of the exams centre in Sonepat and helped candidates cheat in the exam with the help of experts sitting in remote areas.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur — the exam organising institute, in an official notice said, “We regret to inform you that the exam cities Sonepat, Panipat, and Idukki have been cancelled. Candidates selected these cities are requested to change the city choice without additional fees.” The reasons for removing these exam cities are not known yet.