180 Kashmiri students airlifted from Srinagar Airport for GATE Exam

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Gratitude Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam is schedules on Sunday. Almost 180 Kashmiri students have been airlifted from Srinagar in a special Indian Air force (IAF) on Sunday.

“Due to heavy snowfall, the valley was cut off from the rest of world due to closure of national highway and cancellation of flights. In view of above, state authorities in coordination with Indian Air Force arranged an aircraft to airlift the students appearing for GATE examination,” one of the officials said.

“On Friday afternoon, in a C-17 aircraft almost 179 students have been left from Jammu from Srinagar Airport,” official said. Srinagar Airport authorities has made the necessary arrangements for the transportation of these candidates, official added.

On February 2, 2019, the 2019 edition of the GATE exam which is conducted for the admission to M.E/ M.Tech programme. On Sunday, the civil Engineering exam will be conducted. The exams will be conducted in two sessions on Sunday.

The Gratitude Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily test the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science.  GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science. and seven Indian Institute of Technologies(IIT) at Rorkee, Delhi Guhawati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai(Madras) and Mumbai(Bombay), on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate.

GATE exam is conducted for the admission of M.E/M.Tech programme. It is one of most competitive examination in India.

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