Kanpur, 8th December 2022: Guidelines for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates who have enrolled for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2023 have been made released by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.
The rules have been published by IIT Kanpur on their official website, gate.iitk.ac.in.
It should be noted that applicants with benchmark disabilities, regardless of the nature of their disability, will be given the option of scribe/reader/lab assistant if they have a disability of at least 40% impairment.
According to the official release, those with baseline disabilities in the categories of blindness, locomotor disability (both arms affected), and cerebral palsy will have access to the scribe/reader/lab assistant facility. According to the examination authorities, additional applicants in this category who wish to utilize this facility must submit a certificate following Appendix-A in the GATE 2023 information brochure.
It will no longer be referred to as “extra time or additional time,” but rather as “compensatory time,” which for those using a scribe will be at least 20 minutes per hour of the exam. Additionally, after submitting a copy of their dyslexia certificate, candidates with dyslexia will receive a scribe.
While taking the GATE 2023 exam, visually impaired students can request a magnified question paper by contacting a GATE Institute representative.
Additionally, the administration has informed applicants that they would not be able to request scribes on exam day.