GATE Admit Card 2021: Download from GOAPS

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    IIT Bombay will release GATE 2021 Admit Card on January 8, 2021. Candidates will be able to download their admit cards by visiting the official website. Only successful registered candidates will be able to download their admit card.

    • Candidates will be required to enter the valid enrollment number and password to download the admit card. 
    • The details of GATE Exam Centers, exam date, timings, etc will be mentioned on your admit card. In case of any discrepancies in the admit card, candidates can contact their zonal IIT for rectification.
    • GATE 2021 Admit Card is a necessary document to carry along with valid ID proof on the exam day which is Feb 5-7 and 12-14, 2021. 

    GATE 2021 will be conducted across 195+ exam centers under 8 zonal IITs in India and 6 other international cities as well. The online examination is of 3-hour duration, having  2 types of Questions- MCQs & NAT.  GATE 2021 Answer Keys  will be released 10 days after the exam. Read the following article to know more about GATE admit card, steps to download, important dates, etc. 

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    Importnat Dates for GATE 2021 Admit Card

    The dates are mentioned below in the table: 

    Event Date
    Release of GATE Admit CardJanuary 8, 2021
    Last Date to Download Admit CardTill the exam date
    Exam DateFeb 5-7 and 12-14, 2021

    Download GATE 2021 Admit Card

    How to Download GATE 2021 Admit Card?

    After registering successfully online, GATE 2021 Admit Card/Hall Ticket will be issued by IIT Delhi at GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System). All applicants can follow these steps to download their admit card:

    Step 1: Visit the official website

    Step 2: Enter your GATE Enrollment ID and Password and click Submit.

    Step 3: Then you will be redirected to the new window. There you have to click on the link “download GATE 2021 Admit Card”

    Step 4: Download and take a colored printout of the document

    Step 5: Check for any discrepancies, if any.

    NOTE: In case of any discrepancies, you must report it to the authorities or to your GATE Zonal Office.

    Precautions While Downloading GATE Admit Card

    • If any aspirant faces a problem while downloading the admit card then you can firstly, the empty cache memory of the browser by going into the settings of the browser. Then, close the browser. After that, open a browser and log in again with the required credentials.
    • Internet speed should be good.
    • Do not use Mobile Phone to download your GATE 2021 Admit Card.
    • Enter the valid credentials, otherwise you will not be able to download it.

    What After Downloading GATE 2021 Admit Card?

    • Once you have the hall ticket in hand, cross-check all the details. In case of an incorrect detail, contact the authority or rectify them.
    • Also if photograph/signature is missing, carry a photograph (same as uploaded in GATE Application Form) to the exam hall along with a photo ID in original.
    • GATE 2021 Admit Card is a very important document without it you will not be allowed to appear in the exam.

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    Details on GATE 2021 Admit Card

    Details Mentioned on GATE 2021 Admit Card

    This has immense importance as admit card is the key to the door of GATE 2021 and since various details about you and the exam are printed in it, the candidate must make sure that the personal details are true and correct. Below points, gives the brief about every field present in the admit card and which must be checked by the candidate, so that there is no issue in the future:

    GATE Admit Card
    • Candidate’s Name – The name of a candidate will be printed which has been filled in the application form.
    • Signature – Candidate’s signature as uploaded in GATE 2021 Application Form.
    • Photo – One must make sure to upload the correct and clear passport size photograph as per the standards defined. The ticket will have the same photo as uploaded at the time of registration.
    • Exam Day Instructions – IIT, the conducting body of the exam will set proper instructions and guidelines that a candidate has to follow.
    • Exam Date - The date of the examination, since there are various dates and session wise examination that takes place, the candidate must check the exact date of examination as well as the session(Timings).
    • Time (Slot) – As the exam will take place in 6 sessions, the document will have information related to the slot in which he/ she has to appear for it.
    • Registration Number – This particular is issued to a candidate at the time of registration. Hence, the same particular will be mentioned in the document. This registration number will act as the unique number using which you will be able to apply for PSU recruitment process. 
    • Exam Center Address – Address or venue where a candidate has to report for the exam. The exam center can become a hassle if it is far away, so candidates are advised to visit their center one day prior to the examination day, for a hassle-free reach on the exam day.
    • GATE Paper/ Code – Course or program name that he/ she has selected. So, if you are a Computer Science student, your GATE Paper/ Code will be CS/IT

    Discrepancy in GATE 2021 Admit Card

    Candidates often find discrepancies in their admit card. In such a case, it must be reported to the concerned authority immediately. GATE Authority holds no responsibility to inform the candidates. Hence, it is advised to the candidates to double-check all the information before submitting the form. Make sure there is no gap in the below-mentioned factors:

    • Your application form should be completely filled and all the details must be true.
    • Signature is below the photograph
    • Photograph is affixed to the application form
    • Signature is present on the declaration
    • Valid e-mail ID is provided

    Forgot GATE 2021 Login Password?

    Forgot GATE 2021 Login Password?

    All the candidates are advised to note down their password safely but in any case, you forgot the password then you can retrieve it easily. The steps to retrieve these credentials are quite simple. Mentioned below are the steps to obtain the lost particulars.

    1. Visit GATE 2021 official website
    2. Click on ‘Forgot Password’
    3. Enter the application number and click on ‘Get Password’
    4. The password will be sent to the e-mail ID and registered mobile number of the candidates.

    If any candidate is not able to remember his/her Enrollment Id then you can follow the steps mentioned below:

    1. Visit GATE 2021 official website
    2. Click on ‘Forgot Enrollment Id’
    3. Enter your registered mobile number
    4. You will get your enrollment id on your registered mobile number or email.

    List of Documents Required

    Documents Required with GATE 2021 Admit Card

    At the exam hall, candidates are required to carry certain documents with them, to prove their eligibility. Aspirants who fail to produce the original valid ID won’t be allowed to enter the exam hall. The list of documents required to be carried to GATE Exam Centers are given below:

    • Passport
    • Driving License
    • PAN Card
    • Employee ID
    • College ID
    • Voter ID
    • Aadhaar UID and Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth & Residential Address.

    Documents required by International Candidates

    • Valid Passport
    • Government-issued Id Proof
    • College Id Proof
    • Employee Id Proof

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    Important Instructions for Candidates

    Important Instructions mentioned on GATE 2021 Admit Card

    There are certain things that candidates need to keep in mind. Such instructions will be printed on the GATE 2021 Admit Card. All the candidates are supposed to follow these instructions. You can read them below:

    • Candidates will not be allowed to appear in the test without the admit card of GATE.
    • A printout of GATE Admit Card should be taken out on an A4 size paper only.
    • You have to carry one valid Photo Id proof along with admit card. 
    • For proper identity verification, all the candidates are advised to report at the examination hall/center 60 minutes prior to the exam. Only after that, you will be allowed to enter the exam hall.
    • No candidate is allowed to carry personal calculators, any watch, mobile phone or any other electronic item with them to the examination hall. 
    • During the exam, if any candidate is found with prohibited items then he/she will be responsible for any disciplinary action taken against him/her.
    • Candidates are advised not to carry any valuable item with them to the exam center as the authorities will not take any responsibility for the loss of any item. 
    • You can take your seats 45 minutes before the start time of the exam and log in before 20 minutes to the exam. Meanwhile, you can read the instruction written on your computer screens.
    • No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall after 9:30 and no candidate can leave the examination hall before the end of exam.
    • During the exam, virtual or on-screen calculator will be provided to you for numerical calculations.
    • Rough sheets for calculations will be provided by the invigilators. Do not carry any scribble pad or log papers with you.
    • The candidate must not mutilate the information is given on the e-Admit card of GATE 2021.
    • Candidates should preserve the card till the time of counseling/admission.

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    GATE 2021 Zonal Offices

    In the case of any discrepancy, you can contact the zonal authorities.

    Zonal GATE CentresAddressWebsite
    IISc BangaloreBenguluru -
    IIT BombayPowai, Mumbai -
    IIT DelhiHauz Khas, New Delhi –
    IIT GuwahatiGuwahati –
    IIT KanpurKanpur –
    IIT KharagpurKharagpur –
    IIT MadrasChennai –
    IIT RoorkeeRoorkee –

    Biometric Verification with Admit Card

    Biometric Verification through GATE 2021 Admit Card

    Before the start of exam, candidates have to go through the biometric identification process. Biometric Verification consists of part of the attendance process at GATE centers. If any candidate refuses to do biometric verification then he/she may not be allowed to take the exam. 

    • The biometric procedure includes scanning of the thumb and retina.
    • Any candidate refusing to go through the Biometric Verification process will not be allowed to appear in the examination.
    • It is mandatory for all the candidates to get verified before GATE, otherwise, they won’t be permitted inside the exam hall.
    • For identity verification, you have to reach the examination hall 60 minutes prior to the exam.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    GATE 2021 Admit Card FAQs

    Ques: What all to carry along with the Admit Cards?

    Ans: Alone admit card is not sufficient to bring at the exam center. GATE aspirants must bring one original photo ID of which details have been filled during the application process. Xerox copies of the IDs are not acceptable. The following are the IDs that are acceptable- Driving License, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID, Passport, Employee ID Card, Aadhaar UID, or a Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Candidates who failed to bring the original required document will not be permitted to answer the exam.

    Ques: How can I download the Admit Card if I have forgotten or lost my Enrollment ID or password?

    Ans: You need not worry if you have forgotten the password or Enrollment ID. Just visit the official website, and click “Forgot Enrolment ID or Password” and follow the following steps-

    • If you have forgotten your Password and just remember the Enrollment ID, then “request for an  OTP” to get the One Time Password by clicking the command button in front of “Request for an OTP”
    • If you have already an OTP then click the command button named “Already have an OTP” to reset your password
    • If you have forgotten your Enrollment ID then click the command button naming “Forgot Enrolment ID” to get Enrolment ID via SMS.

    Ques: What should I do if I have received my admit card with wrong personal details (Name, Address, Date of Birth etc.)?

    Ans: If you download the admit card with wrong personal details you must not modify the details on the admit card. Changing details manually may lead to strict actions against the candidature and he will not be allowed to give the exam. You need to verify every detail before contacting the zonal GATE Authority. There are 99% chances that the details shown in the admit card will be correct and if in any case there are mistakes in the admit card then contact the authority. And still, the things don’t sort out then you may bring the admit card with wrong credentials in good condition at the exam center.

    Ques: Will, I be provided with any plane sheet for rough work and calculations during the exam?

    Ans: A scribble pad will be provided to the aspirants that can be used to do the calculation work. The GATEaspirant has to return the scribble pad after the exam.

    Ques: Am I allowed leaving the examination hall during the test conduct?

    Ans: NO. Students will NOT be permitted to leave the examination hall for any reason during the commencement of the test. Candidates are allowed to leave the computer lab where the exam will be conducted only after the end of the test at the scheduled end of examination in a session.

    Ques: What items are not allowed to be brought in with me inside the examination center?

    Ans: Electronic diary, mobile phones, and any such electronic gadgets, blank papers, clipboards, and log-tables will not be permitted in the examination venue.

    Ques: Can I use a physical calculator during the examination?

    Ans: NO. During the online GATE 2021 examination, all candidates will be provided with an online scientific calculator which has to be used to answer the questions. No physical calculator will be permitted inside the examination hall. GATE 2021 will not provide any storage box at the examination locations for any objects like electronic gadgets. If any candidate brings personal belongings including mobile phones, he will have to keep it outside the examination hall at the candidate’s risk. 

    Ques: Is GATE Admit Card alone sufficient to gain entry to the exam center?

    Ans: No. It is obligatory to bring the original and valid photo ID (which was specified during GATE Registration) together with the admit card. The admit card is valid if the candidate’s photograph and signature images are clear and legible. For Indian candidates, only the following identification cards will be accepted: Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Employee ID, and Driving License.

    For International candidates, only a valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification.

    Ques: Can I bring the soft copy of GATE Admit Card (in mobile phone/tablet/laptop) to gain entry to the exam hall?

    Ans: No. only the hard copy of the admit card (printed in color) must be brought to the exam hall along with at least one original and valid (not expired) Identity Document (ID), which was specified during the filling up of the online application.

    Ques: From when GATE 2021 Admit card will be available?

    Ans: GATE 2021 Admit Card will be available to download from January 8, 2021. Candidates can download the same by visiting the official website i.e. 

    Ques: What are the credentials required to download GATE admit card?

    Ans: Candidates can download their hall ticket by entering their application number and password along with the captcha code. 

    Ques: I have lost my registration number and password, how can I get the same?

    Ans: In case a candidate has lost his/her registration number and password, they can get the same by opting the following options:

    Steps to get Registration Number:

    1. Click on “Forgot Enrollment ID”
    2. Submit your registered mobile number
    3. The enrollment ID will be sent to the candidate’s registered mobile number and email ID.

    Steps to get Password:

    1. Click on “Request for OTP”
    2. An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number of the candidates
    3. After the OTP is submitted, the candidates will be able to change their password.

    Ques: My photograph and signature are not clear in GATE admit card. What do I do?

    Ans: In case a candidate receive an admit card with not so clear photograph and signature then the chances are more that they won't be allowed to take the exam on the exam day. Therefore, in such a situation, candidates must contact the authority as soon as possible. Candidates are also suggested to download the admit card as soon as possible as these issues take time to resolve. 

    Ques: What are the documents that a candidate must carry on the exam day along with the admit card?

    Ans: Candidates appearing in GATE 2021 exam must bring one of the original photo ID proof mentioned below along with the admit card:

    1. Passport
    2. Driving License
    3. PAN Card
    4. Employee ID
    5. College ID
    6. Voter ID
    7. Aadhaar UID 

    Ques: Will black and white admit card is acceptable at GATE exam centre?

    Ans: No, candidates must print and bring only a coloured admit card to the GATE exam centre as black and white admit card is not acceptable. 

    Ques: Do I need to preserve my GATE admit card after the exam?

    Ans: Yes, candidates appearing in GATE exam must preserve the admit card after the exam as the hall ticket will be needed at the time of admission process.

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    Vidya Bhatt

    how many times can I attempt for GATE exams After completing

    14 Mar, 2019 15:12
    Komal Chawla

    Hey Vidya, There is no limit for GATE. You can apply several times to attempt GATE after B.Tech.

    14 Mar, 2019 15:50
    bowya vishnu

    i have failed to verify mobile number and mail id.. i have given submit.. now i cant edit it anymore.. i have a doubt that wont i get admitcard if i fail to verify mail id..

    19 Sep, 2018 13:58
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Bowya, You can submit with in the correction time period.

    19 Sep, 2018 16:58

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