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IIT Bombay has closed GATE 2021 application process on October 14, 2020. GATE 2021 is scheduled to be conducted from February 5, 2020 to February 7, 2020 and February 12 to 14, 2020. Read GATE 2021 Preparation Tips

Meanwhile, IIT Bombay has re-opened the facility to change GATE 2021 exam city via GOAPS till December 15, 2020. Successfully registered candidates can make changes in their chosen GATE exam city free of cost. Edit GATE 2021 Exam centre detail

  • GATE Application Fee for the general category is INR 1500 while late registration fees is INR 2000. 
  • Applicants have to upload their scanned passport size photo, signature, and other documents in prescribed specifications.
  • The eligibility criteria to apply for the exam has been relaxed which now enables the 3rd students to apply for the exam. Read More

Direct Link to Fill GATE 2021 Application Form

Candidates are advised to fill all the correct details in their application form however form correction facility will also be provided till November 13, 2020. Read on to know more about GATE Application Form, Registration, Documents Required, Important Dates, Steps to apply, Application fee, and other important details. 

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GATE 2021 Registration Dates

GATE 2021 Registration Dates

Events Dates 
Commencement of Application Process September 11, 2020
Last date to fill the Application form October 8, 2020 till 5:00 PM
Extended date for submitting the online application form October 14, 2020 til 5:00 PM
Last Date for change of category, paper and examination city
(an additional fee will be applicable)
November 13, 2020

List of Documents Required

List of Documents Required to Fill the Form

Candidates must keep the following documents handy before initiating the registration process for GATE 2021. All the supporting documents mentioned below need to be uploaded while filling the online application form. 

Photo ID:

  • You have to upload the PDF file of any one of the following valid photo identity. 
  • Valid IDs are Aadhaar- UID, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, 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 document.
  • If you do not have any of these as your identity proof then please obtain any one of them before filling the application.
  • The candidate has to produce the same original valid photo ID proof during the examination for verification purposes.
  • If a candidate fails to show the original valid photo ID proof, then that candidate will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. 

Category (SC/ ST) Certificate

  • Candidates who belong to SC or ST category have to upload a valid documentary proof to get the concession in the application fee.
  • A certificate issued by the authorized officials will be valid.
  • The same document will be required during the time of admission. 
  • OBC-NCL and EWS candidates are not required to upload any category certificate while filling the online application form.

Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate

  • Person with Disability (PwD) candidates should attach a recently obtained PwD certificate issued by the competent authority. The benefit would be given to those who have a minimum 40% impairment irrespective of the type of disability.
  • The same document will be required during the time of admission. 

Certificate of Dyslexia

  • Dyslexic candidates should attach a proper dyslexic certificate issued by any authorized Dyslexia Association.
  • The scribe will be provided by the GATE authorities.
  • The same document will be required during the time of admission. 

Specification of Documents to be Uploaded Online 

Particulars Dimensions Size and Other Specifications Uploading of Documents
Passport size photograph in the white background 5 kb -200 kb

3.5 cm Width × 4.5 cm Height with 60% - 70% of Face Coverage

Pixels Range from 240x320 –  480×640 

In JPEG / JPG format
Signature in running handwriting 5 kb-200 kb

Area of signature must cover 70-80% of the image.

Pixels Range from 80×280 – 160×560

Sign with black or dark blue color ink only.

Photo ID Proof NA NA PDF Format
Category Certificate wherever applicable NA NA
PwD Certificate wherever applicable NA NA
Certificate of Dyslexia NA NA

Know More GATE 2021 Documents Upload Guidelines

How to Apply for GATE 2021?

A Stepwise Guide to GATE 2021 Application Process

For the ease of aspirants, the exam authority has released a Guide for successful submission of GATE Application Form. The process of applying for GATE 2021 comprises the following steps-

  1. GATE Registration – Register as “New User” and proceed as mentioned in the guide. After successful registration, you will get access to GOAPS with the credentials you entered.
  2. Fill GATE Application Form – Login using GOAPS Enrollment ID and GOAPS Password and start filling the GATE application form.
  3. Upload Documents – Upload Image, Signature, Eligibility Certificate, SC/ST Certificate and PwD Certificate as per the given specifications.
  4. Payment of Fees – Payment can be done through credit card, debit card, or net banking.
  5. Declaration – Before submitting the application form, a candidate must read and accept the declaration statement without that you will not be able to submit the application form. 

Step 1: Registration

To fill the online application process, candidates have to register themselves. New candidates can register themselves by entering their full name and other details in the form given below.

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Email Address 
  • Country of Residence
  • Mobile Number
  • Create your Password – It should be unique and 8-15 characters long. 
  • Enter the Captcha and click on ‘Submit. ‘
  • If all the details are correct, an SMS and an email will be sent to your mobile number and email address respectively.
  • Enter details like a valid email address, mobile number and create a GOAPS password.
  • GOAPS password must be unique. Avoid using Date of Birth, your name or some numbers (12345) or string of letters (abcd), etc.
  • All communication will be done through the registered mobile number and email id.
  • In the case of foreign students, all the communication will be done through the email id.

GOAPS Enrollment ID: After successful registration, an email containing the GOAPS Enrollment ID will be sent. This ID will be used for submitting GATE Application Form 2021, downloading GATE Admit Card and for the purpose of checking result and downloading the scorecard.

NOTE: Only one application form can be filled through one e-mail id

Step 2: Filling of GATE 2021 Application Form

  • Enter the Enrollment ID and Password to proceed with GATE Application Form filling process. Go through GATE 2021 Information Brochure and read all the given instructions. There are 4 subsections under stage 2 of How to Apply for GATE 2021. The detailed process is explained below-
  • GATE Exam Details: Select the GATE 2021 Paper you wish to appear in. Select your examination country and subsequently pick 3 choices of GATE 2021 Exam Centers.
  • While selecting the exam cities, the first two choices must be of the same GATE Zone and the third one can be from any sector.
  • Applicant’s Personal Details: Don’t forget to Verify Email Address and Mobile Number. On clicking the Verify Button, an OTP is sent to the registered email id and mobile number. Enter your personal details like Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Category etc.

GATE Application Form

Correspondence Address:  Add your Correspondence Address for future correspondence. The following image highlights the required details:

GATE Application Form

Qualifying Degree Details: You are required to fill the details of your qualifying degree i.e. Name and discipline of the Qualifying degree, Name of college/ university, Passing year, etc.

Commonly Asked Questions

I am a student with 56 percentage in MSc, Am I eligible to sit for GATE 2021 entrance exam?

Passed a Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent or currently appearing in the final year. Year of qualification must not be later than 2021.

What is the upper age limit for GATE 2021 exam?

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria mandates a candidate to hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university/ institute in order to apply for the exam. There is no upper age limit for GATE 2021.

Step 3: Uploading Documents

Images to be uploaded should be scanned beforehand and kept ready for uploading. Documents that are required to be uploaded are mentioned below- 

  • Passport size photograph in the white background: 5 kb -200 kb
  • Signature in running handwriting: 5 kb-200 kb
  • Category Certificate wherever applicable: 10 kb -300 kb
  • PwD Certificate wherever applicable: 10 kb – 300 kb

Commonly Asked Questions

I can’t upload my signature, despite many attempts. I followed all the instructions and criteria specified. What should I do?

Please check the format of the file. Also, check the size. Kindly refrain from resizing the file.

How do I find out if my uploaded photograph is acceptable or not?

In case, the photo you have uploaded is not accepted, you will get an email or SMS. After which, you can correct the photograph and other details. Kindly refrain from resizing the file.


After uploading the documents, read the declaration and tick the checkbox to proceed for the fee payment. 

Step 4: GATE 2021 Application Form Fee Payment

  • GATE Application Fee varies for Indian nationals and International candidates.
  • The payment can be made via net banking facility/credit card or debit card only.
  • E-challan mode of payment has been eliminated from the GATE registration process.
  • GATE Application Fee is neither refundable nor transferable. 
  • As per the banking norms, additional online transaction charges will be applicable.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PwD category have to upload valid documentary evidence for concession in fees. 
  • Category wise application fee details are tabulated below:
Category Normal Application Fee Late Application Fee 
Women INR 750 INR 1250
SC/ ST/ PwD INR 750 INR 1250
All Other Candidates INR 1500 INR 2000
For Exam Center in Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu US$ 50  US$ 70
For Exam Center in Dubai and Singapore US$ 100 US$ 120

Payment Issues Resolvement GATE 2021 Application Form

In case the payment made is not reflected in the first go, You should not make another payment immediately. You should wait for at least two days, then check GATE 2020 Application Form Status. Another payment should be made in case of an unsuccessful payment. In case any extra payments are received, it will be automatically refunded to the respective bank account (it may take a week or more, after the closure of GATE Registration).

Step 5: Accepting the Declaration 

Before submitting the application form in GOAPS portal, a candidate has to read and accept the declaration statement. Some of the points from the declaration are mentioned below. You cannot skip this step and the application form will only be submitted after you agree with the declaration. 

  • In the declaration, you have to confirm that the form is filled by you. 
  • You have understood each and every point in the form and fill up the details accordingly.
  • I agree to strictly comply with the code of conduct for GATE 2021. 
  • If any of the information provided by me is found to be incorrect at any time later, my candidature for GATE 2021 will be cancelled.
  • I shall be liable for legal action for providing any type of false information. 

GATE 2021 Application Form Status 

If the status of your application is “Under Scrutiny”, you need not worry. Wait till the scrutiny team processes your application. Only those candidates whose applications need to be rectified in photo/signature/supporting documents will be contacted by email and SMS. The scrutiny process will continue even after the application portal is closed.

How to Retrieve ID or Password?

Forgot Enrollment ID or Password of GATE 2021?

In certain situations, enrollment id and password can be misplaced by a candidate. If need be, email id can also be used to access GATE Application Form.

GATE Application Form

There are two options available to access the application form-

  1. Request for an OTP: If you remember the Enrollment ID/Email Address, but forgotten Password, click on "Request for an OTP" to get One Time Password.

Provide your registered mobile number and Enrollment ID/Email Address. Click on Reset Password to obtain a new one.

  1. Already have an OTP? : If you already have an OTP, click on "Already have an OTP?" to reset the password.

Enter the following details to create a New Password- 

  • Enrollment ID/Email Address
  • OTP
  • New Password
  • Confirm New Password

Password Specifications: Choose a password that cannot be guessed easily. It should be unique and 8-15 characters. 

GATE 2021 Form Correction

GATE 2021 Application Form Correction

After the submission of the form, it goes under scrutiny where the authority will check and inform the candidates about the mistakes for the rectification. An additional fee will be applicable for changing the details in the application form.   

The following details can be edited before paying the application fee-

  • Details like Communication Address, Graduation Details, Date of Birth, Gender and Category.  
  • One needs to upload a clear and acceptable image of the photograph and signature if they have not uploaded the high-quality images.
  • The correct document defining the category status. 
  • The rectification of selection of the wrong status of qualifying examination along with its correct document can be submitted.

The changes that cannot be made in the submitted GATE Application Form:

  • The E-mail Id mentioned by the candidate
  • Contact Number is given by the candidate
  • Paper for attending GATE 2021

As the above-mentioned details cannot be edited, in case a mistake is made, you have to apply again for GATE 2020 with a new E-mail ID and Phone Number. It must be noted that the previous application fee shall not be refunded.

Know More GATE 2021 Form Correction

GATE 2021 Statistics

GATE 2021 Registrations has seen a slight increase in the number of applications. According to reports, a total of 8.83 lakh candidates have registered for GATE 2021. Out of these, 2.9 lakh are female candidates which is 3% more than the previous year. The rise in applications as compared to last year is being attributed to the eligibility of candidates from arts and commerce background to apply for GATE. 

According to authorities, over 14000 students from arts and commerce background have applied for GATE 2021. 14916 students have registered for humanities and 14804 have registered for environmental science. As per IIT, Mechanical and Civil engineering still remain top choices for GATE 2021. These two newly added subjects have received more applications as compared to existing nine subjects such as Textile and Fibre Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Statistics. 

Further, this year, Biomedical Engineering, Textile Engineering and Fibre Science and Statistics are the three subjects that have received the lowest applications with 2292, 2026 and 1990 applications respectively. 

Coming to the zonal registration figures, IIT Bombay has received the most number of applications with 1.76 lakh registrations this year. The chart below shows GATE 2021 Zonal Registrations. 

GATE 2021 Registration Statistics

Read More on GATE 2021 Registration Statistics 

Frequently Asked Questions

GATE 2021 Application Form FAQs

Ques. Due to some personal reasons, I was not able to apply for GATE before Oct 7, 2020. What should I do?

Ans. Candidates who are not able to complete their registration process before Oct 8 till 5:00 PM can do so from Oct 8 (after 5:00 PM) to Oct 14 by paying a fine of INR 500 + Registration fees of INR 1500. After this date, no candidate will be able to register for the exam. 

Ques. What is GATE 2021 Application fees for Exam Center in Dubai and Singapore?

Ans. GATE 2021 Application fees for Exam Center in Dubai and Singapore is US$ 100 while the late fee for registration is US$ 120. 

Ques. Is it compulsory to submit a category certificate during the time of registration of GATE?

Ans. Yes. To get the benefits of the reservation during the time of counselling it is compulsory to mention your category while filling the online application form along with the uploading of the same document in the PDF format. Candidates cannot change the category during the time of the admission process. 

Ques. My graduation was through a distance learning program, Can I apply for GATE 2021?

Ans: As long as your course on the basis of which you are applying is recognized by AICTE, you can apply for GATE 2021.

Ques. I completed my graduation in 2019 but I do not have my degree certificate or provisional certificate yet. What document should I upload to prove that I am eligible for GATE 2021?

Ans: A copy of your final year mark sheet or a declaration from your college Principal (or other competent authority) along with the signature and seal, may do the needful. 

Ques.  Can I register for more than one paper in GATE?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for 2 papers out of 27 for GATE 2021. You have the liberty to choose any paper according to your admission plans, keeping the eligibility criteria in mind. 

Ques. I am facing difficulty while uploading my signature. I have followed all the guidelines defined by the GATE authorities. What should I do now?

Ans. In this case, check the format in which you are trying to upload the document. Also, check the size and also do not resize the file. Know more

Ques. What is GATE Application Fee for Foreign Nationals?

Ans. Foreign Nationality candidates are required to pay INR 1500 for centers in India and US$ 50 in Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu. Candidates attempting GATE in Dubai and Singapore, have to pay US$ 100 as application fee.

Ques. I have paid an application fee twice via net banking. What should I do to get reimbursement for the extra fee paid?

Ans. In this case, any excess money paid for the registration will automatically be credited back into the respective account within 5 to 10 working days. 

Ques. Do I have to send any hard copy of GATE Application Form to any authority?

Ans. No, you do not have to send any hard copy of the applications to any of the GATE zonal offices.

Ques. When and how can I check my GATE Application Status?

Ans.  You can check the status of your form by visiting the official website of GOAPS anytime and entering the required credentials.

Ques. I have submitted my application form and have generated a PDF file. Will I be able to make any changes in the application form now?

Ans. No, once the application is finally submitted and PDF is generated you can not make any changes. 

Ques. What ID documents are required while filling in the application form?

Ans. For Indian candidates, it is Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Enrolment ID and Driving License. For International candidates, it is valid Passport/ Government issued ID/ College ID/ Employee ID.

GATE 2021 : 37 answered questions


Ques. Which is the best coaching for GATE or IES in Allahabad?

● Top Answer By Aniket Atul Mahulikar on 15 Jan 21

Ans. GATE and IES both exams have almost the same syllabus. If you are residing in Allahabad and looking for the best coaching institute, then you have limited options. Both the papers are highly competitive and require experienced faculty for mentorship.  A few of the coaching institutes have associated industry experts to help GATE or IES aspirants. The top choices from which you can opt for includes:  Mechasoft AIEFA Mechasoft:  It is a good coaching institute with trusted faculty like Mr. A.K. Tripathi. Tripathi Sir is an expert in Control Systems who also teaches some other electronics subjects.  AIEFA:  AIEFA had a collaboration with Gateforum before. Now it’s a separate coaching center. It has poor management and the class schedule is not fixed. They teach in extremely long hours sometimes.  You can also go for self-studies and take the help of online guides. If you find it essential to opt for a coaching institute, you can opt for Mechasoft because the batches are small, and doubt clearing sessions are effective. For online classes, you can opt for Made easy, Times, or Ace academy.Read more
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Ques. Is it good to prepare for the GATE and the IES simultaneously?

● Top Answer By Sandip Pal on 14 Jan 21

Ans. If you are preparing for IES then you can also simultaneously prepare for GATE as well with just a little extra effort. The syllabus of IES is quite vast as compared to the GATE syllabus. If your primary goal is to crack IES, concentrate more on the IES and study for GATE parallelly. If you are more interested in GATE, you need to make some extra effort. However, if you are equally interested in both you can follow the strategy given below for preparation. IES Preparation:  Read class notes and solve the workbook regularly.  Make short notes for each subject containing formulas, facts, and the new concepts you learned while reading. Solve previous year’s questions for IES and GATE. Note down the important questions you come across. During revision, go through the short notes you made and the questions too.  Give online and offline mock tests regularly.  GATE Preparation: If you follow a smart study plan you can complete the GATE preparation in just one and a half months. The syllabus for GATE is just like a subset of the IES syllabus. Both of them have several topics in common. You can follow this strategy to crack the exam: One month before GATE, thoroughly read all the class notes. Solve previous year’s question paper as much as possible. Take as many mock tests as you can. 10-12 days before the exam, revise the short notes daily. You can prepare for IES for the whole year and do the major chunk of preparation for GATE in the last 1-2 months. One of my friends followed this pattern for his preparation and was successful. But you don’t have to follow this plan blindly, you can make up your own strategy too.Read more
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Ques. What is the difficulty level of the BITS HD exam compared to the GATE?

● Top Answer By Sahil Sachdeva on 14 Jan 21

Ans. GATE exam focuses on how much the students' concepts are clear and how they can apply them for solving the questions. Most importantly, it contains numerical questions, so it would be better to expect fewer theory questions in the GATE exam. Whereas, BITS HD exam contains the majority of theory questions. You are required to solve more problems in less time. You also have to prepare for aptitude and English. These sections are quite scoring and help to get a better score.  Difficulty Level - Comparison: GATE consists mostly of numerical, while 80 to 90% of the questions in BITS HD are theoretical.  You will hardly find 10 to 15 numerical questions in HD paper out of hundred questions. Numerical questions are not like GATE. These are mostly the formula and solve type. Nevertheless, some numerical may be found very tricky.  You need to have a thorough understanding of your syllabus for BITS HD. Theoretical questions will come from anywhere, and they will test your understanding of the respective topic. BITS HD consists of 15 maths questions that are way more difficult than GATE, 15 general English, and 70 engineering discipline questions. One most important thing to add is that BITS have also started admitting students by accepting their GATE score. If you have a 55+ GATE score, you can get admission to BITS.Read more
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Ques. What should be the proper strategy to excel in both GATE and ESE simultaneously?

● Top Answer By Angana Nath on 08 Jan 21

Ans. GATE and ESE (Engineering Service Exam) are almost similar, so preparing for one exam ensures complete preparation of at least one portion of the other. Given below is the strategy of preparing simultaneously for GATE and ESE. ESE: Technical Subjects: Read the theory properly and solve ESE objective questions. Solve all the previous year Gate questions of ECE, EE, IN streams. Solve ESE Test series only, do not start with the GATE test series. Non-Technical Subjects: For these subjects, students must put in the daily effort. Each day 15-20 minutes for this is enough. If you keep up this practice sincerely for 5-6 months, there is a good chance you will be able to score more than 300 in ESE prelims.  GATE: Now that ESE is dealt with, go for the GATE test series. As the theory portion has already been covered, start with solving questions. Give at least 10 full syllabus mock tests for GATE.  How to Attempt GATE questions: Attempt all the 1 mark questions. Go for the aptitude and English section. This will provide a break from all the formula questions which have been solved. For the last 30 questions, attempt which questions are easier so that there is time to get back to questions that could not be solved. After the prelims of GATE, you will have 4-5 months to prepare for Mains. In the meantime attempt the previous years’ question paper of UPSC to get an idea about what is asked in the examination. Read standard books to clear basic concepts. Practice is the key to score well in these exams. So, attempt mack-tests for Main as well.Read more
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Ques. What is the minimum score of GATE one should secure to get into PSUs?

● Top Answer By Poorva Chourasia on 08 Jan 21

Ans. The GATE cutoff for PSU recruitment is quite high. Only top rankers in the GATE examination have a chance of getting a call for an Interview. PSUs invite almost 4 times the candidates they actually recruit. As only the top rankers have the privilege of choosing the company they want to work in. PSU Recruitment Details: More than 50 PSUs recruit students based on their scores in GATE. To be recruited, candidates must score above the GATE-cutoff and also the cut-off mentioned by the company of choice. Some companies directly recruit candidates through their GATE scores while some only shortlist. Some PSUs conduct an additional test for recruiting candidates. Some of the companies that accept PSU scores are AAI, BARC, BBNL, BHEL, BPCL, CEL, CIL, DMRC, NBCC, NTPC, HPCL, ONGC, Powergrid, THDC, etc. PSU-Cutoff: Given below are the branch and category-wise cut-offs for some of the major companies, for PSU-GATE. PSU Branch/Post For General Category HPCL Mechanical  68.45 Civil 70.04 Electrical 58.64 Instrumentation 44.33 E&TC 73.05 Chemical 56.67 ONGC(2019) Geologist 557 Chemist 690 AEE Production Petroleum 703 AEE Cementing Mechanical 895 AEE Electronics 868 Surface Geophysicist 621 Programming Officer 840 AEE Production Chemical 689 AEE Cementing Petroleum 873 AEE Electrical 841 Well Geophysicist 697 AEE Mechanical 856 AEE Drilling Mechanical 845 Transport Officer 899 AEE Instrumentation 730 AEE Reservoir 847 AEE Production Mechanical 867 AEE Drilling Petroleum 803 MM Officer 923 AEE Civil 915 The GATE Cutoff for ONGC may vary with each vacancy. Candidates must score a minimum of 65% in their BTech graduation to appear for GATE. The salaries offered are almost the same for PSUs that recruit through GATE, but the salaries offered to people recruited for senior positions may differ.Read more
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


saksham mahajan
Is there any educational requirement of the applicant?

HI Saksham

You can visit on our official website of GATE Eligibility Criteria to check the edicational requirement for the exam. There are different educational qualification required for each exam.

ankit kumar
Can a female of age 30 apply for the exam?
common admission test

Hii Ankit, Greetings from collegedunia. Yes, The female of any age can apply as there is no minimum or maximum age limit prescribed to appear for the examination. For more details Click Here

noopur mitra
I have done M.Sc M.Sc in Marine Geophysics in 2019 and have missed GATE 2021 for ONGC. Where can I work other than ONGC

Dear Noopur Mitra

Greetings from Collegedunia. There are various private sector industries that do not ask for GATE Cut-Off for employment and you can work with them after clearing their criteria. You can also appear in GATE Examination 2022 as your next attempt and pass it successfully. For more details, kindly go through this link – GATE 2021 Eligibility

ambar ahirawar
Can I apply at midnight of deadline?

Dear Ambar Ahirawar

Greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, you can apply for GATE Examination 2021 before 12 AM on the last date for submission of the GATE Application Form. For more details, kindly go through this link – GATE 2020

anshika chandel
i pay the amount but it is showing make payment why.

Hi Anshika, 

Kindly go through the payment section in the application process page in our official website. 

jayasree thirukovalluri

Hi Jaysree, 

The link to GATE application portal: GATE application portal

vaishanvi kadam
I have gate examination online link for applay

Hi Vaishanvi, 

The link to apply for GATE examination: GATE appication portal

Am I eligible for the exam, as I had a bsc degree in fire and safety?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Riyaz, The eligibility criteria is that a candidate must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Master’s Degree in a relevant Science Subject. For more information, please refer to the following link, GATE Eligiblity Criteria.

tarishi bishnoi
If I am in btech 3 year what should I write down in the column of graduate
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Tarini, Final year candidates need to get a Certificate from their HOD/Institute must be uploaded. For more information, please refer to the following link, GATE Eligiblity Criteria.

nookala neharika
Is passport size photo with spectacles is applicable or not?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Nookala, For candidates who wear spectacles, photographs with glare on the glasses will not be accepted. If glare cannot be avoided, don’t wear spectacles in the photoshoot. For more information, please refer to the following link, GATE Photo Upload details.

gate application form 2020 is not open please help me .
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Huma, To find the direct link to the GATE Application form, Please visit the following page, GATE 2021.

chirayu m vaidya
Recently I Complated My Diploma Engineering So I Am Eigible For GATE Examination 2021 ????
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Chirayu, Candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies (IE, ICE, IETE, AeSI, IIE, IIM etc) must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MoE/AICTE/UGC/UPSC as equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. / B.Planning, etc before applying for GATE 2021.

lata prabhakar chavan
Hi, I fall under vjnt category which is not mentioned in application form, can someone please let me know where should I mention it ..under SC, ST or OBC cast??
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Lata, You can mention your category as Scheduled Tribes (ST).



You can have a look at the eligibility criteria of GATE examination for more details. 

If I submitted my application form without paying any fee can i able to edit my form
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Priya, Yes, You can edit your form as many times as you want before paying the application fees.

masouma mirzai
Which one of them CCD or OFT is better to analyze?
lata prabhakar chavan
Hi, Can you please let me know VJNT cast in application form will come under SC /ST/OBC category??
parveen malhotra


Kindly have a look at the application procedure once again and check in your bank. 

puja sao
Can I change my correspondence address later?

Hi Puja, 

Yes, you can change the personal details through form correction. 

munna mathews
Hello sir / madam , I have completed my registration and payment process but there is problem with my registration. In the place of valid ID documents I just uploaded only my adhaar pdf, I just forgot to uploaded my rest of degree documents.


You can update the necessary details through form correction in case of your inconveniences. 

kunti aruna
Hello Sir/Mam. I completed my in 2018. i didn't have full marks sheet/provisional certificate to submit. How can i apply for gate2021?


It is extremely important to give a proof of your B. Tech while registering for GATE.