GATE 2020 APPLICATION & REGISTRATION
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
IIT Bombay will release GATE 2021 application forms tentatively in the month of September 2020. Candidates will be able to do the online registration the online mode. In order to fill the application forms, candidates will have to register at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
Candidates who will fulfill the eligibility criteria will be able to apply and appear for the examination. To become eligible for the exam candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university/institute. Check GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria
GATE 2021 will be conducted for 25 papers. In 2020, Biomedical Engineering was added to the list of GATE disciplines. The paper pattern and syllabus are expected to be the same for GATE 2021 also. Check GATE 2021 Syllabus.
Graduate Aptitude Test or popularly recognized as GATE, is the gateway to M.Tech programs offered by prestigious government and private institutions. It is jointly organized by the seven IITs and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Read on to know more about GATE Application Form, Registration, Documents Required, Important Dates, Steps to apply, Application fee, and other important details.
|GATE Official Body||IIT Bombay|
|Mode of Application||Online|
Women, SC/ST/Pwd: 750
|Commencement of Application Process||September 2020|
|Last date to fill the Application form||October 2020|
|Extended date for submitting the online application form||October 2020|
|GATE Form Correction Window||October 2020|
|Last date to request the change of exam city||November 2020|
|Admit card download||January 2021|
|GATE 2020 Exam dates||February 2021|
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 comprises the following steps-
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.
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
Correspondence Address: Add your Correspondence Address for future correspondence. The following image highlights the required details:
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.
Images to be uploaded should be scanned beforehand and kept ready for uploading. Documents that are required to be uploaded are mentioned below-
After uploading the documents, read the declaration and tick the checkbox to proceed for the fee payment.
|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|
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).
Candidates must keep the following documents handy before initiating the process for GATE Registration:
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.
There are two options available to access the application form-
Provide your registered mobile number and Enrollment ID/Email Address. Click on Reset Password to obtain a new one.
Enter the following details to create a New Password-
Password Specifications: Choose a password that cannot be guessed easily. It should be unique and 8-15 characters.
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-
The changes that cannot be made in the submitted GATE Application Form:
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.
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.
Ques. My graduation was through a distance learning program, Can I 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?
Ques. Can I register for more than one paper in GATE?
Ans. No, you can apply for only 1 paper out of 25 for GATE 2021. However, 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.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College