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GATE 2020 Application Form (Registration): Apply Online at GOAPS

Updated On - July 12th 2019 by SUJATA GAUR

GATE 2020 Application Form will be available from September 3, 2019 in online mode. To apply for the exam, aspirants have to register at GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System). GATE aspirants can fill the online application form till September 24, 2019. 

  • It is mandatory to check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam as the application forms for ineligible candidates will be rejected. 
  • The organizing institute also allows candidates to make corrections in their application form.
  • Candidates can download their GATE Admit Card, available at
  • Any discrepancy in the document must be reported immediately to the concerned authorities.
  • This year, a new paper of Biomedical Engineering has been added in the exam.
  • The paper pattern will remain the same, the only difference will be in the syllabus. Check GATE Syllabus

Read on to know more about GATE Application Form, Registration, Documents Required, Important Dates, Steps to apply, Application fee and other important details.

GATE 2020 Application Form Highlights

Mode of GATE RegistrationOnline – Check GATE Eligibility
Application Form available at GATE WebsiteAvailable Soon
Availability of GATE 2020 Application FormSeptember 1 – 24, 2019
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) ApplicationOctober 1, 2019
Last Date for Requesting Change of Exam CenterNovember 15, 2019
GATE Exam DateFebruary 1, 2, 8, 9, 2020

Check:Top PSUs using GATE Scores for Recruitment

Documents/ Particulars Required for GATE Registration

There are a few documents that candidates must keep handy before starting GATE Registration. The following documents are required for completing GATE Application Form- 

  • Scanned photograph and signature – CheckPhoto Size, Format and Other Details
  • Valid Photo ID (Aadhaar Card/Passport/Driving License/PAN Card/Voter ID/College ID/Employee Identification Card/Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address).
  • For foreign students, Passport/ Govt. Issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be the valid ID proofs.
  • Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate 
  • Copy of Mark Sheet of the 5th /6th /7th semester
  • Final year students must submit Provisional Certificate Letter as per format issued by the Home of Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Dept.
  • Candidates in the final year of AMIE have to submit their mark sheet for Section A of AMIE in case of professional equivalent qualifications.
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable) as per given format
  • Disability or PwD Certificate (if applicable)
  • Candidates pursuing a higher degree or masters have to submit the qualifying degree certificate
  • Candidates with backlogs have to upload a copy of the mark sheet of the final year issued by the institute where they are studying.

GATE 2020 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 comprises the following stages-

  • GATE Registration – Register as “New User” and proceed as mentioned in the guide. After successful registration, they will get access to GOAPS with the credentials they entered.
  • Fill GATE Application Form – Login using GOAPS Enrollment ID and GOAPS Password and start filling the GATE application form.
  • Upload Documents – Upload Image, Signature, Eligibility Certificate, SC/ST Certificate and PwD Certificate as per the specifications and requirement.
  • Payment of Fees – Payment can be done through credit card, debit card or net banking.

Stage 1 – Registration

Enter the following details as per the documents-

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Email Address (valid)
  • Country of Residence ( India  Other)
  • Mobile Number
  • Create your Password – it must contain a single string of numbers or alphabets. It should be unique and 8-15 characters long. 
  • Enter the Captcha provided and Submit for completing GATE Registration. 
  • If all the details are correct, an SMS and an email will be sent to your mobile number and email address respectively. 
GATE Application Form
GATE Application Form

Enter details like a valid email address, mobile number and a GOAPS password of their choice-

  • GOAPS password must be unique and avoid using Date of Birth, their name or some numbers (12345) or string of letters (abcd) etc.
  • All communication will be sent to the registered mobile number and email id.
  • In the case of foreign students, all the communication will be done through email.

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 2020, downloading GATE Admit Card and for the purpose of checking result and downloading the scorecard.

GATE Application Form

Stage 2 – Filling of GATE 2020 Application Form

  • Enter the Enrollment ID and Password to proceed with GATE Application Form filling process.
  • Go through GATE 2020 Information Brochure and read all the important instructions for making GATE Application Form submission successful in one go.  

There are 4 subsections under stage 2 of How to Apply for GATE 2020. The detailed process is explained below-

GATE 2020 Exam Details

  • Choose your GATE 2020 Paper you wish to appear. 
  • Now, select your Examination Country and subsequently enter 3 choices of GATE 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 the following details correctly (as per the documents)-

  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Category
  • A person with Disability Status
  • Dyslexia Status
GATE Application Form
  • Country of Permanent Residence
  • State/Union Territory
  • Select ID Proof
  • Enter ID Proof Number
  • Name of Parent/Guardian (stick to the specifications)
  • Country of Residence of Parent/Guardian
  • Mobile Number of Parent/Guardian

Correspondence Address

  • Add your Correspondence Address for future correspondence.
  • Enter the correct Pincode/Zipcode.
  • Check the screenshot given below for the details that are to be entered-
GATE Application Form

Qualifying Degree Details

  • Verify the details from the institute’s certificates and enter in the space provided.
  • If your college is not in India then you must enter 999999 while entering the PIN Code and State/Union Territory as Other. 
  • If you don’t see your college name in the drop-down list provided, then type the name completely without any special character.
  • The length should not exceed 100 characters. 
GATE Application Form

Stage 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- GATE Application Form

  • Passport size photograph in the white background: 2 kb -200 kb
  • Signature in running handwriting: 2 kb-150 kb
  • Eligibility Certificate(s) 
  • Category Certificate wherever applicable: 10 kb -300 kb
  • PwD Certificate wherever applicable: 10 kb – 300 kb

Check GATE Detailed Photo size and format


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

Step 4 – GATE 2020 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

GATE Application Fee is neither refundable nor transferable. It can be paid by any one of the following methods- 

  • NET Banking or
  • Credit Card or
  • Debit Card

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:

CategoryApplication Fee (without service charges)
WomenINR 750
All Other CandidatesINR 1500
For Exam Center in Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and KathmanduUS$ 50
For Exam Center in Dubai and SingaporeUS$ 100

Payment Issues while Filling GATE 2020 Application Form

In case the payment made is not reflected in the first go, one should not make another payment immediately. They are advised to wait for at least two days, then check GATE 2020 Application Form Status.

  • On successful payment of fees, there is no need to pay for the second time. 
  • If it is not, then only another payment should be made.
  • In case any extra payments are received, it will be automatically refunded to the bank account from where the payment is made (it may take time of a week or more, after the closure of GATE Registration).

Forgot Enrollment ID or Password?

In certain situations, enrollment id and password can be misplaced by a candidate. Instead of enrollment id, 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. Already have an OTP?

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 of 8-15 characters. 

GATE 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-

  • Communication Address, Graduation Details, Date of Birth, Gender and Category can be corrected. 
  • 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 can also be changed.
  • The rectification of selection of the wrong status of qualifying examination along with its correct document can also be submitted.

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

  • The E-mail Id mentioned by the candidate
  • Phone Number is given by the candidate
  • Paper for attending GATE 2020

As the above-mentioned details cannot be edited, in case the mistake is made then 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.

GATE Application Status 

Under Scrutiny, 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.

GATE Application Form FAQs

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 2020. However, you have the liberty to choose any paper according to your admission plans, keeping 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 your account within 3 to 5 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. Visit the official website of GOAPS anytime and enter the required credentials. You can then check the status of your form.

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


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Prakash Yadav

I want to know about the cut-off for the admission in Computer Science and Engineering through GATE?

14 Mar, 2019 15:21
Komal Chawla

Hi Prakash, Here's the Expected GATE Cut off for Computer Science: General - 25 OBC – 22.5 SC/ST/PH – 16.60

14 Mar, 2019 15:42
Sahil Sachdeva

What will be the rank requirement for M.Tech in Electrical engineering through GATE exam?

14 Mar, 2019 15:20
Komal Chawla

Hello Sahil, The rank completely depends on the cut off range of GATE. As you know the cut off changes every year. But if you got a good score in GATE, you will get IIT and other reputed University.

14 Mar, 2019 15:41
Megha Rohilla

Currently, I am a Mechanical Engineering student. Can I apply for the GATE Exam?

14 Mar, 2019 15:10
Komal Chawla

Hi Megha, Yes, you can pursue GATE for government jobs after doing B.Tech in any branch of Engineering.

14 Mar, 2019 15:40
manmath bhalerao I change PwD to non PwD??? Please ans fast..I am in trouble

04 Oct, 2018 18:08

Sir I filled the application....but finally I forgot to download the filled can I get that now

23 Sep, 2018 00:20
Ritika Sharma

Hi Sanjeev, You can go to the official website and again login your user id and password then you can download your application.

24 Sep, 2018 12:25
Prathamesh Gundekar

yesterday i paid 1500 fees but i got sms your transaction denied but in my account Rs.1500 remove so what to do?

22 Sep, 2018 12:43
Garima Bansal

Hi Prathamesh, It will automatically be credited back into your account within 3 to 5 working days.

24 Sep, 2018 16:02
Vivek jaiswal

Since last night site is busy.. I am unable to fill form.. Is there any chances to increasing date without late fees

22 Sep, 2018 00:20
Garima Bansal

HI Vivek, Application Form filling last date has been extended till October 1, 2018.

24 Sep, 2018 11:33
Mukta Narjinary

One of my relative passed out BE in 2016. He says that he's not able to fill the form since he's not finding option of year .. Is there any bar ?

21 Sep, 2018 22:01
Suman Maharana

after the payment completion i didnt get the application form to download directly, it was showing "Your uploaded documents are under verification (scrutiny). The scrutiny process will continue even after the application portal is closed" how much time it will take to verify..?? i havnt done any mistake...when i will be able to download the application form..??

21 Sep, 2018 14:46
Akansha Expert

Hi Suma, You may contact to the Exam authority for the information.

21 Sep, 2018 18:05

my aadhar proof submitted in gate application has small correction in name compared to my name (actual) will this real matter..? please help me..

21 Sep, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Srujan, Yes it may create the problem facing you can as soon possible change the Name.

21 Sep, 2018 13:12

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