GATE 2021 Application Form Correction, Dates, Process and Fees

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
    Exams Prep Master

    IIT Bombay will release the list of candidates with defects in GATE Application Forms after the completion of the registration process on October 7, 2020.  These candidates will get the last chance to rectify the defects or mistakes through GATE Application Form Correction window. 

    • The last Date for change of category, paper, and examination city is November 13, 2020. 
    • Supporting documents will have to be produced to attest the changes made in the application form of GATE 2021.  Check GATE 2021 Eligibility
    • Generally, the defects are found under 3 categories i.e. absence of proper eligibility certificates, invalid category certificate, and wrong photograph or signature specifications. Check How to Upload Documents?

    Candidates may have to pay the difference fees depending on the type of correction made. GATE 2021 Form Correction can be done by logging in with your enrolment number and password at the official website – gate.iitb.ac.in. 

    Read on to know more about GATE Form Correction, Additional Fee, Details can be corrected and important dates.

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    Highlights of GATE 2021 Form Correction

    GATE 2021 Official Websitegate.iitb.ac.in
    Mode of GATE Form CorrectionOnline
    GATE 2021 Registration September 14, 2020
    Last date to fill the Application formSeptember 30, 2020
    Extended date for submitting the online application formOctober 7, 2020
    Last Date for change of category, paper and examination cityNovember 13, 2020

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    GATE 2021 Application Scrutiny

    GATE 2021 Application Scrutiny and Rectification

    • The application forms submitted for GATE 2021 will be checked by the authorities to verify the accuracy of the data. 
    • The authorities will check the uploaded documents, check the clarity of the photograph and signature. 
    • If every document and details provided by the candidates are found to be in order then the application will be accepted. 
    • In case any defect is found in the application form then the same will be marked and intimated to the respective candidate for correction via e-mail and/or SMS, which the candidate has provided while filling the application form.
    • The correction needs to be done within the time period provided by the authorities. Failing to do so on time can lead to the rejection of the application
    • The status of the candidate’s application can be checked anytime by logging into GOAPS.

    What is GATE Form Correction?

    What is GATE 2021 Application Form Correction?

    After submitting the application form, it goes under scrutiny where the form is checked as per the specifications mentioned in GATE Information Brochure. In case, any mistake/ defect is found, the same is informed to the candidates through their registered email IDs for the rectification. Additional fee payment, if applicable, will have to be paid by the candidates.

    Details that can be corrected

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

    Type of correction and it’s supporting document

    Type of corrections in GATE Application Form (against each correction, a document as a proof for correction is also required) are mentioned below-

    Type of CorrectionsDetails
    NameAs per the documents submitted in Application
    Date of BirthAs per the documents submitted in Application
    Name of Parent/ College/ Contact Address etcAs per the documents submitted in Application
    Gender

    Male to Female: Difference fees will not be refunded,

    Female to Male: Difference fees will have to be paid by the candidate.

    Category

    SC/ ST to General/ EWS/ OBC: Difference fees will have to be paid by the candidate

    General/ EWS/ OBC to SC/ ST: Difference fees will not be refunded

    PwD/ Dyslexia

    Yes to No: Difference fees will have to be paid by the candidate

    No to Yes: Fees will not be refunded, Supporting Documents have to be produced

    As only certain details can be edited in GATE Application Form and if the mistakes cannot be rectified then you have to apply again for GATE 2021 with a new E-mail ID and Phone Number. It must be noted that the previous application fee shall not be refunded.

    Change in Exam Center

    • IIT Bombay will also provide the facility to candidates who are interested in changing their exam centers. An additional fee will be applicable for changing the exam city, which will be informed later.
    • Candidates can do limited corrections in the application form. Therefore, they are advised to fill GATE Application Form carefully.
    • After the corrections, a candidate can check the GATE form status for the successful submission.

    Steps for GATE 2021 Form Correction

    How to Make Corrections in GATE 2021 Application Form?

    Candidates can follow the below given steps to make correction in GATE Application Form:

    Steps for GATE Application Form Correction

    Step 1: Login at GOAPS website

    Step 2: Enter Enrollment ID/Email Address, Password and Captcha.

    Step 3: Click on Edit GATE Application Form and make the changes.

    Step 4: After making the changes, verify before saving the application form and then Save and View Application.

    Step 5: Submit and Proceed to Payment after verifying all the changes.

    Note: Download GATE corrected application form for future reference.

    GATE 2021 Form Correction Fees

    GATE 2021 Form Correction Fees

    • INR 750 has to be paid for changing Gender from female to male/transgender.
    • INR 750 need to be paid for Category from SC/ST to Gen/OBC.
    • To change the PWD status from PWD to non-PWD, candidtaes have to pay INR 750.
    • However, the additional fee paid earlier will not be refunded.

    There will be a certain amount charged for the change in the exam center. The expected fee that could be charged for GATE 2021 Form Correction is given below:

    For Candidates in IndiaFor Candidates Outside India
    ChangesFeeChangesFee
    Change request in exam city within IndiaRs. 400Exam city request outside India Rs. 740
    Change request in exam city outside India (Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu)Rs. 3550Exam city change request from Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka & Kathmandu to Dubai or SingaporeRs. 4290
    Change request in exam city outside India (Singapore and Dubai )Rs. 7100

    GATE 2021 Application Fee Status

    GATE 2021 Application Fee Status

    The exam authority allows candidates to view GATE Application Form Status after they submit their application forms. Any defects or incomplete data can also be checked through GATE Application Form Status at the official website of GOAPS.

    The steps to check the status of the online form are the same as completing the registration. Successfully registered candidates need to log in at GOAPS with Enrollment ID/Email Address and Password.

    • All the submitted GATE Application Forms will be audited for the accuracy of the input. 
    • If everything is found in order, GATE Application Form will be accepted. 
    • Else, errors in the form will be marked and informed to the candidate for correction.
    • Errors in online form will be informed by an email or SMS. 
    • This correction/rectification needs to be done within a stipulated time.
    • Failing to make corrections, will lead to the rejection of GATE Application Form. 

    Given below are the statuses of GATE Application Form 2021. Anyone of the following messages will be displayed on the user’s window:

    • Received – Application form is successfully submitted
    • Under Scrutiny – GATE Application is under check
    • Accepted – No correction required, form is accepted
    • Defect Status – Marked defects to be rectified in the application form
    • Status after Rectification – Status of the form after making changes
    • Rejected with Valid Reasons – Application form which is not rectified within stipulated time frame

    Frequently Asked Questions

    GATE 2021 Form Correction FAQs

    Ques. I have submitted wrong information in the Application Form. Can I change that?

    Ans. Yes, you can change the information in the Application Form. Examination authority gives the candidates an opportunity once to edit their mistakes in the Application form.

    Ques. What are the changes that I can make during the Application Form correction period?

    Ans. Candidates can make correction in the Application form at the time of opening of correction window. Candidates can correct the information like candidate’s name, date of birth, name of parent/ guardian, qualifying degree and the year of qualifying degree.

    Ques. Is there any extra fee charged for making correction in the Application Form?

    Ans. Yes, you have to make some extra payment using GOAPS

    Ques. When will the correction window close?

    Ans. The correction window will be open in the month of October 2020. After which no request for the changes in the application form will be accepted.

    Ques. While filling in the application form, I made a mistake in filling my name. Will I be able to correct this?

    Ans. Yes, you can correct your name on the GATE Application Form.

    Ques. Can I change my mobile number or Email ID after I have submitted my GATE 2020 Application Form?

    Ans. No, you cannot change your mobile number and email ID once you have submitted the form.

    Ques. Am I allowed to change my GATE 2021 Exam City centre after the submission of GATE 2021 Application Form?

    Ans. Yes, you can make a request for the change of examination city centre in the month of November 2020 with an additional fee to be paid online using GOAPS.

    Ques. I have selected a wrong paper. What should I do?

    Ans. You can fill a new application form with a new email address and choose the correct paper for examination. The previous mobile number can be used for filling a new application form. Application Fee will not be refunded once it’s paid even in the case of submission of incorrect application form

    Ques. Can I change my category in GATE Application Form?

    Ans. Yes, you can change your category via logging into GOAPS and click on ‘change personal data’. Change your category and verify all the details before the final submission.

    Ques. Do I have to pay any additional fee for changing category? If yes then how much?

    Ans. You have to pay a fee of INR 750 in case of category change from SC/ ST to General/ OBC (not applicable to female and PwD candidates). The additional fee will not be refunded.

    Ques. I want to make changes in my gender in the GATE 2021 Application Form. What should I do?

    Ans. To change the gender from Male/ other to Female, you will have to login into GOAPS and click on "change personal data". After making changes verify the information before the final submission. After submission, you have to pay the non-refundable additional fee of INR 750.

    Ques. My application status of GATE shows "Under Scrutiny". What does it mean?

    Ans. IIT Bombay will check the GATE applications for any discrepancies in photograph or signature. If the status shows "Under Scrutiny" it is fine. Once they will check all the details, the status will be changed to "Successful Submission".

    Ques. How will I know that there are some defects in my GATE application form?

    Ans. In case of any defect in the application form, you will receive a mail regarding defects in their application forms and their status. Once rectified, the application status will reflect "Under Scrutiny" till it gets cleared by IIT Bombay.

    Ques. Am I allowed to make changes once the Application form correction window gets closed?

    Ans. No, you are not allowed to make changes after the closure of the correction window.

    Ques. Can I make changes twice in the Application Form?

    Ans. Yes, you can but into the stipulated time for Application Form correction. You have to pay an additional non-refundable fee after the completion of the correction process.


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    Comments

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    104 Comments
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    Pooja Jain

    I want to change my exam location. how can I do it?

    21 Nov, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Pooja, exam centers can be changed using form correction window following the procedure mentioned above. Login using your credentials, amend the detail you wish to correct, pay correction fee and submit.

    21 Nov, 2019 11:13
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    Nune naveena

    hi sir how to edit categeory in application form

    19 Oct, 2019 09:27
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Naveena, following are the steps to be followed to make corrections in the application form:

    1. Login at GOAPS website.
    2. Enter Enrollment ID/Email Address, Password and Captcha.
    3. Click on Edit GATE Application Form and make the changes.
    4. After making the changes, verify before saving the application form and then Save and View Application.
    5. Submit and Proceed to Payment after verifying all the changes.

    16 Nov, 2019 12:59
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    Chaithanya V

    I have applied for gate 2020, but i made a mistake in category, when will be the correction date for category change will start. Please answer my question

    18 Oct, 2019 17:49
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Chaithanya, form correction window has been made functional from Oct 15, 2019. You must edit the required details as soon as possible.

    18 Oct, 2019 18:09
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    Vijay Patel

    Sir college pincode change kar ne k liye charges hai?

    18 Oct, 2019 00:38
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Vijay, charges are for using form-correction window irrespective of the field you edit.

    18 Oct, 2019 12:03
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    Praganya P

    is it necessary to provide the same government ID in the exam hall as the same applied in the registration of gate exam ?

    18 Oct, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Krithiga, yes, it is necessary to have the same ID proof as that of what is mentioned in the application form.

    18 Oct, 2019 12:45
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    sipunuuuu

    the minor window for correction of personal data is not displaying,is it a technical glitch or something else? Kindly respond quickly.

    18 Oct, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sipun, it means that the personal data cannot be corrected using form-correction window.

    18 Oct, 2019 12:43
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    steve daniel

    Whether I have send a email regarding correction request to the gate zonal office... For name correction

    11 Oct, 2019 11:21
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Steve, you can correct your name in the application form using form-correction window only. No need to send an email.

    11 Oct, 2019 11:54
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    sudhir kumar

    sir my caste certificate issue what i do tell me correction date please

    05 Oct, 2019 11:43
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sudhir, form correction window will get enabled from last week of October, 2019 (expected).

    05 Oct, 2019 12:57
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    Mrityunjoy Nath

    What is the correspondence address for? I gave my permanent address instead of college address. Will they send anything before exam?

    26 Sep, 2019 15:01
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Mrityunjoy, your permanent address is to be mentioned in the space provided for correspondence address. Thus, you did it just right!

    27 Sep, 2019 17:42
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    shash

    I made a mistake in my qualifying degree. Should I wait till the correction window opens or should I contact the zonal officers through mail right now?

    26 Sep, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shash, you can wait till the form correction window gets functional.

    26 Sep, 2019 11:56
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    Itachi Lyngdoh

    WHEN WILL THE CORRECTION WINDOW OPEN?

    30 Sep, 2019 12:59
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Itachi, form correction process is expected to start by last week of Nov, 2019.

    30 Sep, 2019 13:11
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    shubham kumar rai

    There was an error in my gate form in signature specification I have corrected my signature , but it is in the process from last 7 to 8 days ,will my form accepted or not how to know that ??

    26 Sep, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shubham, you will receive a notification on your mail on acceptance of your application form.

    26 Sep, 2019 11:54
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    Gunashekar Kalluri

    Your application is found to be in order and has been accepted. what does it mean

    23 Sep, 2019 00:15
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Gunashekar, it means that your application form has been accepted and does not require any correction.

    23 Sep, 2019 12:05
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    Ramalingam M

    I got a msg that I'm having defect in photographs which I uploaded...when is the last date to change that photo

    22 Sep, 2019 23:31
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ramalingam,form correction window was scheduled to get functional from last week of Sep, 2019. However, official date for the same has not been announced yet on the official website.

    23 Sep, 2019 12:12
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    Master mystery

    Can I submit more than one application (because I think I made a mistake in the first one) . Will it be a problem or could my applications be rejected in that case ?

    20 Sep, 2019 10:31
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Yes, you may fill the application form all over again but then you must not claim against first application form as it will then create problem and your candidature will be cancelled.

    20 Sep, 2019 10:49
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    Mistry Husain Ali

    What does this mean " not claim against first application form"

    20 Sep, 2019 13:28
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    It means that you cannot appear in the exam on the basis of both the applications.

    20 Sep, 2019 14:23
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    Aditi Baranwal

    I have made the payment and want to change my examination center from when can I do the same ?

    20 Sep, 2019 00:44
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Aditi, form correction window will get enabled from fourth week of Nov, 2019.

    20 Sep, 2019 10:58
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    Pon Rajalaxmi

    Will i be able to change my ID Proof after submitting the application form ? when will the correction portal open and how will i be notified about it ?

    14 Sep, 2019 12:38
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Rajalakshmi, yes, ID proof can also be edited through form-correction facility. However, official date from which the correction window will be enabled has not been released yet. As soon as the authorities make any such announcement regarding the same, it will be reflected here.

    18 Sep, 2019 17:01
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    Master mystery

    hey , can you tell whether you were able to change your id proof number later on. I also submitted my aadhaar details but I don't know whether they are correct (since they don't display them on the hall ticket).

    20 Sep, 2019 10:08
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi, yes, ID proof number can be edited using form correction window.

    20 Sep, 2019 10:12
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    p krithiga

    hi shobna , i cannot change my aadhar number . how to change ?? please tell !!

    17 Oct, 2019 20:24
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    Nitish singh

    I am in final year , while filling form , in the section of qualification details I filled graduation as NO , but i also filled year of graduation as 2020 ( i thought that they are asking expected year of graduation) so is that okay or I need to make correction , if yes then how..??

    09 Sep, 2019 21:04
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Nitish, under graduation you should have marked "Yes" and the year of passing will be same as the students are expected to indicate their qualifying degree on the basis of which one is appearing in the exam. You can make corrections by following these steps:

    1. Login at GOAPS website.
    2. Enter Enrollment ID/Email Address, Password and Captcha.
    3. Click on Edit GATE Application Form and make the changes.
    4. After making the changes, verify before saving the application form and then Save and View Application.
    5. Submit and Proceed to Payment after verifying all the changes.

    10 Sep, 2019 15:26
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    Saipriya Kankanala

    Instead of uploading college verification document I have uploaded my aadhar card, can I able to change the document or I have to reapply for the examination. Please help me with this.

    05 Sep, 2019 20:53
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Saipriya, this type of correction is not entertained by the authorities. Following are the categories which one can amend through form-correction window:

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

    Thus, you will have to fill the form all over again.

    06 Sep, 2019 14:57
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    raffi imam

    is there any chance to correct mistake name after complete of exam

    21 Feb, 2019 22:35
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Imam, no, name cannot be changed after exam.

    21 Feb, 2019 23:17
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    shiva shankari

    is there any chance for application fee refund if the candidate has not attended the exam ?

    04 Feb, 2019 13:59
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shiva, fees once submitted, do not get refunded in any case.

    04 Feb, 2019 15:43
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    RDILEEP

    How can I change my email I'd

    01 Nov, 2018 00:20
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Rdileep, The additional fee will not be refunded and the last date to make changes along with fee submission is October 28, 2018.

    01 Nov, 2018 14:48
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    meraclin silvya

    Sir i need to change my category SC to BC.but there is only one option to upload certificate.how to rectify my defect......

    27 Oct, 2018 11:55
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    BALA KUMARAN

    My application has showing your application is found to be in order and has been accepted.

    24 Oct, 2018 23:22
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi BALA, The status shows the application is accepted.

    25 Oct, 2018 11:56
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    Edunoori Sathna

    Is there any charges for uploading photo?

    12 Oct, 2018 00:20
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Edunoori, Yes, you have to make some extra payment using GOAPS

    15 Oct, 2018 15:29
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    Padmaja

    what i suppose to do if my adhar number provided is wrong in the application form?

    11 Oct, 2018 00:20
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Padmaja, You can directly edit the form at the time of form correction date. If you will not correct that the form will be rejected.

    11 Oct, 2018 11:32

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