GATE 2020 Application Form Correction (Open): Change Exam Center City

Updated On - November 14th 2019 by LOKESH GUPTA

IIT Delhi has opened GATE Application Form Correction Window on October 15, 2019. GATE Form Correction is a one-time facility provided by the conducting authority to make corrections in the particulars mentioned in the form, if required.

  • The facility to change the exam center city began on November 14, however, gender, category and other details can be edited from November 20, 2019 onwards.
  • The modifications/ edits can be made in few fields only like candidate’s name, date of birth, address, parents’ name, educational qualification, gender, category, Pwd/ dyslexia and exam city. 
  • Supporting documents will have to be produced to attest the changes made in the application form of GATE 2020
  • Candidates may have to pay the difference fees depending on the type of correction made. 
  • GATE Form Correction can be done by logging in with your enrolment number and password at the official website – Direct Link to GATE Form Correction Window

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 Form Correction

GATE 2020 Official
Mode of GATE Form CorrectionOnline
GATE 2020 Registration August 31 – October 5, 2019 
GATE Application Form Correction began onOctober 15, 2019
Facility to Change the Exam CenterNovember 14, 2019
Facility to change gender and categoryNovember 20, 2019 onwards

What is GATE 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. IIT Delhi has released the notification for GATE Form Correction in Gender/ PwD/ Category Status at its official website. 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.

GATE Application Form Correction Fee

NR 750 has to be paid for changing Gender (from female to male/transgender), Category (from SC/ST to Gen/OBC), PWD status (from PWD to non-PWD). However, the additional fee paid earlier will not be refunded.

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

Male to Female: Difference fees will not be refunded,

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


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 2020 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 Delhi has started to accept request for the change in exam city from November 14, 2019. 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.

How to Make Corrections in GATE 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 Application Form 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 of completing the registration. Successfully registered candidates need to login 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 2020. 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

GATE 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 widow close?

Ans. Correction window will be open till November, 2019. 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 2020 Exam City centre after the submission of GATE 2020 Application Form?

Ans. Yes, you can make a request for the change of examination city centre till November 17, 2019 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 and the last date to make changes along with fee submission is November, 2019.

Ques. I want to make changes in my gender in the GATE 2020 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 Delhi 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 Delhi.

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.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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
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
Vijay Patel

Sir college pincode change kar ne k liye charges hai?

18 Oct, 2019 00:38
Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

18 Oct, 2019 12:03
p krithiga

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
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

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
Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

18 Oct, 2019 12:43
steve daniel

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

11 Oct, 2019 11:21
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
sudhir kumar

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

05 Oct, 2019 11:43
Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

05 Oct, 2019 12:57
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
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

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
Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

26 Sep, 2019 11:56
Itachi Lyngdoh


30 Sep, 2019 12:59
Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

30 Sep, 2019 13:11
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
Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

26 Sep, 2019 11:54
Gunashekar Kalluri

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

23 Sep, 2019 00:15
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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