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GATE Application Form Correction 2019: Check Step-wise Process

Updated On - February 13th 2019 by ANUPAMA SINGH

GATE Form Correction is a one-time facility provided by IIT Madras to make corrections in the particulars given in mentioned in the form if required. The applicants must ensure to fill in the form carefully as the modifications/ edits can be made in few fields only like the name of the candidate, DoB, Name of Parent/Guardian, Educational Qualification and Exam City

The form correction window is now open as the registration process concluded on October 1. As per the official notification, the last date to make modifications in the online form is October 28 (extended). Candidates who have applied for GATE 2019 can only make corrections in the online form. All the changes can be made through GOAPS Login by following the instructions provided by IIT Madras.

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 2019 Official
Mode of GATE RegistrationOnline
GATE 2019 Registration starts fromSeptember 1, 2018 
Last Date to Submit GATE 2019 Application FormOctober 1, 2018
Form Correction in GATE Form starts fromOctober 1, 2018
Extended Closing Date of Form SubmissionOctober 25, 2018
Last Date for Requesting Change of Exam Centerno be notified

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 Madras will release the notification for GATE Form Correction for correction in Gender/PwD/Category Status at its official website. An additional fee payment will be applicable.
  • Request for corrections in the application will be entertained ONLY when the candidate sends a request email (from the email ID registered with GOAPS) to the respective zonal GATE office, mentioned in the application form.
  • In the email, please mention the Enrollment ID as well as nature of corrections to be done along with the scanned copy of proof.

Here are the details that can be rectified before making the fee payment-

  • 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.

Application Fee for GATE Form Correction: INR 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.

Check detailed Form Correction Notification

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

Type of CorrectionDocuments Required as Proof
NameAs per the documents submitted in Application
Date of BirthAs per the documents submitted in Application
Name of Parent/GuardianAs per the documents submitted in Application
Correspondence AddressAs per the documents submitted in Application
College Name & Location, Roll No. and Registration No.As per the documents submitted in Application
  • Qualifying Degree
  • Year of Qualifying Degree
  • Have you graduated in the above degree?
Degree certificate/Final year/semester marksheet or Certificate with seal and signature of HOD/Principal/Competent Authority 

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 2019 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

The only request for the change in exam city will be accepted till November 2018. 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?

If a candidate has made any mistakes while GATE Registration 2019, one can follow the steps given below to correct the same. We suggest you check your eligibility for GATE 2019 before starting the registration procedure.

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.

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 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 2019. 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 October 28, 2018. 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 2019 Application Form?

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

Ques. I have made some mistakes while filling personal information like name in the application of GATE 2019. How to correct them?

Ans. You have to send a mail from the registered email ID with GOAPS to the zonal GATE officer requesting for change. You have to mention your Enrolment ID along with the nature of corrections to be done attaching the scanned copy of the proof in the email.

Ques. Am I allowed to change my GATE 2019 Exam City centre after the submission of GATE 2019 Application Form?

Ans. Yes, you can make a request for the change of examination city centre till November 17, 2018 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 October 28, 2018.

Ques. I want to make changes in my gender in the GATE 2019 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 Madras 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 Madras.

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


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raffi imam

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

21 Feb, 2019 17:05
Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

21 Feb, 2019 17:47
shiva shankari

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

04 Feb, 2019 13:59
Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

04 Feb, 2019 15:43

How can I change my email I'd

01 Nov, 2018 00:20
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
meraclin silvya

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

27 Oct, 2018 11:55

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

24 Oct, 2018 23:22
Akansha Expert

Hi BALA, The status shows the application is accepted.

25 Oct, 2018 11:56
Edunoori Sathna

Is there any charges for uploading photo?

12 Oct, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

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

15 Oct, 2018 15:29

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

11 Oct, 2018 00:20
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

can i change my category

10 Oct, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Soma, You can directly edit the form at the time of form correction date.

10 Oct, 2018 10:50
Bikash Nayak

I mistake my name , and now my edit button is enable , I change my name and upload my intermediate certificate as proof , will it accepted ??

07 Oct, 2018 10:47

Sir, I forgot my Registration ID that i need to enter in GOAPS. But it is saying no credentials are made on the mail I gave during registration process .What should I do now? How can I get my registration ID?

07 Oct, 2018 00:20

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