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GATE 2019 Application Form

Last Updated - December 04, 2017

GATE application form 2019 will be available in the online mode tentatively from the first week of September 2018.

GATE 2019 is a national level entrance test providing admission to M.Tech and PhD courses in various IITs, IISc, IISERs and other prominent institutions. 

Mentioned below are some of the important highlights of GATE application form 2019.

  • GATE application form 2019 will be available in September 2018.
  • Candidates can fill the form in online mode only.
  • Aspirants have to fill GATE 2019 application form through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
  • Application fee for GATE 2019 is different for all categories and the same has been mentioned further.
  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Technology or architecture or a Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics are eligible to apply for GATE 2019.
  • It is an online exam of 3-hour duration.Check GATE 2019 Exam Pattern 
  • Aspirants can appear for only one out of the 23 papers conducted.

Highlights for GATE Application Form 2019

Exam NameGATE 2019 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
Conducting AuthorityIIT Madras
Mode of RegistrationOnline
Availability of GATE Application FormSeptember 2018
Last Date to Submit GATE Application FormOctober 2018
GATE Application Form CorrectionOctober 2018
GATE Exam DateFebruary 2019

How to fill GATE Application Form 2019?

GATE application form 2019 has to be filled in the online mode only. In order to fill it, one needs to go through GOAPS (Gate Online Application Processing System). The link for filling the application form will become active or functional when the official application form release will take place.

In brief, GATE application form is a 3 step process:

GATE application process steps

GATE 2019 Registration

This step requires an applicant to register with the portal after giving the details of his/her name, email address, phone number and date of birth. At this step a password is generated.

Steps for Registration:

  1. Open the official website i.e.
  2. Look for the link that reads “GATE 2019 application form”.
  3. A new webpage will open where you have to provide personal details like name, age, date of birth, country, mobile number and email address.
  4. Enter the details of the captcha code available on the screen.
  5. Once the details have been completely filled, click on submit button.
  6. An activation email will be sent to your registered email id.
  7. Click on the activation link and login with the username and password.
  8. The username will be your registered name and password will be provided to you over an email.
  9. The system will ask you to reset the password and direct you to a new webpage.
  10. Once the password has been reset, logout and login to the GATE portal with the new password.

Filling the online Application form:

Once you have completed the registration step, you need to fill the following details in the application form:

Details AskedCriteria for Filling
GATE Exam detailsChoose the paper you wish to appear in GATE 2019 along with the choice of examination country and 3 exam cities
Applicant’s personal detailsEnrolment ID, Name of candidate, E- mail address , Mobile number , Date of Birth , Gender , Nationality , Category , PwD status , Dyslexic candidate (yes or no), Country of permanent residence , State/ Union Territory of permanent residence , ID Proof, ID proof number, Name of Parent/ Guardian, Country of residence of parent/ guardian, Mobile number of parent/ guardian
Correspondence AddressIt should include City/ town, Pincode/ zipcode Country , State/ union territory
Qualifying Degree DetailsQualifying degree (choose the details of the qualifying degree from the menu), Discipline of Qualifying degree (choose the discipline closet to the one given, if not in the list), Have you graduated from the degree above, It is necessary to upload the duly signed certificate from the head of the department/ institute in the given format, Year of qualifying degree, Country of college/ university , State/ union territory (If the country is other than India, the state/ Union Territory will appear as “other” ), City/ Town, PIN code

Uploading the scanned images of photograph and signature:

Scanned copy of a passport size photograph and signature along with the below-mentioned documents must be uploaded in JPEG format.

  • Photograph Signature
  • Upload certificate from the HOD/ Institute
  • Caste Certificate, if applicable
  • PwD Certificate, if applicable

Payment of application fee:

The payment of application fee can be done through credit card or debit card. Some places offline mode of fee payment is also applicable.

GATE application fee has to be paid in the online mode, through a payment gateway. Once the detail of the application fee to be paid has been completely filled, the system will ask you to provide the details of your card number.

Application fee details with category details

CategoryApplication fee 
SC/ST/PwD CandidatesINR 750
Women candidatesINR 750
All other candidatesINR 1500
GATE international candidatesUS Dollar $50

GATE Application Form 2019 Photograph Specifications

  • A passport size photograph with the dimension of 3.5X4.5 cm of the candidate’s face must be uploaded.
  • The photo of JPEG format can be only uploaded.
  • The maximum pixel size is 480X 640 pixel and minimum is 240X 320 pixel.

GATE Application Form 2019 Signature Specifications

  • Sign with black/blue ink pen inside the box, make sure no part of the signature is outside the box.
  • Signature must be in running writing and not capital letters.
  • The maximum size limit is 160X 560 pixels and minimum size is 80X 280 pixels.

GATE 2019 Application Form Correction

Since 2018, there has been one change introduced in GATE application process i.e. the information once submitted cannot be edited in certain fields. Students must recheck before hitting the final submit button. 

In case, at any later stage it is found that the information is incorrect, then you need to mark an email to the authorities subjecting as “Correction in data (Enrollment Number)” and send a document proof as well.

  • Name of Candidate
  • Stats, Gen to OBC and OBC to General
  • DOB
  • Name of Parent/Guardian
  • Have you graduated in the above degree?
  • Year of Qualifying Degree

Status of Application Form

The application form will be scrutinized before accepting the same completely. Students must login to their account and can view the status of their application form, the status can be one of the following:

  • Received
  • Under Scrutiny
  • Accepted
  • Defect Status
  • Status after Rectification
  • Rejected with Valid Reason

GATE Application Form 2019 FAQs

Ques. What is the full form of GOAPS?

Ans. GOAPS stands for GATE Online Application Processing System through which candidates can access GATE 2019 application form.

Ques. Do I have to send a hardcopy of GATE application form 2019?

Ans. No, you do not have to send the hardcopy of your application form to the exam authorities.

Ques. Do I need a unique email id to fill the application form?

Ans. Yes, a unique email id is needed for filling the application form, no sharing of email id is possible.



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