IIT Delhi had released GATE 2020 Application Form on August 31, 2019 at its official website. Candidates filled the online application form without late fees till September 28 and with late fees till October 5, 2019.
Latest: GATE 2020 Application Process for Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh students was re-opened from October 29 to November 8, 2019.
Direct Link to Apply for GATE 2020
Graduate Aptitude Test or popularly recognized as GATE, is the gateway to M.Tech programs offered by prestigious government and private institutions. It is jointly organized by the seven IITs and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Read on to know more about GATE Application Form, Registration, Documents Required, Important Dates, Steps to apply, Application fee and other important details.
|Commencement of Application Process||August 31, 2019|
|Last date to fill the Application form||September 28, 2019|
|Extended date for submitting the online application form||October 5, 2019|
|GATE Form Correction Window||October 15, 2019 onwards|
|Last date to request the change of exam city||November 15, 2019|
|Admit card download||January 3, 2020|
|GATE 2020 Exam dates||February 1, February 2, February 8, February 9, 2020|
Candidates must keep the following documents handy before initiating the process for GATE Registration:
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 steps-
To fill the online application process, candidates have to register themselves. New candidates can register themselves by entering their full name and other details in the form given below.
NOTE: Only one application form can be filled through one e-mail id
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.
Enter the Enrollment ID and Password to proceed with GATE Application Form filling process. Go through GATE 2020 Information Brochure and read all the given instructions. There are 4 subsections under stage 2 of How to Apply for GATE 2020. The detailed process is explained below-
GATE 2020 Exam Details: Select the GATE 2020 Paper you wish to appear in. Select your examination country and subsequently pick 3 choices of GATE Exam Centers.
Note: 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 your personal details like Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Category etc.
Correspondence Address: Add your Correspondence Address for future correspondence. The following image highlights the required details:
Qualifying Degree Details: You are required to fill the details of your qualifying degree i.e. Name and discipline of the Qualifying degree, Name of college/ university, Passing year, etc.
I am a student with 56 percentage in MSc, Am I eligible to sit for GATE 2020 entrance exam?
Passed a Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent or currently appearing in the final year. Year of qualification must not be later than 2020.
What is the upper age limit for GATE 2020 exam?
GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria mandates a candidate to hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university/ institute in order to apply for the exam. There is no upper age limit for GATE 2020.
Images to be uploaded should be scanned beforehand and kept ready for uploading. Documents that are required to be uploaded are mentioned below-
Check GATE Detailed Photo size and format
I can’t upload my signature, despite many attempts. I followed all the instructions and criteria specified. What should I do?Please check the format of the file. Also, check the size. Kindly refrain from resizing the file.
How do I find out if my uploaded photograph is acceptable or not?
In case, the photo you have uploaded is not accepted, you will get an email or SMS. After which, you can correct the photograph and other details. Kindly refrain from resizing the file.
After uploading the documents, read the declaration and tick the checkbox to proceed for the fee payment.
|Category||Normal Application Fee||Late Application Fee (Sept 29 – Oct 5)|
|Women||INR 750||INR 1250|
|SC/ ST/ PwD||INR 750||INR 1250|
|All Other Candidates||INR 1500||INR 2000|
|For Exam Center in Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu||US$ 50||US$ 70|
|For Exam Center in Dubai and Singapore||US$ 100||US$ 120|
In case the payment made is not reflected in the first go, You should not make another payment immediately. You should wait for at least two days, then check GATE 2020 Application Form Status. Another payment should be made in case of the unsuccessful payment. In case any extra payments are received, it will be automatically refunded to the respective bank account (it may take a week or more, after the closure of GATE Registration).
In certain situations, enrollment id and password can be misplaced by a candidate. If need be, email id can also be used to access GATE Application Form.
There are two options available to access the application form-
Provide your registered mobile number and Enrollment ID/Email Address. Click on Reset Password to obtain a new one.
Enter the following details to create a New Password-
Password Specifications: Choose a password that cannot be guessed easily. It should be unique and 8-15 characters.
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-
The changes that cannot be made in the submitted GATE Application Form:
As the above-mentioned details cannot be edited, in case a mistake is made, 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.
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.
Ques. My graduation was through a distance learning program, Can I apply for GATE 2020?
Ques. I completed my graduation in 2019 but I do not have my degree certificate or provisional certificate yet. What document should I upload to prove that I am eligible for GATE 2020?
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 the 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 the respective account within 5 to 10 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. You can check the status of your form by visiting the official website of GOAPS anytime and entering the required credentials.
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, please refer the official website of the exam.
Hi Lata, You can mention your category as Scheduled Tribes (ST).
Hi Priya, Yes, You can edit your form as many times as you want before paying the application fees.
Hi Kunti, For the information please click on the following link, GATE Application Procedure.
Visit the official website and look for the GATE 2021 section. From there you have to register yourself, after that you will be able to fill the application form.
Note: The site might be down due to technical issues. In that case, try again after some time.
You can apply with the mark sheet of the third semester, for the time being.
Please visit this link for the eligibility criteria and mandatory documents: GATE Eligibility
Any other document outside of the documents mentioned is not necessary.
Hi Harish, you can correct these details using Form Correction facility.
Hi Anitha, you can apply for GATE 2020 following this link: GATE 2020 Registration