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How to Check GATE Application Status

GATE 2017 Registration is over. Candidates can check their application form status from the official website. As announced by IIT Roorkee, around 263 GATE applications have been rejected. Candidates who have successfully applied for GATE 2017 can download their admit card from January 5, 2017.

  • GATE Application Process began on September 1, 2017.
  • Application fee for SC/ST/PwD/alPWDomen is Rs. 750 and Rs. 1500 for all categories.The GATE application fee is non refundable.
  • Authority has refunded extra payment if any. Candidates who have not received the payment can mail at with subject Extra Payment Refund Request
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GATE Registration Dates

Commencement of online application through GOAPSSeptember 01, 2016
Last date for submission of GATE application formOctober 04, 2016 (23:59 Hrs)
Last date for Change in Choice of CityNovember 16, 2016
Download of Admit CardJanuary 05, 2017

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How to fill GATE Application Form?

GATE Application form can be filled online on  It is done through GOAPS. It stands for Gate Online Application Processing System. The application process includes 4 steps:-

Step-1 Registration through GOAPS

Step-2 Filling GATE Application Form

Step-3 Uploading of Photograph, Signature and required documents

Step-4 Application Fee Payment

Step 1 – Registration through GOAPS

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the New User link
  • Enter the Name, Email id and Phone number for registration
  • Click on Submit
  • Note down GOAPS id number 
  • Keep this number safe as you can require it in future


Step 2 – Fill up the Application Form

Login the portal with the enrollment id and the password.

Choose GATE Exam Centers: You can choose any three test centers/cities for GATE exam


Enter Personal Details: Now enter Date of Birth, Your personal mobile number, parent’s name, nationality etc.


Enter Academic Details: Enter all qualification details of Degree Examination, year of qualification, College and address.


Enter your Address:  Enter your residential address, pin code, id proof, etc.


Step 3 – Upload Scanned Images

Now upload the scanned copy of photograph, Signature, category certificate, left hand thumb impression, degree certificate in the prespecified format and specifications.


Signature – Take A4 sheet and draw a rectangular box 2cm * 6cm and sign in running hand with the help of blue or black ball point pen within box. Scan that image and save it in JPEG format.

Specifications: The maximum pixel resolution 160*560 and minimum pixel resolution is 80*280.

Image should be in JPEG format.

Photograph – Color photograph should be taken after August 1, 2016. The photo must be taken in light background. 75% of Photo Area must covered with candidate’s face.

Specifications: The maximum resolution for the image is 480*640 and minimum resolution is 240*320. The image must in standard size of 3.5 cm * 4.5 cm in JPEG format.

Thumb Impression – Take A4 sheet and draw box of 3cm * 5cm. Put you thumb impression in the box. Scan the image and save it in JPEG format.


Specifications: The maximum resolution for the image is 160*560 and minimum resolution is 80*280.

Step 4 – Fee Payment

The application fee for Male and other candidates is Rs. 1500 and for SC/ST/PwD/All women is Rs. 750. International candidates have to pay 50 US Dollars. The fee can be paid using net banking or credit card or e-challan. There will be extra charges also applicable as per banks.

Application Form Correction

The GATE 2017 Application Form correction can be done from November 15 - 26, 2016. Candidate can make change in following section:

  • Category
  • Exam Centers
  • Gender



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