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GATE 2018 Application Form

Last Updated - July 14, 2017

GATE registration 2018 will start (tentatively) from the first week of September 2017. The application process is strictly online. The registration will end (tentatively) by the first week of October 2017. Approximately one month of time will be provided for the application process by the authority. GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS), is where the aspirants have to fill the form.

Candidates have to register as “New User” and proceed with the flow as directed in the URL. After successful registration, they will get the access to GOAPS with the credentials they entered. Thereafter, they are required to login using GOAPS Enrollment ID and GOAPS Password and start filling the application form.

During the application filling process, students need to upload scanned photograph, signature, thumb impression, degree certificate or category certificate. And hence he/she has to see that they are present in the e-version by that time.

Candidates can pay the application fee through credit card, debit card or net banking.

The notification for GATE 2018 , consisting of  all details like exam dates, application date, form filling procedure, GATE exam pattern, syllabus, name of the GATE organizing institution and other important details will be released in the month of July 2017.

GATE 2018 Important Dates

We can come to know about the exact dates pertaining to GATE 2018 exam when when the notification will be released in July, 2017. Below are a list of tentative important dates 

EventsDates (Tentative)
Availability of GATE 2018 online formSeptember 2017
Last Date for apply GATE 2018October 2017
Request for Change in City Last DateNovember 2017
Gate 2018 Application form Correction dateNovember 2017
Admit Card releaseJanuary 2018
GATE 2018 Online Exam DateFebruary 2018
Result announcementMarch, 2018
Scorecard availabilityMarch to May 2018

How to Apply for GATE 2018?

GATE 2018 will be conducted in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates and international candidates are also eligible to apply. There is no difference in the Application procedure for international candidates and is same as Indians. International candidates must possess a valid passport by the time they apply. Most importantly, candidates must note that no application form will be available for sale anywhere.

Candidates aspiring to write GATE can check the details of procedure to be followed for applying from the following points:

The application form can be filled in 4 stages-

Stage 1 - Registration:

The candidate should enter details like a valid email address, mobile number and a GOAPS password of their choice

  • They must ensure that the GOAPS password is unique and must avoid using date of birth, their name or some numbers (12345) or string of letters (abcd) etc. This is to ensure that guessing the password becomes difficult and to avoid misuse.
  • All communication will be sent to the Mobile number and the registered Email ID. All the communication will be done through email in case of foreign students.

GOAPS Enrolment ID:

After a successful registration by the candidate, an email containing the GOAPS Enrolment ID will be sent to their registered Email ID. This ID has to be used to login to fill the GATE Application Form 2018, for downloading GATE 2018 Admit Card, to check the GATE 2018 result and to download the GATE 2018 score card.

Stage 2-  Filling of the GATE 2018 Application Form:

  • Candidates must enter their Personal information, the address for communication and details of their Academic qualifications as asked.
  • Three GATE 2018 Exam Centres of their preference should be entered.
  • A valid Photo ID should be carried by them to the exam hall and these details should be filled in in the application form as well.

Stage 3- Uploading of Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression and other documents

Images to be uploaded should be scanned beforehand and kept ready for uploading. The format and size for the images are mentioned below:

  • Passport size photograph clicked in white background- 5-200 kb
  • Signature in running handwriting- 5-150 kb
  • Left hand thumb impression- 2-150 kb
  • Category or PwD certificate wherever applicable- 10-300 kb

Step 4. GATE 2017 Application Form Fee Payment:

The fees can be paid through Net Banking or Debit/Credit Cards OR e-challan (Additional bank charges may be applicable)

Gate 2018 Application Fee

GATE 2018 Application fee details are given below.

CategoryApplication Fee
Women CandidatesINR 750/-
SC/ST/PwD CandidatesINR 750/-
All Other CandidatesINR 1500/-
GATE International CandidatesUSD 50/-

It should be noted that the candidates who belong to SC or ST or PwD category have to upload a valid documentary evidence for concession in fees.

A unique “Fee Payment Number” will be generated which must be saved by the candidate after the successful payment of fees. This number must be carefully retained and entered before the final submission of the Application Form for GATE 2018.

Payment Issues: If the payment made is not being shown successfully for the first time, one should not make another payment immediately. Wait for two days and check your application form status again, to see if your earlier payment has been successful. If it is not successful, only then another payment should be made. If any extra payments are received by the conducting institution, it will be automatically refunded.

Documents required for GATE 2018

Candidates must keep their documents ready before they strat to fill the Application Form. Scanned images such as photo in the specified format and the signature, should also be kept ready. The following information is required to be filled in the form:

  • Personal details
  • Contact Address
  • Degree Certificate (10-300 kb in pdf format)
  • College Address and Pin Code
  • Scanned image of photograph (5-200 kb clicked in white background)
  • Scanned image of signature (5-150 kb)
  • Scanned image of left hand thumb impression (2-150 kb)
  • Scanned image of category certificate (10-300 kb)
  • ID proof (Any one from Aadhar number, voter’s ID, PAN number, College ID, Driving license or Passport)
  • Bank details for online payment

Retrieving GATE 2018 Application Number and Password

In certain situations, application number and password can be misplaced by the candidate. In such case, there will be two options available-

(a) I forgot my password (to get your password), 

(b) I forgot my application Number/roll number (to get you application number/roll number)

Choose “I Forgot my password” to retrieve your password. You may go ahead with any one of the following options-

  • Candidate can use the security question and its answer they choose during filling the application form..
  • Verification code which was sent to you through SMS to your registered mobile number can be another option.
  • One can use a reset link which was sent to you through Email to your registered Email ID.

Choose “I forgot my application Number/roll number (to get you application number/roll number)” You will have to enter following details (as mentioned during application process)

  • Name of the candidate
  • Mother’s name
  • Father’s name
  • DOB (in a Day/Month/Year format)
  • Security Pin (Case sensitive)- Auto generated pin which displayed at the bottom of the form)

You will be able to change the password thereafter and retrieve your application form number.

GATE 2018 Application Form Status

Applicants can check the status of their form, whether it has been submitted successfully or not, from the GOAPS official website. Any defects or incomplete data can also be checked through this. One can log in using their application number and password specific for GOAPS. Errors present can be rectified from the site itself or by contacting the concerned authority. Any one of the following messages can be displayed in the user’s window:

  • Received- successfully submitted
  • Under Scrutiny- application being checked
  • Accepted
  • Defect Status- defects to be rectified in the application form
  • Status after Rectification- status of the form after the changes are made
  • Rejected with reasons- forms which cannot be rectified and stands rejected

GATE 2018 Application Form Correction

The correction in application forms are allowed to be done from 2nd week of November 2017. The changes can be done in the following areas:

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

All the corrections can only be done via online mode. There will not be any challan/payment for corrections.



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