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GATE 2018 Application Form: Apply at GATE GOAPS

Updated On - November 21st 2017 by SHIVANI TIWARI

GATE Registration was opened at Candidates could apply for GATE 2018 via GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). IIT Guwahati, the exam conducting body, had also released GATE 2018 Application Form Guide for the ease of candidates. 

The list of rejected duplicate applications for GATE 2018 along with their enrollment ids is notified by IIT Guwahati on the official site. Check List of Rejected GATE 2018 Applications

One-time facility to modify the preferences for GATE 2018 Exam Centers will be available at GOAPS from November 13 to November 17, 2017. An additional fee of INR 400/- will be charged from all the aspirants for this facility. Check out GATE 2018 Exam Centers’ List

Listed below are few points related to GATE Application Form 2018: 

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  • GATE Applications could be filled via online mode till October 05, 2017. But due to the request received for the extension of the closing date for registration, it was extended till October 09, 2017.
  • The mandatory verification of email address and mobile number is relaxed due to last minute rush. 
GATE Application Status: Under Scrutiny 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.
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Here are the 4 basic steps to apply for GATE 2018:

  • GATE Registration 
  • Fill GATE Application Form  
  • Upload Documents
  • Payment of Fees   
GATE Application Form Status- After submitting GATE Application Form, the form status can be checked at the official website of GOAPS. Any defects or incomplete data can also be checked through form status at GOAPS. Login with GATE Enrollment ID and Password to check GATE Application Form Status. GATE Application Form, GATE Registration

GATE 2018 Application Form Highlights

Application Form Highlights
Exam NameGATE 
Conducting AuthorityIIT Guwahati
Mode of RegistrationOnline
GATE 2018 Registration Begins fromSeptember 01, 2017
Last Date to Submit GATE Application FormOctober 05, 2017 October 09, 2017
Last Date for GATE Form CorrectionOctober 28, 2017
Last Date for Requesting Change of Exam CenterNovember 17, 2017
GATE Exam DateFebrurary 03, 04, 10 and 11, 2018

Documents/Data Required for GATE Application Form

There are a few documents that must be kept ready before starting GATE Registration. The following details and documents are required for completing GATE Application Form- 

  • Personal details – Name, DOB, Mobile No., Email ID, Parent’s Name and No.
  • Communication Address – for communication purpose with PIN Code
  • College Address and PIN Code
  • High-quality image of photograph
  • High-quality image of signature
  • Scanned copy of Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree/Provisional Certificate or Certificate from HOD)
  • Scanned copy of Category Certificate in pdf format, if applicable
  • Scanned copy of Dyslexic Certificate in pdf format, if applicable
  • Scanned copy of PwD Certificate in pdf format, if applicable
  • Details of valid Identity Card (Accepted ID Cards- Passport/ PAN card/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar-UID/ College ID/ Employee ID/ Driving License)
  • Credit/Debit Card for making fee payment

How to Apply for GATE 2018?

For the ease of GATE aspirants, the exam authority has released a Guide for Successful Submission of GATE Application Form. The process of applying for GATE comprises following stages- 

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  • GATE Registration – Register as “New User” and proceed as mentioned in the guide. After successful registration, they will get access to GOAPS with the credentials they entered.
  • Fill GATE Application Form – Login using GOAPS Enrollment ID and GOAPS Password and start filling GATE application form. 
  • Upload Documents – Upload Image, Signature, Eligibility Certificate, SC/ST Certificate and PwD Certificate as per the specifications and requirement.
  • Payment of Fees – Payment can be done through credit card, debit card or net banking.

Stage 1 – Registration

Enter the following details as per the documents-

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Email Address (valid)
  • Country of Residence ( India   Other)
  • Mobile Number
  • Create your Password

The Password should not contain a single string of numbers or alphabets. It should be unique and 8-15 characters long. Enter the Captcha provided and Submit for completing GATE Registration. If all the details are correct, an SMS and an email will be sent to your mobile number and email address respectively. 

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They 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 registered mobile number and email id. In case of foreign students, all the communication will be done through email.

GOAPS Enrollment ID

After a successful registration by the candidate, an email containing the GOAPS Enrollment ID will be sent. This ID will be used for submitting GATE Application Form 2018, downloading GATE 2018 Admit Card and for the purpose of checking result and downloading scorecard. Check GATE 2018 Eligibility Criteria for completing GATE Application Form with serenity.

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Enter Enrollment ID and Password to proceed with GATE Application Form filling process.

Stage 2 – Filling of GATE 2018 Application Form

It is very important to go through GATE 2018 Information Brochure and read all the important instructions for making GATE Application Form submission successful in one go.  GATE Application Form, GATE Registration, GATE 2018 Application Form, GATE 2018 Registration, GOAPS

There are 4 sub sections under stage 2 of How to Apply for GATE 2018. The detailed process is explained below-

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  • Choose your GATE 2018 Paper you wish to appear. 
  • Now, select your Examination Country and subsequently enter 3 choices of GATE Exam Centers.
  • While selecting the exam cities, the first two choices must be of 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 Verify Button, an OTP is sent to the registered email id and mobile number. Enter the following details correctly (as per the documents)-

  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Category
  • Person with Disability Status
  • Dyslexic Status
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  • Country of Permanent Residence
  • State/Union Territory
  • Select ID Proof
  • Enter ID Proof Number
  • Name of Parent/Guardian (stick to the specifications)
  • Country of Residence of Parent/Guardian
  • Mobile Number of Parent/Guardian

Correspondence Address

Add your Correspondence Address for the future correspondence. Enter the correct Pincode/Zipcode. Check the screenshot given below for the details that are to be entered-

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Qualifying Degree Details

Verify the details from the institute’s certificates and enter in the space provided. If your college is not in India then you must enter 999999 while entering the PIN Code and State/Union Territory as Other. 

If you don’t see your college name in the drop down list provided, then type the name completely without any special character. The length should not exceed 100 characters. 

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Stage 3 – Upload the Documents

Images to be uploaded should be scanned beforehand and kept ready for uploading. From 2018, thumb impression is not required as the specified document to be uploaded. Documents that are required to be uploaded are mentioned below- GATE Application Form, GATE Registration, GATE 2018 Application Form, GATE 2018 Registration, GOAPS

  • Passport size photograph clicked in white background: 2-200 kb
  • Signature in running handwriting: 2-150 kb
  • Eligibility Certificate 
  • Category Certificate wherever applicable: 10-300 kb
  • PwD Certificate wherever applicable: 10-300 kb

The format and size for the images are mentioned below:

The photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) must be in JPEG/JPG format with maximum pixel resolution 480 x 640 and minimum resolution 240 x 320.

The signature must be in JPEG/JPG format with maximum pixel resolution 160 x 560 and minimum resolution 80 x 280.

Eligibility Certificate (in pdf format)- Final year mark sheet/Certificate from HOD/Institute. The file size should not exceed 300 kb.

Category/PwD/Dyslexic Certificate (if applicable)- The file size should be between 10 kb and 300 kb. Only pdf format is acceptable.


After uploading the documents, read the declaration and tick check box to proceed to the fee payment. 

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Step 4 – GATE 2018 Application Form Fee Payment

GATE Application Fee varies for Indian nationals and International candidates. Only using net banking facility/credit card or debit card, the payment can be made. IIT Guwahati has eliminated e-challan as the mode of payment from GATE application process. 

We suggest you keep these point in your mind while filling GATE online form. This will help you in avoiding last-minute hassles and make your GATE Application Form submission successful in one go. Check out the Guide for Successful Submission of GATE Application Form.

GATE Application Fee

GATE Application Fee is neither refundable nor transferable. It can be paid by any one of the following methods- 

  • NET Banking or
  • Credit Card or
  • Debit Card

As per the banking norms, additional online transaction charges will be applicable. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PwD category have to upload a valid documentary evidence for concession in fees.  Category wise application fee details are tabulated below:

CategoryApplication Fee (without service charges)
WomenINR 750
All Other CandidatesINR 1500
For Exam Center in Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and KathmanduUS$ 50
For Exam Center in Dubai and SingaporeUS$ 100

The application fee for candidates opting Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu as exam cities, is US$ 50. For Dubai and Singapore, the fee is US$ 100.

Payment Issues while Filling GATE 2018 Application Form

In case the payment made is not reflected in first go, one should not make another payment immediately. They are advised to wait for at least two days, then check GATE 2018 Application Form Status.

  • On successful payment of fees, there is no need to pay the fee for the second time. 
  • If it is not, then only another payment should be made.
  • In case any extra payments are received, it will be automatically refunded to the bank account from where the payment is made (it may take time of a week or more, after the closure of GATE Registration).

Forgot Enrollment ID or Password?

In certain situations, enrollment id and password can be misplaced by a candidate. Instead of enrollment id, email id can also be used to access GATE Application Form.

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There are two options available to access the application form-

  1. Request for an OTP If you remember the Enrollment ID/Email Address, but forgotten Password, click on "Request for an OTP" to get One Time Password.

Provide your registered mobile number and Enrollment ID/Email Address. Click on Reset Password to obtain a new one.

  1. Already have an OTP? If you already have an OTP, click on "Already have an OTP?" to reset the password. Already have an OTP?

Enter the following details to create a New Password- GATE Application Form, GATE Registration, GATE 2018 Application Form, GATE 2018 Registration

  • Enrollment ID/Email Address
  • OTP
  • New Password
  • Confirm New Password                                                              

GATE Application Form Correction

For GATE 2018 new steps in filling online application have been introduced. By now, no correction in GATE Application Form can be made once the application fee is paid. 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.

The only request for the change in exam city will be accepted till November 17, 2017. An additional fee will be applicable for changing the exam city.   

The following details can be edited before paying the application fee-

  • Communication Address, Graduation Details, Date of Birth, Gender and Category can be corrected. 
  • One needs to upload a clear and acceptable image of the photograph and signature if they have not uploaded the high-quality images.
  • The correct document defining the category status can also be changed.
  • The rectification of selection of the wrong status of qualifying examination along with its correct document can also be submitted.

The changes that cannot be made in the submitted GATE Application Form:

  • The E-mail Id mentioned by candidate
  • Phone Number is given by candidate
  • Paper for attending GATE 2018

As the above-mentioned details cannot be edited, in case the mistake is made then you have to apply again for GATE 2018 with a new E-mail ID and Phone Number. It must be noted that the previous application fee shall not be refunded.

*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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1 Comment

how to pay the exam fee for gate exam

06 Mar, 2017 11:59
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi R.Sivaranjani, the process of paying GATE application fee is very simple. Payment of application fee is the 4th step of GATE Application Process. Make sure, you have verified all the details before paying the fee.

Just complete your GATE application form by following the steps mentioned above. After uploading the images of photograph and signature, click on 'Submit and Proceed to Payment'.

You can pay the fee by any one of the following methods- Credit Card, Debit Card and Net Banking. The application fee for general category candidates is INR 1500. For women and reserved category candidates, it is INR 750.

08 Sep, 2017 14:56

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