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GATE Application Form Correction 2018

Updated On - October 17th 2017

GATE Form Correction is a one-time facility for modifying particulars in the application form in case of any discrepancy in the details. During form correction facility, candidates can make changes in some fields like the name of the candidate, DoB, Name of Parent/Guardian and Educational Qualification.

GATE Registration commenced from September 1, 2017 and ended on October 9, 2017 (extended date). IIT Guwahati, the conducting authority has introduced some changes in GATE 2018, some of them are-

  • Addition of new exam centers due to increase in the number of candidates.
  • Revision of application fee and the mode of payment.
  • Uploading thumb impression is no more needed.
Until last year, candidates could make some changes in the application but from now, no correction in GATE Application Form can be made once the application fee is paid. Read the full article to know more about GATE Form Correction 2018.

GATE Form Correction Highlights

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Mode of GATE RegistrationOnline
GATE 2018 Registration starts fromSeptember 01, 2017
Last Date to Submit GATE 2018 Application FormOctober 09, 2017 (Extended Date)
Last Date for Requesting Change of Exam CenterNovember 17, 2017

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What is GATE Application Form Correction 2018?

After the submission of GATE Application Form, it goes under scrutiny where the form is checked as per the specifications mentioned in GATE Information Brochure. In case, any mistake/defect is found, the same is informed to the candidates through their registered email ids for the rectification.

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Please note that the request for corrections in the application will be entertained ONLY when the candidate sends a request email (from the email ID registered with GOAPS) to the respective zonal GATE office, mentioned in the application form. In the email, please mention the Enrollment ID as well as nature of corrections to be done along with the scanned copy of proof.

Here are the details that can be rectified before making the fee payment-  

  • Communication Address, Graduation Details, Date of Birth, Gender and Category can be corrected. 
  • Photograph and signature- One needs to upload clear and acceptable images if they have not uploaded the images of high quality.
  • Certificate 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.

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Type of corrections to be entertained in GATE Application Form (against each correction, a document as a proof for correction is also required) are mentioned below-

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of Parent/Guardian
  • Educational Qualification

As only certain details can be edited in GATE Application Form and if the mistakes cannot be rectified 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.

Note- 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, which will be informed later. 

Candidates can do limited corrections in the application form. Therefore, they are advised to fill GATE Application Form carefully. After the corrections, a candidate can check the GATE form status for the successful submission.

How to Make Corrections in GATE Application Form?

If a candidate has made any mistakes while GATE Registration 2018, one can follow the steps given below to correct the same. We suggest you check your eligibility for GATE 2018 before filling GATE Application Form.

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Step 1: Login at GOAPS website i.e.

Step 2: Enter Enrollment ID/Email Address, Password and Captcha.

Step 3: Click on Edit GATE Application Form and make the changes.

Step 4: After making the changes, verify before saving the application form and then Save and View Application.

Step 5: Submit and Proceed to Payment after verifying all the changes.

GATE Application Form Status

The exam authority allows candidates to view GATE Application Form Status after they submit their application forms. Any defects or incomplete data can also be checked through GATE Application Form Status at the official website of GOAPS.

The steps to check the status of GATE Application For are same as of completing the registration. Successfully registered candidates need to login at GOAPS with Enrollment ID/Email Address and Password.

  • All the submitted GATE Application Forms will be audited for the accuracy of the input. 
  • If everything is found in order, GATE Application Form will be accepted. 
  • Else, errors in the form will be marked and informed to the candidate for correction.
  • Errors in online form will be informed by an email or SMS. 
  • This correction/rectification needs to be done within a stipulated time.
  • Failing to make corrections, will lead to the rejection of GATE Application Form. 

Given below are the statuses of GATE Application Form 2018. Anyone of the following messages will be displayed on the user’s window:

  • Received – Application form is successfully submitted
  • Under Scrutiny – GATE Application is under check
  • Accepted – No correction required, form is accepted
  • Defect Status – Marked defects to be rectified in the application form
  • Status after Rectification – Status of the form after making changes
  • Rejected with Valid Reasons – Application form which is not rectified within stipulated time frame

GATE Application Form Correction FAQs

Ques: I have paid the application fees twice, what should I do to get the reimbursement for the extra payment?

Ans:  There is no need to get panic. As any extra payment received by the GATE authorities will be automatically refunded in a week time or a month. If the refund doesn’t reflect in your account then contact the authority by email-

Ques: I have made a payment and money has been deducted from my account, but still GOAPS asks me to make the payment?

Ans: Refresh the application page and try again after some time. Check GATE Application Form status by logging at GOAPS and wait for at least 2 days before making the payment again. If the payment was received by GATE, you can proceed to print GATE application form. 

In case the payment was not received by GATE, check the status of payment transaction from your bank account. If the application fee has been deducted from your bank account, but GOAPS does not acknowledge any fee payment, then the money will be credited back to your account in a week or more.

In such a situation, you may initiate a fresh payment on GOAPS. You can also contact the authority at This will ensure that your application submission will be on time.

Ques: I have completed my profile and proceeded to make payment, it’s showing secured connection failed. What should I do?

Ans: There may be a possibility that the bank server is busy. Try paying the fees after some time and in off peak hours.

Ques: I have made some mistakes while filling the GATE Application Form. How to correct them?

Ans:  There are some details that cannot be changed at any stage of the application process. As per the information brochure of GATE 2018, no correction in GATE Application Form can be made once the application fee is paid. You can only download the application form and cannot modify it. Hence, you need to be very careful while entering the data.

But the only request for change in GATE exam center will be accepted till November 17, 2017. However, an additional fee will be applicable, which will be informed later. For more information on GATE form correction, read the information provided under “What is GATE Application Form Correction 2018?”.



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