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How to Apply for GATE 2018

GATE Registration is closed now. Candidates could apply for GATE 2018 via GOAPS website i.e. Guwahati has introduced some changes in GATE 2018 such as there is no requirement of thumb impression in GATE Registration. GATE, GATE 2018, GATE Registration, GATE Application Form, How to apply for GATE 2018, GATE Exam Dates

GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) is an online portal by exam conducting body, designed for GATE Registration. The last date to submit GATE Application Form was extended from October 5, 2017 to October 9, 2017. Check GATE Eligibility Criteria before filling the application form.  

How to Apply for GATE Exam?

GATE Application Process is completely online. To make the process easy for applicants, the exam authority has also released a guide for successful GATE Registration. Read GATE Information Brochure before doing registration. The process of applying for GATE 2018 comprises 4 stages-

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  • GATE Registration – Register as a “New User” and proceed as steps mentioned in GATE Registration. After successful registration, access to GOAPS with the credentials they entered.
  • Fill Application Form – Login using GOAPS Enrollment ID & 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.
  • Fee Payment – Payment can be done through credit card, debit card or net banking.

GATE Registration 2018

GATE 2018 Registration is done via GOAPS website. Candidates can also access portal through the respective GATE zonal offices and IIT Guwahati website. Given below are the steps to complete GATE Registration-

  • Visit GOAPS website at 
  • Click on New User? Register Here
  • Enter the following details- 
    • Name- As per qualifying degree certificate and should not contain prefix such as Mr/Ms/Mrs
    • Email Address- It should be unique and valid
    • Country of Residence- Choose from India or Other
    • Mobile Number- Valid mobile number with ISD Code (If the country of residence is other from India)
    • Create Password- Ensure that the password is unique and avoid using Date of Birth, name or some numbers (12345) or string of alphabetical letters (abcd) etc. This is to ensure that guessing the password becomes difficult and to avoid misuse.
    • Captcha- The arithmetic captcha. Solve the simple addition/subtraction and enter the resulting number in the text box provided below.
  • Submit the details, and your GATE Registration is complete.

When you submit the details, an email and an SMS is sent on your email id and phone number. This includes the GATE 2018 Enrollment ID and OTP to verify the mobile number and email id while filling GATE Application Form.

List of Documents/Details Required for GATE 2018

Before proceeding for filling application form, it is must to have following documents/details handy to avoid confusion during the process-

  • Personal Information- Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, Email ID, Parent’s Name
  • Address for Communication (with PIN Code)
  • GATE Paper- Check the list and codes of GATE disciplines
  • Eligibility degree details
  • College name- If you don’t see your college name in the drop down list, then type the name completely without any special character. The length should not exceed 100 characters.
  • GATE Exam Center
  • High quality images of Photograph and Signature- Check the size of images as per the specifications
  • Scanned copy of Categories certificate/PwD certificates and eligibility certificates
  • Details of valid identity document- (Accepted ID Cards- Passport/ PAN card/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar-UID/ College ID/ Employee ID/ Driving License)
  • Net Banking or Debit/Credit Card details for fee payment.

How to Fill GATE Application Form 2018?

GATE Application Form is divided into 4 sections- Personal Details, Exam Details, Correspondence Address and Qualifying Degree Details. Note that, all the details are mandatory. The stepwise process of filling GATE Application Form is mentioned below-

  1. Login the portal with the enrollment id and the password and captcha.
  2. Select Fill Application Form.
  3. Enter the Exam Details. The screenshot is provided below for the help-

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  1. Choose GATE Exam Centers: You can choose three test centers/cities for GATE 2018.
  2. Now, add Personal Details. Some details will be automatically filled when you load GATE Online Form. A screenshot is provided below –

GATE, GATE 2018, GATE Application Form, GATE Registration, How to apply for GATE 2018

  1. Write your correspondence address. It will be used for future correspondence. 
  2. Now, add qualifying degree details. Do verify the details from institute’s certificates and enter in the space provided. The following screenshot represents the details that are to be entered-

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  1. By now, no correction in GATE Application Form can be made once the application fee is paid, So be careful while filling the application form. The application form is completed. Now, move to the documents section to upload the documents and later pay the fees.

Upload Documents

Now upload the images of photograph, Signature and scanned copy of category certificate, degree certificate & eligibility certificate in the prespecified format and specifications. Images should be in JPEG/JPG format only. The specifications for photograph and signature are represented in the screenshot given below-

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The certificates to be uploaded must be in pdf format only. If applicable, upload Category/PwD/Dyslexic Certificate. The file size should not exceed 300 kb in any case. The minimum file size is 10kb. 

Eligibility Certificate- Upload final year mark sheet/Certificate from HOD/Institute. 

Fee Payment

The application fee can be paid by any one of the modes given below-

  1. Credit Card or
  2. Debit Card or 
  3. Net Banking

The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. GATE application fee varies for candidates belonging to reserved categories and UR categories. Female candidates also fall under reserved category for the concession in paying the application fee. 

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. Application fee for GATE 2018 is depicted in the table given below-

CategoryApplication Fee (without service charges)
WomenINR 750
All Other CandidatesINR 1500

After paying the fees, GATE application form is successfully submitted and goes under scrutiny. The authority will check and upload the status of application form within 2 days after submission. In case, any problem occurs, feel free to contact the GATE 2018 authority-

mail Email-
GATE, GATE 2018, How to apply for GATE exam Phone Number- 
Help-desk Timings

Monday to Friday (on Government working days only) 
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon & 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Organizing Chairman, GATE 2018
GATE Office,
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati-781039, Assam



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