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GATE 2021 Application Procedure

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on January 21, 2021

The registration window of GATE 2021 was closed on 14th October 2020. There have been various applications received by the end of the application procedure. The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay i.e. IIT Bombay which is the conducting authority of GATE 2021 Exam has opened the application form correction window. The application form correction window was made available from 28th October 2020 and will remain open until 13th November 2020. Students who wish to make corrections in their duly filled application form can visit the official website of GATE i.e. gate.iitb.ac.in and proceed further by logging in to make the changes.

Candidates must note that they will only be able to make changes in their category, exam city, and exam paper details.

GATE 2021 Exam is scheduled to be conducted on 6th February 2021 & 7th February 2021, and 13th February 2021 & 14th February 2021.

More About GATE Registration

  • Candidates are required to process the payment of INR 1500 as GATE Application Fee while filling the GATE Application Form.
  • GATE Application Fee with late charges is INR 2000.
  • Aspirants must upload the scanned copy of their passport sized photograph and signature as per the specifications defined by the exam conducting authority.
  • Candidates must also ensure if they stand eligible to apply for GATE 2021 Exam before filling the application form.

Registration Dates of GATE 2021

Event

Date

GATE 2021 Registration Starts on

11th September 2020

GATE 2021 Registration Ends on

8th October 2020 (Extended to 14th October 2020)

GATE 2021 Application Form Correction Window Opens

28th October 2020

GATE 2021 Application Form Correction Window Closes

13th November 2020

GATE 2021 Exam Registration Procedure

The registration procedure of GATE Exam needs to be completed online on the official website of GATE. Candidates willing to apply for the exam are required to visit the official website of GATE and apply by filling the application form available there. There is a stepwise procedure that candidates must follow in order to fill the application form correctly.

The examination conducting authority make sure to release a guide for successful submission of GATE Application Form. Below mentioned are the steps to apply for the exam and fill the application form in order to register for the exam:

  • GATE Registration

This is the first step to apply for the examination. Interested candidates must, first of all, register themselves by entering the required details. Candidates must click on “New User” tab if applying for the first time and proceed as per the guide. They will receive access to GOAPS after the registration procedure is completed.

  • Filling of GATE Application Form

Candidates must log in using the credentials received by them on their registered email id and start filling the GATE Application Form.

  • Uploading of Important Documents

While filling the application form, candidates must also upload their passport sized photograph, signature, eligibility certificate, SC/ST certificate (if required) as per the specifications mentioned by the exam conducting authority.

  • Payment of GATE Application Fee

Candidates must process the payment of application fee via any online payment modes such as net banking, credit card, or debit card.

  • Submission of GATE Application Form

Candidates must, at the end, submit their duly filled GATE Application Form by accepting the declaration statement and clicking on “Submit” tab.

GATE Application Procedure

For Indian Candidates:

  • Personal Information including name that should match the college records, date of birth, contact number, email ID and other details.
  • Postal Address details including PIN Code.
  • Qualifying Degree details including the name of the course, year of passing and specialization.
  • College Details including address and PIN Code.
  • Details about GATE such as for which subject the candidate is applying for and preferred examination cities.
  • Scanned image of candidate's passport size photograph.
  • Scanned image of candidate's signature.
  • Scanned copy of candidate's eligibility document in PDF format.
  • Scanned copy of previous degree certificate or provisional certificate.
  • Scanned copy of Category Certificate, in case of candidates from reserved category.
  • Scanned copy of PwD Certificate, in case of candidates from PwD category.
  • Details of ID Proof of the candidate such as Passport, PAN Card, Voter's ID, Aadhar, Driving License, College ID card etc.
  • In order to pay the application fee, bank details are required.

Guidelines for Photograph and Signature:

For Photograph:

  • The candidate is required to scan the color passport size photograph with light background clicked after August 1 of the current year.
  • The width of the photograph must be 3.5 cm and height must be 4.5 cm.
  • The format of the file must be in JPEG format only.
  • 50 percent of the area of the photograph must be covered with the candidate's face and must not be covered by the hair of the head or any other cloth.

For Signature:

  • The candidate must draw a rectangular box of 2 cm (height) x 7 cm (width) on a plain sheet.
  • The signature should be either with black or blue ink pen within the box.
  • The signature must not be in Capital letters.
  • While scanning the signature, make sure that the border of the box is neatly cropped.
  • The scanned image must be in JPEG format.
  • The size of the image must not exceed 160 x 560 in pixels whereas the minimum image size must not be less than 80 x 280 in pixels.

For Foreign Candidates:

  • Personal Information including name that should match the college records, date of birth, contact number, email ID and other details.
  • Postal Address details including PIN Code.
  • Qualifying Degree details including the name of the course, year of passing and specialization.
  • College Details including address and PIN Code.
  • Details about GATE such as for which subject the candidate is applying for and preferred examination cities.
  • Scanned image of candidate's passport size photograph.
  • Scanned image of candidate's signature.
  • Details of the valid photo ID such as passport, government-issued ID, employee ID. 
 

Dates

Application Process starts

First week of September 2019

Application Process ends without late fee

Second week of October 2019

Application Process ends with late fee

First week of November 2019

So, the above mentioned was the brief idea of how students can register themselves and apply for the exam. The detailed description of step wise procedure to apply for GATE 2021 Exam has been given below. Candidates must ensure filling the form in the sequence given below.

GATE REGISTRATION

The first step to apply for the exam is to register for GATE 2021 by completing the registration procedure. Candidates applying for the first time must register as new user by clicking on the tab “New User”. Candidates who already possess login credentials can continue further by clicking on “Login, If Already Registered”.

Candidates applying for the first time must enter the below mentioned details correctly in order to register themselves:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Email Address
  • Country
  • Mobile Number
  • Password (Creation of New Password)
  • Enter the Captcha on the Screen
  • Click on ‘Submit' tab

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Candidates must ensure that the details filled in by them are correct as any incorrect detail may lead to cancelation of their candidature.

  • If the details given by the candidates are correct, candidates will receive an SMS and Email on the mobile number and email id registered by them respectively.
  • Using this SMS or Email, candidates must create GOAPS password by entering details such as email id, mobile number, etc.
  • The password created by students must be unique and candidates will be intimated on their registered email id and phone number. 

GATE 2021 APPLICATION FORM FILLING

The next step is to fill GATE 2021 Application Form made available right after the registration procedure is completed. Candidates are required to enter the enrollment id and password sent to them on their registered email id and mobile number. It is advisable for candidates to go through the information brochure of GATE 2021 Exam and read the given instructions thoroughly before filling the application form. This section consists of four subsections concerning How to Apply for GATE 2021.

  • Candidates must choose the paper they wish to appear in. Choose your country from the dropdown and pick 3 options of your choice of GATE 2021 Exam Centers.

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Candidates must also verify their email address and mobile number entered at the time of registration. While confirming the details by clicking on ‘Verify' button, they will receive an OTP on their registered email id and mobile number. Enter all the required details correctly as any incorrect may lead to cancelation of their candidature.

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The details required to be entered by candidates are mentioned as below:

  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Category
  • Address
  • Correspondence Address
  • Qualifying Degree Details

UPLOADING OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Below mentioned are the documents along with their required specifications which need to be uploaded at the time of registration.

Document

Specification

Passport Sized Photograph

5 kb to 200 kb

Signature

5 kb to 200 kb

Category Certificate (if required)

10 kb to 300 kb

PwD Certificate (if required)

10 kb to 300 kb

GATE 2021 APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT

The application fee for GATE 2021 varies for national and international students. Candidates must process the payment of application fee while filling the application form in order to complete the registration procedure successfully.

  • Candidates can process the payment of application fee via any online payment modes such as credit card, debit card, or net banking.
  • GATE Application Fee is not refundable.

The table given below mentions category wise GATE Application Fee details (for National Students):

Category

Normal Fee

Late Fee

Women

INR 750

INR 1250

SC/ST/PwD

INR 750

INR 1250

All other candidates

INR 1500

INR 2000

 For International Students:

Category

Normal Fee

Late Fee

For Exam Center in Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu

USD 50

USD 70

For Exam Center in Dubai and Singapore

USD 100

USD 120

DECLARATION ACCEPTANCE

Candidates must read and accept the declaration statement before submitting the GATE Application Form. They must be aware of all the points mentioned in the declaration statement. The GATE Application Form can not be submitted before agreeing to the declaration. Some of the points are mentioned below:

  • Confirm that the GATE Application Form is filled by you.
  • You understand every point mentioned in GATE Application Form.
  • You agree to strictly abide by the code of conduct for GATE 2021 Exam.
  • If any of the information provided by the candidate is later found incorrect, the candidature will be canceled.
  • Any legal action for providing incorrect information can be taken against the candidate.

Schedule

Important Dates

Application Process starts

First week of September 2019

Application Process ends without late fee

Second week of October 2019

Application Process ends with late fee

First week of November 2019

 

GATE 2021 Eligibility

According to the GATE Eligibility criteria, the candidate aspiring to apply for GATE examination must possess a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university. There is no minimum or the maximum age limit to appear for GATE examination. The Eligibility Criteria can be further divided into three categories:

  • Nationality
  • Academic Qualification
  • Age Limit criteria

Degree-wise GATE Eligibility:

B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm.:

  • The candidate must have passed bachelor's degree either of 4 years after Class XII or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology.
  • The candidates studying in the final year of Graduation can also apply for the examination.
  • The passing year of the Bachelor's degree must not be later than 2019.

B.Arch.:

  • The candidate must have passed bachelor's degree of 5 years in architecture.
  • The candidates studying in the final year of Graduation can also apply for the examination.
  • The passing year of the Bachelor's degree must not be later than 2019.

GATE 2021 Admit Card

GATE Admit card will be released on January 4, 2020, for all candidates. GATE is a national level examination organized by various IITs all over the country. This examination is conducted for providing admissions to students in M. Tech/ME/Direct Ph. D and other programs.

The GATE Admit card would not be sent by post or other channels. Typically, the GATE Admit Card would be containing details such as Name of candidate, Roll Number, Category, Name of Father, Gender, Exam Day and Time, Examination Venue.

The candidate whose enrollment IDs have been displayed on the official website provisionally, have to carry the required documents and submit them to the concerned authorities. Candidates should also check their admit card before taking the printout of the same.

GATE Admit card shall be valid only if the photograph and images of the candidate are legible.

Documents required as on the exam day are as follows:


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