GATE 2020 Application Form will be released in the month of September in 2019 online at the official website of the conducting IIT. The engineering graduates are eligible to fill the GATE Application Form 2019. The expected exam fee is Rs. 1500/- (and Rs. 750/- for SC/ST/PWD/Transgender and female candidates) that must be remitted only online through Credit Card/Debit Card or Internet banking. Candidates applying for the exam can read below the important details on GATE 2020 Application Form, fee, eligibility, how to fill the form on this page.
GATE 2020 Application Form
GATE 2020, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level PG Engineering entrance exam jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs) at Roorkee, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Bombay. The schedule for GATE 2020 Application Form is as follows:
|GATE 2020 Application Form||Important Dates|
|Application Form Available from||1st week of Sep 2019|
|Last date to fill||3rd week of Sep 2019|
|Last date for payment of application fees||4th week of Nov 2019|
|Form correction dates||1st week of Oct 2019|
|Release of Admit Card||1st week of Jan 2020|
|GATE 2020 Exam date||2nd week of Feb 2020|
|Declaration of Answer Key||3rd week of Feb 2020|
Application Form: GATE 2020 Application Form will be available as per the schedule on the official website.
GATE 2020 Application Fees
The candidates can check the application fee for GATE 2020 in the table below, the fee is subjected to change until the official notice is out for GATE 2020.
|Category||Application Fee||Application Fee with Late Fee|
|General / OBC||1500/-||2000/-|
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu exam centres||USD 50||USD 70|
|Dubai/ Singapore exam centres||USD 100||USD 120|
Mode of Payment: The application fees can be paid Online through Debit card/ credit card/ net banking.
GATE 2020 Application Form Important Documents
The candidates must be careful while filling the application form for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020, as all this information will be verified at later stages of admission/recruitment. The Candidates need to arrange the following documents before they start filling the GATE 2020 Application Form:
- Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents name, parents mobile number, etc.).
- Address for Communication (including PIN code)
- Eligibility degree details (in case the candidate has already passed the qualifying exam or a provisional certificate in case of appearing the qualifying degree)
- College name and address with PIN code
- GATE paper (subject)
- Candidate’s photograph
- Candidate’s signature
- Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/ Institute
- Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
- Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format (File size should be between 10KB and 300KB)
- Scanned copy of Dyslexic Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
- Details of the valid Identity Document – Passport/ PAN card/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar-UID/ College ID/ Employee ID/ Driving License.
- Net-banking/debit card/credit card details for fee payment
Image specifications for GATE 2020 Application Form
The candidates must upload the Scanned images in the correct format as it appear on the admit card for the exam. These details are verified on the day of the exam, because the admit card acts as an identity proof of the candidate. Scanned Images of Candidate Photograph and Candidate Signature and other documents should be in the following format:
|Document Type||Image size||Format||Pixels|
|candidate’s photograph||Between 5KB and 200KB||JPEG/JPG||240×320 and 480×640 pixels|
|candidate’s signature||Between 5KB and 200KB||JPEG/JPG||80×280 and 160×560 pixels.|
|Eligibility Document||Between 10 KB and 500 KB||–|
|Category (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable)||Between 10 KB and 300 KB||–|
|PwD Certificate (if applicable)||Between 10 KB and 300 KB||–|
|Dyslexic Certificate (if applicable)||Between 10 KB and 300 KB||–|
The acceptable format of the Candidate Photograph to be filled in GATE 2020 Application Form is shown in the image below:
The acceptable format of the Candidate signature to be filled in GATE 2020 Application Form is shown in the image below:
How to Fill GATE 2020 Application Form
The GATE 2020 Application Form is to be filled in the steps as shown in the flow chart image below. Look for a step by step guide on how to fill the GATE 2020 Application Form on this page ahead.
Step 1: Go to the official GATE 2020 Application website. And click on the “Click here to Apply” button. The candidate will be redirected to the registration page where after filling the following information, the candidate will receive an application number through SMS and Email:
- Candidate Name
- Email ID
- Country of Residence
- Mobile Number
- Set Password
The candidates must keep the Enrollment number and password safe for future logins for downloading the answer key and response sheet.
Step 2: Now the Candidate must login to the application form through the Login Page as shown below:
Step 3: The Candidate will now be redirected to the Application page where the candidate has to fill the following details:
- Exam Details
The candidate must fill the choice of subject for GATE 2020 very carefully. And a choice of three cities for giving the exam.
- Personal Details
The candidate has to fill certain personal details in the application form like Enrollment ID, Name of Candidate, Email, Mobile number, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Category, Person with Disability, Country of permanent Residence, State of Permanent Residence, ID Proof, ID Proof number, Name of Parent/Guardian, Country of Residence of Parent/ Guardian and Correspondence address.
- Qualifying degree details
The candidate must fill the following qualifying degree details carefully in the application form Institute registration/ Roll number, Qualifying Degree, Discipline of Qualifying Degree, Graduation status, Year of Qualifying Degree, Country of College/University, State/Union, Territory of College/University, City / Town of College/University, Degree awarding University / Institute, Name of College and Pin code of College.
- Necessary Documents
The candidate has to upload scanned copies of the following documents in specified size and formats, Candidate Photograph, Candidate Signature and other Eligibility Document/certificates.
Step 4: The candidate must carefully Verify and Review the application form and then press the “submit and proceed to payment” button.
Step 5: The candidate should now select a mode of payment gateway- Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking / UPI, and make the necessary payments.
Step 6: After a successful payment the candidate will now be redirected towards the application form, which is to be printed and kept carefully for any future references.
Details to be filled in the GATE 2020 Application Form
The candidates have to fill the following fields in the GATE 2020 Application Form, the candidates must ensure that the details are correct:
(A) Exam Details
- The candidate has to first select the subject they wish to appear GATE 2020 in.
- The country they will be giving the exam in.
- The choice of state is for the candidates who will appear for the exam in India, the student must select three cities for examination of their choice for the same.
- The first and second choices must be from the same GATE 2020 zone and third choice can be from any GATE 2020 zone.
(B) Personal Details
The candidate has to fill the following personal details in the application form:
- Enrollment ID – as received during the registration process
- Name of Candidate
- Email address (which needs to be verified through an OTP sent via Email)
- Mobile number (which needs to be verified through an OTP sent via SMS)
- Date of Birth ( as on a valid government ID)
- Gender ( Male/ Female)
- Nationality (Indian/Other)
- Category (General/SC/ST/OBC)
- Person with Disability- (yes/no)
- Candidate with Dyslexia- (yes/no)
- Country of permanent Residence
- State of Permanent Residence
- ID Proof (Aadhar/ Voter ID/ PAN card/ Passport)*
- ID Proof number
- Name of Parent/Guardian
- Country of Residence of Parent/ Guardian
- Correspondence address
*For international candidates, only a valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID is accepted as the recognized identification document.
(C) Qualifying degree details:
The candidate has to fill the following qualifying degree details in the application form:
- Institute registration/ Roll number ( as on Marksheet/ Degree)
- Qualifying Degree (The name of the Degree)
- Discipline of Qualifying Degree
- Have you graduated in the above degree – (yes/no)
- Year of Qualifying Degree
- Country of College/University
- State/Union Territory of College/University
- City / Town of College/University
- Degree awarding University / Institute (name)
- Name of College
- Pin code of College
(D) Upload Necessary Documents
The candidate has to upload scanned copies of the following documents in specified size and formats:
- Candidate Photograph – must be in color with white background and taken after 01 August 2019
- Candidate Signature – after drawing a rectangular box of size 2 cm × 7 cm (Height × Width) on an A4 white paper, must be Signed by the candidate with black or dark blue ink pen only.
- Eligibility Document/certificate
GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The Candidates who fulfill any of the academic qualifications given in the table below are eligible for appearing for the GATE 2020 exam. The candidates must note that the eligibility of the candidate will be verified at the time of result announcement.
|Degree Name||Description of the Degree||Eligible Candidates||Year of Qualification
not later than
|B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.||
|final year or completed||2020|
||final year or completed||2020|
|B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.||
||4th year or completed||2020|
|Pharm. D. (after 10+2)||
||4th/ 5th/6th year or completed||2022|
|M. Sc./ M.A./MCA||
||final year or completed||2020|
|Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)||
||2nd/ 3rd/4th year or completed||2022|
|Int. M.E./ M.Tech.
or Dual Degree
||4th/5th year or completed||2021|
|Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S.||
|final year or completed||2020|
|Professional Society Examinations||
||Completed Section A or equivalent||NA|
GATE 2020 Application Form Correction
The exam conducting body opens the form correction window for the candidates who made certain mistakes while filling the application form. The form correction window will be open for a one-time correction slot, no further change is possible if the candidate has submitted the changes once.
The candidates are allowed to update or correct certain information in their GATE 2020 Application Form through the correction window. However, the candidates must note that certain fields in the application form cannot be edited once the final submission has been completed.
GATE 2020 Application Form FAQs
Some of the most important FAQs for GATE Application Form are listed below:
Ques. What is the last date for filling the GATE 2020 application form?
Ans. The last date for filling the GATE 2020 application form will be notified once the notice for the application process is released on the official GOAPS portal.
Ques. Is there a reason for my GATE 2020 Application Form rejection?
Ans. The official information brochure of the GATE exam defines the reasons for application form rejection due to incorrect/invalid images and documents, non-payment of fee, or untimely corrections made in the application.
Ques. I uploaded the wrong documents in my GATE application form, what can I do now?
Ans. If you have not yet done the final submission of the GATE 2020 Application Form, you can re-upload the documents. However, if the final submission has been made and the fee has been processed, you must wait for the form correction window to make changes in your application form. It must be noted that only certain fields are allowed to be edited by the candidates, which will be notified later.
Ques. I’m unable to verify my mobile number for the GATE 2020 application form, will my application form get rejected?
Ans. Sometimes due to heavy traffic, the candidates are unable to verify their mobile number and email id, due to non-receipt of OTP. Also, check if your mobile number has proper network connectivity and is not on DND mode. Wait for some time and try again later.
Ques. After I received an SMS to make corrections in my GATE Application Form, I made the necessary changes, however, my application form status is still under process. what can I do?
Ans. The officials will verify your corrected details and see if the required changes have been made. The process sometimes takes a little while. However, if you face the same issue after 15-20 days, contact the exam conducting officials through their helpline numbers.
Ques. Is there any correction fee charged to make changes in the GATE 2020 Application Form?
Ans. Yes, the exam conducting body may charge a fee to make changes in the application form. Last year the fee to make changes in the exam center was Rs. 400.
Ques. When do the PSU application on the basis of GATE Score start?
Ans. Different PSUs start their recruitment application process at different periods of time, the candidates are advised to keep visiting the official websites of various PSUs for a notice regarding the same.
GATE 2020 Admit Card
The admit card is available for download at the official GOAPS website. The Admit Card contains important information like exam slot, date, time and venue. The candidate can access their admit card online through application number and password.
The candidate must carry a printed copy of the admit card on the day of the exam, along with a valid Government Id proof. These documents are mandatory for the candidates to be carried in the examination hall as they act as temporary proof of eligibility.
Insofar, official details of GATE 2020 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as GATE 2020 information brochure is released, details will be updated here.