GATE 2021 Application Form – IIT Bombay is accepting GATE application form online at appsgate.iitb.ac.in. The last date to register and apply for GATE 2021 is September 30, 2020, and with late fees, it is October 7, 2020. To fill the application form candidates have to register first using name, email Id, country of residence, mobile number, and password of choice. After registration, candidates have to fill the application form, pay the application fee, and print the confirmation fee. Check all details on GATE 2021 application form like how to apply, documents to upload, application fee, eligibility to apply, and more from this page.
Latest: The GATE 2020 application form is available via the direct link below.
GATE 2021 Application Form
Candidates can apply for 1 or 2 papers in GATE 2021. As per the combination of papers available candidates can select 2 papers to apply for. One application if to filled to apply for 2 papers. However, the application fee applicable will be per paper basis.
|GATE 2021 Application Form||Important Dates|
|Application process starts on|
|Last date to apply||30 Sep 2020|
|Last date to apply with late fee||7 Oct 2020|
|Last Date for change of category, paper and examination city|
(an additional fee will be applicable)
|13 Nov 2020|
Apply Online: Click here to fill GATE 2021 application form.
Official Website: gate.iitb.ac.in.
GATE 2021 Application Fee
The application fee of GATE 2021 is given in the table below. For GATE, some extra time is given to complete or register for the exam. However, in this extra time period, additional charges are also applicable.
|Categories||Amount per paper||Fee per paper in extended period|
|GEN / OBC||Rs 1500||Rs. 2000|
|SC / ST / PwD / Transgender / Female||Rs 750||Rs. 1250|
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu||US $50||US$ 70|
|Dubai and Singapore||US $100||US$ 120|
How to pay the GATE 2021 application fee?
The candidates have to pay the application fee online using available payment options like Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking.
Documents Required to Upload In GATE 2021 Application Form
The candidates can check the documents given below that are needed to be uploaded in GATE 2021 application form:
- High-quality image of the candidate’s photograph
- Good quality image of candidate’s signature
- Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable)
- Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable)
- Scanned copy of Certificate of Dyslexia (if applicable)
- Scanned copy of the valid photo Identity Document (The same ID, in original, must be carried to the examination hall)
Image Specifications for GATE 2021 Application Form
It is necessary to submit the images in the application form according to the prescribed format. If the images are not uploaded in the proper format, the, this might lead to the rejection of GATE 2021 application form. Check the image specifications mentioned below for GATE application form.
|Photograph||JPEG||Between 5 KB – 200 KB|
Maximum size – 480 x 640 pixels
Minimum size – 240 x 320 pixels
|Signature||JPEG||Between 5 KB – 150 KB|
Maximum size – 160 x 560 pixels
Minimum size – 80 x 280 pixels
|Eligibility document||Between 10 KB – 500 KB|
|Category certificate (if applicable)||Between 10 KB – 300 KB|
|PwD certificate (if applicable)||Between 10 KB – 300 KB|
|Dyslexic certificate (if applicable)||Between 10 KB – 300 KB|
Other Specifications for Photograph
- The photograph must be coloured.
- The background of the image must be white or light coloured.
- The face should occupy 35% of the area of the photograph with a full-face view looking into the camera.
- The main features of the face must not be covered with hair, cloth, or any shadow.
- The forehead and chin must be clearly visible.
- The photograph must be without cap / hat.
- The candidates who wear spectacles regularly can get their photographs clicked with the glasses. However, the candidates must not wear any dark tinted glasses.
Other Specifications for Signature
- The signature must be done with blue / black pen only.
- The signatures must not be done in capital letters.
What is GOAPS?
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) is basically an online interface for the candidates to interact with the GATE administration. It is basically a portal, where the candidates can perform various functions related to GATE like apply for the exam, download admit card, check result, etc. For filling the application form, the first step is to register at GOAPS. To register, the candidates need to enter:
2. E-mail id
4. Mobile number
How to Fill GATE 2021 Application Form?
GATE application form is released online only. The candidates can follow the steps given below to fill GATE 2021 application form.
Step 1: Click on the link given above.
Step 2: Next, complete the registration process by entering the details like name, e-mail id, country of residence, mobile number and set password.
Step 3: Then, login with the enrollment id and password.
Step 4: After logging in, enter the details in the application form. The candidates have to first fill the particulars for the exam details such as the selection of GATE subject paper choices and choice of exam city.
Step 5: Next, enter the personal details such as name, date of birth, nationality, gender, category, address etc.
Step 6: Then, enter the correspondence address:
Step 7: Next, enter the qualifying degree details as shown in the image below:
Step 8: Then, upload the scanned documents in the application form.
Step 9: Next, select the mode of payment and pay the application fee.
Step 10: Finally, after the payment of the application form, take a printout of the confirmation page for future references.
Details to be Filled in GATE 2021 Application Form
The details that must be mentioned in GATE 2021 application form are:
- Subject choices for which candidates have to give GATE
- Name of the country from where exam has to be given
- 3 preferences of cities from where GATE has to be given
- Name of the candidate
- Enrollment id
- E-mail id
- Mobile number
- Date of birth
- PwD or not
- Dyslexic or not
- ID proof number
- Name of the parent or guardian
- Country of residence
- Correspondence address
Qualifying Degree Details
- Roll number / Institute registration
- Name of the qualifying degree
- Discipline of qualifying degree
- Passing year of qualifying degree
- Country of college / university
- State / Union Territory of college
- City or town of college / university
- Name of the college
- Pin code of college
- Degree awarding university
GATE 2021 Application Form Correction
The organizing body allows the candidates to rectify the errors in GATE application form after its submission. To edit details in GATE 2021 application form, the candidates need to login at GOAPS by entering the enrollment id / e-mail address and password. Those candidates who had made a mistake while filling the form are conveyed by the official exam conducting body via SMS / E-mail.
Candidates can edit the following details after the submission of GATE 2021 application form
- Date of birth
- Parent name
- Country of residence
- Mobile number
- Qualifying degree details
- PwD status
- Exam city
- Choice of the subject paper
GATE 2021 Admit Card
The candidates can download GATE 2021 admit card from the GOAPS website. To download GATE 2021 admit card, the candidates need to enter the application number and password. The admit card consists of important details like exam date, exam timing, date of the exam, reporting time, address of the exam center, etc. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the exam center on the day of the examination.
GATE 2021 admit card releases via online mode only. It is not sent individually to the candidates by post / e-mail. Along with the printed copy of GATE 2021 admit card, the candidates need to carry a valid id proof. The acceptable id proofs are:
- PAN card
- Aadhar UID
- College id
- Employee id
- Driving License
About GATE 2021
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted by IITs and IISc Bangalore on the rotational basis. It is conducted annually. It is held at All India level for the admission into courses like M.Tech / M.E. / M.Arch / Ph.D. GATE is a computer-based test. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. It is conducted for 25 subject papers. It consists of 65 questions. The exam consists of multiple-choice questions and numerical answer type questions. There is negative marking for MCQs in case of wrong answers. On the other hand, there is no negative marking for numerical-answer type questions.
FAQs for GATE 2021 Application Form
Q. How do I apply online for GATE 2021?
Ans. You need to first register at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Then, you need to login and fill the application form of GATE.
Q. Can I use one e-mail id to fill multiple GATE application forms?
Ans. No, only one application form can be filled using a e-mail id. Candidates are discouraged to fill multiple application forms using different email ids.
Q. Why should I choose three examination cities for GATE 2021?
Ans. A candidate is allotted the test city as per his / her first choice. However, in some cases, there are too many candidates in one city. So, in that case, the choices of the examination cities become relevant and as per other choices, exam centres are allotted.
Q. What to do if my power / internet connection failed during the submission of application form?
Ans. If something like this happens, open the GOAPS website again and continue your application process. However, before doing so, check whether the earlier details have been saved or not. If not, then fill the fresh application form again.
Q. My net banking account has been debited more than once. How do I get my money back?
Ans. Any excess money received will be refunded automatically to the you at the same back account where the payment was made. However, this may take a week or more after the closing of the application process.
Q. Do I have to send the printout of the GATE 2021 application form?
Ans. No, the printout of the application form is not required to be sent to the organizing institute or any GATE zonal offices.
Q. When and how will I know the status of GATE 2021 application form?
Ans. You can check the status of the application form by logging into the GOAPS website.
Q. I have missed to take a printout of my GATE 2021 application form after its submission. How will I get access to it?
Ans. You ca n login using the enrollment id and password in order to take out the printout of the form.
Q. Which identity document will be accepted in GATE 2021 application form?
Ans. For Indian candidates, passport / PAN card / driving license / voter id / aadhar UID / college id / employee id will be accepted. For international candidates, only passport / govt. issued id / college id / employee id will be acceted as the recognized identification.
Q. After the submission of GATE 2021 application form, am I permitted to change my GATE examination city?
Ans. Yes, only after the last date of submission of application form, the request for the change of the examination city will be entertained against the payment. For this, a specific time period will be mentioned on the official website.
Q. I have entered my college name wrongly. Even though I have not submitted my application form, I am not able to correct the college name? What should I do?
Ans. For this, again start filling the form from the country option. By doing this, the change in the college name could happen. Also, do not use any special characters while entering the name of the college.
Q. Is the downloaded marksheet (from internet) acceptable as an identity document?
Ans. Yes, it is acceptable but it must be digitally or duly signed by with the seal by competent authority.
Q. I have backlogs during the qualifying degree program, due to which I did not complete the program. I am currently not studying in the college and therefore cannot get duly signed certificate from the Head of the department. Which document should I upload while filling the application form?
Ans. You can upload the final year mark sheet (of any one semester) if there are any backlogs.
Q. My application status is under scrutiny. What should I do now?
Ans. Do not worry if your application status shows ‘under scrutiny’. Wait till the scrutiny process is over.
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