GATE 2018 application form filling instructions indicate the step by step process to apply online for GATE. GATE aspirants must go through the detailed procedure before applying online. Ensure that you follow each step carefully while filling the GATE Online Application Form 2018. Get here the step by step process to apply online for GATE 2018.

To apply, please go to GATE online application form.

Documents required for Filling GATE Application Form.

Before proceeding for filling the GATE Application Form, candidates must have the following documents handy to avoid any problem during the process. The list of documents / data required at the time of filling the GATE Application Form has been provided below for both Indian as well as International Candidates.

  • Personal information
  • Address for Communication
  • Eligibility degree details
  • College address
  • GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities
  • Scanned image of your photograph, signature and thumb impression
  • Scanned copy of Degree Certificate or mark sheet.
  • Scanned copy of Category / PwD Certificate (if applicable)
  • ID Proof
  • Bank details

Procedure for Filling GATE Application Form Online.

Step by Step Procedure to fill the GATE Application Form 2018 is given below.

Step-1: The login page is as shown in the image below. If you have already registered, then fill your Registration Number/Enrollment ID and the password also then proceed. Otherwise, first, you need to register yourself by clicking on “New User? Register Here” link.

Step-2: Next, the GATE 2018 Registration window will open. It will be as shown below:

To register, the candidates will have to enter the following details:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Email Address
  • Country
  • Mobile Number
  • Password(You have to select the password by yourself)
  • Then at last by entering the Captcha submit the form.

Step-3: Once, the registration is done successfully, the candidates will receive a message as displayed below. Along with it, an SMS will also be sent to the registered mobile number of the candidates. In it, an Enrollment ID and OPT will be allocated to the candidates.

Step-4: Then, the candidates will be required to sign the deceleration and click on “Start GATE 2018 Application Form” button. It is advised that before filling your GATE Application Form, you go through the Information Brochure and keep ready all the required Data and Information.

Step-5: Now, the candidates will be required to fill the Application Form of GATE 2018. There will a single form. However, we have divided in it sections for the ease of our readers. Check below:

GATE 2018 Exam Details –

  • Choice of Examination Country
  • Choice of Examination City 1
  • Choice of Examination City 2
  • Choice of Examination City 3

A message will appear to confrim subject choosen by the candidates.

You have to choose your Examination City and Country very carefully.

Similarly, choose Exam City 2

Choose City 3 for the exam

Next, the candidates will be required to enter Applicants Personal Details –

The details to be submitted are: –

  • Enrollment ID (Auto mention)
  • Name of the Candidate (Auto mention)
  • E-mail Address (Auto mention)
  • Mobile Number (Auto mention)
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Category
  • PwD Status
  • Dyslexic Candidate (yes or no)
  • Country of Permanent Residence
  • State/Union Territory of Permanent Residence
  • ID Proof
  • ID Proof Number
  • Name of Parent/Guardian
  • Country of Residence of Parent/Guardian
  • Mobile number of Parent/Guardian

The candidates will have to verify the e-mail by entering the allocated OTP, as shown in the image below. This has to be done while submitting the Applicant’s Personal Details

Verification of mobile number is also to be done during this stage only. To verify the mobile number, the candidates will also have to enter the OTP.

Once the personal details are filled, the candidates need to submit the address details.

Under Correspondence Address, candidates need to submit the following:

  • State/Union Territory

Next, the candidates will have to enter the Qualifying Degree details.

The details to be submitted under Qualifying Degree section are:

  • Choose qualifying degree or the degree pursuing.
  • Choose the discipline closest to the ones given, if not in the list.
  • You must upload duly signed certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute in the given format
  • Country of College / University
  • State/Union Territory
  • If the country is other than India, the State/Union Territory will appear as “Other”.
  • College/University NameAs you start typing the college name, you will see a list of colleges. Please select your college if it appears in the list. Otherwise, type the name completely without any special characters (Note: Length should not exceed 100 characters).
  • City/Town
  • PIN Code

Now, the candidates will be required to upload Photograph, Signature, Certificate from the HOD, Caste Certificate, and PwD Certificate.


The size of the photo should be between 5-150 KB and minimum resolution should be 80*280 (height:width).

The signature size should also be between 50-150 KB and its resolution is 160*560(height:width).

When the imgaes will be uploaded, the candidates will be directed to final sbmitting of the application form

This is the format of the eligibility certificate that you have to submit and get attested by Institute/Head of the Department(HOD).Here you have to fill your Name, Father’s Name, Department, College Name, Roll Number, Degree, Current Academic year, Duration of the Program.

You will get your payment page at last and payment can be made by many ways like Credit Card,Net Banking, Debit Card. You have to pay 750 Rs/- for this exam.


If you are making the payment through debit card,then you have to give these informations: Card Number, expiration date, CVV/CVC and Card Holder’s Name.Then click on make payment.

At last after making the Payment , if you get this photo on your laptop that means you have successfully applied for GATE 2018.For making this payment fill your Enrollment ID,Applicant Name and Payment details.

Payment related issues

Q1. My net banking account has been debited (money taken out) more than once. How do I get the money back?

This can happen if your bank account was used more than once or you pressed refresh or back/forward button of your internet browser. Please check your bank account after 48 hours. Any unaccounted or excess money that was received on behalf of GATE 2018 from this account will automatically be returned (credited) to the same bank account.

Q2. My bank account has been debited (money taken out), but GATE Application website says that the payment has not been received. What do I do?

This happens because of some failure in internet transactions (including failure of internet connection at your end). As soon as possible, you MUST initiate a fresh payment process on the GATE application website, and make the payment again. The money that was debited (taken out) from your account in the first attempt, will be credited (put back) to your bank account within seven working days. You will be charged only once. Any excess/unaccounted debits will be returned to you.

Certificate related issues

Q1. Only SC/ST/PwD candidates have been asked to upload the category certificates. What about the OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates? Do they have to upload the category certificate too?

NO. Category certificate is required only to decide the rate for the application fee. As far as the GATE 2018 examination is concerned, only SC/ST/PwD candidates and all women candidates qualify for a reduced fee. That is the purpose of asking for the certificate.
Note: This aspect does not apply to candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and UAE.

Q3. I belong to SC/ ST category. What certificate should I attach or produce?

Please follow the format and form of SC/ST category and apply ASAP.

Signature and Photo related issues

Q1. Whatever I do I’m not able to upload my signature. I’m following all the instructions and criteria specified. How do I do?

It seems to have worked for a lot of candidates. Please check again the format you are trying to upload.
You may use this example format to upload your signature. You can cut and paste into this file and please do not resize.

Q2. I have uploaded a photo with dark background. Is it fine?

Please wait. During scrutiny of your application, we would check your photo. If the photo you have uploaded is not acceptable then you will get an email/SMS. You can then correct the photograph and other details as requested.
You may use this example format to upload your photo. You can cut and paste into this file and please do not resize.

Q3. When I download my application, my photo or signature is distorted.

Please don’t worry. This may be a download problem. Most probably, your photo and signature are captured correctly in our system. If not, we shall contact you after scrutiny. Every application is Scrutinized.

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  1. Hello sir I am working in Hyderabad and this time I was planning to write GATE. But I am facing problem because I have to come to karnataka just to take HOD signature any other alternative is there I can’t get leave.

    • hey there if you have completed your graduation then you didn’t require the HOD signature but you’re in the last year of graduation then you can ask any of your friends to do the favour.

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