GATE Application Form 2020

07 Nov, 2019

GATE Application Form 2020- The exam conducting body has re-started the GATE 2020 process only for the candidates belonging to Jammu & Kashmir, those candidates who have missed the chance to fill the same can now fill & submit the same latest by 8 November 2019. Previously, the GATE application form 2020 has been closed on 28 September 2019. The examination conducting body that is IIT Delhi had previously released the online GATE Application Form 2020 on its website. The candidates who have made up their mind to take up the GATE 2020 exam needed to first fill the online GATE Application Form 2020 latest by 28 September 2019. The candidates can fill up the online application form also on this page by clicking a link given in the middle of this page. In this article, the candidates will be able to learn about the complete procedure of GATE Application form 2020 right from the online registration to the uploading of documents and final submission of the application before the due date. In order to complete the application form, the applicants need to register themselves via GOAPS. The candidates can fill up the online GATE Application Form 2020 by providing the required details asked in there such as personal details, contact details, academic qualification details and have to select exam centre from the given list. Thereafter, the candidates have to make payment of the application fee amount as per the fee details given on this page. Keep reading to know GATE Application Form 2020 in details.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, commonly known as GATE, is a national level common entrance exam conducted by the IIT Delhi for the candidates to pursue M. Tech or Ph.D. courses from IITs and IISc. Official dates have been announced by the conducting authority on its website. Online GATE Application Form 2020 was live from 3 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. The candidates had to submit the GATE Application Form 2020 with late fill till 5 October 2019. The candidates can download the GATE admit card 2020 from 3 January 2020 which will contain the name of candidates, exam centre details, date and time of GATE 2020 exam. Online mode GATE exam will be conducted from 1 February to 9 February 2020. The candidates are suggested to submit the GATE Application Form 2020 before 28 September 2019 to avoid the late fee of Rs 500 (USD 20 for the centres outside India). The applicants are suggested to first go through the GATE eligibility criteria 2020 and then start filling the GATE Application form 2020. The candidates who do not meet the eligibility criteria of this exam and they still submit the GATE Application Form 2020 will have to face the rejection of the same by the conducting authority. IIT Delhi will also allow the applicants to make rectification in the GATE Application form 2020 within the given time. The candidates are suggested to keep in touch with us for the latest update on GATE Application form 2020.

    GATE Application Form 2020Latest Update: The exam conducting body has re-opened the GATE 2020 process only for the candidates belonging to Jammu & Kashmir, such candidates can submit the same latest by 8 November 2020.

    Correction process in the submitted application form is started from 15 October, go through the link given below to access the same:

    GATE application form correction 2020

    The exam conducting body has extended the last date of filling up the GATE 2020 application form up to 28 September 2019.

    To Apply for GATE Registration 2020 – Click here

    GATE Application Form 2020 Important Dates

    The candidates who are going to submit the online GATE Application Form 2020 need to know the important related to it so that they can get themselves ready before the events come close. The important dates are given in the table below:

    S.No Events Important Dates
    1 Beginning of GATE registration 3 September 2019
    2 Last date for GATE application form submission (without late fee)

    28 September 2019

    For J & K candidates: 8 November 2019

    3 End date to submit the form with late fee 5 October 2019
    4 Edit the details like Status or Category or Gender in the application form 15 October 2019 (started)
    5 Submission of the request for a change in the test centre 15 November 2019
    6 Issuance of Admit Card 3 January 2020
    7 GATE exam 2020 1, 2, 8, & 9f20 February 2020
    8 The announcement of  GATE Result 2020 16 March 2020

    Important Documents for GATE Application Form 2020

    The applicants who are applying for GATE exam 2020 will have to ensure that they carry the below-given documents at the time of filling the GATE application form 2020:

    • Those who are pursuing a Masters or higher degree need to submit the certificate for the same either original or provisional.
    • The students who are in the final year need to provide their Provisional Certificate Letter in the format that will be issued by Dean or Home of Institute or Registrar or Head of Department.
    • The applicants who have backlogs need to provide the mark sheet copy of the final year that is issued by the related educational unit.
    • The applicants in the last year of the AMIE need to provide a mark sheet for AMIE Section A as the proof for professional equivalent qualifications.
    • Scanned signature and photograph of the applicant
    • Photo ID Proof that can be Aadhaar Card or Driving License or Employee Identification Card or Passport or PAN Card or College ID or Voter ID or Notarized Affidavit that contains a photo, Date of Birth, Signature and Address. The photo ID proof for students from abroad can be Passport or College ID or Government Issued ID or Employee ID.
    • Mark Sheets of the 5th/6th/7th semester whichever is applicable (this is for the applicants in the final year of the exam).
    • Degree Certificate or certificate for course completion or Provisional Certificate
    • Certificate of Disability or PwD (if applicable)
    • Caste Certificate (if applicable) in the given format

    Note:  The mark sheets that will be downloaded online are not taken.

    Process to fill GATE Application Form 2020

    In order to apply for the GATE 2020 exam, the candidates need to properly fill the GATE application form 2020 and submit the same before the end date. The following steps should be noted by the applicants for successful filling and submission of GATE application form 2020:

    • Registration via GOAPS
    • Filling details in GATE Application Form 2020
    • Online uploading of necessary documents
    • Preview of the Application Form
    • Online Application Fee payment
    • GATE Application Form submission

    Step 1: Registration via GOAPS

    • First of all the applicants need to make registration online via GOAPS where they will have to enter the details like name, mobile number, and email ID. Note that the details should be genuine and valid as all the further communication will be made through the registered email address and contact number. The applicants from abroad will be communicated via email only.
    • Once the registration is done, the applicants will get the enrollment number via email and SMS and this needs to be retained for further use.
    • For verification purposes, OTP will also be forwarded to the mobile number of the candidates.
    • The candidates need to pick any password for the security of their account and this needs to be unique and confidential.

    Step 2: Filling details in GATE Application Form 2020

    After registration, the applicants need to complete the details in the GATE application form 2020 that includes personal, communication, academic, and other information. First, the applicants need to enter their enrollment number and the password for login and then tap on Start the GATE 2020 Application tab to fill the below-given details in it:

    Personal Details: The applicants need to mention their name, date of birth, gender, mobile number, Father’s or Mother’s name and much more in the form. Note that these details should match with that in the certificate of qualifying degree or that provided by the Head of the Institute where the applicant is studying.

    Contact Details: The applicants need to mention their mobile number and communication address details.

    Academic Details: The details of the undergraduate degree and other related information will be provided by the candidates through the GATE application form 2020. They also need to submit the certificate of eligibility certificate in the format of PDF.

    Centres for GATE Exam: While making the choice for test centres, the applicants need to choose two centres from the zone they belong to and one from some other zone.

    GATE Paper: The candidates need to choose the GATE Paper.

    Photo ID Proof: The applicants also need to provide a valid and genuine photo ID proof and this will also be carried by the candidates on the examination day.

    Step 3: Online uploading of necessary documents

    In the next step, the aspirants need to upload the scanned images of signature, photograph and other important documents (if needed) as per the specified format and size are given by the exam conducting authorities. Note that the candidates will have to upload the documents sincerely as the application form may get rejected due to inappropriate uploading.

    Specifications of the Documents: GATE Application Form 2020

    S.No Documents Details Dimensions Format
    1 Photograph
    • The photograph should be colored and passport-sized
    • Should be in the background of white or very light.
    • The photo needs to be clicked after 1st August 2019 where the face of the applicants should cover 50% of the space in the photograph. The face needs to have clarity.
    • Sunglasses are not allowed. The candidates can wear power glasses that are clear.

    Dimension: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm

    Maximum Resolution: 480 x 640 pixels

    Minimum Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels

    2 Signature
    • The signature should be present in a rectangular box with dimension 2 cm x 7 cm on an A4 sheet.
    • The black pen or dark blue pen should be used to put the sign. It should be in bold letters.
    • The scanned signature should be uploaded online with perfect dimensions.

    Maximum Resolution: 160 x 560 pixels

    Minimum Resolution: 80 x 280 pixels


    Step 4: Preview of the Application Form

    Once the documents are uploaded successfully, the applicants need to hit the preview button in the form which directs them to the first page of the form and they can easily review the details and check whether the information is correct or not. The rectification window will open for a certain period of time and the candidates can edit the details within this time only. Once the form is checked, the candidates will have to tap on the confirm and submit tab.

    Step 5: Online Application Fee Payment

    The applicants will be directed to the page of fee payment where there will be online options like the credit card or debit card or net banking. Once the application fee is paid online, /debit card/credit card). After the payment is done, the candidates will have to proceed to the web portal of GOAPS. The candidates can see the payment status by visiting the website and logging into the account in GOAPS.

    S.No Category Application Fee Fee for extended period
    1 Male candidates that come under General or OBC and Others Rs. 1500 Rs. 2000
    2 SC or ST or PWD and Women (All Categories) Rs. 750 Rs. 1250
    3 Overseas Students (Singapore and Dubai) US$ 100 US$ 120
    4 Overseas Students (Colombo, Addis Ababa, Kathmandu, and Dhaka) US$ 50 US$ 70

    Note that the processing fees and service charges and other related charges are excluded in the above-mentioned fee amount and they will also be added.

    Step 6: GATE Application Form Submission

    After making the fee payment, the GATE application form 2020 will be submitted online via the GOAPS website. In order to complete the form correctly, the candidates are suggested to mention the details carefully and do not take the help of any other individual to fill the form. After the submission of the form, the applicants need to hit the download tab and take the print out of the filled form for further use.

    Checking Application Status for GATE 2020

    The concerned authorities will take the onus of making proper scrutiny of the GATE application form 2020 and check the accuracy. In case of any error or discrepancy, the authority will inform the candidates via SMS or email. To see the status of the form online, the candidates need to visit the website of GOAPS and enter their login credentials. It is mandatory for the candidates to correct the errors in the form within the given time only else their form will get canceled.

    If the applicants forget their Enrollment ID or Password, they need not get worried and they can fix this issue by following these steps:

    • In case the applicants forget their Enrollment ID or it is simply not received by them on their email or mobile number, they need to visit the web portal and need to enter the registered email id and the password. The enrollment ID will be sent to the applicants on the registered contact number via SMS.
    • In case the applicants forget their password, they need to mention the enrollment and click on forgot the password. The system will automatically send the new password to the contact number of the candidate.

    Correction of GATE Application Form 2020

    The authority will provide an online window for the rectification of the details in the GATE application form 2020. Note that this window will remain open for a particular time period and then it will get closed. The applicants need to make the changes in the form within this specified time only. There is only a certain field that can be edited once after submission i.e. change in test cities. The candidates need to send the request to the zonal office through email mentioning the enrollment number. They need to attach the document as a piece of evidence to rectify the incorrect information. In last year, the authority has permitted to make changes in the below-given information.

    Details that can be edited while correction of GATE application form 2020

    S.No Correction Type Details
    1 Name of the Applicant 10th class certificate, Driving License, Aadhaar Card, Passport, Voter ID
    2 Date of Birth Birth Certificate, Passport, 10th class certificate
    3 Parents’ Name Voter ID, Aadhaar Card, Passport, Driving License
    • Qualifying Degree
    • Year of Qualification
    Degree Certificate/ Mark Sheet of Final Year or Semester. The certificate needs to contain the signature with the seal of HoD or Competent Authority or Principal

    GATE Exam Centres 2020

    The candidates willing to filling the GATE Application Form 2020 using online mode must know the GATE exam centres 2020 before they proceed to fill up the online application form. The candidates will have to select the exam centres as per their convenience

    GATE Offices (Zonal) Name of GATE 2020 Exam Cities
    IIT Roorkee Dehradun, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Roorkee, Sangrur, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar, Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi (HP), Bathinda, Bhimtal, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar, Khanna, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali
    IIT Madras Thiruvannamalai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Alappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla, Chengannur, Chennai, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari, Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam Puducherry (Pondicherry), Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Warangal, , Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala
    IIT Kharagpur Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Kakinada (Surampalem), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela,
    IIT Kanpur Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior
    IIT Guwahati Agartala, Asansol-Durgapur, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
    IIT Delhi Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Palwal, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain, Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh-Rohtak, Bikaner, Faridabad, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur
    IIT Bombay Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara, Goa, Jalgaon, Kankavli, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar
    IISc Bangalore Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Kozhikode Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Bengaluru, Bidar, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar
    International GATE, IIT Guwahati Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore, Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    FAQs or Frequently Asked Questions about GATE Application Form 2020

     Ques. How can I make the payment of GATE application fee 2020?

    Ans: You need to make the payment via an online mode that includes a debit card or net banking or credit card. The details of the transaction will be generated once the online payment is done.

    Ques. What is the mode of GATE 2020 exam?

    Ans: The GATE 2020 exam will be held in online mode only.

    Ques. What is the GATE fee structure for the candidates who possess Indian nationality and are applying for International Centers?

    Ans: The applicants who are in Dhaka, Colombo, Addis Ababa and Kathmandu need to make the payment of US$ 50 and the candidates at Dubai and Singapore need to pay the amount of US$ 100.

    Ques. Can I use a single email ID to submit many application forms?

    Ans: No. The single email ID should be mentioned in single form only.

    Ques. Is there any provision of sending the hard copy of the filled GATE application form 2020?

    Ans: No, the applicants need not to send the hard copy of the form to the exam conducting authorities as there is no such provision. Only online submission is required.

    Ques. How can I get to know my GATE application form status?

    Ans: The applicants are supposed to go to the website of GOAPS and enter the login credentials to see the application status.

    Ques. What will happen if the online documents will not be uploaded as per the given format and size?

    Ans:  If the candidates do not upload the scanned copies of the documents in the prescribed format, the authority reserves the right to cancel the form and reject the application.

    Ques. What are the Identity Proofs required by the authority while filling GATE application form 2020?

    Ans: In the case of Indian candidates, the documents will be Passport, Aadhaar ID, Employee ID, PAN Card, College ID, Voter ID, and Driving License. In the case of overseas applicants, the documents will be Passport or College ID or Government-issued ID or Employee ID.

    This is all about the GATE application form 2020. Connect with us for any doubt or query.


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