GATE Application Form 2019

Last Updated - February 10 2018

GATE application form 2019 will be available in the online mode tentatively from the first week of September 2018.

GATE 2019 is a national level entrance test providing admission to M.Tech and Ph.D. courses in different IITs, IISc, IISERs and other prominent institutions. 

Mentioned below are some of the important highlights of GATE application form 2019.

  • It is an online exam of 3-hour duration.Check GATE 2019 Exam Format 
  • The application fee for GATE 2019 is various for all categories and the same has been mentioned further.
  • Aspirants can fill the form in online method only.
  • Aspirants with a Bachelor’s degree in Technology or architecture or a Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics are applicable to apply for GATE 2019.
  • Candidates can appear for only one out of the 23 papers organized.
  • Candidates have to fill GATE 2019 application form via GATE Online Application Procedures System (GOAPS).
  • GATE application form 2019 will be available in September 2018.

GATE Application Form 2019 Highlights Table

Exam NameGATE 2019 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
Organizing AuthorityIIT Madras
Method of RegistrationOnline
Availability of GATE Application FormSeptember 2018
Last Date to Submit GATE Application FormOctober 2018
GATE Application Form CorrectionOctober 2018
GATE Exam DateFebruary 2019

GATE Application Form 2019 How to fill?

GATE application form 2019 has to be filled in the online method only. In order to fill it, one required to go via GOAPS (Gate Online Application Procedures System). The link for filling the application form will become active or functional when the official application form announces will take place.

In brief, GATE application form is a 3 step procedure:

GATE application procedure steps

GATE Registration 2019

This step requires a participant to register with the portal after giving the details of his/her name, email address, phone number and date of birth. At this step, a password is generated.

Steps for Registration:

  1. Open the official website i.e.
  2. Look for the link that reads “GATE 2019 application form”.
  3. A new webpage will open where you have to offer individual details like name, age, date of birth, country, mobile number and email address.
  4. Enter the details of the captcha code available on the screen.
  5. Once the details have been clearly filled, click on submit button.
  6. An activation email will be sent to your registered email id.
  7. Click on the activation link and log in with the username and password.
  8. The username will be your registered name and password will be offered to you over an email.
  9. The system will ask you to reset the password and direct you to a new webpage.
  10. Once the password has been reset, logout and login to the GATE portal with the new password.

Filling the online Application form:

Once you have finished the registration step, you required to fill the following details in the application form:

Details AskedCriteria for Filling
GATE Exam detailsChoose the paper you wish to appear in GATE 2019 along with the choice of examination country and 3 exam cities
Participant’s individual detailsEnrolment ID, Name of aspirant, E-mail address , Mobile number , Date of Birth , Gender , Nationality , Category , PwD status , Dyslexic aspirant (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
Correspondence AddressIt should comprise City/ town, Pincode/ zipcode Country , State/ union territory
Qualifying Degree DetailsQualifying degree (choose the details of the qualifying degree from the menu), Branch of Qualifying degree (choose the branch closet to the one given, if not in the list), Have you graduated from the degree above, It is necessary to upload the duly signed certificate from the head of the department/ institute in the given pattern, Year of qualifying degree, Country of college/ university , State/ union territory (If the country is other than India, the state/ Union Territory will appear as “other” ), City/ Town, PIN code

Uploading the scanned images of photograph and signature:

Scanned copy of a passport size photograph and signature along with the below-mentioned documents must be uploaded in JPEG pattern.

  • PwD Certificate, if eligible
  • Photograph Signature
  • Caste Certificate, if eligible
  • Upload certificate from the HOD/ Institute

Payment of application fee:

The payment of application fee can be done via credit card or debit card. Some places offline method of fee payment is also eligible.

GATE application fee has to be paid in the online mode, via a payment gateway. Once the detail of the application fee to be paid has been clearly filled, the system will ask you to offer the details of your card number.

Application fee details with category details

CategoryApplication fee 
SC/ST/PwD AspirantsINR 750
Women aspirantsINR 750
All other aspirantsINR 1500
GATE international aspirantsUS Dollar $50

GATE 2019 Application Form Photograph Specifications

  • The maximum pixel size is 480X 640 pixel and at least is 240X 320 pixel.
  • A passport size photograph with the dimension of 3.5X4.5 cm of the aspirant’s face must be uploaded.
  • The photo of JPEG pattern can be only uploaded.

GATE 2019 Application Form Signature Specifications

  • The signature must be in running writing and not capital letters.
  • The maximum size limit is 160X 560 pixels and at least size is 80X 280 pixels.
  • Sign with black/blue ink pen inside the box, make sure no part of the signature is outside the box.

GATE Application Form 2019 Correction

Since 2018, there has been one change introduced in GATE application procedure i.e. the information once submitted cannot be edited in certain fields. Students must recheck before hitting the final submit button. 

In case, at any later stage it is established that the information is incorrect, then you required to mark an email to the authorities subjecting as “Correction in data (Enrollment Number)” and send a document proof as well.

  • Year of Qualifying Degree
  • DOB
  • Name of Aspirant
  • Stats, Gen to OBC and OBC to General
  • Name of Parent/Guardian
  • Have you graduated in the above degree?

Status of Application Form

The application form will be scrutinized before accepting the same clearly. Students must log in to their account and can view the status of their application form, the status can be one of the following:

  • Status after Rectification
  • Under Scrutiny
  • Received
  • Rejected with Valid Reason
  • Defect Status
  • Accepted

GATE Application Form 2019 FAQs

Ques. What is the full form of GOAPS?

Ans. GOAPS stands for GATE Online Application Procedures System via which aspirants can reach GATE 2019 application form.

Ques. Do I have to send a hardcopy of GATE application form 2019?

Ans. No, you do not have to send the hard copy of your application form to the exam authorities.

Ques. Do I require a unique email id to fill the application form?

Ans. Yes, a unique email id is required for filling the application form, no sharing of email id is possible.

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