Apply at GATE GOAPS & Application Form for GATE 2018 

GATE Registration was opened at could apply for GATE 2018 via GATE Online Application Process System (GOAPS). IIT Guwahati, the exam organizing body, had also released GATE 2018 Application Form Guide for the ease of candidates. 

The list of rejected duplicate applications for GATE 2018 along with their enrollment ids is notified by IIT Guwahati on the official site. Check List of Rejected GATE 2018 Applications

One-time facility to modify the preferences for GATE 2018 Exam Centers will be available at GOAPS from November 13 to November 17, 2017. Check out GATE 2018 Exam Centers’ List An additional fee of INR 400/- will be charged from all the aspirants for this facility.

Listed below are few points related to GATE Application Form 2018: 

  • The mandatory verification of email address and mobile number is relaxed due to last minute rush. 
  • GATE Applications could be filled via online mode until October 05, 2017. But due to the request received for the extension of the closing date for registration, it was extended until October 09, 2017.
GATE Application Status: Under Scrutiny If the status of your application is “Under Scrutiny”, you required not worry. Wait till the scrutiny team process your application. Only those candidates whose applications required to be rectified in photo/signature/supporting documents will be contacted by email and SMS. The scrutiny process will continue even after the application portal is closed.

Here are the 4 basic steps to apply for GATE 2018:

  • GATE Registration 
  • Payment of Fees   
  • Fill GATE Application Form  
  • Upload Documents
GATE Application Form Status- After submitting GATE Application Form, the form status can be checked at the official website of GOAPS. Any defects or incomplete data can also be checked through form status at GOAPS. Login with GATE Enrollment ID and Password to check GATE Application Form Status. 

Application Form Highlights for GATE 2018 

Application Form Highlights
Exam NameGATE 
Organizing AuthorityIIT Guwahati
Mode of RegistrationOnline
GATE 2018 Registration Begins fromSeptember 01, 2017
Last Date to Submit GATE Application FormOctober 09, 2017
Last Date for GATE Form CorrectionOctober 28, 2017
Last Date for Requesting Change of Exam CenterNovember 17, 2017
GATE Exam DateFebruary 03, 04, 10 and 11, 2018

Obligatory for GATE Application Form and Documents/Data 

There are a few documents that must be kept ready before starting GATE Registration. The following details and documents are obligatory for completing GATE Application Form- 

  • Scanned copy of PwD Certificate in pdf format, if applicable
  • High-quality image of photograph
  • Personal details – Name, DOB, Mobile No., Email ID, Parent’s Name and No.
  • Communication Address – for communication purpose with PIN Code
  • Credit/Debit Card for making fee payment
  • Scanned copy of Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree/Provisional Certificate or Certificate from HOD)
  • Details of valid Identity Card (Accepted ID Cards- Passport/ PAN card/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar-UID/ College ID/ Employee ID/ Driving License)
  • College Address and PIN Code
  • Scanned copy of Category Certificate in pdf format, if applicable
  • High-quality image of signature
  • Scanned copy of Dyslexic Certificate in pdf format, if applicable.

    How can you Apply for GATE 2018?

    For the ease of GATE aspirants, the exam authority has released a Guide for Successful Submission of GATE Application Form. The process of applying for GATE comprises following stages- 

    • Upload Documents – Upload Image, Signature, Eligibility Certificate, SC/ST Certificate and PwD Certificate as per the specifications and requirement.
    • Payment of Fees – Payment can be done through credit card, debit card or net banking.
    • Fill GATE Application Form – Login using GOAPS Enrollment ID and GOAPS Password and start filling GATE application form. 
    • GATE Registration – Register as “New User” and proceed as mentioned in the guide. After successful registration, they will get access to GOAPS with the credentials they entered.

    Stage 1 – Registration

    Enter the following details as per the documents-

    • Country of Residence ( India   Other)
    • Create your Password
    • Name of the Candidate
    • Email Address (valid)
    • Mobile Number

    The Password should not contain a single string of numbers or alphabets. Enter the Captcha provideed and Submit for completing GATE Registration. It should be unique and 8-15 characters long. If all the details are correct, an SMS and an email will be sent to your mobile number and email address respectively.

    They should enter details like a valid email address, mobile number and a GOAPS password of their choice-

    • All communication will be sent to the registered mobile number and email id. In case of foreign students, all the communication will be done through email.
    • They must ensure that the GOAPS password is unique and must avoid using Date of Birth, their name or some numbers (12345) or string of letters (abcd) etc. This is to ensure that guessing the password becomes difficult and to avoid misuse.

    GOAPS Enrollment ID

    After a successful registration by the candidate, an email containing the GOAPS Enrollment ID will be sent. Check GATE 2018 Eligibility Criteria for completing GATE Application Form with serenity. This ID will be used for submitting GATE Application Form 2018, downloading GATE 2018 Admit Card and for the purpose of checking result and downloading scorecard.

    Enter Enrollment ID and Password to proceed with GATE Application Form filling process.

    Stage 2 – Filling of GATE 2018 Application Form

    It is very important to go through GATE 2018 Information Brochure and read all the important instructions for making GATE Application Form submission successful in one go.

    There are 4 subsections under stage 2 of How to Apply for GATE 2018. The detailed process is explained below-

    GATE 2018 Exam Details

    • Now, select your Examination Country and subsequently enter 3 choices of GATE Exam Centers.
    • While selecting the exam cities, the first two choices must be of same GATE Zone and the third one can be from any sector.
    • Choose your GATE 2018 Paper you wish to appear. 

    Applicant’s Personal Details

    Don’t forget to Verify Email Address and Mobile Number. On clicking Verify Button, an OTP is sent to the registered email id and mobile number. Enter the following details correctly (as per the documents)-

    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Nationality
    • Category
    • Dyslexic Status
    • Person with Disability Status
    • Enter ID Proof Number
    • Country of Permanent Residence
    • Country of Residence of Parent/Guardian
    • State/Union Territory
    • Select ID Proof
    • Mobile Number of Parent/Guardian
    • Name of Parent/Guardian (stick to the specifications)

    Correspondence Address

    Add your Correspondence Address for the future correspondence. Enter the correct Pincode/Zipcode. Check the screenshot given below for the details that are to be entered-

    Qualifying Degree Details

    Verify the details from the institute’s certificates and enter in the space provideed. If your college is not in India then you must enter 999999 while entering the PIN Code and State/Union Territory as Other.

    If you don’t see your college name in the drop-down list provideed, then type the name completely without any special character. The length should not exceed 100 characters.

    Stage 3 – Upload the Documents

    Images to be uploaded should be scanned beforehand and kept ready for uploading. From 2018, thumb impression is not obligatory as the specified document to be uploaded. Documents that obligatory to be uploaded are mentioned below- 

    • Eligibility Certificate 
    • PwD Certificate wherever applicable: 10-300 kb
    • Signature in running handwriting: 2-150 kb
    • Passport size photograph clicked in white background: 2-200 kb
    • Category Certificate wherever applicable: 10-300 kb

    The format and size of the images are mentioned below:

    The photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) must be in JPEG/JPG format with maximum pixel resolution 480 x 640 and minimum resolution 240 x 320.

    The signature must be in JPEG/JPG format with maximum pixel resolution 160 x 560 and minimum resolution 80 x 280.

    Eligibility Certificate (in pdf format)- Final year mark sheet/Certificate from HOD/Institute. The file size should not exceed 300 kb.

    Category/PwD/Dyslexic Certificate (if applicable)- The file size should be between 10 kb and 300 kb. The only pdf format is acceptable.


    After uploading the documents, read the declaration and tick checkbox to proceed with the fee payment.

    Step 4 – GATE 2018 Application Form Fee Payment

    GATE Application Fee varies for Indian nationals and International candidates. IIT Guwahati has eliminated e-challan as the mode of payment from GATE application process. Only using net banking facility/credit card or debit card, the payment can be made.

    We suggest you keep these point in your mind while filling GATE online form. Check out the Guide for Successful Submission of GATE Application Form. This will help you in avoiding last-minute hassles and make your GATE Application Form submission successful in one go.

    Application Fee for GATE 2018

    GATE Application Fee is neither refundable nor transferable. It can be paid by any one of the following methods- 

    • NET Banking or
    • Debit Card
    • Credit Card or

    As per the banking norms, additional online transaction charges will be applicable. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD category have to upload a valid documentary evidence for concession in fees. Category wise application fee details are tabulated below:

    CategoryApplication Fee (without service charges)
    WomenINR 750
    SC/ST/PWDINR 750
    All Other CandidatesINR 1500
    For Exam Center in Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and KathmanduUS$ 50
    For Exam Center in Dubai and SingaporeUS$ 100

    The application fee for candidates opting Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu as exam cities, is US$ 50. For Dubai and Singapore, the fee is US$ 100.

    Payment Issues while Filling GATE 2018 Application Form

    In case the payment made is not reflected in the first go, one should not make another payment immediately. They are advised to wait for at least two days, then check GATE 2018 Application Form Status.

    • If it is not, then only another payment should be made.
    • On successful payment of fees, there is no obligation to pay the fee for the second time. 
    • In case any extra payments are received, it will be automatically refunded to the bank account from where the payment is made (it may take time of a week or more, after the closure of GATE Registration).

    Forgot Enrollment ID or Password?

    In certain situations, enrollment id and password can be misplaced by a candidate. Instead of enrollment id, email id can also be used to access GATE Application Form.

    There are two options available to access the application form-

    1. Request for an OTP If you remember the Enrollment ID/Email Address, but forgotten Password, click on "Request for an OTP" to get One Time Password.

    Provide your registered mobile number and Enrollment ID/Email Address. Click on Reset Password to obtain a new one.

    1. ready have an OTP? If you ready have an OTP, click on "Already have an OTP?" to reset the password. Already have an OTP?

    Enter the following details to create a New Password- 

    • OTP
    • Enrollment ID/Email Address
    • New Password
    • Confirm New Password                                                              

    Application Form Accurataion GATE 2018

    For GATE 2018 new steps in filling online application have been introduced. After the submission of the form, it goes under scrutiny where the authority will check and inform the candidates about the mistakes for the rectification. By now, no correct in GATE Application Form can be made once the application fee is paid.

    The only request for the change in exam city will be accepted until November 17, 2017. An additional fee will be applicable for changing the exam city.

    The following details can be edited before paying the application fee-

    • The rectification of selection of the wrong status of qualifying examination along with its correct document can also be submitted.
    • The correct document defining the category status can also be changed.
    • One required to upload a clear and acceptable image of the photograph and signature if they have not uploaded the high-quality images.
    • Communication Address, Graduation Details, Date of Birth, Gender and Category can be correct. 

    The changes that cannot be made in the submitted GATE Application Form:

    • Phone Number is given by candidate
    • Paper for attending GATE 2018
    • The E-mail Id mentioned by candidate

    As the above-mentioned details cannot be edited, in case the mistake is made then you have to apply again for GATE 2018 with a new E-mail ID and Phone Number. It must be noted that the previous application fee shall not be refunded.

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