GATE Application Form 2018 – IIT Guwahati has issued a notification stating that the authorities will not address any request related to making changes in the application form of GATE 2018. Earlier the authorities had released the list of rejected GATE 2018 applications along with their Enrollment IDs and zone name because these applications were of defective nature. Previously, the list of duplicate or triplicate applications was also released. Candidates can check the list of rejected GATE application forms 2018 from the link below. IIT Guwahati had enabled the facility of making corrections/changes in Gender/Category/PwD Status in GATE 2018 application form till October 28, 2017. In order to make changes in their Category, Gender or PwD Status, registered candidates had to log into GOAPS and click on "Change Personal Data" button. They also had to cross-verify the changes before submitting them. All candidates making changes in the aforesaid particulars were also required to pay Rs. 750 for Gender change (not applicable in case of SC/ST/PwD candidates), Rs. 750 for Category change (not applicable in case of Female/PwD candidates), and Rs. 750 for Status change (not applicable in case of Female/SC/ST candidates). Also, those candidates who were unable to verify their email id and mobile number during submission of GATE 2018 application form are required to do so at the earliest through GOAPS portal. The facility for correction of GATE application form 2018 is available however, the candidates will have to send a request email (from their registered email id) to their respective Zonal GATE office. GATE 2018 application form procedure involves registration, filling personal and academic details, uploading photograph, signature and payment of application fees. All candidates who want to apply for PSUs' recruiting through GATE had to fill and submit the application form.
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At the time of registration process, candidates had to read the detailed eligibility criteria of GATE 2018. Candidates are advised to check the dates given below to keep track of the deadline of GATE application form 2018.
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Important Dates of GATE 2018 Application Form
Start of Online Registration
August 31, 2017 (Thursday)
Last Date to Submit GATE Application Form
October 9, 2017 (Thursday)
Deadline for making changes in Status/Gender/Category
October 28, 2017
Request in Change in Exam City
November 13-17, 2017
Admit Card Release
January 5, 2018 (Friday)
GATE 2018 Exam
Forenoon: 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Afternoon: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
February 3, 2018 (Saturday)
February 4, 2018 (Sunday)
February 10, 2018 (Saturday)
February 11, 2018 (Sunday)
Announcement of Result
March 17, 2018 (Saturday)
GATE 2018 Application Form Correction
After the submission of the GATE application form 2018, the candidates are allotted a period of time for correction of submitted information. The candidates have to send an email with Enrollment Number to their respective Zonal GATE office along with the document proof to correct their wrong information. The correction fee also has to be paid if required. However, all submitted information is not open for changes. The candidates will be able to change only the following categories:
Details about Application Correction of GATE 2018
Type of Correction
Documents to be Accepted as Proof for Correction
Name of Candidate
10th Standard Certificate, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar ID, Driving License
Date of Birth
Birth Certificate, 10th Standard Certificate, Passport
Name of Parent
Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar ID, Driving License
Degree Certificate or Final Year/Semester Mark Sheet or Certificate with seal and signature of HoD/Principal/Competent Authority
Steps to Check GATE 2018 Application Status
All the application forms of GATE 2018 will be scrutinised in terms of the accuracy of the data which includes uploading supporting documents, clarity of the photograph and signature of the candidates. If everything will be found in order, the application form will be accepted. If not, defects will be highlighted in the form and candidate will be informed about the same for rectification purpose. Candidates must make changes within the stipulated time frame. The status and defects identified in the application form will be intimated to the candidates through email and/ or SMS. The current status of the application will be updated after its receipt and scrutiny by the respective zonal GATE offices. Candidates can check the status of their application form anytime by logging into through their GOAPS email ID and password. It is important to note that failing to rectify the defects in GATE application form within the stipulated time period can lead to the rejection of the application and no further communication will be entertained in this regard.
Forgot Enrolment ID or Password?
In case the candidates forget their enrollment id or password, a series of options are present to check their lost credentials and log into their account.
Forgot Enrolment ID or not received their Enrolment ID via Email – The candidates will have to select this option and submit their registered mobile number and password. The enrolment ID will be sent via SMS to the candidate’s mobile number.
Forgot Password – In this case, the candidates will have to provide their enrolment ID and password. Similarly, the password will be sent to the registered mobile number.
Forgot Enrolment ID and Password - The candidate who has paid the fees will have to contact their zonal office. If the candidate has not paid yet then he/ she will have to register themselves again.
What to Keep Ready Before Filling GATE Application Form 2018?
The following documents must also be kept ready by the candidates before filling GATE 2018 Application Form:
Photograph and signature of the candidate has to be kept scanned and ready by the candidates for uploading. The detailed specifications of the documents are mentioned below.
Valid Photo Identity Card (Driving License/ Passport/ PAN Card/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar UID/ College ID/ Employee Identification Card/ Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address). For International students valid proofs are Passport/ Government Issued ID/ College ID/ Employee ID.
Candidates who have completed their graduation in 2018 or earlier - Degree Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion Certificate.
In case of final year students - Copy of the Marks Sheet of the fifth or sixth or seventh semester as the case may be.
Final year students - Provisional Certificate Letter as per format issued by the Head of Institute/ Dean/ Registrar/ Head of Department.
For candidates in final year of AMIE - mark sheet for section A of AMIE in case of professional equivalent qualifications.
Caste Certificate (if applicable) as per given format.
Disability or PwD Certificate (if applicable) as per given format.
Candidates who are pursuing higher degree or masters must submit the qualifying degree certificate or provisional one.
Candidates with backlogs must upload copy of any of the mark sheet of the final year issued by the Institute where they are studying.
Important: Internet downloaded marks sheet shall not be accepted.
How to Fill GATE Application Form 2018?
The candidates are required to follow the given six step process to successfully fill and submit the application form of GATE 2018.
Registration through GOAPS
Filling of GATE Application Form
Uploading of Required Documents
Preview of Filled Application Form
Payment of Application Fees
Submission of Filled Application Form
Step 1 – Registration through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)
Registration: To be able to fill the application form of GATE 2018, candidates will be required to register themselves first through GOAPS. For that, candidates will have to provide their full name (as per their qualifying degree certificate), valid email ID (only one person can register through one email address), mobile number and by choosing a password of their own choice. Candidates are required to provide their personal mobile number and email address. All communications from the GATE Offices will be sent to this email address or SMS. For international students however, all communication will be sent through email.
Enrolment Number: Each GOAPS registered candidate will be provided an Enrolment ID. After registration, an email containing the GOAPS Enrolment ID will be sent to the candidate through SMS and Email. This Enrolment ID will be the reference ID for all future communications.
- OTP: Candidates will also receive an OTP to be used to verify their mobile number while filling the GATE application form 2018. This OTP will be sent through SMS also.
Password: Candidates will be required to choose a password with an Enrolment ID. This password must be remembered along with GOAPS Enrolment ID to login to GOAPS. Candidates will have to ensure that their selected password is unique. It is advised that the candidates avoid using their name, date of birth or some string of numbers/ letters. This should be done to ensure that the password is not misused.
Step 2 – Filling of GATE Application Form
In the next step of GATE 2018 application form, the candidates will have to enter all of the required information and submit it. But first they have to login by entering their GATE 2018 Enrolment ID or their registere Email along with the password. Next they must agree to the declaration by checking the given box. Then they must click on the "Start the GATE 2018 application" button to fill their form. The details which have to be provided are:
Personal Details: Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Personal Mobile Number, Parent’s Name, Email ID, Parent's Mobile Number and more has to be submitted. It is to noted that the name of the candidate in the application form must be exactly the same as that in the qualifying degree certificate or the certificate issued by the Head of the Department/ Institute in which the candidate is pursuing his or her study. The scorecard of GATE 2018 will be issued according to the name entered in the application form. Candidates are not required to add prefixes or titles such as Mr, Shri, Dr, Mrs, Smt etc before their name in the application form.
Academic Details or Eligibility Degree Details: The candidates will be required to enter all of their details regarding their academics. Information about the candidate’s undergraduate degree has to be submitted. Candidates are required to submit the scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in PDF format (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate in the specified format).
Contact Information: The address and contact information of the candidates has to be provided. The PIN code has to be mentioned in the address provided by the candidate.
College Information: If a candidate is in his or her last year of qualifying exam and appearing in GATE 2018, then it is important to provide a certificate from the head of the department of the college or institute, they are into along with the PIN code of the same. Find the link to fill the certificate along with college details below.
GATE Paper: Candidates will have to fill in the GATE paper they will be appearing for in the exam.
GATE Exam Centres: While filling the online application form the candidates will have to submit three preferred exam centres from the provided list. Candidates can choose two GATE centres from their zone and one from other zone.
Valid Photo ID: Details regarding the photo ID which the candidates will carry for the examination will have to be submitted. The valid proofs are Passport/ PAN card/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar-UID/ College ID/ Employee ID/ Driving License.
Candidate's Image: It is required for candidates to upload a high quality recent and color image of their own, conforming to the requirements specified.
Candidate's Signature: It is required for candidates to upload good quality image of their signatures, conforming to the requirements specified.
Scanned copies of the following: Category (SC or ST) Certificate (if applicable). Candidates belonging to OBC-NCL category will have to show their category certificate during admissions. Scanned copy of the PwD Certificate (if applicable) in PDF format, Scanned copy of the Dyslexic Certificate (if applicable) in PDF format.
Net-banking/ debit card/ credit card details for fee payment: Candidates are required to provide all their banking or card details for the purpose of fee payment.
Step 3 – Uploading of Required Documents
During the next step of GATE 2018 application form, the candidates have to upload their scanned photograph, signature and thumb impression as per the specifications mentioned below in the table. The candidates will also have to upload their eligibility certificates. Category certificates have to be uploaded if applicable.
The candidates are advised to keep the list of documents and other details ready before they try to fill the application form of GATE 2018. This will ease the process for candidates who can avoid any delays while filling the GATE application form 2018.
Document Specifications for GATE Application
Format of Image
The colour photograph should be taken professionally in a white or a very light background.
The photograph should have been taken after August 1, 2017 and the face of the candidates should occupy 50% of the area in the photograph looking in the camera directly. The face of the candidate should be clear.
Only clear glasses (without glare) will be permitted. Sunglasses or tinted glasses will not be accepted.
Image Dimensions: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm.
Maximum resolution : 480 x 640 pixels
Minimum resolution : 240 x 320 pixels
The signature should be done in a rectangular box of size 2 cm x 7 cm on an A4 white paper.
Candidates should have signed with a black or dark blue ink. The signature should not be in capital letters.
The signature has to be digitally scanned by a professional using a scanner and cropped to the box professionally.
Maximum resolution: 160 x 560 pixels
Minimum resolution: 80 x 280 pixels
Degree/ Provisional certificate/ Category/ PwD/ Dyslexic Certificate
As per specifications
Step 4 – Preview of Filled Application Form
Before the payment of fees, the candidates will be shown a “Preview” of the filled GATE 2018 application form. In the preview, the candidates can check for any mistakes made while filling the application form of GATE 2018. Editing and corrections can be done. After all changes are made, the candidates will have to select “Confirm and Final Submit”. No changes can be done after confirmation.
Step 5 – Payment of Application Fees
After the required documents are uploaded in the application form of GATE 2018, the candidates will have to pay the application fees. Candidates will be redirected to the payment gateway webpage, which will provide the payment options. The fees can be paid online (net banking or debit/ credit card). According to the prevailing norms, additional online transaction charges or bank charges can be applicable. These charges will be specified on the payment portal. The fees amount and bank charges will be shown to the candidates and they will have to confirm that the payment is for GATE 2018. Once confirmed and payment is successfully made, candidates will be redirected back to GOAPS website from where they will be able to download the PDF Copy of application form by clicking "Download Application Form" button.
In case, a candidate suffers problem due to bad internet connection and is not sure that payment has been made or not, then they will have to login back to GOAPS after sometime and check the status of the payment.
The status of the payment can also be checked from the bank account. In case, the payment amount has been deducted from the account and GOAPS does not acknowledge fees payment, then money will be credited back to the account. This process may take a week or so, after the closure of the application process.Candidates may initiate fresh payment on GOAPS without waiting for the money to be credited to their bank account. This will ensure that application submission will be on time. (within the deadline)
The application fee is neither refundable nor transferable.
The candidates who belong to SC/ ST/ PwD category will have to upload a valid documentary evidence for concession in fees.
GATE Application Fees
Male Category (General/ OBC) and Others
SC/ ST/ PwD and Women (All Categories)
International Students - Dubai and Singapore
International Students - Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu
* The application fee mentioned above does not include service charges, processing fees and any other charges that bank may levy.
Step 6 – Submission of Filled Application Form
After registration, GATE application form 2018 must be filled and submitted online at GOAPS. Candidates should note that submission through a third person should be avoided. If someone else (friend or internet cafe person) is filling the application form of GATE 2018 on behalf of the candidate, then it is to be ensured that the data submitted is correct. This practice is encouraged to avoid errors in the application form of GATE 2018. It is important that candidate fills-in all the details in GOAPS without any error. The application is liable to be rejected if there is an error.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of GATE 2018 Application Form
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of GATE 2018 has been answered below for candidate's reference.
Q. How do I pay the application fees of GATE 2018?
Ans: Payment of the application fees of GATE 2018 can be done in either online (net banking, credit card, debit card). The candidates will be able to pay their fees through net banking, credit card or debit card. After payment is done, the candidates will be redirected back to the application page where details of the candidate will have to be filled. A PDF consisting of all the transaction details will be generated for the candidates.
Q. Will the application form be available only in online mode?
Ans: Yes! GATE 2018 application form will be available only in online mode.
Q. What is the fees for candidates with Indian nationality appearing at International Centres?
Ans: For candidates with Indian nationality, who are appearing at Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu, the application fees is US$ 50 and for candidates appearing in Dubai and Singapore, the application fee is US$ 100.
Q. Is it possible to use one email-address to fill multiple application forms?
Ans: No, one email address can be used to fill and submit only one GATE application form 2018. The candidates are also discouraged to fill multiple application forms using different email addresses.
Q. Do I have to send the print out of the filled GATE 2018 application form?
Ans: The candidates will not be required to send the print out of the filled application form to the organizing authorities.
Q. How will I be able to know the status of my application?
Ans: The candidates will be able to check their application status by logging through GOAPS.
Q. If the scanned images to be uploaded are not according to the specifications mentioned, then will my application be rejected?
Ans: Yes, the application form will be rejected if the scanned images are not according to the mentioned specifications.
Q. Which Identity Document (ID) will be accepted in the application form of GATE 2018?
Ans: Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License will be accepted for Indian candidates. For International candidates, only valid Passport/ Government issued ID/ College ID/ Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification.
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