GATE Application Form 2020
Updated on Jan 3, 2020 - 10:12 p.m. IST by Satyendra Singh
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GATE Application Form 2020 - IIT Delhi had released lists of candidates with defects in their application form. The authorities had released separate lists for eligibility certificate defects, category defects and errors in uploaded photograph and signature. Candidates with such defects were able to correct their GATE application form till December 6 by 5 PM. The correction facility of GATE 2020 application form is now over. Candidates were able to make the corrections till November 27, 2019. The authorities have closed GATE application process for Jammu & Kashmir candidates on November 11. For the other candidates, the final date to submit the application form at with normal fees was September 28, 2019 (11:59 pm) and with late fee of Rs 500 was October 5, 2019. GATE application form 2020 was released on from August 31, 2019. For GATE 2020, around 8.58 lakh applications have been received by IIT Delhi. The entire GATE application process was through GOAPS which is the GATE Online Application Processing System. Documents like photograph, signature, certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) and/or Dyslexic certificate as applicable had to be uploaded along with the application form of GATE 2020. In addition, they also had to enter the ID number of a valid photo ID like Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID etc. The GATE 2020 application fee was payable online only. GATE will be conducted by IIT Delhi on February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2020 in computer based test (online) mode. To know the complete step by step process of filling the GATE application form 2020, check the article below.
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How to fill GATE 2020 Application Form?

  1. GATE Registration through GOAPS

  2. Filling the complete application form

  3. Uploading scanned copies of educational documents and images

  4. Payment of application fee

  5. Preview of filled application form

  6. Final submission of application form

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GATE 2020 Application Dates


Important Dates

Release of GATE 2020 Notification

July 9, 2019

Commencement of GATE 2020 Registration through GOAPS

August 31, 2019

Last date to submit GATE application form without late fee

September 28, 2019 (Extended)

Last Date for Submission of Application Form (with late fee)

October 5, 2019 (Extended)

Availability of application form correction windowOctober 15, 2019

Change of Defects in Application Form marked by Authorities

December 3 to 6, 2019

Change in Gender/Category/PwD Status/Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities

November 16, 2019

Requesting change of test city

November 14, 2019

Requesting change of exam paperNovember 20, 2019

Date to download Admit Card

January 3, 2020

GATE 2020

February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2020

Declaration of Result

March 16, 2020

GATE 2020 Zone-wise Registrations

Name of IITs

Registration Numbers

IIT Bombay


IISc Bangalore


IIT Delhi


IIT Madras


IIT Kharagpur


IIT Kanpur


IIT Roorkee


IIT Guwahati




Things to Keep Ready Before Filling the GATE Application Form 2020:

Students were advised to keep the following things ready with them before they started filling the GATE 2020 application form


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  1. Scanned copies of photograph and signature in the dimensions given below

  2. Details pertaining to communication and permanent address, family and personal details

  3. HSC and SSC educational details, qualifying degree details

  4. Choice of GATE paper for which appearing

  5. Details of valid Photo Identity Proof (Aadhaar Card/Passport/Driving License/PAN Card/Voter ID/College ID/Employee Identification Card/Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address).

  6. The identity proof required by foreign students are Passport/Government Issued ID/College ID/Employee ID

  7. Copy of Mark Sheet of the fifth or sixth or seventh semester as the case may be (Candidates who are in their final year). Candidates with backlogs have to upload a copy of any of the mark sheet of the final/pre final year

  8. Candidates of professional equivalent qualifications, AMIE will have to upload the marksheet for Section A of AMIE

  9. Caste Certificate (if applicable) as per given format issued by the competent authority

  10. Certificate of Disability (PwD) in the prescribed format by competent authority

  11. Declaration for candidates of Jammu and Kashmir (candidates who are unable to obtain documents
    due to restrictions in the region).

Note: Before filling the application form, the candidates were advised to check the eligibility criteria of GATE 2020.

Photograph and Signature Specifications






The passport-sized photograph should be coloured in nature.

Has to be taken professionally in a white or very light background.

Should have been taken after August 1, 2019, and the face of the candidates have to occupy 50% of the area in the photograph. The face has to be clear and the candidates should be looking directly at the camera. Sunglasses or tinted glasses will not be accepted. Only clear glasses will be permitted

Dimension: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm

Maximum Resolution: 480 x 640 pixels

Minimum Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels







Candidates will have to do the signature in a rectangular box of 2 cm x 7 cm size on A4 white paper.

The signature has to be done in capital letters with black or dark blue ink. The signature should be scanned and cropped to the specified dimensions.

Maximum Resolution: 160 x 560 pixels

Minimum Resolution: 80 x 280 pixels


How to fill GATE 2020 Application Form: Since the application process is over, students can check the step by step guide to fill the GATE Application Form 2020 for reference purpose.


Step 1- GATE 2020 Registration: Candidates who would be filling the application form has to first register through GOAPS using the given link for GATE 2020 login. The following details must be filled to register for GATE 2020

  • First Name, Middle Name and Surname of the candidate

  • Email ID

  • Country of Residence

  • Mobile Number

  • Password for future login

Candidates must provide a valid email ID and mobile number depending upon country of residence during GATE registration 2020. After entering all the details, click on the submit button. A system generated One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to the registered email ID and mobile number of the candidate. This must be used to complete the GATE 2020 registration process. Thereafter, a unique enrolment ID will be allotted to every candidate who has successfully completed their registration for GATE 2020.

Delay in OTP: If there is delay in receiving the OTP for verification, the candidates can proceed for payment with verification of any one either email ID or mobile number. The remaining one has to be verified at a later stage.

Step 2- Login to Fill GATE 2020 Application Form : After completing their GATE registration 2020, candidates must enter the following details in the application form of GATE 2020.

Personal Details:
Personal details like the name of candidate, father’s name, name of mother, date of birth, nativity etc must be entered.

Academic Detail: Details of academic qualifications from HSC till graduation should be entered in this step. All the details should exactly match from the official marksheet.

Contact Details: The communication address as well as the permanent address must be given in this step. In case both the addresses are same, candidates must put the same address in both the columns.
GATE Paper: The next step is to select the GATE paper from the given 25 papers for which GATE 2020 is held. Candidates are advised to select the GATE paper as per their eligibility after verifying all the eligibility criteria for selecting the paper. Change of GATE exam paper is not allowed after submission of the form.
GATE Exam Centre: A total of three exams cities must be entered. The first two centres must be from the same zone while the third can be from any GATE 2020 regional zone.
Photo Identity Proof: The photo ID number and type of ID have to be entered in the GATE application form 2020. Permissible IDs are Aadhaar Card/Passport/Driving License/PAN Card/Voter ID/College ID/Employee Identification Card/Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address.

Step 3- Upload Photo, Signature and other documents: In this step, candidates have to upload their photograph and signature, scanned copy of their Eligibility Certificate and Category (SC/ST) certificate/ PwD Certificate/ Dyslexic Certificate if and as applicable in pdf format.

Step 4- Preview of GATE 2020 Application Form before submission: This step is to check and verify all the details entered are correct and there are no mistakes in the application form of GATE 2020 before submitting it.

Step 5- Payment of GATE Application Fees: Payment of GATE 2020 application fee is online through Net-banking/debit card/credit card. The application fee of GATE will vary as per the category of the candidate as given below. It is to be noted that there is no late fee if candidates submit the GATE application form by September 28, 2019. Thereafter there is a late fee levied for GATE 2020 application forms submitted till October 5, 2019 after which registrations are closed.

Details of GATE Application Fee



Fees during extended period

Male (General, OBC and Others)

Rs. 1,500

Rs. 2,000


Rs. 750

Rs. 1,250

Women (All Category)

Rs. 750

Rs. 1,250

International Students – Dubai and Singapore

US$ 100

US$ 120

International Students – Addis Ababa Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

US$ 50

US$ 70

Step 6- Submission of GATE 2020 Application Form: After the successful payment of the application fee, candidates must check the details and submit their application form of GATE 2020. Only those candidates who register will be able to access the admit card of GATE 2020.

GATE 2020 Application Status: If the application status of GATE 2020 is "Under Scrutiny/Under Process", then the candidates are requested not to worry and to wait. The responsible authorities will scrutinize all the applications and those candidates whose application needs to get rectified in photograph/signature/supporting document will get an automatic email/SMS. The scrutiny process will continue until a few days after the application form is over.

GATE 2020 Application Form Correction: Candidates who have made mistakes in their application form could avail the GATE application form correction facility till November 27. Only some details could be rectified as given below.

Details of GATE 2020 Application Correction

Items which can be corrected


Correction date in GOAPS portal


According to the document submitted in application

October 15, 2019

Date of Birth

According to the document submitted in application

October 15, 2019


1) Male to Female: Status could be changed, but Fees was not refunded

2) Female to Male: Candidates had to pay the difference amount of Rs 750 (not applicable for SC/ST and PwD candidates)

November 16, 2019


1) SC/ ST to Gen/ OBC: Candidates had to pay the difference amount of Rs 750 (not applicable for Female and PwD candidates)

2) Gen/ OBC to SC/ ST: Candidates were able to change the status but there was no fees refund

November 16, 2019

PwD status

1) No to Yes: Candidates were able to change their status but did not get the fees refund (Scribe status to be captured)

2) Yes to No: With fees of Rs 750(not applicable for Female and SC/ST candidates)

November 16, 2019

Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities

1) No to Yes: Candidates could correct the status but with a valid proof

2)Yes to No: Candidates could correct the status

November 16, 2019

Details of Parents/ Guardian/ Correspondence address

According to the document submitted in application

October 15, 2019

College name and location, Roll no, Registration no.

According to the document submitted in application

October 15, 2019

Exam paper

Correction with fees

November 20, 2019

Exam city

Correction with fees

November 14, 2019

GATE Application Form Correction

1. Login through GOAPS by entering GATE enrolment number and password.

2. Correct the permissible details

3. Pay the difference in fee if applicable and submit.

4. Save the application form of GATE 2020.

Forgot GATE 2020 Enrolment ID or Registration ID?

  • Go to the GOAPS page
  • Click on "Forgot GATE 2020 Enrolment ID or Registration ID"
  • If you remember Email Address but have forgotten Enrolment ID and Registration ID, Click on 'Request for an OTP' to get One Time Password
  • If you already have an OTP, click on "Already have an OTP?" to reset the password

Dos and Don'ts for Photograph and Signature

Check the images below for the specifications about the photograph and signature to be uploaded by candidates. The image specifications have to be met by candidates filling the GATE 2020 application form to avoid getting rejected.

Guidelines for photograph to be uploaded with GATE application form

photo specifications

Guidelines for signature to be uploaded with GATE 2020 application form


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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GATE Application Form 2020

Question: Do I need to send the print out of application form to GATE office?


No. Students need not send the print out of GATE application form. However, students are advised to keep print of application form along with them till the complete admission process.

Question: Is it mandatory to fill the application form immediately after completing GATE registration 2020?


No. You must register first. Filling of the application form and payment of the fee can be anytime till September 28 which is the last date for GATE registration and filling of the application form without late fee. The final date for application with late fee is October 5, 2019.

Question: I have mistakenly entered wrong information in my application form; How can I change it?


Candidates are allowed to make changes in their application form during the application correction period after the completion of last date application form filling. Information about dates will be available in information brochure of GATE 2020.

Question: Which Identity card will be accepted in GATE application form 2020?


Indian students can use Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License. International candidates can use valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/ Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification

Question: I am studying in my final year, which document do I need to submit?


Students in final year can submit the certificate from the head of the institute as per the format mentioned by GATE authority.

Question: I have backlogs in my course, Can I apply for GATE 2020?


Yes. You need to upload the final year marksheet of any one semester even if you have backlogs.

Question: I have made payment of application fees but the status is still not updated, what should I do?


In any case where the account has been debited but the fee status is still not complete, the status will get updated in due period of time. Students can login again after some time to check their status. If the fee payment is incomplete, students will get a refund of fees in their account.

Question: How can I check the status of my GATE 2020 application form?


Students can check the status of their application form by login to GOAPS portal using Enrollment Number and Password.

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is AICTE making gate exam compulsory for final year students? from which year

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iam general oc how many marks I has to score in gate to get m tech seat in IIT madras

Aman Raj Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020

Hello Tarun

Getting a seat for Mtech is totally dependent on the branch or stream you are applying. Without knowing your Branch how can i predict the rank.

But still in General if you are in (Civil, Mech or EE) then you will have to get under 400-500(Rank) to get a IITM seat.


i have a positive gate score but I have not received a gate score card since i did not reach the cutoff. Will I be eligible to take admission in ME 2020 and gate exam appeared is in year 2018

Sharon Rose Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020
Even though GATE score is valid for 3 years you need to qualify GATE in order to get admission in in any college.Merely just scoring a positive mark will not fetch you a seat in any college.So you cannot get admission through your 2018 GATE score.You are advised to appear for GATE in 2021 and qualify to get admission in post graduation.

If we have appeared the Gate exam in 2018, then can we take admission in 2020??

Dhruv Anurag 23rd Jan, 2020

Gretings aspirant,

As per the gidelines, GATE score is valid for 3 years for admission in M.Tech course or for PSU recruitments in various institutes and companies respectively. At the moment, you are very much eligible to seek admission in M.Tech with your 2018 GATE score in 2020 provided that you haven't taken admission before in M.Tech with 2018 GATE score or have joined in any PSU and have cleared the required cut-off for admission. Good luck.

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