How to fill GATE 2021 Application Form
How to fill GATE 2021 Application Form? - IIT Bombay completed the GATE 2021 registration process on October 14. The application form for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2021 was released on September 11. The GATE application process 2021 was completely online and was available through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). GATE 2021 application form last date without late fee was October 8 (5 PM) but was available till October 14 with late fee. The online application process included registration for GATE 2021, uploading of the supporting documents along with their recent photograph and signature. Careers360 brings the detailed step by step procedure on how to fill GATE 2021 application form below in this article. Aspirants can refer to the given steps to know how to fill GATE application form 2021 properly without committing common mistakes that are generally made by many applicants. Also, check the details of the documents that had to be uploaded along with the GATE 2021 application form with detailed specifications as announced by IIT Bombay.
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GATE Application Form 2021 Important Dates
Details of Event
Start Date of Application Form
September 11, 2020
Last Date for Application Form
October 8, 2020 (Extended)
Last Date to apply with Late Fee
October 14, 2020 (Extended)
GATE 2021 Exam
February 5 to 7 and 12 to 14, 2021
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What should you keep ready before you fill the GATE Application Form 2021?
Indian Candidates were advised to keep the following ready before they filled the application form of GATE 2021
Personal information (Name - the name should match those of the college records, date of birth, your personal mobile number, email ID parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.)
Postal Address for Communication (including PIN code)
Eligibility degree details like name of the degree, year of passing, branch/specialization
College address, PIN code of college
GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities
Scanned image of your photograph
Scanned image of your signature
Scanned copy of Eligibility Document/Certificate in PDF format.
Scanned copy of Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate in case of candidates who have completed their graduation. In case they have not been issued the degree or provisional certificate, they can upload the final year mark sheet (of any one semester)
Scanned copy of Category Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
Scanned copy of Dyslexic Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
Details of ID Proof: Only Passport/PAN Card/Voter ID/Aadhaar UID/Driving License/College ID/Employee ID card
Bank details for application fees.
GATE 2021 Application Form- Specifications for Photograph and Signature
You must scan a colored passport size photo with a white or a light colored background. Any other photo taken by other means may result in rejection
Size of the photograph must be 3.5 cm (Width) x 4.5 cm (Height).
File format should be in JPEG only on a standard 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm (Width x Height) print.
The maximum dimensions can be 480 x 640 pixels (0.3 Mega pixels) while the minimum can be 240 x 320 pixels.
You should ensure that at least 50% of the area of the photograph is covered by your face with a full-face view looking into the camera directly.
Ensure that the face is not hidden by the hair of the head, any cloth or any shadow. Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible.
Candidates wearing spectacles can remove the spectacles and take the photograph to avoid any red glares. Dark or tinted glasses are not allowed.
Draw a rectangular box of size 2 cm (Height) x 7 cm (Width) on an A4 white paper.
Sign with black or dark blue ink pen within this box.
Mind that the signature is not in CAPITAL letters or any other ink colour.
Scan the rectangular box (with your signature inside) by using a professional scanner. Crop it to the border of the box.
Only JPEG image format will be accepted.
The maximum image size for the signature can be 160x560 in pixels while the minimum image size for the signature should be 80x280 in pixels.
GATE Application Form 2021- Documents to be uploaded by International Candidates
- Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, etc.).
- Address for Communication (including PIN code)
- Details of the Eligibility degree
- College name and address with PIN code
- GATE paper (subject) appearing for with Code
- Scanned copy of the photograph as per given guidelines above
- Scanned copy of signature as per given guidelines above
- Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate)
- In case of students studying in their final year, Certificate from the Head of the Department/ Institute as per given format.
- Details of the valid Photo ID - valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID
- Details for Net-banking/debit card/credit card for fee payment
How to fill GATE 2021 Application Form?
The application process of GATE 2021 is now over, candidates can check the step by step procedure to fill the GATE online application form 2021 below for reference purposes:
Step 1 - Registration: The link to register for GATE 2021 is activated on September 11.
Register for GATE 2021 by entering the following details-
Name of the Candidate
After confirming your name, the following details had to be added:
Confirm Email Address
Country of Residence
Click on submit. On successful registration, an e-mail containing your GOAPS Enrollment ID will be sent to your registered email ID and through an SMS also. This Enrollment ID will be the reference ID for all future communication. In addition, an OTP will also be sent for verification of the mobile number
Step 2 - Login after registration: Enter the Enrolment ID of Registered Email ID as well as the password to log in and proceed to fill the GATE 2021 application form.
To proceed to fill the application form of GATE 2021, you should accept the declaration
Step 3 - Filling the details in the GATE application form 2021
You will have to fill in the details as per each section as demonstrated in each window below.
GATE 2021 Exam Details - The details to be filled in this section are as follows:
GATE 2021 paper you wish to appear for
Choice of Examination country.
Next, choose three exam cities. The GATE Exam Centres 2021 for the first two choices must be in the same zone while the third choice can be from any GATE 2021 zone.
Applicant's Personal Details
The details mentioned in the window above have to be filled in. Ensure that the details match those in the degree certificate as that is the basis of cross-checking the details. Any small discrepancy can lead to rejection of your application form of GATE 2021. Cross check each detail carefully before moving to the next section.
The following details will be automatically filled by the system on the basis of your registration details:
Name of candidate
The other details to be filled are:
Date of Birth
Name of Parent/Guardian
Mobile No of Parent/Guardian
Person with disability
Country of Permanent Residence
State/Union Territory of Permanent Residence
ID Proof Number
Name of Parent/Guardian
Country of Residence of Parent/Guardian
Mobile Number of Parent/Guardian
Correspondence Address: In this section of the GATE application form 2021, the following details are asked:
Address line 1
Address line 2 (Optional)
Address line 3 (Optional)
Correspondence Address City/Town
Qualifying Degree Details: All details pertaining to the academic qualifications and degree has to be entered.
Institute Registration/Roll No
Qualifying Degree: Choose a qualifying degree or the degree pursuing.
The discipline of Qualifying Degree: Choose "Other" if the qualifying degree was done outside India.
Have you graduated in the above degree?
Year of qualifying degree
College/University Name: Use abbreviation for College/University name if the length exceeds 30 characters (For example, IIT Roorkee)
PIN Code: Enter the PIN code of college. Please enter 999999 if it is not in India
The scanned photograph, signature as well as the documents asked will have to be uploaded at this stage. After successfully uploading, it is advisable to save and view the GATE 2021 application form before submitting it. This will enable you to edit or correct any detail which will not be possible if you submit the details and proceed to the payment.
The last question that is asked each year is “Where did you first come to know about GATE 2021?" This question is merely for statistical purposes.
After verifying all details, click on the "Submit & Proceed to Payment" button. The GATE 2021 application form fee for different categories is as follows:
Payment of Application Fees of GATE 2021
Male (General/OBC) and Other
SC/ST/Pwd and Women (All Categories)
International Students appearing from Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu
US Dollars 50
International Students appearing from Dubai and Singapore centres
US Dollars 100
Payment Mode: Online only through Net Banking or Debit/Credit Cards. Additional bank charges may be applicable.
Printing the GATE 2021 application form and checking Application Status
On successful payment, you will be able to directly print your GATE application form 2021. However, you must keep checking for your application status as the application will be scrutinized and checked by the respective zonal IITs. In case of any discrepancies, you will be sent an SMS and Email to intimate you about the same and its rectification. You can always log in to GOAPS to print your application form.
Candidates can check the preparation tips and other helpful information regarding GATE preparation from below articles
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to fill GATE 2021 Application Form
Question: How can I make the application fee payment of GATE 2020?
Students applying for GATE 2020 can pay the application through the online payment gateway of GATE COAPS from the application portal.
Question: Can I use on e-mail id to fill multiple GATE application forms?
No, candidates can only fill one GATE application form using one email id. Candidates are advised not to fill multiple application forms for the entrance exam.
Question: How to enter my exam city preference while applying?
Candidates while filling the GATE 2020 application form will be able to select 2 IIT zonal centres as their preference. Candidates are more likely to get their exam centres in the first preference they entered while applying for GATE.`
Question: Do I need to send the printout of the application confirmation page to the authorities?
No, candidates are not required to send any physical copy of the application confirmation page to the authorities.
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Questions related to GATE
I am in the first semester of civil engineering. I have to start preparing for the gate from now on so what should I do for this? please guide me... & one more question For example, if I study civil engineering,can I take the gate exam for computer science & technical?
While preparing for GATE first check the syllabus and take things at a pace in which you are comfortable. Starting to prepare early means you will be able to allot much time to your studies and just focus on revision during the final few months so that you are at the top of your condition during the examination.
The question paper will consist of three sections except for AR, CY, GG, EY, XL, PH and MA papers.
- General Aptitude
Engineering Mathematics (for XL papers it is Chemistry)
Subject – Specific section
To get more information about topic wise weightage, Reference material, best books and interviews of previous year toppers to get help and some motivation use the link
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Hii sir , my percentile in MH CET is 87 and I belongs to OBC cast can I get any good government or private college for CS,IT by this percentile
With an MHT CET percentile between 89-80, you can expect a rank between 19,001 to 30,000.
You are having chances for the admission in government and private college for engineering from mhcet score in CS and IT branch
Below is the list of other Top college for Computer Science Engineering you can apply for from MHT CET score
- Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute - VJTI Mumbai
- College of Engineering, Pune
- Pict school of technology and management pune is aslo one of the top private autonomous engineering college in maharashtra.
- Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering, Pune
- Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai
- MIT College of Engineering, Pune
- Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune
- KJ Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai
- Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune
- JSPM’s Bhagwant Institute of Technology, Barshi
- ICEM - Indira College of Engineering and Management
- JSPM - TSSM's Bhivarabai Sawant College of Engineering and Research
- COEP - College of Engineering, Pune
For more information about these colleges please check out the link mentioned below
Hope this will help you,
All the very best!!
need to register GATE exam?????
GATE exam is that the candidates who did M.tech. These days many PSUs are hiring candidates with good GATE scores. BHEL, IOCL, ONGC, SAIL, NTPC, HPCL, PGCIL, BARC and over 200 more PSUs present in the country consider GATE scores as a satisfactory criterion in their recruitment process.
For more you can check the link given below
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In my SSC and graduation my name format is Surname and First name, but in Gate GOAPS portal its in reverse format will there be any issue
You need not worry about anything. As far as you have not made a mistake i putting the first name in the first place and surname on second place, there is going to be no problem. There might be a difference in other certificates, in your case ssc and graduation, that will not cause a problem.
can we get scholarship after joining MS program in IIT without gate ?
You have to qualify the gate exam in your respective field for to get scholarship in MS programs. But part time students cannot avail any scholarships even though they have qualified gate exam.Admission to MS programs in IITs are done through non gate exams like UGC,CSIR NET or undergraduate degree from any IIT.