How to fill GATE 2018 Application Form? A common question that is asked by many GATE aspirants. The application form for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 is available from August 31 onwards by IIT Guwahati which is the organizing institute for the exam. The application process of GATE 2018 is completely online and is available through the GATE Online Application Processing System aka GOAPS. In addition to registering for GATE, candidates will have to upload the supporting documents along with their recent photograph and signature. Careers360 brings the detailed step by step procedure on how to fill GATE 2018 Application Form below in this article. Aspirants can refer to the given steps to know how to fill GATE application form 2018 properly without committing common mistakes that are generally made by many applicants. Also check the details of the documents to be uploaded along with the GATE 2018 application form with detailed specifications as announced by IIT Guwahati.
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Important Dates pertaining to the GATE Application Form 2018
Details of Event
Start Date of Application Form
August 31, 2017
Last Date for Application Form
October 5, 2017
Correction of Defects in Application Form
to be notified
What should you keep ready before you fill the GATE Application Form 2018?
Indian Candidates must keep the following ready before they fill the application form of GATE 2018.
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 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 certificate from Head of Department or Institute in PDF format (for final year candidates) Click here to download
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 od ID Proof: Only Passport/PAN Card/Voter ID/Aadhaar UID/Driving License/College ID/Employee ID card
Bank details for application fees.
Specifications for Photograph and Signature:
You must scan a colour passport size photo with a white or a light color background taken after August 1, 2017 in a professional studio. 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 .JPEG only on a standard 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm (Width x Height) print.
The maximum dimensions ca be 480 x 640 pixels (0.3 Mega pixel) 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 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 potograph 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.
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 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.Click here to download
- 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 2018 Application Form?
Candidates can check the step by step procedure to fill the GATE online application form 2018 below:
Step 1 - Registration: The link to register for GATE 2018 has been activated on August 31, 2017.
Register for GATE 2018 by entering the following details-
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 login and proceed to fill the GATE 2018 application form.
To proceed to fill the application form of GATE 2018, you should accept the declaration
Step 3 - Filling the details in the GATE application form 2018:
You will have to fill the details as per each section as demonstrated in each window below.
GATE 2018 Exam Details
The details to be filled in this section are as follows:
GATE 2018 paper, you wish to appear for
Choice of Examination country.
Next choose three exam cities. The GATE 2018 Exam Centres for the first two choices must be in the same zone while the third choice can be from any GATE 2018 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 2018. 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
Communication Details: In this section of the GATE applicaton form 2018, the following details are asked:
Correspondence address country
Address line 1
Address line 2 (Optional)
Address line 3 (Optional)
Correspondence Address City/Town
Correspondence Address State
Country of Permanent Residence
State/Union Territory of Permanent Residence: This is usually your parents' residential State, and can be different from your current correspondence address. If it is outside India, choose "Other".
ID Proof: You have to choose which Photo ID you will be taking to the exam hall. The list is mentioned in the list of documents at the start of the article.
ID Proof Number: The number mentioned on the ID proof chosen must be entered.
Qualifying Degree Details: All details pertaining to the academic qualifications and degree has to be entered.
Qualifying Degree: Choose qualifying degree or the degree pursuing.
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 length exceeds 30 characters (For example: IIT Roorkee)
PIN Code: Enter 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 2018 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.
A last question that is asked each year is “Where did you first come to know about GATE 2018?" This question is merely for statistical purposes.
After verifying all details, click on the "Submit & Proceed to Payment" button.
The GATE 2018 application form fee for different categories is as follows:
Payment of Application Fees of GATE 2018:
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 2018 application form and checking Application Status:
On successful payment, candidates will be able to directly print their GATE application form 2018. However they must keep checking for their application status as the application will ne scrutinised 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. Candidates can always log in to GOAPS to print their application form.
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