How to fill GATE 2020 Application Form? - A common question that is asked by many GATE aspirants. The application form for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2020 was released on August 31, two days early than announced. IIT Delhi is the organizing institute for the GATE 2020 exam. The application process of GATE 2020 was completely online and was available through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website. The online application process for GATE included registration for GATE, 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 2020 application form below in this article. Aspirants can refer to the given steps to know how to fill GATE application form 2020 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 2020 application form with detailed specifications as announced by IIT Delhi.Latest: GATE 2020 application form correction facility available now.
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Important Dates pertaining to the GATE Application Form 2020
Details of Event
Start Date of Application Form
August 31, 2019
Last Date for Application Form
September 28, 2019 (Extended)
Last Date to apply with Late Fee
October 5, 2019 (Closed)
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Indian Candidates were advised to keep the following ready before they filled the application form of GATE 2020.
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.
Specifications for Photograph and Signature:
You must scan a colour passport size photo with a white or a light colour background taken after August 1, 2019. 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.
Documents to be uploaded by International Candidates
You can check the step by step procedure to fill the GATE online application form 2020 below:
Step 1 - Registration: The link to register for GATE 2020 was activated on August 31, 2019.
Register for GATE 2020 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 2020 application form.
To proceed to fill the application form of GATE 2020, you should accept the declaration
Step 3 - Filling the details in the GATE application form 2020:
You will have to fill in the details as per each section as demonstrated in each window below.
GATE 2020 Exam Details
The details to be filled in this section are as follows:
GATE 2020 paper, you wish to appear for
Choice of Examination country.
Next, choose three exam cities. The GATE 2020 Exam Centres for the first two choices must be in the same zone while the third choice can be from any GATE 2020 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 2020. 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
Country of Residence of Parent/Guardian
Mobile Number of Parent/Guardian
Correspondence Address: In this section of the GATE application form 2020, 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 2020 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 2020?" This question is merely for statistical purposes.
After verifying all details, click on the "Submit & Proceed to Payment" button.
The GATE 2020 application form fee for different categories is as follows:
Payment of Application Fees of GATE 2020:
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 2020 application form and checking Application Status:
On successful payment, you will be able to directly print your GATE application form 2020. 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
Last Minute Preparation Tips for GATE
Students applying for GATE 2020 can pay the application through the online payment gateway of GATE COAPS from the application portal.
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.
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.`
No, candidates are not required to send any physical copy of the application confirmation page to the authorities.
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