GATE 2018 application form released on August 31!
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IIT Guwahati has released the GATE 2018 application form today- August 31, 2017 for the online GATE exam. This is a day in advance to the scheduled and notified date of September 1, 2017. The GATE 2018 exam will be held for 23 disciplines on February 3, 4, 10 & 11. To fill the GATE 2018 application form, candidates will have to firstly register themselves at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) since the whole process of application will be online and through this system. Only after successful registration on GOAPS, candidates will be able to fill the application form of GATE 2018. Once registered, candidates will receive an SMS and email with details of their enrollment ID that has to be used to fill the GATE 2018 application form. While filling the application form of GATE 2018, candidates will have to fill all the required details like personal and academic qualification and proceed further to upload all the necessary documents in prescribed specifications. Candidates will get a preview of their filled application form after which they will have to pay the prescribed application fee. It is important to note that GATE 2018 application form without the application fee will be rejected. GATE candidates must duly pay the fee and submit the application form on or before the end prescribed date i.e. October 5, 2017.

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Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of GATE 2018 before filling the application form.


Candidates can check all the important dates related to GATE application form 2018 as given in the table below.


GATE 2018 Application Form Important Dates





GATE 2018 Application Form Availability

August 31, 2017 around 9.30 pm


GATE 2018 Application Form Last Date

October 5, 2017


Last Date to Request for Change in Exam City in GATE Application Form 2018

November 17, 2017


GATE 2018 Entrance Exam

February 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2018

It is important for candidates to know the right procedure to fill the application form of GATE 2018 to avoid mistakes and hence rejection.

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Things to Keep Ready Before Filling GATE 2018 Application Form 


Scanned Documents




The colour photograph should have been taken in a white or a light background after August 1, 2017.

File Dimensions: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm

File Format: JPEG



The signature should be done in a rectangular box of size 2cm x 7cm with dark blue or black ink. The signature should not be in capital letters.

File Dimensions: Maximum 160 x 560 pixels

File Format: JPEG


Degree/ Provisional Certificate or Category Certificate

The scanned images should be in PDF format.

Along with these scanned images, the following documents should also be kept nearby for reference while filling the application form of GATE 2018. 

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  • Valid Photo Identity Card

  • Graduation Mark Sheet

  • Provisional Certificate

  • Category Certificate

What is the procedure to fill GATE application form 2018?

  • Candidates are required to register at GOAPS. To register candidates will have to provide their full name (as mentioned in 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.

  • Password must be between 8 to 15 characters.
  • After registration is done successfully, GOAPS Enrolment ID will be sent to the candidate through email and SMS. This Enrolment ID will be used as reference ID in future to log in and participate in further communication with the authorities.

  • Candidates will have to fill in all of their personal and academic details as asked in the GATE application form 2018.

  • Uploading of all the necessary documents (photograph, Signature, Category certificate if applicable, dyslexia certificate if applicable, a certificate from HOD) in the specifications mentioned is the next thing to do in the GATE application process 2018.

  • Application fee has to paid along the application form and then submission should be done.

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GATE Application Fee



Application Fee Amount


SC/ ST/ PwD and Women (All Categories)

Rs. 750*


International Students - Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu

US$ 50*


International Students - Dubai and Singapore

US$ 100*


Male Category (General/ OBC) and Others

Rs. 1500*

 * Service charges, processing fees and any other charges that bank may levy are not mentioned in the above application fee.


Highlights of GATE 2018 Application Form

  • The application form of GATE 2018 is available only in online mode.

  • From this session onwards, the payment of application fees is accepted only in online mode.

  • The candidates will not be required to upload their thumb impression.

  • Offline submission of the filled GATE 2018 application form should not be done.

  • Incomplete and invalid application form of GATE 2018 will be rejected.

  • While selecting the examination centre, the candidates will be able to choose the first two centres from one single zone and the third from any zone.

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