GATE 2021 Application Form is available from 14 September untill 30 September 2020 (without late fee) on the GOAPS (Gate Online Application Processing System) portal. The form has been released by the IIT Bombay. Graduate Aptitude Test is a National level examination organized jointly by the IISc, Bangalore accompanied with other seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) in the title of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE. Through GATE candidates can seek admission into postgraduate programs, doctoral programs and in various PSUs. Candidates can go through the complete article to know more about GATE Application Form 2021.
- The online registration for GATE 2021 is started from 14 September 2020 by IIT Bombay.
GATE 2021 Application Form Dates
Candidates can check the schedule of events and dates about GATE 20201 Application Form in the table given below:
GATE Exam Dates 2021
|Commencement of Application ||14 September 2020|
|End of Application ||30 September 2020|
|End of Application (Extended Date with a late fee)||07 October 2020|
Last Date for change of category, paper and examination city
(an additional fee will be applicable)
|13 November 2020|
GATE 2021 Application Form
Application form for GATE 2021 has been released on 14 September 2020. Candidates can register and fill the application form via online mode only at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Candidates can check the information below regarding the application process:
- Candidates can apply for the Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering 2021 through GOAPS. The webpage can be accessed from the official website http://gate.iitd.ac.in.
- The entire process from filling up the form to uploading of documents is in online mode only.
- Candidates cannot send any hard copy of application form/documents etc to IIT Delhi or any other Zonal Gate offices.
- Multiple application forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected.
- Valid email id and mobile number should be provided by the candidates as all the communications will be made through e-mail or SMS.
- The payment mode is also online via payment gateway.
- Take multiple copies of application form for future reference.
Before applying for the application form, candidates must keep the following check-list ready.
- A valid email id.
- An active mobile number.
- All the scanned documents to be uploaded in the application form with the specifications given.
- A valid Id proof.
- Gate 2020 information brochure for checking the eligibility criteria.
- Choice of test centres.
List of documents required for GATE 2021 Application Form
- Scanned passport size photo
- Scanned signature
- Qualifying degree certificate
- Category certificate
- Dyslexic certificate (as applicable)
How to Retrieve GATE 2021 Login Credentials?
In certain situations, enrollment id and password can be misplaced by a candidate. There are two options available to access the application form login credentials for further uses:
- Request for an OTP:
- If a candidate remember the Enrollment ID/Email Address, but forgotten Password, click on "Request for an OTP" to get One Time Password.
- Provide registered mobile number and Enrollment ID/Email Address.
- Click on Reset Password to obtain a new one.
- Already have an OTP? : If OTP is already there, click on "Already have an OTP?" to reset the password. Enter the following details to create a New Password-
- Enrollment ID/Email Address
- New Password
- Confirm New Password
Password Specifications: Choose a password that cannot be guessed easily. It should be unique and 8-15 characters.
How to apply for GATE 2021?
GATE Application form 2021 will be available through online mode only through a registration portal called GOAPS.
What is GOAPS?
GOAPS is an online interface through which a candidate can :
- Apply for the Examination GATE 2021.
- Upload photograph, signature and other documents like qualifying degree certificate/ Certificate from the Head of the Department (HOD)/Institute in the prescribed format and category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) and/or Dyslexic certificate as suitable.
- Pay the Registration Fee through any of the Electronic payment modes i.e Net Banking, Debit Cards, Credit Cards etc.
- Monitor the status of the application form: Received, Under scrutiny, Accepted, Defect status, Status after rectification, Rejected with valid reasons, Admit Card ready for download, etc.
- Download Admit Card/ Hall Ticket.
- View his/her answers, marks obtained and GATE scorecard.
- Download GATE scorecard.
- The portal for GOAPS has been activated from 03 September 2019 for the commencement of the Application form.
- All the important announcement will be made on this interface only where the candidate will have to login every time to check the upcoming events.
To fill the application form of GATE 2021, candidates must be aware of the following steps:
- Registration at GOAPS.
- Filling the Application Form with correct details.
- Uploading the requisite documents.
- Payment of Application Fee.
- Downloading the Admission Form after submission.
Step-by-step procedure to fill the application form:
- Step 1: Registration at GOAPS
A candidate must first register by providing the following details:
- Candidates full name
- A valid e-mail id
- An active mobile number
- Setting of password
After the successful registration, an enrollment id will be generated and sent to the candidate via email and SMS.
- Step 2: Login to fill the application form
After the successful registration at GOAPS, candidates now can fill the application form by logging in on the log in page using enrollment id and password.
- Step 3: The candidates are now redirected to the Application page where they have to fill the following details:
- In the first column, candidate has to select the subject they wish to appear for in GATE 2020 examination.
- The country they want to appear in for the exam.
- The choices of the exam centre (if a candidate appears for the exam in India)- the selection of three cities is mandatory.
- The first and second choices must be from the same Gate zonal area and the third choice can be from any other GATE zone.
Personal details: The following details has to fill in the personal detail section in the application form.
- Enrollment ID
- Name of the candidate
- Email Address
- Mobile number
- Date of Birth
- Gender ( Male/ Female /Transgender)
- Nationality ( Indian / Other)
- Category( Gen/ OBC/ SC/ST)
- A person with Disability (Yes/No)
- Candidates with Dyslexia( Yes/No)
- Country of Permanent Residence
- State of Permanent residence
- ID Proof
- ID Proof number
- Name of Parent/Guardian
- Country of Residence Parent/Guardian
- Correspondance address
Note: For international candidates, only a valid Password/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID is accepted as the recognised identification document.
Qualification details: The candidates have to fill the following qualifying degree details in the application form:
- Institute registration/ Roll number
- Qualifying degree
- The discipline of qualifying Degree
- Have you graduated in the above Degree?
- Year of Qualifying Degree
- Country of College/University
- State/Union Territory
- Degree of awarding University/Institute
- Name of College
- Pin code
Upload Necessary Documents: The candidates have to upload scanned copies of the following documents in specific size and format:
Scanned Image Specification in GATE Application
|Passport size photograph||3.5 cm Width x 4.5 cm Height (in JPEG/JPG format)|
|Signature size ( draw a rectangular box of with black or dark blue ink)||2 cm Height x 7 cm Width (in JPEG/JPG format)|
|Qualifying degree certificate||PDF format|
|Category ( SC/ST) Certificate ||PDF format|
|A person with Disability (PwD) Certificate||PDF format|
|Dyslexic Certificate||PDF format|
Before proceeding for payment, the candidates are advised to view the filled-in application form by clicking on "Save and View Application" button. After clicking on the button, no further changes can be made.
The payment of application fees is through electronic mode after filling the application form completely.
- Payment can be made online only by using either Debit card/Credit card or Net Banking.
- once the payment is successful, the candidate can download the pdf copy of the application form by clicking on the 'Download Application Form' button.
- If due to internet connection or power failure problems a candidate is unsure about the payment being processed or not, they can log in back to GOAPS after some time and check the status.
- If the fee amount has been deducted from the account and GOAPS does not acknowledge any fee payment, then the money would be credited back to the account (this may take a week after the closure of the application form).
- In such conditions, candidates are advised to initiate a fresh payment without waiting for the money to credited back to the account. This will ensure the application submission on time.
Step 5: Downloading of Application Form
After the successful submission of application form for GATE 2020, a candidate can download the pdf of the application form for future references.
GATE 2021 Application Fee
Mode of Payment: The application fee can be paid through online mode only via Debit card/Credit card/Net banking.
- The application fee is neither refundable nor transferable.
- Additional online transaction charges or bank charges can be applicable (these charges would be specified on the payment gateway).
The given table contains the fee details about the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020:
GATE Application Fee 2021
|For Test Centres in India||By 24 last date||During the extended period|
|All other candidates||1500/-||2000/-|
|For Test Centres outside India( All candidates)|
By 24 last date
|During the extended period|
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu||US$ 50||US$ 70|
|Singapore & Dubai||US$ 100||US$ 120|
GATE 2021 Application Form Correction
The competent authority will provide the correction facility to make changes in the application form for those who will submit the form.
- All the applications submitted for GATE 2021 examination will be scrutinized for the accuracy of data including the uploaded documents, clarity of photograph and signature.
- If everything is found in order, the application will be selected.
- Otherwise, defects in the application will be marked and intimated to the candidates for correction.
- The status of the defects will be intimated to the candidates by an email and/or SMS.
- Candidates will have to log in to their GOAPS registered account and do the required changes.
- The current status of the application process would be updated after the scrutiny by the respective zonal GATE offices.
- Candidates can check the status of their applications anytime by logging into GOAPS website.
GATE 2021 Admit Card
GATE 2021 admit card will be available to download at the official GOAPS website. The Admit Card contains important information like exam slot, date, time and venue. The candidates can avail the facility to download the hall ticket online through application number and password.