GATE 2016 Application Form

Oct. 8, 2015 content.teams

The GATE 2016 is due in the month of Jan-Feb 2016, on 30 and 31 January and 6 and 7 February 2016. Candidates who wish to write the biggest PG engineering entrance examination, on any of the dates above, are required to fill the application form of GATE 2016. The official GOAPS became functional on 1 September 2015. The last date for GATE online registration has been extended from 1 October to 8 October 2015. Once the deadline to submit the GATE application form will lapse, candidates will not be able to register. The consequence of not filling the form will be no issuance of the GATE 2016 admit card. Hence, permission to write the exam will not be granted. So, candidates are advised to register for GATE 2016 asap. Candidates must also note that only eligible candidates should fill the because the ineligible candidates will not be granted admission. The direct link to fill GATE 2016 application form is given below.  

GATE 2016 Application Form - Important Dates

For the convenience of our readers, we have given all the important dates related to GATE and its application from below.

  • GATE 2016 application form will be available from: 1 September 2015
  • The last date to submit the form is: 8 October 2015
  • Opportunity to alter the filled choice and exam city: 20 November 2015
  • The admit card of GATE will be released on: 17 December 2015
  • The examination will be held on: 30, 31 January and 6 and 7 February 2016
  • The result will be announced on: 19 march 2016

Note: The GATE Online Application Processing System will open at 12:00 hrs, on 1 September, and the will close at 23:59 hr, on 1 October 2015.

GATE 2016 Eligibility Criteria

(/engineering/gate-eligibility-criteria/) - Candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria of GATE 2016 completely. Else the seat will not be allocated to them, in the counselling round.

GATE 2016 Application Form - Requirements

To fill the application form of GATE, candidates will require few materials and documents. The list of these is given below. 

Material/Information Required to Fill GATE 2016 Application Form

  • E-mail Id and Phone Number
  • Preference of exam center and exam paper
  • Personal and educational information
  • Degree Certificate (In pdf format)
  • Details of valid ID proof, like Voter ID card
  • Details of eligibility degree certificate (Like College address, PIN code of college)
  • Net Banking or E-challan details

Documents Required to be Uploaded With GATE Application Form

All of these should be kept ready and as a scanned copy, in the prescribed format.

  • Letter Of Principal/HOD (If graduation is due to be completed in 2016)
  • Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate
  • A coloured photograph scanned and in JPEG format
  • Scanned signature of the candidates

GATE Application Form - Specification of Photograph and Signature

Every year, numerous GATE 2016 applications forms are rejected because wrongly submitted photograph and signature. The specification of both, as prescribed by IISER, are given in the table below:

Specification of Photograph

Specification of Signature

Photograph must be coloured, with black and white background

Draw a rectangular box of size 2 cm × 7 cm on an A4 white paper.

Use only recent, passport-sized, and perfectly contrast photo which should have been taken after 1 August 2015

Sign your signature using black or dark blue ink pen within this box.

Do not wear sunglasses, hat, cap or any other fancy headwear in the photograph.

You must get the image scanned digitally using a scanner. Adjust the image by cropping and color resolution.

The image format of the photograph – JPEG.

Image format of the signature – JPEG

Size of the photograph – 3.5 x 4.5 cm print

Maximum pixel resolution for the image is 800 × 300 and minimum pixel resolution for the image is 400 × 150

Maximum pixel resolution is 640 × 480 (0.3 Megapixel) and minimum pixel resolution is 320 × 240


Important Points To Remember About GATE 2016 Application Form: 

1.GATE 2016 Application Form will only be available online.
2. Filling and submitting the form can only be done through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
3. The application fee is Rs. 1500 for the general category candidates and Rs. 750 for female/SC/ST/PwD category candidates.

GATE 2016 Application Form - Procedure

The procedure of submitting GATE 2016 application form includes the following steps: 

  • Registration
  • Filling the Application Form
  • Uploading Documents
  • Payment of Fee

These steps are given below, in detail: 

1. Online Registration: Registering online is vital for filling the application form of GATE. To do so, candidates may access the link below and click on  “New User? Register Here” link. After enter all the required details, like name, e-mail address, mobile number etc candidates need to click on “Submit” button to submit the entered details.

After completing these steps, candidates will be allocated an Enrollment ID via an e-mail or SMS. With the help of the enrollment id and the password, candidates will be able to login.

2 .Form Filling: After login, candidates will have to click on "Edit Application Form" button and then candidates will be able fill details in the form. At this state, candidates will have to fill examination, personal and educational details. 

Uploading Documents: The uploading of required documents will also be done at the form filling statge. After filling the details and uploading the details, candidates will have to click on "Submit and Proceed to Payment" button. 

Fee Payment: Next candidates will have to submit the application fee of GATE 2016. It can be paid online via Net Banking or E-challan. The amount of fee, for all the category, is given in the box above.

Note: Though the details filled in GATE 2016 application form cannot be changed after submitting it. However, from 20 November provision to alter exam city will be provided to the candidates.

GATE 2016 Application Form Status

Candidates can check the GATE 2016 application form status by entering the application number. Application status will ensure candidates whether their application form has been acknowledged or not. To check the status, candidates will have to access GOAPS portal.

Application Form Status Possibilities

On checking the status of the GATE 2016 application form, a candidate would receive 

  • any one of the following messageAccepted
  • Received
  • Under Scrutiny
  • Rejected with Valid Reasons
  • Defect Status
  • Status after Rectification
  • Admit Card Ready for Download

Unsuccessful Login Attempts for GATE 2016 Application Form and Troubleshoot




If a candidate has forgotten enrollment ID or didn’t receive ID in email, he must login through registered mobile number and GOAPS password.


If a candidate has forgotten the password, he must login using the registered mobile number and enrollment ID, which would be verified. A new GOAPS password would be sent to the email/SMS text.


If a candidate has forgotten enrollment ID and password and did not make the payment, he/she must enroll first. However, if the payment is made, he must contact the zonal GATE office for clarification.

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