GATE Application Form 2018

Oct. 9, 2017 Gitumoni

GATE Application Form 2018GATE Application Form 2018: IIT Guwahati has activated GATE application form correction window for change in exam centres from November 13 to 17. Candidates who wish to change the choices of examination city given in GATE 2018 application have to make a payment of Rs. 400. The window to modify Gender/ Category/ PwD status in GATE application form 2018 was available until October 28. The last date to fill GATE application form was October 9, 2017 (8 pm). The application process involved six steps- GATE registration 2018, filling GATE 2018 application form details, uploading scanned photograph and documents, review of filled in details, fee payment and submission of the form. Applicants had to send the GATE application form 2018 to the examination authority or any of the 8 zonal GATE offices. Candidates had the option of selecting up to three exam centres at the time of filling up GATE 2018 application form; two from the same zone while the third from another. The GATE application form 2018 fee had to be paid online. GATE 2018 will be conducted in the online mode on February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2018 for admission to M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D offered in IITs/NITs/CFITs and PSUs recruitment. Over 9 lakh aspirants fill up GATE application form every year. In 2017, approximately 9,22,167 registered for GATE of which 7,87,148 appeared and 1,29,149 finally qualified the test. For complete information on GATE 2018 application form dates to apply, procedure, fee payment, documents required, image specification check the article below on GATE application form 2018.

GATE Application Form 2018 - Dates

The GATE 2018 application form process had started online on August 31. Candidates were able to fill and submit the application form till October 9, 2017. Applicants will also have the opportunity to make changes to their application till November 17 by paying an extra fee. 

GATE Application Dates

S.No Events Dates
1. GATE application form 2018 started on August 31, 2017
2. GATE 2018 application form ended on October 9, 2017 (8 pm)
3. Last date for change in the exam centre November 17, 2017
4. GATE 2018 admit card January 5, 2018
5. GATE 2018 Exam date February 3,4, 10 and 11, 2018 (Saturdays and Sundays)


How to check GATE 2018 Application Status?

The GATE application form 2018 status can be checked by candidates who have successfully registered for GATE 2018. Only those candidates whose applications need to be rectified in photo/signature/supporting documents will be contacted by email and SMS.

Steps to check GATE application form 2018 status:

  1. Access the link below to check GATE 2018 application form status
  2. Enter details GATE 2017 Enrollment ID/Email ID and Password.
  3. The application status will be displayed on the screen
  4. The candidates must take actions in case any errors occur.

GATE Application Form 2018 Status (Available) - Check here

GATE 2018 Application Form Correction

Candidates can make changes in exam centres by logging in through GOAPS from November 13 to 17, 2017. Candidates have to pay an amount of Rs 400 to make the change. Candidates were able to make correction of Gender/Category/PwD status in the GATE application form 2018 until October 28. To make changes and to verify the email ID and mobile number candidates were required to log in to the GOAPS portal and then click on “Change Personal Data”. Candidates who desired to make corrections in the GATE 2018 application were asked to request through registered email ID to the respective zonal GATE office. While correcting details in GATE application form candidates had to send the email requesting ‘Correction in data (enter enrollment number as well the type of correction)’ given below along with the scanned copy of proof. While correcting application form candidates had to pay the requisite fee.

Following details can be changed in GATE 2018 Application Form after submission. Candidates have to submit documents given below as a proof of correction:

  • Name of the Candidate: 10th class/SSLC certificate, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar ID Driving License
  • Date of Birth: Birth certificate, 10th class/SSLC certificate, Passport
  • Name of Parent/Guardian: Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar ID, Driving License
  • Qualifying Degree/Year of Qualifying Degree/Have you Graduated in the above Degree?: Degree certificate or Final year/Semester mark sheet or Certificate with seal and signature of HoD/principal/competent authority

Contact Details of Zonal GATE Offices

Below are the email Ids of eight GATE zonal centres

S.No. GATE Zonal Centres 2018 Contact address E-mail Id
1 Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560012
2 Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076
3 Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016
4 Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039
5 Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208016
6 Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302
7 Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036
8 Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667


GATE Application Form 2018: Certificates and Documents required

Candidates should have kept following documents/data ready before filling the online GATE  form 2018. At the time of filling up application form candidates had to enter details as given in their photo identity card. Reserved category and physically challenged candidates had to upload the required category certificates. The documents required for completing the application form of GATE 2018 are different for Indian and International candidates. Find the documents for GATE form 2018 below:

Certificates to be uploaded in GATE 2018 application form:

Documents required for GATE Application Form 2018

  • Final year students: Provisional Certificate Letter issued by the Head of Institute/ Dean/ Registrar/ Head of Department as per format.
  • Graduates: Graduates can upload their Degree Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion Certificate.
  • Semester students: Upload copy of the semester marks sheets depending on the programme currently pursuing. For more information read GATE Eligibility Criteria 2018.
  • Final year of AMIE – Upload a certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute in the format given or a copy of mark sheet with signature and seal.
  • Masters’ students: Candidates who are pursuing higher degree or masters must submit the qualifying degree certificate or provisional one
  • Candidates with backlogs: Upload copy of any of the mark sheet of the final year issued by their institute
  • Caste Certificate: If applicable in the prescribed format
  • Disability or PwD Certificate: If applicable in the prescribed format
  • Dyslexic Certificate: To avail the services of a scribe, dyslexic candidates should attach a proper dyslexic certificate issued by any Dyslexia Association in the prescribed format

Important Note: Internet downloaded marks sheet shall not be accepted.

Details to be kept ready before filling GATE Application Form 2018

  1. Email id: Applicants must have a valid email ID. 
  2. Identity proof: Following identification documents/cards will be accepted
  • Indian candidates: Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License
  • International candidates: Only valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification
  1. Photograph: Good quality of the recent photograph and high-quality image of signature of the given specifications
  2. Personal details: Date of birth, mobile number, parents’ name
  3. Contact details: Communication address, College address
  4. Bank details: Net Banking details of the respective banks if fee is paid online

Identity proof accepted for GATE application form 2018

  1. Driving License
  2. Passport
  3. PAN Card
  4. Voter ID
  5. Aadhaar UID
  6. College ID
  7. Employee Identification Card
  8. Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address
  9. Passport (international candidates)

How to fill GATE 2018 Application Form

The GATE 2018 application form was made available in online mode only. Candidates have to follow the steps given below to fill and submit the GATE registration form 2018 before the last date.

Step 1: GATE 2018 Registration
Step 2: Filling of GATE application form
Step 3: Uploading of scanned images
Step 4: Preview of GATE 2018 application form
Step 5: Payment of GATE 2018 application fees
Step 6: Submission of GATE online application form

Here are the steps to fill GATE application form 2018 in detail:

Step 1. GATE 2018 Registration Process

Eligible applicants were required to register online to apply for GATE 2018. To register, students should have entered valid email ID, mobile number and create a GOAPS password. The candidates received all the registration details on their registered email ID. Candidates must use only GATE 2018 user id and password for filling GATE application form


GOAPS Enrollment ID – Registered candidates get the GOAPS Enrollment ID on their email address. They can access the GATE application form 2018 through it ID.

Step 2. GATE 2018 application form: Submitting details and centre selection

To fill GATE application form 2018 candidates must enter the enrolment ID and password provided to them during registration. In the application form candidates must enter the following details:

  • Personal Details
  • Academic Details
  • Contact Information
  • GATE Exam Centres
  • GATE Photo Identity

GATE 2018 Application: Specification for Photograph and Signature

Images of the photograph and signature taken using a mobile phone will not be accepted by the authority and might lead to cancellation of GATE application form 2018.

GATE Application 2018: Photograph requirement

Particulars Details
Dimension Width x Height: 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm print.JPEG: 480 × 640 (0.3 Mega pixel)
Colour Clearly visible colour photograph taken after 1st August 2017
Background Background must be white or a very light color.
Face of the candidate The face should occupy at least 50% of the area of the photograph looking towards camera. The main features of the face must not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth or any shadow. Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible. Candidates must not wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses.


GATE 2018 Application Form: Signature requirement

Particulars Details
Dimension Maximum image size of signature: 160×560 pixels.Minimum image size of signature: 80×280 pixels.
Format JPEG
Size Draw a rectangular box of size 2 cm × 7 cm (Height x Width) in the A4 white paper.
Clarity Sign with black or dark blue ink pen within this box.
Sign of the candidate The signature with all capital letters or in any other colour than black and blue are not allowed


Step 4. GATE Application Form 2018 - Edit/Preview Process

Candidates can edit the application form of GATE 2018 before final submission. No option for rectification will be made available after payment. Only changes in examination centre will be allowed till November 17, 2017.

Step 5. GATE Application Form 2018 - Payment of Fees

The application fee of GATE 2018 for general category candidates is Rs. 1500. The fee can be paid online only through debit card, credit card and net banking. Overseas applicants have to pay through net banking or credit card.

Indian Candidates

S.No Candidate Category Application Fee
1. Male Category (General/ OBC) and others Rs. 1500
2. SC/ST/PwD categories Rs. 750
3. Women (All Categories) Rs. 750


International Candidates

International candidates applying for GATE 2018 have to pay the application fee in US dollar only. The GATE 2018 Application Fees for international candidates is given below.

Kathmandu, Dhaka, Colombo, Adis Ababa US$ 50
Dubai and Singapore US$ 100

Step 6. Final Submission of GATE Application form 2018

Before submitting the GATE 2018 application form, candidates must ensure that all the details and all the necessary documents and images uploaded correctly. Candidates must ensure that there are no errors while submitting the GATE application form.

What if you lose/forgot GATE 2018 Enrolment ID or Password?

In case candidates forget their GATE 2018 enrolment ID or password, they can follow steps given to recover their lost enrolment ID or password.

Steps to recover GATE 2018 Enrolment ID or Password

  1. Forgot enrollment id or not received their enrollment id via email – The candidates will have to select this option on the GATE official website and submit their registered mobile number and password. The GATE enrollment ID will be sent via SMS to the candidate’s registered mobile number.

  2. Forgot Password – Applicants can recover the same by providing their GATE 2018 enrollment ID. The password will be sent to their registered mobile number.

    1. Candidate’s Name (Spelling only)
    2. Date of birth (change in birth year)
    3. Name of Parent/Guardian (change in spelling)
    4. Category status: General to OBC and OBC to General
    5. Year of Qualifying Degree (change in year)

      Forgot both Enrollment ID and Password –In this case, the candidate who has paid the fees must contact their respective zonal office. If the candidate has not paid then they will have to register themselves.


Year-wise statistics (2012-2017) of GATE candidates

Year Registered candidates Number of candidates who appeared Number of qualified candidates
2017 9,22,167 7,87,148 1,29,149
2016 9,71,831 8,18,850 1,60,643
2015 9,27,580 8,04,463 1,21,060
2014 10,33,625 8,89,156 1,49,694
2013 12,00,728 9,84,855 1,36,699
2012 7,77,134 6,86,614 1,08,526

What is GATE 2018?

GATE 2018 is a postgraduate level engineering entrance test conducted for admission to IITs, NITs, GFTIs and other technical institutes. The exam is also used for the recruitment process at major Public Sector Units (PSU) like GAIL, NTPC, ONGC and HAL among others. GATE scores are valid for three years. GATE 2018 on all the above mentioned four dates will be conducted in two sessions - the forenoon session which starts from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and the afternoon session to be held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. A candidate is allowed to appear in only one paper in any one session of GATE 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions related to GATE Application Form 2018

Q. Can I use one email address to fill multiple application forms?
Ans: Candidates can use only one email address to submit one GATE 2018 application form.

Q. Why should I choose three examination cities?
Ans: Candidates must choose three GATE exam centres 2018 according to their preferences. The most desired city must be chosen first and then other two cities. Candidates are possibly allotted their first choice. However, in cases where there are too many candidates opting for the same exam centre, the other two choices shall be considered.

Q. How will I make the payment of the application fees of GATE 2018?
Ans: Candidates can pay the application fees through online payment gateway- debit card/credit card or net banking only. International applicants must pay through net banking or credit card only.

Q. I want to change my allotted exam centre. But I have submitted the online application form. Can I change the exam city?
Ans: Yes, the organizing committee, IIT Guwahati will provide the facility to rectify the examination city after submission of GATE application form until November 17.

Q. In which mode can I avail the GATE 2018 application form?
Ans: GATE application form will be available only in the online mode. IIT Guwahati will not release any offline application form of GATE.

Q. My net banking account has been debited more than once. How do I get the money back?

Ans: Candidates will be refunded any unaccounted or excess money that was received on behalf of GATE 2018. The authority will automatically credit the amount to the same bank account. However, transferring money may take a week or more, after the end of GATE application process.

Q. Do I have to send the print-out of the application form?

Ans: Candidates must not send their print out of the GATE application form to the organizing institute, (IIT Guwahati) or any other GATE zonal offices.

Q. After completing the online application process and generating a PDF file, will I be able to change my application data?

Ans: After submission of GATE application form 2018, candidates can only download the application form and cannot modify the details entered in GATE application.

Q. I did not take a print-out of my online application at the end of my application process. How will I get access to it?

Ans: Candidates can login using GOAPS enrollment ID and password and take a print-out of the GATE application form.

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