GATE Application Form 2018


GATE Application Form 2018GATE Application Form 2018Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati to release the application form of GATE 2018 on September 01. All the eligible candidates can fill their online GATE application form 2018 through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Candidates can submit the GATE 2018 application form until October 05, 2017. While filling the online GATE application form, candidates must register with valid email ID and mobile number, personal details, preferences of exam centres, educational qualification details, communication address, upload photograph, signature and all other important documents. Candidates should not send their GATE application form 2018 to any of the GATE 2018 Zonal Centres. IIT Guwahati, the organising committee, will provide the facility to the aspirants for rectifications/changes in the choices of exam centres until November 17, 2017. Candidates can pay the GATE 2018 application fees through online payment gateway or e-challan. Only those applicants who will successfully submit their GATE application form, pay the requisite fees, fulfil the eligibility criteria will be allowed to appear in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2018). To get detailed information about GATE Application Form 2018 procedure, application fees, documents required and more read the full article given below.


GATE Application Form 2018 Dates

All the released important dates related to GATE 2018 application form are given in the table below. Candidates are advised to check the dates to keep track on all the upcoming events related to GATE application form 2018.

S.No GATE 2018 Application Form Events Dates
1. Availability of GATE application form 2018 September 01, 2017
2. Last date for submission of GATE application form 2018 October 5, 2017
3. End date for rectification/change in the examination city November 17, 2017
4. GATE 2018 Exam to be held on February 3,4, 10 and 11, 2018 (Saturdays and Sundays)

GATE Subject Wise Statistics of Previous Years

Year ECE CS ME EE CE Others Total
2010 1,04,291 1,07,086 59,338 52,246 19,406 72,000 4,15,000
2011 1,37,853 1,36,027 81,175 72,680 29,347 96,000 5,53,000
2012 1,76,944 1,56,780 1,12,320 1,10,125 36,156 94,289 6,86,614
2013 2,56,135 2,24,160 1,65,814 1,52,381 67,472 1,18,893 9,84,855
2014 2,16,367 1,55,190 1,85,578 1,41,799 90,872 99,350 8,89,156
2015 1,72,714 1,15,425 1,85,758 1,25,851 1,01,429 1,03,286 8,04,463

Data in Graph
Subject wise Gate Statistics

Specifications Required for GATE Application Form 2018

Candidates must keep ready the following documents/data before filling online GATE application form 2018. It is essential that the candidate fills in the details in GOAPS without any error as the application will be cancelled if there is any error. As a checklist the candidate must verify that they have filled in and uploaded the following as required:

Indian Candidates International Candidates
Candidates must keep ready valid Photo Identity Card details (Driving License/ Passport/ PAN Card/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar UID/ College ID/ Employee Identification Card/ Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address). International students only a valid Passport/ Government issued ID/College ID/ Employee ID shall be accepted as the recognised identification.
Good quality of the recent photograph, high-quality image of signature and thumb impression of the given specifications. Address for Communication
Personal details such as name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc. Eligibility degree details
Scanned copy of B.Tech degree Certificate or mark sheet of previous semester/year (for final year candidates) in pdf format. College address
College address, PIN code of college GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities
GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities Scanned image of photograph, signature and thumb impression
Candidates appearing for degree or masters must submit the qualifying degree certificate or provisional certificate is available Scanned copy of degree certificate or mark sheet of previous semester/year (for final year candidates) in pdf format
Qualifying examination details and documents such as degree certificate. Bank details for application fees.
Address for Communication (including PIN code) Personal information such as name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.
Caste Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format  
Disability Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format  
Net Banking details of the respective banks of the candidates  

How to fill GATE Application 2018?

Below are the steps to fill GATE application form 2018. Candidates have to register using online GOAPS: GATE Online Application Processing System to be provided on this page:

Steps for online GATE Registration 2018

Step 1: Registration
Step 2: Enter all details in the application form
Step 3: Documents required to be uploaded
Step 4: Edit/Preview before final submission
Step 5: GATE 2018 application fee payment
Step 6: Final submission of online application form

1. Registration


All the eligible candidates have to register online. A candidate must first register by providing a valid email ID, mobile number and create a GOAPS password. The details related to GATE 2018 application form will be sent to the registered email ID from the GATE Offices will be sent to this email address. Candidates who belong to outside India will be informed through their registered email address only. The mobile number might be used by IIT Guwahati for informing about important details regarding GATE 2018.

Note: All the candidates are advised to provide a unique password that cannot be identified easily (it should not be the candidate’s name, date of birth, or some easily guessable string of numbers or letters like 12345 or abcd). The GOAPS password is used for login purposes.

GOAPS Enrollment ID – All the registered candidates will be sent the GOAPS Enrollment ID to their provided email address for further login.

2. Filling online GATE Application Form

All the candidates must enter enrollment ID and password for filling the online GATE application form 2018. The candidates must enter following details during registration.

  • Personal Details: Candidate’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Email ID, Parent’s Name and Mobile Number and more information.
  • Educational Qualification Details: The applicants need to enter the qualifying examination details such as marks, start and end date, and academic background details in the fields required
  • Candidate’s Address: The applicants must provide correct communication address and contact information with correct pin codes.
  • Selection of Examination centres: While filling this section of the application form candidates must submit at least three preferred exam centres from the provided drop down list.
  • Photo Identity Card details: Candidates must provide photo ID details in the application form that they will bring on the exam day.

3. Uploading of Photograph, Signature, Thumb Impression

Candidates must upload the images of the photograph, signature, thumb impression with the given specifications below:

Note: Images of the photograph, signature, thumb impression taken using a mobile phone will not be accepted by the authority. This might lead to cancellation of GATE application form 2018.

Particulars Photograph Signature Thumb Impression
Dimensions Width x Height: 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm print.JPEG: 480 × 640 (0.3 Mega pixel Pixel resolution – 160 × 560.Resolution – 80 × 280. Pixel Resolution -160 × 560.Pixel Resolution – is 80 × 280.
Details A passport size photograph of the face of the candidate Draw a rectangular box of size 2 cm × 7 cm (Height x Width) in the A4 white paper. Please draw a rectangular box of size 3 cm × 5 cm (Height x Width) on an A4 white paper.
The photograph must be in colour, clearly visible, high quality and taken after 1st September 2017 in a professional studio Sign with black or dark blue ink pen within this box. Left thumb impression must be put using blue or black stamp pad
Background of the photograph must be white or a very light colour. The signature with all capital letters or in any other colour than black and blue are not allowed Scan the image of the Left-Hand Impression
The face should occupy at least 75% of the area of the photograph looking towards camera Whole image of the signature must professional using a scanner.  

4. Edit/Preview of filled in GATE Application Form

Candidates can edit/modify the application form before final submission of the GATE 2018 application. If any changes are required candidates must make change therein. No option for rectification will be made available after payment. Only minor changes/examination centre modifications will be allowed.

5. Payment of GATE 2018 Application Fees

After making necessary changes and upon completion of the GATE 2018 application form candidates must pay the application fees of GATE 2018.

GATE Application Fees

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
4. International Students – Kathmandu, Dhaka, Colombo, Adis Ababa US$ 50
5. Dubai and Singapore US$ 100

All the above categories can pay the application fees through online payment gateway and challan except the International candidates who can pay the application fees through online net banking or credit card only.

6. Final Submission of GATE Application 2018 

Before submitting the GATE 2018 application form, candidates must ensure that all the details and all the necessary supporting documents are filled/uploaded images are correct and there is no error. This is the final step of submission, an application once submitted after this step cannot be rectified. The current status of an application will be updated after the receipt and scrutiny of the application by the respective zonal GATE 2018 Office. The candidates can check the status by using the login credentials.

How to check GATE 2018 Application Status?

The GATE application form 2018 status can be checked by the candidates who have successfully registered for GATE 2018. The steps given below shows how the application status can be checked.

  • Access the link to access GATE 2018 application status (to be made available here after September 01).
  • Enter details GATE 2017 Enrollment ID/Email ID and Password.
  • The application status will be displayed on the screen
  • The candidates must take actions in case any errors occur.

Forgot Enrollment ID or Password?

In case candidates forget their enrollment ID or password, they can follow three points given below to recover their lost GATE enrollment ID or password.

  • Forgot Enrollment ID or not received their Enrollment ID via Email – The candidates will have to select this option and submit their registered mobile number and password. The GATE enrollment ID will be sent via SMS to the candidate’s mobile number.
  • Forgot Password – If any candidate who have forgotten their password, they can recover the same by providing their GATE 2018 enrollment ID. The password will be sent to the registered mobile number.
  • Forgot Enrollment ID and Password In this case, the candidate who has paid the fees must contact their zonal office. If the candidate has not paid yet then they will have to register themselves.

Frequently Asked Questions related to GATE Application Form 2018

Q. Can I use one email address to fill multiple application forms?
Ans: No, only one email address can be used to submit only one GATE 2018 application form.

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

Q. How will I make the payment of the application fees of GATE 2018?
Ans: You can pay the application fees through online payment gateway and also through e-challan to be paid at the nearest SBI bank. 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 until November 17, 2017.

Q. In which mode can I avail the GATE 2018 application form?
Ans: GATE 2018 application form will be available only in online mode. No offline GATE application form will be made available to the candidates by IIT Guwahati.

Note: The details provided about GATE application form 2018 on this page is based on the previous year’s information brochure. We will update this article as soon as GATE 2018 information brochure is released.

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