GATE Application Form 2018: IIT Guwahati has released GATE application form on August 31, 2017. Candidates can access and fill up GATE application form through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The application form of GATE 2018 can be completed in six steps including GATE registration 2018, filling GATE application form 2018 details, uploading scanned photograph and documents, review of filled in details, fee payment and submission of the form. Candidates can submit GATE 2018 application form till October 5, 2017. Applicants should not send the GATE application form 2018 to the examination authority or any of the 8 zonal GATE offices. Candidates have 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 has 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 has started online on August 31. Candidates can fill and submit the application form till October 5, 2017. Applicants will also have the opportunity to make changes to their application till November 17 by paying extra fee.
GATE Application Dates
|1.||GATE application form 2018 begins on||August 31, 2017|
|2.||GATE 2018 application form last date||October 5, 2017|
|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)|
GATE Application Form 2018: Certificates and Documents required
Candidates must keep following documents/data ready before filling the online GATE form 2018. At the time of filling up application form candidates have to enter details as given in their photo identity card. Reserved category and physically challenged candidates have 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
- Email id: Applicants must have a valid email ID.
- 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
- Photograph: Good quality of the recent photograph and high-quality image of signature of the given specifications
- Personal details: Date of birth, mobile number, parents’ name
- Contact details: Communication address, College address
- Bank details: Net Banking details of the respective banks if fee is paid online
Identity proof accepted for GATE application form 2018
- Driving License
- PAN Card
- Voter ID
- Aadhaar UID
- College ID
- Employee Identification Card
- Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address
- Passport (international candidates)
GATE Application Form 2018 (Available) – Appy here
The GATE 2018 application form has been 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 must register online to apply for GATE 2018. To register students must enter valid email ID, mobile number and create a GOAPS password. The candidates will receive all the registration details in 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
|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
|Dimension||Maximum image size of signature: 160×560 pixels.Minimum image size of signature: 80×280 pixels.|
|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.
|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 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.
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.
Steps to check GATE application form 2018 status:
- Access the link to access GATE 2018 application form status
- 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.
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
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.
Forgot Password – Applicants can recover the same by providing their GATE 2018 enrollment ID. The password will be sent to their registered mobile number.
- Candidate’s Name (Spelling only)
- Date of birth (change in birth year)
- Name of Parent/Guardian (change in spelling)
- Category status: General to OBC and OBC to General
- 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.
How to correct details in GATE Application Form 2018
Candidates will be provided time for correction of submitted information in the GATE application form 2018. While correcting details in GATE application form candidates have to send an email to the examination authority requesting ‘Correction in data (Enrollment Number)’. While correcting application form candidates have to pay the requisite fee. Following details can be changed in GATE 2018 Application Form after submission:
Year-wise statistics (2012-2017) of GATE candidates
|Year||Registered candidates||Number of candidates who appeared||Number of qualified candidates|
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 recuitment 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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