GATE Application Form 2021

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GATE 2021 Application Form

GATE Online Application Processing Website Opens on September 11, 2020

GATE 2021 Online Application Form is available on the official website www.gate.iitg.ac.in.

GATE 2021 Application Process

Application for GATE 2021 must be submitted Online ( through GOAPS website, appsgate.iitm.ac.in ) by paying necessary application fee. For GATE 2021, all information related to the application process will be available in the GOAPS website. The photograph, signature, certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate ( SC / ST / PwD ) and / or Dyslexic certificate, wherever applicable, must be uploaded during the online application.

Candidates must enter the ID number specified in any one of the following IDs : Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License. The candidates who do not possess any of these identity cards, may please procure any one of them before making the application.

GATE Online Application Processing System ( GOAPS )

GOAPS : appsgate.iitm.ac.in is the webpage / web address of the GATE Online Application Processing System ( GOAPS ). It can also be accessed from the GATE 2021 website ( gate.iitm.ac.in ).

GOAPS also provides an online interface to the candidate for interacting with the GATE administration. With this interface, a candidate can :

  • Apply for the examination.
  • Upload photograph, signature and other documents like qualifying degree certificate / Certificate from the Head of the Department / Institute and category certificate ( SC / ST / PwD ) and / or Dyslexic certificate as applicable.
  • Pay the application fee through any of the electronic payment modes.
  • Check 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.
  • View his / her answers, marks and GATE score.
  • Download GATE scorecard.

GOAPS Registration : A candidate must first register by providing Full Name ( as per the qualifying degree certificate ), a valid e-mail address, mobile number and by choosing a password. All communications from the GATE Offices will be sent to this e-mail address ( Only one person can register with one e-mail Address ). Give the personal mobile number and e-mail address, because most of the communication will be through e-mail and / or SMS.

GOAPS Enrollment ID : Each GOAPS registered candidate will be provided with an Enrollment ID. Upon registration, an e-mail containing the GOAPS Enrollment ID will be sent to the candidate. This Enrollment ID will be the reference ID for all future communication.

GOAPS Password : The candidate has to choose a password during Enrollment at GOAPS. This password must be remembered along with the GOAPS Enrollment ID to login to GOAPS. It is strongly recommended to choose a password that cannot be guessed 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 ). Keep your password information safe, secure and confidential.

GATE 2021 Application Fee

The application fee is Neither refundable nor transferable. Payments have to be made online by using either net banking or debit card or credit card. As per the prevailing norms, additional online transaction charges or bank charges can be applicable. These charges will be specified on the payment portal.

GATE Application Fee
For Examination Centres in India Normal Application Fee Late Application Fee
Female candidates [rupee] 750 [rupee] 1250
SC / ST / PwD* category candidates [rupee] 750 [rupee] 1250
All other candidates [rupee] 1500 [rupee] 2000
For Examination Centres outside India
( All Candidates )
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu US$ 50 US$ 70
Dubai and Singapore US$ 100 US$ 120

Note : The application fee mentioned above Does not include service charges, processing fees and any other charges that the banks may levy.

*PwD means Persons with Disability.

GATE 2021 Admit Card

The Admit Card for GATE 2021 will be available ONLY on GOAPS website. A candidate has to download his / her Admit Card from this website. The Admit Card would be available for download, tentatively from 8th January, 2021. Note that the Admit Cards will not be sent to the candidates by post / e-mail.

Candidates must bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Examination for the verification along with the original and valid photo Identity Document ( No photocopy / scanned copy / Not an expired document ), which was specified during the filling up of the online application ( for example : Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and
Driving License )

The Admit Card is valid if and only if the candidate’s photograph and signature images are clear and legible. The photograph on the Admit Card and that in the valid photo identity document should match with the appearance of the candidate on the day of examination. To ensure this, print the Admit Card on an A4 sized paper using a laser printer, preferably a color printer. Both, the GATE 2021 Admit Card and the Original ID proof are essential for entry into the examination hall.