GATE Registration/Application Process 2021 Latest Updates and Notifications

GATE Exam 2021

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Exam Level

Post Graduation

Exam Format


Conducted Body

Indian Institute Of Science (IISc), Bangalore And Seven IITs.

Frequency of Exam

Once A Year

Exam Category

National Level

Mode of Payment


Mode of Exam




GATE Exam Registration/Application Process 2021

The Application Form of GATE 2021 will released official website of GATE. Candidates have to fill the application Form if they want to appear for GATE 2021. The application form of GATE will be available in online mode. Candidates who want to appear for GATE 2021 have to register at GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System). The last day to fill the application form of GATE 2021. But Before applying one must check the eligibility criteria. One any one is found ineligible during any stage, he will get disqualified for admission in IITs and IISc.

Pre-requisite for GATE 2021 Registration

Before filling the application form, some document and particulars should be kept ready. These documents and particulars are following:

  • Scanned images of photograph and signature of the candidate
  • Valid Photo ID like Aadhar Card, Passport, Driving License, PAN Card, Voter ID Card, etc.
  • Marksheet of Graduation and other Certificates of course completion
  • Final year appearing students must submit their provisional certificate letter in a proper format.
  • Category certificate (if any)
  • Disability certificate or PwD certificate (if any)
  • Candidates having backlogs have to upload a copy of the Marksheet

The application process of GATE

There are four steps involved in the application process of GATE. First is GATE Registration, Second Step is Filling with application form then comes third step which is uploading the required documents and the last step is Payment. These four steps are explained below:

Step 1: Registration

  • Visit at the GOAPS Portal (GATE Online Application Processing System) and register a new user.
  • Now, Fill the details properly regarding the following:
  • Name of the candidate
  • Email Address
  • Country of Residence
  • Mobile Number
  • After filling the details, create your own Password and the password must be unique and 8-15 characters long.
  • Now, enter the CAPTCHA in the box provided, then click on the “submit” button
  • After submitting, you will receive an SMS regarding GOAPS enrollment ID and Password.

Step 2: Filling of Application Form

  • Now enter the Enrollment ID and Password sent to you, to access the application form of GATE.
  • The Application form has four sections like Exam Details section, personal details section, Academic Details section and Contact Details section. Fill the all the sections carefully. These sections are explained below:

Exam Details

  • Candidates have to choose the Paper he/she wishes to appear for.
  • Then, candidates are required to select the Examination Country and three exam centers.
  • First two selected exam centres must be from the same GATE zone and the third one can be from any Zone.


Candidate’s Personal Details

  • This section asks details related to personal information of the candidate appearing for GATE.
  • The following details are needed to be filled in the Personal Details section.

Correspondence Address

  • Now in this section, enter details regarding Correspondence Address.
  • Enter the Pin code
  • Following are the details asked in this section

Qualifying Degree Details

  • In this section, candidates have to fill details regarding academics.
  • Enter the following details in this section.


Step 3: Uploading Necessary Documents.

Documents required to be uploaded should be kept ready for. These documents should be properly scanned beforehand. Documents required to be uploaded are follow:

  • Scanned Passport size Photograph
  • Scanned Image of signature
  • Eligibility Certificate
  • Category Certificate (if any)
  • PwD Certificate (if any)

Size of the Documents

  • Passport size photograph should be of the size between 2kb to 200 kb
  • Signature in running hand writing and should be of size between 2kb to 150kb
  • All certificates should be of the size between 10 kb to 300 kb

After uploading all the documents, read the declaration and put a tick in the check box and then proceed to the payment section.

Step 4: Payment of Application Fee

The payment process of the GATE Application Fee is different for National and International Candidates. Payment can be made through net banking or credit card or debit card only. GATE Exam Application Fee is not refundable. E-challan mode of Payment has been eliminated from the GATE registration process.


Application Fee

Female candidates

Rs. 750

SC/ST/PwD Candidates

Rs. 750

Other category candidates

Rs. 1500

For Exam centers in Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

The US $50

For Exam Center in Dubai and Singapore

The US $100

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