How to Apply for GATE 2016?

Published On: 24 Feb 2012

 | Last Updated On: 10 Dec 2015

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an entrance exam conducted annually for admissions to diverse science and technology PG programs in India. Administration and conduction of the exam is supervised jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India.

How to Apply for GATE 2016:

  • GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS):
  • An online interface is provided for your interaction with the GATE Office. With this interface you can:
    • Apply for the examination online.
    • Upload photograph, signature and other documents like graduation certificate/ certificate from Principal, caste certificate (if applicable) etc.
    • Pay the application fee through net-banking or debit card or e-challan.
    • Check the Status of your application form: Received, Under Scrutiny, Accepted, Defect Status, Status after Rectification, Rejected with Valid Reasons, Admit Card Ready for Contact the zonal GATE Office in case of any queries/problems.
    • Download Admit Card.
    • View your answers, marks and GATE score.
  • Filling in Application Online:
    • GOAPS: GOAPS has web address. It can also be accessed from the website of the respective Zonal GATE Offices or from the website of the GATE 2016 Organizing Institute.
      • Registration: A candidate must first register by providing a valid email address, mobile number and a GOAPS password. All communications from the GATE Offices will be sent to this email address (only one person can register with one e-mail address).
      • Give your personal mobile number because most of the communications may also be sent via SMS.
      • GOAPS Enrollment ID: Upon registration, an email containing the GOAPS Enrolment ID will be sent to the candidate.
    • Data Requirement for Application Filling: The following data will be required while filling the form at GOAPS.
      • Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, etc.).
      • Address for Communication (including PIN code),
      • Eligibility degree details
      • College address, PIN code of college,
      • GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities,
      • High quality image of your photograph conforming to the requirements.
      • Good quality image of your signature conforming to the requirements.
      • Scanned copy of Degree Certificate or Certificate from Principal/HODs in pdf format.
      • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format.
      • Details of a valid ID Proof that you will carry to the examination hall.
      • Your net-banking details.
  • Application Filling: The GOAPS allows you to enter data, “Save” partially filled form, “Logout”, and resume filling in by logging in again. The GOAPS portal is self-explanatory and user-friendly. Online help about using GOAPS is also available.
    • Before you make the payment, you will be shown a “Preview” of your application, where you have to carefully check for any errors.
    • Once you press “Confirm and Final Submit” button, no further changes to the application can be made by you.
    • For online payment follow the instructions given in Section 4.4.3 for payment options.
    • Problems in Login into GOAPS –In case of forgotten user ID or password, follow instructions on the GOPAS portal to retrieve them.

Application Fee Payment Options:

The application fee and various payment options are shown below. The application fee is non-refundable. All charges given below are in Indian Rupees.

Candidate Category

Mode

Application Fee

Women (All Categories)

Online Net Banking

Rs.750/-

e-challan

Rs.750/-

All other candidates

Online Net Banking

Rs.1500/-

e-challan

Rs.1500/-

SC/ST/PwD

Online Net Banking

Rs.750/-

 

e-challan

Rs.750/-

 

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