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When GATE 2016 results will be out?
Is the Admit card alone sufficient to gain entry to the exam?
When will I receive my admit card?
Why should I choose three examination cities?
When and how will I know the status of my application?
If I want the Online Payment (Net-banking) option, how should I complete the application process?
For how many GATE papers can I apply?
Can I use one e-mail address to fill multiple application forms?
My power/internet connection failed during the application process, what I do?
After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE Examination Paper and Examination City?
Will I be provided with any white paper for rough work and calculations during the test?
Can I use a calculator during the examination?
How do I apply ONLINE?
My net banking account has been debited (money taken out) more than once. How do I get the money back?
Do I have to send the print-out of the application form?
How do I make the fee payment for GATE 2016 examination?

When GATE 2016 results will be out?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2016) exam results will be declared on Saturday, March 19, 2016 by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

Is the Admit card alone sufficient to gain entry to the exam?

No. Bring the admit card at the test center along with at least one original (not photocopied/scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification, whose details have been entered while filling the application. Only one of the following photo identifications is permitted: Driving license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Employee Identification Card, or a Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the identification document are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the exam if the original and valid photo identification is not presented.

When will I receive my admit card?

Admit card can only be downloaded from the GOAPS website from-admit cards will NOT be sent by post.

Why should I choose three examination cities?

Generally, you will be allotted a centre in the examination city of your first choice. Only in cases where it becomes difficult to accommodate you in the examination city of your first choice, your other two choices will be considered. A candidate is required to fill his/her primary as well as secondary choices, but should remember that because of operational constraints, the GATE committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be any of the choices of a candidate.

When and how will I know the status of my application?

You can check the status of your application by logging onto GOAPS website.

If I want the Online Payment (Net-banking) option, how should I complete the application process?

After filling all the fields in the ONLINE application form, choose the Online Payment option and proceed for payment by following the instructions.

Your browser screen will re-direct you to the bank you choose. Login with your Internet Banking credentials and confirm the payment. After confirming the payment, you will be re-directed back to the GATE 2016 application website. At the end of this process, you can download a PDF file will be generated with the necessary details of the candidates, like full name, date of birth (DOB), scanned photograph, sex, category (GE/OBC/SC/ST), PwD (Y/N). Full contact address, mobile number, email id, etc. Take a printout of the entire PDF file for your future reference/use.

For how many GATE papers can I apply?

A candidate can apply for only one of the 23 papers listed in the GATE information brochure or GATE website. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below.

  • The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree.
  • The candidate is; however, free to choose any paper according to students admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission

Can I use one e-mail address to fill multiple application forms?

No, one e-mail address can be used to submit only one application form.

My power/internet connection failed during the application process, what I do?

If you have clicked on the “Save” button during the application process, the data you entered up to that point of time has been stored online. Simply login back to the GATE 2016 application website and continue the application process. Otherwise, you have to start the process afresh.

After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE Examination Paper and Examination City?

It is not possible to change the GATE examination paper after the application is submitted. Please select your choice of examination paper carefully. Requests for change of examination city will be accepted till 20th November, 2015 with a fee of Rs. 400/-(four hundred only) to be paid online using GOAPS. Online payment for this purpose will be enabled in GOAPS after October 15, 2015.

Will I be provided with any white paper for rough work and calculations during the test?

A scribble pad will be provided to the candidate that can be used to do the rough work. The candidate has to return the scribble pad after the examination.

Can I use a calculator during the examination?

No.  An online virtual calculator will be available to examinees at the time of examination.

How do I apply ONLINE?

Candidates can apply online.

The application fee is Rs. 750/- for women candidates, Rs. 750/- for the SC/ST/PwD category candidates and Rs. 1500/- for all others.

The application fee can be paid either online or through e-challan (additional bank charges may apply). The application fee is non-refundable.

Click here to find more about GATE 2016 application procedure.

My net banking account has been debited (money taken out) more than once. How do I get the money back?

This can happen if your bank account was used more than once or you pressed refresh or back/forward button of your internet browser. Any unaccounted or excess money that was received on behalf of GATE 2016 from this account will automatically be returned (credited) to the same bank account.

Do I have to send the print-out of the application form?

No.

How do I make the fee payment for GATE 2016 examination?

You can make the payment during the ONLINE application process by choosing the following option:

a) Online Payment : Net Banking through the payment gateway.

b) e-challan : e-challan of State Bank of India.