GATE 2020 – Every Thing You Should Know


GATE Application Form 2020 – IIT Delhi will release the GATE 2020 application form in the second week of September tentatively. GATE application form 2020 will be available in online mode only. Students need to fill the application form of GATE in order to appear for the exam. The GATE application form 2020 will be through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The GATE exam will be conducted by IIT Delhi in February 2020 in computer based test (online) mode. The GATE application form 2020 has to be filled and submitted within the stipulated time interval in order to appear in the exam. Students are also advised to check their eligibility criteria before proceeding to fill GATE 2020 application form. Students have to first complete the GATE registration 2020 before filling the application form. The GATE 2020 registration will be through GATE 2020 website. Students at the next step has to fill the GATE 2020 application form by furnishing the details pertaining to family, education, address, exam centres choices and upload photograph and signature. Students at last have to pay the application fee of GATE 2020 and finally submit the application form

Important Dates for GATE Application Form 2020

Event Date
Commencement of GATE 2020 registration September first week, 2019
Last date to submit GATE application form 2020 September last week, 2019
Application Correction facility opens October first week, 2019
Last date to apply with late fee (for registered candidates) October first week, 2019
Request to change the exam paper (An additional fee will be applicable) First week of October, 2019
Change of Defects in Application Form marked by Authorities Third week of October, 2019
Availability of GATE 2020 Mock Test October last week, 2019
Request in change in exam city (An additional fee will be applicable) November third week, 2019
Availability of Admit Card January first week, 2020
GATE 2020 Second week of February, 2020
Declaration of Result Second week of March, 2020
GATE 2020 Score Card Third week of March, 2020

Things to Keep Ready Before Filling the GATE Application Form 2020: Students are advised to keep the following things ready with them before they start filling the GATE 2020 application form

  1. Scanned copies of photograph and signature in the dimensions specified by the authority
  2. Details pertaining to communication and permanent address, family and personal details
  3. HSC and SSC educational details, qualifying degree details
  4. Choice of GATE paper for which appearing
  5. Valid Photo Identity Proof (Aadhaar Card/Passport/Driving License/PAN Card/Voter ID/College ID/Employee Identification Card/Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address).
  6. The identity proof required by foreign students are Passport/Government Issued ID/College ID/Employee ID
  7. Copy of Mark Sheet of the fifth or sixth or seventh semester as the case may be (Candidates who are in their final year). Candidates with backlogs had to upload a copy of any of the mark sheet of the final/pre final year
  8. Candidates of professional equivalent qualifications, AMIE will have to mention their mark sheet for Section A of AMIE
  9. Caste Certificate (if applicable) as per given format issued by the competent authority
  10. Certificate of Disability (PwD) in the prescribed format by competent authority

Steps involved in filling the GATE 2020 Application Form: Students who will be filling the GATE application form 2020 have to follow the below mentioned steps

  1. GATE registration 2020 through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)
  2. Filling the complete application form
  3. Uploading scanned copies of educational documents and images
  4. Payment of application fee
  5. Preview of filled application form
  6. Final submission of application form

How to fill GATE 2020 Application Form: Students can find below the step by step guide to fill the GATE Application Form 2020

Step 1- GATE 2020 Registration: Candidates who would be filling the application form has to first register themselves using the GATE 2020 login. Candidates would be asked to provide the following details at the time of GATE registration 2020

  • Name of the candidate
  • Email ID and Mobile number
  • Password for future login

Candidates must provide their current and functional email ID and mobile number while filling the registration form for GATE 2020. After entering all the details, click on the submit button to submit the GATE 2020 registration form. A password (OTP) will be sent to the registered email ID and mobile number which need to be entered to complete the GATE 2020 registration process.

A unique enrollment ID will be allotted to every candidate after the completion of GATE registration 2020.

Step 2- GATE 2020 Application Form Filling: Candidates have to fill the application form of GATE 2020 after the completion of registration. GATE 2020 application form filling includes steps of filling the details. Candidates have to enter the following details while filling the GATE 2020 application form

Personal Details:
Candidate need to enter the personal details like the name of candidate, father’s name, name of mother, date of birth, nativity etc. Candidate must take utmost care while filling the GATE 2020 application form. Candidates are advised to fill all the details as mentioned in the official documents.

Academic Detail: Candidate has to enter the details of academic qualifications from HSC till graduation. All the details should exactly match from the official marksheets.

Contact Details: Candidate need to enter the communication address as well as the permanent address. In case both the address are same, put the same address in both the column of address.

GATE Paper: Candidate need to select the paper from which he/she wants to appear. There are a total of 25 subjects for which the GATE exam is held. Candidates are however required to select the GATE paper as per their subject of eligibility. Candidates are advised to carefully select their subject by verifying all the eligibility criteria for selecting the paper.

GATE Exam Centre: Candidate are required to select a total of three exams cities for GATE 2020. GATE 2020 exam centres will be allotted by the exam conducting authority as per the choices filled.

Photo Identity Proof: Candidates are required to submit information of identity. Details like photo ID number and type of ID have to be entered in the application form. Candidates can select any photo ID from the list provided and furnish the details.

Step 3- Uploading the scanned copies of educational documents and images: Candidates need to upload the scanned images of recent coloured, passport size photograph and left hand thumb impression. The details about the dimension of photograph and signature is mentioned below

Documents Details Dimensions Format
Photograph The passport-sized photograph should be coloured in nature. Has to be taken professionally in a white or very light background. Should have been taken after August 1, 2019, and the face of the candidates have to occupy 50% of the area in the photograph. The face has to be clear and the candidates should be looking directly at the camera. Sunglasses or tinted glasses will not be accepted. Only clear glasses will be permitted Dimension: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm Maximum Resolution: 480 x 640 pixels Minimum Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels JPEG
Documents Details Dimensions Format
Signature Candidates will have to do the signature in a rectangular box of 2 cm x 7 cm size on A4 white paper. The signature has to be done in capital letters with black or dark blue ink. The signature should be scanned and cropped to the specified dimensions. Maximum Resolution: 160 x 560 pixels Minimum Resolution: 80 x 280 pixels JPEG

Step 4- Preview of filled GATE 2020 Application Form: Candidates can preview their GATE 2020 application form after filling all the details. While previewing, candidates must check and verify all the details entered by them.

Step 5- Payment of Application Fees: Candidates have to pay the GATE 2020 application fee as per their categories. The detailed fee distribution is mentioned below

Category Fees Fees during extended period
Male (General, OBC and Others) Rs. 1,500 Rs. 2,000
SC/ ST/ PwD Rs. 750 Rs. 1,250
Women (All Category) Rs. 750 Rs. 1,250
International Students – Dubai and Singapore US$ 100 US$ 120
International Students – Addis Ababa Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu US$ 50 US$ 70

Step 6- Submission of GATE 2020 Application Form: Students can submit the application form after the payment of application fees. Candidates are advised to check and verify all the details before final submission of application form. Candidates are also provided with the correction facility during which all candidates who would submit their application form will be able to modify their details.

GATE 2020 Application Form Correction: The GATE 2020 application form correction facility will be available in the month of Octoberfrom first week onwards. Candidates who want to modify their details will be allowed to make changes in their already submitted application form. However, candidates will not be able to modify all the details and an official notification will be issued for the particulars which could be modified.

To modify the details candidates will be required to login through GATE 2020 Candidate Login using the GATE enrollment number and password.

Candidates would be able to modify the following details through Correction Facility    

Items which can be corrected Comments Correction date in GOAPS portal
Name According to the document submitted in application October first week
Date of Birth According to the document submitted in application October first week
Gender 1) Male to Female: Status could be changed, but Fees was not refunded 2) Female to Male: Candidates had to pay the difference amount of Rs 750 (not applicable for SC/ST and PwD candidates) October first week
Category 1) SC/ ST to Gen/ OBC: Candidates had to pay the difference amount of Rs 750 (not applicable for Female and PwD candidates) 2) Gen/ OBC to SC/ ST: Candidates were able to change the status but there was no fees refund October first week
PwD status 1) No to Yes: Candidates were able to change their status but did not get the fees refund (Scribe status to be captured) 2) Yes to No: With fees of Rs 750(not applicable for Female and SC/ST candidates) October first week
Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities 1) No to Yes: Candidates could correct the status but with a valid proof 2)Yes to No: Candidates could correct the status October first week
Details of Parents/ Guardian/ Correspondence address According to the document submitted in application October first week
College name and location, Roll no, Registration no. According to the document submitted in application October first week
Exam paper Correction with fees October first week
Exam city Correction with fees October first week

GATE 2018 Statistics

Paper Code Total no.of Registered Candidates Total no.of AppearedCandidates
AE 5076 4144
AG 1986 1775
AR 9124 7497
BT 11374 9304
CE 177609 153078
CH 19026 15858
CS 134454 107893
CY 24191 19500
EC 151733 125870
EE 140796 121383
EY 1506 1110
GG 6973 5795
1N 14699 11852
MA 11064 8765
ME 227735 194496
MN 3049 2532
MT 4948 4040
PE 2377 1940
PH 16882 13524
PI 3699 3092
TF 2150 1847
XE 4234 3440
XL 17616 14140

Frequently Asked Questions –

Q. How could I pay the application fee of GATE 2020?

Ans: Candidates had to pay the application fee through online mode i.e., net banking/debit card/credit card. Transaction details will be generated after the payment is successfully done.

Q. Is the application process of GATE 2020 available in online mode only?

Ans: Yes. The GATE application form 2020 will be available only in online mode.

Q. What are the fees for those candidates with Indian nationality appearing at International Centres?

Ans: Indian nationality candidates who will be appearing for the examination at Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu had to pay US$ 50, whereas those candidates who will be attempting the exam at Dubai and Singapore had to pay US$ 100 as application fee.

Q. Is it possible to use one email address to fill multiple application forms?

Ans: No. One email ID had to be used by the candidates to fill and submit only one application form.

Q. Do I have to send the print out of the filled application form of GATE 2020?

Ans: No. The candidates are not required to send the print out of the filled GATE 2020 application form to the authorities.

Q. How can I know the status of my application?

Ans: The candidate will be required to log into their GOAPS account to check their application status.

Q. If the scanned images to be uploaded are not according to the mentioned specifications, the will the application be rejected?

Ans: Yes. The application form will be rejected if the scanned images are not according to the specifications mentioned by the authorities.

Q. Which Identity Document (ID) are accepted by the GATE application form 2020?

Ans: For Indian candidates, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar ID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License will be accepted. Valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be accepted for International candidates.



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