GATE Application Form 2021 - Fees, Last Date, Documents Required, Correction Window

Application Form Start Date

Sep 11, 2020

Application Form End Date

Oct 7, 2020

Apr 7, 2021 | Engineering

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IIT Bombay had released the GATE 2021 application form on Sep 11, 2020. Later on, the conducting authority had started the GATE application form correction 2021 facility from November 17, 2020. The GATE 2021 application forms were closely inspected by IIT where the candidates were intimated and allowed to fix the defects in the application form details till November 23, 2020. The last date to complete the GATE application form 2021 with late fees was on October 14, 2020, and the last date to submit the application form without late fee was on October 8, 2020.

The GATE form fill-up was done on the official website, where candidates had to register at the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The whole procedure of the GATE application form 2021 involved registration, form fill up, application fees payment, uploading all necessary documents, etc. The application form fees vary depending upon the category of the applicants. Before proceeding with the application form, candidates must check out the eligibility criteria of the GATE exam. In this article, all steps and procedures for filling and submitting the GATE 2021 application form are provided in a detailed format. Applicants who had successfully submitted the application form before the last date will be allowed to appear for the entrance test.

GATE is a national level entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay through which candidates can seek admissions into the Post-Graduate Engineering & Technology courses, across various private & government engineering institutions situated all over India.

How to Apply for GATE Exam 2021?

Candidates might come across questions such as; how to apply for the GATE exam, what are the steps regarding the application process, etc. Below is the step by step guide to apply for the GATE exam 2021.

Step 1: Registration

Register through GOAPS with the help of the candidate's personal login credentials such as name, email ID, phone number, etc. After entering all the details in the registration portal a One-Time Password (OTP) will be sent in the applicant's given valid email ID and phone number. By using the same OTP, candidates can complete their GATE registration process 2021. A unique enrollment ID will be allotted to the candidates who have successfully registered on the portal.

Step 2: Filling GATE Application Form 2021

The following details will be asked by the website portal in order to fill the GATE application form 2021:

  • Personal Details: The candidate's name, father's name, mother's name, contact details, etc. should be entered.
  • Academic Details: All details regarding the candidate's education history will be asked in this section.
  • Contact Details: Candidates need to update their valid residential address, phone number, and email ID.
  • ID Proof: The photo ID number and type of ID needs to be entered.
  • GATE Paper: Applicants here have to select the choice of paper they are appearing for. They need to ensure that the change of paper is not allowed once they submit the GATE application form 2021.
  • Exam Center: Applicants can select three exam centers from the given list. The first two centers must be from the same zone while the third can be from any regional zone.

Step 3: Uploading the required documents

Candidates have to upload their passport size photo and a scanned copy of their signature and other documents asked by the portal. They need to ensure that they follow all the specifications related to uploading the gate application requirements 2021 in the website portal.

Step 4: Preview of GATE 2021 application form

Before hitting the submit button, candidates are highly recommended to check all the details in the GATE 2021 application form thoroughly to avoid any further corrections.

Step 5: Payment of GATE Form Fees 2021

The GATE form fees should be paid online through debit card/credit card/net banking. Candidates have to pay the fees with respect to the category they belong to. There will be no refund of the form fees, once they submit the GATE application form 2021.

Step 6: Submission of GATE 2021 Application form

After the successful payment of the form fees, candidates can submit the GATE 2021 application form. Applicants who have registered successfully will be given access to their GATE 2021 admit cards.

GATE Application Form 2021 Important Dates

To know about all the important dates related to the GATE Application form 2021, refer to the table given below:

GATE 2021 Application Form Important Dates
EVENTS DATES
Release of GATE notification August 7, 2020
Online Form Release Date Sep 11, 2020
Online Form Last Date October 8, 2020
Online Form Last Date with an additional late fee of Rs. 500 October 14, 2020
Last date of intimation to Registered Applicants after Inspection October 26, 2020
GATE 2021 application form correction Start Date October 28, 2020
GATE 2021 application form correction End Date November 13, 2020
Changing of the GATE 2021 exam paper by the candidates November 13, 2020
Changing GATE Exam Application Form Details - Name, DoB, Address, University Name, Degree Name November 17, 2020 - November 23, 2020
GATE 2021 Exam Date Feb 5, 2021 to February 7, 2021 and February 12, 2021 to Feb 14, 2021

GATE 2021 Application Form Requirements

The below-mentioned list shows the application requirements while filling up the GATE 2021 application form.

  • All personal details such as the candidate’s name, date of birth, mobile number, parents' name, parents' mobile number, email ID, etc.
  • Information regarding eligibility certificate
  • Name of the college and address (with PIN code)
  • GATE paper (subject)
  • Choice of GATE examination centers
  • Scanned image of candidate's photograph
  • Scanned image of the candidate's signature as per the prescribed format and size.
  • Scanned copy of Degree or Provisional certificate or certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute (in the format specified)
  • Scanned copy of Category Certificate, PwD, or Dyslexia certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  • Declaration for candidates of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Details of the valid identity documents (Aadhar card, pan card, etc.)
  • Net-banking/debit card/credit card/UPI details for GATE form fees payment

Specifications of Photograph and Signature for GATE Application Form 2021

The below table should be referred to by the candidates, which gives all necessary information regarding specifications of photograph and signature for the GATE Application form 2021.

GATE Application requirements 2021 - Photograph and Signature specifications
Documents Information Dimensions Format
Photograph
  • The passport-size photo should be colored in nature.
  • The photograph has to be clicked professionally with a white background.
  • The photograph to be submitted must be the most latest one.

3.5 cm x 4.5 cm

Maximum Resolution: 480 x 640 pixels

Minimum Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels

JPEG
Signature
  • Applicants must enter their signature in a rectangular box of 2 cm x 7 cm size on A4 white paper.
  • The signature should be done using a blue or a black ink pen.

Maximum Resolution: 160 x 560 pixels

Minimum Resolution: 80 x 280 pixels

JPEG

GATE Application Fees 2021

The GATE form fees can be paid only through online mode, via debit card/credit card/net banking. Once the fee is paid, it will not be refunded. IIT, Bombay has allotted different form fees for different candidates, for those belonging to various categories. Applicants can refer to the below table to find out the GATE form fees they have to pay.

GATE Application Fees 2021 Category Wise
Category Form Fees Fees during extent period
Male (General, OBC, etc.) INR 1,500 INR 2,000
Women (All category) INR 750 INR 1,250
SC/ST/PwD INR 750 INR 1,250
Candidates from Dubai and Singapore USD 100 USD 120
Candidates from Addis Ababa Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu USD 50 USD 70

GATE 2021 Application Status

In order to check the GATE 2021 application status, candidates need to log in at the GOAPS portal using their respective credentials. If the portal displays the application status as ‘Under Scrutiny/Under Process’, then applicants need not worry. The conducting authorities will inspect and scrutinize all the GATE 2021 application forms closely, and those application needs to get corrected in photograph/ signature/ supporting document will receive an email/SMS from the portal. The inspection process will go on until a few days after the GATE application form 2021 is over.

Details that can be corrected in GATE Application form 2021

The following table gives all the information regarding the details which can be corrected after submitting the GATE application form 2021. Candidates are advised to refer to the below table, in order to get a clear picture of the GATE application form correction process.

Details that can be corrected in the GATE Application form 2021
Specific parameters that can be changed Changing Parameters Availability of GATE application form correction 2021 on GOAPS portal
Gender
  • Male to Female: Status can be changed, but the GATE Application Fees will not be refunded
  • Female to Male: Candidates will be required to pay the difference amount.
October 28, 2020 - November 13, 2020
Category
  • SC/ ST to Gen/ OBC: Candidates will have to pay the difference amount.
  • Gen/ OBC to SC/ ST: Candidates will be able to change the status but there will be no GATE application fees that will be refunded.
October 28, 2020 - November 13, 2020
PwD status
  • No to Yes: Candidates will be able to change their status but will not get the fees refund (Scribe status to be captured)
  • Yes to No: With fees as applicable
  • Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities: Candidates can change the status but with a valid proof
October 28, 2020 - November 13, 2020
Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities
  • No to Yes: Candidates can correct the status but with a valid proof
  • Yes to No: Candidates can correct the status
October 28, 2020 - November 13, 2020
Details of Parents/ Guardian/ Correspondence address According to the document submitted in the application October 28, 2020 - November 13, 2020
College name and location, Roll no, Registration no. According to the document submitted in the application October 28, 2020 - November 13, 2020
Exam paper Correction with fees October 28, 2020 - November 13, 2020
Exam city Candidate in India
  • Exam city change request within India
  • Exam city change request outside India (Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu)
  • For exam city change request outside India (Dubai and Singapore)
Candidate outside India
  • The fee is waived for GATE examination city in India
  • Exam city request outside India
  • Exam city request from Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka & Kathmandu to Dubai or Singapore
October 28, 2020 - November 13, 2020
Contact Address The permanent address and current address of the candidate can be edited. November 17, 2020 - November 23, 2020
University/College Name or Degree Nomenclature The university name or the degree nomenclature can be edited. November 17, 2020 - November 23, 2020
Name and Date of Birth Any spelling mistakes in the name and/or mistakes in the date of birth of the candidate can be edited. November 17, 2020 - November 23, 2020

Retrieving GATE 2021 ID and Password

All the applicants are advised to note down their registration ID and password safely. But in any case, if they forget the same, they can follow the steps given below through they can retrieve GATE 2021 ID and password.

  • Go to the official website of GOAPS
  • Hit the ‘Forgot Password’ tab
  • Enter the application number and click on the ‘Get Password’ button
  • The authority will send a password to the registered valid email ID of the candidate

If any candidate is not able to remember his/her Application Id then you can follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Go to the official website of GOAPS
  • Hit the ‘Forgot application Id’ button
  • Enter the registered mobile number
  • Candidates will get their respective application id on their registered valid mobile number or email

GATE 2021 Registration Statistics

Year on year, we see a slight increase in the number of registration for the GATE examination. The registration count for the exam has increased in comparison to the previous year's statistics. As per the reports, a total of 8.83 lakh candidates have filled the GATE application form 2021. Out of the 8.83 lakh candidates, 2.9 lakh are female candidates which is 3% more than the previous year. The rise in applications as compared to last year is because of the introduction of the eligibility for candidates from arts and commerce background in applying for the examination.

The examination authorities say that more than 14000 students from arts and commerce streams have applied for the GATE examination. A total of 14,916 students have applied for humanities and around 14,804 have registered for environmental science. IIT, Bombay claimed that Mechanical and Civil engineering streams are still the top choices for GATE 2021 candidates. The two newly added subjects have received more applications as compared to the existing nine subjects such as Textile and Fibre Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Statistics.

Also, this year, Biomedical Engineering, Textile Engineering, and Fibre Science and Statistics are the three subjects that have received the lowest GATE 2021 application forms around; 2,292, 2,026, and 1,990 respectively. As per the zonal GATE 2021 registration figures, IIT, Bombay has gained the most number of applications with 1.76 lakh registrations this year.

GATE Application Form Correction 2021

GATE application form correction window for 2021 has been started from October 28, 2020. Candidates usually make some mistakes while filling up the GATE 2021 application form. The conducting authority provides a facility where applicants can correct their details or credentials. Below listed points show the step by step guide to complete the process for the GATE application form correction 2021:

  • Go to the official website of GATE 2021.
  • Log in via GOAPS by entering the GATE credentials such as login ID and password.
  • Correct the permissible details.
  • Pay the fee if applicable and submit.
  • Save the GATE 2021 application form.

GATE 2021 Rejected Candidates List

After the candidates submit their respective GATE 2021 application forms, the examination authority will release a list of the rejected application forms with the reasons stating why their forms were rejected. Applicants whose names are there on the list will not be provided with the admit cards. The three types of lists released in the official website are:

  • The list of the candidates whose GATE 2021 application forms have been rejected due to any kind of duplicity.
  • The list of the candidates whose application is rejected because of multiple form submissions.
  • The list of the candidates who did not meet the eligibility criteria.

What after GATE Application Form 2021?

Applicants who have successfully submitted the GATE application form 2021 will be given access to the admit cards. Candidates who got their respective admit cards will only be allowed to appear for the GATE exam. Candidates are also advised to go through the exam pattern and syllabus after submitting the GATE application form 2021, which will be released by the IIT Bombay.

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