GATE Application Form 2021: Registered candidates for GATE 2021 can make the change in the city centre till 15th Dec. at the official website. 7 IITs and IISc, Bangalore conduct the admission process for GATE. GATE Registration is said to start from 14th September 2020. In order to appear for GATE Entrance Exam, the candidates must fill the application form of GATE. However, it is important to check the eligibility criteria for GATE before doing GATE Registration. The form filling process includes various steps, such as Registration, providing necessary details, uploading documents, payment of GATE application fee, etc. In order to successfully register for GATE, candidates must follow the step-by-step process.

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After filling the application form, the exam conducting authorities give a chance to the candidates to rectify their mistakes in the form. They activate the GATE Application Form Correction link on the official website. This link remains open only for a short while. Therefore, the candidates must correct their mistakes during this time only. In this article, we will take you through the application form schedule, form-filling process, necessary documents, GATE application form correction, etc. Therefore, keep on reading the article.

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GATE Application Form Download Date 2021

The authorities announce the dates regarding the release of the application form and other events. Therefore, the candidates must keep a close eye on the official website for regular updates. However, we have given the tentative dates below.

GATE Online Registration Begins11th September 2020
Last Date of GATE Exam Registration30th September 2020
Extended Last Date Registration7th October 2020
Extended Last Date Registration (With Late Fee)14th October 2020
Application Correction28th Oct to 13th Nov 2020
Application Correction Again17th Nov to 23rd Nov 2020

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GATE Exam Eligibility 2021

Before filling the application form of GATE, candidates must check the eligibility criteria of GATE. It is important to fit in the eligibility parameters in order to successfully sit for the GATE Exam.

CourseEligibility Conditions
B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Pharma
  • Must have passed a Bachelors degree (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) OR currently in the last year of the degree
  • Qualifying year must not exceed 2021
  • Must have passed a Bachelor degree in Architecture (5 years) OR currently in the last year of the graduation
  • Qualifying year must not be after 2021
M.Sc./ MA/ MCA
  • Must possess a Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Maths/ Statistics/ Computer Applications OR currently in the final year of the degree
  • Qualifying year must not exceed 2021
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S
  • Must have passed a Bachelors degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2 level) OR currently in the last year of degree
  • Qualifying year must not be later than 2021
Integrated M.E./ Integrated M.Tech (Post B.Sc.)
  • Must have passed a 4 years Integrated Master’s degree in Engineering/ Technology OR currently in 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year can apply too
  • Qualifying year must not exceed 2021
M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2 level)
  • Must have a passed 5 years Integrated degree or dual degree in Engineering/ Technology OR currently appearing in the 4th or 5th year
  • Qualifying year must not exceed 2020
Integrated M.Sc/ Integrated B.S/ M.S
  • Must have passed 5 years Integrated Masters degree or Dual Degree in Engineering/ Technology OR currently in the 4th or 5th year
  • Qualifying year must not exceed 2021
Professional Society Exams (equal to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch)
  • Must have passed B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Arch or equal exams of Professional Societies recognized by MHRD / UPSC/ AICTE (for example, AMIE by Institution of Engineers- India, AMICE by Institute of Civil Engineers- India)
  • Finished Section A or equal of such professional courses

Documents to Keep Ready Before Filling GATE Application Form 2020

Have a look at the list of documents that you need to keep ready before filling the form.

  • Candidate’s Personal Information
  • Educational Details (Degree name, year of passing, branch)
  • Address of the College
  • Scanned Documents (Image, Signature, eligibility certificate, degree certificate, category certificate, PwD certificate, etc
  • ID Proof Details (PAN Card/ Aadhar Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ College ID/ Voter ID/ Employee ID card

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How to fill GATE Online Application Form 2021?

In order to apply for the GATE Exam, the candidates must follow proper steps. Below is the pictorial representation of the GATE form filling process as well as detailed information beneath. This will assist you in filling the GATE Online Form successfully.

Steps to Fill GATE Online Form

Let us now see the process in detail.

Step 1: Registration

Firstly, the candidates have to fill the application form, the candidates need to register first. During registration, the candidates have to provide their full name, email ID, contact number, country of residence, password, and captcha.

After submitting the above-mentioned details, the candidates will receive the GOAPS Enrollment ID on their email ID as well as on SMS.

Step 2: Login After Registration

Now, enter the enrollment ID and password to open the GATE Application page. Click on the declaration box in order to proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Filling Details

Candidates have to mention their correct details in the application form.

GATE Entrance Exam 2021 Information:

  • GATE Paper 2021 (write the one you wish to appear for)
  • Exam Country
  • Pick three exam cities (the first 2 choices should be from the same zone while the 3rd choice can be from any other zone)

Personal Details

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Enrollment ID
  • Email ID
  • Contact Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Name of Parent
  • Contact of Parent
  • Category
  • Nationality
  • Country of Residence
  • ID Proof
  • Other Details;

Academic Details

  • Institute Roll Number/ Registration Number
  • Qualifying Degree (either completed or currently pursuing)
  • Year of Qualifying degree
  • State/ Union Territory
  • City
  • College Name or University Name
  • PIN

Step 4: Upload Documents

Now, in this step, the applicants have to upload the necessary documents, such as photograph, signature, etc. Remember that you must upload the documents in proper specifications. Otherwise, it will show an error in the Application form.


GATE Photograph Sample
Photograph Sample
GATE Signature Sample
Signature Sample
  • Maximum: 480 x 640 pixels
  • Minimum: 240 x 320 pixels
  • Maximum: 160 x 560 pixels
  • Minimum: 80 x 280 pixels

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Step 5: Payment of Fees

After uploading the documents, the last step is to pay the necessary fees. The fee structure for different categories is given below.

NOTE: Candidates can only pay the fees through online mode (net banking/ debit card/ credit card).  Also, additional bank charges may be applicable.

CategoryGATE Registration Fee
Male (General/OBC) and OtherINR 1500
SC/ST/Pwd and Women (All Categories)INR 750
International Candidates appearing from Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and KathmanduUS $50
International Candidates appearing from Dubai and Singapore centresUS $100

After paying the fees, you can print the GATE Application Form 2021. Check the application form once to see if there are any mistakes. In case you make any mistake while filling the application form, you can correct it during the application form correction window.

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GATE Application Form Correction 2021

The exam conducting authorities activate the GATE Online Form Correction link. Those candidates who have mistakenly commit mistakes while filling the application form can rectify their errors during the correction window. It will last only for a short while. Therefore, candidates must correct their errors as soon as possible.

Once the application correction window closes, the candidates cannot make any changes further. Hence, you must pay full attention while filling the GATE Application Form.

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GATE Application Form FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1: When will GATE 2021 Application Form release?
Ans: The GATE Online Form will release on 11th September 2020 in the online mode.
Q2: How many exam centres can I enter in the Application form of GATE 2021?
Ans: You can enter 3 exam cities in the application form. 2 of them should be from the same zonal centres while 1 exam city can be from any other zone.
Q3: Will the GATE application form release offline?
Ans: No, you can fill the GATE Application form only in online mode.
Q4: Can I pay the GATE Registration Fees via Demand Draft?
Ans: No, the application fee can only be paid online.

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