15 May 2021

GATE Registration 2022 | How To Apply Online For GATE

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What Is the GATE 2022 Registration Process?


About GATE Exam

GATE is an online-based national level post-graduate entrance exam. It is jointly conducted by the seven IITs - Mumbai, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee along with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore for admissions to M. Tech programs in various prestigious government and private institutes. To crack GATE is quite challenging and candidates with a clear vision and determination can score well in this tough nut exam. Premier and top rated institutes in India accept GATE score to offer admission in postgraduate and Ph.D. engineering programmes for eligible candidates.

Apart from this, various Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) also recruit Graduate Engineering Trainees through GATE exam. Such PSUs recruit Graduate Engineering Trainees based on scores obtained by them. Candidates can secure well-paid government jobs which acts as enough motivation for candidates to attempt for the GATE 2022 Exam. Every year nearly 1 million students register for GATE and embark on their preparation journey.

GATE 2022 Registration Details

IIT, Kharagpur will release the GATE 2022 Exam application form (tentatively) in the month of August. Candidates can register for the GATE 2022 Exam through online mode. To access the application form, candidates can register at GATE 2022 Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The exam fees for GATE 2022 will vary based on candidate's category such as SC, ST, OBC and more. GATE is conducted for candidates securing admissions into M.E./M. Tech /Ph.D. at the IITs, NITS, IIITs and CFTIs or to recruit them in PSUs, provide fellowship or make them eligible for admission across the border. GATE exam registration will be a six-step online process that will start from the month of August 2021.

While filling the application form, you need to furnish valid information about the personal, academic and contact details. The required application fee has to be done through online mode. Premier and top-rated technical institutes in India accept the GATE score to give admissions to postgraduate and Ph.D. engineering programmes.

Our blog will guide you through the complete GATE exam registration process including dates, fees, admit card availability, and more.

GATE 2022 Exam Dates

The important events related to GATE 2022 application would be as follows:

Particulars Important Dates
Commencement of GATE Registration via GOAPS September 2021
Last date to submit GATE application form 2022 4th Week, September 2021
Last date to submit application form with late fee (₹ 500) 2nd Week, October 2021
Last Date To Request For Change Of Exam City 3rd Week, November 2021
Admit Card Availability On The Online Portal 1st Week, January 2022
GATE 2022 Exam Date February 2022
Result Announcement 3rd Week, March 2022
GATE Scorecard Download March 2022 to May 2022


Documents Required To Fill Up The GATE 2022 Application Form

Here is the list of complete documents required to fill up the GATE 2022 Application form -

  • A scanned copy of photograph & signature of the candidate.
  • Valid Photo ID such as 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.
  • For foreign applicants - A Passport/ Govt. Issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be the valid ID proofs.
  • Educational Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate.
  • Copy of Mark Sheet - 5th/6th And 7th semester.
  • Final year students should submit Provisional Certificate Letter as per format issued by the Home of Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Dept.
  • Candidates in the final year of AMIE have to submit their mark sheet for Section-A of AMIE in case of professional equivalent qualifications.
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable) as per given format.
  • Disability or PwD Certificate (if applicable) for exceptional students
  • Candidates pursuing a higher degree or masters have to submit the qualifying degree certificate.
  • Candidates with backlogs will have to upload a copy of the marksheet of the final year issued by the institute where they pursue studies
  • Net banking/credit card/debit card details for fee payment

GATE registration could be done till the second week of October, 2021 (late fee applicable). Candidates who wish to take the exam must have completed their online application process on the official site of the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).

Here is a step-by-step guide for GATE 2022 Registration:

Step 1 –Registration

Visit the official site and register through GOAPS for GATE 2022 Exam. Create your login details and enter details such as:

  • Candidate’s first, middle name and surname,
  • valid email ID,
  • Country of Residence
  • Mobile Number,
  • Password For Future Login

Once you enter all the details, click on the submit ‘button’. A system-generated One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to the registered email ID and mobile number. Use the OTP to complete the GATE Exam registration 2022. Thereafter, a unique enrolment ID will be allotted to the successfully registered candidates.

Note - In case there is a delay in getting the OTP, candidates can proceed for application fee payment by verifying either email ID or mobile number. The remaining one has to be verified in further stages

Step 2 – Login And GATE Application Form Fill Up

Now that you've registered, you can log in and start filling up the GATE exam registration form. List of details that you need to fill in order to complete the GATE registration process:

Personal Details: Information like the name of the candidate, father’s & mother's name, date of birth, native, etc.

Academic Details: Information related to academic qualifications from HSC till graduation need to be entered.

Communication Details: Address as well as the permanent address needs to be filled up.

GATE Paper: Select the GATE paper appearing that you would like to appear for. (Changes of GATE exam paper is not allowed after submission of the form).

GATE Exam Centre: Select a total of three exams cities from the given list. The first two centers must be from the same zone while the third can be from any GATE 2022 regional zone.

Photo Identity Proof: The photo ID number and type of ID have to be entered.

Step 3 – Photo & Documentation Uploads

Upload your scanned images of photo, signature and other supportive documents.

Step 4 – Preview Of GATE Application Form

A preview of the GATE 2022 application form will be created before submission. So, review and verify all the details entered before submission.

Step 5 – Pay GATE 2022 Application Fee

You can now pay the GATE 2022 exam application fee online through Net-banking/debit card/credit card. The application fee varies as per the category of the candidates.

GATE 2022 Registration Fee

The application fee for GATE 2022 will vary as per category-wise.

For Exam Cities In India
Category Application Fee (INR) Fees In Extended Period (INR)
Female Graduates 750 750 1250
SC/ST/PwD 750 1250
Male (General, OBC & Others) 1500 2000
For Exam In Foreign Countries
Category Application Fee (USD) Fee In Extended Period (USD)
In Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu US$50 US$70
In Dubai, Singapore US$100 US$120


Step 6 – Application Form Submission

Once you successfully make the fee payment, submit the GATE 2022 Exam application form. That’s it you’re done with the GATE registration process. Those candidates who register successfully will be able to access the admit card of GATE 2022.  Download it and take a print out of the filled application form for future reference

GATE 2022 Online Application Correction

The GATE 2022 Application correction window will be available in October 2021. However, you cannot change the entire information you’ve provided. The last date to correct the mistakes such as spelling mistakes, numbers, etc in the GATE 2021 application form will be mentioned on the notification. In order to make changes, candidates will have to send an e-mail to their zonal offices.

The details that can be changed would be as follows - communication address, academic details, date of birth, gender, parent/guardian name, qualifying degree, year of degree & Category.

The following changes which cannot be done in the submitted GATE Application Form:

  • The E-mail Id
  • Mobile Number
  • Subject or Paper

Once the details are submitted you cannot make further changes, if you still wish, then applicants will have to re-apply with a new email ID and mobile number for GATE Exam 2022. You won’t receive the refund of previous application fee.

Hope you now have a complete idea on how to apply online for GATE exam 2022. Register and prepare for GATE with Ekeeda today!

Good Luck!


GATE Exam Registration 2022: FAQs


How Do I Register For GATE Exam 2022?

You can visit the official site of GOAPS, where you will get the application form. When you fill-up the application form with the required details, you'll be directed to the payment gateway. Once you pay the GATE Exam Fees, your registration for the GATE exam 2022 gets completed. You can save the PDF of the application form for future reference.

When Will The GATE Application Form 2022 Be Released?

IIT Kharagpur will first release the official notification in July 2021 including details such as GATE exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, cut-off, etc. The GATE application form 2022 is expected to release in September 2021.

What Will Be The Last Date For GATE registration 2022?

GATE registration process begins in September 2021 and the last date to submit the GATE application form 2022 would be the 4th Week, September 2021. The last date to submit an application form with a late fee (₹ 500) will be 2nd Week, October 2021. The request for 'Change Of Exam City' can be done in the 3rd Week, November 2021.

Will I Be Able To Register For More Than One Paper In The GATE Examination?

Yes! You can apply for two papers out of 27 papers for GATE 2022. You can choose any paper according to your admission plans, keeping the eligibility criteria in mind.

What Identity Documents Are Needed To Register For GATE Exam 2022?

For GATE 2022 registration, Indian nationals will require Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Enrolment ID, and Driving License. For International candidates - a valid Passport/ Government issued ID/ College ID or Employee ID will be required.

What Is The Maximum Age Limit To Register For The GATE Exam?

A candidate needs to hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or institute in order to apply for the exam. There is no upper age limit for GATE 2022.

What Is The Fees For GATE Exam 2022?

The fees for general category candidates would be INR 1500. The fees for female candidates and ST/SC/PwD is ₹ 750.

What Is The GATE Application Fees For Foreign Nationals?

Foreign candidates are required to pay INR 1500 for centers in India. Candidates in Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu will need to pay $50 for application fee ($70 in case of late fee payment). Candidates attempting GATE in Dubai and Singapore, have to pay US$ 100 for application fee ($120 in case of late fee payment).

How To Make The Fee Payment For GATE Registration 2022?

Candidates can opt for Net banking/credit card/debit card facility to make fee payment for the GATE exam 2022.

Will I Have To Send Any Hard Copy Of The GATE 2022 Registration To The Exam Authority?

No! You don't have to send any hard copy to the exam authority or zonal offices. You only have to save the PDF for future reference.

What If I Wish To Make Corrections In The Application Form?

GATE 2022 Application correction window will be available in October 2021. In order to make changes, candidates will have to send an e-mail to their zonal offices. The details that can be changed would be as follows - communication address, academic details, date of birth, gender, parent/guardian name, qualifying degree, year of degree & Category.

I Cannot Upload My Photograph And Signature, After Several Attempts? What Should I Do?

It's advisable to check the file format, and file size while registering for the GATE 2022 Exam. Please refrain from resizing the file.

Is It Mandatory To Submit A Category Certificate While Registering For GATE?

Yes! If you wish to avail the benefits of the reservation, you should mention your category while filling the online application form. Also, upload the category certificate in PDF format. Please note, candidates can't change the category during the admission process.

How To Check My GATE Exam Registration Form Status?

You can anytime visit the official site of GOAPS and check the status of your application form by entering the username and password. Please provide a valid email ID and mobile number for any form of communication such as OTP, password reset mail, etc.

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