07 Sep 2021

GATE Registration: How To fill GATE Application Form, Documents Required

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GATE Registration: How To Fill GATE Application Form, Documents Required, Last Date

IIT, Kharagpur has revised the GATE 2022 application form date on the official site: gate.iitkgp.ac.in. GATE 2022 application form will now be released on September 2 in online mode. The GATE Registration last date will be Sep 24, 2021. To get access to the GATE 2022 registration link, candidates will have to register themselves on the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) portal. GATE exam 2022 is likely to be conducted on 5,6, 12, and 13 February 2021.
The process of the GATE 2022 application form includes GATE exam registration, form fill up, upload documents & photographs, and pay the application fee for the examination. Before you start filling out the GATE form, you should check the GATE exam eligibility criteria 2022. Only those candidates who will complete the GATE 2022 registration before the last date will be issued a GATE admit card. GATE is one of the sought-after competitive exams conducted to screen candidates to offer admissions in M.E/M. Tech/Ph.D. at IIT, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. Besides, GATE acts as a doorway to secure jobs in the top Indian PSUs, pursue fellowship programs with a stipend or fly overseas for further studies. [Read 
Read our blog to get the complete details about the GATE 2022 application form:

GATE 2022 Exam Dates

Important Events Dates
Release of GATE 2022 official notification August 1, 2021
Start of GATE registration 2022 (GOAPS) September 2, 2021 (Revised)
Last date to submit the GATE 2022 application form September 24, 2021
Last Date For Submission (With Additional Late fee) October 1, 2021
GATE application form correction dates November 12, 2021
Release of admit card January 3, 2022
GATE 2022 exam date February 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2022 (Announced)
GATE result date 2022 March 17, 2022

About GATE 2022 Registration
To register for GATE, candidates will get access to the GATE application form through the GOAPS website from September 2, 2021. The GATE registration process includes form fill-up, uploading photographs, signature, certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate (SC/ST/PwS), and/or Dyslexic certificate if needed, while the filling-up of GATE 2022 application form.
For GATE registration, candidates will have to enter the ID number mentioned in any one of the following IDs - Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar - UID, College ID, Employee ID, or Driving License.
Before, you proceed for GATE exam Registration 2022, keep the following documents ready:

GATE 2022 Application Form Documents Required
The list of documents required before you start filling up the GATE application form 2022 is as follows -

  • Personal information like candidate’s name, date of birth, mobile number, parents' name, parents' mobile number, etc.

  • Communication address (including PIN code)

  • Eligibility degree details

  • College name and address (with PIN code)

  • GATE Subject/Paper

  • Choice of GATE examination cities

  • Scanned image of candidate's photograph and signature as per the prescribed format and size

  • Scanned copy of the eligibility certificate in pdf format (Degree or Provisional certificate or certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute (in the format specified)

  • Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST), PwD or Dyslexic certificate (if applicable) in pdf format

  • Declaration for candidates of Jammu and Kashmir (candidates who are unable to obtain documents due to restrictions in the region).

  • Details of the valid identity documents (the same ID, in original, should be carried to the examination hall)

  • Net-banking/debit card/credit card/UPI details for fee payment

Photograph Specifications
Details –

  • Your passport-sized photograph should be coloured in nature.

  • It has to be taken professionally on a white or very light background.

  • It should have been taken after August 1, 2019, and the face of the candidates should occupy 50% of the area in the photograph. The face has to be clear and the candidates should be looking directly at the camera.

  • Please note that photographs with Sunglasses or tinted glasses will not be accepted. Only clear glasses will be permitted

Dimensions –

  • 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm

  • Maximum Resolution: 480 x 640 pixels

  • Minimum Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels

Format – JPEG
Signature Specifications
Details -
Candidates will have to sign 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 has to be scanned and cropped to the specified dimensions.
Dimensions -

  • Maximum Resolution: 160 x 560 pixels

  • Minimum Resolution: 80 x 280 pixels

Format - JPEG
Note – The candidate’s name in the application form should be exactly the same as mentioned in the qualifying degree certificate or certificate issued by the ‘Head of the Department/Institute’ in which the candidate has completed his or her studies. The scorecard will be issued as per the name mentioned in the GATE application form 2022.

How To Fill GATE Application Form 2022?

  • The candidate will have to visit the GOAPS portal and register for the GATE exam 2022

  • You can then fill up the GATE 2022 application form online

  • Further, upload scanned images of the requisite documents such as educational qualification, caste certificate, declaration certificate, etc.

  • Pay the registration fee for the GATE exam

  • Take a preview of the filled-up GATE 2022 application form

  • Click the ‘Submit’ button for GATE registration 2022

GATE 2022 Registration Fee
There is a certain application fee to appear for GATE exam. Candidates can take a note of GATE exam fees as follows:

Category GATE Application Fee Fees During Extended Period
Male (General, OBC & Others) INR 1500 INR 1500
SC/ST/PwD INR 750 INR 1250
Women (All Category) INR 750 INR 1250
International Candidates (For India) INR 1500 INR 2000

How To Check The GATE Application Status?
To check the application status, candidates will need to log in at GATE 2022 registration link. You can log in with your credential and check if the status is “Under Scrutiny/Under Process” or not. If it's ‘Under Scrutiny/Under Process’, the authorities are checking all the GATE forms 2022 and those candidates whose application needs to be rectified in terms of photograph/signature or supporting documents will get an automated email/SMS on their registered email ID or mobile number.
Made A Mistake In GATE 2022 Application Form? See How To Correct It
Many-a-times candidates are in the hustle and tend to commit silly mistakes in GATE form; however, such candidates can avail the GATE application form correct facility. You can rectify few of your mistakes as given below:
Things you can rectify in the GATE Application Correction Form:

  1. Full Name – As per the document submitted in the application

  2. Date Of Birth – As per the document submitted in the application

  3. Gender –

  • Male to Female: Status could be changed, but GATE exam fees will not be refunded

  • Female to Male: Candidates will have to pay the difference amount of INR 750 (not applicable for SC/ST and PwD candidates)

  1. Category –

  • SC/ ST to Gen/ OBC: Candidates will have to pay the difference amount of INR 750 (not applicable for Female and PwD candidates)

  • Gen/ OBC to SC/ ST: Candidates will be able to change the status but there no fees will be refunded for it

  1. PwD status –

  • No to Yes: Candidates will be able to change their status; however, the GATE exam fees will not be refunded (Scribe status to be captured)

  • Yes to No: With fees of INR 750(not applicable for Female and SC/ST candidates)

  1. Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities –

  • No to Yes: Candidates can correct the status but with a valid proof

  • Yes to No: Candidates could correct the status

  1. College name and location, Roll no, Registration number -  According to the document submitted in the application

  2. Exam paper - Correction with certain fees

  3. Exam city (center) - Correction with certain fees

How To Avail GATE Application Form Correction Facility

  • Enter GATE enrolment number & password and login through GOAPS

  • Correct the permissible details

  • Pay the difference in fee if applicable

  • Click the ‘Submit’ button

  • Save the GATE 2022 Application Form

What if you forget your GATE 2022 Enrolment ID/Registration ID?
Relax! We are here to help you. Follow these simple steps given below:-

  • Visit the ‘GOAPS’ page

  • Click on ‘Forgot GATE 2022 Enrolment ID or Registration ID’ link

  • If you remember email address but have forgotten Enrolment ID and Registration ID, click on 'Request for an OTP' to get One Time Password

  • If you already have an OTP, click on "Already have an OTP?" to reset the password

For any discrepancy while filling up your GATE form 2022, contact the authorities through GATE 2022 helpline number at 022-2576 7068, 022-2572 4054
An admit card will be issued for candidates who have successfully done the GATE registration 2022. Only those candidates who will receive the admit card can appear for GATE 2022. The exam body will release the GATE exam pattern, GATE Syllabus, cut off and other key details which candidates can follow for holistic GATE preparation.
Today, in this internet-based world everything is at the click of a button. There are hundreds of GATE online coaching centers that provide videos and e-study material to the candidates. It would be wise to research a bit – talk to toppers, friends, check reviews/ratings and then book any GATE online courses or study material.
To gain an edge over the competitors you can download Ekeeda – India’s best tech education app. It provides GATE online courses designed by expert faculty from IITs. Other than this, you can get access to a host of facilities such as PDF notes, GATE previous year question papers, GATE test series, and live lectures to clarify your doubts. Sign up and start GATE preparation online today!

An Overview - GATE 2021 Registration Statistics

Particular Details
Total GATE 2021 Registrations 8.82 Lakhs (approx)
Number of Female Candidates 2.9 Lakhs (approx)
Number Of Candidates Appeared  7.12 Lakhs (approx)
Number Of Male Candidates 9.87 Lakhs (approx)
Number Of Candidate Qualified For GATE 2021 1.27 Lakhs (approx)

FAQs Related To GATE Application Form Fill Up
How To Apply For GATE 2022?
Candidates will have to fill up and submit the GATE application form 2022. Candidates can refer to our blog to get complete details such as: How to fill GATE 2022 Application Form, documents required, application fee, etc.
Can I fill multiple GATE forms with a single e-mail ID?
No! You can use the single e-mail ID to submit only one GATE 2022 Application form.
How to pay the GATE application fee?
You can pay the GATE 2022 application fee via online mode. A link will be provided to the payment gateway from the application portal. The candidate can opt for any of the payment options such as credit card/debit card, UPI, internet banking for payment. The additional charges such as service charges, processing fees, or bank charges incurred will have to be paid by the candidates.
Do I have to send the printout of the GATE application form?
No! You don’t have to send the printout to the organizing committee or any GATE zonal offices.
What if I have not uploaded a photograph as specified?
Your application might tend to get rejected. Kindly follow the instructions as set by the GATE organizing committee and upload pictures as specified dimensions and format.
I have not taken a print-out of my online application. How will I get access to it?
You can log in using GOAPS Enrollment ID and password. Take a printout for any further reference.

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