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Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020

Admit card: 08 Jan 2021

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Admit card: 08 Jan 2021

GATE 2021 Application Form: Dates, Application Fee, Correction Window (Open)

Updated On - November 23 2020 by Khusboo

GATE 2021 application correction window has been opened again on 18 November 2020. GATE 2021 Application Form date extended and now application form was to be filled without any late fee till 07 October 2020 on the GOAPS (Gate Online Application Processing System) portal. The exam will be conducted on 5-7 and 12-14 February 2021. The form has been released by the IIT Bombay. Graduate Aptitude Test is a National level examination organized jointly by the IISc, Bangalore accompanied with other seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) in the title of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE. Through GATE candidates can seek admission into postgraduate programs, doctoral programs and in various PSUs. Candidates can go through the complete article to know more about GATE Application Form 2021.

Latest Updates

  • GATE 2021 application correction window has been opened again on 18 November 2020.

GATE 2021 Application Form Important Dates

Candidates can check the schedule of events and dates about GATE 2021 Application Form in the table given below:

GATE Important Dates 2021

Release of GATE notification

07 August 2020


Commencement of GATE 2021 registration through GOAPS

11 September 2020


Last date to apply for GATE 2021

07 October 2020


Last date for submission of application form (by registered candidates) with an additional late fee of Rs. 500

12 October 2020


Availability correction facility for GATE application form

18 November 2020


Last date to change GATE exam paper, category, and city

13 November 2020


Release of GATE mock test

To be notified


Availability of admit card

08 January 2021


GATE 2021 Exam Dates

5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14, February 2021 (Announced)

Release of GATE response sheets

To be notified


Availability of GATE 2021 question paper

To be notified


Release of answer key

To be notified


Challenging of answer key

To be notified


Release of Final Answer Key

To be notified


Declaration of Result

22 March 2021


Release of scorecard

To be notified


GATE 2021 Application Form 

Application form for GATE 2021 has been released on 14 September 2020. Candidates can register and fill the application form via online mode only at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Candidates can check the information below regarding the application process:

  • Candidates can apply for the Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering 2021 through GOAPS. The webpage can be accessed from the official website
  • The entire process from filling up the form to uploading of documents is in online mode only.
  • Candidates cannot send any hard copy of application form/documents etc to IIT Delhi or any other Zonal Gate offices.
  • Multiple application forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected.
  • Valid email id and mobile number should be provided by the candidates as all the communications will be made through e-mail or SMS.
  • The payment mode is also online via payment gateway.
  • Take multiple copies of application form for future reference.

Before applying for the application form, candidates must keep the following check-list ready.

  • A valid email id.
  • An active mobile number.
  • All the scanned documents to be uploaded in the application form with the specifications given.
  • A valid Id proof.
  • Gate 2020 information brochure for checking the eligibility criteria.
  • Choice of test centres.

List of documents required for GATE 2021 Application Form

  • Scanned passport size photo
  • Scanned signature
  • Qualifying degree certificate
  • Category certificate
  • Dyslexic certificate (as applicable)

How to Retrieve GATE 2021 Login Credentials?

In certain situations, enrollment id and password can be misplaced by a candidate. There are two options available to access the application form login credentials for further uses:

  1. Request for an OTP:
    • If a candidate remember the Enrollment ID/Email Address, but forgotten Password, click on "Request for an OTP" to get One Time Password.
    • Provide registered mobile number and Enrollment ID/Email Address.
    • Click on Reset Password to obtain a new one.
  1. Already have an OTP? :  If OTP is already there, click on "Already have an OTP?" to reset the password. Enter the following details to create a New Password- 
    • Enrollment ID/Email Address
    • OTP
    • New Password
    • Confirm New Password
Password Specifications: Choose a password that cannot be guessed easily. It should be unique and 8-15 characters. 

How to apply for GATE 2021?

GATE Application form 2021 will be available through online mode only through a registration portal called GOAPS.

What is GOAPS?

GOAPS is an online interface through which a candidate can :

  • Apply for the Examination GATE 2021.
  • Upload photograph, signature and other documents like qualifying degree certificate/ Certificate from the Head of the Department (HOD)/Institute in the prescribed format and category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) and/or Dyslexic certificate as suitable.
  • Pay the Registration Fee through any of the Electronic payment modes i.e Net Banking, Debit Cards, Credit Cards etc.
  • Monitor the status of the application form: Received, Under scrutiny, Accepted, Defect status, Status after rectification, Rejected with valid reasons, Admit Card ready for download, etc.
  • Download Admit Card/ Hall Ticket.
  • View his/her answers, marks obtained and GATE scorecard.
  • Download GATE scorecard.
  • The portal for GOAPS has been activated from 03 September 2019 for the commencement of the Application form.
  • All the important announcement will be made on this interface only where the candidate will have to login every time to check the upcoming events.

To fill the application form of GATE 2021, candidates must be aware of the following steps:

  1. Registration at GOAPS.
  2. Filling the Application Form with correct details.
  3. Uploading the requisite documents.
  4. Payment of Application Fee.
  5. Downloading the Admission Form after submission.
Step-by-step procedure to fill the application form:
  • Step 1: Registration at GOAPS

A candidate must first register by providing the following details:

  • Candidates full name
  • A valid e-mail id
  • An active mobile number
  • Setting of password

After the successful registration, an enrollment id will be generated and sent to the candidate via email and SMS.

  • Step 2: Login to fill the application form

After the successful registration at GOAPS, candidates now can fill the application form by logging in on the log in page using enrollment id and password.

  • Step 3: The candidates are now redirected to the Application page where they have to fill the following details:
Exam details
  • In the first column, candidate has to select the subject they wish to appear for in GATE 2020 examination.
  • The country they want to appear in for the exam.
  • The choices of the exam centre (if a candidate appears for the exam in India)- the selection of three cities is mandatory.
  • The first and second choices must be from the same Gate zonal area and the third choice can be from any other GATE zone.
Personal details: The following details has to fill in the personal detail section in the application form.
  • Enrollment ID
  • Name of the candidate
  • Email Address
  • Mobile number
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender ( Male/ Female /Transgender)
  • Nationality ( Indian / Other)
  • Category( Gen/ OBC/ SC/ST)
  • A person with Disability (Yes/No)
  • Candidates with Dyslexia( Yes/No)
  • Country of Permanent Residence
  • State of Permanent residence
  • ID Proof
  • ID Proof number
  • Name of Parent/Guardian
  • Country of  Residence Parent/Guardian
  • Correspondance address
Note: For international candidates, only a valid Password/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID is accepted as the recognised identification document.
Qualification details: The candidates have to fill the following qualifying degree details in the application form:
  • Institute registration/ Roll number
  • Qualifying degree
  • The discipline of qualifying Degree
  • Have you graduated in the above Degree?
  • Year of Qualifying Degree
  • Country of College/University
  • State/Union Territory 
  • City/Town 
  • Degree of awarding University/Institute
  • Name of College
  • Pin code 
Upload Necessary Documents: The candidates have to upload scanned copies of the following documents in specific size and format:
Scanned Image Specification in GATE Application
Passport size photograph3.5 cm Width x 4.5 cm Height (in JPEG/JPG format)
Signature size ( draw a rectangular box of with black or dark blue ink)2 cm Height x 7 cm Width (in JPEG/JPG format)
Qualifying degree certificatePDF format
Category ( SC/ST) Certificate PDF format
A person with Disability (PwD) CertificatePDF format
Dyslexic CertificatePDF format

Before proceeding for payment, the candidates are advised to view the filled-in application form by clicking on "Save and View Application" button. After clicking on the button, no further changes can be made.

  • Step 4: Payment of fees

The payment of application fees is through electronic mode after filling the application form completely.

  • Payment can be made online only by using either Debit card/Credit card or Net Banking.
  • once the payment is successful, the candidate can download the pdf copy of the application form by clicking on the 'Download Application Form' button.
  • If due to internet connection or power failure problems a candidate is unsure about the payment being processed or not, they can log in back to GOAPS after some time and check the status.
  • If the fee amount has been deducted from the account and GOAPS does not acknowledge any fee payment, then the money would be credited back to the account (this may take a week after the closure of the application form).
  • In such conditions, candidates are advised to initiate a fresh payment without waiting for the money to credited back to the account. This will ensure the application submission on time.
Step 5: Downloading of Application Form

After the successful submission of application form for GATE 2020, a candidate can download the pdf of the application form for future references.

GATE 2021 Application Fee 

Mode of Payment: The application fee can be paid through online mode only via Debit card/Credit card/Net banking.
  • The application fee is neither refundable nor transferable. 
  • Additional online transaction charges or bank charges can be applicable (these charges would be specified on the payment gateway).

The given table contains the fee details about the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020:

GATE Application Fee 2021
For Test Centres in IndiaBy 24 last dateDuring the extended period
All other candidates1500/-2000/-
SC/ST/PwD category750/-1250/-
Female candidates750/-1250/-


For Test Centres outside India( All candidates)
By 24 last date
During the extended period
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and KathmanduUS$ 50US$ 70
Singapore & DubaiUS$ 100US$ 120

GATE 2021 Application Form Correction 

The competent authority will provide the correction facility to make changes in the application form for those who will submit the form.

  • All the applications submitted for GATE 2021 examination will be scrutinized for the accuracy of data including the uploaded documents, clarity of photograph and signature.
  • If everything is found in order, the application will be selected.
  • Otherwise, defects in the application will be marked and intimated to the candidates for correction.
  • The status of the defects will be intimated to the candidates by an email and/or SMS.
  • Candidates will have to log in to their GOAPS registered account and do the required changes.
  • The current status of the application process would be updated after the scrutiny by the respective zonal GATE offices.
  • Candidates can check the status of their applications anytime by logging into GOAPS website.

GATE 2021 Admit Card

GATE 2021 admit card will be available to download at the official GOAPS website. The Admit Card contains important information like exam slot, date, time and venue. The candidates can avail the facility to download the hall ticket online through application number and password.

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Form Start Date:

11 Sep 2020

Form End Date:

12 Oct 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 12 Oct 2020
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