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GATE Online Application 2014 process

GATE Online Application 2014 process. How to Apply online for GATE 2014 Examination , What is GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) all questions regarding online application of GATE EXAMINATION in 2014 is clarified

How to Apply online for GATE 2014 Examination ?

Candidates need to Register and Fill the GATE application form online only by accessing the zonal GATE websites of IISc and seven IITs. 
The application process is complete only when a print out of the filled online application with the candidate’s signature and a good quality photo affixed in the appropriate place is received by the respective GATE office along with necessary documents, if any, on or before 10th October, 2013

Please note that application forms are not available for sale anywhere

About GATE

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) jointly administer the conduct of GATE. The operations related to GATE in each of the 8 zones are managed by a zonal GATE Office at the IITs or IISc. The Organizing Institute (OI) is responsible for the end-to-end process and coordination amongst the administering Institutes. The Organizing Institute for GATE 2014 is IIT Kharagpur.

Financial Assistance 

A valid GATE score is essential for obtaining financial assistance during Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture, and Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science in Institutes supported by the MHRD or other Government agencies. As per the directives of the MHRD, the following procedure is to be adopted for admission to the post-graduate programs (Master’s and Doctoral) with MHRD scholarship/assistantship. Depending upon the norms adopted by a specific institute or department of the Institute, a candidate may be admitted directly into a course based on his/her performance in GATE only or based on his/her performance in GATE andan admission test / interview conducted by the department to which he/she has applied and/or the candidate’s academic record. If the candidate is to be selected through test/interview for post-graduate programs, the minimum of 70% weightage will be given to the performance in GATE and the remaining 30% weightage will be given to the candidate’s performance in test/interview and/or academic record, as per MHRD guidelines. The admitting institutes could however prescribe a minimum passing percentage of marks in the test/interview. Some colleges/institutes specify GATE qualification as the mandatory requirement even for admission without MHRD scholarship/assistantship.

To avail the financial assistance (scholarship), the candidate must first secure admission to a program in these Institutes, by a procedure that could vary from institute to institute. Qualification in GATE is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations. Candidates are advised to seek complete details of admission procedures and availability of MHRD scholarship/assistantship from the concerned admitting institution. The criteria for postgraduate admission with scholarship/assistantship could be different for different institutions. The management of the post-graduate scholarship/assistantship is also the responsibility of the admitting institution. Similarly, reservation of seats under different categories is as per the policies and norms prevailing at the admitting institution and Government of India rules. GATE offices will not entertain any enquiry about admission, reservation of seats or award of scholarship/assistantship.
 

Employment 

Several public sector undertakings (PSUs) have, in the past, used GATE scores for screening for providing a salaried employment. A select few such organizations are: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, National Thermal Power Corporation, Power Grid India, etc. It is expected that such PSUs would use GATE Scores this year as well.
Note: GATE administration is not responsible for employment opportunities. Candidates qualified must check newspapers and other reliable sources for any such information.

Administration 

GATE is administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The GATE committee, which comprises of representatives from these administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and declaring the results.
GATE is conducted through the constitution of eight zones. The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes are:
Zone-1: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Zone-2: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Zone-3: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Zone-4: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Zone-5: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Zone-6: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Zone-7: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Zone-8: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  
The overall co-ordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2014 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, which is designated as the Organizing Institute (OI) for GATE 2014.

New in GATE 2014 

  1. A new paper "Ecology and Evolution" is introduced in GATE 2014.
     
  2. Examinations for all the 22 papers will be conducted by an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT). The online examination paper will contain some questions for which numerical answers must be keyed in by the candidate using the virtual keypad. Rest of the questions shall be of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type.
     
  3. GATE 2014 examinations will be held during forenoon and afternoon sessions on alternate weekends (Saturday and Sunday) between 1st February 2014 and 2nd March 2014. Examination for some of the papers in GATE 2014 will be held in multiple sessions. Exact details on complete examination schedule will be notified at a later date. 

Changes in GATE 2013 that will continue to remain in force for GATE 2014

  1. Application Process: For GATE 2014, as in GATE 2013, all information related to the candidates’ will be available in a single GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Candidates have to register/enroll and fill the application via ONLINE mode ONLY by accessing the zonal GATE websites of IISc and any of the seven IITs. The photograph and signature of the applicant must be uploaded during the online application. The application process becomes complete only when a printout of the filled ONLINE application with the candidate’s signature and a good quality photograph affixed in the appropriate place is received by the respective Zonal GATE offices along with necessary documents, if any, on or before 10th October 2013. Please note that application forms are not available for sale anywhere else.
  2. Downloadable Admit Card: Admit cards will NOT be sent by e-mail/post, they can ONLY be downloaded from the zonal GATE websites from 1st January 2014. The candidate has to bring the printed admit card to the test center along with at least one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification. It may be noted that one of the following photo identifications is ONLY permitted: Driving license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Employee identification card, or a notarized affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. The details of this ID proof have to be given while filling the online application.
  3. Numerical Answer Type Questions: The question paper for GATE 2014 will consist of questions of both multiple-choice type and numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, candidates have to choose the answer from the given choices. Numerical answer type questions are not multiple-choice type; the candidates have to enter a number as the answer using a virtual keypad. 

Important Dates

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens: Enrolment, Application Filling, Application SubmissionMonday2nd September 2013
Last Date for Enrolment (after this only enrolled candidates can fill the application)Tuesday1st October 2013
Last date for Submission of Online Application through WebsiteThursday3rd October 2013
Last Date for the receipt of Print-out of the ONLINE Application along with all the supporting documents at the respective Zonal GATE OfficesThursday10th October 2013
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of CityWednesday20th November 2013
Availability of Admit Card on the GOAPS website for printingWednesday18th December, 2013
GATE 2014 Online Examination
Forenoon: 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Afternoon: 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM
Saturdays and SundaysBetween 1st February and 2nd March 2014
Announcement of Results on the Online Application WebsiteFriday28th March 2014
(10:00 Hrs)

Eligibility

Before starting the application process, the candidate must:
1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (given below) of GATE 2014.
2. Determine the GATE paper you wish to appear for. A candidate is allowed to appear in only one paper.
3. Choose the City of choice to appear for the examination: There are three choices, in the order of preference. The candidate can choose a particular city as the first choice for appearing GATE 2014 examination. The corresponding zone to which this first choice city belongs will be known. The candidate can then choose his/ her second choice only from the cities available in that zone. However, as an additional option, a third choice is also introduced in GATE 2014. The list of third choice cities will be as specified by each zone. Note that this third choice city may either be from the zone to which the first and second choice cities belong or from some other zone. The third choice will be considered only when the candidate could not be accommodated either in first or second choice cities. The tentative zone wise list of cities for GATE 2014 is given in Examination Cities. However, the GATE Committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing city and allot a city that may not be any of the choices of a candidate.
The categories of candidates eligible to appear for GATE 2014 are given in Table below.
Necessary supporting documents must be sent along with the printed version of the online application by speed/ registered post to the respective Zonal Offices. Please study the following table carefully and make sure that your year of qualification is not later than what is specified.
Qualifying Degree (short)Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)Description of Eligible candidatesYear of Qualification cannot be later thanCopies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2013 or earlierExpected to complete in 2014 or later
B.E./B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.Pharm.Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy (Post-Diploma/ Post B.Sc./4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 4th year or already completed2014Degree Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion CertificateCertificate from Principal
B.SBachelor's degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 4th year or already completed2014Degree Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion CertificateCertificate from Principal
M.Sc./M.A./ MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in the final year or already completed2014Degree Certificate/
Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion
Certificate (pertaining
to Masters degree)
Certificate from Principal
Int. M.E/ M.Tech
(Post BSc)
Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Four year programme)Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed2016Degree
Certificate/
Provisional
Certificate/
Course
Completion
Certificate
Certificate
from
Principal
Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Five year
programme)
Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed2015Degree
Certificate/
Provisional
Certificate/
Course
Completion
Certificate
Certificate from Principal
Int. M. Sc/
Int. B.S.-M.S.
Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. programCurrently in the final year or already completed2014Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate / Course Completion CertificateCertificate from Principal
Professional
Society Examinations
(equivalent to
B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch)
B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch. equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g. AMIE by
Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)
Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNAProfessional
Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion/
Membership
Certificate
issued by
the Society
or Institute
Copy of Mark sheet
for Section
“A”

Certificate from Principal

Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal, as determined from the above table, have to obtain a signature from their principal along with the seal on the “Certificate from the Principal” format that will be printed on the application PDF file which is generated after completion of the online application submission.

Candidates with backlogs

Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2013, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should
1. submit a copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year,
OR
2. have to obtain a signature from their Principal along with the seal on the “Certificate from the Principal” format that will be printed on the application PDF file which will be generated after completion of the online application submission.

Examination Schedule

GATE 2014 examinations will be held during forenoon and afternoon sessions on alternate weekends (Saturday and Sunday) between 1st February 2014 and 2nd March 2014. Examination for some of the papers in GATE 2014 will be held in multiple sessions. Exact details on complete examination schedule will be notified at a later date.

Zone-wise List of Cities in which GATE 2014 will be held

Table below gives the tentative list of the cities (zone-wise) in which GATE 2014 will be held. Also shown in the table is the Zonal Offices (one of the IITs or IISc.). The Zonal Office dealing with your application will be your point of contact for any enquiries regarding your examination center and other matters. 
Zonal GATE OfficeTentative List of Examination Cities
IISc Bangalore
Bangalore - 560 012
Website: gate.iisc.ernet.in
Alappuzha, Aluva, Ananthapur, Attingal, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bangalore, Bidar, Chengannur, Chitradurga, Davengere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Idukki, Kannur, Kanjirapally, Karwar, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangalore, Manipal, Muvattupuzha, Mysore, Nedumangad, Pala, Palakkad, Payyannur, Punalur, Raichur, Shimoga, Thrissur , Tumkur and Vadakara.
IIT Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai - 400 076
Website: www.gate.iitb.ac.in
Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Gandhinagar, Goa, Hyderabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Lonavala, Mahabubnagar, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Sangli, Satara, Secunderabad, Solapur, Surat, Thane and Vadodara.
IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas,
New Delhi – 110016
Website: www.iitd.ac.in/gate
Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Indore, Jammu, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, Rohtak-Hisar, Shimla, Sikar, Udaipur and Ujjain.
IIT Guwahati
Guwahati – 781039
Website: www.iitg.ernet.in/gate
Agartala, Asansol, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri and Tezpur.
IIT Kanpur
Kanpur – 208016
Website: www.iitk.ac.in/gate
Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Saugar (Sagar, MP), Sultanpur and Varanasi.
IIT Kharagpur
Kharagpur – 721302
Website: gate.iitkgp.ac.in
Balasore, Berhampur (Orissa), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikakulam-Vizianagaram, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.
IIT Madras
Chennai – 600036
Website: gate.iitm.ac.in
Angamaly, Bapatla, Chennai North, Chennai South, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kanyakumari, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Madurai, Nagercoil, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nellore, Ongole, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Virudhunagar and Warangal.
IIT Roorkee
Roorkee – 247667
Website: www.iitr.ac.in/gate
Ambala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Chandigarh-Mohali-Rupnagar, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani-Bhimtal, Hamirpur (HP)-Una, Jalandhar-Phagwara, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana-Moga, Mandi-Bilaspur(HP), Meerut, Moradabad, Noida, Panchkula, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala-Sangrur, Roorkee-Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Sirmaur, Solan, Sonepat and Yamunanagar.
Please consult corresponding zonal GATE office websites for complete list of cities.

Zone-wise List of Examination Cities for 3rd Choice

Zonal GATE OfficeTentative List of Examination Cities for 3rd Choice
IISc Bangalore
Bangalore - 560 012
Website: gate.iisc.ernet.in
Bangalore, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Hyderabad, Mangalore, Thiruvananthapuram.
IIT Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai - 400 076
Website: www.gate.iitb.ac.in
Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur.
IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas,
New Delhi – 110016
Website: www.iitd.ac.in/gate
Delhi/NCR, Faridabad, Indore, Jaipur.
IIT Guwahati
Guwahati – 781039
Website: www.iitg.ernet.in/gate
Delhi/NCR, Kolkata.
IIT Kanpur
Kanpur – 208016
Website: www.iitk.ac.in/gate
Allahabad, Bhopal, Delhi/NCR, Kanpur, Lucknow.
IIT Kharagpur
Kharagpur – 721302
Website: gate.iitkgp.ac.in
Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.
IIT Madras
Chennai – 600036
Website: gate.iitm.ac.in
Chennai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram.
IIT Roorkee
Roorkee – 247667
Website: www.iitr.ac.in/gate
Chandigarh-Mohali-Rupnagar, Dehradun, Meerut, Jalandhar-Phagwara.

Structure of GATE 2014

For the GATE 2014 examination, a candidate can apply for only one of the 22 papers listed in Table given below. The syllabus for each of the papers is given separately. Making a choice of the appropriate paper during GATE application is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below.
The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. However, the candidate is, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission. For more details regarding the admission criteria in any particular institute, the candidate is advised to refer to the websites of that institute.
Table: List of GATE papers and corresponding codes
Sl.NoPaperCodeSl.NoPaperCode
1Aerospace EngineeringAE12Geology and GeophysicsGG
2Agricultural EngineeringAG13Instrumentation EngineeringIN
3Architecture and PlanningAR14MathematicsMA
4BiotechnologyBT15Mechanical EngineeringME
5Civil EngineeringCE16Mining EngineeringMN
6Chemical EngineeringCH17Metallurgical EngineeringMT
7Computer Science and Information TechnologyCS18PhysicsPH
8ChemistryCY19Production and Industrial EngineeringPI
9Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC20Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
10Electrical EngineeringEE21Engineering SciencesXE*
11Ecology and EvolutionEY 22 Life Sciences XL**
XE Paper SectionsCodeXL Paper SectionsCode
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)AChemistry (Compulsory)H
Fluid MechanicsBBiochemistryI
Materials ScienceCBotanyJ
Solid MechanicsDMicrobiologyK
ThermodynamicsEZoologyL
Polymer Science and EngineeringFFood TechnologyM
Food TechnologyG
*XE (Engineering Sciences) and **XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will comprise of Sections listed in the above table. More detailed explanation is given below. 

General Aptitude Questions

All the papers will contain few questions that test the General Aptitude (Language and Analytical Skills), apart from the core subject of the paper.

XE Paper

A candidate appearing in the XE paper has to answer the following
  1. Section A – Engineering Mathematics (compulsory)
  2. GA – General Aptitude (compulsory)
  3. Any two of XE sections B to G
The choice of two sections from B to G can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (B to G).

XL Paper

A candidate appearing in the XL paper has to answer the following
  1. Section H – Chemistry (compulsory)
  2. GA – General Aptitude (compulsory)
  3. Any two of XL sections I to M
The choice of two sections from I to M can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered by the candidate. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (I to M).

Duration and Examination Type  

The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3-hour duration that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type questions. Click here for the pattern of question papers.
The examination for all the papers will be carried out in an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. The candidates are required to either select the answer (for MCQ type) or enter the answer for numerical answer type question using a mouse on a virtual keyboard (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). Candidates will be provided with blank paper sheets for rough work and these have to be returned back after the examination. At the end of the 3-hour window, the computer will automatically close the screen from further actions.

Qualifying Disciplines for Eligibility Degrees

Discipline: Engineering/TechnologyDiscipline: Science
Aeronautical Engg./ Aerospace Engg.Agricultural Science
Food Technology/Food Processing Engg.Nano Science & Technology
Industrial Engg.Nuclear Physics
Industrial ManagementOperations Research
Information Science/Information TechnologyPharmaceutical Sciences/Pharmacy
Instrumentation/ Electronics/ControlPhysics
Instrumentation & Process ControlRadio Physics
Manufacturing Engg.Radio Physics & Electronics
Material Science and EngineeringStatistics
Mechanical Engg.Textile Chemistry
MechatronicsEcology and Evolution
Medical InstrumentationAll other disciplines in Sciences
Metallurgical Engg./ Industrial Metallurgy
Mineral Engg./Mineral Dressing
Mining Engg./Technology, Mining & Machinery
Naval Architecture/Marine Engg.
Oil Technology
Paint Technology
Petro-Chemical Engg.
Petroleum Engg./Technology
Planning
Plastic Technology
Polymer Technology/Science
Production & Industrial Engg.
Renewable Energy
Rubber Technology
Textile Engineering &Fibre Science
All other disciplines in Engg./Technology

How to Apply?

All candidates have to apply via ONLINE only. Please read the details given below before you start online application process.
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)
 An online interface is provided for most of applicant’s interaction with the GATE office. With this interface an applicant can
  1. Do Enrolment using “New User Register here”
  2. Fill the online application form
  3. Upload photograph and signature.
  4. Pay the application fee through net-banking or indicate your option for payment through bank challan (State Bank of India or Syndicate Bank).
  5. Check the Status of your application form: Received, Under Scrutiny, Accepted, Defect Status, Status after Rectification, Rejected with Valid Reasons, Admit Card Ready for Download, etc.
  6. Contact the Zonal GATE office in case of any queries/problems.
  7. Download Admit Card.
  8. View your responses, marks and GATE score.
The login to this interface is through your GOAPS Enrolment ID and a GOAPS password. Keep this information safe and do not disclose it to anyone.
Browser Settings
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Filling in Application Online

  1. GOAPS: GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS website) can be accessed from the website of the respective Zonal GATE Offices or from the website of the GATE 2014 Organizing Institute.
  2. Enrolment:  You must first enroll yourself, by providing a valid email address, mobile number and a GOAPS password. Choose the email id that you check frequently, as all communications to you from the GATE Offices will be sent to this address (DO NOT USE ANYBODY ELSE’S e-mail ADDRESS. ONLY ONE PERSON CAN REGISTER WITH ONE e-mail ADDRESS). Give your personal mobile number because most of the communications may also be sent via SMS.
  • GOAPS Password: This will be the password that you will be providing to the GOAPS during the Enrolment. You must remember this along with the GOAPS Enrolment ID to login to GOAPS. Choose a password that cannot be guessed easily (it should NOT be your name, date of birth, or some string of numbers or letters like 12345, abcd, etc.), so as to ensure that the data you provide is not accessible to any person other than yourself.
  1. GOAPS Enrolment ID: Upon registration, an email and SMS containing your GOAPS Enrolment ID will be sent to you. You need to remember this along with the GOAPS password for all GATE 2014 related communications/website operations.
  2. Data Requirement for Application Filling: Before you login to GOAPS using Enrolment ID and Password, keep the following information ready:
    1. Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number etc.)
    2. Address for Communication (including PIN code)
    3. Eligibility degree details (College address, PIN code of college)
    4. GATE paper, choice of GATE Examination Cities
    5. Good quality image of your photograph conforming to the requirements specified inPhotograph Requirements
    6. Good quality image of your signature conforming to the requirements specified in Signature Specifications.
    7. Details of a valid ID Proof that you will carry to the examination hall.
    8. Optional: Your Netbanking login and password to make the application fee payment via online net banking mode. Alternately, you may wish to pay via the challan mode.
  3. Application Filling: Fill in the necessary data in the online application form by carefully following instructions given there. You may edit the data at this stage if you require. Upload the required soft copy of photo and signature. Check the correctness of the photo and signature that are uploaded. If you are not satisfied, you may upload them again.
  4. You will have to select one of the two payment options (details given below) while filling the online form.
  5. The GOAPS allows you to enter data, “Save” partially filled form, “Logout”, and resume filling in by logging in again. You may address the error messages that may appear on saving the filled in data.
  6. Before you make the payment, you have to carefully check for any errors or missing data.
  7. Once you press “Submit & Proceed to Payment” button, no further changes to the application can be made.
  8. After processing “Submit & Proceed to Payment” you will be taken to payment option where you may choose offline or via Netbanking option. Candidates who have selected via Netbanking option will follow the instructions given below for online net-banking, in the payment section and complete the payment process. Those who have selected the challan payment option will directly proceed to the next step “Proceed Next for PDF Download”.
  9. You will then see two links namely “Download Challan for Payment” and “Download Filled Application”. You have to download the PDF files from these links and print the files. In case if you have opted payment via Netbanking, you will have to download only filled in application form from“Download Filled Application”. The download application form will contain two pages as mentioned below
    1. Page 1: Instructions to the candidate and address slip where you need to send the hard copy
    2. Page 2: The application form. Note that the bottom part may contain the certificate to be signed by the college Principal or may be left blank (depending on your eligibility status).
    3. Those who opted offline payment: Optional page for candidates who select “bank challan” mode of payment (as against the net-banking). This page will contain 3 copies of the challan to be processed with the respective banks (SBI or Syndicate Bank).
  10. Problems in Login into GOAPS –This step may be used, if the candidate forgets the password or the Enrolment ID or did not receive the Enrolment ID. Visit the “Problems in Login into GOAPS” link on the GOAPS website.
    1. In case of forgotten Enrolment ID or non-receipt of Enrolment ID via email,candidate must provide Mobile Number and email address. The Enrolment ID will be sent to the candidate via SMS/email.
    2. In case of forgotten password, candidate must provide Mobile Number, Email and Enrolment ID, which will be verified and a “one time password” (OTP) will be sent via Email and SMS using which candidate can reset new GOAPS password.
    3. In case of forgotten both Enrolment ID and password, candidate must provide Mobile Number and email address. The Enrolment ID will be sent to the candidate via SMS/email.

Photograph Requirements

Please pay attention to upload good quality photograph. Poor quality of photographs submitted will lead to rejection of your GATE application, without any refund of the application fees. The GATE Score card will be printed with the photograph you submit.
  1. The photograph must be in color and must be taken in a professional studio. Photograph taken using a Mobile phone and other self-composed portraits are NOT acceptable.
  2. Photograph must be taken in a White or a very light background.
  3. The photograph must have been taken after 1st July 2013.
  4. In the photograph, the height of the face (between chin and the top of the forehead) should occupy about 50% of the height of the photograph.
  5. The main features of the face must not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth or any shadow. The photograph must show full frontal view with both ears being visible and eyes open.
  6. If you normally wear spectacles, glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses for the photo shoot.
  7. You must not wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses, only clear glasses are permitted.
  8. Ask your photo studio to provide the image in a JPEG format and also on a standard 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm print (350 x 450 pixels).
  9. File size should be between 10KB and 100KB.
  10. For your own benefit it may be prudent not to intentionally change your facial features or hair style as in the photograph until the day of the exam.

Sample Photographs

Not Acceptable PhotographReason for RejectionAcceptable Photograph
Photo taken with Mobile phone; Distorted face
Improper background
Facial Area is less than 50% of total
Not looking straight
Covering facial features
Shadow on face
Improper flash or Improper Lighting
Too much glare on spectacles
Dark/Tinted Spectacles or Sunglasses
Poor Digital Resolution

Signature Specifications

  1. Please draw a rectangular box of size 7 × 2 cm on an A4 white paper. Put your signature with black or dark blue ink pen within this box.
  2. Scan the signature using scanner at 200 pixels per inch (dpi), and crop the image to the box.
  3. Save the image in JPEG format. Only JPEG image formats will be accepted.
  4. Ensure that the file size is between 5KB and 100KB.
  5. Photographs of the signatures taken using mobile phone or digital cameras are not acceptable, and can result in disqualification of the application without any refund of the fee.

Sample Signatures

Not Acceptable SignatureReason for RejectionAcceptable Signature
Signature in Capital
Signature not in full and in Capital
Signature not in full
Signature taken via mobile phone / camera
Poor Digital Resolution

Application Fee

All candidates have to apply only ONLINE. Details of the application fee are shown below. The application fee is non-refundable.
Male Candidates (General/OBC)Rs 1500
Women Candidates of any categoryRs 750
Other Candidates (General/OBC)Rs 1500
SC / ST / PD Category CandidatesRs 750
Note that depending on the mode of payment (net-banking/challan) additional charges will be applicable as shown in a table below. All charges given below are in Indian Rupees. 
CategoryModeApplication FeeBank ChargesTotal
Male Candidates (General/OBC)Online Net-banking ₹ 1500 ₹ 10₹ 1510
SBI Challan₹ 1500₹ 25₹ 1525
Syndicate bank₹ 1500₹ 25₹ 1525
SC / ST / PD* category candidatesOnline Net-banking₹ 750 ₹ 10₹ 760
SBI Challan₹ 750₹ 25₹ 775
Syndicate bank₹ 750₹ 25₹ 775
Women CandidatesOnline Net-banking₹ 750  ₹ 10₹ 760
SBI Challan₹ 750₹ 25₹ 775
Syndicate bank₹ 750₹ 25₹ 775
Other Candidates (General/OBC)Online Net-banking₹ 1500  ₹ 10₹ 1510
SBI Challan₹ 1500₹ 25₹ 1525
Syndicate bank₹ 1500₹ 25₹ 1525
* PD: Person with Disability 

Online Netbanking Payment Details

  1. From the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS), you will be redirected to the website of the bank of your choice.
  2. You will have to login with your bank’s Netbanking (or Internet Banking) user ID and password.
  3. The fee amount and bank charges will be shown to you, and you have to confirm that the payment is for GATE 2014.
  4. Once you confirm and the payment is successful, you will be redirected back to the GATE Online Application Website.
  5. If you have some difficulty (due to internet connection or power failure), and you are not sure whether your payment has been processed or not, then please login back to GOAPS and check the status of the payment. You can also check the status from your bank.
  6. In case the fee amount has been debited from your bank account , however, GOAPS does not acknowledge any fee payment, then the money will be credited back to your account within three working days.
  7. In such a case, you may initiate a fresh payment using GOAPS, even without waiting for the money to be credited back to your account, so that your application is on time. You may wish to switch to the offline challan payment.

Offline Challan Payment Details

  1. If you had chosen offline payment option while filling in the form, you will be provided with a copy of the challan in triplicate (PDF file) with your details already filled in. You have to print this file on an A4 size paper, and have to fill in a few more details such as date and signature.
  2. Once the PDF of the online application form is generated, you have to wait for at least 48 hours to visit the bank with the filled challan and make the fee payment.
  3. You may take the challan to any of the nearest branches of State Bank of India (SBI) or Syndicate Bank and make the application fees payment. Note that for this, you do not need to have an account in that branch.
  4. The bank teller will verify the details printed on the challan with the data available on their Management Information System (MIS) and then accept the payment. Note that your payment will NOT be accepted if you go to the bank earlier than 48 hrs as mentioned in Point no. 2 above. This is because it will take some time after generation of PDF online application to reflect the data in the respective bank MIS.
  5. The bank will retain one copy of the challan and give you back the remaining two copies: one of which you are required to send along with the printed application form, while the other is for your record.

Supporting Documents

Eligibility Documents

Eligibility criteria and necessary supporting documents can be found from the Eligibility table for GATE.

SC/ST/PD Certificate

  1. Applicants who claim to be in any of the category SC/ST/PD have to submit valid document issued by competent authority, to qualify for the reduced fee.
  2. Applicants who require a scribe to assist writing the exam, also need to provide a valid PD certificate.
Authorities Empowered to Issue Certificates (SC/ST)
  • District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner/ 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ City Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Taluk Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner.
  • Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate
  • Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar
  • Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the Candidate and/or her/his family normally resides
  • Administrator/ Secretary to Administrator/ Development Officer (Lakshadweep Islands)
Certificate issued by any other official will not be accepted.
PD Category
In order to avail concession under the PD category, the candidates should attach a recently obtained proper PD certificate, which shall be required to be submitted to the admitting institution at the time of admission. The onus of verifying PD certificate lies with the admitting institute. The GATE committee will not be responsible for any incorrect declaration of the PD status of candidates.

Certificate from Principal

Candidates who mention that they are yet to complete their course, will receive a “Certificate from Principal” section printed on the bottom part of the PDF file. Before you submit the application to the zonal GATE Office, it is MANDATORY to obtain the signature and seal of the college Principal on this.

Mailing Documents to GATE Office

The printed application form along with the supporting documents must be mailed by Speed Post or Registered Post to the Zonal Office, as mentioned in the printed address slip that comes along with the PDF file of the application form. Before mailing, the following procedures need to be completed.

Before Mailing

  1. Out of the printed pages, keep one copy of the application form (page 2) for your record and process the other copy (page 3) as follows
    1. Paste a standard passport size color photograph of yourself in the space provided, and sign the application in the box provided. This photograph that you paste and signature should EXACTLY match with the photograph and signature that you uploadedelectronically on GOAPS. Your application is liable to be rejected if there is any mismatch between the two!
    2. In case the certificate from Principal happens to be the proof of your eligibility, submit the whole page (without tearing it off) in your college Principal’s office. The bottom portion of the printed form contains the part that your college Principal has to certify. Once you obtain the Principal’s signature and seal, this page is ready for mailing to GATE Office.
  2. In case you had paid the application fee by the challan mode, then the bank would have returned the stamped copy of the challan to you. This stamped copy of the challan has to be sent to GATE Office along with the other documents.
  3. You will also find half a page of the instructions to the candidate and half a page of the address slip. Cut this address slip, which contains the address of the Zonal Office (along with the application bar code), where the application form needs to be sent.
  4. Make sure that you are ready with the following CHECK LIST:
    1. The signed application form (with photograph affixed) with Principal’s certificate, if that is proof of your eligibility to appear in GATE 2014.
    2. Other eligibility documents required to appear for GATE 2014 (e.g. degree certificate).
    3. Category certificate for claiming discounted application fee.
    4. GATE copy of challan duly stamped by the bank after payment of fees (you need not submit challan in case of payment by net banking).
Note: Ensure that the certificates/documents that are enclosed in your envelope belong to you. Sometimes, certificates/documents of one candidate may get mixed up with other candidate’s certificates/documents leading to difficulties for both the candidates. Hence, double-check before necessary documents are placed inside the envelope

Mailing

  1. Use A4 size envelope and put application form along with other documents mentioned in the CHECK LIST above.
  2. Do not fold the application form.
  3. Do not fill address by hand, as the address slip provided to you contains a barcode necessary for processing your application. Note that barcodes on these address slips are different for each candidate. DO NOT use someone else’s address slip for your application.
  4. Secure the address slip firmly to the envelope using good glue or with additional transparent sticky tape (cello-tape)
  5. Send the packet by Speed Post (preferably) or by Registered Post to the address mentioned. The application packet should reach the respective GATE offices on or before 10th October 2013 (Thursday). Alternatively it can also be handed over personally to the respective Zonal GATE Office on or before 10th October 2013 (Thursday). (Note: Applications reaching respective GATE offices later than 10th October 2013 may not be considered even if they are post marked 10th October 2013 or earlier). Do not use any other means of sending the application form (e.g. by courier) other than those mentioned above.
  6. Do not forget to attach necessary documents.
The current status of your application will be updated after the receipt and scrutiny of your application by the respective zonal GATE Office. This status can be checked anytime by logging into GOAPS.
 Admit Card
The Admit Card can only be downloaded from the zonal GATE websites from 18th December 2013. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post/email. Bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Test Center along with the original and valid photo identification (NO photocopy / scanned copy/NOT expired). Please note that you have to give details of this ID proof while filling the online application. Candidates will NOT be permitted to take the test, if this original and valid photo identification is not presented. It may be noted that you would have specified one of the following IDs during the online application process: Driving License, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Employee Identification Card, or a Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address.

Contact Details 

GATE is jointly administered and conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology. Each of the institutes administers a zone and caters to examination cities nearby to the institute. Applicants are assigned a zone at the time of application, based on the first city of choice. Applicants must note this zone number for contact purposes.
Help line Number : +91  3222 282091 (9.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Saturday)
ZoneContact AddressPhone and FAXEMail Id (replace [at] with @)
1Chairperson, GATE
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Bengaluru 560 012
Phone: 080-2293 2392
FAX: 080-2360 1227
gate[at]gate.iisc.ernet.in
2Chairperson, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai 400 076
Phone: 022-2576 7068
FAX: 022-2572 3706
gateoffice[at]iitb.ac.in
3Chairperson, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
Phone: 011-2659 1749
FAX: 011-2658 1579
gateoffice[at]admin.iitd.ernet.in
4Chairperson, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
Guwahati 781 039
Phone: 0361-258 2751
FAX: 0361-258 2755
gate[at]iitg.ernet.in
5Chairperson, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur 208 016
Phone: 0512-259 7412
FAX: 0512-259 0932
gate[at]iitk.ac.in
6Chairperson, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
Kharagpur 721 302
Phone: 03222-282091
FAX: 03222-278243
gate[at]adm.iitkgp.ernet.in
7Chairperson, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai 600 036
Phone: 044-2257 8200
FAX: 044-2257 8204
gate[at]iitm.ac.in
8Chairperson, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,
Roorkee 247 667
Phone: 01332-284531
FAX: 01332-285707
gate[at]iitr.ernet.in