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GATE entrance exam is hailed as one of the toughest entrance exams in India. The scores obtained in GATE exams are even accepted by many international universities and colleges. As per the GATE guidelines, there is no specific age limit to apply for the exam. The entrance is usually held on weekends.
The 2018 GATE entrance exam has been conducted, and the results for the same were declared on 17th March 2018. The important dates for the upcoming GATE entrance exams, GATE 2019 are mentioned below:
When applying for your GATE application form, there are several documents to be kept nearby. The GATE 2019 application form will be similar to the GATE 2018 registration form. There is no such change in the documents to be submitted, here is a list to get you through the procedure:
It must be noted that the name of the candidate on the GATE application form should be exactly the same one as provided in the documents and the mark sheet of the college. A change in such details may lead cancellation of the scores in future.
To know more about perquisites and the documents for submission for the form, have a look here.
To fill out the GATE application form, you need the following:
Here are the steps involved in applying for the GATE online form in brief:
Step 1: Registration through GOAPS
Every candidate is to register for the GATE entrance exam through the portal, GOAPS, which stands for GATE Online Application Processing System. Here the student will be required to fill out all the relevant personal data such as:
Once done, you can click on submit. Your email address will receive all the information on enrollment, including your enrollment ID and reference ID which can be used later on.
Also, remember that the addresses mentioned here cannot be changed at any later date, so be extremely careful while filling this form.
Step 2: Entering details
The second step in the filling process of the GATE online form is to fill out your login details with your enrollment details.
After successfully doing this, the student will be able to find a declaration form. This form needs to be accepted and filled out as prescribed to continue with the application form.
Step 3: Filling of the various details
This step is the most important of all.
The above window will open up, and you will be required to fill out all the details as per your preference. Here is what you will need to fill:
Next, you will be required to submit your personal details. Remember to check the details you fill out. Here is what needs to be covered:
Next step includes the filling out of details for contact. Here is what you will be filling out:
The last section of the step will be to enter your qualifications and degrees. Here is what you will need to provide:
Step 4: Uploading documents
Next step is to upload the relevant documents in the form of scanned PDF. And fill out the source and declaration on the online portal.
Step 5: Reviewing
You will be required to check your form and make relevant corrections if you missed out some details or correct your mistakes.
Step 6: Payment of the fees
Once you fix all the details, you will be required make payment for the exam form. To pay for the GATE 2018 application form, you will first need to select your mode of payment, through and select the option that fits you. Additionally, you will be required to fill out your bank details, card details, name on the card and other details as specified by the form. Here is a screenshot that will inform you as to what is to be done or added:
Once you fill out all the details on the portal, you will be able to make the payment and submit your exam form.
The fees for payment of the GATE exam form is as follows:
Step 7: Printing out the Form
Once you have made the payment and filled out all the relevant data for the form, you will be able to see the window with a notification of successful payment. The GOAPS window will also allow you to print this form out for future requirements if the need arises.
While filling out the form, it is natural that there will be some mistakes. These mistakes can be fixed before the last date. The GATE examination board gives sufficient time for the students to rectify the errors they make during the filling out of the online forms.
However, it must be remembered that you can only change or rectify the details on your entrance forms and not on the GOAPS registration.
The rectification of errors, changing of various entries in the form is to be done in regards to the rules and regulations prescribed by the board regulating the examinations.
For City: If a candidate needs to make a change in the city, the candidate must do so in the allotted time. Additionally, the student will be charged fees of Rs. 400 for the change.
If you need to make some changes to the chosen exam centre with the help of GOAPS, here is what you can do:
To change the name, DOB details and other things: The candidates can make changes in the various categories as they may see fit through communication to the various authorities. Although it is not a huge procedure, the candidate will still need to pay a fee for this type of change. Various kinds of changes in the form will be charged with different fees.
To change any form of “personal data,” the student must first get in touch with the organizing authorities and then pay the fee for change.
If you require to change some details and want to make it through your emails, here is what you need to do:
The list of email addresses and the zonal authorities for making the relevant changes can be found by following the link here.
Remember, if you make a change and the change is not correct, and you revert to the original entry, the additional fee payment will not be refunded. Therefore, be extra careful when you add your details and apply to make some corrections.
The forms are initially tagged with “under scrutiny”, which is not something to be worried about. If there is a problem with your application, the authorities will notify you via email or an SMS.
If you are concerned about your application’s status, you can log into your GOAPS account and check your status here.
If you forget your Enrollment ID or cannot find it anymore, do not worry, you can easily get a hold of the details by logging into GOAPS. You can go to the link here, and request for an OTP.
Once you receive the OTP, you can follow the steps as given by the website, which are easy to follow and retrieve your Enrollment ID.
Before you fill up your form, it is important for you to know if you are eligible for the entrance or not. It must be remembered that the eligibility for the entrance exam and the eligibility for a college of your choice are different.
Also, there is no specific age limit for the entrance.
For information on international students, their eligibility criteria and additional information, follow the link here.
Filling out any kind of form is a hard task. With multiple things to be remembered and mentioned in the forms, it is hard to understand what you need to do and how to add the info. However, here is a list of things and points to be kept in mind when you fill your GATE online application:
Of course not! You can only apply for one of the 23 papers for GATE in accordance with your qualifying degree.
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