Know All About GATE Exams-Registration and Applications Process

GATE Exams

GATE Exams are one of the most competitive and popular exams, with more and more candidates who aspire for M. Tech in IITs and IISCs or a job in the PSU sector opting for it. Since passing this exam is not a breeze and requires hard work, candidates have to really try and work hard to ace it or look at other viable options as an alternative. In this article, we compile all the information or details that we know about the GATE exams or its application process. 

Let us start by understanding the entire registration process. Candidates can easily access the updated GATE application form released by IIT Kharagpur on the official website once it goes live at the specified date for the current academic year. To get hold of the application form, GATE candidates are required to register at the GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System). 

Steps To Fill the GATE Application Form 

Meanwhile, see below in this article the steps that a GATE aspirant should follow to submit the GATE application form. 

GATE Registration Process:-

As a first step, candidates have to register on the online GOAPS portal. Find below some of the details that have to be filled in. Details such as Name, Email ID, Country of Residence, Mobile number have to be filled in. Also, the candidate is required to create a unique 8 to 15 character long password and then enter the Captcha and submit. Post successful completion of these details, an SMS and an email are sent to your mobile number and email address, respectively. Another important step requires the candidate to enter details such as a mobile number, a valid email ID, and a GOAPS password. All communication is to be made via the enrolled mobile number and email ID. For international students as well, all the communication is via email ID. Upon successful completion of the registration process, the candidate will be assigned a GOAPS enrollment ID that will be used in many places like filling the form, downloading the admit card and scorecard, etc. 

Filling the Applications Process:

Following the registration, the procedure to fill the forms is given. Start the GATE application filling process with the help of the Enrolment ID and password. First, the candidate must choose the papers they wish to appear for (exam comprises 27 disciplines or subjects and candidates can opt for any, as per their niche and desire) and the exam center. Candidates can opt for three GATE exam centers. After this, candidates are required to verify their Email ID and mobile number. Upon verification, the candidate will get an OTP to their registered email and mobile. Candidates should also submit details such as date of birth, gender, nationality, category, and correspondence address. Also, candidates are required to mention their qualifying degree details inclusive of Name and discipline, name of educational institution, the passing year, and so on.

Documents Required for GATE Exams Registration:

Also, find here the list of documents required to register for the GATE exams. Passport size photograph with white background of size 5 cm Width × 4.5 cm Height, 70% of Face Coverage. Pixels Range from 240×320 – 480×640 in JPEG or JPG format. Next, the signature has to be in running handwriting and should cover 70 % of the image. Pixels Range from 80×280 – 160×560. Make sure you sign with black or dark blue color ink only in JPEG or JPG format. Other docs include Photo ID Proof, Category Certificate, PwD Certificate, Dyslexia Certificate, and scanned copy of Degree or Provisional certificate or certificate from the Head of the Department. 

Finally, GATE candidates must pay a registration fee for the GATE application form and then confirm they filled the form. Post this, candidates can check the application status for the GATE Exam by logging into the link for GATE registration. If the registration is ‘under process’, then it’s okay. In case of any corrections required, the candidate will get an SMS or email. If any of the information submitted is wrong, it will have to be rectified before the deadline using the GATE application correction facility. 

Post correct registration, submission of application form, fees, and so on, candidates can now study well and prepare ahead for the exams. Cracking these GATE exams is expected to secure career growth and a brighter future for the candidates. 

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