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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about GATE 2018 Application Process


01: Can I appear in any of the GATE 2018 papers?
The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. The candidate can also choose any other papers of GATE 2018, however, it is better to choose a paper in line with the eligibility criteria of the institutions/organizations in which he/she wishes to seek admission/job.

02: How do I apply ONLINE?
Refer to Section 4.4.2 given in the GATE 2018 Brochure and by visiting the website http://appsgate.iitg.ac.in

03: Can I use one e-mail address to fill multiple application forms?
NO. One e-mail address can be used to submit only ONE application form. Candidates are discouraged to fill multiple application forms using different e-mail addresses.

04: Why should I choose three examination cities?
A candidate will most likely be allotted a centre in the examination city of his/her first choice. Only in cases, where there are too many candidates opting for a certain city as their first choice, the other two choices become relevant. A candidate is required to fill his/her choices of cities to appear in the examination, but should remember that because of operational constraints, the GATE committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be any of the choices of a candidate.
For candidates opting international centres, there will be only one choice (by default).

05: What do I do, if the power/internet connection failed during the submission of application process?
Please login to the GOAPS website again and continue the application process.

06: Only SC/ST/PwD candidates have been asked to upload the category certificates. What about the OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates? Do they have to upload the category certificate too?
NO. Category certificate is required only for Indian nationals (appearing from exam centres within India), who wishes to avail a concession in application fee. As far as the GATE 2018 examination is concerned, only SC/ST/PwD candidates and all women candidates are eligible for application fee concession.

07: How do I make the fee payment for GATE 2018 examination?
There is a link to the payment gateway from the application portal. The candidate can opt for any of the payment options listed over there. The additional charges such as service charges, processing fees or bank charges, have to be borne by the candidate.

08: What is the fee for candidates with foreign nationality?
For the candidates with Foreign nationality, who wish to appear for GATE 2018 examination, the application fee is as follows:
Examination Centres Fee
Centres in India 1500
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu US$ 50
Dubai and Singapore

09: What is the fee for candidates with Indian nationality appearing at International centres?
For the candidates with Indian nationality, who wish to appear for GATE 2018 examination, the application fee (irrespective of their category and gender) is as follows:
Examination Centres Fee
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu US$ 50
Dubai and Singapore

10: What do I do, if power/Internet connection failed during online payment?
When you can get back online, login back to GOAPS website and check the status of the payment. If the payment was received by GATE, you can continue the process of printing the application form.
If the payment was not received by GATE, you can also check the status of transaction from your bank account. In case, the fee amount has been debited (deducted) from your bank account, but GOAPS does not acknowledge any fee payment, then the money will be credited back to your account. However, this may take a week or more, after the closure of the application process.
In such a situation, you may initiate a fresh payment on GOAPS without waiting for the money to be credited back to your account. This will ensure that your application submission will be on time (within the deadline).

11: My net banking account has been debited more than once. How do I get the money back?
Any unaccounted or excess money that was received on behalf of GATE 2018 from this account, will automatically be returned (credited) to the same bank account. However, this may take a week or more, after the closure of the application process.

12: My bank account has been debited (money taken out), but GOAPS website says that the payment has not been received. What do I do?
Please login back to GOAPS after some time and check the status of the payment. Even then, if GOAPS does not acknowledge any fee payment, the money will be credited back to your account. However, this may take a week or more, after the closure of the application process. In such a situation, you may initiate a fresh payment on GOAPS without waiting for the money to be credited back to your account. This will ensure that your application submission will be on time (within the deadline). Finally, you will be charged only once. Any excess/unaccounted debits will be returned to you.

13: Do I have to send the print-out of the application form?
NO. The print-out of the application form is not required to be sent to the Organizing Institute (IIT Guwahati) or any other GATE zonal offices.

14: When and how will I know the status of my application?
You can check the status of your application by logging into GOAPS website.

15: After completing the ONLINE application process and generating a PDF file, will I be able to change my application data?
NO. After completing all the steps upto PDF application form generation in the ONLINE application process, you can only download the application form and CANNOT modify the data. Hence, you need to be very careful while entering the data.

16: I have missed to take a print-out of my ONLINE application at the end of my application process. How will I get access to it?
You can login using GOAPS Enrollment ID and password and take a print-out for your own reference. The print-out must not be sent to GATE Organizing Institute.

17: If I have not uploaded photograph as per the specifications mentioned, will my application be rejected?
YES, the application will be rejected.

18: Which Identity Document (ID) will be accepted in the application form?
For Indian candidates, the following identification documents/cards will be accepted: Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License. For International candidates, ONLY valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification.

19: If I am in the final year of my qualifying degree program, what certificate do I upload?
If a candidate is in the final year of the qualifying degree program, a Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute (in the format specified in Appendix A on the Information Brochure), must be uploaded.

20: If I have completed the degree in 2017, but my institute has still not provided me with the degree certificate/provisional certificate, which document should I upload as eligibility certificate?
In case, the degree certificate/provisional certificate has not been issued at the time of application, final year mark sheet (of any one semester) must be uploaded as eligibility document.

21. I have backlogs/arrears during the qualifying degree program, due to which I did not complete the program. I am currently not studying in the college and therefore cannot get duly signed Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute. Which document should I upload while filling the application form?
If you cannot get a duly signed Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute, you should submit final year marksheet (of any one semester), even if there are backlogs/arrears in some subjects.

22. Is the downloaded marksheet (from internet) acceptable as an eligibility document?
Yes, internet downloaded final year marksheet (of any one semester), which is digitally signed or duly signed with seal by competent authority (Registrar, Controller of Examination etc.) ONLY, is acceptable.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about GATE 2018 Admit Card

01: When will I receive my Admit Card?
Admit Card can ONLY be downloaded from the GOAPS website from 5th January 2018. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post or as e-mail attachment.

02: Is the Admit Card alone sufficient to gain entry to the examination centre?
NO. Candidates must bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Examination for the verification along with the original and valid photo Identity Document (NO photocopy/scanned copy/NOT an expired document), which was specified during the filling up of the online application. For Indian candidates, only following identification cards will be accepted: Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License. For International candidates, ONLY a valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification.
The Admit Card is valid if and ONLY if the candidate’s photograph and signature images are clear and legible. The photograph on the Admit Card and that in the valid photo identity document should match with the appearance of the candidate on the day of examination.

03. Can I bring soft copy of the Admit Card (in mobile phone/tablet/laptop) to gain entry to the examination centre?
NO. Hard copy (printed in color) of the Admit Card must be brought to the examination centre along with at least one original (not photocopied/scanned copy) and valid (not expired) Identity Document (ID), which was specified during the filling up of the online application.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about GATE 2018 Examination


01: For how many GATE papers can I apply?
A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 23 papers listed in the GATE INFORMATION BROCHURE or GATE website. The choice of the appropriate paper 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.
The candidate is, however, free to choose any other paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission.

02: After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE Examination Paper?
NO. Requests for the change of GATE Examination paper after the submission of Application Form WILL NOT be permitted.

03: After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE Examination City?
YES. ONLY after the last date for application submission, a request for the change of examination city will be entertained against payment. A specific time period for the same will be notified in the GATE 2018 website.

04: Will I be provided with any white paper for rough work and calculations during the examination?
A scribble pad will be provided to the candidate that can be used to do the rough work. The candidate has to return the scribble pad after the examination.

05: Am I allowed to leave the examination hall during the examination?
NO. Candidates will NOT be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the examination. Candidates are allowed to leave the examination hall only after the scheduled end of examination.

06: What items are not permitted to be brought with me inside the examination venue?
Only Admit Card, Identification Card and a pen is permitted to be taken inside the examination hall. Mobile phones, physical calculators, wristwatches, or any other electronic items are NOT permitted inside the examination hall. If a candidate brings any of these items, they have to be kept outside the examination hall at the candidate’s own risk. If the candidate is found to be in possession of these items (even if not using them), he/she will be disqualified and the result will not be declared for the candidate.

07: Can I use a physical calculator during the examination?
NO. During the online GATE 2018 examination, all candidates will be provided with a virtual scientific calculator which has to be used to answer the questions. Mobile phones, physical calculators, wristwatches, or any other electronic items are NOT permitted inside the examination hall.

08. Will there be any arrangement at the examination centre for the safe keeping of my personal items such as my mobile phone?
NO. Such arrangements will not be made at the examination centre. If a candidate brings personal belongings including mobile phones, they have to be kept outside the examination hall at the candidate’s own risk. The GATE officials are not responsible for safe keeping of your personal items.

09. What happens if a physical calculator (even on an electronic watch) or a mobile phone (even in switched off mode) is found in my possession in the examination hall?
Such cases will naturally constitute violation of GATE 2018 code of conduct (as given in Appendix D on the Information Brochure) and will lead to disqualification of the candidature.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to PwD and Dyslexic Candidates


01. What are the details of the guidelines that will be followed about PwD candidates writing GATE 2018 examination?
GATE 2018 will follow the guidelines as mentioned in the government regulations.
Please refer to: 1) http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/content/en/docs/omguide.pdf and 2) http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/content/en/docs/CCDLetters.pdf

02. Will the facility of scribe and/or compensatory (extra) time be given to all PwD candidates?
Please refer to http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/content/en/docs/CCDLetters.pdf (in particular to the fifth page of the document) for the clarification issued by CCPD on 18.03.2013. “The facility of scribe is meant for only those PwD candidates who have physical limitation to write including that of speed. The scribe will be provided by the GATE authorities. The compensatory (extra) time would be applicable only to such candidates.”

03. Will there be a “magnified question paper” for visually challenged PwD candidates?
YES. Once you reach the examination hall, please contact the GATE Institute Representative through the invigilator in your examination hall and he/she will do the needful.

04. Will the facility of scribe and/or compensatory (extra) time be given to dyslexic candidates?
Yes, dyslexic candidates can avail the services of scribe, provided such candidates submit a proper dyslexic certificate issued by the competent authorities. The scribe will be provided by the GATE authorities. The compensatory (extra) time would be applicable only to such dyslexic candidates availing the scribe facility.


GATE International

Examination Centres:

GATE 2018 Examination will be conducted in the following cities:

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 04 years) in Engineering / Technology.

Or

  • Must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master’s) degree (duration: at least 02 years) in any relevant science subject.

 

Eligibility Document:

  • If a candidate has already passed (in 2017 or earlier) one of the qualifying examinations mentioned above, he/she has to submit (i.e. upload) the degree certificate / provisional certificate / course completion certificate issued by the institute.
  • If the candidate is in the final year of any of the qualifying examinations mentioned above, he/she has to upload a Certificate from the Head of the Department / Institute (in the format given in Appendix A).

 

Application Procedure:

Application for GATE 2018 shall be submitted ONLINE (through GOAPS website http://appsgate.iitg.ac.in) by paying necessary application fee. For GATE 2018, all information related to the candidates will be available in the GOAPS website. The photograph, signature and certificate of qualifying degree must be uploaded during the online application. Candidates shall be required to enter the specified number in their identification card of any one of Passport / Government issued ID / College ID / Employee ID.

Please note that the GATE application form is not available for sale or otherwise anywhere.

The candidates opting for international examination centres will be contacted only through their e-mail. However, mobile nos. may be used only when the GATE 2018 Organizing Institute intends to communicate an important information to them.

 

Identity Proof:

For Foreign Nationals, a valid Passport / Government issued ID / College ID / Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification document. Candidate has to specify ANY ONE of the above mentioned documents during the online application process and enter the ID number specified over there. On the Examination day, candidate MUST bring the SAME identification document along with the GATE 2018 Admit Card.

 

Application Fees (All candidates at International Centres): 

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu: US $50

Dubai and Singapore: US $100

The payment has to be made by using International Cards (Visa/Master) ONLY. A transaction processing fee 3.50% of fee amount (US$50 or US$100) will be applied. Moreover, GST @ 18% on the Transaction processing fee will be applied.

 

Examination Session Timings:

The session timing at GATE international centres will be as per their local time and will be notified well in advance. In examination centres in India, the session timings are as follows:

Forenoon Session            : 9:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs (IST)

Afternoon Session           : 14:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs (IST)



Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2018 (No age limit)

Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree / ExaminationDescription of Eligible Candidates

Year of Qualification

not later than

B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology)Currently in the final year or already completed2018
B. Arch.Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)Currently in the final year or already completed2018
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 4th year or already completed2018
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 completed2018
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4 years program)Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed2020
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/ Technology (5 years program)Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed2019
Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. programCurrently in the final year or already completed2018
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 coursesNA

 

Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: i) must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology or; ii) must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master’s) degree (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant subjects in science.
Note: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, the candidate should select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.

Important Dates(2017 to 2018)

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website OpensFriday01st September 2017
Last Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)Monday09th October 2017
20:00 Hrs (IST)
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)Friday17th November 2017
Admit Card will be available in the Online Application Portal (for printing)Friday05th January 2018
GATE 2018 Examination
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday
Sunday
Saturday
Sunday
03rd February 2018
04th February 2018
10th February 2018
11th February 2018
Announcement of the Results in the Online Application PortalSaturday17th March 2018