Applying for GATE: Top 5 FAQs

From 2014, GATE application forms have been available online only through the GOAPS. Those applying for the GATE exam for the first time will certainly have doubts regarding the procedure to apply. So here is a comprehensive answer to the set of FAQ’s. The candidate must have a valid email address, identity proof, photographs and mobile number before initiating the application procedure. Get yourself registered using a valid email address and mobile number, and proceed with the following information for more clarity.

Top 5 FAQs Answered

Your GATE coaching institute will certainly let you know about the GATE exam’s application dates and deadlines. Once you decide to fill in the details, consider going through these FAQs.
  • 1. What is GOAPS?
The GATE online application processing system (GOAPS) is an online interface that is designed to cater to applicants’ queries and for application for the exam. It allows applicants to access their enrollment ID, download the admit card for the GATE exam, payment of the application fee, tracking the status of the application and lets him contact zonal GATE office with queries and also for checking the GATE score.
  • 2. What are the information required to fill in the application form?
You need to have the details of your Personal Information (name, date of birth, mobile number, parent’s name and mobile number), Address For Communication (along with pin code), GATE paper, and choice of exam city. You will also need a high quality image conforming to the mentioned specifications and details of the valid ID proof that you are expected to carry to the test center. The ID proof could be your driving license, PAN card, voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Employee Identification Card or Notarized Affidavit with photo signature, date of birth and residential address.
  • 3. What to do after you upload the form?
You need to mail the printed application form, along with the mentioned documents, by speed post or registered post to the concerned Zonal office. The details will be mentioned in the printed address slip that comes along with the PDF file of the application form.
  • 4. Where and how to get the GATE Admit Card?
It can easily be downloaded from the Zonal GATE website after entering your enrollment ID that you received during registration, along with your GOAPS password.
  • 5. What do I need to carry to the GATE Exam Centre?
You must carry a print out of the admit card, along with the original and valid photo identification (photocopy, scanned copy or expired ID proof will not be valid.)   Finally, ensure that you have consulted your GATE coaching institute, in case of any further doubts before mailing your application form.
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