GATE Application Form 2021 – Online Apply Procedure, Fee, Last Date


GATE Application Form 2021 has released by IIT Guwahati in September 2020. All the eligible candidates can apply GATE 2021 online through GATE official website The Application form of GATE for 2021 is available in the Online mode only. Last Date for Submission of (Online) GATE Application (through Website) is 30th September 2020. In order to submit the GATE 2021 application form, candidates will have to submit the Application Fee for GATE Exam. Check more details about GATE 2021 Application Form – Online Apply Procedure, Fee, Last Date, etc at below.

Latest News: The GATE Exam 2021 will be conducted in the month of 6th – 7th and 13th – 14th February 2021

About GATE 2021

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level test for the candidates who have completed there graduation or pursuing last year in the graduation. This test is regulated jointly by the 7 IITs (Guwahati, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Mumbai, Kanpur, Delhi and Chennai). This year, the exam is organized by the IIT(Indian Institute of Technology) Guwahati.

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GATE Important Dates (Last Date) – 2021

Events Important Dates
GATE Application Form Starts fromSeptember 14, 2020
Last Date to Submit the Application Form30th September 2020
Extended Date for Registration with Late feeOctober 7th, 2020
Release of GATE Admit Card8th January 2021
GATE Exam Date 2021 6th – 7th and 13th – 14th February 2021
Release GATE 2021 Answer Key22nd March 2021
Scorecard available from28th March – 31st May 2021

GATE Important Dates (Last Date) – 2021

EventsImportant Dates
Release of GATE 2021 Notification11th September 2020
Commencement of GATE 2021 Registration through GOAPSSeptember 14, 2020
Final Day of RegistrationSeptember 30, 2020 (Extended)
Final Date for Submission of Application Form (by registered candidates) with an additional late fee of Rs. 500October 7, 2020 (Extended)
Change in minor details submitted in the application formOctober 13, 2020
Change of Defects in Application Form marked by AuthoritiesDecember 15, 2020
Change in Gender and Category28-10-2020 to 13-11-2020
Requesting a change of test cityDecember 15, 2020
Change in the exam paperNovember 13, 2020
Release of GATE 2021 Mock TestNovember 25, 2020
Availability of Admit CardJanuary 8, 2021
GATE 2021 ExaminationFebruary 6, 7, and  13, 14 2021
Release of GATE 2021 Response SheetsFirst and Second week of February 2021
Availability of Answer Key3rd week of February 2021
Challenging of Answer Key3rd week of February 2021
Release of Final Answer Key2nd week of March 2021
Declaration of ResultMarch 22, 2021
Release of Score CardMarch 28 to December 31, 2021

Previous Dates

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website OpensTuesday3rd September 2019
Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)Tuesday24th  September 2019
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)Tuesday1st October 2019
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)Friday15th November 2019
Admit Card will be available in the Online Application Portal (for printing)Friday3rd   January 2020
GATE 2020 Examination
Forenoon: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Tentative)
Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)
1st February 2020
2nd February 2020
8th February 2020
9th February 2020
Announcement of the Results in the Online Application PortalMonday16th March 2020

Previous Year GATE Important Dates

Events Important Dates
GATE Application Form Starts fromAugust 31, 2019
Last Date to Submit the Application FormSeptember 21, 2019
Extended Date for Registration with Late feeOctober 1, 2019
GATE 2020 Mock Test3rd week of November, 2019
Release of GATE Admit CardJanuary 4, 2020
GATE Exam Date 2020February 2, 3, 9, 10 of 2020
Release GATE 2020 Answer Key3rd week of February 2020
Declaration of ResultsMarch 16, 2020

GATE 2021 GOAPS –  GATE Online Application Processing System

GATE Online Application Processing System is an online portal, in which the account of each candidate is established. The account will be created while candidates submitting the application form. By submitting the Enrollment Id and Password, GATE candidates will be able to access the GATE 2021 Login page.

From the GOAPS of GATE 2021 Login Page, the candidates will be able to apply for GATE, upload documents, make changes in details, download admit card, check GATE result, and more. The registered candidates must keep the credentials to login GOAPS safely, even after the exam because it will be needed to download a copy of the GATE 2021 Scorecard.

Previous GATE Important Dates (Last Date)

Here are the due dates for the exam GATE 2019.

Application Forms available from31st August, 2017 (Thursday)
Last date to applyOctober 05, 2017 (Thursday)
Last date of Request for Change in CityNovember 17, 2017 (Friday)
Correction in Application formSecond week of November 2017
Admit Card Available onJanuary 05, 2019 (Friday)
Online Exam Date (CBT)February 03- 04 & February 10- 11, 2019 (Saturdays & Sundays)
Declaration of resultsMarch 17, 2019 (Saturday)
Score Card available onLast week of May 2019

GATE 2021 Application Fee

The application fee for GATE 2021 differs category wise. The amount of fee for the candidates opting a center in India and the Foreign nation is as mentioned in the table below.

CategoryFee Amount
If Exam Center is in India
Female CandidatesRs. 750
SC/ST/PwD CandidatesRs. 750
All Other CandidatesRs. 1500
If the Exam Center is Outside India
If the center is in Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and KathmanduUS$ 50
If the center is in Dubai and SingaporeUS$ 100

Mode to Pay GATE Application Form 2021 Fee: The amount of application fee can only be submitted online. The candidates can either pay it via Net Banking or Debit/Credit Card.

Required Documents & Data to fill GATE Application Form 2021

To Submit the GATE Application form 2021, candidates required the following documents and Data. Keep the documents and data before filling the Application form for GATE Exam.

  • Name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number
  • Communication address with PIN code
  • Qualifying degree information
  • College Address with PIN code
  • GATE paper Code – Which GATE paper, out of 23, do you want to apply for?
  • Preferences of 3 cities for Exam
  • Scanned Passport size photograph in High Quality (image format)
  • Scanned Signature (High Quality) (image format)
  • Degree certificate, mark sheet scanned copies in PDF format
  • Caste certificate scanned copy in pdf
  • ID proof which you will take to exam hall with GATE 2021 admit card.

Valid Identity Document: Passport/ PAN card/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar-UID/ College ID/ Employee ID/ Driving License

Attention while filling The Candidate Name in the GATE Application

Please note that the name of the candidate in the application form must exactly be the same as that in the qualifying degree certificate or the certificate issued by the Head of the Department/Institute in which the candidate is pursuing his/her study. GATE 2021 scorecard will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt, etc. should NOT be used before name.

GATE Application Procedure – How To rectify Mistakes (Solutions for Issues)

GOAPS: is the webpage/web address of the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). It can also be accessed from the GATE 2021 website (

GOAPS also provides an online interface to the candidate for interacting with the GATE administration. With this interface, a candidate can:

  • Apply for the examination.
  • Upload photograph, signature and other documents like qualifying degree certificate/ Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute and category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) and/or Dyslexic certificate as applicable.
  • Pay the application fee through any of the electronic payment modes.
  • Check the Status of the application form: Received, Under scrutiny, Accepted, Defect status, Status after rectification, Rejected with valid reasons, Admit Card ready for download, etc.
  • Download Admit Card.
  • View your answers, marks and GATE score.
  • Download GATE scorecard.

GATE Registration – GOAPS 

A candidate must first register by providing Full Name (as per the qualifying degree certificate), a valid e-mail address, mobile number and by choosing a
password. All communications from the GATE Offices will be sent to this e-mail address (ONLY ONE PERSON CAN REGISTER WITH ONE e-mail ADDRESS).

Give your personal mobile number and e-mail address, because most of the communication will be through e-mail and/or SMS.

GOAPS Enrollment ID

Each GOAPS registered candidate will be provided with an Enrollment ID. Upon registration, an e-mail containing the GOAPS Enrollment ID will be sent to the candidate. This Enrollment ID will be the reference ID for all future communication.

GOAPS Password

  • The candidate has to choose a password during Enrollment at GOAPS.
  • This password must be remembered along with the GOAPS Enrollment ID to login to GOAPS. It is strongly recommended to choose a password that cannot be guessed easily (it should not be the candidate’s name, date of birth, or some easily guessable string of numbers or letters like 12345 or abcd).
  • Keep your password information safe, secure and confidential.

Filling in GATE Application Form 2021

After due registration, GATE application form 2021 must be filled and submitted ONLINE only at GOAPS.

Candidates are discouraged from making application through a third person. If someone else (friend or Internet café person) is filling the GATE application Form 2021 on behalf of the candidate,  the candidate must ensure that the data submitted are correct. Based on the earlier experiences, submission through a third person is highly discouraged to ensure an error free application.

GATE Application Form 2021 Filling: The GOAPS allows you to enter the data, save partially filled form, logout, and resume filling the form by logging in again. The GOAPS portal is self-explanatory and user friendly. Additional help information required in filling various fields in the GOAPS portal will also be made available.

Before proceed to payment, the candidate is advised to view the filled-in application form by clicking “Save and View Application” button. Please check carefully for any errors in the data entered in the application form. Once the candidate clicks the “Submit and Proceed to  Payment” button, no further changes to the application can be made. 

Problems in Login into GOAPS:

In case of forgotten user ID or password, follow the instructions on the GOAPS portal to retrieve them.

Application Scrutiny and Rectification

All the applications submitted for GATE 2021 examination will be scrutinized for the accuracy of the data, which include uploaded supporting documents, clarity of the photograph and signature. If everything is found to be in order, the application will be accepted. Otherwise, defects in the application will be marked and intimated to the candidate for rectification, which needs to be carried out within a stipulated time.

The status of the application and defects identified in the application will be intimated to the candidates by an e-mail and/or SMS. The current status of an application will be updated after its receipt and scrutiny by the respective zonal GATE offices. The status of your application can be checked anytime by logging into GOAPS.

Candidates should act quickly in rectifying the defects in the application and definitely before the stipulated deadline. Failing to rectify the defects within the stipulated time can lead to the rejection of the application and no further communication will be entertained in this regard.

Corrections in the GATE:

Correction of GATE application form 2021 is the main thing. Candidates must check the application form. Within the notification date only candidates has to edit the mistakes in the application form.The following are the fields that has to be modified in GATE

  • Small mistakes in the name of the candidate.
  • DOB
  • Minor mistakes in the name of the parent/guardian.
  • Have to graduated in the above degree(modification in yes or no).
  • Year of qualifying degree(minor changes in year).
  • Modifications in Gen/OBC.

After the submission of application form there is no chance to edit the form. While in defective forms there is a chance to correct the fields. All the changes required document proof.This changes should done  through the students login.

Aerospace EngineeringAE
Agricultural EngineeringAG
Architecture and PlanningAR
Civil EngineeringCE
Chemical EngineeringCH
Computer Science & Information TechnologyCS
Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC
Electrical EngineeringEE
Engineering SciencesXE
Petrolium EngineeringPE
Geology and GeophysicsGG
Instrumentation EngineeringIN
Life SciencesXL
Mechanical EngineeringME
Mining EngineeringMN
Metallurgical EngineeringMT
Production and Industrial EngineeringPI
Textile Engineering & Fibre ScienceTF
Ecology and EvolutionEY

The GATE score should be valid for three years. Recruitment in many government and private organisations will be based on the gate score.This exam is  applied through the online. The dates of the exam are also released. Registration starts from September 14th and the last date is 30th September 2020.

Post-Examination Related Information

Post examination events are as follows:

  1. After the GATE 2021 examinations, candidates’ responses will be available at GOAPS.
  2. Answer keys for various GATE 2021 papers will be displayed in GATE 2021 website.
  3. Candidates may submit their contests on the answer keys provided for a very limited time period against a payment.
  4. Evaluation of examination papers will be finalized and GATE results (Score) will be announced.
  5. GATE 2021 scorecard will be made available for the qualified candidates from GOAPS.

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