Application Process for GATE 2020

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)

GOAPS: is the webpage/web address of the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). It can also be accessed from the GATE 2019 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 (in the format given in Appendix A)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 his/her answers, marks and GATE score.
  • Download GATE scorecard.
GOAPS Registration: 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 the 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 2019 Application

After due registration, GATE 2019 application 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 application 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.

  1. Data Requirement for Filling the Application Form:
    • Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, etc.). 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 2019 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.
    • Address for Communication (including PIN code)
    • Eligibility degree details
    • College name and address with PIN code
    • GATE paper (subject)
    • Choice of GATE examination cities
    • High quality image of candidate’s photograph conforming to the requirements specified
    • Good quality image of candidate’s signature conforming to the requirements specified
    • Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute (in the format specified in Appendix A)
    • Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
    • Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
    • Scanned copy of Dyslexic Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
    • Details of the valid Identity Document (ID) (The same ID, in original, should be carried to the examination hall)
    • Net-banking/debit card/credit card details for fee payment
  2. Application 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 proceeding 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 “Submit and Proceed to Payment”

    button, no further changes to the application can be made. For online payment, follow the instructions given in below for payment options.

  3. Problems in Login into GOAPS: In case of forgotten user ID or password, follow the instructions on the GOAPS portal to retrieve them.

Photograph and Signature Requirements







Dimension: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm

Maximum Resolution: 480 x 640 pixels

Minimum Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels




Maximum Resolution: 160 x 560 pixels

Minimum Resolution: 80 x 280 pixels