Application Process for GATE 2021

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 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 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 their answers, marks and GATE score.
  • Download GATE scorecard.
GOAPS Registration: A candidate must first register by providing Full Name (as per the valid photo ID, which candidate MUST bring in original while appearing for GATE 2021 examination at the examination centre), 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) and / or mobile number. 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 Enrolment ID. Upon registration, an e-mail containing the GOAPS Enrolment ID will be sent to the candidate. This Enrolment ID will be the reference ID for all future communication.

GOAPS Password: The candidate has to choose a password during Enrolment at GOAPS. This password must be remembered along with the GOAPS Enrolment 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). Length of the password should be 8-15 characters. Keep your password information safe, secure and confidential.

Filling in GATE 2021 Application

After due registration, GATE 2021 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: The following data will be required while filling the form at GOAPS:
    • application form must exactly be the same as that in the valid photo ID, which the candidate MUST produce in original while appearing for GATE 2021 examination at the centre. GATE 2021 scorecard will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt/Prof/Capt/Maj/Lt/Col., etc. MUST NOT be used before name.
    • Address for Communication (including PIN code)
    • Eligibility degree details
    • College name and address with PIN code
    • GATE paper(s) (subject)
    • Choice(s) 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 valid photo Identity Document (ID) (The same ID, in original, MUST be carried to the examination hall)
    • 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 / wallet 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. Declaration: Before submitting the application form in GOAPS portal, a candidate MUST read and accept the following declaration statement:

    I confirm that I fulfil the eligibility criteria to appear for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2021) examination and I, myself have filled up the entire form in the GOAPS portal. I have fully understood each and every point in the form and filled up the details accordingly. I agree to strictly comply with the code of conduct for GATE 2021 examination as detailed in Appendix B of the Information Brochure. I confirm that the information provided by me in this form is correct in all respect. I also confirm that I am NOT filling more than ONE form for myself.

    If any of the information provided by me is found to be incorrect at any time later, my candidature for GATE 2021 will be cancelled. This cancellation of my candidature can happen either before, during or after the examination, including the time after generation of my GATE 2021 score card, if any.

    I also understand that GATE is NOT an admission ensuring examination, and qualifying in GATE examination does NOT guarantee admission / scholarship / job. GATE 2021 committee is NOT liable for any legal obligations related to admission / job.

    I shall be liable for legal action for providing any type of false information. GATE 2021 committee's decision will be final and legally binding on me.

  4. 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