How to Fill GATE 2019 Application Form, Step by Step Form Filling Procedure

gate 2019GATE 2019 Application Form will be released from 1st September 2018. The candidates wishing to take admission in IITs/IISc or other institutes for the M.Tech./Ph.D programme can register for GATE examination. GATE 2019 examination is organized by IIT, Madras. It is a national level entrance test. In this page, candidates can check step-by-step procedure for How to fill GATE 2019 Application Form

GATE 2019 Registration – Starting From 1st September

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GATE Registration 2019 will be done through GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) portal. The registration will be started from 1st September 2018 through online mode. Candidates will fill the application form till 21st September 2018. There is no offline mode to fill the application. With late fee, candidates can register for the exam till 1st October 2018. There is no need to send application or any other documents to the authority by post or any other mode.

Documents/Details Required for Registration

Here we have listed the documents/details required for GATE registration:

  • Personal details (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.
  • 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.
  • Valid Identity Document: Passport/ PAN card/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar-UID/ College ID/ Employee ID/ Driving License.

Also Check:

GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2019 Application Correction

Steps to Register for GATE 2019

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Here, we have mentioned the steps involves in the application procedure of GATE 2019:

Step-1: Online Registration
Step-2: Fill the Application Form
Step-3: Upload Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression & Other Documents
Step-4: Fee Payment

Step-1: Online Registration

Step-1.1: Visit Official Portal of GOAPS

  • Access the official link of GOAPS.


  • Click on “Register Here” link.


  • Enter registration details like name of candidate, valid email address, mobile number and a GOAPS password (enter strong password of your choice).
  • Due to last minute rush, the mandatory verification of email and mobile number (before submitting the GATE application form) is relaxed.
  • Then, click on submit button.


Step-1.2: Note down your GOAPS Enrollment ID

  • After the successful registration, candidates will receive GOAPS Enrollment ID on their registered email ID & mobile number.
  • Keep this enrollment ID safe as it will be required for future logins at the time of downloading of admit card, result and score card.

Step-2: Fill the Application

Step-2.1: Login

  • Now, candidates have to login with Enrollment ID/Email Address & Password.
  • Then, click on submit button.


  • Now, click on “Start GATE 2019 Application Form”.


Step-2.2: Fill Details

Choose Exam Centres: Students can choose maximum three test centres for taking the examination.


Enter Personal Details: Candidates have to enter their personal details including name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.


Enter Academic Details: Candidates need to fill their qualification details of degree examination.


Enter your Address: Candidates have to enter their complete address including Pin Code for future communication.


Enter Photo ID details: Candidates have to enter the specified number mentioned in their identification card (any one of Passport,  PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, valid College ID, Employee  identification or and Driving License)

Step-3: Upload Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression & Other Documents

Candidates are required to upload the scanned copy of degree certificate, category certificate (if applicable), Photograph, Signature & PwD Certificate (if applicable) in the given mentioned specifications:


Signature Specifications:

  • Draw a rectangular box of size 2 cm × 7 cm (Height x Width) on A4 size white paper.
  • Now, sign using black or dark blue ink pen within this box.
  • The height or width of the signature should be at least 80% of the respective height or width of the rectangular box.
  • Scan the rectangular box containing your signature and save it in JPEG format.
  • The maximum pixel resolution for the image is 160 × 560.
  • The minimum pixel resolution for the image is 80 × 280.

Photograph Specifications:

  • Only color photograph taken after 1 August 2018 will be accepted.
  • The photograph should be taken with light or white background.
  • 35% area of photograph should be covered with candidate’ s face.
  • The image should be captured in a standard of 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm (Width x Height) in JPEG format.
  • The maximum pixel resolution for the image is 480 × 640 (0.3 Mega pixel).
  • The minimum pixel resolution for the image is 240 × 320.

Step-4: Declaration

  • Mention the source of GATE 2019 information.
  • You can view your filled-in application by clicking on save and view application.
  • Or you can direct submit and proceed to payment.


Step-5: Fee Payment

The application fee for Male (General/OBC) and Other candidates is Rs. 1500/- and for SC/ST/Pwd and Women (All Categories) it is Rs. 750/- . The International Students have to pay USD 50 against the application fee. The fee can be paid using net banking, debit card or e-challan (extra bank charges will be applicable).


Note: On the successful submission of fee, a “Fee Payment Number” will be generated. Keep this number safe as it is required before the final submission of application form.

Points to be Remember:

  • Before payment, candidates will be shown a ‘preview’ of application. Here, candidates can review and check the application for any errors.
  • After clicking on “Confirm  and  Final  Submit” button, no changes will be allowed at later stages.
  • There is no need to send the print-out of filled-in application form to the GATE office.

If candidates have any query regarding How to Fill GATE 2019 Application Form, they can ask us by commenting below.

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  1. Kalyan says:

    Sir I am passed out in 2018 what are the certificates to be submitted for the Gate 2k19
    Plzz reply

  2. Paresh mokdam says:

    I passed out summer 2015 can I apply gate 2018 plz reply

  3. Saymya says:

    Please sir guide me as I first time going to fill the form .

  4. Atul Shinde says:

    Hello everyone,
    I graduated in 2012 & I filled and submitted application form,i got email that my application has error that the authorised sign and seal is missing..I am confused..why do I need the sign and seal if I am passed out..

    Need help

  5. Mmish says:

    Is it neccassary to get eligibility certificate signed by any institution?

  6. Vinit says:

    Is mistake in gate application form have made then is it corrected? If so then how?

  7. siva says:

    I passed in november 2016.can i apply for gate 2018?
    please reply

  8. Sanjeet says:

    I finished my degree this year, and have all semster marksheets but not degree yet. Should i select yes on graduated option and upload any final year mark sheet or select no and upload any final year mark sheet? Confused between yes and no.
    Urgent repky please.

  9. Ajinkya rajane says:

    I want to know what documents i need to attach with the form??

  10. Minu says:

    I have completed my BE IN 2017.
    I want to give gate 2018
    I have my degree certificate is it required to be attested by principal?

  11. Afzal Amanullah says:

    Sir please extend Gate 2018 application filling date

  12. Purabi Barman says:

    My two time amount deducted but payment done one time

  13. Anshu says:

    i have arrear and haven’t completed my degree..i am 2017 passout. I filled as am not graduates yet but also mentioned my correct graduating year as this the right way???..if not, is there any other way??..

  14. Sneha sonone says:

    Hello Sir/ Madam,
    My query is about filling the name.I am married and have to fill the form with new name as I have already change my name in Aadhar card,voting card and in gazzet also. But according to the process name should be same as that of 10 the marksheet / degree certificate which are of old pls tell me what should I do for it..?

  15. Murali says:

    Hello sir,

    I have done biotechnology in 2017. Which documents summit in 2018 gate?
    Provision certificate?

  16. sr says:

    is it ok to scan the document for gate 2018 using camscanner?

  17. santhosh k s says:



  18. victor says:

    Hi Sir / Madam,


    I have query regarding submission of the Gate 2018 application process, for pursuing PhD in IIT’s and IISC for the next coming year, because i have completed my B.E in Computer science and Engineering in 2014 passed out (4 years program / Bachelor Degree),

    and currently i am pursuing M.Tech in Computer Network Engineering and i am going to complete M.Tech in CNE in 2018 year of pass out (2 years program / Master Degree).

    And my query is that while filling the GOAPS application form what to be filled for Qualifying Degree ?,
    Discipline ?,
    Have u qualified in above degree ?,
    year of qualifying degree ?,

    And at last which document to be uploaded for eligibility certificate in the GOAPS 2018 application process from all the above scenarios,

    And i was bit confused from all this aspects. So, i am sincerely requesting you to please help me out to complete the process and awaiting for your response at the earliest.

    • Hanif Khan says:

      Have u qualified in above degree ?, – NO
      year of qualifying degree ?, – 2018
      eligibility certificate means a certified letter from your current college that you are pursing in CNE and completing it in 2018. written by department head, Dean or Principal.

  19. Ummi Salma.K says:

    I have provisional degree certificate issued by college but, I dont have pdc issued by university ,is it ok to apply?????

  20. ABDUL RAFEEQ says:


    • Hanif Khan says:

      Before getting provisional certificate (if you are pursuing) you need to get a certificate from your college that you are still in this status of eligibility called eligibility certificate.

  21. karishma says:

    through net banking what are datils to submit fee

  22. vidya says:

    there is option during filling the form of thumb impression? plz answer,Is there any opt.??

  23. Vishwajeet kumar says:

    I mistakely putt bona fide someone else’s …please help me what can i do

  24. Jennifer says:

    How should we upload the thumbprint?? Are there any specific details we need to follow???

  25. Sindhu holla says:

    I have a provisional degree certificate without my photo, is it okay to upload the same?

  26. Neha says:

    I have done msc in sericulture can i appy for gate

  27. Ram says:

    I have arrear and haven’t completed my degree…am 2017 passed out. I filled as am not graduated yet and mentioned as will be graduating by 2018…is that the right way???..
    Is it okay ????

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