IIT Delhi will close the GATE 2020 registration form, with normal fee amount, on September 24, 2019. Online applications are currently being accepted over the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) at appsgate.iitd.ac.in.
The national level entrance exam – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – not only serves as the gateway for admission to masters programs in engineering, technology, architecture, its scores are also accepted by PSUs for the purpose of recruitment. In fact it was observed that the number of candidates applying for GATE shot up ever since PSUs started accepting the exam scores for recruitment.
Now only ten days are left to go for the last date for GATE 2020 registration. However it is important to point out that the online form will be available even after that. After September 24, 2019, and until October 1, 2019, interested candidates will be able to apply, but a higher fee amount will be applicable then. This second duration when forms will be accepted but fee will be different is termed as “extended period”.
Those who apply right now will have to pay the following fee amount category and gender wise: females – Rs 750, all SC, ST, PWD – Rs 750, others – Rs 1500, candidates applying from Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu – USD 50, candidates applying from Dubai and Singapore – USD 100. Whereas in the extended period, these respective fee amounts would be Rs 1,250, Rs 1,250, Rs 2,000, USD 70, and USD 120.
Thus in essence, applicants have to pay Rs 500 more in extended period in the case of Indian location applicants, and USD 20 more for outside India location candidates.
To apply for GATE 2020, candidates can either directly go to GOAPS that is appsgate.iitd.ac.in, or first go to to go to gate.iitd.ac.in and click on the apply link. At GOAPS, click “New User? Register Here”. The first details to enter in the registration form are name, email address, country, mobile number, password.
Post this, enrollment ID is received via email and SMS. The next step is to chose a password, and fill the application form.
First of all, one has to enter communication address, eligibility degree details, choice of GATE paper, and choice of exam cities. Then in the next part of the application form, candidates have to upload scanned images of photograph, signature, eligibility certificate, and caste certificate if applicable. Final step is to pay the fee.
Photograph should be color but with white background, taken on or after August 1, 2019, and be 3.5 cm by 4.5 cm. Its size should be between 240 pixels by 320 pixels, and 480 pixels by 640 pixels.
Likewise signature ought to be 2 cm by 7 cm, in black or dark blue ink. It should be between 80 pixels by 280 pixels, and 160 pixels by 560 pixels.
There are 25 papers in GATE, which will be a computer-based test. The new entrant to the list of papers is Biomedical Engineering (BM).
This year’s organizing body, IIT Delhi, had opened registrations one day earlier than the scheduled date. Candidates who register successfully now, will be issued their admit card under the GOAPS login on January 03, 2020. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2020 is scheduled to be held on February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2020. Paper wise schedule will be released few days before admit card.