GATE Application Form 2024 (Closed): Dates, Direct Link, Steps to Register, Documents Required, Fees

Updated By Falak Khan on 16 Feb, 2024 17:06

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GATE Application Form 2024

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru closed the GATE Application Form Correction 2024 on November 24, 2023. Candidates could edit/rectify the details filled up in the application form before the deadline.IISc Bengaluru is no longer accepting new registrations or corrections currently. GATE admit card 2024 was released on January 4, 2024. The GATE 2024 was conducted on February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2024. Premier and top technical institutes in India accept the GATE score for admission to postgraduate and PhD engineering programs. 

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Note: A GATE score is also mandatory to secure jobs in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) apart from M.Tech admissions 2024 in IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. 

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GATE 2024 Application Dates

IISc Bangalore released the GATE 2024 registration form dates along with the entire schedule. Candidates can check the GATE 2024 important dates mentioned below. 



GATE notification 2024

August 5, 2023

Release of GATE registration form 2024 through GOAPS

August 30, 2023 

Last date to fill GATE registration form 2024

October 12, 2023

Last date for submission of GATE registration form 2024 with an additional late fee of Rs. 500

October 20, 2023

GATE 2024 Application Form ScrutinySeptember 30 to October 31, 2023
GATE 2024 New Two-Paper Combination FacilityNovember 11 to 17, 2023

GATE registration form 2024 correction window

November 20 to 24, 2023

Release of GATE 2024 Admit card 

January 4, 2024

GATE 2024 exam date

February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2024

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Documents Required to Fill GATE Registration Form 2024

Here is the list of documents that candidates need to fill out the GATE 2024 application form - 

  • A scanned copy of the photograph and signature of the candidate.

  • Valid Photo ID such as Aadhaar Card/Passport/Driving License/PAN Card/Voter ID/College ID/Employee Identification Card/Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address.

  • Foreign applicants require a valid ID proof, such as a Passport/ Govt. Issued ID/College ID/Employee ID.

  • Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate.

  • Copy of Mark Sheet of the 5th /6th /7th semester.

  • Final year students must submit a Provisional Certificate Letter as per the format issued by the Home of Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Dept.

  • Candidates in the final year of AMIE have to submit their mark sheet for Section A of AMIE in case of professional equivalent qualifications.

  • Caste Certificate (if applicable) as per the given format.

  • Disability or PwD Certificate (if applicable).

  • Candidates pursuing a higher degree or master's have to submit the qualifying degree certificate.

  • Candidates with backlogs have to upload a copy of the mark sheet of the final year issued by the institute where they are studying.

  • Net banking/credit card/debit card details for payment of the fee.

Non-compliance with the above-mentioned list delayed or jeopardized the application process.

GATE 2024 Registration Process

In order to apply for GATE 2024, candidates have to follow certain steps if they want to complete the entire process in a systematic and correct manner. The registration process for GATE 2024 involves the following stages: Registration, GOAPS Password, GOAPS Enrolment ID,  Application Form Filling and Uploading Images and Supporting Documents, Online Fee Payment, etc.

Step-by-Step Guide to GATE 2024 Registration Process

The steps to register and fill out the GATE registration form 2024 have been explained below - 

Step1: GATE 2024 Registration through GOAPS

  • Visit the official website of GATE

  • Register as a “New User” and proceed as mentioned in the guide

  • After successful registration, they will get access to GOAPS with the credentials they entered such as name, valid email ID and mobile number.

  • International candidates must note that any contact with the candidate will be done only through the provided e-mail ID.

Note: The email ID and mobile number submitted must be valid in nature because all communication related to the examination will be sent through this medium.

  • After providing all details like a valid email address, mobile number and a GOAPS password of their choice.

GOAPS Password:

  • While creating the password, the applicants must note that they should create a password, which cannot be guessed easily.

  • It is advisable for applicants not to use their name, date of birth or easily guessable string of alphabets or numbers.

  • Try creating a password that has numbers, alphabets and special characters.

  • Confirm the registration.

GOAPS Enrolment ID:

  • After the successful registration, the candidates receive an email that contains the GOAPS Enrolment ID.

  • The Enrolment ID is necessary to log in to fill out the online application form for GATE 2024.

GATE 2024 Login Window

The GATE Login Window, popularly known as GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) is an online platform through which candidates can create their own GATE Login ID and Password for various stages of the examination, such as GATE registration, application fee payment, document upload, hall ticket download, GATE scorecard download etc. Candidates can refer to the image below to know what the GATE 2024 login window looks like -

gate application form window

Step 2: Filling Out GATE Registration Form 2024

  • Next, applicants had to fill out the GATE registration form 2024 with Personal information including Name, Date of Birth and other requisite information,

  • Click on the 'Start the GATE 2024 Application Process' tab.

  • Personal Details: Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Category, A person with Disability Status and Dyslexia Status, Country of Permanent Residence, State/Union Territory, Select ID Proof and Enter ID Proof Number, Name of Parent/Guardian (stick to the specifications), Country of Residence of Parent/Guardian, Mobile Number of Parent/Guardian etc.

    •  Address details for communication purposes (PIN code mandatory)

  • Eligibility Details: Name of the college where the candidate had completed a UG degree. The candidates must also specify the address of the college along with the PIN code.

    • Before filling out the application form, the candidates must have clarity on the GATE paper and examination centre.

Step 3: Uploading Scanned Documents on GATE Registration Form 2024

In this step, candidates have to upload their scanned recent photograph, signature and other documents (if required) according to the specifications mentioned by the exam conducting authorities. 

  • High-quality scanned image (JPEG format) of photograph and signature.

  • Thumb impression as per the specified requirements.

  • Scanned images (JPEG format) of degree certificates/ mark sheets

  • Scanned copy of the category certificate (if applicable) in PDF format.

Specifications of Scanned Documents for GATE Registration Form 2024





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


After uploading the documents, read the declaration and click on the 'checkbox' to proceed to the fee payment.

Step 4: Preview of GATE Registration Form 2024

  • Before proceeding to online fee payment, the server will display the preview of the GATE application form 2024.

  • No changes will be allowed once candidates click on the ‘Confirm and Final Submit’ button.

  • All candidates are advised to thoroughly check their submitted information for any mistakes.

  • Click on “Confirm and Submit”.

Step 5: GATE Registration Form 2024 Fee Payment

  • The payment of fees has to be done through online modes such as net banking/debit card/credit card. 

  • After the payment is done, the candidates will be redirected to the GOAPS website. 

  • The details for the application fee are given below.

Step 6: Submission of GATE Registration Form 2024

  • After payment, the GATE 2024 application form will be successfully submitted through GOAPS.

  • Download it and take a printout of the filled application form and keep it for your own reference.

Note: The application fee for GATE 2024 varies for Indian nationals and International candidates. GATE 2024 Exam Dates to remain unchanged! 

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GATE 2024 Application Fee

The application fee for GATE 2024 varies category-wise. The registration fee amount for all categories (ST/SC/PWD/Others) has been increased this year. The following table lists the revised GATE 2024 registration form fees for different categories - 


Regular Period (August 30 to October 12, 2023)

Extended Period

(October 13 to 20, 2023)

Female/SC/ ST/ PwD category candidates (per paper)

INR 900

INR 1400

All other candidates including foreign nationals (per paper)

INR 1800

INR 2300

GATE Registration Form 2024: Two-Paper Combination

Candidates who wanted to apply for two subjects in GATE 2024 had to select the two-subject combination as mentioned in the table below - 

First/Primary Paper Code

Second Paper Code

First/Primary Paper Code

Second Paper Code





























































GATE Registration Form 2024 Correction

Candidates could corrections in the application form of GATE 2024 from November 18 to 24, 2023. Candidates who ended up making mistakes while filling out the application had the option to edit the application form within the specified deadline. On the other hand, the exam authority sent an E-Mail and SMS to candidates if there are any discrepancies in the application form. Candidates failing to make corrections before the deadline were placed under the 'Rejected Candidates' category. Some of the important points pertaining to the GATE 2024 application form correction are as follows -

  • Candidates receiving an E-Mail or SMS from the exam authority to resolve the discrepancy must complete the same before the last date

  • The candidates were allowed to change the caste category in the application form

  • Candidates willing to change the exam paper (subject to eligibility criteria) or add an additional subject (only 2 papers allowed) can do the same within the specified dates

  • Candidates choosing the additional paper will have to pay the required application form

  • An additional fee is applicable to candidates who wish to change the exam city or centre

  • The candidates can not edit details such as E-Mail ID, Mobile Number, Name, Father's Name, or Educational Qualification in the application form

GATE Registration Form 2024 Correction Fees

Candidates need to pay the correction fees to make changes to the GATE registration form 2024. The fees vary as per the changes the candidate is making. Go through the GATE 2024 application form correction fees for various options given below.

Description of Changes / ModificationsFee Charges (per paper)
Change in NameINR 500
Change in exam citiesINR 500
Change of existing paperINR 500
Change in Date of BirthINR 500
Change of gender to femaleINR 500
Add a second paper (from given combinations with respect to the primary paper)INR 500 plus application fee for the additional paper
Change of gender from female to any other genderINR 500 + INR 900 = INR 1400 (For All other candidates)
Change of category to SC/STINR 500
Change of category from SC/ST to any otherINR 500 (For female candidates or PwD candidates)
INR 500 + INR 900 = INR 1400 (For All other candidates)
Change from PwD/Dyslexic to Non-PwD/DyslexicINR 500 (For female candidates or PwD candidates)
INR 500 + INR 900 = INR 1400 (For All other candidates)
Change of College Name and Location, Roll No., Registration No.INR 500
Details of Parents/Guardian/Correspondence AddressINR 500
Any other change in category (not mentioned above)INR 500

Process to Change GATE 2024 Exam City/ Centre

Some of the important points pertaining to the process of changing the GATE exam city can be checked below -

  • Candidates who wish to change the exam city in the GATE application form will have the option to do the same 

  • The candidates need to log in to GOAPS portal with their E-Mail ID and password to change the exam city

  • The candidates can choose any 3 exam centres

  • This process can be done once the Application Procedure is complete and processed for further proceedings of GATE 

  • A requisite amount is also to be paid along with the desired correction. 

  • Therefore, candidates who wish to make changes must not wait further as the window once closed will not be opened again. No further changes will then be entertained with respect to exam centres.

GATE 2024 Display of Defective Applications

The exam authority of GATE released the list of defective applications, and the candidates were required to resolve the discrepancy in the application form on or before the last date. The candidates also received an SMS or E-Mail from the exam authority regarding the kind of discrepancy. The candidates needed to sign in to the GOAPS portal and complete the rectification process. Usually, image discrepancy is the common mistake that candidates make in the application form. 

GATE 2024 Application Status

The authorities scrutinize the submitted GATE registration form 2024 for data accuracy. If any discrepancy is found, the candidates are notified via email or SMS. The scrutiny process continues even after the application portal is closed. Candidates are able to check their status after logging into their GOAPS accounts. It is important to rectify the discrepancies within the allotted time otherwise the application form will get rejected. 

What is the Use of Identity Proof for the GATE 2024 Application Process?

A valid identity proof is mandatory for candidates to carry along with their GATE admit card 2024. While filling up the GATE registration form 2024, the candidates had to provide a valid identity document that would confirm their identity. The candidates may provide any of the following documents as valid identity proof:

  • PAN Card

  • Passport

  • Aadhar Card

  • Voter Card

  • Driving License

  • College identity card

The candidates were expected to carry their original identity card which has been issued by a competent authority. The foreign students had to carry either a government-issued ID card, valid Passport, Employee Identity card or College Identity card as identity proof along with the admit card for GATE 2024.

What to do in case of Forgotten GATE 2024 Registration ID or Enrollment ID?

In case, candidate have forgotten their GATE registration ID or enrollment ID, they can access it by following the steps given below. 

Step 1: Visit the GOAPS page

Step 2: Then, go to the ‘Forgot GATE 2024 Enrolment ID or Registration ID’ and click on the link. 

Step 3: If your email address is still valid but you cannot remember your enrollment or registration IDs, click "Request for an OTP" to receive a 'One Time Password'.

Step 4: To change the password if you already have an OTP, click "Already have an OTP?"

Step 5: Then reset your password, and you will be able to get your GATE 2024 registration ID.  

GATE Registration Form 2024 - Guidelines for PwD candidates

The Central Government has laid down the revised guidelines for conducting written examinations for persons with benchmark disabilities - 

  • There should be a uniform and comprehensive policy across the country for persons with benchmark disabilities for written examination taking into account improvement in technology and new avenues opened to the persons with benchmark disabilities providing a level playing field

  •  Persons with benchmark disabilities should be given, as far as possible, the option of choosing the mode for taking the examinations i.e. in braille or in the computer or in large print or even by recording the answers as the examining bodies can easily make use of technology to convert question paper in large prints. E-text, or Braille and can also convert Braille text in English or regional languages

  • In case, persons with benchmark disabilities are allowed to take examinations on computer systems, they should be allowed to check the computer system one day in advance so that the problems, if any in the software/system could be rectified. Use of own computer/laptop should not be allowed for taking the examination. However, enabling accessories for computer-based examinations such as a keyboard, customized mouse etc. should be allowed

  • The procedure of availing the facility of a scribe should be simplified and the necessary details should be recorded at the time of filling up the forms. Thereafter the examining body should ensure the availability of question papers in the format opted by the candidate as well as a suitable seating arrangement for giving the examination.

  • The disability certificate issued by the competent medical authority at any place should be accepted across the country

  •  The word "extra time or additional time" that is being currently used should be changed to "compensatory time" and the same should not be less than 20 minutes per hour of examination for persons who are allowed the use of scribe/reader/lab assistant. AlI candidates with benchmark disability not availing the facility of the scribe may be allowed additional time of a minimum of one hour for an examination of 3 hours duration. In case the duration of the examination is less than an hour, then the duration of additional time should be allowed on a pro-rata basis. Additional time should not be less than 5 minutes and should be in the multiple of 5

  • The candidates should be allowed to use assistive devices like talking calculator (in cases where calculators are allowed for giving exams), tailor frame, Brame slate, abacus, geometry kit, braille measuring tape and augmentative communication devices like communication chart and electronic devices

  • Proper seating arrangements (preferably on the ground floor) should be made prior to the commencement of the examination to avoid confusion or distraction during the day of the exam. The time of giving the question papers should be marked accurately and a timely supply of supplementary papers should be ensured.

  • As far as possible, the examining body should also provide reading material in Braille or E-Text or on computers having suitable screen reading software for open book examination. Similarly, online examinations should be in accessible format i.e. websites, question papers and all other study material should be accessible as per the international standards laid down in this regard.

  • Alternative objective questions in lieu of descriptive questions should be provided for Hearing-Impaired persons, in addition to the existing policy of giving alternative questions in lieu of questions requiring visual inputs, for persons with Visual Impairment.

  • As far as possible the examination for persons with disabilities should be held at the ground floor. The examination centres should be accessible for persons with disabilities.

GATE Registration Form 2024 - Guidelines for Scribes

The guidelines set by the officials for Scribes have been mentioned in the section below. Applicants are instructed to go through the detailed guidelines before registering for GATE 2024.

  • There is no need for fixing separate criteria for regular and competitive examinations. The facility of Scribe/Reader/Lab Assistant should be allowed to any person with a benchmark disability and limitation in writing, including that of speed if so desired by him/her.

  • In the case of persons with benchmark disabilities in the category of blindness, locomotor disability (both arm affected-BA) and cerebral palsy, the facility of scribe/ reader/ lab assistant shall be given, if so desired by the person.

  • In the case of other categories of persons with benchmark disabilities, the provision of a scribe/reader/lab assistant can be allowed provided they produce a certificate to the effect that the person concerned has physical Iimitation to write, and a scribe is essential to write the examination on his behalf, from the Chief Medical Officer/Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Government health care institution.

  • The candidate should have the discretion of opting for his own scribe/reader/lab assistant or request the Examination Body for the same. The examining body may also identify the scribe/ reader/lab assistant to make panels at the District/Division/ State level as per the requirements of the examination. In such instances, the candidates should be allowed to meet the scribe two days before the examination so that they get a chance to check and verify whether the scribe is suitable or not.

  • In case the examining body provides the scribe/reader/lab assistant, it shall be ensured that the qualification of the scribe should not be more than the minimum qualification criteria of the examination. However, the scribe/reader should at least have completed matriculation or above.

  • In case the candidate is allowed to bring his own scribe, the qualification of the scribe should be one step below the qualification of the candidate taking the examination. The persons with benchmark disabilities opting for their own scribe/reader should submit details of their own scribe. There should also be flexibility in accommodating any change in scribe/reader/lab assistant in case of emergency.

  • The candidates should also be allowed to take more than one scribe/reader for writing different papers, especially for languages. However, there can be only one scribe per subject.

List of Rejected Candidates for GATE 2024

For the reference of the candidates, the exam authority releases a list of candidates whose GATE registration form 2024 has been rejected. The list that is released comprises two types of candidates – candidates not meeting eligibility requirements and others whose provided information was found to be incorrect. No application fee was refunded and no admit card for GATE 2024 was generated/released. Additionally, a list of enrollment IDs of the candidates whose applications are provisionally accepted was also released.

Note: According to the official brochure, "If a candidate takes more than one application for the same paper, he/she will be allowed to appear in any one session only. One of the duplicate/triplicate applications will be considered and the remaining applications will be rejected without any refund of application fee".

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FAQs about GATE Application Form

When can I make corrections in the GATE 2024 Application Form?

Candidates could make corrections in the GATE application form 2024 from November 20 to 24, 2023.

Can candidates make edits in the application form of GATE 2024?

Yes. The timeline to make edits in the GATE application form 2024 was from November 20 to 24, 2023.

Till when can I fill out GATE application form 2024 without a late fee?

Candidates could fill out the GATE 2024 registration form without a late fee till October 12, 2023. 

Where to register for GATE 2024 exam?

Candidates are required to enrol through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) at to fill up the GATE 2024 Registration form. 

When will the GATE 2024 registration process start?

The GATE 2024 registration has started online from August 30, 2023. 

What is the last date to fill the GATE 2024 application form?

The last date to fill out the GATE 2024 application form after the extension was October 12, 2023.

Who is eligible to apply for GATE 2024?

Candidates who have a graduation degree or are in the final year or in the last semester are eligible to apply for GATE 2024 exam.

I have chosen category as OBC while filling GATE application, but there is no option to upload the certificate. What to do?

The OBC Certificate is not required to be uploaded. OBC certificate is required only while taking admission using the GATE score.

Will the authority provide a "magnified question paper" for visual impairment?

Visually disabled candidates are requested to contact the GATE Institute Representative as soon as they enter the examination centre. The representative and the invigilator would arrange for the magnified question paper for the visually handicapped candidates.

I am facing difficulty while uploading my signature. I have followed all the guidelines defined by the GATE authorities. What should I do now?

Check the format in which you are trying to upload the document. Also, check the size and also do not resize the file.

For how many GATE papers can I apply?

A candidate can apply for a maximum of two papers of the 30 papers listed on the official website of GATE 2024. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below.

1. The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree.

2. The candidate is, however, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she is seeking admission.

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