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GATE 2023 Application Form: Date (Extended), Direct Link, Fee, Documents Required

Updated By Mahima Bahl on 03 Oct, 2022 09:42

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GATE 2023 Registration

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has extended the last date to fill GATE 2023 application form till October 4, 2022. Earlier the last date was September 30, 2022.  However, candidates will be able to fill out the application form with a late fee up to October 7, 2022. While filling out the application form, valid information about the personal, academic, and contact details has to be submitted by the candidates. The required application fee also has to be paid through online mode. Earlier, the application form of GATE  2023 exam was relased on August 30, 2022.

Click here to fill GATE application form 2023

Premier and top technical institutes in India accept the GATE score for admission to postgraduate and PhD engineering programs. 

Documents RequiredDocuments Required to Fill GATE 2023 Application Form
LoginGATE 2023 Login
Admit CardGATE 2023 Admit Card

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

GATE 2022: Latest News & Updates

  • Aug 30, 2022 09:20 AM: GATE 2023 Application Form will be released today. Click here to check the dates, process, and access the direct link.

GATE 2023 Registration Dates

The important dates pertaining to GATE 2023 application form are as follows. The GATE 2023 registration schedule is given below - 

Release of GATE 2023 NotificationRELEASED
Commencement of GATE 2023 Registration through GOAPSAugust 30, 2022 
Last Date of GATE 2023 Online Application Submission without late feeSeptember 30, 2022 (Extended to October 4, 2022)
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) ApplicationOctober 7, 2022
GATE 2023 Application Form CorrectionTBA
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination CityTBA
GATE 2023 Admit Card DownloadJanuary 3, 2023
GATE 2023 Date of ExaminationFebruary 4 to 5 and 11 to 12, 2023
GAtE 2023 Response Sheet releasing onFebruary 15, 2023
GATE 2023 Provisional Answer KeyFebruary 21, 2023
Challenging the GATE 2023 provisional answer keyFebruary 22 to 25, 2022
GATE 2023 final answer keyTBA
GATE 2023 Declaration of ResultMarch 16, 2023
GATE 2023 Scorecard can be accessed fromMarch 23, 2023

Colleges Accepting Exam GATE :

Documents Required to Fill GATE Application Form 2023

Here is the list of documents that candidates need to fill GATE 2023 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 required a Passport/ Govt. Issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be the valid ID proofs.

  • 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 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.

Step by Step Process to Apply for GATE 2023

In order to apply for GATE 2023, 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 2023 involves the following stages: Registration, GOAPS Password, GOAPS Enrolment ID,  Application Filling and Uploading Images and Supporting Documents, Online Fee Payment, etc.

GATE application process

Step1: 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 for filling out the online application form for GATE 2023.

Step 2: Filling GATE 2023 Application Process:

  • Next, applicants had to fill out the application form for GATE 2023 with Personal information including Name, Date of Birth and other requisite information,

  • Click on the 'Start the GATE 2023 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, i.e. previous education 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 of Scanned Documents:

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 category certificate (if applicable) in PDF format.

Specifications of Scanned Documents for GATE Application Form 





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 Application Form:

  • Before proceeding to online fee payment, the server will display the preview of the GATE 2023 application form.

  • 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: Payment of Fees:

  • The payment of fees has to be done through online mode 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.

Note: The application fee for GATE 2023 varies for Indian nationals and International candidates. GATE 2023 Exam Dates to remain unchanged! 

GATE 2023 Login Window

gate application form window

GATE 2023 Application Fee

The application fee of GATE 2023 varies category-wise. The following table lists the GATE 2023 application fee for different categories.

For exam cities in India
CategoryApplication Fee (INR) Fee during the extended period (INR )
Female candidates850 1350
SC / ST / PwD8501350
Others1700Rs 2200
For exam cities in foreign countries
CategoryApplication Fee (USD) Fee during the extended period (USD)
In Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu50 70
In Dubai, Singapore10020

Step 6: Submission of Application Form 2023:

  • After payment, the application form for GATE 2023 will be successfully submitted through GOAPS.

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

GATE 2023 Application Form Correction

The application form correction process for GATE 2023 will be available after the registration concludes. Candidates who had made mistakes while filling the application will have to edit the application form within the specified deadline. On the other hand, the exam authority will send an E-Mail and SMS to candidates if there are any discrepancies in the application form. The exam authority will also specify the kind of discrepancy they had noted in the application form. Therefore, the candidates will have to resolve the discrepancy and take the printout of the revised confirmation page. Candidates failing to make corrections as per the specified dates will be placed under the 'Rejected Candidats' category. Some of the important points pertaining to the GATE 2023 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 will be 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, Educational Qualification in the application form

Process to Change GATE 2023 Exam City/ Centre

Some of the important points pertaining to the process of changing the exam city in GATE 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 login on 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 2023 Display of Defective Applications

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

GATE 2023 Application Status

The authorities scrutinize the submitted GATE application form for data accuracy. If any discrepancy is found, the candidates will be notified via email or SMS. The scrutiny process will continue even after the application portal is closed. Candidates will be 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 2023 Application Process?

Valid identity proof is a very important document that the candidates must carry along with their GATE 2023 admit card otherwise, the candidates will not be allowed to sit in the GATE 2023 entrance exam. Also, while filling up the GATE 2023 online application form, the candidates have to provide a valid identity document that will 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 are expected to carry their original identity card which has been issued by a competent authority. The foreign students have 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 2023.

Guidelines for PwD candidates

The Central Government has laid down the revised guidelines for conducting written examination 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

  •   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 benchmark disability and has limitation in writing including that of speed if so desired by him/her. In 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 case of other category of persons with benchmark disabilities, the provision of scribe/reader/lab assistant can be allowed on production of a certificate to the effect that the person concerned has physical Iimitation to write, and scribe is essential to write 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 the candidates 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 qualification of the scribe should not be more than the minimum qualification criteria of the examination. However, the qualification of the scribe/reader should always be matriculate 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 examination. The persons with benchmark disabilities opting for 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

  •  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, the persons with benchmark disabilities are allowed to take examination on computer system, 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 examination. However, enabling accessories for the computer based examinations such as keyboard, customized mouse etc should be allowed

  •   The procedure of availing the facility of scribe should be simplified and the necessary details should be recorded at the time of filling up of the forms. Thereafter the examining body should ensure availability of question papers in the format opted by the candidate as well as suitable seating arrangement for giving 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 use of scribe/reader/lab assistant.  AlI the candidates with benchmark disability not availing the facility of scribe may be allowed additional time of minimum of one hour for 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 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 arrangement (preferably on the ground floor) should be made prior to the commencement of examination to avoid confusion or distraction during the day of the exam. The time of giving the question papers should be marked accurately and 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 examination 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

List of Rejected Candidates for GATE 2023

For the reference of the candidates, the exam authority will release a list of candidates whose GATE applications have been rejected. The list that is released comprises two types of candidates – candidates not meeting eligibility requirements and the other whose provided information will be found to be incorrect. No application fee will be refunded and no admit card for GATE 2023 will be generated/released. Additionally, a list of enrollment IDs of the candidates whose applications are provisionally accepted will also be 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".

GATE 2023 Admit Card

IIT Kanpur is will release the admit card of GATE 2023 exam on its official website on January 3, 2022, as per the GATE exam dates. Candidates will be able to access their GATE 2023 admit card by providing their login credentials. Before downloading the GATE admit card 2023, candidates must cross-check all the details mentioned on it. Any discrepancies should be immediately informed to concerned authority..

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FAQs about GATE Application Form

Will the GATE 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 only one of the 25 papers listed on the official website of GATE 2020. 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.

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 only one of the 24 papers listed on the official website of GATE 2020. 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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