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Is the Admit card alone sufficient to gain entry to the GATE - XL-J Botany exam? No. Bring the Admit Card at the test center along with at least one original (not photocopied/scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification, whose details have been entered while filling the application. ONLY one of the following photo identifications is permitted: Driving license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Employee Identification Card, or a Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the identification document are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the exam if the original and valid photo identification is not presented.

When will I receive my GATE - XL-J Botany examination admit card? Admit card can only be downloaded from the GOAPS website from . Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post.

Will there be any arrangement at the GATE - XL-J Botany test center for the safe keeping of my personal items such as my mobile phone? NO. Such arrangements will not be possible at the test center.

Can I use a calculator during the GATE - XL-J Botany examination? No. An online virtual calculator will be available to examinees at the time of examination.

What items are not permitted to be brought with me inside the GATE - XL-J Botany examination venue? Electronic diary, mobile phone, and any such electronic gadgets, blank papers, clip boards and log-tables will not be allowed in the examination venue.

Am I allowed to leave the examination hall during the GATE - XL-J Botany test? NO. Candidates will NOT be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the test. Candidates are allowed to leave the computer laboratory where the exam will be conducted only after the closure of the test at the scheduled end of examination in a session.

Will I be provided with any white paper for rough work and calculations during the GATE - XL-J Botany test? A scribble pad will be provided to the candidate that can be used to do the rough work. The candidate has to return the scribble pad after the examination.

After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE - XL-J Botany Examination Paper and Examination City? It is not possible to change the GATE examination paper after the application is submitted. Please select your choice of examination paper carefully. Requests for change of examination city will be accepted with a fee of Rs. 400/-(four hundred only) to be paid online using GOAPS. Online payment for this purpose will be enabled in GOAPS .

For how many GATE papers can I apply? A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 23 papers listed in the GATE INFORMATION BROCHURE or GATE website. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below. The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. 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 wishes to seek admission

I have missed to take a print-out of my ONLINE GATE - XL-J Botany application at the end of my application process. How will I get access to it? You can login using GOAPS Enrolment ID and password and take a printout.

After completing the ONLINE GATE - XL-J Botany application process and generating a PDF file, will I be able to change my application data? NO. After completing all the steps upto PDF application form generation in the ONLINE application process, you can only download the application form and CANNOT modify the data. Hence you need to be very careful while entering the data. You may also save a partially filled application and login in again at a later point in time to complete and submit the application, however it must be within the specified deadline

When and how will I know the status of my GATE - XL-J Botanyapplication? You can check the status of your application by logging onto GOAPS website

Do I have to send the print-out of the GATE - XL-J Botany application form? NO

If I want the Bank challan option, how should I complete the application process for GATE - XL-J Botany ? If you select the e-challan option, then you will have to print the generated challan and will have to go to a branch of the State Bank of India and pay.

My bank account has been debited (money taken out), but GATE - XL-J Botany Application website says that the payment has not been received. What do I do? This happens because of some failure in internet transactions (including failure of internet connection at your end). Within 72 Hr. GATE Application website shows that the payment is sucess, You will be charged only once. Any excess/unaccounted debits will be returned to you.