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GATE Application Form 2022 (Closed): Application Dates, Direct Link, Fees and Process

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Content Curator | Updated On - Feb 25, 2022

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GATE Application Form 2022. The last date to fill GATE Application Form 2022 with a late fee of INR 1250 for women & reserved category and INR 2000 for other category candidateswas October 7. IIT Kharagpur will now display the defective applications for rectification on October 26. Candidates who have successfully filled their GATE Application Form will be able to make corrections without late fee till November 1, 2021. Check GATE Application Form Correction

This year, based on the relaxations provided in GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria, BDS & M.Pharma degree holders can apply for the exam. Other than that, candidates currently in the 3rd year of degree programs can also fill GATE 2022 Application Forms. While filling the application form, candidates will get the opportunity to choose up to 3 GATE Exam Centers of their choice based on which one exam center will be allotted. While filling the online application forms candidates will have to upload their scanned passport size photo, signature, and other required documents as per the prescribed guidelines. Check GATE 2022 Photo Size and Signature Upload Guidelines

Direct Link for GATE 2022 Application Form- Closed

GATE 2022 will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur on February 5-6 and 12-13, 2022. Candidates must read the article to know more about the registration process, application fees and much more. 

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GATE Application Form Dates

GATE Application Form 2022: Dates

Event Dates (Out)
GATE 2022 Notification Release July 31, 2021
GATE 2022 Application Form Release  August 30, 2021 September 2, 2021
Last Day to Fill GATE 2022 Application Form (without late fee) September 30, 2021 
Last Day to Fill GATE 2022 Application Form (with additional fee) October 7, 2021
GATE 2022 Form Correction  October 26, 2021 to November 1, 2021
GATE 2022 Admit Card Release  January 3, 2022
GATE 2022 Exam Dates February 5-6 and 12-13, 2022

Check GATE Exam Dates 2022

GATE Application Process

GATE Application Form 2022: Registration Process

For the ease of aspirants, the exam authority releases a guide for successful submission of GATE Application Form. The process of applying for GATE 2022 comprises of the following steps-

  1. GATE Registration – Register as “New User” and proceed as mentioned in the guide. After successful registration, you will get access to GOAPS with the credentials you entered.
  2. Fill GATE Application Form 2022 – Login using GOAPS Enrollment ID and GOAPS Password and start filling the application form which include details such as educational qualification, personal details, etc.
  3. Upload Required Documents – Upload Image, Signature, Eligibility Certificate, SC/ST Certificate and PwD Certificate as per the given specifications.
  4. Payment of GATE Application Fees – Payment can be done through credit card, debit card, or net banking.
  5. Complete Declaration – Before submitting the application form, a candidate must read and accept the declaration statement without that you will not be able to submit the application form. 

Step 1: GATE Registration

GATE Registration New Candidate

To fill the online GATE Application Form 2022, candidates have to register themselves first. New candidates can register themselves by entering their full name and other details in the form given below.

  • Enter your Personal Details like Name of the Candidate, Email Address, Country of Residence, Mobile Number
  • Create your Password – It should be unique and 8-15 characters long. 
  • Enter the Captcha and click on ‘Submit. ‘
  • If all the details are correct, an SMS and an email will be sent to your mobile number and email address respectively.
GATE Enrollment ID Email
  • Enter details like a valid email address, mobile number and create a GOAPS password.
  • GOAPS password must be unique. Avoid using Date of Birth, your name or some numbers (12345) or string of letters (abcd), etc.
  • All communication will be done through the registered mobile number and email id.
  • In the case of foreign students, all the communication will be done through email ID.

GOAPS Enrollment ID: After successful registration, an email containing the GOAPS Enrollment ID will be sent. This ID will be used for submitting GATE Application Form 2022 2022, downloading GATE Admit Card and for the purpose of checking results and downloading the scorecard.

NOTE: Only one application form can be filled through one email id

Step 2: Filling of GATE Application Form 2022

Enter the Enrollment ID and Password to proceed with GATE Application Form filling process. There are 4 subsections under stage 2 of How to Apply for GATE 2022. The detailed process is explained below-

GATE Application Process
  • GATE Exam Details: Select the GATE 2022 Paper you wish to appear in. Select your examination city and pick 3 choices of GATE 2022 Exam Centers. While selecting the exam cities, the first two choices must be of the same GATE Zone and the third one can be from any sector.
  • Applicant’s Personal Details: Don’t forget to Verify Email Address and Mobile Number. On clicking the Verify Button, an OTP is sent to the registered email id and mobile number. Enter your personal details like Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Category etc.
  • Correspondence Address: Add your Correspondence Address for future correspondence. 
  • Qualifying Degree Details: You are required to fill the details of your qualifying degree i.e. Name and discipline of the Qualifying degree, Name of college/ university, Passing year, etc.

Step 3: Upload Required Documents for GATE Registration

Images to be uploaded should be scanned beforehand and kept ready for uploading. Documents that are required to be uploaded are mentioned below- 

Particulars Dimensions Size and Other Specifications Uploading of Documents
Passport size photograph in the white background 5 kb -200 kb 3.5 cm Width × 4.5 cm Height with 60% - 70% of Face Coverage
Pixels Range from 240x320 – 480×640 
In JPEG / JPG format
Signature in running handwriting 5 kb-200 kb Area of signature must cover 70-80% of the image.
Pixels Range from 80×280 – 160×560
Sign with black or dark blue color ink only.
Photo ID Proof NA NA PDF Format
Category Certificate wherever applicable NA NA
PwD Certificate wherever applicable NA NA
Certificate of Dyslexia NA NA

Also Check: GATE 2022 Documents Upload Guidelines

Step 4: Payment of GATE Application Fee 2022

  • GATE Application Fee varies for Indian nationals and International candidates.
  • The payment can be made via net banking facility/credit card or debit card only.
  • E-challan mode of payment has been eliminated from the GATE registration process.
  • GATE Application Fee is neither refundable nor transferable. 
  • As per the banking norms, additional online transaction charges will be applicable.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PwD category have to upload valid documentary evidence for concession in fees. 
  • Category wise application fee details are tabulated below:
Category Normal Application Fee Late Application Fee 
Women INR 750 INR 1250
SC/ ST/ PwD INR 750 INR 1250
All Other Candidates (including International applicants) INR 1500 INR 2000

Payment Issues Resolvement GATE Registration 2022

In case the payment made is not reflected in the first go, You should not make another payment immediately. You should wait for at least two days, then check GATE 2020 Application Form Status. Another payment should be made in case of an unsuccessful payment. In case any extra payments are received, it will be automatically refunded to the respective bank account (it may take a week or more, after the closure of GATE Registration).

Step 5: Accepting the Declaration

Before submitting the application form in GOAPS portal, a candidate has to read and accept the declaration statement. Some of the points from the declaration are mentioned below. You cannot skip this step and the application form will only be submitted after you agree with the declaration. 

  • In the declaration, you have to confirm that the form is filled by you. 
  • You have understood each and every point in the form and fill up the details accordingly.
  • I agree to strictly comply with the code of conduct for GATE 2022. 
  • If any of the information provided by me is found to be incorrect at any time later, my candidature for GATE 2022 will be cancelled.
  • I shall be liable for legal action for providing any type of false information. 

GATE Application Form Status

GATE Application Form Status 2022 

If the status of your application is “Under Scrutiny”, you need not worry. Wait till the scrutiny team processes your application. Only those candidates whose applications need to be rectified in photo/signature/supporting documents will be contacted by email and SMS. The scrutiny process will continue even after the application portal is closed.

Forgot Enrollment ID or Password of GATE 2022?

In certain situations, enrollment id and password can be misplaced by a candidate. If need be, email id can also be used to access GATE Application Form 2022.

Forgot GATE Enrollment ID and Password

There are two options available to access the application form-

  • Request for an OTP: If you remember the Enrollment ID/Email Address, but forgotten Password, click on "Request for an OTP" to get One Time Password. Provide your registered mobile number and Enrollment ID/Email Address. Click on Reset Password to obtain a new one.
  • Already have an OTP? : If you already have an OTP, click on "Already have an OTP?" to reset the password. Enter the following details to create a New Password- 
    • Enrollment ID/Email Address
    • OTP
    • New Password
    • Confirm New Password
  • Password Specifications: Choose a password that cannot be guessed easily. It should be unique and 8-15 characters. 

Documents for GATE Registration

GATE 2022 Documents Required

Candidates must keep the following documents handy before initiating the registration process for GATE 2022. All the supporting documents mentioned below need to be uploaded while filling the online application form. 

Photo ID:

  • You have to upload the PDF file of any one of the following valid photo identities. 
  • Valid IDs are Aadhaar- UID, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID, Employee ID, and Driving License.
  • For international candidates, only a valid Passport / Government issued ID / College ID / Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification document.
  • If you do not have any of these as your identity proof then please obtain any one of them before filling the application.
  • The candidate has to produce the same original valid photo ID proof during the examination for verification purposes.
  • If a candidate fails to show the original valid photo ID proof, then that candidate will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. 

Category (SC/ ST) Certificate

  • Candidates who belong to SC or ST category have to upload a valid documentary proof to get the concession in the application fee.
  • A certificate issued by the authorized officials will be valid.
  • The same document will be required during the time of admission. 
  • OBC-NCL and EWS candidates are not required to upload any category certificate while filling the online application form.

Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate

  • Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates should attach a recently obtained PwD certificate issued by the competent authority. The benefit would be given to those who have a minimum 40% impairment irrespective of the type of disability.
  • The same document will be required during the time of admission. 

Certificate of Dyslexia

  • Dyslexic candidates should attach a proper dyslexic certificate issued by any authorized Dyslexia Association.
  • The scribe will be provided by the GATE authorities.
  • The same document will be required during the time of admission. 

GATE Form Correction

GATE Form Correction 2022 

After the submission of GATE Application Form, it goes under scrutiny where the authority checks and informs the candidates about the mistakes for the rectification. An additional fee is applicable for changing the details in the application form through GATE Form Correction window.

The following details can be edited before paying the application fee-

  • Details like Communication Address, Graduation Details, Date of Birth, Gender and Category.
  • One needs to upload a clear and acceptable image of the photograph and signature if they have not uploaded the high-quality images.
  • The correct document defining the category status. 
  • The rectification of selection of the wrong status of qualifying examination along with its correct document can be submitted.

The changes that cannot be made in the submitted GATE Application Form 2022:

  • The E-mail Id mentioned by the candidate
  • Contact Number is given by the candidate
  • Paper for attending GATE 2022

As the above-mentioned details cannot be edited, in case a mistake is made, you have to apply again for GATE 2020 with a new E-mail ID and Phone Number. It must be noted that the previous application fee shall not be refunded.

Know More GATE 2022 Form Correction

Frequently Asked Questions

GATE Application Form 2022 FAQs 

Ques. When will GATE Application Form 2022 be released?

Ans. IIT Kharagpur has postponed the release of GATE Application Form 2022. GATE Registration are now scheduled to begin on September 2. Students can visit the official website to register for GATE 2022 till September 30, 2021 without any late fee. 

Ques. What is GATE 2022 Application fees for Exam Center in Dubai and Singapore?

Ans. International GATE exam centers have been cancelled due to COVID-19. International applicants instead are eligible to appear for the exam at centers in India. GATE 2022 Application Fees for International applicants is INR 1500 per paper. 

Ques. Is it compulsory to submit a category certificate during the time of registration of GATE?

Ans. Yes. To get the benefits of the reservation during the time of counselling it is compulsory to mention your category while filling the online application form along with the uploading of the same document in the PDF format. Candidates cannot change the category during the time of the admission process. 

Ques. My graduation was through a distance learning program, Can I apply for GATE 2022?

Ans: As long as your course on the basis of which you are applying is recognized by AICTE, you can apply for GATE 2022.

Ques. I completed my graduation in 2019 but I do not have my degree certificate or provisional certificate yet. What document should I upload to prove that I am eligible for GATE 2022?

Ans: A copy of your final year mark sheet or a declaration from your college Principal (or other competent authority) along with the signature and seal, may do the needful. 

Ques. Can I register for more than one paper in GATE?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for 2 papers out of 27 for GATE 2022. You have the liberty to choose any paper according to your admission plans, keeping the eligibility criteria in mind. 

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

Ans. In this case, check the format in which you are trying to upload the document. Also, check the size and also do not resize the file. Know more

Ques. What is the GATE Application Fee for Foreign Nationals?

Ans. Since international GATE 2022 Exam Centers have been cancelled due to COVID-19. International applicants can appear for the exam at cities in India. International applicants are required to pay INR 1500 for each paper. 

Ques. Do I have to send any hard copy of the GATE Application Form 2022 to any authority?

Ans. No, you do not have to send any hard copy of the applications to any of the GATE zonal offices.

Ques. When and how can I check my GATE Application Status?

Ans. You can check the status of your form by visiting the official website of GOAPS anytime and entering the required credentials.

Ques. I have submitted my application form and have generated a PDF file. Will I be able to make any changes in the GATE Application Form 2022 form now?

Ans. No, once the application is finally submitted and PDF is generated you can not make any changes. 

Ques. What ID documents are required while filling in the GATE Application Form 2022?

Ans. For Indian candidates, it is Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Enrolment ID and Driving License. For International candidates, it is a valid Passport/ Government issued ID/ College ID/ Employee ID.

Ques. I am a student with 56 percent in MSc. Am I eligible to sit for the GATE 2022 entrance exam?

Ans. Passed a Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent or currently appearing in the final year. Year of qualification must not be later than 2022.

Ques. What is the upper age limit for the GATE 2022 exam?

Ans. GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria mandates a candidate to hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university/ institute in order to apply for the exam. There is no upper age limit for GATE 2022.

Ques. I can’t upload my signature, despite many attempts. I followed all the instructions and criteria specified while registering for GATE 2022. What should I do?

Ans. Please check the format of the file while registering for GATE 2022. Also, check the size. Kindly refrain from resizing the file.

Ques. How do I find out if my uploaded photograph is acceptable or not during GATE Registration 2022?

Ans. In case the photo you have uploaded is not accepted, you will get an email or SMS. After which, you can correct the photograph and other details. Kindly refrain from resizing the file. Declaration during GATE Registration 2022. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


Is the GATE registration fee different for reserved category students?
mudit mann

Yes, the GATE registration fee is different for reserved students. It charges INR 750 from the reserved category and INR 1,250 for the late fee. It charges INR 1,500 from general students and a late fee of INR 2,000.

kashish tomar
What are the necessary documents for GATE registration?
mudit mann

The necessary documents for GATE registrations are your all personal details, communication address, college details, photograph & signature, caste certificate if any, identity card and payment details.

ashish singh
Are there any concessions in the GATE registration fee?

Yes, there is concession for SC/ST/Pwd and Female Candidates. The registration fee for GATE 2022 is INR 1500 but for the mentioned categories, the total application fee is INR 750 which is half the general application fee. Late fee is applicable to all categories. 

shubham sharma
Can I upload a photo taken from mobile phone for the registration?

As per the specifications provided, the coloured photo must be taken after August 1, 2021 by a professional photographer. Photographs taken from a mobile phone or other self-composed portraits may result in rejection of the application form. Photograph must be of high quality as it will be used in the admit card. 

saksham mahajan
Can I apply for the exam for consecutive 3-4 years?
aniket ranjan

Yes, You can appear for GATE Exam for consecutive 3-4 years as there is no restriction on number of attempts and also there is no specific age limit to appear for GATE entrance exam. You can enroll and appear for the exam as many times as you want.

Is there any refund in the fee if I won't be able to give the exam?
diya suresh

No the GATE registration fee is neither refundable nor transferrable once paid. The registration fee can be paid via online mode only and it will be different for Indian as well as NRI candidates. Also registration fee will be different for different category of candidates as well as for male and female students. Online transaction fee will be extra. To find more details visit GATE Registration 2022.

anuj singh chauhan
If I am pursuing B.Tech and I am in third year, can I apply for GATE?
shivangi srivastava

The eligibility criteria to appear for GATE examination requires the candidate to have passed 10+2+2 or 10+3+1 (ongoing). Thus, it enables those candidates as well who are in their 3rd year of Under Graduate Programme to appear for the exam so it may help improve their performance to score better. 

kashish tomar
Can I give the exam if I have taken 2 years drop after BSc Computer Science?
diya suresh

Yes 2 years gap is allowed to appear for GATE entrance test. Final year appearing students are also eligble to appear for the test. GATE is an annual national level entrance test for admission to PG level engineering courses as well as PSU entrance test. For final seat allotment, candidates need to appear in counselling process as well. To know more details visit GATE 2021 eligibility

puja sao
Do I need to register for the exam if I am still in graduation?
diya suresh

Yes final year graduating students are also eligible to appear for the GATE entrance test.  One needs to have a bachelor’s degree like B.Tech or equivalent to appear for the annual entrance test. One needs to score equal to or more than the cut off score to appear for counselling process and further seat allotment. To know more details visit GATE eligibility criteria 2021.

shivkumar dama
Do I need to apply for the exam only after finishing the graduation?
aniket ranjan

No, Students who are Appearing for the final year of the degree course are also eligible to apply for GATE entrance exam. However, you need to get a Certificate from your HOD/Institute that must be uploaded during the online submission of the application form.

gouri kumari
Can I get admission in PhD program by appearing in GATE?
mrittika mallick

Yes, students can apply for Ph. D programs in top colleges with good GATE scores. However, for Ph. D programs, it is not absolutely compulsory to appear for GATE. Students can also apply for Ph. D programs in good colleges through the common entrance tests conducted by the institution. If your academics are not very satisfactory, a GATE score of more than 550 can help you with getting a Ph. D program in good colleges. To find out more about courses under GATE, click on the link GATE 2021 Details.

Can I enrol for the exam after the midnight of the deadline by paying extra charge?
manisha malik

If the deadline for the submission of the form along with late fees has ended, then you can no longer enroll for the GATE exam that year. GATE Application Fee for the general category is INR 1500 while late registration fees is INR 2000. 

Is there any minimum requirement of graduation percentage before giving GATE?
manisha malik

No, there is no minimum requirement of graduation percentage to register for the GATE exam. Here is the eligibility criteria of the candidates:

  1. B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharm. Students – Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology)
  2. B.Arch Students – Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5-year course) / Naval Architecture (4-year course) / Planning (4- year course)
  3. B.Sc. (Research) Students – Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)
  4. Pharm. D. (after 10+2) – 6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards
  5. M.B.B.S. – Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the 5th / 6th / 7th semester or higher semester of such programme

To get the details about the same, click here – GATE Eligibility criteria 2021.

ibashisha mukhim
What is the minimum educational requirement to give GATE?
manisha malik

Here is the minimum education requirement of the candidates according to their qualifying degrees:

  1. B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharm. Students – Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology)
  2. B.Arch Students – Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5-year course) / Naval Architecture (4-year course) / Planning (4- year course)
  3. B.Sc. (Research) Students – Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)
  4. Pharm. D. (after 10+2) – 6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards
  5. M.B.B.S. – Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the 5th / 6th / 7th semester or higher semester of such programme
  6. M.Sc., MA, MCA or Equivalent – Master’s degree in any branch of Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent
  7. Integrated M.E./M.Tech (Post B.Sc.) – Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4-year program)
  8. M.E./M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) – Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program)
  9. B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com. – Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 years program)
  10. Integrated M.Sc, Integrated B.S./M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year integrated B.S.-M.S. program
  11. Degree from Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch) – B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE

To get the details about the same, click here – GATE Eligibility criteria 2021.

kunal thakrar
Can I enrol for the exam after the midnight of the deadline by paying extra charge?
manisha malik

Yes, you can submit the registration form after paying extra fees from the last date of registration. But, when the registration date with late fees has also ended, then you are allowed to register anymore for GATE.

vikram dewan
Is there any minimum requirement of graduation percentage before giving GATE?
manisha malik

To appear in the GATE exam there is no requirement of the minimum percentage of graduation since the candidates who are in the final year of their graduation can also appear to give the exam in any of the subjects.

karan rathod
Do I need to complete my UG before giving GATE?
manisha malik

No, it is not compulsory for the aspirants to complete graduation before applying for GATE. You can give the GATE exam in any of the subjects in the final year of your study if you are pursuing B.Tech or BE.

tanishka shah
I have 3 backlogs in graduation, can I give GATE??
diya suresh

Hi Tanishka, Those with backlogs has to provide either of the following to apply for the exam:

  • Submit copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year
  • Get a signed declaration from college Principal along with seal and upload it at the time of registration

To get more details visit GATE eligibility 2021.

mizna harmain
Can I give GATE if I have 50% in graduation?
aniket ranjan

Hii Mizna, Greetings from collegedunia. Yes, You are eligible for appearing in GATE Exam as the eligibility criteria is passed in Graduation. There is no minimum percentage requirement. For more details visit GATE ELIGIBILITY

saksham mahajan
Is there any educational requirement of the applicant?
gurpreet singh

HI Saksham

You can visit on our official website of GATE Eligibility Criteria to check the edicational requirement for the exam. There are different educational qualification required for each exam.