Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination being conducted and administered by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology. It is conducted by the National Coordination Board GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India.
In the present competitive scenario, where there is mushrooming of universities and engineering colleges, the only yardstick to measure and test the caliber of engineering students. There is a misconception among students that GATE 2020 exam is meant for ME./M.Tech which finally leads to a teaching career only.

Can I appear in any of the GATE 2020 papers?

The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. The candidate can also choose any other papers of GATE 2020, however, it is better to choose a paper in line with the eligibility criteria of the institutions/organizations in which he/she wishes to seek admission/job.

Can I use one e-mail address to fill multiple application forms?

One e-mail address can be used to submit only ONE application form. Candidates are discouraged to fill multiple application forms using different e-mail addresses.

What do I do, if the power/internet connection failed during the submission of the application process?

Please login to the GOAPS website again and continue the application process. Only SC/ST/PWD candidates have been asked to upload the category certificates.

How do I make the fee payment for GATE 2020 examination?

There is a link to the payment gateway from the application portal. The candidate can opt for any of the payment options listed over there. The additional charges such as service charges, processing fees or bank charges, have to be borne by the candidate.

What do I do, if power/Internet connection failed during online payment?

When you can get back online, login back to GOAPS website and check the status of the payment. If the payment was received by GATE, you can continue the process of printing the application form.
If the payment was not received by GATE 2020, you can also check the status of the transaction from your bank account. In case, the fee amount has been debited (deducted) from your bank account, but GOAPS does not acknowledge any fee payment, then the money will be credited back to your account. However, this may take a week or more, after the closure of the application process.
In such a situation, you may initiate a fresh payment on GOAPS without waiting for the money to be credited back to your account. This will ensure that your application submission will be on time (at the deadline).

After completing the ONLINE application process and generating a PDF file, will I be able to change my application data?

After completing all the steps up to 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.

If I have not uploaded a photograph as per the specifications mentioned, will my application be rejected?

YES, the application will be rejected.

Which Identity Document (ID) will be accepted in the application form?

For Indian candidates, the following identification documents/cards will be accepted: Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License. For International candidates, ONLY valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification.

If I am in the final year of my qualifying degree program, what certificate do I upload?

So, if a candidate is in the final year of the qualifying degree program, a Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute (in the format given in Appendix A), must be uploaded.

If I have completed the degree in 2019, but my Institute has still not provided me with the degree certificate/provisional certificate, which document should I upload as eligibility certificate?

In case, the degree certificate/provisional certificate has not been issued at the time of application, final year mark sheet (of any one semester) must be uploaded as eligibility document.

When will I receive my Admit Card?

Admit Card can ONLY be downloaded from the GOAPS website from 5th January 2020. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post or as an e-mail attachment.

Is the Admit Card alone sufficient to gain entry to the examination center?

Candidates must bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Examination for
the verification along with the original and valid photo Identity Document

After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE 2020 Examination Paper?

Requests for the change of GATE Examination paper after the submission of Application Form WILL NOT be permitted.

After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE Examination City?

YES. ONLY after the last date for application submission. A request for the change of examination city will be entertained against payment. A specific time period for the same will be notified in the GATE 2020 website.

Compiled and Written by Mohana Bhavani

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