How to fill GATE forms?


Graduate Aptitude Test or GATE is conducted by the IIT’s and IIST’s of our country. The admission will be given to the Masters in Technology course. This is a post graduate degree program. Department of Higher Education and National Coordination Board is the sole authority controlling this exam and the institutes. Offline and online application forms can be submitted for applying for this exam.

Instructions to be followed for filling GATE form

Clearly mention the elective subjects and the center of exams in the form.

Do not rewrite or scribble in the application form.

Another important thing a candidate should remember is about the documents to be submitted along with the form. No forms or documents should be submitted with this application form. It should be only submitted at the time of interview.

Candidates before submitting the online application form, he / she must create an email id. The form submitted should contain only valid and correct information about the candidate.

Candidate must keep with himself a copy of the form submitted through online means and a copy of the payment mode. When the online submission is complete, a page showing the confirmation message will appear. Applicants are asked to download that page and affix their photos, signature and contact details on it. After completing this, send the application form to the CBSE.

For candidates submitting forms through offline means, make sure the form is brought from authorized centers. Forms are available from the selected banks and from the IIT’s and IIST’s. Don’t send the form as incomplete, as it may lead to many problems in the future.

Exemptions to be taken care while filling in form

Students belonging to the reserved categories and some other students from certain groups are having some exemptions. They are:

  • SC.ST and PH candidates are having an age relaxation of five years.
  • General candidates and OBC candidates have to pay only Rs.1000.
  • Five year age relaxation is also there for ex serviceman candidates.
  • SC /St Candidates need to pay only Rs 500.

Important Dates

The exam will be held in the month of February. Forms are available from September 4th week. All the forms can be submitted till the end of October. The result will be out by the second week of March.

Acknowledgement of exam application form

After submitting the form through online means, candidate will be receiving a confirmation e -mail. With that e mail a password and registration number will be send to them, which can be used for future references and for downloading the hall tickets.

If the applicant is submitting offline application form, an acknowledgement card or hall ticket will be reaching you as post. If this hall ticket doesn’t reach a month before the exam then the candidate should contact the concerned authority.



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5 Responses to “How to fill GATE forms?”

  1. 5

    what happens when fathers name filled in application was not same as in 10th class ?

  2. 4
    Ashok kumar:

    Hallo sir, i fill the gate form 5-09-2012(wednesday).and challan is made this day but a/c to requiremet of gate form fill up,challan is made at least 48 hour after or ab mai kya karu sir

  3. 3
    shrusti porwal:

    how to deposit fee?

  4. 2

    Respected sir,
    In gate form,the name of candidate and in that also include as mandatory marked with 10th class.
    sir please, quickly convey me.

  5. 1

    hello sir i filled up gate 2012 registration form on friday 1 pm (23/09/2011)and pdf was payment mode was through challan(sbi).now then i went for sbi for challn payment then the message was displayed that no record not found at sbi bank till today and also not my application status is displayed like we have not received application..
    now what can i do for this????pls give me answer..