Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Application Process GATE Exam. Click question to view answer


Answer: NO, one e-mail address can be used to submit only one application form.
Answer: Generally, you will be allotted a centre in the examination city of your first choice. Only in cases where it becomes difficult to accommodate you in the examination city of your first choice, your other two choices will be considered. A candidate is required to fill his/her primary as well as secondary choices, but should remember that because of operational constraints, the GATE committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be any of the choices of a candidate.
Answer: If you have clicked on the “Save” button during the application process, the data you entered up to that point of time has been stored online. Simply login back to the GATE 2016 application website and continue the application process. Otherwise, you have to start the process afresh.
Answer: No. Category certificate is required at this stage only to claim the concessional rate for the application fee. The category of the candidate has been captured for general information purpose only. The GATE scorecard displays the marks/score obtained by the candidate and the category- wise cut-off. However, you have to produce the category certificate to the admitting institute at the time of admission to justify your claim of belonging to the respective category.
Answer: You can make the payment during the ONLINE application process by choosing the following option: a) Online Payment: Net Banking through the payment gateway. b) e-challan : e-challan of State Bank of India.
Answer: After filling all the fields in the ONLINE application form, choose the Online Payment option and proceed for payment by following the instructions. Your browser screen will re-direct you to the bank you choose. Login with your Internet Banking credentials and confirm the payment. After confirming the payment, you will be re-directed back to the GATE 2016 application website. At the end of this process, you can download a PDF file will be generated with the necessary details of the candidates, like full name, date of birth (DoB), scanned photograph, sex, category (GE/OBC/SC/ST), PwD (Y/N). full contact address, mobile number, email id, etc. Take a printout of the entire PDF file for your future reference/use.
Answer: When you can get back online, first check the status of your payment on the GATE application website. a) If the payment was received by GATE, you can continue the process of printing the application form. b) If the payment was not received by GATE, you have to start with the payment step again, to complete payment.
Answer: This can happen if your bank account was used more than once or you pressed refresh or back/forward button of your internet browser. Any unaccounted or excess money that was received on behalf of GATE 2016 from this account will automatically be returned (credited) to the same bank account.
Answer: 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.
Answer: 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.
Answer: You can check the status of your application by logging onto GOAPS website
Answer: 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
Answer: 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.
  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 wishes to seek admission
Answer: 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 till 20th November, 2015 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 after October 15, 2015.
Answer: 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.
Answer: 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.
Answer: Electronic diary, mobile phone, and any such electronic gadgets, blank papers, clip boards and log-tables will not be allowed in the examination venue.
Answer:No. An online virtual calculator will be available to examinees at the time of examination.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ) about GATE 2016 Admit Card


Answer: Admit card can only be downloaded from the GOAPS website from —-. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post.
Answer: 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.
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