GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) 2020 online application process started on 2nd September 2019 and was supposed to end by 30th October 2019. However, when the applications were opened for candidates in Jammu and Kashmir, they claimed that many couldn’t apply for the examination that would take place during the month of February 2020 due to internet connectivity issues.
Due to this inconvenience caused to the candidates, the application date for online registration for the exam has now been extended up to 8th November 2019. The actual reason behind shutting down the applications in Jammu and Kashmir was due to the complete lockdown that took place in the state. Due to this, most of the candidates in the state couldn’t apply.
|1||Last date for GATE 2020 Registration||8th November 2019|
|2||Last date to apply for changes in the registration form||15th November 2019|
|3||The release date for GATE 2020 Admit Card||3rd January 2020|
However, it was found that as the applications were opened up almost 9,300 candidates had already applied from the state.
Those candidates who are looking to apply for GATE 2020 can now apply by visiting the official website for GATE, i.e. www.gate.iitd.ac.in. Whereas students who have already registered can make changes in their applications, which includes changing the exam centre allotted to them by 15th November 2019. However they will have to pay additional amount to apply for the changes. The GATE 2020 admit card will now be released on 3rd January 2020.
GATE 2020: Eligibility
The eligibility for GATE 2020 is as follows: –
- Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree in BE/BTech, BSc, BArch with at least 60 to 70% of marks from a recognized university.
- A master’s degree in ME/MTech, MA, MSc, MCA with 60% or above of marks in the exam.
- Those in their final year of degree programme can also apply.
GATE 2020: How to Register
The registration process is a three-step online process which requires a login, filling in the application form and the payment of the application fees.
Step 1: Register for GATE 2020 on the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
The candidate will have to follow these steps to register:
- Visit the official website of GOAPS
- Click on the “Candidate Registration” link which is present on the homepage
- Click on generate OTP
- Enter the OTP which has been sent over to you via your registered mobile number
- Verify the given data to complete GATE 2020 registration.
Step 2: Fill in the GATE application form.
Once you are done registering with GOAPS, you’ll be sent an enrolment ID along with the password. Candidates can use these to log onto the page for the first time after which they can start filling in the details. The following has to be kept in mind while filling in the form:
- Personal Information
- Address of communication using PIN code
- Academic Qualifications
- College Name and Address
- GATE paper
- Choice of exam centre
- Scanned copies of necessary documents
- Details of valid ID proof
Step 3: The last step involves the payment of the fee for the GATE registration 2020. After filling in all the details, the candidates will have to click on ”Submit and Continue” after which you will be led to the payment gateway. You can use any preferred mode of payment and pay the fees.