Applying for GATE? Avoid these Common Errors

(GATE) Top institutes of India conduct graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, i.e., IITs and IISc, on a rotation basis. IIT Guwahati is conducting the GATE examination for the year 2018. GATE 2018 application process will be done through online mode. Candidates usually commit some mistakes or feed insufficient details while filling the application form. Read regarding the mistakes and their correction mechanism.

Steps to Apply for GATE 2018

Registration through GOAPS, Filling of GATE Application Form, Uploading of Required Documents, Preview of Filled Application Form, Payment of Application Fee, Submission of Filled Application Form

What are the queries related to GATE Application Form?

Question1.What are the common reasons for the rejection of the GATE Application form, and how can it be avoided?

Answer 1.
Application form can be rejected based on the following reasonsimproper/ unclear uploading of photograph/ signature, swapping of a photograph with signatures or vice versa, errors in the submission of application fee, wrong information provided by the application related to educational qualification/ personal information and documents not submitted properly/ all the documents not submitted. To avoid such errors, candidates must re-check/ preview all the information and avoid uploading unclear/ wrong information in the form.

Question 2. What errors can be corrected after submitting the GATE Application Form, and how can they be corrected?

Answer 2. Though there is a provision by which candidates are allowed to make few amendments. But some errors that cannot be corrected and based on these GATE application Forms can be rejected as per the rules for minor changes such as spelling mistakes in the applicant’s name or parent’s name; an email has to be sent to the zonal officer. But any major change will be sustained only with a document as proof. The category is chosen, the gender of the applicant, examination city, is few of the fields which can be corrected later.

Check the probable errors in details:

Multiple GATE Application Forms: If someone wishes to submit more than one application form, keep in mind to use different e-mail ids. With one e-mail id, only one application form is accepted. Also note, in case of rejection of the form application fee will not be refunded.

Application fee: First, check the category and then pay the application fee. Only women and SC/ST/PWD category applicants have to pay a reduced application fee. Due to this fact, candidates must upload the documents to support they belong to a specific category. But with an additional fee, this option can be edited later on.

GATE Application Fee

S.NoCandidate CategoryApplication Fee
1Male Category (General/ OBC) and OthersINR 1500*
2SC/ ST/ PwD and Women (All Categories)INR 750*
3International Students – Dubai and SingaporeUS$ 100*
4International Students –  Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and KathmanduUS$ 50*

GATE Papers: A ubiquitous question amongst applicants is how many papers have to be applied for? You can choose only one paper from the 23 papers’ list. The paper is selected based on a candidate’s last qualifying exam or what he/she wants to study in the future. To gain clarity, you should check GATE’s information brochure and GATE’s official website. As it is not allowed to change the choice of paper later on.

GATE Test City: GATE Authorities can change the choice of cities’ preference once selected by students. An applicant can be allotted a city from the choice entered by him/her or a new one. Students can also send a request form changing theircity’s choicey by submitting an additional fee as mentioned on the official website.

Application form as PDF file: After a candidate completes all steps in the application process. To convert the application form to PDF format, no further changes can be made in the application form.

Question 3. What will happen if the GATE Application form will get rejected? Also, what if I am no longer interested in appearing for GATE? Will my fee be refunded?

Answer 3. In case of rejection of the application form, from the registration with e-mail id, all steps of the application process have to be repeated to reapply. No, your fee will not be refunded under any circumstances. Also, withdrawal of application is not allowed.

What is GATE Correction Form?

After submitting the application form, you can access the status of the application form by visiting the official website of GATE. Check the application form and all the information provided by you. In case of any discrepancy, there are two forms available on the official website, ‘Error Correction Form’ and ‘Fee Correction Form.’

All those who wish to upload the correct signature, photograph, name, verified category certificate, bank challan copy can mention the amendments in the Error correction form.

To correct the application fee paid, the Fee correction form has to be filled and submitted. The additional fee to be submitted is mentioned in the form for ease of students.

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