GATE 2018 Registration Closed. Admit Cards Available from Jan 5, 2018!

Maniprabha Singh updated on : 02 Nov 2017

The Last date to apply for GATE 2018 was October 9, 2017. Get details of GATE 2018 online application process right here.

GATE Application Form

GATE Application Form 2018 - The online registration of GATE 2018 concluded on October 9, 2017Registration for GATE 2018 can be done in online mode only, on GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) available on the official website, Also, a link to access the online application form has been provided here below considering the ease of the applicants. For duly completing GATE 2018 online registration, candidates need to pay an application fee, which is INR 750 for Female/Reserved category and INR 1500 for all other categories.

Latest GATE 2018 Registration Process is now over. Candidates can download the GATE Admit Card 2018 from the official website of GATE from January 5, 2018.

For filling the GATE application form, applicants need to create their respective GATE 2018 enrolment and registration ID then move further to fill details in the form followed by uploading necessary documents and lastly paying the fee. All the GATE 2018 applicants must note that they should try not to make any mistakes while filling the form. However, if any candidate has made mistakes, they can get it rectified by sending an email to GOAPS mentioning the details needs to be corrected. As per the reports, around 10 lakh candidates applied for GATE exam and the registration count this year is expected to increase a bit as the craze of PSUs is increasing among the engineering graduates. 

The national level examination, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), will be conducted on February 03- 04 & February 10- 11, 2018 (Saturdays & Sundays) to offer admission in M.Tech./Ph.D. courses. 

New Users Click Here to Register for GATE 2018

Users with GATE 2018 login Click Here to Complete GATE 2018 Application Form 

Here, we have summarized the complete online registration details. Skipping any of the mentioned steps can lead to the rejection of application form. Let's start with important dates for submitting the online form.

GATE 2018 Application Form- Important Dates

To submit the application without any delay, aspirants should be aware of its important dates including when the application form will release and what is the last date to submit it online. Also, check GATE 2018 Important Dates


Important Dates

Online Registration to be Commenced in

31 August 2017

Last Date to submit the completely filled application form

October 09, 2017 (until Mondy 8 PM)

Last date to submit the application fee

October 09, 2017 (Thursday)

Last Date to Change in the Choice of Examination City

November 17, 2017 (Friday)

GATE 2018 Application Form- How to Apply Online?

A Candidate must visit the official website of GATE 2018 to register for the exam. The application form can be filled via online mode only. Check the below-given steps to fill the GATE application form-

  • Step-1- Go to the official website of GATE 2018
  • Step-2- Create a login ID and password
  • Step-3- Fill the application form with personal and educational information
  • Step-4- Attach all the relevant documents such as scanned copy of photograph, signature, and thumb impression in the specified dimensions
  • Step-5- Submit the application fee either by NET banking or debit/credit card or challan form

Now, submit the online application form and download the print copy of it for future use.

GATE 2018 Application Form- Application Fee

The application fee is different for different categories. Candidates have to submit the application fee either by Net banking/ debit card/ Credit card.

For Indian Exam Centers

Female candidates

Rs. 750

SC/ ST/ PWD Candidates

Rs. 750

For all other candidates

Rs. 1500

For Exam Centers Outside India

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

USD $50

Dubai and Singapore

USD $100

Payment Mode-

Candidates can submit the application fee either by Net Banking or Debit/Credit Cards OR e-challan. Bank will also charge accordingly.

GATE Application form 2018- Specification of Scanned Copy of Signature & Photograph

While uploading the scanned copy of the signature, photograph and thumb impression, follow the instructions given below, otherwise, your application form of GATE 2018 will be rejected without any intimidation.

Specification of Signature Image

  • In GATE Application form 2018, candidates have to upload a passport size photograph of specification 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm.
  • The scanned copy should be uploaded in JPEG format and its minimum size should be 240×320 pixels. The maximum size allowed is 480×640 pixels (0.3 Megapixel).
  • The photograph must be in COLOR and taken after 01 August 2017.
  • Use white or light colour background while taking the picture.
  • Photographs taken using a mobile phone and other self-composed portraits may result in rejection of the application.
  • Avoid wearing spectacles with tinted or dark glasses.

Check the below sample images of photograph

Specification for Signature Image

  • Draw a rectangular box on an A4 whitepaper with dimension 2 cm × 7 cm (Height × Width).
  • Signature will be made with black or dark blue ink pen else it won’t be accepted. Also, don’t sign with all Capital Letters.
  • Get the digital image of the rectangular box (with your signature inside) scanned by using a professional scanner. Crop it to the border of the box.
  • The maximum size of the signature image should be 160×560 pixels in JPEG format and its minimum size should be 80×280 pixels.

Check Below Samples of Signature Image

GATE 2018 Application Form- Documents Required

Candidates need to fill all mandatory fields in order to successfully submit the application form. Check the list of details that you have to fulfil while submitting the online application fee.

  • Personal information (name, date of birth, mobile number, parent’s name, alternative contact number, etc.)
  • Permanent & Present Address (including PIN code)
  • Details of Eligibility degree
  • College address along with PIN code
  • GATE paper
  • GATE examination cities choice
  • Scanned picture of your photograph
  • Scanned picture of your signature
  • Scanned picture of your thumb impression
  • Scanned copy Degree Certificate or mark sheet of previous semester/year in pdf format
  • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  • Identity Proof : Only PAN Card/ Passport/Voter ID/ College ID/ Aadhaar UID/Employee ID card
  • Bank details 

GATE 2018 Exam Centres


Exam Centers

IISc Bangalore, Bengaluru - 560 012


Ananthapur, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Bellary, Belgaum, Bidar, Davengere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kasargod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangalore, Manipal, Mysore, Palakkad, Payyannur, Port Blair, Shimoga, Thrissur, Tumkur, Vadakara

IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai - 400 076


Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara

IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110016


Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh, Bikaner, New Delhi, Faridabad, Greater NOIDA, Gurgaon, Hisar, Indore, Jammu, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, Palwal, Rohtak, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain

IIT Guwahati, Guwahati – 781039


Agartala, Asansol-Durgapur, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur

IIT Kanpur, Kanpur – 208016


Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi

IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur – 721302


Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada(Surampalem), Kharagpur/Haldia/Bishnupur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

IIT Madras, Chennai – 600036


Alappuzha, Aluva, Angamaly, Attingal, Bapatla, Chennai, Chengannur, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nagercoil, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchengode, Thiruvannamalai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal

IIT Roorkee, Roorkee – 247667


Ambala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana Khanna, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala-Sangrur, Roorkee, Shimla-Solan-Baddi, Sonepat, Yamunanagar

(For GATE International Candidates)

IIT Roorkee, Roorkee – 247667


Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai/Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Singapore


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