GATE 2011 Online Application Process | GATE 2011 FAQ

Online Application Process

1. How do I apply ONLINE?

Go to the link “How to apply?” and then choose “online application process”. Register yourself by entering your name, date of birth, password and email id. You can then fill in your ONLINE application form, proceed to make the payment of application fee using Payment Gateway or Challan Payment options.

2. Should I attest the photograph for ONLINE application form?

Do not attest the photograph for the ONLINE application form.

3. Why should I choose two examination cities?

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 second choice will be considered.

4. You are asking only the SC/ST/PD candidates to enclose the category certificate. What about the OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates? Do they have to enclose the category certificate too?

OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates do not have to enclose the category certificate since their application fee is same as that of the general category candidates. However, in the ONLINE application, you can indicate the category to which you belong to. You need to produce the category certificate only to the admitting institute at the time of admission.

5. How do I make the fee payment for GATE 2011 examination?

You can make the payment during the ONLINE application process by choosing one of the following options:

* Payment Gateway: By using Credit or Debit cards or Netbanking through the payment Gateway of Bill Desk / HDFC / ICICI Bank.

* Challan Payment: Payment by cash at any branch of State Bank of India or Indian Bank.

6. If I choose the Payment Gateway option, how do I submit the ONLINE Application?

After completing the ONLINE application, choose Payment Gateway option and proceed. At the end of this process, a pdf file will be generated with the following pages:

* Page-1: Instructions for the candidate
* Page-2: GATE 2011 Application Form – GATE Copy
* Page-3: GATE 2011 Application Form – Candidate Copy
* Page-4: Address Slip

Take a print out of the entire file.

Paste your recent photograph (3 cm x 4 cm) in the designated place of Page-2.

Sign at the designated places of Page-2.

Paste Page-4 on top of a A4-size envelope

Duly filled-in Application Form (GATE Copy) with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Speed Post (preferably) or by Registered Post to The Chairman, GATE of the Zone, where the candidate prefers (corresponding to the 1st Choice of Examination City) to appear for the examination, so as to reach on or before Tuesday, November 02, 2010 or it can be handed over personally to respective Zonal GATE Office.

7. If I choose the Payment Gateway option, how do I submit the ONLINE Application?

After completing the ONLINE application process, a pdf file will be generated with the following pages:

* Page-1: Instructions for the candidate
* Page-2: GATE 2011 Application Form – GATE Copy
* Page-3: GATE 2011 Application Form – Candidate Copy
* Page-4: Address Slip
* Page-5: Bank Challan

Take a print out of the entire file.

The bank challan (Page-5) will be printed in triplicate. Take it to any branch of State Bank of India or Indian Bank (as opted by the candidate) and pay the fee. Bank will retain a copy with them and will return two copies to you. Retain the Candidate’s copy with you and attach the Institute’s Copy with the application form.

Paste your recent photograph (3 cm x 4 cm) in the designated place of Page-2.

Sign at the designated places of Page-2.

Paste Page-4 on top of an A4-size envelope

Duly filled-in Application Form with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Speed Post (preferably) or by Registered Post to The Chairman, GATE of the Zone, where the candidate prefers (corresponding to the 1st Choice of Examination City) to appear for the examination, so as to reach on or before Tuesday, November 02, 2010 or it can be handed over personally to respective Zonal GATE Office.

8. Do I need to post my application form and attachments?

Yes. As mentioned above in questions 6 and 7.

9. When and how will I know the status of my application?

The status of your application will be put up on the GATE website. Click on the link “Application Status” and follow the instructions. Generally, the status of your application will be put up within two days after the receipt of the application form in the GATE Zonal offices.

10. After completing the ONLINE application process and generating a pdf file, will I be able to login again to change my application data?

No. After completing all the steps upto pdf application form generation in ONLINE application process, you can only download the application form and cannot modify the data. However, you can create a new application by registering once again.

11. I have missed to take a print of my ONLINE application at the end of my application process. How will I get access to it?

You can login with the same Login id and password and take a printout.

Admit Card

1. When will I receive my admit card?

Your Admit card shall be sent to you by the zonal GATE office (the GATE office corresponding to your first choice of examination city) in January 2011 by regular postal mail. Candidates should contact the GATE Chairman of the zone concerned if they do not receive the admit card by January 20, 2011 for ONLINE examination papers (AE, GG, MN and TF), and by January 31, 2011 for OFFLINE examination papers (All papers other than AE, GG, MN and TF).

2. What should I do if I lost or did not receive my admit card sent by you?

In case you do not have a valid Admit Card for reasons beyond your control (e.g. delay in receipt, loss during transit by post, change of address etc.), take a print out of your registration number and centre details from GATE 2011 website and show it at the test center along with atleast one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification. Any of the following photo identification ONLY is permitted: Driver’s license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID, Employee identification card, or a notarized Affidavit, with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the original identification document are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if original and valid photo identification is not presented.

GATE 2011 Examianation

1. For how many GATE papers can I apply?

A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 21 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.

The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. 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

2. After submission of application, am I permitted to change my Test Paper or Examination City?

Requests for change of Test paper after the submission of Application Form will not be considered.

Requests for change of examination city will be accepted till December 31, 2010 with a fee of Rs.400/- to be paid in the form of demand draft (payment details) to the respective zonal GATE office.

3. If I notice a discrepancy between Test paper/Examination city in my application and the data available on the GATE website what should I do?

The choice of the Test paper and first choice of examination city of each candidate as per GATE records will be made available on the websites of GATE 2011 by December 10, 2010. The candidate should verify the same and if there is any discrepancy he/she should inform the corresponding zonal GATE Chairman by sending a signed letter or FAX so as to reach the zonal GATE office on or before December 31, 2010 so that it may be corrected. There is no need to pay any additional fee for correction of discrepancy.

4. Will I be provided with any white paper for rough work and calculations during the test?

The question paper itself contains some blank sheets on which you can do the rough work. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet as no additional paper will be provided during the test.

5. Am I allowed to leave the examination hall during the test?

No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the test. Candidates are allowed to leave the hall only after the Answer Sheets from all the candidates in the examination hall have been collected and accounted for.

6. What items are not permitted to be brought with me inside the examination venue?

Electronic diary, mobile phone, and any such electronic gadgets, blank papers, clip boards and log-tables will not be allowed in the examination venue. You should, however, bring HB black pencils (to darken the bubbles in the answer sheet), a soft eraser (in case you wish to change an answer) and a black point pen for filling up the candidate’s data in the designated boxes. Also, you can bring a scientific calculator without data connectivity.

7. Will there be any arrangement at the test center for the safe keeping of my personal items such as my mobile phone?

No such arrangements will be possible at the test center. If you bring any item that is not permissible inside the examination venue, you will have to keep it at the test centre at your own risk.

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10 Comments

  1. Sonam says:

    Is it necessary to have credit card? DD wont work

  2. samapika rout says:

    how can i apply offline gate form?

  3. ananth says:

    do i need to retain student copy (page-3) of pdf or should i send that also?

  4. shivani says:

    what is the login id for completing the application form after registration????how many times we give the gate exam??

  5. rajesh says:

    i lost my sbi bank IIT receipt COPY what should i do?

  6. RAGHAVENDRA says:

    i just submitted my gate offline application to iit chennai(zone 7),but my actual zone is iit kharagpur(zone 6).will i face any problems..what should i do now..can anyone suggest..?

  7. Nagoorkani says:

    i’ll forget my application number thats form not download for now what can i do

  8. raki says:

    how to check my applicaton status

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