GATE Registration 2023 – Schedule, Process, Fee, Exam Centres, Eligibility

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) has opened the GATE registration portal 2023 on 30th August 2022. The application deadline for the same will be till 30th September 2022 (with no late fee). Candidates will be able to apply for GATE 2023 with late fee till 7th October 2022.

The registration process will be conducted in online mode through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Candidates who would like to apply for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, GATE 2023, can apply online through the official site of IIT-K –

As per the latest update, GATE 2023 will be held on 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th February 2023. Candidates must note that only those students’ applications will be deemed eligible and accepted who would satisfy the GATE eligibility criteria. Thus, the aspirants are advised to go through the eligibility criteria defined for the exam thoroughly before registering themselves.  

A candidate who is currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any government-approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible to appear for the GATE 2023 exam.

Aspirants who qualify for the GATE exam will be eligible for admissions into various IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, and also for various PSUs recruitments. GATE aspirants must go through the complete article to know the detailed process for GATE registration 2023.

GATE Registration – Important Dates

The official dates for GATE registration and other exam-related events for 2023 have been announced by the concerned authorities. Aspirants can go through the tentative dates given below for reference.

GATE 2023 Events Calendar 

GATE Events Dates (Tentative)
GATE 2023 registration through GOAPS begins 30th August 2022
Last date to register and submit the application forms 30th September 2022
Last date of application form submission with additional INR 500 late fee (by registered candidates) 7th October 2023
Display of defective applications for rectifications
26th October 2023
Availability of GATE admit card 3rd January 2023
GATE 2023 exam date February 4, 5, 11, and 12 (2023)

GATE Registration – How to Register for GATE 2023?

As discussed above, GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) facilitates the registration for GATE 2023 exam. Applicants must fill in and submit their application forms on or before the last day of submission. Applications submitted after the last day of submission will not be entertained and are considered valid by the authorities. Also, before proceeding with the application process, the candidates must ensure that they fall within the defined eligibility parameters for the exam. Ineligible candidates will not be considered for the exam and admission process, and the authorities may also forfeit their admissions at any given point in time. 

In order to apply and register for GATE 2023, the candidates have to follow the below-mentioned steps-

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1. Visit the GATE Online Application Process (GOAPS) website to register for GATE 2023 (the application link will be active from 30 August onwards).

2. Register using name, country of residence, email address and mobile number.

GATE Registration
GATE 2023 Registration

3. After successful registration, a unique login credential (enrollment ID and password) will be generated (candidates must keep their credentials safe for future admission processes). 

4. After registration, the GATE application form will be generated.

5. Candidates can then log in to the online portal again using these credentials to proceed with the application filling process.

GATE Application form
GATE Application form

6. Fill in all the required personal and academic details and the desired choices for GATE papers and three preferred exam centres (all of the chosen exam centres must be in the same zone).

7. Now, upload the scanned copies of passport size photograph, signature, and category certificate (if applicable) in the predefined format. 

8. The last step is the payment of the application fee. The application fee is to be paid via an online mode of payment, i.e. using credit card, debit card, or net banking.

Format for uploading of scanned images –

Passport Size Photograph:

  1. The passport-sized photograph should be in colour with a white or very light background.
  2. Should have been taken after August 1, 2022 and the face of the candidates should occupy 50% of the area in the photograph.
  3. The face should be clear and the direct camera facing. For students with eyesight issues, only clear glasses will be permitted.
  4. The photograph should be in JPEG format in the specific dimensions of 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm with a pixel resolution of 480 x 640 and a minimum pixel resolution of 240 x 320.


  1. The signature must be in capital letters in a rectangular box of 2 cm x 7 cm size on A4 white paper.
  2. The signature should be done with black or dark blue ink in running handwriting and should be scanned and cropped to the specified dimensions.
  3. The maximum resolution of the signature must be 160 x 560 pixels and 80 x 280 pixels as the minimum resolution.

Other Documents: 

  1. Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/ Institute)
  2. Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  3. Scanned copy of Dyslexic Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  4. Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable) in pdf format

File Size of the Documents to be Uploaded for GATE Registration 2023

Document Type Pixels  Size in KB Dimensions 
Photograph 240 x 320 to 480 x 640  5KB – 200KB 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
Signature  80 x 280 to 160 x 560 10KB – 300KB 2 cm x 7 cm
Other Documents  NA 10KB – 300KB NA

GATE Registration – GATE Application Fee

For Indian nationals appearing at exam centres in India:

Categories Application Fee* Late Application Fee
For all other category candidates INR 1700 INR 2200
For ST, SC, PwD, and Female candidates INR 850 INR 1350

*Foreign nationals appearing in GATE centres in India need to pay a fee of INR 1700 (regular fee) or INR 2200 (late fee till October 7, 2022).

For foreign nationals appearing at GATE exam centres abroad:

Countries Application Fee Late Application Fee
Singapore and Dubai US $200 US $250
Kathmandu and Dhaka US $100 US $150

For Indian nationals appearing at GATE exam centres abroad (irrespective of caste/category):

Countries Application Fee Late Application Fee
Singapore and Dubai US $200 US $250
Kathmandu and Dhaka US $100 US $150

GATE Registration – Documents to be Uploaded

The following documents are required to be uploaded by the aspirants during the GATE registration process-

  1. Declaration for candidates of Jammu and Kashmir (candidates who are unable to obtain documents due to restrictions in the region)
  2. Details of the valid identity document (the same original ID is to be carried to the examination hall)
  3. Qualified exam mark sheets and certificates from the Head of the Department or respective Institution
  4. Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST), PwD or Dyslexic certificate in PDF format (if applicable)

GATE Registration – How can I check the status of the GATE application form after submission?

In order to check their GATE application status, the candidates will be required to log in to GOAPS using their registered credentials. After logging in, if the status says ‘Under Scrutiny/Under Process’, it means that the authorities are scrutinizing the application forms. This scrutiny process will take a few days after the completion of the application process. After the rectification of the photograph, signature, and uploaded documents, the authorities will send a confirmation of successful submission to the candidates via mail or SMS. 

GATE Registration – What is the use of the correction window and how can I access it during GATE Registration 2023?

If in case, any candidate commits any mistake while filling in the details or uploading the required documents or is willing to change any submitted information, he/ she can access the correction window. In order to correct or rectify, the candidates can simply log in to GOAPS using their credentials and make the needed changes. The correction window will be available tentatively as follows –

  1. Any changes in name, date of birth, details of parents, guardian, correspondence address, college name and location, roll no., or registration number must be done by 11th November 2022.
  2. Changes in gender, category, PwD status, Dyslexia or other similar learning disabilities status, choice of the exam paper, and exam city can be made till the same date. 

GATE Registration – What if I forget or misplace my login password for GATE Registration 2023?

If in case a candidate forgets or misplaces their login password, they can follow the below-mentioned steps to regenerate or reset them-

  1. Visit the GOAPS page and click on the ‘Forgot GATE 2023 Enrolment ID or Registration ID’ button.
  2. Click on ‘Request for an OTP’ to get a one time password or if the candidate already has an OTP, click on “Already have an OTP?” to reset the password.

GATE Registration – Who all are eligible to apply for GATE 2023?

Before applying for the exam, the aspiring candidates must make sure that they satisfy the eligibility criteria for the GATE exam. The following candidates will be considered eligible to apply for GATE 2023 –

  1. Any candidate belonging to Indian nationality or Bangladesh, Nepal, Singapore and United Arab Emirate (UAE).
  2. Candidates with B.E, B.Tech, and B.Pharma as qualifying degree
  3. Candidates with B.Arch as a qualifying degree
  4. Candidates with B.Sc (Research) and B.S courses as qualifying degrees
  5. Candidates with B.Sc Agriculture/Horticulture/Forestry degrees
  6. Candidates with B.Sc/B.A./B.Com degrees
  7. Candidates with M.Sc, M.A, MCA, and equivalent courses as qualifying degrees
  8. Candidates with Integrated M.E and M.Tech (Post B.Sc.) as qualifying degrees 
  9. Candidates with 5-year Integrated M.E and M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) as qualifying education
  10. Applicants with Integrated M.Sc and Integrated B.S + M.S as qualifying degrees
  11. Candidates with Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E, B.Tech, and B.Arch) as qualifying degree

Note – There is no guideline specified by the concerned authority regarding the minimum or maximum age requirement for the GATE exam. 

Candidates will be able to fill in their preferred exam centres from the following options:

GATE Registration – GATE Exam Centres

Anantapur Kurnool Bhimavaram Eluru Kakinada
Rajahmundry Tadepalligudem Tirupati Srikakulam Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam Angamaly Kannur Kasaragod Kozhikode
Malappuram Palakkad Thrissur Thiruvananthapuram Payyanur
Vadakara Bagalkot Ballari Belagavi Bengaluru
Bidar Davanagere Hassan Hubballi Kalaburagi
Kolar Mangaluru Manipal Mysuru Shimoga
Tumakuru Hyderabad Warangal Port Blair Ahmedabad
Anand Bhavnagar Bhuj Gandhinagar Mehsana
Rajkot Surat Vadodara Ahmednagar Amravati
Aurangabad Baramati Jalgaon Kankavali Kolhapur
Mumbai Nagpur Nanded Nashik Navi Mumbai
Pune Ratnagiri Sangli Satara Solapur
Thane Goa Ajmer Alwar Bikaner
Jaipur Jodhpur Kota Sikar Udaipur
Chittorgarh Bahadurgarh Faridabad Gurugram Hisar
Karnal Palwal Ambala Kurukshetra Panipat
Sonepat Yamuna Nagar Rohtak Greater Noida Mathura
Agra Aligarh Allahabad Bareilly Gorakhpur
Lucknow Varanasi Ghaziabad Meerut Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar Noida Kanpur Indore Ujjain
Bhopal Gwalior Jabalpur Jammu Samba
New Delhi Agartala Asansol Burdwan Kalyani
Siliguri Hooghly Kharagpur Kolkata Durgapur
Dhanbad Jamshedpur Ranchi Bokaro Steel City Dibrugarh
Guwahati Jorhat Silchar Tezpur Gangtok
Imphal Muzaffarpur Patna Arrah Purnea
Shillong Balasore Berhampur Bhubaneshwar Cuttack
Rourkela Sambalpur Bhilai Bilaspur Raipur
Tiruchirappalli Tirunelveli Vellore Viluppuram Virudhunagar
Amritsar Bathinda Jalandhar Khanna Ludhiana
Mohali Pathankot Patiala Sangrur Baddi
Hamirpur Shimla Una Bhimtal Dehradun
Haldwani Roorkee Itanagar

For more information about GATE exam 2023 centres, please click here.

GATE Registration – FAQs

Q. Which institute will be conducting the GATE 2023 exam?

IIT Kanpur will be conducting the GATE exam for the year 2023.

Q. When will the authorities release the application forms?

The application forms for GATE 2023 will be available from 30th August 2022 onwards.

Q. How can we register for the GATE 2023 exam?

The application forms are to be filled via GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). It must be noted that no other portal will be made available for GATE registrations.

Q. When will the authorities close the registration window for GATE 2023?

The authorities will close the registration window on 30th September 2022. Candidates can submit their forms till 7th October 2022 with INR 500 as late fees.

Q. What is the application fee for GATE registration 2023?

The GATE application fee will vary as per the category and location of the exam centre. Applicants who choose GATE exam centres in India need to pay Rs. 1700 (General Category) and Rs. 850 (Reserved Category). The application fee for GATE registration outside India is USD 200 for Singapore and Dubai and USD 100 for Kathmandu and Dhaka.

Q. Is there any change in GATE 2023 syllabus?

There have been a few changes in GATE Syllabus 2023. Candidates can check the updated GATE syllabus by visiting

Q. Can I give GATE exam in 2 subjects?

A candidate may appear either in one or two subject papers in GATE 2023. However, the candidates who wish to appear for 2 papers need to select the second paper from a pre-defined two paper combination list.

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