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

Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Kharagpur will close down the GATE registration process 2022 on 28th September 2021. Initially the application portal was scheduled to close on 24th September 2021. But due to technical problems, the application deadline has been extended.

The registration process is conducted in online mode through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The admission process began from 2nd September 2021. Candidates who want to apply for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, GATE 2022 can apply online through the official site of IIT GATE – The candidates can submit their GATE application form with a late fee till 1st October 2021.

As per the latest update, GATE 2022 will be held on 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th February 2022. Candidates must note that only those student’s application will be deemed eligible and acccepted 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 in the GATE 2022 exam.

Aspirants who will qualify the GATE exam will be eligible for admissions into various IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, and various PSUs recruitments. GATE aspirants must go through the complete article to know the detailed process for GATE Registration 2022.

Latest Information

  • This year two new subjects have been introduced – Geomatics Engineering and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, making the subject count to 29.

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GATE Registration – Important Dates

The official dates for GATE registration and other exam-related events for 2022 have been announced by the concerned authorities. Aspirants can go through the tentative dates given below for reference.

GATE 2022 Events Calendar 

GATE EventsDates (Tentative)
GATE 2021 registration through GOAPS begins2nd September 2021
Last date to register and submit the application forms28th September 2021
Last date of application form submission with additional INR 500 late fee (by registered candidates)1st October 2021
Display of defective applications for rectifications
26th October 2021
Availability of GATE admit cardJanuary 2022
GATE 2022 exam date5th, 6th, 12th and 13th Feb 2022

GATE Registration – How to register for GATE 2021?

As discussed above, GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) facilitates the candidates to register for GATE 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 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 of time. 

In order to apply and register for GATE 2022, the candidates have to follow the below mentioned steps-

1. Visit the GATE Online Application Process (GOAPS) website to register for GATE 2021.

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

GATE Registration
GATE Registration

3. After successful registration, a unique log in credentials (enrollment ID and password) will be generated. Candidates must keep the credentials safe for future admission processes. 

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

5. Login to the online portal again using these credentials to proceed with the application form filling process.

GATE Application form
GATE Application form

6. Fill in all the required personal and academic details and your desired choices for GATE papers and two preferred exam centres.

7. Now, upload the scanned copies of your 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 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, 2021 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. 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 minimum pixel resolution of 240 x 320.


  1. 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 a 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 2022

Document TypePixels Size in KBDimensions 
Photograph240 x 320 to 480 x 640 5KB – 200KB3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
Signature 80 x 280 to 160 x 56010KB – 300KB2 cm x 7 cm
Other Documents NA10KB – 300KBNA

GATE Registration – GATE Application Fee

For exam centres in India:

CategoriesApplication FeeLate Application Fee
For UR and Other Category CandidatesINR 1500INR 2000
For ST, SC, PwD, and Female CandidatesINR 750INR 1250

For exam centres out of India (for all categories):

CountriesApplication FeeLate Application Fee
Singapore and DubaiUS $100US $120
Addis Ababa, Kathmandu, Colombo and DhakaUS $50US $70

GATE Registration – Documents to be uploaded during the registration process:

The following documents will be required by the aspirants to upload during the application 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 login 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. 

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GATE Registration – What is the use of the correction window and how can I access it during GATE Registration 2022?

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 login 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 can be made from 26th October 2021.
  2. Changes in gender, category, PwD status, Dyslexia or other similar learning disabilities status, choice of exam paper, and exam city can be made till 1st November 2021. 

GATE Registration – What if I forget or misplace my login password for GATE Registration 2022?

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 2022 Enrolment ID or Registration ID’ button.
  2. Click on ‘Request for an OTP’ to get a one time password or if you already have an OTP, click on “Already have an OTP?” to reset your password.

GATE Registration – Who all are eligible to apply for GATE 2022?

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 2022 –

  1. Any candidate belonging to Indian nationality or Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, 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 M.Sc, M.A, MCA, and equivalent courses as qualifying degrees
  6. Candidates with Integrated M.E and M.Tech (Post B.Sc.) as qualifying degrees 
  7. Candidates with 5-year Integrated M.E and M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) as qualifying education
  8. Applicants with Integrated M. Sc and Integrated B.S + M.S as qualifying degrees
  9. 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 GATE exam. 

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

GATE Registration – GATE Exam Centres

TumakuruHyderabadWarangalPort BlairAhmedabad
MumbaiNagpurNandedNashikNavi Mumbai
SonepatYamuna NagarRohtakGreater NoidaMathura
New DelhiAgartalaAsansolBurdwanKalyani
DhanbadJamshedpurRanchiBokaro Steel CityDibrugarh

GATE Registration – FAQs

Q. Who will be the responsible authority for conduct of GATE 2021?

IIT Kharagpur will be conducting the GATE exam for the year 2022.

Q. When will the authorities release the application forms?

The application forms for GATE 2022 has been available from 2nd September 2021.

Q. How can we register for the GATE 2022 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 2022?

The authorities will close the registration window on 28th September 2021. Candidates can submit their forms till 1st October 2021 with INR 500 as late fees.

Q. What is the application fee for GATE registration 2022?

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. 1500 (General Category) and Rs. 750 (Reserved Category). The application fee for GATE registration outside India is USD 100 for Singapore and Dubai and USD 50 for Addis Ababa, Kathmandu, Colombo and Dhaka.

Q. Is there any change in GATE 2022 syllabus?

No new changes have been made in GATE Syllabus 2022, however, two new syllabus have been added for the newly introduced subjects- Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE).

Q. Can I give GATE in 2 subjects?

A candidate may appear either in one or two subject papers in GATE 2022. For the candidates who wish to choose 2 papers, the combination must be from the approved list of combinations and subject to the availability of infrastructure and date.

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