All candidates have to apply only ONLINE. Details of the applications fee are shown in Table. The application fee is non-refundable. Details of application fee for GATE 2016 Women candidates Rs. 750 SC/ST/PwD category candidates Rs. 750 All other candidates Rs. 1500 *PwD means a persons who is physically challenged. For GATE 2016 payments would have to be made through online by using net banking or debit card or e-challan facilities. Additional charges will be applicable as per the rule of the bank from where the money is being transferred. This charge will be specified on the payment portal. GATE aka Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an all India examination that principally tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology. It is the toughest examination to acquire the higher niche of the advanced studies. Actually, it is the straightforward entrance to the higher educational institutions also, viz. IITs, NIITs, etc. Sitting in the sessions of the IITs and gaining the competent acquaintance from the privileged and ingenious professors is like a dream of the aspirant, attempting to crack the GATE examination. The students who are going to give GATE for the first time, they have stuck in numerous queries like how to apply for GATE 2016, to whom to consult for the appropriate advice, which textbooks are to be acknowledged, etc. Nodia & Company is your destined solution portal. Here, you will get the meticulous study material, previous year solved papers, online mock test series, plus the proficient pre and post-exam guidance by our dexterous counselors. Visit our site http://www.nodia.co.in and you will procure the other prerequisite details related to the GATE 2016. New features included in GATE 2016: A new paper Petroleum Engineering (PE) is introduced in GATE 2016. Now, the total number of the subjects is 23. An online virtual calculator will be available to the examinees at the examination time. Physical calculator is prohibited in the examination venue from now. If you want to practice, then this calculator is available on the GATE 2016 website before the examination. After completion of the GATE 2016 examination, all answer keys will be made available for dispute within the short time. Every answer key can be challenged. Procedure to fill the application form: After procuring the relevant and essential stuff about the GATE 2016, it is essential to know about the procedure of how to apply for GATE 2016. Follow the underneath procedure: Open this link- http://www.gate.iisc.ernet.in/. Read the guidelines and instructions properly. Then, click “Apply online”. Then, open the left hand side links and read them carefully, as they are essential to acknowledge before filling the form. After that, register as a new user and fill the form. Make your photograph and signature scanned according to the GATE criteria prior. Finally, complete the payment procedure also. GOAPSFilling in Application OnlineApplication Fee Payment OptionsPhotograph and Signature Requirements An online interface is provided for your interaction with the GATE Office. With this interface you can Apply for the examination online. Upload photograph, signature and other documents like graduation certificate/certificate from Principal, caste certificate (if applicable) etc. Pay the application fee through net-banking or debit card or e-challan. Check the Status of Your application form: Received, Under Scrutiny, Accepted, Defect Status, Status after Rectification, Rejected with Valid Reasons, Admit Card Ready for Download, etc. Contact the zonal GATE Office in case of any queries/problems. Download Admit Card. View your answers, marks and GATE score. The login to this interface uses your GOAPS password. Keep your password information safe and do not disclose it to anyone. GOAPS: GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS website) has the web address- http://appsgate.iisc.ernet.in. It can also be accessed from the website of the respective Zonal GATE Offices or from the website of the GATE 2016 Organizing Institute. Registration: A candidate must first register by providing a valid email address, mobile number and a GOAPS password. All communications from the GATE Offices will be sent to this email address (ONLY ONE PERSON CAN REGISTER WITH ONE e-mail ADDRESS). Give your personal mobile number because most of the communications may also be sent via SMS. GOAPS Password: The candidate chooses a password during Enrollment at GOAPS. This password must be remembered along with the GOAps Enrollment ID to login to GOAPS. It is strongly encouraged to choose a password that cannot be guessed easily (it should not be the candidate’s name, date of birth, or some easily guessable string of numbers or letters like 12345 or abcd). GOAPS Enrollment ID: Upon registration, an email containing the GOAPS Enrolment ID will be sent to the candidate. Data Requirement for Application Filling: The following data will be required while filling the form at GOAPS. Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, etc.). Address for Communication (including PIN code) Eligibility degree details College address, PIN code of college GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities High quality image of your photograph conforming to the requirements Good quality image of your signature conforming to the requirements Scanned copy of Degree Certificate or Certificate from Principal/HODs in pdf format Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format Details of a valid ID Proof that you will carry to the examination hall Your net-banking details. Application Filling: The GOAPS allows you to enter data, “Save” partially filled form, “Logout”, and resume filling in by logging in again. The GOAPS portal is self-explanatory and user-friendly. Online help about using GOAPS is also available. Before you make the payment, you will be shown a “Preview” of your application, where you have to carefully check for any errors. Once you press “Confirm and Final Submit” button, no further changes to the application can be made by you. For online payment follow the instructions given in Section “Application Fee Payment Options” Problems in Login into GOAPS- In case of forgotten user ID or password, follow instructions on the GOPAS portal to retrieve them. Supporting Documents Eligibility Documents- Eligibility criteria and necessary supporting documents can be found from the paragraph immediately following Table. SC/ST/PwD Certificate- Candidates who are in SC or ST or PwD category have to upload a valid documentary evidence (Appendix A). Certificate from Principal- Candidates who mention that they are yet to complete their course, will have to upload a certificate from the Principal. This certificate must mandatorily have the signature and seal of the college Principal with current date. The application fee and various payment options are shown in Table. The application fee is non-refundable. All charges given below are in Indian Rupees. Application fee and Payment Options Candidate Category Mode Application Fee in Rs. Women candidates Online Net Banking 750 e-challan 750 SC/ST/PwD candidates Online Net Banking 750 e-challan 750 All other candidates Online Net Banking 1500 e-challan 1500 *-Bank charges will be applicable as per the norm. Online Net-banking Payment Details:- From the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS), you will be redirected to the website of the bank of your choice. The fee can be paid with net-banking or debit card or e-challan. The fee amount and bank charges will be shown to you, and you have to confirm that the payment is for GATE 2016. Once you confirm and the payment is successful, you will be redirected back to the GATE Online Application Website. If you have a difficulty (due to internet connection or power failure, for example), and you are not sure whether your payment has been processed or not, then please login back to GOAPS and check the status of the payment. You can also the status from your bank. In case the fee amount has been debited from your bank amount and GOAPS does not acknowledge any fee payment, then the money will be credited back to your account within seven working 4 days. In such a case, you may initiate a fresh payment using GOAPS, even without waiting for the money to be credited back to your account, so that your application is on time. Once the payment is successful a “Fee Payment Number” will be generated which is unique and MUST be saved by the candidate as it will be used in the later stages when he/she fills up the GATE 2016 Application form. Important: It is essential that the candidate fills in the details in GOAPS without any error as the application is liable to be rejected if there is any error. As a checklist the candidate MUST verify that he/she has filled in and uploaded the following as required Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number etc.) Address for Communication (including PIN code) Eligibility degree details (College address, PIN code of college) The signed application form (with photograph affixed) with Principal’s certificate, if that is the proof of your eligibility to appear in GATE 2016 OR other eligibility documents required to appear in GATE 2016 (e.g., degree certificate) High quality image of a recent photograph conforming to the requirements Category certificate in case a discounted application fee is claimed Good quality image of signature conforming to the requirements Details of the same valid ID Proof that will be carried to the examination hall Fee payment number. Note:- Before submitting the GATE 2016 Application, please ensure that all the details and all the necessary supporting documents are filled/uploaded and there is NO ERROR. An application once submitted CANNOT be changed/rectified. The current status of an application will be updated after the receipt and scrutiny of the application by the respective zonal GATE Office. This status can be checked anytime by logging into GOAPS. The GATE 2016 Online Application Processing System requires that your photograph and signature be uploaded electronically at the time of submitting your application. Uploading photograph or signature that does not meet the specifications can result in the disqualification of the application without any refund of the application fee. Photograph Requirements- Please pay attention to upload good quality photograph. Poor quality of the photograph submitted will lead to rejection of your GATE application, without any refund of the application fee. The GATE score card will be printed with the photograph you submit. The photograph must be in color and taken after 1 August 2015 in a professional studio. Photograph taken using a mobile phone and other self-composed portraits may result in rejection of application. Background of the photograph must be white or very light colour. The face should occupy at least 50% of the area of the photograph with a full-face view looking into the camera directly. The main features of the face must not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth or any shadow. Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible. If you normally wear spectacles, glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. While you may wear spectacles for the photo shoot, if glare cannot be avoided, then remove the spectacles. You must not wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses, only clear glasses are permitted. Ask your photo studio to provide the image in a JPEG format and also on a standard 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm (Width × Height) print. Maximum pixel resolution for JPEG: 480 × 640 (0.3 Mega pixel) (Ask your studio to reduce it to this resolution if it is higher). Minimum pixel resolution for JPEG: 240 × 320 The photograph must match with your appearance on the day of the examination. Signature Specifications Please draw a rectangular box of size 2 cm × 7 cm (Height × Width) on an A4 white paper. Sign with black or dark blue ink pen within this box. Get the digital image of the rectangular box (with your signature inside) scanned by a professional using a scanner. Crop it to the border of the box. Only JPEG image formats will be accepted. The maximum pixel resolution for the image is 160 × 560. The minimum pixel resolution for this image is 80 × 280. Photographs of the signatures taken using mobile phone are not acceptable, and can result in disqualification of the application without any refund of the fee.