Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted for those seeking admission to masters and doctoral programmes in Engineering/Architecture/Technology offered by institutions supported by the Human Resource Ministry and other government agencies. Another reason for the popularity of the exam is that it is considered by many PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) for their recruitment process.
It is a Computer Based Test (CBT) which assesses the candidates’ knowledge in various undergraduate subjects (Engineering/Architecture/Technology) and post-graduate subjects in Science. The score of the examination remains valid for three years from the date of result announcement. For the year 2018, the entrance examination was conducted in total 23 subjects on 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th February in two sessions. A candidate has to select only ONE subject (paper) for the GATE exam.
The GATE exam is jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and seven zonal Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) located at Delhi, Bombay, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Madras and Roorkee. It is conducted on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The application forms are invited through a web portal, GOAPS, which remains the common platform for interaction between the students and the GATE conducting authority. Read the complete article to get familiar with GOAPS.
GOAPS is the acronym for GATE Online Application Processing System. It is an online interface which is provided for GATE applicants to interact with the GATE office. It can be accessed through web address http://appsgate.iitg.ac.in/. Please note that this web address changes every year as the exam conducting authority changes.
GOAPS facilitates the following activities to the applicants:
Thus, GOAPS serves as an interactive portal throughout the GATE examination. Candidates are advised to keep their GOAPS login id and password safe and confidential.
Keep following information/documents ready before heading with the application process. Doing so will make the process easy and fast.
GATE aspirants are advised to apply for the entrance examination only through the GOAPS portal. It can be accessed through the official website of the exam conducting institute or directly through the URL: http://appsgate.iitg.ac.in/
As mentioned earlier, this URL changes every year with the change in exam conducting authority. So, visit the official website of the exam conducting institute and get the official web address of GOAPS from there.
Candidates should avoid applying for the GATE exam through any source other than official. If you have asked somebody to do registration on your behalf, make sure the details submitted are absolutely accurate.
Here is how a candidate can apply for the GATE examination through GOAPS portal.
GOAPS Registration: By entering basic details such as name (as per the qualifying degree), mobile number, a valid e-mail id, and a password; candidate can do registration for GATE. Once the registration is successful, a GOAPS enrollment ID is generated which is also mailed to candidate’s email id. This ID along with the password selected by the candidate is used for accessing candidate’s profile on GOAPS.
Once the registration process is complete and the ID is generated, candidates can log in to the GOAPS portal anytime before the last date of registration to complete the application process. Complete the form, upload the documents and make payment for the successful application. GOAPS allows saving the partially filled form and then resuming the process by logging in again. It is self-explanatory with a user-friendly interface.
In case you forget your GOAPS enrollment ID or password, you can retrieve them through the GOAPS portal:
GOAPS is well designed for applicant’s convenience. It serves as a single platform for all interactions between the applicant and GATE conducting authority. To ensure that you don’t have any issue with your GOAPS profile, keep your log-in credentials secure. Also, provide an accessible email id and working mobile number for easy recovery of your password (in case you forget it.)