GATE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2020 – Get FAQs Solution Here

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GATE Admit CardInquisitiveness is what keeps your attention active and vigorous. This interest could be about whatever and the whole thing, about your career, regarding your future, regarding success and failure or the GATE 2020 Entrance Exam.

While appearing for the most significant Engineering Entrance Exam at the post-graduation level, it is but reasonable to have heaps of questions. You will come across many questions when planning for GATE 2020.

But GATE contenders, you don’t require to dread and search for ways to illuminate them. This article comes up with all the answers to the GATE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2020.

Before appearing in the Exam, contenders must have clarified all doubts about GATE. To be able to appear in the Exam, candidates are required to check the eligibility criteria for the Exam first and fill the GATE Application form only if they are appropriate.

This list encompasses both pre and post-Exam questions together with their answers answering all the queries of the contenders.

GATE FAQs on Eligibility Criteria

Question: I had passed my B.Tech successfully. I am pursuing M.Tech, can I apply for GATE 2020?

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Answer: Yes, you surely can but you have to upload your degree certificate while filling the GATE 2020 Application form.

Question: I am pursuing B.Sc. Am I eligible to appear in GATE 2020?

Answer: If it is a 4-year degree and research course, then you are Eligible. If it’s a three-year degree course then you are not Eligible.

Question: Can I appear for GATE 2020 if I have completed my B.Tech in Fire Engineering?

Answer: Yes, you can appear for GATE 2020 but you have to choose your GATE paper carefully.

Question: I have passed in 2019 but I have a backlog. Can I apply for GATE 2020?

Answer: You can apply for GATE 2020 using the marks sheet for the final semesters (anyone) of your B.Tech. However, you will have to clear your backlog by August 2020 to be able to avail admissions in M.Tech.

Question: I have passed my degree in 2019. I don’t have my Degree Certificate but I have Provisional Certificate. Will that is enough?

Answer: Yes, that would be enough. As per the eligibility criteria of GATE 2020, you need any one of the following documents while applying for GATE 2020 – degree certificate/ provisional certificate/ course completion certificate/ professional certificate/ membership certificate issued by the society or institute, you have completed your last education.

Question: I have completed my B.Tech with 50%. Am I Eligible for GATE 2020?

Answer: To appear for the GATE 2020 Exam, there are no specific pass percentage criteria. The pass percentage matter during M.Tech admissions as some IIT’s ask for 60% and above, while some don’t. IISc Bangalore, for instance, allows candidates with a second class in their graduation to apply for M.Tech provided they have valid GATE Scores. Most PSUs ask for 60% and above.

Question: Please tell me how many times can I appear for GATE? Is there any age limit?

Answer: You can appear for GATE as many times as you want and yes, there is no age limit too.

Question: I have completed my graduation through distance learning. Do you think I can apply for GATE 2020?

Answer: Yes, you can very much apply for the GATE 2020 Exam. Please make sure that your course based on which you are applying must be recognized by AICTE.

Question: I am a Postgraduate. Can I appear for GATE 2020? What are the documents I need to upload while applying?

Answer: In your case, you will have to upload the documents related to the relevant qualifying degree while filling the Application form.

Question: I passed out in 2019 but I have a backlog. Can I apply for GATE 2020?

Answer: No, you can’t apply for GATE 2020. It is advisable to clear the backlog and then apply next year for GATE 2020.

Question: I belong to the OBC category and therefore want to upload my category certificate but I can’t find any option to upload the certificate. What to do?

Answer: It’s because a category certificate for the OBC candidates is not needed while applying for GATE 2020. The category certificate is used to ascertain the concession offered in the Application fee.  The OBC certificate would be needed while taking admission using GATE Scores.

Question: I graduated in 2019 but I don’t have my degree certificate or provisional certificate. What document should I upload to prove that I am eligible for GATE 2020?

Answer: You can upload a copy of your final year mark sheet OR a declaration from your college Principal (or other competent authority) along with the signature and seal.

GATE FAQs on Application Form

Question: How to apply online for the Application form?

Answer: You have to register yourself first at GOAPS and then you can apply for the GATE Application form 2020.

Question:  For how many GATE papers can I apply?

Answer: You can apply for only 1 paper out of the 25 for GATE 2020. However, it is expected that you appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of your qualifying degree. You are free to choose any paper according to your admission plans, keeping in mind the Eligibility criteria of the institutions in which you wish to take admission.

Question: Can I use one e-mail address to fill multiple Application forms?

Answer: No, you certainly can’t. One email address can be used to submit only one Application form.

Question: I am not able to upload my signature, despite many trials. I followed all the instructions and criteria specified. How do I do?

Answer: You need to check the format in which you are trying to upload. Also, check the size. Please do not resize the file.

Question: How to know if my photograph is acceptable or not?

Answer: In case, the photo you have uploaded is not accepted, you will get an email or SMS. Following that, you can correct the photograph and other details. Please do not resize the file.

GATE FAQs on Exam Centres and Zonal Centres

Question: What are GATE zonal centers and how will I know about mine?

Answer: The zonal centers of GATE 2020 are the IITs which are given the responsibility of coordinating with IIT Delhi for each region as specified. The GATE 2020 zonal center will be the IIT under which your exam center will be listed. You can reach your zonal IIT for any of your queries and concerns related to Admit card or Application form.

Question: Why should I choose three examination cities while filling the GATE Application form?

Answer: It’s because a candidate will most likely be allotted a center in the examination city of his or her first choice. In cases, where there would be too many candidates opting for a specific town as their first choice, the other two options will be relevant.

While filling the choices of cities, you must remember that because of operational constraints, the GATE 2020 committee reserves all the right to add a new city or remove an existing one and allow a town that may not be any of the choices you made. For candidates opting for international centers, there will be only one choice (by default).

GATE FAQs on Corrections in Application Form

Question: Can I change my mobile No or Email ID after I have submitted my GATE 2020  Application Form?

Answer: No, you can’t.

Question:  I have made some mistakes while filling the Application of GATE 2020. How to correct them?

Answer: You can change the following in your GATE Application form – Name, date of birth, the name of parent/ guardian, qualifying degree, year of qualifying degree. You will have to send a request mail from your email registered with GOAPS to your respective zonal GATE office, as mentioned in the application form. You will have to mention your Enrollment ID along with the nature of corrections to be done attaching the scanned copy of the proof in the email.

Question: Can I change my GATE 2020 Exam City after submission of my GATE 2020 Application Form?

Answer: Yes. You can request a change of examination city till November 15th, 2019, with an additional fee to be paid online using GOAPS.

Question: I have selected a wrong paper, e.g., I have chosen PH in my GATE Application and wanted to write PE. What should I do?

Answer: You need to fill a new application with a new email address (the mobile number can be the same) and choose the correct paper for examination. Please note that no refund will be made for the wrong application.

Question: I want to change my category in my GATE Application Form. What should I do?

Answer: To change your category, you will have to login into GOAPS and click on “change personal data.” Change your class and verify the details before submitting it.

After you provide the necessary changes, you will be directed to pay the additional fee which is Rs 750 in case of category change from SC/ ST to General/ OBC (not applicable to female and PwD candidates). The additional fee will be non-refundable and the last date to make changes along with fee submission is October 2019.

Question: I want to make a change in my gender in the GATE 2020 Application Form. What should I do?

Answer: To change the gender from Male/ other to Female, you will have to login into GOAPS and click on “change personal data.” Make the necessary changes and verify the data before submitting the modified details. After submission, you will be directed to pay the additional fee.

For gender change from female to male/ transgender (not applicable to SC/ ST & PwD category), the application fee is Rs 750, which is non-refundable. The last date to make changes along with additional fee submission is October 2019.

Question: My application status of GATE shows “Under Scrutiny.” What does it mean?

Answer: IIT Delhi will check the GATE Applications for any discrepancies, defects in photograph or signature. If the status shows “Under Scrutiny” it is fine. Once they check all the details, the status will be changed to “Successful Submission.”

GATE FAQs on Admit Card

Question: When will I receive my Admit Card?

Answer: You can download the Admit card of GATE 2020 from the GOAPS website from 5 to January 2020 onwards. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post or as an e-mail attachment to any candidate.

Question: In my GATE 2020 Admit Card, my college address is blank.

Answer: You need to mail your concern to your zonal IIT with a copy of the Admit card.

Question: My photograph is blurred in GATE Admit Card 2020. What should I do?

Answer: You immediately mail your concern to your zonal IIT with a copy of the Admit card.

Question: My signature is not visible in the signature box in the Admit card. What should I do?

Answer: You should call your IIT zonal center. You will have to submit your Admit card along with the confirmation page.

GATE FAQs on Result

Question: How will I be able to check my GATE 2020 Result?

Answer: You will be able to check your GATE 2020 Result by using your registration ID or enrolment number of GATE and date of birth.

Question: How to obtain the Scorecard of GATE?

Answer: You can download the Scorecard of GATE through GOAPS from the 3rd week of March to the last week of May 2020. You will have to use your enrollment ID or email address, GOAPS password and captcha provided to view the Scorecard. You are advised to download it and take a print out of the same.

Question: What if I am not able to access my GATE 2020 Scorecard?

Answer: If you are not able to access your Scorecard, then you must not have qualified in GATE 2020.

If you have any other Questions related to GATE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2020, you may ask your Queries by commenting below.



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  1. Mani says:

    I have registered for gate 2020 and I complete payment too but I unfortunately changed my community detail from obc to general, how can I change it from general to obc

  2. shahada says:

    I m doing my postgraduate studies now.after completing this degree can i enter into a central government job related to my subject with gate

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