GATE ECE Application Form 2023

GATE ECE Application Form 2023

ByAina Parasher  |  Updated on: Aug 30, 2022
Check out GATE ECE application form 2023 released on 30 August 2022. Direct link to apply for GATE ECE is uploaded here. Know GATE ECE registration dates, fees, application form correction & how to apply online here.

IIT Kanpur released the GATE ECE application form 2023 for candidates to fill out on 30 August 2022. The application form is available for candidates to fill out and submit their application forms. Candidates must register first to fill out the GATE ECE application form 2023 for the upcoming exam.

Filling out the GATE ECE application form  2023 can be a confusing process for candidates. We have provided a detailed description of the same and even provided simple steps that will guide candidates to fill the form with ease. Here you will also find highlights, registration details, application fee, and other related information on the GATE application form for ECE.

GATE ECE Application Form 2023

IIT Kanpur has released the GATE ECE application form 2023 on the official website. After successful filling of the form, modifications will also be possible in case of any discrepancy with an additional fee. Candidates who will miss applying for the exam in the given date structure will be able to apply for GATE ECE 2023 with a late fee. The GATE ECE application form 2023 has been released online on the GOAPS portal.

Candidates interested in appearing for GATE ECE 2023 first have to fill out and submit the application form carefully. The details filled in the form will be taken forward throughout the process. So candidates are advised to fill in the details carefully and make the final submission. Check the direct link for GATE Electronics and Communication Engineering application form 2023 below:

Apply Online For GATE ECE 2023

GATE ECE Apply Online 2023 Important Dates

Candidates can have a look at the important dates mentioned in the table provided below so that they do not miss any important events in the GATE ECE application process 2023.

GATE ECE 2023 Events

Exam Dates

GATE 2023 Application Form Release

30 August 2022

Last date to register for GATE 2023 Application Form

30 September 2022

Closing Date of Extended GATE Application Process

7 October 2022

Modifications in GATE 2023 Application

4 to 11 November 2022

GATE ECE Registration 2023

GATE ECE registration 2023 will be the first step that has to be followed by the candidates to finish the application process. Registration for GATE ECE 2023 will be done online only on the official website of GOAPS. Candidates have to click on the new registration link and register themselves by entering all the details. A unique registration ID and password will be generated.

GOAPS Password: The GOAPS password should not be guessed easily. Do not use your name, date of birth or any information which can be easily accessed. Create a password that has numbers, alphabets and special characters.

GOAPS Enrolment ID: Candidates will receive an email that contains the GOAPS Enrolment ID after the successful registration. This Enrolment ID is necessary to log in and will be used throughout the process as well as for filling out the online application form for GATE ECE 2023.

How to Apply for the GATE ECE 2023?

To avoid confusion while filling out the GATE ECE application form, we have provided steps to fill out the form. Candidates are advised to follow the given steps in order to fill out the GATE ECE application form.

  • Step 1: Open the GOAPS website or use the direct link provided here after the opening of the registration link.
  • Step 2: Select the new registration option and fill in all the required details
  • Step 3: Then open the GATE EC 2023 Application form and fill it out carefully
  • Step 4: Upload all the required documents
  • Step 5: Review the entire GATE EC Application Form
  • Step 6: Make the GATE EC 2023 Application Fee
  • Step 7: Make the final submission and take the print of your GATE EC application form 2023.

Documents Required for GATE ECE Application Form

In order to successfully fill out the GATE ECE application form 2023, candidates will have to submit a few documents in order to support their presented information. A scanned copy of all the required documents is to be uploaded while filling out the form, The complete list of the required documents is provided below for candidates to fill out the GATE application for ECE:

  • A scanned copy of the photograph and signature of the candidate.
  • Photo ID such as Aadhaar Card/Passport/Driving License/PAN Card/Voter ID/College ID/Employee Identification Card
  • A Passport/ Govt. Issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be valid ID proofs for foreign applicants
  • Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate.
  • Copy of mark sheet of the 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th/ or 5th /6th /7th semester.
  • Third-year students must submit a Provisional Certificate Letter as per the format issued by the Home of Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Dept.
  • Candidates in the final year of AMIE have to submit their mark sheet for Section A of AMIE in case of professional equivalent qualifications.
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable) as per given format.
  • Disability or PwD Certificate (if applicable)
  • Candidates pursuing a higher degree or master's have to submit the qualifying degree certificate.
  • Candidates with backlogs have to upload a copy of the mark sheet of the final year issued by the institute where they are studying.
  • Net banking/credit card/debit card details for payment of the fee.

Information of Scanned Documents for GATE Application Form

Before uploading the scanned documents, candidates have to follow the given specifications strictly else the document will not be accepted. The table provided below describes the required format and dimension of the documents:





Dimension: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm

Maximum Resolution: 480 x 640 pixels

Minimum Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels



Maximum Resolution: 160 x 560 pixels

Minimum Resolution: 80 x 280 pixels


GATE ECE Application Fee 2023

Candidates will have to submit an application fee for the successful completion of the GATE ECE application form based on their category. The application fee for GATE EC 2023 varies category-wise. The following table lists the GATE ECE application fee 2023 for different categories:

For exam cities in India


Application Fee (INR)

The fee during the extended period (INR )

Female candidates



SC / ST / PwD





Rs 2200

For exam cities in foreign countries


Application Fee (USD)

The fee during the extended period (USD)

In Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu



In Dubai, Singapore



GATE ECE Application Form Status

GATE exam conducting authorities will be thoroughly checking all the information provided in the GATE ECE application form 2023. Candidates will be scrutinized based on the details provided by the candidates in their forms. Any discrepancy found by the authorities will hamper your application process and candidates will be notified about it via SMS or mail on the registered email address. Candidates should keep checking their GATE ECE 2023 application status by logging in to their GOAPS account.

GATE ECE Application Form Correction

After filing the GATE ECE application form, after the registration process gets ended, if candidates find any information incorrect, they can get the correction done for an additional fee. The complete description of the 

GATE 2023 Application Form Correction: Document Required and Type of Correction

Type of CorrectionsDetails
NameAs per the documents submitted in the Application
Date of BirthAs per the documents submitted in the Application
GenderMale to Female: Difference fees will not be refunded, Female to Male: Difference fees will have to be paid by the candidate.
Name of Parent/ College/ Contact Address etcAs per the documents submitted in the Application
Change in Exam CenterThe candidate can change the city of his exam center. 
Change of Primary/Second Exam paperThe candidate would have to pay a fee for changing his preferences in GATE Paper.
CategorySC/ ST to General/ EWS/ OBC: Difference fees will have to be paid by the candidate General/ EWS/ OBC to SC/ ST: Difference fees will not be refunded
Applying for Second PaperThe candidate who has not opted for a second paper during registration would be allowed to do so in the Application correction window. 
PwD/ DyslexiaYes to No: Difference fees will have to be paid by the candidate No to Yes: Fees will not be refunded, Supporting Documents have to be produced

For every correction, candidates are charged a variable fee which is explained in the table provided below:

Fees for Modifications in GATE ECE Application Form

Description of Changes / ModificationsFee Charges (In INR)
Change in choice of examination cities500
Add a second paper (from given combinations with respect to the primary paper)500 plus a suitable amount per paper for the candidate’s category
Change of existing paper500
Change of category to SC/ST500
Change of category from SC/ST to any other500 + 750 = 1250
Change of gender from female to any other gender500 + 750 = 1250
Change from PwD to Non-PwD500 + 750 = 1250
Change from Non-PwD to PwD500
Any other change in category (not mentioned above)500

GATE EC Apply Online FAQs

  • The GATE ECE application form released on 30 August 2022. Candidates can only fill out the application form online mode on the GOAPS portal.

  • Yes, foreign students can fill out the GATE ECE application form 2023. For now, the GATE ECE exam is available for a few countries which are mentioned below:

    • Nepal,
    • Bangladesh,
    • Singapore,
    • Sri Lanka,
    • Ethiopia, and
    • The United Arab Emirates
  • Candidates can follow the GATE application form for ECE using the following steps.

    • Step 1: Log in to the official portal.
    • Step 2: Register to the portal.
    • Step 3: Fill out the application form with the required information.
    • Step 4: Submit the scanned copy of the documents
    • Step 5: Submit the application fee.
  • Yes, candidates in the third year can apply and fill out the GATE ECE application form. As per the new modification, 3rd-year candidates are allowed to sit in the exam. Candidates will have to submit their last year's mark sheets to submit the application form.

  • No, one email address can be used to fill only one GATE EC application form. Multiple logins won't be available in the GOAPS portal with the same ID. In such a case, the application form of the candidates will be rejected by the officials.


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