IIT Bombay opens Application Correction Window for GATE 2021

Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Bombay has opened the application correction window for GATE on GOAPS portal for candidates to change their choice of exam centres and cities. A candidate who has applied to appear for GATE 2021 and wants to make changes in their application form can do so through GOAPS online registration portal, gate.iitb.ac.in. The correction window would be available from October 28 to November 13, 2020.

The official statement released by IIT Bombay reads, “The change(s), one or combinations, can be made one-time only during Wednesday 28th October 2020 to Friday 13th November 2020 by login at GOAPS portal using candidates’ valid login credentials. Considering the ongoing pandemic situation, GATE 2021 committee has decided to give more options to the successfully registered candidates to modify the choice of cities for GATE 2021 examination at free of cost.” 


Candidates are not required to pay any fee for changing the choice of exam centre and city. The candidate will have to pay Rs 500 to make changes in the choice of existing paper. Candidates have to pay Rs 500 plus a suitable amount per paper for the candidate’s category for addition of a second paper (from given combinations with respect to the primary paper and Rs. 500 to make a change in their gender to female or vice versa.

IIT Bombay has added 11 new exam cities for the candidates to choose from

  • IIT Bombay (Zone – 2): Cities added are (i) Himatnagar (GJ), (ii) Palghar (MH), (iii) Latur (MH), (iv) Akola (MH), (v) Dhule (MH), (vi) Ichalkaranji (MH), (vii) Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi (MH)
  • IIT Kharagpur (Zone – 6): Cities added are (i) Baharampur-Murshidabad (WB), (ii) Hazaribag (JH), (iii) Machilipatnam (AP)
  • IIT Roorkee (Zone – 8): City added is (i) Kangra (HP)

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2021 is scheduled to be held on February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 and the admit cards for the same will be made available from January 8, 2021.