GATE Exam Eligibility Criteria

GATE Eligibility: Candidates who are appearing for GATE must carefully check the Eligibility Criteria and ensure that before applying for GATE they should keep the required documents ready. Candidates who have a higher qualifying degree than the one prescribed can also apply and need to mention the minimum suitable GATE Eligibility Criteria from the list given below.

  1. Candidates who are Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs from a recognized and affiliated university are eligible to appear in GATE.
  2. Candidates who are Bachelor’s degree holders in Pharma and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  3. Candidates who are Bachelor’s degree holders in Architecture (Five years course) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  4. The candidates who have done Bachelor’s degree program in science or B.Sc research/B.S post diploma or 4 years after 12th are eligible to appear in GATE exam.
  5. The candidates who have successfully qualified master’s degree in any relevant branch of Mathematics/Science/ Computer or equivalent/ Statistics are eligible for GATE.
  6. Candidates who have done Integrated M.Tech/ M.E. (after B.Sc) or 4-year Post-B.Sc Int Master’s degree program in Engineering/ Technology is eligible to apply for GATE.
  7. Candidates who have completed Integrated M.Tech/ M.E. or Dual Degree (after passing 12th or Diploma) or Integrated Master’s degree programs or dual degree programs in Engineering/Technology (with five-year degree course) also eligible for appearing in the GATE  exam.
  8. The candidate who qualified for Professional Society Examinations equivalent to B.Tech/ B.E. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies and is acknowledged by UPSC/MHRD/ AICTE (AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India, AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India) are eligible to appear in the GATE exam.
  9. Candidates who have a degree in M.Sc/ MCA/ M.A: Master’s degree in any relevant branch of Science/ Computer Applications/ Mathematics / Statistics/ or equivalent are eligible to apply for the GATE exam.

NOTE: If the candidate is pursuing any higher degree or already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, then the candidate can select the relevant minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.

In case a candidate has passed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned above in 2016 or earlier, he/she has to submit the degree certificate, professional certificate/course completion certificate / provisional certificate, membership certificate issued by the society or institute. In case, the candidate is expected to complete one of the qualifying criteria or later as mentioned above, he/she has to submit a certificate from the Principal or a copy of the marks card for section A of AMIE.

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