GATE Eligibility Criteria

GATE Eligibility Criteria: Age, Limit of attempt and qualifying marks


GATE Eligibility Criteria: Candidates those who are seeking to admission in IITs, NITs and other government institutes need to apply for GATE Exam. Before they are going to apply for GATE Exam need to check their GATE Eligibility Criteria. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is also known as GATE. It is a top level engineering entrance exam which is conducted by IITs & IISC in a rotational basis. Those who are seeking to admissions in M.Tech/ME and other programmes provided by IITs, NITs and other institutions and colleges need to apply for GATE. In this article you will get all the complete information about GATE Eligibility Criteria.

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GATE Eligibility Criteria

  • The conducting authority will not set any minimum or maximum age criteria for the examination.
  • Those who already passed or are appearing in the qualifying examination from the recognized university are eligible.
  • Those who are  appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam/degree are also eligible (except in some 5 year integrated courses and AMIE etc.).
  • The conducting will not set any minimum marks standards for eligibility.
  • Same for the attempt limit, the authority will not specify any limit for attempting the examination.

Qualifying Degree Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the examination, candidates must check the eligibility criteria. Here we have mentioned the qualifying degree/examination for different courses:

Qualifying Degree/Exam Qualifying Degree/Exam (Descriptive) Degree Status Year of Qualification (Not later than)
BE/B.Tech/B.Pharm Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology and those students are in the final year of such programs Pursuing in the final year or already completed 2019
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years) Pursuing in the final year or already completed 2019
B.Sc. (Research)/ BS  4 years Bachelor’s degree after 10+2 in Science Stream Pursuing in the 4th year or already completed 2019
M. Sc./ MCA/MA or equivalent Master’s degree in any stream of Science/Mathematics / Computer Applications/ Statistics or equivalent Pursuing in the final year or already completed 2019
Int. ME/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.) Post-B.Sc Integrated Master degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year) Pursuing in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year or already completed 2021
Int. ME/ M.Tech
Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five year) Pursuing in the 4th or 5th year or already completed 2020
Int. M.Sc/ Int. BS-MS Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated BS/MS program Pursuing in the final year or already completed 2019
Professional Society Examination
BE/B.Tech/B.Arch equivalent exams of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE. Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

Candidates, who are from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Ethiopia & Singapore should have to completed or are in the last year of their bachelors degree in engineering/technology or masters degree (M.Sc) in any relevant science subject from the recognized university.

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