GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021 – Age Limit, Qualification, Attempts

By | May 9, 2020
GATE Eligibility Criteria

The conducting authority is responsible for devising the eligibility criteria for GATE. GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering and is a national-level examination which is conducted annually to get admissions into M.Tech programs in various streams offered by IITs, NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, and STIs. The Public Sector Units or PSUs also accept the GATE score for the recruitment process.  This year, IIT Bombay is the conducting body of the GATE Exam. In this article, you will get complete information about GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021.

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021

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The candidates who are willing to apply for the GATE 2021 must check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form as only the candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria will be eligible to fill the GATE Application Form. The students who do not meet the criteria will lead their application form towards cancellation. The complete eligibility criteria for GATE 2021 is as given below:

  • The conducting authority has 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 five years integrated courses and AMIE etc.).
  • The conducting authority has not set any minimum marks standards for eligibility.
  • There is no attempt limit for the examination.
Course Degree/Examinations Eligibility Year of Qualification not after
B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm. The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after XII or three years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology) Presently in the final year or already completed 2021
B. Arch. The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Architecture (5 years course)/Naval Architecture (4 years course)/Planning (4 years course) Presently in the final year or already completed 2021
B.Sc. (Research) The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after XII or equivalent) Presently in the 4th year or already completed 2021
Pharm. D. (after XII) The candidate must have a degree of 6 years program, including internship/residency training during the final year Presently in the IV/V/VI semester or already completed 2023
MBBS The candidate must have a degree of MBBS and those who are in the 7th/8th/9th semester of such course. Presently in VII, VIII or IX semester. 2021
M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent The applicant must have a degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent Presently in the final year or already completed 2021
Int. M.E./M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years course) Presently in the II/III/IV year or already completed 2023
Int. M.E./M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2) IntegratedMaster’ degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years course) Presently in the IV/V year or already completed 2022
Int. M.Sc./Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or five years integrated B.S. and M.S. course Presently in the final year or already completed 2021
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.or  equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE Presently Section A or equivalent of such professional course

Eligibility for International Candidates

Candidates, who are from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Ethiopia & Singapore who have completed or are in the last year of their bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Masters Degree (M.Sc) in any relevant science subject from the recognized university are also eligible to apply

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