GATE Eligibility Criteria 2022 – Age Limit, Qualification, Attempts


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 that 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 2022 for the recruitment process.

This year, IIT Kharagpur is the conducting body of the GATE Exam.

In this article, you will get complete information about GATE Eligibility Criteria 2022.

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2022

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The candidates who are willing to apply for the GATE Exam 2022 must check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form as only the candidates who fulfill 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 Exam 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 mark standards for eligibility
  • There is no attempt limit for the examination
CourseDegree/ExaminationsEligibilityYear of Qualification not after
B.E./B.Tech/B.PharmThe 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 completed2021
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 completed2021
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 completed2021
Pharm. D. (after XII)The candidate must have a degree of 6 years program, including internship/residency training during the final yearPresently in the IV/V/VI semester or already completed2023
MBBSThe 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 equivalentThe applicant must have a degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalentPresently in the final year or already completed2021
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 completed2023
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 completed2022
Int. M.Sc./Int. B.S.-M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B.S. and M.S. coursePresently in the final year or already completed2021
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/AICTEPresently 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.


It is important for the students to analyze the eligibility criteria first and then proceed with the preparation. This article enlists all the essential points to consider regarding eligibility.

Be consistent and give your best.

Good luck!

Yashrika Bhardwaj

Yashrika is an Electronics Engineer passionate about technology and integrating it with innovative ideas to give startups an initial boost that they require.

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