Eligibility Criteria for GATE Exam

Last Updated: 6th September, 2017

Before starting the application process, the applicant must ensure that he/she meets the eligibility criteria of GATE exam given in the following table:

Table: Minimum Eligibility Criteria for GATE Exam

Qualifying
Degree
Qualifying Degree / Examination Eligible Candidates Description of Year of Qualification
not later than
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology) Currently in the final year or already completed 2018
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2018
B.Sc.(Research)/ B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after
10+2)
Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2018
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed 2018
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years program) Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed 2020
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program) Currently in the
4th/5th year or already completed
2019
Int. M.Sc./
Int. B.S.-M.S.
Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2018
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

Required Documents

If an applicant has already received above-mentioned qualifying degree than he/she needs to upload degree certificate/ provisional certificate.

If an applicant is still in the final year of above-mentioned qualifying degree than he/she needs to upload Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute ( Click here for format ).  Signature and seal of the Head of Institute/Department with the current date should be there in this certificate.




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