Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. The score is used for admissions to post graduate programs like Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy in Indian higher education institutes. It is conducted in 23 disciplines. It is administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs. The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies. Recently, GATE scores are also being used by several Indian public sector undertakings (i.e., government-owned companies) for recruiting graduate engineers in entry-level positions. In this article we are providing the details of GATE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for INDIANS as well as for INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.

GATE 2018

GATE Eligibility Criteria – 2017 (No age limit)

Following Table contains the clear details of eligibility criteria for GATE exams

Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)Degree StatusYear of qualification not later than-
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology  (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programsCurrently in the final year or already completed2017
B. Arch.Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years course)Currently in the final year or already completed2017
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 4th year or already completed2017
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in the final year or already completed2017
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program)Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4thyear or already completed2019
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 (Five year program)Currently in the 4th/5thyear or already completed2018
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B. S./M. S. programCurrently in the final year or already completed2017
Professional Society Examination (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 coursesNA

Candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Post-graduate (M.Sc.) degree in any relevant science subject.

Note: Eligibility criteria certificate as applicable shall only be uploaded in application and NOT to be sent by post. If a 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 minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form. In case, a candidate has completed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned above in 2016 or earlier, he/she has to submit the degree certificate/provisional degree certificate/course completion certificate/membership certificate issued by the society or institute. In case, the candidate is expected to complete one of the qualifying criteria in 2017 or later as mentioned above, he/she has to submit Provisional Certificate Letter (as shown below) or a copy of marks card for section A of AMIE etc. Candidates with backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should upload a copy of any of the mark sheet of the final year issued from the Institute where studying. Internet downloaded mark sheet shall not be accepted.

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