Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2020

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2021 (No age limit)

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree / Examination Description of Eligible Candidates 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 3rd year or higher grade or already completed 2022
B.Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)/Naval Architecture (4 years course)/Planning (4 years course) Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed 2023 (for 5-year program), 2022 (for 4-year program)
B.Sc.(Research) / B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma / 4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed 2022
Pharm. D. (after 10 + 2) 6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards Currently in the 3rd/4th/5th/6th year or already completed 2024
M.B.B.S. Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the 5th/6th/7th semester or higher semester of such programme. 5th, 6th, 7th or higher semester or already completed 2022
M.Sc./ M.A. / MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science / Mathematics /Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed 2022
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) Post-B.Sc. Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4-year program) Currently in the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed 2024
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-year program) Currently in the 3rd/4th/5th year or already completed 2023
B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com. Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 years program) Currently in the 3rd year or already completed 2021
Int. M.Sc. / Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S.program Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed 2022
Professional Society Examinations* (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers- India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

*Some of these Professional Societies / Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows.

  1. The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  2. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  3. The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  4. The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  5. The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  6. The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  7. The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MoE / AICTE / UGC / UPSC as equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. / B.Planning etc.