Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2017

Eligibility criteria

Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the eligibility criteria of GATE 2017 given in Table below

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible Candidates Year of qualification cannot be <
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 2017
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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/4th year or already completed 2019
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 /5th year or already completed 2018
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2017
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

Note : In case a candidate has passed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned above in 2016 or earlier, the candidate has to submit the degree certificate / provisional certificate / course completion certificate / professional ceritificate / membership certificate issued by the society or institute. In case, the candidate is expected to complete to complete one of the qualifying criteria in 2016 or later as mentioned above, he/she has to submit a certificate from Principal or a copy of marks card for section A of AMIE.


Certificate from Principal : Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal have to obtain one from his/her institution beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.


Candidates with Backlogs : Candidates, who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2016, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should

  • upload a copy of any one of the mark sheets of the final year,
  • OR
  • obtain a declaration from their Principal along with the signature and seal beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.

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