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ELIGIBILITY

The following categories of candidates ONLY are eligible to appear for GATE:

  1. Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering / Technology / Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
  2. Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering / Technology / Architecture (Post-B.Sc./Post-Diploma) and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
  3. Master's degree holders in any branch of Science / Mathematics / Statistics /Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programmes.
  4. Candidates in the second or higher year of the four-year Integrated Master's degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering / Technology.
  5. Candidates in the fourth or higher year of five-year Integrated Master's degree programme or Dual Degree programme in Engineering / Technology.
  6. Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC / AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institute of Engineers (India); AMICE by Institute of Civil Engineers (India)) as equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. Those who have completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

Note: Pre-final year students are not eligible to write GATE.

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ELIGIBLE CATEGORIES OF CANDIDATES WHO CAN APPLY FOR GATE

Only the following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE .  Necessary supporting documents must be submitted ONLINE or by post during the submission of the application form for the exam.  Please read this carefully and make sure that your year of qualification is not later than what is specified below.

Qualifying Degree (Short) Qualifying Degree / Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible Candidates Year of qualification cannot be later than Copies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2012 or earlier Expected to complete during the year of the GATE exam or later
B.E. / B. Tech / B. Arch Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./Post-Diploma) Final year or Completed Year of the GATE exam Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate / Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal
M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA equivalent Master's degree in any branch of Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent Final year or Completed Year of the GATE exam Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate / Course Completion Certificate (pertaining to Masters degree) Certificate from Principal
Int. M.E. / M. Tech or DD (after 10+2 or Diploma) Integrated Master's degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Five year programme) 4th / 5th Year or Completed Year after the GATE Exam Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate / Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal
Int. M.E/M.Tech (Post B. Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master's degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year programme) 2nd / 3rd / 4th year or Completed Two Years after the appearance in the GATE exam Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate / Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E. / B. Tech / B. Arch) B.E / B. Tech 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 Professional Certificate / Provisional Certificate / Course Completion / Membership Certificate issued by the Society or Institute Copy of Marksheet for Section "A"

CERTIFICATE FROM PRINCIPAL


Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their Principal, have to obtain a signature from their principal on a certificate that will be printed on the application PDF file provided only after completion of Online Application Submission. Therefore,  this cannot be scanned and uploaded online.

CANDIDATES WITH BACKLOGS


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

  1. A copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year,  (OR)
  2. A letter from the principal indicating that the student has a backlog  from an earlier semester / year to be cleared, and therefore cannot produce a course completion certificate now.  This certificate will also be present in the last portion of the PDF application form provided to you after you Submit Application Online.

QUALIFYING DISCIPLINES - ENGINEERING / TECHNOLOGY


  1. Aeronautical Engg.
  2. Aerospace Engg.
  3. Agricultural Engg.
  4. Applied Mechanics
  5. Architecture
  6. Automobile Engg.
  7. Biochemical Engg.
  8. Biomedical Engg.
  9. Biotechnology
  10. Ceramic & Glass Technology
  11. Chemical Engg.
  12. Chemical Technology
  13. Civil / Civil & Environmental / Structural Engg. / Construction Engg.
  14. Computer Engg. / Computer Science & Engg. / Technology
  15. Control and Instrumentation
  16. Electrical Engg. / Electrical and Electronics Engg. / Power Engineering
  17. Electro-Chemical Engg.
  18. Electronics & Comm. / Electronics Engg. / Comm. Engg. / Telecommunication Engg.
  19. Energy Engg.
  20. Environmental Engg.
  21. Food Technology / Food Processing Engg.
  22. Industrial Engg.
  23. Industrial Management
  24. Information Science / Information Technology
  25. Instrumentation / Electronics / Control
  26. Instrumentation & Process Control
  27. Manufacturing Engg.
  28. Material Science and Engineering
  29. Mechanical Engg.
  30. Mechatronics
  31. Medical Instrumentation
  32. Metallurgical Engg / Industrial Metallurgy
  33. Mineral Engg. / Mineral Dressing
  34. Mining Engg. / Technology, Mining & Machinery
  35. Naval Architecture / Marine Engg.
  36. Oil Technology
  37. Paint Technology
  38. Petro-Chemical Engg.
  39. Petroleum Engg. / Technology
  40. Planning
  41. Plastic Technology
  42. Polymer Technology / Science
  43. Production & Industrial Engg.
  44. Renewable Energy
  45. Rubber Technology
  46. Textile Engineering & Fibre Science
  47. All other disciplines in Engg. / Technology

QUALIFYING DISCIPLINES - SCIENCE


  1. Agricultural Science
  2. Applied Electronics
  3. Applied Physics
  4. Biochemistry
  5. Bio-Sciences
  6. Chemistry
  7. Computer Applications
  8. Earth Sciences
  9. Electronics
  10. Engineering Physics
  11. Geology/ Geophysics
  12. Industrial Chemistry
  13. Life Science/Veterinary/Animal Science
  14. Life Sciences
  15. Life Sciences (Botany)
  16. Life Sciences (Zoology)
  17. Materials Science
  18. Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
  19. Microbiology
  20. Nano Science & Technology
  21. Nuclear Physics
  22. Operations Research
  23. Pharmaceutical Sciences/Pharmacy
  24. Physics
  25. Radio Physics
  26. Radio Physics & Electronics
  27. Statistics
  28. Textile Chemistry
  29. All other disciplines in Sciences
 
 
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