GATE Eligibility & Qualifying Criteria – Check Here

Filed in Education by on March 15, 2021

Students wishing to apply for the GATE examination can check the GATE 2021 Eligibility criteria from here. For the year 2021, it will be conducted by IIT, Delhi.

Here we are providing details about GATE Eligibility 2021.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering also referred to as GATE is a national level entrance test that is regulated by IITs & IISC rotationally. This exam will be conducted for those aspirants looking for admissions in M.Tech/ME and other programs provided by IITs, NITs, and other institutions and colleges.

GATE Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should fulfill the given eligibility to fill GATE 2021 Application Form. Complete details about eligibility criteria are given below:

General Eligibility:

  • There is not a minimum or maximum age limit is prescribed for this examination.
  • GATE exams are primarily meant for the candidates who completed their degrees from a recognized university.
  • Students appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam/degree are also eligible to apply (except in some 5 years integrated courses and AMIE etc.).
  • The candidate who registered after May 31, 2013, for certification equivalent to B.E./B.Tech/B. Arch from any of the professional societies (IE, ICE, IETE, AESI, IIChemE, IIM, IIE, etc) but meets other eligibility criteria, are also eligible to apply for GATE 2021. However, as the matter is subsidized, the eligibility of such candidates is subjected to further orders of the court.
  • There is not no minimum percentage is specified for appearing in the GATE examination.
  • No attempt limit is prescribed to apply for this exam.

Qualifying Degree Eligibility

Before applying for the examination, candidates must check the eligibility criteria. Here we have mentioned the qualifying degree/examination for different courses:

Qualifying Degree/Exam

Qualifying Degree/Exam (Descriptive)

Degree Status

Year of Qualification (Not later than)


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those students are in the final year of such programsPursuing in the final year or already completed2021


Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years)Pursuing in the final year or already completed2021

B.Sc. (Research)/ BS

Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)Pursuing in the 4th year or already completed2021

M. Sc./ MCA/MA or equivalent

Master’s degree in any stream of Science/Mathematics / Computer Applications/ Statistics or equivalentPursuing in the final year or already completed2021

Int. ME/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)

Post-B.Sc Integrated Master degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four years)Pursuing in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year or already completed2022

Int. ME/ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five years)Pursuing in the 4th or 5thyear or already completed2021

Int. M.Sc/ Int. BS-MS

Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated BS/MS programPursuing in the final year or already completed2021

Professional Society Examination (equivalent to BE/B.Tech/B.Arch)

BE/B.Tech/B. Arch equivalent exams of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE.Completed section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA

Candidates, from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Ethiopia & Singapore must have complete or are in the last year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering/technology or masters degree (M.Sc) in any relevant science subject.

Note: If candidates are studying any higher degree or already get a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, then candidates can select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form. Visit Homepage.

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