Eligibility Criteria for GATE Exam

Apr 27, 2016 15:19 IST

    Minimum Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2016

    Qualifying Degree

    Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)

    Description of Eligible candidates

    Year of Qualification cannot be later than

    B.E./B.Tech./ B.Pharm.

    Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/ Technology  (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.

    Currently in the final year or already completed


    B. Arch.

    Bachelor's degree holders of Architecture (Five years course)

    Currently in the final year or already completed


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    NOTE: 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 relevant minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.

    In case a candidate has passed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned above in 2015 or earlier, he/she has to submit the degree certificate / provisional certificate / course completion certificate / professional certificate / membership certificate issued by the society or institute. In case, the candidate is expected 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.

    (i) Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2015, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should submit a copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year

    (ii) have to obtain a signature from their Principal/HOD along with the seal on the “Certificate from the Principal” format that will be printed on the application PDF file which will be generated after completion of the online application submission.

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