• GATE Eligibility Criteria 2024 - Age, Qualification, Qualifying Marks

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Update on: 23 Aug 2023 15:54:44 PM

GATE eligibility 2024 shall be notified along with the GATE 2024 brochure. This year GATE exam will be conducted by IISc Bangalore for which the notification is expected to be released soon. Candidates keen on pursuing M. Tech course through GATE exam should ensure that they fulfill the GATE exam eligibility criteria that inclused age limit, nationality, academic qualification, etc. Get complete details on GATE edligbility on this page here. 

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2024

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2024 will be released by GATE 2024 exam organizing body which is IISc Banglore along with the official notification. Candidates who are in 3rd year of graduation or higher year can fill the GATE application form. International students who are keen on pursuing higher education in India can also apply for GATE exam.

Know the complete details regarding GATE eligibility consisting of GATE exam educational qualification, age limit, nationality and more on this page here. Before we proceed further, let us give you a brief of the GATE exam eligibility.

GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria Key Highlights 

GATE 2024 Exam Eligibility Criteria Key Highlights 

GATE eligibility parameter



Indian as well as international students can apply for GATE exam. 

Academic Qualification

> Candidates must have passed graduation in engineering/technology or Master’s degree in any relevant science subject.

> Candidates in the3rd year or final year of their qualifying degree are also eligible to appear for GATE 2024

> Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: Must be currently in the 3rd or higher years or completed their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 3 years) in Engineering / Technology / Science / Arts / Commerce.

GATE 2024 Age Limit

There is no age limit for GATE exam

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2024: Educational Qualification

The candidates who are interested in applying for GATE 2024 exam should ensure that they fulfil the GATE educational qualification as per the GATE notification. A candidate who is currently studying in 3rd year or higher year of graduation or has completed the government-approved degree can appear for GATE exam. The details about GATE qualifying degree, expected year of completion of graduation etc is given in the following table. 

GATE Educational Qualification 

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/Examination

Description of eligible candidates

Expected Year of Completion

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

Bachelor’s degree 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.


B.Arch Students

Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5-year course) / Naval Architecture (4-year course) / Planning (4- year course)

Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed.

2026 (for the 5-year program) 2025 (for the 4-year program)

B.Sc. (Research) Students

Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)

Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed.


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



Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the 5th / 6th / 7th semester or higher semester of such program

5th, 6th, 7th, or higher semester or already completed.


M.Sc., MA, MCA or Equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent

Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed


Integrated 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


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


B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com.

Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 years program)

Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed


Integrated M.Sc, Integrated B.S./M.S. 

Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed


Degree from Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch) 

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses


Know GATE cut off here

Professional Societies Conducting Examination Equivalent to B.E./B.Tech

Following is a list of acceptable professional institutes whose degree is accepted for GATE exam 2024. 

  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIIE)

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2024 For International Students

International students keen on pursuing GATE exam from India can also apply for GATE 2024 exam. Check the eligibility criteria for GATE exam for international students. 

  • International candidates from countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE) can also appear for GATE exam.
  • In order to pursue GATE exam, candidates should be a graduate or must be in final year or the third year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology.

Certificate Required For GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates appearing for GATE 2024 exam must ensure that they verify their eligibility by providing suitable documents. Here is a list of the documents that must be uploaded by candidates to prove their eligibility. 

  • Candidates are required to submit the professional degree or certificate issued by the officials. 
  • Those in the final year of graduation will have to upload the provisional certificate issued by the Head of the Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Department or a copy of their mark sheet for section A of AMIE, etc. 
  • PwD candidates are required to upload a PwD certificate issued to them by competent authorities. 

GATE Eligibility for M.Tech 

Candidates who qualify GATE exam will be offered admission in M. Tech courses in colleges offering M. Tech programs in IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other prestigious institutions. Candidates will have to apply separately for different counselling process for admission in M. Tech. However, in order to take admission in IITs, candidates will have to complete the GATE 2024 registration through COAP which will be carried out separately. On the other hand, those willing to pursue M. Tech from NITs, IIITs, CFTIs will have to apply through  Centralized Counselling for M.Tech 2024 or CCMT. : 

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