Eligibility Criteria for GATE

Published On: 24 Feb 2012

 | Last Updated On: 21 Sep 2013

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordination Board - GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India. The GATE committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and declaring the Results.

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2014 Examination -

Only the following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE 2014. Necessary supporting documents must be sent along with the printed version of the online application by speed/ registered post to the respective Zonal Offices.  Please study the following table carefully and make sure that your year of qualification is not later than what is specified.

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)

Description of Eligible Candidates

Year of qualification cannot be later than

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

Bachelor’s degree in engineering/technology/

architecture/pharmacy (Post-Diploma/Post B.Sc/4 years after 10+2)

Currently in the 4th year or already completed

2014

B.S

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

Currently in the 4th year or already completed

2014

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

2014

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

Post-B.Sc integrated master’s degree programs in engineering/ technology (Four year program)

Currently in the 2nd/3rd/ 4th year or already completed

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

Certificate from Principal

Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal, as determined from Table 4.1, have to obtain a signature from their principal 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.

Candidates with Backlogs

Candidates, who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2013, 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

OR

  • Have to obtain a signature from their Principal 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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