Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2016

Published On: 24 Feb 2012

 | Last Updated On: 02 Sep 2015

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is is conducted annually for admissions to postgraduate programs (master’s and doctoral) in the country, with MHRD and other Government Scholarships/ Assistantships in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science, is open to those who qualify in GATE. The GATE score is also used by some PSUs for their recruitment.

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2016:

Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the eligibility criteria of GATE 2016 given in table mentioned below:

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/Examination

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 B.Sc/ Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.

Currently in the final year or already completed

2016

B. Arch

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

Currently in the final year or already completed

2016

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

2016

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

2016

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

2018

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

2017

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

2016

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 above Table, have to obtain one from his/her institution beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.

Candidates with Backlogs:

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, or have to obtain a declaration from their Principal along with the signature and seal beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.

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