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Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2017

Published On: 24 Feb 2012 | Last Updated On: 30 Jun 2016

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 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 2017:

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


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/ Technology)

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: For GATE international candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and UAE, the eligibility criteria to write GATE 2017: Candidates who have completed Bachelor’s degree in engineering or Master’s degree in Science in a relevant subject or are in the final year of the program.

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