GATE Eligibility

GATE Eligibility

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs (IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India.

Qualifying Degree(short) Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible candidates Year of Qualification cannot be later tdan Copies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2015 or earlier Expected to complete in 2016 or later
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 2016 Degree Certificate/

Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion Certificate

Certificate from Principal
B.S Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2016 Degree Certificate

Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion Certificate

Certificate from Principal
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 Degree Certificate/
Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion Certificate
(pertaining to Masters degree)
Certificate from Principal
Int. M.E/ M.Tech(Post BSc) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Four year programme) Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed 2018 Degree Certificate/
Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion Certificate
Certificate from Principal
Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Five year programme) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed 2017 Degree Certificate/
Provisional Certificate
/Course Completion Certificate
Certificate from Principal
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 Degree Certificate/
Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion Certificate
Certificate from Principal
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 Professional Certificate/

Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion/
Membership Certificate issued

by the Society or Institute

Copy of Mark sheet for Section “A”

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.

Certificate from Principal

Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal, as determined from the above table, 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 is generated after completion of the online application submission.

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

(i)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.