Eligibility for GATE 2021 is given from the official GATE organizing institute. It covers GATE eligibility for Engineering, MSc, MCA, and other students. It’s important for non Engineering degree students to Know eligibility for the GATE exam.
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The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear in GATE :
|Degree/Program||Qualifying Degree/Examination||Description of Eligible Candidates||Expected Year of Completion|
|B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Pharm.||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||2022|
|B. Arch.||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||2023 (for 5-year|
program), 2022 (for 4-year program)
|B.Sc. (Research) / B.S.||Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)||Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed||2022|
|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||2024|
|M.B.B.S.||Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the 5th/ 6th/ 7th semester or higher semester of such programme.||5th, 6th, 7th or higher semester or already completed||2022|
|M. Sc. / M.A. / 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|
|Int. M.E./ M.Tech.|
|Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree|
programs in Engineering/ Technology (4-year program)
|Currently in the 1st /|
nd rd th
2 /3 /4 year or
|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|
|Currently in the 3rd|
/4 /5 year or
|B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com.||Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts /|
Commerce (3 years program)
|Currently in the 3rd year or already|
|Int. M.Sc. / Int. 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|
|Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to|
B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.)
|B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers- India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)||Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses||NA|
Those criteria are given by the GATE official website. Let me elaborate on it for students’ by name of degrees.
GATE Eligibility for Other than Engineering Students
- 2nd and 3rd year MCA students are eligible for GATE.
- 1st and 2nd year MSc students are eligible for GATE based on qualifying degree.
- BSc. BCA and BCS (a three years degree) students are not eligible for GATE Exam.
- BSc. (Tech), a four years degree, final year students are eligible for GATE exam.
- B.Tech or BE integrated students are eligible from their third year of the integrated degree.
If you have any other degrees or have questions related to GATE eligibility, please feel free to drop a comment. This is a part GATE Exam info and preparation guide, which more GATE related posts to help students.
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