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GATE Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age, Qualification

GATE eligibility criteria 2024 should be referred to before filling GATE 2024 application form.  The GATE eligibility criteria 2024 table is given below do check to know if you are eligible for your paper.

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We created GATE score calculator based on data from 2013 to 2023, IIT GATE cutoffs and CCMT GATE cutoffs will give the last score admitted in IITs and NITs for M.Tech. GATE Eligibility Criteria are given below in detail.

GATE 2024 Important Dates

Online Application Process OpensAugust 2023
Closing Date of REGULAR online registration/ application processSeptember 2023
Closing Date of EXTENDED online registration/ application processOctober 2023
Modifications in GATE 2024 ApplicationNovember 2023
Availability of GATE Admit cards for downloadJanuary 2024
GATE 2024 ExaminationsFebruary 2024
Candidate’s response available in the Application portalFebruary 2024
Answer keys available on the Application portalFebruary 2024
Submission of challenges by candidates on Answer KeysFebruary 2024
Announcement of Results for GATE 2024March 2024
Availability of Score Card for download by candidatesMarch 2024

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission to Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering / Technology / Architecture.

GATE 2024 added the two new papers Geomatics Engineering (GE) and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM) will provide direct benefits to graduates.

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2024

  • A candidate who is currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program.
  • A candidate who has already completed any government-approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible for appearing in the GATE 2024 exam.
  • However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MoE/AICTE/UGC/UPSC as equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. /B. Planning, etc.
  • Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: Must be currently in the 3rd or higher years or completed their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 3 years) in Engineering / Technology / Science / Arts / Commerce.
Degree/ProgramQualifying Degree/ExaminationDescription of Eligible Candidates
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 or already completed
B. Arch.Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (5-year course) / Naval Architecture (4-year course) / Planning (4-year course)Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed
B.Sc. (Research) / B.S.Bachelor’s   degree   in   Science   (Post- Diploma/4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed
Pharm. D. (after 10+2)6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, from third year onwardsCurrently in the 3rd/4th/5th/6th year or already completed
M.B.B.S. / B.D.S. / B.V.Sc.Degree  holders  of  M.B.B.S.  /  B.D.S.  / B.V.Sc.   and   those   who   are   in   the
th    th    th
5  /6  /7  semester or higher semester of
such program.
5th/6th/7th or higher semester or already completed
M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Arts / Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently 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 /2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed
Int. M.E./ M.Tech./M.Pharm. or Dual Degree
(after Diploma or 10+2)
Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program)Currently in the 3rd/ 4th /5th year or alreadycompleted
B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com.Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3-year program)Currently in the 3rd year or already completed
Int. M.Sc. / Int. B.S. / M.S.Integrated  M.Sc.  or  5-year  integrated B.S.-M.S. programCurrently in the 3rd year or higher or already
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. /
B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE
(e.g. AMIE by the Institution of Engineers- India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil
Engineers-India and so on)
Completed Section A or the equivalent of such professional courses
B.Sc. (Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry)4-years programCurrently in the 3rd/4th year or already completed

Some of these Professional Societies /Institutions which conduct examinations in various fields of engineering are as follows.

  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including the Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

Candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MHRD/AICTE/UGC/UPSC as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch./B.Planning etc.

Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India

  • Must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology or;
  • Must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master’s) degree (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant subjects in science.

Note: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table the candidate should select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling out the application form.

Documents Required for Applying GATE 2024

A candidate who has already passed earlier one of the qualifying examinations listed in the table has to submit the degree certificate/provisional certificate/course completion certificate/professional certificate/membership certificate issued by the institute or society.

If a candidate is expected to complete one of the qualifying criteria specified in the table has to upload a certificate from the head of the department or institute or a copy of the mark sheet for section A of AMIE. This certificate must mandatory have the signature and seal of the Head of the Institute/Department
with the current date.

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    Good information about gate

  2. Kritika

    Can a 3rd year pursuing Bsc H food technology be eligible for GATE exam?

    1. InI Labs Inc.

      Yes, you are eligible.

  3. Anish Rangnekar

    I am currently doing MSc Biotechnology. Can I do M.Tech in Chemical Engineering after giving Gate Exam then? Shall I have to choose Engineering Mathematics in Gate? I had no maths in 12th std and very low grades in 12th too.

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