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GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age, Qualification

GATE eligibility criteria 2021 should be referred to before filling GATE 2021 application form.  GATE eligibility criteria 2021 table is given below do check to know if you are eligible for your paper.

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GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021

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 5 th/6th/7th semester or higher semester of such programme. 5 th, 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 Completed 2022
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) 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 2024
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program)program in Engineering/Technology (5-year Currently in the 3rd/4th/5th   year or already completed 2023
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 completed 2021
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 completed 2022
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations ofProfessional 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

Some of these Professional Societies /Institutions which conduct examination 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 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 the application form.

Documents Required for Applying GATE 2021

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

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

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3 Comments

  1. Kritika

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

    1. InI Labs Inc.

      Yes, you are eligible.

  2. 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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