GATE Exam Info

How Many Times One Can Appear For GATE Exam?

This is being asked so many times that I decided to write a post about it. To get a clear answer for this question, please have look at eligibility criteria for appearing for GATE exam.

There is nothing mentioned about number of attempts one can make in GATE exam. That is the best thing and there is no age limit too. As of now, the organizers don’t maintain the database of student taking GATE exam and use it to verify that every time.

The bottom line is you can make as many attempts to GATE exam as you want. There is no limit on number of attempts in eligibility for GATE exam.

The next question is about age limit for attempting GATE exam. I think there is no age limit either for appearing in GATE exam. I was referring to the GATE 2011 online application form. Exam seekers born during 1940 to 1995 are eligible to appear for the exam if the fulfill other eligibility conditions mentioned.

The information holds correct until the GATE exam organizers decide to change the eligibility conditions. I will try to update as soon as any modifications comes up in number of attempts to GATE or any changes in age are made.

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68 Comments

  1. Sahdev Katariya

    How many chances of gate exam

  2. AK

    Hi I’ve completed by B.tech in CS in 2007. After I’ve got industrial experience and now I’m teaching in a self financing eng. college.I’m above 30.Is there any use for GATE now?

  3. rajesh

    sir can a negative scorer in gate is eligible for next year gate exam again

  4. Nabegha faiz

    Can a candidate write gate after b.tech?

  5. krithikaa

    send me about gate exam 2016 updates

  6. pooja

    Hi… one of my friend is planning to write GATE 2015… is there any specific time within which after completing ur B.E u can take up gate ??
    like he graduated in 2013 so by 2015 he HAS to take it up or otherwise he cannot take it later in 2016 or something like that ??

  7. thamizharasi.m

    hai sir,now i am doing B.E ECE 3 year ..plse send the rules and regulation about gate exam and how can prepare the gate exam and question pattern and how can apply for gate exam

    1. sunil bagade

      Dear students,
      only final yr students can give Gate exam, For gate u need not to do extra study, ur 2nd,3rd and final yr engineering syllabus is enough, BE electronics students u need to study for extra EXTC subjects.
      by d way if u study regularly and prefers previous Gate pprs, will help you a lot.

  8. Deepika

    I wrote my GATE Exam and my mark is 4.33 wat can i do next and any facilities do i get?

    1. sunil bagade

      deepika, you have to work hard, at least u should Qualify Gate marks,
      with this positive figure marks u can apply for M.E. admission, if u r interested !

  9. Shaishav Kulkarni

    I am in TE Electrical Engg. I want name of exams that i can appear for, having syllabus similar to GATE. Plz e-mail me.

  10. atul

    sir bt im am asking u how many attempts we can give in GATE2014

  11. PRIYANKA

    hi sir..can i know what is the procedure for entering to gate exam..am doing my BE 3rd yr….

    1. sunil bagade

      Check GATE website regularly.
      In sept & oct months, online gate admission is started.

  12. ramakrishna

    now Iam 3rd year b.tech can I apper for gate exam in 3rd year

  13. swadesh singh bhadoria

    i am a student of 2nd yrs in b.tech ,iwant to fight the gate exam
    plz sir,how will preparing for gate

  14. Amrita

    i would like to ask to webmaster that – which collage will be best for me for m.tech if i score average marks in gate ?

  15. chrish

    Thankyou sir

  16. naveen

    sir , i am studying my b.sc computers final year can i able to write gate exam ……i am in a big confusion can u suggest me ………..

  17. SOPAN

    sir i m student of mechanical engineering.can u send me study material for GATE exam,plzzzzzz.

  18. vasudevan

    im final year EEE.please send me the study materials for GATE xam………..

  19. vimal

    sir…,
    im doing final year EEE.please send me the study materials for GATE xam.

  20. richa shrivastava

    thanks sir , this is very valuable information which have u shared with us ……….i need to know about m.tech from another colleges other than iits .

  21. VISHNU

    sir,
    i completed btech 2008ECE,presently iam working as a communication engineer,for 3 years.I wish to take mtech ……but my age now is 25 ,is it wise to gor for mtech at this age……will my expereince in communication field do any good even if i ta
    ke mtech……….plese help..

    1. omsun

      yes u can

  22. VISHNU

    sir,
    i completed btech 2008ECE,presently iam working as a communication engineer,for 3 years.I wish to take mtech ……but my age now is 25 ,is it wise to gor for mtech at this age……

  23. Sindia Asoka

    Hi,

    I alrdy apprd Gate 2011 but I didnt scrd gud… Sum of my frnds said… ter s a possibility of 2 attempts in GATE.. Is it true… Frndz pls help me…. Giv me sum suggestins abut GATE attempts nd age limit…. Bcs I need to apply GATE2012

    1. swaraj

      yes u can..if u fulfill the criteria dude….best of luck..

  24. amit rawat

    very very thanx to provide so much information . so i want u should update all about gate

  25. Mohit

    Hello Zahid,
    What you had mentioned about the lower-age limit?

    You had mentioned that a person born between 1940 & 1995 is eligible to appear in GATE. I don’t have information about the upper limit but the person born in 1995 is just 16 years old on July 1st, 2011. How can he/she appear in the exam as according to 16 years, it is the minimum real age for a person to appear in class 10th board exam, 15 be the certificate age.

    I believe the minimum age limit to appear in GATE is 21 years. So, it will be 1990 & not 1995.

    1. najaran kumar

      no not like that, some intelgent children’s complete thair degre in 13 or 14 years also, that’s way some of those are also eligebul to apper in gate exam.

  26. madhu

    sir,
    how much percentage(%) in b.tech degree is required for every competitive exam. also send me the value of b.tech degree marks in our carrier…….now i am a 4th year mechanical engineering student, which will be most preferable for me m.tech or another study???

  27. gowri

    sir,
    how many percentage(%) in BE degree and 2nd PU is sufficient for every GATE exam.

  28. Ashutosh panda

    sir,
    how many percentage(%) in b.tech degree is sufficient for every competative exam. also send me the value of b.tech degree marks in our carrier….

  29. malhar

    hello sir,
    i m design er. in mnc comp. nd sir i wanna 2 do mtech nd i also appear gate-11 bt ws not succeed nd last time i was taken coaching also from ace academy hybad. so i have idea of preparation but i m confuse now how 2 make schedule of reading with this job so plz help me..

  30. Rashi Jain

    Sir, I qualified GATE in 3rd year of my B.Tech. Now for improvement i want to take GATE 2012? Supposedly I score less this time than previous then which of the two scores would be valid?
    Moreover, how will next year’s GATE score affect my score in GATE 2011?

  31. lokesh rawat

    hello
    i m btech 3rd yr student .. ece branch i wanted 2 knw after b.tech which course i shud opt for m.tech or mba..??

  32. lokesh rawat

    hello
    i m btech 3rd yr student .. ece branch i wanted 2 knw after b.tech which course i shud opt for b.tech or mba..??

  33. chethan

    sir,
    i wanted to know .wat rank shld i get to get thur iisc??

  34. Abhijeet

    thank you for providing this much information.I too have the same doubt as that of Ami
    (See Responses 11 oct 2010).

  35. sowmiyn

    helo sir, i like to ask what is the aim and responsibility of iit students?

  36. deepika negi

    sir,deepika here…i hv heard tht..nw we can appear fr gate twice only….soois it right..plzz rply…

  37. vineet

    sir i want do M.TECH/M.E but the problem is that i have very low grade or percentage in B.E(mech) so please suggest me whether can i do M.E or not….

  38. lakshay

    sir,i would like to know that right now i am pursuing b.tech 2nd year in comp.sc. and engg. branch.when it will be better for me to appear in gate as in pre-final or final year,wht should be the criteria for self learning,what should be the minimal cgpa considered good for a good career?

  39. sahil

    hi

    After M.Tech also the student can apply the gate exam for Ph.D…?

  40. sandeep de

    if it is m.tech then what r the streams for m.tech in ee….?

  41. sandeep de

    sir,
    how much percentage(%) in b.tech degree is required for every competative exam. also send me the value of b.tech degree marks in our carrier…….now i am a 4th yr electrical and electronics engineering students, which will be most preferable for me m.tech or another study???

  42. simi

    sir i have completed my MSc. in chemistry this year..now i want to do M.tech…so plzz suggest me some college..

  43. rohan

    i want to know that can i appear for gate exam in 3rd year of engineering. How many times can i appear for gate exam?

  44. biplab

    i have already taken admission for ME courses in BESU with my 2011 score card.Can i apply for the gate next year at the time of pursuing my ME course there ?and if by chance i get good GATE score in 2012 then may i eligible for the readmission in ME course in any IIT and will i get the scholarship for 3 conseutive years?

  45. niveditha

    hi sir !!
    i’ve nt qualified in GATE2011..so i am preparing for GATE2012..
    but i dont have 60%aggregate in my b.tech..is it advisable to prepare for GATE this time??

  46. Gorakh Kunde

    How many time one can write the GATE exam. What is BE % required for GATE admission in IIT’s

  47. amar

    i have joined m tech iit kharagpur with GATE-2010 score. Now i wish to discontinue this & wish to join iit bombay with last year score. Can i do this?

  48. shweta golechha

    Hello sir,
    I have done diploma in electronics and communications engineering and B.sc (general) and MCA from IGNOU.I didn’t have Maths as a subject in B.sc though i had maths in 10+2 and diploma..will I be eligible for GATE..please reply.

    Thanks

  49. ananya

    tell me dat what % is required for GATE exam

  50. Anjali

    Hi sir.. I m a bsc(maths) student. Should i go for b.tech or MCA.? And thn aftr m.tech…. Plz reply as soon as possible….

    1. leo

      Yes ,u can ,if u have some years of manufacturing experience or design experience in OEM or Go for MSc and then go for M-Tech

  51. GATE Champ

    Dear Sri, Your gate score will be: Last years score(LS)+current Score(CS)+Next years predictive score(Nxt) using hampshire’s algorithm-cos^2Nxt/LS *e^CS/LS *Kc – nT/CS-LS

    just kidding. You can use either score cards next year. So if you score better next time, just destroy all evidence of previous attempt. If last score was better, just use that. You can use any score as long as its valid.

    🙂

  52. vishal

    i done MCA but i have not subject math in Science graduate level will i eligible for gate exam also my basic qualification diploma in electronic after 10 TH

    so plz give my answer this question

  53. sri

    sir
    firstly I’d like appreciate all the efforts you are making for us.
    my ques : i’ve qualified gate in 2010 whose gate score is valid for two yrs, so now i am also writing gate 2011
    suppose if i was not able to get a better score this yr than that of previous yr
    then what will be the value of my gate score of 2010 ?
    also if two students one having score of 2010 and another having score of 2011 but wid equal gate scores trying to take admission then who will be prefered ?

    hoping for a reply to the earliest possible……..

  54. nagaveni

    hai….
    thank u for giving us a good information regarding
    this…

  55. nikki

    hi..i have completed my b.techin electronics & communication in 2009…nw i wanna give GATE exam…m i eligible for the exam???

  56. chethu

    tank u,,,,,for ur kind reply

  57. paras poonia

    sir,
    how many percentage(%) in b.tech degree is sufficient for every competative exam. also send me the value of b.tech degree marks in our carrier….

  58. Praveen

    Hello,
    Thank you very much for your info.

  59. Ami

    sir
    firstly I’d like appreciate all the efforts you are making for us.
    my ques : i’ve qualified gate in 2010 whose gate score is valid for two yrs, so now i am also writing gate 2011
    suppose if i was not able to get a better score this yr than that of previous yr
    then what will be the value of my gate score of 2010 ?
    also if two students one having score of 2010 and another having score of 2011 but wid equal gate scores trying to take admission then who will be prefered ?

    hoping for a reply to the earliest possible……..

  60. Balaji

    Hi…..
    As a Teaching Assistant(TA) what kind of works that a PG student has to do in an IIT

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