M.Tech Admission Advises

How to get into IITs for M.Tech

How to take admission into IITs?, what it takes to get admission in IITs for M.Tech?, what is the procedure to take M.Tech admission in IITs? How to apply for M.Tech in IITs? These similar questions are addressed in this post.

Before starting reading it, I would recommend you to read all articles I wrote for M.Tech aspirants during last year “Must read articles for M.Tech aspirants”. This will probably clear almost all the doubts about M.Tech and its importance. Once you go through with them you already may have an idea about what it takes to IITs for M.Tech.

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Basic Requirements for Getting into IITs for M.Tech.

  • B.Tech percentage must be above 60. Do read my article on this issue 60% aggregate for M.Tech admission.
  • Must have a wonderful GATE Score or Good All India Rank, or Good percentile. Don’t get confused and afraid with 99 + percentile. Percentage is different from percentile to read more about it refer to How to calculate GATE percentile.
    Also refer to Top Marks in GATE 2010 to get an idea how many marks you need to go to IITs 800+ score may be reasonably take you to IITs.
  • Be prepared to take another test at IIT for admission. Learn the basics of each subject, especially core subjects related to your engineering stream, as there may be a written test for admission to M.Tech if the number of candidates has close scores. Written test decision totally depends on the Department offering M.Tech program in IITs.

Things are not ideal for most of the times most of the students score 60% above in their B.Tech, but the real challenge comes when GATE cracking the GATE exam. If you have little less score and a great passion to get into IITs and that only matters to you, then you should continue reading.

IITs offer many interdisciplinary courses in different departments. I mean some students from Computer Science in their B.Tech can be admitted to Civil Engineering in GIS (Geographic information system) M.Tech course. This course offers computer science application in civil engineering. This is just an example program, there are many more programs. Therefore, I suggest you to check eligibility in all departments.

Placements in these courses are not as lucrative as in core branches, but as IITs are IITs, student s manages to get a job at the end of the day. The real questions comes when one need to decide between core branch in NIT and interdisciplinary course in IITs. I personally prefer IITs because they offer a far better environment in all aspects compared to any other institute in India. If a student work a little hard and learn the subject well, IITs provide better job opportunities for interdisciplinary courses too.


  1. Anushka Parajuli

    Hello there!! Is there any sorts of foreign seats? Could you please mention the procedures for the admission of foreign students in M.Tech?

  2. Akshay

    My gate score is 52.34 can i get any best iit or nit

  3. satish

    sir i’m AMIE student………..
    am i elegible to get an admission in m.tech-iit ???

  4. Laxmi pujati

    Sir I am Laxmi Pujari doing Be computer engineering..so can I take admission in IIT to do M tech computer engineering??
    Does it matters to get into IIT to do M tech having Be background??

  5. Ajay Gidd

    Sir I got 72% in hse exam in 2017 can I eligible for IIT exam for next year

  6. Vinod

    Sir I am doing M.E in E.C.E department but my background is EEE..Sir can I apply for PhD in iits electrical Department

  7. Easswar

    Sir,I am doing production engineering I want to do ME at IIT? what can I prefer in gate either PI or ME?


    Hello Sir,
    Expected marks is 45 in cse on set 1. Please tell me about chance of admission in m.tech form any top iit or nit.

  9. Raja khan

    Sir if any one have only 45-50℅in x/xi CLS…Is he can admission in IITs..?

  10. Azadul Rahaman

    Sir if any one have only 45-50℅..Is it no problems…Plz comment one more time sir..

  11. Yash wadhwani

    Hello sir i have 60.9% cgpa wise and 61.8 % cpi am i eligible for mtech from IITS sir please reply i am gate 2018 aspirant.

  12. Yash wadhwani

    Hello sir i have 60.9% cgpa wise and 61.8 % cpi am i eligible for mtech from IITS sir please reply i am gate 2018 aspirant

  13. Azadul Rahaman

    Sir Reply plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  14. Azadul Rahaman

    Sir I m in B.Tech.How many parcent is eligible Madhymik/H.S.for Admission IIT For M.tech/M.E…Plz comment

    1. Zahid

      Usually B.Tech marks are counted not Madhymik/H.S for admission into IITs.

    2. Azadul Rahaman

      Thnx sir…Plz uploading more videos in YouTube…..

    3. Azadul Rahaman

      Sir if Anyone Have only 40-50℅..In X/XII cls …Is it no problem..??? Comments One More Time plz sir..

  15. Yadvendra

    What is the criteria for direct admission in IITs ?

  16. Ajay

    hi sir,

    I am pursuing my MCA final year from VIT university vellore. Now I want to do my M.Tech from IIT. So how can i apply for that…

    thank you

  17. Shantanu Yengul

    I have 59% in BE. But I want to get admission in iit for mtech. Is it possible to get through gate score only?

    1. Zahid

      Yes possible

  18. Inder Roy

    Couldn’t have asked for anything better today!
    Thanks for this amazing article. The insights helped me sort out a lot. Made notes and shall be using the tips right away! 🙂

  19. lakhan gupta

    i want to join iit kanpur after b.tech to complete my m.tech
    please help me, what to do ?

  20. dinesh palke

    i m studendt of eee branch..gec raipur….i wany to know about admission in iit through gate 2016… but my percentage is 56%. can i study in iit to scoring a better marks in gate 2016….

  21. dinesh palke

    ya i know about it all of preference but it being a tequest having find out any better idea ….thank u…

  22. Ashish

    I am applying for M. Tech full time sponsorship program but there is requirement of 60% Aggregate for B. Tech but i have Degree Percentage 72% and i also calculated aggregate from each semester it will be 59.33%, is i’m applicable for this program???
    also is they calculate all semester mark or percentage with round off process???
    please reply me as soon as possible

  23. ROHAN

    hello sir,
    i just want to know like hiring of psu’s through gate we have to apply for mtech program in iit before announcement of gate result or we can apply after results too?

  24. sai dileep


    I completed my graduation in ECE in the year 2014. Now I started working in a software company in the domain of data warehousing. So right now interested in doing M.tech in IIT or IISC in data warehousing domain. I read your post and came to know that it is possible. But since there is a gap between B.tech and M.tech where I started working, will it be possible now also. And moreover if it is possible should I write gate exam on ECE related or CSE related to do M.tech on data warehousing specialisation. Please let me know.

  25. Vijay

    Does gate exam organised by all IITs in a year

  26. kunal

    i am working with the MNC ,this company sopansor me to do M.TECH from Nit what is the processor pease tell me………waiting

  27. Sadiqha

    Hi Sir/Mam,

    This is Sadiqha, I’m graduated in IT and working as Software Tester and now i wanna to do M.Tech. I wanted to ask you that I have scored 69.143% in B-Tech. With desire commitment I desired to do my M-Tech in IIT’s no second option, this is my first option. How I would have to schedule my timing to get in IIT’s. I requesting you please help me out this is my Dream.

  28. neha sharma

    sir is there any choice for M.tech from IIT without giving Gate exam

  29. Vijay Poladia

    Sir, i have scored 58% aggregate in BE in Computer Engineering. So i wanted to ask you that if a score good marks in gate, so will i get addmission in any of the IIT’s? If not so which other institution should i try?

  30. ASHOK

    actully my branch is agricultural engineering i wanna to m.tech in electrical or cs can i do this.

  31. shweta

    i want to do mtech (mathematics).I an not qualified in GATE-2014.Is there any govt. college where I can take admission

  32. david billa

    I have had multiple arrears in my b.tech, got second class degree only but percentage is 70% overall.. will my bad track record in BE affect my admission into IIT and further job prospects after M.Tech?

  33. vinay

    Hi, I am doing my graduation now and i am planning to do my m tch in iit , but once i have failed in two subjects in 3rd sem, however i hav cleared the subject now, does this makes impact on admission in iit?


  34. Rajendra Prasad Murmu

    i want to join at iit for mtech program.please help me about its cut-off mark and elligible for admission at iit
    i am a student of a college which is under bput and currently running my btech program and only a year left for completion

  35. Rajendra Prasad Murmu

    i want to join at iit for mtech program.please help me about its cut-off mark and elligible for admission at iit

  36. Rajendra Prasad Murmu

    i want to join at iit for mtech program

  37. Rohit

    actually i’m graduated in ECE and working as software developer(JAVA) and now i wanna to do M. tech from CSE, so can i do this?
    thank you.

  38. aryan

    thanks zahid. you’ve helped me a lot!! god bless you!!

  39. rahul sharma

    M a b.e 1st year student.. could you plz. tell me how to start preparing for GATE from first year so that I easily get admission in IITs

  40. amulya

    Sir, am doing my bsc in biotechnology….can I persue my degree in mtech biotechnology… plz let me know

  41. Manashi


    For 4years I am working in an MNC . I like to avail distance M.Tech courses from IIT.
    Please let me know the procedure for that. Shall I have appear for GATE.


  42. Madhuri

    Currently I am pursuing my Master of science (COmputer science) from Mumbai University am i eligible for M Tech in IIT or any other institure

  43. SUNNY

    Hello Sir
    well sir i have a query. I am pursuing my btech in mining engg discipline, so what are the disciplines to pursue for my mtech including the interdisciplinary branches.
    for which branches am i eligible.
    please post the branch as well as the respective college name.

  44. Agyapal

    I have done B.tech in CS (2011 pass out) and currently I am working in MNC on cloud computing and virtualization. I would like to know if I can get any benefit of industry experience for getting admission in IIT’s as right now I am running 20 months experience.


  45. akshay karekar

    First of al, thnks a lot 4 providing all dis stuff 4 us….is there any necesity or eligiblity of 12th % to make it into IITs through GATE ???

  46. sadhana sihani

    sir can i know how to apply for interdisciplinary courses ????
    and what are the required eligibility criteria
    i have a valid gate score …….bt not vaery good scores
    plz help

  47. Uma Maheswari K

    Currently I am doing M.Sc Geoinformatics (1st year).I am very much interested in M.Tech Geoinformatics. Can I able to do M.Tech in IIT after my M.Sc? Plz reply me sir.

  48. lekharani

    sir, is it possible to get admission directly in Phd after m.tech.? if yes, then what is the criteria ?

  49. Balajisankar

    Am doin second year BE civil engineering .i wanna be an M.Tech embryo of IIT.could you please tell me or guide me how to prepare for GATE. .is this the correct time for preparing??
    Please guide me

    thank u

  50. Arpit billore

    i start prepring for GATE …
    plz guide me how to prepare to get IITs

  51. Sachin shet

    I have 4years teaching experience.:) i did be in ece branch. I want to do m. Tech. I passed out in 2008 batch. I have 65% aggr scores. But in one sem i have 55%. What are the benefits are there if i do m.Tech in iit otherthan any universities. Is i am eligible to directly get into iit through my teaching experience. Or i need to write gate exam. Is this is the only way to admission or any other ways are there.. Is distance education facility available in iit or not. What are fee structures.. N i cant leave the present job also.. Please guide me.

  52. harban

    sir i am bsc graduate student and i got 3rd division in +2 and i have scored 74 percent in bsc math (hon). now i am preparing for gate. sir kindly tell me if i get good score in gate can i get jon in iit or they will consider my +2 career. thank you.

  53. sanya

    can we get admission into iit even though i have less than 60%

  54. dev

    hello, i’m new here

    i’m dev and i’m in my final b.tech of civil engineering.
    can i appear for GATE CS exam and get a seat in computer science in IIT?
    advance thanks for replies.

  55. anurag

    my rank is 75 and gate score is 392 in textile technology. pls suggest best options for m.tech

  56. Atul

    Sorry i forgot to mention my branch it is E&tc………………..

    Best Regards,
    Atul Khairnar

  57. Atul

    Sir i have completed my BE with 68% in final year and have 59.4% throughout my 4 years will it affect my entry in IIT for M.tech as a sponsored candidate from my institution……if its possible please provide me the syllabus for written test and some tips on interview hw is it sme what tough or nt dat tough?

    Best Regards,
    Atul Khairnar

  58. Arvind kr.

    Sir can i get admission in any branch in any iit.. If my +2 %age is 58percntage. And 6.8 cgpa mechanical engg
    and gate scoor last year 315 sc category.
    Reply its urgent

  59. harsha


    how much score is required in gate to get admission in IIT’s for M.Tech in civil engineering & cse?

    is there any alternative?

    with gate rank ,we can get ?or any other tests is there to get admission into IIT”s?

  60. SAGAR

    SIR i am in last year engineering, but doing after diploma in engg.
    not did 12th.
    am i eligible to iit m.tech admission?
    plz rely.


      Yes you can eligible

  61. swetha


    Iam from b.tech final year and Iam from Computer Science dept. I want to prepare for GATE on my own i.e. with out any coaching. Sir is it possible to get into IIT by thorough preparation? Is it sufficient if I go through the std text books for technical subjects? Please mail me your suggestion. This is my life and death matter. Definitely I have to get into IIT at any cost.
    My mail id: [email protected]

  62. anusha

    sir could you please tell me about the job oppurtunities for computer science students after pursuing mtech from iit’s.

  63. shanthi

    sir currently am doing my b.e civil 2nd yr wen to rite gate ,wat to prepare and how plez tell me de way to enter my dream institute iit…

    1. Naresh

      u”ve posted before two years about the preparation of GATE…
      I hope now u”re aware of those things …I’m doing my second year …rite now ….plz can u suggest me how to prepare for the GATE n when to write the GATE …

    2. Ajit Kumar

      For gate preparation if u do sincerely study for 4 to 5 months u can crack with good marks.first see last 15 years question.analyse the pattern difficulty level.then chose standard book to start preparation.now a days formula based question are coming more.so I have to learn end results.daily solve 20 to 30 questions.if I do I am sure I will be Im top.understand the first concepts.

  64. Siddharth

    Sir, if i got 89%this year and in next year i again appear for gate and got less than 89% then which score will valid ?

  65. mukul

    i hv got 87% in gate cs in general pls suggest can i get a gud college?..

  66. sh90

    Sir i’m getting 63 marks branch cse my aggregate is 78.5
    any chance to get into IITD or IITK??
    Paper was very easy this year lots of people scoring 60+ 70+ and 80+

  67. nikhil

    hai sir!!!
    i was really helped frm dis website………
    can u plz tell me wat are the diff % level of subject questions in gate exam for electrical dept ????

  68. Sajeesh

    sir i hav completed B. E Mech Engg 3 years back now .. working in Private Mech company.. Interested to study further ,,, in IIT
    .. i have 3.5 years Exp ,,, will this be useful to getinside IIT ..
    also tell me is there any consideration for Exp Holders …..

  69. ankit

    sir,60 percent in class 12th is necessary for getting admission in iit for m.tech course by gate examination?

    1. Chaitanya

      Is it necessary to get ??

  70. Bijnan

    Hi Zahid,
    First of all, hats off to you for such a noble initiative. I have followed all your posts regularly.

    I am interested in doing Phd through IITs or other reputed institutes. Can you please enlight this area with information like min GATE score, throughout academic track record in terms of percentage.

    Waiting for your interesting posts.

    Best regards..

  71. Raj

    Sir ….
    i am preparing for gate from my books only is it sufficient for gate and get into iits

  72. niveditha

    thanx 4 all ya posts sir…
    i jus wanna knw abt requirement of b.tech percentage in m.tech admission..

    1. DEV


    2. manikanta

      you must have 60% in your btech when you get into iits

      55% is enough for seeking admissions into other than iits…..

  73. Kiran Raj

    Thank you for all your posts that provides enlightment to everyone aspiring to join IIT. Can I know the best coaching centres for GATE? I prepared myself last time and could only get 1997 rank. I thought that coaching centre would provide an extra learning curve. Please help me out on this.

  74. nishanth gowda r s

    sir is it better to get into IIT’s or into abroad colleges for better education

    1. Zahid

      Nishanth: Very nice question, I will write a post about it soon. Added to my to write list. Meanwhile you can read M.Tech in IIT or MS in US. And i hope you will most of the points there.

      Thanks a lot.

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