GATE Eligibility 2021

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GATE 2021 Eligibility

Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he / she meets the educational eligibility criteria of GATE 2021.

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2021

The categories of candidates eligible to appear for GATE 2021 are given in Table below.

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree / Examination ( Descriptive ) Description of Eligible Candidates Year of qualification cannot be later than
B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology ( 4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering / Technology ) Currently in the final year or already completed NA
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree in Architecture ( Five years course ) Currently in the final year or already completed NA
B.Sc. ( Research ) / B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science ( Post – Diploma / 4 years after 10+2 ) Currently in the 4th year or already completed NA
M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed 2020
Int. M.E / M.Tech ( Post – B.Sc. ) Post – BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology ( Four year program ) Currently in the 2nd / 3rd / 4th year or already completed 2020
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 ( Five year program ) Currently in the 4th / 5th year or already completed 2020
Int. M.Sc / Int. B.Sc / M.Sc. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.Sc / M. Sc. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2020
Professional Society Examination ( equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. ) B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD / UPSC / AICTE ( e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers – India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers – India ) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

Candidates who have obtained / are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: i) must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree ( duration: at least 4 years ) in Engineering / Technology or; ii) 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 Table, the candidate should select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.

Documents Required in Support of Eligibility ( Eligibility Documents )

  • In case the candidate has already passed ( in 2020 or earlier ) one of the qualifying examinations listed in Table, he /she has to submit  ( i.e. upload ) the degree certificate / provisional certificate / course completion certificate / professional certificate / membership certificate issued by the institute or society.

  • In case, the candidate is expected to complete one of the qualifying criteria specified in table, he / she has to upload a Certificate from the Head of the Department /Institute or a copy of marksheet for Section A of AMIE. This certificate must mandatorily have the signature and seal of the Head of Institute /Department with current date.

Note : Eligibility Document, as applicable, has to be uploaded only while filling the online application and not to be sent by post.