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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.