GATE 2018 Eligibility, Age, Limit & Qualifying Degree Criteria

GATE 2018Students wishing to apply for the GATE examination can check the GATE 2018 Eligibility criteria from here. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering also referred as GATE is a national level entrance test which is regulated by IITs & IISC rotationally. This exam will be conducted for those aspirants looking for admissions in M.Tech/ME and other programmes provided by IITs, NITs and other institutions and colleges. Here we are providing details about GATE Eligibility 2018.

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General Eligibility:

  • There is not any minimum or maximum age limit is prescribed for this examination.
  • GATE exams are primarily meant for the candidates those completed their degrees from a recognized university.
  • Students appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam/degree are also eligible to apply (except in some 5 year integrated courses and AMIE etc.).
  • There is not any minimum percentage is specified for appearing in GATE examination.
  • No attempt limit is prescribed to apply for this exam.

Qualifying Degree Eligibility:

Before applying for the examination, candidates must check the eligibility criteria. Here we have mentioned the qualifying degree/examination for different courses:

Qualifying Degree/ExamQualifying Degree/Exam (Descriptive)Degree StatusYear of Qualification (Not later than)
BE/B.Tech/B.PharmBachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those students are in the final year of such programsPursuing in the final year or already completed2018
B.ArchBachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years)Pursuing in the final year or already completed2018
B.Sc. (Research)/ BSBachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)Pursuing in the 4th year or already completed2018
M. Sc./ MCA/MA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any stream of Science/Mathematics / Computer Applications/ Statistics or equivalentPursuing in the final year or already completed2018
Int. ME/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)Post-B.Sc Integrated Master degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year)Pursuing in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year or already completed2020
Int. ME/ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five year)Pursuing in the 4th or 5th year or already completed2019
Int. M.Sc/ Int. BS-MSIntegrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated BS/MS programPursuing in the final year or already completed2018
Professional Society Examination (equivalent to BE/B.Tech/B.Arch)BE/B.Tech/B.Arch equivalent exams of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE.Completed section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA

Candidates, those from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Ethiopia & Singapore must have to completed or are in the last year of their bachelors degree in engineering/technology or masters degree (M.Sc) in any relevant science subject.

Check Detailed Eligibility Criteria

Note: If candidates is studying any higher degree or already get a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, then candidates can select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.

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  1. Sharwan kumar says:

    I passed AMIE section A&B Is I am eligible for apply Gate?

  2. Solanki rajubhai says:

    I comolested my B.sc in 2017 can I apply for GATE exam? ?

  3. Tejas Shrirao says:

    Is there any effect of low percentage or pointer to the eligibility of gate exam

  4. Subrata Chakraborty says:

    Sir,I m pass out 5 years BA LLB degree course.can I eligible for GATE exam.waiting for reply.

  5. Nagaraj Selvam says:

    Dear Sir
    My qualification DEEE I Can Apply Gate Exam 2018

  6. meenoo says:

    b a complet mba

  7. Shridevi says:

    sir, I have completed my degree (BE under vtu) with 3 years on 10th+3years diploma basis, so am I eligible to write gate exam on my degree?

  8. Ayush says:

    Please suggest best books and test series for mechanical and cs

  9. Gopal Das says:

    I completed graduation in mathematics honours in 2016 with 51.5% of number
    Am I eligible for GATE exam

  10. abhishek kumar says:

    sir. i am b.sc 1year student what can i apply for gate?

  11. Ankit kumar says:

    Sir, i’m completed CIPET 2014-17 batch are eligible for GATE 2018

  12. Dhiraj kumar says:

    Sir i am doing BTECH from AMIE i am eligible for GATE

  13. Arsh Babbar says:

    Sir Am I eligible if i have my degree from 5 year B.tech graduation program which is Part time B. tech.

  14. SOMNATH RAKSHIT says:

    Sir,I am SOMNATH RAKSHIT diploma student I can eligibile gate exam

  15. Poornima Munavalli says:

    Sir..i have completed b.tech in 2009 under vtu.am i eligible for gate 2018??

  16. Savithasri says:

    sir,i am 2nd year btech…i am eligible for gate exam

  17. angelcats says:

    I have done MSc. in Anthropology. Can I apply for Gate

  18. Kuldeep says:

    Sir my percentage in msc is 55% ,, am I eligible for gate?

  19. Nija says:

    I have done bba(bachelor in business administration). Can I give GATE exam plz reply me

  20. Heena says:

    I have done my 12,bca and now m in mca final year can i appear in gate??

  21. rekhansh jain says:

    I hv completed my b.tech in electronics engg. Can i apply gate in mathematics?? Plzz reply asap.

  22. Lovely mohapatra says:

    Sir i have completed my 10th,+2 now in +3 in science .shall i m eligible for gate

  23. Karan Barde says:

    I am doing mba tech chemical engineering from Nmims. Can I give gate ?…i am presently in 3rd year. Can I give gate in 4th year

  24. jovita Saldanha says:

    What is the age criteria for GATE

  25. Rama Chandra Jena says:

    Sir, I have completed 10th,+2,Diploma and now studying for 3year b.Tech course in final year . Sir I eligible for Gate exam.. Yes or no..

  26. Nishant Tyagi says:

    i’ve done my course equivalent to B.TECH . i’ve done course Of AMIIE . can i also eligible for GATE exam. ??

  27. Anonymous says:

    I have completed engineering in 5 year instead of 4, will I be able to give gate exam? And suppose I have scored a good percentile in gate, will I be still able to apply for mtech or job?

  28. yogesh says:

    sir i completed b tech in distance eduction in the univercity oF RAJASTHAN VIDYAPEET

  29. Vanshika says:

    Can a BSc clear student is eligible for GATE exam? please tell me

  30. sanjay says:

    i am in 3rd year btech and applied for gate exam.is there any issue for writing exam.

  31. Rajesh says:

    I have pending backlogs i have completed my btech can i apply

  32. Amarlapudi praveen kumar says:

    I am detended in b.tech 3rd year…and re-admitted..now I am final year…iam eligible fr gate 2018??

  33. Babli says:

    Is m.sc 1st student eligible for gate 2018

  34. shubham jain says:

    Sir does the student of pre-final year of B-Tech are eligible for GATE2018????

  35. Sayali Bidre says:

    I have completed my B.E in 2015 and i am filling up the Gate 2018 form but not able to get the option to select my B.E completion year as 2015. What should i select in the form??

  36. teena says:

    sir, I completed my btech in 2015. I got 1 backlog in sem 3.Now i am waiting for the result. I have only course completion certificate.can i apply gate 2018 with my 8th sem marklist. Reply me pls

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Yes, you can apply. You have to upload the eligibility certificate also which is given on the official website of GATE.

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