GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria (Revised), Qualifying Criteria – Check Here

GATE 2021GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria has been revised. Students wishing to apply for the GATE examination can check the complete eligibility details 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. For the year 2021, it will be conducted by IIT, Bombay. Here we are providing complete details about GATE Eligibility 2021.

GATE Eligibility Criteria – Revised

newiconGATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria has been revised. To appear in GATE 2021, the eligibility is relaxed from minimum 10+2+4 (appearing) to minimum 10+2+3 (appearing). Check below for more eligibility details.

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Candidates should fulfill the given eligibility to fill GATE 2021 Application Form. Complete details about eligibility criteria are given below:

General Eligibility:

newiconAs per the newly changes introduced in GATE 2021, candidates who have successfully completed their 10+2+2 or 10+3+1 are eligible to apply. Also those who are currently appearing in the 3rd year of their UG degree/ higher years of study or graduated in any Govt. approved degree course in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Arts/ Commerce are eligible to apply for GATE 2021.

  • 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.
  • Candidate who registered after May 31, 2013 for certification equivalent to B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch from any of the professional societies (IE, ICE, IETE, AeSI, IIChemE, IIM, IIE, etc) but meets other eligibility criteria, are also eligible to apply for GATE 2021. However, as the matter is subjudice, the eligibility of such candidates is subjected to further orders of the court.
  • There is not any minimum percentage is specified for appearing in GATE examination.
  • No attempt limit has been 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 completed2022
B.ArchBachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years)Pursuing in the final year or already completed2023 (for 5 year) & 2022 (for 4 year)
B.Sc. (Research)/ BSBachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)Pursuing in the 3rd year or already completed2022
M. Sc./ MCA/MA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any stream of Science/Mathematics / Computer Applications/ Statistics/ Arts or equivalentPursuing in the first year or already completed2022
Int. ME/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)Post-B.Sc Integrated Master degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year)Pursuing in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year or already completed2024
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 3rd, 4th or 5th year or already completed2023
Int. M.Sc/ Int. BS-MSIntegrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated BS/MS programPursuing in the third year or already completed2022
Professional Society Examination (equivalent to BE/B.Tech/B.Arch)BE/B.Tech/B.Arch equivalent exams of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/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.

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.

For any other queries related to GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria, you can ask us by leaving your comments below in the comment box.

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  1. Varsha says:

    Sir,I am in final year engineering..I have not recieved degree certificte…wat am i supposed to attach in the field of degree certificate?

  2. Dibyakanti Ghosh says:

    I have been admitted in M.Sc Physics 1ST YEAR in AUG’17.Am I eligible to apply GATE-2018

  3. Krish says:

    I am going to complete bba.. Sir I want to study MBA . Gate exam is need for MBA?

  4. Anand S says:

    Sir, My brother completed BBA(arts). Now he is studying MBA final year. Can he apply for gate. Yes or no

  5. vishali says:

    sir, I am currently persuing my final year, I am eligible for gate exam?

  6. Lola says:

    We are in 3rd year(final ) Bsc..can we apply for gate 2018?

  7. param sandhu says:

    hi sir,
    i m 2017 pass out..sir plzz tell me what to upload in eligibilty certificate bcz i don’t have degree bcz i have one supply in 8th sem..can i upload 7th sem dmc..its enough or not..


    dear sir,

    i was completed btech in 2012 Can I apply for gate now?


  9. Mamta says:

    sir, i m bsc comp. sci. 3rd year student can i apply to gate exam?

  10. Ayub says:

    Hi, my question is I am in final year of my BE
    As per gate 2018 eligibility criteria 4years after 10+2
    But I am in final year of BE and i have taken 5 years (4+1), so can I apply for gate 2018??

  11. Mounika says:

    IAM 2016 passed out .IAM eligible for gate2018 or not .reply me .

  12. Rupesh chavan says:

    Sir i am bsc computer science appear can gate exam?

  13. yagnesh vyas says:

    i have done my chemistry from Madurai kamaraj university, from distance learning mode. i have provisional degree certificate right now, so i want to ask am i eligible for GATE 2018?

  14. rashmi says:

    I am in 4th year of M.Tech applied geology (5year integrated).Am I eligible for gate 2018?

  15. gnaneswari says:

    sir,i was completed btech in 2015 Can I apply for gate now?

  16. Diya says:

    Sir, I am doing btech…. 2015-2019 at present I’m in third yr…..can I apply for gate 2018

  17. Ashish says:

    I will complete my master degree in chemistry. What is the career options for me after qualifies the gate exam?

  18. Sudhanshu says:

    Bsc Math can appear in GATE exam?

  19. santhana lakshmi says: chemistry student can be apply to gate exam??

  20. M.Ashok says:

    I have back log in 4-1semeter I completed next semester can I apply gate

  21. kawsar says:

    Hey,I am from Bangladesh. I have a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Can i get admitted into IITs for MTech through GATE Exam? If yes then could you explain admission procedures and scholarship opportunity in details please. Thanks in advance,.

  22. Omprakash says:

    Sir,Iam Omprakash M.Sc.mathematics (3rd sem.) From Pt.ravishanker university Am I egilible for gate 2018


    I have one backlog in I will complete that by next semester. Can I apply for a GATE 2018 Exam.

  24. Samir Adhikari says:

    Hi, I m samir. I m studing BSc with Chemistry hons…Will you please tell me that, if i complete by bsc, can i eligible for GATE n purse study for aerospace engineering in the GATE approved colleges n institutions??

  25. Chhaya says:

    I am pursuing (2nd year) from Annamalai University,Distance education.
    (1)Am I eligible for GATE 2018?
    (2) If yes,do they prefer students from distance education background for research?

  26. Bikram says:

    Sir I complete my bsc course.
    I want to apply for gate MA exam
    Will I elligbile for it.
    Any restrictions will here??
    Plz tell

  27. Ronnie Waghmare says:

    I’m the Bsc computer science student in last year am I eligible for gate exam

  28. Gopal Dwivedi says:

    Sir i completed BSc in previous year whatam i eligible for GATE?

  29. ashok kumar.v says:

    sir ,i have done my bbm shall i apply for GATE EXAM 2018

  30. gaurav sharma says:

    i am gaurav sharma passed out 2012 batch in ECE Branch i am continued gate exam from 2013 but no output till i want to clear and got in merit i do not want to change my line but my age is 27 years pl sugguest am I right way in my life

  31. shadma says:

    I am passed MSc 2017 and I read in BEd first year ,I want to do pass GATE 2018 exam bcoz nobody educated in my family so I want to do something

  32. Your Name... says:

    i would like to crack gate exam which coaching centre i should join

  33. Rajnish says:

    I do diploma then I do b tech evening in 4years so I am eligible for gate exam

  34. Dinakar says:

    I have completed Bachalor of engineering aeronautical. Now i want i want take a gate coaching for 2018 can u refer me some good institution in bangalore please.

  35. ramakant says:

    Sir I have done polytechnic diploma, can I eligible for gate exam

  36. D.Alwalreddy says:

    my daughter joined in ecm branch in engineering. can she eligible for gate exam

  37. Prasanth M P says:

    Sir I have been completed her 12th STD. I will elegible to gate exam in 2018
    I have interested study at IIT NIT

  38. mounika says:

    I am currently studying third year in Informartion and Communication Technology..Am I eligible for writing GATE..under which department should I write the exam??

  39. Deepak kaushik says:

    I’m bsc life science and my brother is BSc non medical . Any of us can apply for gate . Pls tell us .

  40. VARUN AGARWAL says:

    I have completed btech in 2010 and currently doing bank job as an IT Officer from the year 2013. Can I apply for gate exam next year. If yes, what benefits will it offer from job perspective.

  41. sudam nahak says: zoology student i am.may i apply it

  42. aahil says:

    good morning
    I am completed my course in 2016 but I didn`t apply for GATE 2017. so, can I apply next GATE examination ?

  43. Rachna Misra says:

    Sir, good morning
    I have got 46.70 percentage in msc in mathematics,is I m applicable to apply for gate exam .

  44. Yamini says:

    sir can i apply now for the gate exam after last date

  45. pranavi says:

    I didn’t apply for GATE 2017.But now I want to apply for it.How can apply

  46. amit kumar says:

    I do not have TC and PC bt I hv course completion certificate and custodian..can I apply for gate

  47. jebran says:

    i’ve completed my BE in 2012 and the application is not giving me that option to select am i elligible or not?

  48. Arun R S says:

    I did my Btech course in 2010- 2014 batch. I have 1 backlog on which the results are due, and should be published before the GATE 2017 results. So am i eligible for applying for 2017 GATE? if yes what eligibility proof document should i submit? i don have a provisional certificate,but only course completion certificate and final year mark sheet ready for today. is it ok? and what should i enter in year of passing column? please help soon

  49. afnaaz jamal km says:

    Sir i have completed my third year B.E in may 2016.i couldn’t countinue my final year in this academic year due to health issues. I would like to continue in next academic can i appear for GATE 2017.please suggest me

    • Mohit Negi says:

      No. In your case you will be completing your 4th year in 2018, GATE 2017 is for only those candidates who are either appearing in their final year or who have completed their final yr.

  50. prakash says:

    sir, now we are in 3rd year 1st semester.can we apply for gate 2017 ???? please reply soon…

  51. raja says:

    sir i have paid money,but it was saying to pay again money
    plzz solve my problem sir
    my registration no is :-R405H76 plzz solve my payment method sir

  52. sujana says:

    I completed in 2016 but dont have provisional certificate so tell me how to apply gate

  53. sujana says:

    I am completed in 2016 but i dont have my provisinal certificsye so how can apply gate right now

  54. sumith says:

    dear sir, i hav one year detainted for b.e now,i m studying final year,cn i apply gate,pls suggest me

  55. Ashish says:

    Sir I have completed engineering in summer 2016 but I don’t have provisional certificate , can I submit 8th sem marksheet.

  56. Neeraj Kumar says:

    and sir which form like dmc or marksheet are need for fill the gate exam?

  57. Neeraj Kumar says:

    sir i am in 7th sem with 3 backlog could i able to fill the gate exam now?

  58. chudhary ashokbhai b. says:

    i m last yaer B.E.(mining engineering). i shoud say to you that previous resuld are remaining due to backlog. can i submit or apply in GATE-2017.

  59. vidushi says:

    sir i have completed my masters in 2012 ,am i eligible to apply

  60. sneha says:

    I hav cleared my 3rd sem of MSc math but may 4rth sem marklist is not there because of 1 paper bachlok
    Can i apply for gate 2017 on the basis of 3rd marklist? Please reply

  61. SARFARAZ AHMED says:

    Dear Sir,
    I was having backlog but had clear that in may 2016 examination but had not recieved any certificate, So what will be the better option from your point of view. As i am very much in need of giving the GATE Exam of 2017.
    Please suggest

  62. vaibhav says:

    Sir I completed my degree in this year im clear in all sem but my 8th sem marksheet is in withheld so can I able to apply form on my 7th sem marksheet???

  63. Prasant says:

    I have completed B.Sc
    Am I eligible to apply for gate 2017

  64. Rupesh singh says:

    Sir I have done my in 2016 but I have not provisional marksheet and 8th sem marksheet so can I submitted 7th sem marksheet in form

  65. Dharam Paul says:

    I have completed AMICE from ICE Delhi. Am I eligible for GATE.

  66. rajan says:

    Sir my branch is safety engineering in final years b tech .can I give gate exam. Plss advice me quickly

  67. Himanshu manjhi says:

    Which documents required for gate online b.tch 4th year

  68. abrahaley says:

    how can i register from out side of India . the online registration state is only for Indian states so pleas help me as soon as possible.
    from Ethiopia

  69. sairam says:

    iwas passout in 2016 i have one backlog to complete my , may i eligible for gate can i submit my 8th sem certificate plzzzzz reply sirrrrrr

  70. VIKASH KUMAR says:

    I did not complete my this year due to backlog. can i submit 8th sem marksheet for eligibility certificate.

  71. Asar sahil says:

    I did complete my in 2016 ,but i have one backlog , i will clear that in this month only , am i able to fill gate form now ?

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