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. Ankit kumar says:

    Is an msc statistics student eligible to appear for gate?

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