GATE Eligibility Criteria


The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted jointly by all Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the country and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. The examinations are usually held in the month of February every year and the results are declared in March. The candidates who have Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Technology or Pharmacy or Master’s degree in any branch of Science, Mathematics, Computer Application, or Statistics can apply for GATE.

Eligibility criterion for GATE

The categories of candidates who can apply for GATE are listed below.

  • Candidate should have Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Engineering, Architecture or Pharmacy. Final year students can also apply for GATE.
  • Candidate should have Master’s degree in any branch of Science, Mathematics, Computer Application, or Statistics. Final year students in these streams too can also apply for GATE.
  • Candidates who have obtained a professional degrees equivalent to B.Tech or B.E recognised by UPSE or AICTE can also apply. The usual courses are AME by ICE(I) and AMIE by IE(I).
  • Candidates who have passed Dual degree program or 5-year Integrated Masters degree program or 4-year Integrated Master’s Degree Program (after B.Sc) in Engineering or Technology can also apply for GATE.

For admission to post graduate courses with MHRD scholarship a weightage of 70% is given to GATE score. The scholarship awarded by GATE is valid for a period of 2 years for the Master’s degree programs. The candidates who have qualified are eligible for Junior Research Fellowships awarded by CSIR Laboratories. In some institutions it is mandatory to mention the GATE qualification for admission for various post graduate courses.  Presently many government companies seek GATE score for applying for various posts in different departments. One of the eligibility criterions to apply for the post of a Scientist in many government organizations is a GATE score.

Important Dates

The date of GATE exam is in the month of February. The candidates can collect the application form online from fourth week of September to third week of October. The candidates can collect the application forms from various GATE office counters. The last date of submitting the filled application form online is last week of October. The candidates can send it through post or by hand till November first week. During the mid week of March the results are declared.

Contact Address for GATE

  • Address: Chairman, GATE, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
  • Phone No: 011-2659 1749
  • Fax No: 011-2658 1579
  • Email id: [email protected]

There are various centres all over India for GATE. The candidates can find the result in particular websites of IIT or IISc.



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20 Responses to “GATE Eligibility Criteria”

  1. 20

    For sc/st people’s how much marks they wan’t to got the gate 2014

  2. 19
    sanju sahu:

    how many times we apply for gate

  3. 18
    Rushikesh Dharmadhikari:

    I am in final year of BBM E-com. Am Eligible for GATE exam ?
    plz inform me about that .

    ( BBM : Bachelor in Business Management 3 years Degree course )

  4. 17

    is class twelth score considered to apply for gate exam?

  5. 16
    Guru dwivedi:

    if any one have a back in 6th sem.(pursuing me 4th yr) is that eligible?
    please answer….

  6. 15

    I am pursuing mechanical engineering(4th year).
    Am i eligible for GATE EXAMINATION?
    I am waiting for your revert.

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  8. 13
    Sonu kumar:

    I complete btech course in 2012.can i eligable for gate 2014?

  9. 12
    vikash kumar sharma:

    i am pursuing mca from ignou(that is distance/correspondence couse).so ican apply for gate exam.and criteria is fullfil for

  10. 11

    m persuing last year…..n my 2 back papers are pendng,,,,wich will b clear till next year,,,,,,the end of june in 2013,,,,if i will be clearify gate exam 2013….then m i eligible to take a admission in iit,,,,

  11. 10

    I have completed A.M.Ae.S.I. (Aeronautical Engg.) in the production stream and would be interested in appearing for GATE with a view to pursuing an MTech/MEngg in Industrial Mangement. Am I eligible to apply and is there any age criteria

  12. 9

    I have scored 21 out of 100 I just missed to qualify by 0.03 but I want to apply for ME in government college is there any chance for me…

  13. 8
    Shah Momin:

    I m Pursuing MCA by Distance mode from IGNOU , am I eligible for GATE exam

  14. 7
    Neha Dudeja:

    Is a student in B.TECH electronics and communication eligible for GATE in mathematics…..Is it beneficial for him???????

  15. 6
    ashish lakhera:

    is class twelth score considered to apply for gate exxam?

  16. 5

    I am graduate in computer science i.e BCS
    Can i eligible for GATE in CS?

  17. 4
    surabhi maheshwari:


    i want to ask a question about GATE that is
    can distance learning student also take gate paper plz reply me soon.

    thanking u

  18. 3
    akhil: scince) cource is elegiable for GATE

  19. 2
    Gaju mohite:

    sir, I have passed graduation with 2nd class so can eligible for gate? please give me advice.

  20. 1

    does CGPA has a bigger influence on the admission of M.Tech in any college??If there is a supple in any semester during B.Tech course is there will be any problem during admission??