GATE ECE Eligibility Criteria 2023: Qualification, Age Limit, Degree, Document

GATE ECE Eligibility Criteria 2023: Qualification, Age Limit, Degree, Document

ByAina Parasher  |  Updated on: Apr 5, 2022
Check out the GATE ECE Eligibility Criteria 2023. Know the age limit. Find out the Nationality criteria. Get the detailed description of the GATE eligibility criteria for ECE. Find out document required to be eligible for the exam.
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GATE ECE eligibility criteria 2023 will be released by the officials along with the information brochure. It will contain all the information related to the eligibility criteria mandatory for candidates to sit in the exam. Candidates are allowed to sit in the exam if they are eligible for the exam as per the criteria.

Here, we have mentioned derailed description of the GATE ECE eligibility criteria along with nationality, age of candidates, academic qualification and number of attempts allowed for the candidates. The latest notification for the GATE ECE eligibility criteria will be announced soon by the officials.

What is GATE ECE Eligibility Criteria?

GATE ECE eligibility criteria are set up by the conducting body which is IIT Kanpur. There will be set conditions that will be released by IIT Kanpur which are mandatory to be met by every candidate who aspires to appear for the GATE ECE exam. The GATE eligibility criteria for ECE will include parameters like age limit, nationality, educational qualification, etc. 

GATE ECE eligibility criteria include the following three major parameters which are:

  • Educational qualification of the GATE ECE
  • Nationality
  • Age limit
  • Number of attempts

GATE ECE Educational Eligibility

As per the GATE ECE eligibility criteria, candidates who have completed/will complete their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Master’s degree (M.Sc) in any relevant science subject from a recognised University or institution will be eligible for GATE 2023. Those pursuing third-year B.Tech or UG courses are also eligible to appear for GATE 2023.  There are other criterion that candidates belonging to different disciplines must know and are explained below:

Qualifying Degree

Eligible candidate's description

B.Arch

Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree or already passed

B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm.

Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree or already passed

Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch.)

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc.)

Pursuing the 2nd/3rd/ 4th year or already passed

B.Sc.(Research)/ B.S

Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree or already passed

M.Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent

Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree or already passed

Int. M. Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.

Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree or already passed

Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Pursuing the 4th/ 5th year or already passed

Pharm. D. (after 10+2)

Pursuing the 4th/ 5th/6th year or already passed

GATE ECE Eligibility Nationality

Nationality is one of the important factors for the candidates to be eligible to sit in the exam. Various foreign nationals are allowed to sit in the exam. The complete list of the nationality-based eligibility criteria is mentioned below:

  • Indian national candidates will be eligible for the exam.
  • Nepal,
  • Bangladesh,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Singapore,
  • Ethiopia and
  • United Arab Emirates (U.A.E).

GATE ECE Eligibility Age Limit

As per the official notification, there is no minimum or maximum age limit prescribed to appear for the examination. Candidates of any age group can sit for the exam. Any candidate who is following the eligibility criteria of ECE can give the exam at any age. Every year GATE ECE exam is conducted once and candidates can sit only once per year irrespective of their age.

GATE ECE Eligibility Number of Attempts

As per the official notification, the number of attempts is not a criterion for candidates to sit in the exam. Candidates can sit for the exam as many times as they want to given that they follow other eligibility criteria of the exam. It is known that the GATE exam is conducted once every year hence candidates can sit only once every year in the exam. 

Documents Required for GATE ECE Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the GATE ECE exam also mention the documents candidates must present while filling the exam. The candidates must possess the following documents in order to fall under the GATE ECE eligibility criteria.  

  • The degree certificate/provisional degree certificate/course completion certificate/membership certificate is issued by the society or institute if the candidate has completed any one of the degrees mentioned above.
  • Candidates have to upload their Provisional Certificate Letter (as issued by the Head of the Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Department) or a copy of the marks card for Section A of AMIE, etc. If the candidate is expected to complete one of the qualifying norms in 2023 or later
  • No document has to be sent by post. All the documents have to be uploaded only while filling out the online application.
  • Upload a copy of any of the mark sheets of the final year issued from the institute where he/she was studying in case the candidates with backlogs (failed subjects) in any of the subjects in their qualifying examination.

GATE EC Eligibility Criteria FAQs

  • Yes, candidates studying in the final year of B.Tech. are eligible for the exam. As per the latest updating of the GATE ECE eligibility criteria, candidates in the 3rd year of the under-graduation course are eligible for the exam. 

  • GATE ECE eligibility criteria do not talk about the age limit of the candidates. There is no maximum age limit for GATE ECE 2022. Candidates of any age can sit for the exam. 

  • Yes, candidates from a few foreign countries are eligible for the exam. The complete list of the countries from which the candidates fall under GAT ECE eligbii]lity criteria is:

    • Nepal,
    • Bangladesh,
    • Sri Lanka,
    • Singapore,
    • Ethiopia and
    • United Arab Emirates (U.A.E).
  • As per the GATE eligibility criteria for ECE, the educational qualification required for the exam is mentioned below:

    Qualifying Degree

    Eligible Candidate's Description

    B.Sc.(Research)/ B.S

    Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree or already passed

    M.Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent

    Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree or already passed

    Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch.)

    Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

    Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc.)

    Pursuing the 2nd/3rd/ 4th year or already passed

    Int. M. Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.

    Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree or already passed

    Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

    Pursuing the 4th/ 5th year or already passed

    Pharm. D. (after 10+2)

    Pursuing the 4th/ 5th/6th year or already passed

    B.Arch

    Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree or already passed

    B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm.

    Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree or already passed

  • The GATE eligibility criteria for ECE do not restrict candidates from attempting the exam as many times as they want to. The number of attempts in the exam solely depends on the choice of the candidate. 

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