Eligibility for GATE Exam: Educational Qualification, Age limit

By Mona Kumari|Updated : April 12th, 2022

Eligibility for GATE Exam: The officials will release the GATE eligibility criteria 2023 and the information brochure. It will include all the information about the eligibility criteria compulsory for candidates to appear in the GATE exam. Candidates are permitted to appear in the exam if they are eligible for the exam as per the criteria.

GATE eligibility criteria can be found here for candidates applying for the GATE 2023 entrance exam. GATE exam will be held in February 2023 by IIT Kanpur. The prescribed age restriction, educational level, and nationality conditions are all part of the eligibility for GATE exam. Check out this article for further information on what a candidate must fulfil in order to apply for the GATE exam.

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Eligibility for GATE Exam

Before initiating the application procedure, the candidate must confirm whether he or she fits the eligibility for GATE Exam or not.

Latest Update: Candidates who are currently enrolled in the third or higher year of an undergraduate degree program OR who have finished any government-approved degree program in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce, or Arts are eligible to take the GATE exam.

Eligibility for GATE Exam: Nationality

Nationality is one of the essential factors for the candidates to be eligible to appear in the exam. Various foreign nationals are permitted to appear in the GATE exam. The entire 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).

Eligibility for GATE Exam: Age Limit 

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

  • Candidates applying for the GATE 2023 examination are not required to meet any age restrictions (minimum or maximum).

Eligibility for GATE Exam: Educational Qualification

Must be in their third or higher year of study or have finished a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Technology, Science, Arts, or Commerce (duration: at least three years). We have provided the lists of the eligibility conditions in detail. Any candidate who meets the following conditions, however, is eligible to take the GATE exam.

Note: Candidates who are studying or have already acquired a degree higher than that shown below will be allowed to sit for the GATE 2023 exam.

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

  • Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in engineering or technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology).
  • Expected Year of Completion: 2024

B.Arch.

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree in Architecture (5-year program), Naval Architecture (4-year program), or Planning (4- year course)
  • Expected Year of Completion: 2025 (for the 5-year program), 2024 (for the 4-year program)

B.Sc. (B.S./Research)

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final/3rd year of such programs.
  • Expected Year of Completion: 2024

Pharm. D. (after 10+2)

  • A six-year degree program that includes internship or residency training beginning in the third year.
  • Currently in the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth year, or has previously completed
  • Expected Year of Completion: 2025

M.B.B.S.

  • M.B.B.S. degree holders and those in the 5th/6th/7th semester or higher semester of such a program.
  • Expected Year of Completion: 2024

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

  • Candidates must have completed or be in the last year of a Master's degree program in any discipline of science, mathematics, statistics, or computer applications.
  • Expected Year of Completion: 2024

M.Tech./Int. M.E.

  • Integrated Master's degree programs in Engineering/ Technology for post-B.Sc students (4-year program)
  • Expected Year of Completion: 2024

Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual degree

  • Engineering/Technology Dual Degree Program or Integrated Master's Degree Program (5-year program)
  • Expected Year of Completion: 2024

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

  • Those in their last year of a five-year Integrated M.Sc. or five-year Integrated B.Sc./ M.Sc. degree.
  • Expected Year of Completion: 2024

Professional Courses equivalent to B.E / B.Tech

  • Professional Societies' B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations accepted by the MoE/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by the Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India, and so on)

Note: The following are some of the Professional Societies / Institutions that offer examinations in various branches of engineering.

  1. The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  2. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  3. The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  4. The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  5. The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  6. The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  7. The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) 

Documents Required for GATE Eligibility

The eligibility for the GATE exam also says the documents candidates must present while filling the exam. The candidates must keep the following documents to fall under the GATE eligibility criteria.  

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

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I'm on third year can I apply to GATE?
Neha Singh

Neha SinghSep 2, 2019

Sir i hv passed this june2019..can i upload my provisional certificate in application form gate2020
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RavikumarSep 2, 2019

Namaste sir I am RAVIKUMAR  how much attempt for Gate exam  as per category wise
Samar

SamarSep 2, 2019

Say no .. GATE has ruined so many lives.
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Sir my ews certificate is in process...can i fill form from ews category??
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Can Last year student from B.Tech Mechanical are eligible for gate Exam?
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FAQs

  • As per the eligibility for GATE exam, third-year students of undergraduate study are allowed to take the exams.

  • Yes, as per the eligibility for GATE exam, any undergraduate (UG) student in the third or higher year of any government-approved degree in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Arts, Commerce, or Science can give GATE.

  • As per the official notification of GATE so far, there is no minimum or maximum age limit specified to appear for the examination. Therefore, candidates of any age group can appear in the exam. Any candidate following the eligibility of GATE can give the exam at any age. Every year GATE exam is conducted once, and candidates can sit only once per year, irrespective of their age.

  • 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 exam eligibility criteria. It is known that the GATE exam is conducted once every year; hence candidates can sit only once every year in the exam. 

  • Candidates who are currently enrolled in the third or higher year of an undergraduate degree program OR who have finished any government-approved degree program in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce, or Arts are eligible to take the GATE exam.

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