Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering [GATE]

GATE 2018 Eligibility

Exam Date : 3rd February 2018 To 11th February 2018
Result Date : 17th March 2018

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Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2018

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)

Description of Eligible candidates

Year of Qualification cannot be later than

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

Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and candidates who are in the final year of such programs.

Currently in the final year or already completed

2017

B. Arch.

Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course after 10+2)

Currently in the final year or already completed

2017

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

Bachelor’s degree in Science(4 years after 10+2 or Post-Diploma)

Currently in the 4th year or already completed

2017

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

Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent

Currently in the final year or already completed

2017

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

Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent (Four-year program)

Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4thyear or already completed

2018

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

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five-year program)

Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed

2018

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

Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Currently in the final year or already completed

2017

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

Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE/ MHRD as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech and those who have completed Section A of AMIE.

Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses

NA


Eligibility criteria for GATE 2018 are as follows:

There are some factors which are considered under the eligibility criteria of GATE 2018 exam. The candidate who wants to appear the GATE 2018, they have to fulfill the eligibility criteria.

Candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates must have finished or should be in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Post-graduate (MSc) degree in any of the relevant science subject to be eligible for appearing for the GATE examination.

All conditions are clearly mentioned below.

  • All the candidates are eligible for GATE only after their Bachelor Degree achievement and there is no upper limit a candidate's age.Hence, candidates with a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply for GATE 2018.
  • Internet downloaded mark sheet shall not be accepted.
  • It will NOT be possible to change the paper choice after online application has been submitted on the website.
  • A Bachelor Degree i.e. B.Tech/ B.E./B.Pharm/B.Arch is mandatory for all candidates from a recognized University to satisfy the eligibility criteria for GATE examination.
  • Either Bachelor Degree in Science/BSc or Research from recognized University is compulsory for all candidates to satisfy the eligibility criteria for GATE examination.
  • The applicants having Master’s Degree in from any stream Mathematics/Science/Computer or equivalent or Statistics or Five-year B.S./M.S. Progam or M.Tech or M.E. after BSc are also eligible to apply for GATE 2018.
  • The applicants appearing in the final year of qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for GATE exam provided they have submitted the certificate from the Principal of University or College are also eligible to appear for GATE 2018.
  • The candidates, who have passed the qualifying examination, have to submit their certificate or degree certificate or provisional certificate or they are not eligible.

Candidates with backlogs

Candidates with a backlog (failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should submit a copy of any of the mark sheet of the final year issued from the Institute where he/she is studying. Also, might have to take a signature from their Principal/HOD along with the seal ahead in time to submit the application form.


 Certificate Letter:

Pro

Note:

The above image is the format of provisional certificate letter which is needed to be filled by the candidate before giving the GATE exam. This form helps with identifying the candidate's information, which is then attested by the Institute the candidate is pursuing his/her studies in.

Discussion Forum View all 48 Questions

What is the eligibility criteria for the GATE exam 2017?

Asked By: Vinay N,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There are many factors which are considered under the eligibility criteria of GATE 2017 exam. Each candidate who wishes to appear in the GATE 2017 exam must fulfil these GATE eligibility conditions otherwise, his/her application for GATE registration will not be accepted. All conditions are clearly mentioned below.

  • There is no upper limit age bar and the candidates are eligible for GATE only after their Bachelor Degree achievement. No age bar is there in GATE Exam 2017. Hence, students with a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply for GATE 2017.
  • The candidate must have a Bachelor Degree i.e. B.Tech/ B.E./B.Pharm/ B.Arch from a recognised University to be eligible for GATE.
  • Either Bachelor Degree in Science / BSc. Research from recognised University is compulsory for the candidate to satisfy the eligibility criteria for GATE.
  • The applicants having Master’s Degree in from any stream Mathematics/ Science/ computer or equivalent or Statistics or Five years B.S. / M.S. Progam or M.Tech or M.E. after BSc are also eligible to apply for GATE 2017.
  • The applicants appearing in the final year of qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for GATE exam provided they have submitted the certificate from the Principal of University or College are also eligible to appear for GATE.
  • The candidates, who have passed the qualifying examination, have to submit their certificate or degree certificate or provisional certificate or they are not eligible.
  • Diploma Holders are not eligible for the GATE examination.
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QDiploma Holders for GATE

I am a Diploma holder from Maharashtra. I had above 70% aggregate in my qualifying exam. Am I eligible for GATE?

Asked By: Anu Daniel,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

I'm sorry to inform you this, but diploma holders are not eligible for GATE

The candidate must have a Bachelor Degree i.e. B.Tech/B.E./B.Pharm/B.Arch/Bachelor Degree in Science/BSc. Research from a recognised University to be eligible for GATE.

The applicants having Master’s Degree in from any stream Mathematics/Science/Computer or equivalent or Statistics or Five years B.S./M.S. Progam or M.Tech or M.E. after BSc are also eligible to apply for GATE 2017.

 

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What about the candidates appearing in their final year of the qualifying exam?

Asked By: Ananya Krishna,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The applicants appearing in the final year of qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for GATE exam provided they have submitted the certificate from the Principal of University or College are also eligible to appear for GATE.

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Is it a serious issue if the eyesight is slightly outside from specified range for PSUs?Do they directly reject?

Asked By: Vadhiraj Rao,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • I advise you to keep in mind the fact that the eligibility criteria and ranges are kept for a reason.
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QCentral OBC Certificate

I belong to OBC Non-creamy but have state certificate, is it necessary to have central OBC Certificate ??

Asked By: Antoine Fahab,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • Yes, it is required to have central OBC certificate. State certificate won't be considered.
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