GATE Eligibility Criteria 2020 - The conducting authority announced GATE 2020 eligibility criteria for students along with the information brochure. GATE 2020 eligibility criteria consist of all the important information regarding eligibility such as academic qualifications, the aggregate score, age limit etc. According to a new notification, candidates who registered for certification equivalent to B.E./B.Tech from any of the professional societies will also be eligible for GATE 2020. However, this eligibility will be provisional and further subjected to court orders. Candidates who met the eligibility conditions were able to appear for GATE exam. Applicants who were unable to meet the eligibility criteria were disqualified from GATE 2020. Students must also note that these eligibility conditions are just for GATE examination and the eligibility criteria for admissions into M.Tech courses at different IITs will be decided separately. All candidates must carefully go through GATE eligibility criteria 2020. GATE 2020 was conducted on February 1, 2, 8 and 9.Latest: The authorities have released GATE 2020 answer key on February 18. GATE question paper 2020 are also available in online mode.
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GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Important Dates
Release of GATE 2020 Notification
July 9, 2019
GATE 2020 Registration
August 31 to September 28,2019
Final Date for Submission of Application Form (by registered candidates)
October 5, 2019
Availability of Correction Window for minor details
October 15, 2019
GATE 2020 Mock Test
November 9, 2019
Availability of Admit Card
January 3, 2020
GATE 2020 Examination
February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2020
Availability of Preliminary Answer Key
February 18, 2020
Challenging of Answer Key
February 19 to 21, 2020
Release of Final Answer Key
Second week of March 2020
Declaration of Result
March 16, 2020
Release of Score Card
Third week of March to Last week of May 2020
Before applying for GATE 2020, candidates were advised to carefully go through below given eligibility conditions. GATE has many papers and eligibility criteria are different for different streams. Given below are the general eligibility conditions of GATE 2020:
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Candidates of Indian nationality will be eligible to appear for GATE 2020.
Candidates from countries other than India will be also eligible to attempt GATE 2020.
Candidates must have passed graduation in engineering/technology or Master’s degree in any relevant science subject.
There is no age limit for GATE 2020
Apart from the general eligibility criteria of GATE 2020, authorities also released paper wise eligibility criteria of GATE 2020. All candidates applying for GATE 2020 were required to have completed their Bachelor's degree or must be in the final year of their graduation. Candidates who have completed their Bachelor's degree were required to submit the passing certificate and candidates who are currently in their final year had to submit a certificate from their institute’s principal. The given below table shows paper wise GATE 2020 eligibility criteria.
Qualifying Degree/ Examination (Descriptive)
B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm.
4 years after 10+2 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/
3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology and those who are in the final year of these programmes
5 years Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
4 years after 10+2 Bachelor's degree in Science
Post Diploma in Science
M.Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent
Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc.)
Post- B.Sc.Integrated Master’s degree programme in Engineering/ Technology (Four-year programme)
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)
Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/ Technology (Five-year programme)
Int. M. Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.
Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B.S.-M.S. programme
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch.)
Students registered in courses equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch from Professional Societies after May 31, 2013 and meets other eligibility criteria are also eligible to apply. There eligibility is subjected to court order as the case is subjudice.
Professional Societies Conducting Examination Equivalent to B.E./B.Tech
*Candidates who possess certification from any of above mentioned professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MHRD/AICTE/UGC/UPSC as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech
Candidates applying for GATE 2020 were required to know that along with the relevant details and application fee, they also had to upload some mandatory documents specified by the exam conducting authorities The eligibility criteria certificate had to be uploaded in the application form as applicable and candidates were not required to send it by post or any other medium. Given below are some important points related to eligibility documents to be uploaded by candidates:
If the applicants have pursued/pursuing any higher degree mentioned in the table, in that case, the candidate should choose the minimum required qualifying degree at the time of filling the application form.
Students who have completed one of the qualifying examinations given in the table in 2019 or earlier, then they are required to submit the degree certificate/provisional degree certificate/course completion certificate/membership certificate as issued by the designated authorities.
In case a student is expected to complete the qualifying criteria in 2020 or later as mentioned in the table, then he/she has to upload their Provisional Certificate Letter (as issued by the Head of the Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Department) or a copy of marks card for Section A of AMIE, etc.
Candidates with backlogs (failed subjects) in any of the subjects in their qualifying examination have to upload a copy of any of the mark sheet of the final year issued from the institute where he/she was pursuing their qualifying examination. It has to be noted that the internet downloaded mark-sheet will not be accepted under any circumstances.
SC/ST category candidates have to upload a valid document proof to avail a concession in the application fee. Certificates issued by authorized officials will only be considered for concession.
PwD (Persons with Disabilities) category candidates are required to upload a PwD certificate issued by a recognized authority. Candidates who have at least 40% impairment irrespective of the kind of disability will only be provided concession in the application fee. Candidates are also required to submit the certificate at the allotted institute at the time of admission.
Dyslexic candidates will be required to submit a certificate stating the same issued by authorities in order to get the services of a scribe.
Candidates who will qualify the entrance test and fulfil GATE 2020 eligibility criteria will be given admissions in M.Tech courses at different IITs, NITs, IIITs and some CFTIs. There will be no separate counselling process for GATE 2020 and candidates will have to apply separately for different counselling processes. For admission in M.Tech courses in IITs, candidates will have to apply to register through COAP. The counselling process for COAP will be carried out separately. Applicants seeking admissions in NITs, IIITs and some CFTIs, the candidates will have to apply through Centralized Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT).
Candidates can apply for only one GATE paper that is appropriate for the discipline of undergraduate engineering course they are appearing for.
No there is no age limit for applying for GATE 2020.
No, candidates from India as well as other countries can apply for GATE 2020
Yes, you are eligible to appear for GATE 2020 if you have passed your B.Tech in 2019. Candidates who have not received their degree can upload their final year marksheet (of any one semester).
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Bitspilani provided the Mtech or Ms courses in various fields. All the admission based on GATE in a way.
Minimum of 60% marks is needed to choose a stream.
Though the cut offs are changed day by day but 60% is needed.
Hope it will help you.
The cut off marks of GATE for the each trade is more or less change in every year.
Basically it is depend on the number of students allotted in the examination.
With 66 marks you have the chances in IITs. Basically as per the last years result have to do 30.
For more details check the following link
Hope for the best.
see if you get 50 or 50+ marks in gate you have fare chances for nits.like nit durgapur, nit sikkim, nit patna, manit bhopal etc. however there is less chances for old iits. every year cutoff score changes and it depends on various factors like number of participants, question difficulty level, seat matrix etc.
Cut off for cse students in gate is 26.6 in 2019. I have given you previous year cut off. This year might be also around it. For more information you can visit below link in which you will have previous yeat cut offs for top colleges
It is difficult to get a seat with that score. But keep up the spirit wish you luck.Hope this is useful.
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