GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021 - IIT Bombay will be releasing the eligibility criteria of GATE 2021 in online mode. GATE 2021 eligibility criteria will consist of parameters like age limit, academic qualification, nationality and more which candidates will have to meet in order to appear for the entrance examination. Candidates failing to meet the GATE eligibility criteria 2021 will not be allowed to appear for the national level engineering postgraduate entrance test. Therefore, candidates are suggested to refer to the eligibility criteria before proceeding towards filling the GATE 2021 application form. Eligibility criteria of GATE 2021 states that candidates who possess certification from any of the 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./B.Arch./B.Planning etc. Also, candidates who registered for certification equivalent to B.E./B.Tech from any of the professional societies will also be eligible for GATE 2021. Candidates must note that these eligibility criteria are just for GATE examination, criteria for admissions into M.Tech courses at different IITs will be decided separately. Read on to know in detail about GATE 2021 eligibility criteria.

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GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates are suggested that before starting the application process they must ensure that he/she meets the educational eligibility criteria of GATE 2021. Candidates must note that GATE 2021 eligibility criteria will also vary depending upon the paper they are appearing for. For the reference of the candidates mentioned below is the detailed GATE eligibility criteria 2021.

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General Eligibility Criteria of GATE 2021

Criteria

Eligibility

Nationality

  • Indian nationality candidates will be eligible

  • Candidates from other than India will be also eligible

Academic Qualification

Candidates must have passed graduation in engineering/technology or Master’s degree in any relevant science subject.

Age Limit

There is no age limit

Paper-wise Eligibility Criteria of GATE 2021

Check GATE 2021 paper-wise eligibility criteria from the table given below.

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GATE 2021 Paper-wise Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/ Examination (Descriptive)

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

4 years after 10+2 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/

OR

3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology and those who are in the final year of these programmes

B.Arch

5 years Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

B.Sc.(Research)/ B.S

4 years after 10+2 Bachelor's degree in Science

OR

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.

Some of these Professional Societies/Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows:

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Professional Societies Conducting Examination Equivalent to B.E./B.Tech

  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)

  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)

  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)

  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)

  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)

What if Candidate is Pursuing Qualifying Degree from Another Country?

There may be cases where candidates have obtained or are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India. In such cases, following GATE 2021 eligibility criteria will be followed:

  • Candidates must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (duration of course should be at least 4 years)

  • Candidates must have completed or are in the final year of their postgraduate degree in any relevant subjects in science (duration of course should be at least 2 years)

Note: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table 1, the candidate should select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form of GATE 2021.

Document Required to Support GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for GATE 2021 will be required to upload certain documents to support the eligibility criteria of GATE 2021. The eligibility criteria certificates have to be uploaded while filling the application form. Mentioned below are some important points related to eligibility documents to be uploaded by candidates:

  • Candidates who will complete the mentioned qualifying examinations in 2020 or earlier, will be required to submit the degree certificate/provisional degree certificate/course completion certificate/membership certificate as issued by the designated authorities.

  • If a candidate is expected to complete the qualifying criteria in 2021 or later, 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.

  • PwD (Persons with Disabilities) category candidates will be 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 will also be required to submit the certificate at the allotted institute at the time of admission.

  • Candidates with backlogs (failed subjects) in any of the subjects in their qualifying examination will have to upload a copy of any of the marksheet 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 marksheet will not be accepted under any circumstances.

  • SC/ST category candidates will 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.

  • Dyslexic candidates will be required to submit a certificate stating the same issued by authorities in order to get the services of a scribe.

Note: GATE 2021 eligibility certificate, as applicable, has to be uploaded only while filling the online application form and not to be sent by post.

Admission in M.Tech courses - GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021

GATE qualified candidates will be offered admissions in M.Tech courses at different IITs, NITs, IIITs and some CFTIs. There will be no separate counselling process for GATE 2021. Instead, candidates will have to apply separately for different counselling processes. For admission in M.Tech courses in IITs, candidates will have to register through COAP which will be carried out separately. Candidates seeking admissions in NITs, IIITs and some CFTIs, they will have to apply through Centralized Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT).

This article has been written as per last year’s information. The article will be updated as soon as details are released by the authorities.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021

Question: How many GATE papers can a candidate apply for?

Answer:

Candidates can apply for only ‘one’ GATE paper that is appropriate for the discipline of the undergraduate engineering course they are appearing for.

Question: Is there any age limit for applying for GATE 2021?

Answer:

No.

Question: Is there any eligibility criteria regarding the nationality of a candidate?

Answer:

No, candidates from India as well as other countries can apply for GATE 2020.

Question: have passed my final year of engineering in 2020 but I have not got my degree, am I eligible?

Answer:

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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I qualified gate 2020 with a score of 361 which colleges can I get into?

Anantika Kushwaha 8th Apr, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

Of you belong to General or OBC category it might not be possible to get any government institution. However if you belong to reserved categories then you might even get some NITs.

With this score you can apply for BITS. You might have a chance to get admission in BITS.

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i have gate score 524 from ee branch and rank 4417 and i belong to general Category. Which NITs or IITs can i get with this rank?

Deepshikha Student Expert 8th Apr, 2020
Hey,
The exact prediction about the colleges is difficult as the cutoff changes every year depending upon the difficulty level of the question paper,the number of candidates appearing in the examination,category of the candidates etcetra.Electrical Engineering is a vast branch and it offers various specialized courses and every institution offers various subjects within Electrical Engineering and cutoff is different for all.
You can use the link given below to analyse  your chances:
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gate ece 2020 score. 527 sc category...can u tell me chances for vlsi in iit/nit?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 8th Apr, 2020

hi,

see cutoff score changes every year, it varies with some factors like number of participants, questions difficulty level, seat matrix, candidates category etc. according to previous years cutoff you have chances in iit mandi, iit guwahati, iit roorkee, nit durgapur, north east nits, psg coimbator etc.

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I have gate 320 score in EC and OBC category Telangana Will I get any Mtech Admission with gate scholarship .

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 8th Apr, 2020

hi,

see you are eligible to get gate scholarship which is provides by aicte, so you need to take admission in colleges which is affiliated by aicte, however  who are from foreign candidates , sponsored candidates, or have taken admission in management quota, are not eligible to aicte gate scholarship. also you must have valid score card, category certificate of sc/st/obc ncl/pwd. Creamy layer OBC candidates who have qualified under OBC category are not eligible for AICTE scholarship for GATE.

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I got 40.33 marks with gate score 490 and rank 4721 in ECE GATE 2020. Which colleges can i get for M.Tech 2020? Any chances for IITs?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 8th Apr, 2020

hi,

see cutoff score changes every year and it depends on number of participants, questions difficulty level, seat matrix, candidates category etc. you did not mention your category, if you belongs to general category there is less chances for iits. however you may apply for north east nits, jadavpur university, vit vellore, colleges of anna university .

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