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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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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Indian nationality candidates will be eligible
Candidates from other than India will be also eligible
Candidates must have passed graduation in engineering/technology or Master’s degree in any relevant science subject.
There is no age limit
Check GATE 2021 paper-wise eligibility criteria from the table given below.
GATE 2021 Paper-wise 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.
Some of these Professional Societies/Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows:
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)
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.
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.
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.
Candidates can apply for only ‘one’ GATE paper that is appropriate for the discipline of the undergraduate engineering course they are appearing for.
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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