GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021
GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021 - IIT Bombay has announced the relaxation in GATE 2021 eligibility criteria due to covid-19 situation. As per the announcement, candidates in their pre-final year of undergraduate degree will also be eligible for GATE 2021. The detailed GATE 2021 eligibility criteria will be released in information brochure along with the application form. The GATE eligibility criteria 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. Also, two new papers - Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XH) and students from arts and humanities background will also be eligible to appear in GATE 2021 for XH paper.
Latest: GATE 2021 registration will be open from September 14 to 30, 2020. GATE 2021 exam dates announced, exam to be held on February 5 to 7 and 12 to 14.
Candidates have to fulfil the GATE eligibility criteria 2021 failing which, they 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. There is no age limit to apply for GATE. Candidates can appear for the entrance exam any number of times.
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.
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.
General Eligibility Criteria of GATE 2021
Candidates must have passed graduation in engineering/technology or Master’s degree in any relevant science subject.
Candidates in pre-final or finaly year of their qualifying degree also eligible to appear for GATE 2021
There is no age limit
Paper-wise Eligibility Criteria of GATE 2021
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/Naval Architecture (4-year course)/Planning (4-year course)
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:
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).
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021
Question: How many GATE papers can a candidate apply for?
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?
Question: Is there any eligibility criteria regarding the nationality of a candidate?
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?
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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After completing b.tech 4 years course you are eligible for participate in gate exam.
Approx 6 months of duration for the preparation of gate exam and it also depends on the candidates, how much their basic are strong.
Can I study for Cs gate exam, if Im in mechanical engineering first year?
Yes you can appear in GATE examination with CSE paper if you have Mechanical engineering degree.
The basic academic qualification required for GATE is that candidates must have passed graduation in engineering/technology or Master’s degree in any relevant science subject. Candidates in pre-final or finaly year of their qualifying degree also eligible to appear for GATE. This year the third year students can also write GATE examination.
If you are Mechanical engineering candidate and would like to write GATE with CSE paper then you can give GATE but it will not be beneficial for you in my view. Rest is upto you. You have to write and prepare for GATE.
For more information please check the link below: https://www.google.com/amp/s/engineering.careers360.com/articles/gate-eligibility-criteria/amp
All the best.
hi,m a physics graduate...Can i opt to write geophysics exam?
You can opt for geophysics in your Post graduation. To apply for geophyics in your pg you need to be a graduate in B.Sc. in Physics along with either subject of Chemistry or maths or Geology or Electronic Science with minimum 60% or more. To get admission in reputed colleegs you can apply for Merit and Entrance Based ways , Ex: for BHU you will have an entrance test and will get admission based upon your merit rank.
in wbjee l ranked 6915 and my tfw rank is 1022.can i gate government engineering college?
Based on a WBJEE rank these are the best colleges you can get-
- Techno India Salt Lake-B.Tech. in Information Technology
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Can u please tell me the eligible criteria and the number of attempts per person to qualify gate. And the expected cut off for 2021.
There is no number of attempts for GATE exam. You can appear in the exam any number of times provided you must fulfill the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria is as follows
- Candidates must have passed Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology after 10+2 or
- Candidates must have passed 5 year Bachelor’s degree in Architecture/Naval Architecture (4-year course)/Planning (4-year course) or
- Must have passed B.Sc(Research)/BS or Post Diploma in Science or
- Must have passed Post - B.Sc.Integrated Master’s degree programme in Engineering/ Technology or
- Must have passed Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent or
- Must have passed Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/ Technology or
- Must have passed Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B.S.-M.S. programme or
- 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 is no age limit. Cut off is subject-specific. Each discipline has different cut off. Cut off changes every year. You have not mentioned the branch in which you are studying. Cut off depends in total number of candidates appeared in that particular paper, difficulty of exam, highest score etc. It will be less or more same like. Here is the link through which you can check the cut off in 2020 for each branch