GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification, Age limit

Eligibility for GATE 2021: Candidates applying for the GATE 2021 entrance exam can check the GATE eligibility criteria 2020 here. IIT Bombay has released GATE 2021 brochure that includes the required eligibility to apply for the examination. The online registration for GATE 2021 has started from 2nd September 2020, thus candidates are advised to go through the complete eligibility before the registration.

The GATE 2021 eligibility includes the prescribed age limit, educational qualification, and nationality criteria. Check here detailed information about the eligibility requirement for a candidate in order to apply for the GATE 2021 exam.


General Eligibility Criteria of GATE 2021

Criteria Eligibility

Nationality

  • Indian nationality candidates will be eligible

  • Candidates from other than India will be also eligible

Age Limit

There is no age limit

Educational Qualification for GATE 2021

Aspirants can check the educational eligibility criteria for GATE 2021 below:

Qualifying Degreeth> Qualifying Degree/Examination Description of eligible candidates Year of qualification 
not later than
BE/ BTech/ BPharm Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology) Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed 2022
BArch Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course) Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed 2022
BSc (Research)/BS Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed 2022
Pharm D (after 10+2) 6-year degree programme, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards Currently in the third/fourth/fifth/sixth year or already completed 2024
MBBS Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester of such programme. Currently in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester or already completed 2022
MSc/MA/MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed 2022
Int ME/ MTech (Post-BSc) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programmes in Engineering/Technology (4-year programme) Currently in the first/second/third/fourth year or already completed 2023
Int ME/ MTech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program) Currently in the third/fourth/fifth year or already completed 2020
BSc/BA/ BCom Bachelor degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Commerce (3-year programme) Currently in the third year or already completed 2021
Int MSc/ Int BS-MS Integrated MSc or 5-year integrated BS-MS programme Currently in the third year or higher or already completed 2022
Professional Society Examinations* 
(equivalent to BE/BTech/BArch)
B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognised by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria for other than Indian candidates

In GATE 2021, not only Indian students but candidates from other countries will also participate. Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India will need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

I. Must have completed or in the final year or in the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or;

II. Must have completed or in the final year or in the pre-final year of their Post Graduate degree in any relevant science subjects

Check also GATE Notes 2021 & don't forget to take GATE CSE Mock Test, to stay ahead in the competition.

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