The conducting body of GATE sets some conditions related to academic qualifications, pass percentage, age limit, etc. which applicants have to fulfill in order to be eligible for the GATE exam. If an applicant fails to meet with any of the given eligibility conditions then he/she will be not allowed to appear for the exam or admission process. All the applicants are requested to check the GATE 2021 eligibility criteria before submitting the GATE 2021 application form.
GATE-2021 Eligibility Criteria
The aspirants can check the GATE 2021 eligibility criteria which will mention the age limit, nationality, academic qualifications required from the applicants: –
|Nationality||Indian national candidates will be eligible for the exam. Candidates belonging to Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia, and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) will also be eligible to appear.|
|Age Limit||There is no minimum or maximum age limit prescribed to appear for the examination.|
|Academic Details||Only those candidates who have completed/will complete their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in any relevant science subject from a recognized University or institution will be eligible for GATE 2021. Candidates who are pursuing their-year B.Tech or UG courses are also eligible to appear for GATE 2021. There is no minimum percentage required at the undergraduate level for appearing in GATE 2021. There is no limit on the number of attempts either. Hence, candidates who have appeared for GATE once earlier can appear again.|
|The validity of GATE Score||The GATE score is valid for three years. Candidates applying for admission in IITs or jobs in PSUs must have a valid GATE 2021/ 2020/ 2019 score.|
GATE-2021 Degree Wise Eligibility
The qualifying degree eligibility criteria for GATE 2021 entrance examination is given in the table below:
|Qualifying Degree||Qualifying Degree/ Examination (Descriptive)||Eligible Candidates Description||Qualifying Year Cannot Be Later Than|
|B.Arch||5 years Bachelor’s degree in Architecture||Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passed|
|B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm.||Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2) or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/ Technology and those who are in the final year of these programs||Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passed||2021|
|Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch.)||B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)||Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses||NA|
|Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc.)||Post- B.Sc.Integrated Master’s degree program in Engineering/ Technology (Four-year program)||Pursuing the 2nd/3rd/ 4th year or already passed||2021|
|B.Sc.(Research)/ B.S||4 years after 10+2 Bachelor’s degree in Science or Post Diploma in Science||Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passed||2021|
|M.Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent||Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent||Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passed||2020|
|Int. M. Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.||Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B.S.-M.S. program||Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passed||2021|
|Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)||Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree program in Engineering/ Technology (Five-year program)||Pursuing the 4th/ 5th year or already passed||2021|
|Pharm. D. (after 10+2)||6 years program, consisting of internship or residency training (during the sixth year)||Pursuing the 4th/ 5th/6th year or already passed||2021|
Documents Required to Support GATE 2021 Eligibility
The applicants must submit the following documents to support their GATE 2021 eligibility claims:
- If a candidate has completed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned- above in the table in 2020 or earlier, then he/she has to be submitted the degree certificate/provisional degree certificate/course completion certificate/membership certificate as issued by the society or institute.
- If the candidate is expected to complete one of the qualifying norms in 2021 or later as mentioned in the table above, then he/she had 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.
- All the documents have to be uploaded only while filling the online application. It does not have to be sent by post.
- Candidates with backlogs (failed subjects) in any of the subjects in their qualifying examination had to upload a copy of any of the mark sheet of the final year issued from the institute where he/she was studying.
GATE-2021 Eligibility for International Students
GATE 2021 eligibility criteria for foreign students are different from the normal eligibility rules. Scroll down to check the eligibility criteria required to be fulfilled by foreign students to appear in GATE 2021: –
- Candidates who are still pursuing or have obtained a degree from countries except India in technology or engineering (at least four years) can apply. Final year candidates can also apply for GATE 2021.
- Candidates who are pursuing or have obtained a postgraduate degree in any subject related to Science are also eligible to register for GATE 2021.
Important Note: Candidates who are pursuing or have obtained a higher degree other than the courses mentioned above must select the minimum qualifying degree while filling the application form for GATE 2021.
GATE is a national-level postgraduate engineering entrance examination conducted for admission to Master of Engineering (M.E) or M.Tech programs in various NITs, IITs, and other technical institutes. Every year, this entrance examination is organized jointly by the IISc, Bangalore, and seven IITs in support of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE. GATE 2021 will be held for 24 papers. Out of these, a candidate can appear only in any one GATE paper. Through this post, aspirants can check the detailed info on GATE Eligibility criteria 2021 like who are eligible for the exam, academic qualification, age criteria, and other details. The detailed eligibility criteria for the GATE 2021 examination are elaborated below.