GATE Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria, Qualification, Age, Attempts details

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria, Qualification, Age, Attempts details: The IIT Bombay is going to start the registration process for the GATE 2021 on 14th September 2020. The last date to apply for the exam is 30th September 2020 without late fee and 7th October 2020 with a late fee. The candidates who are aspiring to crack the prestigious Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering are looking for the eligibility criteria. It is very important to check the age, educational qualification, number of attempts allowed, etc before filling the application form. We have mentioned the GATE 2021 Eligibility criteria in detail below.

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

It is very important for the candidates to know about the GATE 2021 Eligibility criteria. Only the candidates who meet the eligibility criteria in terms of qualification, and age limit will be allowed to submit the application form. Due to the covid-19, the IIT bombay has made relaxation in the eligibility for the exam. This year, the pre-final year students will also be allowed to appear for the GATE 2021 examination. The detailed GATE 2021 eligibility criteria mentioning the age limit, educational qualification, nationality is given below. GATE Eligibility Criteria

Latest Update: The GATE 2021 registration will open from 14th September  2020 and the last date to apply is 30th September 2020. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for the GATE 2021 exam here.

The students from the arts and humanities stream will also be eligible as two subjects namely Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XH) have been introducted in the exam.

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification: The applicants must have completed their graduation in engineering/technology or Master’s degree in any relevant science subject.

The prefinal year students will also be allowed to appear in GATE 2021 exam.

Age Limit: There is no restriction on the age limit

Nationality: Indian as well as foreign nationality candidates are allowed to apply for the GATE 2021 examination.

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria Paper-Wise

Qualifying Degree 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

Documents to submit for GATE 2021 Eligibility

The candidates have to upload certain documents to verify the eligibility for GATE 2021. The following documents need to be uploaded along with the application form:

  • The candidates need to submit their degree certificate/provisional degree certificate/ course completion certificate/ membership certificate as issued by their institution.
  • The candidates need to submit the Provisonal ceritificate letter or copy of scorecard for Section A of AMIE, etc.
  • The PwD (Persons with Disabilities) category candidates need to submit their PwD certificate. The candidates who have atleast 40% impairment irrespective of any disability will be given concession in the application fee. Other that this, the candidates also have to submit the PwD certificate at the time of admission to alloted institute.
  • Candidates who have backlogs in any subjects have to subut the copy of marksheet of the final year issued by their institute. Kindly note that the downloaded marksheet won’t be allowed.
  • Candidates belongiing to the SC/ST category have to upload their caste certificate to avail concession in the application fee.
  • The Dyslexic students need to submit their disability certificate to avail the services of a scribe.

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