GATE 2018 Eligibility, Age, Limit & Qualifying Degree Criteria

GATE 2018 Eligibility

Students who wish to apply for the GATE exam can review the eligibility criteria for GATE 2018 from here. Graduate of aptitude test in engineering also known as GATE is a national entry examination level is regulated by IIT and CDAI rotation.

This test will be conducted for applicants applying for admission to M.Tech / ME and other programs offered by IIT, NTI and other institutions and colleges. Here we provide details on eligibility for GATE 2018.


General Eligibility:

No minimum or maximum age limit for this test is specified.
GATE exams are mainly for candidates who have completed their studies from a recognized university.
Students who appear in the final year of the qualification exam are also eligible for (except in some integrated courses and AMIE, etc. 5 years).
No minimum percentage appears in the GATE exam specified.
No limit prescribed attempt to apply this test.

Eligibility To be eligible:

Before applying for the examination, candidates must verify the eligibility criteria. Here we mention the degree of qualification / test for the different courses:

Qualifying Degree/Exam Qualifying Degree/Exam (Descriptive) Degree Status Year of Qualification (Not later than)
BE/B.Tech/B.Pharm Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those students are in the final year of such programs Pursuing in the final year or already completed 2018
B.Arch Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years) Pursuing in the final year or already completed 2018
B.Sc. (Research)/ BS Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2) Pursuing in the 4th year or already completed 2018
M. Sc./ MCA/MA or equivalent Master’s degree in any stream of Science/Mathematics / Computer Applications/ Statistics or equivalent Pursuing in the final year or already completed 2018
Int. ME/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.) Post-B.Sc Integrated Master degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year) Pursuing in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year or already completed 2020
Int. ME/ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five year) Pursuing in the 4th or 5thyear or already completed 2019
Int. M.Sc/ Int. BS-MS Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated BS/MS program Pursuing in the final year or already completed 2018
Professional Society Examination (equivalent to BE/B.Tech/B.Arch) BE/B.Tech/B.Arch equivalent exams of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE. Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

Candidates, those from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Ethiopia & Singapore must have to completed or are in the last year of their bachelors degree in engineering/technology or masters degree (M.Sc) in any relevant science subject.