Eligibility for GATE

Only the following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE 2013.  Necessary supporting documents must be submitted ONLINE or by post during the submission of the application form for the exam.  Please read this carefully and make sure that your year of qualification is not later that what is specified below.

Qualifying Degree (Short) Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible Candidates Year of qualification cannot be later than Copies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2012 or earlier Expected to complete in 2013 or later
B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./Post-Diploma) Final year or Completed 2013 Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate / Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal (See below)
MSc./M.A./MCA equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent Final year or Completed 2013 Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate / Course Completion Certificate (pertaining to Masters degree) Certificate from Principal (See below)
Int. M.E./M.Tech or DD (after 10+2 or Diploma) Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Five year programme) 4th/5th Year or Completed 2014 Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate / Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal (See below)
Int. M.E/M.Tech (Post BSc) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year programme) 2nd/3rd/4th year or Completed 2015 Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate / Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal (See below)
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch) B.E/B.Tech 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 Professional Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion/ Membership Certificate issued by the Society or Institute Copy of Marksheet for Section “A”

Certificate from Principal

Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their Principal, as determined from the above table, have to obtain a signature from their principal on a certificate that will be printed on the application PDF file provided only after completion of online application submission. Therefore,  this cannot be scanned and uploaded online.

Candidates with backlogs

Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2012, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should submit

  1. A copy of any one of the marks sheets of  the final year,  OR
  2. A letter from the principal indicating that the student has a backlog  from an earlier semester/year to be cleared, and therefore cannot produce a course completion certificate now.  This certificate will also be present in the last portion of the PDF application form provided to you after you submit application online.