GATE 2018 Eligibility : Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the educational eligibility criteria of GATE 2018, which are enumerated in Table below.

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2018

Qualifying
Degree
Qualifying Degree / Examination Description of Eligible Candidates Year of Qualification
not later than
B.E./
B.Tech./
B.Pharm.
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 final
year or already
Completed
2018
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course) Currently in the final
year or already
Completed
2018
B.Sc.
(Research)/ B.S.
Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th
year or already
Completed
2018
M. Sc./
M.A./MCA or
Equivalent
Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/
Computer Applications or Equivalent
Currently in the final
year or already
Completed
2018
Int. M.E./
M.Tech.
(Post-B.Sc.)
Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years Program) Currently in the 2nd/
3
rd/4th year or already
Completed
2020
Int. M.E./
M.Tech. or Dual
Degree(after
Diploma or
10+2)
Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program) Currently in the
4
th/5th year or already
Completed
2019
Int. M.Sc./
Int. B.S.-M.S.
Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final
year or already
Completed
2018
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

Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: i) must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology or; ii) must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master’s) degree (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant subjects in science.

Note: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above Table, the candidate should select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.

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Documents Required in Support of Eligibility (Eligibility Documents)

  • In case the candidate has already passed (in 2017 or earlier) one of the qualifying examinations listed in Table 4.1, he/she has to submit (i.e. upload) the degree certificate/provisional certificate/course completion certificate/professional certificate/membership certificate issued by the institute or society
  • In case, the candidate is expected to complete one of the qualifying criteria specified in Table, he/she has to upload a Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute or a copy of marksheet for Section A of AMIE. This certificate must mandatorily have the signature and seal of the Head of Institute/Department with current date.

Note: Eligibility Document, as applicable, has to be uploaded only while filling the online application and NOT to be sent by post.

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