GATE 2019 Eligibility

Exam Date : 2nd February 2019 To 10th February 2019
Result Date : 16th March 2019

GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidate's Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/ Examination (Descriptive) 

Eligible Candidate 

BE/ 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) and those who are in the final year of such programs.

Currently in the final year or already completed


Bachelor’s Degree holders of Architecture (Five years course)

Currently in the final year or already completed

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

Pharm. D (after 10+2)

6 years program, consisting of internship or residential training during the sixth year

Currently in the 4th/5th/6th year or
already completed

M.Sc./ MA/ 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

Int. ME/M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)

Post-BSc Integrated Master’s Degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Four-year program)

Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4thyear or already completed

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 program)

Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed

Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S.

Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Currently in the final year or already completed

Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.)

BE/ 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

Documents for Eligibility Proof:

  • Candidates in the final year of completion of their corresponding course will need to upload a Certificate from the HOD ( Head of the Department) in a specified format or a copy of mark sheet.

  • Candidates who have already completed their course must upload a degree certificate/course completion certificate from the concerned institute/society.

  • For SC/ ST Certificate, OBC Certificate is not required in taking GATE but it will be mandated to present while taking admission, and PWD Certificate if he/ she has at least 40% disability as per government rules

Candidate with Backlogs:

Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/ year exam, but with a backlog any of their subject papers in their qualifying degree:

  • Such Candidates should have to Propose a copy of any one of the marks sheets documents of the final year.

  • Candidates can also achieve a signature from their Principal/HOD along with the seal on the “Certificate from the Principal” format that will be printed on the application document which will be put out after completion of the online application document submission.

General Criteria:

  • Essential: Candidates are eligible for GATE 2019 only after their Bachelor Degree achievement, hence candidates with a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply for GATE 2019.

  • Age limit: There is not any minimum or maximum age restriction which is determined for this examination.

  • Mandatory:  A Bachelor Degree i.e. B.Tech/ BE/ B.Pharm/ B.Arch is mandatory for all candidates from a recognized University to fulfil the eligibility criteria for GATE 2019 examination. Either Bachelor Degree in Science/B.Sc or Research from recognized University is compulsory for all candidates to appear for GATE 2019 examination.

  • Other eligible candidates: The applicants having Master’s Degree in from any stream Mathematics/Science/Computer or equivalent or Statistics or Five-year BS/ MS Progam or M.Tech or ME after B.Sc are also eligible to apply for GATE 2019.

  • The applicants appearing in the final year of qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for GATE provided they have submitted the certificate from the Principal of University or College are also eligible to appear for GATE 2019.

  • The candidates, who have passed the qualifying examination, have to submit their certificate or degree certificate or provisional certificate or they are not eligible.

NRI Candidates:

  • They must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology. The duration of the Bachelor's degree must be at least 4 years.

  • They must have completed or are in the final year of their Master’s degree in any relevant science subject. The duration of the Master's degree must be at least 2 years.

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