GATE 2018 Eligibility Conditions: Know who can appear the test

Mumbai:  GATE 2018 will be held in four days in the month of February 2017. GATE 2018 Online Examination will be held on February 03- 04 & February 10- 11, 2018 (Saturdays & Sundays).  Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati is the organising institute of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018.  

Although it is widely perceived that graduate engineers can apply GATE exam, it is never true. There are eight categories of degree students who can apply GATE 2018. As per the GATE 2018 official website, SkillOutlook presents key points of eligibility conditions. There is no age limits for appearing GATE exam.


The following candidates who have any one below mentioned educational qualifications can apply GATE 2018 exam:

BE/ BTech/ BPharm: Bachelor’s degree 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.

Arch: Bachelor’s degree in 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.

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.

Integrated M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.):     Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program)   . Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year or already completed.

Integrated M.E./ 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.

Integrated M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S:  Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B. S./ M. S. program. Currently in the final year or already completed.

Professional Society Examination (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.

Also GATE 2018 will be held in the following foreign centres: Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Dubai and Singapore. Candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Post-graduate (MSc) degree in any relevant science subject.

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website will open for Enrolment, Application Filling, Application Submission on 01 September 2017 (Friday).  The closing date for submission of online application through website is 05 October 2017 (Thursday).

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