Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam

GATE Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

A candidate who is applying for GATE 2019 examination should satisfy the eligibility criteria as follows:

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination Description Of Eligible Candidates Year Of Qualification
Not Later Than
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
B.Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of
Architecture (5 years course)
Currently in the
final year or already completed
(Research)/ B.S.
Bachelor’s degree in Science
(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)
Currently in the 4th year
or already completed
M. Sc./
M.A./MCA or equivalent
Master’s degree in any branch of
Computer Applications or equivalent
Currently in the
final year or already completed
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/
3rd/4th year or already completed
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
4th/5th year or already completed
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
Professional Society Examinations
(equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.)
B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations
of Professional Societies, recognised by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE
(e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers India,
AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)
Completed Section A or equivalent
of such professional courses

The candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that below-mentioned examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MHRD/AICTE as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. Such candidates shall be eligible.

  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

Eligibility criteria for the candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from outside India:

A candidate must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology or;

A candidate 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

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