The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE.
B.E. / B.Tech / B.Pharm
Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course).
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.
Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)
M.Sc / M.A. / MCA or equivalent
Master's degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs.
Integrated M.E./M.Tech (Post B.Sc.)
Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master's degree program (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology.
Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree
Candidates in the fourth or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master's degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/ Technology.
Integrated M.Sc/Integrated B.S.-M.S.
Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. program
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.)
Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institute of Engineers (India); AMICE by Institute of Civil Engineers (India)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.