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“I have a backlog in B.Tech., Am I eligible for GATE 2016 ?
Are the students who have backlogs in B.Tech. eligible for GATE 2016 ?
You all must have this kind of questions in your mind. Below article will solve this puzzle of yours. Just take a look.”

There are many candidates who get confused with the eligibility of GATE and their B.Tech. performance. There are many candidates who have asked various questions to me about this issue many times. So that I decided to write a post on this issue. Here are the few queries which I have faced from candidates till now :       

1. I am studying in B.Tech. 3rd year of Mechanical engineering. I cleared my first year without any backlog but I got grace in two subjects with 65% in first year. Now I am confused that I would be eligible for GATE 2017 ?

2. I am a student of final semester of Civil engineering. I got one backlog in my first year of engineering. I have cleared that backlog. Does GATE office accept students who failed in few subjects in previous semester(s) for writing GATE examination ? 

3. I am studying in B.Tech. final year of Electrical engineering. I have two backlogs in my second semester. Which I haven’t passed yet. Now I am trying my level best. I am confident that I will clear these papers in final year. I don’t want to waste one year so can I apply for GATE 2016 ?

4. I did my B. Tech. course during 2011-2015. I had 23 backlogs during these 4 years. I have cleared 18 backlogs till now. I still have 5 backlogs to clear. I will write those exams in the year 2016. Therefore my B. Tech 4 year course will convert into 5 year course. I am planning to write GATE 2016. Till now my aggregate is 66%. I am pretty much sure that it would above 60% when I will clear all my B. Tech. course papers. I am preparing hard to clear these backlogs in the coming attempt. As per my current record i.e., 5 year B.tech. , 23 backlogs and B.tech aggregate of nearly 60%, I have these two queries :
(1) Am I eligible for GATE 2016 ?
(2) Am I eligible for M. E. / M. Tech. ?

Eligibility for GATE 

Qualifying Degree : B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm.
Qualifying Degree/Examination(Description) : Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering / Technology).
Description of Eligible Candidates : Who are currently in the final year or already completed.
* Information for GATE 2016.

There is nothing written about percentage in B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm. course anywhere in GATE 2016 information brochure. Then what is the percentage criteria for GATE 2016 for a B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm candidates ?

There is no certain percentage criteria for a B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm. candidate who want to attend GATE 2016 examination. So one who cleared or sure about clearing B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm course in the year 2016, are eligible for GATE 2016. 

Solutions for GATE 

1. Yes you can apply for GATE 2017. As per GATE 2016 eligibility criteria a candidate who is currently in final year or already completed is eligible for GATE exam. So if you clear your 4 year engineering degree within 4 years i.e., in 2017. You are eligible for GATE 2017 exam. There would be no effect of grace any stage of your GATE exam.

2. Yes you can apply for GATE 2016. As per GATE 2016 eligibility criteria a candidate who is currently in final year or already completed is eligible for GATE exam. So if you clear your 4 year engineering degree within 4 years i.e., in 2016. You are eligible for GATE 2016 exam. There would be no effect of backlog(s) at any stage of your GATE exam.

3. Yes you can apply for GATE 2016. As per GATE 2016 eligibility criteria a candidate who is currently in final year or already completed is eligible for GATE exam. So if your clear your all backlogs along with your final year exam during the year 2016. You are eligible for GATE 2016.

4. Yes you can apply for GATE 2016. As per GATE 2016 eligibility criteria a candidate who is currently in final year or already completed is eligible for GATE exam. So if your clear your all backlogs during the year 2016. You are eligible for GATE 2016. Yes you are eligible for M. Tech. too. There would be no any issue because of this much backlogs and 5 year B. Tech. course neither during GATE exam nor M. Tech. admission.

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