GATE 2018 ELIGIBILITY
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
GATE Eligibility Criteria 2018 mandates a candidate to hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university/ institute in order to apply for the exam. There is no minimum or maximum age limit prescribed to appear for the examination. There is no attempt limit to appear or apply for the exam. The eligibility criteria for GATE 2018 is defined by Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT Guwahati).
Note: Professional Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion/ Membership Certificate issued by the Society or Institute Copy of Mark sheet for Section “A”.
GATE 2018 enables the candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates to seek admissions to M.Tech or PhD courses in various IITs and IISc. The all India exam will be conducted in the mentioned countries for applicants from these nationalities. International candidates are required to satisfy the following Eligibility Criteria:
Candidates who have backlogs (arrears/ failed subjects) in any paper of the qualifying degree or have appeared in the final year/ semester examination in 2018should do the following either
Certificate from Principal: Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal have to obtain one from his/her institution beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.
At present GATE is held in 23 disciplines/subjects. A candidate can appear only in any one paper of the following disciplines.
CE, CS, EC, EE and ME Papers: Examination may be conducted in multiple sessions due to increase in the number of applicants.
Engineering Sciences (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers are of general nature. These two papers comprise the following sections. For XE Paper, Engineering Mathematics is the compulsory section while for XL, Chemistry is the compulsory section.
As per the guidelines of the GATE 2018 conducting authority, candidates holding the bachelor degree in following disciplines are eligible to apply. Click the following image to download the pdf-
Candidates will require the following certificates for each and every category for GATE exam. Here we will provide you the certificate form and format link.
Authorities empowered to issue SC/ST Certificate are mentioned below-
Authorities empowered to issue dyslexic certificate and PwD category are mentioned below-
It is a final year mark sheet/Certificate from HOD/Institute. The document should be a scanned copy of degree or provisional certificate in pdf format. The size should not exceed 300KB while uploading the document while filling GATE Application Form.
In case a candidate has not received the degree or provisional certificate from the university/institute then a Certificate from Principle (for use as the eligibility certificate only for final year or backlog candidates) can be uploaded. The minimum size of the eligibility certificate is 10KB.
Ques: I have backlogs during qualifying degree program, due to which I did not complete the program. I am currently not studying in college and therefore cannot get duly signed certificate from HOD/Institute. Which document do I need to upload while filling GATE application form?
Ques: I have completed my graduation in 2017, but my Institute has still not provided me either with degree certificate or provisional certificate, which document should I upload as GATE eligibility certificate?
Ques: I am in final year of my qualifying degree program, which certificate do I need to upload as eligibility certificate?
Ques: I belong to OBC (non-creamy layer) category. Do I have to upload my category certificate, if yes, how?
Ques: Is the downloaded mark sheet from internet acceptable as an eligibility certificate?
Ques: Is there a restriction on the number of attempts in GATE 2018?
Ques: Is there any age limit criterion defined under GATE eligibility?
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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