GATE 2020 ELIGIBILITY
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
GATE Eligibility Criteria 2020 mandates a candidate to hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university/ institute in order to apply for the exam. IIT Delhi has scheduled the exam for February 1, 2, 8, and 9 in CBT mode. Check GATE Exam Pattern
Go through the following article to know more information on GATE Eligibility Criteria 2020.
Note- Professional Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion/ Membership Certificate issued by the Society or Institute Copy of Mark sheet for Section “A”.
GATE 2020 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 Bangalore. The all India exam will be conducted in the mentioned countries for applicants from these nationalities. International candidates are required to satisfy the following GATE 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 2020 should 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 25 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 an 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 2020 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 the 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 the 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 the final year or backlog candidates) can be uploaded. The minimum size of the eligibility certificate is 10KB.
Qualifying GATE 2020 examination is mandatory for M.Tech admissions to IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. As no counselling is held through GATE thus applicants will have to apply separately where they wish to take admissions. For M.Tech admission in IITs, register through COAP and for admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, register through Centralized Counselling – CCMT.
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 the GATE application form?
Ans: If you cannot get a duly signed certificate from HOD/Institute then you should submit final year mark sheet of any one semester, even if there are backlogs in some subjects.
Ques: I have completed my graduation in 2018, but my Institute has still not provided me either with a degree certificate or provisional certificate, which document should I upload as GATE eligibility certificate?
Ans: In such case, final year mark sheet (either 7 or 8 semesters) must be uploaded as GATE eligibility document.
Ques: I am in the final year of my qualifying degree program, which certificate do I need to upload as eligibility certificate?
Ans: Final year candidates need to get a Certificate from their HOD/Institute must be uploaded.
Ques: I belong to OBC (non-creamy layer) category. Do I have to upload my category certificate, if yes, how?
Ans: No. Category certificates are meant only for Indian nationals who wish to avail a concession in the GATE application fee. As per the criterion defined by GATE authority, only SC/ST/PwD candidates and all women candidates are eligible for application fee concession.
Ques: Is the downloaded mark sheet from internet acceptable as an eligibility certificate?
Ans: Yes, internet downloaded final year mark sheet of any one semester, which is digitally signed or duly signed with seal by the competent authority (Registrar, Controller of Examination etc.) only, is acceptable.
Ques: Is there a restriction on the number of attempts in GATE 2020?
Ans:No, there is no restriction on the number of attempts.
Ques: Is there any age limit criterion defined under GATE eligibility?
Ans: No, there is no such criterion defined on age limit.
The above article is based on previous years’ information. In case of any query, ask them in the comments below.
*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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