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GATE 2017 Eligibility Criteria – Year of Qualification

Last Updated - August 11, 2017

Candidates must check the qualifications needed to be eligible to appear for the GATE Exam.Only candidates who meet the GATE Eligibility Criteria will be allowed to appear for the GATE 2017 exam.Candidates need to remember that they will have to upload the necessary certificates to support their eligibility as specified.

GATEGATE SyllabusGATE Exam DatesGATE Admit CardGATE Exam Centers
Qualifying DegreeEligibility of the Candidates as per the academic year of passingYear of Qualification cannot be later than
B.E. /B. Tech/ B. Arch/ B. Pharm. ( 4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 4th year or already completed2017
B.S (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 4th year or already completed2017
M.Sc./M.A./ MCA or equivalentCurrently in the final year or already completed2017
Int. M.E/ M. Tech
(Post BSc) (Four year programme)
Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed2017
Integrated M.E./M. Tech or 5 year Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) –Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed2019
Integrated M. Sc ./
Integrated 5 year B.S.-M.S.
Currently in the final year or already completed2017
Society Examinations
(equivalent to
B.E/B. Tech/B. Arch)
Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA

Certificate from Principal-

Only for candidates who will complete their qualifying exam in 2017 or later-

  • Candidates must obtain a certificate from their institution duly attested by their principal/ Head of the Institution
  • They are required to upload the same during the online submission of the GATE Application Form
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Candidates with backlogs-

Only for candidates who have arrears or have failed in one or more subjects-

READ MORE ABOUT Eligibility for Candidates Having Backlog for GATE

Such Candidates must submit a copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year-


They have to obtain a declaration from their Principal for the same with the signature and seal prior to filling the Application Form for GATE 2017.

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