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GATE Eligibility Criteria | GATE-2018 Preparations


GATE Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2018 details. GATE 2018 Exam is an online examination conducted to test the understanding of candidates in undergraduate subjects of Engineering, Technology, Architecture and in postgraduate subjects of science. Know the details of GATE Eligibility criteria from below.

GATE Score can be used for admissions in various Postgraduate programs in various IIT’s, NIT and other centrally funded institutions. Nowadays various PSU’s are also hiring with the GATE Score.

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2018

Here you can get information about GATE Eligibility Criteria for the 2018 exam from below.

Eligibility Criteria For GATE 2018:

Educational qualification:

Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive) Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)  Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)  Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)
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) Currently in the Final year or already completed 2018
B. Arch Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five-year course) Currently in the Final year or already completed 2018
B. Sc (Research) /B.S Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)


Currently in the Final year or already completed 2018
M.Sc. /M.A./ MCA or equivalent A Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the Final year or already completed 2018
Int. M.E/ M.Tech(Post BSc) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Four-year programme) Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed 2020
Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Five-year programme) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed



Int. M. Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the Final year or already completed 2018
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch) B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch. equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

This exam is jointly coordinated by the seven IITs and IISC in the rotation, with IIT Roorkee being the Organizing Institute for GATE 2018. The above mentioned is the GATE Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2018 Exams.

GATE Exam Dates

2018 GATE is scheduled to be conducted on 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th February 2018.

GATE Application Form details can be found out here

Some Details about the GATE Eligibility Criteria

  • Age Limit – The minimum age to appear for the GATE Exam is 18 years. There is no upper limit for GATE Exam.
  • A number of attempts – There is no restriction on the number of attempts a student can make for the GATE Exam.
  • Minimum Pass Percentage – There is no minimum pass percentage to appear for GATE Exam.
  • Only the students in their final year or who have graduated already can apply for the Exam.

We hope this article about Eligibility Criteria for GATE has helped you in having a clear understanding of eligibility for the GATE Exam. If you have any doubts regarding changes in gate 2018 syllabus, ask the experts at SuperProfs for help.

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  1. Harsh deep says

    Nice article. Very helpful.

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