Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2020 (No age limit)

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree / Examination

Description of Eligible Candidates

Year of Qualification not later than

B.E./B.Tech./ B.Pharm.

Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology)

Currently in the final year or already completed




Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)/Naval Architecture (4 years course)/Planning (4 years course)

Currently in the final year or already completed


B.Sc.(Research) / B.S.

Bachelor’s degree in Science
(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)

Currently in the 4th year or already completed


Pharm. D.
(after 10+2)

6 years program, consisting of internship or residency training during sixth year

Currently in the 4th/5th/6th year or
already completed



Four and half (4.5) years program

7th, 8th, 9th or already completed


M.Sc./ M.A./MCA or

Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent

Currently in the final year or already completed


Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)

Post-B.Sc. Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years program)

Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed


Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/ Technology (5 years program)

Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed


Int. M.Sc./
Int. B.S.-M.S.

Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated
B.S.-M.S. program

Currently in the final year or already completed


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 and so on)

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses


* Some of these Professional Societies / Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows:
The candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies (IE,ICE,IETE,AeSI,IIChemE,IIM,IIE) and have enrolled on or before May 31, 2013 are also eligible toparticipate in GATE 2020. The candidates who have enrolled with these institutions after May 31, 2013 are not eligible, vide public notice (Advt No. P&AP/10(04)/2017). The advertisement can be found at http://www.aicte-india.org/content/public-notice-professional-bodiesinstitutes-impartingtechnical-education