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GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria: Qualification & Age Requirements

Updated On - October 20 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria will be released by Organising Institute for GATE 2024. Applicants who are appearing for the GATE 2024 exam must check the GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria before applying. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national-level examination that offers admission to M.Tech. and M.E. programs at various IITs and NITs colleges. The exam is conducted once a year by a rotating organizing authority. This article is about the GATE eligibility criteria, so candidates must read it.
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates currently in the third year or higher of an undergraduate degree program, or those who have completed a government-approved degree program in engineering, technology, science, architecture, or humanities, are eligible to appear for GATE 2024.

GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Educational Qualification:
    • Candidates seeking to appear for GATE 2024 must hold a bachelor's degree in various fields, including engineering, technology, architecture, science, commerce, arts, or humanities.
    • Students who are currently in the third year or higher of their degree program are also eligible to apply.
  • Certification Approval:
    • It is essential that the candidate's educational certification is recognized and approved by authoritative bodies such as MoE (Ministry of Education), AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), UGC (University Grants Commission), and UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).
    • The certification should be deemed equivalent to degrees like BE (Bachelor of Engineering), BTech (Bachelor of Technology), BArch (Bachelor of Architecture), or B.Planning (Bachelor of Planning).
  • Registration Fee:
    • Candidates falling under the SC (Scheduled Caste), ST (Scheduled Tribe), and PwD (Persons with Disabilities) categories need to pay a registration fee of Rs 900.
    • An additional fee of Rs 500 will be applicable if the application is submitted after September 29.
  • Other Categories and Foreign Nationals:
    • Applicants from categories other than SC, ST, and PwD, including foreign nationals, have to pay an application fee of Rs 1,400.
    • If the application is submitted after September 29, an extra fee of Rs 500 will be charged.
  • Conclusion:
    • GATE 2024 offers an opportunity for candidates from diverse academic backgrounds to showcase their skills and pursue higher education in their respective fields.
    • It's crucial to meet the eligibility criteria, ensure certification equivalence, and adhere to the specified application fee deadlines for a successful GATE 2024 registration process.

GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria: Key Factors to Consider

Candidates must fulfill the eligibility of GATE to appear for the exam. The GATE 2024 eligibility is given below:

GATE 2024 eligibility requirements
NationalityIndian Nationals only
Educational QualificationCandidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (4 years after 10+2/Post-Diploma) or a Master's degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or an equivalent degree.
Age LimitThere is no age limit for appearing for the GATE 2024 exam.
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Gate website

GATE 2024 Eligibility for Indian Nationals

General Eligibility for GATE 2024 

  • There is no age limit for this exam.
  • Only those candidates who have completed their degree are eligible for this exam.
  • Final year candidates or result waiting for candidates also apply for the exam.
  • This exam also does not have any fixed percentage criteria.
  • Candidates have no limits of attempts for the exam.
  • If candidates have already passed the qualifying exam, they have to submit the degree certificate/provisional certificate/course completion certificate/professional certificate/membership certificate issued by the institute or society. 
  • The applicants will need to upload the certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute or a copy of the mark sheet for Section A of AMIE.

GATE 2024 Educational Qualification Requirement

Qualification eligibility for GATE 2024 is given below, so candidates must read it carefully.

GATE Qualification Eligibility
Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/ExaminationEligibilityYear of Qualification 
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
Presently in the final
year or already
B. ArchBachelor’s degree holders of
Architecture (5 years course)/Naval
Architecture (4 years
course)/Planning (4 years course)
Currently in the final
year or already
2024 (for 5-year program), 2024 (for 4-year program)
B.Sc. (Research)/
Bachelor’s degree in Science
(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)
Currently in the 4th
year or already
M. Sc./
M.A./MCA or
Master’s degree in any branch of
Computer Applications or equivalent
Currently in the final
year or already
Int. M.E./
Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree
programs in Engineering/
Technology (4 years program)
Currently in the
2nd/3rd/4th year or
already completed
any year
Int. M.E./
M.Tech. or Dual
Diploma or 10+2)
Integrated Master’s degree program
or Dual Degree program in
Engineering/Technology (5 years
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
(equivalent to
B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent
examinations of Professional
Societies, recognized by
by Institution of Engineers-India,
AMICE by the Institute of Civil
Engineers-India and so on
Completed Section
A or equivalent of
such professional
Pharm. D.
(after 10+2)
Degree holders of 6 years program,
consisting of internship or residency
training during the sixth year
Currently in the
4th/5th/6th year or
already completed
M.B.B.S.Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and
those who are in the 7th/8th/9th
semester of such a programme.
7th, 8th, 9th or already completed2024

 Some of these Professional Societies/Institutions, which conduct the examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows:

  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Note: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned, the candidate should select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling out the application form.

The candidates who hold the certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that the examinations organized by the societies are approved by MHRD/AICTE/UGC/UPSC as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch./B.Planning etc.

GATE 2024 Eligibility for International Students

The applicants who have obtained or are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India:

  • The applicants must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor's degree (at least 4 years) in Engineering/ Technology or
  • The candidates must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate degree (for at least 2 years) in any relevant subjects in science.

Get the GATE 2024 application form details from here.

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