GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the educational eligibility criteria of GATE 2023.
A candidate who is currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any government approved degree program in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Commerce/ Arts is eligible for appearing in the GATE 2023 exam.
Some of the Professional Societies/Institutions, which conduct 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 (IIChemE)
- The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
- The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIIE)
However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MoE/ AICTE/ UGC/ UPSC as equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch./ B.Planning., etc*.
Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: Must be currently in the 3rd or higher years or completed their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 3 years) in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Arts/ Commerce.
Details of eligibility criteria are given in below. However, any candidate fulfilling the above-mentioned criteria is eligible to appear for GATE 2023.
Note 1 : If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the Table below the candidate will be allowed to appear for GATE 2023 examination.
Note 2 : The candidates with B.Sc./ B.A./ B.Com. degrees (3-year program) desirous to seek admission for masters programs in IITs may refer to JAM-2023 Examination.
|Degree / Program||Qualifying Degree / Examination||Description of Eligible Candidates||Expected Year of Completion|
|B.E. / B.Tech. / B. Pharm.||Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology)||Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed||2024|
|B. Arch.||Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)||Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed||2025 (for 5-year program), 2024 (for 4-year program)|
|B.Sc. (Research) / B.S.||Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma / 4 years after 10+2)||Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed||2024|
|Pharm. D. (after 10+2)||6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards||Currently in the 3rd/ 4th/ 5th/ 6th year or already completed||2026|
|M.B.B.S. / B.D.S. / B.V.Sc.||Degree holders of M.B.B.S. / B.D.S. / B.V.Sc and those who are in the 5th/ 6th/ 7th semester or higher semester of such programme.||5th/ 6th/ 7th or higher semester or already completed||2024|
|M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalent||Master’s degree in any branch of Arts / Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent||Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed||2024|
|Int. M.E. / M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)||Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (4-year program)||Currently in the 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year or already completed||Any year|
|Int. M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Pharm or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)||Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (5-year program)||Currently in the 3rd/ 4th/ 5th year or already completed||2025|
|B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com.||Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 year program)||Currently in the 3rd year or already completed||2023|
|Int. M.Sc. / Int. B.S. / M.S.||Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year integrated B.S.-M.S. program||Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed||2025|
|Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.)||B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE / 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||Enrolled Upto 31st May 2013*|
|B.Sc. (Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry)||4-years program||Currently in the 3rd/ 4th year or already completed||2024|
*The students enrolled with the professional bodies and institutions as per MHRD OM (No. 11-15/2011-AR (TS.II)) with permanent recognition upto 31st May 2013, stand recognized. Kindly see circular No. 13/56/PC/ODL-Mode/AICTE/2020, Dated 23rd November 2020 and https://www.aicte-india.org/content/public-notice-professional-bodiesinstitutes-imparting-technical-education for more clarifications.