GATE Eligibility 2018

Sept. 1, 2017 govind

GATE Eligibility 2018GATE Eligibility 2018 – IIT Guwahati the Organizing Institute of GATE 2018 has announced the eligibility criteria for applicants to ascertain their age and qualification required for appearing in this test. GATE 2018 eligibility criteria help candidates to know age limit, subject and marks required for the qualifying exam. According to GATE eligibility 2018, there is no upper age limit for appearing in the exam. However, candidates must be studying or have done graduation in B.E./B.Tech./B. Pharm/Bachelor's degree in Architecture/ Bachelor’s degree in Science/M. Sc./M.A./MCA/Integrated M.E/ M. Tech, etc. The application form will be accepted for those candidates only who will meet the required eligibility of GATE 2018. Candidates can check the detail of GATE eligibility 2018 so to determine their status for filling up the application form.

Candidates are advised to carefully read GATE eligibility 2018 before applying for the exam. The GATE 2018 application process has started from August 31 to October 5. It must be noted that application form can be filled in online mode through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).

GATE 2018 is for candidates who have completed their degrees or are studying in final year (except in some 5 year integrated courses and AMIE etc.). Hence, candidates who have degree completion certificate can upload their degree certificate as GATE 2018 eligibility criteria.

In case, the degree certificate has not been issued at the time of GATE 2018 application, if mark sheets of 7th or 8th semester are issued, one of the mark sheets can be uploaded to verify the GATE 2018 eligibility criteria. Some candidates who have completed their degree, but do not have the degree certificate/provisional certificate/7 and 8 semester mark sheet, can upload 6 semester mark sheet as eligible criteria. Candidates with backlog papers but are studying in final year can also appear in GATE 2018. Candidates who completed degree (incomplete due to backlog papers) can upload course completion certificate/6 semester mark sheet or the provisional certificate letter in the prescribed format.

Highlights of GATE Eligibility 2018: The important aspects related to age and qualification as mentioned in GATE Eligibility 2018 is highlighted below.

Age Limit: No age limit for appearing in GATE 2018

Candidates of any age can appear in GATE 2018 subject that they must have passed or will be passing their bachelors in required subjects. According to officials, there is no age limit for appearing in GATE 2018.

Nationality: Indian and Foreign are eligible to appear in GATE 2018

Candidates who are studying or studied in India with Nationality of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates or other foreign candidates are eligible to appear in GATE 2018

Qualification: Subjects required for appearing in GATE 2018

The candidates should have completed Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Master's degree in Science in relevant subject or are in the final year of the program are eligible to appear in in GATE 2018. Academic qualification required for appearing in GATE 2018 is given below.

GATE Eligibility 2018: Qualifying Criteria

S.No Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/ Examination (Descriptive) Degree Status Year of qualification not later than
1 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) and those who are in the final year of such programs Currently in the final year or already completed 2018
2 B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2018
3 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 2018
4 M. Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics / Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed 2018
5 Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program) Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/ 4thyear or already completed 2020
6 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 (Five year program) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed 2019
7 Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B. S./ M. S. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2018
8 Professional Society Examination (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

GATE Eligibility 2018 – Important Points

  • GATE 2018 eligibility criteria certificate as applicable shall be uploaded in application form and should not be sent by post
  • If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, then the candidate can select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling GATE 2018 application form
  • In case, a candidate has completed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned above in 2017 or earlier, then they have to submit the degree certificate/provisional degree certificate/course completion certificate/membership certificate issued by the society or institute
  • Candidate must complete one of the qualifying criteria in 2018 or later as mentioned above, he/she has to upload a Provisional Certificate Letter in prescribed format issued by the Head of Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Department) or a copy of marks card for section A of AMIE etc.
  • Candidates with the backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should upload a copy of any of the mark sheet of the final year issued by the Institute where studying. In this case internet downloaded mark sheet shall not be accepted

Difference between GATE 2018 eligibility criteria and admission criteria:

The GATE eligibility criteria 2018 is only for appearing in the entrance exam while the admission criteria are for M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D programmes will be different. GATE 2018 admission criteria for the various M.Tech or M.E courses differ from institutes to institutes and candidates have to check the eligibility of each institute or University for admission based on the GATE 2018 score.

GATE 2018 Eligibility for M.Tech admissions

M.Tech admissions at the IITs or NITs will be done only for those candidates who have qualified GATE 2018. Each institute will select candidates based on their cut off score. IIT conducts their own counselling for M.Tech, while the admission to NITs and some GFTIs done through common counselling Centralized Counselling for M.Tech. / M.Arch./ M.Plan.admissions (CCMT). Therefore candidates are advised to check GATE 2018 eligibility criteria for each institute and course before they begin to apply for the programmes.

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