Saturday, July 25, 2015

GATE 2016 Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the eligibility criteria of GATE 2016 given in the following table:

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2016
Qualifying Degree
Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)
Description of Eligible candidates
Year of Qualification cannot be later than
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) and those who are in the final year of such programs. Currently in the final year or already completed
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five 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
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
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/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 (Five year program) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed
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
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

NOTE: 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 relevant minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.

In case a candidate has passed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned above in 2015 or earlier, she has to submit the degree certificate / provisional certificate / course completion certificate / professional certificate / membership certificate issued by the society or institute. In case, the candidate is expected to complete to complete one of the qualifying criteria in 2016 or later as mentioned above, she has to submit a certificate from Principal or a copy of marks card for section A of AMIE.

Certificate from Principal

Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal, as determined from above Table, have to obtain one from his/her institution beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.

Candidates with backlogs

Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2015, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should
1. submit a copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year,
2. have to obtain a declaration from their Principal along with the signature and seal beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form

Qualifying Disciplines for Eligibility Degrees

Discipline: Engineering/Technology/Science
Aeronautical Engg. Petroleum/Petro-Chemical Engg./Technology
Aerospace Engg. Planning
Agricultural Engg. Plastic Technology
Applied Mechanics Polymer Technology/Science
Architecture Production/Industrial Engg.
Automobile Engg. Renewable Energy
Biochemical Engg. Rubber Technology
Biomedical Engg. Textile Engineering & Fibre Science
Biotechnology Agricultural Science
Ceramic & Glass Technology Applied Electronics
Chemical Engg. Applied Physics
Chemical Technology Biochemistry
Civil/Environmental/Structural/Construction Engg. Bio-Sciences
Computer Science Engg./Technology Chemistry
Control and Instrumentation Computer Applications
Electrical Engg./Electrical and Electronics Engg./Power Engineering Earth Sciences
Electro-Chemical Engg. Engineering Physics
Electronics/Comm./Telecomm Engg. Geology/ Geophysics
Energy Engg. Industrial Chemistry
Environmental Engg. Veterinary/Animal Science
Food Technology/Processing Engg. Life Sciences (Botany)
Industrial Engg. Life Sciences (Zoology)
Industrial Management Materials Science
Information Science /Information Technology/Information and Communication Technology Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
Instrumentation/Electronics/Control Microbiology
Instrumentation & Process Control Nano Science & Technology
Manufacturing Engg. Nuclear Physics
Material Science and Engineering Operations Research
Mechanical Engg. Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mechatronics Physics
Medical Instrumentation Radio Physics
Metallurgical Engg/Industrial Metallurgy Radio Physics & Electronics
Mineral Engg./Mineral Dressing Statistics
Mining Engg./Technology; Machinery Textile Chemistry
Naval Architecture/Marine Engg. All other disciplines in Engg./Technology/Sciences
Oil Technology
Paint Technology