GATE 2023 Eligibility

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.


GATE is NOT an admission ensuring examination. Qualifying in GATE examination does NOT guarantee admission / scholarship. Admission to any institute is fully dependent on the admitting institute's criteria for educational qualification. Similarly, GATE qualification does not assure a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) job, as it depends on the recruitment procedure of the concerned PSU. GATE committee is NOT liable for any legal obligations related to admission / job.

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 / Science / Arts / Commerce.
  • Details of eligibility criteria are given in table. However, any candidate fulfilling the above mentioned criteria is eligible to appear for GATE 2023.

Note: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the tabl, the candidate will be allowed to appear in GATE 2023 examination.

Table : Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2023


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 grade or already completed


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 grade or already completed


2023 (for 5-year program), 2022 (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 grade or already completed


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



Degree holders of M.B.B.S. 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


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

Masters degree in any branch of Arts/ Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent


Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed


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


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-year program)

Currently in the 3rd/4th /5th year or already completed


B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com.

Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 years program)

Currently in the 3rd year or already completed


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


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/UPS/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



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