GATE 2017 ELIGIBILITY
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Candidates who are interested to appear for GATE 2017 exam, are advised to check the GATE 2017 eligibility criteria before beginning the GATE 2017 Application Process. If they meet the specific criteria can apply for GATE 2017. The GATE 2017 eligibility criteria is given below in details with specific degree required, year of passing the qualifying degree, and list required certificates if appearing in qualifying degree. The basic and mandatory eligibility for GATE 2017 exam is:
The details description for each specific programme is mentioned below. A candidate is allowed to appear in only one paper of GATE paper.
Candidates must read the GATE 2017 Eligibility Criteria and ensure that keep ready all the requisite documents before starting the GATE Registration Process. Candidates who have a higher qualifying degree than the one prescribed can also apply and need mention the minimum suitable GATE 2017 Eligibility Criteria from the given below list.
Note: Professional Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion/ Membership Certificate issued by the Society or Institute Copy of Mark sheet for Section “A”
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GATE 2017 enables the candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates to seek admissions to M.Tech or PhD courses in various IITs and IISc. GATE 2017 will be conducted in the mentioned countries for applicants from these nationalities. The candidates are required to satisfy the following Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2017.
Candidates who have backlogs (arrears/ failed subjects) in any paper of the qualifying degree or have appeared in the final year/ semester examination in 2017 should do the following either
Certificate from Principal: Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal have to obtain one from his/her institution beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.
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As per the guidelines of the GATE 2017 conducting authority, candidates holding bachelor degree in following disciplines are eligible to apply:
|Discipline: Engineering/ Technology/ Science|
|Aeronautical Engineering||Petroleum/ Petro-Chemical Engineering / Technology||Aerospace Engineering||Planning|
|Agricultural Engineering||Plastic Technology||Applied Mechanics||Polymer Technology/ Science|
|Architecture||Production/ Industrial Engineering||Automobile Engineering||Renewable Energy|
|Biochemical Engineering||Rubber Technology||Biomedical Engineering||Textile Engineering & Fibre Science|
|Biotechnology||Agricultural Science||Ceramic & Glass Technology||Applied Electronics|
|Chemical Engineering||Applied Physics||Chemical Technology||Biochemistry|
|Civil/Environmental/Structural/Construction Engineering||Bio-Sciences||Computer Science Engineering / Technology||Chemistry|
|Control and Instrumentation||Computer Applications||Electrical Engineering / Electrical and Electronics Engineering/ Power Engineering||Earth Sciences|
|Electro-Chemical Engineering||Engineering Physics||Electronics/ Comm./ Telecomm Engineering||Geology/ Geophysics|
|Energy Engineering||Industrial Chemistry||Environmental Engineering||Veterinary/Animal Science|
|Food Technology/ Processing Engineering||Life Sciences (Botany)||Industrial Engineering||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 Engineering||Nuclear Physics||Material Science and Engineering||Operations Research|
|Mechanical Engineering||Pharmaceutical Sciences||Mechatronics||Physics|
|Medical Instrumentation||Radio Physics||Metallurgical Engineering/ Industrial Metallurgy||Radio Physics & Electronics|
|Mineral Engineering/ Mineral Dressing||Statistics||Mining Engineering/ Technology; Machinery||Textile Chemistry|
|Naval Architecture/ Marine Engineering||All other disciplines in Engineering /Technology/ Sciences||Paint Technology||Oil Technology|
Candidates will require the following certificates for each and every category for GATE 2017 exam. Here we will provide you the certificate form and format link.
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Ques: What is the minimum percentage of pass required for GATE 2017 exam?
Ans. There is no specified pass percentage for GATE 2017. Candidates must have passed the specified Qualifying exam or must be in the final year of their qualifying degree or as specified above.
Ques: I belong to SC/ ST category. What certificate should I attach or produce?
Ans. Please follow the format and form of SC/ST category and apply ASAP.
Ques: I have completed my degree in 2015 but i have a backlog. Can I appear for GATE 2017?
Ans. No. Candidates who are in their final year in 2016 and with backlogs are allowed this.
Ques: I am in the 3rd year of my engineering? Can I appear for GATE 2017?
Ans. No. You are not eligible. Only students in their final year can appear or students who have completed their qualifying degree.
Ques: Who can claim a PwD category?
Ans. Candidates who have at least 40 percentage of disability as per government notification, comes under PwD category and can claim.
Ques: Is there a restriction on number of attempts in GATE 2017?
Ans. No, there is no restriction on umber of attempts
Ques: I am studying B.Sc. (Agriculture). It is a four year course. Am I eligible for GATE 2017?
Ans. Yes. You are eligible. Three year courses are not eligible for GATE 2017.
Ques: Is there any special reservations or relaxation for SC/ST category candidates?
Ans. Yes there is reservation for SC/ ST/ NC-OBC categories but it is not determined as what is the criterion for it. But generally it follows the reservation criteria as laid by Government of India that is: SC – 15%, ST – 7.5% and OBC – 27%
Ques: Is there any age limit for appearing in GATE exam? Are reserved category candidates provided age relaxation?
Ans. For taking GATE exam there is no age limit either minimum or maximum, students of 16 years of age can also give exam and older than 28 can also give exam. So, given this there is no requirement of age relaxation for reserved category candidates.
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