GATE 2018 ELIGIBILITY
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
GATE Eligibility Criteria 2018 mandates a candidate to hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university/ institute in order to apply for the exam. The eligibility criteria for GATE is defined by Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT Guwahati). It is important to go through the standards defined before filling GATE Application Form.
Listed below are GATE 2018 Eligibility Highlights:
Candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria can proceed towards GATE Registration. The registration window became functional from September 01, 2017 to October 09, 2017. One must ensure to pay the requisite exam fee and upload documents to be able to appear in GATE. The exam is scheduled from February 03 to February 11, 2018.
The detailed description of each program is mentioned below. It is notified that a candidate is allowed to appear in only one paper of GATE.
Note: Professional Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion/ Membership Certificate issued by the Society or Institute Copy of Mark sheet for Section “A”.
GATE 2018 enables the candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates to seek admissions to M.Tech or PhD courses in various IITs and IISc. The all India exam will be conducted in the mentioned countries for applicants from these nationalities. International candidates are required to satisfy the following Eligibility Criteria:
Candidates who have backlogs (arrears/ failed subjects) in any paper of the qualifying degree or have appeared in the final year/ semester examination in 2018 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.
At present GATE is held in 23 disciplines/subjects. A candidate can appear only in any one paper of the following disciplines.
CE, CS, EC, EE and ME Papers: Examination may be conducted in multiple sessions due to increase in the number of applicants.
Engineering Sciences (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers are of general nature. These two papers comprise the following sections. For XE Paper, Engineering Mathematics is the compulsory section while for XL, Chemistry is the compulsory section.
As per the guidelines of the GATE 2018 conducting authority, candidates holding the bachelor degree in following disciplines are eligible to apply. Click the following image to download the pdf-
Candidates will require the following certificates for each and every category for GATE exam. Here we will provide you the certificate form and format link.
Authorities empowered to issue SC/ST Certificate are mentioned below-
Authorities empowered to issue dyslexic certificate and PwD category are mentioned below-
It is a final year mark sheet/Certificate from HOD/Institute. The document should be a scanned copy of degree or provisional certificate in pdf format. The size should not exceed 300KB while uploading the document while filling GATE Application Form.
In case a candidate has not received the degree or provisional certificate from the university/institute then a Certificate from Principle (for use as the eligibility certificate only for final year or backlog candidates) can be uploaded. The minimum size of the eligibility certificate is 10KB.
Ans: If you cannot get a duly signed certificate from HOD/Institute then you should submit final year mark sheet of any one semester, even if there are backlogs in some subjects.
Ans: In such case, final year mark sheet (either 7 or 8 semester) must be uploaded as GATE eligibility document.
Ans: Final year candidates need to get a Certificate from their HOD/Institute (in theformat specified in Appendix A on the Information Brochure), must be uploaded.
Ans: No. Category certificates are meant only for Indian nationals who wish to avail a concession in GATE application fee. As per the criterion defined by GATE authority, only SC/ST/PwD candidates and all women candidates are eligible for application fee concession.
Ans: Yes, internet downloaded final year mark sheet of any one semester, which is digitally signed or duly signed with seal by the competent authority (Registrar, Controller of Examination etc.) only, is acceptable.
Ans:No, there is no restriction on the number of attempts.
Ans: No, there is no such criterion defined on age limit.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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