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Planning to apply for GATE 2016? Check your eligibility here

It is important to check the eligibility criteria before applying for GATE 2016.

education Updated: Sep 03, 2015 22:30 IST
HT Correspondent
GATE 2016

GATE scores are used for admission to post-graduate engineering programs in centrally-funded Indian institutes including the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). (Photo/agencies)

The registration process for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2016) has begun and will close on October 1 this year. The online exams will be conducted on January 30 (Saturday) and January 31 (Sunday), and February 6 (Saturday) and February 7 (Sunday) between 9.00am and 12.00 noon; 2.00pm and 5.00pm. The results will be announced on March 19 (17:00 hrs).

GATE mainly tests the candidate's comprehensive understanding in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. GATE scores are used for admission to post-graduate engineering programmes in centrally-funded Indian institutes, including the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Some public and private sector undertakings also consider the GATE scores for employment processes. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) will conduct GATE 2016.

If you are planning to take the exam this year, you could start the process by checking your eligibility. You require to fulfill the following criteria.

Eligibility criteria

* You should have passed BE, BTech or B Pharm. You are eligible to appear for the exam this year even if you are in the final year. The year of qualification cannot be later than 2016. (Description of qualifying degree/examination: Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B Sc /Diploma in Engineering/Technology)

Or

* You should have cleared BArch. If you are presently in the final year or have already completed the course, you are also eligible to apply. The year of qualification cannot be later than 2016. (Description of qualifying degree/examination: Bachelor's degree holders of Architecture - Five years course)

Or

* You should have passed B Sc (Research)/BS. If you are presently in the fourth year or already completed the course you are eligible to apply. The year of qualification cannot be later than 2016. (Description of qualifying degree/examination: Bachelor's degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)}

Or

* You should have passed M Sc/MA/MCA or equivalent. If you are presently in the final year or already completed the course you are also eligible to apply. The year of qualification cannot be later than 2016. (Description of qualifying degree/examination: Master's degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent)

Or

* You should have passed Int ME/M Tech (Post B Sc). If you are currently in the second/third or fourth year or already completed the course you are also eligible to apply. The year of qualification cannot be later than 2018. (Description of qualifying degree/examination: Post-B Sc Integrated Master's degree programs in Engineering/Technology (Four year program)

Or

* You should have passed Int ME/M Tech or dual degree (after diploma or 10 plus 2). If you are currently in the fourth or fifth year or already completed the course you are eligible to apply. The year of qualification cannot be later than 2017. {(Description of qualifying degree/examination: Integrated Master's degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (Five year program)}

Or

* You should have passed Int M Sc/Int BS-MS. If you are currently in the final year or already completed the course you are eligible to apply. The year of qualification cannot be later than 2016. (Description of qualifying degree/examination: Integrated M Sc or five year integrated BS-MS program)

Or

* You should have passed Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to BE/B Tech/B Arch). If you have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses you are eligible to apply. (Description of qualifying degree/examination: BE/B Tech/B Arch equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognised by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (eg: AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)}

Important: In case you have passed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned above in 2015 or earlier, you need to submit the degree certificate / provisional certificate / course completion certificate / professional ceritificate / membership certificate issued by the society or institute. In case, you ar expected to complete one of the qualifying criteria in 2016 or later as mentioned above, you would need to submit a certificate from your institute's principal or a copy of marks card for section A of AMIE.

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