GATE Eligibility

GATE 2025 Exam Eligibility Criteria Highlights

For candidates applying for IIT M.Tech admission through GATE 2025, there is no specific age limit. However, it is crucial for candidates to fulfill the GATE eligibility requirements to qualify for the national-level engineering postgraduate entrance test. For detailed information regarding the GATE eligibility criteria for 2025, candidates are encouraged to consult the table provided below:

GATE 2025 Eligibility Criteria Overview
Particulars Details
Exam Name GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) 2024
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Exam Level National
Languages English
Age Limit There is no minimum and maximum age limit
Educational Qualification Pursuing 3rd year or completed undergraduate degree program
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1500
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Question Papers MSQ/MCQ/NAT
Participating Colleges 1072
Exam Duration 3 Hours

GATE 2025 Eligibility Criteria – Educational Qualification

The fundamental eligibility requirement for the GATE exam pertains to educational qualifications. Candidates who are presently in their third year or beyond of an undergraduate degree program, or have successfully completed a government-approved degree program in disciplines including Engineering, Technology, Science, Commerce, Arts, or Architecture, are eligible to participate in the examination.

GATE 2025 Exam Eligibility Criteria (Paper wise)

For a detailed understanding of the eligible degree programs required for appearing in the GATE exam, please refer to paper wise eligibility criteria in given below table:

GATE 2025 Paper Eligibility Criteria
Degree/Program Qualifying Degree/Examination 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 or already completed 2025
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 or already completed 2026 (for 5-year program), 2025 (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 or already completed 2025
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 2027
M.B.B.S./B.D.S. Degree holders of M.B.B.S./B.D.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 2025
M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed 2025
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4-year program) Currently in any year any year
Int. M.E./ M.Tech./M.Pharm 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 2026
B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com. Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3-year program) Currently in the 3rd year or already completed 2025
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 2026
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/UPSC/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 Enrolled Upto 31st May 2013*
B.Sc. (Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry) 4-years program Currently in the 3rd/4th year or already completed 2025

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