GATE Eligibility Criteria 2020

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GATE Eligibility Criteria 2020 - IIT Delhi will conduct GATE 2020 on February 1, 2, 8 and 9. The conducting authority will announce GATE 2020 eligibility criteria for students along with the information brochure. Students are required to check out the detailed eligibility conditions set up the conducting body. GATE 2020 eligibility criteria will consist of all the important information regarding eligibility such as academic qualifications, aggregate score, age limit etc. Candidates who will meet the eligibility conditions will be able to appear for GATE exam. Applicants who will be unable to meet the eligibility criteria will be disqualified from GATE 2020. Students must also note that these eligibility conditions are just for GATE examination and the eligibility criteria for admissions into M.Tech courses at different IITs will be decided separately. All candidates must carefully go through GATE eligibility criteria 2020.
LatestGATE 2020 application form will be available from September 3, 2019.

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Important Dates


Important Dates

Release of GATE 2020 Notification

July 9, 2019

GATE 2020 Registration

September 3 to 24,2019

Final Date for Submission of Application Form (by registered candidates)

October 1, 2019

Availability of Correction Window

Last week of September 2019

GATE 2020 Mock Test

Last week of October 2019

Availability of Admit Card

January 3, 2020

GATE 2020 Examination

February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2020

Availability of Answer Key

Third week of February 2020

Challenging of Answer Key

Third week of February 2020

Release of Final Answer Key

Second week of March 2020

Declaration of Result

March 16, 2020

Release of Score Card

Third week of March to Last week of May 2020

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2020

Before applying for GATE 2020, candidates are advised to carefully go through below given eligibility conditions. GATE has many papers and eligibility criteria are different for different streams. Given below are the general eligibility conditions of GATE 2020:




Candidates of Indian nationality will be eligible to appear for GATE 2020.
  • Candidates from countries other than India will be also eligible to attempt GATE 2020.

  • Academic Qualification
    Candidates must have passed graduation in engineering/technology or Master’s degree in any relevant science subject.
    Age Limit

    There is no age limit for GATE 2020

    GATE 2020 Paper Wise Eligibility Criteria

    Apart from the general eligibility criteria of GATE 2020, authorities will also release paper wise eligibility criteria of GATE 2020. All candidates applying for GATE 2020 must have completed their Bachelors degree or must be in their final year of their graduation. Candidates who have completed their Bachelors degree are required to submit passing certificate and candidates who are currently in their final year must submit a certificate from their institute’s principal. The given below table shows paper wise GATE 2020 eligibility criteria.

    Qualifying Degree

    Qualifying Degree/ Examination (Descriptive)

    B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm.

    4 years after 10+2 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/


    3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology and those who are in the final year of these programmes


    5 years Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

    B.Sc.(Research)/ B.S

    4 years after 10+2 Bachelor's degree in Science


    Post Diploma in Science

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

    Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent

    Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc.)

    Post- B.Sc.Integrated Master’s degree programme in Engineering/ Technology (Four year programme)

    Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

    Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/ Technology (Five year programme)

    Int. M. Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.

    Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. programme

    Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch.)

    B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)

    GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Documents to be Uploaded

    Candidates applying for GATE 2020 must know that along with the relevant details and application fee, they also have to upload some mandatory documents specified by the exam conducting authorities The eligibility criteria certificate had to be uploaded in the application form as applicable and candidates are not required to send it by post or any other medium. Given below are some important points related to eligibility documents to be uploaded by candidates:

    • If the applicants has pursued/pursuing any higher degree mentioned in the table, in that case the candidate should choose the minimum required qualifying degree at the time of filling the application form.

    • Students who have completed one of the qualifying examinations given in the table in 2019 or earlier, then they are required to submit the degree certificate/provisional degree certificate/course completion certificate/membership certificate as issued by the designated authorities.

    • In case a student is expected to complete the qualifying criteria in 2020 or later as mentioned in the table, then he/she has to upload their Provisional Certificate Letter (as issued by the Head of the Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Department) or a copy of marks card for Section A of AMIE, etc.

    • Candidates with backlogs (failed subjects) in any of the subjects in their qualifying examination have to upload a copy of any of the mark sheet of the final year issued from the institute where he/she was pursuing their qualifying examination. It has to be noted that internet downloaded mark-sheet will not be accepted under any circumstances.

    • SC/ST category candidates have to upload a valid document proof to avail a concession in the application fee. Certificates issued by authorized officials will only be considered for concession.

    • PwD (Persons with Disabilities) category candidates are required to upload a PwD certificate issued by a recognized authority. Candidates who have atleast 40% impairment irrespective of the kind of disability will only be provided concession in application fee. Candidates are also required to submit the certificate at the allotted institute at the time of admission.

    • Dyslexic candidates will be required to submit a certificate stating the same issued by authorities in order to get the services of a scribe.

    GATE Eligibility Criteria 2020 for admission in courses

    Candidates who will qualify the entrance test and fulfill GATE 2020 eligibility criteria will be given admissions in M.Tech courses at different IITs, NITs, IIITs and some CFTIs. There will be no separate counselling process for GATE 2020 and candidates will have to apply separately for different counselling processes. For admission in M.Tech courses in IITs, candidates will have to apply to register through COAP. The counselling process for COAP will be carried out separately. Applicants seeking admissions in NITs, IIITs and some CFTIs, the candidates will have to apply through Centralized Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT).