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GATE-EC:Electronics and Communication Engineering Eligibility

Educational qualification

Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the eligibility criteria of GATE given in the following table:

Table: Minimum Eligibility Criteria for GATE

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)

Description of Eligible candidates

Year of Qualification cannot be later than


Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology  (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc/ Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.

Currently in the final year or

already completed


B. Arch.

Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course)

Currently in the final year or

already completed


B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.

Bachelor’s degree in Science(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)

Currently in the 4th year or

already completed


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

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

Currently in the final year or

already completed


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

Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four-year program)

Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4thyear or

already completed


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

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

Currently in the 4th/5th year or

already completed


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

Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Currently in the final year or

already completed


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)

Completed section A or the equivalent of

such professional courses


Candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab
Emirates must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree in
Engineering/Technology or Postgraduate (M.Sc.) degree in any relevant science

Note: Eligibility criteria certificate as applicable shall only be uploaded in an application and NOT to be sent by post. If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, completion certificate hen the candidate can select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form. In case, a candidate has completed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned above in 2016 or earlier, he/she has to submit the degree certificate/provisional degree completion certificate/membership certificate issued by the society or institute. In case, the candidate is expected to complete one of the qualifying criteria in 2017 or later as mentioned above, he/she has to upload a Provisional Certificate Letter (issued by the Head of Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Department) or a copy of marks card for section A of AMIE etc. Candidates with the backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should upload a copy of any of the mark sheet of the final year issued from the Institute where studying. Internet downloaded mark sheet shall not be accepted.

Age- No age limit.

Total Marks 100
Application Fees Rs. 1500
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