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GATE Eligibility Criteria 2022- Check Qualification, No. of Attempts, Age Limit

GATE Eligibility Criteria

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is commonly known as GATE. This national level entrance exam is organized by one of the IITs. Individuals must be aware about GATE Eligibility Criteria 2022 before participating in GATE Exam. Check GATE Eligibility Criteria 2022 consist of Qualification, No. of Attempts, Age Limit etc from here.

This year, IIT Kharagpur has introduced two new papers for GATE 2022 that are Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering.

As per latest Eligibility for GATE, there is no age limit to appear in GATE Exam. Candidates, who will match with GATE Eligibility Criteria 2022, will only eligible to fill GATE Application Form only. You can also know the Qualification criteria, No. of Attempts by going through this page. The exam conducting authority has decreased GATE 2022 exam centres in some zones.

GATE 2022 Overview – What is GATE exam?

Examination NameGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Commonly Known AsGATE
Conducting InstituteIIT Kharagpur
Administered ByJointly by IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs
Purpose of ExaminationQualifying Examination for M.E./ M.Tech/ Ph.D admissions and PSU Recruitment
Application ModeOnline
Mode of ExaminationComputer-Based Mode
Examination Duration180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Frequency of ExaminationAnnual
Total Number of Exam Cities195 (excluding 6 international centres)
Number of GATE Papers29 (Two new Subject papers added)
Number of Questions in Each Paper65
Total Marks of Examination100
Validity of GATE Score/Grade3 Years
Number of Test Takers858,890
GATE Online Application Processing System Opens02-09-2021
Last date For GATE Online Application28-09-2021
Last date for submission of GATE application form (by registered candidates) with additional late fee of Rs. 50001-10-2021
GATE Admit Card Will Download From03-01-2022
GATE 2022 Exam Date
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)
Afternoon: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Tentative)
  • 05-02-2022
  • 06-02-2022
  • 12-02-2022
  • 13-02-2022
Declaration Of GATE Result17-03-2022
GATE 2022

GATE Eligibility Criteria

Nationality / Citizenship:

The student must be either:

  • A Citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan or
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

What is the GATE Qualification?

The complete GATE Exam eligibility criteria is mentioned below, students who are going to appear for gate exam must be having any of these relevant degrees.

Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)Description of Eligible CandidatesExpected Year of Completion
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/ Technology)Currently in the final year or already completed2023
B. Arch.
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years course)Currently in the final year or already completed2024 (for 5-year

(for 4-year

B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.
Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 4th year or already completed2023
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent
Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in the final year or already completed2023
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)
Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program)Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completedany year
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 completed2024
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.Sc/M.Sc.
Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B. Sc/M. Sc. programCurrently in the final year or already completed2023
Professional Society Examination (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 equivalent of such professional coursesNA

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GATE Eligibility Criteria For International Students

Those Candidate who are from outside India must meet below given criteria:

  • Completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Master’s Degree in a relevant Science Subject.
  • Appearing for the final year of the degree course are also eligible.

GATE Eligibility for Backlog Students

Candidates who have backlogs in any paper should do the following either:

  • Submit a copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year or
  • Have to obtain a declaration from their Principal along with the signature and seal beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.

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GATE Age Limit:

There is no restriction on students’ age those who are willing to appear in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2022 as per Eligibility for GATE. Aspirant of any age are eligible to appear in GATE Exam.

Number of Attempts For GATE:

There is no limit on number of attempts to appear in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam. According to Eligibility Criteria for GATE, aspirants can take this test as many times as they want but one should try to clear it in first or second attempt.

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What’s New in GATE 2022?

  • This year, IIT Kharagpur has introduced two new papers for GATE 2022 that are Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering.
  • IIT Kharagpur has decreased GATE 2022 exam centres in some zones.
  • A candidate appearing in one or two papers must fill only one application form.
  • If you fill multiple applications, only one will be accepted and other applications will be rejected without any refund for the paid fee.
  • Candidates appearing for more than one paper must pay the GATE 2022 Application Fee separately for both papers.

It is compulsory for the students to match the much needed GATE 2022 Eligibility criteria before applying against it. Only those students who fulfill the criteria can attend the  Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2022 Exam.

Press Here: GATE 2022 Official Website

Official Note:

Students can visit the Official Link and they will get the complete information about GATE Eligibility Criteria 2022.

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26 Responses to "GATE Eligibility Criteria 2022- Check Qualification, No. of Attempts, Age Limit"

  1. Nimit Solanki

    Can a student with 1year gap during engineering is eligible to attempt GATE?

  2. yuvaraj


    I am 2014 Passed out B.Tech,
    I am eligible for gate Exam

  3. pratap

    i have completed mba in 2017 BE mechanical engineering in 2015 am i eligible to write GATE 2019.

    • admin

      Hi Pratap,
      yes you can apply for GATE 2019 Exam

  4. Avinash

    I am doing Mtech (1st year ) if I applied for gate on BE civil engineering what is the future use in education field… & how ????

  5. megha

    i have completed my graduation in 2017 in…can i apply for gate in 2019 or afterwards??

  6. sravanthi

    Am currently persuing mtech 2nd year in embeded system.could u plz give me the information about phd entrance exam in embeded systems &gate procedure.

  7. Sekar

    I completed in 2016, how could I fill the eligibility criteria as mentioned in application form

  8. Chithra b rai

    Sir, right now I am in final year.. Planning to right gate exam when registration starts?? Last date for applying gate exam?? Where I can go nd register my application?

  9. udaya

    I wrote gate 2 times. How many times can I write further…?

  10. Jai

    How many times attempt for gate exam ?

  11. prabhash

    hey, i am currently in 3rd year of BE, can I apply for Gate 2018?

  12. sathya

    Have to clear first or second attempt? If not then there is no 3rd attempt?

  13. Srinidhi M

    I’m doing final year my year of completion is 2018.. I’m not wishing to appear in gate exam by 2018 will I able to attend gate the next year 2019? As first attempt or the first attempt should be in the year of completion?

  14. Muzammil khan

    I m completed MCA in 2013.. Can i apply GATE exam ?

    • admin

      Hi Muzammil khan,
      Yes, You are eligible to apply for GATE Exam 2018

  15. Phaninder

    I am doing my 4 year, and i want to do my ms in foreign university.but before that I want to know if I apply for gate and qualified for psu but want to take job after my ms(2 years) in psu is it possible or not with the same gate score?

  16. devi

    i completed chemistry in distance… can i apply for for GATE exam?

    • admin

      Hi Devi,
      Yes, you can apply for GATE exam

  17. Swati

    I qualified GATE 2016 , for how many years my score will be valid?

    • admin

      Hi Swati,
      Gate Score is valid for 3 years

  18. shina

    I’m pursuing B.Sc med. (Final year).can I apply for the gate exam 2018

    • admin

      Hi Shina,
      Yes You can apply for GATE Exam 2018.

  19. Naveen Chandra Gupta

    I completed MBA in Banking, am I eligible for GATE Exam?

    • admin

      For getting GATE details, you may check this page regularly- GATE EXAM

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