GATE Eligibility


Only the following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE.Please read this carefully and make sure that your year of qualification is not later that what is specified below.


Certificate from Principal

Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their Principal, as determined from the above table, have to obtain a signature from their principal on a certificate that will be printed on the application PDF file provided only after completion of online application submission. Therefore, this cannot be scanned and uploaded online.

Candidates with backlogs:

Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2016, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should submit

  • A copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year, OR

  • A letter from the principal indicating that the student has a backlog from an earlier semester/year to be cleared, and therefore cannot produce a course completion certificate now. This certificate will also be present in the last portion of the PDF application form provided to you after you submit application online.


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