GATE aspirants should first check whether they meet with the GATE eligibility criteria. Only the following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for the GATE Exam 2021-2022-2023. Before starting the application process, the candidate must:
Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (given below) of GATE Exam 2022-2023.
Determine the GATE paper you wish to appear for. A candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper.
Choose the City of choice to appear for the examination:There are two primary choices and one secondary choice. If you choose a particular city as your first choice, then the corresponding zone to which this city belongs will appear, and you will be able to choose another city as your second choice only from this zone. These choices will be your primary choices in a specific zone. However, a third choice has also been introduced in GATE 2021-2022-2023, which is your secondary choice. The list of 3rd choice cities will be as specified by each zone and this will be used only when your cities of primary choice are not available. However, because of operational constraints, the GATE committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be any of the choices of a candidate.
The categories of candidates eligible to appear for GATE Exam 2021-2022-2023 are given in Table below.
GATE Eligibility: For 2021-2022-2023
Minimum Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2021-2022-2023
Qualifying Degree (Short)
Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)
Description of Eligible Candidates
Year of qualification cannot be later than
Copies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2021-2022 or earlier
Expected to complete in 2021-2022 or later
B.E./B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.Pharm.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy (Post-Diploma/ Post B.Sc./4 years after 10+2)
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 equivalent of such professional courses
Professional Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion/ Membership Certificate issued by the Society or Institute
Copy of Mark sheet for Section “A”
NOTE: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, then the candidate can select the relevant minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form. Certificate from Principal Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal, as determined from the above table, have to obtain a signature from their Principal/HOD along with the seal on the “Certificate from the Principal” format that will be printed on the application PDF file which is generated after completion of the online application submission. Candidates with backlogs Candidates who have appeared in the final semester/year exam in 2013, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should 1. submit a copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year, OR 2. have to obtain a signature from their Principal/HOD along with the seal on the “Certificate from the Principal” format that will be printed on the application PDF file which will be generated after completion of the online application submission. For any further query : Contact us