The candidates will be required to meet the following eligibility criteria of GATE 2020 to attempt the examination.

  • Indian national candidates will be eligible for GATE 2020.
  • Candidates belonging to Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) will also be eligible to appear for GATE 2020.

Academic Qualifications 

  • Candidates should have completed their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Master’s degree (M.Sc) in any relevant science subject or must be in the final year of the programme.
  • While applying for GATE 2020, there is no minimum pass percentage in the qualifying degree.

Age Limit – There is no age limit for applicants of GATE. 

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2020

The table given below offers information about the detailed academic requirements which is needed for GATE 2020. The list of documents which will be required and more information has been given below.

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/ Examination (Descriptive) Eligible candidates description Qualifying Year cannot be later than Copies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2019 or earlier Expected to complete in 2020 or later
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

Currently in the final year or already completed 2020 Degree Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal