21 Sep 2021

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BDS And M Pharma Graduates Can Appear For GATE 2022

Indian Institute Of Technology – IIT, Kharagpur will conduct the GATE 2022 exam between 6-7 February and 12-13 February 2022 (tentatively). It will be a computer-based online test and it's one of the most promising competitive exams in India. There are a lot of changes in the GATE examination, and the authorities have now expanded the GATE 2022 eligibility criteria. Accordingly, to the revised GATE eligibility criteria, BDS and M Pharma degree holders can also apply and appear for this highly prestigious GATE 2022 examination.
IIT Kharagpur has introduced two new papers - GE (Geomatics Engineering) and NM (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering). The total number of subjects/papers has increased to 29 now.  IIT, Kharagpur has released the GATE 2022 official notification in August 2021 that will display important GATE exam dates, GATE syllabus, registration process, application form, fees, cut off, and other information on the official website. Candidates will need to apply for the
GATE 2022 exam on or before the due date announced by the IIT.
The two new papers will prove beneficial for our graduates in these two areas. “The country needs human resources with advanced capabilities in shipbuilding industries and geo-informatics sector”, says Director Of IIT Kharagpur V. K. Tewari while speaking to the Indian Express. Today, GATE is fast acquiring its brand value and even foreign universities are utilizing the GATE scores for offer admissions. It would play an instrumental role in shaping up the future of young and brilliant aspirants across India. Last year, the Bombay authorities had relaxed the
GATE eligibility criteria and allowed 3rd year students to take the examination. The eligibility was earlier limited to graduates or 4th-year candidates.
GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who will meet the following criteria will be eligible for the GATE 2022 Exam. Kindly go through it.
Nationality – You should be an Indian national to apply for the GATE 2022 Exam. However, candidates from other countries such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Singapore, Nepal, and the United Arab Emirates will also be eligible for the GATE 2022
Age limit - There is no specific age limit suggested by the exam body to appear for the GATE Examination
Pass Percentage – There are no minimum pass percentages defined by the exam body to apply for GATE 2022.

Educational Qualification – To apply for GATE 2022, a candidate should possess either of the qualification(s) mentioned below. The educational qualification has been relaxed for the GATE 2022 Exam – Students who study in the 3rd or final year of any undergraduate degree will be eligible for the exam. Also, students who completed degree programs approved by the government in various disciplines such as Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce, or Arts are eligible to appear for the GATE 2022 exam.
Here are the detailed GATE eligibility criteria 2022 as per qualifying degree for the entrance examination given in the table below -

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination Eligible Candidates
B.Arch 5 years Bachelor’s degree in Architecture Candidates in the final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passed
B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm •    Bachelor’s degree 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 these programmes
Students in the final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passed
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
Int. M.E/ M. Tech (Post B.Sc.) Post- B.Sc. Integrated Master’s degree programme in Engineering/ Technology (Four-year programme) Pursuing the 2nd/3rd/ 4th year or already passed
B.Sc.(Research)/ B.S 4 years after 10+2 Bachelor's degree in Science or Post Diploma in Science Candidates in the final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passed
M.Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Candidates in the final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passed
Int. M. Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. programme Candidates in the final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passed
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/ Technology (Five-year programme) Pursuing the 4th/ 5th year or already passed
Pharm. D. (after 10+2) 6 years program, consisting of internship or residency training (during the sixth year) Pursuing the 4th/ 5th/6th year or already passed

Documents Required To Be Eligible For GATE 2022 Examination –
The applicants should submit the following documents to claim their GATE 2022 eligibility:

  • If a candidate has completed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned- above in the table or earlier, then he or she has to submit the degree certificate/provisional degree certificate/course completion certificate/membership certificate as issued by the society or institute.

  • If the candidate is expected to complete one of the qualifying norms in 2022 or later as mentioned in the table above, then he/she had to upload their Provisional Certificate Letter (as issued by the Head of the Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Department) or a copy of marks card for Section A of AMIE, etc.

  • All the documents have to be uploaded only while filling the online application. It does not have to be sent by post.

  • Candidates with backlogs (failed subjects) in any of the subjects in their qualifying examination has to upload a copy of any of the mark sheet of the final year issued from the institute where he/she was studying.

GATE 2022 Exam: Important Dates
To know the future course of the examination, candidates can check the GATE 2022 important dates (tentatively) given below:- 

GATE 2022 Events Important Dates
Official website live/Notification released 1-Aug-2021
Availability of application form 30-Aug-2021
Closing of submission of application form 24-Sep-2021
Last Date to fill the application with late fee 1-Oct-2021
Request to change of examination city To be Notified
Availability of admit card 3-Jan-2022
Exam date 5-7 Feb-2022
12-14 Feb-2022
Announcement of Result 17-Mar-2022

GATE 2022 Exam Highlights
Candidates can check the key highlights of GATE 2022 examination in the table given below:

Particulars Details
Exam Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – GATE
Level of Exam National level
Exam Conducting Body IIT Kharagpur
Official website To be announced (August 2021)
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Computer-Based Test
Exam Duration 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Number of Papers 29 Papers/Subjects (Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
(combined) & Geomatics Engineering newly added subjects)
Total Marks 100 (65 questions)
Number of Test Takers Around 8-9 Lakh

It’s a great initiative by the committee that the GATE 2022 eligibility criteria have now been expanded this year. As per the revised eligibility criteria for GATE 2022, BDS and M Pharma graduates will be able to apply and appear for the GATE examination. IIT Kharagpur had earlier decided to hold the GATE examination in online mode on the 5-6th and 12 & 13 February 2022.
Hope this blog gives you complete clarity on the BDS eligibility criteria as well as M Pharma graduates eligibility criteria, respectively for the GATE 2022 exam. Keep following Ekeeda for the GATE exam pattern, syllabus, application process, cut-offs, and BDS latest news. Sign up, book your GATE subject package at pocket-friendly prices & start your GATE preparation now!
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