The GATE examination is considered very competitive and focused attention has to be paid toward the goal. The first step is to know about the full details of the examination concerned. There are many articles available in the ISC resources and the websites related to GATE examinations also furnishes full information in transparent manner. In case the author is not able to find answer to the query raised by him on his own by researching on internet resources, then GATE examination is going to be a hard nut to crack.
The eligibility criteria for appearing in GATE examination is bachelors degree in engineering/ technology of 4 years duration after 10+2 or 3 years duration after B.Sc/ diploma in engineering/technology) for engineering stream candidates. Year of completion of degree also matters. Since the author has completed his engineering degree, he is eligible to apply subject to fulfillment of other criteria as specified on the website of the GATE examination.