GATE Cutoff for PSU 2024

23 January, 2024
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The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a gateway for securing employment in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). Candidates aiming to get into top Maharatna, Navratna, or Miniratna PSUs need to clear the GATE cutoff for PSU jobs. While the cutoffs for 2024 are yet to be released, the GATE 2023 cutoff for PSU will give you a good idea of the marks, scores, and ranks to aim for.

What are PSUs or Public Sector Undertakings?


Public Sector Undertakings are government-owned companies or corporations that operate in various sectors such as energy, telecommunications, banking, manufacturing, and more. PSUs play a crucial role in shaping the nation’s economy by undertaking projects of national importance and providing essential goods and services.

Key Features of PSUs:

  1. Government Ownership: PSUs are owned and operated by the government, either at the central or state level. This ensures public control and accountability.
  2. Stability and Job Security: Working in a PSU provides employees with a sense of stability and job security, which is highly valued in today’s dynamic job market.
  3. Attractive Compensation: PSUs offer competitive salaries and perks, making them an attractive choice for job seekers.
  4. Contribution to National Development: PSUs contribute significantly to the nation’s development by undertaking projects that have a lasting impact on infrastructure and public services.

GATE marks are used by these PSUs for shortlisting the candidates for technical/personal interviews. The GATE cut-off for PSU refers to the GATE marks secured by the last rank of the recruited candidate. Recruitment is done for the post of Engineer Trainee, Management Trainee, Executive Trainee, Engineering Officer and Scientist as per the offer by different PSUs. 

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Factors Influencing GATE Cutoff for PSU


  1. Number of Vacancies: The number of job openings in a PSU is a critical factor in determining the cut-off marks. Higher vacancies may lead to a more relaxed cut-off, while a limited number of positions could result in a more competitive scenario.
  2. Difficulty Level of GATE Exam: The difficulty level of the GATE exam can impact the cut-off marks. If the exam is more challenging, the cut-offs may be comparatively lower to ensure a sufficient pool of eligible candidates.
  3. Category of the Candidate: PSUs often have separate cut-offs for different categories, such as General, OBC, SC, and ST. Candidates are advised to check the specific cut-offs for their respective categories.
  4. Previous Years’ Cut-offs: Previous years’ cut-off marks serve as a reference point for both candidates and PSUs. Analysing trends can help candidates gauge the expected cut-offs and prepare accordingly.

As per the latest data available in the public domain, the 2023 cut-off marks are listed below for the PSUs.


GATE cutoff for PSU – Maharatnas

Maharatna PSUPackage OfferedGATE Cut-off Marks / Score


Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)15 LPA68.68 marks


74.33 marks


82.99 marks
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)14.1 LPANANA60 marks68 marksNANA
Coal India Limited (CIL)15 LPA75 to 77 marks838
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Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)16.8 LPA62 marks57.35 marks52.67 marks76.26 marks77.28 marks73.78 marks
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)16.7 LPA73.05 marks               58.64 marks               44.33 marks               68.45 marks               70.04 marks             NA
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)16.3 LPA61.65 marks               52.95 marks                    55.03 marks                            71.82                                      marks69.29 marks64.29                                           marks
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)15 LPA59.33 marks                     68.00 marks         


60 marks78 marks     82 marks                 NA
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)18 LPA898
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ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Limited (OMPL)9 LPA750 GATE Score750 GATE Score700 GATE Score800 GATE Score800 GATE ScoreNA
Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL)13 LPA63.67 marks 77 marks NANA83 marks 68.53 marks
Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)16 LPANA73.72 marks77.63 marks83.53 marks




GATE cutoff for PSU – Navratnas


Navratna PSUPackage OfferedGATE Cut-off Marks / Score
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)12 LPA64 marksNANA61.67 marksNA56.33 marks
Engineers India Limited (EIL)19.23 LPANA86 marks59.33 marks78.78 marks70.58 marksNA
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)15 LPA41.38 – 81.09 marks                         41.38 – 81.09 marks                      NA41.38 – 81.09 marks                         62.72 – 79.47 marks                          NA
National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)16.8 LPA55.3 Marks69.33 Marks77 Marks79.98 Marks76 MarksNA
National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC)10.3 LPANA64.65 MarksNANA84.18 MarksNA
Oil India Ltd12 LPANANANA80.87 marksNANA


GATE cutoff for PSU – Miniratnas


Miniratna PSUPackage OfferedGATE Cut-off Marks / Score
Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC India Ltd)15 LPA69.67 marks69.67 marksNA80 marks77.53 marksNA
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL)15 LPANA87.33 marks85.33 marks83.53 marks                            72.31 marks 
Airports Authority of India (AAI)12 LPA63.67 marks86.33 marksNANA72.32 marksNA
Educational Consultants India (EdCIL India)12 LPA65 to 75 marksNANANA65 to 75 marksNA
Rail India Technical & Economic Service (RITES)11 LPA70.79 marks69.63 marksNANA77.82 marksNA
Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML)10 LPA567 GATE Score766 GATE ScoreNA821 GATE ScoreNANA
National Projects Construction Corporation Ltd (NPCC)4.7 LPANANANANA50 to 55 marksNA
Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL)8 LPA650 marks650 marksNA700 GATE Score700 GATE ScoreNA
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCFL)6 LPANA53 marks46.67 marks62 marksNANA
Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (MECL)16.3 LPA   73.67 marks NA


GATE cutoff for other government organisations


Govt. OrganisationsPackage OfferedGATE Cut-off Marks / Score
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL)11.18 LPANA88.33 marksNA84.18 marksNANA
Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL)7 LPA65 marksNANANANANA
Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)10 LPA64.97 marks64.97  marksNA62.37 marks 76.6 marks70.95 marks
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)10 LPA840 GATE Score859 GATE Score770 GATE Score830 GATE Score855 GATE Score880 GATE Score
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)10 LPANANANANA55 to 60 marksNA
National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)15.2 LPANA73.6 marksNA87.83 marks79.1 marksNA
 Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) 5.4 LPA 852 GATE Score852 GATE Score852 GATE Score852 GATE Score852 GATE Score852 GATE Score
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL)8 to 9 LPANA39.6 marksNANANA29.5 marks          
Haryana Power Utilities (HPU)15 LPA4423 gate rank921 gate rankNA1712 Gate RankNANA
Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited(OPTCL)14 LPANA500 GATE ScoreNANANANA
West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL)12 LPANA63 marksNA78 marks65 marksNA


Cracking GATE and securing a reputed job in a PSU is a dream for many engineering graduates. Understanding the GATE cutoff marks different PSUs and tailoring your preparation accordingly is essential for success. By staying informed, practising consistently, and adapting your strategy based on past trends, you can enhance your chances of not only meeting but exceeding the cutoff marks required for PSU recruitment. 

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