GATE 2024 Marks VS Rank – Learn how to calculate your GATE score

23 January, 2024
Prateek Mishra, IMS, GATE Mentor

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted nationwide to select engineering graduates for prestigious public sector jobs apart from Masters programs for top IITs, NITs, and IISc, Bangalore. Around 5 to 6 lakh candidates appear in the GATE exam every year across different streams of engineering, out of which only 90,000 (approx.) cleared the qualifying cutoff for this exam. With only 18% of candidates able to do that, one can see that GATE is one of the most competitive exams conducted in the country. But just getting the qualifying GATE marks isn’t enough; candidates also need to be mindful of their overall GATE score and GATE rank. The differences between the three can become confusing for aspirants. In this blog, we’ll cover the entire debate between GATE marks vs rank as well as GATE score vs rank.

 

GATE 2024 marks vs rank

 

How is the GATE rank of a candidate calculated?

 

In the GATE exam, the rank of a candidate depends on the following factors, i.e.,

  • Difficulty level of the examination
  • GATE cut-off marks
  • Average marks secured by all the candidates
  • Average marks secured by top 10 candidates
  • Marks secured by the candidate

With regards to the difficulty level, if more number of questions are framed from hard to very hard level, the average marks secured by the top 10 candidates and the average marks secured by all the candidates will decrease. In this case, even lesser marks can result in a better rank. On the other hand, if more questions are framed from moderate to hard level, then average marks secured by top 10 candidates and average marks secured by all the candidates will be higher. In this case, the candidate has to secure good marks to get a better rank.

 

How is the GATE score of a candidate calculated?

 

The GATE score will be generated using the formula below from the GATE marks secured by the candidate out of 100.

GATE Score = Sq+ StSq( M-Mq)( MtMq) 

Where,

  • M: marks obtained by the candidate (actual marks for single-session papers and normalised marks for multi-session papers)
  • Mq: is the qualifying marks for general category candidates in the paper
  • t: is the mean of marks of the top 0.1% or top 10 (whichever is larger) of the candidates who appeared in the paper (in case of multi-session papers including all sessions)
  • Sq: 350 is the score assigned to Mq
  • St: 900 is the score assigned to M̅t

In the GATE score formula, Mq is usually 25 marks (out of 100) or (μ+σ), larger. Here, μ is the mean, and σ is the standard deviation of all the candidates who appeared in the paper.

The GATE Committee can decide the qualifying mark/score for each GATE paper. If any claim or dispute arises with respect to GATE, the Courts and Tribunals in Madras alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such dispute or claim.

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Here, we have considered the average data for the last 5 years.

Paper-wise and category-wise qualifying GATE marks and qualifying GATE scores

 

StreamsQualifying marksQualifying Gate ScoreCandidates AppearedCandidates Qualified
GenGen – EWS/

OBC-NCL

SC/

ST/ PwD

GenGen – EWS/

OBC-NCL

SC/

ST/ PwD

CE2724183503182449000016200
CS3329223503132278000014400
ECE2927203503132266000010800
EE252317350307207600009000
ME2826193503172427000012600

 

Paper-wise range of GATE marks (Out of 100) of appeared candidates for the GATE 2023 exam

 

Paper Code≤ 00<M≤1010<M≤2020<M≤3030<M≤4040<M≤5050<M≤6060<M≤7070<M≤8080<M≤9090<M≤100
CE26933010429942119074806222910633696950
CS1356147972709118895831531841353495150403
EC136013270161998318370519058332043720
EE35952693217179528316825129712000
ME20622106823281941639132178111937565111

 

 

Starting and ending GATE score vs rank for qualified candidates

 

PapersS=(1000-901)S=(900-801)S=(800-701)S=(700-601)S=(600-501)S=(500-401)S=(400-301)S=(300-201)
Starting RankEnding RankStarting RankEnding RankStarting RankEnding RankStarting RankEnding RankStarting RankEnding RankStarting RankEnding RankStarting RankEnding RankStarting RankEnding Rank
CE12930214219762778186919043930397178257956161561639124722
CS13438135139448460121012672986306769237138159381645728510
EC1161778813223371028107724502528487950229172943115005
EE11921788223925762264814171471294630695682590811360
ME12324114119489510148115213345342561836327118691220818637

 

To sum up, the discussion about GATE marks vs rank boils down to personal choices. Some aim for good scores, which helps them get into a good college for higher education, while others focus on securing top ranks to secure a PSU job. Success lies in finding the right balance of available time and targeted marks, emphasising both subject knowledge and effective exam strategies. 

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