GATE Normalisation Process: How Scores are Calculated? GATE is conducted annually as a gateway for M.Tech admissions and PSU recruitments. While most of the GATE papers are conducted in one session, there are some papers which are held in multiple slots. To make sure that the performance of the GATE candidates gets evaluated equally, the authorities adopt a normalisation procedure. Candidates often have questions about GATE normalisation process and how the scores are actually calculated. Careers360 presents “GATE Normalisation Process; How Scores are Calculated” to answer all the queries. Raw marks secured in the examination is used by the candidates to convert into scores using the normalisation formula. GATE normalisation process is used by the authorities to level the difficulty level of the multiple session papers and end any form of partiality. Read the full article to know more information about GATE Normalisation Process.Latest: GATE 2020 application form correction facility available now.
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Candidates are often found to be confused between the GATE marks and scores. As per the official exam pattern, GATE 2020 will be set for total marks of 100. Candidates will have to score out of 100 during the examination. However, since the exam will be held in many sessions, the marks will be normalized as scores. The total GATE score will be 1000. A formula is adapted by the authorities to normalize the marks and convert them into scores.
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To qualify in GATE 2020, the candidates will be required to meet the qualifying cutoff set by the authorities. As per the official guidelines, the qualifying cutoff marks for the general category candidates for each subject will be 25 marks (out of 100). However, as per the previous year cutoff trends, it has been noticed that the qualifying cutoff marks are being calculated on the basis of μ+σ (μ is the mean and σ is the standard deviation of marks of all candidates who appeared in that particular GATE paper).
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Geology and Geophysics
Production and Industrial Engineering
The normalisation process of GATE is adopted by the authorities largely due to the fact that the examination is conducted in multiple sessions for some of the papers. The reason for multiple sessions being held for some papers is that most PSU recruitments are for these particular branches. Additionally, some core branches are preferred more for M.Tech specializations, therefore these papers are held in multiple sessions. The authorities use a normalisation formula to stabilize the difficulty level of the various sessions and ensure that no partiality remains. Through normalisation, the level of difficulty should remain the same so that it remains fair for all the candidates. The authorities also ensure that the number of candidates allotted in each session is of the same order of magnitude for the same multi-session paper.
For Multiple Session Papers - The raw marks obtained by the candidates in their paper will be converted into the normalised marks by the authorities using the following formula.
For All GATE Papers - For papers which were held in only one session, the actual marks secured by the candidates in the examination will be used to calculate the GATE score. However, for papers with multiple sessions, the normalised marks will be calculated corresponding to the raw marks obtained by the candidates and the score will be calculated based on the normalized marks. The following formula will be used to calculate the GATE 2020 score.
IIT Delhi will be releasing the score card of GATE 2020 in online mode. Candidates who qualify the examination will be able to access and download the score card after it is released. Details such as the score secured by the candidate, total marks obtained out of raw score, All India Rank and more information will be present in the score-card. It should be noted that the score card will be valid for three years from the date of result declaration. Since the score card will be required for M.Tech admissions, PSU recruitments and more, the candidates are advised to keep it safe.
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