What is a Good GATE Score - GATE is one of the most coveted national level engineering exam. After appearing in the exam, candidates are curious to know “what is a good GATE score.” Of late the GATE exam has come to acquire a lot of importance owing to an increase in number of PSUs which are recruiting on the basis of the GATE score. Hence it becomes all the more imperative for the candidates to know “what is good GATE Score.” One can gauge the importance of the GATE exam from the fact that more than nine lakh students appear in it every year. GATE exam is also considered as a gateway for admission to the various post graduate engineering programmes which are offered by the IITs, NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs. These institutes use the GATE score for offering admission to the candidates. Owing to the great difficulty level of the GATE exam and the pass percentage being merely 13% to 18% every year, there is more anxiety among the students to know “what is a good GATE score. There are 23 disciplines in which the GATE exam is conducted annually. In an endeavour to provide the information on how the GATE scores are calculated, Careers360 takes a look at what constitutes a good GATE score and why it is imperative for candidates to know different aspects of GATE score.
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GATE 2018 will be conducted by IIT Guwahati in an online mode on February 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2018 in 199 cities across India as well as, at 6 cities abroad.
Fast Facts about GATE Score
GATE is a fully online exam starting from filling the GATE application form, downloading of GATE admit card, result through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The exam is held for 23 papers in total across multiple sessions. Disciplines like ME, CS, EC, EE and CE have the highest number of applications hence these papers are held in two to three sessions. The raw marks obtained by candidates appearing in these papers is normalized using a given formula. They are then used in the formula for calculating the GATE score. The raw marks obtained by candidates who have appeared for all the papers held in single sessions (other than ME, CS,EC,EE and CE ) will be used in the score calculation formula to get the GATE scores. Note that the raw marks of candidates will be out of 100 while the GATE scores are out of 1000. For the detailed calculation of the GATE score, check the GATE 2018 Result. GATE scores are valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.
Candidates may note that this analysis is based on the past year trends and is in no way to be construed to be valid for this year.
Understanding the GATE Score
The GATE score is calculated using the normalized or actual marks of the candidates as per the GATE Paper appeared for..
What constitutes GATE Score Card: The following information will be displayed on GATE Score Card -
GATE Score: Marks out of 1000
Marks out of 100: These are the actual marks of the student
Normalized Marks out of 100
All India Rank in this paper
Qualifying Marks for the paper
Number of Candidates in this Pape
What is a Good GATE Score?
Since GATE scores are used for admissions to the M.Tech programmes and by many PSUs for their recruitment, getting a good GATE score is of primary concern. So a good GATE Score is perceived to be one that can either get a student admission to any the IITs, NITs, IIITs or some of the CFTIs that are renowned in that order or a good job in a PSU that is recruiting through GATE. Interview Calls to the PSUs are on the basis of the GATE scores or rather the GATE AIR. The emphasis or weightage is more on the GATE scores. So it is imperative that candidates who wish for a placement at these PSUs must be amongst the top rankers.
We take a look at what constitutes a Good GATE Score:
First an understanding of the GATE qualifying cutoff
Candidates have to qualify in GATE before they think of scores, admissions or recruitment. The qualifying marks needed for some of the important and popular disciplines are given below for the understanding of the candidates.
GATE Qualifying Cutoff for Select Branches
GATE 2017 cutoff
GATE 2016 Cutoff
GATE 2015 Cutoff
Admissions to IITs
Direct Admissions: Candidates who are among the top rankers with AIR less than 200 have an opportunity to get direct admissions to the IISc and IITs.
The older and renowned IITs like IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and such have higher cutoffs simply because they are established ones with a very high demand from students. To get a seat in these IITs, the GATE scores have to be very good. Generally candidates have to appear for a written test in addition to an interview because the GATE Scores are valid for a period of three years. GATE Scores from 600 to 800 stand a chance of a call to these institutes depending upon the discipline applied to.
GATE Cutoffs from the previous years can be used by candidates to gauge the scores that availed admissions. This will enable them to have a good idea of the scores for each M.Tech course as per the category. Candidates can refer to the table given below for the details.
Admissions to the NITs
This is through CCMT which is organized by MNIT Jaipur every year. Lesser opted disciplines have lower cutoffs but the CCMT cutoffs for the renowned disciplines range from 300 to 900. The admissions depend upon the institute, discipline and seat intake among other factors.
Other Universities/Institutes: Most private Universities don’t specify any certain GATE cutoffs but ask for valid GATE scores. That means if a student has qualified with a decent score, an application to some of the privates universities and institutes may result in admissions.
To know the cutoff of GATE for the IITs for the previous years, candidates can go through the table that is mentioned below. The factors that are taken into account while determining the top IITs GATE cutoff, includes the past years trend of cutoff, the total number of candidates who had appeared for the exam, the number of seats that are being offered in different IITs for various M.Tech programmes and the difficulty level of the exam.
GATE Cutoff for IITs
GATE Cut off 2017/2016
GATE Cut off 2015
The cutoff of GATE for the top NITs for 2017, 2016 and 2015 are given below in the table. Varous factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, the total number of seats in each institute for different programmes, trend of previous year’s cutoff and the number of candidates who appeared for the exam are taken into account.
GATE Cutoff for NITs
GATE Cutoff 2017/2016
GATE Cutoff 2015
Since PSU recruitment through GATE started in 2012, it has garnered a lot of interest leading to an increase in the GATE applications. The GATE scores for PSU recruitment differ for each PSU as per the category and discipline. Many students look for the GATE scores that may fetch them a chance to get a call for PSU interview. It is a fact that the PSUs invite candidates about four to seven times the actual vacancies. So an idea of the GATE scores that get the PSU interview call goes a long way to help candidates in planning their preparation for the exam.
PSUs like NTPC and GAIL call only the top rankers for the interview. Reports suggest that candidates with AIR less than 50 stand a chance of getting a call to the interview in these PSUs. Others like Power Grid are known to be more inclined towards the performance in the interview. So candidates with AIR 200 may stand a chance of an appointment if the performance is well in the interview.
The other important factor is the number of vacancies. If the number of vacancies is more, then the chances of an interview call for candidates with a lower rank will be higher.
GATE Scores for Select PSUs
GATE Cutoff for BHEL Recruitment
GATE Cutoff for NTPC Recruitment
GATE Cutoff for GAIL Recruitment
Business Information System
GATE Cutoff for HPCL Recruitment
To know more about the GATE scores used by PSUs, check What are the GATE Scores for PSU Recruitment?
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