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GATE Cut Off 2022: Check Previous Year Paper-Wise GATE Qualifying Cutoff & Admission Cutoffs for IITs, NITs, & Top Institutes

The GATE cutoff marks are an important aspect of the GATE Exam that candidates need to understand. GATE 2023 applicants can analyze the previous years' cutoff to develop an efficient study plan.

Here we have compiled all the relevant GATE cutoff information and the previous years' qualifying marks to help you prepare effectively for the GATE Exam. Continue reading to learn more about GATE cutoff, how to check, cutoff for college admission, GATE cutoff for PSUs, and much more.

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  1. What is GATE Cutoff?
  2. How is the GATE Cutoff Calculated?
  3. How to Check GATE Cutoff?
  4. GATE 2022 Cutoff
  5. GATE 2021 Cutoff
  6. GATE 2020 Cutoff
  7. GATE 2019 Cutoff
  8. GATE 2018 Cutoff
  9. GATE 2017 Cutoff
  10. GATE 2016 Cutoff
  11. GATE 2015 Cutoff
  12. GATE Cutoff for College Admissions
  13. GATE PSU Recruitment Cutoff
  14. GATE Marks Vs. GATE Rank
  15. GATE 2022 Marks Vs Rank Analysis
  16. GATE Ranks for College Admission
  17. GATE Cutoff Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  18. Choose VISHWA to Ace GATE 2023

1. What is GATE Cutoff?

The GATE cutoff marks are released separately for each of the 29 papers. It is essential for candidates to surpass the GATE cutoff marks in order to qualify in the GATE Exam. GATE cutoffs are published in three categories:

1.1. GATE Qualifying Cutoff: The minimum marks to qualify in the GATE Exam.
1.2. GATE Admission Cutoff:

The minimum mark a candidate must score to secure admission in renowned national institutes like IITs, NITs, IISc, etc. The respective universities decide the GATE admission cutoffs. So, you may not get admission if you get the qualifying score but not the required admission cutoff.

1.3. GATE Cutoff for PSU: The minimum score necessary to appear for PSU interviews.
1.4 GATE Qualifying Cutoff Versus GATE Admission Cutoff

Candidates are often confused between the GATE Qualifying cutoff and GATE Admission cutoff. The Qualifying and Admission cutoffs are not the same; there are a lot of differences between them. Let us examine the dissimilarities between the GATE Qualifying and Admission cutoffs.

Specifics

GATE Qualifying Cutoff

GATE Admission Cutoff

Definition

The minimum marks that candidates need to score to qualify in the GATE Exam. The Qualifying cutoff varies for all the 29 GATE Exam papers. It also varies according to the category of the candidates.

It is the minimum marks essential to get admission in an institute or university.

Announced By

It is announced by the exam conducting body/institute along with the declaration of results.

It is published by the institute/university during the time of admission.

Factors Deciding Cutoff

Previous year cutoff trends, Exam difficulty level, Candidate’s performance, Candidate’s category.

Total number of available seats, Number of applications received, Candidate’s category.

2. How is the GATE Cutoff Marks Calculated?

The GATE cutoff marks depend on the following factors:

  • The number of candidates who appeared for the exam
  • Exam difficulty level
  • Previous years' cutoff trends

3. How to Check GATE Cutoff?

Candidates who are keen to discover their GATE cutoff marks can do so by following the steps below.

Step 1: Visit the official website.

Step 2: Click on the link for the GATE Cutoff PDF link.

Step 3: The GATE cutoff PDF will open in a new tab, and the paper-wise cutoff marks will be displayed on the screen.

Step 4: You can download the PDF file and take printouts for future reference.

Previous Years’ Paper-wise GATE Cutoff

 In this section, we have complied the GATE Qualifying Cutoff for the years: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015.  Candidates can refer to the following tables to know the GATE cutoff trends over the past few years. It will help them understand how GATE cutoff has changed over the years, the difficulty level of the previous year’s exams, and what is the cutoff range to expect in GATE 2023.

4. GATE 2022 Qualifying Cutoff (Out Now!!)

IIT Kharagpur has announced the results and the GATE 2022 Qualifying Cutoff marks for the various GATE 2022 Papers. The category-wise cutoff marks for some papers are yet to be updated. Meanwhile, the candidates can check out the GATE 2022 Qualifying Cutoff for the specified papers in the table below.

Paper Name

Paper Code

Category-Wise Cutoff

General

OBC

SC/ST/PwD

Computer Science & Information Technology

CS

25

22.5

16.6

Mechanical Engineering

ME

28.1

25.2

18.7

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

25

22.5

16.5

Electrical Engineering

EE

30.7

27.6

20.4

Civil Engineering

CE

30.4

27.4

20.2

Chemical Engineering

CH

25.3

22.7

16.8

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

42.4

38.1

28.2

Mathematics

MA

27.3

24.5

18.2

Architecture and Planning

AR

TBA

TBA

TBA

Biomedical Engineering 

BM

TBA

TBA

TBA

Aerospace Engineering

AE

TBA

TBA

TBA

Agriculture Engineering

AG

26.3

23.6

17.5

Biotechnology

BT

35.5

31.9

23.6

Chemistry

CY

27.5

24.7

18.3

Ecology Evolution

EY

33.4

30

22.4

Geology

GG

TBA

TBA

TBA

Geophysics

GG

TBA

TBA

TBA

Mining Engineering

MN

25.5

22.9

17

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

46.2

41.5

30.8

Petroleum Engineering

PE

TBA

TBA

TBA

Physics

PH

26.5

23.8

--

Production & Industrial Engineering

PI

TBA

TBA

TBA

Statistics

ST

25

22.5

16.6

Textile Engineering & Fiber Science

TF

36.8

34.9

25.6

Engineering Sciences

XE

40.3

36.2

26.8

Humanities & Social Sciences (C1- Economics)

XH

TBA

TBA

TBA

Humanities & Social Sciences (C2- English)

XH

TBA

TBA

TBA

Humanities & Social Sciences (C3- Linguistics)

XH

TBA

TBA

TBA

Humanities & Social Sciences (C4- Philosophy)

XH

TBA

TBA

TBA

Humanities & Social Sciences (C5- Psychology)

XH

TBA

TBA

TBA

Humanities & Social Sciences (C6- Sociology)

XH

TBA

TBA


TBA

Life Sciences

XL

33.9

30.5

22.5


5. GATE 2021 Cutoff

IIT Bombay released the cutoff marks for GATE 2021. 17.82% of candidates qualified for the GATE 2021 Exam out of the 7,11, 542 who appeared for the exam.

Paper Name

Paper Code

Category-Wise Cutoff

General

OBC

SC/ST/PwD

Computer Science & Information Technology

CS

26.1

23.4

17.4

Mechanical Engineering

ME

33

29.7

22

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

25

22.5

16.6

Electrical Engineering

EE

30.3

27.2

20.2

Civil Engineering

CE

29.2

26.2

19.4

Chemical Engineering

CH

35.1

31.5

23.4

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

36

32.4

24

Mathematics

MA

29

26.1

19.3

Architecture and Planning

AR

40.9

36.8

27.2

Biomedical Engineering 

BM

25

22.5

16.6

Aerospace Engineering

AE

26.3

23.6

17.5

Agriculture Engineering

AG

25

22.5

16.6

Biotechnology

BT

30

27

20

Chemistry

CY

36.2

32.5

24.1

Ecology Evolution

EY

39.6

35.6

26.4

Geology

GG

38.9

35

25.9

Geophysics

GG

44.8

40.3

29.8

Mining Engineering

MN

31

27.9

20.6

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

48.5

43.6

32.3

Petroleum Engineering

PE

51.4

47.1

34.9

Physics

PH

32.8

29.5

21.8

Production & Industrial Engineering

PI

35.7

32.1

23.8

Statistics

ST

25

22.5

16.6

Textile Engineering & Fiber Science

TF

41.8

37.6

27.8

Engineering Sciences

XE

37

33.3

24.6

Humanities & Social Sciences (C1- Economics)

XH

29.4

26.4

19.5

Humanities & Social Sciences (C2- English)

XH

41.7

37.5

27.8

Humanities & Social Sciences (C3- Linguistics)

XH

35.3

31.7

23.5

Humanities & Social Sciences (C4- Philosophy)

XH

37.9

34.1

25.2

Humanities & Social Sciences (C5- Psychology)

XH

48.5

43.6

32.3

Humanities & Social Sciences (C6- Sociology)

XH

34.3

30.8

22.8

Life Sciences

XL

36

32.4

24


6. GATE 2020 Cutoff

IIT Delhi released the cutoff marks for GATE 2020. 18.81% of candidates qualified for the GATE 2020 Exam out of 6,85, 088 who appeared for the exam.

Paper Name

Paper Code

Category-Wise Cutoff

General

OBC

SC/ST/PwD

Computer Science & Information Technology

CS

28.5

25.6

19

Mechanical Engineering

ME

34

30.6

22.6

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

28.8

25.9

19.2

Electrical Engineering

EE

33.4

30

22.2

Civil Engineering

CE

32.9

29.6

21.9

Chemical Engineering

CH

35.7

32.1

23.8

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

34.6

31.1

23

Mathematics

MA

25

22.5.

16.6

Architecture and Planning

AR

34.8

31.3

23.2

Biomedical Engineering 

BM

25

22.5

16.6

Aerospace Engineering

AE

27.2

24.4

18.1

Agriculture Engineering

AG

26.3

23.6

17.5

Biotechnology

BT

30.7

27.6

20.4

Chemistry

CY

26.7

24

17.8

Ecology Evolution

EY

42.2

37.9

28.1

Geology

GG

38.4

34.5

25.6

Geophysics

GP

51.9

46.7

34.6

Mining Engineering

MN

32.7

29.4

21.8

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

49.2

44.2

32.8

Petroleum Engineering

PE

39.8

35.8

26.5

Physics

PH

37.2

33.4

24.8

Production & Industrial Engineering

PI

36.6

32.9

24.4

Statistics

ST

25

22.5

16.6

Textile Engineering & Fiber Science

TF

37.1

33.3

24.7

Engineering Sciences

XE

26

23.4

17.3

Life Sciences

XL

31.7

28.5

21.1


7. GATE 2019 Cutoff

IIT Madras administered the GATE 2019 exam. Out of the 7,51,650 who appeared for the exam, 16.2% qualified.

Paper Name

Paper Code

Category-Wise Cutoff

General

OBC

SC/ST/PwD

Computer Science & Information Technology

CS

29.5

26.6

19.7

Mechanical Engineering

ME

34.1

30.7

22.7

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

26.7

24

17.8

Electrical Engineering

EE

39.6

35.6

26.4

Civil Engineering

CE

28.2

25.4

18.8

Chemical Engineering

CH

34.8

31.3

23.2

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

31.9

28.7

21.3

Mathematics

MA

25

22.5

16.7

Architecture and Planning

AR

41

36.9

27.3

Aerospace Engineering

AE

33.5

30.2

22.3

Agriculture Engineering

AG

28.3

25.5

18.9

Biotechnology

BT

35.9

32.3

23.9

Chemistry

CY

32

28.8

21.3

Ecology Evolution

EY

37.1

33.4

24.7

Geology & Geophysics

GG

44.5

40.1

29.7

Mining Engineering

MN

31.5

28.4

21

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

53.5

48.1

35.7

Petroleum Engineering

PE

49.9

44.9

33.3

Physics

PH

25.5

22.7

16.8

Production & Industrial Engineering

PI

32.2

29

21.5

Statistics

ST

32.5

29.2

21.7

Textile Engineering & Fiber Science

TF

40.1

36.1

26.7

Engineering Sciences

XE

26.7

24

17.8

Life Sciences

XL

36.7

33

24.5


8. GATE 2018 Cutoff

IIT Guwahati conducted the GATE 2018 Exam. Out of the 7,81,854 who appeared for GATE 2018, 1,32,245 (16.91%) candidates qualified in the exam.

Paper Name

Paper Code

Category-Wise Cutoff

General

OBC

SC/ST/PwD

Computer Science & Information Technology

CS

25

22.5

16.6

Mechanical Engineering

ME

34.7

31.2

23.1

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

25

22.5

16.6

Electrical Engineering

EE

29.1

26.1

19.4

Civil Engineering

CE

26.9

24.2

17.9

Chemical Engineering

CH

37.8

34

25.1

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

37.1

33.3

24.7

Mathematics

MA

29.4

26.4

19.5

Architecture and Planning

AR

43.9

39.5

29.2

Aerospace Engineering

AE

34.4

30.9

22.9

Agriculture Engineering

AG

25

22.5

16.6

Biotechnology

BT

27.9

25.1

18.5

Chemistry

CY

25.4

22.8

16.9

Ecology Evolution

EY

49.3

44.3

32.8

Geology & Geophysics

GG

32.4

29.1

21.5

Mining Engineering

MN

45

40.5

30

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

40.3

36.2

26.8

Petroleum Engineering

PE

39.8

35.8

26.5

Physics

PH

29

26.1

19.3

Production & Industrial Engineering

PI

32

28.8

21.3

Textile Engineering & Fiber Science

TF

32.2

28.9

21.4

Engineering Sciences

XE

31.5

28.3

21

Life Sciences

XL

29.9

26.9

19.9


9. GATE 2017 Cutoff

IIT Roorkee organized the GATE 2017 Exam and published the official cutoff marks. A total of 7,87,148 candidates appeared for GATE 2017, and 1,29,149 (16.40%) candidates qualified in the exam.

Paper Name

Paper Code

Category-Wise Cutoff

General

OBC

SC/ST/PwD

Computer Science & Information Technology

CS

25

22.5

16.6

Mechanical Engineering

ME

32.7

29.4

21.8

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

25

22.5

16.6

Electrical Engineering

EE

25.2

22.6

16.7

Civil Engineering

CE

28.7

25.8

19.1

Chemical Engineering

CH

44.33

39.8

29.5

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

34.6

31.1

23

Biotechnology

BT

38.9

35

25.9


10. GATE 2016 Cutoff Marks

IISc Bangalore administered the GATE 2016 Exam. A total of 8,18,850 candidates appeared for the exam, and 1,35,392 (16.53%) qualified in GATE 2016.

Paper Name

Paper Code

Category-Wise Cutoff

General

OBC

SC/ST/PwD

Computer Science & Information Technology

CS

25

22.5

16.67

Mechanical Engineering

ME

29.6

26.6

19.7

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

25

22.5

16.6

Electrical Engineering

EE

25.1

22.5

16.7

Civil Engineering

CE

25

22.5

16.6

Chemical Engineering

CH

29.7

33.1

22

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

31.6

28.4

21

Biotechnology

BT

27

24.3

18

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

26.4

23.7

17.5


11. GATE 2015 Cutoff Marks

GATE 2015 was organized by IIT Kanpur. Out of the 8,04,463 candidates who took the exam, 1,21,060 (15.05%) qualified in the exam. 

Paper Name

Paper Code

Category-Wise Cutoff

General

OBC

SC/ST/PwD

Computer Science & Information Technology

CS

25

22.5

16.67

Mechanical Engineering

ME

32.73

29.46

21.82

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

25

22.5

16.67

Electrical Engineering

EE

25

22.5

16.67

Civil Engineering

CE

25

22.5

16.6

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

25.45

22.9

16.96

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

26.82

24.14

17.88


12. GATE Cutoff for College Admissions

Candidates with a good GATE Exam score can get admission in MTech programs in top institutes like IITs, NITs, and GFTIs. The GATE cutoff for NITs and IITs varies depending on the institute you wish to apply for. Aspirants can check the college-wise cutoff for MTech programs in top colleges below.

IIT Name

Program-wise GATE Cutoff

Mechanical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Computer Science Engineering

IIT Bombay

600

500

600

510

750

IIT BHU

514

402

431

514

-

IIT Delhi

750

700

567

650

742

IIT Gandhinagar

600

660

432

640

-

IIT Hyderabad

713

704

436

730

728

IIT Kanpur

810

696

562

773

732

IIT Mandi

735

-

440

660

-

IIT Roorkee

70.88

27.49

42.13

57.06

61.58


13. GATE Cutoff for PSU Recruitment

A good GATE Exam score is not only useful for admission in top institutes; achieving high ranks in the GATE Exam can also come in handy in seizing your dream public sector job. Some Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) consider GATE Exam scores to shortlist candidates for employment. Candidates can see the previous year's PSU cutoffs to know what to expect in the upcoming year. Find the previous year's GATE cutoff marks for PSU recruitment here.

14. GATE Marks Vs. GATE Scores Vs. GATE Rank

What are GATE marks and GATE rank? Are they the same thing or different metrics? It is a confusing aspect of the GATE Exam, and candidates often fail to learn the difference between them. Need some clarity on GATE marks and how to calculate GATE ranks? Read on to learn more.

14.1. GATE Marks

GATE marks are the actual marks scored by a candidate on any individual GATE paper. The GATE Exam includes 65 questions, and these questions are valued at 100 marks. GATE marks are something that a candidate achieves out of 100.

14.2. GATE Score

GATE score is another important aspect of the GATE Exam, and it is calculated based on a normalization process. The GATE score also depends on the difficulty level of the GATE Exam. The difficulty level varies for each GATE paper, and the GATE score is calculated out of 1000 using the normalization formula.

14.3. GATE Rank

GATE rank is one of the most talked-about factors of the GATE Exam. The GATE rank is decided based on the marks obtained by the candidate in the GATE Exam.

In simple words, the candidate with the highest GATE marks will be assigned a top rank in that particular paper. Candidates can get on with postgraduate admissions in different institutes based on their All-India Ranking (AIR).


15. GATE 2022 Marks Vs Rank Analysis

Now that you have a basic idea of GATE marks, scores, and rank, check out "GATE 2022 Marks Vs. Ranks Analysis" for better clarity.

Rank

Marks Obtained in GATE 2022 Exam

CE

CS

EC

EE

ME

1-10

90+

80+

73+

91+

92+

10-50

85-90

75-80

67-73

87-91

87-92

50-100

78-85

72-75

63-67

84-87

85-87

100-200

74-78

68-72

60-63

81-84

82-85

200-500

70-74

62-68

56-60

77-81

79-82

500-1000

64-70

56-62

50-56

72-77

75-79

1000-2000

57-64

50-56

45-50

66-72

71-75

2000-5000

50-57

40-50

38-45

57-66

63-71

5000-10000

40-50

32-40

28-38

46-57

51-63


16. GATE Ranks for College Admission

The cutoff mark for admissions may vary each year, so candidates are encouraged to aim for a high All India Ranking (AIR) to get admission to their desired PG program at their preferred institute. An AIR of 1-100 will likely get you into IISc and top IITs, and an AIR under 1000s gives you an opportunity to study in your preferred NIT.  

Institute

GATE Rank Required for Admission

IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay

·       For Direct Admission: AIR under 100

·       For Some Courses: AIR under 600

IIT (Kanpur, Delhi, Madras)

·       For Direct Admission: AIR under 100

·       For Some Courses: AIR under 300

IIT Kharagpur

AIR under 600

IIT (Roorkee, Guwahati, BHU)

AIR under 1000

IIT (Other Remaining)

AIR under 1500

NIT

AIR under 1500

Government Engineering Colleges

AIR under 2500

Private Engineering Colleges

AIR more than 2500


17. GATE Cutoff Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Have some doubts regarding the GATE cutoff? Here are the answers to some of the frequently asked GATE cutoff questions.

i) Question: What factors decide a GATE cutoff?

Answer: The GATE cutoff is influenced by several factors including the number of applicants, exam difficulty level, and previous years' cutoff trends.

ii) Question: Who will decide the GATE 2023 cutoff?

Answer: The organizing body/institute of the GATE 2023 Exam: IIT Kanpur will release the official GATE cutoff marks.

iii) Question: Are any credentials required to check the GATE cutoff?

Answer: No, you do not need an ID or password to check GATE cutoff marks. You can see the cutoff PDF document on the official website of the organizing body once the results are announced.

iv) Question: Does the GATE cutoff change for each year?

Answer: Yes, the GATE cutoff will be revised every year and is released alongside the GATE Exam results. A candidate cannot qualify the exam based on the previous years' cutoff.

v) Question: Is the GATE cutoff different for different papers?

Answer: Yes, the GATE cutoff varies for each GATE paper. So, the GATE 2023 cutoff will be different for all 29 papers.

vi) Question: What is the validity period of the GATE scorecard?

Answer: The GATE scorecard is valid for a three-year period from the time of results. A GATE score is valid only if it is greater than or equal to the minimum qualifying marks. 

vii) Question: What is considered a good GATE Exam rank for college admissions?

Answer: A GATE rank of 1-200 almost guarantees you a spot in the leading IITs and IISc. However, the applicants should also get through the interview round and meet the eligibility criteria to secure admission.

viii) Question: Is minimum qualifying marks good enough for a spot in top institutes?

Answer: No, you need to meet the GATE cutoff mark set by the respective institutes to seek admission in a post-graduate program offered by them.

ix) Question: What is a good GATE rank for PSU recruitment?

Answer: Candidates with a rank of 1-150 will have better chances of getting into public-sector jobs.

x) Question: Is the GATE cutoff for IITs the same for all categories?

Answer: No, the cutoff mark varies for each category.

xi) Question: What are the details included in the GATE cutoff PDF file?

Answer: The GATE cutoff PDF comprises details such as category-wise cutoff, highest scores for each paper, paper code, maximum score out of 1000, the minimum qualifying marks for each paper, etc.

Key Takeaways

We hope the information presented in this article helps you understand all about the GATE cutoff marks, how to check, the cutoff for institutes, PSU cutoff, etc. Check the previous years' cutoff to understand the difficulty level of the GATE Exam and prepare efficiently for GATE 2023. Do not be too stressed about the difficulty level and consider joining a GATE online course to significantly improve your chances of achieving a high rank in GATE 2023.

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