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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.

Good luck with your GATE 2023 preparations!!

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