GATE Marks, Rank, Score & Percentile


GATE Marks, Rank, Score & Percentile

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1. GATE Marks : Now a days there are two kind of questions asked in GATE exam.

(1) Multiple Choice Questions

[1] For 1 Marks Multiple Choice Questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.
[2] For 2 Marks Multiple Choice Questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.

(2) Numerical Answer Type Questions

There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

Making scheme in GATE exam for multiple choice questions is same as any other competitive exam where 1 marks will be awarded for the correct answer while 1/3rd or 2/3rd marks will be deducted for incorrect answer from the total marks. Total marks assigned in GATE exam is 100 for nearly 65 questions.

Must Check : GATE 2019 Paper Pattern & Marking Scheme

2. GATE Rank : GATE rank is also known as All India Rank(AIR). A candidate get his/her GATE rank only for his branch. For example a candidate from Electrical engineering will get GATE rank among all Electrical engineers who attended GATE exam of that particular year.

3. GATE Score : GATE  score is calculated out of 1000 while GATE marks are calculated out of 100. GATE score can be calculated using a formula which is based on normalized marks.

Must Check :  GATE Normalized Marks Formula

Must Check : GATE Score Formula

Candidate who wish to get direct admission into IISC/ IITs must try to score nearly 1000.

Must Check : GATE Rank vs Marks vs Score Analysis

4. GATE Percentile : Percentile is percentage of people behind you in GATE exam.

Percentile is calculated as shown below :

{(Total number of candidates appeared in your subject- candidate rank)/(Total number of candidates-1)} x 100

Suppose 5,00,000 candidates appeared in GATE exam.

Example 1 
Your rank is 1
Percentile = ((5,00,000-1)/(5,00,000-1)) x 100 = 100

Example 2 
Your rank is 100
Percentile = ((5,00,000-100)/(5,00,000-1)) x 100 = 99.95

Example 3
Your rank is 5,00,000
Percentile = ((5,00,000-5,00,000)/(5,00,000-1)) x 100 = 0

Candidate who wish to get direct admission into IISC/ IITs must try to score nearly 100 percentile.

We created this post in order to clear doubts related to the various terms used in GATE exam.

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  1. i hav got 43 marks in gate 2017 as per key given by iir-R what score can i expect?
    and is there any chnce of gettng into an iit or nit?

  2. I am a Fourth-Year B.Arch student. What rank/ What score should I achieve to secure an admission for Architectural Conservation in SPA New Delhi?

  3. my expected mark in 2016 gate exam civil is 36 .what will be my expected gate score? will i be able to get a iit or nit?

    • Hello pradyumna,

      Yes you have chance to get seat in NITs.
      Wait for few days we will update soon some analysis for marks v/s college allocation.
      If you really wanted to get admission then fill all colleges / universities application where you wanted to get admission and wait for all rounds of selection. This is what we can suggest you right now.

      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.


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