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.

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
Percentile = ((5,00,000-1)/(5,00,000-1)) x 100 = 100

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

Example 3
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. Which are the institutes (especially IITs) that will accept a score of 510 obtained in GATE 2016 (Biotechnology)?

4. what will be my gate score if my expected gate mark is 36 ?will i able to get an iit or nit?

5. 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?