GATE Candidates Appeared | Branch wise – (2012-2021)


“How many candidates registered for GATE 2021 ?
How many candidates qualified GATE 2021 ?
How many candidates appeared in Electronics & Communication paper of GATE 2021 ?
You all must have this kind of questions in your mind. Below article will solve this puzzle of yours. Just take a look.”

gate 2021 candidates appeared qualified

 GATE Candidates Appeared 2021  – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a prestigious all India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology. Admission to postgraduate programmes with government scholarships/assistantships in engineering colleges/ institutes/ Universities is open to those who qualify through this test. The score is also used by many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) for employment screening purposes.

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The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) jointly administer the conduct of GATE. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, the organizing institute for GATE 2021. As per previous history GATE 2021 would be most probably organized by Indian Institutes of Technology, Delhi.

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The candidates need to apply separately to each of the IITs, IISc, NITs and other institutes/universities to seek admission to various post-graduate and doctoral programmes. The candidates have to visit the websites of the respective institutes/universities for details regarding the admission. In GATE 2021 the application process is online with an online fee payment option and downloadable admit cards.

Must read : GATE 2021 Qualifying Cut-off Marks

GATE Exam Statistics

 1. Number of attempts No restrictions
 2. GATE score validity 3 years
 3. Age Limit None

GATE 2021 Candidate Statistics

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GATE 2020 Candidate Statistics

IIT Zones Total Number of Candidates Applied
IIT Bombay 1,73,965
IISc Bangalore 1,31,287
IIT Delhi 1,30,522
IIT Madras 1,18,951
IIT Kharagpur 1,14,794
IIT Kanpur 73,618
IIT Roorkee 62,340
IIT Guwahati 52,553
Total 8,58,030

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GATE Candidate Statistics – (2012-2021)

Statistics → Year ↓ Total number of registered candidates Candidates appeared for the examination Candidates appeared for the examination (in %) Total number of qualified candidates Total number of qualified candidates (in %)
2021 8,80,000 7,11,542 ? 1,26,813 ?
2020 8,58,000 6,85,000
2018 9,34,461 7,81,854 83.66% 1,32,245 16.91%
2017 9,22,167 7,87,148 85.35% 1,29,149 16.40%
2016 9,71,831 8,18,850 84.26% 1,35,392 16.53%
2015 9,27,580 8,04,463 86.72% 1,21,060 15.05%
2014 10,33,625 8,89,156 86.02% 1,49,694 16.84%
2013 12,00,728 9,84,855 82.02% 1,36,699 13.88%
2012 7,77,134 6,86,614 88.35% 1,08,526 13.96%

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GATE Papers Statistics – (2012-2020)

Number of candidates appeared in the five largest papers.

Statistics → Year ↓ Electronics and Communication Engineering Computer Science and Information Technology Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Civil Engineering
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2018 1,25,870 1,07,893 1,94,496 1,21,383 1,53,078
2017 152,318 108,495 197,789 125,859 119,873
2016 1,83,152 1,31,803 2,34,727 1,46,293 1,18,147
2015 1,72,714 1,15,425 1,85,758 1,25,851 1,01,429
2014 2,16,367 1,55,190 1,85,578 1,41,799 90,872
2013 2,56,135 2,24,160 1,65,814 1,52,381
2012 1,76,944 1,56,780 1,12,320 1,10,125

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GATE Candidates Appeared FAQs

How many candidates applied for GATE 2021?

A total of 8,82,684 candidates have applied for the GATE 2021. GATE 2021 was held in 27 papers, including two new papers introduced by IIT-Bombay (the organising institute) - Humanities and Social Sciences and Environmental Science and Engineering.

What is a good rank in GATE?

For admission into top IITs, the student must score a GATE rank below 200. However, the students having a rank in the range of 600-800 can also get admission into IITs and IIITs. For admission into leading NITs, the students should score a GATE rank in 350-800 range.

Is GATE marking negative?

There is a negative marking for every incorrect response i.e. For 1 mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for marking an incorrect answer. For 2 mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for marking an incorrect answer.

What is valid GATE score?

Your score is only valid when it is above or equal to the score of qualifying marks. For example, if you have 16 marks and the qualifying marks for that year are mentioned as 25, then your GATE score is not valid.”

Is GATE exam for 1000 marks?

The GATE score of a candidate is obtained using a formula out of 1000 while the marks of a candidate is the actual number secured by a candidate in the exam out of 100.

What happens if we qualify GATE?

Candidates qualifying GATE can get into NITs, IIITs, IITs and CFTIs on the basis of their scores. So, a candidate needs to qualify the GATE cutoffs in order to get admission in any of these institutes. For admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, candidates are required to participate in the CCMT counselling.

Which IIT can I get with 2000 rank in GATE?

If you are General/OBC category candidate then you still have great chance to get many good NITs and New IITs. If your Rank is in between 2000–4000 then you can go for NIT Allahabad, NIT Bhopal, IIT Dhanbad,IIT BHU(2K-3K),DTU ( Best option ). If you are SC/ST category candidate then you get Old IITs and Top NITs also.

Can we crack GATE in 4 months?

A 4 months GATE preparation plan will be a good idea to crack the GATE exam. Create the preparation plan daily wise or weekly wise by giving enough time for each subject. Your plan should include syllabus completion, revision, and practice of tests. It is a good idea to make a timetable and formulate your daily tasks.

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  1. Hello sir. I’m preparing for gate 2017. I’m from mechanical background and belong to general. Can u roughly tell the minimum marks required to join in psus

    • Hello Karthick,

      Cut-off for any PSU depends upon many factors like difficulty level of GATE paper, no of vacancies notified by each and all PSUs etc. So it is really hard to calculate how much marks would be safe.
      You may check previous years cut-offs of PSUs here :

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

    • Hello shreejith,

      Currently we don’t have this info whenever we will have we will update here.

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

  2. Dear Sir,

    I enrolled for GATE 2014 but I did not appear due to medical emergency. Does this has any affect if I want to apply for GATE 2017 ? Shall I be allowed to enroll for GATE 2017 ?
    Please reply.

    • Hello Gopal,

      You can apply for GATE 2017 without any issue.
      There is neither attempt limit in gate nor age limit.

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

  3. sir my gate percentage in 2016 is 24.87(civil) and score is 349 ;i belon to obc and for obc cut off percentage is 22.5 .can i get admission in NIT

  4. sir i have taken gate exam this year and i got 8.55 marks , i belong to st categiry ,but cutoff is near 19 ,can i get admission into iit or nit ???

  5. hello
    i gate score is 350 from ece general category. can you tell can i get any nit or other private collage 10th 76.6, 12th 70.6 and B.E 65.67.
    if you help me i am very thankful to you

  6. Hello, im elsa i completed my BE in 2009, was working as a lecturer in diploma college now im interested to appear for GATE 2017
    is there any chance to get PSU i belong to OBC, please give me some suggestion, feeling very low

    • Hello Elsa,

      If you are with in age limit required for PSUs then you can prepare for PSUs without any hesitation.

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

  7. amam I have 33.78 marks gate score 448 will it favour me for job or any government institute my category general pls guide

  8. I HV done gate 2016 with stream computer science n according to official key I’ll get 31.67 marks in set 2 without normalization ..can I get any lowest nit in any round of ccmt..plz suggest me…n thanks in advanced…n my category is OBC..non creamy layer..

  9. I HV done gate 2016 with stream computer science n according to official key I’ll get 31.67 marks in set 2 without normalization ..can I get any lowest nit in any round of ccmt..plz suggest me…n thanks in advanced…

  10. According to official keys released by iisc bang for GATE16, I’m getting 34.67 actul marks (cse branch and belong to OBC). What will be my rank approx? And what should I do next? Please list down the colleges which have good placements and I am eligible for that. I am very confused. Please guid me.

  11. I am in 4th semester IT branch , Please suggest me how to prepare for gate 2018 to secure a rank under 50,
    Could you suggest some ways for doing the same as I have got sufficient amount of time i.e.2 years.
    AND IN CASE IF your suggestion is self study then Suggest standard and effective books for GATE CSE.
    AND IF its coaching then which it should be and I should join at which point of time?
    Please reply soon……

  12. Hello sir i m aspirant of gate 2016…….belong 2 ec …i want to getjob in psu …..if i get low score ….is my wish possible? …if not then what is minimum score for this….plz suggest…….

  13. dear admin ,
    currently i m in 2nd year mechanical . i am totally focused for a psu job in future. please tell me what should be my strategy to do so . i will be appearing in gate 2018 so what are the things i should add in daily routine to succeed.

  14. Hello Sir,

    Lots of confusion is there regarding the normalization process of marking.

    Can you please explain the same

    and how we will be benefited?
    i.e. if our slot paper is tougher than others or
    our slot paper is much easier then others?

    Also one more thing is Regarding PSU’s
    Consider a situation that I got a rank in top 300 and i haven’t filled the form of the PSU recruitment
    and my friend who has got a rank in 300-500 get a call since he has filled the form.
    then is there any chance of getting a call from them?
    [ Not sure whether this really happens or not. Just asking to satisfy my curiosity]

    • Hello Devi,

      GATE 2016 Electrical Engineering Reference Books :
      Our team put * (Star) marks along with important book of each subject. You will find this * (Star) marks attached with S. No. of particular subject.

      For previous year solution buy Made Easy / ACE academy book it contains last 29/27 years papers with solutions.
      In these last months of preparation if you haven’t prepare anything yet then you must concentrate more on previous years papers.

      If you still have any query you are free to ask.

  15. hello sir…

    i will give GATE 2016 (instrumentation)…i want to know how many students will selected in PSU jobs?
    and if i want to(Definitely) select in PSU so what is cutoff region of ALL INDIA RANK for INSTRUMENTATION???

    • Hello Bhavin,

      1) How many candidates depends upon jobs requirement in PSUs for the year 2016 for a particular stream. For this you need to check all PSUs notification which are recruiting through GATE 2016 about how many seats they are notifying for IN stream for this year :
      2) Cut off depends upon many factors like number of candidates appear in GATE exam, difficulty level of GATE paper, number of seats in each PSUs. You can get some idea from previous years cut-offs but you can’t get some certain cut-offs. I hope you are understanding.
      PSUs Cut-off marks :

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

  16. I am a 3rd year student of Electronics and communication engineering. I want to know if I can apply for GATE 2016. Please respond.

  17. Does the Value of GATE score reduces depending upon the number of attempts?
    As if i had appeared for GATE15 but didnt get a good if i am going to appear for GATE16..then if i get a good rank does the importance decrease?
    As if a candidate is giving gate16 for the first time and i am giving for the second time and we both are getting the same rank…and we both apply for the same course.. then is there any possibility that he gets more priority then me because he is a freasher and i am applying for second time?
    please reply as soon as possible

    • Hello chintan,

      No it will not affect your chances in any kind of selection process either it is an entrance exam or an interview.
      Selection committee always in the search of a better / best candidate for the particular seat / post and they also very well aware about the current competitive environment.

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


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