GATE 2023 Cut Off:
The cut off is the minimum mark required to qualify the entrance exam. The candidates need to secure as same as the cut-off mark or more than that to be eligible for the counselling session. The cut off varies as per the different institutes, courses and the category of the candidate.
GATE cutoff 2023 - GATE cutoffs are the minimum marks that the test-takers need to score to be eligible for admission in the MTech, MSc & PhD courses offered at the GATE participating institutes. After the GATE results are announced, the conducting authority of the exam releases the qualifying cutoffs for all the GATE papers. However, the GATE participating institutes decide their admission cutoff for the selection of candidates.
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifying marks in their respective papers can participate in the counselling process conducted by CCMT for admission to IIITs, NITs, and CFTIs and COAPS for admission to IITs.
Besides admission to postgraduate programs in IITs, NITs, IISc and other engineering colleges in India, the GATE score is used by many Public Sector Undertakings for the recruitment of graduate engineers. Take a look at PSUs accepting GATE scores for recruitment.
Factors determining GATE cutoffs
GATE cutoff for each paper depends on numerous factors mentioned below:
- Number of candidates taking that paper
- The difficulty level of the GATE question paper
- Total number of available seats
- Category under which the candidate is seeking admission
- Difference between GATE qualifying cutoff and admission cutoff
Candidates need to understand the difference between the qualifying cutoff and the admission cutoff for GATE. The qualifying cutoff is the institute eligibility cutoff while admission cutoff ensures a call for admission at IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. Qualifying GATE cutoff is released by the conducting authority and available on GOAPS while admission cutoffs are released by the individual participating institute and available on their respective counselling portals-CCMT/ COAPS.
|Qualifying Gate Cut off||Admission Gate Cut off|
|Also referred to as eligibility cutoff or IITs, NIT, IIITs, and CFTIs, it is the minimum marks a candidate must score so that he/she is eligible for admission||It is the final opening and closing ranks score fixed by the participating institutes for the selection of candidates|
|Meeting the qualifying cutoff does not mean the candidate will be selected for admission||Meeting the admission GATE cutoff does not mean that the candidate will be selected for admission.|
|The qualifying GATE cutoff is fixed before the announcement of GATE results||The admission cut off is fixed after the declaration of GATE results|
|The qualifying GATE cutoff is announced by the conducting IIT and available on GOAPS||The admission cut off is released by individual participating institutes and available on their respective counselling portal – CCMT/COAP|
|The qualifying GATE cutoff includes qualifying marks for each paper||The admission cutoff includes opening and closing ranks for courses offered at participating institutes|
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Previous years GATE cutoff
Take a look at previous year GATE cutoffs for reference until the cutoffs for GATE 2022 are released.
GATE previous year cutoff
Stream and Qualifying Marks for Different Category:
|Exam Paper||General||OBC ( NCL)||SC/ST/PwD|
|Aerospace Engineering (AE)||27.2||24.4||18.1|
|Agricultural Engineering (AG)||26.3||23.6||17.5|
|Architecture and Planning (AR)||34.8||31.3||23.2|
|Civil Engineering (CE)||30.4||27.4||20.2|
|Chemical Engineering (CH)||25.3||22.7||16.5|
|Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)||25||22.5||16.6|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)||25||22.5||16.5|
|Electrical Engineering (EE)||30.7||27.6||20.4|
|Ecology and Evolution (EY)||33.4||30||22.2|
|Geology and Geophysics (GG)||51.9||46.7||34.6|
|Instrumentation Engineering (IN)||42.4||38.1||28.2|
|Mechanical Engineering (ME)||28.1||25.2||18.7|
|Mining Engineering (MN)||25.5||22.9||17|
|Metallurgical Engineering (MT)||46.2||41.5||30.8|
|Petroleum Engineering (PE)||39.8||35.8||24.5|
|Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)||33.6||32.9||24.4|
|Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)||36.8||34.9||25.6|