IIT Bombay will release GATE 2021 cut off soon after the release of result in the month of March 2021. For all 27 papers, separate GATE cut off will be released which will also vary from subject to subject and for each category. GATE cut off is the minimum marks that you need to score to qualify the exam. Since the exam will be conducted in multiple sessions with different difficulty levels, the normalization method will be used for GATE Score Calculation.
The participating institutes will decide their own cut off to select the candidates for a course. Other than M.Tech admissions, students who score marks higher than GATE cutoff are often recruited into highly paid jobs offered by many PSUs. GATE Scorecard will be issued to only those candidates who score equal to or more than the qualifying cut off of GATE 2021.
GATE 2020 Subject Wise Qualifying Cut Off
|GATE Paper Name||General||OBC||SC/ST/Pwd|
|Aerospace Engineering (AE)||27.2||24.4||18.1|
|Agriculture Engineering (AG)||26.3||23.6||17.5|
|Architecture and Planning (AR)||34.8||31.3||23.2|
|Biomedical Engineering (BM)||25.0||22.5||16.6|
|Civil Engineering (CE)||32.9||29.6||21.9|
|Chemical Engineering (CH)||35.7||32.1||23.8|
|Computer Science & Information Technology (CS)||28.5||25.6||19.0|
|Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC)||28.8||25.9||19.2|
|Electrical Engineering (EE)||33.4||30.0||22.2|
|Ecology & Evolution (EY)||42.2||37.9||28.1|
|Instrumentation Engineering (IN)||34.6||31.1||23.0|
|Mathematics (MA)||25.0||22.5|| |
|Mechanical Engineering (ME)||34.0||30.6||22.6|
|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|
|Production & Industrial Engineering (PI)||36.6||32.9||24.4|
|Statistics (ST)||25.0||22.5|| |
|Textile Engineering & Fiber Science (TF)||37.1||33.3||24.7|
|Engineering Sciences (XE)||26.0||23.4||17.3|
|Life Sciences (XL)||31.7||28.5||21.1|
GATE 2020 Cut off Category Wise Cut off Analysis
GATE 2019 Cut off
GATE 2019 was conducted for 24 papers by IIT Madras. From the table below you can get an idea about the previous years cut off:
|Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)||26.7||24||17.8|
|Electrical Engineering (EE)||39.6||35.6||26.4|
|Ecology and Evolution (EY)||37.1||33.4||24.7|
|Geology and Geophysics (GG)||44.5||40.1||29.7|
|Instrumentation Engineering (IN)||31.9||28.7||21.3|
|Mechanical Engineering (ME)||34.1||30.7||22.7|
|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|
|Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)||32.2||29||21.5|
|Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)||40.1||36.1||26.7|
|Aerospace Engineering (AE)||33.5||30.2||22.3|
|Agricultural Engineering (AG)||28.3||25.5||18.9|
|Architecture and Planning (AR)||41||36.9||27.3|
|Civil Engineering (CE)||28.2||25.4||18.8|
|Chemical Engineering (CH)||34.8||31.3||23.2|
|Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)||29.5||26.6||19.7|
GATE Cut offs 2018 (Stream-wise)
Apart from admissions in postgraduate courses, GATE cut off scores are also considered for employment in PSUs, direct recruitment to Group A posts in Central Government. A good GATE score can avail you financial assistance for postgraduate programs. Read about GATE PSU Cut offs.
|Computer Science (CS)||25.00||22.50||16.60|
|Civil Engineering (CE)||26.90||24.20||17.9|
|Electrical Engineering (EE)||29.1||26.1||19.4|
|Mechanical Engineering (ME)||34.7||31.2||23.1|
|Electronics and Communication (EC)||25.0||22.5||16.6|
|Production Engineering (PI)||32.0||28.8||21.3|
|Instrumentation Engineering (IN)||37.0||33.8||24.7|
|Aerospace Engineering (AE)||25||22.5||16.6|
|Chemical Engineering (CH)||37.8||34||25.1|
|Geology and Geophysics (GG)||32.4||29.1||21.5|
|Architectural Engineering (AR)||43.9||39.5||29.2|
|Agricultural Engineering (AG)||25.0||22.5||16.6|
|Petroleum Engineering (PE)||39.8||35.8||26.5|
GATE Cut off 2017
GATE 2017 cut off accepted by IITs is:
|IIT||Civil Engineering||Mechanical Engineering||Electrical Engineering||Chemical Engineering||Computer Science Engineering|
GATE Qualifying Cutoff 2016 & 2015
|1||Mechanical Engineering (ME)||29.6||26.6||19.7||32.73||29.46||21.82|
|2||Civil Engineering (CE)||25||22.5||16.6||25||22.5||16.67|
|3||Electrical Engineering (EE)||25.1||22.5||16.7||25||22.5||16.67|
|4||Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)||25||22.5||16.6||25||22.5||16.67|
|5||Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)||25||22.5||16.6||25||22.5||16.67|
|6||Instrumentation Engineering (IN)||31.6||28.4||21||25.45||22.9||16.96|
|7||Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)||26.4||23.7||17.5||26.82||24.14||17.88|
GATE Rank V/s Marks
Aspirants must not get confused between GATE rank and score. Suppose a student who gets marks around 67 and GATE score around 810 is likely to get rank near 170 in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Similarly, a candidate expecting the rank under 1000 has good chances of getting into a preferred branch in NITs. Although, a student must prepare for an interview and GD in order to proceed in the admission process.
GATE Rank V/s InstituteWhile cutoff marks may vary each year, the rank required for selection in a particular college and course is almost the same because seats for a particular course do not change on a regular basis. Thus, it is advisable to score an AIR rank around 100 in GATE 2021 in order to get admission into IISc and Top IITs.
|Name of the Institute(s)||Required GATE Rank|
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
(1) For Direct Admission: AIR < 100
(2) For some courses: ≤ AIR ≤ 600
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
(1) For Direct Admission: AIR < 100
(2) For some courses: ≤ AIR ≤ 300
|Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur||AIR ≤ 600|
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Indian Institute of Technology, BHU
|AIR ≤ 1000|
National Institute of Technologies
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, etc
|AIR ≤ 1500|
|Government Engineering Colleges (National & State level)||AIR ≤ 2500|
|Private Engineering Colleges (National & State level)||AIR ≥ 2500|
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GATE Qualifying Cutoff V/s Admission Cutoff
Students who would be appearing in GATE 2021 should have a clear idea about the difference between GATE qualifying cutoff and GATE admission cutoff.
|Particulars||GATE Qualifying Cut Off||GATE Admission Cut Off|
|Difference||It is the minimum marks that candidates need to score to qualify for the exam, which is different for all 25 subjects for which GATE is conducted. It also varies for different categories of candidates.||It is the minimum marks required to get admission in an institute.|
|Declared By||It is released by the exam conducting institute/body with the declaration of result.||It is declared by the institute at the time of admission.|
|Parameters to decide Cut Off||Candidates Performance, Category of Candidates, Previous Years Cut Off Trends||Total Number of Seats, Applications received, Category of Candidates|
GATE Cut Off for IITs
From the table below you can check the cut off various IITs. This will help you in getting an idea about the cut off trends of IITs and you can easily plan your GATE preparation.
|Institutes||GATE Cut Off|
|IIT Delhi||Click Here|
|IIT Madras||Click Here|
|IIT Roorkee||Click Here|
|IIT Guwahati||Click Here|
|IIT Bombay||Click Here|
|IIT Kanpur||Click Here|
|IIT Kharagpur||Click Here|
|IIT Gandhinagar||Click Here|
|IIT BHU||Click Here|
|IIT Jodhpur||Click Here|
|IIT Hyderabad||Click Here|
|IIT Patna||Click Here|
|IIT Mandi||Click Here|
|IIT Bhubaneshwar||Click Here|
GATE Cut Off for NITs
Qualified candidates who wish to take admission in NITs and several other centrally funded institutes are required to apply through CCMT (Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan admissions). Candidates can check institute-wise GATE previous years cut off for admission is NITs.
- GATE Cutoff is the minimum score that a candidate needs to secure in the entrance test for admissions to the M.Tech programs at the NITs and various institutes across the country.
- The Cutoff for GATE will vary from institute to institute as it is dependent on the seat intake as well as the number of applicants though it is generally common for most of the NITs.
GATE Cutoff for PSU Recruitment
GATE Cutoff for PSU Recruitment- Candidates holding a good score in GATE can apply for various Public Sector Undertakings Jobs. Every year PSUs shortlists the candidates on the basis of GATE score. The shortlisted candidates then appear for written examination and personal interview rounds. The previous years PSU cut off are mentioned below: Read More About PSU Recruitment through GATE
|JE Station Controller OR Train Operator (SC/ TO)||46.50||42.58||38.25||NA||-|
|Customer Relations Assistant (CRA)||55.33||50.17||45.58||35.25||-|
|NBCC||Civil||60 & above||45 & above||45 & above||45 & above|
|BHEL Recruitment Through GATE||BARC Recruitment Through GATE||IOCL Recruitment Through GATE||DRDO Recruitment Through GATE|
Factors determining GATE 2021 Cut off
GATE 2021 cutoff for each paper depends on various factors mentioned below:
- Total Number of candidates taking that paper
- The difficulty level of GATE question paper
- Total number of available seats
- Category under which the candidate is seeking admission
GATE 2021 Cut off FAQs
Ques. What will be GATE 2021 cut off to get admission in IIT Bombay in Mechanical Engineering?
Ans. You need to clear the qualifying cut off first. Based on the mechanical engineering qualifying cut off for previous years that if a candidate belongs to the general category then he need to score around 34 to clear the minimum cut off. After that IIT Bombay will decide its own cut off during the time of counselling.
Ques. What will be the GATE 2021 closing rank for admission in IIT Madras in Computer Science?
Ans. As per the previous year, the closing rank for IIT Madras in CS brach was between 780 to 800 for general category candidates.
Ques. Do I need to clear the section-wise cut off in GATE 2021?
Ans. No. There is no sectional cut off that you need to qualify. Candidates qualifying the overall cut off can apply for the counseling process.
Ques. What could be GATE 2021 cut off for new subjects added this year?
Ans. If we check the qualifying marks of the previous year for all the disciplines then we can see that candidates need to score more than 25 marks. Therefore it can be said that the qualifying cut off for new subjects could also above 25 marks.
Ques. When will IIT Bombay announce GATE 2021 results?
Ans. As per the schedule, the results will be released in the month of March 2021. You can visit the official website to check your results. The qualifying cut off will also be released on the same date. However, colleges will decide their own cut off depending on the GATE qualifying cut off for 2021.
Ques. What are the qualifying marks for GATE 2021?
Ans. The qualifying marks for GATE 2021 are not released yet. However, whether you have qualified in the examination or not, will be known only after the release of the result.
Ques. Who decides the Cutoff for GATE?
Ans. GATE qualifying Cutoff is determined by the conducting body that is IIT Bombay for this year. It is the minimum marks that candidates need to score to qualify for the exam, which is different for all 27 subjects for which GATE is conducted. It also varies for different categories of candidates.
Ques. What is GATE Cutoff?
Ans. GATE cutoff is the minimum score that candidates need to qualify GATE. It is released by the exam conducting institute with the declaration of result.
Ques. If will qualified for GATE 2021 then will I be able to get admission in IIT Bombay?
Ans. No, clearing the cut-off score to qualify for GATE doesn’t guarantee you admission into any of the participating institutions. To get admission into the institute you will need to clear the cut off set by those institutions and appear for their selection process.
Ques. What is the cutoff for the different participating institutes/branches of GATE 2021?
Ans. GATE cutoff for every branch will be released along with the declaration of the result while cut off for the institutes will be released by each institute independently.
Ques. What is the use of GATE Cutoff?
Ans. After the declaration of the result, the merit list will be prepared by the authority. Candidates will be called for the selection process on the basis of the merit list.
Ques. What will the GATE Cutoff dependent upon?
Ans. GATE Cutoff 2021 will be dependent upon the discipline opted for by the candidates as well as the highest score and no. of participants.
Ques. What are the factors that affect GATE Cutoff?
Ans. Factors like the number of seats available, number of candidates applied for the exam, performance of the candidate, difficulty level of entrance exam affect the cutoff list.
Ques. What is the minimum number/rank I must get to be considered for admission through GATE?
Ans. You need to score the minimum cutoff of GATE 2021 set up by that institute to be considered for admissions.
Ques. Is the cutoff the same for all the category or will there be a category wise cutoff for GATE?
Ans. GATE 2021 cutoff will be separate for each category of students.
Ques. Will the cut off for GATE 2021 be same for all the institute?
Ans. No, cut off will vary from institute to institute as it is dependent on the seat intake as well as the number of applicants though it is generally common for most of the IITs. However, the cut off to qualify the exam will be the same.
Ques. I have completed my B.Tech with 50%. Am I eligible for GATE 2021?
Ans. There are no specific pass percentage criteria to be eligible for GATE 2021. However, the percentage will matter after the release of GATE cut off and results. Many institutes ask for 60% or above or admission to their M.Tech program. Most of the PSUs also ask for 60% and above.
Ques. How will I be able to check the GATE 2021 Result and cut off?
Ans. You will be able to check your result using your registration ID or enrolment number of GATE and date of birth in GOAPS. The cut-off score will be mentioned in the result itself.
Ques. How to obtain the scorecard of GATE?
Ans. You will be able to download GATE Scorecard through GOAPS from March to May 2021. Candidates will have to use your registration ID or email address, password and captcha provided to view the scorecard. You are advised to download it and take a print out of the same.
Ques. How to obtain the GATE scorecard after the due date?
Ans. After due date, the scorecard will not be accessible to candidates. To obtain it, you will have to pay INR 500 online through the GOAPS portal. This facility will be available only until December 31, 2021 (tentatively).
Ques. What if I didn't score above the cut-off score in GATE 2021, will I be able to check the result?
Ans. Yes, you will be able to check your result, even if you don't qualify for the exam. But you can only download the scorecard if you have qualified the exam.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.