GATE Result 2021: Check All India Rank, Scorecard and Cut off

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
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    IIT Bombay will announce GATE 2021 Result for all the 25 papers tentatively in the month of March 2021. Soon after that candidates will be able to download their scorecards which is one of the important document. Candidates will be required to log in with their valid Registration Number and Password to check their qualifying status.  Check GATE Cut Off

    • Candidates must make note that GATE Marks and GATE Scores are two separate entities.
    • Marks in GATE 2021 will be calculated out of 100, while as per GATE Score Calculation, the scores for GATE will be derived out of 1000 after normalization.
    • Various PSUs also use GATE scores for recruitment purposes.
    Important: IIT Delhi had declared GATE 2020 Result on March 13, 2020 for all the 25 papers. The qualified candidates can download their scorecard from March 19 – May 30, 2020 (without any fee payment) and till Dec 31, 2020 (by paying INR 500) by visiting the official website i.e

    Read on to know more about the steps to check your result, score calculation, cut-offs, etc. 

    GATE 2021 Result Important Dates

    Tabulated below are all the important dates related to the exam result/ scores: 

    EventDates (Tentative)
    GATE 2021 Result DeclarationMarch 2021
    Score Card available for Download w/o feeMarch 2021
    Score Card download with late fee (INR 500)Till December 2021
    Validity of GATE Score Cardup to 3 years only

    Also Read  GATE IIT Counselling

    How to Check GATE 2021 Result?

    How to Check GATE 2021 Result?

    GATE Result will be announced at the official website of GOAPS.

    Step 1: Visit the official portal of gate

    Step 2: Click on “GATE Result” tab

    Step 3: Enter your enrollment ID, Registration ID, and Password 

    Step 4: Post verification, click on the ‘Submit’ button

    Step 5: The result will reflect whether or not, the candidate has qualified the engineering/ agriculture examination.

    Sample of GATE 2021 Scorecard

    gate score card

    Details Mentioned on GATE 2021 Score Card

    • Candidate’s Name
    • Candidate’s GATE 2021 Roll Number
    • GATE 2021 Examination and Paper Code
    • Marks out of 100
    • Qualifying Marks for corresponding GATE Paper
    • Qualified Candidates will also have AIR on GATE Result

    Read About  GATE COAP Counselling

    GATE 2021 Normalization & Calculation of Score

    Normalization and Calculation of GATE 2021 Score

    GATE Scores are normalized to take into consideration various variations in the multiple papers as conducted. These variations could be related to various factors and especially the difficulty level of the examination.

    • GATE Score Normalization is based on the assumption that in a multi-session exam, the abilities of the candidates are equally distributed across all the sessions.   
    • The exam authority makes sure that the number of candidates in each session are of the same order of magnitude. 

    The formula generated to calculate the normalized mark  of the jth candidate in the ith session is;


     : Actual marks obtained by the jth candidate in ith session

       : Average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates considering all sessions

        : Sum of mean and standard deviation marks of the candidates in the paper considering all sessions

        : Average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates in the ith session

        : Sum of the mean marks and standard deviation of the ith session

    GATE Answer Keys

    The score of the candidate is calculated using a certain formula which is defined below;



    M     : marks obtained by the candidate (actual marks for single session papers and normalized marks for multi-session papers)

     : qualifying marks for general category candidate in the paper

    : mean of marks of top 0.1% or top 10 (whichever is larger) of the candidates who appeared in the paper (in case of multi-session papers including all sessions)

      : 350, is the score assigned to 

       : 900, is the score assigned to 

    In score formula, Mq is usually 25 marks (out of 100) or +σ, depending on whichever is larger. Here μ is the mean and σ is the standard deviation of marks of all the candidates who appeared in the examination.

    Important: CCMT Counselling schedule is out. Check the process for registration and seat allotment.

    Opportunities After GATE 2021

    Opportunities after GATE 2021

    Candidates who successfully clear GATE, may opt for one of the below opportunities:

    • Admission to Various Engineering Colleges- GATE enables candidates to take admission to courses such as M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D in universities pan- India. Post completion of M.Tech., candidates can sway away with lucrative salary packages. 
    • Recruitment in Various PSU’s-  An excellent GATE Score is a gateway to job placements in some of the top Public Sector Undertaking (PSU’s) such as BHEL, GAIL, ONGC, IOCL, etc. These PSU’s offer a secured job along with multiple employee benefits. 

    PSU Recruitment through GATE

    • Pursue Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)- GATE Score is a valid parameter for candidates to apply for Junior Research Fellowship(JRF) & Senior Research Fellowship(SRF) in CSIR Laboratories. They may also be entitled to stipend between INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 for CSIR laboratories. 
    • Admission to Foreign Universities- Candidates with an excellent GATE Result may apply in foreign universities too. Some of the big names include RWTH Aachen, TU Munich, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore).
    • Scholarships- To encourage students to pursue a Masters’ degree, MHRD provides Scholarship/ Assistance to the deserving candidates. Financial assistance of INR 11,800 per month is given to GATE qualified candidates.
    • PSUs Accepting GATE Score- Most of the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) actively recruit candidates with valid GATE Result and scorecard. The application process for many of these is underway. Candidates must not forget to fill the application form of the respective PSU in the specified time. The ones who qualify GATE Cutoff will be eligible for final selection. 

    Read About BHEL Recruitment Through GATE

    GATE 2021 M.Tech Admission

    A valid GATE Score/Result can be helpful in getting a seat in M.Tech. program in one of the top IIT’s, IISc or other universities in India/ Abroad. Each institute has different admission criteria. Candidates can refer the below table to read about individual admission criteria of different institutes:

    IIT Madras M.Tech admission Click Here
    IIT Delhi M.Tech admission Click Here
    IIT Roorkee M.Tech admissionClick Here
    IIT Guwahati M.Tech admissionClick Here
    IIT Bombay M.Tech admission Click Here
    IIT Kanpur M.Tech admission Click Here
    IIT Kharagpur M.Tech admission Click Here
    IIT Gandhinagar M.Tech admissionClick Here
    IIT BHU M.Tech admission Click Here
    IIT Jodhpur M.Tech admissionClick Here
    IIT Hyderabad M.Tech admissionClick Here
    IIT Patna M.Tech admission Click Here
    IIT Mandi M.Tech admissionClick Here

    GATE 2021 Cutoff

    GATE Cutoff is the minimum marks that a candidate must secure to qualify GATE. The cutoff will be published soon after the release of GATE result. GATE Cut off will be declared stream-wise and varies according to the candidate’s category.

    • Note that GATE Cutoff for PSUs will be different and will be released separately for each participating PSUs.
    • Based on this cutoff, GATE Participating Institutes will publish their merit list for M.E./ M.Tech. admissions in 2021.
    • GATE qualified candidates will also be eligible for Government offered scholarships, stipends and allowances.

    GATE Scorecards are available for those candidates who make it to the cut off marks. The qualifying cut off marks for the previous year are tabulated below:

    BranchGeneralOBCSC/ ST/ PH
    Computer Science (CS)29.526.619.7
    Civil Engineering (CE)28.225.418.8
    Electrical Engineering (EE)39.635.626.4
    Mechanical Engineering (ME)34.130.722.7
    Electronics and Communication (EC)26.12417.8
    Production Engineering (PI)32.22921.5
    Instrumentation Engineering (IN)31.928.721.3
    Aerospace Engineering (AE)33.330.222.3
    Chemical Engineering (CH)34.831.323.2
    Chemistry (CY)3228.821.3
    Physics (PH)25.222.716.8
    Geology and Geophysics (GG)44.540.129.7
    Biotechnology (BT)35.932.323.9
    Life Science36.73324.5
    Architectural Engineering (AR)4136.927.3
    Agricultural Engineering (AG)28.325.518.9
    Maths (MA)2522.516.7
    Petroleum Engineering (PE)49.944.933.3

    Frequently Asked Questions

    GATE 2021 Result FAQs

    Ques. How can students check their GATE result in 2021?

    Ans. Students can check their GATE 2021 result by entering their registration ID or enrolment number of GATE and Date of Birth. You have to visit the official website and then login with valid details. Only qualified students will be able to download the scorecard.

    Ques. How can students obtain scorecard of GATE?

    Ans. Students can download GATE score card through GOAPS in the month of March 2021. To view the scorecard they have to use their enrolment ID or Email address, GOAPS Password and Captcha. The details should be accurate then only you will be able to download the scorecard.

    Ques. What if students are unable to access their GATE 2021 Scorecard?

    Ans. If students are unable to access their scorecard then they must not have qualified in GATE 2021. Only GATE qualifying students will be able to download their scorecards. 

    Ques. Will students suffer if they don’t download their GATE scorecard?

    Ans. Yes, the GATE scorecard will be required for admission and interviews. That’s why students are advised to download and keep a soft copy of GATE 2021 scorecard. During the time of PSUs recruitments, you need to have your scorecard with you. 

    Ques. How can students obtain their GATE scorecard after the due date?

    Ans. Once the prescribed date by authorities is over, the scorecard will not be accessible to students. To obtain scorecard they have to pay INR 500 online through GOAPS portal. This facility is also available only till December 2021.

    Ques. What if a student didn’t qualify GATE 2021, will he/ she be able to check the result?

    Ans. Yes, students will be able to check the result even if they didn’t qualify the exam. But only qualified students will be able to download their scorecards. The scorecard is a very important document for PSUs recruitments and M.Tch admissions. 

    Ques. Can students download GATE Scorecard 2021 on the day of declaration of the result?

    Ans. No, candidates will not be able to download the scorecard along with the result. You can check your result and when the scorecards will be available then you can download it. Students are advised to download the scorecard and take the printout of the same.

    Ques. Can students receive a hard copy of the GATE result?

    Ans. No, the result will be available online only. You can only get your scorecard online.

    Ques. Can students see the section-wise score?

    Ans. No, student’s total score out of 100 marks will only be displayed on the screen.

    Ques. Till how long is the GATE score valid?

    Ans. GATE result and scorecard are valid for three years.

    Ques. How can students use their GATE scorecard?

    Ans. Students can use their GATE scorecard for admission to Master’s courses as well as for the recruitment in various PSUs.

    Ques. What are the details mentioned on the GATE Result page?

    Ans. The details mentioned on the GATE result page are as below:

    • Name of the candidate
    • Candidate’s Registration number
    • GATE Exam Paper and Paper Code
    • GATE Score obtained by the candidate
    • Cut off Marks for the GATE exam
    • All India Rank (AIR) for the qualified students

    Ques. Who is responsible for announcing the GATE 2021 Result?

    Ans. IIT (the exam conducting body) is responsible for announcing the GATE result.

    Ques. How can students calculate their GATE scores?

    Ans. GATE score can be calculated by using the following formula: GATE Score = Sq + (St-Sq) (M-Mq)/ (M– t – Mq) In the above formula: M = March secured by the candidate Mq = Qualifying marks for General Category candidate M-t = Average marks of the top 10 Sq = 350, score assigned to Mq St = 900, score assigned to Mt. CheckGATE Score Calculation for more details.

    Ques. What are the steps to download GATE 2021 Result?

    Ans. Steps for downloading GATE 2021 Result are as follows:

    • Log on to the official website i.e. GOAPS Portal
    • On the website, homepage click on the GATE 2021 Result link
    • Enter the Roll Number, Date of Birth or Password
    • Click on the Submit button
    • Now the GATE 2021 Result will appear on the screen
    • Take the printout of the result for future use.

    Ques. What are the important factors for determining GATE 2021 cut off?

    Ans. GATE cut off will be determined by considering the following factors:

    • Total number of Applicants
    • The difficulty level of Questions
    • Total number of seats offered for each course
    • Previous year cut off trends

    Ques. Is it important to take the printout of the scorecard?

    Ans. Yes, to take the printout of the scorecard is important because it is helpful at the time of admission.

    Ques. Can students use their GATE score card against PSUs recruitment?

    Ans. Yes, students can use their GATE score card against PSUs recruitment.

    Ques. If students have passed in 2019 but they have a backlog. Can they apply for GATE 2021?

    Ans. Yes, students can apply for GATE 2021 using the mark sheet for the final semester. They have to clear their backlog by August 2021 to be able to avail admission in the course.

    Ques. When will the GATE cut off declared?

    Ans. GATE cut off will be published soon after the declaration of result in March 2021. 

    Ques. How will the cut off marks declare?

    Ans. Cut off marks will be declared stream-wise and according to student’s category.

    Ques. How will the counselling process carried out?

    Ans. The counselling process will be carried out through COAP i.e. Common Offer Acceptance Portal, CCMT (Centralized Counselling for M.Tech and M.Arch)

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    Vishal Sharma

    After the GATE result do we need to apply to individual colleges separately?

    21 Sep, 2020 10:01

    Hello Vishal, greetings from Collegedunia. You need not apply for all the colleges separately but, all the GATE qualifying candidates have to apply separately for CCMT and COAP. Click here for the complete details about the counselling process.

    22 Sep, 2020 12:51
    Ar. Zainab Samreen

    Is gate scorecard 2020 available only for qualified candidates or is it available for everyone? Thanks

    23 Mar, 2020 20:32
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Zainab, yes, only those students who have qualified the exam would be able to download their respective scorecard.

    24 Mar, 2020 02:11

    Thanks for your quick response. Please inform whether I am eligible to appear in GATE 2019 Exam since there is a gap of 3 years from the year(Dec'15) of my graduation(B.Tech) and my % of marks in class XII & Graduation exam is

    19 Sep, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Priyam, As you may please check the Eligibility for the Entrance Exam, through this link.

    19 Sep, 2018 12:47

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