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# GATE 2021 Score Calculation, Predict Rank and Marks V/s Scores GATE 2021 Score Calculation: Candidates often get confused between GATE Marks and Scores and end up misinterpreting their results. Candidates should understand that they are two different entities of the same family. Broadly speaking, GATE Marks is calculated out of 100 and GATE Score is obtained out of 1000.  GATE Cutoff is decided on the basis of the highest score obtained in the exam. After the evaluation of answers, raw marks will be considered for calculating GATE Score.For some papers, GATE 2021 will be conducted in multiple sessions of different difficulty levels hence score normalization process becomes a necessity.

For multiple session papers, 3 parameters will be used to calculate the score:

• Actual Gate Marks
• Normalized Gate Marks
• Gate Score.

For single session papers, 2 parameters will be used to calculate the score:

•  Actual Gate Marks
• Gate Score.

Read the article to know in detail how the score will be calculated in GATE 2021, factors considered for calculating GATE score, and much more.

## Actual GATE Marks and Normalized GATE Marks

As it is mentioned above that three parameters are taken into consideration while calculating the marks for the papers conducted in multiple sessions or slots whereas only two parameters are used while calculating the marks for papers conducted in a single session.

For Example: Every year due to the maximum number of candidates opting for ME, CE papers these two exams are conducted in multiple sessions i.e. in the morning and afternoon shift. So while calculating the scores of these papers the authorities will use three parameters.

### Actual GATE Marks

• When the actual scores are calculating by following the marking scheme i.e. 1 or 2 marks will be awarded for the correct answer and 1/3 or 2/3 marks will be deducted for wrong answers.
• While calculating actual GATE marks it is very important to keep in mind that there is no negative marking in case of Numerical Ability Questions.

### Normalized GATE Marks

• The normalization is done by assuming, “in multi-session GATE papers, the distribution of abilities of candidates is the same across all the sessions.”
• This fundamental assumption is taken for calculation of normalized scores because the test takers are large in numbers, and the allocation of the session is random.
• Also, it is ensured in multiple session papers that the number of candidates allotted in each session is of same order of magnitude.
• Based on these mentioned methods and various other methods the authorities have reached the formula which is used to calculate the GATE Normalized Marks. The formula is mentioned below in the article.

## Calculation of GATE 2021 Normalized Marks for Multi-session Papers

The normalization of marks of jth candidate in ith session is Mij is given by-

Further, the graph can help understand the relationship between the two scores better.

Graph showing the linear relationship between "actual marks" and "normalized marks" of a candidate, in a multiple-session subject (CE, EE, ME, EE or CE) of GATE.
Mgt = average marks of top 0.1 % candidates in all sessions of that subject.
Mgq = mean + standard deviation, of marks of all candidates in all sessions of that subject.
Mti = average marks of top 0.1 % candidates in the ith session of that subject.
Miq = mean + standard deviation, of marks of all candidates in the ith session of that subject.

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## Calculation of GATE 2021 Score for All Papers

For GATE Paper conducted in a single session, actual marks obtained in the engineering exam will only be used in determining GATE score. By using the following formula, the score will be computed. GATE score calculation formula is also imprinted on the scorecard-

M: marks obtained in GATE (actual marks for single session papers and normalized marks for multi-session papers)

Mq: Qualifying marks for general category candidate in GATE paper

Mt: Mean of marks of top 0.1% or top 10 (whichever is larger) of candidates who appeared for GATE (in case of multi-session papers including all sessions)

Sq: 350, is the score assigned to Mq

St: 900, is the score assigned to Mt

### Qualifying Marks

The qualifying marks (out of 100) are different for different papers, and they also vary as per the category of the candidates. The following table represents qualifying marks according to the category of the candidate-

CategoryQualifying Marks (Out of 100)
General Category (Gen)25 or μ + σ, whichever is higher.
Other Backward Classes (OBC)90% of the general category's qualifying mark
Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)2/3 (i.e., 66.67%) of the general category's qualifying mark

### Special Case

Don’t judge people on their GATE AIR, ask them their GATE Score. All India Rank varies according to the paper and category of the candidate. A few special cases from GATE 2016, are given below-

• AIR 124 CE GATE 2016 (GATE score 847)
• AIR 70 IN GATE 2016 (GATE score 768)
• AIR 96 CS GATE 2016 (GATE score 856)

### What is the difference between GATE Marks, Scores, Ranks, and Percentile?

GATE Marks- A total of 65 questions is divided into two types of questions in GATE: MCQs and NAT Questions. The total marks are 100. GATE marks are obtained out of 100.

• MCQs carrying 1 mark each- 1/3 marks will be deducted on marking the wrong answer.
• MCQs carrying 2 marks each- 2/3 marks will be deducted on marking the wrong answer.
• There is no negative marking in NAT questions.

GATE Score- The scores are computed out of 1000 by the process of normalization of marks.

GATE Rank- Also termed as GATE AIR (All India Rank). AIR is calculated on the basis of GATE Scores, and it varies according to GATE Paper, category of the candidate.

## How GATE 2021 Cut Off derived?

GATE Cut Off is derived from GATE Scores for admission to M.Tech and Ph.D. programs. Apart from IITs, some participating institutes accept admission on GATE marks. GATE cut off scores are also considered for employment in PSUs, direct recruitment to Group A posts in Central Government. The cut off is announced separately by participating institutes for admission to postgraduate programs. For qualifying the examination, the cut off will be declared by IIT Guwahati and will be mentioned on the scorecard. GATE 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

Based on cut-offs published by PSUs, candidates are also shortlisted for the further selection rounds.

## GATE Subject Wise Rank Insight

The following table consists of information regarding marks of GATE toppers in previous years. With the help of these tables candidates can get an idea about the relation between GATE Rank and GATE Marks:

### Civil Engineering(CE) Rank V/s Marks

 GATE Rank GATE Marks 1 87.72 3 83.78 5 83.13 7 82.15 9 82.08 10 81.73

### Mechanical Engineering(ME) Rank V/s Marks

 GATE Rank GATE Marks 1 94.75 2 94.65 3 93.39 4 91.69 5 91.38 7 91.01 10 89.31

### Computer Science Engineering(CS) Rank V/s Marks

 GATE Rank GATE Marks 1 88.67 2 88.33 3 87.00 9 84.67

### Electronics and Communication Engineering(EC) Rank V/s Marks

 GATE Rank GATE Marks 1 89.00 3 82.67 4 82.00 6 81.00 7 80.33 9 80.00

### Electrical Engineering(EE) Rank V/s Marks

 GATE Rank GATE Marks 1 97.33 2 97.00 4 96.33 5 95.67 7 95.00 10 94.33

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## GATE 2021 Score Calculation FAQs

Ques. What is the purpose of the GATE Score Calculation tool?

Ans. The GATE Score Calculation or Score Predictor tool gives you the privilege to calculate your expected scores even before the declaration of the examination result. With the help of a score calculation tool, you can easily calculate your score and can make a list of colleges accepting that score.

Ques. What are the details that we would need to provide input to the Score Calculation tool for the calculation of our expected score?

Ans. You need to provide various basic details such as date of exam, subject paper, slot, and category, for the calculation of your expected rank. If you provide accurate information then you can get the nearest score.

Ques. From where would I get the credentials for logging into the GATE Score Calculation tool?

Ques. Could I log in to the GATE Score Calculation tool using my Yahoo account?

Ques. What fee do I need to pay for using the GATE Score Calculation tool?

Ans. You need not pay any fee for using the GATE score predictor and calculating your scores. It is absolutely free. It is to help you in calculating an approximate score before the actual declaration of result.

Ques. Could I use the GATE Score Calculation tool for calculating the scores of my friend?

Ans. Yes, you may check anyone’s score. Provided that you have the following details of the candidate - date of exam, subject paper, slot, and category.

Ques. When will be the GATE Score Calculator tool for a year made public?

Ans. The GATE Score Calculator tool for a year is made public only when the GATE exam for that year is over. For instance, GATE Score Calculator for 2020 is enabled post completion of the GATE 2020 exam.

Ques. Is the GATE Score Calculator for a year available for the candidates for the entire year?

Ans. No, the GATE Score Calculator for a year is available for the candidates only for few days.

Ques. Will I be able to use the GATE Score Calculator only for calculating my GATE score?

Ans. No, apart from calculating your GATE score, you may also be able to get information about the prospects of getting your jobs in the Public Sector Units (PSUs). Such PSUs consider the GATE scores to hire students.

Ques. Can I also use the GATE Score Calculator to identify the colleges where I would get admission?

Ans. Yes, you can also use your score predictions to know the institutes which offer admission for the M.Tech. Course on the basis of your GATE scores. Once after knowing your probable scores using GATE predictor, you may check the expected GATE 2020 cutoff to predict if you will be able to clear the same.

Ques. What will be the benefit of using the GATE Score Calculator to identify the colleges where I would get admission?

Ans. This will also help you with planning if you are offered the M.Tech. The course at an Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other private institutes. In case it is not happening, you may plan for other prospects in advance.

Ques. Does the GATE Score Calculator calculate the scores of candidates precisely?

Ans. Although the GATE Score Calculator tool is very robust and reliable. However, in case you do not provide valid and accurate information, it would estimate incorrect scores.

Ques. What are the steps to use GATE Score Predictor for calculating scores?

Ans. Follow the steps provided below:

Enter your GATE 2020 registration number and date of birth.

Select the category, date on which you appeared in the GATE 2020 exam, exam slot, GATE paper, expected GATE marks out of 100, and the difficulty level of the GATE exam from the options provided for easy, difficult or moderate.

Once you complete filling all the above information, click the ‘Predict Now’ button. The GATE score predictor tool will display your probable score.

Ques. How can I predict my scores using the GATE Score Calculator in case I am not registered on Google or Facebook?

Ans. In case you are not registered on any of those, you need to create an account and then log in using the same to use the GATE Score Calculator.

Ques. How could I calculate the probable GATE marks that I need to provide for using the GATE Score Calculator?

Ans. To calculate your probable GATE marks for entering in the GATE Score Calculator, you need to use the GATE official answer keys.

Ques. Who releases the GATE Score Calculator every year?

Ans. The exam organizing committee releases the GATE Score Calculator. However, various other websites also offer their GATE Score Calculator for the students.

Ques. What is a GATE Percentile?

Ans. Percentile of a candidate presents the percentage of all the other candidates who scored lower marks than the individual candidate in the GATE exam.

Ques. What is the formula for calculating the GATE Percentile?

Ans. The following formula calculates the GATE Percentile of a candidate:

AIR RANK here refers to the candidate’s all India rank, and N is the number of candidates appeared in the GATE exam.

Ques. Is there any way other than GATE Score Calculator through which I can calculate my GATE score?

Ans. No, GATE Score Calculator is the only mode to calculate your GATE score.

Ques. I do not have a Facebook account and forgot my Google account password. How can I access the GATE Score Calculator then?

Ans. You first need to reset your Google account password. Then only you can access the GATE Score Calculator

Ques. While entering the details in the GATE Score Calculator, I am getting an error message that the details are not found. What should I do?

Ans. You need to check the inputs that you are entering carefully. Most probably, you are entering incorrect inputs.

Ques. The GATE Score Calculator official website is not opening from my laptop. What should I do?

Ques. I cleared all my Chrome web browser’s cookies. But still, the GATE Score Calculator official website is not opening. What should I do?

Ans. You may probably try opening it using some other web browser such as IE or Mozilla.

Ques. I forgot the paper slot of my GATE exam in which I appeared. What should I do for checking my scores using GATE Score Predictor?

Ans. Check your GATE admit card. You will be able to get the paper slot from there.

*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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