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GATE Cut Off – Previous Years’ Cutoffs, Cutoff Types & Difference

Every year, the GATE exam is conducted jointly by IISc (Indian Institute of Science), Bangalore and any one of the IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee). Since IIT Bombay (IIT-B) will conduct the GATE exam next year, it will also release the GATE cut off 2021 on behalf of all the participating institutes. The cutoff of GATE 2021 will be released for all the 25 specializations separately online. It is mandatory for the candidates to score equal to or more than the closing rank of the GATE cutoff to qualify the exam. 

It must be noted that the candidates who qualify GATE cutoff 2021 will be able to download the GATE scorecard. IITs (Indian Institute of Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), and other CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institute) will offer admission to candidates in courses like M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan./M.Des if they qualify the GATE 2021 cutoff. Candidates should go through this article to garner pivotal information about GATE 2021 cutoff with previous years’ stats and other useful details.      

   

GATE Cut Off – Highlights

All the candidates who obtain a score that satisfies the minimum qualifying cut-off marks are further eligible to take part in the COAP (Common Offer Acceptance Portal) or CCMT (Centralized Counseling for M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan./M.Des) for admission in the IITs on the basis of the GATE scores. Some of the major highlights on how the score is generated for candidates taking the test are given below. 

  1. The qualifying marks for the general category candidates is 25 marks (out of 100) in each subject or µ+σ, whichever is higher. µ denotes the mean and σ signifies the standard deviation of marks of all the GATE test-takers.
  2. Further, the normalization is done on the basis of the fundamental assumption that “in all multi-session GATE papers, the distribution of abilities of candidates is the same across all the sessions”

GATE Cut Off – Deciding Factors

There are a total of 25 papers for which GATE is conducted by the IITs. Cut off scores for each of the papers are different and depend on some basic factors. These factors affecting the cut-off score are listed below: 

  • Total number of candidates who appeared for the test
  • Total number of seats available in GATE participating institutions
  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Total number of applications received (discipline-wise)
  • Category of the candidates

GATE Cut Off – Types & Difference

Aspirants must know that two types of GATE cut offs are released:

GATE Qualifying Cut Off

The minimum marks candidates need to score to qualify the GATE exam is simply the GATE qualifying cut off. It varies for all the 25 subjects in which the GATE exam is organized. Another factor that brings variation to GATE qualifying cut off is the candidates belonging from different categories. The category-wise and subject-wise cutoff lists are released along with the GATE result by the institute hosting the exam every year.      

GATE Admission Cut Off

The admission cut off of GATE is published by the each member institute i.e. IITs, NITs, and CFTIs individually. GATE admission cut off is basically the minimum marks a candidate needs to score to get admission in a GATE participating institution. The institutes release this cut off at the time of admission.  

GATE Qualifying Cut Off VS GATE Admission Cut Off

GATE aspirants can distinguish between both types of cut offs with the help of below table:-  

Aspects for Difference Qualifying GATE Cutoffs Admission GATE Cutoffs

Score Type

This cut off displays the minimum marks a candidate needs to score to qualify the GATE exam. This cut off is released by GATE member institutes to present their opening and closing ranks for admission.
Releasing Body Host of GATE Exam All the participating institutions

Publishing Time 

GATE qualifying cut off is decided before the result declaration The admission cutoff is fixed after the result announcement

Availability 

The qualifying GATE cutoff is made available on GOAPS

 

The admission cutoff is made available on their respective counselling portal – CCMT/COAP

Structure 

The qualifying GATE cutoff displays the qualifying marks paper-wise The admission cutoff shows course-wise opening and closing ranks at participating institutes

GATE Cut Off – Previous Years’ Stats

As already discussed, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay will release the GATE 2021 cut off along with the GATE result. Candidates can check the GATE cut off trends from the previous three years to get the fair idea of the subject-wise qualifying score in GATE 2021.

Score-wise GATE Qualifying Cut Off 2020

GATE Paper General OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD
Aerospace Engineering 27.2 24.4 18.1
Agricultural Engineering 26.3 23.6 17.5
Architecture and Planning 34.8 31,3 23.2
Biotechnology 30.7 27.6 20.4
Biomedical 25 22.5 16.6
Civil Engineering 32.9 29.6 21.9
Computer Science and Information Technology 28.5 25.6 19
Chemistry 26.7 24 17.8
Chemical Engineering 35.7 32.1 23.8
Ecology and Evolution 42.2 37.9 28.1
Electrical Engineering 33.4 30 22.2
Electronics and Communication Engineering 28.8 25.9 19.2
Geology 38.4 34.5 25.6
Geophysics 51.9 46.7 34.6
Instrumentation Engineering 34.6 31.1 23
Mathematics 25 22.5 16.6
Mining Engineering 32.7 29.4 21.8
Metallurgical Engineering 49.2 44.2 32.8
Mechanical Engineering 34 30.6 22.6
Petroleum Engineering 39.8 35.8 26.5
Physics 37.2 33.4 24.8
Production and Industrial Engineering 36.6 32.9 24.4
Statistics 25 22.5 16.6
Textile Engineering and Fiber Science 37.1 33.3 24.7
Engineering Sciences 26 23.4 17.3
Life Sciences 31.7 28.5 21.1

Score-wise GATE Qualifying Cut Off 2019

GATE paper General OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD
Electrical Engineering 39.6 35.6 26.4
Civil Engineering 28.2 25.4 18.8
Mechanical Engineering 34.1 30.7 22.7
Computer Science and Information Technology 29.5 26.6 19.7
Electronics and Communication Engineering 26.7 24 17.8
Petroleum Engineering 49.9 44.9 33.3
Chemistry 32 28.8 21.3
Chemical Engineering 34.8 31.3 23.2
Engineering Sciences 26.7 24 17.8
Biotechnology 35.9 32.3 23.9
Aerospace Engineering 33.5 30.2 22.3
Textile Engineering and Fiber Science 40.1 36.1 26.7
Agricultural Engineering 28.3 25.5 18.9
Architecture and Planning 41 36.9 27.3
Ecology and Evolution 37.1 33.4 24.7
Geology 44.5 40.1 29.7
Instrumentation Engineering 31.9 28.7 21.3
Mathematics 25 22.5 16.7
Mining Engineering 31.5 28.4 21
Metallurgical Engineering 53.5 48.1 35.7
Physics 25.2 22.7 16.8
Production and Industrial Engineering 32.2 29 21.5
Statistics 32.5 29.2 21.7
Life Sciences 36.7 33 24.5

Score-wise GATE Qualifying Cut Off 2018:

GATE Paper General OBC SC/ST/PwD
Aerospace Engineering 34.4 30.9 22.9
Agricultural Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
Architecture and Planning 43.9 39.5 29.2
Biotechnology 27.9 25.1 18.5
Civil Engineering 26.9 24.2 17.9
Chemical Engineering 37.8 34 25.1
Computer Science and Information Technology 25 22.5 16.6
Chemistry 25.4 22.8 16.9
Electronics and Communication Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
Electrical Engineering 29.1 26.1 19.4
Ecology and Evolution 49.3 44.3 32.8
Geology 32.4 29.1 21.5
Instrumentation Engineering 37.1 33.3 24.7
Mathematics 29.4 26.4 19.5
Mechanical Engineering 34.7 31.2 23.1
Mining Engineering 45 40.5 30
Metallurgical Engineering 40.3 36.2 26.8
Petroleum Engineering 39.8 35.8 26.5
Physics 29 26.1 19.3
Production and Industrial Engineering 32 28.8 21.3
Textile Engineering and Fiber Science 32.2 28.3 21.4
Engineering Sciences 31.5 28.3 21
Life Sciences 29.9 26.9 19.9

GATE Admission Cut off – IIT Bombay

The previous years’ course-wise admission cut offs of IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi will definitely help the GATE aspirants to get an idea of the score they need to obtain to secure their M.Tech admission in top IITs.     

GATE Cut off 2019 by IIT Bombay for M.Tech Mechanical Engineering

Programme General OBC- NC SC / ST
Thermal & Fluids Engineering NA NA 400
Design Engineering 600 540 400
Manufacturing Engineering NA NA 400

GATE Cut off 2019 by IIT Bombay for M.Tech Computer Science

Programme General OBC- NC SC / ST
Computer Science and Engineering 750 675 500

GATE Cut off 2019 by IIT Bombay for M.Tech Electrical Engineering

Programme General OBC- NC SC / ST
Communication Engineering 510 459 340
Control & Computing 510 459 340
Power Electronics & Power Systems 510 459 340
Microelectronics 510 459 340
Electronics 510 459 340

GATE Cut off 2019 by IIT Bombay for M.Tech Civil Engineering

Programme General OBC- NC SC / ST
Transportation Systems Engineering 550 495 367
Geotechnical Engineering 550 495 367
Water Resources Engineering 500 450 333
Structural Engineering 600 540 400
Ocean Engineering 500 450 333

GATE Admission Cut off – IIT Delhi

GATE Cut off 2019 by IIT Delhi for M.Tech Mechanical Engineering

Programme General OBC – NC SC ST PwD
Mechanical Design 725 650 500 300 300
Industrial Engineering 725 650 500 300 300
Production Engineering 725 650 500 300 300
Thermal Engineering 725 650 500 300 300

GATE Cut off 2019 by IIT Delhi for M.Tech Computer Science (Computer Technology)

Programme General OBC – NC SC ST PwD
Computer Technology 745 672 500 425 400

GATE Cut off 2019 by IIT Delhi for M.Tech Computer Science (Computer Science & Engineering)

Programme General OBC- NC SC ST PwD
Computer Sc & Engg. (Direct Admission) 900 900 900 900 900
Computer Sc & Engg. (Interview Shortlisting) 790 710
Computer Sc & Engg. (Shortlisting 60.0/6.75) 820 735 550 550 550
Computer Sc & Engg. (Interview Shortlisting) 55/6.25 600 600 600

GATE Cut off 2019 by IIT Delhi for M.Tech Chemical Engineering

Programme General OBC- NC SC ST PwD
Chemical Engineering (Direct Admission) 650 615 525 440 525
Chemical Engineering (Interview Shortlisting) 540 450 375 300 375

GATE Cut off 2019 by IIT Delhi for M.Tech Civil Engineering

Programme General OBC- NC SC ST PwD
Construction Engineering & Management (CE/ AR) 770/ 780 700/ 650 600/ 425 320/ 339 320/ 300
Structural Engineering 820 780 635 495 495
Water Resources Engineering (CE/ AG) 675/ 650 650/ 650 475/ 475 454/ 454 400/ 400
Transportation Engineering (CE/ AR/ ME) 709/ 600/ 730 624/ 550/ 752 500/ 500/ 539 315/ 450/ 500 400/ 300/ 350

GATE Cut off 2019 by IIT Delhi for M.Tech Electrical Engineering

Programme General OBC- NC SC ST PwD
Communications Engineering (EE/EC/IN) 770 720 540 440 440
Power Electronics, Electrical Machines & Drives (EE/ Others) 770/ 850 700/ 850 610/ 800 590/ 800 590/ 800
Power Systems (EE/ Others) 750/ 950 640/ 900 555/ 850 475/ 850 380/ 850

GATE Cut Off – FAQs

Q. Where can a candidate check the GATE qualifying cut off for a particular year?

GOAPS web portal is the right destination to check GATE cut off or any other detail of the GATE exam.

Q. Does the GATE cut off for each discipline vary?

Yes, the GATE cut off stats for all the 25 papers are different from each other.

Q. What are the factors affecting the GATE cut off every year?

There are various factors that affect the GATE cut off each year. Some of the determining factors are total number of candidates, the difficulty level of the paper, the total number of candidates registered for the test, etc.

Q. Will the GATE cut off 2021 be released category-wise?

Yes, the GATE cut-off lists are broadly classified as category-wise as well as discipline-wise.

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