GATE Result, Score and Percentile, Score Card

GATE Result 2018 will be announced by March 17, 2018. The scorecard for GATE will be available in online mode at To access the result, candidates have to log in through GOAPS login credentials – Enrollment ID, Registration ID, DOB and a captcha code.

Listed below are some quick facts related to GATE Result 2018:

  • IIT Guwahati will release the results and scorecard for GATE 2018.
  • Candidates securing marks equal to or above the qualifying marks as per their category can download their GATE Scorecard. Check GATE Cut off
  • GATE Scores are valid upto 3 years from the date of the announcement of results
  • GATE Results are calculated out of 100 marks. And, GATE Scores are displayed out of 1000 marks.
  • In case of any variation in the paper, normalization procedure will be adopted to derive a conclusion. Check GATE Normalization Procedure 

GATE Scores can be used for following purposes:

  • To pursue Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)
  • Recruitment in PSUs like BHEL, ONGC, SAIL, GAIL
  • Admissions to Foreign Universities
  • Scholarships
  • Admission to ME/ M.Tech./ Ph.D in IITs/ NITs/ CFTIs and other universities of India

Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) is conducted once a year, in multiple sessions. It is organised on rotational basis by any of the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) or Indian Institute of Science (IISc Bangalore). This year, GATE 2018 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati). The exam is scheduled on February 03, 04, 10 and 11, 2018.

Highlights of GATE Result 2018

GATE Result will be declared on March 17, 2018
GATE Cut Off 2018 will be released in March 2018
GATE Result will be declared by IIT Guwahati
GATE Result will be declared at
Result will display Name, Marks Obtained, AIR
GATE Score Card 2018 will be available by May 2018
Validity of GATE Score Card 3 years

Important Dates Related to GATE Result 2018

IIT Guwahati has released the official schedule for GATE 2018. The following table depicts the dates for GATE Result 2018:

Event Date
GATE Exam February 03, 04, 10 and 11, 2018
Release of GATE 2018 Result March 17, 2018
Release of GATE 2018 Score Card March/ May 2018
Score Card Available for Download without fee March/ May 2018
Score Card Available for Download with Fee May/ December 2018
Validity of GATE Score Card March 2021

How to Check GATE 2018 Result?

GATE Result will be declared on March 17, 2018 at GOAPS website. It is the official interface for GATE exam. As no result/ score card will be delivered physically to candidates by IIT Guwahati. Therefore, GATE Result has to be downloaded from the official website i.e.

Following are the steps for checking GATE Result:

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  • Visit the official website for GATE
  • Click on “GATE Result” tab
  • Enter your Enrollment Number, Registration Number, Date of Birth and captcha code. 
  • Verify the accuracy of the mentioned credentials
  • Post verification, click on ‘Submit’ button
  • GATE Result will be displayed containing your Name, Registration Number, Examination Paper, Marks Obtained and Qualifying Marks

Details Mentioned on GATE Result

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  • Candidate’s Name
  • Candidate’s GATE 2018 Roll Number
  • GATE 2018 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 IIT Counselling

GATE Score Card 2018

Post declaration of results, GATE Score Card can be downloaded via GATE Online Application Process System (GOAPS). The time period to check the scores is limited and is defined by the conducting body. It is an essential document during the admission procedure. GATE Score Card will be available for only those candidates who have qualified the examination.

How to Download GATE Score Card?

  • Visit GOAPS Website
  • Enter GATE 2018 Enrollment ID, Password and Captcha
  • Click on ‘Submit’ Button
  • GATE 2018 Score Card will appear on screen
  • Save it and Download for future reference 

The information displayed on GATE 2018 Score Card are as follows-

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  • Candidate’s Name – name of candidate who appeared for the exam. 
  • Registration Number – This is the number as issued to the candidate at the time of GATE Registration
  • Gender – is candidate appearing for the exam is Male or Female
  • Paper Name –  the program or paper he or she is interested to give
  • Marks out of 100 – this is the result that is released to convey a candidate if he/ she has qualified the exam or not.
  • GATE Score Valid (From Date; To Date) –  the scores for GATE is valid for 3 years. This will tell a specific time period till the scores can be used for admissions or recruitments.
  • GATE Score (out of 1000) 
  • All India Rank in the examination – It tells a candidate’s rank at national level
  • GATE Qualifying Marks for General, OBC (NCL) and SC/ST/PwD candidates
  • Number of candidates who participated in the examination
  • QR Code – each scorecard will have its individual QR code. This helps in maintaining a candidate’s uniqueness.
  • Photograph and Signature –  photo and sign of a candidate as uploaded at the time of registration will be displayed on the document.
GATE 2017 Score Card

Note: If a candidate wishes to receive a soft copy of the score card, they will have to make a payment of ₹ 500 through GOAPS. 

Availability of GATE 2018 Score Cards

GATE score cards are generated with the result of candidate. The score card shall be provided to the following candidates:

  • All SC/ST/PwD candidates whose marks are greater than or equal to the qualifying mark of SC/ST/PwD candidates in their respective papers
  • All other candidates whose marks are greater than or equal to the qualifying mark of OBC (NCL) candidates in their respective papers.

Normalization and Calculation of GATE 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. This normalization is based on the assumption that in a multi-session GATE Examination, the abilities of candidates are equally distributed across all the sessions.

This is an important assumption as the number of candidates that appear for multi-examination is generally large and candidates are randomly allocated these sessions. The exam authority also makes sure that the number of candidates in each session are of same order of magnitude.  Read About GATE SCORE CALCULATION

GATE Normalization Calculation Formula

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


 : Actual marks obtained by the j th candidate in i th session

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

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

        : Average marks of the top 0.1% of candidates in the i th session

        : Sum of the mean marks and standard deviation of the i th session

GATE Score Calculation Formula

The score is calculated using a certain formula which is defined below:

GATE SCORE= GATE Score Formula


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

GATE Score Formula : qualifying marks for general category candidate in the paper

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

GATE Score Formula   : 350, is the score assigned to 

GATE Score Formula    : 900, is the score assigned to 

In GATE 2018 score formula, Mq is usually 25 marks (out of 100) or +.

Opportunities after GATE Exam

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

opportunities after GATE exam

  • Admission to Various Engineering Colleges- GATE enables candidates to take admission to courses such as M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D in IITs/NITs/CFITs and other universities in India. Only the lucky ones acquire a seat in one of these prestigious institutes. 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. For this, a candidate must obtain the required cutoff, specified by each PSU, to seek recruitment. Check Here PSU Through GATE 2018
  • 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 ₹ 15,000/- to ₹ 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 Masters’ degree, MHRD provides Scholarship/ Assistance to the deserving candidates. A financial assistance of ₹ 11,800 per month is given to GATE qualified candidates. This aid helps students during their course and thesis work. 

Read About GATE CSIR Junior Research Fellowship

GATE 2018 M.Tech Admission

A valid GATE Score/Result can be helpful in getting a seat in M.Tech. programme 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:

Institutes Links
IIT Madras M.Tech admission 2018 Click Here
IIT Delhi M.Tech admission 2018 Click Here
IIT Roorkee M.Tech admission 2018 Click Here
IIT Guwahati M.Tech admission 2018 Click Here
IIT Bombay M.Tech admission 2018 Click Here
IIT Kanpur M.Tech admission 2018 Click Here
IIT Kharagpur M.Tech admission 2018 Click Here
IIT Gandhinagar M.Tech admission 2018 Click Here
IIT BHU M.Tech admission 2018 Click Here
IIT Jodhpur M.Tech admission 2018 Click Here
IIT Hyderabad M.Tech admission 2018 Click Here
IIT Patna M.Tech admission 2018 Click Here
IIT Mandi M.Tech admission 2018 Click Here

PSUs Accepting GATE Score

  • Most of the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) actively recruit candidates with valid GATE Result.
  • 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. 

The table given below shows the on-going and upcoming application process of PSU Recruitment through GATE 2018. 

Name of PSU Application Dates (Tentative) Links
BSNL March 6 – April 6, 2018 Click Here
WBSEDCL February 27 – March 24, 2018 Click Here
Power Grid March 9 – March 31, 2018 Click Here

GATE 2018- Year-wise Statistics 

The below graph and table elaborate the year-wise statistics for students who appeared in GATE from 2006-2016. They helps us analyse how many candidates registered, appeared and qualified GATE over the years. 

GATE Result, GATE Result 2018
Year Registered Appeared Qualified Appeared (%) Qualified (%)
2006 184308 170252 33813 92.37 19.86
2007 168917 153822 44387 91.06 28.86
2008 184672 166027 31694 89.9 19.09
2009 230341 212130 35273 92.09 16.63
2010 460541 420596 59853 91.33 14.23
2011 612568 558480 96239 91.17 17.23
2012 777134 686614 108526 88.35 15.81
2013 1200728 984855 136699 82.02 13.88
2014 1033625 889157 149694 86.02 16.84
2015 927580 804463 121060 86.73 15.05
2016 971831 818850 135392 84.26 16.53

GATE Cutoff

GATE Cutoff will be published soon after GATE Result is declared in March. GATE Cutoff is the minimum marks that a candidate must secure to qualify GATE. Cutoff score enables institutes and various PSU’s to select candidates as per their category. The difficulty level of GATE is too high. Hence, GATE cutoff is much lower. The cutoff for GATE is declared stream-wise and varies according to candidate’s category. Based on this cutoff, institutes will be publishing their merit list for M.E./ M.Tech. admissions 2018. GATE qualified candidates will also be eligible for Government offered scholarships, stipends and allowances.

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GATE Result FAQs

Ques. Is it confirmed that the result will be declared on March 17, 2018?

Ans. IIT Guwahati holds the authority to declare the result for GATE 2018. The tentative date given is March 17, 2018. It is advised to keep in touch with the official website of GATE 2018 few days before the scheduled date. The results will be announced on the official website i.e. With that, the authority shall update the score card as well in March/ May 2018.

Ques. What is the formula for the percentile?

Ans. Percentile calculation is the initial step to calculation of the score of GATE 2018. It requires the knowledge of two basic entities i.e. total number of candidates below the existing candidate and the total number of candidates participating in the examination. It is defined as the product of number of candidates with scores below the existing candidate with 100 divided by total number of candidates appearing for the examination.

Percentile Score =  (100 x number of candidates with scores below the existing candidate)/Total number of candidates appearing for the examination

Ques. If I don’t receive the score card online what should I do?

Ans. The score card can be obtained on the official website from March 17, 2018. Candidates need to keep themselves prepared with the registration ID and password given to them during the application process. If in case the score card isn’t available on the official website then retry by refreshing or logging in again. If in case the discrepancy continues then contact the conducting authority of the examination.