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GATE Score Formula – Calculation of GATE 2016 Score

Last Updated - August 23, 2016

How to Calculate the GATE 2016 Score-

In 2016, examination for CE, EC, CS, EE and ME papers is being held in multi-sessions. Hence, for these papers, a suitable normalization is applied to take into account any variation in the difficulty levels of the question papers across different sessions. The normalization is done based on the fundamental assumption that "in all multi-session GATE papers, the distribution of abilities of candidates is the same across all the sessions". This assumption is justified since the number of candidates appearing in multi-session papers in GATE 2016 is quite large and the procedure of allocation of session to candidates is random. Further, it is also ensured that for the same multi-session paper, the number of candidates allotted in each session is of the same order of magnitude.

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Based on the above, and considering various normalization methods, the committee arrived at the following formula for calculating the normalized marks, for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers.

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Calculation of GATE scores for all papers will be done based on the following formula:

GATE score= Sq + (St - Sq) [(M - Mq)/ (Mt- Mq)]

In the above formula,

M = marks obtained by the candidate

Mq= qualifying marks for general category candidate

Mt= is the mean of the marks of the top 10 of the candidates who appeared in the paper

Sq= 350

St= 900

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The GATE scores are used for admission to postgraduate courses in technology at various institutes, including the IITs, CUSAT (Cochin University of Science and Technology) and a few institutes in Singapore and Germany. Top Public sector companies such as Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) use GATE scores for hiring.

Around 1,033,625 candidates registered for GATE 2014 with 889,156 candidates appearing for the exam and 149,694 candidates clearing the GATE 2014. Percentage of appearing candidate  that qualified the GATE Exam in 2014 was 16.84%.In 2013 Percentage of appearing candidate  that qualified the GATE Exam  was 13.89%.

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