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GATE Cutoff 2023: GATE Qualifying and Passing Marks

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

The GATE Cutoff is the minimum mark candidates must achieve in order to clear the GATE exam. The GATE qualifying marks this year for the core branches are expected to be close to the previous year’s GATE cutoff. Aspirants should always prepare to keep in mind the previous year’s GATE cutoff to be eligible for M.Tech admission and PSUs vacancies. The GATE cutoff scores are announced after the results of the GATE exam are declared.

IIT Kanpur has released the GATE cutoff for all the branches post-2023 examination. We have provided the GATE cutoff marks for previous years, 2023 – 2014. It is important to know that candidates must also qualify for the GATE cutoff of various individual institutes to get admission into their facility.

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What is GATE Cutoff?

GATE cutoff is the achievable mark set by the officials to segregate candidates for the admission processes. Two different GATE cutoffs will be released post-examination: the qualifying cutoff and the admission cutoff.

  • GATE Qualifying Cutoff: The GATE Qualifying Cutoff is the minimum score needed by applicants to be eligible to take the test. For each of the 29 subjects, there are different GATE cutoffs in 2023. For various candidate categories, there will be varying cutoffs. The GATE qualifying marks will be made public after the results are announced.
  • GATE Admission Cutoff: The minimum score needed to be admitted to the participating institutions is known as the GATE entrance cutoff. The time of the admission cutoff will be announced.

GATE qualifying marks are also known as the GATE passing marks. GATE qualifying marks are the minimum marks required for a candidate to prepare for the exam. There are two essential cutoffs after the GATE exam that candidates aim to clear in order to get recruited:

Factors That Affect Gate Cutoff

GATE cutoff is generated by considering various factors. A few of the important factors directly affecting the GATE cutoff are:

  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Number of test-takers
  • Total number of available seats
  • Reservation Policies
  • Normalization process
  • Stream-wise cutoff

To qualify for admission counseling, a candidate must have a score equivalent to or higher than the GATE cutoff.

GATE Cutoff 2023: Branch-wise

Candidates can find the GATE cutoff for various branches in the table below. These GATE 2023 cutoffs are updated after the result is announced for all Engineering branches on the official website.

GATE Cutoff 2023
Branch GEN OBC/EWS SC/ST/PwD
Mechanical Engineering 28.4 25.5 18.5
Civil Engineering 26.6 23.9 17.7
Electronics Engineering 29.9 26.9 19.9
Electrical Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
Computer Science Engineering 32.5 29.2 21.6
Instrumentation Engineering 34.3 31.3 23.2
XE – Engineering Sciences 37.9

GATE Cutoff 2022

The GATE cutoff marks for 2022 were announced on 17 March 2022. The essential aspects that influence the cutoff are the total number of aspirants who took the exam and the marks attained by the candidates. The table provided below carries the cutoff marks of various categories for different disciplines in the GATE 2022 exam:

GATE 2022 Subjects General OBC-NCL/ EWS SC/ST/PwD
Civil Engineering 30.4 27.3 20.2
Mechanical Engineering 28.1 25.2 18.7
Electrical Engineering 30.7 27.6 20.4
Electronics & Communication Engineering 25.00 22.5 16.6
Computer Science and Information Technology 25.00 22.5 16.6
Geology and Geophysics 44.8 40.3 29.8
Biotechnology 30 27 20
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science 41.8 37.6 27.8
Chemistry 36.2 32.5 24.1
Mathematics 29 26.1 19.3
Humanities and Social Sciences 37.9 34.1 25.2
Instrumentation Engineering 36.0 32.0 24.0

GATE Cut Off 2021

The following GATE cutoff marks will help you estimate the passing patterns for next year, and accordingly, you can also target the preparation to qualify for the upcoming exam. Check here the GATE qualifying marks given below.

GATE Passing Marks
GATE Paper Code Highest Score Highest Marks (out
of 100)
GATE Cutoff Marks (out
of 100)
AE 1000 84 26.3
AG 1000 61.33 25
AR 1000 79.67 40.9
BM 1000 64 25
BT 1000 75.33 30
CE* 1000 95.56 29.2
CH 1000 89.67 35.1
CS* 1000 87.81 26.1
CY 996 91.33 36.2
EC 1000 82 25
EE 974 85.33 30.3
ES 966 88 39.6
EY 1000 78 35.7
GG (Geology) 945 72.67 38.9
GG (Geophysics) 1000 68.67 44.8
IN 933 79 36
MA 1000 68.33 29
ME* 979 93.22 33
MN 1000 77.67 31
MT 923 87.67 48.5
PE 947 88.67 51.4
PH 1000 69.67 32.8
PI 939 83.67 35.7
ST 1000 51.67 25
TF 945 79.67 41.8
XE 1000 90.33 37
XH-C1
(Economics)
1000 62.67 29.4
XH-C2 (English) 986 77.67 41.7
XH-C3
(Linguistics)
1000 65.67 35.3
XH-C4
(Philosophy)
1000 71 37.9
XH-C5
(Psychology)
1000 77.33 48.5
XH-C6
(Sociology)
1000 66 34.3
XL 983 74.33 36

GATE Cut Off 2020

Candidates who score more than or equal to the final cutoff 2020 were eligible to apply for the admission process. The GATE cutoff 2020 for various branches and categories is given in the table below.

Paper Name Paper Code Qualifying Marks
General OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD
Life Sciences XL 31.7 28.5 21.1
Civil Engineering CE 32.9 29.6 21.9
Electrical Engineering EE 33.4 30.0 22.2
Computer Science and Information Technology CS 28.5 25.6 19.0
Mechanical Engineering ME 34.0 30.6 22.6
Petroleum Engineering PE 39.8 35.8 26.5
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC 28.8 25.9 19.2
Chemical Engineering CH 35.7 32.1 23.8
Chemistry CY 26.7 24.0 17.8
Biotechnology BT 30.7 27.6 20.4
Engineering Sciences Minor XE 26.0 23.4 17.3
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF 37.1 33.3 24.7
Aerospace Engineering AE 27.2 24.4 18.1
Agricultural Engineering AG 26.3 23.6 17.5
Architecture and Planning AR 34.8 31.3 23.2
Ecology and Evolution EY 42.2 37.9 28.1
Geology GG 38.4 34.5 25.6
Geophysics GG 51.9 46.7 34.6
Instrumentation Engineering IN 34.6 31.1 23.0
Mathematics MA 25 22.5 16.7
Mining Engineering MN 32.7 29.4 21.8
Metallurgical Engineering MT 49.2 44.2 32.8
Physics PH 37.2 33.4 24.8
Production and Industrial Engineering PI 36.6 32.9 24.4
Statistics ST 25 22.5 16.6
Biomedical Engineering BM 25.0 22.5 16.6

GATE 2019 Cut Off and Candidates Count

Branch Total Candidates Appeared Gen OBC SC/ST/PH
Computer Science Engineering 99932 29.5 26.6 19.7
Civil Engineering 145064 28.2 25.4 18.8
Electrical Engineering 112097 39.6 35.6 26.4
Electronics & Communication 104782 26.7 24.0 17.8
Mechanical Engineering 167376 34.1 30.7 22.7

GATE Cutoff 2018 & Candidates Count

Branch Total Candidates Appeared Gen OBC SC/ST/PH
Computer Science Engineering 107893 25.00 22.50 16.60
Civil Engineering 153078 26.90 24.20 17.90
Electrical Engineering 121383 29.1 26.1 19.4
Electronics & Communication 125870 25.00 22.50 16.60
Mechanical Engineering 194496 34.7 31.2 23.1

GATE Cutoff 2017 & Candidates Count

Branch Total Candidates Appeared Category
GEN OBC SC/ST/PWD
Mechanical Engg. (ME) 234727 32.70 29.40 21.80
Electronics & Comm. Engg. (EC) 183152 25.00 22.50 16.60
Electrical Engg. (EE) 146293 25.20 22 16.70
Computer Science & IT (CS) 131803 25.00 22.50 16.60
Civil Engg. (CE) 138140 28.70 25.80 19.10

GATE 2016 Cut Off & Candidates Count

Branch Total Candidates Appeared Category
GEN OBC SC/ST/PWD
Mechanical Engg. (ME) 197789 29.6 26.6 19.7
Electronics & Comm. Engg. (EC) 152318 25 22.5 16.6
Electrical Engg. (EE) 146293 25.1 22.5 16.7
Computer Science & IT (CS) 108495 25 22.5 16.67
Civil Engg. (CE) 118147 25 22.5 16.6

GATE Cutoff 2015 & Candidates Count

Branch Total Candidates Appeared Category
GEN OBC SC/ST/OBC
Mechanical Engg. (ME) 185758 32.73 29.46 21.82
Electronics & Comm. Engg. (EC) 172714 25.00 22.50 16.67
Electrical Engg. (EE) 125851 25.00 22.50 16.67
Computer Science & IT (CS) 115425 25.00 22.50 16.67
Civil Engg. (CE) 101429 25.45 22.9 16.96

GATE Cutoff 2014 & Candidates Count

Branch Total Candidates Appeared Category
GEN OBC SC/ST/OBC
Mechanical Engg. (ME) 185578 28.86 25.97 19.24
Electronics & Comm. Engg. (EC) 216367 25.56 23.01 17.04
Electrical Engg. (EE) 141799 25 22.5 16.67
Computer Science & IT (CS) 155190 25 22.25 16.67
Civil Engg. (CE) 90872 26.57 23.91 17.71

How to Check GATE Qualifying Marks?

IISc and all IITs open online applications for admission in M.Tech for various programs. Every institute has its own programs & requirement for cut-off for all candidates. Here are some easy measures to check the GATE cutoff marks:

  • Visit the official website of instructing institute for GATE.
  • A link to download the cut-off score will open on the ‘Home’ page.
  • Click on the ‘Download’ tab.
  • Then, enter your Roll Number and Password.
  • The GATE cutoff list will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and take a printout of the cutoff for further admission rounds.
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