Good GATE Score to Get into PSU Jobs and How to Achieve It?

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : January 12th, 2022

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test of Engineering) Exam 2023 will begin on February 4, 2023, and will continue till February 12, 2023, for all the engineering branches. All the engineering graduates who aspire to pursue their dream of PSU jobs in their respective Engineering discipline will sit for the GATE 2023 Exam. Most of the aspirants who are sitting for the GATE Exam would have a similar question in mind as to “What is a Good GATE 2023 Score for PSU'S and How to achieve it”?

GATE Exam is one of the most challenging exams designed to test students’ logical, analytical and technical skills apart from what you study during your Engineering graduation. Through this article, we will help aspirants in understanding good GATE scores for PSU's and how to achieve them.

However, before answering “What is a Good GATE Score”, we must tell the pass percentage among the aspirants who sit for GATE 2023 Exam. You would be shocked to know that that pass percentage is a mere 15-18%. This clearly shows how tough it is to crack GATE 2023 Exam. This year GATE Exam is being conducted by IIT Kanpur.

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GATE Scorecard

The GATE score card comprises the following details

  • GATE 2023 Scorecard: Score out of 1000
  • Marks out of 100: Actual marks of the student
  • Normalized Marks out of 100.
  • All India Rank
  • Qualifying Marks Paper-wise:
  • No. of Candidates in this Paper

Now the question is how to find a good GATE Score.

Good GATE Score

Good GATE Score is dependent on a few parameters, which are:

  1. GATE Cutoff
  2. Previous year GATE Cutoff of the Colleges you are targeting.
  3. College wise streams you are targeting.
  • If your target college is a premier institute like IIT, NIT, then the good GATE score would be much higher than Tier II Institutes. This also applies to PSU's recruiting through GATE Exam.
  • Aspirants should do some research to find out the previous year cutoff of the college they are targeting to answer this question.

PSU Recruitment through GATE 2023

  • This depends upon the PSU, vacancies, the methodology used by PSU's in selection criteria. The most important criterion is, of course, the GATE score.
  • Only aspirants who clear the cutoff will be called for an interview and group discussion etc. Aspirants called for an interview/other rounds will be more than 4 times the actual vacancies.

Good GATE Scores for PSU Recruitment in 2023

GATE score, an ocean of opportunities, let us now move towards good GATE marks for PSU'S recruitment. 

PSU

Branch

Gen

OBC

SC

ST

PWD

HPCL

Mechanical

78

70

60

51

54

Civil

70

63

54

51

39

Electrical

78

73

65

51

42

Instrumentation

64

59

40

31

27

E&TC

73

69

59

54

43

Chemical

66

54

42

32

26

NTPC

Electrical

78

74

65

65

27

Mechanical

80

76

66

53

42

Electronics

69

60

54

-

49

Instrumentation

63

55

45

-

30.33

ONGC

Electronics

85

85

-

63

-

CSE

86

-

-

49

-

Electrical

81

73

68

67

-

Mechanical

75

72

64

50

-

Instrumentation

75

73

64

49

-

Civil

88

84

0

75

-

BHEL

Mechanical

74

68

58

49

-

Electrical

73

65

55

51

-

Electronics

74

70

58

51

-

MDL

Mechanical

79

77

60

52

-

Electrical

59

57

43

43

-

CEL *

 

ECE

76

65

55

45

39

Mechanical

78

76

71

-

-

Electrical

81

75

72

-

-

* The GATE Ranks are mentioned and not marks

Powergrid

Electrical

79

63

54

41

-

Civil

73

66

60

53

-

IT

70

66

-

-

-

GAIL

Mechanical

63

61

49

38

-

Electrical

72

68

54

49

-

Instrumentation

47

45

34

18

-

Chemical

58

53

40

43

-

NBCC

Civil

60 & above

45 & above

45 & above

45 & above

-

RITES

 

 

 

Civil

61

-

37

20

-

Mechanical

77

49

-

-

-

Electrical

59

55

48

23

-

S & T

69

-

-

47

-

IRCON *

Electrical

99

97

96

91

-

Mechanical

99

99

-

-

-

Civil

99

92

89

72

-

Important Tips to Get a Good GATE Score

Here is a list of things you must keep in mind to strategize your preparation for GATE 2023:

  •  Spend sufficient time to prepare all subjects

There is no shortcut for understanding concepts in your syllabus. Even if you have less time left, you cannot ace the GATE exam, unless you devote enough time to prepare. You must spend sufficient time preparing all subjects. Only when your basic understanding of all the key concepts is good, will you be able to fare well in the exam.

  • Plan schedule for preparing each subject

Organizing your studies is as important as studying itself. It is good to make a timetable and formulate your daily tasks. Once you have set daily, weekly and monthly targets, you will see better results for the same amount of effort.

  • After reading every topic, practice problems and make revision notes

You can refer to any book or study material, for that matter, as they can easily find the topics covered in the GATE curriculum anywhere. Still, more focus should be laid on making short notes which are helpful in the revision of any subject.

  • After completing the subject, attempt subject-wise quizzes/tests

To Score a good Rank, you must cover & practice 85% of the defined syllabus. During preparations must clear all your technical doubts related to GATE exams & GATE Syllabus. Must prepare topics having higher marking weightage in the examination. Attempt quizzes/tests of prepared subjects to test your performance on a regular basis.

  • Identify the weakness of topics while practising quizzes/tests and overcome those topics.

It is not enough to regularly practice questions or go through last year's papers. The idea of attempting quizzes and tests is to define your weaknesses and strengths, and you must determine your problem areas and work on them before attempting the next set of questions and papers.

  • Revision notes should be read regularly.

It is not just sufficient to prepare revision notes but also to read them regularly. You should not wait for all the topics in the syllabus to get over. Instead, start reading the revision notes every week. This will keep you in touch with the topics you have read earlier, and each time you will observe that the time taken to revise will decrease.

The following articles are useful for preparing for the GATE Exam:

GATE 2023 Exam Syllabus:

If you are preparing for ESE/ GATE or other PSU Exams, then avail Online Classroom Program for ESE and GATE: 

Comprehensive Preparation for GATE & ESE

Attempt online mock tests of ESE & GATE 2023 at BYJU'S Exam Prep to improve the exam score in all disciplines.

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FAQs

  • Nope , you have to clear the cutoff issued by the universities and colleges.

  • Mocks will be provided by GATE but it is not confirmed.

  • GATE score is valid in many areas like while getting any opportunity in getting jobs at PSU or getting admission in Forgein Universities or some Private Engineering Companies.

  • No, GATE exam is conducted fully online.

  • Yes you can give exam and can use GATE scorecard for the Future.

  • All engineering institues listed with AICTE and has PG programmes take admissions through GATE.

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