GATE 2017 : Statistics | Exam Papers | Cut-Off

Organizing Institute
Institute : IIT Roorkee
Address : Organizing chairman, GATE 2017
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee 247667, Uttarakhand, India
Phone : 01332-284531
Fax : 01332-285707
Email :
Website :
Registered : 922,167
Qualified : 129,149
Qualified% : 14.00%
Exam Date : 04-02-2016
Result Date : 27-03-2016
Paper wise Statistics
CE 118,14718,01315.25
CS 131,80315,20711.54
EC 183,15225,33913.83
EE 146,29321,39614.63
ME 234,72732,67013.92
CE 28.7019.1025.80
CS 25.0016.6022.50
EC 25.0016.6022.50
EE 25.2016.7022.00
ME 32.7321.8229.46
GATE Qualifying Marks
The rules for qualifying marks have varied from year to year. The qualifying marks (out of 100) are different for different subjects as well as categories.
Category Qualifying mark (out of 100)
General (GN) 25 or μ + σ, whichever is higher.
Other backward classes (OBC) 90% of general category's qualifying mark.
Scheduled castes (SC) and scheduled tribes (ST) 2/3 (i.e., 66.67%) of general category's qualifying mark.
  • Here μ is the average (i.e., arithmetic mean) of marks of all candidates in the subject (with negative marks converted to zero) and σ is the standard deviation of all marks in that subject.
  • Usually, the general category's qualifying mark is in the 25 to 50 range.
  • From 2014 onward, examination for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME subjects is being held in multiple sessions. Hence, for these subjects, a suitable normalization is applied to take into account any variation in the difficulty levels of the question sets across different sessions.
  • Here, qualifying marks for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME are given for general, OBC and SC/ST candiadates.