GATE 2021

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IIT Bombay will release GATE 2021 cut off soon after the release of result in the month of March 2021. For all 27 papers, separate GATE cut off will be released which will also vary from subject to subject and for each category. GATE cut off is the minimum marks that you need to score to qualify the exam. Since the exam will be conducted in multiple sessions with different difficulty levels, the normalization method will be used for GATE Score Calculation.

The participating institutes will decide their own cut off to select the candidates for a course. Other than M.Tech admissions, students who score marks higher than GATE cutoff are often recruited into highly paid jobs offered by many PSUs. GATE Scorecard will be issued to only those candidates who score equal to or more than the qualifying cut off of GATE 2021.

GATE Paper NameGeneralOBCSC/ST/Pwd
Aerospace Engineering (AE)27.224.418.1
Agriculture Engineering (AG)26.323.617.5
Architecture and Planning (AR)34.831.323.2
Biomedical Engineering (BM)2522.516.6
Biotechnology (BT)30.727.620.4
Civil Engineering (CE)32.929.621.9
Chemical Engineering (CH)35.732.123.8
Computer Science & Information Technology (CS)28.525.619.0
Chemistry (CY)26.72417.8
Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC)28.825.919.2
Electrical Engineering (EE)33.43022.2
Ecology & Evolution (EY)42.237.928.1
Geology Geophysics38.434.525.6 34.6
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)51.946.723.0
Mathematics (MA)34.631.116.6
Mechanical Engineering (ME)2522.522.6
Mining Engineering (MN)3430.621.8
Metallurgical Engineering (MT)32.729.432.8
Petroleum Engineering (PE)
Physics (PH)39.835.824.8
Production & Industrial Engineering (PI)37.233.424.4
Statistics (ST)36.632.916.6
Textile Engineering & Fiber Science (TF)2522.524.7
Engineering Sciences (XE)37.133.317.3
Life Sciences (XL)2623.421.1

GATE 2019 was conducted for 24 papers by IIT Madras. From the table below you can get an idea about the previous years cut off:

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)26.72417.8
Electrical Engineering (EE)39.635.626.4
Ecology and Evolution (EY)37.133.424.7
Geology and Geophysics (GG)44.540.129.7
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)31.928.721.3
Mathematics (MA)2522.516.7
Mechanical Engineering (ME)34.130.722.7
Mining Engineering (MN)31.528.421
Metallurgical Engineering (MT)53.548.135.7
Petroleum Engineering (PE)49.944.933.3
Physics (PH)25.222.716.8
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)32.22921.5
Statistics (ST)32.529.221.7
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)
Engineering Sciences26.72417.8
Life Sciences36.73324.5
Aerospace Engineering (AE)33.530.222.3
Agricultural Engineering (AG)28.325.518.9
Architecture and Planning (AR)4136.927.3
Biotechnology (BT)35.932.323.9
Civil Engineering (CE)28.225.418.8
Chemical Engineering (CH)34.831.323.2
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)29.526.619.7
Chemistry (CY)3228.821.3

Apart from admissions in postgraduate courses, GATE cut off scores are also considered for employment in PSUs, direct recruitment to Group A posts in Central Government. A good GATE score can avail you financial assistance for postgraduate programs. Read about GATE PSU Cut offs.

Computer Science (CS)2522.516.6
Civil Engineering (CE)26.924.217.9
Electrical Engineering (EE)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)34.731.223.1
Electronics and Communication (EC)2522.516.6
Production Engineering (PI)3228.821.3
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)3733.824.7
Aerospace Engineering (AE)2522.516.6
Chemical Engineering (CH)37.83425.1
Chemistry (CY)25.422.816.9
Physics (PH)2926.119.3
Geology and Geophysics (GG)32.429.121.5
Biotechnology (BT)27.925.118.5
Life Science29.926.919.9AR
Architectural Engineering (AR)43.939.529.2
Agricultural Engineering (AG)2522.516.6
Maths (MA)29.426.419.5
Petroleum Engineering (PE)39.835.826.5

GATE Cut off 2017

GATE 2017 cut off accepted by IITs is:

IITCivil EngineeringMechanical EngineeringElectrical EngineeringChemical EngineeringComputer Science Engineering
IIT Roorkee27.4970.8857.0642.1361.58
IIT Bombay550600510600750
IIT Delhi700750650567742
IIT Kanpur696810773562732
IIT BHU402514514431-
IIT Mandi-735660440-
IIT Hyderabad704713730436728
IIT Gandhinagar660600640432-
--Branch/ CategoryGeneralOBCSC/ST/PHGeneralOBCSC/ST/PH
1Mechanical Engineering (ME)29.626.619.732.7329.4621.82
2Civil Engineering (CE)2522.516.62522.516.67
3Electrical Engineering (EE)25.122.516.72522.516.67
4Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)2522.516.62522.516.67
5Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)2522.516.62522.516.67
6Instrumentation Engineering (IN)31.628.42125.4522.916.96
7Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)26.423.717.526.8224.1417.88

GATE Rank V/s Marks


Aspirants must not get confused between GATE rank and score. Suppose a student who gets marks around 67 and GATE score around 810 is likely to get rank near 170 in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Similarly, a candidate expecting the rank under 1000 has good chances of getting into a preferred branch in NITs. Although, a student must prepare for an interview and GD in order to proceed in the admission process. 

GATE Rank V/s Institute

Name of the Institute(s)Required GATE Rank
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay(1) For Direct Admission: AIR < 100 (2) For some courses: ≤ AIR ≤ 600
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Indian Institute of Technology, Madras(1) For Direct Admission: AIR < 100 (2) For some courses: ≤ AIR ≤ 300
Indian Institute of Technology, KharagpurAIR ≤ 600
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati Indian Institute of Technology, BHUAIR ≤ 1000
National Institute of Technologies Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, etcAIR ≤ 1500
Government Engineering Colleges (National & State level)AIR ≤ 2500
Private Engineering Colleges (National & State level)AIR ≥ 2500
ParticularsGATE Qualifying Cut OffGATE Admission Cut Off
DifferenceIt is the minimum marks that candidates need to score to qualify for the exam, which is different for all 25 subjects for which GATE is conducted. It also varies for different categories of candidates.It is the minimum marks required to get admission in an institute.
Declared ByIt is released by the exam conducting institute/body with the declaration of result.It is declared by the institute at the time of admission.
Parameters to decide Cut OffCandidates Performance, Category of Candidates, Previous Years Cut Off TrendsTotal Number of Seats, Applications received, Category of Candidates

GATE Cut Off for IITs

From the table below you can check the cut off various IITs. This will help you in getting an idea about the cut off trends of IITs and you can easily plan your GATE preparation.

IIT DelhiClick Here
IIT MadrasClick Here
IIT RoorkeeClick Here
IIT GuwahatiClick Here
IIT BombayClick Here
IIT KanpurClick Here
IIT KharagpurClick Here
IIT GandhinagarClick Here
IIT BHUClick Here
IIT JodhpurClick Here
IIT HyderabadClick Here
IIT PatnaClick Here
IIT MandiClick Here
IIT BhubaneshwarClick Here

GATE Cut Off for NITs

Qualified candidates who wish to take admission in NITs and several other centrally funded institutes are required to apply through CCMT (Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan admissions). Candidates can check institute-wise GATE previous years cut off for admission is NITs.

  • GATE Cutoff is the minimum score that a candidate needs to secure in the entrance test for admissions to the M.Tech programs at the NITs and various institutes across the country.
  • The Cutoff for GATE will vary from institute to institute as it is dependent on the seat intake as well as the number of applicants though it is generally common for most of the NITs.
InstitutesGATE Cut Off
NIT HamirpurClick Here
NIT PatnaClick Here
NIT RourkelaClick Here
NIT WarangalClick Here
NIT TiruchirapalliClick Here
NIT RaipurClick Here

GATE Cutoff for PSU Recruitment- Candidates holding a good score in GATE can apply for various Public Sector Undertakings Jobs. Every year PSUs shortlists the candidates on the basis of GATE score. The shortlisted candidates then appear for written examination and personal interview rounds. The previous years PSU cut off are mentioned below:  Read More About PSU Recruitment through GATE

JE Electronics57.3355.545.2541.67-
JE Electrical65.1760.2554.6648.83-
JE Station Controller OR Train Operator (SC/ TO)46.542.5838.25NA-
Customer Relations Assistant (CRA)55.3350.1745.5835.25-
JE Electrical64.5625448-
NBCCCivil60 & above45 & above45 & above45 & above
BHEL Recruitment Through GATEBARC Recruitment Through GATEIOCL Recruitment Through GATEDRDO Recruitment Through GATE

GATE 2021 cutoff for each paper depends on various factors mentioned below:

  • Total Number of candidates taking that paper
  • The difficulty level of GATE question paper
  • Total number of available seats
  • Category under which the candidate is seeking admission 

Ans. You need to clear the qualifying cut off first. Based on the mechanical engineering qualifying cut off for previous years that if a candidate belongs to the general category then he need to score around 34 to clear the minimum cut off. After that IIT Bombay will decide its own cut off during the time of counselling.

Ans:  The authorities have released JEE Advanced Qualifying cut off on October 5, 2020. All the qualifying candidates will be considered eligible to take admission to IITs and can participate in JEE Advanced counselling process.

Ans. No. There is no sectional cut off that you need to qualify. Candidates qualifying the overall cut off can apply for the counseling process. 

Ans. If we check the qualifying marks of the previous year for all the disciplines then we can see that candidates need to score more than 25 marks. Therefore it can be said that the qualifying cut off for new subjects could also above 25 marks. 

Ans. The qualifying marks for GATE 2021 are not released yet. However, whether you have qualified in the examination or not, will be known only after the release of the result. 

Ans. GATE qualifying Cutoff is determined by the conducting body that is IIT Bombay for this year. It is the minimum marks that candidates need to score to qualify for the exam, which is different for all 27 subjects for which GATE is conducted. It also varies for different categories of candidates.

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