Before starting GATE preparation one must know the minimum qualifying marks. This would help in making a safe strategy for GATE preparation and avoid disaster in GATE results. This will help in setting a minimum target marks during preparation and practice. It will also help one in understanding how much effort they need to dedicate for preparations.
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GATE qualifying marks change from year to year. Therefore, it’s better to have a track of previous years’ qualifying marks to get better idea.
According to GATE 2011 official site, the qualifying score for general category in each paper is (a + s) or 25, whichever is higher, where ‘a’ and ‘s’ are the average and standard deviation of marks of all candidates in a particular paper, with all marks less than zero, converted to zero. The qualifying scores for SC/ST/PD/OBC categories would be 2/3, 2/3, 2/3 and 9/10, respectively, of the general category qualifying score.
The GATE 2011 qualifying marks for different steams are as follows
|Discipline/ Course / Stream||General||OBC||SC/ST/PD|
|Computer Science and Engineering and IT||25||22.50||16.67|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||26..11||23.50||17.41|
|Production and Industrial Engineering||27.97||25.17||18.65|
|Architecture and Planning||42.63||38.37||28.42|
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