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.
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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