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GATE 2011 Qualifying Marks

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
Electrical Engineering 26.11 23.5 17.39
Mechanical Engineering 30.81 27.73 20.54
Civil Engineering 25.00 22.50 16.67
Instrumentation Engineering 25 22.50 16.67
Chemical Engineering 26.9 24.21 17.93
Biotechnology 41.78 37.60 27.85
Production and Industrial Engineering 27.97 25.17 18.65
Aerospace Engineering 30.8 27.72 20.53
Architecture and Planning 42.63 38.37 28.42
Agricultural Engineering 25 22.5 16.67
Mathematics 30.03 27.03 20.02
Physics 29.05 26.15 19.37
Chemistry 25 22.5 16.67
XE 28.84 25.96 19.23
XL 35.77 32.19 23.85

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  1. kavita panwar

    my category is OBC and my gate score is there any hope to get admission in any institude thought gate?

  2. Lalit

    My Friend scored 7 in GATE. He needs suggestion if though he has not qualified but can he apply for MTech in any college. Please guide us.

    1. Anonymous

      was it you or your friend

  3. hrishabh

    is there any benefit of only having a qualifying marks in GATE?

  4. Rishi

    sir/ ma’am,
    pls can you elaborate how the marks & then percentile calculated in gate. wat are the important areas a scholar should keep in mind to get a good score.

  5. Akhil

    howmuch percentile should be needed to get into IITies ,all old as wel as new

  6. anshul

    sir, can u tell me please how much marks is required to get iiit mumbai ,m from ece branch tell me both ( sc-general/obc) marks ……..
    m very thank ful to u if u give a response …

  7. partha das

    I would like to know that how percentile is required to admit in iits for mathematics

  8. swapanthi

    what degree we will get after MSc.chemistry, in iit ?whether M.Tech or PhD?????? please let me know

  9. AK

    Sir,I Am Doing Mtech From Private University In Jaipur.I Am In First Year,I Want To Go For PHD(Research) From IITs.Good Score In Gate 2012 Is Beneficial Applying For PHD In IITs,Please Give Me Suggestions.

  10. nitin kakkar

    gate 2012 notification is out .this time organised by iitd and eligiblity criteria are changed this year.

  11. Swathy

    Hello Sir,
    My greetings!i have done my bachelor’s degree from biomedical engineering and am aspiring for highers in IITs! since i have to take up gate in IN stream, i am facing difficulties! i beleive there would be many like me from biomedical. Please suggest us some preparation tips because we are out of box :(!

  12. prannoy

    i realy lyk ur website n it really inspires me….cn u pls mention any website or any source frm where i cn get practice papers for GATE 2012….????

  13. Satya K

    Hi Sir,

    If you don’t mind please give me the information about the Instrumentation Engineering about Eligible of the people in GATE 2011.

  14. Robin

    sir i m a graduate in E&I. Now I m working in embedded field. I want to do M.Teh in Embedded systems. so which branch’s exam should I have to attend to get admissn in Embedded systems? as I told I m a Btech graduate in Instrumenation

  15. mahesh

    in the qualifing of the gate exam gate score or gate these which is considered

  16. ganesh ram

    sir, i qualified gate2011 in instrumentation, with AIR 510, score 500 and 97.2 percentile.. and i applied to IIT(kharagpur,roorkie,guwahati,madras) and combined 8 nits along with nit jamshedpur… but i dint got shortlisted in any of the list of these colleges.. i dont know what happened to me even after qualifying gate with good rank.. please tell me what was the possible reason for my unsuccess.. i got 54.2 in class 12.. is this the single reason?

  17. rohan

    hi,m get qualified in gate(BIOTECHNOLOGY) with rank 1200,i want go for in biochemical engg in any IITs,can tell me can i get admisson in any IITs or ANY repued university lik BHU,VIT,vellor etc pls gv me suggesion?

  18. Ajeet

    Hi sir
    i m final year student i want to prepare for gate
    so plz guide me for scoring gud marks
    wether i should join a institute for or do self study………

  19. Prasad Murmey

    May i know the cut-off marks for Metallurgy Engineering…

  20. Omkar


    I am a Mtech (Structural Engg.) Student from Nagpur University. I am into my second yr and by the end of next July i will complete my Mtech. My further plan is to opt for PhD but want to do it in good reputed institute. And my aim is to go abroad for further studies. But , for my further plans I am lacking a proper approach. Can you guide me a proper approach for Phd from abroad in my subject?


  21. Vivek Singh

    What is the amount of stipend given to the students of M.Tech….???

  22. deepak

    Cn anyone tell me the last rank in gate to get a seat in Anna university


  23. zahid

    merely qualifying will not get you into any NIT… or even qualifying with a gate score less than 500 it would be very tough to get a core branch. this year common NITs counselling of the 8 NITs saw a student with gate score 620 not getting anything. so people if you want to get into a good college.. one has to qualify gate with a very good score.

  24. Zubairkhan Kittur

    Dear Zahid Sir,

    The GATE 2011 qualifying marks for Aerospace Engineering is not included in the table. Request you to inform the readers about the same.

    1. Zahid

      @Zubair: Added the qualifying marks for AE and other subjects. Please check them : )

  25. bala

    i got 6563 rank in gate in eee . can i get seat in any university in hyderaabad

  26. pat

    @ Ankitkumar Chedda : One qualifying in the exam does not guarantee a seat in IIT/NIT. Qualifying marks is decided by the department & the procedure for calculating is not known.

    One has to have a percentile of 99 & above to get a seat in IIT/NIT as the students appearing for GATE will always be in the rise every year

  27. samvaran kashyap

    is ther any reservation in seats alloted in all colleges including iits and nits???

  28. Sachin

    hello sir,
    Your website is awesome.. and it motivates me to work towards my goal. you r doing a great job. i have one quetion regarding career planning. I have found that most of the people in teaching profession go for Ph.D after their M.Tech. I wanted to know whether Ph.D is helpful in industries?? Does it have any scope??

    Thanking you,

  29. Abhi

    Please tell me what score and rank is safe to get into IIT’s for Biotechnology(BT).
    I’ll be grateful if you tell the cutt off’s for the respective IIT’s for BT.

  30. himanshu mathur

    this year had something very bad scenerio. to secure admission in any nit u must score above 45.mnit cut off this year after all rounds including spot round is found to be 570(50 marks).

  31. Rani Rohini

    I want to know about cutoff marks of IISc, banglore for material science branch. Last year i gave gate in XE paper with subjects maths, material sc and polymer sc .

  32. santhosh kiran

    Thanks for providing us a valuable information.sir my gate rank is 20,000(EC stream obc category) and i have given pgecet(andhrapradesh) pgecet rank is 647.can you please provide me the information about good colleges in andhrapradesh providing gate stipend.
    Thanks in advance.

  33. Ankitkumar Chheda

    can you help us finding the percentile at qualifying score? this helps to get track of local colleges..

  34. Ankitkumar Chheda

    if one qualifies the exam then can we assume the person has fair chance to get into iit ir nit? what factor (is it number of students) decides qualifying marks?

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