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How to calculate GATE percentile

As everyone knows GATE scores are used for M.Tech (other master degrees in Engineering) and percentiles tells you where you stand. Please don’t confuse yourself with percentage.

Percentile is a relative term and tells where you stand in a set of people. For example, if you have 99.95 percentile in GATE means that your score or marks are above 99.95% student who took GATE exam.

Whereas, percent is a relative and measured on the scale of 100, it means that how many marks you got out of 100. This is not a measure of GATE performance. Therefore, don’t worry if someone says you that they go 99.9X score and think that it is beyond your capacity. To answer how to find GATE percentile please read the below formula and example carefully.

The GATE percentile is calculated as follows:

P = ( (N- your rank)/ N) x 100

Where P is percentile and N is total number of candidates appeared for exam.
(N- Your rank) indicates the number of candidates who have scored less marks than you.

For example, if total number of candidates are 100 and 90 of them have less marks than you P = (09/100)X100 = 0.9×100 = 90 percentile.

For another example: A guy form Mechanical Engineering have All India Rank (AIR) 99 and total number of student of students appeared for GATE in Mechanical Engineering are 59338 in 2010. Then his percentile would be calculated as

P = ((59338-99)/ 59338) X 100
= (59239/59338) X 100
= (0.9983) X 100
= 99.83
The candidate has 99.83 percentile.

As the competition grown too high, refer to GATE 2010 analysis, percentile not used for admissions anymore. As score is calculated on 1000 scale it gives a bit clear understanding and make admission process easy. Therefore Score is taken into consideration these days. Please refer to what is valid GATE Score to know more about GATE Scores. Do check for more information of GATE and M.Tech Admissions.

I m planing to write an automated online program to calculate GATE 2011 percentile. If you still have any questions please feel free to drop a comment.

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113 Comments

  1. sanghamitra adhikari

    what will be my rank if i get 65-68 in gate

    1. Zahid

      please check gate score calculator given in navigation menu.

    2. Fasil Mohamedkutty c

      I Wish to prepare for gate PI at ACE HYDERABAD. I have some doubts. Please help me

  2. MANPAL SINGH

    sir. my gate2014 marks is 33.00 (civil) and score 396 & AIR-9092 .i belong to OBC please suggest me more collage for M.tech.

  3. kartik kadam

    My gate score is 452 (31.13 ECE branch). Plz suggest sone clg according my score.

  4. Deb

    what is the total number of students appeared in gate 2014 life sciences (XL)?
    I need the number to calculate my percentile.

  5. Jagriti

    sir my gate score is 368 ece branch.. please help me to calculate my gate percentile.// and please suggest me some good clges for M.tech or MS

    1. brijesh

      jagriti the total no of appeared ece student count is 2,16,367
      there fore gate percentile is =(216367-your air rank)*100/216367

  6. kriti

    but how would i know how many students appeared from my stream?? my stream is cs n i have given gate this year.. 2014

  7. sudheer kumar

    sir i got 317 score in gate2014 which college can i got ?????

  8. AMAN

    Very helpful article . I get to know that how to calculate percentile

  9. hitesh

    sir i got 416 gate score please tell me whats my gate % my branch is CSE and year of qualifying is 2013

  10. shahnawaz

    sir my gate score is 28.33 (civil engineering) in 2013 and AIR 8101 and
    i belong to OBC please suggest me some college for M. Tech according to my marks.

  11. nagarjuna

    and i am belongs to OBC

  12. nagarjuna

    hello sir
    name: Nagarjuna
    AIR:4991
    score:444
    marks:42.67
    can i get any admission in NITs ? if possible name those please.

  13. yaswanth

    sir i got a gate rank of 4991 ee..with a gate score of 444 belongs to general category..where can i get seat for my m.tech

  14. navita

    hello i got 33.33 marks in gate cs and my rank is 3829 sir plz tell which colleges can i get. i also belong to obc.

  15. vicky

    Hi
    I got 8.67 marks out of 1000 in gate2012(CSE)Exams.
    My B Tech aggregate was 59%
    Please suggest me some colleges where I can apply.

  16. DHARAMVEER

    Sir, I got 49.33 marks with AIR 2060 and score 545 in GATE 2013. Is there any chance for me to get IITs if I belongs to mechanical engg discipline.

  17. sumit

    sir, m an ece engineer. my gate rank is 1729 ,gate score is 598 . is there any chance to get VLSI in IIT khadagpur
    for 2013 -14 session. m aOBC candidate…

  18. rani

    helo sir,
    my gate percntile is 96.5%…marks 42..(EE)
    73 aggregte in btch…belong to obc..
    cn i get admisn in mtch in delhi…or m i eligible to get into any govt job??…
    plz sugest….

  19. Preety Papneja

    how to calculate percentile of gate 2013

  20. Preety Papneja

    sir my gate 2013 marks is 21.67
    and my rank is 20392
    my b.tech (CS) average is 79%
    am i eligible for applying in the govt companies

  21. Rupa

    Sir, i got 24 in eee.did i qualify? which all colleges can i apply?

  22. abhi

    i am from eee

  23. abhi

    sir, i got 380 gate score and 36.33 marks in gate 2013 and my rank is 8579 , my b.tech aggregate is 81.7%
    please suggest some good colleges for m.tech admission

  24. Prabhakar wandre

    Hi
    I got 6.33 marks in gate2013(PI)Exams.
    My B.E. aggregate was 62.48%
    valid score is 26.11 for OPEN . Please suggest me some colleges where I can apply. what can i do with this score?

  25. sagar

    I got 97.71 percentile in gate 2013(cse)
    and SC category student.
    plz suggest me some colleges……

  26. sneha

    how to calculate percentile??? i cant understand to calculate percentile using formula

  27. sherin

    Hi
    I got 21.33 marks in gate2013(CSE)Exams.
    My B Tech aggregate was 76.6%
    valid score is 22.5 for OBC . Please suggest me some colleges where I can apply. what can i do with this score?

  28. sethu

    sir my gate score is 405 n marks obtained is 36.33 in ece. am amie holder not btech . can u suggest some collages

  29. Ankit

    my gate score is 396 & rank is 183 from gate 2013 through PI… what can i get??

  30. Ankur gupta

    sir/madam,
    I got 41.33 marks in gate,with score 526 and rank 4030,,,,suggest me some appropriate clgs for m.tech according to my rank,,,,,plz

  31. someswararao

    i got 24marks outf100
    gate score:310
    all india rank:21500
    i am PHC in ortho
    i am eligible for studid M-Tech in nit or not

  32. supriya

    sir, can you please mail me the GATE-2012 preparation guide

  33. bhuvana

    sir,I got 31 marks in GATE 2011.My category is BC.Will I get admission to good colleges in tamilnadu.Please reply me earlier.I’m very much afraid of this…

  34. Shipra garg

    Hi
    I got 21 marks in gate2010(CSE)Exams.
    My B Tech aggregate was 78%
    Please suggest me some colleges where I can apply.

  35. Shipra garg

    Hi

    I got 24 marks in gate 2010(CS).
    My B.Tech aggregate was 78%
    Please suggest where can I get admission in m.Tech?

  36. atheeq

    dear lakshmi

    (136025-116080)=19945

    (19945/136025)=14.66
    (14.66*100)=14.66

    your pecentile=14.66
    if any [email protected]

  37. lakshmi

    I got 18 marks of CS branch in 2011 gate exam.Total no. of candidates 136025 and my rank is 116080. Sir plzz tell me hw to calculate my gate 2011 percentile.and also tell me in which college i will get my M.Tech seat,I’m a SC candidate,vizag,AP.plzz send me the information to my Email id.

  38. lakshmi

    Dear Sir,
    I got 18 marks of CS branch in 2011 gate exam.Total no. of candidates 136025 and my rank is 116080. Sir plzz tell hw to calculate my gate 2011 percentile.and also tell me in which college i will get my M.Tech seat.plzz send me the information to my Email id.

  39. satyamahesh

    hi sir,
    i am from general category
    in gate-2011 in m.e. i got 4629 rank & 447 gate score.
    what are my chances of getting into IITs or NITs.

  40. naveen kumar m

    sir my gate 345 in elecrical with 0BC reservation will i get seat nit

  41. krishna kant soni

    my 25/100 marks gate score is 327.branch CS .air 18524.can i get nit.

  42. pranAB

    i am currently studying in nit rourkela,electrical engineering 5th sem…my cg is nw 6.95..i hav messd up all my semesters up till now…
    i want to do mtech in an iit.so want to prepare for gate exam from now only…plssss help me out in planning for it…dat is what i should start and which books to follow…pls do reply…m under lot of stress as juz my sem result got out….

  43. Ramesh

    Dear sir,

    I got 36 marks and 1119 rank in GATE2010 in mechanical, i am OBC candidate, can i get a seat inthermal engineering NIT-warangal or NIT – Trichy

  44. sumit

    Hello sir,
    I have a gate score of 408 (31.67/100) in computer science engineering, ma gate percentile is 92.61… what are my chances of getting into IITs or NITs. Please let me know by the earliest.

  45. Swati

    I got 213 gate score & NOT QUALIFIED in gate 2011. i belong to ST category can i got NIT ?
    plzzzzzzzzz rplllllyyyyyy
    ;(

  46. Veeru

    Hi,i got 3521 rank in gate(EEE) 2011.My b.tech percentage is 65.gate score is 444.please suggest me. Can i get admission in any nit.kindly please reply. me.my mobile number is 9866287305

  47. Sakshi

    Sir,
    i have cs branch n i ve got

    Marks Obtained: 30.33 Out of 100
    GATE Score: 392
    All India Rank: 11385
    No of Candidates Appeared in CS: 136027

    can you tell me sum gud colleges to apply for?

  48. ankit bhatia

    thank u 4 dis site .it help me a lot to find gate percentile

  49. Sujay

    Hello sir,
    I have a gate score of 424 (33.33/100) with a rank of 4174 in 72680 students appeared in electrical engineering, my gate percentile is 94.25 and i belong to GEN category… what are my chances of getting into IITs or NITs. Please let me know by the earliest.

  50. Sujay

    Hello sir,
    I have a gate score of 424 (33.33/100) in electrical engineering, ma gate percentile is 94.25… what are my chances of getting into IITs or NITs. Please let me know by the earliest.

  51. prabha samudre

    sir i m form reseve category (sc) & my gate score 504 marks 32 and AIR 96 i was in disipline of PI HOW can i calculate my percentile plz tell me my percentile

  52. cp

    hello good morning sir
    i m student of information technology
    i m sc category
    in 2011 gate not qualified
    my gate percentage is 14.3%.how will calculate my score.my rank is 65000 lumsum.please solve with example i m first appeared..
    thank you sir i hope my solution is quickly given by u..

  53. ajay

    Sir,I have got 38 marks in gate exam and my gate score is 475.sir,which of the colleges are best suitable for me?

  54. ankit kumar

    hi,
    i am from general category
    in gate-2011 in E.C. i got 881 rank & 683 gate score.
    please suggest me how to get into a iit.
    which iit can iget & which subject
    please help me.

  55. Rishi

    I would like to now about M.Tech Biotech or Life sciences colleges. With good GATE score, what is cut off for this streme.

    kindly suggest colleges, NITs and IITs for this stream.

  56. ashutosh

    gate score-419
    AIR-4358
    branch-electrical

    catagory-obc
    suggest, any iit,or nit

  57. arihant

    i ve ec air 6914.gen category.can i gt nit..??o ne der gud colleges

  58. vikas kumar gupta

    Good Morning sir,
    i have got

    Marks Obtained: 35 Out of 100
    GATE Score: 421
    All India Rank: 9261
    No of Candidates Appeared in EC: 137853

    and i belongs from OBC so can i take admission in any NIT.
    if it is not possible then please suggest me good college according to my rank.
    please reply me……….

  59. vipul

    Marks Obtained: 44.33 Out of 100
    GATE Score: 562
    All India Rank: 2949
    No of Candidates Appeared in CE: 136027
    please tell me best college that i can apply for and also tell my percentile????

  60. pankaj sharma

    Dear sir,
    i got 25.67 marks and my gate score is 335 in computer science branch.
    and i belonging from general category. my percentile is 87.11 so sir can i get admission in any nit’s all over india.

  61. sachin

    I am getting 33 marks in GATE 2011 in computer science. What are my expected chances of securing a seat in good NIT’S. In what colleges should I apply??
    And in case I am not eligible enough to get a good seat, den what colleges should I look for ? Also, do tell me the subject plz….

    Thanking You

  62. manoj

    sir i got 26.33 marks and 320 score in gate 2011 in ece branch…
    and i m in obc categorie…cutoff in obc is 23.5 while in gwneral this is 26.11.
    so howmuch persentile can i get….and which college is available for me.

  63. pr choudhary

    hello sir,
    i’m studying my b.tech 3rd year CSE
    my gate-2011 marks as 32.67 in electrical branch
    can i get into NIT’s
    plz gve me reply
    i’m OBC student…

    or

    Good Evening Sir,
    I am getting 32.67 marks out of 100 in GATE 2011 in electrical. What are my expected chances of securing a seat in good NIT’S. In what colleges should I apply??
    And in case I am not eligible enough to get a good seat, den what colleges should I look for ? Also, do tell me the subject plz….

  64. Saurabh

    Hey,
    I have scored 92 percentile in EC(Gate 2011). Fuck you all!!!!

  65. Mohammad raza

    sir i got 37.67 mark in gate 2011 in mechanical branch which nit i will get please reply me iam in genral categories

  66. Abhijeet

    hello
    i got 340 rank in GATE 2011 from mechanical ..can anyone tell me whats the best IIT for me?
    please reply/..

  67. rupesh

    i am having 33 marks, 8832 rank in gate 2011 (cse branch) and i belongs from OBC so can i take admission in any NIT.
    if it is not possible then please suggest me good college according to my rank.

  68. ARSHAD

    Good afternoon sir,
    i have got

    Marks Obtained: 5.67 Out of 100
    GATE Score: 73
    All India Rank: 20810
    No of Candidates Appeared in CE: 29347
    am i eligible for M.Tech.
    please reply.

  69. ARSHAD

    how to calculate gate qualifying mark?

  70. talha

    good morning sir,i have got my gate marks 27.69 & i m obc student(mechanical) in what colleges should i apply.

  71. Tanmoy

    sir i got 31.67 marks in gate 2011(cse) .my gate score is 408 and rank is 10051.whether i will get in nit OBC reservation is there?

  72. priya

    Sir,
    i have scored 33 marks out of 100 in GATE 2011. i belong to BT stream.
    am i eligible to get into any of the colleges. what will b my GATE percentile.

  73. pinki

    hello sir,

    I am getting 32 marks in GATE 2011 in computer science.i am of general category. What are my expected chances of securing a seat in good NIT’S. In what colleges should I apply??
    And in case I am not eligible enough to get a good seat, den what colleges should I look for ? Also, do tell me the subject plz….

    Thanking You

  74. rajendran

    good evening sir,
    I calculated my gate marks as 55.33 in EEE
    can i get into NIT’s
    plz gve me reply
    i’m OBC student…

  75. rajendran

    good evening sir,
    I calculated my gate marks as 55.33
    can i get into NIT’s
    plz gve me reply
    i’m OBC student…

  76. sunjeev

    please replay me

  77. sunjeev

    sir i got 36 marks in gate 2011 cs branch .what will be my expected percentile.whether i will get in nit OBC reservation is there

  78. Noopur Srivastava

    Good Evening Sir,
    I am getting 33 marks in GATE 2011 in computer science. What are my expected chances of securing a seat in good NIT’S. In what colleges should I apply??
    And in case I am not eligible enough to get a good seat, den what colleges should I look for ? Also, do tell me the subject plz….

    Thanking You

  79. Ankit

    good Evening Sir,

    I have scored 36 marks in GATE-2011 , computer Science, Can I get admission in any of IITs,NITs and tell subject also
    and if not please suggest other good college with subject.
    thanking you, 🙂

  80. Ankit Rawat

    I m scoring 30 marks in GATE 2011 (ECE ,GENERAL category).
    I want to ask what should i do now ?
    Should i wait for the result or do something else.

  81. sony guntuka

    hello sir,
    i’m studying my b.tech 3rd year CSE
    i calculated my gate marks as 35.33
    can i get into NIT’s
    plz gve me reply
    i’m OBC student…

  82. vimal

    i got 33.33 marks in gate 2011 .can i get in any of the NIT’s.my branch is electronics & communication.iam having OBC reservation also.i will b very thankful if anyone please give me an ans to this ,as iam having no idea at all about colleges ,applying,etc……………………

  83. ankit

    can u tell me student scoring 45 marks in gate then what is the gate score of his in computer science field?????

  84. R.Bhageerathi

    what type of preparation is required when just a month is left for gate exam?? i’m currently pursuing my third year of b.tech degree in chemical engineering.. what are all the options available for me to pursue my p.g degree in the same field? please suggest me some ideas…

  85. Avinash.H.R.

    Sir i want gate 2011 study materials for ec stream, So plz help me by providing masterials…

  86. ABDUL ROUF

    sir,
    i have valid gate score of 418 at Gate 2010 ie 92 percentile.. my examination paper is electronics and communication. but i didnt applied for mtec admission for this year 2010.
    Will i get admission for mtec at next year 2011 at nits or other colleges?.
    Please suggest me the colleges which i can possibly get into with score at 2011.

  87. sunny

    hi i want to know branches and its scope in ece mtech.

  88. Prashanthreddy

    sir, i want material for preparation for gate(computer science)please send to my email id

  89. AYUSMAN NAYAK

    hello sir,
    my question z, how many times can one gate aspirant appear the gate exam?

  90. Aniket Chaudhuri

    Sir,My Gate Score for 2010 is 424,my percentile is 93.30 & my AIR is 969 from Instrumentation Engineering Paper in General Category.Please tell me if I am eligible for M.Tech in any institute & please list me the names of the colleges in any stream for which I am eligible.Please help me out.I need to get admitted next year,I could’nt get admitted this year due to lack of money.Please tell me whether I would be eligible next year.Please help me.

  91. ravneet

    sir wats d difference b/w score, percentile and rank?????????????
    plz reply…………

  92. mahammad

    how to know gate score?
    what is this gate score?
    how to calculate it by rank?

  93. Naveen Kumar

    sir, my GATE 2010 score is 398 and AIR is 8975. Please suggest me the colleges which i can possibly get into with score….

  94. APARNA

    Respected Sir,
    My GATE score 396. rank is 11287. percentile is 89.24.
    My stream is Computer Science and i belong to OC category. In which colleges can i persue my MTech?

    Thanking you sir.

  95. madhumitha

    hello sir…
    my name is madhumitha .my gate score is 28.3
    percentile :95.3
    rank :2691
    categeory:oc
    stream:ME

    Am I eligible for m-tech admission?
    if possible,which college?
    thank you

  96. sangita

    Dear sir,
    my gate score is 55 and AIR IS 8338 in XL. Am I eligible for m-tech admission?

  97. vineela

    my AIR is 1567 in instrumentation in open category my marks are 22.33 my gate score is 363 may i know my gate percentage may i get admission in nit common compelling plzzzzzzzz tell me sir

  98. pradeep gupta

    i have score 35 marks in btech bt stream and my rank is 1800 ,from this rank which college i will apply for mtech
    i am obc student

  99. amol suradkar

    SIR, can u please inform me where should i apply with the following details,
    Discipline:EE
    Score:319
    percentile:84.24
    Rank:8233
    Category:SC
    Is there any chances for me to get in to IITs OR NITs if so please inform me

    I take pleasure to congratulate you for the work you are doing.

    thank you

  100. shafi

    sir my gate score is 383 and i’ve scored 26 marks out of 100

  101. shafi

    Sir
    my gate score is 26 and my air is 10022.i’m from cse discipline.What chances do i have for getting admission into NIT’s??
    If i dont have any chance of getting seat in NIT’s , please suggest me some nice colleges plz…..i’m obc candidate….

    thank you

  102. ravi

    Zahid can u please inform me where should i apply with the following details,
    Discipline:ME
    Score:0349
    Rank:7150
    Category:SC
    Is there any chances for me to get in to IITs if so please inform me

    I take pleasure to congratulate you for the work you are doing.

  103. ASHOK REDDY

    hi sir, my 2010 gate score EE paper is 348 and my AIR is 6511. is there any chance of getting m.tech admission in NIT’s or any other good universities??

  104. santosh kumar yadav

    hi , i hav got 28.33 marks out of 100,in EC STREAM , my percentile is 92. will i be able to get admission in any NIT or other Govt. institute . what is my percentile on 1000 basis.

  105. Rachit

    Hi zahid…we can calculate the percentile in this way only if the ranks are not repeated but as my rank 622 and I know 3 other people who have same rank as mine in general category…
    So there is no way to calculate percentile unless we know how many candidates are ahead of us…

  106. santosh kumar sunkari

    i am obc………….

  107. santosh kumar sunkari

    sir my score is 382
    and my stream is ece my rank is 10174
    sugest me colleges i get and what is procedure

  108. jayshri tukaram agale

    I M frm OBC Category wit AIR 5098 And scored 32.00 out of 100(qualifying score for my cate is 22.50). plz tel me which documents I need and when? also tel where I should apply.

  109. Kedar

    hi , i hv 78 percentile as per above analysis but i hv 17.67 out of 100 in GATE , my AIR is 624 in PI stream . is it a valid score or not ? this year minimum 25 out of 100 is given criterian.

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