How GATE Score is Calculated? GATE Scorecard 2019

How GATE Score is Calculated: After the declaration of the results, candidates can download their GATE 2020 Score Card for the paper (for which he/she has taken the examination) from 16th March 2019 (Saturday). The score cards will be issued to all qualified candidates.

The GATE 2019 Committee has the authority to decide the qualifying mark/score for each GATE paper. In case any claim or dispute arises in respect of GATE 2019, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Courts and Tribunals in Bangalore and Bangalore alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such dispute or claim.

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Calculation of Normalized Marks for CE and ME papers

In 2019, examination for CE and ME papers is being held in multi-sessions. Hence, for these papers, a suitable normalization is applied to take into account any variation in the difficulty levels of the question papers across different sessions. The normalization is done based on the fundamental assumption that “in all multi-session GATE papers, the distribution of abilities of candidates is the same across all the sessions”. This assumption is justified since the number of candidates appearing in multi-session papers in GATE 2019 is large and the procedure of allocation of session to candidates is random. Further it is also ensured that for the same multi-session paper, the number of candidates allotted in each session is of the same order of magnitude.

Based on the above, and considering various normalization methods, the committee arrived at the following formula for calculating the normalized marks, for CE and ME papers.

Normalized Mark of the candidate in the session Mˆij is given by:
Mˆij={[M¯gtMgq]/[M¯tiMiq]}(MijMiq) +Mgq


Mij = the actual marks obtained by the jth candidate in ith
M¯gt = the average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates considering all sessions
Mgq = the sum of mean and standard deviation marks of the candidates in the paper considering all sessions
M¯ti = the average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates in the ith session
Miq = the sum of the mean marks and standard deviation of the jth session

After the evaluation of the answers, normalized marks based on the above formula will be calculated corresponding to the raw marks obtained by a candidate for CE and ME papers and the GATE 2018 Score will be calculated based on the normalized marks. For all other papers, actual marks obtained will be used for calculating the GATE 2018 Score.

How GATE Score is Calculated ? (All Papers)

GATE 2018 score will be calculated using the formula;

GATE Score= Sq+(StSq){(MMq)/(M¯tMq)}

In the above formula;

M=marks obtained by the candidate (actual marks for single session papers and normalized marks for multi-session papers)
Mq=is the qualifying marks for general category candidate in the paper
M¯t=is the mean of marks of top 0.1% or top 10 (whichever is larger)of the candidates who appeared in the paper (in case of multi-session papers including all sessions)
Sq=350, is the score assigned to Mq
St=900, is the score assigned to M¯t

In the GATE 2018 score formula, Mq is usually 25 marks (out of 100) or μ+σ, whichever is larger. Here μ is the mean and σ is the standard deviation of marks of all the candidates who appeared in the paper.

After the declaration of the results, GATE Score Cards will be downloadable to

(a) All SC/ST/PwD candidates whose marks are greater than or equal to the qualifying mark of SC/ST/PwD candidates in their respective papers, and

(b) All other candidates whose marks are greater than or equal to the qualifying mark of OBC (NCL) candidates in their respective papers. There is no provision for the issue of additional GATE Score Cards.

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