Get to know about GATE Normalization Process. Check the Normalization Formula, Normalized Marks Calculator and learn how to calculate the marks.

The GATE normalization process is adapted to arrive at an equitable score. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is popularly known as a national-level entrance test conducted for the candidates keen to join a post-graduate program in engineering fields, in various leading Indian institutes/colleges namely the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) for master's degree and doctoral courses.

With the spiking variable of participants each year with the different scoring range, the GATE normalization process took into place to give a fair structure of a candidate's GATE score with the paper difficulty level as per the section. This article heads up to explain the GATE normalization process and how the final score of a candidate can be calculated with the normalization formula.

**Table of Contents**

- What is GATE Normalization Process?
- Difference Between GATE Score and Normalization Score
- How GATE Normalized Scores are Calculated?
- How are the GATE Scores Calculated?
- Details for GATE Scorecard 2023
- GATE Contact/Helpline

## What is GATE Normalization Process?

The GATE 2023 normalization process is implemented to arrive at an impartial score. Since the difficulty level may vary for the same paper conducted in different slots, the GATE normalization process is devised.

### GATE Marks Vs Score

The IITs use the normalization formula to arrive at a score at par with the difficulty level. The normalized score in the GATE 2023 exam will be used to calculate the candidates' scores out of 1000. The marks obtained in GATE out of 1000 are a candidate's GATE score.

## Difference Between GATE Score and Normalization Score

The GATE scores and Normalized scores are different from each other. The GATE score is calculated for all the papers and the same is presented in the scorecard; the normalization process is applied for the papers that are conducted for multiple sessions and are reflected through the GATE results.

- The conducting authority does not consider the normalized score for final results. The final results are published by using the GATE scores.
- Moreover, all the candidates can assess the GATE normalized scores but only the qualified candidates can access the GATE score.

## How GATE Normalized Scores are Calculated?

With the different sessions conducted, the difficulty level of each paper varies in each session. In order to bring a normalized score with all the sessions attempted, GATE Normalization Formula is applied to the score statistics.

The GATE marks of a candidate are converted into scores via formulas.

### GATE Normalization Formula

In the image displayed below, the GATE authorities consider this formula to calculate the normalized marks with respect to the multi-sessions/attempts in the favoured subjects.

## How are the GATE Scores Calculated?

Before getting into formulas, keep in mind that the GATE actual marks achieved by a candidate will be used to calculate the GATE score.

The formula displayed in the image below is utilized in calculating the scores for the multi-papers excluding CE, CS, and EE.

Based on the qualifying marks of the candidate, the raw marks or the normalized marks of the candidate in a single session/multi-session will be taken into account for calculating the GATE 2023 Score.

**Note:** The GATE score is calculated for all the papers for the scorecard, while the normalized score is calculated for the papers conducted in multi sessions. The Normalized score is not used to calculate the final marks of a candidate. The GATE Score should be used to calculate the final marks.

## Details for GATE Scorecard 2023

The scorecard will reflect the GATE scores calculated for all the papers. Candidates usually get to download the scorecard by the month of March, after the announcement of the GATE results deadlines. In order to check out the scorecard, the appeared candidates must check out the official website of the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).

The candidates who will score equal to or more than the qualifying cut-off marks will be eligible to apply for admissions. Applicants must keep their GATE scorecard safely and preserve it for their future use during the M.Tech admission process. However, candidates must note that their GATE score validity is for three years.

## GATE Contact/Helpline

**Contact Number:** +91 - 03222 - 282091 - 95

**Time:** 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

[Available: Monday to Friday, except holidays]

**Email ID:** [email protected]

GATE JAM Office

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

West Bengal 721 302

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