GATE Qualifying Marks 2024: Passing Marks, Admission Cutoff

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Mar 23, 2024

GATE qualifying marks 2024 depend on the GATE paper and the category from which the candidate has appeared. Candidates must score minimum marks to qualify for the GATE 2024 exam. Also, the expected GATE qualifying marks are for General - 35.5, OBC- 31.9, and SC/ST/PWD - 23.6.

The GATE examination is conducted for admissions to M.Tech programs and securing jobs in Public Sector Companies. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted by the 7 IITs, along with IISc Bangalore, on a rotational basis once a year.

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GATE Qualifying Marks 2024 (Expected)

The GATE qualifying marks 2024 are different for all categories. It also varies across the 29 GATE subject papers.

Candidates must score the set qualifying cutoff marks and above to qualify for the GATE examination and be eligible for admission and recruitment. Refer to the table below to know the category-wise GATE 2024 expected cutoff: 

GATE 2024 Expected Cutoff
GATE Paper Code  GATE Expected Cutoff 
Electronics and Communication Engineering  EC General- 25
OBC- 22.5
SC/ST/PwD- 16.5
Electrical Engineering  EE General - 30.7
OBC (NCL)/EWS - 27.6
SC/ST/PwD - 20.4
Environmental Science and Engineering  ES -
Ecology and Evolution  EY General category - 33.4
OBC (NCL)/EWS - 30
SC/ST/PWD - 22.2
Geology and Geophysics  GG -
Physics  PH General category - 26.5
OBC (NCL)/EWS - 23.8
SC/ST/PWD - 17.6
Computer Science CS General - 25
OBC- 22.5
SC/ST/PwD - 16.6
Chemistry  CY General - 27.5
OBC(NCL)/EWS- 24.7
SC/ST/PwD- 18.3
Instrumentation Engineering  IN -
Mathematics  MA General - 27.3
OBC (NCL)/EWS - 24.5
SC/ST/PwD - 18.2
Production and Industrial Engineering  PI -
Statistics  ST General - 25
OBC(NCL)/EWS- 22.5
SC/ST/PwD- 16.6
Textile Engineering and Fiber Science  TF General - 36.8
OBC(NCL)/EWS- 34.9
SC/ST/PwD- 25.6
Engineering Sciences  XE General - 40.3
OBC(NCL)/EWS - 36.2
SC/ST/PwD - 26.8
Humanities and Social Sciences  XH -
Life Science (Botany/ Zoology)  XL General - 33.9
OBC(NCL)/EWS- 30.5
SC/ST/PwD - 22.5
Aerospace Engineering  AE -
Agricultural Engineering AG General - 26.3
OBC- 23.6
SC/ST/PWD - 17.5
Architecture and Planning  AR -
Biomedical Engineering BM -
Biotechnology  BT General - 35.5
OBC- 31.9
SC/ST/PWD - 23.6
Civil Engineering CE General - 30.4
OBC (NCL)/EWS -  27.3
Chemical Engineering CH General - 25.3 
OBC(NCL)/EWS- 22.7
SC/ST/PwD- 16.8
Mechanical Engineering ME General - 27.5
OBC (NCL)/EWS - 24.7
SC/ST/PwD - 18.3

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Difference Between GATE 2024 Qualifying Cutoff and Admission Cutoff

The GATE cutoff 2024 will be of two types: Qualifying Cutoff and Admission Cutoff. For a better understanding of the candidates, we have given the differences between the two types in the table below. 

Difference Between Qualifying Cutoff and Admission Cutoff
Qualifying Cutoff Admission Cutoff
The qualifying cutoff is released by the conducting authority and is available on GOAPS The admission cutoffs are specific to each participating institution and are released by then separately on their official counselling portals - CCMT/COAPS
These are the minimum marks the candidates must score to be eligible for admission. This is the eligibility cutoff for IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs.  The admission cutoffs are the opening and closing ranks between which the institutions select their candidates. 
Achieving the qualifying cutoff marks doesn’t guarantee admission. It is only the minimum score that makes the candidate eligible for admission.  Even though securing the admission cutoff doesn’t completely guarantee admission, the chances of it are higher than achieving only the qualifying marks. 
The conducting authority is responsible for the release of the qualifying cutoff.  The individual institutions are responsible for establishing their own admission cutoffs based on several factors. 

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Steps to Check GATE Qualifying Marks 2024

Students can check the GATE cutoff marks 2024 through the official website. Following is the step-wise process for the same:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website.
  • Step 2: On the homepage, look for the GATE 2024 Cutoff PDF link and click on it.
  • Step 3: A new tab will open that will include paper-wise cutoff PDFs along with the percentage of qualifying students.
  • Step 4: Students can download the cutoff PDF and take it printout for reference in the future.

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Factors Determining the GATE Qualifying Marks

The GATE qualifying marks 2024 are influenced by a lot of varying factors, such as the following. 

  1. Number of candidates who appeared for the GATE examination 
  2. Availability of seats 
  3. The difficulty level of the GATE exam paper 
  4. Performance of the candidates 
  5. Category the candidates belong to. 

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GATE Previous Years’ Qualifying Cutoff Marks

The changes in GATE qualifying cutoff marks requirement can be tracked by analysing the cutoff of previous years. The GATE qualifying marks for the years 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015 are given below. 

GATE 2023 Qualifying Marks

Students may refer to the branch and category-wise GATE 2023 qualifying marks from the table below:

GATE 2023 Qualifying Marks
GATE Paper Code General OBC-NCL/ EWS SC/ST/PwD
CS 32.5 29.2 21.6
ME 28.4 25.5 18.9
EC 29.9 26.9 19.9
EE 25 22.5 16.6
CE 26.6 23.9 17.7
Chemical Engineering 32.1 28.8 21.4
Instrumentation Engineering 34.8 31.3 23.2
Mathematics 25 22.5 16.6
Architecture and Planning 33.7 30.3 22.4
Biomedical Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
Aerospace Engineering 25.1 22.5 16.7
Agriculture Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
Biotechnology 31.6 28.4 21
Chemistry 26.5 23.8 17.6
Environmental Science & Engineering 27.7 24.9 18.4
Ecology Evolution 42.6 38.3 28.4
Geomatics Engineering 28.7 25.8 19.1
Geology 36.7 33 24.4
Geophysics 47.7 42.9 31.8
Mining Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
Metallurgical Engineering 47.5 42.7 31.6
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
Petroleum Engineering 34.4 30.9 22.9
Physics 31.1 27.9 20.7
Production & Industrial Engineering 44.2 39.7 29.4
Statistics 25 22.5 16.6
Textile Engineering & Fiber Science 25.4 22.8 16.9
Engineering Sciences 37.9 34.1 25.2
Life Sciences 32.9 29.6 21.9

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GATE 2022 Qualifying Marks

The GATE 2022 qualifying marks of the GATE subject papers for different categories are tabulated below. 

GATE 2022 Qualifying Marks
GATE Paper 2022 GATE Qualifying Marks
General OBC-NCL/ EWS SC/ST/PwD
CS 25 22.5 16.6
ECE 25 22.5 16.5
Biotechnology 35.5 31.9 23.6
Chemical Engineering 25.3 22.7 16.8
Statistics 25 22.5 16.6
Metallurgical engineering 46.2 41.5 30.8
Mathematics 27.3 24.5 18.2
Electrical engineering 30.7 27.6 20.4
Textile engineering and fibre science 36.8 34.9 25.6
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 28.1 25.2 18.7
Physics 26.5 23.8
Life Science (Botany/ Zoology) 33.9 30.5 22.5
Ecology and life sciences 33.4 30 22.2
Agriculture Engineering 26.3 23.6 17.5
Chemistry 27.5 24.7 18.3
Mining Engineering 25.5 22.9 17
Engineering Sciences (Fluid Mechanics/ Thermodynamics) 40.3 36.2 26.8

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GATE 2021 Qualifying Marks

IIT Bombay released the GATE qualifying cutoff marks in 2021. 8,80,000 students applied for GATE 2021, and 7,11,542 of them sat for the exam. However, only 17.82% of the students passed the exam. Here are the GATE qualifying cutoff marks for 2021 for various subjects and categories.

GATE 2021 Qualifying Marks
GATE Paper 2021 GATE Qualifying Marks
General OBC-NCL/ EWS SC/ST/PwD
Geology and Geophysics 44.8 40.3 29.8
Civil Engineering 29.2 26.2 22.0
Biotechnology 30 27 20
Mechanical Engineering 33 29.7 22
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science 41.8 37.6 27.8
Chemistry 36.2 32.5 24.1
Mathematics 29 26.1 19.3
Electrical Engineering 30.3 27.2 20.2
Computer Science 26.1 23.4 17.4
Electronics and Communication 25 22.5 16.6
Humanities and Social Sciences 37.9 34.1 25.2
Instrumentation Engineering 36.0 32.0 24.0

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GATE 2020 Qualifying Marks

In the year 2020, IIT Delhi published the GATE cutoff marks. The total number of applicants for GATE 2020 was 8,58,000, while 6.85,341 candidates took the exam. Only 18.81% of candidates qualified for the exam. The qualifying marks of GATE 2020 for the different streams of engineering are mentioned below. 

GATE 2020 Qualifying Marks
GATE Paper 2020 GATE Qualifying Marks
General OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD
Life Sciences 31.7 28.5 21.1
Civil Engineering 32.9 29.6 21.9
Electrical Engineering 33.4 30.0 22.2
Computer Science and Information Technology 28.5 25.6 19.0
Mechanical Engineering 34.0 30.6 22.6
Petroleum Engineering 39.8 35.8 26.5
Electronics and Communication Engineering 28.8 25.9 19.2
Chemical Engineering 35.7 32.1 23.8
Chemistry 26.7 24.0 17.8
Biotechnology 30.7 27.6 20.4
Engineering Sciences Minor 26.0 23.4 17.3
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science 37.1 33.3 24.7
Aerospace Engineering 27.2 24.4 18.1
Agricultural Engineering 26.3 23.6 17.5
Architecture and Planning 34.8 31.3 23.2
Ecology and Evolution 42.2 37.9 28.1
Geology 38.4 34.5 25.6
Geophysics 51.9 46.7 34.6
Instrumentation Engineering 34.6 31.1 23.0
Mathematics 25 22.5 16.7
Mining Engineering 32.7 29.4 21.8
Metallurgical Engineering 49.2 44.2 32.8
Physics 37.2 33.4 24.8
Production and Industrial Engineering 36.6 32.9 24.4
Statistics 25 22.5 16.6
Biomedical Engineering 25.0 22.5 16.6

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GATE 2019 Qualifying Marks

IIT Madras organised GATE 2019 for 24 papers. As per the stats, the total no. of applicants was 9,27,616. Out of these, 751,650 candidates appeared for the test, and only 16.2% cleared it. The GATE qualifying cutoff marks details for 2019 are shown below.

GATE 2019 Qualifying Marks
GATE Paper 2019 GATE Qualifying Marks
General OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD
Aerospace Engineering 34.4 30.9 22.9
Agricultural Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
Architecture and Planning 43.9 39.5 29.2
Biotechnology 27.9 25.1 18.5
Civil Engineering 26.9 24.2 17.9
Chemical Engineering 37.8 34 25.1
Computer Science and Information Technology 25 22.5 16.6
Chemistry 25.4 22.8 16.9
Electronics and Communication Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
Electrical Engineering 29.1 26.1 19.4
Ecology and Evolution 49.3 44.3 32.8
Geology and Geophysics 32.4 29.1 21.5
Instrumentation Engineering 37.1 33.3 24.7
Mathematics 29.4 26.4 19.5
Mechanical Engineering 34.7 31.2 23.1
Mining Engineering 45 40.5 30
Metallurgical Engineering 40.3 36.2 26.8
Petroleum Engineering 39.8 35.8 26.5
Physics 29 26.1 19.3
Production and Industrial Engineering 32 28.8 21.3
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science 32.2 28.9 21.4
Engineering Sciences 31.5 28.3 21
Life Sciences 29.9 26.9 19.9

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GATE 2018 Qualifying Marks

The organising institute for GATE 2018 was IIT Guwahati. Though 9,34,461 students applied for the test, only 7,81,854 students appeared for it. Moreover, the qualifying percentage for GATE 2018 exam was 15.13%.

Know the category-wise GATE qualifying marks for 2018 through the table below.

GATE 2018 Qualifying Marks
             GATE Paper 2018 GATE Qualifying Marks
Department General OBC SC/ST/PH
Electronics and Communication (EC) 25.00 22.50 16.60
Civil Engineering (CE) 28.70 25.8 19.10
Electrical Engineering (EE) 25.20 25.20 16.70
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 32.87 29 21
Computer Science & Information Technology (CS) 25 22.50 16.60
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 34.60 31.10 23.00
Chemical Engineering (CH) 44.30 39.80 29.50
Biotechnology (BT) 38.90 35.00 25.90

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GATE 2017 Qualifying Marks

IIT Roorkee released the GATE qualifying marks for 2017. In that year, there were 787148 applicants, out of which 129149 candidates cleared the exam. The GATE 2017 qualifying marks of the GATE subject papers for different categories are tabulated below. 

GATE 2017 Qualifying Marks
          GATE Paper 2017 GATE Qualifying Marks
Department General OBC SC/ST/PH
Electronics and Communication (EC) 25.00 22.50 16.60
Civil Engineering (CE) 28.70 25.8 19.10
Electrical Engineering (EE) 25.20 25.20 16.70
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 32.87 29 21
Computer Science & Information Technology (CS) 25 22.50 16.60
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 34.60 31.10 23.00
Chemical Engineering (CH) 44.30 39.80 29.50
Biotechnology (BT) 38.90 35.00 25.90

GATE 2016 Qualifying Marks

The cutoff marks required for the GATE 2016 examination were as follows. 

GATE 2016 Qualifying Marks
GATE Paper 2016 GATE Qualifying Marks
Department General OBC SC/ST/PH
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 29.6 26.6 19.7
Civil Engineering (CE) 25 22.5 16.6
Electrical Engineering (EE) 25.1 22.5 16.7
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) 25 22.5 16.6
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) 25 22.5 16.6
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 31.6 28.4 21
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) 26.4 23.7 17.5

GATE 2015 Qualifying Marks

The GATE 2015 qualifying cutoff marks for the different categories and papers are given in the following tabulation.

GATE 2015 Qualifying Marks
GATE Paper 2015 GATE Qualifying Marks
Department General OBC SC/ST/PH
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 32.73 29.46 21.82
Civil Engineering (CE) 25 22.5 16.67
Electrical Engineering (EE) 25 22.5 16.67
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) 25 22.5 16.67
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) 25 22.5 16.67
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 25.45 22.9 16.96
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) 26.82 24.14 17.88

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GATE Previous Years Cutoff for IITs

The GATE cutoff for IITs varies from one year to the next. However, a GATE score in the range of 650-700 is required to qualify for IITs. Students can click on the links provided in the table below to get the previous years' qualifying GATE cutoffs for different IITs.

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Previous Years GATE Cutoff for NITs

Tabulated below are the previous years' GATE cutoff details for various NITs. Students need to click on the institute-wise links to get the qualifying GATE cutoffs for different courses and categories.

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