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GATE 2021 Result; How to check percentile score  

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level entrance exam conducted by IISc and 7 IITs. It is the admission entrance test for post-graduate degree courses in various IITs, IISc, NITs. This year GATE was held on February 6-7 and February 13-14, 2021.

GATE 2021 Highlight

Name of exam Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
Mode of exam Computer-based test (CBT)
GATE application date release 11th September 2020
Extended date of GATE online application 8th October 2020
GATE correction form 28th October- 23rd November 2020
Admit card release of GATE 8th January 2021
GATE exam February 6-7 and February 13-14, 2021
GATE result 22nd March 2021
GATE scorecard release After a week of release of GATE result
GATE 2021 counselling From the 1st week of April 2021

GATE 2021 marking scheme

Paper Code General Aptitude (GA) Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Total Time (Minutes)
AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST and BM 15 85 100 180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)] 15 25 + 60 100 180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections) 15 15 + (2 x 35) 100 180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section) 15 25 + (1 x 60) 100 180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections) 15 25 + (2 x 30) 100 180

Calculation of GATE 2021 result:

The GATE score card and percentile are both different things. The scorecard is the card which contains the score that a candidate has secured in the GATE exam, whereas percentile tells your relative positioning with respect to all those who gave the exam.

For example, if a candidate has a percentile of 99.02. This signifies that the candidate’s score/marks are above 99.02% student.

The percentile of the GATE exam is calculated in the following way:

Percentile= [N- your rank/N]*100,

Where P= the percentile calculated

N= total number of applicants applied for the exam

N- your rank, this indicates the total applicants scored less than you in the appearing exam.

Suppose, if the total number of students appeared= 100

And 90 of them have less score than a person named “x”.

Then P= [09/100]*100

=90

Example 1- If an applicant from Civil engineering has an All India Rank (AIR) 98 and the total number of applicants appeared for GATE in Civil engineering are 59897 in 2019. Then the percentile of that particular applicant will be?

Ans- The formula is Percentile= [N- your rank/N]*100,

There P= {[59897-98]/59897}*100

=[59799/59897]*100

=[0.9983]*100

=99.83

Therefore, the percentile of the candidate is 99.83

Currently, the GATE percentile is not the sole parameter for the calculation of ranks and for admission. A proper scorecard is prepared on a scale of 1000.

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