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ME / M.Tech admission in Top NIT is the dream of every engineering student. The National Institute of Technology in each state offer a lucrative option for higher studies in India. Not only are the facilities and research options reputed, the cost in terms of tuition fees and other expenses is much lower compared to any other college or university. Many students have started asking How to get admission in top NIT through GATE 2017? To answer this, you need understanding of a few basic facts.

NIT GATE Cutoff is given here for all the top NITs. This will give you an idea of the score needed to get admission in these National Institutes of Technologies.

We have covered here in this article, the following points.

  • About Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2017).
  • Which are the top NITs in India.
  • NIT Admission Process for M.Tech.
  • How much GATE score is needed for NIT admissions. – NIT GATE Cutoff.
  • An analysis of last year’s GATE / CCMT cut offs.

How to get admission in top NIT through GATE 2017?

If you have decided to appear for the GATE 2017 exam, you are either in final year of engineering (BE / B.Tech); or you have already qualified. The first step towards reaching your goal, i.e. getting admission in NIT for M.Tech, you need to appear in GATE 2017 exam. Let us give you a quick idea about the exam.

About Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2017).

The GATE exam is conducted by IITs and IISc. The test has gone online (is held as computer based test). This 3 hours duration test has 65 questions of 100 marks.

There are 22 papers in all. You can appear in only one paper. The decision of which paper you should appear for is based on two things.

  1. What is your BE / B.Tech degree in?
  2. Which field you wish to pursue M.Tech in?

Refer to the GATE eligibility matrix published last year by NITs. This table indicates the subjects and corresponding papers for admission to specific branches in NITs.

The following table has the data as follows: Institute >Department >Program >Group >Educational Qualification – GATE Paper.

Top NIT – National Institute of Technology which are considered the best.

The Top 10 NITs in India are as follows.

1 NIT W – NIT Warangal
2 NIT T – NIT Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy)
3 NIT KK – NIT Surathkal, Karnataka
4 MNNIT – Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
5 NIT Rourkela
6 MANIT – Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
7 MNNIT – Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
8 NIT C – NIT Calicut
9 NIT KKR – NIT Kurukshetra
10 VNIT – Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

Students appeared last year in GATE exam.

Maximum number of students go for the following fields for Post Graduation in Engineering.

  1. Electronics and Communication (ECE).
  2. Mechanical Engineering (ME).
  3. Computer Science (CSE).
  4. Electrical Engineering (EE).
  5. Civil Engineering (CE).

A few more interesting facts about GATE exam.

  • More than 40% of the students are those who are in the final year of their graduation.
  • Around 25% students have dropped a year. They either devote complete one year for GATE preparation, or study simultaneously with having a full time job.
  • Around 15% test takers are those who have graduated two years earlier.
  • Almost 7% GATE test takers have graduated three years ago.
  • The rest are those who have graduated even earlier.

State wise candidates appearing in GATE.

Largest number of GATE examinees are observed to be from Andhra Pradesh. 183489 students had registered for GATE last year from AP. The next largest number was from Maharashtra (115424) and then UP (110258).

How many students qualify for GATE?

These are the last year statistics.

Candidates Total
Overall 2016
Regd. 971831
App. 818850
Qual. 135392
% App. 84.26
% Qual. 16.53
% Regd. 46.62
% QGen 49.80
% Regd. 36.43
%QOBC 32.31
% Regd. 13.06
%QSC 14.07
% Regd. 3.90
%QST 3.82

NIT Admission Process for M.Tech.

After the GATE result is declared, a Centralized Counselling for M.Tech is conducted known as CCMT. All the NITs take admission in ME / M.Tech courses through this counselling process only. Candidates who qualify GATE exam are required to apply for CCMT. They are then allowed to select colleges and courses of their choice (this is called Choice Filling). As per their GATE scores, and subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria, seats are allotted.

How much GATE score is needed for NIT admissions.

CCMT officially publishes the GATE Cut Off Scores each year. This year we observed that the cut offs were considerably higher than last year. To answer your questions such as Minimum GATE score for NIT, NIT GATE Cutoff, How to get admission in NIT through GATE?; we present the following scores.

Please note – The following GATE cut off for NITs is as published by CCMT 2016 cut off for round 3.

NIT Warangal (NIT W) Electronics and Communication (ECE) GATE Cut Off 2016.

NIT Warangal (NIT W) Mechanical Engineering (ME) GATE Cut Off 2016.

NIT Warangal (NIT W) Computer Science (CSE) GATE Cut Off 2016.

NIT Warangal (NIT W) Electrical Engineering (EE) GATE Cut Off 2016.

NIT Warangal (NIT W) Civil Engineering (CE) GATE Cut Off 2016.

NIT Trichy Electronics and Communication (ECE) GATE Cut Off 2016.

NIT Trichy Mechanical Engineering (ME) GATE Cut Off 2016.

NIT Trichy Computer Science (CSE) GATE Cut Off 2016.

NIT Trichy Civil Engineering (CE) GATE Cut Off 2016.

The final NIT Cutoff GATE 2016 is given below.

The following NIT Cutoff PDF was published by CCMT after the third round of counselling.

Discussion - If you have any query / feedback comment here.



  1. I got 54.01 marks,AIR 586 and gate score 564 in INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING paper in GATE 2017, pls suggest me which college (like NIT & IIT ) have good specialization according to my performance..


  2. i got 46 marks (480) in sc category ,pls suggest me where i will gate thermal branch in nit or suggest me is that any chance for iit?

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