GATE Cutoff is the minimum score needed to qualify the exam. It is determined by the conducting body, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

IIT Guwahati decides GATE 2018 Cutoff. It is determined separately for each 23 subject paper of GATE. Even for each category, i.e. General / OBC / SC / ST / PwD, it is prepared separately. The candidates will get to know the cutoff online, from gate.iitg.ac.in. Those who score more than the cutoff marks shall apply for IIT M.Tech Admission and CCMT counselling. Check types of GATE 2018 Cutoff, previous GATE Cutoff, and more details from this page.

Latest: GATE 2018 cutoff will be announced on March 17, 2018.

GATE 2018 Cutoff

IITs determine GATE cutoff on basis of various factors, like the number of seat in a particular course, the number of candidates applied, the number of candidates appeared, level of difficulty in the exam, and previous year cutoff.The candidates will only get to know the cutoff with the GATE 2018 Result.

GATE 2018 Cutoff: The Cutoff of GATE 2018 will be announced on the official website, gate.iitg.ac.in.

Expected GATE 2018 Cutoff

Numerous institutes and coaching centers predict the cutoff of GATE. However, the best expected cutoff is the cutoff for the last year. The minimum qualifying marks do vary each year but the rise or dip is not very vest. Hence, the candidates can check the previous year GATE cutoff to get an idea of it.

Type of GATE 2018 Cutoff: The cutoff can be checked Category Wise or Branch Wise. The candidates can check both from below.

GATE Category Wise Cutoff

  • GATE Cutoff for the year 2017
GATE 2018 Subject Paper General OBC SC/ST/PH
Electronics and Communication (EC) 25.00 22.50 16.60
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 32.87 29.00 21.00
Civil Engineering (CE) 28.70 25.80 19.10
Computer Science & Information Technology (CS) 25.00 22.50 16.60
Electrical Engineering (EE) 25.20 25.20 16.70
Chemical Engineering (CH) 44.30 39.80 29.50
Biotechnology (BT) 38.90 35.00 25.90
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 34.60 31.10 23.00
  • GATE Cutoff for the Year 2016
GATE Subject Paper General OBC SC/ST/PH
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) 25.00 22.50 16.60
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 29.60 26.60 19.70
Civil Engineering (CE) 25.00 22.50 16.60
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) 25.00 22.50 16.60
Electrical Engineering (EE) 25.10 22.50 16.70
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 31.60 28.40 21.00
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) 26.40 23.70 17.50

GATE Subject Wise Cutoff

Category 2017 2016 2015
GATE Cutoff for ME
General 32.87 29.6 32.73
OBC 29.00 26.6 29.46
SC / ST / PH 21.00 19.7 21.82
GATE Cutoff for CSE
General 25.00 25.00 25.00
OBC 22.50 22.50 22.50
SC / ST / PH 16.60 16.60 16.67
GATE Cutoff for ECE
General 25.00 25.00 25.00
OBC 22.50 22.50 22.50
SC / ST PH 16.60 16.60 16.70
GATE Cutoff for EE
General 25.20 25.10 25.00
OBC 25.20 22.50 22.50
SC / ST PH 16.70 16.70 16.67
GATE Cutoff for CE
General 28.70 25.00 25.00
OBC 25.80 22.50 22.50
SC / ST PH 19.10 16.60 16.67
GATE Cutoff for IN
General 34.60 31.60 25.45
OBC 31.10 28.40 22.90
SC / ST PH 23.00 21.00 16.96
GATE Cutoff for
General 44.30 29.70 27.52
OBC 39.80 33.31 24.77
SC / ST PH 29.50 22.00 18.34

Types of GATE 2018 Cutoff

There are two types of cutoff for GATE. One is the minimum qualifying marks, on basis of which it is decided which candidates get the scorecard and shall be termed qualified. Another type of GATE cutoff is that which is that minimum normalized marks which were accepted for admission by of IITs / NITs / CFTIs. In this article, we will talk about the minimum qualify marks. But, the candidates can check the GATE Cutoff for IITs and NITs from below.

How to Check GATE 2018 Cutoff

The candidates will get to know the cutoff from the Login of GATE, i.e. GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). To do so, the candidates may follow the steps below:

  • Go to the official website.
  • Click on GOAPS link.
  • Enter Enrollment ID / Email Address, Password, and Captcha.
  • Tab ‘Submit’ button.
  • Check your score and minimum qualifying marks in GATE 2018.

Candidates should note that they will only be able to see their GATE 2018 cutoff for their subject paper. The cutoff for other subject papers will not be mentioned on their result.

GATE 2018 Result

Now that we know about the GATE 2018 Cutoff, let us know where will it be used. Actually, the cutoff is required delimit the candidates for admission. The Result of GATE is announced for all the candidates but, on the basis of cutoff, the candidates are segregated for the issuance of the scorecard. Hence, all the candidates will be able to check their result, so, should know about it.

GATE 2018 Result: The result of GATE 2018 will be available online, at GOAPS. The candidates will get to know their raw score out of 100, GATE 2018 Cutoff, and All India Rank via it.

GATE 2018 Scorecard: The scorecard of GATE will also be issued online, via GOAPS. Candidates will be able to download it from March 20 to  May 31, 2018. The scorecard will remain valid for 3 years and will need it during admission and PSU Recruitment.

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