Now that the question paper and answer key of GATE 2020 is officially available, candidates can predict their score through it. However, to predict the marks, the candidates need to know GATE marking scheme, negative marking, and difference between the raw and GATE score. So, let us understand it all.
GATE Marking Scheme and Negative marking
There were 2 types of questions in the exam:
In both, questions of 1 and 2 marks were asked. Hence, for each correct answer candidates either get 1 mark or 2 marks, as per the marking of the question.
The negative marking in the exam is as follows:
|Question||Negative Marking in MCQ||Negative Marking in NAT|
|1 mark question||– 1 / 3 for 1 marks question||no negative marking|
|2 marks question||– 2 / 3 for 2 marks question||no negative marking|
How to Calculate GATE Score?
There are 2 types of score for GATE. These are:
- marks out of 100 or the raw score
- GATE score, also known as GATE normalized score.
The raw score are calculated by using the marking scheme above. Whereas, the GATE score is determined by normalizing the raw score.
The normalization is done by using the formula below:
However, candidates who appeared for ME and CE should note that there were two sessions for the subject paper. Hence, for these two papers Mij is not the raw. Instead, it is calculated by using the formula below.
GATE score is important because the all India rank of GATE is prepared on the basis of it. Most of the PSUs also consider the GATE score for recruitment.
GATE 2020 Result
The result of GATE 2020 will be announced on March 16, 2020. The result is released in the scorecard form and it is valid for three years from the date of announcement of result. To download it, candidates need to access GOAPS by entering the enrollment number and password.
Along with the GATE score, the cut off of GATE is also mentioned in the scorecard. It is mentioned category wise and candidates who score more that it are termed qualified. Candidates must keep their GATE 2020 scorecard safe, as it is needed during the final admission and PSU recruitment.
Graduation Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level, in which around 8 to 9 lakh candidates apply every year. IITs on behalf of the DHE, Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) conducts in online mode. Based on the score of GATE, candidates can get admission in postgraduate based programmes offered by top technical institutes and also in certain PSU recruitment.
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