How to Calculate GATE Percentile?


GATE denotes ‘Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering’ and score obtained by candidates in this examination is being used for the purpose of admission of students to PG courses in Technology and Science. The examination is administered by Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), which are prestigious institutions for higher education in India.

GATE Percentile is the term used for denoting the standing of a candidate among other candidates appearing for the examination and the score indicates the percentage of test-takers, who have scored less than the candidate in a particular test category. Here is the step-by-step method of how to calculate GATE Percentile:

1. Identification of All India Rank: GATE Percentile of a candidate indicates how well he/she has performed in the test as compared to other test-takers in that particular category of GATE Examination. Category indicates the different subjects in which GATE is conducted like Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, etc… All India Rank of a candidate is issued when his/her GATE Score is published.

2. Total number of candidates in a particular category: When calculating GATE percentile, it is essential to know the number of candidates who have appeared for GATE Exam under a particular subject. Normally, the number of candidates appearing under each category is published when the results of GATE Examination is announced.

3. Calculation of GATE Percentile: Once a candidate has determined his/her All India Rank and the total number of candidates appeared for a particular subject, he/she can easily calculate the GATE Percentile with the help of the following formulae:

P = (N-R)/N X 100

Here P denotes Percentile, N denotes total number of candidates and R denotes All India Rank.

Say for Example, if the All India rank of a candidate is 500 and the total number of candidates appeared under the category is 3000; the GATE Percentile can be calculated as follows:

(4000-500)/4000×100 = 87.5%

Percentile of this candidate in the GATE is 87.5%

What is Valid GATE Score?

Valid GATE Score is a puzzling term for students since two things are associated with it, one is the validity of the score (i.e.) the time period for which the score will be valid for admission to PG courses and the other is the valid score secured by candidates. GATE Score is generally valid for a period of two years. For instance, if a candidate has secured a valid score in GATE in the year 2010, he/she will be eligible for admission to PG courses until end of year 2011.

When it comes to Valid GATE score, the score will be valid only when a candidate has secured more than the minimum qualifying mark specified by the IITs and IISc.

Evaluation of GATE Score:

Evaluation of answer sheet of candidates is carried out with a help of computerized process using scanning machines. GATE results and details about qualified candidates are offered to organizations like Educational institutions, industries, R & D labs, etc… in India and abroad on their interest on submission of paper request by the organization. Some organizations are interested in getting these details with a view to selection of appropriate talents.



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21 Responses to “How to Calculate GATE Percentile?”

  1. 21
    E jagadeesh:

    I got a gate score 255 in ece strem and my caste obc,by using this score am l get any college in ap state in 2013?
    Please send the college list in my email id.

  2. 20

    Sir,i got 27.33marks,air-8861 in CS gate paper,can i get admissiion in any nit or pu,chd??

  3. 19

    hello sir,
    Can I get admission in mtech if my GATE score is just above qualifying score?
    i got 16.67 marks in CS gate paper. qualifying score is 16.67. is there any possibility of getting admission in mtech? if any wheter i can avail scholarship or not? pls reply
    gate score 2013 is 243.

  4. 18

    My gate percentile is 93.22 and scored 31.66 and gate score 359.i don’t know which college is best for this score.i have mechanical branch with 67 in send the best college name which may suit this no.and also top colleges of Bangalore for in mechanical engg.:)

  5. 17
    vijay kumar:

    sir i am getting 25 marks (air-30309) in gate 2013 i belong to sc categary and my gate score is 290 is anyone chance to get nit’sfor me?

  6. 16
    Partha Pratim Majumdar:

    I have secured 18.5 percentile in GATE 2013 & 22.5 percentile is the qualifying marks in this year. Am I supposed to get any call from the PSUs where I have applied (which Cos. are recruiting the Engineers through GATE 2013)

  7. 15

    sir,i am student of electrical engineering student with gate score 297 and AIR-16813,In which college i should apply.

  8. 14

    Sir,i hv 27 marks(sc) & AIR(9315) in GATE tell me which college affortable thir rank and detail of conusling.

  9. 13

    sir, I’m a CS student and I have secured 23.67 marks in GATE 2013 as a general candidate .Will I get my score card.
    My AIR rank is 15167, in which collage I can apply for M>Tech?

  10. 12

    sir, i am a civil engineering student with gate score 508 and 1202 rank sir i want to seek admission in structural engineering which iit or nit’s should i apply and what is the admission procedure??

  11. 11

    How is gate percentile be calculated???

  12. 10

    i get 74.51 Percentile in gate 2013 ,i belong from sc category , which collage i can get.

  13. 9

    sir / mam i belong to general category.i got 22.67/100 but 25/100 is the qualyfying mark for general category but i got my gate score as 267 and my gate percentile is i valid to get a seat for my pg course in a good college or not

  14. 8

    m gate percentile is 92.57 but i hvn’t got qualified cn u plz help me if i get any psus..???

  15. 7
    bhagwan tawar:

    which is the best institute for M.Tech(biotech)?

  16. 6

    hi.. i studied,cse.. can i do in mining..??

  17. 5

    how to calculate pgcet score,,,,,

  18. 4

    My Gate percentile is 91.15 in BT paper…Is there any possilbilty of getting admission in good colleges for M.Tech (Biotechnology) through Anna univeristy counselling?And also please tell me some of the good colleges offering M Tech in Biotechnology.

  19. 3

    my gate score is 27 in ph category …………then what is the percentile n which type of college like iit nit etc

  20. 2
    richa srivastava:

    i have qualified gate exam 2012. can i get admission for phd bcoz i m msc passed idont want to take admission in mtech . i want to do phd.

  21. 1

    Sir, i have scored 573 in ec in gate2012. i would like to know whether CSIR-NAL consider gate scores. if so how do i apply