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Historical qualified/pass rate for GATE remains at 15-17%

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Mumbai: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), an all-India examination, is the most popular entrance test among engineering students.  The test basically tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science.  The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate.

The GATE score is primarily used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs (MTech, PhD, MS, Integrated PhD) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies.  Recently, GATE scores are also being used by many public sector undertakings (i.e., government-owned companies) for recruiting graduate engineers in entry-level positions. The results of GATE 2017 will be announced on 27 March 2017 (Monday , 18:00 Hours).  More than 9.23 Lakh candidates have applied for the examination held on 4 & 5 February 2017 and 11 & 12 February 2017.
Generally, GATE results show the total marks scored by a candidate, the GATE score, the all-India rank and the cut off marks for various categories in the candidate’s paper. As per current practices, the score is valid for 3 years from the date of announcement of the results. The score cards are issued only to qualified candidates.

Over the last there years, the historical qualified candidates rate/pass percentage remained in the range of 15-17%. As per the Information Brochure of GATE 2017, a total number of 971,831 candidates registered to appear the test, out of them 818,850 candidates appeared the test for GATE 2016.  At the end only 135,392 candidates qualified for GATE 2016, which translates to 16.53% of total candidates appeared the test.

Similarly, in GATE 2015, a total number of 927,580 candidates registered to appear the test, out of them 804,463 candidates appeared the test for GATE 2015.  At the end only 121,060 candidates qualified for GATE 2015, which translates to 15.05% of total candidates appeared GATE 2015 exam.

Meanwhile in GATE 2014, the total number of candidates registered for the test was 1033,625. Out of these candidates, 889,157 candidates appeared the test. A total number of 149,649 students successfully qualified the exam in GATE2014. Hence, qualified candidates rate/pass percentage was 16.84%, as per the Information Brochure of GATE 2017,

For GATE 2013 the qualified candidate rate was 13.88% while for GATE 2012, the rate was 15.81 and for GATE 2011, the rate was 17.23%.

Once, the GATE 2017 results are declared, IITs, IISc and other universities will release their own GATE 2017 score Cut Offs for admission to MTech, PhD and other programmes. IIT Roorkee is the organizing institute for GATE 2017. The results of GATE 2017 will be available on the official website of GATE 2017: http://www.gate.iitr.ernet.in/ and http://appsgate.iitr.ac.in/ .

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