GATE Result 2020: GATE 2020 Cut Off Marks, Score Card, Counselling Dates

Aspiring students of GATE 2020 are hereby informed that the result of the exam will be released in March this year. Students who have appeared for the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi conducted online entrance test can check their GATE Result 2020 very shortly. The board has already put forth the dates on which it is going to announce the result as well as score card release date and counselling date. For the convenience of our readers we have presented them here in this page. Check them out!

Update: IIT, Delhi has announced the GATE Result 2020 on official website. Now Aspirants can check the result from

About Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level competitive exam conducted for the students that seek admissions into master’s degree courses. The undergraduate students are only eligible to take this talent test. IIT, Delhi along with seven other institutes conduct the GATE exam every year on behalf of the National Coordination Board. Depending on the score secured by the students in the entrance test, the admissions will be given. Students will be given admission into post graduate courses like Master of Engineering, Master of Architecture, Master of Technology etc on succeeding in this test. Besides getting a seat into post graduation course using the GATE score, students can also use the score to have their footing into public sector jobs. GATE is one of the most competitive and tough exams in the country. Every year lakhs of students appear for the exam with a true intention to obtain a seat in their desired institute.

Other than in-the-country institutes, institutes outside the country like Nanyang Technological University in Singapore also recognizes GATE exam. Students can also avail financial assistance also called as scholarship with the help of the GATE score they have secured. To be eligible for the scholarship offered by the institutes, students need to undergo a procedure that is different for each institute. GATE qualified students are eligible to apply for the scholarship offered by various government organizations. Students can get both the admission into their desired institute as well as the scholarship with score. The scholarship offered by the institutes has been increased by 55% back in 2015. The interesting part with the GATE exam is that there is no age limit as such for the students to sit for the exam.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
Organising Institute Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD)
Exam Dates 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th February 2020
Official website

GATE 2020 Result / Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Result

GATE exam is conducted annually on a prestigious basis and students take part in it with great interest. This year just as scheduled the GATE exam was held on 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th February 2020. Students have given their best in the exam and are now waiting for the GATE 2020 Result. Students that want to know the marks they have secured in the entrance test must wait a little bit more. Considering the anxiety of the students that want to know their marks, the board has issued answer keys on 18th February 2020. Many students have already cross checked their answers with the answers present in the answer key to calculate their score in the exam.  However, we suggest our readers who used the answer key to estimate their score to confirm their marks once the result is announced. Students have also applied for objection of answer key between 19th to 21st February 2020.

GATE Result
GATE Result
GATE Result 2020
Exam Name Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
GATE 2020 Exam Dates 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th February
GATE 2020 Answer Key Announcement Released on 18th February
GATE 2020 Result Release Date March 16th 2020

Last year IIT Madras has undertaken the responsibility to conduct the GATE exam and successfully did it. It has announced the result on March 15 at 4:46 PM. The board made the result available for access and download in GOAPS website. Students that are looking to download GATE Result can get the details from this page. We have compiled the date as well as the time of GATE exam result release 2020 in this article for our readers. We suggest our readers to read this article completely to know the info. The link to download the result will be activated in our page as well once the result is declared by IIT, Delhi. Students need to use their registration id and password to fetch the result instantly. Qualified students of the GATE exam will be issued score cards in just couple of days of result release, which they can download from the same official website where they download the result from.

GATE Result 2020 Date

The GATE Result 2020 Date is said to be announced on March 16, 2020 by Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. The date is official as it is confirmed by none other than the exam body. The result will be made available in the official website maintained by the exam authority itself. The link for the download however will be hosted by us once March 16. Students can keep in touch with our website as well as the official website to download the result at the earliest when the result is out. Students need to login with their credentials to view the marks they have secured in the GATE exam.  The score secured in the GATE exam will take the students a long way as they can either get a seat in IIT or can grab a job in top companies.

Here students need to note that the marks and score are totally different and nothing to do with each other. The marks are what students have secured in the GATE exam while the score is the outcome of a process called normalization. The details were discussed hereunder for our readers to clarify the doubts if any. Students can download GATE Results 2020 only through online mode. The institute does not permit the students to download their GATE marks through offline. Students need to use their particulars and fetch their result just like the students did in previous years. The SMS procedure to fetch the result is also not available here. Coming back to the date, students need not fret about the change of result announcement date as it has already been official from quite some time. The university is all set to announce the result on that date and it is you who have to be ready for it.

Here we have provided the past 5 year result dates for you.

  • In 2020 the GATE result was declared on 13th March.
  • In 2019 the GATE result was declared on 15th March.
  • In 2018 the GATE result was out on 16th March
  • In 2017 the GATE result was announced on March 26th
  • In 2016 the GATE result was disclosed on March 18th
  • In 2015 the GATE result was dispensed on March 11th

How to Check GATE Exam Result 2020

Here we have listed out the steps that are required to download the GATE result 2020. Students are required to follow these steps to download the result in the very minute.

  • Visit the official website of GATE –
  • In the homepage of the website click on Result tab.
  • It will land you in a new page that asks you to enter your enrollment ID or email address and password.
  • Now evaluate the numbers given below and enter the output in the given field.
  • Click on Submit after entering everything correctly.
  • On submission your GATE result will appear on the screen.
  • See your marks and further make a hardcopy of it.

GATE 2020 Score Calculation

Students after checking their GATE Exam Result 2020 can calculate the score as well by themselves. It is pretty easy if you follow by the formula that is especially derived to serve the purpose. Students who wish to calculate their score by themselves without waiting for the university to announce them then here is the formula and the process to do it.


In the formula,

M stands for marks secured by the student (original marks for single session papers and normalized marks for various session papers)

Mq : Qualifying marks for general category candidate in the paper

Mˉt : mean of marks of top 0.1% or top 10 (whichever is larger)

Sq  : 350, is the score assigned to Mq

St  : 900, is the score assigned to Mˉt

Gate 2020 Negative Marking

It is common to have negative marking for quite competitive exam like GATE. Students that took the GATE exam should also be aware of the negative marking and how it is awarded to the questions. We have pointed out the negative marking pattern followed by the institute hereunder. Have a look!

  • The multiple choice questions in the paper carrying 1 mark will have 1/3 negative marking for wrong answer.
  • The multiple choice questions carrying 2 marks each will have 2/3 negative marking for wrong answer.
  • Nevertheless, there is no negative marking for the Numerical Answer Type questions either for 1 mark or 2 mark questions.

GATE 2020 Score Normalization

The GATE exam score is normalized every year in order to make it appropriate and balanced for the other papers conducted. The normalization is done so as to balance the complexity of the paper with the simple paper.  The university has derived a formula through which students can calculate their normalization score of GATE exam.

GATE 2020 Normalisation

GATE 2020 Cut Off Marks

The cutoff marks play a key role in competitive exams like GATE. The GATE 2020 cutoff marks are yet to be released by the board. For now we have come up with the expected cutoff marks which will assist you in guessing whether you made it in the exam or not. Various trustworthy institutes have released cutoff marks and we are here with them for you. Cutoff marks are nothing but the minimum marks to be secured by the students in the exam to be qualified for the admission. The cutoff marks are decided based on various factors such as number of students appeared for the exam, number of seats available, difficulty level of the exam, previous year cutoff etc.

Here we have provided GATE 2020 cutoff marks branch wise for you in a tabular form.

GATE 2020 Cutoff Marks
Paper General OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD
AE 27.2 24.4 18.1
AG 26.3 23.6 17.5
AR 34.8 31,3 23.2
BT 30.7 27.6 20.4
BM 25 22.5 16.6
CE 32.9 29.6 21.9
CS 28.5 25.6 19
CY 26.7 24 17.8
CH 35.7 32.1 23.8
EY 42.2 37.9 28.1
EE 33.4 30 22.2
EC 28.8 25.9 19.2
GG – Geology 38.4 34.5 25.6
GG – Geophysics 51.9 46.7 34.6
IN 34.6 31.1 23
MA 25 22.5 16.6
MN 32.7 29.4 21.8
MT 49.2 44.2 32.8
ME 34 30.6 22.6
PE 39.8 35.8 26.5
PH 37.2 33.4 24.8
PI 36.6 32.9 24.4
ST 25 22.5 16.6
TF 37.1 33.3 24.7
XE 26 23.4 17.3
XL 31.7 28.5 21.1

GATE Score Card 2020

The GATE Score Card 2020 will be available only to those students that qualify in the GATE exam with minimum cutoff marks. The cut off marks are given below for the reference and students can check them to find out if they would qualify to be issued a score card or not. Students cannot download their score card through offline mode just like their results. The score card can be downloaded between March 20 2020 to May 31st 2020. Students can download their score card in between the dates that the institute has mentioned as official. Students who haven’t downloaded the score card in the given time frame have to pay a fee of Rs. 500 to get it. Students need to input their enrollment ID and password to fetch their score card.

GATE 2020 Score Card Validity

Students after downloading the score card need to keep it safe as it will come to use for the next three years. Yes! The validity of the score card issued to the students is for three years. In the three years students can use the card to choose the career they want to.

How to Download GATE Score Card

  • To download the GATE score card, students need to first open the web portal of GOAPS.
  • Once the portal is open click on the login option.
  • Enter the credentials like enrollment ID and password and also the captcha as given.
  • After entering the details hit on submit button.
  • You will be logged into your account and also be able to see your score card on the screen.
  • Check your score and also save the page.
  • Take a printout of the scorecard for further reference and use.

Details Mentioned on GATE 2020 Score Card

Students who are new to the scorecard and how it will be and what it consists of, here are the details for you. The scorecard contains all these details on it, which makes it a primary document for the student to carry for counseling.

  • Name of Candidate
  • Gender
  • Registration Number
  • Paper attempted by the candidate
  • Marks Secured (out of 1000)
  • Total Marks Obtained (out of 100 – raw score)
  • Validity of Score Card
  • All India Rank (AIR) in GATE exam
  • Qualifying Marks for General, OBC (NL) & SC/ST/PwD categories
  • Total number of candidates appear in the exam

GATE 2020 Counselling

Coming to the counseling, it is the final state of the GATE exam where students will be allotted with seats into their desired institutes across the country. The admissions will be purely based on the merit secured by the students in the GATE exam. The counseling will be conducted in the first week of April 2020 after the scorecard release. Students will be given the opportunity to fill in their choice of courses and also the institutes in which they wish to pursue Master’s Degree. The exact date of counseling will be updated in our page shortly. The counseling center details and the timings will be revealed as well soon. Students should not forget to carry their original certificates with them for the verification purpose to the counseling centers.

We hope that the content we have provided here on GATE Result 2020 is pretty useful. If you are a GATE aspirant and wish to know all the updates about the exam time to time then simply bookmark our website – KVPY.ORG.IN. We are here to serve you best. Also, leave your doubts if any in the comments section below so that we can answer them on a quick session.

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