GATE 2021 Results: How marks will be Normalized?

As the GATE exams are approaching, students are more curious about the calculation and the normalization process. The normalization process analyses candidates appearing for the GATE on the 5th February to 14th February 2021. This article will educate the process of counting the marks of GATE exams.

The GATE examination conducted for MTech and PSU recruitment. Generally, the GATE papers are calculated at once, but some have to count in shifts/sessions. GATE uses the normalization process to calculate the final marks, obtained by the students following the exam held in multiple sessions.

Why is the Normalization of Marks Necessary? 

Every year the difficulty level differs from the previous one. The exams conducted under IIT Delhi, have variant slots and time accordingly. Here, the normalization process works as a mediator and is justified with marks.

The difference in GATE scores and normalization scores

There are two different formulas and methods to calculate the GATE scores and normalization scores. The following points elaborate on both the process of calculation.

  • The GATE scores have records on the scorecard of GATE. The normalizing process utilized in case of multiple sessions and the results showed up in GATE scores.
  • GATE scores used to calculate the final marks. To calculate the final score of the students, the board does not use the normalizing score.
  • Not all the students who sat for the GATE exams use the normalization score. Passed students have the privilege of the same.

Formula to Calculate the Score

The standard deviation and formula to calculate the scores of multiple sessions in GATE examination. The actual formula is as follows:

Mij=Mg – Mg\ Mti – Miq ( Mif-Miq)+Mg

t q\ q


  • Mij is the marks obtained in the session
  • Mgt is the average marks obtained in the session
  • Mgq the solution of standard deviation and mean of all sessions
  • Mti refers to one session’s average marks
  • Miq the solution of mean and standard deviation for one session

Scorecard of GATE 2021

After appearing for the GATE examination, students will receive obtained marks. The GATE 2021 result will be declared on the 22 March 2021; hence, the students who will qualify in the exams will get their results. The GATE examination results are foremost, as most of the organization admissions rely upon GATE scores. For further details, visit the GATE website. There are more details about the GATE exams—the marks obtained by the students, integrity of the score, and the exam. A student’s GATE examination scores are significant only before three years. After completing three years of the exam, the student cannot take admissions based on GATE results. The candidate must re-apply to get an acknowledgement.

The ranking is all India based. Total marks are out of 100. After scoring the minimum passing marks in UG program, the candidates can sit for the GATE examination.

Eligibility Criteria for GATE Examinations 2021

This year the eligibility criteria are based on IIT Bombay. The IIT Bombay and IIT Bangalore decide the eligibility every year in an alternative way. The criteria are the qualifying marks, exam and qualifying year.

The GATE exams are crucial for the candidates applying for ME, MTech and PhD throughout the country’s engineering colleges. The PSU (Public Sector Undertaking) relevant while recruitment. Therefore, before appearing for GATE examinations, meet the minimum marks to apply for the exams.

  • IIT Bombay included Humanities and Social Science along with the Environmental Science and Engineering(ES). The new number of GATE syllabus is 27.
  • Now, candidates with minimum 10+2+3 eligibility can also apGateply for GATE examinations.
  • Candidates can opt for their combination of papers according to their preferences.

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