**GATE Score Calculator
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When it comes to determining the GATE score, it majorly depends on the sessions. For some papers, the GATE exam will be organized in various sessions. Therefore, for those papers, a normalization process is held to determine the GATE score. On the other hand, for some disciplines organized in a single session, only exact GATE marks will be granted to calculate the GATE Score.

**For multiple session papers, 3 factors will be used to calculate the score:**

- Actual GATE Marks
- Normalized GATE Marks
- GATE Score

**For single session papers, 2 factors will be used to calculate the score:**

- Actual GATE Marks
- GATE Score

**Actual GATE Marks**

The actual scores are calculated by following the marking scheme and that is 1 and 2 marks. For the multiple-choice question, 1 mark is granted for the right answer and 1/3 marks will be deducted for wrong answers. The same case goes with the question which includes 2 marks. So, 2 marks will be given for the correct answer and 2/3 marks will be deducted for wrong answers. So, the candidate needs to understand that there is no negative marking in the case of Numerical Ability Questions.

**Actual GATE Marks**

The actual scores are calculated by following the marking scheme and that is 1 and 2 marks.

**For the multiple-choice question**, 1 mark is granted for the right answer and 1/3 marks will be deducted for wrong answers. The same case goes with the question which includes 2 marks. So, 2 marks will be given for the correct answer and 2/3 marks will be deducted for wrong answers.

So, the candidate needs to understand that there is no negative marking in the case of Numerical Ability Questions.

**Normalized GATE Marks **

Normalized marks are the marks you scored after weighing the no. Of candidates who endeavored that exam in that slot, their score, level of exam in that particular slot, etc. Based on the above points, there is one formula for determining the normalized marks.

**Calculation of GATE Normalized Marks for Multi-session Papers **

After calculating the answers, normalized marks will be determined on the basis of the above formula.

**How to Calculate the GATE Score?**

- M: Marks secured in GATE (actual marks for single session papers and normalized marks for multisession papers)
- Mq: Passing marks for general category candidate in GATE paper
- Mt: Mean of marks of top 0.1% or top 10 (whichever is larger) of candidates who appeared for GATE (in case of multi-session papers including all sessions)
- Sq: 350, is the score assigned to Mq
- St: 900, is the score assigned to Mt

**After calculating the answers, normalized marks will be determined on the basis of the above formula.**

The passing marks (out of 100) will be different for different papers, and they also diversify as per the category of the aspirants. The below-mentioned table describes qualifying marks according to the category of the applicant.

**Qualifying Marks.**

The passing marks (out of 100) will be different for different papers, and they also diversify as per the category of the aspirants. The below-mentioned table describes qualifying marks according to the category of the applicant.

S. No. |
Category |
Qualifying Marks |

1 | General Category (Gen) | 25 or μ + σ, whichever is higher |

2 | Other Backward Classes (OBC) | 90% of the general category’s qualifying mark |

3 | Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) | 2/3 (i.e., 66.67%) of the general category’s qualifying mark |