Difference between GATE 2022 Marks, Score and Percentile

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Is GATE 2022 percentile & score the same, how to calculate the GATE percentile from the rank. Know the difference between GATE 2022 Marks, Score & Percentile here.

Difference between GATE 2020 Marks, score, and Percentile

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022 was conducted on February 5, 6, 12 and 13. With the GATE 2022 result announcement, the next set of questions in every student’s mind is what will be my score, is GATE 2022 percentile and score are same, how to calculate the percentile from rank, and others.

Being one of the biggest exams for engineering graduates to pursue higher studies, it is important that every candidate who appeared in the GATE 2022 is free from all such confusions. The article below is the answer to every query that a candidate may have in their mind.

Before understanding how GATE 2022 marks, percentile will be calculated, candidates must have a good understanding of the GATE 2022 exam pattern.

GATE 2022 exam pattern

There are two types of questions asked in the paper.  

Multiple-choice questions

In such questions, candidates will have four options to choose the correct option for a question. There are two types of multiple-choice questions:

One mark multiple-choice questions: Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for marking the correct option but 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.

Two marks multiple-choice questions: Candidates will be awarded two marks for marking the correct option but 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.

Numerical Answer Type Questions

Such questions have a unique integer type answer (which is the only single correct answer) or else a floating-point answer that can take a range of values. There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

Detailed Marking Scheme

Candidates can check the detailed marking scheme for GATE 2022 below:

Paper Code

General Aptitude (GA) Marks

Subject Marks

Total Marks

Total Time (Minutes)

AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST and BM

15

85

100

180

GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)]

15

25 + 60

100

180

XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)

15

15 + (2 x 35)

100

180

XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)

15

25 + (1 x 60)

100

180

XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)

15

25 + (2 x 30)

100

180

Note: There will be NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.

Click here to check the GATE 2022 Exam Pattern and division of marks

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GATE Rank

GATE rank is also known as All India Rank (AIR). A candidate gets his/her GATE rank only for his branch. For example, candidates appearing in the Electrical Engineering paper will get the rank among students who appeared in the same paper only.

Marks Out of 100

It is displayed on the GATE 2022 scorecard of every candidate but all students must be very clear about it. These marks have two versions:

For papers conducted in a single session: For Candidates who appeared in the single session papers/subjects, actual marks obtained in the subject will be displayed in this field.

For papers conducted in multiple sessions: Candidates who appeared in the single session papers/subjects will get their normalised marks will be displayed in this field. The normalization will be done using the formula given below:

GATE Normalised Marks

Candidates can have a rough idea about what will be their normalised marks against the actual marks with the help of the graph below:

Actual_vs_Normalized_Marks_in_GATE

GATE Score

The GATE score of candidates will also be decided based on the papers he/she appeared in.

For papers conducted in a single session: For all papers for which there is only one session, actual marks obtained by the candidates will be used for calculating the GATE 2022 Score.

For papers conducted in multiple sessions: For papers conducted in multiple sessions: For papers in multi-session, normalized marks will be calculated corresponding to the raw marks obtained by a candidate and the GATE 2022 Score will be calculated based on the normalized marks.

For all candidates (including single and multiple sessions) GATE Score will be calculated using the following formula:

GATE score

Candidates can have a rough idea about what will be their score against the actual marks/normalised marks with the help of the graph below:

GATE_score vs marks_graph

GATE Percentile

Percentile is the percentage of people behind you in the GATE exam. The percentile is calculated as shown below:

GATE Percentile

For Example:

Suppose 5,00,000 candidates appeared in your subject of the GATE exam.

Example 1:

Your rank is 1

Percentile = ((5,00,000-1)/(5,00,000-1)) x 100 = 100

Example 2:

Your rank is 100

Percentile = ((5,00,000-100)/(5,00,000-1)) x 100 = 99.95

Example 3:

Your rank is 5,00,000

Percentile = ((5,00,000-5,00,000)/(5,00,000-1)) x 100 = 0

Candidates who wish to get direct admission into IISC/ IITs must try to score nearly 100 percentile.

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