**GATE Score**

Each candidate appearing in the exam is issued a GATE score along with an All India Rank(AIR) which is the basis for admissions to various institutes. The GATE score is calculated using a specific formula, where the marks obtained by the candidate, average of marks of all candidates in that paper, standard deviation of marks of all candidates in that paper, global average of marks of all candidates in last 2 years and the standard deviation (global) of marks of all candidates in last 2 years are considered. The GATE score is set to zero if the value calculated by the formula is less than zero and the GATE score is set to 1000 if the value calculated by the formula is more than 1000.

GATE Score is calculated using the formula

Where

m = marks obtained by the candidate.

a = average of marks of all candidates who appeared in the paper mentioned on this scorecard in GATE for that year

S = standard deviation of marks of all candidates who appeared in the paper mentioned on this scorecard in GATE for that year

ag= global average of marks of all candidates who appeared across all papers and years

sg= global standard deviation of marks of all candidates who appeared across all papers and years

GATE score remains valid for up to One year from the date of issue.

**Qualifying Score**

A candidate is said to have qualified the exam if he/she has secured a minimum number of marks called Qualifying Score. The qualifying score for general category in each paper is (a + s) or 25, whichever is higher, where a and s are the average and standard deviation of marks of all candidates in a particular paper, with all marks less than zero, converted to zero.