Stream and category wise qualifying cut-off for GATE – 2015

GATE Paper Code No of Candidates Appeared GATE Paper Qualifying Marks (General) Qualifying Marks (OBCNCL) Qualifying Marks (SC/ST/PwD)
EC 172714 Electronics and Communication 25 22.5 16.67
CS 115425 Computer Science and IT 25 22.5 16.67
ME 22,367 Mechanical Engineering 32.73 29.46 21.82
EE 125851 Electrical Engineering 25 22.5 16.67
IN 185758 Instrumentation Engineering 25.45 22.9 16.96
CE 101429 Civil Engineering 25 22.5 16.67
CH 15,844 Chemical Engineering 27.52 24.77 18.34
BT 10,719 Biotechnology 26.08 23.47 17.39

Stream and category wise qualifying cut-off for GATE – 2015

GATE Paper Code GATE Paper No of Candidates Appeared Qualifying Marks (General) Qualifying Marks (OBCNCL) Qualifying Marks (SC/ST/PwD)
CS Computer Science and IT 1,5,5190 25 22.5 16.67
EC Electronics and
Communications Engineeri
2,16,367 25.56 23.01 17.04
EE Electrical Engineering 1,41,799 25 22.5 16.67
ME Mechanical Engineering 1,85,578 28.86 25.97 19.24
IN Instrumentation Engineering 22,367 25 22.5 16.67
CE Civil Engineering 90,872 26.57 23.91 17.71
CH Chemical Engineering 15,844 35.14 31.62 23.43
BT Biotechnology 10,719 25.84 23.26 17.23

Stream and category wise qualifying cut-off for GATE – 2013

GATE Paper Code GATE Paper No of Candidates Appeared Qualifying Marks (General) Qualifying Marks (OBCNCL) Qualifying Marks (SC/ST/PwD)
CS Computer Science and IT 2,24,160 25 22.5 16.17
EC Electronics and
Communications Engineeri
2,56,135 25 22.5 16.67
EE Electrical Engineering 1,52,381 25.74 23.17 17.16
ME Mechanical Engineering 1,65,814 25 22.5 16.67
IN Instrumentation Engineering 28,249 25 22.5 16.67
CE Civil Engineering 67,472 27.13 24.42 18.09
BT Biotechnology 16,159 38.77 37.89 25.85


The following information is relevant for GATE 2016. Only the following categories of candidates are eligible to appear for GATE 2016. Necessary supporting documents must be submitted ONLINE. Please read this carefully and make sure that your year of qualification is not later that what is specified below.

Qualifying Degree (short) Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible candidates Year of Qualification cannot be later tdan Copies of Certificates to be submitted
Passed in the year 2015 or earlier Expected to complete in 2016 or later
B.E./B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.Pharm. Bachelor's degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy (Post-Diploma/ Post B.Sc./4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2016 Degree Certificate/
Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion Certificate
Certificate from Principal
B.S Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2016 Degree Certificate
Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion Certificate
Certificate from Principal
M.Sc./M.A./ MCA or equivalent Master's degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed 2016 Degree Certificate/
Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion Certificate
(pertaining to Masters degree)
Certificate from Principal
Int. M.E/ M.Tech(Post BSc) Post-BSc Integrated Master's degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Four year programme) Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed 2018 Degree Certificate/
Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion Certificate
Certificate from Principal
Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master's degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (Five year programme) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed 2017 Degree Certificate/
Provisional Certificate
/Course Completion Certificate
Certificate from Principal
Int. M. Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2016 Degree Certificate/
Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion Certificate
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch) B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch. equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA Professional Certificate/
Provisional Certificate/
Course Completion/
Membership Certificate issued
by the Society or Institute
Copy of Mark sheet for Section "A"


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IISc Bangalore
IIT Bombay
IIT Guwahati
IIT Kanpur
IIT Kharagpur
IIT Madras
IIT Delhi
IIT Roorkee
IIT Bhubaneshwar
IIT Gandhinagar
IIT Hyderabad
IIT Indore
IIT Mandi
IIT Patna
IIT Jodhpur
IIT Ropar
IIT Varanasi(BHU)
NIT Kurukshetra
NIT Calicut
NIT Delhi
NIT Agartala
NIT Durgapur
NIT Puducherry
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
NIT Manipur
NIT Meghalaya
NIT Mizoram
NIT Nagaland
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar
NIT Jamshedpur
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur
NIT Patna
NIT Raipur
NIT Rourkela
NIT Sikkim
NIT Silchar
NIT Srinagar
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat
NIT Surathkal
NIT Tiruchirappalli
NIT Uttarakhand
NIT Warangal
NIT Arunachal Pradesh
NIT Hamirpur
Central Institute of Tool Design, Hyderabad
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
College of Engineering, Andhra Univ
GITAM Institute of Technology, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam
JNTU College of Engineering, Anantapur
JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderabad
JNTU College of Engineering, Kakinada
JNTU School of Planning & Architecture, Hyderabad
Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science, Warangal
Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering, Guntur
Muffakham Jah College of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad
Rajeev Gandhi Memorial College of Engineering & Technology, Nandyal
SRKR Engineering College, Bhimavaram
SV University College of Engineering, Titupati.
Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantpur
University college of Technology, Osmania University
Unversity college of Engineering, Osmania University
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
V.R. Siddharatha Engineering College, Vijayawada
NIPER, Hyderabad
North East Regional Institute of Science & Technology, Itanagar
Assam Engineering College, Guwahati
Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
Jorhat Engineering College, Jorhat
National Institute of Technology, Silchar
Tezpur (Central) University, Tezpur
Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology, Muzaffarpur
Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
Punjab University, Chandigarh
Technical Teachers Training Institute, Chandigarh
Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur
Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg
Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur
Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi
Indraprastha University, Delhi
Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi
Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi
School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi
Goa Engineering College
BVM Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar
Central for Environmental Planning & Technology, Ahmedabad
D. Desai Institute of Technology, Nadiad
L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad
Lukhdhirji Engineering College, Morbi
M.S. University, Vadodara
Nirma Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad
S.V.National Institute of Technology, Surat
Kurukshetra University, Hissar, Kurukshetra
Maharishi Markandeswar Engineering College, Mullana, Ambala
National Council for Cement & Building Materials, Ballabhgarh
Technological Institute of Textile & Science, Haryana
YMCA Institute of Engineering, Faridabad
Bihar Institute of Technology, Sindri
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi
Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Ranchi
B.L.D.E. College of Engineering & Technology, Bijapur
B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore
B.V. Bhoomraddi College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli
Bapuji Institute of Engineering & Technology, Davangere
Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot
Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum
Government Tool Room & Training Centre, Bangalore
J.N.N. College of Engineering, Shimoga
K.L.E.S. College of Engineering & Technology, Belgaum
Karnataka National Institute of Technology, Surathkal
Khaja Banda College of Engineering, Gulbarga
M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Tecnology, Bangalore
M.V.J. College of Engineering, Bangalore
Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan
Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, Udupi
National Institute of Engineering, Mysore
P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya
Pooja Doddappa College of Engineering, Gulbarga
S.D.M. College of Engineering & Technology, Dharwad
S.J. College of Engineering, Mysore
S.J.C. Institute of Technology, Chikkaballapur
S.K.S.J. Technological Institute, Bangalore
Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur
Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore
University B.D.T. College of Engineering, Davangere
University of Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore
Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin
College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapurm
Government Engineering College, Thrissur
National Institute of Technology, Calicut
T.K.M. College of Engineering, Kollam
Barkatullah University, Bhopal
Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal
Devi Ahilya, Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar
Jabalpur Engineering College
Madan Mohan Malaviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur
Madhav Institute of Technology & Science, Gwalior
Military College of Telecom. Engineering
Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal
Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, Vidisha
Shri G.S. Institute of Technology & Science, Indore
Ujjain Engineering College (Govt. Engineering College), Ujjain
Babasaheb Naik College of Engineering, Pusad (Yavatmal)
Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering, Pune
College of Military Engineering, Pune
College of Engineering, Badnera
D.Y. Patil College of Engineering, Pune
University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
DKTE Society's Textile & Engineering Institute, Kolhapur
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere (Mangaon)
Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Mumbai
Government College of Engineering, Amravati
Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad
Government College of Engineering, Karad
Government College of Engineering, Pune
Guru Gobind Singhji College of Engineering, Nanded
Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
Jawahar Lal Nehru Engineering College, New Aurangabad
K.E. Society's, Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Talwalwa
Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur
M.G.M.'s College of Engineering & Technology, Nanded
Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune
N.Y.S.S.'s Yeshwantraw Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur http://www.ycce.edu1
National Institute of Industrial Engineering NITIE, Mumbai
Pravara Rual Engineering College, Loni, Pravaranagar, Ahmednagar
Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Pune
Pune Vidyarthi Griha's College of Engineering & Technology, Pune
Regional Power Training Institute, Nagpur
Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai
Shri Ramdeobaba Kamla Nehru Engineering College, Nagpur
Sri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering, Shegaon
Tatyasaheb Kore Institute of Engineering & Technology, Warnanagar
Thadomal Sahani Engineering College, Mumbai
Veermata Jeejabai Technical Institute, Mumbai
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli
Walchand Institute of Technology, Sholapur
Yeshwant Rao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur
College of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar
Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
National Institute of Science & Technology, Berhampur
University College of Engineering, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur
Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry
Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
C.E.D.T., Mohali
College of Agricultural Engineering, Ludhiana
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Sangrur
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala
Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
M.B.M. Engineering College, Jodhpur
Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering & Technology, Karaikudi
Alagappa College of Technology c/o Anna University, Chennai
Amrita Institute of Technology & Science, Coimbatore
Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar
Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering, Krishanankoil
Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman College of Engineering, Vadamavandal, Thiruvannamalai Dist.
Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research, Chennai
Bharatidasan University, Tiruchirapali
Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai
Crescent Engineering College, Vandalur
Dr. M.G.R. Engineering College, , Chennai
Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University)
Government College of Engineering, Salem
Government College of Technology, Coimbatore
Hindustan College of Engineering, Kelambakkam
KCG College of Technology
K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode
Karunya Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode
Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore
Maharaja Institute of Technology
Maharaja Prithvi Engineering college
Maharaja Engineering College , Avinashi
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Virudhunagar
Mohammed Sathak Engineering College, Kilakkarai, Ramanathapuram Dist.
Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai
National Engineering College, Kovilpatti
Noorul Islam College of Engineering, Kanyakumari
Periyar Maniammai College of Technology for Women, Thanjavur
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
PSNA College of Engineering & Technology, Dindigul
R.V.S. College of Engineering & Technology, Dindigul
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli
S.R.M. Engineering College, Potheri
Satyabhama Institute of Science & Technology, Chennai
School of Arch. & Planning, Anna University, Guindy
Sastra University
Sona College of Technology, Salem
Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Pennalur, Sriperumbudur
Technical Teachers Training Institute, Chennai
Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
V.L.B. Janakimmal College of Engineering & Technology, Coimbatore
Vellore Institute of Technology
Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College, Pauri
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad
Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jhansi
Centre for Electronics Design & Technology, Gorakhpur
Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra
Electronics Research & Dev. Centre of India, Noida
Government Central Textile Institute, Kanpur
Harcourt Butler Technology Institute, Kanpur
Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow
Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
Power Management Institute, Noida
Bengal Engineering College, Howrah
College of Ceramic Technology, Belaghata
College of Textile Technology, Bahrampore
College of Leather Technology, Kolkata
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
University College of Science & Technology, Kolkata

Paper Patterns

The GATE 2016 examination for the papers AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CS,CY, EC, EE, EY, GG, IN,MA, ME,MN, MT, PH, PI, TF, XE and XL will be conducted ONLINE using computers .In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA).

In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

GATE 2016 would contain questions of two different types in various papers:

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).

(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using e questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:

(i) Recall: These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the discipline of the paper. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.

(ii) Comprehension: These questions will test the candidate’s understanding of the basics of his/her field, by requiring him/her to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.

(iii) Application: In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his/her knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.

(iv) Analysis and Synthesis: In these questions, the candidate is presented with data, diagrams, images etc. that require analysis before a question can be answered. A Synthesis question might require the candidate to compare two or more pieces of information. Questions in this category could, for example, involve candidates in recognising unstated assumptions, or separating useful information from irrelevant information.


A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 22 papers listed in Table given below. Making a choice of the appropriate paper during GATE application is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below.

The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. The candidate is, however, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission.

List of GATE papers and corresponding codes

Sl.No Paper Code
1 Aerospace Engineering AE
2 Agricultural Engineering AG
3 Architecture and Planning AR
4 Biotechnology BT
5 Civil Engineering CE
6 Chemical Engineering CH
7 Computer Science and Information Technology CS
8 Chemistry CY
9 Electronics and Communication Engineering EC
10 Electrical Engineering EE
11 Ecology and Evolution EY
12 Geology and Geophysics GG
13 Instrumentation Engineering IN
14 Mathematics MA
15 Mechanical Engineering ME
16 Mining Engineering MN
17 Metallurgical Engineering MT
18 Physics PH
19 Production and Industrial Engineering PI
20 Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
21 Engineering Sciences XE*
22 Life Sciences XL**
Sl.No XE Paper Sections Code
1 Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) A
2 Chemistry (Compulsory) H
3 Fluid Mechanics B
4 Biochemistry I
5 Materials Science C
6 Botany J
7 Solid Mechanics D
8 Microbiology K
9 Thermodynamics E
10 Zoology L
12 Food Technology M
13 Food Technology G

How to Apply

This information pertains to How to Apply for GATE 2016. The student needs to note that this information pertains to How to Apply for actual GATE 2016 Exam and NOT for Gateforum packages

1. All Supporting documents should be sent online only. No hard copy will be accepted
2. Payments have to be made through debit/ATM cards, credit cards or internet banking and e-challan only

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Starts date :18.12.2015
End date :01.02.2016
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End date: 30.01.2016
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Indian Oil
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Last Date: 07.02.2016
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Start Date: 22.12.2015
Last Date: 29.01.2016
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Last Date: 29.02.2016
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Last Date: 01.02.2016
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