GATE Exam 2020 Cutoff | Branch Wise | Category Wise – Get Full Details

The cutoff is important factors in every entrance exam, GATE 2020 cutoff will be declared and published only through exam authority of IIT Kanpur. It is defined as minimum qualified marks prescribed by exam organizer for candidates who should secure equivalent or above the cutoff marks to get qualified in the entrance examination. The cutoff marks are declared for every category wise, rank wise and mark wise candidates. Read the below article fully to get more information about GATE 2020 cutoff.

Category Wise Cutoff Marks (Tentative)

GATE Paper



Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 25.45 22.9 16.96
Chemical Engineering (CH) 29.7 33.1 22
Biotechnology (BT) 26.08 23.47 17.39
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 27.52 24.77 18.34
Electrical Engineering (EE) 25.1 22.5 16.7
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) 25 22.5 16.6
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) 25 22.5 16.6
Civil Engineering (CE) 25 22.5 16.6


Factors using to Declare Cutoff

The cutoff marks are prescribed by using some of the factors, there are

  • Number of students appear in the entrance exam.
  • Number of the candidates are qualified in the entrance exam.
  • Difficulty level of exam question paper.
  • Total number of seat availability for all branches.

Branch Wise Cutoff Score for GATE 2020 Exam

The cutoff marks for GATE is expected more scores compared to GATE 2020, in every year many changes of scores in all branches, lets we see the expected cutoff scores for all branches with every category separately by below table.

GATE paper code No of candidates Qualified marks (UR) Qualified marks (OBC-NCL)
EC 1,82,152 25 22.5
CS 1,31,803 25 22.5
ME 2,34,727 32.73 29.46
EE 1,46,293 25 22.5
IN 18,045 25 22.5
CE 1,18,47 25 22.5
CH 18,642 27.52 24.77
BT 11.161 26.08 23.47

In last year, every category presents the excellent results and participant candidates are also increased compared to 2020 GATE exam, the paper code of EC-Electronics and Communication Engineering, CS-Computer Science & Information Technology, ME-Mechanical Engineering, EE-Electrical Engineering, IN-Instrumentation Engineering, CE-Civil Engineering, CH-Chemical Engineering, BT-Biotechnology. Candidates who are not confused about the paper code for downloading the answer keys by listening to the full instruction carefully.

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