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Number of Candidates in GATE

Year-wise Candidates in GATE

GATE YearRegisteredAppearedQualified
20021,15,6891,02,790 21,689 
20031,71,2981,59,354 28,877 
20041,91,4751,77,065 29,391 
20051,81,5991,68,764 31,430 
20061,84,3081,70,252 33,813 
20071,68,9171,53,822 44,387 
20081,84,6721,66,027 31,694 
20092,30,3412,12,130 35,273 
20104,60,5414,20,596 59,853 
20116,12,5685,58,480 96,239 
20127,77,1346,86,614 1,08,526 
201312,00,7289,84,8551,36,699
2014

About 90% of candidates who register for GATE exam actually appear for it. The number of GATE registrations started to increase after the year 2009 when PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) started to recruit using GATE score.

GATE 2014

A total of 2,16,367 candidates appeared for the electronics and communications engineering paper, the general cut off for which was 25.56. The second highest turnout appeared for mechanical engineering paper in which 1,85,578 appeared. The general cut off for this paper was set at 28.86. The computer science and engineering paper was attempted by 1,55,190, and the cut off was set at 25. 1,41,799 candidates appeared for the electrical engineering test, with a cut off of 25 points, while 90,872 candidates sat for the civil engineering test, for which the cut off was set at 26.57 points.

GATE 2013

About 81% of the total number of candidates who appeared for GATE 2013 were from four papers:

  1. Electronics and Communication Engineering (2,56,135)
  2. Computer Science and Information Technology (2,24,160)
  3. Mechanical Engineering (1,65,814)
  4. Electrical Engineering (1,52,381)
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