1. GATE Marks : Now a days there are two kind of questions asked in GATE exam.

(1) Multiple Choice Questions

[1] For 1 Marks Multiple Choice Questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.
[2] 2 Marks Multiple Choice Questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.

There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

Making scheme in GATE exam for multiple choice questions is same as any other competitive exam where 1 marks will be awarded for the correct answer while 1/3 marks will be deducted for incorrect answer from the total marks. Total marks assigned in GATE exam is 100 for nearly 65 questions.

2. GATE Rank : GATE rank is also known as All India Rank(AIR). A candidate get his/her GATE rank only for his branch. For example a candidate from Electrical engineering will get GATE rank among all Electrical engineers who attended GATE exam of that particular year.

3. GATE Score : GATE  score is calculated out of 1000 while GATE marks are calculated out of 100. GATE score can be calculated using a formula which is based on normalized marks.

candidate who wish to get direct admission into IISC/ IITs must try to score nearly 1000.

4. GATE Percentile : Percentile is percentage of people behind you in GATE exam.

Percentile is calculated as shown below :

{(Total number of candidates appeared in your subject- candidate rank)/(Total number of candidates-1)} x 100

Suppose 5,00,000 candidates appeared in GATE exam.

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

Example 2
Percentile = ((5,00,000-100)/(5,00,000-1)) x 100 = 99.95

Example 3
Percentile = ((5,00,000-5,00,000)/(5,00,000-1)) x 100 = 0

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