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GATE 2023 Normalisation Process: How to Calculate GATE Score

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: August 19, 2022 06:58 pm IST | GATE

GATE 2023 result has been released after the GATE 2023 exam. This article will cover the overview of the GATE 2023 normalisation process which will demonstrate why is it done, and how the final score of GATE is calculated using the normalisation process.

GATE Normalisation Process

How Scores Are Calculated for the GATE Exam - The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2023 will be conducted in multiple sessions and time slots for 29 subjects. Some GATE courses, such as mechanical, computer science, civil engineering, and electrical, will be evaluated in more than one session.GATE is one of the most popular entrance exams in India to get admission into various postgraduate programs in IITs, NITs, IIITs, and PSU jobs. The GATE 2023 normalisation technique is used to generate an unbiased score because the level of difficulty of the same paper conducted in two slots may differ. To determine a score that is equal to the level of difficulty, the exam authorities will employ a normalisation procedure. The candidates' score out of 1000 will subsequently be determined using the normalised score from the GATE 2023 exam. The GATE score of a candidate is the number of points earned out of a possible 1000. Students frequently question how the GATE is normalised and how scores are determined. To learn more about GATE normalisation and GATE score calculation, continue reading.

About GATE Normalisation Process 2023

GATE 2022 papers will be conducted in multiple sessions. Different sessions will have different levels of difficulty for the GATE paper. Hence, in order to conduct a fair examination and evaluate a fair cutoff score, the normalisation process will be done. Often candidates who have appeared for the exam get confused as to how the normalisation process is done and how is the final score calculated for GATE. This article will demonstrate the formula and process for the GATE normalisation process to help students get an idea about the same.

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Difference Between GATE Score and Normalised Score

The GATE score and the normalised score are not the same and are calculated using different formulas and processes. Below given are some of the points which demonstrate how the GATE score differs from the normalised score:

  • While the GATE score is done for all the papers and is reflected on the scorecard of GATE, the normalised score is only calculated for the papers conducted in multiple sessions and are reflected through the GATE result.

  • The examination board does not use the normalised score to calculate the final marks of the candidate. The GATE score is used to calculate the final marks.

  • While all the candidates who have appeared for GATE 2022 can avail of the normalised score, only the qualified students can avail of the GATE score.

The below section will demonstrate the detailed process of the GATE normalisation process, along with the formula used to derive the normalised score for GATE.

The Formula for GATE Normalisation Process

The standard deviation and variance formula is used for calculating the normalised score for the candidates appearing in the multi-session papers of GATE.

The actual formula which is used to calculate the GATE normalisation score is:

Where,

mij: the marks obtained by the candidate in the session

mgt: the average marks of candidates for all sessions

mgq: the sum of mean & Standard deviation for all sessions

mti: the average marks of candidates for one session

miq: the sum of mean & Standard deviation for one session

Let us understand the normalisation process with the help of a case study.

Let us assume there are 5 candidates who have appeared for the GATE multi-session papers. The marks obtained by all of the 5 candidates out of full marks are as follows:

Candidate

Marks Obtained

C1

144

C2

152

C3

142

C4

132

C5

120

Now, the average score for the marks obtained by all the candidates will be calculated using the formula:

C1 + C2 + C3 + C4 + C5/ 5

Which will be: 144 + 152 + 142 + 132 + 120/ 5

= 690/ 5

=183, which is the average score

Further, the variance of the average score for all the candidates will be calculated using the formula:

Square of the sum of (Actual score- Average score)/ total candidates

Which will be: sq. [(144-138) + (152-138) - (142-138) - (138-132) + (138-120)]/ 5

Variance will be: sq. 6 + sq. 14 + sq. 4 +sq. 6 + sq. 18/ 5

= 24

Now, the standard deviation for the calculated variance will be derived using the formula: Sq. root (variance)

Which will be: sq. root (24)

= 4.89

= 5 (Nearest sum)

This will be the final normalised score.

After the calculation of the normalised score, the final score is released by the GATE examination authority for all the papers.

GATE 2023 Score Card

After the GATE exam, the marks obtained by the candidate in the papers will be released. The date for the declaration of GATE 2023 result  will be announced soon after the exam is conducted. Finally, after the normalisation score, the scorecard will be released for the qualifying candidates on 21st March. The GATE 2022 Scorecard is really important as all the admission for the candidates will be done on the basis of the marks in the scorecard of the candidate. Students are advised to visit the official website to download the GATE scorecard as per the prescribed date. The scorecard for GATE will consist of the following details:

  • The score obtained by the candidate in the GATE 2022 exam.

  • Validity of Score

  • All India Rank for the candidate for that paper

  • Total marks out of 100

  • GATE 2022 Qualifying marks

  • The number of candidates who appeared for the exam.

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Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes, the students who are in their final year of graduation or are awaiting their results can also apply for GATE Exam. However, it is important for the candidates to generate their qualification degree at the time of admission. Recently, the examination authority has made several changes to the GATE eligibility criteria. To learn about the new GATE eligibility, read GATE Eligibility Requirements.

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