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Low Score in GATE 2023? List of Colleges where you can get Admission

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: April 20, 2023 10:21 am IST | GATE

Students who have obtained low marks in the GATE 2023 Exam need not worry as they have a lot of other options to go for. Read this article to learn what other alternatives can a student take for M.Tech admission with a low GATE score.

GATE 2023 Low Rank Colleges

As GATE 2023 result is announced, it is important to analyze your score and admission changes. GATE is one of the most popular entrance exams in India for postgraduation admission into M.Tech. Every year, over 5-10 lakh students appear for the GATE exam to take admission into various IITs, NITs and IIITs colleges for a Master's degree in engineering. In order to qualify for admission into IITs, NITs, and IIITs through GATE 2023, the applying students need to score the prescribed cutoff marks by the examination board. The higher the score, the best college a student can get to get admission into the M.Tech program.

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However, due to a large number of students appearing for the exam, there might be a probability that some students could not score good marks in the exam, even after fair preparation. The good thing is that the students who have scored a low score in the GATE exam have a lot of other college options where they can get admission. Moreover, the students who have appeared for the GATE exam also get direct admission through some of the state entrance exams, irrespective of their scores.

This article will cover all the alternate options a student can take to get admission in the M.Tech program, even if they have a low score in the GATE exam.

What is a Low Score in GATE 2023?

A lot of students fidget with the thought that how much score in GATE is considered to be a bad score. In the GATE 2023 exam, the total marks of the student are counted on the basis of the written exam and the final interview test. After the exam is conducted, the examination board released a list of cutoff marks for the students. The cutoff is different for different categories of students. Based on the cutoff marks, the students who have acquired equal to or above the cutoff marks get admission into IITs, NITs and IIITs.

Any score below the cutoff score is considered to be a low score in the GATE examination. Let us look at the GATE expected cutoff for 2023 for different categories:

Engineering Stream




Computer Science Engineering




Electronics & Communication Engineering




Mechanical Engineering




Electrical Engineering




Chemical Engineering




Civil Engineering




Alternate Options for GATE 2023 Low Score Holders

There are some state-level entrance exams where the students who have appeared for the GATE exam get exempted from the written test, irrespective of their score in GATE. The students can get direct admission in the colleges which accept admission to M.Tech through such state level entrance exams. Some of the alternate options which the students can pursue after scoring low in the GATE exam are:

  • TANCET: It is an entrance test which is conducted by Anna University as Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test. Through the exam, the students can get admission into various M.Tech programs in colleges of Tamil Nadu.

  • AP PGECET: It is an entrance exam conducted byAndhra University on the behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) for admission into M.Tech programs for Andhra Pradesh.

  • TUEE: It is an entrance exam conducted by Tezpur University, Assam for admission into M.Tech programs.

  • VITMEE: Vellore Institute of Technology Masters Entrance Examination (VITMEE) is an entrance exam conducted by Vellore Institute of Technologyfor admission into the master’s program.

  • Karnataka PGCET: Karnataka PGCET is the entrance exam through which the students can get admission to M.Tech into various private and government colleges of Karnataka.

Check out the important instructions for the GATE exam

  • WBUT PGET: It is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal for admission into M.Tech programs.

  • CUCET: It is a national level exam that is jointly conducted by the ten central universities for M.Tech admissions.

  • HPCET: It is an entrance exam conducted by Himachal Pradesh Technical University for admission into M.Tech programmes for Himachal Pradesh.

  • KIITEE: It is an entrance exam conducted by KIIT University of Bhubaneshwar for admission into various postgraduate programs.

    Also read: GATE Question Paper 2023

List of Colleges Accepting Admission With Low GATE Score

There are various colleges that provide admission to students with a low score in GATE. These colleges are given in the table below:

Name of the College/University


Jain University


Eternal University

HP Others

Institute of Technology and Management Gwalior




KIIT Bhubaneswar


Anand Engineering College


Shri Ram Murti Smarak


GD Goenka University


MIT Art Design and Technology University


RIMT University


Hindustan College of Science & Technology


Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technologies


Alliance University




UEM Kolkata


Gurgaon College of Engineering


Sri Sai University


Amity University




Indraprastha Engineering College


SAL Group of Colleges


Vivekanand Group of Colleges


Career Point University


Acharya institute of technology


Satya College of Engineering & Technology


Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute


Park Group of Institutions


Mepco Schlenk Engineering College


SA Engineering College


Karunya University

Tamil Nadu

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What is the cutoff marks for the GATE ME 2023 paper?

The GATE 2023 cutoff marks for ME is 34.70.


Which institutes can I apply with a low GATE score?

The institutes that take admission with low GATE score are KIIT Bhubaneswar, Jaipur National University, GD Goenka University Gurgaon, Amity University Noida to name a few.


What is the duration of the M. Tech course?

The duration of the M. Tech course is 2 years.

Is it possible to register for more than one GATE paper at a single time?

Yes, an aspirant can apply for more than one GATE paper at a single time but they must fulfil the GATE 2023 eligibility criteria and pay the application fee of GATE 2023 for the same.


How many times can I attempt the GATE entrance exam?

Candidates can apply and appear for the GATE entrance exam as many times as they like. There is no restriction on the number of attempts.


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