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What is a Good Score in GATE Civil Engineering (CE) 2023

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: February 04, 2023 06:43 pm IST | GATE

"What is a good GATE score?" Candidates can get detailed information on what makes a good GATE 2023 score, how GATE 2023 scores are determined, GATE cutoff for NITs and IITs, and much more on this page.

Good Score in GATE CE

GATE is an entrance examination that allows candidates to get admission to postgraduate engineering programmes provided by IITs, NITs, and other prestigious institutions. A good gate score can help a candidate secure a high-paying PSU job, but what is a good GATE exam score? GATE is an online entrance exam conducted jointly by one of the IITs and IISc. 

The GATE is one of the most important entrance exams for M.Tech programmes. Additionally, the results of the GATE exam are taken into consideration while hiring new employees for PSUs. In layman's words, a good gate score is one that gets you into IITs, NITs, or other prestigious universities providing M.Tech programmes or recruits you in PSUs that give jobs through GATE. 
The minimum GATE score required to take admission into the M.E/M.Tech civil engineering programme offered by the GATE 2023 participating institutions is known as a “good score in GATE civil engineering” exam. What can be a “good score in the GATE 2023 civil engineering” exam cannot be deduced unless the information seeker has the previous year’s GATE CE examination data. In this piece, we will try to provide the readers with a “near-about” exact good score that they must aim for in the upcoming GATE examination to secure seats in their desired participating colleges. 

The GATE 2023civil engineering exam date is February 12, 2023. The GATE 2023 CE exam result is scheduled to be declared on March 16, 2023. To learn more about getting a good GATE score, read the entire article.

Check out the latest GATE 2023 CE syllabus, exam day instructions, latest exam pattern, and other details as well. 

LATEST: GATE Question Paper 2023

Understanding the GATE Score

The authorities determine a GATE score based on the candidates' normalised or actual marks obtained after taking the GATE exam. The GATE score card includes the following information:

  • GATE Score: Marks out of 1000
  • Marks secured by the student
  • All India Rank in this paper
  • Qualifying Marks for the paper
  • Number of Candidates in this Paper
  • Normalized Marks out of 100
Also read:GATE 2023 Admit Card

Expected Good Score in GATE Civil Engineering 2023

Based on the previous year’s GATE civil engineering exam data, we have discussed the expected excellent, good, average and low GATE 2023 scores in the following table - 

Excellent score

Above 95

Good score

87 to 95

Average score

70 to 86

Low score

Below 35

Previous Years’ Highest Marks in GATE Civil Engineering

The year-wise highest marks obtained by the GATE civil engineering test-takers since 2015 have been discussed below - 


Highest Marks

















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