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What is a Good Score in GATE CSE 2023?

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: March 16, 2023 07:49 pm IST | GATE

Check out the definition of a "Good Score in the GATE CSE 2023" exam from the detailed article below. IIT Kanpur will conduct the GATE CSE 2023 exam on February 4, 2023. Also, check out the year-wise GATE CSE exam's highest marks from below. 

Good Score in GATE 2023 CSE

GATE CSE Good Score 2023-  The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur conducted the GATE 2023 entrance exam for the candidates who are willing to take admission to engineering courses. GATE CSE 2023 exam date is February 4, 2023, in the forenoon session (9:30 am to 12:30 pm). The GATE 2023 scorecard for the CSE examination will be available on the official website on March 21, 2023. 

In this article we will discuss the good score in GATE 2023 exam for the Computer Science Background along with the previous year’s scores, factors determining the GATE 2023 good score and preparation tips to score well in GATE 2023 entrance exam. 

GATE 2023 Overview 

Candidates who wish to appear for GATE 2023 exam are advised to check the overview of the exam so that they are well aware of the terms and pattern. The table below highlights the overview of GATE entrance exam 2023.



Examination Name

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Short form


GATE 2023 organizing Institute

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur

GATE 2023 Official website

Administered By

Jointly by IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs

Purpose of Examination

Qualifying Examination for M.E./ M.Tech/Ph.D. admissions and PSU Recruitment

Application Mode


Mode of Examination

Computer-Based Mode

Examination Duration

180 Minutes (3 Hours)

Frequency of Examination


Number of GATE Papers


Validity of GATE Score/Grade

3 Years

What is a Good Score in GATE 2023 CSE?

“Good Score in GATE CSE 2023” means how much a candidate should score in the GATE 2023 exam to secure admission into one of the GATE 2023 participating institutions offering computer science engineering courses. 

Factors Determining GATE 2023 Good Score

There are multiple factors that affect the scores in the GATE exam. Following are the factors determining the good score in GATE 2023 exam.

  • Number of candidates appearing for GATE 2023- The higher the number of the candidates appearing for the GATE 2023 exam, the higher competition candidates will face. This will bring an impact on the score, thereby increasing it.
  • Total number of seats in the GATE 2023 participating institutions - The total number of seats in the participating institutes influence the range of high scores in GATE exam since they are limited.
  • Performance of the candidates appeared in the exam- The cutoff score of the exam increases if the majority of the candidates appearing for the exam have performed well.
  • Reservation- The reservation feature influences the cutoff scores in the institutes as the good scores for the unreserved categories are higher than the reserved categories.
  • Difficulty level of the exam-  The difficulty level of the GATE exam plays a vital role in determining the cutoff of the institutes. If the question paper for 2023 will be easy that means the good scores will be higher and vice versa.

Expected Good Score in GATE CSE 2023

Based on the previous years’ GATE CSE exam data, we have prepared a table where we have discussed the expected GATE 2023 CSE exceptional, good, average, and low scores - 

Excellent score


Good Score


Average Score


Low Score

less than 40

Previous Years' Highest Marks in GATE CSE 

In this section, we have provided the year-wise highest marks obtained by the candidates who have appeared for the GATE computer science examination from 2015 onwards - 


GATE CSE Highest Marks

















GATE 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates who wish to appear in the GATE 2023 entrance exam are required to prepare well in order to face the tense competition in the exam. The competition in GATE entrance exam is always high due to the elevated scope and demand for appearing in the exam. Therefore, for the candidates to prepare well in the GATE 2023 exam, candidates can check out the preparation tips for GATE 2023 as mentioned below. 

  • Go through the exam pattern and syllabus of GATE 2023 exam carefully as given in the official website
  • Prepare a timetable that will cover the full syllabus emphasizing on all the topics
  • Prepare notes on the topics learned. Highlight the important points to make it look appealing
  • Revise regularly as it is the key to an effective preparation
  • Refer to the best books of GATE 2023 that covers the full syllabus
  • Practice the mock tests, sample papers and previous year’s question papers of GATE exam
  • Most importantly, exercise regularly, listen to music as it increases concentration and maintain a healthy routine

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