**GATE Score Calculation Formula 2013:**

After the evaluation of the answers, the raw marks obtained by a candidate will be converted to a normalised GATE Score. From 2013 onwards, a new formula will be used to calculate the GATE Score.

From 2013, the GATE score of a candidate will be computed from:

S = GATE Score (normalised) of a candidate,

M = Marks obtained by a candidate in a paper,

M_{q} = Qualifying Marks for general category candidates in the paper,

M_{t} = Average Marks of top 0.1% or 10 (whichever is higher) of candidates in the paper,

S_{t} = GATE Score assigned to M_{t} (around 900), and

S_{q} = GATE Score assigned to M_{q} (around 300).

M_{q} is usually 25 marks (out of 100) or µ + σ , which ever is higher. Here µ is the mean of marks in a paper and σ is the standard deviation.

**Old GATE score Formula till 2012:**

The GATE Score is calculated using the following formula

Where,

m = marks obtained by the candidate.

a = average of marks of all candidates who appeared in the paper mentioned on this scorecard in GATE 2012, with all marks less than zero, converted to zero.

S= standard deviation of marks of all candidates who appeared in the paper mentioned on this scorecard in GATE 2012, with all marks less than zero, converted to zero.

a_{g}= average of marks of all candidates who appeared across all papers in years 2009-2012, with all marks less than zero, converted to zero

s_{g} = standard deviation of marks of all candidates who appeared across all papers in years 2009-2012, with all marks less than zero, converted to Zero.

The GATE score is set to zero if the value calculated by the above formula is less than zero and the GATE score is set to 1000 if the value calculated by the above formula is more than 1000.