GATE Selection Process 2024: A Complete Guide

The GATE IN selection process encompasses candidates’ journey from obtaining their GATE score to securing positions in their desired organizations. Students take the GATE exam for various purposes, such as securing engineering jobs in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), gaining admission to Master’s programs at national institutes, or qualifying for fellowship programs in government entities.

PSUs and several reputable companies utilize GATE scores as eligibility criteria for hiring entry-level engineers. Students in the Instrumentation Engineering (IN) branch who wish to pursue Master’s programs must register on the CCMT (Centralized Counseling for M.Tech./M.Plan./M.Arch./M.Des.) platform for participation in the common counseling process.

GATE Selection Process

  • Application forms for most PSUs are available online, requiring candidates to apply using their GATE 2024 registration number. There’s a nominal fee for General category applicants, while SC/ST candidates are exempt.
  • After GATE 2024 results are announced, candidates are shortlisted for a written exam, applicable only for certain PSUs. Afterward, selected candidates proceed to group discussions (GD) and personal interviews (PI).
  • However, each PSU has its selection criteria. Some prioritize performance in GD/PI (e.g., BPCL), while others consider a combination of GATE scores, GD, and PI (e.g., IOCL).
  • Once the exam is concluded, the score is converted to normalized GATE results.
  • Institutes are allotted for admission through normalized GATE marks only or normalized GATE marks and Interview/Written tests.
  • The score is calculated based on the formula:

Normalized Mark of the jth candidate in ith session M^ ij is given by:

Mij is the actual marks obtained by the jth you in ith session.
Mgt is the average mark of the top 0.1% of the candidate considering all sessions.
Mgq is the sum of the mean and standard deviation marks of the candidates in the paper considering all sessions.
Mti is the average mark of the top 0.1% of the candidate in the ith session.
Miq is the sum of the mean marks and standard deviation of the ith session.

GATE score is calculated using the formula:-

M= marks obtained by the candidate (actual marks for single-session papers and normalized marks for multi-session papers)
Mq= is the qualifying mark for general category candidates in the paper
Mti = is the mean of marks of the top 0.1% or top 10 (whichever is larger) of the candidates who appeared in the paper (in case of multi-session papers including all sessions)
Sq= 350 is the score assigned to Mq
St= 900 is the score assigned to Mt

IITs Admission Procedure

IITs conduct GATE Counselling through GOAPS. Candidates must register with GOAPS and respective IIT for admission to the M.Tech program. The GOAPS offers admission based on the GATE results. The registration for admission to IITs commences after the result declaration or before that.

NITs, IIITs & GFTIs Admission Procedure

NITs, IIITs & GFTIs conduct the GATE Counselling through Centralised Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT) for admission. The application forms for the admission of NITs, IIITs and GFTIs will be available for the candidates shortly. Candidates have to fill in the choices of their colleges and courses in the application form.

IISc Bangalore Admission Procedure

Admission to IISc Bangalore is conducted before declaring the GATE Result. The institute releases the application form for the candidates. The candidates have to fill in their choices of courses according to their preferences.

State Universities Admission Procedure

The GATE Counselling for the State Universities is conducted on different dates from March to July month. Some states release their application form before the result declaration, and others release it afterward.

GATE Counselling

  • For admission into the IITs, the conducting authority conducted its counseling procedure.
  • Based on your scorecard, you will be eligible for the counseling process.
  • After the registration process, you are called for the interviews or GD tests.
  • The seats will be allotted based on your performance in every factor.
    • Marks Secured in the GATE
    • Seat availability
    • Total students appeared

Documents Required for the GATE Counseling Process

  • GATE Score Card
  • Engineering Academic Record (Mark sheets)
  • Receipt of the Registration/Application Fee
  • PwD category certificate
  • SC/ST certificate
  • ID proof
  • Original mark sheet of 10th and 12th.


The GATE selection process commences after the declaration of results. The respective authorities release a cut-off list. The admissions are based on this score. Every institution has its cut-off score for admissions. Students must check the details accordingly. After that, the counseling process begins, and students are finally selected for admission.

Keep visiting the official website for updated information!

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