GATE Score, Qualifying Score and Scorecard

GATE Score
The GATE score is calculated using a specific formula, where the marks obtained by the candidate, average of marks of all candidates in that paper, standard deviation of marks of all candidates in that paper, global average of marks of all candidates in last 2 years and the standard deviation (global) of marks of all candidates in last 2 years are considered. The GATE score is set to zero if the value calculated by the formula is less than zero and the GATE score is set to 1000 if the value calculated by the formula is more than 1000.
Qualifying Score
The Qualifying Score is the minimum mark that needs to be secured to become eligible for availing assistantships provided by MHRD, GOI. The qualifying score for general category in each paper is (a + s) or 25, whichever is higher, where a and s are the average and standard deviation of marks of all candidates in a particular paper, with all marks less than zero, converted to zero. The qualifying scores for SC/ST/PD/OBC categories would be 2/3, 2/3, 2/3 and 9/10, respectively, of the general category qualifying score.
GATE Scorecard
The GATE 2010 results consist of marks obtained by the candidate, the GATE Score and All India Rank (AIR). Every candidate appearing in the examination receives a GATE scorecard. GATE scorecard is valid for TWO YEARS from the date of announcement of the GATE 2010 results (March 15, 2010 at 10.00 hrs.). There is no provision for additional GATE scorecards.