[Cutoff] Ranking-wise College Preference through GATE 2020
Looking for college admission through GATE?
Which college is best to join based on your GATE rank?
In this post, I am listing Ranking-wise College Preference through GATE and GATE college cut off.
Also analyzing previous year cutoff of the top colleges like IIT, NIT, and IIIT. So it can be easy for you to choose the best college.
Recently the GATE result is out. And many students are frantically looking for the colleges to get the admission for the master.
It is obvious if everyone expects best the college as per their GATE score.
After the GATE result, again it’s mix feeling. Some students are really happy, and others are not. For some students, the preparation strategy they followed simply worked out, and for some, it is not.
Not Happy with your GATE Score?
Let me tell you one thing. I learned while preparing for GATE and interacting with many of my friends who secure top GATE rank.
Preparation wise, there is not much difference in AIR 2000 and AIR 500. It’s all about your execution in 3hrs.
Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t get well in those 3 hours.
It does not mean, you don’t have caliber.
If you want to outperform other competitors, here is my personal message to you.
Failed to make your presence in GATE? Please don’t get disappointed. A result is fair but not always. We are human, and we do mistakes. The competition is HUGE, and even a small mistake makes a big difference. So my gentle request to all, don’t lose your hopes. Check out the strategies shared by GATE toppers in their interview. Get motivated. Find out how they have studied and what material they have used. Make a note of it and start preparing. Just remember, you just need one push-up. Your time is yet to come.
Put the best version of yourself. Be positive and hope for the best!
You should thank all toppers for leaving the game. Now, you have much more experience that sounds better than newbies.
Important Link you should read: Self Study Plan for GATE Preparation
To all students happy with GATE 2020 score:
Congrats to all students who got GATE score as per their expectation.
Now, this is for those looking for the college preferences for MTech/MS master admission.
Ranking-wise College Preference through GATE 2020:
There are so many IITs, and the counter is still on-increment. Region-wise there are also National Institutes (NITs). Just within few years, IIIT colleges are making a boom.
Earlier all of the IITs are considered topmost colleges in India. It’s taboo, and things are changing now. Some NIT and IIIT colleges outrank lower the IIT colleges by its education quality, an infrastructure facility, and placement offers.
Recently Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar (India) has announced the top engineering colleges in India. According to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), top engineering colleges are below.
It’s not surprising if it impacts Ranking-wise College Preference through GATE.
Kindly use the data below for college preference which is distributed over the GATE rank and GATE college cut off.
AIR stands for “All India Rank”.
GATE AIR (1-40):
You can expect direct admission into IISC and IIT Bombay without any interview.
GATE AIR (40-100):
You may get a call from IIT Bombay and IIT Kanpur. They will shortlist the candidate for a technical interview.
Direct admission: You can get a direct admission call from IIT Chennai, IIT Kharagpur.
GATE AIR (100-400):
IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur can ask you for technical interviews.
Direct admission: Following are the list of IIT colleges that can offer you a direct admission based on your GATE rank.
- IIT Madras
- IIT Kharagpur
- IIT Roorkee
- IIT Hyderabad
- IIT Gauhati
In the list of Top Engineering colleges ranked by NIRF, IIT Madras bags the First spot.
Top Colleges for students having GATE rank above 400:
GATE AIR (400-700):
IIT Bombay offers a 3-year degree apart from its regular MTech. It’s the best time to try your luck if it’s your dream to get into IIT Bombay. Admission for this course mostly based on the technical interview.
With this rank, you can expect a call from IIT Kanpur for an interview.
Direct admission for…
- IIT Hyderabad
- IIT Gauhati
In this rank, you can opt for the top NIT colleges as well. You can expect direct admission to NIT Trichy, NIT Warangal. Apart from IIT and NIT, ISI Kolkata is one of the top listed colleges you can prefer.
According to top engineering colleges ranked by NIRF ranking, NIT Trichy tops above all other NIT colleges in India.
Note: Admission to all the NIT colleges is centralized.
GATE AIR (700-1200):
Here, the door will open for considering admission to NIT colleges.
You can prefer the colleges as the preference (from top to bottom).
- NIT Surathkal
- NIT Calicut
- MNIT Allahabad
GATE AIR (1200-1900):
There are lower NIT colleges you can prefer with this rank.
- NIT Rourkela
- NIT Nagpur
- NSIT Delhi
GATE AIR (1900-3000):
After NITs, there are many emerging IIIT colleges. You can pick IIIT Bangalore or IIIT Delhi over other lower-ranked NIT colleges.
- IIIT Bangalore, IIIT Delhi
- NIT Jaipur
- NIT Surat
- JNV Delhi
If you want to work with BARC, you can apply for it. With this rank, you can expect the call for BARC. You can read detail about the BARC syllabus and its exam.
Note: If you are taking admission in any of the IIIT colleges, check out their fee structure. These colleges have more fees than IIT and NIT colleges.
College Cutoff for GATE AIR 3000 and above:
For the rank above 3000, it is difficult to get into any of the NIT colleges. If you want to perceive your master, you can give a choice among the below colleges.
- All Central universities(UOH, Jadhavpur, etc)
- COE Pune
- VJIT Mumbai
You can also consider local regional colleges. Just ensure, if it has good placement and infrastructure facilities.
College if you have Low GATE Score?
What if you are not able to get a good GATE rank and still want to perceive Master from top College?
Let’s take this as another chance for you to get into masters from top colleges.
Apart from GATE eligible Universities, you can try for the following colleges.
- IIIT Hyderabad
- ISI Kolkata
They conduct their own test for admission.
These universities have great potential and can be compared to some of the top IITs and NITs.
Pro Tips for NIT aspirants:
NIT college admission procedure is centralized. The cutoff mentioned in this article is based on the first round.
If you don’t get admission in the first rounds, don’t lose hope. I have seen many getting admission in top NIT colleges with lower rank through the final round. It’s kinda risky but you can give a thought.
Some IIT colleges offer three years of MS courses, and a number of seats vary every year. IIT Madras calls students for MS programs in two seasons. Read IIT Madras MS interview experience by a candidate.
I know one of my friend who took admission in NIT Trichy and then he applied for IIT Madras MS in the winter season. He got selected and joined IIT Madras by leaving NIT midway.
You have to apply online for each college, and they have a strict deadline. Don’t get frantic by getting late. Find appropriate college based on your GATE rank and apply as early as possible.
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This data is analyzed based on the open category. If you belong to any other minor categories, cutoff goes down. This is Ranking-wise College Preference through GATE. The data is analyzed on the basis of GATE college cutoff. And it is not necessary it will hold true in all cases. Consider it is for your reference.
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