GATE Scorecard Every qualified candidate will receive an original GATE Scorecard valid for two years . Additional Scorecards (up to a maximum of two) will be issued only once on request and on payment of Rs 300 per card. Such requests should reach the Organizing Chairman, GATE 2007, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur , Kanpur 208016 before August 31, 2007 together with a bank draft in favour of Chairman GATE, IIT Kanpur, payable at Kanpur . These cards will be labelled as Additional Scorecard -1 and Additional Scorecard - 2 at the top. However, if the candidate changes his/her admitting institution by using the additional scorecard(s), he/she is required to clarify the matters related to his/her admission and Scholarship/Assistantship with the new institution where subsequent admission change is sought. Scorecard will be sent only to the qualified candidates. No information will be sent to candidates who are not qualified. The GATE Scorecard is a valuable document. The Scorecard cannot be treated as a proof of date of birth, category and disability status. The Scorecard will indicate GATE Score and Rank of the Qualified Candidates. GATE Score The GATE Score of a candidate is in the range 0 to 1000. It reflects the performance of a candidate, irrespective of the GATE paper or year in which he/she has qualified. Candidates with same GATE Score from different GATE papers and/or years can be considered to have the same performance level. The marks obtained by the candidate is normalized on the basis of the average and standard deviation of marks of all candidates who appeared in the paper mentioned on the scorecard in GATE 2007. Subsequently, this is scaled with respect to the global average and global standard deviation so as to facilitate performance comparison across GATE papers and over a block of years since GATE 2004. GATE SCORE = 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 2007 s = standard deviation of marks of all candidates who appeared in the paper mentioned on this scorecard in GATE 2007 = global average of marks of all candidates who appeared across all papers and years (2004-2007) = global standard deviation of marks of all candidates who appeared across all papers and years (2004-2007) The Maximum Score can be 1000. GATE Score Range Ability Level 800 to 1000 Outstanding 675 to 800 Excellent 550 to 675 Very good 425 to 550 Good 300 to 425 Above average 100 to 300 Average Below 100 Below average The evaluation of the ORS is carried out by a computerized process using scanning machines, with utmost care. Requests for revaluation of the answer script and re-totaling of marks will not be entertained. The GATE result and particulars of the qualified candidates will be made available to interested organizations (educational institutions, R & D laboratories, industries, etc.) in India and abroad based on written request by the organization and on payment. Details can be obtained from GATE Chairmen of IITs/IISc.