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MTech Cut Offs Through GATE Civil Engineering in IITs

Updated: Mar 24, 2022

APSEd brings you expected cutoff details for MTech admission through the GATE Civil Engineering paper. GATE CE is a standard GATE paper, through which you can get MTech opportunities in IITs & NITs.

Explore the required cutoff for MTech in IIT Civil Engineering

There are several IITs for instance IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee etc. and several NITs like NIT Trichy, NIT Surathkal etc. Each of these colleges offers different courses based on Civil Engineering like MTech in Structural engineering, Mtech in Transportation engineering, MTech in Geo-technical engineering etc.

MTech Cutoff at IITs Through GATE Civil Engineering
MTech Cutoff at IITs Through GATE Civil Engineering

Eligibility for MTech Admission

Candidates who scored more than the respective category cutoff are eligible for GATE Counselling and admission to MTech/ ME/PhD courses at top/renowned colleges like IISC, IITs, NITs, IIITs, IIITs, IIEST and other GFTIs. All these institutes decide their own cutoff based on various deciding factors for admission.

The organising institute issues the GATE Scorecard only to these candidates who score either equal or more than the cutoff marks.

Want to know more about IIT MTech Admission. Get to know all about the admission procedures here.

Some IITs don't make the previous years' cutoff public through their websites. There are a few like IISC Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, etc. that publish the previous years cutoff through the official website.

Common Branches for MTech in Civil

The four evergreen Specializations of Civil Engineering are Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Transportation Engineering. All these four specialization programs exist in 17 out of 23 IITs in India.

Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering is everywhere. It can be a roadway, railway, runway, metro line, tunnelling, high rise building, etc. You name it, we will have it. Starting from working in a construction firm to building your own consultancy, structural engineering has all the scope.

Now coming to getting a seat in the IIT MTech Structural Engineering program, you need to know the average previous year cutoffs. So, here you go!

MTech Structural Engineering Cutoffs
MTech Structural Engineering Cutoffs

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering is an evergreen branch and to be very particular it's a branch of the future. The branch has huge potential and the scope is increasing every year with the increased awareness of the consequences of environmental aspects among the populous.

Keeping an eye on many environmental laws being put into action around the globe, nearly every MNC, municipality, Mining Firm, Oil and Gas industry requires good environmental engineers to help in protecting the environment. This particular field not only has scope in India but, has globally as well.

Most of the IITs have M.Tech. environmental engineering program under Civil Engineering Department. But IITs like IIT Bombay has a separate department called the Department of Environmental Science. They take through both GATE CE and GATE ES paper, and a few other GATE papers as well.

Depending upon the availability of data our experts compared the cutoffs (Score or Normalized Marks) of 7 IITs, namely IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Ropar, IIT Tirupati and IIT Bhubaneswar. Here are the average cutoffs for MTech in Environmental Engineering based on previous years' admission.

MTech Environmental Engineering Cutoffs
MTech Environmental Engineering Cutoffs

Transportation Engineering

Transportation Infrastructure is growing day by day and I hope you are getting its updates in various forms, like bullet trains, metro lines, airports, dedicated freight corridors, rapid metro, on and on.

After getting an M.Tech. degree in this specialization, you may work

  • On the Academic side as Professors in various Govt or Self-financing Engineering Colleges

  • As a Transportation Planner or Traffic Engineer in various Private limited companies

  • As Transport Economist for World bank projects and other projects

  • As a Highway Design Engineer in Consultancies


  • In Highways and Transportation Research in India or abroad, many funded PhDs are available

  • Intelligent Transportation systems jobs in consultancies

IITs have M.Tech. Transportation Engineering in various forms, such as Traffic Engineering and Management, Pavement Engineering and Transportation Engineering and Planning,

Depending upon the availability of data our research expert compared the cutoffs(Score or Normalized Marks) of 7 IITs, namely IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Tirupati and IIT Bhubaneswar.

Here are the average cutoffs for MTech in Transportation Engineering based on previous years' admission.

MTech Transportation Engineering Cutoffs
MTech Transportation Engineering Cutoffs

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering is compromises of many of the branches like foundation engineering, earthquake engineering, soil dynamics, geo-environmental engineering, etc. The field is very vast and most people restrain it to foundation engineering, which is not the truth.

The scope of M.Tech. Geotechnical is vast. You could opt for a PhD if you want to get into academics or Research and Development (R&D). You can happen to be a tunnel geotechnical engineer, a Marine geotechnical engineer, a Geotechnical earthquake engineer or work as a consultant for multiple projects.

The below table shows the score or normalized mark of the last candidate who gets admitted into that respective IIT (in Geotechnical Engineering Specialization) Here are the average cutoffs for MTech in Geotechnical Engineering based on the previous year's admission.

MTech Geo-Technical Engineering Cutoffs
MTech Geo-Technical Engineering Cutoffs

Other Specialzations for MTech Civil

Water Resources Engineering is important and demanded branch that exists in selective IITs like IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Madras, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Ropar.

Construction Technology and Management is also a better option and people having a great interest in Structural can opt for it. IIT Mumbai and IIT Madras have this specialization under Civil.

Except for these specializations, IIT Mumbai has some other special branches like Remote Sensing and Ocean Engineering. IIT Roorkee's Geomatics and Hydraulics Engineering are some of the similar branches which have high package records over the years.

I hope this is enough of the information. I will not clutter the blog more, just ending the blog with a master file that contains all the previous years' MTech admission cutoff of IITs ;)

You rocked GATE, Now all the very best for your admission! In case of any confusion/doubt/query, you can comment on the blog.


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