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IIT Cut Off for Mtech in Civil Engineering

IIT Bombay the organising Institute of GATE 2021 has already released the GATE 2021 results long ago. 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. Total 115270 candidates appeared for the GATE 2021 Civil Engineering and 17.45% of the candidates got qualified. The GATE 2021 CE cutoff marks (Normalized Marks) for General is 29.2, for OBC-(NCL)/EWS is 26.2 and for SC/ST/PwD is 19.4.

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

Many of the 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 previous year cutoffs. So, here you go!

MTech. Structural Engineering Cutoff
MTech. Structural Engineering Cutoff

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.

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.

MTech Environmental Engineering Cutoff
MTech Environmental Engineering Cutoff

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 corridor, 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.

MTech Transportation Engineering Cutoff
MTech Transportation Engineering Cutoff

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)

MTech Geotechnical Engineering Cutoff
MTech Geotechnical Engineering Cutoff

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 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 record 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 ;)

Download the master PDF File here.

GATE Cutoff for IIT MTech by APSEd
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You rocked GATE 2021, Now all the very best for your admission! In case of any confusion/doubt/query, you can comment on the blog.




Sir, I have got 64th rank(Score 758) in GATE ES. What are the chances for IIT Delhi?


Hey Shashank, good chances are there. IIT Delhi cutoffs are close to Bombay, Madras.

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