Options after GATE exam.

GATE exam has already concluded in this march. There are two major options open to a student after he or she qualified GATE with good score.

1. Post-Graduation

Pursue a postgraduation course (M.Tech, ME, MS etc) in various engineering colleges. There are a variety of programmes that can be pursued in the IISc, IITs, NITs etc. A majority of these programmes award an ME/M.Tech degree, which lead to a job in the technology domain. The choice of institutes would depend on an aspirant’s GATE score, his discipline and study interests. As a thumb rule, the institutes can be classified into seven groups .

Institutions you may get with your GATE score
GroupGeneral Rule for applying*
IISc Bangalore, IIT BombayAIR<100 for Direct Admission to most courses,
up to AIR 600 for some courses
IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT MadrasUp to AIR 300 for most courses
IIT KharagpurUp to AIR 600 for most courses
IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati, IT BHUUp to AIR 1000
NITs, Jadavpur University, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Patna etcUp to AIR 1500
Government Engineering CollegesUp to AIR 2500
Private Engineering CollegesAbove AIR 2500
* These are general guidelines, most appropriate for the departments of Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. These ranges may vary with number of candidates and branch.

2. Job in PSUs

Apply for a job in various Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) that recruit through GATE. These include BHEL, NTPC, Indian Oil Corporation, HPCL, BPCL and Power Grid etc. A general table is given below for a brief idea about Job vacancies and relative GATE score.

Job opportunities for GATE-qualified candidates
Relevant DatesCTC (approx)
PowerGridNAEE7 Jan – 8 Feb12.67 lakh pa
ME and Metallurgy
10 Dec-11 Feb9 lakhs
MECL20ME1 Jan – 31 Jan4.8 lakhs pa
DDANACE, EE, ME24 Dec – 14 Feb4.8 lakhs pa
BEL India150EC, ME, CS28 Dec – 14 Feb4.8 lakhs pa
GAILNAME, EE, CH, IN6 Dec – 15 JanNA
BPCLNAME5 Dec – 9 Feb10 lakhs pa
BHEL500ME, EE, EC1 Sep – 31 Sep8-9 lakhs pa
NTPC209EE, ME, CE, IN ,EC20 Jan – 10 Feb3-6 Lakhs
HPCL250ME, CE, EE, EC, IN24 Dec – 14 Feb8.5 Lakhs
NALCO60ME, EE, IN, CE, CH, EC, Metallurgy, Mining, Geology30 Spet – 8 Oct8.86 Lakhs
MECON40ME and CE15 Jan – 14 Feb7.25 lakhs
Source: Based on information available on websites of different Public Sector Units and inputs from Gateforum.

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  1. Himanshu April 10, 2017

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