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
Group General Rule for applying*
IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay AIR<100 for Direct Admission to most courses,
up to AIR 600 for some courses
IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras Up to AIR 300 for most courses
IIT Kharagpur Up to AIR 600 for most courses
IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati, IT BHU Up to AIR 1000
NITs, Jadavpur University, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Patna etc Up to AIR 1500
Government Engineering Colleges Up to AIR 2500
Private Engineering Colleges Above 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
PSU Vacancies Streams
Relevant Dates CTC (approx)
PowerGrid NA EE 7 Jan – 8 Feb 12.67 lakh pa
ME and Metallurgy
10 Dec-11 Feb 9 lakhs
MECL 20 ME 1 Jan – 31 Jan 4.8 lakhs pa
DDA NA CE, EE, ME 24 Dec – 14 Feb 4.8 lakhs pa
BEL India 150 EC, ME, CS 28 Dec – 14 Feb 4.8 lakhs pa
GAIL NA ME, EE, CH, IN 6 Dec – 15 Jan NA
BPCL NA ME 5 Dec – 9 Feb 10 lakhs pa
BHEL 500 ME, EE, EC 1 Sep – 31 Sep 8-9 lakhs pa
NTPC 209 EE, ME, CE, IN ,EC 20 Jan – 10 Feb 3-6 Lakhs
HPCL 250 ME, CE, EE, EC, IN 24 Dec – 14 Feb 8.5 Lakhs
NALCO 60 ME, EE, IN, CE, CH, EC, Metallurgy, Mining, Geology 30 Spet – 8 Oct 8.86 Lakhs
MECON 40 ME and CE 15 Jan – 14 Feb 7.25 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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