GATE qualified? Multiple options for you!
GATE qualified? Multiple options for you! - Every year around 8.5 lakh students appear for the most anticipated engineering exam, GATE. There is a stiff competition in the exam and students give a lot of time in GATE preparation. Many students have queries like whether only M.Tech is the option after GATE? What options do I have after GATE? Well, GATE was only for M.Tech admissions prior to 2012 but now it has various options for the students qualifying the exam. GATE qualified candidates are eligible for PSU Recruitments and fellowships and in addition to that such candidates can also opt for study abroad options. Careers360 team has listed the multiple options a student will have after qualifying GATE 2021. Read the full article to know about these multiple options and analysis of each option. The information given in this article is based on an analysis of the trends in the past years.
What after GATE 2021?
Candidates qualifying GATE 2021 will have the following options to choose from. Candidates should understand each option carefully in order to make an informed decision.
Pursue Post Graduation - The most common option after qualifying GATE is to pursue M.E/M.Tech/Phd in NITs, IIITs, IITs and CFTIs. Selection of the candidates in any institute is done on the basis of their GATE scores. Candidates should also know which is the right institute, course, specialization for them.
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Choosing an institute?
Candidates qualifying GATE can get into NITs, IIITs, IITs and CFTIs on the basis of their scores. So, a candidate needs to qualify the GATE cutoffs in order to get admission in any of these institutes.
For admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, candidates are required to participate in the CCMT counselling. It is a common counselling for which candidates are required to first register, pay fee and then choose NITs, IIITs as per their choice and eligibility.
For admission to IITs, candidates are required to participate in GATE COAP. Here also candidates are required to register first and check the seats allotted to them. After this, candidates can confirm a seat of their choice by paying the fee of the institute.
Many private and state universities also intake GATE qualified candidates on the basis of their scores. So, candidates also have an option to choose a university of their choice.
Institutions you may get into with your GATE scores
General Rule for applying
GATE scores of 500 to 800
GATE scores of 700 to 1000 for most courses.
GATE Score of 400 to 800
GATE score of 300 to 800
GATE score of 28 to 70
GATE Score of 400 to 600
Government Engineering Colleges
Up to AIR 2500
Private Engineering Colleges
Above AIR 2500
Five specializations are very popular among the candidates and most of the applicants are for these specializations only. These specializations are - Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics, Civil and Mechanical Engineering. The reason behind the popularity of these specializations is that they are believed to have better career prospects. Other than these five specializations, Manufacturing Engineering has also gained prominence on account of more companies setting up high-end manufacturing bases in India.
Some most popular specializations are -
VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration)
Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering
Other Niche Engineering specializations
Control system and automation
After 2012, many PSUs have started recruiting GATE qualified candidates on the basis of their scores. Getting recruited by these PSUs can give a new direction to the career path of the candidates. In 2020, PSUs like ONGC, Power Grid, NTPC, IOCL, BHEL, DRDO announced direct recruitment of candidates on the basis of GATE scores. Many candidates appear for GATE for PSU recruitment only because these PSUs not only offer high packages to the candidates but also provide job security and other perks. Starting package of candidates recruited in these PSUs in 7 lakh to 11 lakh per annum.
PSU Recruitment through GATE
Name of PSU
Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication , Civil Engineering , Computer Science and Information Technology
Mechanical, Production, Industrial, Thermal, Mechanical and Automation, Power, Electrical, Electrical and Electronics, Electrical, Instrumentation and Control, Power System and High Voltage, Power Electronics, Mining, Electronics, Electronics and Telecommunication, Electronics and Power, Electronics and Instrumentation
Electronics & Communication, Mechanical, Electrical, Material Science
Chemical, Petrochemical, Civil, Computer Science & Information Technology, Electrical, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Electronics, Electronics & Telecommunications, Instrumentation, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical,
Industrial and Production, Industrial, Mechanical Production and Tool, Production Technology, Manufacturing (NIFFT Ranchi), Mechatronics, Manufacturing Process and Automation, Power Plant Production, Production and Industrial, Thermal, Manufacturing Technology, Power, Electrical & Electronics, Electrical, Instrumentation & Control, High Voltage Power Systems & High Voltage, Electrical Machine,Electronics & Power, Power Electronics, Power Plant, Energy, Power
Chemical, Petrochemical, Chemical Technology, Petrochemical Technology, Mechanical, Production, Production & Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical & Automobile, Electrical, Electrical & Electronics, Instrumentation, Instrumentation & Control, Electronics & Instrumentation, Electrical & Instrumentation, Electronics, Electrical & Electronics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics & Communication, Electronics & Telecommunication, Telecommunication, Electrical & Electronics, Electrical & Telecommunication
BARC: OCES, DGFS
Mechanical Engineering. Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering. Electronics & Communication engineering, computer Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering
To be notified
Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India
Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, Electronics, Physics, Chemistry, Telecommunication, Electronics
Mechanical, Petroleum, Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Telecom, E&T, PG in Physics with Electronics, Instrumentation, Chemical, Applied Petroleum, PG in Geo-Physics, PG in Mathematics, PG in Petroleum Technology, PG in Chemistry, PG in Geology, PG in Petroleum, Geo-Science, PG in Geological Technology, Auto, Computer, Information Technology, MCA, “B” Level Diploma as per Dept of Electronics,
Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Chemical, Electronics & Communication, Civil Engineering
GATE qualified candidates can also opt for study abroad option. There are many foriegn universities in countries like Singapore and Germany that accept GATE scores for admission to postgraduate engineer courses.
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Foreign universities accepting GATE scores
GATE score (required average)
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Technical University of Germany
Some specializations for which GATE score is accepted in Germany -
Civil Engineering and Surveying
Software Systems Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
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Questions related to GATE
Can I study for Cs gate exam, if Im in mechanical engineering first year?
Yes you can appear in GATE examination with CSE paper if you have Mechanical engineering degree.
The basic academic qualification required for GATE is that candidates must have passed graduation in engineering/technology or Master’s degree in any relevant science subject. Candidates in pre-final or finaly year of their qualifying degree also eligible to appear for GATE. This year the third year students can also write GATE examination.
If you are Mechanical engineering candidate and would like to write GATE with CSE paper then you can give GATE but it will not be beneficial for you in my view. Rest is upto you. You have to write and prepare for GATE.
For more information please check the link below: https://www.google.com/amp/s/engineering.careers360.com/articles/gate-eligibility-criteria/amp
All the best.
hi,m a physics graduate...Can i opt to write geophysics exam?
You can opt for geophysics in your Post graduation. To apply for geophyics in your pg you need to be a graduate in B.Sc. in Physics along with either subject of Chemistry or maths or Geology or Electronic Science with minimum 60% or more. To get admission in reputed colleegs you can apply for Merit and Entrance Based ways , Ex: for BHU you will have an entrance test and will get admission based upon your merit rank.
in wbjee l ranked 6915 and my tfw rank is 1022.can i gate government engineering college?
Based on a WBJEE rank these are the best colleges you can get-
- Techno India Salt Lake-B.Tech. in Information Technology
- IEM Kolkata - Institute of Engineering and Management-B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
- Aliah University (New Town)-B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
- JGEC - Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College-B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
- HIT - Haldia Institute of Technology-B.Tech. in Information Technology
- Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology - GCELT-B.Tech. in Information Technology
WBJEE college predictor-https://www.careers360.com/wbjee-college-predictor
Can u please tell me the eligible criteria and the number of attempts per person to qualify gate. And the expected cut off for 2021.
There is no number of attempts for GATE exam. You can appear in the exam any number of times provided you must fulfill the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria is as follows
- Candidates must have passed Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology after 10+2 or
- Candidates must have passed 5 year Bachelor’s degree in Architecture/Naval Architecture (4-year course)/Planning (4-year course) or
- Must have passed B.Sc(Research)/BS or Post Diploma in Science or
- Must have passed Post - B.Sc.Integrated Master’s degree programme in Engineering/ Technology or
- Must have passed Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent or
- Must have passed Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/ Technology or
- Must have passed Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B.S.-M.S. programme or
- Students registered in courses equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch from Professional Societies after May 31, 2013 and meets other eligibility criteria are also eligible to apply.
There is no age limit. Cut off is subject-specific. Each discipline has different cut off. Cut off changes every year. You have not mentioned the branch in which you are studying. Cut off depends in total number of candidates appeared in that particular paper, difficulty of exam, highest score etc. It will be less or more same like. Here is the link through which you can check the cut off in 2020 for each branch
Hey there, Can anyone tell me , where can I get free coaching lectures with material and mock tests for GATE preparation ....??and,( tech tub, gate overflow platforms are free??? please answer me....
I don't understand why do you want for free. Don't you think that the professors or the teachers also need money to run their family or they also need money for daily uses. It is better you should have asked for a nominal rate course rather than free.
If you are from Electrical Engineering or Mechanical background then i would suggest GATE Academy or Xerique Education. You can also watch their you tube videos if you don't want to spend a penny on any of their premium courses.
All the best!!