Different Opportunities after GATE Exam


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In present, being a graduate alone will not secure you a great job as we are all well aware of India's declining employment rates. Higher education is therefore recommended for an unprecedented career. This will not only open doors to a bright future for you, but it will also help your career. As a result, students preparing for higher education nowadays prefer competitive exams.

One such well-known exam is the GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering). Almost all science and engineering students take the exam and are aware of the various opportunities.

If you want to continue your education after graduation, you can pursue M. Tech. or ME degrees. Then you should take this competitive exam. 

Let me list few of the advantages of qualifying the GATE exam.

Higher Studies 

If you pass the exam with a decent score, you will have the best chance of getting into one of India's prestigious institutes such as IITs, NITs, or IISC. You can select your favorite institutes based on your specialization and interests. Following the completion of your higher education, firms such as Google, Samsung, Tata, Maruti, Cisco, and several other eminent companies with salaries ranging from 8 lakhs to 30 lakhs per annum bestow upon you truly excellent campus placement opportunities. And if you have always dreamt of getting that tag of an “IITian” before your name, this is the exam that paves the path towards it.

Public Sector Units

PSUs are government-owned establishments that are established and owned by the Government of India or state governments in India. Candidates qualifying GATE with excellent ranks is directly called for interviews by these organizations. PSUs like BHEL, IOCL, ONGC, SAIL, NTPC, HPCL, PGCIL, BARC, and over 200 other PSUs in the country, regard GATE scores as a satisfactory criterion in their recruitment process. A job in a PSU keeps you in loop with intriguing engineering advances while providing the security and benefits of a government job. Working in a PSU will not only help you live a affluent life, but it will also allow you to serve your country.


If you are passionate about your subject and want to learn more, you can pursue a Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories after completing your M. Tech or ME. Research is an area that is underdeveloped in our country, despite the fact that it holds great promise. Few people stay in the country to complete their research fellowships; other choose to travel abroad in search of a better future. But why should you go to a foreign university and conduct research while also working part-time to make ends meet? You can conduct the same outstanding and groundbreaking research in your own country while earning a pretty hefty stipend. Isn't it a viable option for you? You can make your country and people proud by conducting research in your own country.

Joining foreign universities after GATE

Another fantastic opportunity after GATE is to pursue your higher education at a foreign university and realize all of your dreams. Many universities in Germany and Singapore consider a valid GATE score, i.e. one that is higher than the 90th percentile, as a criterion for admission. While many German universities waive tuition for their various M. Tech. and MS programmes. So, put in the effort for your GATE exam preparation and you will be one step closer to realizing your dream.

If you are in your third year of engineering, now is the time to begin your GATE preparation. 

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