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Why to Choose GATE: Check Opportunities and Scholarships for GATE Qualifiers

Last Updated - July 18, 2019

GATE is a National qualifying exam for pursuing M.Tech. The exam started in 1984 and is organised by IITs and IISc on a rotational basis. IIT Delhi is the conducting authority for GATE 2020. Around 2 lakhs 61 thousand applicants have applied for the exam. GATE Result is usually declared after one month of exam.

The opportunities and scope after clearing the exam have increased many folds with years. The Government offers many types of fellowships to GATE qualifiers. The score is also used by various PSUs(Public Sector Undertakings) for recruitment.Read About PSUs Recruitment through GATE.

This year, GATE 2020 is scheduled for February 01, 02, 08 and 09, 2020 in online mode. The application process for GATE 2020 is closed now. The aspirant who successfully registers themselves can download the GATE Admit Card from January 03, 2020. The exam consists of 65 questions to be solved within 3 hours.

Admissions to Post Graduate Programmes

A candidate can use GATE Score 2020 for two purposes depending upon his/her score and his/her interest. He/she can either go for admission in various postgraduate programs(M.Tech, M.Engineering, Ph.D.) in top IITs and NITs with financial support of MHRD and other Government agencies or He/she can apply for job in various Public Sector Undertaking or better known as PSUs (ONGC, BPCL, DMRC etc) for graduate engineers .

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  • Masters of Technology (M.Tech)/ Master of Engineering(M.E.)/ Master of Science (M.S.)-  This is one of the most convention options of GATE qualified candidate, to go for further studies. Post graduation from IITs and few good NITs is actually a great option to get a deeper understanding of the subject. Almost every engineer and wannabe engineers dream about pursuing engineering from IITs and those who cannot crack IIT JEE, GATE is there “SECOND CHANCE”. Masters Degree from a well-known college/institution adds value to candidate’ education and benefit him/her in the long run.  It also gives the candidate more insight into the subjects, usually cause teachers or professors are better and Candidate is more exposed to applications than during his/her days. Few colleges in Singapore and Germany also consider candidate’s GATE score for admission to pursue M.S. if he/she has a decent GATE score.
  • Opportunities for pursuing Ph.D./PGDM / PGDIE etc - A masters from a good college increases candidate’ chances of being selected for Ph.D. at an even better college, in India or abroad to pursue research in the world’s best universities with proper financial aid. Some Institutions offers integrated masters plus doctoral program, right after graduation based on GATE Score. Some colleges also offer techno-managerial courses to GATE qualified candidates.
  • Some IIMs have a few seats for doctoral programs based on GATE score.
  • There are few institutions which provide 1 year/2 years sponsored masters degree by various MNCs to the new candidates based on their GATE score and Interview, Aspirants later get placed in the same company.

Scholarships through GATE

Candidates obtaining a good GATE Score are entitled for many scholarships. Many institutes such as BARC offers offers stipend based courses. MHRD also provides scholarships to M.Tech pursuing candidates. Candidates can check below various types of scholarships offered to GATE Qualifiers:-

  • Scholarships in Research Institutes- GATE Qualifiers are given Junior Research Fellowship(JRF) and Senior Research Fellowship(SRF) in CSIR laboratories. These are stipend based fellowships. Candidates are given stipend from 15,000-20,000.
  • Stipend in BARC- Many reputed institutes such as BARC  offers stipend based courses to GATE Qualifiers. The stipend varies from 15,000 to 20,000.
  • Scholarships for pursuing M.E./M.Tech- MHRD Government provides assistanceship of Rs 11,500 to GATE qualifiers who wants to pursue PG courses. 
  • Library Funds- Candidates are given an allowance of Rs 5000 to facilitate ther needs of books/notes during the course periods. This allowance is offered by all the UGC/AICTE affiliated Universities.

PSUs Recruitment through GATE 2020

GATE Score is used by many Public Sector Undertakings for recruitment. PSUs are Government owned companies partially behaving as private firms. The benefits of working in these firms are their salary packages, medical benefits and other aids.

Candidates can check below the list of PSUs through GATE and their admission process

Bharat Sanchar Nagar Limited Junior Technical Officer (BSNL JTO)2,510Rs. 8.15 lakhs -Rs. 14.44 lakhs p.aBSNL JTO Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Central Electronics Limited (CEL)-6.50 LPACEL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)-Rs 11.25 lakhs per annumIOCL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC)100Rs. 20,600 - 46,500NLC Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL)65.98-14.77 lakhsMDL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)-Rs. 24900- 50500/- p.mBPCL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)6724900 -50500 p.mGAIL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)- Rs. 24900-3%-50500 p.mNTPC Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML)-Rs. 16400 – 40500BEML Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)125Rs. 40,500HAL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Broadband Network Limited (BBNL)-Rs. 16,400 to 40,500BBNL Recruitment Through GATE 2019

Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited (BHEL)

5020600- 46500 p.mBHEL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)-Rs. 24,900 – 50,500 p.m.HPCL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)-24900-50,500 p.mONGC Recruitment Through GATE 2019

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited

18315600-39100 p.mNPCIL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC)-Rs. 16400- 40500 p.mNBCC Recruitment Through GATE 2019
West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL)--WBSEDCL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Oil India ltd-Rs. 24900- 50500/- p.mOil India Ltd. Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Cabinet Secretariat20Rs.15600- 39100 with grade pay of 5400/- p.mCabinet Secretariat Recruitment Through GATE 2019
National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)99Rs 20600- 3%- 46500 (IDA) p.mNHPC Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)-35,000 INR- p.m.BARC Recruitment Through GATE 2019
National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCCL)-Rs.16400-40500NPCCL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
BNPM-Rs. 7LPA.BNPM Recruitment Through GATE 2019
DRDO163Rs.15600- 39100 with grade pay of 5400/- p.mDRDO Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES)30Rs.20600-46500RITES Recruitment Through GATE 2019
National Fertilizers Limited (NFL)-Rs. 16,400-3% to Rs. 40500NFL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Institute for Plasma Research (IPR)-Rs.15600- 39100 with grade pay of 5400/- p.mIPR Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL)-Rs.16650- 39100 with grade pay of 5800/- p.mPSPCL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL)-Rs.16650- 39100 with grade pay of 5800/- p.mPSTCL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (MECL)- Rs. 16,400-40,500MECL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd (THDC)-Rs. 24,900-3%-50,500 (IDA)THDC Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Odisha Power Generation Corporation Ltd (OPGC)-Rs. 4.5 Lakhs per annumOPGC Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL)-1st Year Rs.18,000 - 2nd Year Rs.20,000GSECL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Krishak Bharati Co-operative Limited (KRIBHCO)--KRIBHCO Recruitment Through GATE 2019
 Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC)-Rs. 22000 - 46500MRVC Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL)-Rs. 28,000RVNL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Coal India Limited (CIL)-Rs. 25,000 - 50,000CIL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Airport Authority of India (AAI)198Rs. 16,400 - 40,500AAI Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Educational Consultants Of India Limited (EDCIL)20Rs. 16400-3% to 40,500EDCIL Recruitment Through GATE 2019
National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)50Rs. 16400-3% to 40,500NALCO Recruitment Through GATE 2019
IRCON International Limited (IRCON)38Rs. 20600 - 46500IRCON Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)164RS. 24900 - 50500PGCIL Recruitment Through GATE 2019

Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC)

-13500-66000 p.mDMRC Recruitment
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)25Rs.15600 - 39100 with grade pay of 5400/- p.mNHAI Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited (BSPCL)1043Rs. 32,000BSPCL PSU Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Vizag Steel Plant (VSP)45Rs. 20,600 - 46,500Vizag Steel Plant Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Larsen & Toubro (L & T)40Rs. 41,600L & T Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI)15Rs. 16,400 - 40,500MIDHANI Recruitment Through GATE 2019
Delhi Transco Limited (DTL)-19,000 to 39,100 with grade pay of 5400/- p.mDelhi Transco Limited Recruitment Through GATE 2019



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