The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2017) is an All-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising of Faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development. The GATE score/rank is used for admissions to Post Graduate Programmes (ME, M.Tech, MS, Direct Ph.D.) in institutes like IITs and IISc etc with financial assistance offered by MHRD. PSUs too use the GATE scores for recruiting candidates for various prestigious jobs with attractive remuneration.
In GATE 2017 examination, candidates can apply for only one of the 23 papers listed in the table given below. Candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree. However, candidates are free to choose any paper according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which they wish to seek admission. For more details regarding the admission criteria in any particular institute, candidates are advised to refer to the websites of that particular institute.
GATE exam is important because of below mentioned factors:
M.Tech – Campus placements in National and International private or public companies
Several reputed PSUs and research organizations recruits on basis of GATE Score. i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC etc.
Teaching: Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes etc.
Junior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
Senior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
Junior Research Associates/ Senior Project Associates
Scientists “C” grade jobs
Career in Research & Development
Technical value addition
Expertise in subject/domain specialization