Importance Of Gate 2017 Exam | Benefits Of Gate 2017 

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2017) online examinations will be held on February 4, 5, 11 and 12 next year (2017). Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee is the organizing institute for the exam. The final schedule of the examination will be displayed on the official website .
Other important details given on the official website:
1) GATE online application processing system (GOAPS) website will open for enrollment, application filling, application submission on September 1, 2016.
2) The last date for submission of online application is October 4, 2016.
3) The last date for request for change in the choice of examination city is November 16, 2016.
4) The date for availability of admit card for printing is January 5, 2017.
5) The results will be announced on March 27, 2017.
The GATE, is an all-India entrance test to screen candidates for their comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering, technology, architecture and postgraduate level subjects in science.
It is a test for admissions to the MTech, ME courses and direct PhD at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), other government-funded technical institutions and many private universities and institutes across the country.
Importance Of Gate 2017 Exam | Benefits Of Gate 2017 
Importance Of Gate 2017 Exam | Benefits Of Gate 2017
Importance Of GATE SCORE:
The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies. Recently, GATE scores are also being used by several Indian public sector undertakings (i.e., government-owned companies) for recruiting graduate engineers in entry-level positions. It is one of the most competitive examinations in India.

Benefits Of Gate 2017 

GATE is an exam which opens up an ocean of possibilities. And believe me, it’s not that tough either. 
The possibilities after GATE are :
  • M.Tech. : the most conventional future of GATE qualified candidates. M.Tech. from IITs and a few good NITs actually give you deeper understanding of the subject. They will make you love (or hate?) the subject more than you did in your engineering. Moreover, a masters from a good college increases your chances of being selected for PhD at an even better college, in India or abroad.
  • M.E. / M.S. : mostly similar to the above point.
  • PGDM / PGDIE etc :some colleges also shortlist GATE qualified candidates for technomanagerial courses, NITIE Mumbai being a big name in that list.
  • PSU’s : the most famous option in recent times. After PSUs started recruiting through GATE, the number of applicants increased substantially. Stable job, fat packages, good standard of living, you got everything.
  • A better degree than most engineers (who prefer not to go for masters) implies a few extra jobs for which you are eligible, but they are not.
  • A few colleges in Singapore and Germany also consider you for M.S. if you have a decent GATE score. However this option is not usually that talked about, and the information available online is insufficient, so you should double check before considering this.
  • Integrated Ph.D. : some colleges let you do an integrated masters plus doctoral programme, directly after your graduation.
  • Jobs in core research fields, that are the perfect for you, if you are interested in exploring and unfolding the unseen. Some top notch organizations like BARC, DRDO, ISRO, etc. recruit based on GATE scores.
  • Some IIM’s also have a few seats for doctoral programmes based on GATE score. Again, this option is not that famous.
Fellowship Programs
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) introduced the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) – GATE scheme in 2002 to allow GATE-qualified engineering graduates and GPAT-qualified pharmaceutical graduates to pursue research through suitable Ph.D. programs at CSIRlaboratories.
Stipend and tenure:
The fellowship amount is Rs.25,000 (US$370) per month plus HRA (house rent allowance). In addition, a contingency grant of Rs.20,000 (US$300) per annum (calculated on a pro-rata basis for fraction of a year) is also provided. On completion of 2 years as JRF – GATE, the fellowship upgraded to SRF (Senior Research Fellowship) – GATE and stipend increased to Rs. 28,000 (US$420) per month in the later years, on the basis of assessment of CSIR JRF-NET guidelines.(Source)
DRDO Research:
From this year onwards DRDO is also considering the GATE score for their jobs.
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