Scope Of the GATE Exam after mechanical engineering

Why is the GATE important after mechanical engineering ?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination being conducted and administered by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology. It is conducted by the National Coordination Board GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

In the present competitive scenario, where there is mushrooming of universities and engineering colleges, the only yardstick to measure and test the caliber of engineering students is the GATE. There is a misconception among students that GATE exam is meant for ME./M.Tech which finally leads to a teaching career only.

Students keep asking , what is scope After gate For Mechanical Engineering , What are the best opportunities after clearing gate exam , What are the scopes for gate score. So here are some Advantages Of Gate Examination 

advantages of gate
advantages of gate

Advantages /benefits Of GATE Examination 

1. Expertise in subject/domain specialization (ME/MTech)

A good GATE score is helpful for getting admission into IITs, IISC, IIITs, NITs and many other renowned institutions for those who have missed the train of IITs, IISC, IIITs, NITs in their advance JEE or AIEEE exam. Also, a Minimum stipend of 12,400/- per month is given to regular students joining colleges under MHRD.

2. Stipend and scholarship

Reputed Institutes like BARC also considering or Specify GATE SCORE CARD mandatory for their various courses offered by the Institute. It is also stipend based course with the average stipend of Rs 15000/- to Rs 20000/- for GATE qualified students. Some courses named as self-supporting courses also asked for valid GATE Score Card in BARC.

3. Junior Research Fellowship

GATE qualification is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations like DRDO, BARC, ISRO etc. also in CSIR Laboratories and CSIR sponsored Projects.

4. PSUs Hiring

More than 30+ PSUs like IOCL, ONGC, BPCL, HPCL, NTPC, GAIL, HAL, BARC etc. consider GATE score for recruitment.

5. Post Graduation from Abroad

Quite a few foreign universities in Singapore and Germany consider the GATE score for their entrance process. This could open up international opportunities for you – both academically as well as professionally.

6. Teaching Jobs

M.Tech(M.E) Degree also provides an opportunity for those who wish to apply for faculty in top educational universities. These top educational universities offer Asst. Professor designation to their candidates with highly paid packages of 5-7 lacs per annum.

7. MBA Admission

India Top ranked MBA college (NITIE Mumbai, Rank 6th in India) take admissions from GATE. It offers very lucrative pay package starting from 9 lacs per annum to 39 lacs per annum.

8. Other benefits

  • Preparation of GATE helps you greatly in preparation of IES (Indian Engineering Services) as well as technical syllabus for both the exams is more or less same.
  • Helps in better preparation for B.Tech semesters
  • Brushing up technical skills for Campus Recruitment

Now you know the good benefits of GATE Exam, So start your GATE preparation with the help of this website and share your feedback and queries through comment.


Sachin Thorat

Sachin is a B-TECH graduate in Mechanical Engineering from a reputed Engineering college. Currently, he is working in the sheet metal industry as a designer. Additionally, he has interested in Product Design, Animation, and Project design. He also likes to write articles related to the mechanical engineering field and tries to motivate other mechanical engineering students by his innovative project ideas, design, models and videos.

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