Top 5 Opportunities That Come Your Way After GATE

Feb 11, 2023, 16:45 IST

The GATE exam or the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an all-India authorized exam that tests the basic understanding of candidates of undergraduate subjects. It is a prestigious exam, reputed and highly sought after because it offers a plethora of opportunities to qualifying candidates. We will touch base with the opportunities further in this blog.

The GATE exam is conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development or MHR and 7 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in addition to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc). Collectively, these institutions take responsibility for the administrative part of the exam but are not directly concerned about preparing the question papers.

And although many candidates register for the exam to get into the best institutions in India and abroad, there are other opportunities that they can avail of with the help of the GATE exam. There are numerous programs and PSUs wherein an aspirant can fulfill their dreams.

Therefore, we have listed the top 5 opportunities that can come your way after GATE, in this blog.

What are the top 5 opportunities that come your way after GATE?

There are several job opportunities after the gate exam; some opportunities may open doors for you in multinational companies, whereas other doors may lead you to PSUs.

Several opportunities will knock on your door and each opportunity only acts as a gateway to a better future.

To help you get a better understanding, check out the top job opportunities after the gate exam. These are as follows;

  1. PSU - Public Sector Undertaking Jobs

After numerous PSUs signed a memorandum of understanding or MOU with the Indian Institute of Technologies for recruitment, GATE has gained much more popularity.

This means that by clearing the GATE exam, you have the opportunity to get a government sector job and the lucrative aspects of such jobs are

  • You enjoy work-life balance
  • You can expect a high package, which is usually more than INR 50,000 per month
  • You attain extra benefits such as subsidized rates for electricity and oil
  • You get support for higher education For instance for pursuing MBA
  • Social status

Recruitment Procedure

The first requirement is to attain a valid GATE score for the current year, followed by a group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI). Around 75 to 85 percent weightage is given to the GATE score whilst the rest of the weightage is given to your performance in the GD and PI.

Some of the PSUs that recruit candidates via GATE are BHEL, IOCL, NHPC, PGCIL, and NTPC.

  1. M.Tech via the GATE exam

A common option after clearing the GATE exam is to enroll in an M.Tech program by some of the best institutes in India.

To enroll in a postgraduate (PG) program, a valid GATE score is mandatory, especially if you want admission to various IITs and NITs or the National Institutes of Technology.

The process of getting into your desired program depends on the following

  • You must have qualified for the GATE exam and attained the cut-off
  • Undergo an interview stage to get admission

The benefits of joining an M.Tech program are the following

  • You get good job opportunities that offer high-pay packages
  • You have the option of subject specialization
  • You will receive a handsome stipend
  1. Admission to Ph.D. programs

Did you know that candidates can also pursue a Ph.D. program after clearing the GATE exam? You do not need a master’s degree and can apply for the program with your GATE score and Tech/ B.E percentage or CGPA.

However, in order to get admission, you will need a B.E/ Tech degree with at least 65% marks or a CGPA of 7 out of 10 in addition to a valid GATE score.

Also, check each institute’s website for the criteria in order to get a better picture of the admission criteria as it varies from university to university.

  1. Teaching job opportunities

If teaching is something that intrigues you then you can get teaching jobs after the GATE exam. All you need will be your GATE score and a degree in M.TEch or ME.

Many reputed institutes in India offer teaching jobs after the completion of ME or M.Tech and valid GATE scores, however, you should check the requirements of the teaching jobs on the respective institute’s website for detailed information.

  1. Fellowship in Management

Those who wish to enter the research field can do so with their GATE scores. GATE-qualified candidates are eligible for Junior Research Fellowships in CSIR Labs and sponsored projects. The fellowships provide a stipend ranging between INR 31,000 to INR 35,000 a month. Additionally, a House Rent Allowance or HRA of INR 8,000 is awarded to single students and INR 12,000 is awarded to married students staying outside the campus.

Moreover, international universities such as NTU, and Singapore offer Ph.D. positions based on the candidate's GATE score. It is however important to note that the recruitment process varies from institute to institute but most institutes do accept a valid GATE score in addition to an interview for the final selection.


Various job opportunities after the GATE exam are available to candidates with a valid score. Since the pool of opportunities is endless, it may be difficult to choose a path after clearing the exam.

However, it is important to note that each opportunity has its own benefits and eventually all roads will lead to success.

Moreover, if you do qualify for the GATE Exam, companies and institutes will know on your door and encourage you to be a part of their institute or organization. In other words, jobs after the GATE exam are endless.

In case you have any questions related to how you can get started with the GATE exam, you can connect with us to know more.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What is the GATE 2023 Exam Date?

Ans. The GATE 2023 Exam Dates are available on IIT K’s website. The exam will take place on the 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th of February 2023.

Q2. What is the salary after GATE?

Ans. The salary one can expect after giving the exam ranges from INR 500,000 to INR 15,00,000 or in other words 5 lacs to 15 lacs.

Q3. Can I get a Government Job with a GATE score?

Ans. Since the GATE exam provides numerous opportunities, it is also a gateway for government sectors. In fact, GATE-qualified candidates can apply for PSU jobs, depending on the available vacancies.

Q4. Does Google hire through GATE?

Ans. A candidate who completes his or her post-graduation (PG) from a top-tier institute after the GATE exam has the opportunity to get into the top/ best multinational companies such as Google, Samsung, LG, Maruti, Skoda, and so on.

Q5. Is GATE valid for a lifetime?

Ans. No, it is not valid for a lifetime. The GATE score is only valid for 3 years from the date of issuance. Candidates who wish to improve their GATE score can do so by applying for the exam the following year.

Q6. How to prepare for GATE?

Ans. If you are thinking about cracking the GATE exam, it is ideal to start your preparation now. There are endless online learning platforms such as Physics Wallah, Byjus, and Unacademy that provide quality education with the help of well-designed courses, qualified teachers, and trainers whilst also providing updated content.

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