A valid GATE / IES score can be very beneficial. These scores are not just numbers but the paths to various future opportunities having great prospects. Every year millions of students appear in GATE and ESE/IES Exam. Both these exams are in extreme demand. They not only open opportunities in India but also give an advantage to a person who is trying to grasp opportunities abroad.

Before we proceed further let us first know in details what these exams are.


GATE is one of the highly specialized and reputed examination. It is conducted once a year in the month of February (usually). It is organized by the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and seven Indian Institutes of Technologies. GATE aspirants are mostly graduates and postgraduates in engineering and science. One of the reason of large number of applicants in GATE exam is other than graduates and post graduate’s final year students are also eligible to apply. This examination is a pathway to higher studies, public sector jobs, and Junior Research Fellowships. A valid GATE score is required by the aspirants who are seeking admission in the premier institutes in India. The admissions are sought in Masters Degree or Doctoral degree courses in these institutes. Also, various vacancies are filled in PSUs through GATE score.


Indian Engineering Services or IES are civil services. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts this examination. The IES examination is known as the Engineering Services Examination (ESE). People who are selected through IES examination are responsible for the techno-managerial affairs of the Government of India. These people are known as civil servants. They are recruited based on the merit list of the IES/ESE examination.


A VALID GATE score can bring a candidate brilliant opportunities in many fields like academic, job, research, etc.

Let’s explore these options one by one.

Higher Education after GATE

One of the reasons why people appear for GATE is to pursue higher studies. A good and a Valid GATE score can get an aspirant admission to Postgraduate or Doctoral programme in a reputed engineering institute. If one has a high All India Rank, then the student might easily get admitted to an IISc, IIT or NIT. Top engineering institutes, usually, take in aspirants with rank up to 1400. Other Private and government engineering institutions, usually, accept ranks up to 2400 or above. Getting admission in a reputed institution can open up great prospects in terms of job and package.

Job after GATE

CAMPUS Placements: Getting admission in the top we engineering institutes like IISC, IITs, NITs, PEC, DCE etc.  increases the probability of the aspirant securing a high paid job in a multinational company. Companies like Google, L&T, Tata, Maruti, Cisco, and several other select engineering candidates holding a Masters degree from these reputed institutions.

PSU through GATE: PSUs like BHEL, ONGC, WBSEDCL, HPCL, MDL, IOCL, BPCL, NTPC, DDA, Power Grid, etc. fill vacancies through GATE score.

GATE cut off for PSUs is very high, and therefore one must score extremely well to be considered for these vacancies in PSUs. So, PSU through GATE is an excellent idea for aspirants who want to achieve big in life.

CSIR- JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India, a premier national R&D organization, is among the world’s largest publicly funded R&D organization. Every year CSIR takes in many junior researchers through GATE. An interview will be conducted before the final admission. But to be eligible for the interview the aspirant must possess a valid and a good GATE score. The number of intakes depends upon the number of research projects available. The junior researches work on live projects and get a monthly stipend.

Private sector Jobs: Many of the private companies are more focused towards research and development these days. Therefore, they give more preference to students with a Postgraduate degree and a valid GATE score. Some Private companies also recruit through GATE scores. So in short giving GATE exam seriously, gives you immense opportunities.

Foreign companies and institutes: Many foreign companies these days give extra credit to Indian candidates who have a valid GATE score. Also, many universities abroad demand a valid GATE score from Indian candidates for accepting allocations to specialized Postgraduate degree programs. So, a high GATE score can give an aspirant a significant advantage over his /her competitors when applying in foreign companies and universities.

Teaching Jobs: To get a job as a teacher or professor a Postgraduate degree is compulsory these days. Many people who want a career in the teaching sector appear for GATE. They do a postgraduate degree program from a reputed institute. Therefore, an aspirant who wants to start his/her career as professors should appear in GATE and do a Post-graduation or Ph.D. from a reputed institute.


Based on the qualitative analysis in terms of faculty, infrastructure, research contribution, international ranking, and campus placements, the technical institutions may be classified into the following categories:


  • IISC Bangalore.
  • IIT Mumbai.
  • IIT Delhi.
  • IIT Kanpur.
  • IIT Kharagpur.
  • IIT Chennai.
  • IIT Roorkee.
  • NITIE Mumbai.


  • IIT Guwahati.
  • IIT Hyderabad.
  • IIT BHU.
  • NIT Warangal.
  • NIT Trichy.
  • NIT Calicut.
  • NIT Rourkela.
  • NIT Allahabad.


  • NIT Bhopal.
  • NIT Kurukshetra.
  • NIT Jalandhar.
  • NIT Nagpur.
  • NIT Jaipur.
  • IIIT Allahabad and Gwalior.
  • BITS Pilani.
  • NSIT Delhi


  • Dhirubhai Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (Gujrat).
  • Manipal Institute of Technology.
  • Jadavpur University.
  • Punjab Engineering College.
  • JNTU Hyderabad.
  • ISM Dhanbad.
  • ANNA University Chennai.
  • BIT Mesra Ranchi.
  • VJIT Mumbai.
  • Thapar University Patiala.
  • Jamia Milia Islamia Delhi.
  • NIT Hamirpur.
  • P University Delhi.
  • NIT Surat.
  • NIT Silchar.
  • MBM Jodhpur.
  • Osmania University Hyderabad.
  • MITS Gwalior.
  • BIT Patna.
  • BIT Sindri.
  • B Pant Engineering College U.P.
  • BIT Jhansi.

The students who want to pursue a Post-Graduation or Doctoral degree can choose a specialization in the fields mentioned below according to their streams.


  • Design
  • Equipment or Machine Design.
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Manufacturing Science and Engineering.
  • Production Engineering.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Material Science and management
  • Nanotechnology, Ocean Engineering, Metallurgy, and other interdisciplinary streams are also open.


  • Structural Engineering.
  • Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Construction Engineering and Management.
  • Transportation Engineering.
  • Environmental Engineering.
  • Earthquake Engineering.
  • Water Resources Engineering.
  • Rock Engineering.
  • Underground Structure.


  • VLSI Design Tool Technology (* Open for other streams also).
  • Integrated Electronics and Circuits.
  • Micro Electronics, Microwave Engineering.
  • Communication Engineering.
  • Telecommunication Technology and Management.
  • Optoelectronics and Optical Communication.
  • Computer Technology.
  • Digital Signal Processing.
  • Control and Automation.


  • VLSI Design (Core branch of EC).
  • Integrated Electronics and Circuits (Core branch of EC).
  • Power Electronics.
  • Machine and Drives.
  • Power Systems.
  • Telecommunication Technology and Management (Core branch of EC).
  • Control and Automation.
  • Digital Signal Processing.
  • Instrumentation Technology (Core branch of IN).
  • Communication Engineering (Core branch of EC).
  • Computer Technology (Core branch of CS).


  • Computer Science and Engineering.
  • VLSI Design (Core branch of EC).
  • Integrated Elect. and Circuits (Core branch of EC).
  • Computer Architecture.
  • Operating System.
  • Computer Security and Algorithm.
  • Information System.
  • Network and Mobile Communication.
  • Software Technology.
  • Information Technology.
  • Computer Applications.


Union Public Service Commission conducts IES/ESE once a year for recruitment of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.

The aspirants who successfully pass the Engineering Service Examination can get the jobs in their respective branches as mentioned below.

Civil Engineering:

  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores Services
  • Central Engineering Service.
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Services.
  • Central Water Engineering Gr. ‘A’ Service.
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group-A.
  • Assistant Executive Engineer

Mechanical Engineering:

  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores Service.
  • Central Water Engineering Gr. ‘A’ Services.
  • Central Power Engineering Service.
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service.
  • Indian Naval Armament Service.
  • Assistant Executive Engineer Group ‘A’ (Mech. Engg. Posts) in the corps of EME, Ministry of Defence.
  • Assistant Naval Stores Officer, Grade-I (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service.
  • Assistant Executive Engineer in Border Roads Engineering Service Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Supply Service, Group ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group ‘A.’

Electrical Engineering:

  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores Service.
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service.
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service.
  • Central Power Engineering Service
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  • Assistant Naval Stores Officer, Grade-I in Indian Navy.
  • Indian Supply Service Group ‘ A’.
  • Assistant Executive Engineer Group ‘A’ [Electrical Engineering Post] in the corps of EME, Ministry of Defence.

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering:

  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/Electronics Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer Group A in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.
  • Central Power Engineering. Service, Group ‘A’ [Electronics and Tele Communication Engg. Service].
  • Engineer (GCS-Gr-‘A’) in Wireless Planning and Co-ordination Wing/Monitoring Organisation. (M/o Communications & I.T., D/o Telecommunications).
  • Assistant Naval Stores Officer Grade in Indian Navy.
  • Indian Supply Service, Group ‘A.’
  • Indian Inspection Service Group ‘A’
  • Indian Telecommunication Service Gr. ‘A.’
  • Junior Telecom officer [General Central Service Group ‘B’ Gazetted Non-Ministerial].


  • November 1, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks for the valid information


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