What After Qualifying GATE 2022 Exam? Check Multiple Career Options

By Mona Kumari|Updated : January 6th, 2022

After qualifying for GATE 2022 many opportunities will open up for students to shape their future. Students can opt for higher education, research programs and even get placed based on their GATE 2022 score.

GATE qualifications help candidates to mould their career in the direction they want themselves to succeed, like excelling in the field of research and development, government jobs, private jobs, teaching jobs, etc. In this article, we will explore all the benefits that a student can receive from qualifying for the GATE exam.

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After qualifying for GATE 2022 many opportunities will open up for students to shape their future. Students can opt for higher education, research programs and even get placed based on their GATE 2022 score.

GATE qualifications help candidates to mold their career in the direction they want themselves to succeed, like excelling in the field of research and development, government jobs, private jobs, teaching jobs, etc. In this article, we will explore all the benefits that a student can receive from qualifying for the GATE exam.

What are the Benefits of Passing the GATE Exam?

Clearing the GATE exam with a high normalised GATE score can lead up to various opportunities for the students. Pivotal benefits of passing the GATE exam consist of government jobs in PSUs, receiving Fellowships, admission to top universities of India with a hefty stipend, etc. The benefits of the passing GATE exam are:

  • Selection for Post Graduation Program for GATE qualified candidates
  • Government jobs for GATE qualified candidates
  • Junior Fellowship Programs for GATE qualified candidates
  • Fellowship Programs in IITs and IIms
  • Private companies accepting GATE scores for recruitment
  • Teaching job for GATE qualified candidates
  • Accepting application for MS in foreign Universities

Let us explore all the above-mentioned benefits in detail.

Selection for Post Graduation Program for GATE Qualified Candidates

Students who will qualify for the GATE 2022 exam can apply for post-graduation programs in universities across India including IITs, IISCs, NITs, and many notably prestigious institutions as well. Students need to apply for the IITs individually whereas for NITs they need to register for the common counselling portal known as CCMT (Centralised Counselling for M.Tech./M.Plan./M.Arch./M.Des.) to get the call for admission to the particular institute.

Government Jobs for GATE Qualified Candidates

Students who attain high ranks in the GATE exam can apply for the PSUs for the jobs of entry-level engineers. Students need to register individually for each PSU of their choice and then only they will be considered for the job. 

There are more than 50 PSUs who use the GATE score as an important aspect of their selection process. The selection process of PSUs may include several stages of assessment like Group Discussions(GDs), written tests, and finally Personal Interviews before getting the job. The process may vary from organization to organization.

Salary After Cracking GATE 2022

Salary after cracking GATE and getting placed into PSUs is known to be around on an average of 7 LPA to 15 LPA depending upon the PSUs. The salary may vary but it is evident that generally, GATE qualified salary is notably higher than normal placements to the private companies.

Junior Fellowship Programs for GATE Qualified Candidates

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) uses the GATE score to allot the Junior Fellowships to the deserving students. The Fellowships are only allotted to the Indian natives as it is only tenable in India to citizens of India.

Fellowship Programs in IITs and IIMs

After the launch of the Prime Minister’s Research Fellowships (PMRF) program, students are allotted Fellowship programs in the IITs and IIMs based on the GATE score. A stipend ranging from 35,000 to 40,000 is allotted to the students on successful awarding of Fellowship. 

Private Companies Accepting GATE Scores for Recruitment

There are many fortune-private companies in India that consider GATE for the selection process to the recruitment of the students to the engineering jobs in their department. They use the GATE score as the eligibility criteria for the recruitment process.

Teaching Job for GATE Qualified Candidates

Many private educational institutes and universities consider GATE qualified students for the teaching role in their institutes. Candidates who are looking for teaching as a career path shall apply for faculty positions after qualifying for the GATE exam in many universities and prestigious colleges.

Accepting Application for MS in Foreign Universities

With the level of authority the GATE exam has and the difficulty level this exam puts in front of students, many foreign countries are considering GATE for the allocation of admission in their facility. Countries like Germany, Singapore, etc have already started the process of admission based on the GATE exam in some of their universities.

Benefits of Qualifying GATE with a Low Score

Low scores in GATE exams can still be used to get admission in the Masters’ programs in various NITs and private institutes depending upon the requirement of the institutes. Low GATE scores can be used to get placed in the private companies as well as generally companies only consider GATE qualification and focus less on the GATE individual scores. 

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FAQs

  • Depending upon the GATE score obtained and the Rank of the student he/she can apply for M.Tech through CCMT counselling or can apply for different PSUs according to the notification and eligibility criteria. Students can even opt for fellowships or research works.

  • Salary after the GATE exam depends upon the type of PSUs an individual is opting for but on average the salary ranges between 6 LPA-15 LPA for a graduate engineer.

  • PSUs are the public sector undertakings owned by the government and the job will be permanent and the perks are good as well.

  • Students qualifying for GATE exams are eligible for counselling for  M.Tech programs offered by various universities and are entitled to a monthly stipend of Rs 12400 for M.Tech. students by AICTE. Students become eligible for PSUs’ recruitment process, awarding of Fellowships, teaching jobs as well.

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