Why GATE 2022 is Very Important for Mechanical Engineering Student Aspirants?

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : December 27th, 2021

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Science for admission into the Master's Program and Job in Public Sector Companies, Government of India. IIT Kharagpur has released the brochure for the Mechanical Engineering GATE 2022 exam on its official web portal. The candidates need to score minimum qualifying marks which are called cutoffs in order to qualify in the GATE 2022.A valid GATE score is essential for obtaining financial assistance during Master’s programs and direct admission to Doctoral programs in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, and Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science in Institutes supported by the MHRD or other Government agencies.


Benefits of appearing for the GATE Mechanical 

The purpose of the GATE exam is to test student's knowledge and understanding of their understanding of Graduate level subjects in Engineering and Science. Every year lakhs of Engineering Graduates pass out from universities and engineering colleges across India appear for GATE.

There is a misconception among Engineering Students that the GATE 2022exam will only for ME. /M. Tech which finally leads to a teaching career but that's not correct. The GATE 2022 score of the candidate is also used by several Public sector Undertakings (PSU)  for recruiting Graduate Engineers in entry-level positions, to get Fellowship Programs from the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and Scholarships in ME/M.Tech and many more.

Masters Degree

To pursue M.E., M.Tech, M.Sc  programs in any of the leading institutes in the country Master's degree leads to specialization and cultivates and brings out the best of your interest in a certain area which may lead to research or doctorate degree by GATE 2022 likesome of them are follows -

  • Master of Science in Space and Engineering Systems.
  • Master in Automotive Mechatronics and Management
  • Master of Earth and Space Physics and Engineering
  • MPhil in Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc in Mechatronics
  • Master in Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc in Maintenance Engineering. and many more...

Campus Placement

More branch-specific companies recruit through campus recruitment in leading Institutes. GATE aspirants are more likely to placed in companies of mechanical Engineering like TATA POWER, ADANI INFRASTRUCTURES, BIRLA, TATA STEEL through GATE 2022.

Research or Ph.D. Admission 

A masters' degree is a must for those wishing to apply for Research positions in Educational institutes and most Research and Development Careers through GATE 2022. The scholarship is awarded by the Government of India  Rs 13000/- is paid during the master's course so that there is no dependency on parents for financial needs. GATE 2022 qualified candidates will also be eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in Council of Scientific and Industrial Research  Laboratories and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research sponsored projects. Also student can get admission in Top IIM for FPM program through GATE 22 .See the details mentioned below or click on the link  .

Eligibility for apply for IIM's Doctoral Program in Management:

Candidates must possess one of the following qualifications after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent to apply for IIMT’s Doctoral Program in Management:

  1.     A Master’s Degree in any discipline securing at least 60 percent marks (or equivalent) or a 2 year post graduate diploma securing atleast 60 percent marks (or   equivalent), in addition to a Bachelors’ degree/equivalent with at least 50 percent marks obtained after a minimum of three years of education.
  2.    Five-year / four-year Integrated Master’s Degree Programme in any discipline, with at least 60% marks or equivalent.
  3.     A professional qualification like CA / ICWA / CS (with atleast 50 percent aggregate marks) along with  Bachelor's degree (with atleast 60 percent marks).
  4.     A 4-year / 8-semester Bachelor’s degree with at least 8 CGPA.
  5.   Admission criteria will changes according to different IIMS eligibility  .


  1. In addition to the above academic eligibility, minimum 60 percent marks in Secondary (Class X) and Senior Secondary (Class XII) is required.
  2. Five percent Marks relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates
  3. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the respective University/ institution. If a University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result by 100.
  4. The Master's degree or equivalent qualification/Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification should be: (a) from any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956; or (b) recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India or (c) possess an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE. 

Have a score of CAT or GMAT or GATE * or GRE or UGC-JRF as applicable. Validity of score: Two years from the date of the test and valid as on date of submission of the DPM application. Note that the eligibility tests considered by the respective areas are given in the following table:

DPM 2022 Batch - Acceptable Test Scores accepted by respective areas
AreaAcceptable Test Scores
StrategyCAT / GMAT / GRE/ UGC-JRF (any discipline)
MarketingCAT / GMAT / GRE
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource ManagementCAT / GMAT / GRE / UGC-JRF in Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Management, Labor Welfare-PMIR-HRM
Operations Management and Decision SciencesCAT/GMAT / GRE/ UGC-JRF (Mathematical Sciences) / GATE (Mechanical/Production and Industrial/Computer Science)
Information Systems and AnalyticsCAT / GMAT / GRE/ UGC-JRF (any discipline)
Finance and AccountingCAT / GMAT / GRE/ UGC-JRF (any discipline)
Economics & Public PolicyCAT/GMAT/GRE/UGC-JRF (relevant discipline in Economics)

Note: Candidates appearing for GATE 2022 can also apply. If the DPM admission interviews are held before the GATE results are declared, candidates should bring a copy of their admit card to the interview and the admission offer will be finalized only after receiving the GATE score from the candidate within the stipulated time. If GATE results are declared before the interviews, candidates should bring a copy of their score card to the interview. In the online admission form, such candidates can enter 'NA' in the 'Score' column of Section 4.

Public Sector Undertakings

More than 37 PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings and government organizations), like BARC, ISRO, IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, MDL, etc. prescribe GATE 2022 qualification as a requirement for Mechanical stream

Foreign Universities

Based on the GATE 2022 score, some of the foreign universities Like Nanyang Technological University  Singapore can offer Ph.D. positions without any GRE score requirements.

GATE ME Study Notes


GATE ME 2022 Test Series

GATE Mechanical Syllabus 2022

GATE Result 2021

GATE Score Card 2021

GATE Cut Off 2021 | GATE Counselling 2021

Download GATE 2021 Notification (Previous Year) 

GATE 2022 Official Website - IIT Kharagpur


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