Why GATE Exam?
Admission to Post Graduate and Doctoral Programmes
Admission to postgraduate program with MHRD and some other government scholarships/ assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes is open to those who qualify through GATE.
GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture or Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for admission to Master/Doctoral program in Engineering/Technology/Architecture as well as for doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science with MHRD or other government scholar ships/assistantships. Candidates with master’s degree in Engineering/technology Architecture may seek admission to relevant PhD programmes with scholarship/assistantship without appearing in the GATE examination.
In the past several public sector undertakings have used GATE scores for screening. A select few such organizations are: Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL), Gas Authority of India (GAIL), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) etc.