One of the most popular and prestigious examinations in the country that every science student aspires to crack is the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Conducted by the National Coordination Board GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India and administered by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), this examination determines your future and career to a great extent, in the field of science.

The GATE score determines, whether an engineering student will get admission to the IITs or IISc or the other top science and technology institutes of the country, for their M.E. or M.Tech. courses after graduation.

However, there are many benefits of qualifying the GATE exam with good score. If you know them all, it will help you to plan your career likewise and get motivation to study harder, as new arenas of career opportunity will be opened to you. Here are the top 5 benefits of qualifying GATE exam.

1. Admission to Top Colleges and Institutions for Post Graduate Degree:

In the current academic scenario in India as well as in the competitive world outside India, having higher education is a must for a secure future ahead. For that you cannot stop only at the graduation level. A good GATE score will open your chances of getting admission to the top engineering and technology colleges of the country such as –

  • IITs
  • IIMs
  • NITIE or National Institute of Industrial Engineering.

Many other private and national colleges and institutes also consider the GATE score for giving admission to students for postgraduate courses in engineering and technology.

2. PSU Jobs:

If you think that the GATE score is meant only for the post graduate courses, you are mistaken. One of the major benefits of qualifying GATE exam is that a good GATE score will help you to crack the many PSU or Public Sector Undertaking jobs in the country. If you are looking for a safe and secure government job of the high posts in India, especially in the PSU sectors, then GATE is a must. Since the posts are limited and applicants are many, the administers have made high GATE score as a minimum and compulsory criteria for the applicants.

3. Fellowship Programs:

Many students aspire to have a good Ph.D opportunity and get JRF or Junior Research Fellowship to conduct their research in engineering and technology sectors that is conducted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). A good GATE score is a gate pass for that. As these fellowship programs offer a high stipend amount, it is always a goal for most of the students, who wish to stay in the academic field, to get a good JRF and for that good GATE score is a must.

4. M.Tech and M.E. Scholarship:

When you are pursuing your masters’ degree program in technology or engineering, there is always a need for financial support to conduct the thesis works and to meet other academic needs. If you have a good GATE score, you are entitled to apply for scholarships up to INR 12,400/- and this is a very helpful amount for any student to buy books, manage thesis expenses and to present their papers.

5. Foreign University Studies:

Those, who think that the GATE score is considered to be important only in India, will be glad to know that many foreign universities also consider GATE score as a proof of their eligibility when they apply for further studies in the foreign universities. These are –

  • Nanyang Technological University in Singapore
  • National University of Singapore
  • Many German Universities as well.

So, now that you have known about the benefits of qualifying GATE exam take this examination seriously and start preparing yourself for the next examination. It is important that you prepare thoroughly for the examination as it will certainly change your life, bringing more opportunities and opening more areas of success in life. Ideally, it is best that you enroll in a professional coaching. Appearing for GATE examination has become so prevalent nowadays that GATE coaching centers have been flooded in every place.  There are many GATE Coaching Centres In Ernakulam alone, so it is that you do proper survey and study about all the institutes and finally conclude on the best. A good training center will certainly assist you covering the all essential portion and preparing you with the previous years’ papers, etc. Moreover what is more important, is that you choose a GATE coaching center that is reputed and holds an excellent record of qualified pass-outs. A good training institute is a stepping stone towards  good results in GATE exams and thereafter, a successful career as well.