Benefits of PSU Recruitment Through GATE 2018 Engineering Graduates
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Benefits of PSU Recruitment Through GATE

The dreams of every engineering graduates to work in a reputed organization with a decent paycheck, bright career growth, job security, a wonderful working environment can be fulfilled if selected in PSU recruitment. PSUs (the Public Sector undertakings) offers all such dreams to be fulfilled, as many of PSUs are hiring engineering graduates through GATE Score– the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), which is the entrance to the PG courses in Engineering at the IITs, IISc, and many good universities.

Everyone is aware of the fact that employees working with these PSUs are highly paid and enjoy various other privileges as well. At present, around 58 PSUs like BSNL, NTPC, HPCL, BHEL, and many others are hiring graduate engineers through GATE. They consider GATE as the best qualifying exam for recruiting in engineering jobs and even in the research institutes like BARC. Clearing GATE test with a good score is a direct gateway to the PSUs.

Nowadays companies are more inclined towards postgraduate engineering students during placements. More jobs in R&D departments generally offered to GATE qualified candidates as compared to graduate engineering students. It is an opportunity for a student to get technical profile jobs in their dream companies.

The GATE score is usually considered valid for three years, but in case of PSUs, it varies from company to company. GATE scores are the benchmarks for recruitment in the top government units. As a result, an obvious rising interest can be seen among budding engineers, which is making them more inclined towards GATE rather than applying for an MBA or any other higher degree.

Similarly, PSUs are also interested to recruit the engineers through GATE. GATE exam tests a candidate’s capability in engineering concepts and managerial skills, thus the GATE score is given weightage by PSUs for recruitment. Therefore, the notification regarding recruitment is released by most of the PSUs just after the announcement of GATE exam dates. This gives candidates ample time to prepare themselves for the GATE exam keeping in mind the GATE score cutoffs for various PSUs.

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AfterGraduation listing the top advantages of PSU recruiting through GATE 2018 for all interested and eligible candidates.

1. Advantage of a Single Exam

PSUs hiring through GATE saves a lot of their individual time and effort. GATE is a single exam that tests the candidates on their respective engineering discipline as well as the analytical and decision-making abilities. Earlier each PSU used to conduct their individual entrance exam and selection procedure for recruitment. Now, they judge the candidates based on GATE Score.

Students qualifying in this entrance exam have to know their technical and aptitude well. Thus, PSUs can be sure that they will get the best candidates to select from. It saves their investment on effort, resource, infrastructure, recruitment cost and all and selecting the best cream of engineering graduates, All this, with a single exam- GATE!

2. Credibility of an Online GATE Exam

GATE is an online exam and believed that the exam process is completely transparent, which means that the results will be reliable. Moreover, this entrance exam is conducted by IITs and IISc, which makes the whole procedure unquestionable.

3. PSU Recruitment the Best Talent

The biggest advantage for PSUs that they get to recruit from the biggest pool of talent, i.e., GATE qualified candidates. Candidates clearing this national level technical entrance exam are among the top aspirants because of their proven sharp technical, analytical and decision-making abilities. Such candidates are in a way the ‘cream’ of the engineering domain. PSUs recruiting through GATE get the chance to recruit such talented candidates as their employees.

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4. Advantage for Students

Clearing GATE can be considered advantageous for engineering students who are desirous to get placed in PSUs. Because of this entrance exam, a lot of time is saved by students as they do not have to prepare separately for different exams of each Organization. They just need to practice for a single exam pattern.

On qualifying the exam, they have two options for them, both of which are equally good. Either they can go for post graduation or, they can opt for a job in PSUs. Candidates need to prepare from the engineering syllabus of their under-graduation or B.E./B.Tech for GATE to get a direct entry to a good PSU. This is a dual advantage as they don’t need to check for extra material to study for GATE.

5. Job Security and other Benefits

Being employed by one of the premier PSUs of the country directly means a good decent pay cheque, alluring perks, medical facilities, and most importantly job security. The pay packages in PSUs generally range from 5 lakhs to 12 lakhs, which is pretty good for aspirants coming under the general age limit of 23-28 years specified separately by each PSU.


GATE exams are conducted every year by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the top seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) on behalf of the National Coordination Board-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. GATE 2018 examination will be conducted by IIT Guwahati on February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2018. The application process has already started and will end on October 5, 2017. The registered candidates will be able to download the admit card of GATE 2018 tentatively from January 5. GATE 2018 result will be announced on March 17, 2018.

GATE has become more than just an entrance exam. Experts too are favoring PSU recruitment through GATE because of innumerable benefits. The PSU Recruitment has increased its popularity that the number of annual GATE applications was more than 9.22 lakh in 2017, making it one of the most important entrance exams in the country for the engineering students. Cracking it is surely a GATEway to success for Engineering Graduates!

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