Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination administered and conducted Jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Government of India.

GATE entrance is compulsory for applying at various jobs in public sector undertakings like IOCL, ISRO, BARC, GAIL, BPCL, SAIL, ONGC, HPCL etc. It is expected to follow same by several Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna CPSEs.

GATE also has it’s importance in admission to postgraduate program with MHRD and some other Government scholarships/assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Computer Applications are eligible for admission to Master’s degree program in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture as well as for Doctoral program in relevant branches of Science with MHRD or other government scholarships/ assistantships.

Eligibility for GATE

Eligibility for GATE – Candidates holding bachelor degree in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture (4 years program degree) and those who are in the final year of such programs are eligible.

Master’s degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs.

Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/ AICTE e.g. AMIE by Institute of Engineers (India); AMICE by Institute of Civil Engineers (India)) as equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

There is no percentage requirement for GATE but the applying candidate should be clear from his bachelor’s degree or degree in which he/she pursuing/has been pass out.

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Public Sector Undertakings of Indian Government number more than 200 commercially functioning companies. The Public Sector Undertaking companies are better known by their shorter initial form of PSU. These undertakings are divided into two parts – state and central.

Public Sector Undertakings are government undertaking companies. These provide secure future and good money as these are less affected by the current recession. This sector provides a career for both technical and non-technical personnel.

The students from technical background can apply in technical service providing companies, i.e. BSNL, MTNL, SAIL, NHAI, NTPC, BHEL, ONGC, HPCL, IOCL, BPCL and many more. There are 252 PSUs in India. These PSUs recruit thousands of diploma and degree holding personnel in technical field. All these companies have their own recruiting procedures.

Some of these companies have competitive type examinations and others have technical written and interview rounds. The intimation for the examination is generally notified beforehand repeatedly in their websites and in all the leading daily newspapers. Other Benefits:

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Indian Engineering Services comprise of engineers who work under the government of India and designated as Class – 1 officer. They administer a large segment of the public sector economy, which constitutes of Indian Railways, Power, Telecommunications, Central Water engineering, Defence service of Engineers, Central Engineering Service, etc. The nature of work performed by these bureaucrats largely depends on their engineering branch and the service or cadre they are recruited in. The career progression goes smoothly attaining high esteem. The first position offered is that of Asst. Executive engineer and the hierarchy ends at the position of Chairman/ Managing Director.

A combined competitive examination is conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services. The Examination constitutes of a written examination followed by an interview for the personality test. The recruitment of qualified candidates is made under the following categories:

  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

IES 2020 Eligibility

(I) Nationality: A candidate must be either:
(a) A citizen of India or
(b) A subject of Nepal or A subject of Bhutan or
(c) A Tibetan refugee who came over to Indian before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(d) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
(II) Age Limits:

    • A candidate for this examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st January, of the exam year.
    • The upper age-limit of 30 years will be relaxable up to 35 years in the case of Government servants of the following categories, if they are employed in a Department/Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below and apply for admission to the examination for all or any of the Service(s)/Posts mentioned in column 2, for which they are otherwise eligible.

The upper age-limit prescribed above will be further relaxable:

      1. Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a scheduled caste or a scheduled tribe.
      2. Upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to OBC category.
      3. Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
      4. Upto a maximum of three years in the case of defence service personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area, and released as a consequence there of.
      5. Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or (iii) on invalidment; (vi) Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Services as on 1st August, and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
      6. Upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.

(III) Minimum Educational Qualifications:

      • Obtained a degree in Engineering from a university 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 universities under section-3 of the university grants commission act, 1956 or
      • Passed Section A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India) or
      • Obtained a degree/diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/College/Institution and under such conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time or
      • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India) or
      • Passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India or
      • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November 1959
      • Provided that a candidate for the post of Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts and Engineer Group ‘A’ in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/Monitoring Organization) may possess any of the above qualifications or the qualification mentioned below namely: M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.

IES 2020 Exam Pattern

IES Preliminary Exam

Examination Paper – I Objective
2 hours
General Studies & Engineering Aptitude 200 marks
Paper – II Objective
3 hours
Engineering Discipline 300 marks

IES Mains Exam

Examination Paper – I Conventional
3 hours
Engineering Discipline 300 marks
Paper – II Conventional
3 hours
Engineering Discipline 300 marks


The Indian Civil Services examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year. The examination schedule is announced during January – February after which the selection is done in 3 stages. Candidates are filtered at every stage through a process of elimination. Mostly this exam is known as IAS as IAS is the most lucrative option among all civil service categories. Civil Services include following services-

ICS Group A Services

Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and 18 other jobs.

ICS Group – B Services

Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer’s Grade), Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service etc.

IAS examination comprises of three successive stages:

  • Civil Services – Preliminary Examination – Objective Type (Qualifier)
  • Civil Services – Main Examination – Written Test
  • Interview / Personality Test

The Prelims are held in May-June and the results are announced in July-August. The Main examination is held in October-November and the candidates who qualify at this stage are invited to the interview in March-April next. The final recruitment and posting of candidates depends on their ranking and the available vacancies for different posts to be filled during that particular year. Students need to first apply for the Preliminary Examination only. Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Main Examination will have to apply again, in the Detailed Application Form which would be supplied to them.

IAS Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks. This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only.

  • Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination
  • The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
  • The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year for various Services and Posts.

IAS Main Examination

The Main Examination will consist of 9 papers in total comprising of conventional essay type questions.

  • Candidates who obtain minimum qualifying marks in the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall be summoned by them for an interview / for a Personality Test.
  • The number of candidates to be summoned for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled.

IAS Interview / Personality Test

  • The interview will carry 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).
  • Marks thus obtained by the candidates (in the Main Examination as well as interview) would determine their final ranking.
  • Candidates will be posted to various services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and Posts.