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GATE 2013 Preparation and Public Sector Companies Selection Procedure.

From GATE 2013 to Appointment in Public Sector Companies

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2013 Preparation Plan

Math and Aptitude are main

         As you have read in the earlier article on GATE 2013, Job opportunities in Public Sector Units rely on GATE score. So it is essential to prepare with proper planning and develop a clear concept regarding this examination. In Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Examination there will be 65 questions for 100 marks and the exam duration is 3 hours. Question paper will be in multiple objective type and questions are given from the core engineering subject, engineering math and general aptitude. 70% weightage is given for the engineering subject. 15 marks come from aptitude and math branches each. In fact minimum pass marks can be secured writing correct answers in aptitude and math branches.
Examination Pattern           
Type of Questions
Marks per Questions
Total Marks
Negative Marks
Q 1 to Q 25
Core Subjects
Q 26 to Q 55
Core Subject
Q 56 to Q 60
General Aptitude
Q 61 to Q 65
General Aptitude

GATE 2013 Syllabus for General Aptitude click here

           Basic understanding and command over the subjects and application of these things in challenging situations are tested in GATE. As per IIT notification, questions are divided into memory, comprehension, application, analysis and synthesis categories. Questions on memory will be in one mark category. Clear understanding on primary topics and vivid practice are the key points for the success in GATE. Students should prepare a plan by solving the old papers and analyzing the weight age of different subjects. Students should remember that the GATE 2013 score will remain valid for 2 years from the date of the declaration of results.

Public Sector Unit Companies Selection Procedure after GATE 2013

          In selection of Engineering graduates, Training and absorbing them in full scale, companies are following certain rules. They are considered to be eligible only if they have a specified percentage of marks in engineering as well as GATE score. It is mandatory for candidates to secure minimum 65% marks for appointments in many companies. Some companies are providing chances to even AMIE and B.Sc. (eng) students too along with concerned branch. Some companies are giving chance to the students who studied other subjects related to the core branches. But GATE score is compulsory and common for all. Though you have scored enough in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering you need good marks to attend the next stages like Group discussion, interview and the rest of stages of the PSUs recruitment.

Group Discussion, Interview

          Companies are conducting Group Discussion, psychometric tests, interview, and medical tests after short listing the candidates as per the GATE score. Some companies may recruit the employees directly on the basis of GATE score. Marks obtained in engineering and communication skills play a vital role at the interview stage. All public sector companies are giving preference to freshers. So keep in path and take it seriously GATE 2013.

          Selected candidates are appointed as apprentices or trainees and paid stipend. Some companies are providing residing facilities even in the probation period. After successful completion of training they will be absorbed as permanent employees and are given all kinds of allowances and facilities as per central government norms. For this candidates have to write a band to work for the company for a specific period of time. There is a good competition for jobs in companies like Indian Oil Corp oration. Recently more than 1 lakh candidates applied for jobs in this corporation. There is a much scope for candidates belong to the branches of mechanical, electrical and other branches for the BPCL, Power Grid, NTPC and other companies.

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