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GATE 2014 - Why PSUs are Recruiting through GATE Score?

GATE 2014 and it’s importance in Recruitment.

The top most and the first category companies in public sector are giving a wonderful job opportunities to the engineering students. These companies are attracting engineering graduates, providing job security as well as career development in the future. What you should notice is that most of these PSUs are selecting the candidates on the basis of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering score. So, if any candidate could score sufficiently he would be selected in some of the prestigious Public Sector Unit Companies.
Until the last couple of years most of the PSUs used to conduct separate competitive examinations to recruit engineering graduates and management trainees in their companies. These exams consist of aptitude tests, written test, and interviews etc. After the introduction of Aptitude test in GATE 2010 the difference between PSU exam and GATE was lessened. As a result public sector companies started to filter the candidates on the basis of GATE score instead of conducting separate competitive examinations. Currently jobs are available for the BE/ B.Tech. students of the disciplines from Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Computer Science, IT, Metallurgy and civil.

PSUs in the path of GATE

At first the Indian Oil Corporation Limited started it’s engineers appointments by taking into consideration of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering score in 2011. Later other public sector companies followed it. The next year along with IOCL the other companies like BHEL, NTPC, Powergrid, HECL recruited engineers on the basis of Gate 2012 score. This year the number of companies, who are asking GATE score have increased. Individual appointment means lots of stages from the application process to the issue of admit cards, conducting examinations etc. So the companies in the public sector have decided, it is better to follow GATE score while recruiting their engineers than conducting separate examinations. Keeping in view the pains of individual competitive examinations some more companies may follow their path. Keeping in view of the expenditure and the labor in individual competitive examinations, some other companies may follow the path of GATE.

From the candidates point of view all of the PSU companies are creating a good work atmosphere. Furthermore the candidates will get a chance to perform their job in their core subjects. Jobs in PSUs are stable and provide security without any ups and downs. At the entry stage itself the candidates are appointed as Executive trainee, engineer trainee, graduate engineer, graduate apprentice engineer, probationary officer etc. posts. Many of the companies are not even collecting the minimum application fee too. The candidate can register himself by visiting the company’s website, for the posts he is eligible with the same registration number he was given in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2014. At present some companies released nominal employment news about their recruitment. The full notification will be coming in the coming months.

Attractive salaries

Public Sector companies are competing the corporate companies in salary packages. In fact some companies are paying better than the top software and IT companies even in the early stages of their career. An engineering graduate or management trainee can draw up to 7 to 8 lakhs as a starting salary package in reputed Public Sector Units. Candidates have to undergo training for a specific probationary period and after successful completion of training they will be absorbed as permanent employees with tedious salary.  

After PSUs started their recruitments through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering the competition for GATE is also increased tremendously. So if a candidate could score the required cut-off score for IIT or M.Tech. seat he will be able to succeed for the PSUs.

Importance of the GATE

Candidates understanding and caliber in engineering and technology subjects is tested through GATE. The 7 IITs and IISC Bangalore are jointly conducting this. Nowadays the competition for GATE has raised as students prefer to do M.Tech. after B.tech. and the PSUs and centers like CISR and BARC are considering GATE score while doing admissions.

1.8 lakh candidates were in competition in 2008. 7.7 lakh candidates were applied for the GATE last year. Jobs through GATE score and availability of fellowship in higher studies are the main reasons for the rise in competition.

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