Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidate in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science.
The GATE score of a candidate reflects a relative performance level in a particular subject in the exam across several years. The score is used for admissions to post-graduate programs (e.g., M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D.) in Indian institutes of higher education with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other Government agencies. The score may also be used by Public and Private Sector Undertakings for employment screening purposes.
Now question arises here is, what a PSU is and what are the career opportunities for GATE Scholars in these PSUs.
What are PSU's?
A state-owned enterprise in India is called a public sector undertaking (PSU) or a public sector enterprise. These companies are owned by the union government of India, or one of the many state or territorial governments, or both. The company stock needs to be majority-owned by the government to be a PSU. PSUs may be classified as Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), public sector banks (PSBs) or State Level Public Enterprises (SLPEs). CPSEs are administered by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
What is the Criteria of Selection in PSU?
Recruitment in PSUs is done on the basis of short listing candidates based on GATE Score, followed by GD and PI. Candidates, who obtain qualifying marks in GATE, have to apply online on the respective website of the PSU. GATE score is valid for three years. Whereas direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Cabinet Secretariat is also done on the basis of GATE scores.
There were total 27 PSUs that called GATE qualified candidates for direct interview in 2015. This year total there are total 1590 vacancies in PSUs including Cabinet Secretariat that will hire engineering graduates having valid GATE score. The number of vacancies are increasing every year.
In the below table you can see the salary packageUs:
Here are the PSU's that recruit through GATE in different engineering streams:
As you can see in the above tables there are a lot of advantageous opportunities waiting for you in different PSUs and GATE is the basis of all these opportunities. To avail these opportunities all you need is to crack GATE with really good marks. So, if you have not yet started preparing for GATE, start preparing now and get a chance to work in top PSUs.
For PSUs recruiting through GATE 2016 visit: PSU Recruitment