What after BTech? Know your options

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2022 ( GATE )

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Updated on Aug 11, 2017 20:04 IST

By Ankit Goyal

Generally, during our graduation days, we live in a small shell where everything is comfortable and we do not worry about our future. But once we enter the third year of BTech, it’s important to be aware of the choices that we are or we will be making for our future. For that correct choice, we must be aware of all the choices available to us after graduation as this would lead us to a better future. In this article, let’s talk about the opportunities are available for BTech graduates.

GATE

GATE is an exam which is based on what you study in your BTech curriculum. The exam opens the door to various opportunities such as PSU and post-graduation courses such as MS and MTech. There are many opportunities which are generally left unexplored through GATE such as FPM program offered by IIMs in India. This Doctoral Program in Management offers various job opportunities along with a handsome stipend. Also, GATE can enable you to pursue MS from various foreign universities such as National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). There are a plethora of opportunities after GATE.

Those students who have sound technical background should definitely appear for GATE as this exam is mostly based on technical knowledge but if engineering curriculum does not interest you much then this exam may not be for you. But still this is worth considering since there are many exams which are based on similar pattern as GATE and you can end up with a competitive package after any of these exams.

ESE

Engineering Services Exam has a similar course curriculum as GATE but it also has a non-technical exam which GATE does not have. This exam is for those who aspire to land government jobs in sectors such as Defence, PWD, Railways etc. But the recruitment process involves three steps and hence is a bit hectic. To go through ESE you have to first clear written objective exam, then written conventional paper and if you qualify both stages then you have to appear for Personality Test. As per my personal opinion. I do not recommend students in final year to go for ESE because preparing simultaneously technical and non-technical may be very hectic for any college student or even a working professional. You can prepare for GATE and ESE simultaneously if you have some background in technical exams or your technical portion is somewhat ready so that you can brush up those concepts alongside preparing non-technical for ESE.

PSU

There are many organizations conducting their independent written exams such as CIL conducted this year and ISRO and BARC conduct every year. The exams are based on a pattern which is very similar to GATE and ESE and hence preparing for these exams do have many side benefits. These industries recruit through written exam and then an interview.

CAT/XAT

These two exams are the most famous ones to get into a management programme offered by a reputed college. CAT is mostly famous because of some of the top colleges like IIMs, IITs, SP Jain Institute, FPM etc accepts the exam scores. XAT is an entrance test for admission into XLRI.

CAT is a 3 hour online exam consisting of 100 questions and colleges recruit using percentile in CAT and then conducting a counselling cum interview session. But remember you have to have a very high percentile to get into top colleges as well as your academic background must be strong. These colleges do take into consideration your 10th and 12th percentage as well as B.Tech percentage or pointer.

This exam is recommended for those who do not have much interest in pursuing technical jobs and wish to get into Finance, Banking, Data Analytics jobs but mind you these exams need a strong hold on numerical and verbal ability. So, do ask yourself at least once that can you handle tough aptitude questions and if yes then this is meant for you.

Also, learning aptitude will do you no harm as it will also help in Campus Placements.

GRE/IELTS

These two exams are conducted for admission into foreign universities for MS program. These exams are mostly conducted to test your proficiency in English Language. There are two major sections in these exams i.e. Aptitude and English. The aptitude section is comparatively simple as compared to CAT but in English you need to memorize a lot of dictionary words. Once you have a valid GRE score then you can apply to different universities along with Statement of Purpose (SOP). These universities will verify your academic background along with valid GRE score before taking admission. If you are academically excellent then you can also be eligible for scholarship to cover your basic expenses.

Private Companies

There are many exams which are specifically conducted for entry into private sector companies such as e-litmus and AMCAT. These exams are based on knowledge of Aptitude and English. You can expect a package of 4-8lacs after clearing these exams but there is no guarantee of job as all these exams can get you a job if there are jobs available in market. So, this is comparatively a risky option as compared to other options I have explained above. But again a good command in Aptitude can open many doors for you so there is no harm in appearing for these exams.

Campus Recruitment

This option is for those which belong to a reputed college where top companies visit for recruitment. You can prepare for Campus Placement by preparing for Numerical Aptitude and Reasoning. Also, have a resume ready because these companies will interview you on the basis of what you have written in your resume. So, do not write anything fake just to impress because they can cross question you on the lines of whatever you have mentioned in your resume. Also, you need to have good knowledge of what you did in your B.Tech project and Internship because interview is mainly focused on that.

Bank PO/SSC

These exams are very popular now a days because of the large number of vacancies that are available after these exams. Generally these exams are based on Numerical Ability, Reasoning, English, General Awareness and Computer Applications. So, these are pretty generic topics which can easily be prepared and once you clear the written exam, you have to go through an interview in order to land a job.

Comparison

These are broadly various opportunities that are available after B.Tech and as you might have observed it seems that Aptitude and English are two most important subjects which students generally do not take seriously. So, prepare these well as it will also help you in GATE and ESE.

About the Author:

Ankit Goyal

Ankit Goyal is co-founder of Kreatryx which is an online and offline GATE/PSU preparation portal. He completed his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering  from IIT Indore in 2013. He is gold medalist of his batch. He cracked GATE with an AIR-8 with final year of college in 2013 but joined Qualcomm. He again cracked GATE in 2014 with an AIR 1.

 

 

 

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What chances I have to get admission for M.Tech in Geotechnical Engineering? I have not given GATE exam.

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Probuddha Konwar

Beginner-Level 5

5 days ago

If you want to do M. Tech from government college then you must give the GATE exam. There is no other option to take admission in M. Tech without GATE in government colleges. Yes, private universities are there where you can take admission without any exam.

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Did obc students get scholarships without GATE for the M.Arch course?

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Devyani Solanki

Contributor-Level 10

a week ago

If you have a good GATE Score then it might become easier for you to get into a good institution and after that you will get Teaching Assistant Ship in that institution. In case, even you don't have good GATE score, then also there are institute that provides TA ship and many of the colleges have...If you have a good GATE Score then it might become easier for you to get into a good institution and after that you will get Teaching Assistant Ship in that institution. In case, even you don't have good GATE score, then also there are institute that provides TA ship and many of the colleges have special scholarship for Obc and other reserved category students. Before taking admission, check whether the scholarship is available in that institution or not. For that, you can check their website or call them directly.

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Is WILP B.Tech from BITS eligible for competitive exams like GATE / CAT?

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RISHU KUMAR

Contributor-Level 10

a week ago

Hello,
Yes, WILP B.Tech from BITS is eligible for competitive exams like GATE / CAT.

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I prefer online mode. Is Entri app a good choice for GATE -mechanical 2023 preparation? If not, can you suggest some alternative?

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Group Captain Vinayak Deo

Scholar-Level 18

a week ago

Hello Muhammad Waseem, it is perfectly alright to study online and prepare for GATE 2023. There are plenty of students who do not join any class either physically or online but still get through this examination with flying colors. What is required is the application of mind and perseverance and ...Hello Muhammad Waseem, it is perfectly alright to study online and prepare for GATE 2023. There are plenty of students who do not join any class either physically or online but still get through this examination with flying colors. What is required is the application of mind and perseverance and the hard work of studies and studies. On this platform, a counselor cannot recommend any particular establishment for taking coaching from for the simple reason that it may amount to promoting that establishment. Hence I would like to advise you to either seek counsel from your friends or Google for any information that you are seeking in this respect. Best wishes to you.

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My GATE score is 723/1000. What are my chances in round 5 as I have not received any offer till date?

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Navneet Savita

Beginner-Level 4

2 weeks ago

There a little low chances for M.Tech in IIT usually a lower IIT for general category.

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My GATE score is 723/1000 in CSE. What is the cutoff of top 7 IITs?

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Apurva Randive

Beginner-Level 3

3 weeks ago

What this means is that candidates who want to appear for IIT JEE exam must qualify their 12th with 75 per cent marks which is for the General and OBC category while 65 per cent cutoff is set for other reserved categories like SC, ST, PwD.

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Can I apply for CSIR NET or GATE if I have a year lag between my Masters's course and have completed M.Sc. in 3 years?

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Vinay kr Pandey

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Dear aspirant
Kindly check the below link for information related to your query. https://www.shiksha.com/engineering/articles/gate-2022-eligibility-age-limit-academic-qualification-blogId-21133.

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I did my B.Tech in safety and fire engineering. So which GATE paper should I select related to my branch?!

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Vansh Sharma

Beginner-Level 1

a month ago

Yes, you can give the exam, but you can select your branch according to your M.Tech preference.

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KANDREGULA DINESH KUMAR

Beginner-Level 3

2 months ago

In GATE official website they given the no of courses list while the branch of engineering is selected the courses which are eligible to write the exam while applying for GATE please read all the instructions in the official GATE website.

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Which colleges offer Masters in architecture with GATE score in Andhra Pradesh in year 2022 2023?

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Vinay kr Pandey

Scholar-Level 16

2 months ago

Top M.Arch Colleges in Andhra Pradesh 2022:
1. Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam
2. GITAM University - GITAM Institute of Technology
3. SPA Vijayawada - School of Planning and Architecture etc.

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Sir, I want to pursue data Science from IIT, what is the procedure?

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Himanshu Meena

Contributor-Level 7

2 months ago

Dear now many iits are provided B.Tech admission in data Science you can score good rank in jer advance and get admission.
Best of luck dear.

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