COME January 31 and your GATE to top PSU jobs will open as the Graduate Aptitude Test Examination (GATE 2015) will be held on the last date of this month and on February 1, 7 and 8. GATE is held for testing the comprehensive...understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science.
Many Indian PSUs have set the GATE score as the minimum criterion for appearing in their job processes and campus interviews. Hence, as an Engineer, if you do not possess GATE scores, you will be automatically left out of their selection process.
In 2011, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd started recruiting engineers using the GATE scores. Subsequently, other PSUs followed Indian Oil's recruitment policy, including HECL, IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, Power Grid, in 2012 and the numbers only increased with time.
If you are young and energetic and have a passion to excel, PSUs are the right place to show your talents. PSUs apart from providing a secure job environment and much scope to grow also provide handsome salary at par with the top IT and software companies, that too in the initial stages of one's career. In general, a management trainee or an engineering graduate can easily draw up to seven to eight lakhs as an initial salary package in PSUs.
Initially, candidates undergo a specified training or probationary period. After successful completion of this period, he/she is designated as a permanent employee, with an outstanding salary.
Here is a list of 8 PSUs that has advertised for recruitment as Management Trainees through GATE 2015 scores:
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) invited applications for recruitment to the post of Assistant Engineer (On Training) and Assistant Manager (IT Systems)
Coal India Limited has notified to recruit Management Trainees (MT) in Mechanical, Electrical, Geology and Mining Discipline
National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has invited applications for 87 posts of Trainee Electrical Engineers
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) to recruit TraineeEngineers' in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Civil, Instrumentation
Central Electronics Limited (CEL) to recruit graduate Engineers belonging to Electronics & Communication, Mechanical, Electrical, Material Science
Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) to recruit Executive Trainees in the discipline of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited to hire Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Electronics Engineer at the post of Executive Trainees
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) opens jobs opportunities for Civil, Electrical Mechanical Electronics & Telecommunication, Instrumentation and Chemical Engineers
The GATE 2015 score will be valid for a period of three years from the date of announcement of results. All the papers in GATE 2015 will be held in online mode only and some examinations will be conducted in multiple sessions. Those who have registered successfully can download their admit cards from the GATE's website.
What is GATE
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination that tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies. Recently, GATE scores are also being used by several Indian public sector undertakings (i.e., government-owned companies) for recruiting graduate engineers in entry-level positions. It is one of the most competitive examinations in India.