Given below are the descriptions of the three main competitive examinations, an
engineering graduate aspires to accomplish, shedding light on the advantages and
opportunities of these examinations in fostering a first-class career.
Indian Engineering Services
comprise of engineers who work under the government of India and designated as
Class – 1 officer. They administer a large segment of the public sector economy,
which constitutes of Indian Railways, Power, Telecommunications, Central Water
engineering, Defense service of Engineers, Central Engineering Service, etc. The
nature of work performed by these bureaucrats largely depends on their
engineering branch and the service or cadre they are recruited in. The career
progression goes smoothly attaining high esteem. The first position offered is
that of Asst. Executive engineer and the hierarchy ends at the position of
Chairman/ Managing Director.
A combined competitive
examination is conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) for
recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services. The Examination constitutes of a
written examination followed by an interview for the personality test. The
recruitment of qualified candidates is made under the following categories:
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
The Graduate Aptitude Test in
Engineering (GATE) is an All-India examination administered and conducted in
eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising of Faculty
members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s on behalf of the National
Coordinating Board, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources
Development. The GATE score/rank is used for admissions to Post Graduate
Programmes (ME, M.Tech, MS, direct PhD) in institutes like IIT and IISc etc.
with financial assistance offered by MHRD. PSUs use the GATE scores for
recruiting candidates for various prestigious jobs with attractive remuneration.
In GATE examination, candidates
can apply for only one of the 22 papers listed in the table given below.
Candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of
their qualifying degree. However, candidates are free to choose any paper
according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of
the institutions in which they wish to seek admission.
PSUs are government-owned
corporations or state-owned enterprises created by the Government of India to
undertake commercial activities on behalf of government. Several Public Sector
Undertakings (PSUs) under the aegis of the Government of India regularly provide
tremendous employment opportunities in various technical and management areas.