Benefits of Clearing the GATE Exam 2023

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Benefits of Clearing the GATE Exam

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering also known as the GATE is an entrance-level examination conducted to test the candidate’s knowledge based on several undergraduate subjects which include engineering and science. This exam is conducted for admission into the Master’s Program. Students take this exam to study engineering and the MBA exam. In this blog, you will find several benefits of clearing the GATE exam.

Exam Name GATE Mechanical 
Full FormGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Conducting BodyIIT Kanpur
Exam TypeEntrance Exam
Course Offered Engineering 
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Benefits of Clearing the GATE Exam  

The GATE exam is taken for all those candidates who want to pursue their postgraduation. This exam is conducted by several IITs in association with the National Coordination Board.

Here are some of the benefits which the candidate will get after giving the GATE Exam:

Admission in ME/M. Tech Engineering Courses 

The GATE exam is one of the toughest exams that applicants take to pursue their post-graduation. This exam tests the knowledge of the candidates to see which field they are good at. The GATE exam also helps the student to get admission to several IITs and NITs as well.

MBA and Other Programs

Most of the candidates who wish to pursue an MBA want to study are admitted through their GATE exam scores. If the candidate has a degree in any one of these courses, Business Administration, Engineering, or Technology then clearing the GATE exam will give you a lot of benefits in your career, only if you are planning for positions like an executive.

Must Read: Top 7 Ways to do MTech Without GATE

Other Opportunities 

By clearing the GATE exam, it is for sure that the candidate gets a lot of opportunities. The candidates upon passing the GATE exam get into a highly competitive environment, learning and also growing with the top people. Several opportunities like teaching jobs, MNCs job offers and research institute recruitment and public sector undertaking and many more are there for candidates after they have cleared the exam.

Better Future

It is very difficult to find a stable job and at the same time get good pay. Whereas, if the candidate has passed the GATE exam and then secures internship positions in PSUs are guaranteed to get a minimum pay of INR 15,000- INR 20,000. Whereas, a stable person will surely get a 7-figure salary per year. Those who have recently cleared from GATE will also be rewarded with scholarships and other financial benefits. 


All GATE postgraduates get scholarships worth INR 12,000 to pursue the degree which is directly paid for by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD). Apart from this, the student will also get an annual contingency grant which is worth INR 20,000.

Foreign College Opportunities

It is pretty obvious that there are several foreign companies which are always on the lookout for GATE graduates. This is the best opportunity for you as you can also go abroad, study engineering courses and other forms of management studies and get yourself a job there.

No Cap on Attempts

The GATE exam can be written as many times as one wishes as long as the candidate holds a master’s degree. At the same time, there will be no age limit as well.

Also Read: GATE Preparation Tips


What are the qualifications required for the GATE exam?

In order to be eligible for this exam, the candidate must be a graduate or a final-year student in his/her bachelor’s program. 

Do I get any money after clearing the GATE exam?

Upon clearing the GATE exam, candidates can always avail the benefit of the GATE scholarship/ financial aid. The scholarship is provided for up to 2 years for M.Tech students. Whereas, for PHD students, the scholarship is given for a period of 5 years.

Can I go abroad after clearing the GATE exam?

The GATE score is used for admission of students in several Indian colleges to several post-graduate programs, however, some institutes in Germany too consider the GATE score as an eligibility. 

Hope this blog helped you gain some knowledge about how the GATE exam will help you with several opportunities. 

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