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10 Jobs after GATE Aerospace 2018

GATE results are out and admissions for Jul-Aug batch based on GATE score was started in most institutes. Only a few tens of students with really good score get into their dream institutes - IISc or IITs. The admission process is very complex and it surely brings heartbreak for many. If you've got a low score this time, you might already be sad. Preparing for GATE 2019 is now what you might be thinking in deepest corner of your mind, but before that let us tell you what else can be done this year - The 10 Jobs after GATE Aerospace.

ACADEMICS PROGRAMS

Opt for these if you are planning to study further and don't want to wait till admissions next year. Plus you got a 500+ score in GATE.

1. IIT Madras January intake (for MS & PhD)

IITM admissions take place twice an year. In January, fresh MS & PhD batches would start, forms will be available in Sep-Oct. Keep looking for that. Please note its not ME/M.Tech., its MS & PhD.

2. IIT Bombay January intake (for PhD)

PhD admissions in nearly all the institutes take place twice an year. Look out for IITB January PhD admission forms in Sep-Oct.

3. AcSIR Labs January intake (for PhD)

The Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR) was established by an Act of Parliament. The Participating CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) Labs give M.Tech-PhD and PhD degrees. PhD admissions are conducted twice an year. Lookout for these forms.

Website : http://acsir.res.in/admission-process/

ACADEMICS-CUM-JOB PROGRAMS

Opt for these if you wish to study further (not urgently), don't want to waste your current time at home and earn some experience & pocket money.

4. Project Assistanceship at IITs

Professors at IITs are engaged in numerous projects and they need Project Assistants from time to time. Keep looking for these vacancies on IIT websites or you can also contact a professor directly if you like his area of work. Profiles of all the professors are available on IIT websites, spend some time to search someone suitable for you.

You may get a remuneration anywhere between Rs. 15000-30000 per month depending on the type of project you are in. These professors can also recommend you for MS/PhD vacancies in good universities abroad since they have good links with professors there. You'd have fair chance of studying abroad with full scholarship. There is, however, no timeline when you can take admission - it may be one year or two years or even three, depending on the project you choose and/or your raport with professor.

TEMPORARY JOBS

These are temporary jobs in your field with a time span of 2 years max.

5. JRF at DRDO

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has 54 labs all over India and around 7-8 of these are working in the field of aerospace. These require Junior Research Fellows (JRF) from time to time to work on their projects. JRFs get a salary of Rs. 25000-33000 per month.

Keep looking for vacancies on DRDO website http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/index.jsp?pg=homebody.jsp under Careers tab.

6. Project Assistanceship at ADA

Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Bangalore is the nodal agency for development of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). It rolls out Project Assistant offers from time to time. Salary is around Rs. 25000 per month. Keep looking for vacancies on ADA website https://www.ada.gov.in/default.html under Recruitment tab.

7. Jobs at IITB through IRCC

The Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre (IRCC) co-ordinates and facilitates all research and development activities at IIT Bombay. They announce Project Assistant & JRF vacancies regularly.

Website : http://www.ircc.iitb.ac.in/IRCC-Webpage/rnd/JobOpportunities.jsp

8. Jobs at IITM through IC&SR

The Centre for Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research (IC&SR) takes care of projects given by Industry to IIT Madras. They announce Project Assistant & JRF vacancies regularly.

Website : https://icandsr.iitm.ac.in/

PERMANENT JOBS

9.Jobs at HAL, NAL, ISRO

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) & ISRO recruit Engineers/Scientists every year. Keep looking for vacancies on their websites.

You'd start with an initial salary of Rs. 40,000+ with many other facilities applicable to govt. employees. And no doubt the type work will be very challenging. Be cautious - this whole entry process (including exam, interview, results) may take upto one year so keep preparing for GATE 2018 simultaneously, in case.

10. Jobs in Private companies

This is a difficult process and only meant for those who persevere. Keep applying in private companies - send biodatas, make calls, send emails. You may have to face rejection, failure in interviews and many other difficulties but, in worst case, after 4-5 failures you'd definitely get into a good company.

PARALLEL OPTION

11. Prepare for GATE Aerospace 2019 - WITH DEDICATION

You can continue preparation of GATE Aerospace 2019 with any of the 10 options above and it is recommended that you keep the preparation on. However, if you are hard bent to study further then don't think twice. Just sit at home for another year and dedicate yourself to GATE Aerospace 2019 which will be held in February 2019.

6 months is a decent time to master your preparation and clear GATE.

GATE Aerospace Cut-off for Admissions

Admission Year 2017

Following table shows the cutoff for admission to Aerospace Engg. dept of various institutes as per GATE AE exam score.
You can check All India Rank corresponding to this score in image below the table.

InstituteDepartmentSpecialisationGNOBCSCSTPwD
IIScAerospaceAerospace Engg773652565466-
IITBAerospaceAerodynamics
Dynamics & Control
Aerospace Propulsion
Aerospace Structures
IITMAerospaceAerospace Engg756708381--
Aerospace Engg (No Teaching Assistantship)
IITKgpAerospaceAerospace Engg565526252268321
IITK*AerospaceAerospace Engg465410342414-
*Admission to IITK is done through a separate written test which is held at IITK. The weightage of GATE marks and written test score is 70:30.

Admission Year 2016

Following table shows the cutoff for admission to Aerospace Engg. dept of various institutes as per GATE AE exam score.
You can check All India Rank corresponding to this score in image below the table.

InstituteDepartmentSpecialisationGNOBCSCST
IIScAerospaceAerospace Engg799660508410
IITBAerospaceAerodynamics756652376378
Dynamics & Control720605441374
Aerospace Propulsion712631426390
Aerospace Structures708620422-
IITMAerospaceAerospace Engg756-381-
Aerospace Engg (No Teaching Assistantship)736---
IITKgpAerospaceAerospace Engg620576326306
IITK*AerospaceAerospace Engg465410342-
*Admission to IITK is done through a separate written test which is held at IITK. The weightage of GATE marks and written test score is 70:30.

Admission Year 2015

Following table shows the cutoff for admission to Aerospace Engg. dept of various institutes as per GATE AE exam score.
You can check All India Rank corresponding to this score in image below the table.

InstituteDepartmentSpecialisationGNOBCSCST
IIScAerospaceAerospace Engg760648542508
IITBAerospaceAerodynamics741648512289
Dynamics & Control682-639317
Aerospace Propulsion715572454411
Aerospace Structures712663449-
IITMAerospaceAerospace Engg585551352411
Aerospace Engg (No Teaching Assistantship)571---
IITKgpAerospaceAerospace Engg682610474648
IITK*AerospaceAerospace Engg470420310-
*Admission to IITK is done through a separate written test which is held at IITK. The weightage of GATE marks and written test score is 70:30.

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Admission Year 2014

Following table shows the cutoff for admission to Aerospace Engg. dept of various institutes as per GATE AE exam score.
IISc, IITKgp and IITM have taken direct admissions on the basis of GATE score.
Other institutes have called students as per following cut-off for a written test and interview. Admission to these institutes depends on GATE score and performance in test/interview.
You can check All India Rank corresponding to this score in image below the table.

InstituteDegreeGNOBCSCSTPHInterview/Direct Admission
IIScME750690650650700Direct Admission
MSc/PhD500500350350450Written test & Interview
IITKgpM.Tech.606611395328NADirect Admission
IITKM.Tech.500470450450400Written test & Interview
IITMM.Tech.700680650650650Direct Admission
MS/PhD
(BE/B.Tech >= 80 %)
500480450450430Written test & Interview
IITBM.Tech.380342253253252Written test & Interview
IISTM.Tech.677671580580550Written test & Interview
DIATM.tech.620600580580550Written test & Interview
IIESTM.Tech.350310253253250Written test & Interview
BITME300276242242220Written test & Interview
MITME300280260260220Direct Admission

Cut-off GATE Aerospace 2014

Admission Year 2013

The minimum marks required to get admission into IISc/IIT Aerospace department are increasing every year. For admission year 2013 following was the cutoff (out of 100) for General category.
Cut-off GATE Aerospace 2013

At IITK, for direct admission 56+ score is required. It also conducts an in-house written test and in 2013 the last candidate to get admission through this test had 49 GATE Score.
For SC/ST : 36 in IISc, 35 in IITB, 34 in IITM, 32 in IITK & 30 in IITKgp.

This year paper was a bit difficult than last year so cut-off is expected to drop by 2-3 marks. As per trend from last year you need an approximately 50+ marks out of 100 in GATE Aerospace Exam to get a seat.


The detailed Cut-off for 2013 Admissions is as under. Marks are for GATE Aerospace (AE) exam only:

Cut-off for Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru

CourseModeGen/ OBCSC/ST
ME in Aerospace EngineeringDirect admission only on GATE score550 (upto AIR 25)--
ME in Product design and EngineeringDirect admission only on GATE score550--
ME in Transportation and Infrastructure EngineeringDirect admission only on GATE score550--
ME in Climatic ScienceDirect admission only on GATE score550--
Shortlisting on the basis of GATE score for written test415--
ME in Electronic Systems EngineeringDirect admission only on GATE score550--
MSc in Centre for Earth Sciences Short listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview 400--
MSc in Interdisciplinary Programme - Mathematical SciencesShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview500 / 500490
MSc in Management StudiesShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview500 / 500350/350
MSc in Centre For Sustainable TechnologiesShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview450 / 450 350/350
MSc in Aerospace EngineeringShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview450 / 450 315/315
MSc in Centre For Atmospheric And Oceanic SciencesShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview450 / 450 400/400
MSc in Centre For Product Design And ManufacturingShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview450 / 400 --
MSc in Chemical EngineeringShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview425 / 425300/300
MSc in Mechanical Engineering Short listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview475 / 475375/375
MSc in Instrumentation And Applied PhysicsShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview450 / 450--
MSc in MathematicsShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview700/700680/680
MSc in Astronomy And AstrophysicsShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview450 / 450350/350
MSc in Super Computer Education & Research CentreShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview550 / 550400/300
MSc in Centre For Nanoscience And EngineeringShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview450 / 400350/300
MSc in Interdisciplinary Program - Nanoscience And EngineeringShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview550 / 500450/400
MSc in Interdisciplinary Program - BioengineeringShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview630/610610/610
MSc in Interdisciplinary Program - EnergyShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview300/250200/200
MSc in Material EngineeringShort listing on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview----
Cut-off for Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai (IITB)
CourseModeGen/ OBCSC/ST
M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering (AE)Direct admission only on GATE score540 (upto AIR 40/100)350
(upto AIR 350)
Energy Systems Engineering (EN)Shortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview550--
Environmental Science & Engineering (EV)Shortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview500--
Industrial Engineering & Operations
Research (IO)
Shortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview525--
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
[Department of Mechanical Engineering]
Thermal & Fluids Engineering (ME1)
Shortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview500--
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
[Department of Mechanical Engineering]
Design Engineering(ME2)
Direct admission only on GATE score600--
Metallurgical Engineering and Materials
Science (MM)
[Department of Metallurgical Engineering
and Materials Science]
Corrosion Science & Engineering (MM4)
Shortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview500/450--
Systems & Control Engineering (SC)
[Interdisciplinary Group Systems & Control
Engineering]
Shortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview500/400--
Technology & Development (TD)
[Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural
Areas](CTARA)
Shortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview450/400-
Cut-off for Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK)
CourseModeGen/ OBCSC/ST
M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering (AE)Direct admission only on GATE score520 (upto AIR 45)450 (upto AIR 120)
Shortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview385 (upto AIR 212)--
Cut-off for Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKGP)
CourseModeGen/ OBCSC/ST
M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering (AE)Direct admission only on GATE score527 (upto AIR 44) /
444 (upto AIR 127)
315 (upto AIR 350) / 346 (upto AIR 400)
M.Tech in Earth System Science and TechnologyDirect admission only on GATE score447 (upto AIR 125) /
440 (upto AIR 135)
--
M.Tech in Cryogenic EngineeringDirect admission only on GATE score-- / 440 (upto AIR 135)--
M.Tech in Industrial Engineering and MgmtShortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview----
M.Tech in Mechanical systems DesignShortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and/or interview----
M.Tech in Ocean Engineering and Naval
Architecture
Direct admission only on GATE score517 (upto AIR 49)/ 442 (upto AIR 130)--
M.Tech in Reliability EngineeringDirect admission only on GATE score----
Cut-off for Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai (IITM)
CourseModeGen/ OBCSC/ST
M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering (AE)Direct admission only on GATE score540 (upto AIR 40)--
M.Tech in Applied Mechanics (AM) (fluid/solid mechanics and biomedical)Direct admission only on GATE score520 ( upto AIR 55)--
M.Tech. in Industrial Mathematics and Scientific Computing (MA)Short listing on the basis of GATE AE score for suitability test625 --
M.Tech in Thermal Engineering Stream (ME1)
(Mechanical department)
Short listing on the basis of GATE AE score for suitability test450/405 for written test300/300
M.Tech in Design Stream (ME2) (Mechanical department)Short listing on the basis of GATE AE score for suitability test400/360 for written test266/266
M.Tech in Manufacturing and Precision Engineering Stream (ME3) ( Mechanical department)Short listing on the basis of GATE AE score for suitability test720/648 for written test480/480
M.Tech. in Ocean Engineering (OE1)
(Ocean Engineering Department)
Short listing on the basis of GATE AE score for suitability test450 / 405 300 / 300
M.Tech. in Ocean Technology (OE2)
(Ocean Engineering Department)
Short listing on the basis of GATE AE score for suitability test450 / 405300 / 300
MS in Aerospace Engineering (AE)Shortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and those who clear written test have to go through interview 500 (upto AIR 60)--
MS in Applied Mechanics (AM) (fluid/solid mechanics and biomedical)Shortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and those who clear written test have to go through interview450 ( upto AIR 120)--
MS in Structural Engineering (Civil Engineering department) Shortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and those who clear written test have to go through interview500--
MS in Engineering DesignShortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and those who clear written test have to go through interview550--
MS in Mechanical EngineeringShortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and those who clear written test & interview525--
MS in Ocean EngineeringShortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and those who clear written test & interview----
MS in Petroleum EngineeringShortlisting on the basis of GATE AE score for written test and those who clear written test & interview----

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Seats in Aerospace Dept. at IITs/IISc

Admissions at Postgraduate level in Aerospace field are available at following institutes in India

  1. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), Kanpur
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKgp), Kharagpur
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai
  6. Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune
  7. Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), Chennai

The student intake in Aerospace Dept. by these institutes vary every year; there are 44-48 seats in each institute but on an average 15-20 students are selected on the basis of GATE Aerospace Exam. Rest may go to Sponsored candidates or candidates qualified in other GATE papers. IISc offers only 15-20 seats in total for ME.

You can get the details in our Admissions section.

GATE 2019 : Are you Eligible?

GATE scores are valid for a period of 3 years from taking the exam. Check out if you are eligible to apply this year, there's no point wasting your efforts.

Age Limit

There is no age limit to appear in GATE Examination.

Can Foreign Nationals appear in GATE Exam?

Yes. Foreign nationals with degree from Indian universities are treated on par with Indian nationals for admission purposes. Foreign nationals with foreign degree must meet the minimum educational requirements, i.e. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with valid GATE score.

(Admission Procedure for Foreign Nationals)

Qualification

Qualifying DegreeEligibility Criteria
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./Post-Diploma)Final year or Completed
Master’s degree in any branch of Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalentFinal year or Completed
Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Five year programme)4th/5th Year or Completed
Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year programme)2nd/3rd/4th year or Completed
B.E/B.Tech equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AeSI by Aeronautical Society of India)Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses

Candidates with backlogs

Candidates who have appeared/appearing in the final semester/year exam, but with a backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree are eligible. They are required to produce following documents

  1. A copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year, OR
  2. A letter from the principal indicating that the student has a backlog from an earlier semester/year to be cleared, and therefore cannot produce a course completion certificate now.

DRDO awaits you after GATE

Note: This post was written last year when DRDO recruitment process was on. DRDO recruits every year and we'll update the details here, as and when the recruitment process starts.

In a first, Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), has opened its recruitment through GATE this year. There are 5 aerospace vacancies of Scientist 'B' in DRDO and selection is through GATE. If you have valid GATE 2015/2016 score; you are welcome to apply.

Click here to view the advertisement.

What is DRDO?

DRDO is a govt. organisation whose purpose is to develop systems for Indian Defence Forces. Its products range from Missiles to conventional armaments like shells, bombs and guns; Aircrafts, UAVs, Aerial Delivery systems, Radars, Tanks, Modern Combat sytems etc. DRDO has over 54 labs spread all over India. These labs are divided into following technology clusters on the basis of projects they carry out:

  1. Aeronautical Systems
  2. Missiles & Strategic Systems
  3. Armaments and Combat Engineering Systems
  4. Electronics & Comm. Systems
  5. Naval Systems & Materials
  6. Life Sciences
  7. MED & Computational Systems

Aeronautics cluster is based in Bangalore and Missiles cluster is based in Hyderabad. Aerospace engineers will mainly be recruited to these clusters. For complete list of labs under these clusters you can refer this link on DRDO website.

The Selection Process

You'd need to apply online on DRDO's Recruitment & Assessment Center (RAC) website (http://rac.gov.in) from 20 March onward. Shortlisting of the candidates will be on the basis of GATE score. The final selection will be through a personal (technical) interview at RAC, New Delhi.

There are 5 vacancies for Aeronautical/Aerospace engineers.

How much Salary?

You will be recruited as Scientist 'B'. Its a Class 1 Gazetted Officer profile in Central Govt. In salary terms its 'Pay Band 3 - Rs. 15,600 - 39,100, Grade Pay Rs. 5400'. The salary in Bangalore/Hyderabad as per current rates is as follows:

Basic15,600
Grade Pay5,400
Total Basic Pay21,000
Dearness Allowance - DA
(Currently 125% of Basic Pay; revised every 6 months)
26,250
Travelling Allowance (TA)3,600
DA at TA
(125% of 3600)
4,500
House Rent Allowance (HRA)
(30% of Basic Pay)
6,300
Total Salary61,650

Additionaly, you'll be eligible for all kind of other benefits like Housing Facilities, Central Govt. Health Scheme (CGHS) which entitles you for a free/ discounted medical facilities across a large number of Hospitals, CSD (Defence Canteen) facility, Leave Travel concession (LTC) - free air tickets!! and many more.

The pay is set to revise effective 1 January, 2016 as per recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission. The new gross salary is expected to lie in the bracket of 70-80,000.

Higher Education

As soon as you complete 3 years in service you are eligible to apply for further studies. DRDO sponsors its scientists for M.Tech/Ph.D. in IISc/IITs/NITs. There are dedicated seats for DRDO scientists in every institue. DRDO will sponsor your full fee plus give full pay during whole period of studies.

In our opinion, this is a golden opportunity which you should never miss. Share this post with your friends to let them know.