What is the difference between IES and GATE
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What is the difference between IES and GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and Indian Engineering Services (IES), these two exams are very well known among engineering graduates. IES exam is conducted by union public service commission (UPSC) every year and GATE exam is conducted by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore or any of the seven IITs.

The following are the major differences between the two exams GATE and IES better known as Engineering Services Examination(ESE);

1. GATE:

1. GATE acronym is Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

2. GATE is conducted jointly by the 7 IITs and IISC-Bangalore on behalf of the NCB-GATE and MHRD govt. of India.

3. GATE exam covers only those topics which are to be useful in higher studies (ME/M.TECH).

4. GATE tests the problem-solving capability of a particular candidate.

IES Previous year Question Papers  GATE Previous Year Question Papers

5. Smart work is required for getting a good rank in GATE.

6. GATE exam contains only objective type questions. (after 2004),

7. The Online Virtual calculator is allowed in GATE paper.

8. GATE paper is relatively tough as compared to ESE in terms of toughness of the paper.

9. The candidate’s success ratio is 1:10 in GATE this makes GATE easy relative to ESE where the candidate’s success ratio is 1:400 due to fewer vacancies.

10. The main purpose of the GATE exam is

1. higher education(ME/M.TECH or Ph.D.)

2. for jobs in PSUs and govt. organizations.

GATE 2018 Online Test Series

2. (IES)ESE:

1. IES acronym is Indian Engineering Services or ESE acronym of Engineering Services Examination.

2. ESE/IES is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

3. This exam covers the entire Engineering syllabus.

4. Hard work is required for getting a good rank in ESE/IES.

5. IES/ESE test the conceptual clarity of a particular candidate.

6. this exam held in 3 stages

1. the first Stage is prelims, contains 2 objective papers of non-technical and technical of having 200 marks and 300 marks respectively.

2. after prelims the 2nd stage is mains, to qualify to mains the candidate should have in the list of 6% candidates which was appeared for the prelims. and after this 3rd stage is the interview which analyzes the personality and technical knowledge of a particular candidate. in mains examination, there are 2 conventional papers of having 300 marks each. for qualify to interview the candidate should possess his/her rank in top 2.5% of mains candidates.

3. The last stage is the Interview, To qualify to interview the candidate should possess his/her rank in top 2.5% of mains candidates.

7. The calculator is allowed only for the conventional papers and not for the objective papers.

8. IES/ESE is considered among the toughest examinations of India having a selection ratio of 0.00275% due to less number of posts.

9. Writing practice is required for this exam as it contains the conventional papers.

10. IES/ESE offers the central government jobs under the various engineering departments under the govt. of India.

IES(ESE) + GATE 2018 Online Test Series

The key difference between GATE and IES Exam:

  • 1. GATE is conducted by IISc and IIT’s for M.E/M.Tech admissions and IES exam are carried out by UPSC for finding suitable candidates for specific government services like Indian railway service, Indian defense services, Indian Naval Armament Service and Indian Telecommunication services.
  • 2. Eligibility:  B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch/MCA/Integrated M.Tech/M.E qualified candidates can apply for GATE exam. IES can be attended by B.E/B.Tech graduates, in streams like Civil/Mechanical/Electronics/Electronics and Telecommunication.
  • 3. Syllabus and Paper pattern:- IES exam covers the complete engineering syllabus while GATE covers a part of this syllabus and some other topics that are useful in higher studies. IES tests conceptual capability while GATE tests problem-solving capability. IES exam paper contains Objective and Subjective type questions and total 4 papers while GATE exam paper contains only Objective type questions and only 1 paper. The calculator is allowed in subjective paper only.
  • 4. Toughness level and time factor:- The questions that you will face in GATE will be far more tough to solve than that of IES. GATE questions require you to apply many concepts in a single problem. You should have good problem-solving capabilities for that. On the other hand, most of the questions that are asked in IES are direct & formula or a single concept based.
  • 5. The number of Questions: In GATE, you have to solve 65 problems in 3 hours. That means around 2.8≈3 minutes per question. That is a fair deal. On the other hand, in IES you have to solve 200 questions in 2 hours in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper and 300 Questions in 3 Hours in Engineering Discipline(Technical Paper) so 36 seconds per question. That means, in GATE, you get almost 4.6 times more “time” per question. But the level of question compensates it.
  • 6. Type of PSUs and Job Scope:- IES exam is conducted by UPSC to recruit candidates for various engineering (mechanical, electrical, civil and E&T) departments under the Govt. of India. Below are the departments which you get through IES:-
    • (i) Indian Railway Service of Engineers. (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service. (iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS. (iv) Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service. (v) Geological Survey of India Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (vi) Central Engineering Service (Roads), Gr ‘A’ .(vii) Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’. (viii) AEE in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.(ix) Indian Naval Armament Service (x) Indian Defence Service of Engineers. (xi) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’.
  • 7. GATE exam is conducted for higher education (M.tech., Ph. Ed. etc) and for Jobs in PSUs and Govt. Organizations.

1.AAI, 2.BARC, 3.BBNL, 4.BEL India, 5.BHEL, 6.BNPM, 7.BPCL, 8.BSPHCL, 9.CEL, 10.Coal India Ltd, 11.CONCOR, 12.DDA, 13.DVC, 14.GAIL, 15.GSECL, 16.HPCL, 17.IOCL, 18.IRCON International Ltd 19.KRIBHCO, 20.MDL, 21.MECL, 22.MECON, 23.Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd (MRVC Ltd), 24.NALCO, 25.National Textile Corporation, 26.NBCC Ltd, 27.NFL, 28.NHAI, 29.NHPC, 30.NLCL, 31.NTPC, 32.Oil India, 33.ONGC Ltd.. 34.OPGC Ltd, 35.Power Grid, 36.PSTCL, 37.Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd, 38.RITES, 39.THDC India Ltd, 40.Vizag Steel.

  • 8. Exam pattern of GATE include objective model questions and that of IES include objective and conventional type questions.

What is the difference between IES and GATE

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