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sir,i want to give ias exam after graduation but my father insists me on giving gate to keep mtech as a back up career since ias exam is so unpredictable. I am in 2nd yr civil engg. Pls help soon
See its a gamble between certainty and uncertainty. GATE will almost gurantee you an M.Tech seat at least some private college by which you can secure a job. On the other hand, IAS is highly competitiveness with limited number of openings. Parents always want their children to have a save and secure option. In my opinion, you should take up GATE and on the same time appear for civils first time. And when you are in M.Tech you can definitely be independent and concentrate on Civils again.
sir, i am already studying in spce,mumbai a govt. college which has good placements so i would like to do mtech from iit (pref. IITD). So i wanted to ask you in my vacations i should study for gate or ias coz my vacations are of good duration. Pls rply soon
@Nirbhay, Truly speaking, if you are getting a job, opt for it as doing M.Tech is not a great option. Whatever is your opinion, I will say one thing. According to me, social & economical power is the most important factor & not the number of degrees you pose. It doesn’t matter, what’s your knowledge level or how much you had studied; After 10 years, it’s just the money & social reputation matters.
I am from CSE background. So, just narrating about the CSE. Doing M.Tech from IIT kanpur in CSE can provide you a package of 15-17 lakhs in the best possible case. Again, it needs 2 years of extensive study. Similar or lower case is applicable for civil from IIT Delhi.
If you are from a reputed college, palcement is a sure thing & again higher package level in your own domain is possible.
So, you are at the safe side. If your command over the GK is great, I will recommend you to opt for the civil services.
Well, I had completed my Engineering from BIT Mesra in 2011. I got placement in 3 companies of which Dell was providing the best package of 6.5 lakhs.
Again, I had cracked GATE with 97.5 percentile (Around 3300 rank in general category, that time both 3rd & 4th year student had appeared). Well, I had an option to get a seat in top NITs & if luck had helped in poor IITs.
At the same time, I got 98.9 percentile in CAT & switched to IIM-Ranchi, just because package level after MBA from IIM is far better than M.Tech from IIT. Here, minimum 10 lakh package is sure & average is 15 lakhs whereas in IIT, 15-17 lakhs is for the best one!
I love CSE a lot but that will not help me to get superb reputation while working in India. Be practical & switch to better alternatives. You can read more about my condition at the following page of this website by searching with the term “Mohit”
What You Will Be If Not An Engineer?
I also want to become IAS but my GK is a lot poor. If your GK is great, switch to IAS, at least, you will be able to qualify the state level Administrative exams, which is far better than M.Tech from IIT-Delhi. You will have superb social power & regarding package, it’s unlimited (Via bribe)!
You have a backup of your B.Tech/B.E. college that job is a sure. So, go & crack IAS or atleast state level Administrative exams from which you will positioned at the BDO rank, means Block ka baap!
From my experience, it’s around 25-28 lakhs in case of BDO & DSP! Again, dadagiri in your block as well as in the whole country, kahi bhi jao, wo rutba to rahega hi, kisi bhi thana me jao, bolo I am DSP/BDO of this place, Inspector-in charge uth kar salam thokega, kisi bhi dukan/showroom me jao, apne rate par saman kharido. Koi bhi government/private office me instantly kaam hoga!
What will you get from that useless M.Tech from IIT-Delhi? Ghanta!
@mohit. thankyou sir your comments really reflect practical situations of life. pls continue to guide through your experience .
After reading this i feel Mohit is a very Confused person .How people ask him to guide?
@ Gate CSE.. Well, Mohit may be confused, but it’s only because he is spoilt for choice. He has so many good options in front of him. All the suggestions he has given are valid and relevant. If he scored 98.9 percentile in CAT (I have tried to crack CAT, and failed miserably), he must be very intelligent. One should take his advice seriously.
Sure ! if u don’t know what you are doing , you can follow anything .. people should not do engineering just be cause of Money , is not it ?
ask your self !
and yes you can do Dadagiri also , as Mohit suggest 😀
what nonsense this mohit is talking? what is he telling to the young guy– bribe, dadagiri, rutba and all? is this what your parents spent their hard earned money to educate you? he got no morals. Convincing the young guy by telling perks, that he can earn money via bribe and do dadagiri in his mohalla? Never met such a stupid engineer earlier.
Hello sir, I am a Computer science student. I am very confused about IAS nd GATE exam. Actually I want to be an IAS officer, but frankly speaking my History, civics nd geography was not soo gud upto my 10th class. that’s why sometime I am thinking to go for GATE as I am good in my curriculum. I am really very confused…. plzz guide me. so that I will make my future bright.
Regards Rajatdeep kaur
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