ESE vs GATE – Difference

Recruitment test for central government jobs in various Engineering Departments Entrance test for admissions into ME/ M. Tech and also for recruitment of candidates for jobs in PSUs.
Prelims will be of Objective Type & Mains will be of Conventional type questions. Calculator is allowed only for conventional type papers but not for objective papers. Objective type questions. Conventional type problems are also given with multiple options / choices as answers and also numerical type questions. Virtual calculator will be provided to solve these questions .
Competition ratio in terms of the number of vacancies versus the number of candidates appearing the examination is about 1:300. Competition ratio in terms of the number of candidates qualified versus the number of candidates appearing the examination is nearly 1:7.
Only a few candidates could get good IES ranks in their very 1st attempt. Candidates could get good ranks only in their 2nd or 3rd or higher attempts. A good number of candidates could get very good ranks, in their very first attempt.
Relatively, tough competition. Relatively, easy competition

The GATE preparation will cover almost 70% of the total preparation required for IES, The GATE examination is in January/February. The ESE written exam is held in two phases. Prelims ( Stage-I ) in the month of January and mains ( Stage-II ) after wards in the month of May.

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