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.