Preferred M.Tech Alternatives other than GATE Entrance Exam

Preferred M.Tech Alternatives other than GATE Entrance Exam

Preferred M.Tech Alternatives other than GATE Entrance Exam: Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering is a national level exam jointly regulated by seven IIT’s and IISC on rotational basis. GATE is conducted every year for all those who wish to seek admissions to postgraduate courses of engineering, computer science etc. Many PSU’s look in to the GATE score of aspirants for their recruitment.

Even though GATE is considered as the most sort after engineering exams of the country, you can not let it define your capabilities. To put it subtly dear students, do not let GATE be the end of the world for you. In this article we will be focusing on some of the preferred alternatives other than GATE for technical and science aspirants.


Preferred M.Tech Alternatives other than GATE Entrance Exam

If you missed the GATE exam or could not qualify for some reason, you should not feel disheartened. Remember that there various other options to consider for your post graduation degree or to get recruitment to prestigious PSUs. So, here we have a list of preferred alternatives for all those who are intent on pursuing masters at leading universities.

TANCET (Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test)

Anna University Chennai on behalf of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu conducts the TANCET for candidates who seek admission to ME/M.Tech Degree programmes in Tamil Nadu. The university offers Master of Engineering (M.E) / Master of Technology (M.Tech) /Master of Architecture (M.Arch)/Master of Planning (M.Plan) degree among others.

Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) Karnataka

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and The Karnataka Examinations Authority  on behalf of the  State of Karnataka conducts PGCET for candidates who seek admission to M.E./M.Tech courses. Candidates who have qualified in GATE are exempt from the entrance exam but have to apply along with the other candidates.

Post-Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (PGECET)

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University on behalf of the APSHCE (Andhra Pradesh state higher education council) is another option for technical aspirants. You need to appear for the PGCET to seek admission to  M.E. / M,Tech./M.Pharm./M.Arch / M.Plg. (full time) in A.P.


BITS conducts Higher Degree Entrance Exam for admissions to its M.E programmes. Candidates have to appear for HD  for admissions to the M.E courses across the BITS campuses.


VIT University organises VIT Master Engineering Entrance (VITMEE) for selecting candidates to their M.Tech programs. These programs are available at the Vellore and Chennai Campuses. The VITMEE is an online exam.


SRM University conducts the SRM Graduate Engineering Entrance Test for engineering students. So, even if you have a low score in your GATE exam, you can apply for this particular entrance exam. The Entrance Test is conducted online along with an interview at the end.


Manipal University conducts the MUOET for candidates who seek admission to M.Tech programmes. It is one of the most prestigious universities having various campuses around India.

Central Universities Common Entrance Test or CUCET

The Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is the common entrance test for admissions to ten Central Universities of the country including Haryana, Jammu, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. However, M.Tech Programmes are offered by only three central Universities – Rajasthan, Punjab and Tamil Nadu. Candidates can apply for these universities by giving the CUCET.

Amrita University M.Tech Programme

Candidates who qualify in GATE are open to seek admissions to the M.Tech Programs at Amrita University. It has campuses in Amritapuri, Bengaluru and Coimbatore. However, even the candidates who do not have valid GATE scores can apply for the same courses on the basis of their academic performance or a written test/interview.


Jaypee Group of Institutes is a good option for technical aspirants. Candidates who wish to seek admission to M.Tech courses can apply for JIIT PGET. Also, candidates who have qualified in GATE can also apply with their GATE score.


If a candidate fails to qualify GATE they can appear for a written test for admissions to the M.Tech Programs at the LNM Institute of Information Technology, Rajasthan.

IIITM-K All India Admission Test And Interview

Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala is very good alternative for science students. Candidates seeking admission to the M.Sc courses are assessed through the medium of All India Admission Test and interview.

PDPU M.Tech Programme

Candidates can appear for Written Aptitude Test conducted by Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. Once you clear the exam you have to appear for a Personal Interview. This university is based in Gandhi Nagar area of Gujarat.

Thapar University M.Tech Programme

Candidates can apply for the vacant seats after admissions of the GATE qualified candidates at Thapar University. This is done on the basis of the written test conducted by the university. The university is located in Patiala area of Punjab.

Nirma University M.Tech Programme

You can easily secure admission to PG programmes like M.Tech at Nirma University (Gujarat) through the GATE scores. Another way would be to appear for a written test conducted by Nirma Univeristy for the vacant seats after first counseling.

So, as you can see you various other gateways to the realm of technology irrespective of your GATE score. You should move on and start the preparation for other entrances. We hope this article provides you with useful information regarding preferred M.Tech alternatives other than GATE.

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