Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test (CSIR NET) examinations are one of the most popular competitive examinations in the field of research and securing jobs. GATE and CSIR NET scores of candidates are beneficial for students seeking admission in top colleges and universities of India including seven IITs and well-recognized CSIR Educational Institutes.
The national level examinations are conducted for various fields and objectives for science students. Read below the difference between GATE and CSIR UGC NET examination based on their Eligibility Criteria, Examination Pattern, Stipend, and JRF opportunities.
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GATE and CSIR UGC NET examinations are conducted for the science stream students in various sectors. To know more about their eligibility criteria and exam pattern differences, check the comparison table below:
GATE Vs CSIR UGC NET: Subjects Covered
GATE Subjects: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) covers a total of 27 subjects from different fields such as:
CSIR NET Subjects: Industrial Research National Eligibility Test (CSIR NET) covers a total of 5 different subjects in the paper which are;
GATE Vs CSIR UGC NET: Validity of Scores, JRF Opportunities, and Stipend
The difference between GATE and CSIR NET based on the validity period of their score and stipend provided is given in the table below:
Candidates after successfully cracking the GATE examination get admission in Ph.D. programs offered by the top Colleges and Universities of India. Candidates who score the highest GATE scores are eligible to be awarded JRF in CSIR Laboratories.
CSIR UGC NET:
Candidates who successfully scored good CSIR NET scores are also eligible for the JRF award in top colleges and IIT universities of India. The candidates are also eligible to apply in well established and CSIR recognized government and private industrial firms.
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