Engineering Services (IES) Vs PSU through GATE, Which is better for Engineers

The Public Sector Undertaking jobs through GATE are considered the best government opportunity among young engineers. An engineering graduate has to clear two-tier or three-tier examination process to get selected for the executive trainee post in leading PSUs.

The Engineering services are the gateway to enter into pure central government organization. The Engineering services officers are class-I executives. The engineers have to pass to three-tier competitive examination to get a group A position under the government of India.

I have prepared a detailed comparison chart between these two government jobs.

Recruitment Examination Engineering Services by UPSC GATE
Personal Interview Yes Group Discussion+Personal Interview (Few PSUs don’t conduct Interview)
Post Type Group A Group A /B Equivalent
Pay Pattern CDA IDA
Pay Band 56,100 – 1,77,500/- 40,000 – 1,40,000/-
50,000 – 1,60,000/-
60,000 – 1,80,000/-
Entry Pay 56100/- 40000/-

Perk and Incentives Very Limited Highest in Profit Making PSUs
Facilities Better Good
Posting Location City Areas City or Remote or Rural
Job Profile Administrative Mostly Technical and Managerial
Shift Duty No Yes (Depends on Individual PSUs Requirement)
Promotion Slow Quick
Pay Hike/Pay Revision 10 Years 10 Years (Depends on Financial Position of Individual Company)

Every professional wants a respectable salary against his service to the department. The Maharatna Company and many Navratna PSUs are the highest CTC offers in India.

If you become Engineering services officers through UPSC, you get almost fixed salary irrespective of your posting organization.

Promotion Most of PSU provide quick promotion opportunity for the young engineers. Whereas, the person selected in Engineering services gets little late promotions. The all higher responsibility positions are filled based on the availability of vacant posts in the senior cadre.

Most job seekers want to work in city locations. Engineers might have to work in the rural/remote areas in the top PSU like NTPC, SAIL, BHEL, Coal India, Oil sector companies. On the other hand, the IES officer gets a good option for posting station.

In most government companies, the fresh graduates have to work in the shift duty. Being an administrative officer, Engineering Services Executives have to work in the general duty time only.

The salary variation among the PSUs is more due to the one or more reasons. So when you get confused about comparing back particular type PSU with engineering service. I would suggest you post a question on our website. Our team will provide you the most of the details about the Public Sector Undertaking.

If you have any doubt any individual PSU comparison with the engineering services, you can register yourself on the website and post the question on same. Our team will try to provide the most accurate details on the same.

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