How to become a Software Engineer

How can I become a Software Engineer


Software engineering (SE) is the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the design, development, operation, and maintenance of software, and the study of these approaches; that is, the application of engineering to software. People who is mainly handling with software engineering known as Software Engineers.
Courses and streams

There are two streams to qualify to become software engineer. Minimum entry criteria is Plus Two. You should study Mathematics as a subject in Plus Two.

Stream 1

Join Engineering course in any of the recognized institute. Most preferably you should choose any of the branches below. This courses known B.E. and B.Tech in various universities in India
How to become a Software Engineer
How to become a Software Engineer
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
The branches like Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering etc. also eligible to apply for the various aptitude test conduction by the software companies. But preference will be given to the candidate who studying in computer related subjects like Computer Organization, Software Engineering and various computer languages during engineering.
You should pass the entrance exam conducting by various authorities to eligible to apply for this courses.

Stream 2

If you are not getting selected in the Entrance Exam or didn't get chance to go for engineering study, This stream will help you to become software engineer. 
You have to study any of the courses given below during graduation
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • BSc. Information Technology
  • Any Bachelor degree with Mathematics as a subject.
Companies like Wipro, Infosys, IBM are conducting the aptitude test after graduation. They will publish the notification in various newspapers and the websites. If you pass the aptitude they will post you as a software engineer trainees and will give the chance to pursue Masters degree in computer science in the affiliated universities.

You can also go for the post graduation your own for  the following courses after graduation.
  • Master of computer applications MCA
  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc in Information Technology.
After passing of Bachelors graduation or any of the above of Masters degree will be eligible to apply in the various IT companies for the post of software engineers.


Demand for software engineers increasing year to year as released by Nasscom.The earning potential for software engineers is high compared to other categories for freshers. A fresh software engineer can get a minimum of CTC 2 to 4 lahs in top tier companies.

Important to note

You should gain the following to pass the aptitude test and the interviews after that to get a ticket to your dream companies

For aptitude test

  • Analytical aptitude skill
  • Mathematics skill

For interview 

  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of computer topics like various computer languages, Operating system etc.
  •  Knowledge of computer languages like Java, C, C++ etc.

Software engineering is a good career who have thrive to learn and face challenges in the life.
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