A Complete List of Government Job Exams After Graduation (1)

Government jobs have always been a preferred choice among Indian parents.

Teaching, Railways, UPSC, and banks being the most revered of all. The major reasons behind such inclination being: job security, handsome salary, low work pressure, and various allowances.

A few years back, students did not seem so positive about opting government jobs. Notions like government job means sluggish or no personal growth made them look down upon these jobs.

However, now the scenario is quite different. And, so, before informing about the top govt. job exams after graduation, I want you to get rid of the general myths associated with government sector jobs:

Myth 1: There is rarely any work pressure in government jobs

The government is taking severe actions to deal with inefficient and non-performing employees. As per the 7th Pay Commission, the union government has ceased providing an increment to underperforming employees.

Myth 2: Government jobs pay better than private sector jobs

Entry-level jobs in government jobs pay fairly better than the private sector. A 10th or 12th pass peon can easily earn around 20k in the government sector. While others like accountants, auditors, and income-tax officers can earn anywhere between 35k to 40k excluding the perks.

However, the scope for growth of this income is quite limited. While in private sector, a competent employee can easily jump from 25k to 1 lakh, within a period of 5 years, in government sector this growth is way more slow. This could be frustrating for any efficient employee.

Besides, in government jobs, there are barely any recognition and rewards for good work. However, government is constantly developing measures to get rid of this scenario.

So, government jobs have their own merits and demerits. They do not provide chances of rapid financial growth, but they offer many perks, medical, travel, and accommodation allowances to name a few. They involve work pressure but not so much that you can’t enjoy family life.

Now that you are aware of the pros and cons of taking up a government job, here is a list of government exams after graduation. Go through their details, and if you are determined to take a good government job, start preparing for them right away.

1. SSC CGL Exam

Staff Selection Commission conducts CGL (Combined Graduate Level) exam for various posts, ranging from the inspector of income tax or central excise to tax assistant to upper division clerk. The exam is conducted to recruit for various ministries and departments under the central government.

Here is a complete list of vacancies that are to filled by SSC CGL 2016. While filling in the form, candidates will need to specify their posts preference.

Here is a video that tells you all about the top 10 SSC CGL posts:

Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university.

SSC CGL Exam Date

The notification for SSC CGL 2017 is likely to be announced on 11th March, 2017. The tier I exam will be held in the month of June/July, 2017.

Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier I Exam:

  • English
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • General Awareness

The exam pattern is as under:

Exam Pattern for SSC CGL Tier 1

SSC CGL Tier II Exam:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Language & Comprehension
  • Commerce/Mathematics/Statistics/Economics (For Investigator Grade-II only)

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SSC CGL Tier III Exam:

SSC CGL Tier III is a descriptive writing paper. Candidates can choose between any of the two language: Hindi/English.

SSC CGL Tier IV Exam:

SSC CGL Tier IV tests a candidate’s typing speed and basic computer knowledge.

Initial Salary

Rs. 31,000 to Rs. 53,000 (approx.) per month.

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2. RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) NTPC Exam

Railway Recruitment Board looks after the recruitment for various vacancies under Indian Railway. The Non Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam is conducted to fill the vacancies for various non-technical posts like commercial apprentice, goods guard, traffic assistant, etc.

Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree in any stream from any recognized university. Those applying for the post of Joint Accounts Assistant cum Typist (JAA), Senior Clerk cum Typist (SCT), and Time Keeper (TK) need to have proficiency in English and Hindi typing.

Syllabus

Prelims:

  • Arithmetic Ability
  • Reasoning & General Intelligence
  • General Awareness
  • General Science

Mains:

  • General Awareness
  • Arithmetic
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning

Initial Salary

Salary varies according to the post allotted. It ranges between Rs. 28,000 to Rs. 35,000 in hand per month.

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3. IBPS PO Exam

IBPS PO (Probationary Officer) exam is conducted every year by the Institute for Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The exam is conducted to recruit Probationary Officers in many public sector banks in the country.

Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university.

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Date

Prelims:

October 7, October 8, October 14, and October 15.

Mains:

November 26.

Syllabus

Prelims:

  • English
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability

Mains:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Computer Awareness

Initial Salary

Rs. 37,360 to Rs. 38,700 p.m. (approximately)

4. IBPS Clerk Exam

The exam is conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for recruitment of clerks for various public sector banks in the country.

Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university. Applicants must have basic knowledge of computers. They must either have a certificate/diploma or degree in computer operations or should have studied computer/information technology at 10+2 level.

Syllabus

Prelims:

  • English Language
  • Numerical Ability
  • Reasoning Ability

Mains:

  • English Language
  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness (especially related to banking sector)
  • Computer Knowledge

IBPS Clerk Exam Date

In the month of November and December 2017.

Initial Salary

Rs. 20,000 (approximately) per month.

5. CTET Exam

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi. The exam is designed to set a benchmark for the quality of teaching education throughout the country.

Eligibility

Candidates need to fulfill any of the following eligibility conditions:

  • Obtained a bachelor’s degree along with a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (D.Ed.). Those in the final year of Diploma can also apply.
  • Obtained a bachelor’s degree with at least 45% marks along with a Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.). Those in the final year of Diploma can also apply.
  • Passed 10+2 examination with at least 50% marks along with a 4 year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.). Those in the final year of B.El.Ed. can also apply.
  • Passed 10+2 examination with at least 50% marks with a 4 year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed. Those in the final year of B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed. can also apply.

Syllabus

  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Social Studies/Social Sciences
  • English
  • Hindi

CTET 2017 Exam Dates

Notification for CTET 2017 is likely to be announced soon. The exam will most likely happen in the month of March, 2017.

6. LIC AAO Exam

Life Insurance Corporation of India conducts an exam for the post of Assistant Administrative Officer every year. The post is among the most prestigious jobs in the government sector.

Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university. Applicants must be aged between 21 to 30 years.

Syllabus

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • General Knowledge and Current Affair
  • Computer

Initial Salary

Rs. 42,000 to Rs. 45,000 per month.

7. SBI PO Exam

State Bank of India, the most prestigious public sector bank in the country, hires its probationary officers on the basis of this exam. This exam is more difficult and competitive than the IBPS exam, but the perks and reputation of working with SBI is worth the efforts.

Let’s watch this video to know about the fundamental differences between IBPS PO and SBI PO.

Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university.

Syllabus

Prelims:

  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability

Mains:

  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • General/Economy/Banking Awareness
  • English Language

Initial Salary

Rs. 45,000 (approx.) per month.

8. SBI Clerk Exam

This is another exam conducted by SBI to recruit the clerical cadre for its various branches.

Eligibility

Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales): Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university.

Junior Agricultural Associates in Clerical Cadre: Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Agricultural Allied Activities from any recognized university.

Syllabus

Prelims:

  • English Language
  • Numerical Ability
  • Reasoning Ability

Mains:

  • General/Financial Awareness
  • General English
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

SBI PO 2017 Exam Dates

Preliminary Exam:

April 29, April 30, May 06, and May 07

Mains Exam:

June 04

Initial Salary

According to the official notification issued by SBI: The total initial salary is around Rs. 20,950 per month (inclusive of D.A. and other allowances at the current rate). Allowances may vary according to the place of posting.

9. UPSC Civil Services Exam

The list cannot be complete without mentioning UPSC civil services exam, the most prestigious of all. The exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for filling in the vacancies for eminent posts under Indian government like Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS).

Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. The category-wise upper age limit, on or before the date of examination, is as under:

  • General-32 years
  • OBC-35 years
  • SC & ST- 37 years

Syllabus

Prelims:

  • General Studies & Current Affairs
  • General Mental Ability

Mains:

  • Any Modern Indian language from the languages listed in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India.
  • English
  • Essay (in any language as per candidate’s choice.)
  • General Studies I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
  • General Studies II (Governance, Constitution, policy, social justice, and international relations)
  • General Studies III (Technology, economic development, biodiversity, environment, security and disaster management)
  • General Studies-IV (ethics, integrity, and aptitude)
  • Optional Subject-I (as per the candidate’s choice)
  • Optional Subject-II (as per the candidate’s choice)

Exam Date:

The notification for UPSC 2017 exams is likely to be released in the month of February.

Initial Salary: Salary figures vary from post to post. It ranges from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1, 50,000 per month.

So, this was the list of government exams after graduation. These are the most important exams if you want to secure a job with the central government.

However, the competition in all of these exams is getting tougher with every passing year.

Last year, i.e. in 2016, 17 lakh candidates applied for a mere 1500 SBI PO vacancies. While, for approximately 19,000 vacancies announced by RRB for NTPC jobs, the total applications received were Rs. 92 lakh.

The high work pressure conferred in corporate jobs is leading youngsters to consider these jobs. So, if you are determined to take up a government job, you need to pull your socks and start preparing now.

Good Luck!

Posted by Samiksha Kaintura

Loves to see the world from a modern perspective and a feminist by birth.

6 Comments

  1. kmak1582@gmail.com'

    Really Informative, I have applied for SSC

  2. This is a really well researched article, many of us gets lost in searching the following exams separately. Thank-you. 🙂

  3. hrrahulekbote@gmail.com'

    A government job is everybody’s dream but not easy to get and also not that tough. Persistence should be your motto if you are aspiring for a government job. Finding a government job could become fussy if you are not pretty well prepared. and i am sure if someone follows these tips will surely get benefits from it.Thank You.

  4. thestudentspointofficial@gmail.com'

    You can become scientist after 12th class directly at ISRO.

  5. Vibhuti1581992@gmail.com'

    I have completed y graduation,and I having Severn years work experience in the field of teaching.Now I searching where I develop my skills and enhance my knowledge.
    I was also doing Msc in microbiology.Only to get some work experience I dropped it.please help me in getting good job.

  6. Vibhuti1581992@gmail.com'

    I have completed y graduation,and I having Severn years work experience in the field of teaching.Now I searching where I develop my skills and enhance my knowledge.
    I was also doing Msc in microbiology.Only to get some work experience I dropped it.please help me in getting good job.

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