There are many jokes on government jokes. Whether it is as a suitable groom or some on lunch breaks, nevertheless, it’s an undeniable truth that government jobs are something we hope on and indeed rely on.
Especially when there are circumstances such as pandemics or companies shutting down and, of course, in recessions. No matter how much you are well educated, job security is a must ingredient that keeps life going smoother.
It is easy to make fun of government jobs, but appearing for the exams needs many struggles, hard work, dedication, and patience to go through failure.
Here are a few exams every government aspirant candidate should appear for:
SSC CHSL exams
SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level) exams are for entry-level jobs to work for The Government of India for the ones who have successfully completed 10+2.
It is always recommended to check the detailed SSC CHSL Syllabus and start preparing accordingly via self-study, tutorials or online classes.
Once you successfully clear the SSC CHSL examination, you could join as:
- DEO (Data Entry Officer)
- JSA (Junior Secretary Assistant)
- PA/SA (Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant)
- LDC (Lower Divisional Clerk).
Proper knowledge of the SSC CHSL exam pattern, syllabus, and eligibility will give you insights into the exam and boost your confidence.
Railway Recruitment Board exams
A job in Railway of India is considered as one of the promising ones. The benefits of jobs in railways vary based on the level of your employment. Basic, Travel compensation, Accommodations/ Rent bill, Education fees reimbursements, Insurance could be a few perks that you get depending on the grade.
After 12th or Higher Secondary, if this is your chosen path, you may join as either of the following:
- Trains Clerk
- Junior Clerk cum Typist
- Accounts Clerk cum Typist
- Ticket Clerk
- Junior Stenographer Hindi/ English
However, you must have Typing skills in either language, Hindi or English.
NDA and NA examinations
This exam is the first step towards the most prestigious job role after 10+2. National Defence Academy and Naval Academy are challenging academies, and the examinations are held under the UPSC section by the Government of India.
There are three wings you can be selected
- Indian army for which you should clear 10+2 in any stream
- Indian Navy for which you should have attempted In Mathematics as well as Physics
- Indian Air Force also requires 10+2 with subjects of Mathematics and Physics.
For selection, after examinations, you have to go through a medical examination and fitness test.
SSC Stenographer (Grade C and Grade D)
SSC Stenographer examination is another exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission. After successfully clearing the examination, the candidate may be placed in Government departments or Ministry departments for taking dictations, typing, maintaining data, maintaining files, handling phone calls etc.
The age limit for SSC Stenographer is 18 to 27 year, which may be relaxed for reserved categories.
Indian Army (TES)
We automatically express respect once we hear the term as Indian army, Indian Navy or Indian Air force.
A candidate who dreams of joining The Indian Army can appear for the Technical Entry Scheme(TES) examination. Once you clear the examination, you undergo a one-year basic training at Gaya, after which you have to furthermore clear four years of training.
Once the training is completed, you will be recruited as A Lieutenant. You must clear 12th with 70 per cent with subjects like Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics for appearing this exam.
It might be easily possible that not every student goes for engineering, medicine, B. Com, B. Sc, B. A or other higher educational qualifications. However, this doesn’t mean the career path cuts down short if you can prepare and appear in one of these competitive exams.
Even if some are entry-level jobs, the remuneration is decent, and the benefits keep growing as the years of service increases.