Around 50 Lakhs students graduate each year in India. The obvious question after graduation, is what is next? 

Some opt for higher education, while others go for jobs and a large number of students decide to sit for government exams after graduation.

Government jobs are very popular among youth these days. India has witnessed a high demand for Government jobs for many decades.

Nowadays too many people prefer Government jobs as their career option considering the variety of benefits that are associated with these.

‘Sarkari Naukri’ as the commonly famous term in India or 'Government Job' is a dream for millions of people across the nation, and only a few are lucky enough to land up with such jobs. 

People tend to take pride in having a government job.

Government jobs hold the kind of pride not found in private jobs or self-employment.

These also offer job security for a lifetime, and hence a lot of youth prefer them starting right from their college. 

Getting into a Government job is not easy as it requires a person to go through multiple levels of tests. 

These include a written examination, interview, and sometimes even physical examination. These are competitive exams, and millions of people appear for these exams to get into a Government job.

Here is a list of 10 upcoming government exams that students commonly opt for after graduation. The information given is as per provided by governments on their official websites.

1. UPSC Civil Services Examination(UPSC CSE): 

The Civil Services Examination is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, and Indian Police Service.


Selection Procedure – Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination, and Final Interview.

Age – 21 to 32 Years

No of Attempts – 06 for GEN, 09 for OBC, and unlimited attempts for SC/ST.


All India Services

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

  • For Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

  • Indian Police Service (IPS).

Central Services (Group A)

  • Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS).

  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS).

  • For Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS).

  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS).

  • For the Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT).

  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-C&CE).

  • Indian Trade Service (ITrS).

  • Railway Protection Force (RPF).

  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS).

  • For Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS).

  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS).

  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS).

  • For Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES).

  • Indian Information Service (IIS).

  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS).

  • For Indian Postal Service (IPoS).

Group B Services

  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHCS)

  • Pondicherry Civil Service (PCS)

  • Pondicherry Police Service (PPS)

  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS)

  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS)


2. SBI PO Examination:


SBI PO is taken as one of the most premium jobs in the Banking sector. Each year millions of applicants apply to this exam across the country.


There are 3 stages in the selection process of SBI PO recruitment:

1. Preliminary Examination (Conducted Online)

2. Main Examination (Conducted Online)

3. Group Discussion/ Personal Interview

In the end, a merit list is released of shortlisted candidates who have cleared all the levels and have progressed through every stage successfully.

Age – 21 to 32 Years

No of Attempts – 06 for GEB, 09 for OBC, and unlimited attempts for SC/ST.


3. LIC AAO Examination:

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)  announces vacancies for Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) and Assistant Engineers (AE). 


Selection Procedure – Written Examination and Interview

Age – 21 to 30 Years


4. IBPS PO Examination:

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS) conducts the IBPS PO Bank Exam


IBPS provides its services to all Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies, and other Banks which are regular members of the IBPS society.


Selection Procedure – Written Examination and Interview

Age – 21 to 28 Years


5. RBI Grade B Examination:

Every year Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts the RBI Grade B Officer Exam to select candidates for the position of Grade B officer for its various branches over India.

As the Reserve Bank of India offers an excellent pay scale and reputed job profile, it attracts thousands of candidates every year to take this examination.


Selection for RBI Grade B Officers is done through a country-wide competitive Examination in three phases i.e. Preliminary and Main examination followed by an Interview.


6. IBPS SO Examination:

he IBPS SO examination is for selecting candidates for the post of Specialist Officers in different Public Sector Banks for multiple positions.


Candidates selected through IBPS SO 2019 exam can be given posting anywhere in India.


The IBPS SO recruitment process is going to be conducted to select Specialist Officer through IBPS SO 2019 is done in three phases:


  • Online Preliminary Exam

  • Online Mains Exam

  • Interview Process

7. SSC CGL Examination:

Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Examination, often referred to as SSC CGL is an examination conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments, and organizations of the Government of India.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services like:

• Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.

• Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.

• Inspectors of Income Tax.

• Preventive Officers in Customs.

• Examiner in Customs.

• Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.

• Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.

• Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.

• Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.

• Accountant/ Junior Accountant

• Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC

• Compiler in Registrar General of India.


SSC CGL 2020 Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

Tier-I: Computer Based Examination

Tier-II: Computer Based Examination

Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)

Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

Based on the marks scored in Tier-I, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations.

Note: What is the difference between SSC CGL and SSC CHSL exam?

The SSC CGL exam is the Combined Graduate Level exam. This exam is conducted to recruit candidates in different Group B and Group C posts in various Government Departments and Ministries.

The SSC CHSL exam, however, is the Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination. This exam is conducted for the lower division clerks in various Government Offices


8. Indian Railways Examination:

It is the civil service or a competitive exam in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) India. 


The exam is held for the recruitment of the Department of Indian Railways. The Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) is an organized Group 'A' service of the Government of India. 


The central service is responsible for managing the Transportation Operations and Commercial wings - of the Indian Railways.


Age: 21 to 32 years

No of Attempts – 06 for GEB, 09 for OBC, and unlimited attempts for SC/ST.


9. SBI Clerk Examination:

SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Date Out: SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) Exam is held by SBI or State Bank of India to recruit candidates for Clerical Cadre in its different branches all over India. 

SBI Clerk facilitates the recruitment for the post of Junior Associates (JA).

SBI Clerk is one of the most sought after bank exams today and a huge number of candidates appear for the same every year.

SBI Clerks (Junior Associates) are responsible for all client interactions and related operations.

Candidates who are recruited as SBI clerks are designated as cashiers, depositors, and other posts that form the face of a particular SBI Bank branch. 

Educational Qualifications: a valid degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

Age: 20 to 28 years


10. Defence Examinations:

The career in Indian Armed Forces is undoubtedly a highly respected job in India. Every year, millions of students appear for different defence exams to get an opportunity to be a part of these elite forces. 


The candidates get ample opportunity to join the Indian Army/Navy/Air forces/ Coast Guard with the help of defence exams of India like CDS Exam, NDA/NA Exam, AFCAT Exam, Indian Coast Guard EXam etc.



Government jobs surely give an edge over other jobs. Serving society via these jobs should be the ultimate goals of government jobs. Bribe should be avoided.

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