Government exams are held every year, causing a stir amongst thousands of aspiring students in India. With numerous students sitting for government exams every year, the bar of competition is increasing in a frenzied pace. Vikas Gupta Wiley India’s Managing Director shares about ten such government exams held nationwide.
IBPS(Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) PO Exam
This is an entry level position with 2-year probation duration typically. It is only after the training period that candidates have chances of getting accepted at a branch or as an Assistant Manager.
The applicant is required to have a general understanding of banking skills, administration, supervision of the clerical work, good communication skills to resolve conflicts calmly, and deal with increased bank business.
2. RBI (Reserve Bank of India)Grade B
The job gives candidates ample opportunities to learn in detail about the economy, IMF, inflation and corruption, World Bank, etc. Applicants are required to pass the examination after which an interview will be carried out by the RBI officers for qualification.
The highest positions for which one can apply through exam are the RBI Grade B officers – an entry level officer post for management cadre. Note that the governor posts are reserved for the IAS officers only.
3. SBI PO(State Bank of India Probationary Officer) Exam
The State Bank of India branches are situated in remote areas of the country and still cater to all the banking requirements of customers. With greater job responsibilities comes the opportunity to learn about them too.
There will be a 2-years probation period at the beginning which will require a candidate to go through frequent training sessions and transfers. An examinee’s profile will require handling general banking responsibilities, administrative tasks, and focus on marketing for SBI.
A majority of government decisions are handled by the main personnel of Civil Services. These officers also head the country’s Union and State Secretariats along with the district administrations.
These officers are the general managers catering to a broad number of duties such as tax collection, law and order maintenance, State and Central jurisdiction’s developmental work, social welfare activities, and more.
5. RRB NTPC (Railway Recruitment Board non – technical popular category)for Indian Railways
RRB NTPC is considered the largest department of the country’s central government. The department conducts recruitment process for a variety of posts every year. The exam for Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories) is the best opportunity for graduates.
SSE, JE, and Special recruitment drive for non-technical undergraduate positions are all released by the Indian Railways for year 2016-17. Eligible Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) can apply to the Ministry of Railways and Railway Recruitment Cells for vacancies of the 1844 Group ‘D’.
6. IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)Specialist Officer
Specialist Officer is another prime recruitment done by IBPS. The officers appointed for this position are responsible to look after a particular department and handle a specialized role. The designation of this position depends on the candidate’s educational background.
7. LIC AAO(Life Insurance Corporation of Assistant Administrative Officer)
The profile of an Assistant Administrative Officer is counted amongst the most respectable ones. Candidates can choose to apply for Administration, Accounts, or Development department.
The profile requires a candidate to purchase and maintain finance, handle personal and administration services, carry out purchase and work inquiries, and prepare and scrutinize bill payments.
The job of an AAO is classified under the Class I officer group. The total duration of probation and training in this profile is of 6 months.
8. SSC CGL(Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level)
The exam for CGL is conducted only for the group B and C cadre posts. The Combined Graduate Level examination is conducted by SSC to recruit candidates for posts in Government offices, ministries, and departments in particular. Millions of students apply for the SSC CGL examination every year.
9. IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) and SBI (State Bank of India)Clerk
Clerks are usually the first point of contact for any new customer and visitor. The practice of interviewing candidates for the post of a clerk was stopped in the year 2016. A basic six months of training is conducted before a selected candidate takes up the main work.
The job requires selected candidate to work at the withdrawal and deposit counters, verify checks, collect receipts, issue demand drafts, tally balance, maintain ledger, and similar other transactions that need to be fed in the computer. A clerk may also be required to take up marketing profiles for products like; deposits, loans, schemes.
10. TET(Teacher Eligibility Test)
The Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted by both, State and Central government. The test is conducted for all levels of education in government schools whether upper, middle or lower level. Candidates are required to at least have a minimum of graduate degree, from a recognized university, under any discipline. A better educational background could offer candidates an edge over others.
Vikas Gupta Wiley India’s Managing Director has highlighted some of the top ranking government exams despite there being many more in the category. Wiley India provides preparatory books to study for the examination meticulously. Students can choose from a wide range of reliable selection of prep books offered by Wiley India.