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Sarkari Naukri aka Government job is the latest rage in town. More and more people are preferring it over their regular 9 to 5 corporate jobs. The best part of the government job is that it provides complete job security. The added comfort and less competitive environment unlike MNC’s are like a cherry on the cake. Many graduates and post-graduates are aspiring for Sarkari Naukri after finishing their education.

TOP REASONS WHY GOVERNMENT JOBS ARE BETTER THAN PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS ARE AS FOLLOWING

1) Lesser workload and fix working hours.

2) Regular holidays and leaves.

3) Pension and other benefits.

4) Job stability and security.

5) Allowances.

6) Free health care and other benefits in children's education.

The pay scale of government employees took a hike with the 7th pay commission. The Indian government is implementing this new commission from August 2016. This is another reason of inclination towards government sector jobs.
There are many government sectors that offer good salary and benefits to its employees. Ex: Civil Services, PSU, Defence services, Bank, Army, Navy, Air Force etc. Let’s have a look at them one by one.

UPSC

UPSC is Union Public Service Commission. It is a Central Government organization. UPSC conducts various competitive exams throughout the year. Its main function is to recruit candidates for various defence, civil and administrative sectors. Qualified candidates can make a career in NDA, IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS and IRTS etc. The Indian government has made the UPSC application procedure 100% online since 2016.

List of exams conducted by UPSC

1) Civil Services.

2) Engineering Services Examination.

3) Combined Defence Services Examination.

4) National Defence Academy Examination.

5) Naval Academy Examination.

6) Combined Medical Services Examination.

7) Special Class Railway Apprentice.

8) Indian Statistical Service Examination.

9) Geologists’ Examination.

10) Central Armed Police Forces.

Eligibility criteria: Candidate must be a graduate in any stream from a renowned college. The age limit is from 21 to 32 years. It is for all the categories General/SC/ST/PH. The application fee is INR 100/-. Candidates can only fill the form in online mode.

Candidates can visit the official site to fill their application online www.upsconline.nic.in. Please visit the following link for any other details about UPSC exam www.upsc.gov.in. Candidates get their admission certificate only 3 weeks prior the exam. Admit cards are available on the official UPSC site and are not sent via post. Students should keep track of the official site for any notifications related to exam.

This year, online filling of application started from 27th April 2016. The last date was 27th May 2016.


SARKARI NAUKRI SSC

SSC is Staff Service Commission. It is a Central Government authorized body. Its function is to recruit non-gazetted and non-technical officers under its various departments. There is a single application for these various posts. Candidates have to choose their priorities while filling their online application. SSC conducts a Common Graduate Level (CGL) exam every year to recruit individuals.

It happens in three stages: TIER I, TIER II and TIER III. TIER I checks the candidates for their reasoning and awareness skills. Candidates who qualify Tier I am eligible to sit for the next tier. TIER II focuses on the quantitative skills. TIER III is the final round. It consists of interview and personality test. Candidates have to clear all three tiers to land a job in government sectors.

Candidates can apply for SSC from the following link www.ssconline.nic.in. They can fill the registration form online as well as offline. Admit cards are available on the official site 15 days before the exam. This year SSC conducted CGL Tier I exam on 8th May and 22nd May 2016. The next phase I.e. TIER II will be on 13th and 14th August 2016. All the details about the exam are available on the SSC official site. Please visit the link to access the same www.ssc.nic.in

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must hold a graduate degree from a well-known college. The age limit of the candidates should be 18 to 27 years. The application fee for various exams conducted by SSC varies from Rs 50 to Rs 200. Please visit the following link for more details about SSC www.ssc.nic.in.

IBPS Bank Jobs

IBPS is the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Every year it conducts online exams to recruit candidates in public sector banks. Earlier there used to be separate exams for different banks but now there is one common exam. IBPS conducts online Common Written Exam (CWE) across 200 cities in India. IBPS recruits candidates for posts like probatory officer, Specialist officer, clerks and management trainee. This CWE is mandatory for candidates who wish to serve in the public sector and regional rural banks. Candidates can apply for the job in these banks after clearing the IBPS-CWE.

SBI, Canara Bank, PNB, Allahabad bank are some of the banks recruiting under IBPS.

The registration mode is online only. IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk both happen in two phases. Prelims and Mains. For IBPS Specialist, there is only a single exam.

Eligibility criteria

Candidate must hold a graduate degree with 60% marks from a recognized university. The age limit is 21 to 28 years for general category. For reserved category, there is some relaxation. Application forms are available online usually in May/June. IBPS conducts the written exam in October/November.

Those who qualify the written exam are eligible for Interview. Earlier, associated banks used to conduct the interview. Now this process is also handled by IBPS since 2012. Qualified candidates are then referred to these banks for their recruitment procedure.

Candidates can visit the official site for all the information about upcoming exam www.ibps.in.

This year, IBPS PO preliminary exam will be on 16th, 22nd and 23rd October 2016. The main exam will be on 20th November 2016. IBPS clerical prelims will be on 26th-27th Nov, 3-4 December 2016. Main will be on 31Dec, 1 Jan 2017. IBPS specialist exam will be on 28th, 29th Jan 2017. IBPS will declare the PO result in December 2016. Candidate can check the result from their official website. IBPS will then conduct interviews in January, February 2017.

PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKING

PSU is Public Sector Undertaking. These are companies with Indian government as its major stakeholder. Some reputed PSU's are DRDO, DMRC, NTPC, BHEL, GAIL, NHPC, BSNL etc. All these PSU's recruit candidates for entry level positions and as engineering trainees. The majority of PSU's like NHPC, BHEL, etc. recruit candidates on the basis of their GATE score. So qualifying GATE is a must before applying for a job in these companies. Candidates should wait for these companies to release the official job notifications. It is advisable to keep a tab on their official websites or other job portals.

Eligibility Criteria: Varies from company to company.

There are various Non-GATE PSU's as well. Major ones are Indian Railways, DRDO, AAI, ISRO etc. These PSU's conduct their own exam for selecting the candidates throughout the year. There is a written test followed by the interview. Candidates need to keep track of these company's official website for more details.

ONGC

ONGC is Oil & Natural Gas Corporation. It conducts recruitment procedure every year to hire the qualified candidates for various posts. This year also ONGC has released notification to hire the candidates on the basis of GATE score. It hires for posts like scientists, Geo-scientists, chemist, geophysicist and many others.

Eligibility criteria: Candidate must be an Indian citizen. They can apply on the ONGC's official website by visiting the following link eapplicationonline.com. The educational qualification differs for various job posts. Candidates need to keep a tab on the job posting for more details. Selection is on the basis of GATE score followed by personal interview. For more details, visit the ONGC's official website www.ongcindia.com.

SAIL

SAIL is Steel Authority of India. It is a public sector enterprise. Every year it recruits Management trainee from all over the country. SAIL recruits candidates either via GATE score or through its own written exam. It is then followed by personal interview. It recruits trainee for technical and administration department.

Eligibility criteria: For technical, an engineering degree in various streams with 65% marks. For administration, it requires an engineering degree with 60% marks. The upper age limit is 45 years for various posts with relaxation for other categories. SAIL conducts exams for various posts throughout the year. Interested candidates should keep track of their official site for the job notification. www.sail.co.in.

INDIAN ARMY RELATED JOBS

Getting a job in Indian Armed forces is everyone's dream. It is one of the most honorable jobs for the Indians. There are various ways in which a candidate can enter the Indian army. The most common exam is NDA. UPSC conducts this exam. It happens twice a year, in April and September. Candidates can sit for NDA after 10+2. Only unmarried male can appear for the exam. The age limit is 16.5 to 19 years.

Another way is by CDSE. It is 'Combined Defence Service Exam'. UPSC also conducts this exam. Candidate should be an Indian citizen. He/she must be a graduate. The age limit is 18-24 years. It happens twice a year. In September/October and in February/March.

Another exam is TGC. It is Technical Graduate Course. It is only for male candidates. The person should be a graduate. It is for engineering students. Age limit is 20-27 years.

Next is SSC. It is Short Service Commission. This is for candidates who want to serve Indian army for a shorter duration. The candidate must be an Indian citizen. The age limit is 20-27 years. Both male and female candidates are eligible. They must hold a graduate degree with 55% marks.

Candidates can enter in the army as an engineer via UES. It is University Entry Scheme. They can apply in pre-final or final year of graduation. Age limit is 20 to 27 years.

To get more details about these exams, please visit the official website. www.joinindianarmy.nic.in

INDIAN NAVY

It is the naval branch of Indian Army. Candidates can join after 12th via NDA exam. Age limit for NDA is 16.5 to 19 years. Only unmarried male candidate can sit for NDA. They can also join Indian Navy after graduation. For that, they need to appear for CDSE exam. Age limit for CDSE is 18-24 years. UPSC conducts both these exams. After the written exam, there is an interview conducted by SSB.

For more details please visit the following link. www.upsc.gov.in or www.joinindiannavy.gov.in.

INDIAN AIR FORCE

Candidates also have the option of serving the nation via Indian Air forces. They can build a career in Flying, Technical or ground duty branches. Candidates can apply after 10+2 or after graduation. After 12th, candidates are eligible to appear via NDA. The age limit is 16.5 to 19 years. Only male candidates can apply.

After graduation, candidates can apply via CDSE, NCC (special entry) or SSC. SSC is short service commission entry. The age limit for CDSE is 18-24 years. UPSC conducts this twice a year.

Apart from this, Indian Air Force conducts a nationwide common entrance exam. It is AFCAT i.e. Air Force Common Entrance Test. Through AFCAT, Indian Air force recruits commissioned officers. Candidates who wish to serve in flying, technical or ground duty category need to sit for this exam. Candidates who are applying for technical field needs to appear for one more exam i.e. EKT. EKT is Engineering Knowledge Test. It is for engineering graduate. This test is compulsory for entry in the technical field.

The age limit for flying branch is 20-24 years. For technical branch and ground duty branch it is 20-26 years. The educational qualification varies for different posts. Candidates can apply online via the official site www.careerairforce.nic.in. Details about exam pattern and important dates are available on the main site.

​Government Jobs in India

Government sector jobs have become the most sought after in recent times in India. From a time when the youth were reluctant about them, sarkari naukri has become the dream of the major population of qualified youngsters. The glory of the IT boom at the start of the millennium started to fade away and the global economic crises led to the shift in perception about Govt Jobs in India. There was a time when government jobs were viewed as mediocre and without much career prospects. Those were times when the private sector was booming like anything.

There were a lot of opportunities and a lot of potential for growth, often luring the young generation of educated people. But as much as the potential it had, private sector had a lot of risks associated with them as well. With the economies they invested in and the clients they worked for collapsed, private sector took a beating as well. A lot of people lost their jobs and those who maintained to keep them lost the hope for imminent career growth.

Salaries and other perks were slashed and the honeymoon of the boom was over. The IT industry is at an almost saturated point in India with little or no chance for further growth. The unfavorable conditions in the sector have made people shift their focus to Govt Jobs. Substantially better pay, a horde of benefits and other incentives plus the security of the job has made more people attracted to the government sector jobs.

More and more people are leaving their private sector jobs to pursue a career in the government sector. A majority of the graduating people prefer Govt Jobs in India over private jobs related to their stream of academics. But getting a government job is not an easy task. Various organizations under the Human Resource Department like the Staff Selection Commission, Union Public Service Commission coordinate the selection and appointment of personnel across various departments under the central government. In addition to this, some departments conduct their own selection.

How one does gets selected for Sarkari Naukri?

    • Bank exams are mainly for two kinds of posts: clerical and managerial.
    • The first part of the selection process is usually aptitude tests. That is why the first step in your pursuit for a Govt Job should be preparation for the aptitude test.
    • Aptitude tests usually have the same structure with questions from quantitative aptitude, reasoning, English and general knowledge. Aptitude tests for technical jobs will have questions specific to that job, in addition to the usual sections. The range of difficulty differs for different exams.More people aim at SSC's combined graduate level exam which is an all India level competitive exam which is common for a lot of posts under different ministries under the central government.

The large number of vacancies and the attractive salary and benefits are the important reasons for the popularity of CGL exam. The qualification demanded is bachelor’s degree in any discipline. This also makes it a favorable choice. CGL is a fairly difficult exam. The quantitative aptitude section and the general awareness section is a tough nut to crack every year.

Now, what attracts you to work for government?

Bank job is another popular choice among youngsters. The attractive designation and the scope for huge career growth are the driving factors behind its popularity. The clerical job has a lower salary compared to managerial job and prospect of growth is lower. On the other hand, clerical cadre exam is comparatively easier than managerial cadre exam.
The fact is that sarkari naukri always had attractive salaries and benefits. It never was focused on or its potential realized.

DRDO

DRDO is Defence Research and Development Organization. It is a Non-GATE PSU that conducts its own selection procedure. It conducts an entry test known as CEPTAM. It is Centre for Personnel Talent Management. Through CEPTAM, DRDO recruits for the posts of senior technical assistants, admin and Technicians.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidate should be an Indian citizen. The age limit is 18 to 30 years for various posts. Candidates can apply for CEPTAM through online/offline mode. Please use the link to complete the online procedure www.ceptamonline.org. Admit cards will be available on DRDO's site 15 days prior the exam. DRDO has not yet announced the official exam date for this year. Candidates should check the following site for upcoming notifications www.drdo.gov.in.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR SARKARI NAUKRI?

Now comes the most important aspect. The preparation. Every year, more number of people are aspiring towards government jobs. This has made the competition even tougher. It is now a common scenario where thousands of people sit for a government exam for the limited number of seats. But do not lose hope. You can crack these exams if you will just follow these steps.

First of all, a candidate needs to check his/her options. They need to decide for which government posts they are aspiring for. If you are a graduate, you will get several options in front of you. All you need to see is if you are willing and eligible for that post or not.

The next step is executing the plan in action. The key is to understand the selection procedure. If there is written-exam, candidates should start preparing for the same. Preparation should be as per the syllabus mentioned. Previous years papers and sample papers could be helpful too. It will give the candidates a rough idea of what to expect in the exam.

Candidates should focus on sharpening their reasoning, analytical and general awareness skills. Since most of the written exams have these sections common, it will give them an edge over others. Nowadays, preparation material for different competitive exams is available online. Mock tests can be helpful in preparing for entrance exams. It is advisable to do lots of mock tests so candidates can increase their solving speed. Solving a couple of tests can give us an idea about our strong and weak zones. Candidates can then further work towards improving their weak areas. If there is an interview procedure, candidates should prepare for that as well. In most cases, the panel asks common interview questions. Candidates should prepare for these questions beforehand. They should be confident and honest while answering before the panel.

Candidates should check their e-mails in case they miss any important notification about exams. There are various active job sites on the internet these days. They timely update their sites about upcoming exam dates, pattern or other notifications. This information can be handy and useful.

In the end, Self-belief and positive frame of mind is the key aspect as well while preparing. With dedication and practice, one can fulfill their dreams of landing a Sarkari Naukri.