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Alternatives to SSC and UPSC Examinations to Get into Civil and Govt. Jobs in India

Students aspire to become an officer to serve the country, hold a respectable position in society with future security. Gone are the days when people only aspire to become doctor or engineer, now most of the young generation want to go for civil services to serve the country. Also, one can notice the even the students of medical or engineering aspire to appear for UPSC exam. While the roads of UPSC or SSC, are not that smooth, many students used to spend several years of their youth re-attempting to crack the exam.

There are several other exams which can be taken by the aspiring students of UPSC or SSC to get into the Government jobs, some of which are being described below.

1. State Civil Services

All the states hold their civil services, which could be comparatively easy than UPSC or SSC, and you can get into the civil service of your state. This exam of the respective states is also conducted in three stages of preliminary, mains and interview. Once you crack the exam, you can hold the office of State administrative services, state police services, block development officer, tax officer, treasury officer, welfare officer, food supply officer among many other responsible offices.

2. Bank Jobs

You can get prepared for various bank jobs like IBPS RRB officers scale 1, RRB  Office Assistants, PO, Clerk, Specialist Officer etc. Although the pattern is different from SSC or UPSC, numerical ability, logical reasoning, and English can be studied in a more focused way than the civil service examination. One can also go for SBI clerk or PO exam. Computer knowledge is also necessary.

3. Railways

One can prepare for Railway jobs and can appear for various railway jobs like Group C, Group D, Commercial Apprentice, Goods Guard, Traffic Apprentice, Traffic Assistant, Assistant Station Master, Technician, ALP, Consultants, Medical Officers, Constables, Sub Inspectors, Managers,  Apprentices, Para-Medical Posts. Several jobs only need a higher secondary pass. So one can try railway jobs of the Indian government.

4. Defence

Defence job is also a lovely job of the Indian government that one can opt for it. Also, there are several opportunities in this field, starting from technical to research and development. So one can go for the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force. Also one can go for BSF, Indian Coast Guard, Police jobs etc. Apart from that engineering students can join technical jobs of DRDO, ordinance factory, also a scientist or researcher in DRDO, DIAT etc.

5. Judicial

One of the highly respectable government jobs is to go for judicial services for those students who are interested in studying law after completing school. The state conducts state judicial services, and one can go for lower judicial services, the professionals or lawyer can apply for higher judicial services and can get appointed as Civil Judge, Session or Additional District judge. Also, one can get promoted to higher services like Chief Judicial Magistrate etc.

6. IB

Anyone preparing for UPSC or SSC can try for IB jobs of government. The IB is equally exciting jobs for those who aspire to go for government jobs. One has to study current affairs, general studies and English as well as reasoning or numerical ability like other government jobs to appear for IB exam. The post includes are Junior Intelligence officer grade 1 or 2, senior officer, research assistant, personal assistant, security officer etc.

7. Teaching

Teaching is a noble profession, and one who wishes to go for the government to can apply for teaching jobs by appearing for TGT, PGT, PRT. The exams are conducted at the state level as well as central level. So those who are interested in central level teaching jobs they can apply to the exams of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Army education Welfare Society and Central Board of Secondary Education.

8. Government PSU

There are lots of jobs available in various government PSU’s, and one can try for jobs in this sector according to their educational qualification.The jobs include technical, engineering, supervisor, director, manager, assistant, accountant, management trainee. Some of the PSU, where one can apply for jobs, includes IRCON, NALCO, NAL, ONGC, IOCL, power grid, BHEL, GAIL, RITES among several others.

9. Insurance sector

The insurance sector is growing fast in India, and those who are appearing for banking exam can also apply for insurance sector jobs. Here the main focus is on reasoning, English and numerical ability. One can apply the insurance companies like United India Insurance, OICL, National insurance, New India Assurance, LIC AAO, ESIC etc. So, one can try for this sector.

10. Academics

One can also go for Academics or research and engage as faculty or professor in central or state universities or can teach in IITs or IIM etc. One can apply for NET, SET, CSIR or national or state eligibility test to apply for the position. These are also the highest-paid and respectable job in society. To appear for it, one need to have master degree. So, those who are interested in Academics can go for it.

11. Telecom

For the engineering field or MBA, one can apply for telecom jobs like advisors, chief engineer, research officer, consultants in the telecom sector. Different posts require different types of qualification; there also several technical jobs for 12 or 10th pass candidates. To see the types of jobs, available one can see TRAI or Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Broadcasts Engineering Consultants India Limited or BECIL, ICSIL, or BSNL etc.

12. Civil Aviation

Civil aviation is also the most popular sector in India, and one can have a good career in this sector. Position in civil affairs includes flight operation inspector, cabin safety inspector, tradesman, technical consultants, Aviation security officer, simulator instructor, operation manager, gliding instructor, pilot etc. along with many other various posts with career opportunities.

13. Medical

The government also requires medical officer through the exam and those who are in the medical field can appear for this job in the government sector. The post includes pharmacists, staff nurse, medical officer, scientific entrepreneur, project researcher, casualty medical officer along with consultant or professor. So, basically for those who are in the medical field or want to pursue medicine can opt for these jobs.