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List of Government Exams after Graduation

Govt. Exams to target after Graduation

Top 10 Government Exams after Graduation

Here is the list of all the top government exams to target after graduation is over. The table has data on exam name, posts and the salary range respectively. The exams pave a way to different posts and the salary for them varies accordingly. Getting a govt. job is a dream of millions of aspirants in India. Hence, the competition is tough. One should explore the syllabus, exam pattern, detailed eligibility, level of difficulty and job profiles before deciding the exam to crack. The aspirants preparing for govt exams like UPSC Civil Services can definitely appear for State PSCs. Similarly, candidates preparing for IBPS PO can appear for SBI PO and son on.

govt exams after graduation

Exam Posts Salary Range
UPSC Civil Services Examination (UPSC CSE) IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc. Rs. 56,100 – Rs. 2,50,000
SSC Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) Group B & C posts in various ministries and departments Rs. 25,500 – Rs. 1,42,400
IBPS Probationary Officer (IBPS PO) Probationary Officer in Public Sector Banks Rs. 37,360 – Rs. 47,000
IBPS Clerk Clerk in Public Sector Banks Rs. 11,765 – Rs. 31,540
RBI Grade B Officer Grade B Officer in Reserve Bank of India Rs. 35,150 – Rs. 62,400
SBI PO Probationary Officer in State Bank of India Rs. 37,360 – Rs. 47,000
SBI Clerk Junior Associate in State Bank of India Rs. 13,075 – Rs. 31,450
LIC AAO Assistant Administrative Officer in Life Insurance Corporation Rs. 32,795 – Rs. 62,315
Railway NTPC Exam Non-Technical Popular Categories in Indian Railways Rs. 18,000 – Rs. 44,900
RRB Group D Various Group D posts in Indian Railways Rs. 18,000 – Rs. 25,000
SSC Stenographer Stenographer in various government departments Rs. 25,500 – Rs. 1,42,400
EPFO SSA Social Security Assistant in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation Rs. 25,500 – Rs. 81,100
FCI Assistant Grade-III Assistant Grade III in Food Corporation of India Rs. 22,000 – Rs. 80,000
Intelligence Bureau ACIO Assistant Central Intelligence Officer in Intelligence Bureau Rs. 44,900 – Rs. 1,42,400
ISRO Scientist/Engineer Scientist/Engineer in Indian Space Research Organisation Rs. 56,100 – Rs. 1,77,500
DRDO CEPTAM Technician, Stenographer, Administrative Assistant, etc. in Defence Research & Development Organisation Rs. 19,900 – Rs. 81,100
State PSC Exams (e.g., UPPSC, BPSC) Various administrative roles at the state level Varies by state; typically follows pay scales
SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Postal/Sorting Assistant Rs. 19,900 – Rs. 63,200
UPSSSC Junior Assistant Junior Assistant in various state departments Rs. 21,700 – Rs. 69,100
CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Primary and Upper Primary Level Teachers Varies by state and school
IB ACIO (Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer) Assistant Central Intelligence Officer Rs. 44,900 – Rs. 1,42,400


Posts under UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE)

1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
2. Indian Police Service (IPS)
3. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
4. Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT and IRS-C&CE)
5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS)
6. Indian Information Service (IIS)
7. Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
8. Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
9. Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
10. Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
11. Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
12. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
13. Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
14. Indian Trade Service (ITS)
15. Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
16. Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
17. Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS)
18. Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS)
19. Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS)

Posts under IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)

1. IBPS Probationary Officer (PO)
2. IBPS Specialist Officer (SO):
– IT Officer
– Agricultural Field Officer
– Rajbhasha Adhikari
– Law Officer
– HR/Personnel Officer
– Marketing Officer
3. IBPS Clerk
4. IBPS Regional Rural Banks (RRBs):
– Officer Scale I (Assistant Manager), II (Manager – General Banking Officer, IT Officer, Chartered Accountant, Law Officer, Treasury Manager, Marketing Officer, Agricultural Officer), III (Senior Manager)
– Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Posts under SSC (Staff Selection Commission)

1. SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL):
– Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)
– Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO)
– Assistant Section Officer (ASO)
– Inspector of Income Tax
– Inspector (Central Excise)
– Inspector (Preventive Officer)
– Inspector (Examiner)
– Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO)
– Sub Inspector (CBI)
– Inspector of Posts
– Divisional Accountant
– Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)
– Statistical Investigator Grade II
– Auditor
– Accountant/Junior Accountant
– Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerks (UDC)
– Tax Assistant
2. SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (CHSL):
– Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
– Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA)
– Data Entry Operator (DEO)
3. SSC Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS)
4. SSC Junior Engineer (JE)
5. SSC Stenographer (Grade C and D)
6. SSC Central Police Organization (CPO)
– Sub Inspector (SI) in CAPFs
– SI in Delhi Police
7. SSC GD Constable

Posts under SBI (State Bank of India)

1. SBI Probationary Officer (PO)
2. SBI Clerk (Junior Associates)
3. SBI Specialist Officer (SO):
– IT Officer
– Law Officer
– HR/Personnel Officer
– Marketing Officer
– Deputy Manager (Internal Audit)

Posts under RBI (Reserve Bank of India)

1. RBI Grade B Officer
2. RBI Assistant

Govt Exam Syllabus

The general syllabus for government exams varies based on the specific exam, but there are common themes and subjects that frequently appear across many of these exams. The following information will help you:

1. General Awareness/General Knowledge

    • Current Affairs: National and international events, sports, awards, appointments, obituaries.
    • History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern History of India.
    • Geography: Physical, social, and economic geography of India and the world.
    • Polity: Indian Constitution, political system, Panchayati Raj, public policy, rights issues, etc.
    • Economy: Indian economy, economic and social development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, budget, and economic survey.
    • General Science: Basic concepts of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental Science.
    • Miscellaneous: Static GK, important organizations, important dates, etc.


2. Quantitative Aptitude/Mathematics

    • Arithmetic: Percentages, profit and loss, discount, simple and compound interest, ratio and proportion, averages, mixtures and allegations.
    • Algebra: Basic algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities.
    • Geometry: Basic concepts of geometry, properties of shapes, mensuration.
    • Trigonometry: Basic trigonometric ratios, heights and distances.
    • Statistics: Data interpretation, measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode), measures of dispersion (variance, standard deviation).
    • Number System: Fundamental concepts of numbers, divisibility rules, LCM, HCF, prime numbers.


3. Reasoning Ability/Logical Reasoning

    • Verbal Reasoning: Analogy, classification, series, coding-decoding, blood relations, direction sense test, logical sequence of words, arithmetical reasoning.
    • Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pattern recognition, mirror images, water images, paper folding and cutting, figure series, embedded figures.
    • Analytical Reasoning: Puzzles, seating arrangements (linear and circular), syllogisms, Venn diagrams, statement and assumptions, statement and arguments.


4. English Language

    • Grammar: Parts of speech, tenses, subject-verb agreement, articles, prepositions, conjunctions, direct and indirect speech, active and passive voice.
    • Vocabulary: Synonyms, antonyms, one-word substitution, idioms and phrases.
    • Comprehension: Reading comprehension passages, cloze test, para jumbles.
    • Writing Skills: Essay writing, precis writing, letter writing (for descriptive papers).


5. Professional Knowledge (for Specialist Exams)

    • Specific to Job Role: IT, HR, Law, Agriculture, Marketing, etc., depending on the specific requirements of the job.


6. General Studies (for UPSC and State PCS)

    • Paper I (Preliminary Exam): General Awareness, History, Geography, Polity, Economy, General Science, Environment and Ecology, Current Affairs.
    • Paper II (CSAT): Comprehension, Interpersonal skills, Logical reasoning and analytical ability, Decision-making and problem-solving, General mental ability, Basic numeracy.

7. Descriptive Papers

    • Essay Writing: Topics related to current events, social issues, national and international importance.
    • Letter/Application Writing: Formats and content based on formal and informal requirements.
    • Precis Writing: Summarizing passages to test comprehension and concise writing skills.


Specific Exam Syllabus

    • UPSC CSE Mains: Detailed papers on Essay, General Studies (divided into multiple papers covering different aspects like history, culture, geography, polity, international relations, technology, environment, ethics, etc.), and Optional Subjects.
    • Bank Exams (IBPS, SBI): Additional focus on Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness.
    • SSC Exams: Emphasis on Arithmetic, English Language, Reasoning, and General Awareness.
    • RBI Exams: Includes Economic and Social Issues, Finance and Management for Grade B.

Govt. Exam Pattern

Most of the govt. exams have a similar pattern to filter students in 2 rounds – Prelims, Mains. Few of them will go a step further with Personal Interview like UPSC and State PCSs. SSC CGL pattern consists of Tier-I (Objective), Tier-II (Objective), Tier-III (Descriptive) and Tier-IV (Skill Test for some posts). IBPS Clerk has Prelims(Objective), Mains (Objective). RBI Grade B Officer has Phase-I (Objective), Phase-II (Objective + Descriptive) and Interview. UPSC CDS has written exam (English, Maths, Science/History/Geography) and SSB Interview.


Government Exams after graduation in Maharashtra

MPSC is the major government exam that aspirants target in Maharashtra.

Exam Conducted By Posts Salary Range
MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission) Exams MPSC Deputy Collector, Sub Divisional Officer, Police Sub-Inspector, Assistant Section Officer, etc. Rs. 40,000 – Rs. 1,80,000
Maharashtra TET (Teacher Eligibility Test) MahaTET Teacher Positions in Maharashtra Schools Rs. 40,000 – Rs. 1,40,000
PSI (Police Sub-Inspector) Maharashtra Police Police Sub-Inspector Rs. 40,000 – Rs. 1,20,000
Maharashtra Forest Service Exam MPSC Range Forest Officer, Assistant Conservator of Forests, etc. Rs. 40,000 – Rs. 1,50,000
Maharashtra Accounts Service Exam MPSC Assistant Accounts Officer, Deputy Director of Accounts, etc. Rs. 40,000 – Rs. 1,40,000
Maharashtra Civil Service Exam MPSC Nayab Tehsildar, Block Development Officer, etc. Rs. 40,000 – Rs. 1,30,000
MahaDISCOM (Maharashtra State Power Distribution Company Limited) MahaDISCOM Engineer, Assistant Manager, etc. Rs. 40,000 – Rs. 1,00,000
Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank Exams MSCB Officer Trainee, Manager, etc. Rs. 40,000 – Rs. 80,000
Assistant Public Prosecutor Exam Maharashtra Government Assistant Public Prosecutor Rs. 40,000 – Rs. 1,00,000

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