What should I do after Graduation
With results of all the Universities out and admissions to post graduate programs done, the time is now for finding the right jobs. As lakhs of youth join the long lines of employment agencies in the search for the job, here is a look at 5 examinations for graduates which would help you get a job. These exams, commonly referred to as Recruitment Exams are conducted by various institutions for the sole purpose of finding the right candidates for the jobs. Every year, the government sector requires young talent and the vacancy is a steady chain. While the number of recruitments may vary year to year, the opportunities are aplenty. We share the 5 important examinations to look out for if you are looking for a Government or Public Sector Jobs after graduation.
- Starting with the technical jobs, GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a qualifying examination used extensively by Public Sector Undertakings for recruitment purposes. GATE score, valid for a period of 3 years is used by many PSU’s to shortlist and/or select candidates. Young engineers are often employed on the basis of their GATE score at the level of Junior Engineer with many government enterprises. In case you have just completed your graduation, or are in the final year of engineering, writing the GATE might be a good idea. The registration for GATE 2018 is currently ongoing. Also Read | GATE 2018: How to Apply Online
- Every year, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS conducts various examinations for recruitment at different posts. These examinations, conducted for positions like Clerks, Officer Scale I, II and III as well as Probationary Officer or Management Trainee are conducted for recruitment directly into the nationalized banks in the country. The minimum requirement for these examinations is a graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. The registration for IBPS PO 2017 is already closed. However, young graduates may check out the IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. The notification for IBPS Clerk 2017 exam is already out and registration would begin from September 12. IBPS would also release the notification for IBPS RRB which recruits officers for Regional Rural Banks. The notification for the year is yet to release.
- SSC or Staff Selection Commission organizes a variety of examinations for a volley of vacancies in various departmental organizations. Right from Junior Engineer to Translators to Multi-Tasking non-technical vacancies and a larger Common Graduate Level Examination and Central Armed Police Forces. These examinations conducted from time to time require a minimum graduate level qualification. For technical courses, the qualification required would be related to STEM fields. However, these examinations have been notified and conducted for this year. Keep a check out for the next year’s notification. The calendar for SSC Examinations would release tentatively by October or November of the preceding year.
TET/SET and NETs:
- Teacher Eligibility Tests and National Eligibility Tests are conducted for testing the qualification of a person. As per the Right to Education Act, the minimum qualification required by a person for employment as a teacher is a TET. Please note that various states have their own Teacher Eligibility test. There is also the UGC National Eligibility Test conducted by CBSE. The examination would help a graduate find Assistant Professor roles in a nationally recognized university. Students can also start directly as a Junior Fellow which pays them a stipend and gives them the opportunity to further their education. The registrations for CBSE UGC NET 2017 November examinations is currently ongoing. Interested candidates can apply for CBSE UGC NET 2017 November Exam before September 12, 2017.
Railway Recruitment Board Examination:
- Railway Recruitment Board continues to be one of the largest public sector employers in the country. Commonly referred to as RRB, they hire for locomotive pilots and other various positions. Both technical and non-technical positions are open with varying pay scales. Only this year RRB is completing the recruitment of 80,000 non-technical popular categories. While the big exams may not be on a regular yearly basis, small examinations for fewer posts are conducted from time to time.
Barring the technical examinations, most of the examinations check general aptitude of the candidate who has applied for the posts. The examinations, based on the level of recruitment it is being conducted for, tests the candidates on their general awareness, reasoning abilities and language skills. The difficulty level of these examinations often varies with the pay scale associated. While they are not easy to crack, most of them assure not just employment but a steady career at the other end.