List of Competitive Exams For Government Jobs

Are you a graduate and are in confusion about which field of career to choose? Well, we are here to bring you a list of competitive entrance exams for government jobs that you are eligible for and can be attempted for a great career ahead.

Every year some lakhs of students start preparing for jobs and entrance examinations after graduation to ensure employment in the public sector. But a few thousand succeed in finding employment and have a good career.

Competitive Exams After Graduation For Government Jobs

Civil Services Examination (CSE)

A nationwide competitive examination (CSE) is conducted for graduates by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to Civil Services in Government of India. Civil servants are bureaucrats who significantly influence the decision making of the government. The power and status associated with this field are immense.

Posts include Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS).

Railway Jobs Exam Tests

These are the exams conducted by Indian Railways for graduates seeking jobs of ticket examiner, clerk, non-technical posts, Group C and Group D departments etc.

Bank Exams

IBPS PO / Management Trainee Exams

IBPS – PO CWE is a national level Bank PO exam conducted by the Institute of Bank Personnel Selection (IBPS) for hiring PO and MT in public sector banks.

Frequently Asked Bank Exams Questions and Answers

IBPS Clerk Exams

This clerical entrance exam is conducted for recruitment of clerks in public and private sector banks, except SBI.

Important Bank Clerk Exams Questions and Answers

National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD)

NABARD conducts this admission exam for graduates seeking positions as Development Officers and others in the bank.

RBI Grade A and Grade B Exams

An entrance exam for graduates conducted by the Reserve Bank of India to recruit Grade A and B officers.

SBI PO Exams

State Bank of India conducts this exam for the recruitment of Probationary officers (PO). Candidates graduated from any stream can appear for this exam.

L.I.C/ G.I.C – A.A.O Exams

Another exam for graduates to get jobs in various positions in Life Insurance and General Insurance Companies including L.I.C Officers’ Exam, G.I.C Officers’ Exam, L.I.C Development Officers’ Exam, G.I.C. Assistants Exam etc.

SSC Combined Graduate Level Exams

SSC is a Short Service Commission Combined Graduate Level Exams for graduates from any recognised university. Candidates with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics degree as a compulsory subject or elective subject are eligible. If qualified, a candidate can be recruited as Sub-inspector, Tax assistants, Auditor offices, Accountant, and other assistant level positions.

Competitive Exams Under Graduation For Government Jobs

You can apply for the following jobs if you have passed 10+2 or intermediate examination.

Railways Recruitment Exam

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) across India responsible for recruiting new employees in the Indian Railways. Various posts that you can apply for after class 12 are

  • Assistant loco pilot
  • Railway clerks and constables
  • Station master
  • Ticket collector and helpers

SSC Recruitment Exam

After 12th 2–3 exams conducted by SSC. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam, Stenographer exam in order to recruit candidates for the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA), and Data Entry Operator (DEO).

Police Exam

Police department recruits undergraduate students for the post of police constables, homegaurds, etc…

Indian Army

Positions for 10+2 passed students are in Indian Army are

  • Technical Entry Scheme (TES) and Soldiers – Male candidates
  • Mahila Constables (General Duty)
  • Junior Commissioned Officers (Catering)

Indian Navy

You can apply for the following positions if you have passed 10+2 examination in Indian Navy.

  • Sailor – Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR) and Artificer Apprentice
  • Direct entry for 3-year diploma
  • Cadet entry in the technical domain

VRO & VAO Exam :

State governments recruit candidates who passed intermediate for the posts of Village Revenue Officer (VRO) and Village Administrative Officer (VAO).

Some More Preferred Competitive Exams


The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-PG) is an all India level entrance exam for graduate students who wish to study postgraduate medical course (MD/ MS) in government or private medical colleges of India. It is conducted by the NATBOARD.

JIPMER PG Medical Entrance Exam

Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) PG Entrance Exam is conducted for admission to MD / MS course. This medical entrance exam is conducted once in a year.

Common Admission Test (CAT)

Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) every year. It is an all India level entrance exam for admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programmes in the management courses offered by the IIM’s as well as many management institutes all across the country.

Detailed CAT Questions and Answers with Explanation


The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted annually for admission to Nineteen (19) National Law Universities for their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programs. CLAT Exam is taken after Class 12th for admission to integrated under graduation programmes in Law and after Graduation in Law for Master of Laws(LL.M) programmes conducted by these law universities.

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