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#119: Alternate Govt Jobs
For financial freedom & prepare for UPSC on side
#CSEWhyPlanB | Govt Space
If you are determined to get a government job, here are some options you can consider to secure a job first (to prepare for UPSC on side)
Note: None of these exams are tough. None of these exams are easy. However, these exams have a set pattern and disappoint less on D-Day. Do research about job profile on your end before applying
1. RBI Grade B
Great career opportunity. Will do detailed thread on tackling this later.
Meanwhile, applications are open till June 9.
2. Intelligence Bureau
IB offers a career of great respect. From accounts officer to Junior IO to ACIO; a few openings come out every year.
Current Job opening:
- Account cadre
- Junior IO: Last date June 23
3. Regional Rural Bank
IBPS conducting recruitment for officers and assistants in RRBs.
Last Date to Apply: June 21
4. Gramin Dak Sevak
Salary is 20k in hand but nature of job allows you to prepare on side for UPSC + easier to get job near home. Even better for those from the rural background.
If you are okay working for a while, ~13k jobs are available (June 11 last date)
SSC organizes various exams from CGL to JE to Delhi Police etc.
Keep an eye and do apply at the exam suiting your qualification, interest and job preference.
6. TGC (Indian Army)
If you are an engineer, TGC recruitment helps you a royal career in Indian army. I myself appeared and loved the experience.
Could not make it due to poor eyesight.
2x recruitment drives every year. DO APPLY whenever next comes out!
7. Other opportunities you can explore
- UPSC: CDS/CAPF/EPFO/ESIC etc.
- Banks, LIC, Insurance
- Statutory: NABARD, FCI
- PSUs: ONGC, NTPC, NHPC
- State PCS (can elevate you to IAS eventually)
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