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Upcoming Government Exams

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Passing a government exam opens doors to several amazing opportunities. You can look forward to having a secure career by working for the government.

With a government job, there are many benefits such as:

  • Security Of Job
  • Steady Income
  • Medical Benefits
  • Retirement Bonuses

Banking, railways, defence, and police are some of the most popular government departments to work for, among others.

Each department has its own committee that conducts the examination to hire people to work for them. The competition can be very high for some, like the IAS exam.

Many aspirants use free online mock tests or take coaching to prepare for government exams. To join a government department of your choice, it is necessary to pass the exam with a good score.

We’ll provide you with information about the top upcoming government examinations so that you can study for the exam you wish to give. We’ll also share the exam dates, salary, and scope of the job after passing the examination.

SSC (Staff Selection Committee) Exams

SSC is one type of committee that conducts examinations to hire candidates to work for specific departments within the government.

The most popular exams to attempt in the SSC category are:

SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) Exam

The SSC CHSL is a 3-stage examination. Of these, one is a computer-based exam. It is generally not very difficult. After you pass the exam, you can get a role as the following:

  • Data Entry Operator
  • Junior Secretariat Assistant
  • Court Clerk
  • Lower Divisional Clerk
  • Postal Assistant or Sorting Assistant

All these roles are of the administrative type where you either maintain files, documents and do data work for the department you’re working for.

The approximate salary for a job after SSC CHSL is between Rs. 19,900 to Rs. 25,500 per month.

Possible Exam Date - July 2022

Make use of the mock tests for SSC exams available for free online to prepare well.

SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level Exam)

The SSC CGL is a 4-stage examination. It is slightly more difficult than SSC CHSL as it is a graduate-level exam.

Candidates that attempt this exam are mostly looking for a job that is finance related. After this exam, the types of jobs that come your way after this exam are:

  • Auditor (review accounts and financial accounts)
  • Tax Assistant
  • Accountant
  • Income Tax Inspector

Depending on whether you get a senior or junior post after this exam, one can earn anywhere from Rs. 32,000 to Rs. 70,000 a month.

Registration for exams starts from - September 2022.

Your English Language and Comprehension will also be tested for the exam, so you can make use of online courses on English for practice.

RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) Exams

If you wish to get a job in the railways, you would ideally need to attempt the NTPC competitive exams, which are one of the biggest exams conducted by the RRB. Here is an overview of this exam:

NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories) Exam

After attempting this exam, you can get non-technical jobs like typist clerk, account clerk, and ticket clerk.

Apart from Mathematics, General Intelligence, and General Knowledge, your computer and typing skills will be tested for the exam. The basic salary of this job post is Rs. 35,400 per month.

The last date to apply for this exam - April 2022

If you wish to apply for a technical job, it is a good idea to attempt the JE (junior engineer) or ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) exam. After these exams, you’ll be able to get technician-type job roles in the railway department.

Defence Exams

After completing their 10th and 12th exams, many students aspire to join the defence department. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) committee conducts few exams that give you the opportunity to join the defence category of government jobs. Here are the names of those exams:

CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) Exam

This exam has 3 categories: written, physical, and an interview to judge the candidate’s personality.

There are physical standards that must be met to pass the physical category test for this exam. This is mainly because the job role involves being part of security operations.

The basic pay for the starting role in this job is Rs. 15,600.

Registration for the CAPF exam - begins roughly on 20th April 2022.

NDA (National Defence Academy) Exam

The NDA exam is the one to prepare for when you wish to get a job in the Army, Navy, or the Air Force. From 2021, women are also allowed to attempt the NDA exam, which was previously only allowing male candidates. So, do go ahead and attempt it if you wish to join the Defence Academy!

During the training period, expect a salary of Rs. 56,100 a month after scoring well on the NDA exam.

Tentative exam date - 10th April 2022.

Do visit the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) website to register for any of the defence category government exams.

Bank Exams

If you wish to work in a bank, there are several government exams that you can prepare for, such as:

RBI (Reserve Bank Of India) Assistant Exam

Working in an RBI office is a dream for many. It is the central bank of India that manages other banks. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about working in the bank sector.

If you’re interested in working in any of the RBI offices, passing the RBI Assistant Exam gives you this opportunity.

An RBI Assistant’s role includes data entry, verifying bank documents, generating reports, and other entry-level tasks at an RBI branch office.

An RBI Assistant earns a basic salary of Rs. 14,650, and promotions are possible depending on how well the candidate is.

Registration for the RBI Assistant exam happens in the month of January. You can practice for the exam by taking RBI mock exams to score well.

SBI PO (Probationary Officer) Exam

Another important exam that can help you build a career in Banking are the exams conducted by the State Bank Of India.

SBI is a government bank, and every year, they conduct an exam for the role of a Probationary Officer (PO).

The post of a PO is an entry-level job at an SBI bank branch. As a PO, you get intensive training for 2 years and an attractive promotion if you work well. Depending on how well a job is done, you can even get promoted to the post of Bank Manager. You can earn a salary in the range of Rs. 38,000 to Rs. 42,000 as an SBI Bank PO.

The SBI PO exam is usually conducted in the month of January of the year, but it can change due to the pandemic.

This is why it’s best to check the SBI website once to apply and confirm exam dates.

IBPS (Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection) Exams

The IBPS exams were started with the aim to make it easier for students to get jobs in government-owned banks in India. So, if you want to get into a public sector bank in India other than SBI or RBI, then IBPS exams help you get there.

Some of the banks that are within the IBPS category are:

  • Punjab National Bank
  • Bank Of Maharashtra
  • Union Bank Of India
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Canara Bank

Some of these banks also organise pre-examination training, which you can attend so that you score well on the exams. In case you can’t attend the training, you can always take mock tests online to practice for the exam.

IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) Exam

One of the big exams conducted by IBPS is for the post of Specialist Officer in a public sector bank.

A specialist officer is a candidate hired simply because they specialise in a field that’s not directly connected to banking.

For example, an I.T. officer is an expert in technology. This means that technology is the fixed department that the individual specialises in. And many banks need someone with an I.T. background to help them provide technology-friendly services to their customers.

Public banks are in need of people with a background in different fields and not just banking. This is why the IBPS SO exam is a chance for candidates with backgrounds in fields like I.T., Marketing, HR, or even Law to get a post in banks.

The basic pay of an IBPS SO is Rs. 23,700 a month.

The IBPS exams are scheduled to happen in December 2021.

Do check the IBPS website for regular updates on the exam so that you can prepare for them.

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Exam

The IAS (Indian Administrative Service Exam)

Among the exams conducted by UPSC, the most sought-after exam to give is the IAS. To become an IAS officer is a dream that many students work towards. It’s claimed to be the toughest exam to crack in India.

There are several perks to becoming an IAS officer, such as lifetime pension, a house, and job stability. The job comes with its share of responsibilities and a very respectable post to get.

Some duties of an IAS officer are:

  • Disbursement of funds
  • Maintaining law and order
  • Collecting revenue
  • Making sure policies are implemented

To become an IAS officer, you have to first clear the CSE (Civil Services Exam). The CSE is a year-long exam that happens in 3 stages, and 1000+ candidates get selected. After that, you can attempt the IAS exam depending on the rank you get in CSE.

The IAS exam is scheduled to happen in October 2021.

The basic salary of an IAS officer is Rs. 56,100 a month, and there are several additional benefits too.

Also Read: 5 IAS women officers who are a source of inspiration to Indian girls


This list should help you understand the top upcoming government exams to prepare for. Begin preparation well in advance by using free online mock tests that support you to get enough practice for any of these exams.