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Competitive Examinations

The government organizations in India have competitive examinations for their jobs. This way, they filter the most deserving candidates out of the large number of people who seek that job. There are other criteria for job selection in India as well. The reservation policy of the government plays a major role in recruiting candidates. The reservation policy is for the weaker section of the society to prosper.

Competitive Exams for jobs in India

In India, for getting a job in the Indian Navy, Indian Army, Indian Air Force, civil services and other organizations, one needs to clear the respective competitive examinations held by the organizations. The dates range throughout the year. There is also a defined eligibility criterion for being able to appear these examinations.

While in general, 7.5 % of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribes, 15 % is reserved for Scheduled Caste and 27% of the seats are reserved for the Other Backward Classes candidates.The various competitive exams in India can be categorized into the following:

Union Public Service Commission

The national and open competitive exams under this category are: The exam for Civil Services IAS, exam for Combined Defense Services, Combined Medical Services Exam, and exam for Engineering Services, National Defense Academy Exam, and Indian Forest Service’s Exam, Geologists Examination and exam for Special Class Railway Apprentices.

Staff Selection Commission

The exams under this category are: exams for Assistants Grade, Stenographers, Clerk’s Grade, Divisional Accountants, and SSC Combined Matric Preliminary, Sub-Inspector (Executive) in Delhi Police, Investigators, Transmission Executive, Senior Observers, Hindi Translators, Information Assistants, and Inspector-Narcotics.

Exams for Defense

The exams under this category are: IAF Airman, Indian Navy Sailors Matric Recruitment and Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice’s, Indian Navy SSC Officers, Indian Navy Musician Sailor (NMER), Indian Navy (Hydrographic Cadre), Indian Navy Air Traffic Control Officers, Army Dental Corps, Army Education Corps-Havildar Education in Group ‘X’ and ‘Y’ Exam, Army Commissioned Officers, Indian Army Short Service Commissioned Officer (Technical), Army 10+2 (PCM) Technical.

Exam for Railways

The exams under this category include: Technical and Non Technical Cadre, RPF Sub Inspectors/ Constables, and RPSF Constables, Vocational Course in Railway Commercial, Institute of Rail Transport (Diploma Courses).

Exams for Police/Security

This category includes the following exams: Central Reserve Police Force, Intelligence Bureau Acio (Wireless Telegraphy), Intelligence Bureau Junior Intelligence Officer, Intelligence Bureau Assistant Grade, CISF Inspector and Sub-Inspectors (Fire Wing) Examination, CISF Constable (General Duty), Office OF The Commissioner Of Police, Delhi, Delhi Police Constable.

With increasing number of candidates applying for these jobs, as there is security in Government jobs, the competitive exams 2011 have got a new standard and the candidate needs to prepare really well to achieve success in these examinations. Usually it is advisable to start preparation with a good amount of time in hand. Many students prepare for these examinations after completion of their graduation or as per the eligibility criterion of the respective jobs and their requirements. These competitive exams open doors for a bright future.