Top 7 Recruitment Exams that are held in India

The Government sector is known to offer many lucrative benefits such as a quality lifestyle, good career progression, and well-maintained workstations A lot of graduates always look forward to joining government jobs these days considering the scope of growth and stability of the jobs in this sector.

The other reasons why a candidate is interested in joining Government jobs are as follows:

  • Good Salary
  • Good Work-Life Balance
  • Career Growth Scheme
  • Job Security
  • Wonderful Allowances

Top 7 Government Examinations which a candidate can apply for in India are as follows:


Being recruited as a Bank PO is one way of entry to go up in the Officer Scale Positions. About 10 Lakh candidates appeared for the IBPS PO Examination every year. The characteristics of the same are detailed as below:

  • Position: Assistant Manager (Scale 1)
  • Total Count of vacancies: 3500+ posts across PSB Banks
  • Salary: Up to INR 38000 per month
  • Exam Timings: October and November
  • Eligibility conditions: A Graduation Degree and age limit of 28 years.


Candidates requiring a decent amount of salary and an ideal work-life balance can also apply for the SBI PO Examination. There would be a total of 2000 vacancies for the exam. The characteristics of the SBI PO are mentioned as below:

  • Job position: Assistant Manager
  • Vacancies: 2000+
  • Salary: Up to INR 40,000 per month
  • Exam Timing: July and August
  • Eligibility: Graduation Degree and an age limit of 28 years.


Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CGL Examination for those people who seek to get into the Government Sector. SSC is a Government Agency that hires thousands of candidates for higher posts across various ministries and government organizations. The following job positions are offered:

  • Assistant Section Officer
  • Income tax Inspector
  • Central Excise, Examiner, and Preventive Officer Inspector
  • Statistical Investigator
  • Vacancy count: 4733 (Tentative)
  • Salary package: INR 30,000 per month
  • Exam Timeline: August to February
  • Eligibility Criteria: Graduation and Age Limit of 27-32 years

Candidates should qualify Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 examinations to get selected for the coveted SSC positions.

IBPS Clerk

This exam is high in demand with close to 20 Lakh candidates applying for the same every year. The candidate qualifying IBPS Clerk examination would have a career advantage of learning and growing well on the job. Following are the characteristics of the IBPS Clerk Examination:

  • Job Post: Bank Clerk
  • Total count of vacancies: 7883
  • Salary: INR 20,000 per month
  • Exam timing: Dec-Jan
  • Eligibility Criteria: Graduation Degree and an age limit of 28 years


This is one of the few exams that grants placement opportunities after clearing the Grade 12 Examination. SSC offers awesome opportunities to candidates who have passed their 12th Grade. The following job positions are offered in the SSC CHSL:

  • Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant
  • Lower Division Clerk
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Court Clerk
  • Salary: The candidates would be earning INR 20,000 per month
  • Exam Timing: January-June 2018
  • Eligibility: 10+2 Age Limit and Age Limit of 27 years


Regional Rural Banks were established to cater to the needs of the banking and financial needs of the rural population. RRB Branches are operational also in urban and semi-urban areas. Candidates would be required to go through a written exam and be clear with the required cutoff in order to be selected for the further stages of the selection procedure in IBPS RRB.


The examination authority of Life Insurance Corporation of India would be soon releasing LIC AAO 2018 Notification for 650 posts to be able to recruit skilled candidates. The duty of the AAO post holding a person is to regulate new schemes, coordinate of other departments to enable general assistance to branches. LIC is an insurance and investment company that is headquartered in India. The characteristics of LIC AAO are as follows:

  • Name of Post: LIC AAO
  • Posts: 650
  • Basic Pay: INR 17240 per month
  • Eligibility: Graduation/Post Graduation Degree and must be in the age of 21-30 years

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