There are some who want to work in their field of interest or something they are passionate about.While there are others who want a job according to their Idea of Life.The similarity between both sets of people is that both are willing to go to any lengths to fulfill their career aspirations.Especially in India where private jobs are not considered to be permanent and stable.There is a stigma attached to the long-term results of working in the private sector.Well, it is not entirely false because 60% of private firms are exploiting their employees without giving them any benefits or work-life balance.That is the reason many people in India desire to get Government Jobs.The reason for this is that government jobs provide the job security and stability that a person desires after few years into the job.Over this, they also give additional benefits to individuals like regular increments, promotions, allowances, incentives, holidays, fixed working hours and pension.So here in this article, we are listing some ways and steps on How to get a Government job in India.Though there is no easy path, keeping these points in your mind can make your path easier and you can be well-prepared before getting into it-
Identify the field of work or department you are interested in
It is very important for a person to identify their own field of interest and list the kind of department and area in which he can use his skills to the fullest. For Example: If you are interested to work in Bank and apply for the railway clerk job, you can never give your 100% in that job.There are many different sections and kinds of posts in different government departments so try to gather as much information and choose the one in which you have interest working and that fully makes use of your qualifications & abilities.
Finding the government jobs from the right source
Many at times, candidates are unable to apply for the government jobs because they are unaware of the correct source from where they can apply for jobs.The traditional way to find-out Government jobs in India is “Employment News Paper”.However now there are several other reliable sources available like the websites like Newsarkarijobs,freejobalert, etc. and many other sources like e-mail and SMS alerts.You can even keep a regular watch on the careers section of the website of the department you want to apply in.Regularly checking for jobs will let you find a job matching your qualifications and interests.Don’t forget to make a note of important details like- selection process, dates of exam, syllabus etc.
Be Positive & Optimistic
Many at times candidates get disheartened because of the reducing number of government jobs and over that the % of reservations etc.discourage the general candidates all the more.But you should never feel discouraged because if you search for jobs you are interested in both through online and offline sources, You will definitely find one.There are a sufficient number of jobs available for deserving candidates.You just need to be optimistic and keep a positive outlook in the process of preparation and job search.
Apply for jobs in the correct format
Nowadays most of the government exams enable you to register online and pay fees and everything has become entirely online.The advantage of this is that you get to apply for jobs while staying in the comfort of your home.You just have to visit the official website of the organization and apply through prescribed format.You will need scanned images of your passport photo, signature, and other documents while applying so keep them ready.If you do not know how to apply then ask for someone’s help instead of filling it wrong.Many at times forms get rejected due to an error in form filling.
Now that you have researched well for the job, applied correctly for the vacancy you are interested in, The main step to get a job is a preparation.Preparing well for the written exam first and then the interview is the most important step to get a government job.As there is a great amount of competition and there are million other candidates filling forms and giving exams, so must have an edge over them.You can do this by having full knowledge regarding the syllabus, the pattern of questions asked,etc.and also joining online and offline test series or question banks related to the exam.The basic funda of preparing to get a job is studying smart.This is not a school exam where you need to study everything to pass.You need to study smartly so that you can score the maximum marks and clear the cut-offs.When you clear the written exam, don’t forget to join a few interview classes provided by many coaching centers because they aim to give you an idea of how the actual interview will be.They have their own panel of expert teachers who sit with you for a mock interview and prepare you for the real one.You can also read our article on Interview tips-Common Questions asked in Interviews.
We are in a time when getting a government job has become very difficult so the quality of being patient is really essential for a person who wants a government job.There are multiple screening tests and verifications required before you are hired by the organization on a regular basis.Even after the interview.candidates have to wait for months before they get the joining letter and more months to know the place of their posting.Also, the state governments sometimes can wait years before calling you to join because they are waiting for old employees to retire.I can give an example of patience.I have a friend who cleared the West Bengal Public Service Commission pre-exam in 2014 then the mains exams also, then finally the interview call came last year in March and she cleared that too.Now finally after 3 years, she has joined as a PCS officer.She kept giving other exams but her patience was what got her this position today.So have patience and keep working towards your goal.
We hope the above tips will be useful for you if you are preparing to get a government job.A few other small tips are as under-
1. Though bribery is illegal, networking is not.You must increase your networking skills by being in touch with influential people in that field because they can recommend you if they find that you are able than others.This is especially useful when there is no written exam and just an interview.
2. Expand your general knowledge, Logical and analytical ability as much as possible.
3. Enhance your communication skills.