The question of what to do after class 12 always lurks in the minds of parents and teenagers. Some will opt for higher studies, where some want to go for a job. Government jobs in India are one of the sought job profiles every one aims to have, as it brings in the additional pleasure of hassle-free life and extended allowances. With the increasing demands, these jobs’ examinations have also become more rigid, but that doesn’t make the youth not to try harder. The additional allowances become one of the main reasons why the young generation is trying hard to crack these entrance examinations. Given below are some of the best options for students who wish to take up a job after completing their higher secondary life.

1.RRB Examinations

Railway Recruitment Board examinations or RRB is a computerized exam conducted by Railway Control Board to recruit professionals and technicians in Railways. It also conducts exams for recruiting commercial apprentice, traffic assistant, goods guard, and Stationmaster all over in India. It also conducts RRB JE examinations to select candidates for Engineering and as Chemical Metallurgical Assistant for the Indian railway. After completing your 12th, candidates can opt for posts like Junior Clerk, typist, timekeeper, commercial ticket clerk, etc. having a total vacancy of at least 10603 seats. Submissions can be made through online applications; admit cards are issued online. They also release the answer key for the exam to ensure transparency in the conduct of the exam. Exam frequency is based on the vacancy, but it does happen once a year. The exam can be written in 15 plus languages and is conducted for 90 minutes. The age limit for the undergraduate post is 18 to 30 years. The application fee ranges from 250-500. Admit card will be released four days before the scheduled time. Questions usually range from science to mathematics to reasoning, general awareness, and current affairs.

2.NDA & NA examinations

National Defense Academy and Naval Academy examinations are conducted by UPSC for admission to Navy, Army and Air force wings of NDA. It is one of the most crucial entrance examinations in the country and is conducted twice a year. The examination is a two-step process where candidates take the exam and then qualify for the personality test or interview. Around 4 lakh aspirants sit for the exam, but approximately only 6000 are called for the interview. Time duration is 5 hours, where two and half hours are for mathematics, and two and a half hours are for General Ability Test. Candidates must be physically and mentally sound for admission and should be eligible for the medical tests. After passing the test and the interview, the final candidates are selected based on meeting the specific physical requirements, such as height and weight. The minimum educational qualification is class 12 pass with physics and maths. This course’s job frequency is higher, and the eligible candidates are offered a minimum amount of at least 21,000. They can also opt for their career as a sub-lieutenant or as a flying officer.

3.PSC Examinations

Public Service Commission examinations are conducted every year for recruitments to positions in the Government. PSC examinations act as an entry point for services in the state administration. Every state conducts PSC examinations where UPSC exams are all India exams. Civil service aspirants can take up PSC and UPSC examinations. The registration, application, and issuance of admit cards are made online. The test is a three-step process. The eligibility to take the test is class 12 pass. Age limit is 40 years. Syllabus, exam patterns, modes of conducting, announcements are given in the website. Solving previous year question papers will help the candidate to get an idea about the exam. State government jobs provide lifetime security, so there is a higher chance of job opportunities in this sector.

4.NFC examinations

Nuclear Fuel Complex, established in 1971, is a central industrial unit of India’s atomic department. NFC products are supplied to the Indian Navy, Head of the nuclear department, and other defense organizations. They provide zircaloy clad uranium oxide fuel for the operation of power reactors in India. Candidates who wish to work as Trainees, upper division clerks, hospital work assistants can apply for the examination online. There would be a preliminary test, interview, physical standard test, skill test, objective or descriptive written test, and it varies according to the above-mentioned job positions. Cut off percentage is 30-40%. The exam will have 50 questions with a duration of two hours. Students should know computer applications, science, mathematics, and general affairs. Detailed syllabus and question papers are available on the official website for the better understatement for the students.

5.Navik (General Duty) Exam

Indian Coast Guard sailor exam popularly known as Navik exam is a national level written exam conducted by Indian coast guards for sailor recruitments. The written exam is followed by physical efficiency test and medical examination. The test’s minimum educational qualification is class 12 pass with maths and physics with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. There are at least 260 vacancies available for the post. The application paper can be downloaded from the official site. The syllabus for the exam is science, maths, logical affairs, and reasoning. The written exam is offline and is objective type and MCQs. Those who qualify the written exams undergo physical fitness test followed by medical examination. After joining, candidates can get a basic pay of 21,700 with other allowances based on the nature of their job. They are also entitled to further assistance and will enjoy medical facilities after retirement.