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Some Tips to Keep In Mind If You Are Interested In a Sarkari Naukri - India

by Hasib | Category Career | Nov 23, 2016

The craze associated with getting a government job is not something new; it has been there for a good number of years. There are a number of good reasons to justify the craze, and it is no secret that with a Sarkari Naukri, comes a lot of benefits and job security. So, it is no surprising to find engineering and MBA graduates making a beeline for submitting their applications for a government job.

However, getting a government job is not an easy thing as there is a lot of competition. You might hear in the news often that even for a position of peon, there are like lakhs of applicants, with many of the applicants having masters or post-doctoral degrees. This is why you should keep in mind the following tips while going for a government job:

Target the ones you can crack, not all

There are a lot of different areas when it comes to types of government jobs. Most of these government jobs have general eligibility criteria (i.e. it requires the applicant to be a graduate and be of a certain age). However, this does not necessarily mean that you can focus on all of them with the same interest.

Though the eligibility criteria may be nearly the same, the examinations are not always the same. It requires different levels of preparation and focuses on different subjects. Look at some of the most popular government jobs:

  • Banking (PO, Clerk, Specialist Officer, etc.) - These exams give more focus on analytical reasoning, mathematics and the basics of banking.
  • Civil Services (UPSC, State PSCs) - Civil service examinations test candidates based on their knowledge on various subjects, but mainly current affairs, political science, etc.
  • Teaching (CTET, State TET) - Teaching related government exams are more inclined towards testing the teaching skills and the subject-related knowledge.

Since the exams are for different positions, hence, the syllabi covered are also different. Therefore, it is better if you can focus on one examination rather than trying to crack all of them.

Preparing the right way

If you are thinking of following the last year's topper's routine of preparation, then you are wrong. There is no single way of preparing for government examinations. Also, you are not that person. Every person has its own strengths and weaknesses in different subjects. You should remember that this is not a high school yearly final examination.

Before starting to prepare for an exam, be well-acquainted with the syllabus of the exam. Check out the past five years' question papers to understand the pattern of questions that are being asked. This will give you a fair idea about how you should start your preparation. Also, you can appear for mock interviews for these examinations.

Knowing your eligibility well

Sometimes we do not care much about the eligibility criteria while preparing for a government exam only to understand later that we have wasted much of our time. Thus, it is important to check out the eligibility criteria before starting your preparation. Here are some common criteria for popular government jobs:

  • Must be an Indian citizen.
  • Must have a degree from a recognised university
  • Must be of minimum age of 21 years and maximum of 30 years.
  • Usually, there is an age relaxation for ST/SC/OBC/PH candidates from a minimum of 3 years to a maximum of 10 years.

Make a note of the exam calendar

It will be a big disaster if you forgot to apply for the examinations or the last date for applying is over. Your whole year of preparation will go down the drain and you will have to wait till next year. This will build up the pressure on you and even make you frustrated enough to lose the inspiration or level of commitment you had earlier.

Interviews are different than what you think

Interview for government jobs is different than your average interviews. It is more than just your skills. If you are under the impression that government jobs have a lax environment, and the interviews are the same, then you are wrong. Some of the reputed profiles have tough interviews, with a panel of interviewers that can grill you to the core.

It is important that you connect with someone who has undergone such interviews and get an idea. You need to research properly about the government department associated with the job profile.

Be patient                                                  

Patience is one of the major ingredients when it comes to a successful interview for a Sarkari Naukri. Cracking a government job is not that easy as the competition is tremendous. There are thousands of candidates applying for a few positions in the government sector. So, it may take more than one attempt. Do not get disheartened if you fail in your first attempt.

The above points will help you to be prepared and get one step ahead of your competition. The secret in securing a government job is an unwavering dedication and whole lot of preparation.

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