Govt. Jobs – FAQs

1. How I can get Govt. Job?

Generally there are three ways to get Govt. Job
A) Job Exam or Aptitude Test: In this case aspirants are required to pass the Govt. Job Exam with higher merit in order and they will be given the job
B) Job Exam or Aptitude Test + Interview: It is common practice. In this case aptitude test and interview is given relative weighate. Final selection is done after the interview or Personality Test
C) Direct Interview : It is conducted for higher posts and may require experience

2. What is age limit to apply for Govt Jobs?

Below given list is indicative/ informative only. Before taking any decision Govt. Job aspirants must refer official advertisement

  • SSC : 18 to 25/ 27 years
  • UPSC : 18-30 years
  • IBPS Bank Clerk :  20 – 28 years
  • IBPS Bank PO/MT : 20 – 30 years
  • Insurance Companies (LIC etc) : 18-28/30 years
  • Punjab Govt. Jobs : 18-38 Years
  • Post Office : 18-27 Years

Age Relaxation : The age relaxation in the upper age limit for SCs/STs is 5 years, for OBCs it is 3 years and for physically handicapped candidates it is 10 years.

For widows, divorced women and judicially seperated women, the age limit is 35 years for UR category; 40 years for SC/ST women and 38 years for OBC women.

In Some Govt. Jobs Bhopal Gas Victims/ 1984 Riot Victims are also considered for age relaxation

3. What is minimum qualification required for Govt Job Exams?

  • Generally, 10th/ +2 pass students can apply MTS/ Clerk  Level at Post Office SSC and sometimes also in SBI.
  • For Graduates large no of opportunities are available in various Govt. sectors like: IAS/ PCS, Bank Clerk/ PO, SSC- Income Tax Inspector, Intelligence Bureau Officer, CBI Officer etc.
  • Post Graduates can apply for specialized officer Posts. For Example Candidate with MA- Hindi/ Sanskrit can apply as Language officer at Govt. Banks. on the other hand MBA in HR can apply for HR Specialist at Govt. Banks

Important: Actual requirement may vary. Student with higher qualification can appear in exam having lower qualification. For Example Graduate can sit in +2 Level Govt. Job Exams

4. What is the perfect time to prepare for Govt Job Exams ?

There is no rule of thumb.

  • For Under Graduates: As we know early bird reap the benefits. So if you are doing graduation then it is the best time for the preparation for Graduate Level Govt Job Exams e.g UPSC – IAS, SSC- Combined Graduate Level Exam, Bank PO and State Govt. Exams. For their better practice and to test their preparations they can also appear in 10th or +2 level Govt. Job Exams
  • For Graduates/ Post Graduates: They are considered late comers. Graduates must seriously do their preparations with full dedication and devotion under expert guidance. They are expected to apply and appear in all the Govt. Job Exams. It will bring experience for them and also help .

5. What is Govt Job Exam/ Aptitude Test ?

Govt. Job Exam / Aptitude Test conducted by many Govt. organizations. Mainly it has five components :

  • Numeric Ability
  • Reasoning Ability
  • English
  • General Knowledge
  • Computer Knowledge
  • For specialist jobs/ technical jobs professional knowledge test is also conducted.
  • For the Punjab Govt Jobs Punjabi Language and Punjab GK is also part of syllabus

6. How I can prepare Govt. Job Exam?

There are two strategies

Strategy 1: Students should prepare aptitude test of higher difficulty level. Their preparations should cover at least

  • Basic Arithmetic,  Geometry, Trigonometry
  • Basic Reasoning skills
  • Indian History, Polity and Constitution
  • English Vocabulary and Grammar
  • Basic Computer and IT knowledge

By doing this they will be able to sit in any Govt. Job Exam e.g. Centre Govt. / State Govt. and will be able to compete well.

Strategy 2: Students are required to target the Govt. Job Exam like: Bank PO, RBI Grade B officer or SSC Income Tax Officer. Then Govt. Job aspirants can cover particular syllabus

We generally recommend students to go for Strategy 1.

7 .What is Sectional Cut – Off in Govt. Job Exams?

It is backbone of Govt. Job Exam strategy. Sectional Cut – Off requires to pass each section with minimum required score. IBPS/ RBI generally ask for sectional cut-off. On the other hand Exams like SSC, Some Exams of Punjab Govt., etc there is no Sectional Cut – Off.

8. What is negative marking? How it lowers my score?

The most important thing about Govt Job Exam is negative marking which is generally of 0.25 marks, it can seriously dent upon your merit. See example below :

You attempted 50 out of 50 questions (as generally students do without any guidance). From these 50 questions 26 correct and 24 are wrong. Then

  • For Correct 26 :  26 x 1 = 26 Marks
  • For Wrong 24 : 24 x 0.25 = 6 Marks (Negative Marking)
  • Now your net score is 26 – 6 = 20 Marks only

There is only one way to avoid it is to appear in Govt Job Exam with full Preparation under expert guidance.

Remember, before appearing in Govt. Job Exam it must be clear in your mind that “ What should not be done in Govt. Job Exam rather than What you are going to do.”

9. How much time I should give for preparation of Govt. Job Exams?

Remember rule of the thumb – Preparation of aptitude test for any Govt. Job Exam is a matter of “smart work” not “hard work”. Ultimately “concentration of mind” matters not “10-12 hours study”. With full devotion, hard work and Expert Guidance students are able to crack Govt. Job Exam with preparation of 6-8 months.

10. How Edu Academy helps me in cracking Govt. Job Exam?

Edu Academy has its specialization in Govt Job Exam/ Aptitude Test only. We provide. Here students will learn to avoid negative marking and to tacke Govt. Job Exam pressure with Personalized Coaching in small batches with Success Oriented Strategy.

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