Getting a government job is a dream of many aspiring students and why Not! As there are many perks associated with government jobs.
Government jobs are most demanding and always preferred by the majority of youths in our country.
Every year lakhs of candidates appear for both central and state government jobs. Candidates are required to qualify the written exam and then the next round which can vary depending upon the role and requirements of the job.
In India, finding employment in the government sector is among the top priority of the aspirants, with that said, it is not easy to get a government job as students need to work very hard to secure one. For every government job the competition is fierce. Candidates have to start their preparation early and make proper exam strategy to qualify the recruitment process.
Here in this article, we will discuss in detail about the government jobs that are available for students after 12th having good career scope, salary and other benefits.
Benefits of a government job
The government jobs are very lucrative and offer a great career in terms of job security, comparatively low work pressure and good compensation.
After having a good salary, the government employees enjoy many benefits like pension facility after retirement (for defence employees), medical facility, life insurance, education facility for children, CSD facilities etc.
In terms of career and work life balance, the government job is still rated highest among all other jobs in the country. Some of the other advantage of having a government job are:
- Job security
- Good career
- Steady income
- Allowances & other benefits
- Steady career growth
List of Government jobs after 12th
Some of the job profiles for government jobs aspirants after 12th are:-
- Agnipath Recruitment Scheme
- SSC Multi Tasking Staff (SSC MTS)
- SSC General Duty Constable (SSC GD Exam)
- RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (RRB ALP)
- Railway Group D (RRB/RRC Group D)
- SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL)
- Upper Division Clerk (UDC)
- Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
- Postal Assistant (PA)
- Data Entry Operator (DEO)
- Sorting Assistant (SA)
- UPSC NDA exam
- SSC Grade C and Grade D Stenographer (SSC Stenographer)
- Indian Army Exam for the post of Technical Entry Scheme, Mahila Constables,
- Soldiers, Junior Commissioned Officers for Catering
- Indian Navy Exam for the post of Sailor, Artificer Apprentice and Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR)
- Border Security Force (BSF)
- Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
- Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
- Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP)
- Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
- Indian Coast Guard Exam for the post of Sailors, Technicians & Airmens
- State government Police Forces and various other group C and D posts
Agnipath Recruitment Scheme
Agnipath Bharti Scheme 2022 is an initiative of the Government of India for recruiting candidates to the Indian armed forces. The aspirants who would like to join the Indian armed forces after 12th can participate in this new recruitment scheme of the Government of India.
Candidates who have passed their class 12th, can join the Indian armed forces as Agniveers.
The candidates must be 17.5 to 23 years of age to apply for Agniveers.
The candidates must passed class 10th class with 45% marks in aggregate and 33% in each subject.
Candidates who will be joining Indian armed forces as agniveers will get salaries and various other allowances. The monthly salary and applicable allowances will be given to the candidates. The monthly salary structure for agniveers is given below.
1st Year – ₹30,000/- (plus applicable allowances.)
2nd Year – ₹33,000/- (plus applicable allowances.)
3rd Year – 36,500/- (plus applicable allowances.)
4th Years- 40,000/- (plus applicable allowances.)
Apart from this, Agniveers will be paid one time ‘Seva Nidhi’ package of Rs 11.71 Lakhs after completing four years of service.
SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) is conducted every year by the staff selection commission for recruiting candidates to fill the posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) and Data Entry Operator (DEO). These posts will form the backbone of the various ministries and departments of the Government of India.
For different posts under SSC CHSL, the minimum age limit is 18 years and maximum age limit is 27 years.
For post of LDC/JSA, PA/SA, DEO the candidates should be a 12th graduate or equivalent passed examination from a recognized board or university
For DEO in Comptroller and Auditor General of India the candidates should be a 12th graduate from science stream with Mathematics as a subject or passed equivalent examination from a recognized board or university
The salary for the SSC CHSL posts after the 7th pay commission are given below:
The basic pay for LDC/JSA is Rs. 19000, the HRA is Rs 4776 in X cities, the TA is Rs 1350. The total gross salary is Rs 26026 and the total in hand salary is Rs. 22411 Approx.
For DEO / PA / SA Posts the basic pay is Rs. 25500 the HRA is Rs 6120 in X cities, the TA is Rs 3600. The total gross salary is Rs 35220 and the total in hand salary is Rs. 31045 Approx.
SSC conducts Stenographer examinations for the candidates who passed their 12th exams. In the job profile of SSC stenographer the candidates take dictation in shorthand and to transcribe it accurately. SSC conducts recruitment for the posts of Stenographer Grade C & Stenographer Grade D.
For SSC Stenographer the candidate must have passed at least 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or university.
SSC Stenographer Grade C: Candidates applying for this post must lie in the age group of 18-30 years to be eligible for SSC Stenographer 2022 Grade C Exam.
SSC Stenographer Grade D: Candidates applying for this post must be in the age group of 18-27 years to be eligible for the Exam.
As per the 7th pay commission, the SSC stenographer are recruited at the grade pay of Rs. 2400.
The basic payscale is in the range is Rs.5200 to Rs.20,200. The candidates recruited for this post are entitled for various benefits & allowances other than the salary.
The gross salary for SSC Stenographer is Rs. 37839 and in hand salary is Rs. 34779.
UPSC NDA & NA Exam
Union public service commission (UPSC) conducts the NDA exam for recruitment to the post of officers in the Indian Army, Air Force & Navy. Candidates can apply for the NDA exam after 12th. After qualifying in the NDA exam, aspirants will be able to join the Indian armed forces as a cadet.
NDA is conducted by UPSC twice in a year as NDA 1 and NDA II. The entrance exam is conducted in the month of April & September. Before applying for the exam, the candidates must meet the eligibility requirements.
Only unmarried male & female candidates will be eligible for NDA examination
Candidates applying for Indian Army must have passed or appearing in the class 12th exams are eligible for the NDA exam.
For Navy & Air Force the candidates must have passed/appearing 12th or equivalent with Physics & Mathematics from a recognised board or university.
For NDA (1) 2022: The candidates whose DOB falls between 2nd July 2003 to 1st July 2006 are eligible to appear in the examination.
For NDA (2) 2022: Those candidates whose DOB falls between 2nd January 2004 to 1st January 2007 are allowed to write the exam.
After joining the training academies the gentlemen cadets are paid stipened amount of Rs. 56,100 approx per month.
After successful completion of the training, the salary of NDA candidates in the Pay matrix of the commissioned officer. The salary of commissioned officer as Lieutenant is Rs 56,100/- to Rs 1,77, 500/. After promoting to the rank of Captain the salary will be in the range of Rs. 61,300/ to 1,93,900/.
SSC Multi Tasking Staff (SSC MTS)
SSC Multi tasking staff is recruited by SSC for different posts in different ministries and departments of the central government. The eligibility criteria for SSC MTS is passed class 10th.
Exam to recruit a person to work in a courtroom or any corporate place for legal proceedings.
He/she transcribes spoken words by typing them into a steno machine, a kind of shorthand typewriter. Before starting the preparation for the Stenographer post, do check the SSC Stenographer Syllabus at the linked article.
Candidates applying for SSC MTS exam must be 18 to 25 years of age as of January 1, 2022.
Relaxation in the upper age limit is provided to the candidates belonging to PWD, SC/ST, and OBC categories.
The candidates appearing for SSC MTS exam must have passed matriculation or equivalent examination from a recognized board as of January 1, 2022.
SSC MTS is a Group C non-gazetted central government service. It is a non-ministerial post with pay band 1(5200 – 20200) + the Grade Pay of 1800 rupees. After the 7th Pay Commission application, the in-hand SSC MTS salary is approximately 18,000/ to 22,000/ per month.
Railway Group D
Railway Recruitment Board conducts RRB Group D Level 1, RRB NTPC and various other railway Recruitment examinations. Candidates who are interested in joining prestigious Government Sector (Indian Railways) can appear in this exam. Below we have mentioned the eligibility criteria for RRB Group D exam.
The candidates who had completed their High School (Class 10) from an recognized board or having National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) provided by NCVT are eligible to apply.
The candidates who fall in the age group of 18 to 33 years are eligible to apply for RRB Group D exam.
Candidates recruited under RRB group D will get a basic salary of Rs. 18000. The salaries also include other benefits & allowances given by the railway board. The total in hand salary of RRB group d posts is Rs. 22,500-Rs.25,380 per month.
Postal Assistant (PA)
Postal assistant is a central government job under the Indian Post office department.The postal assistant (PA) & sorting assistant (SA) exam is conducted by the Indian post office SSC for recruiting candidates for the posts of postal assistants and sorting assistants.
The candidates applying for the postal assistant recruitment should have passed their senior secondary or 12th class or equivalent exams from a recognised board.
The minimum age for the aspirants is 18 years; the maximum age varies according to the category.
The salary of a postal assistant is as per the norms of 7th pay commission. The candidates will receive the salary in the range INR 25,500 – 81,100 per month.
RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (RRB ALP)
Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) conduct RRB ALP exam to recruit Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician. Candidates who would like to join Indian Railways as a loco pilot can apply for this recruitment. Candidates can apply for this post after passing class 12th.
The minimum age limit to apply for the exam is 18 years and the maximum is 28 years. Candidates with reserved category will be provided with age relaxation as per government rules
For Assistant Loco Pilot candidates should have completed matriculation/ SSLC Plus ITI/ or Diploma/ Degree in Engineering. For the post of technicians candidates should have passed matriculation/ SSLC Plus ITI / or 10 + 2 with Physics and Maths as a subject or passed diploma in engineering.
The starting salary as per the 7th Pay Commission Matrix (Level 2) for RRB Alp is INR 19,900. Besides, candidates are also entitled to various allowances and benefits.
SSC Exams After 12th
Candidates may appear in the SSC examination after 12th. Staff selection Commission (SSC) Conducts SSC CHSL exam. Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) is conducted for the recruitment of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant, etc.
Candidates can prepare for this exam by thoroughly referring to the topics mentioned in the SSC CHSL Syllabus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ans) There are many government jobs which one can apply for after passing class 12th. The jobs that candidates can apply are Agnipath Recruitment Scheme, SSC MTS, SSC CHSL, NDA, Railway Group D, Upper Division Clerk, Lower Division Clerk, SSC General Duty Constable. Apart from these, there are many government jobs in state government departments as well.
Ans) The salary structure depends on the job profile and varies from department to department. The candidates can expect a starting salary of Rs. 22-35 thousand.
Ans) Yes, you can join the Indian Armed forces (Army, Navy & Air Force) through the NDA exam as an officer. The candidates will be recruited as cadets and on successful completion of the training will be commissioned as an officer.
Ans) Candidates applying for various posts in the central government should be at least 18 years of age. The upper age limit varies depending upon the job profile, reservation etc.
Ans) Candidates have to fill the application form for recruitment, the application form is released by the authority from time to time. Candidates can prepare through self study or take coaching for preparation.
If you have any other queries about top government jobs after 12th, you can ask us in the comments section given below.
Very informative blog! I would like to suggest one should also prepare for NDA exams which is one of the best career option after 12th.