How to Prepare for Government Job Exams after Completing Graduation

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Once graduation is complete, next big question is what to do next? However, there are many options available as per the subject of graduations. but after all, a secured job in a government sector is the best bet for career. Through this article, we will be giving you ice breaker tips to kick-start preparations for your dream job.

The first step is to know the type of employer you want to work with:-

  • Sector Jobs / PSU / UPSC / PCS
  • Private Sector jobs / MNCs, / Start-ups

 In this article, we will be focusing on the first category which sector is the best for government jobs. Once you are confirmed that you want to work with Govt Sector, next step is to know the opportunities you can avail yourself.  In Govt Sector itself there are various types of job opportunities as per your qualifications. Therefore next step is to know the type of competitive exams you want to prepare for. For your convenience a brief idea about type of govt job exams is given below:-

Technical Jobs

Banking Jobs

Insurance Jobs

SSC / State SSC Jobs

UPSC / State PSC

Railway Jobs

Teaching Jobs


IBPS – Clerk



Indian Administration Services

Technical Jobs



IBPS – Probationary Officer


SSC Stenographer

Indian Foreign Services

Non -Technical Jobs



IBPS – Specialist Officers



Indian Revenue Services



Specialist Officers

IBPS – RRB Clerk



Indian Forest Services

State – PRT, TGT, PGT




SSC Scientific Assistant

Indian Police Services



State SSC Jobs

Other recruitments

Indian Bank PGDCB


Deena Bank PGDCB

RBI – Assistant

RBI – Grade B Officer

The next step is to make a list of competitive exams you wants to prepare for as per your educational qualifications. While making list keep following points in mind:-

  • Find out, If you are having interest in that particular job profile. For a complete job profile visit gradeup website or App.
  • Go through the complete syllabus of the selected exams. Analyze your strong and weak areas.
  • Do not mix up exams of different horizons in terms of the syllabus. For example Banking and SSC, or Technical jobs exams and other graduation based exams.
  • Make a wise decision by making a smart list as per your capabilities, don’t overload yourself.
  • It’s better to master yourself in one type exams and then move to other types. For example, if you started preparing for banking exams. In next 6 to 7 months you will start feeling comfortable in banking exams. Afterwards, you can start preparing for SSC or other exams.
  • Never take decisions backed by peer pressure. It happens with fresh graduates that they tend to follow their friends without analyzing their own capabilities, which is a blunder.
  • Prepare list as per the availability of time. E.g. If your financial problems forced you to work in Pvt. Sector for short period of time. Make a smart move by focusing on one exam, rather than mixing up various exams.

The next step in preparing list is to follow a smart strategy to grab your dream jobs.

Preparation Tips for Government Jobs after Graduation

The students must follow the strategy given in three steps, below:-

Step 1:- Find all details of the exam, the details include:-

The date, of notification, will be out. All details of notification should be known to you, you can take help of previous notifications.

  • The selection process for the exam.
  • The exam pattern of the exam.
  • The complete syllabus for the exam.
  • The previous year’s cut-offs.
  • The previous year’s exam papers.

Step 2:- This is the most crucial step, in this step you have to check the complete the syllabus for the exam. The selection of source is a crucial decision. Now a day’s technology is playing such a vital role in every sphere of our lives. The exam preparation is also one of them. Those days are gone when students were solely dependent on books for preparations. In today’s time, online media is playing a vital role in the preparation of exams. Online exam preparation platforms have become an industry itself. It means thousands of well-qualified professionals are working 24*7 to make your exam preparation smooth and up-to-date. Once a book is printed, it can’t be updated till next edition is printed, and what if it’s only reprinted? Whereas online platforms are updated every hour or even in shorter time intervals as per trends. While choosing online platform out of several available in market keep these things in mind:-

Rather wasting time in referring a large number of platforms it’s better to focus on one good quality platform.

Just like Apple comes in mind when we talk about the personal phone, in the similar manner gradeup platform is the master of this industry. The reason behind it is the completeness in terms of topics on the complete syllabus, topic-wise quizzes, exams wise short quizzes, mock tests, articles on details of exams, success stories, motivational articles, a platform to ask queries, discuss topics with experts and peers,  and much more functionalities. In other words, it’s Facebook of exam preparations. For completing syllabus follow this platform and complete your syllabus with ease.

Step 3:- Once you complete syllabus. Start taking mock tests. The mock tests should be in the same environment as of real exam. While taking mocks keep following points in mind:-

  • Take mocks after completing syllabus once.
  • Do the proper analysis of the mocks in order to know your weak areas. Once weak areas are identified, practice as many questions as you can.
  • Be consistent in mocks and prepare your progress curve in terms of percentile scored. 

If you wish to be updated regarding the upcoming exams, their patterns, syllabus and other details, you can try gradeup App. It provides free study material, updates of upcoming exams and mock tests for various competitive exams.

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