Examinations are a kind of inspection of the ability and skills of an individual. In the field of education, examinations are a way to measure the student’s knowledge and aptitude. Government Examinations are the numerous examinations conducted under the supervision of the government.
The divergent prospects of stability and security that the government job offers attracts a large number of people to appear for these examinations. However, it is not as easy as it seems to be. We will be discussing the important details of all the upcoming government exams in this article.
Here’s the list of upcoming government examinations 2020-21 and then you will find the summary and how to prepare for these exams.
1. RBI GRADE EXAMS
2. IBPS PO EXAM
3. UPSC Exams
4. LIC AAO
5. RRB EXAM
6. SBI PO EXAM
7. RBI Assistant
8. GPSC EXAM
9. NIACL Exams
10. WBPSC EXAM
12. CANARA BANK PO
13. IBPS SO
14. SBI Clerk
15. IBPS RRB
16. RPSC RAS
17. TNPSC GROUP II
18. SSC CGL
19. UPPSC PCS
20. LIC ADO
|S. No.||EXAM DATE||EXAMINATION||EXAM DETAILS||VACANCIES|
|1.||June 17, (Phase-1)July 6,7(Phase-2)||RBI Grade Exam||There are two phases in which the exam is held. Candidates have to clear both the phases to get a vacancy.||600|
|2.||3,4,10 October (preliminary)November 28 (main examination)||IBPS PO||The main aim is to shortlist the candidate for the post of Probationary Officer. In order to achieve this the examiner has to first pass the prelims and then the mains.||3,666|
|3.||31, May (preliminary exam)18, September (main examination)||UPSC EXAM||One of the most difficult examinations, it requires great efforts. Each and every stage-preliminary, mains and the personal interview requires a lot of preparation.||796|
|4.||April,4 (preliminary examination)Month of May (main examination)||LIC AAO||This exam is conducted by the LIC to appoint the Assistant Administrative Officer. The candidate has to pass the two exams to secure a job in the company.||68|
|5.||Scheduled in the month of May-June||RRB Exam||Conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board, it is mainly for the non-technical posts. It offers different posts like Station Master, Senior clerk and junior clerk cum typist.||35,208|
|6.||1,7,8 July (preliminary examination)4,August ( main examination)||SBI PO Exam||Candidates who wish to get the post of Probationary Officer in the State Bank of India.It is a four step process which include- preliminary exam, main exam, group activity and interview.||3550|
|7.||Likely to be held in March||RBI Assistant||The preliminary exam is an hour long online objective test including negative marking. Candidates qualifying the prelims opt for the mains.Cumulative marks of all the stages taken together decide whether the applicant would be awarded the post||1,568|
|8.||Will be released soon.||GPSC EXAM||The Gujarat Public Service Commission is a body created to offer the applicants civil service jobs in the state of Gujarat||89|
|9.||Preliminary exam to held in September.||NIACL EXAM||New India Assurance Company is India’s largest insurance company who conducts competitive examinations as per their requirements for the selection of various posts. However, this examination is not held annually, it is only held when there is a vacancy for any post.||Yet to be released|
|100.||February 9 (preliminary exam)||WBPSC EXAM||Public Service Commission, West Bengal is the state agency authorized to conduct the civil-service examination for entry level appointments to the various Civil Services of state of West Bengal in India.||309|
|11.||Dates yet to be declared||NABARD||It is necessary for the candidate to excel in subjects being asked in Preliminary and Mains Exam. The Prelims exam consists of seven sections and comprises 200 marks. Candidates qualifying this exam sit for the Mains exam which includes both Objective and Descriptive Test Papers.||154|
|12.||In the month of March||CANARA BANK PO||The selection process includes online test, Group Discussion and Interview. The online objective test is conducted through IBPS. The test comprises four subjects||800|
|13.||26,27 December,2020 (preliminary exam)January 30, 2021 (main exam)||IBPS SO||The Mains Exam consists of a descriptive and objective test. All those candidates who will meet sectional cutoffs in the mains exam will be called for the personal interview. The final merit list will be based on marks obtained in mains and the personal interview.||1,000|
|14.||1,8 March (preliminary exam)19 April(main exam)||SBI CLERK||Preliminary exam is the first step in the recruitment process. The mains exam is conducted for candidates qualifying the preliminary exam.Merit list will be prepared state-wise and category-wise. Candidates qualifying the mains exam will be placed according to their aggregate marks in the list, in descending order, as per their respective states and categories.||7870|
|15.||August 1,2,8,9,16 (preliminary exam)September 13,19 (main exam)||IBPS RRB||For Office Assistant post, provisional allotment of candidates is done based on the mains exam only. The final selection for Officers Scale I post is done based on the mains exam and interview||9134|
|16.||June/July (preliminary exam)August (main exam)||RPSC RAS||It consists of the preliminary exam and a main exam. The main exam comprises four papers of 200 marks.||980|
|17.||Not yet issued||TNPSC GROUP 2||It contains a preliminary test and an objective-type written test.Candidates qualifying the prelims have to appear for main exam, which is a written descriptive test.||3000+|
|18.||To be released on June 15||SSC CGL||It is a computer-based exam that contains objective-type Multiple Choice Questions.Various exams are conducted every year to recruit candidates.||Not yet released|
|19.||21 June (preliminary exam)15 October (main exam)||UPPSC PCS||UPPSC conducts the prelims exam across the state in offline mode. It also conducts the main exam on the pattern of UPSC Main. The personality test is the last stage of UPPSC.PCS||300|
|20.||In July (preliminary exam)In August (main exam)||LIC ADO||The exam is conducted for three categories-Open market, LIC Employee, LIC Agent. All the successful candidates in main exam will be called for a personal interview.||8,581|
RBI GRADE EXAMS
The Reserve Bank of India considered as the apex of all banks conduct examinations every year.The tentative date for Phase 1 is June 17,2020 and Phase 2 is 6,7 July, 2020. It is responsible for framing and formulating the policies of other banks. Who would not wish to be a part of this leading bank of the country, but the question arises how? In order to appear for the examinations there are several criterias involved-
- The minimum age limit for the candidate is 21-30 years, however the upper age limit falls between 32-34 years.
- Only the people belonging to India, Nepal and Bhutan are eligible to appear for the examination. Even the migrants from other countries can sit for the examinations if they get an eligibility certificate from the Government of India.
- The candidate should have a grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as 12th and 10th standard examination from a recognized university or board.
How to prepare for RBI Grade Exams ?
The examination is conducted in two sessions-Prelims and Mains. Preliminary exam is just a qualifying exam comprising basic topics like Reasoning, Mathematical Skills and English Proficiency. Likewise, the Mains exam includes more complex topics like Economics and Social Issues, English Skills and Finance and Management.
RBI Grade B exam is not an easy test to crack without proper preparation and planning. Some useful reference books to aid preparation for Grade B exam are: Indian Economy by Uma Kapila(Series of Books), Sociology by C.N.Shankar Rao, Financial Management by Prasanna Chanrda.
Candidates who secure minimum marks as prescribed by the Board main exam will be shortlisted for the interview round. Interview Round carries 50 marks.Final selection will be through merit list prepared by the Board by adding up the Mains Exam and Interview marks secured by the candidate.
The must read books for RBI Grade B Exams –
IBPS PO EXAM
IBPS PO Exam is an upcoming government exams conducted every year by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. The preliminary exam will take place on 3,4,10 October, 2020 and the main exam will be held on November 28,2020. The main aim is to shortlist candidates for the post of Probationary Officer/Management Trainee in the various public sector banks in India. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS) provides recruitment and training services to a common standard to public sector banks. The qualification for the post includes:
- Any candidate who is a citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan can appear for the IBPS Examination.
- The students who have completed their graduation are eligible for the examinations.
- Applicants should fall within the age limit 20-30 years.
How to prepare for IBPS PO Exams ?
Bank exam preparation requires a lot of time and effort. The exam is held in three phases-Preliminary,Mains exam and Interview Round. Aspirants should aim to cover portions of the bank exam syllabus sequentially and involve revision of the topics periodically.
Prelims exams include 100 questions ranging from English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The Mains exam contains a descriptive paper involving a Letter and Essay along with 155 questions on Data Interpretation, Economy and Banking Awareness, English.
Language. Candidates who qualify through Prelims Exam opt for Mains and accordingly the Interview Round. Candidates may refer to different books and sample papers by different authors for guidance. Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Aggarwal, Banking Awareness- Arihant Publications, Sample Papers and Computer Knowledge by Kiran Publications are some of the highly recommended books to get through the exam.
This exam is considered as one of the most coveted Government exams in the country, clearing IAS is like a dream job for every Government job aspirant. UPSC exams is one of the upcoming government exams.
This year the preliminary exam will be held on 31, May, 2020 and the main exam will be held on 18 September, 2020. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to select eligible candidates for the range of posts offered through UPSC CSE. UPSC is one of the most difficult exams conducted in the country, but with proper guidance it is scalable.
The eligibility criteria for the exam includes:
- A citizen of India, or maybe a subject of Nepal/Bhutan. An Indian origin immigrant from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East Africa who has come to permanently settle in India.
- A candidate must be a minimum 21 years of age and must not exceed 32 years limit of age as on August 1, 2020. Candidates belonging to reserved categories are provided relaxation in age.
- A candidate must be a graduate or have an equivalent degree to appear for the exam.
How to prepare for UPSC Exams ?
Majority of the candidates who start their preparation for the exam do so with the zeal of becoming an IAS Officer. UPSC conducts IAS exam in three different stages- Preliminary, Mains and Interview Stage.
The Preliminary Stage involves two papers, the cumulative score of which should be 33% to be qualify for Mains. The Mains exam includes 9 papers in total, with 2 as language papers and 7 other papers are general and optional papers. NCERT Books for class 11 and 12 are one of the necessities while preparing for UPSC.
Besides this, other books are India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra, Indian Polity- M Laxmikanth, CSAT-II by Arihant, Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh.
Upcoming Government Exams:
This is another upcoming government exams. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is the largest insurance company in India. LIC AAO is an exam conducted by LIC to recruit candidates to the post of Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO).
The preliminary exam will be held on April 4, 2020 and the main exam is expected to take place in the month of May 2020. Through this exam, LIC offers an opportunity to the candidates to join the Insurance Sector. The eligible and shortlisted candidates who pass through the exam are provided a job in LIC across its different branches in the country. A candidate is eligible for this exam if he is:
- A citizen of India
- Must be no less than 21 years of age and not exceed 30 years of age.
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree from a recognized Institute
How to prepare for LIC exam ?
The exam is conducted in two phases- Prelims and Mains Exam. The prelims written exam consists of three sections- Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude. It is an objective test conducted online with negative marking. If qualified, the mains exam involves a descriptive test including English Language, Reasoning, Current Affairs, Insurance and Financial Market.
The prescribed books for the exam are: Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal, English Grammar- Wren & Martin, NCERT History, Geography and Political Science Books.
Upcoming Government Exams:
Railway Recruitment Board conducts exams every year to select candidates for Non-Technical Popular Categories(NTPC) graduate and undergraduate posts.The RRB Exam is expected to be scheduled in the month of May-June,2020. The posts under RRB NTPC include Junior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Senior Clerk, Station Master in Zonal Railways.
For one to qualify for the exam one needs to be:
- Between 18-30 years for undergraduate posts, and between 18-33 years of age for graduate posts.
- For undergraduate post, the person needs to pass higher secondary school. Subsequently, for graduate posts, a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized Institute is required.
How to prepare ?
The selection process of RRB NTPC comprises a two step Computer Based Test, Typing Skill Test and Document Verification. The topics in the test are at Class 12 or Graduation level including General Awareness, Mathematics, General Intelligence.
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