Government jobs after class 12


“Bas Boards ka saal achche se padh lo, phir toh aaraam hi aaraam hai.”

Does this sentence ring any bells for you? Have your parents also been telling you the same thing to get you to take to your books? Well, I am sure, like me, and any other red-blooded Indian, you have also heard this statement hundreds of times. The closer you get to your board examinations, the greater the frequency at which you will hear these lines. I am not sure for how many students this statement has come true, but what I can tell you is, if you manage to secure a job within the government sector, phir toh aaraam hi aaraam hai.

If you have cleared your class 12 examination and are seeking employment within the public sector, we have got you covered. In this article, we will talk about the various government job opportunities after class 12. If you are confused about what you should pursue, we have compiled a list of government jobs for you in this article. Study the list carefully to understand what you are eligible for and what it is that you would like to pursue. We will first look at the 2 major sectors based on the nature of employment, i.e., private and public. 

Public Sector Jobs: The government employs thousands of its citizens in its machinery. Public sector employment is a 2-way street. While the government provides employment opportunities for its people, citizens can participate in the state machinery and ensure development and progress in all aspects of society. While the citizens need employment and security, the government needs efficient workers who will help them in the smooth running of the state. Public sector jobs in India come with several attached benefits and incentives. We will discuss them later in this article.

Private Sector Jobs: The private sector employs people through individual business owners, corporations, or other non-government agencies. Workers are paid with part of the company’s profits. Private sector jobs are set in a high-paced competitive environment. These jobs are always presenting new opportunities and new challenges to the individuals that promise an exciting work life. 

Why choose a government job?

Government jobs in India remain the most attractive career option among youth even today owing to the social reputation that comes along with job security and comfortable life. Starting from an attendant to a Group A officer, every government employee enjoys prestige and comfort. Read about the benefits associated with government jobs to understand why lakhs of candidates appear for competitive examinations year after year. 

  • Job security
  • Allowances and perks 
  • Festival advance 
  • Social status
  • Pension after retirement
  • Great work culture

This is why Indian youth begin preparing for competitive entrance examinations immediately after their primary education, despite having thousands of other opportunities in the private sector.

Since government jobs are so highly coveted, often candidates begin appearing for competitive examinations right after passing out from class 12. These examinations may have some variant eligibility criteria but the basic educational requirement is the completion of higher secondary education. Thousands of vacancies are released every year for varying posts in the departments of defence, banking and railways among others. If you are looking to secure placement in a government sector job, read on to learn the opportunities available for you.  

Career opportunities in government jobs

Let us now turn our attention toward learning more about these individual jobs that aspirants can appear for after class 12. Let us begin with the banking sector.



Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts Non Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exams for several posts. Railway jobs have always attracted many job aspirants owing to the job security and facilities that are provided in all posts. All the candidates who wish to apply for the job should first make sure that they are eligible for whichever post they are willing to apply for. Here is your comprehensive guide for all RRB NTPC-related queries. 

PostEducational qualification
Junior Clerk cum Typist12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent examination
Accounts Clerk cum Typist12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent examination
Junior Time Keeper12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent examination
Trains Clerk12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent examination
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent examination

Age criteria: The minimum age for all posts is 18 years and the maximum age will vary according to the posts. Learn more about the age eligibility criteria. Additionally, take the RRB NTPC Stage 1 free mock test.



Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board also known as DSSSB is known for conducting written tests, professional tests, and personal interviews for the National Capital Territory of Delhi. It regularly announces various notifications for various posts and departments under the Directorate of Education and other departments.

PostRequired qualification
Junior Secretariat Assistant (LDC)Matriculation /Secondary School Exam from a recognized University / Board or equivalent.Ability to type at a speed of not less than 35 words per minute in English or 30 Words per minute in Hindi on Computer.

You can find detailed information about posts such as Assistant Teacher (Primary), Assistant Teacher (Nursery), Jr. Secretariat Assistant (LDC), Counsellor, Head Clerk, and Patwari as well.  

State Public Service Commission (PSC) 

Examination for Clerical Staff / Assistants

PostRequired qualification
Lower Division Clerk or equivalent positionsSome states require that candidates have cleared the Class 10 Board Examination. Whereas some states require that candidates have cleared the Class 12 Board Examination.
Lower Division Assistants or equivalent positionsSome states require that candidates have cleared the Class 10 Board Examination. Whereas some states require that candidates have cleared the Class 12 Board Examination. 

Staff Selection Commission


SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is a highly reputed organization that organizes various exams like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC MTS and many others. SSC GD Constable exam is conducted by SSC for recruitment in:

  1. Border Security Force (BSF)
  2. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  3. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  4. Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  5. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
  6. National Investigation Agency (NIA) 
  7. Secretarial Security Force (SSF) 
  8. Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles. 

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts an open competitive Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (CHSL) for filling up the following posts in the various Ministries, Departments, and Offices of the Government of India. 

PostRequired qualification
Lower Division Clerk Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)Postal Assistant (PA)Sorting Assistant (SA) Data Entry Operator (except DEOs in C&AG)The candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University
Data Entry Operator (DEO Grade ‘A’) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG)The candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.Candidates must clear this exam in the Science stream with Mathematics as a subject.

Age limit: The minimum age required to apply for SSC CHSL is 18 years and the maximum age limit is 27 years. The age will be considered as of January 1, 2021. To apply for the SSC CHSL exam, candidates must be born not before January 02, 1994, and not later than January 1, 2003. 
For any assistance in your preparation, you can enroll in our SSC CHSL Online Course. Attempt our SSC CHSL free mock tests to assess your preparation.

SSC Selection Post

SSC Selection Post is an examination conducted by SSC for various posts. They announce this exam according to the vacancy required in the respective fields

PostRequired qualification
Sr Conservation AssistantHigher Secondary education
Primary TeacherHigher Secondary education
Laboratory AssistantHigher Secondary education
Senior Conservation AssistantHigher Secondary education

There are several exams conducted for the SSC Selection Posts. Looking for free mock tests? Find them here.

Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examinations

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts an open competitive Computer Based Examination for filling up the following posts in the various Ministries, Departments, and Offices of the Government of India:

  • Stenographer Grade ‘C’
  • Stenographer Grade ‘D’
Post Required qualification
SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

Age criteria: 

  • For Group C posts you must lie between 18 to 30 years. 
  • For group D posts 18 to 27 years of age as on the date mentioned in the official notification. 

Find related details here. You can have a go at our free mock tests as well. 

Police and Defence

Delhi Police Constable

Delhi Police Recruitment Cell in association with SSC (Staff Selection Commission) has released an official notification for Delhi Police Constable Exam 2021. Young and eligible candidates who aspire to make their career in Delhi Police can apply for these posts. As per official notification SSC is likely to fill a total of 5846 vacancies in Delhi Police. Vacancies have been released for both men and women.

PostRequired qualification
Delhi Police Constable10+2 (Senior Secondary) passed from a recognized Board

The Educational qualification is relax-able up to 11th class passed for the mentioned:

  • Bandsmen, buglers, mounted constables, drivers, dispatch riders of the Delhi Police only.
  • Sons/ daughters of serving, retired or deceased Delhi Police Personnel/ Multi-Tasking Staff of the Delhi Police.

To apply for the post of constables in Delhi Police, male candidates must possess a valid driving license for LMV (Motorcycle or Car) by the date of the Physical Endurance & Measurement Test (PE&MT). Also, you can attempt ixamBee’s free mock tests for the Delhi Police Constable exam. 

Madhya Pradesh Constable

Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) has prescribed certain eligibility criteria to follow for MP Constable Exam 2021. Make sure to check the eligibility criteria to avoid disqualification from the exam. The MP Constable Eligibility criteria include age criteria, educational qualification and other details. For complete details please visit ixamBee’s MP Police Constable page.

PostRequired qualification
Constable (GD)Passed 10th class examination or higher secondary or equivalent examination under 10+2 system.

Take the MP Police Constable free mock tests.

HSSC Constable

To apply for  HSSC Constable exam 2021, you should possess a basic educational qualification required to appear for the exam. The eligibility is mentioned below

PostRequired qualification
HSSC Constable 12th Standard / 12th Standard with First Division / Graduation or its equivalent from a recognized Board/University. Hindi/Sanskrit up to Matriculation as one of the subjects or Higher education with any of these subjects will be required.

You can find all the details concerning the HSSC exam here. To gauge your standing, try our HSSC free mock tests.

National Defence Academy (NDA)

The defence sector in India consists of three wings, namely the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. 

Eligibility: Students who have passed 10+2 can appear for the all-India entrance exam. With the NDA exam, they will be recruited to the respective armed forces. Also note,

  • Candidates from any stream can join the Indian Army after 10+2. 
  • Physics and mathematics are required at a 10+2 level for the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force. 

Indian Army TES (Technical Entry Scheme)

For 1-year Basic Military Training at Officers’ Training Academy Gaya and thereafter a 4-year technical training at CME, Pune / MCTE, Mhow / MCEME, Secunderabad, Indian Army conducts a written examination. After the 5-year training, you will be placed as a Lieutenant with the Indian Army. Learn more here

Eligibility criteria:

  • Age Limit: : 16.5 to 19.5 years
  • Educational Qualification: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and with a minimum of 70% marks in aggregate.

You can learn more about Indian Army TES here.

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Now that we have told you all about the public sector employment opportunities available for you, perhaps you are wondering where to begin? Look no further! ixamBee is your one-stop solution for all examination preparation and related queries. At ixamBee, we are committed to help you achieve your goal. This is not your average coaching class where students come and go without actually learning anything in the end. At ixamBee, we believe that anyone who sets their mind to clearing competitive examinations is capable of doing it. In our small way, we want to push you toward your goal through crisp and relevant material, excellent faculty guidance and providing a reservoir of study material. While it’s a given that course packages differ in what they offer relative to the requirements of the exam, on average, all courses offer the following as part of the online examination preparation package. 

  • Live classes with subject experts
  • Video lessons 
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  • One-on-one sessions are available in exclusive courses

If you haven’t made up your mind as to what it is you want to pursue, you can always take our free mock tests to evaluate your standing. This will help you understand which options are better for you. We provide free mock tests on various examinations related to banking, SSC, Defence and more. 

Jobs after Class 10

There are several government jobs available to those who have cleared their matriculation exam. Here, we have listed a few of these exams. 

Needless to say, there are many more opportunities to work in the public sector for graduates. To get a head-start on your preparation and to learn more about all the government jobs and how to prepare for them, visit our ixamBee page for a comprehensive guide.You can learn about upcoming exams here. You can find weekly updates on all aspects of general awareness on our BeePedia page. Moreover, these BeePedia updates are comprehensive and free and you can download them from the ixamBee website. BeePedia is also available in Hindi. If you think you can learn better through audiovisual or multimedia-based instruction, subscribe to our ixamBee channel for exam preparation YouTube videos. 

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