India is a big country with a huge population. There is competition everywhere in India - be it jobs, schools or higher education. In the education sector, competition is neck-to-neck. Most of the students are going for Government job preparations or any other competitive exam preparations. The reason being the better career opportunities.

In order to find the best career, candidates have to choose a competitive exam for a Government job or future study. Candidates mostly select future studies after 12th and after graduation, candidates opt to go for Government jobs. There are many competitive exams in India, so candidates have a little bit of confusion to choose the exam. Before applying for the competitive exam candidates must check for eligibility.

Below are the given lists of competitive exams for:

  1. Competitive Exams for Government Jobs
  2. Competitive Exams for Further studies

Competitive exams for higher studies

There are various higher studies exams that candidates can choose after 12th & Graduation. Below are the given lists of the higher studies exams:

Competitive exams after 12th:

Stream Exams
Science
  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
  • National Entrance Screening Test (NEST)
Engineering
  • Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main)
  • JEE Advanced
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT)
  • COMED-K
  • IPU-CET (B.Tech)
  • Manipal (B.Tech)
  • VITEEE
  • AMU (B.Tech)
  • NDA Entrance with PCM (MPC)
LAW
  •  Common-Law Admission Test
  • All India Law Entrance Test
 Medical
  •  National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)
  • AIIMS
  • JIPMER
Defense Service 
  • Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test
  • Indian Navy B.Tech Entry Scheme
  • Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme
  • National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination
Social Science
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • ITT Madras Humanities and Social Science Entrance Examination
  • TISS Bachelors Admission Test
 Fashion & Design
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
  • National Institute of Design Admissions
  • Symbiosis Institue of Design Exam
  • National Institute of Fashion Design 

Competitive exam after graduation

Exams
UPSC Civil Service Examination
SBI PO Examination
LIC AAO Examination
IBPS PO Examination
RBI Gate B Examination
IBPS SO Examination
SSC CGL Examination
Indian Railways Examination
SBI Clerk Examination
SSC CPO
SSC JE
RRB JE
SSC SHSL
IBPS RRB
Defense Examination

Competitive Exams for Government Jobs

Below is the given list of competitive exams for government jobs:

Name of competitive Exam Conducting Authority

Civil Services Exam

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

SSC CGL

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

SBI PO

State Bank of India

IBPS PO

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

SSC CHSL

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

NDA and NA

Union Public Service Commission

SBI Clerk

State Bank of India

IBPS Clerk

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

UPSC CDS

Union Public Service Commission

IBPS RRB

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

RBI Assistant

Reserve Bank of India

SBI PO

State Bank of India

IBPS SO

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

RBI Grade B officer

Reserve Bank of India

SSC GD

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

SSC Stenographer

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

CTET

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

SSC CPO

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

SSC JE

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

SSC JHT

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

SSC MTS

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

SSC Scientific Assistant

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

RRB ALP

Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRB)

RRB JE/SSE

Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRB)

RRB NTPC

Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRB)

RRB Group D

Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRB)

DRDO

Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)

ISRO

ISRO Centralized Recruitment Board

ESIC

Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)

FCI

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

LIC AAO

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)

How to prepare for Competitive Exams?

Preparation for a competitive exam is very difficult from the preparation for a regular subjective or a theory paper. Most of the competitive exams these days are based on the multiple-choice question pattern in which there is also negative marking for every wrong answer, so candidates need to be aware of these facts well before the examination.

Schools and college exams are normally prepared for every student to pass and to score good marks, but competitive exams are different and are aimed at selecting the best out of them all. Whether appearing for the engineering entrance exam, medical entrance exam, MBA entrance exam or CA, CS exam, or Bank or PSU recruitment exam,  preparation needs to be planned properly and well in time, and one needs to move forward according to a planned study plan with a timetable.

For success in such exams, the candidate must be quite sure of his level of motivation. Without a high level of motivation, no one can go through the rigorous preparation process for these tough exams. Hence candidates must be absolutely determined to give their best efforts.

To every candidate preparing for competitive exams, here are a few steps that they need to go through to clear with flying colours:

  • Goal Setting: One really needs to set a goal and focus all the energy on the achievement of the goal. While goal setting one needs to consider his ability, availability, and resources. A clear set of goals in advance helps in saving time which is most important for a candidate. A good strategy would always take you nearer to your goal.
  • Competition Planning: Alongside studying for the exam, one needs to keep an eye on other things also. Analysis of the below-mentioned aspects is very important before the exam preparation:
    • Deadline for the application submission
    • Minimum eligibility criteria
    • The number of seats available in course of your interest
    • Percentage score required
    • Previous year cutoff marks
    • Age barriers for application
  • Time Management: Time management is the key to success. Everyone has only 24hours in a day, its only one who makes proper use of these 24 hours with right planning actually achieve their goals. Preparing a timetable is the routine that has helped most of the students. The student should distribute equal time to each section and once you have covered all the topics more time should be given to the section or part in which you feel you are weak.
  • Mock Tests: Being prepared well for an exam is an advantage but already been through the same format is an added advantage. The mock test is aimed at providing the candidate with an idea about the exam and where their preparation stands are also analyzed in a mock test. It is not a difficult task to solve all questions of any exam. But what is difficult, is to solve all of them in limited time duration. For that, students should take sample papers and try to solve them in a given time period which will enhance their performance in the examination real scenario.
  • Clarity of every topic: Basic thing in a competitive exam is to complete in a given time frame and the candidate needs to complete their exam in slightly restricted and less time. In order to solve these questions in relatively less time, one needs to have clarity of fundamentals and basics related to mathematics for faster calculation.
  • Examination Day: Weeks before the exam, revise all the topics from the past two years that you are preparing for. Maintain your cool before and during the exam and attempt the questions calmly. Double-check your hall ticket and stationery you need to carry and remember if you did your best during the last 1.5 - 2 years, you need not fear for anything. It is only your effort that would determine your result and leave the rest to your luck.

Competition is rising in every functional field these days. Growing opportunities along with a growing population are not sufficient to fulfill the desires of every individual, hence giving rise to the competitive world. Competition has much to offer in education, there is a need for certain criteria in the selection of the candidates for various courses where admissions are limited and students applying are more. 

One of the theory claims that, since competition is today part of every culture and our education should transmit culture, it is necessary to incorporate competition into education to help the candidate to get used to it in later life and there need to be some criteria for the selection of the suitable candidate, hence competition is necessary for education also and one needs to overcome this to be successful.



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