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Ever wondered as to why scores of students try their luck at various entrance exam concerning various disciplines?

The answer is lucid. These Competitive Exams provide students a direct path to study in the premier institutes of the country.



Some of the major competitive exams in India are CAT, UPSC, Railway Board, State commissions, etc.

The CAT provides the students an excellent platform to crack the tough exam and enter the best management institute like Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Just like CAT, An IIT-JEE competitive exam also provides the student a channel to enter the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology.

ASRB- Agricultural scientist Recruitment Board forms the full form for ASRB, which is a pivotal competitive exam in India.

The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) holds a Competitive Examination for recruiting Scientists of the ARS in the pay scale of Rs. 8,000-13,500 in the ICAR Institutes, combined with National Eligibility Test (NET) for recruitment of Lecturers and Assistant Professors by the State Agricultural Universities (SAUS) and for award of ICAR Senior Research Fellowships.
The selected candidates for Agricultural Research Service must serve in the institutes to which they are posted until they find appointment for higher positions through selection at other institutes
Candidates successful in ARS are appointed as Scientists in the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in the pay scale of Rs. 8,000-13,500.

Qualification- Master degree or equivalent with good academic records in the concerned subjects.

Clerical Exam

The Banking Service Recruitment Boards invite applications for the following posts in the nationalized banks (including State Bank of India) in their respective regions,

Typist (English)
Steno (English)
Agricultural Clerks
Steno (Hindi)
Typist (English and Hindi)
Steno (English and Hindi)
Clerk-cum-Go down Keeper
Data Entry Operators
Telephone Operators

Combined Qualifications- Bachelors degree/ diploma etc and age limit 18-26 years

The Union Public Service Commission (U.P.S.C.) conducts Civil Services’ Exam once a year in two stages.

The Preliminary Exam (Objective Type) for selection of candidates for the Main Exam is held in the month of May.
The Civil Services Main Exam is held in the months of October/November. Blank application forms and other particulars are published in the Employment News, generally in the month of December.

The last date for the submission of applications to the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, NewDelhi-11001 1 is usually the last week of January of the year of exam.

Railway Competitive Exam

The Management Cadre of the Indian Railways consists of Class I and Class II Gazette Officers. Direct recruitment to the Class I Railway Services is made through the Union Public Service Commission on the basis of the annual competitive examinations.
Recruitment to the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) and the Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) is done on the result of the Civil Services Exam (earlier known as Indian Administrative Service, etc., Exam) and that to the Indian Railway Services of Engineers (IRSE), Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE), Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE) and Indian Railway Service Stores (IRSS) is made on the basis of the Combined Engineering Services Exam.

For recruitment to the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, there is a dual method. Approximately, 50 per cent of the candidates are recruited through the Combined Engineering Services Examination. The remaining 50 per cent are recruited as the Special Class Railway Apprentices for which the U.P.S.C. conducts a separate competitive examination every year.
Eligibility- 10th/12th/Graduation/Post graduation for a mix of jobs.

The Staff Selection Commission (S.S.C) conducts the Assistants’ Grade Examination, once a year in two stages. The Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) for selection of candidates for the Main Examination is held in the month of January.

The Assistants’ Grade Main Examination is held in the month of July. Blank application forms and other particulars are published in the Employment News, usually in the month of September of the previous year.
Age and eligibility- Must be 20 years of age. Degree of a recognized university or equivalent. So, pass the first exam.


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