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Discover the Best Competitive Exam For You After Graduation

Establishing a successful career is easy when you trace the right path. Moreover, when it comes to government jobs, finding the best exams that fit your education and subjects is difficult. This is exactly where students make mistakes and fail to get their dream job. To get your dream job, you must be aware of the exam you have to prepare for and the requirements to pass it. 

In this article, we will help you discover the best exams that could fit your requirements, interests, and education. Detailed research is advised and you have to do this with the help of the exam latest and official exam notification. Moreover, let’s jump to our main topic i.e. discover the best competitive exams for you after graduation. 

One thing that we would like to clarify is that the blog is going to focus on the jobs-oriented exams first and then, it will proceed with the competitive exams for the entrance.

Here are the Quick Details On the Best Competitive Exam for you After Graduation:


  • Qualification: Graduation (BA, BBA, BCA, BSc. IT, etc.)

  • Subjects: history, political science, economics, art & culture, current affairs, etc. basic maths 


  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)

  • For Indian Foreign Service (IFS)

  • Indian Police Service (IPS) 

  • Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS)

  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)

  • For Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)

  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)

  • For Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT)

  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-C&CE)

  • Indian Trade Service (ITS)

  • Railway Protection Force (RPF)

  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS)

  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)

  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)

  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)

  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)

  • Indian Information Service (IIS)

  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)

  • Indian Postal Service (IPS)

For more info: https://upsc.gov.in 


  • Qualification: Graduation (BA, B. com, BBA, etc.)

  • Subjects: (General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension)

  • Jobs: Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Inspector of Income Tax, Tax Assistant, etc. 

For more info: https://ssc.gov.in 


  • Qualification: Graduation, however, a few subjects compulsions are required for a few posts 

  • Subjects: English Language, Reasoning Ability, Numerical Aptitude, General Studies, and a few mandatory concepts are also required for the post of managers and others. 

  • Jobs: Typist, Assistant Grade III, Watchman, Stenographer, FCI manager, etc. 

For more info:  https://fci.gov.in 

Bank Exams

  • Qualification: Graduation 

  • Subjects: Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness, special subjects for PO or other exams

  • Jobs: Clerk, PO, Manager, etc. 

For more info:  https://www.ibps.in 

Post Office 

  • Qualification: 12th 

  • Subjects: GK, Reasoning & Analytical Ability, Basic Mathematics, English Language, Hindi Language

  • Jobs: Director-General of Post Offices, Member Postal Services Board, Chief Postmaster General,  Postmaster General

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  • Qualification: 10th (+2 for higher posts)

  • Subjects: General Science Mathematics General Intelligence and Reasoning General Awareness and Current Affairs

  • Jobs: Railway Clerk, Railway Ticket Collector, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Railway Protection Force (RPF) Constable, Railway Nurse, Railway Group D, Railway Police Force (RPF), Assistant Loco Pilot, etc. 

For more info: https://www.rrbcdg.gov.in

Indian Statistical Service Examination

  • Qualification: Graduation degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics.

  • Subjects:  microeconomics, macroeconomics, Indian economy, statistical methods, econometrics, and general studies

  • Jobs: ISS Officer, jobs in various government departments 

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Defense Exams ( Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE))

  • Qualification: Graduation (CDS)

  • Subjects: Physics and Mathematics along with other basic subjects

  • Jobs: Indian Army, Navy, Indian Air Force, Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indian Coast Guard, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), etc. 

For more info: 


National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination

  • Qualification: 12th (NDA)

  • Subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, General Knowledge, English, etc. for NDA.

  • Jobs: Indian Navy

For more info: 


Combined Medical Services Examination

  • Qualification: MBBS 

  • Subjects: Nutrition, Social and Community Medicine, Surgery, Demography and Health Statistics, etc. 

  • Jobs: Assistant Divisional Medical Officer, General Duty Medical Officer, General Duty Medical Officer Gr-II in Municipal Corporation of Delhi, etc. 

For more info: 


Engineering Services Examinations

  • Qualification: b. tech 

  • Subjects:  Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics & Telecommunication

  • Jobs: Bioinformatician, Lab Chemist, Lab Technician, Clinical Trials Coordinator

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  • Qualification: Graduation in relevant disciplines 

  • Subjects: Reasoning Ability, English Language, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, and Quantitative Aptitude, and other compulsory subjects 

  • Jobs: managers, assistant managers, etc. 

For more info: https://www.nabard.org/careers-notices1.aspx?cid=693&id=26

Department of Telecommunications

  • Qualification: Graduation in relevant discipline 

  • Subjects: Reasoning/Arithmetic, Current Affairs, General Science, General Awareness

  • Jobs: JTO, DTO, and others

For more info: https://dot.gov.in/all-vacancies 


  • Qualification: Graduation in engineering or technology & admission at the top institutes for M.Tech and eligible programs with opportunities

  • Subjects: Chemistry, Ecology and Evolution, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, etc. 

  • Jobs: various engineering and technical positions, jobs in  PSUs, etc. 

For more info: https://gate2024.iisc.ac.in 


  • Qualification: Graduation Engineering/Architecture/Design/Interior Design or equivalent (4 years program after 10+2) or GD Arts Diploma program

  • Subjects: Visualization and spatial reasoning, Analytical and logical reasoning, Design methods and practices, etc. 

  • Jobs: freelancers, business development and fundraising officer, research associate, etc. 

For more info: https://www.ceed.iitb.ac.in/2024/ 

Entrance Exams List:

Common Admission Test (CAT)

  • Purpose: admission to postgraduate management programs, such as MBA (Master of Business Administration)

  • Basic Qualification:  Graduation with 50 percent

For more info: https://iimcat.ac.in 

Management Aptitude Test (MAT)

  • Purpose: admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA) and allied programs by over 600 business schools across India 

  • Basic Qualification: Graduation or Professional qualification or in the Final year of graduation

For more info: https://mat.aima.in 

Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)

  • Purpose: entrance into an MBA program

  • Basic Qualification: Graduation 

For more info: https://www.mba.com 

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

  • Purpose: admission to graduate programs and graduate business programs (MBA) globally

  • Basic Qualification: No official requirement, however, Graduates can go ahead with the exam. 

For more info: https://www.ets.org 

Common Proficiency Test (CPT)

  • Purpose: entry-level test for the Chartered Accountancy (CA) course in India

  • Basic Qualification: B.Com, M.Com, LL, etc.

For more info: www.icai.org 

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) PG 

  • Purpose: entrance test for Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS), Diplomate of National Board (DNB), Doctorate of National Board (direct 6 years course in the field of Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Pediatric Surgery) and diploma courses, in government or private medical colleges

  • Basic Qualification: MBBS degree/provisional Pass Certificate

For more info: https://neet.nta.nic.in 

Joint Admission Test for Masters (IIT JAM) 

  • Purpose: Entry-level test for MSc and Post Graduate courses in science in the IITs and IISc. 

  • Basic Qualification: graduation in Mathematics Statistics or a related field with 60%

For more info: https://jam.iitm.ac.in 

Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT)

  • Purpose: National-level entrance exam for admission into undergraduate and postgraduate law programs at top universities in India. 

  • Basic Qualification: class 12th or equivalent

For more info: https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/clat-2024 

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

  • Purpose: a test to aid in predicting student success in law school

  • Basic Qualification: graduation degree in Law for LLM, Graduation in Law, any stream for LLB

For more info: https://www.lsatindia.in 

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) 

  • Purpose: an entrance examination to PGI

  • Basic Qualification: MBBS passed or its equivalent qualification from a University/Institute recognized by the Medical Council of India or B.Sc (Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry taken together) or B.v.Sc. Or B. Pharma passed from a recognized University.

For more info: 


JIPMER PG Medical Entrance Exam

  • Purpose: admissions to the undergraduate program in  JIPMER 

  • Basic Qualification: MBBS degree recognized by the Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India

For more info: 


CEED (Common Entrance Exam for Design)

  • Purpose: joint entrance exam for post-graduate studies in the field of technological design

  • Basic Qualification: Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Architecture/Design/Interior Design or equivalent (4 years program after 10+2)

For more info: https://www.ceed.iitb.ac.in/2024/

  • Purpose:  admission to various postgraduate dental courses offered by dental colleges nationwide

  • Basic Qualification: BDS degree with at least 50% marks 

For more info: https://natboard.edu.in/viewnbeexam?exam=neetmds 

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)

  • Purpose:  for enrollment to management programs at XLRI and 148 other participating XAT institutes across India.

  • Basic Qualification: a three-year bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification 

For more info: https://www.xatonline.in 


  • Purpose: conducted for aspirants of the Chartered Accountancy profession in India

  • Basic Qualification: 12th

For more info: https://www.icai.org 


So, choose the exam that has subjects that relate to your interests and dream job. We hope that we have helped you in discovering the best exam that matches your preferences. However, bear in mind the importance of official and latest notifications as they will guide you to the updated information. 


Que 1: I have an interest in History and want to pursue BA, which government exam is best for me?

Ans: You can appear for IAS and IPS ( compulsion of body fitness is present for IPS) as History, basic maths, current affairs, and basic English. Political science, etc. are important subjects to pass the exam.

Que 2: Can arts with maths students take the CA exam? 

Ans: Yes, one with arts can take the CA exam but it would be tough for him to pass the exam if he lacks the basic knowledge of accountancy. 

Que 3: Who conducts the bank PO exam? 

Ans: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the Bank PO exam. 

Que 4: Can I take bank exams after the 12th?

Ans: Yes, there are a few exams that are conducted after the 12th such as SBI Clerk, Punjab National Bank Clerk, Bank of Baroda Clerk, etc

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