Why are the majority of examinations in India underrated?

When we think about government exams, we usually think of UPSC, SSC, Bank PO, RRB, and other similar exams. But are job chances limited to these government tests and departments? No, there are numerous government organisations and departments that offer a variety of career opportunities in a variety of professions. The problem is that not everyone is aware of these lesser-known exams, which are used to recruit applicants for various government departments. The same scenario can be found at admissions entrances. Only students are aware of popular entrance tests such as JEE, NEET, CAT, and others. However, every year, multiple entrance exams for admission to various colleges are held.

In India, there is a large population that prepares for government exams and admission tests. Some exams that are most popular among various students are

  1. UPSC Exams: UPSC stands for Union Public Service Commission. Every year for recruitment to several positions in the Union Public Service Commission various exams are conducted. Most
  2. SSC Exams: SSC stands for Staff Selection Commission. Several exams are conducted by this department for recruiting candidates for various posts.
  3. RRB Exams: The Railway Recruitment Board also holds exams for various positions, such as RRB Group D and RRB NTPC.
  4. JEE Exams: Every year millions of aspirants for getting admission into IITs and NITs give the most popular engineering entrance exams i.e. JEE Mains & Advanced.
  5. NEET Exams: For getting admission into various medical colleges a common exam called as National Eligibility Entrance Test is held every year.

In this Rat Race, there are various Recruitment/Admission process that remains unnoticed:

  1. BAT(NR): Board of Apprenticeship Training (Northern Region) is an organisation which comes under the Ministry of Education, Government of India, situated in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The organisation publishes various vacancies for multiple posts occasionally which remains unknown to many candidates. For Regular Updates from BAT Click Hereopen in new window.
  2. WIHG(Dehradun): Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology is a natural resources research Institute situated in Dehradun and comes under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. They publish recruitment for various posts such as Scientist, Technical Assistant, Field Attendant regularly that can be Seen Here.open in new window
  3. MIDHANI: Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited is a metals and metal alloys company in India. It is a PSU under the control of the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence. They have various vacancies in Senior Operative Trainee and Junior Operative Trainee for various branches of engineering. For more details Click Here.
  4. NEST: It stands for National Entrance Screening Test. It is conducted for admission into the National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar (NISER) and the Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai.
  5. HSEE: The IIT Madras conducts the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination(HSEE). It is conducted for admission in integrated Master of Arts(M.A.) Programme.

Why are there so many examinations that most people are unfamiliar with?

Many students were unaware of the several exams offered each year for other postings and course admissions due to:

  1. The prominence of the aforementioned exams
  2. Lack of knowledge about various government organisations and Universities
  3. Vacancies in several departments are not released every year
  4. Official Notification about various vacancies are not published or released
  5. Less understanding of the methods of recruitment like Direct, Deputation, Absorption etc.

Do you know that government ministries such as the Department of Fisheries, the Food Corporation of India, the Defence Research and Development Organisation, and others release their recruitment notification from time to time? However, only a small percentage of the population is aware of these vacancies. As a result, there is very little competition for these positions.

There are several large organisations that recruit students in large numbers every year, such as SSC, UPSC, RRB, and IBPS, and almost every student is aware of them; however, there are others, such as the National Capital Region Transport Corporation, that recruit students but not in large numbers or on a regular basis and are unknown to the students. The disadvantage of the fact that some organisations and their recruitment notifications remain unknown to several students is that most of the deserving candidates lose an opportunity without being in the competition. Similarly, several government institutes such as the National Law University, Central Universities, and others offered entrance tests for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, although only a small percentage of students were aware of these exams. Other than regular jobs, numerous small posts recruitment are done from time to time in popular government departments like SSC and RRB, but due to their unpopularity and low participation, only a few individuals are aware of these recruitments.

Many possibilities, whether in terms of admission or recruiting, are lost due to a lack of awareness on the part of candidates who deserve or are waiting for these opportunities.