Scope of Government Jobs for Engineering students

Scope of Government Jobs for Engineering students

Scope of Government Jobs for Engineering students

Studying Engineering often opens gates towards a wide range of jobs. An Engineer gets a vast choice of options to select their type of work, type of job when compared to other career pursuers. With the constant evolution, Engineers are not limited to traditional sectors like mechanical, electrical or chemical, but they have the opportunity to endeavour the journey of computers, telecommunication, thermal, polymer and many more. Also, Engineers have the option of bagging government jobs. Getting a government job is like a golden chance for anyone, mostly the Indians. Apart from the normal graduates and postgraduates, a lot of Engineers seek government jobs. With a decent pay structure, job security and other lucrative opportunities, government jobs act as a blessing.

Getting a government job is not as easy as pie. The competition is extremely high and conversion rates are limited. However, in recent times the employability percentage of an Engineer in a government job is higher than other graduates.

To get a government job one must have command on -

  • Mathematics (especially 10 level math - arithmetic, p/l, mensuration, height and distance, algebra, trigonometry, etc.)
  • Reasoning (input/output, sitting arrangements, coding-decoding, direction, blood relations, odd one out, etc.)
  • English (grammar, latest news, fill-in, comprehension, etc.)
  • Computer Knowledge (computer history, anecdotes, different commands, short cuts, supercomputers, etc.)
  • General Knowledge (current affairs, awards, honours, mergers, people appointed, people discharged, games, sports, trophies, books, movies, controversies, etc.)

Apart from this bookish knowledge, one must have the determination and attitude to fulfil the goal. Here are some of the various positions in government sectors that an Engineer can consider as a job opportunity –

Government Jobs for Mechanical/ Civil/ Electrical/ Electronics Engineers -When an Engineer is looking forward to work in the core branch of his/her studies in the government sector, then it is better to give the Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) exam. PSUs generally tend to recruit through GATE exam scores, however, there are some other profiles where recruitment is not done through GATE scores. Here are some of the jobs that a Mechanical/ Civil/ Electrical/ Electronics Engineer can look out if he/she is interested in government jobs.

BHEL Engineer Trainee -An Engineer must have a Full-time Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or 5 years of integrated dual or master degree certificates to apply for the position. Selection is done through Computer-based exam and interview procedure and the selected candidate gets a salary of Rs 50,000 per month at the beginning, which ranges between Rs 60,000 - Rs 1,80,000 with further development.

Junior Engineer in Food Corporation of India (FCI) -This position is selected through Paper 1 and Paper 2 Skill Test. Engineers between 18-40 years of age with a degree in respective engineering branch and 1-year experience can apply for this position. The employed get a pay scale ranging from Rs 11,100 - 29,950.

Junior Engineer in Metro Rail (Mumbai/ Delhi/ Bangalore) -The selection is done through written exam and interview procedure and the pay scale is Rs 33,000 - Rs 1,00,000 per month.

ISRO Engineer/ Scientist -An Engineer with B.E/B. Tech or equivalent in respective Engineering courses with a first-class and aggregate minimum of 65% marks or CGPA 6.84 OUT OF 10 is eligible for the post. The selection is done through, screening, written test and interview with a level 10 of pay matrix salary i.e. around Rs. 95,059 – 1,07,635/- per month.

Airport Authority of India (AAI) -An Engineer with a full-time Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology field with a normal GATE score can bag a job in this position through a screening test. The CTC of this position is approximately Rs. 9.1 lakh.

Also, Engineers of the above-mentioned departments can get a job as a Port Trust and State Public Service Commission.

Government Jobs for Computer Science/ Information Technology Engineers –Engineers who are pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Technology can aim for government jobs. Here are some of the career options -

Scientific/Technical Assitant - Ministry of Electronics and ITThe selection is done through an OMR based written exam of two papers - Computer Science and General Knowledge and Aptitude. The selected ones bag a salary of Rs 56100 - Rs 177500, which is similar to Level 10 grade.

Young India Professional in NITI AayogThis job is on a contract basis for 2 years and applications are submitted online only. The selection is made through Resume review and walk-in interviews. An Engineer with a maximum age of 32 years and a Graduation degree can aim for this job, which has a monthly salary of Rs 60,000.

Apart from these, an Engineer from CS/IT department can also bag a job as a Delhi Development Authority and in Allahabad Bank. The selections are done through exams and interview and the selected candidates are paid handsomely.

Government Jobs for all streams -Apart from all the above-mentioned jobs, some Government Jobs are accessible to all the Engineering branches and are considered among the coveted services.

UPSC Civil Services Exam -This exam opens an avenue for services like Indian Police Services (IPS), Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Revenue Services (IRS), Indian Foreign Services (IFS), etc. The exam is open for any graduate with an age of maximum 32, however, in recent times, a huge number of Engineers are among the number of selected candidates. The selection process comprises of three tests - Prelims Test, Written Test and Personality Test. Selected candidates are decently paid and a lot of social services are expected from them.

UPSC Indian Engineering Services Exam -Any Engineer with an engineering degree from a recognized institute can appear for this job. The selection for the job is done through the Prelims stage, Written test (only Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics papers) and Personality Test. The selected candidate gets an initial gross salary of around Rs 47,000 per month.

UPSC Forest Services -Any Engineer with a legit degree from any stream is eligible for appearing in the exam. The selection procedure involves the Prelims stage where the cut off for the IFS is decided through the UPSC CSE prelims exam, Written Exam (2 optional subjects apart from English Language and General Knowledge) and lastly, Personality Test. With a gross salary of around Rs 50,000 per month with deductions, an Engineer can aim for this job.

State Public Service Commission (Civil Service Exam) -For appearing in this job, an Engineer must have a graduation degree from any stream from a recognised university. The selection procedure and the salary for this vary from state to state.

RBI Grade BReserve Bank of India Grade B exams is for Graduates from any stream from a recognised institute. Through 3 phase of the exam including Prelims Stage, Written Exam and Personality Test, a selected candidate gets a job worth Rs 68,000 - Rs 70,000 with other perks, Housing allowance and others.

Senior Section Engineer/ Junior Engineer in Indian Railways Board -An Engineer with a maximum of 34 years of age is eligible for applying to this job. The selection procedure involves Tier 1,2,3 exams involving computer-based, technical and interview tests. The selected candidate gets a salary of around Rs 50,000 per month.

Indian Army (Technical Graduate Course) -Vacancies for the Indian army depends on the various disciplines and the cut off percentage in engineering is fixed by the Ministry of Defence. A certain level of physical standards and maintained and the final round involves an interview process.

These jobs are some of the lucrative government jobs that will entice any Engineer seeking a government job.

Annamacharya Institute of Technology & Sciences, Rajampet affiliated to JNTUA, Anantapuramu instil futuristic technical education in its students and prepare them for high-end jobs including government jobs. Many ex-students are successfully placed in the above-mentioned sectors and glorifying the name of the college.