Career Guidance for Youths & Students – Part-1: Career Planning for Central Services Competitive Exams



by P. Vannoithang Hangmi
Introduction: “ If you don’t know where you are going, all roads will lead you to nowhere”. This Article  has seven  Main Key Objectives:
1.Career Planning : Proper  Career planning in Student’s Life could bring a big difference between:

*Lifetime of Happiness and Drudgery
*Fulfilment and Frustration
*Prosperity and Penury.

2. Plan of Action:  Plan Your Work and Work your Plan.  Plan your Career now and Work on your Career for true Success. He, who fails to Plan, Plans to Fail.

Nobody Plans to fail: They just Fail to Plan.

3. Change:

*While the past cannot be change, a future can be spoil if the present is not taken care of.
* You are not responsible for the past but you are responsible for the future.
*Change yourself if you wish to change the world.
* You cannot change your duty but you can change yourself.

4. Life’s Problems & Solutions:

To the problems of your Life: You are the only Solution. No one will solve your problem.
*To the Question of your life, you are the only Answer.
*To the construction of your Success, you are the only Architect.

5. Successfulness: World famous writer Shiv Khera said: “Successful people don’t do Different Things.
They do the same Things that others do in a different way”.

In the same Way successful Students don’t study different syllabus; they studied the same syllabus in a different way.
For eg: Those students who stood in Top Ten in HSLC Exams and the Failed Students: they all studied the same Books prescribed by BSEM. What makes the difference depends on the different ways & methods they followed to study the same Books.

* Successful People Do Not Relax in Chairs. They Relax in Their Works.

6. Age of Competitions:

We are living in the Age of competitions and survival of the fittest. With the advancement in technology & increased in populations: competitions are very high now. Still then, there is always a way for the person who has Great Determination.

7. Choices: Students’ Life is Full of Choices: Choose it carefully.

Career Planning for Central Services Competitive Exams:

We your parents (40 yrs and above) pursued our studies without any guidance; especially we who hailed from rural areas. Even after we passed our Master’s Degree, we were not clear which career to pursue. We were studying blindly. We got stumble in our way. We don’t want you to face the same problem that we faced in our students life. So, I want to present a glimpse on various Competitive Exams that can be faced in different stages of our qualification.

(These are just highlights & out lines: for more details Please refer to “Directory of Competitive Exams in India” Published by Bright Career & R.Gupta).

A. Competitive Exams for Central Services after Passing Matriculate and Class XII Standards: Even if our parents are not able to support us beyond Matriculates or Class-XII standard: it will be good not to lose heart. There are many job opportunities which we can tried.

1. Combined Matric Level Exam: Conducted By Staff Selection Commission: Form Submission = December: Every Year.  Prelim Exam: May.  Main Exam: Nov-Dec. Age: 18-27 Years. Qualification: Matriculate or Twelve Passed.

2. Indian Air Force Airman Exams (Technical Trade): Once in a year for unmarried Indian male. Qualification: Matriculate/ Equivalent (60%). Height: 152.5 Cm. Age: 16-19 Years.

3. Indian Air Force Airman (Non-Technical Trade: Once ayear for unmarried Indain Male. Matriculate (45% Marks). Height: 152.5 Cm. Age: 15-18 Years

4. Indian Navy Sailors Matric Entry Recruitment Exam:  Once in a year. Qualifitn: Matriculate with Science/Math (55%). Or XII Passed with Physics and Maths (50%).

5. Indian Navy Artificer Apprentices Exam:  Age: 15-18: Qualification: Matric (65%) Or, Class XII Passed (60%) with Physics and Maths. Conducted once in a year.

6. Indian Navy Dock-Yard Apprentices Exam: Twice in a year for Matriculates. Age: 14-19 Years (24 Years for ST/ SC).Height: 150 Cm. Weight: 45 Kg.

7. Indian Army Soldier Technical Exam: Conducted once a Year for Matriculate. Age: 16-24 years. Height: 167 Cm. Weights: 50 Kg.

8. Indian Army Soldier Nursing Assistant Exam: Four Times in a year for Matriculates: Age: 16-23 Years. Height: 167 Cm. Weights: 50 Kg.

9. Indian Army Soldiers General Duty: Twice in a year for Unmarried Male Indian. Qualification: Matriculate. Age: 16-21 Years. Height: 167 Cms. Weights: 50 Kgs.

10. Indian Army Soldier Clerks Exam: Conducted Four Times in a Year for Indian male. Age: 16-23 Years. Height: 167 Cms. Weights: 50 Kgs. Qualification: Matriculates.

11. Indian Railways (Field Worker: Male/Female):  Qualification: Matric+ Certificate in Family Planning. Age: 20-30 Years.

12. BSF Constable (General Duty):  Age =18-23 Years. Height =165 cms.Chest = 76-81 cm Vision= 6/6 and 6/9. Physical Test = 1 Mile Race, 11 Ft Long Jump, 3.5 Ft High Jump. Written Tests = G.K + Essay writing+ Dictation+ Maths.

13. SSB Constable (General Duty): Age = 18-23 Years (28 Years for ST/SC). Chest=30cm. Height = 170 cms. Qualification: Matriculate.

14. SSB Head Constable: Age =18-23 Yrs (28 Yrs for ST/SC). Qualification: Matriculate.

15. CBI Constable: Age = 18-27 Yrs (32 Yrs for ST/ SC). Matriculate. Height = 165 cm (B). Competitive Exams for Central Services after PassingTDC (Graduates):

1. Combined Graduate Level Exam: Conducted by Staff Selection Commission for Posts of:
*Assistant Grade (Group-B Non Gazette). * S.I in Central Excise, Income Tax, Preventive Officers in Custom House and Assistant Enforcement Office.

* S.I in CBI. * S.I in BSF, CRPF, ITBP, Delhi Police and CISF. * Divisional Accountant/Auditors/ Junior Accountant/ UDC. Age Limit:

*(20 -27 Yrs for Asst. Grade+ S.I in Delhi Police and S.I in CBI) * (18 -27 Yrs for Inspectors in Central Excise, Income Tax, Customs, Divisional Accountant/Auditors/UDCs. (21- 27 Yrs for S.I in BSF, CRPF, Delhi Police, ITBP and CISF). *Qualification: Any Graduate.

* Stages of Examination: Prelim Exam (objective Type) In the Month of February Every Year. Main Exam: September/ October. Advertisement in November of the previous year.

2. State Bank Probationary Officers Exam: Conducted by Banking Service Recruitment Board in the month of February every year.

Age:  21-30 yrs. (5 Yrs relax forST/ SC)
(to be condt.)

3. Nationalised Bank Probationary Officers Exam: Conducted by Banking Service Recruitment Board once a year. Age: 21-30 yrs. For ST/ SC 5 yrs extra.

4. Bank Clerical Exam: Conducted by Banking Service Recruitment Board for the posts of Clerk/ Steno/Typist/ Casheir Data entry & Telephone Operator. Basic Knowledge on Computer/Typing/ Stenograph is required.

5. RBI Grade”B” Officers Exam: Conducted by the  RBI  Selection Board in the month of February  for  B.A First Class/ M.A Second Class candidates.

6. Section Officer’s Audit Exam: Conducted by the Staff Selection Board in the month of September every year for Graduates/ B.A. Age: 18-27 yrs. Form Submission: May.

7. Investigators Exam: Form Submission in August.Exam Date: October.Age:  20-26 Yrs. Qualification: Graduate with Math/ Economics/ Statistics.(ST/ SC 5 Yrs Relax).

8. Transmission Executive Exam: Form Submission: January- February. Exam Date: May. Age: 18-30 Yrs. Qualification: Any Graduate. Exam Scheme: Written and Personality Test.

9. GIC Assistant Administrative Officers Exam: Exams held in February. Age: 21-30 yrs. Qualification: B.A/ TDC. Exam Scheme: Written (Objective Type) & Interview.

10. LIC Assistant Administrative Officers Exam: Form submission: April-May:  Exam Date: June every year. Age: 21-28 Yrs. Qualification: Any Graduates.

11. LIC Development Officers Exam: Form Submission: July-August. Exam Date: September. Qualification: Any Graduates. Age: 21 years above.

12. LIC Assistants/ Steno /Typist Exam: Any Graduates or Class 12 Passed with (60%) Age: 18-28 yrs.

13. GIC Assistant Exam: Form Submission: March to 2nd Week of April. Exam Date: August. Age:  18-28 yrs. Qualifictaion: Graduate or 12th Passed (60%). Exam: Written and Interview.

14. BSNL Junior Engineer: Age: 17-27 Yrs. Qualification: 3 Years Diploma in Engineering.

(C). Civil Services Examination: Conducted by Union Public Service Commission for the posts of IAS/IFS/IPS/IRS/Central Secretariat Service & 21 Allied Services.

*Form submission= Dec-January. * Prelim Exam = May * Main Exam = Oct -Nov.
* Interview = after announcement of Main Exam Result
* Age =21 -28 Yrs. (32 yrs ST/SC).
*No of attempts = *General 3 Times only.
*OBC 7 Times. *ST/SC = No limit.
* Vacancies = It differs from year to year. Generally Between 650-800
* ST Reservation = 7.5 %
*Qualification: Any Graduates.

Civil Services Coaching Centres:
1. Rau’s IAS Study Circle: 309 Kanchengjunga Building, 18 Barakhamba Rd. Connaught Place, New Delhi-110 001.

2. Chanakya IAS Academy:
*North Delhi Centre: A/42-44 Mannushree Building, Commercial Complex, Dr. Mukherjee Nagar (Kingsway Camp) New Delhi-110 009. Phone Nos. = 7653240, 7652337.
* South Delhi Centre:  3rd Floor, F-92/2, Near Community Centre, Baba Ganganath Market Munirka, New Delhi- 6.
* Ahmedabad Branch: A-202 Ganish Plaza, Near Naurang Pura Bus Stand & Post Office Ahmedabad, Phone Number = 6441060.

3. Vaid’s ICS:  2648, Hudson Line, Kingsway Camp, Delhi-110 009.

4. Career Shapers:

*South Delhi Centre: Shapers House 27 G-Jala Sarai Near IIT, N.Delhi-16. Ph.No:6855516.
* North Delhi Centre:
Dr. Mukherjee Nagar M-6, A-24, Satija House Commercial Complex, New Delhi-09.    Phone No: 7653739.

5. Career Point:
*North Delhi Centre-2589, Hudson Line, Kingsway Camp, and N.Delhi-110 009. Ph.No:7240105.
* South Delhi Centre: 30-B Ber Sarai, Opposite JNU Old Campus Delhi-110016.Ph.No:6966168.

6. Career Plus:
* North Delhi H/Office: 302/A-37, 38, 39 Ansar Building, Commercial Complex (Near Batra Cinema, Mother Dairy Camp) Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi -9. Ph:  7654588, 7652829, 7222778.
* South Delhi Branch: 28 B Sarai Hauz Khas near IIT Gate, New Delhi-16. Ph. No: 6527448.

7. Brilliant Tutorial: Box 4996-CS-12, Masilamani Street, T.Nagar, Chennai – 600017.

Note: As we all know, from 2010, Manipur Govt. has decided to assist any candidates from our State who passed Civil Services Prelim Exam with a sum of Rs. 1 lakh as incentives for attending coaching & preparation for Main Exam & Interview.
Conclusion: To be Success: Take one idea. Eat that Idea. Dream That Idea. Sleep That Idea. Be That Idea. And you will be a Success.
How You Do something is more important than what you do .How You Study is More Important than What Class you are studying now: How You Do is the Idea.
There is a saying that “America is Rich & Beautiful. London is Nice. Japan is Healthy. Korea & Bangalore is Clean. Kerala is Literate. Mizoram is Land of the I.A.S. Singapore is known as land of smiles”

[box type=”quote” color=”green” ]My appeal to The youths &  Students of Manipur is: We have a Duty to make our Land Beautiful & Nice, Clean & Healthy, Literate and Land of the IAS & Smiles.[/box]


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