IntroductionMany students cannot continue their studies beyond Intermediate course because of varied economic constraints. Such students usually think that they are not fit for government jobs because of their lesser qualifications. But the thing what they don't know is that they have so many opportunities in both Central and State Government organizations. The only thing what they have to know is they have to put some hard work to apply, prepare and attend these qualifying exams for the posts. Government organizations announce these posts annually at a regular time and the only thing is the qualified Intermediate candidates have to apply for them in a proper way to grab these opportunities. Here below I am giving the various posts which are generally announced annually by governments which suits for candidates with Intermediate qualification.
Army, Navy and Air Force OfficersOne of the top most posts an Intermediate candidate can aspire for is that of an Army Officer. UPSC announces advertisements for Army Officer posts twice every year. To grab the posts Inter qualified candidates have to appear for NDA and NA written qualifying exams conducted by Central government. Students of any group of Intermediate are eligible for these posts. Selected candidates in the qualifying exam have to take Degree course in NDA for three years in National De-fence academy of Pune. They will get this Degree from JNTU, Delhi. After this they get Army training in IMA, Dehradun. Candidates after successfully completing the training will be recruited as Lieutenant Army Officer. Only Male are permitted for Army wing of NDA. Age limit for candidates is 16.5 to 19.5 years. Boys should have an height of minimum 157cm.
Recruitment of various posts through Staff Selection CommissionAnnually, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recruits lower cadre posts like Lower Division Clerks, Junior Secretariat Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Postal/Sorting Assistants through Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) through exams conducted by it. Candidates will be examined at three levels to be recruited for these posts. For all these posts the qualifying exam is Intermediate only.
Stenographer posts in sub-ordinate servicesInter candidates who have learned the skills of Stenography can apply for these posts through Staff Selection Commission. Candidates will be selected through Online exam and Skill Test. Selected candidates will be recruited in Grade-C and Grade-D posts of Central and Union Territory Offices as Stenographers.
Junior Clerks cum Typist Posts in RailwaysRailways conduct two level recruitment exams annually for the posts of Junior Clerks cum Typist. Eligibility for these posts is Intermediate only. Candidates with additional qualification of Typing along with Inter can apply for these posts.
Constable posts through Police Recruitment BoardPolice Recruitment Board recruit Constable posts for Civil, Ar, SAR, CPL, SPF, Disaster Response and Fire Services, Wardens in Jails Department etc. Prelims exam will be conducted for the candidates with Intermediate qualification. Candidates who get through this prelims will be tested for Physical fitness and Physical efficiency. After successfully passing through the Physical tests candidates have to take Mains exam and after which candidates will be recruited to various eligible posts in Police Department.
Clerks and Store keepers in armyCandidates with 60% pass in Intermediate of any group are eligible for these posts. But in every subject the candidate has to obtain more than 50% marks. Age limit for these posts is 17.5 to 23 years. Candidates for these posts are recruited twice annually through government notifications.
Air Men in Air ForceCandidates with 50% marks are eligible for Air Men posts of Group-Y Non-technical Trade. Candidates have to undergo Physical fitness test, written exam and Medical Tests to get selected to these posts. In written tests, candidates have to face English, Reasoning, General Awareness questions. Candidates of all groups of Intermediate are eligible for Automobile Technician, Ground Training Instructor, Air Force Police Posts of Group-Y.
Forest Beat OfficerCandidates with Inter pass are eligible for Forest Beat Officers' posts. A walking Test will be conducted before selecting the candidates for the posts. To pass the Test Males have to cover 25 Km. in 4 hours while Female candidates have to cover 16 Km. in 4 hours. After passing this Test, written exam will be conducted for the candidates in two papers. In Paper I General Knowledge will be tested, in Paper II General Maths related to 10th Class will be tested. Each of these papers will be for 100 marks.
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Junior Assistant Posts in State Government OfficesState Governments will recruit Junior Assistant Officers posts annually by conducting Group-4 Service exams. Usually two papers will be included in t6he screening test. Paper I include General Studies and Paper-II include Secretariat Abilities. The eligibility for recruiting these posts is Intermediate only. Selected candidates will be posted in Panchayat Raj, Roada & Buildings Dept., Zilla Parishad, Collector ate, MRO, Secretariat Offices.
Various opportunities for Intermediate candidates with MPC GroupIntermediate candidates with MPC Group can get selected for Officers posts like Army, Navy and Air Force through NDA and NA exams. Selected candidates through this exam can freely avail B.Tech. and B.Sc. education. With NDA exam Inter MPC candidates even become Pilots in Air Force.
Candidates with Science group in Inter can compete for the posts of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) as well as Constable posts in Fire Cadre. Candidates have to undergo Physical efficiency Test, Physical ability Test before attending for written test. The minimum height the candidates must possess for these posts is 170 Cm. Written Test will be conducted for 100 marks.
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A very exhaustive and informative article for job opportunities for intermediate qualified students.
I will like to mention here that the job condition in our country today is very very tough and competitive and just by doing intermediate may not help in the matter until one is in the top scoring students and then naturally he can fare better in the exams as mentioned in this article. So one should try to compete for these exams and at the same time keep the longtime target or objective in mind and pursue the desired graduation and post graduation degrees etc or compete in medical, engineering or management line or even can try in teaching line after going BEd.
So after doing intermediate if one does not get selected in the career paths as mentioned in the article then one should not be discouraged as one can always select another educational path as per one's aptitude and interest and thereafter apply for suitable jobs.
The article gave an exhaustive information about the career chances after completing intermediate. One important thing here is as many people are completing their Intermediate there will be a heavy competition for the post with intermediate qualification. So one should have full concentration and get trained very well for faring well in the selection process for these examinations and posts.
These days the State governments are recruiting teachers with D.Ed qualification. This training is for two years after intermediate. You need not go for graduation also. So people, if it is difficult for them to go for further studies after intermediate, can consider undergoing this training which will increase the chances of getting a job. After completing the training you have to write a written test and people selected in this test will have fair chances to get a teaching post in government schools.
This is an excellent piece of information for those who have studied only up to the plus two level.
All I wish to add is the availability of a huge number of courses that one can take up, even when working in a very ordinary job in the private sector. To give one simple example, he or she can easily study cost accounting after plus two. The fees are very reasonable. In fact, hundreds of students plunge into this course, called the ICWA, and then simultaneously do the correspondence course from good universities like the University of Madras, for the B.Com degree course.
It is quite easily possible to do courses like this. One can also note that several BPO companies recruit those with very good command over English, even if they have studied only plus two. It is these kinds of jobs that pay quite well, and starting salaries in many such organizations for the "voice" jobs, particularly in Chennai, is more than rupees ten thousand per month, whereas food and accommodation will cost around six thousand in many paid guest accommodations.
So, after joining these jobs, after plus two, one can easily take up the correspondence course, even while continuing to work. The Annamalai University is the largest University in India, where a huge number of correspondence courses are conducted through distance education, on par with the IGNOU.
Hence, there are opportunities also in the private sector. One has to be just alert to identify the right slots.