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Top Government jobs exams for economics graduates

Since economics is all about managing money and finance, the best jobs for economics graduates are in banks. The following are 10 government job exams for economics graduates:

Top government jobs exams for economics graduates

RBI Grade B

The Reserve Bank of India conducts exam for Grade B officers. The exam details are as given below:

Job Profile

The job profile involves maintaining nation’s financial stability, currency issue and circulation and management of government accounts.

 

Salary

The basic pay is ₹35,150. The pay scale is ₹35,150-₹54,400. The officer is eligible for DA, HRA, etc. The gross emoluments total to around ₹75,831.

 

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Prelims

Stage 2: Mains

Stage 3: Interview

 

Syllabus

General Awareness – 80 marks, Quantitative Ability – 30 marks, English – 30 marks and Reasoning – 60 marks.

 

RBI Assistant

The Reserve Bank of India conducts the RBI Assistant exam every year. The details of the exam are:

 

Job Profile

An RBI Assistant is required to complete tasks like data entry, file work, replying to mails and inward and outward mail entry.

 

Salary

The basic pay is ₹15,000 per month. Allowances like DA, HRA, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance, etc.  The gross emoluments amount to around ₹30,000 per month.

 

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Preliminary

Stage 2: Mains

 

Syllabus

Stage 1: English – 30 marks, Math – 35 marks and Reasoning – 35 marks

Stage 2: English – 40 marks, Math – 40 marks, Reasoning – 40 marks, Computer Knowledge – 40 marks and General Awareness – 40 marks.

 

NABARD Grade A

The NABARD Grade A preliminary exam was conducted on 16th June of 2019 and the date for the mains is yet to be announced. The details of the exam are as follows:

 

Job Profile

Maintaining customer relationships, monitoring accounting procedures, approving loans, enabling smooth functioning, etc are the various work requirements. But the job is diverse and involves a lot of multitasking.

 

Salary

The basic salary is ₹28,150. The pay scale is ₹28,150 – ₹34,350 – ₹46,600 – ₹53,600. Grade A officers are eligible for DA, HRA, Local Compensatory Allowance and Grade Allowance. 

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Preliminary

Stage 2: Mains

Stage 3: Interview

 

Syllabus

Math – 20 marks, Reasoning – 20 marks, English – 40 marks, Computer Knowledge – 20 marks, General Awareness – 20 marks, Economic and Social Issues – 40 marks and Agriculture and Rural Development – 40 marks.

 

NSSO

The National Sample Survey Organization conducts the Investigator exam every year. The details are given below:

Job Profile

The work profile of investigators involves data collection and data processing of the statistics.

 

Salary

The grade pay is ₹4,200 and the pay scale is between ₹9,300-₹34,800. Das, HRAs and TAs are allowed to employees.

 

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Exam

Stage 2: Interview

 

Syllabus

General Intelligence – 50 marks, General Awareness – 50 marks and General English and Comprehension – 100 marks

 

NIPFP Economist

The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy conducts the economist exam every year. The details are as follows:

Job Profile

The job profile involves researching and analyzing economical issues, conducting surveys and collecting data, analyzing data, preparing reports and tables and forecasting market trends among others.

 

Salary

The pay scale is between ₹15,600-₹39,100. The grade pay is ₹6,000.

 

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Exam

Stage 2: Interview

 

Syllabus

The exam consists of only multiple choice questions. The test consists of different sections and each section carries different weightage.

 

Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board

The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board is a Central Government scheme to recruit scientists for R & D. The exam details are as follows:

Job Profile:

The job profile involves assisting in research in the headquarters and its research institutes.

Salary

The pay scale is at ₹9,300 – ₹34,800. Emoluments amount to around ₹4,600 and the grade pay is ₹4,200.

 

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Prelims

Stage 2: Mains

Stage 3: Viva-Voce

 

Syllabus

Stage 1: Objective type questions are asked on the professional subject chosen by the candidate. The total is 150 marks.

Stage 2: Descriptive type questions are asked for 240 marks. The paper is divided into three sections – A,B and C.

 

UPSC IES

Under the civil services exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, the Indian Economic Service exam is for economics graduates. The details are as follows:

Job Profile

The job profile involves evaluation and analysis of the economy, evaluation of government projects, research on national accounting, etc.

 

Salary

The basic pay is ₹15,600. The net basic pay after addition with grade pay is ₹21,000. After all allowances, the gross salary is around ₹55,000.

 

Exam Pattern

Written Exam

 

Syllabus

Six papers: General Economics – I, General English, General Studies, General Economics – II, Indian Economics and General Economics – III.

 

UPSC ISS

The Indian Statistical Service of the UPSC exams is also for economics graduates. The details are as follows:

Job Profile

The ISS officer is required for tasks like census. She/he works in various departments like Ministry of Economic Affairs, Planning Commission, National Sample Survey, etc.

 

Salary

After the 7th pay commission, the gross salary of ISS officers is around ₹60,000 but in-hand salary is around ₹55,000 per month. The increment level is 3%.

 

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Written Test

Stage 2: Interview

 

Syllabus

Six Papers: General Studies, General English, Statistics – I,II,III,IV

 

SSC

The Staff Selection Commission is suitable for economics graduates too as the exam takes in prospective candidates and employs them at suitable ministries and departments of the government. The exam details are as follows:

Job Profile

The job profile involves maintaining work flow in office, entering data in computers, maintaining documents, preparing salary slips, etc.

 

Salary

The gross salary is between ₹22,000 and ₹26,000. The in-hand salary amounts to between ₹22,000 and ₹23,000.

 

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Written Test

Stage 2: Typewriting

 

Syllabus

General Intelligence – 50 marks, English – 50 marks, Math – 50 marks and General Awareness – 50 marks and subject related questions.

 

NICL AO

The National Insurance Corporation Ltd conducts the AO exam every year. The exam details are given below:

 

Job Profile

Like any other administrative officer’s work requirements, NICL AOs are also required to take decisions, underwrite, manage and assess risks and settle claims.

 

Salary

The salary for NICL AO is ₹51,000, The CTC is ₹6,50,000 per annum and the pay scale is ₹32,795.

 

Exam Pattern

Stage 1: Preliminary Exam

Stage 2: Main Exam

 

Syllabus

Stage 1: English – 30 marks, Reasoning – 35 marks and Math – 35 marks.

Stage 2: Reasoning – 40 marks, English – 40 marks, General Awareness – 40 marks, Computer Knowledge – 40 marks and Numerical Ability – 40 marks.

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