5 Best Government Jobs for Women in Indian Government Sector

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When you hear the term “Government job”, the single thing that strikes in your brain is a picture of a man wearing a white shirt, sitting in a chair and doing 9 to 5 work. This is so because this was the meaning of a government job to many, decades ago. But now, the perception of people towards public sector employment has changed. The craze for Jobs in Indian public sector is still on a higher end, they are the  most desired jobs due to the job security and high salary linked to them.

Pay After 7th Pay Commission

With the approval of the 7th pay commission, the salaries of central and state government employees have gained a great hike. The compensation of employees are way higher than few years back, and also there is an increase in benefits offered to them. The introduction of 7th Pay Commission is a benefit for government sector employees.

Although government jobs come with a lot of benefits, but getting a government job is no simpler. The intense competition for government jobs, increases every year. From students to private sector employees, everyone is preparing for government jobs. To get a job in public sector you must prepare yourself really well prior applying for any government exam.

Improvement in the Status of Women

Gone are the days when ladies were restricted to take up only administrative jobs in India. Today, the status and standard of women has improved, now they are free to take up any occupation. Women are part of every job now, they are running corporations, flying planes and ARE astronauts. There are even some fields where females have outshined men.

Here in this article, we will focus on government jobs that are best for women in India. The jobs selected are because of their nature and the salary they offer. These jobs help women maintain the work-life balance.

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Let’s take a look at the 5 best government jobs for women in India.

Government jobs are the best and most stable career option for women. In India, where most girls struggle to get proper education, a working lady can be an inspiration. Both the private and public sectors have many career opportunities for women, but government jobs are preferred for many reasons. In government jobs, fixed working hours and less work pressure help women grow in the office with ease. Women get equal career opportunities in government jobs. Aspiring women can take career counselling for government jobs to know the available career option in various departments. Now let’s know the 5 best jobs for women:

1. Bank PO and Clerk positions
Bank clerk and PO are the best positions for females in India. Both the jobs offer a decent salary, as well as fixed working hours. Besides male candidates, every year a large number of female candidates also appear for bank exams, and the lucky ones get through. The first all-women bank of India, Bharatiya Mahila Bank, has been refining Indian women’s status.

2. Jobs in Indian Railways
Indian Railways is vast and requires large manpower to run it. It creates maximum number of openings for citizens of the country. There are several positions in the railways that are appropriate for females. Various posts with Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) are perfect for women willing to join Indian railways. A job in Indian railways definitely means good salary and several other benefits.

3. Staff selection Commission (SSC) Jobs
Staff selection Commission (SSC) conducts the combined graduate level (CGL) exam every year to recruit candidates at various posts in various departments of central government. SSC exam is one of the exams for which competition is very high. The jobs in Income tax, CBI, and Custom & Excise departments are good for women. There are many other jobs that they can select after clearing the SSC exam.

4. TET Jobs
Teaching job are always considered best for women in India. The qualities of women make them a perfect fit for this job. Every year the Central and State governments conduct Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) to employ selected candidates as teachers in government colleges and schools. The notifications for the TET, CTET and other exams are released from time to time, interested candidates must look for these vacancies and apply.

5. Jobs in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and State Public Service Commissions
There are many women who have topped the UPSC exam and are serving as IAS and PCS officers. For women, jobs in Union and State Public Service Commissions is a wonderful option.  Sweta Agarwal, Surabhi Gautam and Srushti Jayant Deshmukh are a few names who already an inspiration to UPSC aspirants. UPSC offers state wise positions in police and other government offices to selected candidates. However, UPSC is one of the toughest exam to clear, but their are many who have done it, you too can do. IAS, PCS and IFS are the three most amazing jobs offered through UPSC Civil Services examination.

Here we have highlighted the 5 best government jobs for women. If we talk about government jobs for women there are many like Medical officer jobs and jobs in legal departments.

Benefits & Advantages of Government Jobs for Women

  • The condition of women in India has changed a lot in the past few decades. Joining a job is not a taboo for women now, but still, they prefer government jobs over private ones.
  • In India, men also want to get hired in government sectors, but it is considered the most suitable sector for women.
  • In government offices, the work pressure is low, and they have fixed working hours. It helps the women to maintain a balance in working and family life as still many think that taking care of the family is solely women’s job. However, women working in private sector handle both work and personal life perfectly.
  • Government jobs are preferred for women due to additional perks, fixed working hours and job security.

Winding It Up 

I consider these jobs perfect for ladies in India. Also government nursing jobs, jobs in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force are a good career choice for women. With the change in time, status of women is improved, they are competing with men in every field. They are making India proud in sports, business, politics, entertainment etc. Feel free to write your queries as comments and we will be happy to help you.

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  1. I am really very young but I wanna be a army officer and at present I have to choose a subject as I am in class 11th and i am very confused what should i choose…can u please suggest me something

    • Hi Aprajita, the first criteria for Indian defence sector jobs is height, we are considering that you meet the height criteria. If you want to become an army officer. You have to clear the CDS Exam that requires graduation as a minimum qualification. To apply for Indian Air Force you need a degree from a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level), whereas for Army you need a bachelor’s degree form a recognized university. We are discussing CDS, because NDA has no girl’s entry.

      The CDS exam includes three sections, Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge, and English. Therefore, it is preferable that you take Mathematics as one of the subjects. It could be Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) or Maths with any subject of your interest. We suggest PCM because Air Force and Navy demand PCM candidates, while Army prefers all stream candidates.

      The decision remains with you. Let us know if you have any more concerns.

  2. I pursued Btech EEE in 2015.Now I got married and I have a child I need to prepare for bank job so plz tell what can I do for bank jobs

  3. I am 29 yrs old,I completed my M.Sc. in botany in 2014 then after I prepared for CSIR NET Lifescience. I reached very nearer to selection in Dec 2016 but I lag because of 2 marks.Thereafter I got married in 2017 after that I am not able to manage my study for CSIR NET and now I have a 10 month old baby also but I want to try my best for my Career.
    Please suggest me some way and also tell if there is any other vacancies for botany postgraduate or any other best option.

    • Hi Lakshmi,

      If your husband and in-laws don’t mind you preparing for the CSIR NET exam and are supportive then its all about time management. Take out hours to study, even a few hours a day are enough when you already have appeared and where so close to selection. During day time the ideal time for you to study would be when your baby is sleeping, add 2 hours every afternoon or night. Start with previous papers to know the new exam pattern, appear for a few mock tests to analyze your present skills and that will give you a right start. Write to us if you have more questions.

      Stay tuned, Subscribe, follow us on Facebook. We will soon publish a post on vacancies for Botany Postgraduates.

  4. I m just appeared fo hsc exam but my financial condituon is not so good so i want job so i can fullfill my study expenditure

    • Hi Muskan,

      Find a job in private sector and side by side keep trying for the government jobs. There are many opportunities that exempt female candidates from payment of fee.

      Good Luck!

    • Priya, the very first step is to know the syllabus and current pattern of exam. Make use of previous papers to understand the difficulty level. Study as per syllabus and appear for mock to test what you have prepared.

    • We would suggest you to decide the stream based on the interest of your daughter. Any stream student can appear for SSC and UPSC, the key ingredient is focus, preparation and dedication. Let her pick up the subjects that she likes, this will make her journey easy.

    • Hello Madhavi,

      Every government exam includes questions from aptitude, current affairs, general knowledge and reasoning. After 12th, your daughter can focus on improving these, as well she needs to decide on a government job that she is interested in like banking jobs, UPSC etc. The syllabus varies with the posts.

      We hope this helps her. If you have more questions, feel free to write them to us.

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  6. Hello sir,
    I have completed my graduation in Bcom and from past six months i am learning to get bank jobs but due to some problems am not able to give full concentrate on it and i want to earn for my family soon.so please tell me some good government job which i will be able to clear easily.

    • Hello Shilpa, no exam is difficult to crack, you need to think about it and work for it in a smart way. If you are applying for bank PO, try for clerk jobs, as it is much easier compared to PO exams. We will soon publish a smart strategy plan for bank exams, which will help you. Meanwhile subscribe for our newsletter and keep visiting us.

    • Hello Shilpa, no exam is difficult to crack, you need to think about it and work for it in a smart way. If you are applying for bank PO, try for clerk jobs, as it is much easier compared to PO exams. Most of the government exams are postponed, so new dates are awaited. We will soon publish a smart strategy plan for bank exams, which will help you. Meanwhile subscribe for our newsletter and keep visiting us.

  7. Hi sir i am Reya
    I have completed my 10th from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
    I don’t have money for my higher studies so i want to do job.
    So which job will be perfect for me
    Please suggest me

  8. Hello sir,
    I am Riya in 12 th standard. sir i am very confused about my future plz suggest me any good profession. I am from commerce field nd i am very good in theory reading i mean wht i read i remember it.

  9. Sir plz plz plz tell me something good for my future my skill is this i can read theory so well and i can remember it also always sir plz reply.

  10. I have completed Bsc in computer science and now I’m going to start master, after that I want a gov. job… which job should I prepare for?

  11. Hi! Im sravani, btech graduate in civil engineering. i want to pursue a government job in railways or APPSC. Due to financial issues i was into IT company but im not satisfied with my job. Also my father is working in railways so i want to go for it or appsc…what is the good option for me to opt?

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