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Top 9 Government Jobs for B.Com Graduates With Salaries: 2024

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10 July, 2024

Top 9 Government Jobs for B.Com Graduates With Salaries: 2024

In India, a huge number of students aspire to get a government job. Mainly because of the job security and stability. Let’s not forget the work-life balance government employees enjoy along with the additional perks. Seeing a stable career ahead, lakhs of students dedicate their time to preparing for the fierce competition. And being a commerce student gives you an edge in preparation for various government jobs. However, students are often unaware of their options and which path suits their profile best. To bring clarity to those candidates, we have discussed the top government jobs for B.Com graduates in this blog.

Let’s start by learning about the government jobs sector.

Government Jobs Sectors for B.Com Graduates

Once you have completed your B.Com, you are eligible to apply for any government job. There are various government sectors where you can apply including central gov., state gov. and PSU jobs. You can find government jobs in the following sectors:

  • Banking

  • Taxation

  • Finance

  • Commerce

  • Insurance

  • Education

  • Civil Services

  • Wealth Management

  • Railways

List of Top Government Jobs for B.Com Graduates

As said earlier there are various government jobs for B.Com graduates, let’s explore a few of them.

Public Sector Banking

1. IBPS PO & Clerk:

Most B.Com students prefer banking sector jobs as they are more related to their academic background and easier to crack than other posts. For those of you who don’t know, IBPS stands for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, an autonomous body for the selection of all grades of banking professionals. Every year the IBPS exam is conducted to select eligible candidates for Probationary Officer (PO) and clerk posts. The exam has 3 levels, prelims, mains, and an interview round. You must be between 20 to 30 years old to apply for this exam. Through this exam, you can be recruited by banks like PNB, BOB, SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI and other such institutions that are a member of IBPS.

Job Role Salary (average)
IBPS PO INR 52,630 (in hand salary)
IBPS Clerk  INR 32,024.65 (gross salary)

2. RBI Grade B Officer:

Getting selected at the Reserve Bank of India is a dream career option for many students. It is an entry-level position that falls under the management cadre. The selection of a Grade B Officer at RBI is done in three phases: preliminary, mains, and an interview in the final round. If you are planning for this government job after B.Com, then start preparing while you are still in college because there is a huge competition in banking sector jobs. As a Grade B Officer, you can be employed in different departments and branches of RBI. In total, there are 291 vacancies for this post.

Job Role Salary (after 7th pay commission)
Grade B Officer  INR 1,08,404 (gross salary)

3. SBI PO & Clerk:

Apart from the IBPS selection process, the State Bank of India conducts a separate exam also for clerk and PO posts. Among the list of government jobs for B.Com graduates, SBI PO is a popular choice. The recruitment is done in three phases starting from the preliminary exam, mains paper and a personal interview round. The age bracket for this post is 21 years to 30 years. General category students get 4 attempts to appear in the exam. Appearing in the preliminary exam does not count, it is the mains exam attempt with is counted in the total exam counts.

Job Role Gross Salary
SBI PO INR 73,000 
SBI Clerk  INR 32,000 

Through UPSC/SSC Exam

4. IAS/IPS/IFS Officer: 

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the Civil Service Examination which is a highly competitive exam for recruitment in India. Under UPSC CSE, eligible candidates are recruited in the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service and Indian Police Service. Every year, lakhs of students appear for this exam. Being one of the toughest exams, students start preparing for this during their graduation only. The examination is conducted in three phases from the preliminary exam to the mains exam and the final personality test.

Job Role Salary
IAS Officer  INR 56,000 to INR 2,50,00 
IPS Officer INR 56,100 to INR 2,25,00
IFS Officer  INR 56,000 to INR 2,25,000 

5. UPSC CDS:

The UPSC conducts the nationwide Combined Defence Services exam twice a year. The CDS exam is conducted to select capable students for admission to the Indian Air Force Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Indian Military Academy and Officer Training Academy. The recruitment process consists of a written examination, personality test, medical examination, and final merit list. To be eligible for this exam, you must be 20 to 24 years old. Apart from this, there are different eligibility criteria for every academy. For instance, an IMA applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university and for the Indian Naval Academy, the candidate must have an engineering degree.

Job Role Salary
Lieutenant  INR 56,100 – INR 1,77,500
Captain  INR 61,300 – INR 1,93,900
Major  INR 69,300 – INR 2,07,200

*Please note that the salary for each post is different. The above-mentioned posts are only a few under CDS.

6. SSC CGL:

The Staff Selection Commission conducts a Combined Graduate Level exam for various government jobs suitable for B.Com graduates. Every year SSC releases vacancies for several posts such as Income Tax Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Central Excise Inspector and others. Since you have already studied maths, economics, accounts and statistics in B.Com, SSC CGL is considered ideal for B.Com graduates.

Job Role Salary 
Income Tax Officer INR 44,900 to 1,42,400
Assistant Section Officer  INR 44,900 to 1,42,900 
Assistant Enforcement Officer  INR 44,900 to 1,42,400
Central Excise and Customs Inspector INR 9.1 LPA

Other Government Jobs for B.Com Graduates

7. RRB NTPC/ Indian Railways: 

Indian Railway jobs are also the prospective options for B.Com graduates. You can apply for Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) jobs which are administered by Railway Recruitment Boards. Based on your commerce background, you can apply for the Commercial Apprentice role, Assistant Station Master, and such posts. Apart from this, there are other posts like Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, etc. You should be between 18 to 32 years of age to apply for these posts. There are different grade posts for graduates and undergraduates in the Indian Railways.

Job Role Salary
Commercial Apprentice INR 35,400 (approx. initial pay)
Assistant Station Master INR 35,400 (approx. initial pay)
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk INR 29,200 (approx. initial pay) 

8. LIC Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO):

Getting recruited as an Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) in the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is the goal of many aspiring candidates. Owing to the nature of the job, it is a highly suitable post for B.Com graduates. It is an entry-level post wherein you will have to oversee the general administration, and management subordinate and work to improve the business. An AAO can be appointed in the development section, administration and accounts department. Once you are selected, there is a training period of six months before joining the allocated branch.

Job Role Salary
Salary of LIC AAO  INR 99,228 

9. SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL):

There is another government job post for commerce graduates under the Staff Selection Commission for 10+2 pass-outs in the commerce stream. The qualified candidates will be appointed to various central government agencies in different profiles including Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator, etc.

Job Role Salary
Junior Secretariat Assistant INR 19,900 – INR 63,200 
Sorting Assistant  INR 25,500 – INR 81,100
Postal Assistant  INR 25,500 – INR 81,100
Data Entry Operator  INR 25,500 – INR 81,100

Summing Up

Preparing for government jobs after B.Com is a popular path for many Indian graduates. It definitely requires huge time investment, commitment and dedication to stay focused to that one goal. If you are planning for a government job, start preparing for it now so that by the time you graduate, you are prepared to appear in the exam.

FAQs

Q1. Which government job is the best after B.Com?

Based on long-term benefits and reputation, UPSC job posts are the best. Apart from this, banking sector jobs align with the subjects taught in the B.Com course.

Q2. What is the highest salary for B.Com graduates?

The salary potential will depend on the role, organisation, and skills. However, for a fresher, it is likely to range between INR 7.5 to INR 15 LPA.

Q3. Is B.Com a good option?

If you are looking for a core finance, banking and accounts profession, then B.Com is a good option. For other business areas business administration is more suitable.

Q4. How to get a job after B.Com?

After completing B.Com you have multiple options. You can either go for higher studies, look for a job in the private sector or prepare for government jobs. The hiring procedure will be different for the private and government sector as the latter includes a recruitment exam as well.

Q5. Is B.Com 4 years now?

The B.Com course is three years in duration and is further divided into six semesters.

Q6. Is B.Com eligible for bank exams?

Yes, you can appear in any bank exam with a B.Com degree.


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