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SSC CGL & CHSL as a prior option for Engineering graduates?

Jul 26, 2016 15:11 IST

    Nowadays, SSC field is basically infested with engineers as five out ten people who are joining these days have engineering as their graduation subject. In the interview level itself, it is observed that a huge number of engineering candidates are there to be interviewed in order to get a place in SSC. This is a pretty new trend especially after the boom of IT industry in India in the first decade of the 21st century. People were then reluctant to even think about a government Job. However, now they are mainly focused on SSC after degree. Let’s find out the reasons, Why?

    SSC after Engineering: Why?

    It has been a trend in the recent years that scores of engineers are now entering into the SSC sector as clerks or officers. This is very common these days for engineering students to start preparation for SSC exams after the graduation degree. Let us find out why.

    • More supply than demand: There is a boom of engineering colleges throughout the country. They produce a lot of engineers every year and most of them end up having no jobs or getting underpaid. The reason is that the employment opportunities do not match the number of engineers passing out every year.
    • Engineers lack employability skills: This is another phase of engineering education in the country. The students are not possessing employable skills because they are lagging in practical skills. This creates a loop hole between the demand and the actual supply of engineers in the industry.
    • SSC sector is more welcoming: This is a reason that so many engineers as well as professionals from other areas come to SSC since you just need to possess a degree in order to become an officer in ministries. You can rise up various posts in timely manner.
    • Decent Pay Package: Most of the engineers end up with a job at a small company in the IT field or any other field after studying engineering from various engineering colleges of the country. However, an officer starts with the gross salary of around Rs. 45,000 through SSC CGL entry. Apart from this, you get various perks such as lease accommodation, newspaper allowance etc.
    • Job Security: In private sector, job security is less as compared to the central government job. There is very little chance that a it will throw you out in the times of recession unlike the private sector companies which do not guarantee your job under any and every circumstances.
    • Social Factor: Officers are socially respected a lot and obviously score more over the IT engineers or any other engineering job as such. You get good social response as well as acceptability.

    Engineering sector has its own problems of not having courses designed on the lines of industry requirements. On the other hand, engineering graduates are more in number than required as of the present situation. These two factors contribute mainly to the influx of engineers in government sector jobs such as banking, insurance. Another important aspect is the pay package and job security these public sector jobs offer. SSC is open for all and engineers make the most of it, as of the present trend.

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