Choose Your Niche Jobs Basket

Are you trying to prepare for all government jobs? Well, This the first step of your failure. Different jobs demand a different set of skills. At the same time, preparing for a single job is not fruitful for failure may knock your door. Then what is the strategy?

The strategy is to Choose Your Niche Jobs Basket based on Your Aptitude (i.e. capacity to do) and Attitude (i.e. Willingness to do)

What is Niche Jobs Basket?

Let us say you want to become a district collector or an IPS officer. The exam you prepare for is UPSC Civil Services. If you stick to only UPSC Civil Services, the success rate is very low because it is the toughest examination in India. However, if you also write your state level civil services exams such as Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV etc., your success rate is likely to increase. For these state services, the same syllabus and schema is followed. Of course, you need to put probably extra 10% of effort to adapt to different exams techniques and prepare for state level syllabus. But it is not so difficult. This is the strategy you need to follow for sure success. Once you are through in any one exam, then you can prepare for your dream job.

On the other hand, preparing for Civil Services and SSC CGLE may be a disaster because both are two different niche jobs.

Choose one Niche Jobs Basket for which preparation, syllabus, your aptitude and aptitude matches. This is the first step to your success.


Different Niche Jobs Baskets are detailed below. A few jobs are also listed for each basket.

  1. Administrative Services
    • Higher Services ( UPSC Civil Services and State Group-I Services)
    • Middle Services (Group-II)
    • Lower Services – Rank and File – Group-III/IV, VRO/VRA, Clerical Level
  2. Technical Services
    • Higher Echelon Services (UPSC IES, UPSC CMS)
    • Middle Echelon Services – State AEE, State Executive Engineers
    • Lower Services – Rank and File – Polytechnic, ITI, Electrician, Mechanic, Drivers etc.
  3. SSC, Banking and Financial Institutions
    • Banks PO/Clerks
    • IBPS
  4. Field Jobs
    • Law and Order Agencies – Police, Defence, Para-Military
    • Premier Agencies – IB/RAW/NIA/CBI
  5. Academic Jobs – Professors, Lecturers, Teachers

1) Administrative Services

Unity in Diversity is India’s unique salient feature. To preserve the uniqueness, the Permanent executive plays a major role. All public servants of All India Service (AIS) and State public servants are a part of it. It’s a great honour to serve the public and country. If you are such a person of great stature, then you may wish to join the administrative services. Once you achieve it, don’t forget to serve the country. Don’t try to serve yourself.

Knowledge Base

  1. Basic General Knowledge (Class VI to XII)
  2. News Paper Reading and Analysis of News
  3. Burning Issues and Pragmatic Solutions
  4. Analytical Skills
  5. Personality Development


UPSC Civil Services Examination (IAS, IPS etc.) and State Groups Examinations

APPSC Group I Examination

APPSC Group II Examination

APPSC Group III Panchayat Secretary (Grade IV)

2) Technical Services

Knowledge Base

  1. Graduation Subjects Knowledge
  2. Application Orientation to the theory
  3. More problem solving skills


  1. UPSC – Engineering Services Exam and Medical Services Exam
  2. SSC JE, State Junior Engineers Examinations

3) SSC, Banking and Financial Institutions

Knowledge Base

  1. Basic General Knowledge (Class VI to XII)
  2. News Paper Reading
  3. Quantitative Aptitude & Logical Reasoning
  4. English Language
  5. Speed and Accuracy


IBPS, Banks, Insurance (LIC, GIC), RBI, NABARD, SSC (CGL, CHSL), IB ACIO, UPSC(EPFO, Labour Officer) Exams

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