Recruitment

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) (External website that opens in a new window) and the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) (External website that opens in a new window) are the two main agencies which carry out recruitment to services and posts under the Union Government through a strict selection process.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) (External website that opens in a new window) has been established under Article 315 of the Constitution of India. The major role played by the Commission is to select persons to man the various Central Civil Services and Posts and the Services common to the Union and States (viz. All India Services (External website that opens in a new window)).

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) (External website that opens in a new window)

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) (External website that opens in a new window) is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training. The SSC makes recruitments to non-technical group 'C' and group 'B' non-gazetted posts in Ministries/ Departments, the attached and subordinate offices of the Government of India, the C.A.G, and the offices of the Accountant General.

State Public Service Commissions

Each state has its own Public Service Commission with functions similar to the UPSC (External website that opens in a new window). The State Public Service Commission recruits for posts in State Government / bodies.

List of States

Railway Recruitment Boards (External website that opens in a new window)

Railway Staff is classified into gazetted (Group A and B) and non-gazetted (Group C and D) employees. The recruitment of Group 'A' gazetted employees is carried out by the Union Public Service Commission. Railway Recruitment Boards recruit the Group 'C' and 'D' employees on the Indian Railways.

List of Railway Recruitment Boards

Banks/Insurance Sector

Banks and Insurance comapnies conduct written tests and interviews to fill the vacancies. Public sector banks/insurance companies follow certain rules laid by government & hence recruitments conducted by these organizations are advertised in newspapers to reach everyone. Also the number of vacancies is allocated among various categories (Gen/ OBC/ SC/ ST). Click here (External website that opens in a new window) to know about the list of Banks in India.

National Federation of State Cooperative Banks Ltd (External website that opens in a new window). provides recruitment services to various state cooperative banks in the senior management levels.

Presently in India, the insurance sector is nationalised, services are rendered by Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) (External website that opens in a new window) and General Insurance Company (GIC) (External website that opens in a new window) along with its 4 subsidiaries. While LIC provides life insurance, GIC is concerned with non life insurance like - motor, marine, fire, health and personal accident insurance. LIC employs people in various departments - publicity and public relation department, development department, personnel department, accounts department, actuarial department, secretrarial department, legal department, investment department, inspection department, mortgages department, vigilance department, foreign department, corporate planning department, building department etc. Click here (External website that opens in a new window) to know about more on Insurance industry in India.

Recruitment in Armed Forces

Recruitment of Commissioned Officers in the Armed Forces is carried through the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). For Technical Branches, women special entry scheme, NCC special entry scheme and service entries is made directly through the respective Recruiting Directorates for the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.

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Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)

The Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have their own recruiting procedures. This sector provides job opportunities for both technical and non-technical personnel.

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (External website that opens in a new window) is responsible for selection and placement of personnel in the posts of Chairman, Managing Director or Chairman-cum-Managing Director (Level-I), and Functional Director (Level-II) in PSEs as well as in posts at any other level as may be specified by the Government.