Bachelor in Computer Application is a 3-year undergraduate course which provides in-depth study about various aspects of computers. It is one of the popular courses for the students which they pursue after completing 12th. It is one of the computer courses after 12th which offers various job opportunities after completing the course in both government and private sectors.
Are you one of those students who are pursuing or completed a BCA course and also browsing the details of career options after BCA? If yes, then don’t worry because you landed at the right site. In this article, I will discuss the popular list of government jobs after BCA. So be comfortable and read this informative article till the end.
Getting a government job is the dream of millions of people in our country but only a few thousand are lucky and talented enough who successfully get a government job after clearing the competitive exams. Don’t worry as there are many job sectors where BCA aspirants are eligible to apply. Most of the exams through which you can get a reputed job in the government sector are as follows:
Popular Government Jobs after BCA
Civil Service Jobs
Civil Services Jobs are one of the best and most coveted jobs in India offering both high salaries and prestige. Some positions in civil service jobs like IAS, IPS, and IFS give you the power to make development policies, implement government and developmental policies, maintain law and order, and act as a bridge between the public and the government.
Let me clear one thing with you only a graduation degree is required to sit in these exams. No matter which stream you belong to, all graduates are eligible for these exams. However, the age and medical criteria vary from post to post.
Civil service jobs are offered through exams like UPSC Civil Services Exam, State PSC Exam and State PCS. Let us see a brief introduction to these exams.
UPSC Civil Services Exam
If you have a dream that you want to work in a high administrative government post, then you can get the services of a higher post by clearing the CSE exam.
UPSC Civil Services Exam is one of the most popular and tough exams in India. UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. UPSC CSE is the exam by qualifying one to become IAS, IPS, IFS, or IRS. It is a pen-paper mode exam which comes under the central government of India and if any changes are to be made in UPSC then it is in the hands of the central government. UPSC CSE exam consists of three stages i.e. preliminary also known as prelims, mains and interview.
These are some of the top job services after successfully clearing all the stages of the UPSC CSE exam, you can get any of these if your result rank is good:
|Salary (7th Pay Commission)
|Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
|Indian Police Service (IPS)
|Indian Forest Service (IFoS)
|Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
|Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS)
|Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
|Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
|₹37,400 – ₹67,000
|Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDES)
|₹37,400 – ₹67,000
|Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
|₹37,400 – ₹67,000
|Indian Information Service (IIS)
State PSC Exam
The state PSC exam is similar to the UPSC CSE exam, a major difference between the two is that CSE provides administrative services to the central government while PSC provides administrative services to the state government. Public Service Commission is responsible for conducting the State PSC Exam. Each state has its own Public Service Commission body to conduct its PSC exam, which also has its own eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, website etc.
Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) degree holders are eligible to apply for the state PSC exam in any state. State PSC also offer one of the top-class and prestigious jobs in the state govt. Although the level of the post may vary from state to state. Some of them are as follows:
|Salary (per month)
|₹20,740 – ₹36,140
|Motor Vehicle Inspector
|₹18,000 – ₹56,900
|Range Forest Officer
|Block Education Officer
|₹9,300 – ₹34,800
|₹35,000 – ₹50,000
|Deputy Superintendent of Police
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Getting a job in the banking field can be a good career option for you after BCA if you have an interest in and passion for the banking sector. After passing graduation computer application course from government recognized university you are eligible to apply for many posts in the banking field.
Every year many vacancies come out in the banking sector and it also provides employment opportunities to a large number of people. One of the advantages of working in the banking sector is that over time, your chances of getting promoted are more as compared to other sectors. Some of the banking exams through which a large number of people get jobs every year are discussed below:
IBPS PO is an exam through which candidates can become Probationary Officer in various reputed banks in India. PO or Probationary Officer is considered to be one of the most ambitious and popular jobs in the banking sector. The responsibility of conducting and doing all the processes of the PO exam comes under the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). IBPS conducts the PO exam in three stages i.e. preliminary exam, mains exam and interview. IBPS PO exam mode is conducted every year in online mode all over India.
IBPS PO Salary:- ₹23,700 per month.
SBI PO is also a banking competitive exam through which candidates can become Probationary Officer in the State Bank of India. A probationary officer in SBI is one of the most desired jobs in the banking industry and a dream job for many candidates across India as SBI is the largest and most reputed bank in India. SBI itself conducts the PO exam to provide PO jobs all over India in its branches. SBI also conducts its PO exam in three stages i.e. prelims, mains, and Interview.
SBI PO Salary:- ₹36,000 per month
I hope you know the meaning and role of a clerk job, it is a person who works in an office, bank or law court and whose job is to take care of records or accounts. The clerk is a job that most graduates apply for, as more vacancies are released for clerks as compared to other jobs. Similar to IBPS PO, the clerk exam is also conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for the recruitment of clerks in various major Public Sector Banks of India. The IBPS Clerk selection process consists of two stages i.e. Preliminary and Mains. Both exams are taken online mode.
IPSC Clerk Salary:- ₹19,000 to ₹22,000 per month
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Like the banking sector, the railway is also one of the most popular sectors which provides the highest job opportunities to a large number of aspirants every year. Many students after completing their BCA course want to make their career by getting a job in the railway sector. Railway Recruitment Board commonly known as RRB is the body which conducts the examination for most of the recruitment in Railways.
There are certain types of posts where only students of the respective stream are eligible to apply, and some jobs in railways where students belonging to any stream are eligible to apply after graduation.
BCA pass-out students are eligible to apply for RRB Group C, RRB NTPC, and RPF SI. The details of these exams are as follows:
RRB Group C
Railway Group C is a level of the category under which many posts come. Every year a lot of students apply after completing BCA for various posts in Railways. The posts you can apply for include RRB ALP, Junior Engineer, Assistant Manager, Guard, Booking Clerk, Train Ticket Examiner, Chief Ticket Examiner, Assistant Station Master, Station Master, etc.
Average Salary:- ₹35,000 – ₹40,000 per month
NTPC stand’s for Non-Technical Popular Category is one of the popular railway recruitment examination that provide huge job opportunities to mass number of people. It is the responsibility of the Railway Recruitment Board to conduct this exam successfully. Every year lakhs of students has fill the form of RRB NTPC with having a dream of getting a job in the railway sector.
The minimum educational qualification require to apply for NTPC is 12th pass from a recognized board of education. However, many graduate degree including BCA holder candidates also apply for this examination with a hope of getting a government job in the railway. It is certain that you may not get high ranking designation after successfully clearing this exam, the job you get is of low grade. Some of the job profile and their basic salary are as follows:
|Salary (per month)
|Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
|Senior Clerk cum Typist
|Junior Account Assistant cum Typist
|Senior Time Keeper
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SSC CGL stand’s for Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level is a popular competitive examination that provide jobs to 12th pass as well as graduate degree holder candidates. The CGL exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission to recruit Group B and C level officers into various posts in top Ministries, Departments and Organizations of the Indian Government.
SSC CGL provide you a door to get a job in top government ministries. It is also one of the best career options for BCA candidates with having good job profile and good pay. The job profile you get depends on your rank i.e. if your rank is high then you get good post in top ministries and if your rank is average then you may get low grade post. Some of the job profile and their salary are as follows:
|Assistant Audit Officer
|₹47600 – ₹151100
|Assistant Section Officer
|₹44900 – ₹142400
|₹29200 – ₹92300
|Senior Secretariat Assistant
|₹25500 – ₹81100
|Sub-Inspector – NIA
|Inspector – Narcotics
|Inspector of Income Tax
|Inspector of Central Excise
|Tax Assistant – CBDT
|Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics
SSC SI CAPF
If you have interest in police force and want to become a police officer then SSC SI CAPF is a good option for you after BCA. Staff Selection Commission is responsible for conducting SSC SI CAPF every year to recruit candidates in the police force. SSC SI CAPF consist of four stages i.e. Written test, Physical test, Personality Interview and Medical test. The minimum educational qualification required to apply for SI CAPF is a bachelor degree or equivalent from any recognized University.
Average Salary:- ₹35,400 – ₹1,12,400
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I get a government job after BCA?
Definitely you can get a government job after BCA. Every year there are many exams that you can give and qualify to get a government job. Some of the exams are UPSC CSE, State PSC, IBPS PO, RRB Group C, RRB NTPC, SSC CGL, etc.
Which jobs are best after BCA?
I would say jobs related to computer field are the best jobs after bca because you give your best to those jobs.
Which government exam is best after BCA?
It depends on you which field you are interested in, if you are interested in civil services then UPSC CSE is the best exam for you and if you are interested in the banking and railway sector then IBPS PO and RRB Group C are the best exams for you.
Is BCA eligible for SBI PO?
Yes definitely BCA candidates are eligible for SBI PO exam.
Is BCA good for UPSC?
It depend on you, if you want to make your career in the administrative service after BCA then UPSC is a good options for you because UPSC conduct CSE exam every year for candidates who want to become IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS, etc.