Alternative Career Options for UPSC Aspirants

Alternative Career Options for UPSC Aspirants

Since UPSC examination is one of the toughest and most prestigious examinations all over the world, this requires utmost dedication and smart preparation techniques. Every year thousands of graduates appear for the UPSC examination for pursuing their dream of working for India's most prestigious designation. Nearly about 21 designations are allotted for working for the Indian civil services. But the truth is, not each of them becomes successful in pursuing their dream job. 

If you have been preparing for UPSC examination but could not crack it, do not worry! There are numerous other opportunities you can try with your UPSC preparation knowledge. Today’s discussion is all about the alternative career options for UPSC aspirants. 

Since the UPSC syllabus is a complete package of vast knowledge covering different fields, it covers many other government jobs' syllabus too. So, if you are preparing for the UPSC examination, you are preparing for almost all sorts of government examinations. Other opportunities are mentioned below:

Mentors for aspirants or run NGOs:

The failure in cracking the UPSC examination can reroute your journey towards a better future. If you are willing to serve your country, there are many other ways that you can take up for the betterment of society. You can take an initiative to start an NGO or you can work for different organizations as motivational speakers for the UPSC aspirants. Add to that, whatever you have learned during UPSC examination preparation, you can teach them to the UPSC aspirants in different coaching centers.

GATE exam:

If any UPSC aspirant wants to join PSU and to pursue M.tech, he or she can appear for the GATE examination. This can lead them to another prosperous future. 

Bank PO:

Since UPSC examination is one of the toughest competitive examinations, it almost covers the other entire government examination syllabus including bank PO. If you want to go for only government jobs, you can try clearing them with UPSC preparation knowledge. There is a higher chance of clearing them because UPSC syllabus has much more content than other government job examinations. 

Higher studies:

Since mostly, graduates appear for the UPSC examination and this is the minimum qualification to appear for the same, this is an advice to go for higher studies when you are unable to clear UPSC examination. Studying further can help to shape your future correctly. You can go for MBA, M.tech or any other post-graduation course to reroute your career into a new path. 

Other government job exams: 

Though UPSC aspirants dream to serve the country by clearing the UPSC civil services examination, the truth is, if you want to serve your nation, you can do it by joining other sectors of government jobs too. It might not be an administrative post, but whatever post you join, you will get an opportunity to serve people differently. So, with your knowledge of UPSC preparation, you can appear for other government examinations like State PSC exams, SSC CGL, banking exams, Government teachers (TET), etc. all of them would allow you to serve your country in a whole new way.

Success is not final and failure is not the end of everything. It is the courage to continue that counts. So, do not let failure in clearing UPSC examination let you down. There are ample other opportunities you can give a shot to in order to reach your dream. If you have failed in a single attempt for clearing the UPSC examination and still you want to reappear for it, you are much appreciated. But having backup plans while studying for UPSC examination is always suggestible so that you can reroute your journey if you think anytime to quit UPSC preparation.