High Paying Non-Private Sector Job Options In India

High Paying Non-Private Job Sectors in India

The private sector can be very demanding and competitive, especially with the unemployment rate rising exponentially due to the pandemic. It is understandable for fresh graduates to take up any job that they can get hold of, in the fear of not being able to start their career. However, there are plenty of exciting gainful employment opportunities that the millennials may not be aware of. In this article, we will touch upon some of the most coveted and lucrative employment opportunities out there.

High Paying Non-Private Job Sectors in India

Assistant Professor or Lecturer in a Government College:

This is most definitely the job that gives you the greatest satisfaction, and the most number of days off. You will not just have the pride of empowering and educating the future generation but also enjoy great work-life balance. The starting salary of an Assistant Professor or lecturer in a Government college ranges from INR 40,000 to INR 1,00,000 based on the field of specialization and the area in which the college is situated. The most obvious gateway to an Assistant Professor job in a reputed Government college is the UGC NET.

The University Grant Commission (UGC) conducts a National Eligibility Test (NET) every year to select candidates for the position of an Assistant Professor or for both the Junior Research Fellowship program and the post of an Assistant Professor. This was initially taken care of by CBSE i.e. the Central Board of Secondary Education. Since Dec 2018, the NET has been conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The UGC NET exam this year will be conducted till Nov 13th this year. You still have sufficient time to get over the line if you start right away. The UGC NET Syllabus isn’t all that hard to master provided you have the most recommended UGC NET Books.

ISRO and DRDO scientist:

The job pays around INR 60,000 a month and you will also get access to state of the art infrastructure while working for the ISRO/DRDO. Any engineering graduate can apply for the role of a scientist provided they are interested in working for the R&D (Research & Development) department. Accommodation and food will usually be taken care of by the employer.


The Staff Selection Commission conducts various selection processes such as the SSC CGL and SSC CHSL to recruit deserving candidates for positions across the departments in the Government. The post of an Assistant Section Officer or the ASO in the Ministry of External Affairs, that is up for grabs through the SSC CGL recruitment, is especially appealing to a lot of graduates since it offers a salary ranging from 1.2 lakh to 1.8 lakh. Employees also get access to world-class medical facilities and accommodation.

Indian Forest Services Officer (IFS)

If you love the outdoors and nature then this might just be the job for you. You can apply for this post through the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Civil Services exam. If you land the job then you will get to working amidst wildlife in scenic forest areas. The pay is also substantial. The starting salary is over INR 50,000. IFS officers are also entitled to furnished houses, with helpers at their beck & call and an official vehicle.

Indian Foreign Services Officer (IFS)

If the prospect of traveling overseas and working out of a foreign country excites you then look no further! This is your calling. It is one of the most sought after positions. The highly contested UPSC CSE is your gateway to the role of an IFS officer. IFS officers get to spend 2-3 years in a foreign country and represent India as delegates. What’s not to like about an IFS officer’s life – Luxurious accommodation with house help, official vehicles, free electricity & water, access to world-class medical care – The benefits associated with this job are endless. Children of IFS officers will also get access to best in class education at international schools. Apart from the standard pay of over INR 60,000 IFS officers also get an allowance based on the country they are currently working in.

These are just a few examples of lucrative job opportunities. There are a plethora of other options such as the State Public Service Commission jobs, PSU jobs, jobs in the defence/armed forces etc

Please keep in mind that the aforementioned jobs are easy to land. You will have to put in the time and effort to upskill yourself and crack the selection process but it will definitely be worth it in the end.

We wish you the best of luck for your job hunt and future endeavours.

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