Top 10 Highest Paying Government Jobs in India 2020

Highest Paying Government Jobs In India 2020: Since long people have been preferring government  jobs as the most reliable one due to the perks and security provided with these jobs. Till now Every year lakhs of candidates prepare for the exams to get selected for the government jobs. Government sector jobs have numerous advantages over the private sector jobs in terms of salary packages, perks & benefits, workload, and job security. Many people are even switching to government jobs from their high paying cooperative jobs just because of the job security and perks associated with the government sector jobs. Though attaining a government job is not an easy task these days but proper dedication and hardwork could lead you to success. Read the article to know which are  the highest paying government jobs in India and choose one of your interest and begin with the preparation.

Top 10 Highest Paying Government Jobs in India 2020

The following is the list detailing highest paying jobs in India for which freshers can apply for:

  • Indian Foreign Services
  • IAS and IPS
  • Indian Forest Services
  • Defence Services
  • Scientists in ISRO and DRDO
  • RBI Grade B Officer
  • Jobs in PSU
  • State Services Commissions
  • Lecturers in Government Colleges
  • ASO in the Ministry of External Affairs

Highest Paying Government Jobs in India

1. Indian Foreign Services

Union Public Service Commission conducts Civil service examination to recruit civil servants across the nation. UPSC Civil service exam conducts this exam to conduct recruitment for various posts and I.F.S is one of them. Indian Foreign Service is one of the coveted post covers under UPSC Civil Service. UPSC Exam is conducted every year in three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview. The candidates have to clear the civil services exam, and then they get selected for Indian Foreign Services. The officers spend half of their lives in foreign countries, and also they need to spend three years just in one country. The officer receives a high salary of 60k including all the other benefits. 

I.A.S & I.P.S I.F.S I.Forrest. Service
Salary 50,000 60,000 52,000
Exam UPSC Civil services UPSC Civil services UPSC Civil services
Eligibility Graduation Graduation Graduation

2. IAS and IPS

These are other posts for which UPSC conducts recruitment.  They get jobs in different fields according to their marks in the exam. The salary of the IAS and IPS is around fifty thousand rupees, and they also get a big bungalow facility. They also get security guards along with conventional vehicles, and they also get leaves for studying in foreign countries. 

3. Indian Forest Services

This job is also a post for UPSC conducts civil service examination. It is the best job for nature-loving candidates because they have to work in between wildlife and forest areas. The entry salary of the Indian Forest Service candidate is around fifty-two thousand, which also includes the DA. They get furnished houses with house helper facilities, and they also get an official vehicle with a driver.

For More Information, You Can Check The Official Notification Of UPSC Civil Services 2020

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UPSC Civil Services 2020 Exam Pattern


Paper Type No. of questions Marks Duration Negative marks
General Studies I Objective 100 200 2 hours Yes
General Studies II (CSAT) Objective 80 200 2 hours Yes


Paper Subject Duration Total marks
Paper A Compulsory Indian language 3 hours 300
Paper B English 3 hours 300
Paper I Essay 3 hours 250
Paper II General Studies I 3 hours 250
Paper III General Studies II 3 hours 250
Paper IV General Studies III 3 hours 250
Paper V General Studies IV 3 hours 250
Paper VI Optional I 3 hours 250
Paper VII Optional II 3 hours 250

4. Defence Services

The candidate needs to qualify defense exams like NDA, CDS, AFCAT, and various others to get a job in defense services. You can either join defense after high school or after completing your graduation. The position is precarious and challenging; however, candidates get excellent promotion facilities. The salary of Defense Services is around sixty thousand rupees with complete DA. They get excellent accommodation facilities with free ration allowance, and they also get a pension after retirement. They have an allocation of uniforms, transport, and children’s education in other countries. 

Lietuenant Flying Officer Sub-lietuenant
Salary 60,000 60,000 60,000
Eligibility After 12th After Graduation After Graduation

5. Scientists in ISRO and DRDO

The engineering candidates can easily apply for the job if they have an interest in the developing and researching department. The basic salary of the ISRO as well as DRDO scientists is around sixty thousand rupees. They get an excellent facility for accommodation in any other place, and they can travel in vehicles freely on any other site. They also get free food materials in the canteen. They get the right amount of bonus after six months of working. 

Post Scientist
Salary Rs. 60,000
Eligibility Masters in Respective Field
Website I.S.R.O

6. RBI Grade B Officer

RBI is one of the accessible banks in India, and Grade B of RBI is the best post for every interested candidate. The candidate needs to appear for the RBI exams, and then they can surely achieve promotions in the future. The average working salary of RBI Grade B is around sixty-seven thousand rupees with complete DA. The candidate gets three BHK flats, and they get one-eighty litres of petrol per annum. They can educate their children for free in any other place. They also get one lakh after every year for touring around the world. 

RBI Grade B 2020: Notification, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Procedure, Syllabus, Result

RBI Grade B Phase I Exam:

Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration

General Knowledge, English Language, Reasoning Ability,  Quantitative Aptitude

200 200 2 hours
Total 200 Questions 200 Marks 120 minutes

Main Examination:

Name of the Paper Type of the Paper Time (Mins) Marks
Paper I Economic & Social Issues Objective Type 90 100
Paper II English (Writing Skills) Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard) 90 100
Paper III Finance & Management Objective Type 90 100

7. Jobs in PSU

The engineering candidates can appear for the PSU exam, that is GATE. Mainly students that are not in the interest of corporate fields prefer going into the public sector undertaking jobs.  The salary of every PSU candidate is around fifty-two thousand plus DA; it is the hand income of the PSU, which means they can also get more according to their work. They also get accommodation facilities in the Company, or they get an HRA facility. They get increments in the salary according to the shifting of a post from one place to another. 

For more information, you can check the official notification of GATE 2020.

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Beginning of the Online Registrations First week of September 2020
Last Date for Submission of the Application Forms Fourth week of September 2020
Last Date for Change of Examination City (Additional Fee is Applicable) Third week of November 2020
Availability of Admit Card First week of January 2021
GATE 2021 Examination First and Second Weekends of February 2021
Announcement of Result Third week of March 2021

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8. State Services Commissions

The different states conduct exams like SDM, ETO, DSP, and many others for the candidates.  The salary of the State Services Commission varies according to the particular state, but on average, the pay is around forty-five thousand. They get other incentives that include vehicle, furnished house, decrement in electricity, a driver for the car, and many others. 

Post Various posts
Salary 45,000
Job Profile SDM, ETO, DSP etc

9. Lecturers in Government Colleges

The job of a lecturer is very fantastic because you get enough free time in your daily routine. The salary of the lecturer varies from forty thousand to one lakh. It depends on the working experience of the teacher, and the senior teacher gets more salary than junior teachers. The lecturer receives incentives like medical care, accommodation facility, and laptop provisions. To become a lecturer you have to qualify UGC Net along with JRF.

Post Lecturer
Salary 40,000-1,00,000
Webisite UGC Net
Eligibility Master’s degree

Exam Pattern Of UGC Net 2020

UGC NET Paper No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Paper 1 50 100 A cumulative time duration of 3 hours.
Shift 1: 9.30 AM – 12.30 PM
Shift 2: 2.30 PM – 5.30 PM
Paper 2 100 200
Total 150 MCQs 300 Marks 180 minutes

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10. ASO in the Ministry of External Affairs

The candidates have to prepare for the SSC CGL exam for the cracking job of ASO in the Ministry of External Affairs. The salary of External Affair officers varies from 1.25 lakh to 1.8 lakh. The minister gets excellent accommodation facilities with free medical care routines. They get medical facilities in big hospitals in the country with the best care and protection.  

Post ASO
Salary 1.25 Lakh-1.8 Lakh
Website SSC
Eligibility Graduation

FAQ- 10 Highest Paying Jobs in India 2020 

Q. What is the minimum age limit to be eligible for a Govt job?

Ans. Generally, 21 years is the minimum age require to be eligible for government job but for N.D.A 18 years is the minimum age.

Q. Does a candidate require experience to apply for these jobs?

Ans. No, a fresher can apply for the above stated jobs.

Q. What job help to interact with people in the society?

Ans. A civil servant job profile requires a lot of interaction with the people of his/her district.

Q. Which job has the maximum benefits?

Ans. The job of an I.A.S, I.P.S, I.F.S has the maximum benefits.

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