Which engineering is best for IAS/IPS, UPSC & govt jobs (PSU)

In this article let’s take a look at 5 best engineering branches you can choose if you want to become IAS and IPS officer or you want to crack UPSC exam or any other government exam in general and get a job in PSU sector.

Hence if you are confused regarding which engineering branch you should choose after your 12th then you do not need to worry about it and read this article till the end

So without further ADO let’s get started.

Which engineering is best for IAS, IPS, UPSC, & govt jobs (PSU)

Civil engineering

Civil engineering is one of the best engineering branches you can choose if you want to go for government jobs especially for UPSC and PSU sector.

First of all civil engineering can be a good engineering branch for UPSC and for students who want to become IAS and IPS because,

among 26 optional subjects which are there for optional paper in mains exam of UPSC there is civil engineering as optional subject which you can choose and

since you already have good amount of knowledge about it from your under graduation, you can save a lot of time during the UPSC preparation in optional paper and

because the civil engineering optional subject is a scoring subject and you can score good marks in it which can help you balance The other marks in in general studies paper and score good marks in the mains exam.

Apart from that in civil engineering you will learn about different things like mathematics and problem solving skills and those skills can help you a lot in clearing the civil Service Aptitude Test which is the second exam of prelims also known as CSAT.

Even though this paper is a qualifying paper but is considered to be one of the most toughest paper in UPSC exam because

it also has negative markings and it contains questions that will test the candidate’s logical reasoning, analytical thinking, problem-solving, general mental ability, and mathematical skills.

And in civil engineering, you will learn mathematics and gain skills like problem-solving which can help you clear the exam and which is also one out of many reasons why majority of the the Students who clear the UPSC exam are from engineering background.

Apart from UPSC exams, you can also get many other government jobs for example you can get a chance to work in many PSU companies through GATE exam like,

  • Airports authority of India
  • Hindustan petroleum corporation limited
  • Indian oil corporation limited

And many other companies and apart from that, you can also get a government job in Indian Engineering Service like you would become an Indian Administrative Service in UPSC.

But for further knowledge and information, you can read my guide on whether civil engineering is a good career option or not along with the pros and cons in detail.

Electrical engineering

Another engineering branch you can choose apart from Civil Engineering is electrical engineering or Electronical engineering.

As you have learned earlier in the Civil Service attitude test you will be tested for skills like comprehension, logical reasoning, analytical thinking, problem-solving & mathematics skills which you will learn in this engineering branch and it can help you clear that exam at the same time

you can also choose electrical engineering optional subject which can save you a lot of time during the main exam preparation and it is also an asking subjects so you can score more marks in the optional even if you lack in general studies preparation.

Apart from that, you can also get other government jobs like in PSU sector, many companies hire electronical and Electrical engineers, like

  • NTPC
  • BDL
  • ONGC
  • HPCL
  • MTNL
  • NALCO
  • HAL

You can also get a job in Indian Engineering Service and work for the central government like you would work as IAS officer and look after the development.

You can learn more about pros and cons of electrical engineering understand whether it is a good career option or not by clicking here.

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering is another good engineering branch you can choose to become IAS.

Mechanical engineering is an optional subject that you can choose in the main exam to score good marks and save time for preparation of other subjects in the main exam of UPSC at the same time because you will be learning skills like problem-solving in your undergraduate Engineering you can get more chance to clear the CSAT exam of prelims.

You can also get a job in the public sector undertaking companies through the GATE exam like BHEL, SAIL, IOCL, GAI, BEL, Power Grid, Oil Indian Limited, and Sanchar Nigam Limited, THDC India Limited, PEC Limited, etc.

Mechanical engineers also can write the state-level public Service exam and get a government job and you can also choose to write Indian Engineering Service exam and get a government job in that.

The only disadvantage is that mechanical engineering has high competition.

You can read my article on pros and cons of mechanical engineering to understand and decide whether it is a good career option or not in detail by clicking here.

Chemical engineering

Chemical engineering is the last best engineering branch you can choose if you want to become IAS or get a government job in my list.

Even though there is no chemical engineering as optional subject in the UPSC mains but you can select chemistry as optional subject because you will learn Chemistry a lot in that engineering branch and

you can obviously save time and score good marks in that subject as it is a scoring subject and you can also qualify CSAT paper with your problem solving skills that you learn in UG

You can also get many government jobs like you can apply for state public service commission exams at the same time you can also apply for IES and get a government job and obviously, you can get a chance to work in public sector undertaking companies like IOCL, NHPC, Coal India, etc.

You can learn more about the pros and cons of chemical engineering in detail here.

Apart from chemical, petroleum engineering is also a good career option but it cannot really help you Much in terms of education you will learn in UPSC but it can give you plenty of jobs in public sector companies like

gas authority of India limited, NTPC, PGCIL, indian oil corporation limited, etc. And you can read about the pros and cons of petroleum engineering in detail.

Important note:

Although I have written a detailed guide on best degree and graduation you can choose if you want to become IAS and crack UPSC exam which you can check it out here but

the main advantage which engineering students who are preparing for UPSC is that they can have a backup option and

they can always get a chance to work in a company and get a job if they don’t clear the exam due to immense competition and caste reservations or too many subjects & portions.

For more information, you can read my article on best alternative career options for UPSC aspirants clicking here.

With that said let’s end the article.

Conclusion

These are all the best engineering branches you can choose after your 12th if you want to go for government exams like IAS and IPS or you want to get a job in PSU sector.

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