Numerous competitive and entrance exams are conducted in India for entrance into undergraduate and post graduate professional courses as well as for securing services in the government. The test formats and subjects vary according to the level of the test. Most are objective tests, followed by a personality test, and are conducted in various venues at centers across the country.
Competitive exams are tough, with lakhs of aspirants appearing for a limited number of seats. The UPSC (Union Public Services Commission) &TNSC (Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission) conducts dozens of exams each year for entry into central government services, combined Medical and Engineering services, Economic service and the Indian Forests services.
IBPS conduct a test for entry as Probationary Officers, Clerical staff and Special officers in Public sector banks. The number of vacancies depends on the banks. It is an aptitude test with candidates tested on verbal and quantitative skills, Computer knowledge, General Knowledge followed by a group discussion and an interview.
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is another popular examination among Indian students aspiring to study in the USA or Canada. It is a fairly standardized test that measures the verbal, mathematical and general analytical skills of the candidate, though the format has undergone quite a few changes over the years. It is an admission requirement for many graduate courses, especially in engineering and the sciences, in the USA. Management aspirants need to take the GMAT, which is an admissions assessment for business colleges. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) test, required for entry into some universities in the USA.
Sigaram Competitive Academy arranges various seminars and guidance programs from time to time to encourage the students to prepare for Competitive Examinations. Personal guidance and short term coaching classes are also offered aspirants to appear for competitive examinations.