Government Jobs after M.A in Geography


The candidates can find various jobs in the government sector as surveyor, cartographer, regional planner, etc. Since the course deals with various physical features of earth, these post graduates can also work as weather inspectors in public sector. Government colleges also provide openings to these aspirants if they clear the NET exam.

Job Types

  • Regional and Urban Planner
  • GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Geographer
  • Forest Manager
  • Demographer
  • Cartographer
  • Agricultural Specialist
  • Climatologist
  • Transportation Manager
  • Environment Manager

Employment Areas

  • Solid Waste Disposal
  • Oil Drilling Companies
  • NGOs
  • Mining Industry
  • Research Institutes
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Gas Exploration Companies
  • Environment Protection Agencies
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Agricultural Research

Various opportunities available after M.A in Geography

The candidates who hold M.A in Geography can apply for various competitive exams conducted by different Central Government departments. UPSC and SSC are some of the central government exams that enable the aspirants to get placed in Telecom, Educational Sector, Military Service, etc. For becoming a Research Assistant or lecturer in government colleges or universities, one should qualify in the NET exam conducted by UGC. A few central government organizations that look for postgraduates in Geography are Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, National Council for Cement and Building Materials, Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited, Society of Integrated Coastal Management, etc.

The post graduate students in Geography can get placed in different departments under State Government through various exams organized by the Public Service Commission. They can also apply for the Probationary Officer post in various public sector banks. For this, they need to qualify the entrance test carried out by the banks.

The Railway department selects candidates to the various posts through the entrance test carried out by the Railway Recruitment Board or RRB. These postgraduates can apply for the posts in both Indian Railway Traffic Service and Indian Railway Accounts Service. The selected aspirants will be called for the interview organized by RRB.

How to prepare for all these exams?

The applicants must go through the syllabus of the exam and make a well organized time table. The entire portions should be covered in the plan. The whole syllabus should be divided into small subsections and then a candidate should start the preparation. The aspirants should give more preference to the difficult subjects and allocate more time for them while planning. The candidates can also seek help from the coaching institutes. In order to acquire the skill of time management, the applicant should practice with the help of previous year question papers.



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One Response to “Government Jobs after M.A in Geography”

  1. 1

    i want do ma in geography..which type of entrance in goverment sector related with geography.