Punjab youth to be trained for competitive exams

The training sessions will be held with the help of the District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises

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The Punjab government has about one lakh vacancies to fill. Of the available positions, 50,000 will be filled in the ongoing financial year, while the rest will be filled next year. However, all the positions in Groups A, B and C will be filled on the basis of written tests, for which the state government plans to train its youth.

The Government of Punjab is planning to tie up with training partners who will impart coaching to interested youth, to attempt various state and central-level competitive exams, including those of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), banks, Railway Recruitment Board and other departments.

The Department of Employment Generation and Training has started hiring various training partners across districts. These training partners will screen candidates via tests, to evaluate their aptitude for an exam and coach them accordingly. Minimum qualification for a government job, however, is graduation.

Candidates will be training in two batches daily, with 50 candidates in each batch. The two-hour long sessions will be held six days a week. Half an hour will be devoted to clearing doubts too. The sessions will be held in the District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises (DBEE) premises across Punjab.

The training partners will have to ensure that the trainers are specialised teachers possessing good communication skills and capable of making the candidates familiar with the pattern of exams. The curriculum will cover the syllabus and subjects in Punjabi, English and Hindi. The candidates will be given enough mock tests during the training.

A weekly schedule of classes and session will be conveyed via SMS and WhatsApp. Information regarding upcoming exams will also be provided to students. Counsellors of DBEE will guide the candidates and help them fill out forms too.