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List of Government Jobs for B.A. Political Science Graduates

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: March 24, 2022 05:22 pm IST

Read out some viable Government job prospects for Political Science graduates along with the list of colleges offering them in India. 

Government Jobs for Political Science Graduates

The most important aspect of choosing a particular subject in higher studies is what career prospects it opens up in the days to come. The case is no different for those who opt for B.A Political Science after qualifying their 10+2 exam. The biggest worry might be what government jobs are there for Political Science graduates. Well, here we are to try and provide as much as possible information regarding what government job opportunities lay ahead of the B.A Political Science graduates.

B.A Political Science - Course Highlights

Students who opt for B.A Political Science (Hons) in their Undergraduate degree programme are taught about the functioning of Government and Politics. The programme not only imparts knowledge but also inspires analytical capabilities, research aptitude, reasoning ability and critical thinking skills in the students. B. A Political Science is a 3-year undergraduate programme and almost all the top Arts and Humanities Universities offers this course. After obtaining the degree, the students have several career options to choose from in both the Government and private sectors. A few graduates go on to obtain their Master’s degree followed by Doctorate as well.

Colleges to Pursue B.A Political Science (Hons) From

We will quickly graze through some top and renowned colleges that offers B.A Political Science (Hons) along with their fee structure:

Name of College/Institution

Degrees Offered

Fee Structure (Annual)

Lady Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi


INR 15,870

Fergusson College, Pune


INR 9,355

Gargi College, New Delhi

Bachelors and Masters

INR 12,295

St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata


INR 18,000

Sri Venkateshwara College, New Delhi


INR 12,405

Maharani Lakshmi Ammani College for Women, Bangalore


INR 22,000

Mount Carmel College, Bangalore


INR 44,200

Loganatha Narayansamy Government College, Tiruvallur

Bachelors and Masters

INR 13,50

PG Government College for Girls, Chandigarh

Bachelors and Masters

INR 16,670

St. Ann’s College for Women, Hyderabad


INR 9,205

Government Job Options for Political Science Graduates

Having provided all the required information in the previous sections, we now move forward to various Government job options that Political Science graduates will have post obtaining their degree -

  • Civil Services - After completing their undergraduate studies in Political Science, the students can choose to make a career in the Civil Services. Within the civil services itself, Political Science graduates can target Indian Administrative Services (IAS) or Indian Foreign Services (IFS). Political Science graduates always have an edge over the other candidates as most of the questions in the prelims and mains exam are from the polity

  • Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam (SSC CGL) - Another viable option for Political Science graduates is SSC CGL and upon clearing the Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV exams, can get a job in one of the Ministries, Departments and Organisations of the Government of India

  • Union Public Service Commission Combined Defence Service (UPSC CDS) Examination - Any graduate (irrespective of stream and discipline) can appear in the UPSC CDS examination conducted for the defence aspirants. Political Science graduates can apply for either of the Indian Military Academy, Officer’s Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy through the UPSC CDS exam. After passing out, the candidates will qualify to join the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force respectively as officers

There are several other government job options that open up for students with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science including some state-level Government exams. You can click on the Also Read section provided below to know about them.

Also Read: Government job opportunities for B.A English Graduates

Other Job Opportunities for Political Science Graduates

Other than the aforementioned Government jobs, Political Science graduates can also opt for any of the following career options post-obtaining their Bachelor’s degree in Political Science -

  • Political Science teacher or professor

  • Career in marketing (provided the candidates obtain a Master’s degree in Business Administration)

  • Journalist

  • Social Activist

  • Political Scientist

  • Lawyer

  • Politics

The above options clearly suggest there is no dearth of options for those who have a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. The biggest factor that can help you decide what you want to become in future is your motivation and your interest. To all you who are Political Science graduates or wish to pursue Political Science in higher study-level, CollegeDekho wishes them all the very best!!


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