In a recent survey conducted by Oliveboard, it was revealed that 44.3 percent of the Indian youth have voted for job stability and 36.7 percent gave their approval to better work-life balance over the other popular choices presented in the survey like the salary that received only 11.1 percent vote. It was revealed in the survey this is why Indian youth are more drawn towards banking and government jobs across the country. Interestingly, 79 percent of the survey respondents were from tier 2 and tier 3 cities. The survey was conducted among 5000 banking and government jobs aspirants across the country.


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Abhishek Patil, CEO, and Co-founder of Oliveboard mentioned that the majority of the Indian youth live in small towns and villages and hence it is important to look beyond the metro and mega cities where we can see most of the MNCs and start-ups operating. He further added that the survey conducted by his team sheds light on what the youth thinks from this often-ignored section of the society.

Here are the key highlights of the survey:

  • 23 percent opted for a mock test in Hindi instead of English
  • 58.7 percent preferred online mock test, while 44.5 percent chose YouTube classes and videos.
  • 39.4 percent said they prepare for three or more competitive exams at the same time.
  • A large number of aspirants also confirmed that access to online coaching for competitive exams have gained momentum over the years and replacing traditional coaching methods. Social media is playing a crucial role here. 

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