Based on the responses from 5000 banking and government jobs aspirants across the country, the survey from the online competitive exam preparation space — Oliveboard found that 44.3 per cent respondents voted for job stability, while 36.7 per cent chose better work-life balance over other popular considerations, such as good salary.
79 per cent of the survey respondents were from tier 2 and tier 3 cities, the study revealed. “When we speak of the aspirations of Indian youth, it is important to look beyond the mega cities, teeming with MNCs and startups. The majority of Indians live in small towns and villages, where public sector jobs are most sought after,” said Abhishek Patil, CEO and Co-founder, Oliveboard. The survey also shows the impact of social media on students and educators. WhatsApp and Telegram groups are the most sought after platforms for interactions.
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Online learning and personalised education tools are replacing traditional coaching methods. Social media is definitely a game-changer, offering easy access to discussion forums and study groups. According to the data, Telegram groups (31.5 per cent), WhatsApp groups (31.5 per cent) and Oliveboard discussion forum (27.1 per cent) are the most popular platforms to interact with peers and educators.