Staff selection commission (SSC) is an organization under government of India, the responsibility of which is to recruit staff for various posts in the various ministries and departments of the government of India and in subordinate offices .This autonomous body conducts competitive exams for the recruitment of various posts in the SSC departments among which SSC combined graduate level examination (SSC CGL) and SSC combined higher secondary level examination (SSC CHSL) are two very relevant platforms for every government job aspirants. In this Article, we are deeply analyzing two prestigious departments of SSC ,SSC CGL v/s SSC CHSL.
SSC CGL V/S SSC CHSL
Staff selection commission conducts combined graduate level examination (SSC) as a part of the recruitment process of staff for various group B and group C posts. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university is the educational qualification required to apply for the examination. The age of the candidates should be between 20-30 years. The age limits may vary depending on the position applied.
There are four stages for the SSC CGL examination.
- Tier 1: written examination (objective)
- Tier 2: written examination (objective)
- Tier 3: written examination (descriptive)
- Tier 4: computer test
SSC CGL Tier 1 exam details
|Number of papers
|Total number of questions
|Number of topics
|General intelligence and reasoning, General awareness/General knowledge, Quantitative aptitude, English comprehension
SSC CGL Tier 2 exam details
|Number of papers
|Paper 1-quantitative ability
Paper 2-english language and comprehension
Paper 3-statistics(only for the post of statistical investigator Gr. II& compiler paper
Paper 4-general studies(finance and economics)(only for the post of assistant audit officer)
|2 hours for each paper
SSC CGL Tier 3 exam details
|Number of papers
|Type of question
|Essay writing, Letter/application writing, passage writing
SSC CGL Tier IV exam details
|Type of tests
|Data entry skill test ,computer proficiency test
Through the ‘combined higher secondary level examination’ (CHSL), SSC recruits candidates for a multitude of government departments such as lower divisional clerk (LDC), junior secretariat assistant (JSA), postal assistant, sorting assistant, data entry operator (DEO) etc. Candidates must have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination from a recognized body or university and his age must be between 18 and 27 years. Age relaxation is given for reserved categories.
There are three stages for SSC CHSL selection process.
- SSC CHSL Tier-1 exam (objective, online)
- SSC CHSL Tier-2 exam (descriptive, offline)
- SSC CHSL Tier-3 exam (skill/typing test)
SSC CHSL Tier-1 exam details
Time duration: 75 minutes
Mode of exam: Computer based
Type of questions: Multiple choice questions
|No of questions
SSC CHSL Tier 2 exam details
Mode of exam: offline
Time duration: 80 minutes
This test is to assess the writing skills of the candidates. It contains two papers .The first one will be an essay paper and the latter is a letter/application writing paper. Candidates should score 33% of marks to qualify the paper. The marks of tier 2 paper will be taken into account while preparing the merit list.
SSC CHSL Tier 3 exam details
Tier-3 is a skill test/typing test. It is conducted either in English or in Hindi depending on the candidate’s choice.
It is worth working hard for both SSC CGL and SSC CHSL examinations as both the jobs provide you favorable work profiles, opportunities and growth.