Staff Selection Commission, with its Head Quarters at New Delhi, conducts SSC exams and/or interviews for the recruitment of candidates to all Group B and Group C posts. Of the many exams, all of which are important, the Central Police Organization (CPO) and the Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (CHSL) are discussed in this article.
The various recruitment examinations conducted by the Staff Selection Commission are:
- Lower Division Clerks
- Grade “C” and Grade ‘D” Stenographers
- Assistants in the various Ministries/Departments
- Inspectors of Central Excise
- Sub-Inspectors in, Central Bureau of Investigation and Central Police Organisations
- Divisional Accountants, Auditors, and Accountants
- Upper Division Clerks
- Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) in CPWD
- Statistical Investigators, Grade IV of Subordinate Statistical Service (SSC)
- Tax Assistant, Group C post
- Section Officer ( Commercial Audit), a Group “B” Non-gazetted post in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department
- Section Officer (Audit), a Group B Non-Gazetted post in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General
So, in this section, we are comparing the CPO exam with that of the CHSL examination. Let’s check what are practical differences between these two in the qualifications, exam pattern and difficulty levels
SSC Exam: CPO Vs CHSL
SSC Exam: CPO
Under this exam, the selection is done to Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in CISF.
- Sub-Inspector (GD) in CAPFs, Group “B” (Non-Gazetted): The post carries the pay scale of Level-6 (Rs.35,400-1,12,400/-).
- Sub Inspector (Executive),Group “C” (Non-Gazetted) – (Male/ Female) in Delhi Police: The post carries the pay scale of Leve-6 (Rs.35,400 -1,12,400/-).
- Assistant Sub-Inspector (Executive) in CIS, Group “C” (Non-Gazetted): The post carries the pay scale of Level-5 (Rs.29,200-92,300).
For all posts, Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or equivalent is a must.
The age limit of the candidates should be from 20 to 25 years as on 01.01.2020. Age relaxations to all the eligible candidates are permitted.
Scheme of Examination
- Paper-I, Computer Based Test. The exam will be of two hours with a maximum mark of 200.
Subjects are General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension. Each subject having 50 marks.
- Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET)
- Paper-II, English language & Comprehension, with 200 questions and 200 marks. Paper-II is also an objective model exam. And, both paper I and II are having a penalty of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
- Detailed Medical Examination (DME)
SSC Exam: CHSL
This exam is conducted to fill vacancies under the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators for various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India.
- Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA): Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 1900.
- Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA): Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400.
- Data Entry Operator (DEO): Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400.
- Data Entry Operator, Grade „A‟: Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400.
- LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): A pass in 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
- For Data Entry Operator (DEO) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.
The age limit for the posts is 18-27 years. Eligible candidates will get permissible relaxation in the upper age limit.
Scheme of Examination
- Tier-I– Computer-Based Examination
- Tier-II– Descriptive Paper
- Tier-III– Skill Test/ Typing Test
|Number of Questions/ Maximum Marks||Time Duration
|II||General Intelligence||25/ 50|
|III||Quantitative Aptitude||25/ 50|
|IV||General Awareness||25/ 50|
- There is a penalty of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
- As mentioned this is a descriptive examination, of one hour with 100 marks.
- The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II is 33 percent.
- The performance in Tier-II would be included in preparing the merit list.
- Skill Test/ Typing Test for the qualified candidates will be conducted on computers provided by the Commission or its authorized agency.
- It is of qualifying nature.
So, these are some of the differences in CPO and CHSL exams. Those with higher qualifications can also apply for the CHSL exam. Entri is the very best option to start the preparation plans for any of the SSC exams. You can avail of mock tests and classes according to the examination scheme. All the very best for all aspirants!