Choosing a specific career is challenging when we have thousands of options around us. This applies to the banking sector as well where there are different entry-level posts and aspirants often get confused about which will be the best in terms of salary, career opportunities, and other determinants. So before selecting an appropriate career you should know your skills, interests, and the most important thing, your passion for the work. This article shares a comparison between two popular public sector jobs, SSC CGL and SBI PO. Both jobs are reputable and stable government jobs. They both have their own pros and cons. Read on, to clear your vision about both the exams and relevant job roles.
Below given table shows the main aspects of SSC CGL and SBI PO job profile.
Syllabus is the most crucial part for preparation of any exam. SSC CGL and SBI PO both exams have their respective set of syllabus.
Below given are some differences in syllabus of SBI PO and SSC CGL.
|SBI PO||SSC CGL|
|Business-related questions are much more asked than general knowledge.||Questions are asked from current affairs as well as general studies.|
|All topics of quantitative, aptitude & reasoning are asked but mostly it depends on data interpretation.||All topics of quantitative, aptitude & reasoning are asked in SSC CGL.|
|In the SBI PO exam, many questions are related to Social Economic Awareness.||Socio-Economic Awareness is not asked in SSC CGL exam|
|Trigonometry is not required.||Trigonometry is required.|
Salary in both the jobs do not have much difference.
Below given table is about the exam pattern comparison of SBI PO and SSC CGL.
|Section||Number Of Questions In Each Section||Marks For Each Section|
|Section||Number Of Questions Each Section||Marks For Each Section|
|Data analysis and interpretation||35||60|
|Reasoning &Computer aptitude||45||60|
And there is a descriptive test too where 50 questions are allotted for 30 marks. This section helps to test English proficiency of candidates.
SSC CGL exam is divided into different tier, namely Tier 1, Tire 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4. Below given is the brief description about the exam pattern of each Tire of SSC CGL.
|Subject||Number Of Question||Marks||Negative Marking Per Wrong Answer||Duration|
|English comprehension||25||50||0.25||60 mins|
|Reasoning& General intelligence||25||50||0.25|
|Subject||Number Of Questions||Marks||Negative Marking Per Wrong Answer||Duration|
|Quantitative aptitude||100||200||0.5||2 hours|
|General studies||100||200||Not updated||2 hours|
There will be essay writing as a descriptive test. You can choose both Hindi & English as a language. In this test, you will have 60 minutes for 100 questions.
Data Entry Speed TEST (DEST) and Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) is taken for a few posts. This section has to be completed in 45 minutes.
One of the crucial criteria which stand out is promotion. Everyone aspires for progress and growth and so promotion plays an important role in it.
For SSC CGL
For SBI PO
SSC CGL and SBI PO both have transfer as a crucial criteria.
For SSC CGL
For SBI PO
SBI-PO jobs are in favor of females as they can get their posting near to their parents and husband. For male, they have to work for extra hours for inspections and recoveries. In SSC-CGL you will have less stress and financial risk in comparison to SBI-PO. So, for females both the jobs are a little bit more favored.
If you want to grow fast then, SBI-PO job is for you as you can get promotions to higher positions frequently. But if you want time for yourself and your family or simply a less hectic job, then SSC-CGL is best fit for you. But in SSC CGL the growth rate is comparatively low than SBI-PO as you do not get promotion frequently.
The exposure rate of SBI-PO jobs is much higher than that of SSC-CGL. In terms of respect, both are equal. Salary and perks are the best and equivalent in both the fields. Both fields provide many allowances. You will have ample opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge. But if you want administrative power then go for SSC-CGL. However, aspirants of SSC-CGL require a great level of patience as growth and exposure is slow paced but in SBI-PO every work is swift and gives great exposure.
Here we have pointed out some of the important aspects of both SBI PO and SSC CGL job profiles. It depends upon individual to individual which one to choose and move ahead. Choose as per your passion and interest that will help you to work with full honesty and dedication.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.