Which is better SSC CGL or SSC CHSL?

It is tough to answer which exam is better SSC CGL or SSC CHSL. Each of these exams has its perks. Although, both the exams are competitive they have their requirements and criteria. In this article, we will give you a comparative analysis of both exams. Thereafter, you can decide on which exam better suits you.

SSC CGL or the Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level exam is very competitive. It recruits lakhs of candidates and their reputation is unparallel. Thus, a lot of aspirant aims for recruitment through this exam.

The SSC CHSL or Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam is also a very competitive exam. Although, this exam has different criteria and requirements for the exam. Also, the exam has three parts; unlike the SSC CGL exam which has four. Moreover, the pay grade for both these positions has a big difference along with the perks as well.

To help you better understand the difference between the two exams, we will list the differences. We will provide you with the details and with this comparative analysis you can decide for yourself. 

Comparison between the posts of SSC CGL and SSC CHSL

If you are wondering what the main difference is, we can tell you that it is the post that you can avail. The exam pattern, eligibility criteria, vacancies, exam pattern, syllabus and application procedure are also different. We will provide you with a chart that will give you an overall comparison of the basic differences.

Comparison of the qualifications between SSC CGL and SSC CHSL 

SSC CGL SSC CHSL
The qualification for a candidate for this exam is a Bachelor’s Degree from a Government college. You have to be at least a 12th pass or a higher secondary graduate.
Age restriction for this exam is set to 18 -32 years. The age restriction for this exam is set to 18-27 years.

 We have given you a comparative analysis of the basic qualification needed. Now, we will go further into details for the other parts of the comparison.

 Comparison of the exam pattern between SSC CGL and SSC CHSL

SSC CGL SSC CHSL
Tier 1(Objective): General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. Tier 1(Objective): General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.
Tier 2(Objective): Quantitative Aptitude, Statistics, English Language and Comprehension, General Studies(Finance and Economics) Tier 2(Descriptive): Writing an Essay or a Letter.
Tier 3(Descriptive): Writing Essay/Letter/Application/Precis etc Tier 3(Skill/Typing Test): to test Computer proficiency and data entry speed
Tier 4: Computer Proficiency and data entry speed test  

As you can notice from this table, the major difference is that SSC CGL and SSC CHSL is the number of tiers. 

We will go over another area in which these two exams differ.

Comparison of the Posts between SCC CGL and SSC CHSL

SSC CGL SSC CHSL
  • Assistant Audit Officer
  • Assistant Accounts Officer
  • Assistant Section Officer
  • Assistant(Government Ministers)
  • Inspector(Central Excise and Income Tax)
  • Sub Inspector(CBI and NIA)
  • Junior and Senior Statistical Officer
  • Auditor, Accountant
  • Tax Assistant
  • Lower Divisional Clerk/Junior Secretariat Assistant
  • Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant
  • Data Entry Operators

Thus, as you realise that the SSC CGL offers you more posts in comparison to the SSC CHSL.

Knowing all these differences you can decide which one is better. Make sure to keep in mind which exam you can qualify for. Once you know which one you can apply for, download BYJU’s Exam Prep for SSC CHSL exam preparation in the best manner. Make sure to go over the syllabus for the exams thoroughly, and All the Best.