SSC CGL vs SSC CPO : Job Profile, Salary, Career Path


SSC CGL Recruitment is about to release in the month of October 2019. It is a great opportunity for those who are writing government exams and want to get into SSC. SSC CGL is relatively difficult to crack. The SSC CGL or SSC combines the Graduate Level exam every year for recruitment to non-technical Group B and Group C non-gazetted posts in various departments and ministries of the Government of India. However, CPO has released the notification for the SSC CPO Recruitment.


  • SSC CGL Tier I exam is difficult to prepare as compared to SSC CPO Tier I examination.
  • SSC CGL is one of the higher-level exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission.
  • Staff Selection Commission CPO is for the candidates who want to join the armed force of the country.

SSC CGL & SSC CPO Examination

Total Number of Questions 100 200
Each Section Consists 25 50
Each Question Carry 2 Marks 1 Mark
Negative Marking 0.50 0.25
Time Duration 60 Minutes (1 Hour) 120 Minutes (2 Hour)

Roles and Responsibilities of SSC CGL & SSC CPO

In the below, table candidates can compare the roles and responsibility for both the exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission-

SSC CGL Roles and Responsibility
There are close to 25- 30 posts under SSC CGL.
However, most jobs under SSC CGL will involve inspection, audit, Assistant, jobs in CBEC, as a statistical investigator, etc.
These jobs will involve work pressure and candidate will have to do research and investigation.
The documentation and supervision and are regarded as a highly respectable job among the public.
Candidates who get into jobs that involve auditing and inspection will have to travel and travel is reimbursed


SSC CPO Roles and Responsibility
SSC CPO generally means that you will be part of the paramilitary force or CAPF.
If you give the SSC CPO exam, you will be appointed as a sub-inspector with the Delhi police or as Assistant Sub-inspector in CISF.
The CAPF is the Central armed police forces and comes under the home ministry. The CAPF brings under it the organization like the BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB
The BSF protects the border between India and Pakistan.
The CRPF acts as Anti-riot and anti-Naxal force. The Police often maintain law and order.

Things to Keep in Mind about SSC CGL and SSC CPO

Here is the list of the things to keep in mind while going to give the exam. Check the details in the below table-

Things to Remember for SSC CGL

SSC CGL has both desk jobs as well as inspection level jobs that involve traveling.
It can involve a lot of interaction with a lot of people.
There can be a lot of work pressure during inspection and documentation days.
This can also involve answering RTI queries and taking care of policies that at impact both at the local, state and national levels

Things to Remember for SSC CPO

Check the things to remember while going to give SSC CPO Exam

This will mainly involve a job regarding national security since you will be part of paramilitary forces.
 Unlike SSC CGL which is a job involving accounting, auditing, inspection, etc.
SSC CPO will require good physical health in the long run.
Persons with medical problems should avoid SSC CPO as it is not a desk job and will require good physical vitality and health.

Salary and Perks

The salaries for SSC CGL start with in-hand pay of INR 31,101-52,200. However, the grade pay will vary according to the designation. Grade Pay start from around INR 2400-5400 based on the position.

SSC CPO SI ASI Salary Details:-

  • SI in Delhi Police:- Grade Pay Rs. 4200, Group C
  • SI In CAPFs:- Grade Pay Rs. 4200, Group-B
  • ASI in CISF:- Grade Pay Rs 2800, Group C

SSC CPO Promotions

  • Candidates who are selected for ASI Post can join the CISF and can get promoted to the rank of sub-inspector after 5 Years of continuous service.
  • The promotions of the candidates ASI to SI for zonal security.
  • Here promotions will depend on experience, expertise, performance, and number of years of service.
  • Several factors will come into play for promotions in CPO.

Career Prospects

Both SSC CGL And SSC CPO have their own place. However, SSC CPO must be an option only if you have a high level of physical endurance. SSC CGL is not a desk job, however, it will involve a lot of dexterity.


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