On deciding that you are interested in a government job, most likely you will be wondering which exam to take up, the SSC CGL 2017 [Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level] or the IBPS PO [Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer]. Well, fret not as we help to steer you to find the right choice.
The SSC CGL 2017 is perhaps the largest government recruitment exam, and aspirants can get a job in one of the various government departments. These include the Central Secretariat Service, Central Vigilance Commission, Intelligence Bureau, CBI, the Ministry of External Affairs, Defence, Railways, etc. The IBPS PO is for those aspirants who are inclined towards a career in banking and provides jobs in government-owned banks.
Listed below are the differences in opportunities between the SSC CGL and the IBPS PO:
1. Work atmosphere: The IBPS bank jobs, are very time-driven and the aspirants go through vigorous training before starting on the job.
2. Working hours: Both the SSC CGL and the IBPS related jobs offer similar working hours.
3. Advancement in work: A government employee will see promotions every 4 to 5 years while a job in banking will provide promotions every 2 to 3 years.
4. Transfers: As with all government jobs transfers are common between the SSC CGL and the IBPS careers. In the case of SSC CGL jobs, the transfers are typically once every four years while in the IBPS jobs, the transfers can take place anywhere between 2 to 5 years.
The SSC CGL jobs offers the following perks
House Rent Allowance
IBPS jobs offer the following perks
Pension (National Pension Scheme)
Medical Aid for self and family
Home Travel Allowance
Reduced interest on car and house finance
It is important for the aspirant to decide on the career choice between banking or administrative work in the government department and then plan on taking the corresponding exam. As the SSC CGL and the IBPS PO exam syllabus does not completely overlap, the applicant needs to make a clear career choice and then focus on the exam that opens doors to that career.
In either case, it is advised to get help from an agency with a proven track record in preparing candidates for the SSC CGL and IBPS PO examinations as the syllabus is vast. Further additional help from exam coaching services such as TalentSprint will help to keep you updated on the latest news and information about the exams. Such agencies will also provide you with practice tests which help to identify your weaknesses and overcome them by re-learning and solving sample questions. Once ready you are advised to take mock tests which mimic the exam hall conditions and are timed. You will have access to detailed solutions and the expert teams will always be available to lend a helping hand.