Staff Selection Commission conducts various exams such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC MTS, SSC JE, etc. These exams are conducted as per the regular schedule and one can start the exam preparation much before the official notifications. SSC CGL and SSC JE exams are popular exams amongst the graduates. SSC Exam preparation for both these exams is different and easy to qualify provided you are determined to qualify to make your career.
SSC CGL provides non-technical post and topics are general and common for all the posts offered under it. The exam pattern of SSC CGL includes four phases.
SSC CGL TIER I includes:
- Quantitative Aptitude
- English Comprehension
- Reasoning and
- General Awareness
These are the part and parcel of Tier I of almost all the exams. Tier II involves different sections depending upon the exam they are pursuing.
SSC CGL TIER II
It comprises of
- Quantitative Abilities
- English Language and Comprehension
- General Studies (Finance Economics)
SSC CGL TIER III
It is a descriptive exam which is to be given by all the posts advertised in the SSC CGL notification. It comprises of essay, letter and précis writing exercises.
It is an optional as it is to be taken by some select candidates who have opted for skill based posts. It comprises of DEST and CPT tests. These are conducted to test the computer operation skills of the candidate.
As you can see that most of the topics are easy and simple; it is easy to prepare for SSC CGL EXAM.
SSC JE is a technical exam and does not give more emphasis to non-technical subjects. Focus should be given on technical subject. The exam pattern of SSC JE comprises of two tiers.
SSC JE (Junior Engineer) Tier I includes
Tier I comprises of three sections these are:
- General Intelligence and Reasoning
- General Awareness
- General Engineering (Civil Structural) or General Engineering (Electrical) or General Engineering (Mechanical)
SSC JE TIER II comprises of 2 hours exam Candidates have to attempt any of the following parts chosen by the respective candidate depending upon its stream
- Part-A (Civil Engineering Structural Engineering)
- Part-B (Electrical Engineering)
- Part-C (Mechanical Engineering)
In this exam technical subjects are given more weight age which makes it a challenging exam to qualify.
In case you are targeting both then follow the tips given below:
- GA section should be given more time and attention. Buy the most relevant and trusted study material to study for the exam.
- In SSC CGL EXAM there are more than 15 lac students whereas the number of aspirants for SSC JE is limited to your branch only. Amongst all the branches civil engineers have the utmost number of seats.
- SSC CGL exam has 4 phases and SSC JE has only 2 phases. The syllabus and subjects for ssc cgl are much easier but that in turn raises the cutoff marks. Therefore the preparation needs to be strong to meet the cut-off parameters.
- SSC JE aptitude is easier than SSC CGL aptitude. Engineers have an inborn aptitude and they tend to score high in this section. SSC CGL candidates need more practice to score high.
Those who are selected in SSC JE generally get 40–45 questions correct in the aptitude section out of 50. SSC CGL candidates generally score as much as 35 correct questions.
- While preparing for SSC CGL, aspirants limit themselves to just one exam. All the other exams with similar syllabus are usually group D posts. On the other hand, one can prepare for state engineering services exams along with SSC JE preparation as they have similar pattern and question types.
After analyzing some significant facts about the EXAM PATTEN of both SSC CGL and SSC JE exam it is understood that SSC CGL is easy to prepare but difficult to qualify because it has high cut-off and millions of candidates. SSC JE is difficult to prepare but easy to qualify as it has low cut-off and candidates are less than SSC CGL EXAM.
Hope it will help you choose the right exam to suit your aptitude and preferences!!!