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SSC CGL vs SSC MTS: Which One is Better?

Staff Selection Commission conducts the Combined Graduate Level Examination and Multi-Tasking every year for the recruitment of various posts for a huge number of various for candidates across the country. SSC releases notifications for SSC CGL and SSC MTS every year for the huge number of vacancies, candidates must be in the dilemma of which one is better. To clear your this confusion we are providing you with a detailed comparison between SSC CGL and SSC MTS and get clear thoughts about their choice of recruitment.

SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level)

You will understand the details from the information tabulated below for the SSC CGL recruitment. Check the number of vacancies, exam pattern, and much more. SSC CGL is for the candidates who have completed their graduation as the notification says the minimum qualification is graduation. SSC CGL offers a wider variety of Group B and C posts with higher pay scales and career opportunities in the future and makes it more competitive as well.

SSC CGL 2024
Name of Organization Staff Selection Commission
Posts Various Posts
Exam Level National Level
Exam Mode Online (Computer-Based Test)
SSC CGL Application Mode Online
SSC CGL Selection Process
  • Tier I
  • Tier II
Job Location All over India

SSC MTS (Multi Tasking Staff)

SSC MTS exam is conducted for the Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) Non-Technical and Havaladar Post. This recruitment needs the minimum qualification as matriculation passed for the candidates of a minimum of 18 years of age. SSC MTS is open to candidates with a 10th pass certificate which makes it less competitive.

SSC MTS 2024
Organization Staff Selection Commission
Post Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff, and Havaldar (CBIC & CBN)
Selection Process
  • CBE
  • PET/PST (only for the post of Havaldar)
  • Document Verification
Exam Type National Level
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
Salary Rs. 18,000/ to 22,000/ per month

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The comparison table below will help you understand the difference between both the recruitment posts. Check details here.

Particulars SSC CGL SSC MTS
Posts Inspector, Assistant Audit Officer Lower Division Clerk Multitasking staff positions like data entry operator, postman, etc.
Level Group B & C Group C
Qualification Graduation required Class 10th pass required.
Selection Process
  • Tier I
  • Tier II
  • CBE
  • PET/PST (only for the post of Havaldar)
  • Document Verification
Salary & Growth
  • Pay Level 7, Pay Level 6, Pay Level 5, and Pay Level 4.
  • Higher salary with better promotion prospects
  • Pay band-1 (Rs.5200 – 20200) + Grade Pay Rs.1800.
  • Lower salary with limited promotion opportunities

SSC CGL vs SSC MTS: Which One is Better?

  • The answer to this question can be “Both are good”. As we see there are lots of differences as the main difference is the required educational qualification so we can consider both as good. This choice for any candidate depends on the academic background of the particular candidate and also their interest in the job or their career aspirations.
  • The SSC CGL exam is of graduation levels and the level of the exam is comparable higher than the MTS exam through the SSC CGL exam the candidates can join the Group B and Group C posts under different ministries and departments like income tax inspector assistant section Officer accounts audit officer sub-Inspector in CBI etc.
  • The MTS job might provide you relaxed and balanced work environment as compared to the SSC CGL. If someone wants a government job quickly, MTS can be an option as it typically has a faster recruitment process.


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When will SSC MTS Notification 2024 be released?

SSC MTS 2024 Notification will be released on 27th June 2024 (expected). Candidates can check the official website for regular updates.

Is SSC CGL 2024 Notification Out?

The SSC CGL 2024 Notification has been released on 24th June 2024 on the official website of Staff Selection Commission.

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Aishwarya Bhandarkar is a content writer having experience of 3.5+ years in blogging of creating content for competitive entrance and government exams. She believes in delivering simplifying complex concepts into understandable and user-friendly content on time to the readers and helping aspirants for various exams..