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Which One Is A Better Job Bank PO Or SSC CGL?

Getting a Government job is a dream for many. A candidate always aspires to put his efforts towards the right direction, but they are often confused. Bank PO and SSC CGL both has it own value. In today’s era cracking any of the government exam leads towards a better future.

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Are you one of those candidates who is confused about SSC CGL and Bank PO, we can help you with a detailed structure about both the profession. This will help you to decide what kind of job you are looking for and we wish you get your dream job.

Staff Selection Commission, Combined Graduate Level Examination is one of the biggest government job recruitment exams of India. Every year, the Staff Selection Commission conducts CGL exam for recruitment in various Central Government Departments like Central Secretariat Service, Income Tax Inspector, Excise Inspector, CAG, Statistical Investigator, AO, Central Vigilance Commission, Intelligence Bureau, CBI, Ministry of Railways / External Affairs / Defence and a few other Ministries. SSC CGL Job is completely a government job.

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On the other hand, Banks recruit thousands of youngsters every year through IBPS exam, a Combined Written Examination for the appointment of Probationary Officer. It is observed that the number of job vacancies is high in Bank in comparison to the SSC CGL.

Let us compare both on various levels:


Job Profile: As an officer recruited through SSC CGL, you are expected to:

  • Do clerical work in the office (like answering RTI queries).
  • Make notes and handle filing work.
  • Handle general administration work.
  • Carry field Jobs (that involve travelling).
  • Carry out raids,Inspections, surveillance etc.
  • Help in shaping Nationwide policies ( by looking after the back office work).
  • Inspect various organizations’ balance sheets
  • Get a Permanent job in Delhi if recruited in CSS

Job Profile: IBPS PO 

  • Dealing with customer
  • Targeted Job
  • Handle cash activities
  • Manage Clearance of Payments
  • Manage various issues and problems related to the customer
  • Work pressure is very high
  • Official communication



  • Work pressure is less and the job is more relaxed in comparison to that of a Bank Probationary Officer.
  • You have to perform various tasks that include supervision, Administrative Task, or any other post-related work assigned by the senior officials.

Bank PO

  • Work pressure is HIGH as bank PO deals directly with the public.
  • Work includes General Banking, Administrative Task, or any other task assigned by the management.
  • As a Bank PO, you will undergo rigorous training to understand the nitty-gritty of Banking. Training for accounting, marketing, investment, billing, finance, human resources, agriculture banking, general banking will be provided.

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  • In SSC CGL, you will have a proper work schedule.
  • Proper timing means No extra hour work (Except in the case of field postings i.e Raids, Audits etc)
  • FIVE days working


  • There will be a proper working schedule but due to heavy workload, you may have to work even after closing hours.
  • Conditions are hectic during the closing time (in the month of March)
  • SIX days working except 2nd and 4th Saturday.


Transfers mostly take place every 4-5 years (except CSS posts).

Transfers mostly take place every 2-5 years. In both Organisations, transfer is on the basis of seniority/ promotion.



  • In every 4-5 years promotion is granted to the deserving candidate.
  • As per your post, you will be promoted to the next higher level.
  • Auditor will become Senior Auditor in 3 years.
  • Promoted to Enforcement Officer in 4-5 years.
  • Income Tax Inspector will become Income Tax Officer, then Assistant Commissioner, then Deputy Commissioner and Finally Commissioner.
  • Assistant in CSS will be promoted to the next post – SO (which is a Group-B Gazetted Officer post) and can go up to Joint Secretary.
  • SSC CGL officer salary is high after the 7th pay commission rule.

Bank PO

  • Promotions in Banks take place every 2-3 years in the following scale:
  • Assistant Manager
  • Branch Manager
  • AGM
  • GM

Promotion in banks is faster as the Banking Policies ensure a steady procedure for promoting a probationary officer at a regular time period. On the other hand in SSC CGL, everything depends upon your concerned department/ Sector.


  • Every fourth person is in the bank and hence people don’t consider it as a symbol of status.
  • SSC CGL job has a status in society (with power in hand). There is also a Gazetted officer job in SSC CGL (Assistant Audit Officer).

So, Social status-wise, SSC CGL job is better than Bank PO.


  • High chances of Promotion
  • Respect in the society
  • Immense Power
  • Overall exposure


  • Posting far away from home.
  • Bureaucratic Pressure


  • High Promotional chances
  • Low Transfer cycle
  • Good Salary
  • Lower Loan rates


  • Rural Postings.
  • Customer Dealings
  • High work pressure

At last, it all depends upon you, which job you choose for yourself based on your interest.

Choose your career wisely, One right step can make you future and one wrong step can break your future ! Choose wisely

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