Is it worth preparing for SSC CGL?

Here’s why you should opt for SSC CGL

Today’s youth want to strive for success and enjoy their lives as well. They want stable jobs, good incomes with benefits and emoluments, and maintain a work-life balance. Private sector jobs do not ensure job security, businesses need large investments, and startups require highly innovative ideas that must be practical enough to work. The only safe option that remains is a public sector job.

The highest posts in the executive part of the government are recruited either via recommendations or via UPSC. However, these require you to either be a specialist in a particular field or a lot of preparation as in the case of Civil Services exam. SSC CGL is the only option that offers you the benefits of a government job with minimal efforts.

In this article, we clearly explain why you should go for SSC CGL


CGL offers a stable career option that no other industry can ever offer. Once you get the job, you don’t need to worry about layoffs, reduction in salaries or other cost-cutting measures, no matter how bad the economic conditions are. Your job is secured for life and you don’t need to worry about changing jobs for better perks.

Relaxed working schedule

There is no performance pressure upon the employees. You don’t have to worry about a boss sitting on your head, nagging about fulfilling targets. Work hours are limited and you are not judged, based on your performance. You are never expected to work on holidays and overall salaries are not based on incentives. Overall you get a relaxed non-competitive environment to work in.

Diverse Job Profiles 

SSC selects pupil from all walks of life for diverse portfolios across different cadre. There are no special requirements, as in the case of other exams. Although graduation is compulsory, again, that can be in any stream. Hence no matter where you got your schooling from, which college you went to, or what your skill set is, SSC has a job for you. These range from commerce and economics-oriented Assistant Audit Officer to law-oriented Tax Assistant.

Perks of a government job

The posts allotted via the CGL exam are respectable, white collar jobs, which come with a lot of perks (and responsibilities). The Government of India takes full care of its employees, providing benefits such as

  • Paid Maternity leaves
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Pensions for post-retirement
  • Travelling allowances
  • Employee Insurance options

Many of these are absent in private sector jobs.

Pride of working for your own country

As a part of the Executive Body of the government, you get to work for your own country. You are responsible for carrying out the day to day tasks that are essential for the smooth functioning of the government machinery. Plus you have the power to transform the state of your country via direct participation and contribute to its growth and prosperity.


A Government employee’s gross salary consists of TA, DA, Rent and other allowances. When combined these salary structures are great for the employees (ranging from 30k to 60k) for freshers, which increases annually with increments and by nearly 25% based on the recommendations of pay commissions whenever they take place. Also, based on the skill set required, as in the case of intelligence operations, employees may earn up to twice what they could in the private sector jobs.

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