RRB Group D and SSC Exam are the dream of many candidates who aspire to work in the government departments/ministries/institutions. These exams are conducted to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Lower Division Clerk, Postal Assistant, Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant in various departments of Railway and ministries. Every year thousands of vacancies are released for both these exams and candidates often get confused which one to choose. So, to help you out, here we have explained the difference between RRB Group D and SSC exams.
What is RRB Group D?
The honor of being the largest railway network globally belongs to the Indian railways. The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts various RRB exams to select candidates for multiple levels of job positions available in the Indian railways. The selection of candidates for these job positions is made through the RRB Group D exam.
RRB Group D Job Profiles
Various entry-level job positions which come under the RRB Group D are listed below:
- Helper II (Mechanical, S&T, Electrical)
What is the SSC Exam?
The abbreviation of the SSC Exam is the Staff Selection Commission Exam. It is conducted to fill out the job vacancies in ministries, other related departments and organizations under the Government of India. The Staff Selection Commission conducts the exam in New Delhi.
The detailed information about RRB Group D Exam and SSC Exam is available on BYJU’S Exam Prep.
SSC Job Profiles
Different job positions for which various SSC exams are conducted are mentioned in the below table:
|Exam Types||Job Positions|
|SSC CGL||Inspector of Income Tax, Assistant Accounts Officer, Auditor, Inspector, Sub Inspector, Assistant Section Officer, etc.|
|SSC CHSL||Junior Secretariat Assistant, Data Entry Operator posts, Court Clerk etc.|
|JE||Junior Engineer (Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Electrical & Mechanical)|
|Junior Hindi Translator||Junior Hindi Translator, Senior Hindi Translator|
|SSC GD||Constable and Rifleman (General Duty)|
|SSC MTS||Peon, Junior Operator, Watchman, Gardener, etc.|
|SSC Selection Post||Accountant, Research Associate, Junior Seed Analyst, etc.|
|SI (Central Police Organization)||Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces.|
|Stenographers C & D||Stenographers in President’s Secretariat, Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Headquarters of Armed Forces, Election Commission of India (ECI).|
Types of RRB Exams and SSC Exams
Like the RRB Group D exam, various other RRB exams fill out the job vacancies in various levels of Indian railways. The different types of RRB exams are mentioned below:
- RRB NTPC
- RRB ALP
- RRB JE
- RRB Group D
Similarly, different types of SSC exams conducted for the selection of various staff positions in the departments and organizations under the Indian Government are listed below:
- SSC CGL Exam (Combined Graduate Level)
- SSC CHSL Exam (Combined Higher Secondary Level)
- Junior Engineer Exam (JE)
- Junior Hindi Translator Exam
- SSC GD Exam
- SSC Multitasking Staff Exam (MTS)
- SSC Selection Post Exam
- SI (Central Police Organization)
- Stenographers C & D
RRB Group D Vs SSC Exam
The main differences between the RRB Group D exam and SSC exam are listed in the table below:
|Main Differences||RRB Group D Exam||SSC Exam|
|Name of the authoritative body||RRC undertaking of RRB (Railway Recruitment Board)||Staff Selection Commission|
|Number of zones across India||16||9|
|Eligibility||Nationality – Indian and refugee from Tibet, subject of Nepal, Bhutan and who are migrated from other countries to reside permanently in India.
Educational Qualification – 10th pass/ITI equivalent/Diploma.
For complete details on eligibility criteria, check RRB Group D exam eligibility.
|Nationality – Indian for all SSC exam types and refugees from other countries like Tibet, Nepal or Bhutan for SSC JE and CPO exams.
For detailed information regarding the SSC eligibility criteria, check SSC Eligibility.
|Age Limit||18 to 33 years||Varies based on the type of SSC exam.|
|Salary||The salary offered to RRB Group D Level 1 employees is ₹18000/ per month based on the 7th CPC Pay Matrix.||Salary varies based on the type of SSC exam.
For detailed information about the salary offered for various SSC exams, check SSC Salary.
RRB Group D and SSC exams are conducted on a regular basis for the recruitment into entry-level railway jobs and various staff positions coming under the Government of India, respectively. And finally, the major differences existing between the RRB Group D exam and the SSC exam are also tabulated.