There is a subjective difference between the type of questions asked and the difficulty level for both SSC CGL exam and IBPS PO/ Clerk exam. Here are a few major differences:
General Static/ General Knowledge vs General Awareness: In SSC CGL exam questions are put up majorly from the static part which includes History, Polity, Geography and Science, whereas, in IBPS PO/ Clerk, questions are majorly asked from last 6-8 month current affairs. IBPS PO/ Clerk exam lay more emphasis on the economy subject as well compared to SSC CGL exam.
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)/ Mathematics: For QA section in IBPS PO/ Clerk exam the most important topics to study are Time and Work, Percentage, Data Interpretation, Interest Rate. While, for SSC CGL exam the most important topics include Trigonometry, Geometry, Profit and Loss and Algebra.
Reading Comprehension and English Language: The exam pattern for SSC CGL and IBPS PO/ Clerk for the English section is almost similar. Nevertheless, IBPS PO/ Clerk pattern is slightly difficult compared to SSC CGL exam.
General Intelligence/ Logical Reasoning: For IBPS PO/ Clerk exam more number of questions are put up from puzzles, relationships, input-output, and syllogism part, while in SSC CGL exam more number of questions are asked from a non-verbal and verbal section.