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SSC CGL Salary & Posts 2021: In-hand salary, job description, allowances

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Thu, 09 Sep 2021 02:35 PM IST


Check out SSC CGL Salary & Posts details with Safalta. Know about the salary, roles, and responsibilities of various posts here. 
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was established in 1975, it is mandated to select staff for various Group B and Group C posts that come under various ministries in the Government of India. Each year SSC conducts pan India exams like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC JE, SSC GD, SSC CPO, SSC MTS, and SSC Stenographer exam. Lacks of candidates appear for the above-mentioned exams, in the hope to secure a government job under the Government of India. SSC CGL is one of the most prominent exams conducted by SSC to recruit candidates for various Group B and Group C posts. Each year graduates from all streams apply for SSC CGL. SSC CGL Salary and Post are always a topic of discussion due to the number of posts and different remuneration. SSC CGL is seen by many as a mini IAS exam considering the nature of the job and prospects to get a group B post on promotion. In this space, we have covered SSC CGL Salary & Posts details. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our monthly FREE Current Affairs E-book- Download Now.

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SSC CGL Post Details 

As per the official notification, the exam is conducted to recruit candidates in the government sector, directly under central governments. Various Group 'B' and Group 'C' posts are available through this exam. The details of these are as follows.
SSC CGL Post Department/Ministry Classification 
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service, Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, AFHQ Group “B” 
Assistant  Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations  Group “B” 
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group “C” 
Inspector (Central Excise) CBIC Group “B”
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group “B”
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group “B” 
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “B”
Junior Statistical Officer M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation Group “B”
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Registrar General of India Group “B”

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Various Group 'C' Posts are given below 
Posts  Department/Ministry Classification
Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA Group “C” 
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Departments Group “C”
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks  Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres Group “C” 
Tax Assistant CBDT/ CBIC Group “C”
Upper Division Clerks Government Departments Group “C”

SSC CGL Salary 

The various posts are associated with different salary structures. The pay levels depending on grade differ, they range from pay level 8 to pay level 4. The amount offered as salary also differs due to the amount of basic pay, allowances and other benefits offered The salary details for various posts are given below.
Pay Level 8 (Rs 47600 to 151100) Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Accounts Officer
Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400) Assistant Section Officer 
Inspector of Income Tax
Inspector, (Central Excise)
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Inspector (Examiner)
Assistant Enforcement Officer
Sub Inspector
Pay Level-6 (Rs 35400 to 112400) Assistant/ Superintendent
Divisional Accountant
Sub Inspector(NIA)
Junior Statistical Officer
Statistical Investigator Grade-II
Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300) Auditor
Accountant/ Junior Accountant
Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100) Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks
Tax Assistant
Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
Upper Division Clerks

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SSC CGL Roles and Resposibilities 

The SSC CGL offers a diverse work profile. Nature of job varies from field to office work depending upon the post. The description of roles and responsibilities is given below.
SSC CGL Posts SSC CGL Post-Wise Job Description
Assistant Audit Officer Works under CAG in the audit department.Responsible for inspection and conducting audits.
Assistant Accounts Officer Largely assists with data management, maintains records of audits and data so assimilated.
Assistant Section Officer Looks after the day-to-day office management in Departments.
Assistant  Compiles files and reports, keeps a  track of ongoing departmental cases, etc. The nature of the job is clerical
Inspector of Income Tax Ensuring compliance with income tax laws, Conducts raids and searches at the behest of seniors.
Inspector (Central Excise) Prevents of excise duty, preventing smuggling. Is actively involved in raids and field operations
Assistant Enforcement Officer Preventing forgery and money laundering
Sub Inspector Works at the Level of thana and chauki. Gathers information and enforces law and order.
Inspector(Narcotics) Implementation of PNDT act. Caries out inspections and raids to prevent drug trafficking.
Junior Statistical Officer Assisting the Statistical Officer in making documents, data entry, and tabulation
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Complies data from various sources. Oversees data to point out irregularities and mismatches.
Auditor Audit expense details of the State Departments
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Maintains day-to-day accounts like - Salary departmental expenses and pensions.
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks  Clerical level post. Requires employee to maintain files & data entry
Tax Assistant Access, modify and verify tax of individual or business
Upper Division Clerks Maintain files, financial documents, and accounts


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Q1 How many times is the SSC CGL exam conducted in a year?

A1. SSC CGL exam is conducted once a year.

Q2. What is the minimum age limit to apply for SSC CGL?

A2. The minimum age limit to apply for SSC CGL is 18 years.

Q3. What is the pay level of posts under SSC CGL?

A3 The pay level of posts under SSC CGL ranges from pay level 8 to pay level 4.

Q4. What are the most sought-after posts under SSC CGL?

A3 the most sought-after posts under SSC CGL are.
  • Income Tax Inspector
  • Assistant Section Officer
  • Central Excise Inspector
  • Assistant Audit Officer

Q5 How are posts assigned in SSC CGL?

A5 . Posts are assigned based on rank and preference in the SSC CGL exam.


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