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Staff Selection Commission conducts the Combined Graduate Level Examination which is an examination conducted to recruit candidates for various Group B and Group C posts in government departments and ministries. Through this post, candidates will learn about all SSC CGL Posts along with important details of each.

The posts under SSC CGL are categorized into different groups and each post has a different job profile, salary, and responsibilities. After Tier 2, candidates are required to fill out a Post-Preferance form. Here, the difficulty arises as people are not aware of the merits and demerits of each post.

To make this task easier for you, we are sharing the complete SSC CGL Post List along with the nature of the jobs and positions of responsibility invloved.

Posts Under SSC CGL

Staff Selection Commission recruits suitable candidates for a large number of vacancies across various departments in the government of India. The complete list of important SSC CGL Posts is given below.

  • Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO) In CAG
  • Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) In the Ministry of Statistics And Program Implementation (MoSPI)
  • Statistical Investigator Grade II In the office of Registrar General of India.
  • Sub Inspector in Central Bureau Of Investigation
  • Assistant Section Officer in Central Secretariat Service, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, Intelligence Bureau, Air Force Head Quarter and various other departments.
  • Sub Inspector In National Investigation Agency
  • Inspector In Central Bureau of Narcotics, CBIC
  • Inspector Of Income Tax In CBDT
  • Tax Assistant In CBIC
  • Accountant In CAG
  • Auditor in CAG and CGDA

The complete SSC CGL Post List along with the respective department is mentioned in the following table.

Name of the Post Government Department
Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service & Ministry of External Affairs
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railways, Intelligence Bureau, AFHQ and other departments
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
Junior Statistical Officer Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics, Ministry of Finance
Sub Inspector
Tax Assistant Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC), Department of
Revenue, Ministry of Finance
Inspector(CGST & Central Excise) Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC), Department of
Revenue, Ministry of Finance
Assistant Various Ministries
All other posts Various Ministries and Departments

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Assistant Section Officer: CSS

Among the various designations listed in the SSC CGL Post List, the ASO in CSS is one of the most preferred posts among the candidates. The candidates who prefer this job are basically looking for stability and constant growth in life. Moreover, as it is a regular office job, based in Delhi, it gives the selected candidates great opportunities to grow further in life and explore many more options for their careers.

  • ASO in Central Secretariat Services is one of the entry-level posts in SSC CGL, where the selected candidates can do clerical work; like typing, noting, drafting, and file-related work. Clearing the Typing Test in CGL Tier 2 is mandatory for selection in this post.
  • This is one of the dream posts for female candidates and people who want to work in Delhi as the job has regular timings and provides a great work-life balance.
  • Non-Corrupted Job, No Under Table Income, New Delhi posting in various ministries, one can get the power once he/she reaches the level of undersecretary.
  • An ASO post is related to the maintenance of workflow in the department and is very important in terms of contribution of work in the government machinery.
  • An ASO in CSS can be promoted to the next post – SO (Group-B Gazetted Officer) in two ways- one by taking the departmental exam and passing it which will be held after 05 years of service so after 06 years one can get his first promotion and secondly one can normally get promotion after 10 years of service.

Career Progression in CSS

Designation Grade Pay
ASO (Assistant Section Officer) Rs. 4600
SO (Section Officer) Group B Rs. 4800
SO (Section Officer) Group A Rs. 5400
US (Under Secretary) Rs. 6600
DS (Deputy Secretary) Rs. 7600
Director Rs. 8700

Income Tax Inspector

The candidates who choose the IT Inspector post in the SSC CGL Post List are more inclined towards a career full of adventure and varied experience. These inspectors get a chance to work closely with high-ranking government officials and to contribute to making ground-level policies to make the system more smooth.

Generally, an Income Tax Inspector is the first choice of many candidates when filling the post preference. It is also one of the most respected posts in the CGL recruitment process. Some of the features of this post are:

  • An Income Tax Inspector generally can be posted at either of the two types of seats which are transferable on a cyclic basis that includes work related to assessment of tax or non-assessment of tax.
  • When on an assessment seat, the selected candidate is supposed to oversee the work related to the assessment of income tax to be imposed on an individual, partnership firm, company, etc; and refund it in case someone has deposited in excess.
  • Candidates also have to undertake work related to Tax Deductions at Source (TDS) besides accompanying a raid team.
  • The first promotion in this job is as Income Tax Officer (Group-B Gazetted office), then Assistant Commissioner, then Deputy Commissioner, and Finally Commissioner. One can get the first promotion in this job after completing eight years of service after clearing the departmental exam.
  • The promotion period differs from zone to zone since there is zonal seniority. The additional advantage of this post is that one can be entitled to 30 liters of petrol if posted on the assessment seat. Also, he gets a sim from the department on which all STD calls on every type of BSNL/MTNL phone are free; and 400 minutes on other phones. This is an all-India posting job.

Central Excise Inspector

After the Income Tax Inspector, candidates opt for the Central Excise Inspector post the most in the SSC CGL Post List. It is another uniform service and holds a lot of power and authority. Here are some of the highlights regarding the Central Excise Inspector post.

  • Central Excise Inspector is an inspector post. If anyone is posted in Headquarter then he/she has to do Clerical or file-related work. If one is posted in the field then he /she has to do Executive work like augmentation of central excise & Service tax etc, detection of evasion of taxes, etc. Wearing the uniform (Khaki) is optional.
  • The first promotion in this job is as Superintendent (Group-B Gazetted office), then Assistant Commissioner, then Deputy Commissioner, and Finally Commissioner. One can get the first promotion in this job after completing eight years of service after clearing the departmental exam. The promotion period differs from zone to zone since there is zonal seniority. This is an all-India posting job.

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Continuing with the Inspector level posts, next in the order is the Assistant Enforcement Officer. It can either be a desk job or a field job. Candidates tend to keep it relatively lower in the SSC CGL Post List. However, this job is also equally rewarding and adventurous.

  • Assistant Enforcement Officer is an inspector post. If anyone is posted in Headquarter then he/she has to do Clerical or file-related work. If anyone is posted in the field then he /she has to do Executive work like prevention of money laundering, conducting searches of suspected persons, conveyances, and premises and seizing incriminating materials (including Indian and foreign currencies involved), to arrest and prosecute the person suspected to be involved in the act of money laundering, etc. Duty is round the clock means day as well as night shift jobs.
  • The first promotion in this job will be as Enforcement Officer (Group-B Gazetted office), then Assistant Director, Deputy Director, and Finally Director. No fixed promotion period and it purely depends on zone to zone & vacant posts.

Sub-Inspector (SI) in CBI

Working for CBI is one of the main inspirations for candidates preparing for the CGL Exam. It is one of the most attractive posts offered by the SSC CGL Post List. The amount of respect that an SI in CBI wields is unparalleled and is envied by others.  Even with Rs. 4200 grade pay, it is equivalent to Rs. 4600 grade pay. Find out more regarding the post below.

  • Sub Inspector CBI post is of grade pay of RS 4,200. but its salary is almost equal to the total salary for the grade pay of Rs 4,600 as CBI executive staff is entitled to an additional 25% on BASIC PAY + DA and in addition to that salary of 13 months instead of 12 months year.
  • Life in CBI is stressful due to the heavy workload and deadlines there. Training duration is 32 weeks in Ghaziabad and involves physical training as well as training on criminal and anti-corruption laws.
  • It is a very hectic job generally the work stretches beyond the usual working hours like one has to work till 8 or 9 pm. Usually on Saturdays, if the workload is more, the work goes on as usual; though Sundays are spared. Also in some branches like Special Crime etc, the job involves a fair bit of travelling especially in the starting years. The nature and hours of work also differ from branch to branch and from place to place. Some branches have less workload and so the personnel can take it easy. No uniform required

Inspector of Posts

The Postal Department is one of the threads that binds our country together. Every last mile of India is connected via Post Offices and they are one of the core institutions in many communities. Getting selected as Inspector of Posts is a great opportunity to serve your country. The Staff Selection Commission puts this job in the SSC CGL Post List as it understands the need for educated and trained personnel in the Department of Posts.

  • Every Postal division has an Inspector of posts in its office.
  • Every district has two or more divisions.
  • With Grade pay of 4200, Inspector of Posts is a post that sees multiple transfers in the career cycle.
  • The Inspector of Posts has to promote Postal Life Insurance and Post Office Deposit accounts to help the community.

Auditor in CAG and CGDA

Providing services to the CAG and CGDA offices of the Indian Government is one of the most prestigious opportunities. Candidates can be given the post of Auditor in these departments. following are some of the features of the post. It is one of the highest paying jobs among the SSC CGL Post List and has a rapid career progression which makes it the first choice of many candidates.

  • The Auditor Post is the best post among all Non-Interview posts. Auditors are recruited under the CAG and CGDA departments. There is 8-hour work schedule for 5 days a week.
  • This is also one of the most favorable jobs for selected candidates to have a great work-life balance.
  • Promotion wise this job is job offered by SSC through CGL. One will get the first promotion to Senior Auditor (grade pay 4200) after 3 years of service.

Examiner

Import and Export is one of the lifelines of the Indian Economy and the post of Examiner provides oversights of the rules and regulations to be followed in the process. Many candidates give this post a higher preference. It is also one of the uniformed posts in the SSC CGL Post List and is highly respected as it is necessary to keep an eye on the standards and practices to be followed by all the stakeholders. Let’s take a look at why.

  • The examiner is an inspector post. If one can be posted in Headquarters, he has to do Clerical or file-related work. If he/she can post in the field he/she has to do executive work like examining the goods imported or to be exported and assessing duty on that, In this job uniform is not mandatory.
  • The first promotion in this job is as Appraiser (Group-B Gazetted office), then Assistant Commissioner, then Deputy Commissioner, and Finally Commissioner. One can get the first promotion in this job after completing three years of service.
  • The examiner post is considered to be the best among all CGLE posts. One of the main reasons is faster promotions as compared to the other posts of CGLE. This post is mainly for coastal regions.

Postal Inspector

It comes a bit lower in the SSC CGL Post List but provides the candidates a golden opportunity to get connected with the grassroots of Indian society and work among the citizens.

  • Inspector of Posts (IP) is either posted as a Sub-divisional Inspector or IP-PG(Public Grievance).He/she is in charge of about 60-70 post offices within his/her subdivision.
  • He/she is appointing authority for GDS (Gramin Dak Sevaks) and conducts their interview. He/she is assisted in his work by two Mail overseers and gets a separate office and monthly allowance for internet and telephone (Rs 750).
  • He/she is provided with a laptop and he gets his traveling expenses reimbursed by submitting TA(about Rs 2000 for 10 days on tour ).

Various Aspects of Service and Top Posts

There are many angles of looking at the SSC CGL Post List and in the following table, we have tried to put it through the many parameters that the candidates generally consider while choosing their preferred post. Analyzing this will provide the candidates with the motivation to prepare and perform well in the written exam.

Aspect Best posts
Promotion ASO in CSS, ITI, Assistant AFHQ
Exposure ASO in CSS & MEA, SI in CBI
Pay MEA(posting outside India), ASO in CSS & Indian Railway and ITI
Nature of work ASO in CSS & MEA, SI in CBI, and Auditor CAG & CGDA
Home Posting Auditor, Accountant & Junior Accountant, Statistical Investigator
Authority SI in CBI, Examiner and Divisional Accountant
First Preference of Candidates (most common) ITI, Examiner, ASO (MEA, CSS & AFHQ)
Training SI in CBI and ASO in MEA & CSS
Work-life Balance ASO (MEA, CSS & AFHQ), Auditor

SSC Post List Power-Wise

Following are some points showing different aspects of the SSC CGL Post List in terms of the type of power invested in them. Candidates who aim to hold power and authority in their careers should keep these points in mind while mapping their post preferences.

  • To show power to cooperate when investigating big economic offences:- Assistant Enforcement Officer though he only does what he is directed to.
  • Power-wise (in day-to-day matter):- Examiner
  • To handle different types of cases of the most powerful people: the CBI
  • Power in policy-making:-Assistant in CSS
  • Power in gaining money:-Examiner or Excise- Inspector
  • Power in pin-pointing mistakes:-Auditor
  • Risky posting (situation-wise):-SI in CBI, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Preventive Officer
  • To know some of the biggest secrets of the country:- Assistant in CSS only
  • To know some secrets related to intelligence gathering:-Assistant in the Intelligence Bureau or Assistant in CSS equally, Cypher Assistant in MEA, SI in CBI.

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FAQs

Auditors are recruited under which department?

Auditors are recruited under CAG and CGDA departments.

Which are the best posts under SSC CGL exam?

The best posts to get recruited to under the SSC CGL exam are as follows:

Income Tax Inspector
Assistant Section Officer
Central Excise Inspector
Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Enforcement Officer

What is the age limit to apply for SSC CGL exam?

The age limit to apply for SSC CGL exam differs for different SSC CGL posts. The minimum age to apply for SSC CGL exam is 18 years.

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