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How to Become an Assistant Audit Officer in CAG?

Assistant Audit Officer is a top-level gazetted Group B post under the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. It is one of the most desired government jobs in India with a high pay scale, perks and benefits. Many people wonder the process to get selected as the Assistant Audit Officer and get the job of their dreams. How to become an Assistant Audit officer in CAG? Know about all the details and selection procedure along with eligibility criteria, job profile and salary of AAO.

How to Become an Assistant Audit Officer?

In order to become an Assistant Audit Officer, you must appear for the SSC CGL examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission all across the country. The examination consists of 4 tiers and is a tough nut to crack by many government job aspirants.

Name Of Post Assistant Audit Officer
Exam Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Ministry Indian Audit & Accounts
Department under C&AG
Group Group “B”
Gazetted (None
Ministerial)
Grade Pay 4800
Pay Level Pay Level 8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)
Selection Process SSC CGL examination containing 4 Tiers

Assistant Audit Officer Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the SSC CGL examination to get the post of AAO, you must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

Assistant Audit Officer Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University OR
  • Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/ Masters in Business Studies
  • During the period of probation direct recruits shall have to qualify the “Subordinate Audit/ Accounts Service Examination” in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

Age Limit for Assistant Audit Officer:

The age limit of the general category must not exceed 30 years. However, there is age relaxation for other categories as given below:

S.No Category Age Relaxation
1 OBC 3 years
2 ST/SC 5 years
3 PH + Gen 10 years
4 PH + OBC 13 years
5 PH + SC/ST 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 years
7 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years
8 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years

SSC CGL Salary: Check Post Wise Salary Structure

Assistant Audit Officer Selection Process

The selection process of Assistant Audit Officer consists of the SSC CGL examination with 4 Tiers as given below. You must clear the cut off marks for each Tier to qualify for the next. There will be negative marking. To check the detailed exam pattern- CLICK HERE

Tier Type Of Exam Mode Of Exam Total Marks Subjects
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based Mode (Online) 200
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning – 50 marks
  • General Awareness – 50 marks
  • Quantitative Aptitude- 50 marks
  • English Comprehension- 50 marks
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based Mode (Online) 600
  • Quantitative abilities -200 marks
  • English Language and Comprehension -200 marks
  • General Studies (Finance & Economics) – 200 marks
Tier-III Descriptive Exam Pen & Paper Mode (Offline) 100 Essay & Letter
Tier IV Document Verification

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How to apply for Assistant Audit Officer in CAG?

You can apply for Assistant Audit Officer only when SSC will release the CGL notification.

  • To apply for the Assistant Audit Officer, you must do one-time registration on the official website of SSC at http://ssc.nic.in.
  • You will be provided with the login credentials containing the registration number and password.
  • Login with the details and apply online for the SSC CGL exam, whenever the notification will release.

Assistant Audit Officer in CAG: Salary & Job profile

The job profile of an assistant audit officer includes helping the Audit Officer or Senior Audit Officer to conduct various departmental audits of government organization. The total in-hand salary of the Assistant Audit officer will be up to Rs 70,000 in X cities. Check out the total salary details given below:

Pay Level of Posts Pay Level-8
Payscale Rs 47600 to 151100
Grade Pay 4800
Basic pay Rs 47600
HRA (depending on
the city)
X Cities (24%) 11,424
Y Cities (16%) 7,616
Z Cities (8%) 3,808
DA (Current- 17%) 8,092
Travel Allowance Cities- 3600, Other Places- 1800
Gross Salary
Range (Approx)
X Cities 70,716
Y Cities 66,908
Z Cities 63,100

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