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SSC CGL Post Preference: Check Grade Pay, Perks and Career Growth

To make it easier for aspirants to understand the various posts recruited from SSC CGL, the posts have been categorized according to the pay level. Check the distribution of posts according to the Payscale, carrer growth and perks in the post below

Staff Selection Commission has released the result of the SSC CGL Tier 1 2020 recruitment exam that was conducted form 3rd March to 9th March 2020. A total of 9,78,103 candidates appeared in the said examination for 8582 Vacancies. 1,25,279 candidates have qualified for the Tier 2 exam which will be conducted from 12th to 15th October 2020.  To help the candidates in deciding their post preference we are providing the detailed criteria that candidates must keep in mind before choosing their post preferences

SSC CGL Post Preference: SSC CGL Post Preference 2020?

For the prioritization of SSC CGL post preferences candidates must be aware of the following aspects.

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SSC CGL Post Preference: Grade Pay

To make it easier for aspirants to understand the various posts recruited from SSC CGL, the posts have been categorized according to the pay level. Check the distribution of posts according to the Level and Payscale.

  • Group A Posts
Post Name Ministries/Dept./ Offices/ Cadre Offices/ Cadre Classification Grade Pay Age Limit
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Group A- Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800 Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Group A- Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800 Not exceeding 30 years
  • Group B Posts
Post Name Ministries/Dept./ Offices/ Cadre Grade Pay Age Limit
Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service 4600 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway 4600 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs 4600 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer AFHQ 4600 20-30 years
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations 4600 18-30 years
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations 4600 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant/ Superintendent Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue 4600 Up to 30 years
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation 4600 20-30 years
Inspector Posts Department of Post 4600 18-30 years
Divisional Accountant Offices under CAG 4200 Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 4600 18-27 years
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) 4200 Up to 30 years
  • Group C Posts
Post Name Ministries/Dept./ Offices/ Cadre Grade Pay Age Limit
Junior Statistical Office M/o Statistics & Prog. Implementation 4200 Up to 32 years
  • Group D Posts
Post Name Ministries/Dept./ Offices/ Cadre Grade Pay
Auditor Offices under C&AG 2800
Auditor Offices under CGDA 2800
Auditor Other Ministry/Departments 2800
Accountant Offices under C&AG 2800
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/Departments 2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres 2400
Tax Assistant CBDT 2400
Tax Assistant CBEC 2400
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 2400
Upper Division Clerk Deputy Gen Border Road Organization (MoD) 2400

SSC CGL Post Preference: Work Nature & Career Growth

Post Name Nature of Work Career Growth
Assistant Audit Officer The AAO will have to coordinate with the Audit Officer/ Sr. Audit Officer in conduction of financial audits, performance audits, and compliance audits. Senior AO, DAG
Assistant Accounts Officer Working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department under Controller and Auditor General (CAG). You will be undertaking a diverse role, such as assisting the senior officials and reporting them of the department’s finances. Senior AAO
Inspector (Examiner) (CBEC) Clerical or file related work, Examination of items, Tax verification in and out of the port Appraiser, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner
Income Tax Inspector (CBDT) Verifying, individual IT records processing, assessing, business concerns, participating in raids, etc. Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner
Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Mostly administration work typing, reports compiling, email, calls, event updating, file maintenance, etc. st promotion in 15-17 years (without clearing dept. exam), or about 8 years (if clear dept. exam).
Inspector (Central Excise) (CBEC) Taxes/returns inspection filed by companies, clarifying the authority of the submitted claims, data processing, record maintenance, etc. Superintendent, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner
Inspector (Preventive Officer) (CBEC) Gathering of information and subsequent action based on it to prevent malpractice. Superintendent, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner
Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO) Field job that includes inspecting, preventing, arresting those into money laundering/ forgery, etc. Enforcement Officer, Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Director
Assistant (Central Vigilance Commission) Updating the case files, liaison with the respective departments, collecting the required data and information, maintenance of records, etc. Sectional officer, in about 7-8 years, Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Director
Assistant in AFHQ The job is an indoor one in which you need to assist the section officer to impart his duties of management, coordination of work to staff and distribution. Section Officer after 4 years, Deputy Director after 6 years, Joint Director after 5 years, Director after 5 years, Principal Director
Assistant in Ministry of Railway Clerical but above upper division clerk (LDC). Good perks such as free & discounted railway pass for travelling anywhere in India, Considered one of the most favourite posts. Sectional officer after 7-8 years and after 5-6 years if you clear dept. exam, Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Director
Assistant in Intelligence Bureau Data-oriented work (90 per cent computer work) in the intelligence bureau. No fixed time for promotion.
Order of promotion: Sectional officer,Undersecretary, Deputy Secretary
Assistant Section Officer (CSS) Desk job Appointed in various ministries. Required to prepare notes, reports, etc. No fixed time for promotion.
Order of promotion: Section Officer after 5 years by taking dept. exam and after 10 years by the usual process, Under Secretary after completing 4 years of service, Deputy Secretary based on performance & vacancies
Director, rarely possible for SSC entrants.
Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Officer (SFIO) Assistants perform crucial office work in the Serious Fraud Investigation Offices. They are not in charge of the investigation but have to maintain detailed records about each aspect of investigations that the office is conducting.
Sub Inspectors (CBI) The job of an SI is analogous to the post of state police. But, CBI under the central govt. has more authority and power to examine cases and investigations. The job profile is extremely challenging involving various kinds of risks and the candidate has to deal with work pressure. No fixed time for promotion.
Order of promotion: Inspector after minimum 5 years, De-Superintendent after 10-11 years, Superintendent, Senior Superintendent
Assistant (Other Ministries) Posted with organizations under the public sector such as Dept. of Personnel & Training, Election Commission, Parliamentary Affairs, etc. Sectional officer, Undersecretary, Deputy Secretary
Divisional Accountant (CAG) Desk job. Auditing expenses of works/ projects carried out by the state government. Divisional Account Officer II, Divisional Account Officer I, Sr. Divisional Account Officer
Inspector (Narcotics) Keeping a track of opium poppy cultivation in India, conduction periodical/regular checks in companies to make sure they are used wisely and not for illegal purposes. They also have the role of monitoring imports/ exports for smuggling activities. Superintendent of narcotics, Assistant Narcotics Commissioner, Deputy Narcotics Commissioner, Narcotics Commissioner
Assistant (Other Ministries) Posted with organizations under the public sector such as Dept. of Personnel & Training, Election Commission, Parliamentary Affairs, etc. Depending upon the department you get posted
Sub Inspector in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) The job profile of SI in NIA involves a lot of activities like collecting of evidence, involving artificial intelligence techniques, examining issues minutely to get hold of the root. Workload post a terrorist activity can lead to increased work pressure. No fixed time for promotion.
Order of promotion: Inspector after a minimum of 5 years, Deputy Superintendent after 10-12 years, Superintendent after 5-7 years, Senior Superintendent
Statistical Investigator A mix of office & field job. Requires statistics degree, data collection and processing to gather useful information for the government to implement schemes. Promotions are very slow.
Promotion Order: Senior Statistical Officer, Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Director
Inspector (Department of Post) Responsible for acquiring & promoting business growth for post offices that come under his/ her control. Assistant Superintendent, Senior Superintendent
Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) Keep a track of opium poppy cultivation in India, conduction of periodical/regular checks in companies to make sure they are used wisely and not for illegal purposes. They also have the role of monitoring imports/ exports for smuggling activities. Superintendent of Narcotics, Assistant Narcotics Commissioner, Deputy Narcotics Commissioner, Narcotics Commissioner
Auditor (C&AG) To prepare the audit expense reports of the State Dept. (C&AG) Senior Auditor, AAO
Auditor (CGDA) To prepare the audit expense reports of the State Dept. (C&AG) Senior Auditor, AAO
Auditor (CGA) To prepare the audit expense reports of the State Dept. (C&AG) Senior Auditor, AAO
Tax Assistant (CBEC) To assist the higher-level officers, work for goods and services with periodic admin work. Senior Tax Assistant (3 years), Excise Inspector (3-4 years), Superintendent/Appraiser, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Joint Commissioner, Additional Commissioner of Income Tax
Tax Assistant (CBDT) To assist the higher-level officers, work for goods and services with periodic admin work. Senior Tax Assistant (3 years), Excise Inspector (3-4 years), Superintendent/Appraiser, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Joint Commissioner, Additional Commissioner of Income Tax
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (Offices under C&AG) The job is a desk job involving responsibilities like cross-checking the stated facts, figuring out the mistakes or wrong statements of the facts, etc. Senior Accountant after 3 years, Assistant Accounts officer after AAo exam, Principal Accounts Officer after 15 years, Senior Account Officer
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (CGA & others) Mainly Clerical Passing of various bills, salary allowances, office expenses, Dealing with pensions and GPF matters, Receipts and Payments accounting of civil ministries. Senior Accountant after 3 years, Assistant Accounts officer after AAo exam, Principal Accounts Officer after 15 years, Senior Account Officer
Senior Secretariat Assistant Checking facts, identify errors, draw attention to previous cases or rules and regulations on the subject, clearly bring out the question under consideration and suggest a course of action
Compiler (Registrar General of India) The compilers are posted in the department of Statistical division. They are in charge of compiling different pieces of information collected from various sources.

SSC CGL Post Preference: Perks

  • Medical Facilities: You will become a member of the Central Government Health Scheme and that will give you the benefit of free treatment in almost all leading hospitals in the country.
  • Gratuity Benefit: You will be given the benefit of gratuity from the government. This will help save money for a better future.
  • National Pension Scheme: A person will get membership of NPS scheme once he will become a part of the government and he will be given a PRAN card. Under this scheme, a certain percentage of salary will be deducted and set as a contribution towards NPS and the amount is contributed by the employer.
  • Paid leave Benefits: You will be entitled to get casual leaves, privilege leaves, medical leaves, etc. A person will be given full payment even if he is ill.
  • Transport Allowance: An employee will be given transportation charges to and fro from office.
  • Mobile Bill Payment: For some posts,  candidates are given free SIM card and they are entitled to get a certain amount every month.

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