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.
- Salary and Benefits
- Duties/ Working Conditions
- Posting Areas/ Vacancies
- Growth/ Promotion.
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|
|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|
|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.