SSC CGL Salary 2020-21 Check Post Wise In hand Salary after 7th Pay Commission

SSC CGL Salary & Perks 

SSC CGL Salary 2020-21: What is the SSC CGL Salary or pay scale for all posts? It is a major factor for candidates to decide the preference of posts in the CGL examination. With a number of posts under SSC CGL, candidates can get confused about the pay level and post-wise in-hand salary of SSC CGL posts. There are 5 pay level posts namely Level 8, level 7, level 6, level 5 and level 4. The total in-hand SSC CGL salary for each post varies according to its pay level from Rs 25,500 to Rs 1,51,100. Check the in-hand salary and benefits offered to SSC CGL employees in below-given table:-

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Pay Level
of Posts
Gross SSC CGL Salary Range (Approx)
X Cities Y Cities Z Cities
Pay Level-8 70,716 66,908 63,100
Pay Level-7 66,909 63,317 57,925
Pay Level-6 53,514 50,682 46,050
Pay Level-5 44,772 42,436 38,300
Pay Level-4 39,555 37,515 33,675

This post also covers the total in-hand salary with a detailed SSC CGL salary structure, allowances added, and gross salary. Several benefits are also provided to the employees such as HRA, travel allowance, DA, etc. Check out the in-hand SSC CGL salary you will get after getting appointed through SSC CGL after the 7th pay commission.

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SSC CGL Salary: Total Gross & In-hand Salary after 7th Pay Commission

The below table highlights the pay level-wise SSC CGL salary structure and the total in hand salary that one will be getting after getting recruited through SSC CGL 2020-21. The given data contains the approximate value and may vary according to the place of posting & other criteria.

Check out the total SSC CGL salary structure taken by the employees posted under Pay Level 8, Pay level 7, Pay level 6, pay level 5 & pay level 4.

Pay Level
of Posts
Pay Level-8 Pay Level-7 Pay Level-6 Pay Level-5 Pay Level-4
Payscale Rs 47600 to 151100 Rs 44900 to 142400 Rs 35400 to 112400 Rs 29200 to 92300 Rs 25500 to 81100
Grade Pay 4800 4600 4200 2800 2400
Basic pay Rs 47600 Rs 44900 Rs 35400 Rs 29200 Rs 25500
HRA (depending on
the city)
X Cities (24%) 11,424 10,776 8,496 7,008 6,120
Y Cities (16%) 7,616 7,184 5,664 4,672 4,080
Z Cities (8%) 3,808 3,592 2,832 2,336 2,040
DA (Current- 17%) 8,092 7,633 6,018 4,964 4,335
Travel Allowance Cities- 3600, Other Places- 1800
Gross Salary
Range (Approx)
X Cities 70,716 66,909 53,514 44,772 39,555
Y Cities 66,908 63,317 50,682 42,436 37,515
Z Cities 63,100 57,925 46,050 38,300 33,675

Posts under SSC CGL with Pay Level

What are the posts according to the pay level under SSC CGL? 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.

SSC CGL Pay Level-8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)
S.No Name Of Post Ministry Group Grade Pay
1 Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts
Department under C&AG
Group “B”
Gazetted (None
2 Assistant AccountsOfficer Indian Audit &Accounts
Department underC&AG
Group “B”
Gazetted (None


SSC CGL Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)
S.No Name Of Post Ministry Group Grade Pay
3 Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service Group “B” 4600
4 Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau Group “B” 4600
5 Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway Group “B” 4600
6 Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs Group “B” 4600
7 Assistant Section Officer AFHQ Group “B” 4600
8 Assistant Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations Group “B” 4600
9 Assistant Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations Group “B” 4600
10 Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations Group “B” 4600
11 Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group “C” 4600
12 Inspector (Central Excise) CBIC Group “B” 4600
13 Inspector(Preventive Officer)
14 Inspector(Examiner)
15 Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement,
Department of Revenue
Group “B” 4600
16 Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group “B” 4600
17 Inspector Posts Department of Post Group “B” 4600
18 Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “B” 4600


SSC CGL Pay Level 6 (Rs 35400 to 112400)
S.No. Name Of Post Ministry Group Grade Pay
19 Assistant Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations Group “B” 4200
20 Assistant/Superintendent Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations Group “B” 4200
21 Divisional Accountant Offices under C&AG Group “B” 4200
22 Sub Inspector NationalInvestigationAgency (NIA) Group “B” 4200
23 Junior Statistical Officer M/o Statistics &ProgramImplementation. Group “B” 4200
24 Statistical Investigator Grade-II Registrar Generalof India Group “B” 4200


 Post Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300) in CGL
S.No. Name Of Post Ministry Group Grade Pay
25 Auditor Offices under C&AG Group “C” 2800
26 Auditor Other Ministry/Departments Group “C” 2800
27 Auditor Offices under CGDA Group “C” 2800
28 Accountant Offices under C&AG Group “C” 2800
29 Accountant/
Junior Accountant
Other Ministry/Departments Group “C” 2800


CGL Post Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100)
S.No. Name Of Post Ministry Group Grade Pay
30 Senior Secretariat Assistant/
Upper Division Clerks
Central Govt. Offices/
Ministries other than CSCS cadres.
Group “C” 2400
31 Tax Assistant CBDT Group “C” 2400
32 Tax Assistant CBIC Group “C” 2400
33 Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “C” 2400
34 Upper Division Clerks Date. Gen Border Road Organization (MoD) Group “C” 2400

Other Allowances and Benefits provided for Different Post Employees by SSC CGL

House Rent Allowance(HRA)

HRA is provided to the employees to meet their house rent needs. House rent allowance varies according to the city and is classified into 3 categories. HRA shall not be less than Rs. 5400/- pm, Rs. 3600/- pm and Rs.1800/- pm at X, Y & Z class cities respectively.

  • @ 24% of Basic pay for X category of cities
  • @ 16% of Basic Pay for Y category of cities
  • @ 8% of Basic Pay for Z category of cities

HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% & 9% of Basic Pay in X, Y & Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X, Y & Z cities when DA crosses 50%

Dearness Allowance (DA)

The Dearness Allowance is a cost of living adjustment allowance and is currently 17% Of basic Pay under the 7th Pay Commission. The union cabinet has increased the DA to 17% in October 2019.

Transport Allowance (TA)

The rate of transport allowance per month various according to the place you are living in as mentioned below:

  • Employees posted in the cities: Rs.3600
  • Employees posted at all other places: Rs.1800

The above article provided all the information related to the SSC CGL Salary structure. I hope it will be helpful to the aspirants looking forward to applying for the SSC CGL 2020-21.

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Q. What is the Salary Of SSC CGL?
Ans. You can check the below for SSC CGL salary according to pay level:-
Pay Level-8 – X Cities 70,716, Y Cities 66,908, Z Cities 63,100
Pay Level-7 – X Cities 66,909, Y Cities 63,317, Z Cities 57,925
Pay Level-6 – X Cities 53,514, Y Cities 50,682, Z Cities 46,050
Pay Level-5 – X Cities 44,772, Y Cities 42,436, Z Cities 38,300
Pay Level-4 – X Cities 39,555, Y Cities 37,515, Z Cities 33,675

Q. What is the highest salary in SSC CGL?
Ans. The highest salary post in SSC CGL is for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO).
Grade Pay for Assistant Audit officer (AAO)-> 4800
Assistant Audit officer (AAO) Gross Salary Range (Approx)

  • X Cities-> 70,716
  • Y Cities-> 66,908
  • Z Cities-> 63,100
Q. How to crack SSC CGL Exam in First Attempt?
Ans. Here is the strategy and tips that candidates must follow to crack the SSC CGL exam in the first attempt:

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