SSC CGL Posts, Preference & Profile

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC CGL exam. There are various SSC CGL posts for which the SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam is conducted.

In this article, we shall discuss the SSC CGL posts, preferences and job profile for the different posts under the CGL exam. For more information regarding SSC CGL exam, candidates can visit the linked article.

Candidates appointed for different SSC CGL posts have different duties and responsibilities. The salary, designation, qualifications, etc. are different also for each post. 

To know more about other SSC exams candidates can visit the linked article.

SSC CGL Post Descriptions

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CGL exam to recruit candidates into various organizations, departments, offices under the Government of India. It is a national level exam and recruitment to Group B and Group C posts in government departments is done through this exam.

Given below is the list of different posts for which the SSC CGL exam is conducted along with the SSC CGL post description and profile:

SSC CGL Post Department/Ministry Classification of Post
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service, Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, AFHQ Group “B” 
Assistant  Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations  Group “B” 
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group “C” 
Inspector (Central Excise) CBIC Group “B”
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group “B”
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group “B” 
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “B”
Junior Statistical Officer M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation Group “B”
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Registrar General of India Group “B”
Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA Group “C” 
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Departments Group “C”
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks  Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres Group “C” 
Tax Assistant CBDT/ CBIC Group “C”
Upper Division Clerks Government Departments Group “C”

Candidates willing to apply for the upcoming SSC CGL exam can refer to the given links and prepare themselves accordingly. 

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SSC CGL Post-wise Salary

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recruits candidates into various Government Departments and Ministries through the SSC CGL exam and thereby, the employees are liable for a decent salary as per the 7th Pay Commission.

The SSC CGL salary has been discussed in detail in the linked article.

Given below is the pay level for different employees appointed at different SSC CGL posts:

SSC CGL Posts – Salary
Pay Level 8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)
Assistant Audit Officer Assistant Accounts Officer
Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)
Assistant Section Officer  Assistant  Inspector of Income Tax Inspector, (Central Excise)
Inspector (Preventive Officer) Inspector (Examiner) Assistant Enforcement Officer Sub Inspector
Inspector Posts
Pay Level-6 (Rs 35400 to 112400)
Assistant/ Superintendent Divisional Accountant Sub Inspector(NIA) Junior Statistical Officer
Statistical Investigator Grade-II
Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300)
Auditor Accountant Accountant/ Junior Accountant
Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100)
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks  Tax Assistant Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) Upper Division Clerks

Candidates willing to appear for Staff Selection Commission CGL examination can check the following links for relevant details on the same.

SSC CGL Post-Wise Job Profile

candidates preparing for SSC Combined Graduate Level exam must know the what will be their roles and responsibility on being selected for any SSC CGL Post. Hence, the table below highlights the SSC CGL Post-Wise Job Profiles.

SSC CGL Job Profile
SSC CGL Posts SSC CGL Post-Wise Job Description
Assistant Audit Officer Needs to assist audits in government/public sector organisations. Also needs to travel during an inspection.
Assistant Accounts Officer Work includes data entry, processing, and recording transactions. Assisting with audits or fact-checking
Assistant Section Officer It is a desk job and the lowest post in the Central Secretariat Services 
Assistant  Different clerical responsibilities in different departments. Compiling files, reports, keeping track of ongoing cases, etc.
Inspector of Income Tax Assessing Income Tax payable by people or companies. Managing TDS and refund claim
Inspector (Central Excise) Checking if there is any kind of invasion of excise duty, preventing smuggling & assisting raid teams
Assistant Enforcement Officer Preventing forgery and money laundering
Sub Inspector Main responsibility is to gather information and make enquiry and investigations
Inspector Illegal manufacture and transport of opium
Junior Statistical Officer Assisting the Statistical Officer in drafting documents, data entry and tabulation
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Drafting Documents, preparing survey reports, editing and compiling existing data
Auditor Audit expense details of the State Departments
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Passing of various bills, salary allowances, office expenses, pension-related issues
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks  Clerical level post. Requires employee to maintain files & data entry
Tax Assistant Access, modify and verify tax of individual or business
Upper Division Clerks Maintain files, financial documents and accounts

All the SSC CGL posts hold great opportunities in terms of career growth and promotion. Candidates must note that every post under SSC Combined Graduate Level exam offers chances for further growth within the Organisation.

Candidates can also check out the preparation strategies for competitive exams to fine-tune their preparation for SSC CGL exam.

Frequently Asked Questions SSC CGL Posts

Q 1. What is the age limit to apply for SSC CGL exam?

Ans. 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.

Q 2. Can a candidate apply for more than one post for the SSC CGL exam?

Ans. Yes, a candidate can apply for more than just one post for the SSC CGL exam as long as the candidate fulfils the eligibility criteria.

Q 3. Which are the best posts under SSC CGL exam?

Ans. 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
    • Public Finance – K K Andley and Sundaram
    • Assistant Enforcement Officer

Various other posts under SSC CGL exam can be considered by candidates.

Q 4. Can a candidate who has just qualified class 12th examination, apply for the SSC CGL exam?

Ans. No, a candidate must at least possess a Bachelor’s degree to apply for the SSC CGL exam.


  1. Can Graduation final year students apply for ssc cgl?

    1. Hi Praveen,
      The SSC CGL Eligibility criteria in terms of educational qualification say: Candidates must possess Graduation degree in any discipline to appear for the exam. You can check SSC CGL Eligibility page for further clarification.

      Also, check SSC CGL Mock Tests
      SSC CGL Previous Year Question Papers for preparation.

  2. I’ve graduated in hotel management from Madurai Kamraj university. Can I apply for the exams? And when will be the next notification for the SSC CGL exams?

    1. Hi Balagopalan,
      candidates possessing a Graduation degree in any discipline can apply for SSC CGL exam. Currently, SSC CGL 2019 recruitment is under the process. The SSC CGL 2020 notification can be expected to release in the month of September 2020. Keep a track of SSC CGL Notification for regular updates.

  3. if a candidate having bachleors degree from ignou can apply for cgl?

    1. Hi Varsha,
      The commission says that minimum education qualification is a bachelors degree from any government recognised university in any discipline.
      Check SSC CGL eligibility and SSC CGL Notification in detail.

  4. What is the ssc age limit for general in 2020 post wise?

    1. Hi khushboo,
      Minimum age limit to apply for SSC CGL exam is 18 years and for different SSC exams, the age limit criteria are different. Please check the links for clarification.
      SSC CGL Eligibility
      SSC Eligibility

  5. Can an engineering graduate apply for this exam

    1. Hi Manisha,
      Yes, you can apply for the exam as the minimum education qualification required for the SSC CGL exam is Graduation degree from a recognized university. Please check SSC CGL eligibility for detail.

  6. Can you please tell me know about the document verification process, Could a person who cleared his tier III to be dropped just because of some mistakes in the documents? I would like to read whole process.

    1. Hi,
      The SSC Clearly mentions in the notification that if any candidates fail to have proper documents his/her candidature will stand cancelled. Please check the detailed SSC CGL Notification.

  7. which is the best post in ssc cgl

    1. Hi,
      These are the best post in SSC CGL:
      Income Tax Inspector.
      Assistant Section Officer.
      Central Excise Inspector.
      Assistant Audit Officer.
      check SSC CGL Salary for these posts.

  8. What is the qualification required for Asistant Audit Ofiicer through SSC CGL?

    1. Hi,
      Please check SSC CGL eligibility for post-wise qualification details of SSC CGL examination.

  9. what is the syllabus for Income tax inspector

    1. Hi,
      Please check SSC CGL Syllabus in detail on the given link.

  10. Bilal Ahmad Sheikh

    What the nature and venue of SSC exam۔

    1. Hi,
      Please check SSC Exams page for full detail regarding various SSC examinations.

  11. is there any physical test for inspector of income tax?

    1. Hi,
      As per the notification, Posts like Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer), Inspector and Sub-Inspector in CBN, Sub-Inspector in CBI, NIA and UDC in BRO, etc have specific requirement of Physical Standards, Physical Tests and Medical Standards. Candidates must ensure that they fulfil all the requirements of the Posts.

  12. hi,
    i am 18 years old and doing my graduation of 1st year am i eligible to give SSC CGL exam ?
    please let me know.

    1. Hi,
      Candidates with Graduation degree are eligible to apply for the Combined Graduate Level Exam.

  13. Can PH student apply in income tax department?

    1. Hi,
      A person with the following disabilities can apply for income tax inspector –
      OA (One Arm Affected)
      OL (One Leg Affected)
      OAL (One Arm and One leg Affected)
      BL (Both Leg Affected)
      HH (Hearing Handicapped)

  14. I’m a graduate .I have done my BScBEd in CBZ . for which of the cgl post am i eligible?

    1. Hi,
      Please check SSC CGL ELigibility to know the positions you can apply for.

  15. Is there any job for a bca passed student?

    1. Hi,
      Minimum Education requirement for SSc CGL is Graduation pass. Kindly check the detailed SSC CGL Eligibility on the linked page.

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