SSC CGL Salary - In-Hand CGL Salary After 7th CPC

What is the SSC CGL salary or pay scale for different posts, is the major factor based on which candidates generally decide the post preferences in the CGL Exam.  The SSC CGL salary varies from a minimum of Rs.18,000 to Rs.2,50,000 (including perks), based on different posts after the 7th Pay Commission. SSC CGL exam is one of the most sought-after exams in India and one major reason for this is the salary provided by the Commission.

Candidates willing to apply for the SSC CGL exam can visit the linked article for more details about the exam.

SSC CGL exam in India is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for ‘Grade B’ and ‘Grade C’ posts. Aspirants willing to apply for the SSC CGL exam in the coming years can get an idea about the SSC CGL salary in this article.

Candidates willing to appear for different exams and posts under the staff selection commission can check other details for the SSC exams at the linked article.

Leave no stone unturned to ace the CGL exam and grab the mentioned SSC CGL Salary along with other benefits! Check the links for assistance- 

Aspirants willing to appear for other examinations can check SSC Preparation for relevant study materials and prep tips.

SSC CGL Post-Wise Salary

After the 7th pay commission, there has been an increment of 3 per cent in the salaries of employees working for different SSC CGL posts. Candidates can check the detailed information on SSC CGL Posts in the given link.

The table below gives details regarding the SSC CGL salary for various posts:

SSC CGL Salary
Post Ministry Grade Pay Salary
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG 4800 Rs.(54,864 – 61,424)
Assistant Central Vigilance Commission 4600 Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Assistant Ministry of Railway 4600 Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Assistant Intelligence Bureau 4600 Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Assistant Ministry of External Affairs 4600 Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Assistant Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services 4600 Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Inspector of Income Tax Central Board of Direct Taxation 4600 Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Inspector (Central Excise) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs 4600 Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Inspector (Preventive Officer) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs 4600 Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Inspector (Examiner) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs 4600 Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation 4200 Rs.(32,667 – 37,119)
Inspector of Posts Department of Post 4200 Rs.(32,667 – 37,119)
Statistical Investigator Gr.II Ministry of Statistics & Prog. Implementation 4200 Rs.(32,667 – 37,119)
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 4600 Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency 4200 Rs.(32,667 – 37,119)
Inspector Income Tax 4600 Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Auditor Offices under CAG 2800 Rs.(27,766 – 31,790)
Auditor Offices under CGDA 2800 Rs.(27,766 – 31,790)
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Offices under CGA 2800 Rs.(27,766 – 31,790)
Senior Secretariat Assistant Central Government Offices 2400 Rs.(24,446 – 28,180)
Tax Assistant Central Board of Direct Taxation 2400 Rs.(24,446 – 28,180)
Tax Assistant Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs 2400 Rs.(24,446 – 28,180)
Compiler Registrar General of India 2400 Rs.(24,446 – 28,180)
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 2400 Rs.(24,446 – 28,180)

The above-mentioned salary is the gross salary for the employees serving at different posts. Apart from the salary, SSC provides various other benefits to its employees, which attracts a lot of aspirants to join the Staff Selection Commission.

For details on the SSC Salary of other exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission, check the link provided. Aspirants applying for various government exams can check the linked article for post-wise salary structure for examination.

Also, candidates can visit the government exams page and know more about other posts and job profiles offering similar designations, pay scale and job profile.

SSC CGL Pay Band

The SSC CGL salary is divided into two pay bands and salary based on the two pay bands is given below:

SSC CGL Pay Scale

Aspirants willing to appear for the next recruitment of the Combined graduate level exam can check SSC CGL Apply Online page linked here for convenience.

SSC CGL Pay Levels

The Staff Selection Commission through CGL exam recruits candidate for total 34 Group B and Group C posts. The salary of candidates depends on the post for which they have been selected and the pay levels they fall under. The table below highlights the SSC CGL Pay Levels and the pay scale for the respective levels.

SSC CGL Pay Levels SSC CGL Pay Scales (in Rs)
4 25,500-81,100
5 29,200-92,300
6 35400-1,12,400
7 44,900-1,42,400
8 47,600-1,51,100

Aspirants who are willing to appear for the next recruitment of CGL examination can check the links important for convenience in understanding the examination.

SSC CGL Salary – Other Allowances

The SSC CGL salary offers other allowance apart from the gross salary which includes, HRA, travel allowances, medical, dearness allowances, etc.

SSC CGL Allowances  – HRA & Travel Allowance

Candidates in SSC CGL are entitled to House Rent Allowances which depends on their place of Posting. HRA shall not be less than Rs. 5400/- pm, Rs. 3600/- pm and Rs.1800/- pm at X, Y & Z class cities respectively.

Same goes for travel allowances admissible to candidates on qualifying the CGL examination. The rate of transport allowance per month various according to the place they are posted.

The table below gives details regarding the HRA and travel allowances for SSC employees posted in different cities:

SSC CGL Salary Allowances
Cities HRA (percentage) Travel Allowances
X (Only 8 urban cities) 24 3600
Y (Towns with population over 5 lakhs) 16 1800
Z (Rural Areas) 8 1800
SSC CGL Allowances – Dearness Allowances
The DA- Dearness Allowance is a cost of living adjustment allowance given to employees of staff selection commission. Currently, the Dearness Allowances admissible is 17% of Basic Pay under the 7th Pay Commission.

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

Candidates enticed by the SSC CGL salary structure who wish to appear for the examination can check the following links to kickstart their preparation.
  1. Tips for Working Professional on SSC CGL Preparation
  2. How to Prepare for SSC CGL in 30 days?
  3. Last one-week study plan for SSC CGL
  4. Last-minute preparation tips for SSC CGL examination.

Aspirants of other examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission can check the following links for assistance-

Check details related to Government exams after 12th in the given link. Also, Candidates can also go through the important government exams for relevant information:

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Frequently Asked Questions – SSC CGL Salary 2021

Q 1. What is the SSC CGL salary offered to a candidate recruited through the CGL examination?

Ans. The SSC Combined Graduate Level salary is different for candidates recruited in different posts.

Q 2. Can I apply for more than one post in 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. What other allowances are given to candidates apart from the SSC CGL salary?

Ans. Candidates on getting shortlisted through SSC CGL exam are admissible to various allowances such as House Rent Allowance (HRA), Travel Allowance (TA) and Dearness Allowance (DA) apart from the regular CGL Salary.

Q 5. What are the pay scales prescribed for SSC CGL qualified candidates?

Ans. The pay scale of the candidates shortlisted in CGL exam depends on the Post they are selected for. The different pay scales being offered to candidates for different posts are:

    • INR 25,500 – 81,100
    • INR 29,200 – 92,300
    • INR 35400 – 1,12,400
    • INR 44,900 – 1,42,400 
    •  INR 47,600 – 1,51,100


  1. I want some information regarding the top most government exams please help me this year I had pass the 12th

    1. Hi Vaibhav,
      Please check the Government exams after 12th for relevant information.

  2. I want complete details about job profile of Junior statistical officer.

    1. Hi Mahesh,
      Check the details of SSC Junior Statistical Officer on SSC CGL Posts page.

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