SSC CGL: Top Posts & Salary Offered

By | November 20, 2017

SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) is one of the most coveted and sought-after examination in India. Various group B level gazetted as well as non gazetted officers are recruited from this selection to serve civil duties in various central departments. While a government job helps building an established career, it is also full of responsibilities. If you are planning to appear for this entrance then make sure your preparations are comprehensive as many graduates appear for this exam and selection process is challenging.

With the 7th pay commission coming in, the salary structure of all government employees has gone up and so have the perks of SSC CGL. The main thing which attracts candidates for SSC CGL are the perks which come with this job. A person who clears this exam has complete job security. Once you are set in job, you will not be fired on the basis of your performance etc. There is no chance that the employee will be dismissed in times of economic depressions.

You can enjoy work life balance as there will be no deliverables on the job to be given in compact timelines or targets to achieve. Government employees get medical benefits as an add on feature. A lump sum amount is given to you after retirement as gratuity which is big help at that time and much needed. You will be given paid leaves to enjoy breaks from day to day routine job. Leave travel allowances are also a part of the perks given to people clearing this exam.

Your social status in the society gets very strong as a gazetted officer and it will give you and your family a feeling of pride. Generally, promotions happen in every 4-5 years.

Clearing SSC CGL is like a dream job for a graduate which gives a very good balance in life in all aspects, be it financial, self-esteem, work-life balance etc.


Top job posts which come under SSC CGL:

  • Assistant Audit Officer

Conduct audits of govt./public sector organizations. Travelling during the inspection.

Salary and Benefits (In INR)

Pay Scale: 9300-34800

Grade Pay: 4800


This is the highest paying job through SSC CGL

Till the time you will be promoted to Sr. Audit Officer, your pay can increase in a considerable amount.

With respect associated there is scope to maintain work-life balance as working hours are fixed, 9:30am to 6:00 pm

  • Inspector (Examiner) (CBEC)

Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) have 2 branches i.e. Customs and Excise. Examiners selected through CGL Exam works in Custom branch of CBEC.

Grade Pay: 4600

Salary in X city: Rs.41022

Salary in Y city: Rs.37604

Salary in Z city: Rs.35890


Uniform job which ensures a lot of power

You will be in charge to give clearances to goods, examine their quality, take samples etc.

  • Income Tax Inspector (CBDT)

This is one of the most popular job through SSC CGL. Great social status and power is associated with this job.

Income Tax Inspector – Salary, Pay Scale and Allowances:

The salary structure of an Income Tax Inspector is as follows.

Pay Scale: Rs. 9,300 – 34,800/-

Grade Pay: Rs. 4,600/-

Initial Pay: Rs. 9,300/-

Total Pay: Rs. 13,900/-


Proper, defined tasks, no extra working hours.

You can expect additional allowances such as:DA on Total Pay above, Transport Allowance, House Rent Allowance(if not provided with quarters), 30 liters petrol, Limited bill for mobile.

  • Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

Job Profile of an assistant is to assist the IFS officers in their day to day work. Assistants do the file work and noting, drafting and communication with the head office in India. Planning and examination of documents to be signed between the nations. Filing and other works related to various MoUs to be signed by ambassadors and ministers. Coordinating between various offices of consulates as well from HQ at Home Nation Promoting friendly relations with the receiving state as also its people, including NRI/PIO

The salary breakdown of an Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs (MEA):

Pay Scale: Rs. 9,300 – 34,800/-, Grade Pay: Rs. 4,600/-


You will be entitled for extra perks like, DA on Total Pay above (around 107%), Transport Allowance (TA), House Rent Allowance (if not provided with quarters), Long Term Care (LTC), NPS Contribution.

Other jobs offered: Inspector (Central Excise) (CBEC), Inspector (Preventive Officer) (CBEC),  Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO), Assistant (Central Vigilance Commission), Assistant in AFHQ, Assistant in Ministry of Railway, Assistant in Intelligence Bureau, Assistant Section Officer (CSS), Sub Inspectors (CBI), Assistant (Other Ministries), Divisional Accountant (CAG), Inspector (Narcotics), Assistant (Other Ministries), Sub Inspector in National investigation Agency (NIA), Statistical Investigator

Inspector (Department of Post), Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) etc.

The aspirants that clear SSC CGL cut-off, get a chance to get these coveted designations. Till now you can be sure that qualifying this exam will prove to be very fruitful for your career ahead. Also, the financial security and social status are key highlights of clearing SSC CGL.

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