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About SSC CGL

Posted on :December 11th 2017, 9:21 pm

SSC conducts SSC CGL (Combined graduate level) every year to recruits staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in its Subordinate Offices. SSC CGL Notification 2017 was released on 15th May 2017 and post release of Notification, SSC CGL Recruitment Process started. SSC CGL is considered to be one of the biggest exams to be conducted for graduate students.

We know how much people keep an eye on latest government jobs, especially at the graduate level. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India because of the salary and the power that it offers in the government organization. A lucrative career awaits those who clear the SSC-CGL Exam. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. While a government job helps to build a stable career, it is also loaded with responsibilities.

SSC CGL Post wise Educational Qualification

Serial No. Posts Educational Qualification
1. Assistant Audit/Accounts Officer Essential Qualification: Any bachelor's degree form a recognized University or Institute Desirable Qualification: Chartered Accountant or Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration(Finance) or Masters in Business Economics
2. Statistical Investigator Grade - II Bachelor's degree form a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% marks in mathematics at XII Class. or Any Bachelor degree with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level
3. All Other Posts Any bachelor's degree from a recognized University or Institute

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2017: Upper Age Limit

Group Posts Department Age Limit
A Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts officer Indian Audit & Accounts & CAG 30 years
B Assistant Section Officer CSS/MEA/Railway/IB / AFHQ/ other Ministries 20-30 years
Income Tax Inspector Excise Inspector Preventive Officer Examiner Asst. Enforcement Officer Inspector of Posts CBDT/ CBEC/Revenue Dept./ Dept. of Posts 30 years
Inspector Narcotics 18-27 Years
Assistant/Superintendent Other Ministries 30 years
Sub Inspector NIA 30 years
Divisional Accountant CAG 30 years
Assistant Other Ministries 18-27 years
C Junior Statistical Officer M/o of Statistics & Prog. Implementation 32 years
D Tax Assistant CBEC 20-27 years
Tax Assistant CBDT 18-27 years
Auditor CAG/CGDA/Other departments 18-27 years
Sub Inspector Narcotics 18-27 years

SSC CGL Eligibility 2017: Age Relaxation

Category Years
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
Physically Handicapped (PH) 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years
Ex-serviceman (General) 3 years
Ex-serviceman (OBC) 6 years
Ex-serviceman (SC/ST) 8 years

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria for Physical Fitness

(1) For the Post of Excise Inspector/ Examiner/Preventive Officer/Inspector & Sub-Inspector in Narcotics.

Gender Weight Height Chest
Male - 157.5 cms (Height relaxation by 5 cms in case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes ) 81 cm (with a minimum expansion of 5cms)
Female 48 Kg (Relaxation in Weight by 2 Kgs. for Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese and Members of Scheduled Tribes). (152 cms Height relaxation by 2.5 cms in case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes)  
Physical Test
Gender Walking Cycling
Male 1.6 KMs in 15 minutes 8 KMs in 30 minutes
Female 1 KM in 20 minutes 3 KMs in 25 minutes

(2) For the Post of Sub- Inspector in Central Bureau of Investigation.

Gender Height Chest Vision
Male 165 cms Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals : 5 cms 76 cms (with expansion) Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye. Near vision: 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye.
Female 150 cms Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals : 5 cms - -

(3) For the Post of Sub- Inspector in National Investigation Agency.

Gender Height Chest Vision
Male 170 cms Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals : 5 cms 76 cms (with expansion) Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye. Near vision: 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye.
Female 150 cms Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cms - -

NOTE : For the post of Inspector Central Excise, Examiner and Preventive Officer, as per CBEC's letter No. C-18013/23/2013-Ad II B dated 20.11.2013, persons with disabilities will have to meet the physical standards
i.e. Height, Chest and Weight prescribed for the post of Inspectors, Central Excise, Examiner and Preventive Officer in CBEC. However, for orthopedically disabled candidates the following relaxation in Physical Test is allowed

Job Profile

Here Examclear team discuss details each SSC CGL post to help you decide that exactly which post is suitable for you. This is very important because your career path is based on it.

01. Assistant Section Officer (CSS)- CSS is considered to be one of the best "Assistant" jobs offered by SSC CGL.

Job Location- Delhi

Job Profile- Your work profile will normally include clerical work like completing files and making reports. As an ASO (Assistant Section Officer), you need to maintain the link between Parliament and the Central Secretariat, especially when it comes to the handling of Parliament Questions, Assurances Government Bills.

Serial No. About Job Job Profile Job Location Career Path Grade Pay
1 Assistant Section Officer (CSS) - CSS is considered to be one of the best "Assistant" jobs offered by SSC CGL. Your work profile will normally include clerical work like completing files and making reports. As an ASO (Assistant Section Officer), you need to maintain the link between Parliament and the Central Secretariat, especially when it comes to the handling of Parliament Questions, Assurances & Government Bills. Delhi    
2 Assistant (Central Vigilance Commission) - Assistant in Central Vigilance Commission is a Group B, Non-Gazetted Post. You will be mostly be confined to a desk job. You will be given work similar to a clerk. Limited to Tier 1Cities No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order :
1. Sectional officer, in about 7-8 years.
2. Under secretary
3. Deputy Secretary
4. Director
4600
3 Assistant Section Officer (Central Vigilance Commission) - Posting - CVC HQ in Delhi Your work profile will normally include clerical work like completing files and making reports and putting them up to the higher authorities who are generally grouped A officers. CVC HQ in Delhi No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order :
1. Sectional officer, in about 7-8 years.
2. Under secretary
3. Deputy Secretary
4. Director
4600
4 Assistant Section Officer (Railway Ministry) The job profile of assistant in railway ministry is more clerical but in terms of grade it is above upper division clerk (UDC). Anywhere in India No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order :
1. Sectional officer, after 7-8 years and after 5-6 years if you clear dept. exam,
2. Under secretary,
3. Deputy Secretary,
4. Director
4600
5 Assistant Section Officer (External Affairs) Very Responsible work is given and MEA also gives training to the whole ASO batch for about two weeks in Foreign Service Institute. India and Foreign 1st promotion in 15-17 years (without clearing dept. exam), or about 8 years (if clear dept. exam). 4600
6 Assistant Audit Officer (Under C & AG) - Only gazetted post offered through SSC CGL Exam. Performing the audit of various government offices and government-owned corporations. Sometimes you may also get a field job. Anywhere in India Not Defined Anywhere AO, Senior AO, DAG 4800
7 Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ) - it comes under the ministry of defense, you would be entitled to benefits provided to those in armed forces. AFHQ is an Office job where you need to assist the section officer in imparting his duties of management, distribution & coordination of work to staff. Posting in Armed Forces Headquarters in Delhi. No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order :
1. Section Officer, After 4 years,
2. Deputy Director, After 6 years
3. Joint Director, After 5 years,
4. Director, After 5 years,
5. Principal Director.
4600
8 Assistant (Other Ministries) File work. Hectic/Relaxing Job- Desk job. Mostly Delhi (There are few other organizations under Govt. of India such as Dept. of Personnel & Training, Parliamentary Affairs, Election Commission etc., where these assistants would be posted) Promotion Order :
1. Sectional officer,
2. Under secretary,
3. Deputy Secretary.
4600
9 Inspector of Income Tax (CBDT) - Income Tax Inspector is a grade C post. Job profile includes assessing, verifying, processing IT records of individuals & business concerns etc., They would also be a part of teams conducting raids. Anywhere in India 1st promotion after completing 8 years of service and clearing dept. exam.
Promotion Order :
1. Income Tax Officer
2. Assistant Commissioner
3. Deputy Commissioner
4. Commissioner
4600
10 Inspector (Central Excise) CBEC - Central Excise Inspector works in CBEC(Central Board of Excise and Customs) The duty of this person is to Inspect the taxes/returns filed by companies, verify the correctness of claims submitted, process the data, maintain records etc., Some field visits may be necessary but overall, it is highly respected job among business owners & public. Anywhere in India 1st promotion after completing 8 years of service and clearing dept. exam.
Promotion Order :
1. Superintendent
2. Assistant Commissioner
3. Deputy Commissioner
4. Commissioner
4600
11 Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC - As the name suggests, the officer will be in charge of gathering information & acting based on that information to prevent malpractice. The inspector may also have to report during night time for certain operations. Posting will be mostly in cities that have ports/airports (Chennai, Cochin, Kolkata & Mumbai). Documentation and examining imported and exported goods. Port/Airport

First promotion after 8 year of service and clearing dept. exam.

Promotion Order :
1. Superintendent
2. Assistant Commissioner
3. Deputy Commissioner
4. Commissioner

4600
12 Inspector (Examiner) CBEC - Examiner post is considered a very good post. The work is limited to examining of items & verifying whether appropriate taxes have been levied on goods moving in & out of the port. Mostly in coastal regions.

Faster promotion and 1st promotion after completing 3 years of service.
Promotion Order:

1. Appraiser,
2. Assistant Commissioner,
3. Deputy Commissioner,
4. Commissioner

4600
13 Assistant Enforcement Officer (Department Of Revenue) - Assistant Enforcement Officer post is similar to the inspector. Job profile is similar to that of an inspector job that involves inspecting, preventing & arresting those into money laundering/ forgery etc. Posting will be only in enforcement directorate offices located at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Guwahati, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Madurai, Nagpur, Patna, Srinagar and Varanasi only. No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order :
1. Enforcement Officer
2. Assistant Director
3. Deputy Director
4. Director
4600
14 Sub-Inspector (CBI) - CBI(Crime branch investigation) doesn’t require any introduction as it is one of the most respected organizations in India & an SI also commands an equal amount of respect. This job is similar to that of state police but CBI have more powers to investigate anti­-corruption cases and other conventional crimes. Anywhere in India

No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order :


1. Inspector, After minimum 5 years
2. Deputy Superintendent, After 10-12 years
3. Superintendent, After 5-7 years,
4. Senior Superintendent

4200
15 Inspector of post (Dept. of Post) - This person is responsible for acquiring & promoting business growth for post offices that come under his/ her control. He/ She may have to travel but allowances shall be provided. There could be some slight pressure to showcase performance. Managing Anywhere    
16 Divisional Accountant (Under C AG) - Posted in offices located in various Indian cities that come under CAG. Normally seated in public works department of a state thereby auditing the expenses of works/ projects carried out by that state government. They sent reports to CAG head office which points out the malpractices if any. No or very less travel. Statistical Investigator Chief accountant or financial advisor to above-mentioned offices and scrutinizing, passing of various bills of the above-mentioned offices. The transfer will be in the same state where you are posted in the beginning.There may be a mutual transfer. In zones of government departments like PWD, officesIrriOffices, Public Health Office etc.

Promotion Order:

1. Divisional Account Officer II,
2. Divisional Account Officer I,
3. Sr. Divisional Account Officer.

4200
17 Junior Statistical Officer (Statistics) - Data Collection, Data Compilation, Data Processing, Conducting different Surveys for various govt. initiatives. Maximum of postings come under National Sample Survey Office (NSSO).    
18 Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) - Keep a check on the cultivation of opium poppy, Conduct periodic checks in companies, Monitor any smuggling of banned drugs, Local travel is part of the job. Job location would be mostly in North India & local travel shall be part of the job. Maximum posting will be done in MP, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Anywhere in India

Promotion Order:

1. Superintendent of Narcotics,
2. Assistant Narcotics Commissioner,
3. Deputy Narcotics Commissioner,
4. Narcotics Commissioner.

4600
19 Auditor (Under C & AG) -- Comptroller and Auditor General of India Audit and paperwork State Capitals

Promotion Order :

1. Senior Auditor, After 3 years of service,
2. AAO, After 2 years of service and clearing dept. exam.

2800
20 Auditor (Under CGDA) - Controller General of Defence Accounts. Auditing of accounts of army and air force. Posting at Various defense offices/Headquarters.

Promotion Order :

1. Senior Auditor, After 3 years of service,
2. AAO, After 2 years of service and clearing dept. exam.

2800
21 Auditor (Under CGA & Others) - CGA ­ Controller General of Accounts. Clerical Job Posted in Pay & Account offices under various ministries.

Promotion Order :

1. Senior Auditor, After 3 years of service,
2. AAO, After 2 years of service and clearing dept. exam.

2800
22 Accountant/Jr. Accountant (Under C & AG) - Many vacancies & state postings are available. A lot of paperwork, organizations field visit, auditing of different organizations. State Capitals

Promotion Order :

1. Senior Accountant (After 3 years),
2. Assistant Accounts Officer (After AAO exam),
3. Principal Accounts Officer (15 years after AAO),
4. Senior Accounts Officer.

2800
23 Accountant/Jr. Accountant (Under CGA & Others) - The No. of posts is less compared to CAG. Mainly Clerical, Passing of various bills, salary allowances, office expenses, Dealing with pensions and GPF matters, Receipts and Payments accounting of Civil Ministries, Peaceful work.. If appointed in any ministry or other central govt. organization, job location will be in Delhi.

Promotion Order :

1. Senior Accountant (After 3 years),
2. Assistant Accounts Officer (After AAO exam),
3. Principal Accounts Officer (15 years after AAO),
4. Senior Accounts Officer.

2800
24 Senior Secretariat Assistant (Central govt. offices) - Also known as upper division clerk in various government offices. Clerical job and Managing RTI Replies. Delhi and Various government offices mostly in capitals.   2400
25 Tax Assistant (CBDT) - Central Board of Direct Taxation CBEC The duties of Tax Assistants (TA) in both these boards are more like that of a desk officer. The TA`s are supposed to asses, verify, modify any data related to taxes of an individual or business concern (in the case of CBDT). Assessment of the income tax of various departments and firms. Anywhere in India.

Promotion Order :

1. Senior Tax Assistant (3 years),
2. Excise Inspector (3-4 years),
3. Superintendent/Appraiser,
4. Assistant Commissioner,
5. Deputy Commissioner,
6. Joint Commissioner,
7. Additional Commissioner of Income Tax.

2400
26 Tax Assistant (CBEC) - CBEC ­ Central Board of Excise and Customs The duty of Tax Assistants (TA) is more like that of a desk officer. Anywhere in India.

Promotion Order :

1. Senior Tax Assistant (3 years),
2. Excise Inspector (3-4 years),
3. Superintendent/Appraiser,
4. Assistant Commissioner,
5. Deputy Commissioner,
6. Joint Commissioner,
7. Additional Commissioner of Income Tax.

2400
27 Compiler (Registrar General Of India) - We have tried to give an overview of the post functions. Desk job, Check 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. Compilers are posted in Statistical division.   2400
28 Sub-Inspector (Narcotics) - Job shall have frequent travels to ensure no entry of narcotic drugs into the state border. The work is similar to that of an inspector expect this person has to do more of field work than him. Frequent travels to ensure no entry of narcotic drugs into the state border. State Borders Promotion Order : 1. Superintendent of Narcotics,
2. Assistant Narcotics Commissioner,
3. Deputy Narcotics Commissioner,
4. Narcotics Commissioner.
4600
29 Sub-Inspector (NIA) - The NIA(National investigation agency) is the agency that leads investigations in terrorism & other national security related issues. They have offices in each state but initial posting could be mostly in Delhi. The Job of SI in NIA involves lot of travel, collecting evidence from sites, gather intelligence inputs regarding terrorists etc. Mostly Delhi Senior posts are occupied by IPS officers. So rising very high in promotions not possible unless you are lucky.
Promotion Order :
1. Inspector, After minimum 5 years,
2. Deputy Superintendent
3. Superintendent
4200