SSC CGL AAO Notification 2023, Check Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern and Cut Off

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SSC CGL AAO Notification 2023

Staff Selection Commission released the recruitment notification for the post of Assistant Audit/Account Officer on 3rd April 2023. The Tier 1 examination was conducted successfully from the 14th to the 27th of July 2023. Candidates who are willing to attain the position of AAO in the Government Department/Ministries must be aware of the recruitment process in detail. This blog will provide you with all the details of the SSC CGL AAO 2023.

SSC CGL AAO Notification 2023 – PDF Download

Candidates can get a detailed description of each aspect from the official notification of the SSC CGL 2023. We have mentioned below the direct link to download the notification for all aspiring candidates.

SSC CGL AAO Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are interested in the position of Assistant Audit/Account Officer must be well aware of the eligibility criteria. These criteria need to be fulfilled by the candidates in order to be eligible for the examination. We have mentioned below the detailed eligibility criteria for all the candidates.


  • Minimum Age Limit: 18 years
  • Upper Age Limit: 30 years

Candidates should not exceed 30 years of age.

SSC CGL AAO Educational Qualification

  • Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant Cost & Management Accountant Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce Master in Business Studies or Master in Business Administration (Finance) or Master in Business Economics.
  • During the period of probation direct recruits shall have to qualify for the “Subordinate  Audit/   Accounts   Service   Examination” in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant  Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer.

SSC CGL AAO Exam Pattern

Candidates preparing to appear for the examination must be aware of the exam pattern. The examination consists of Two Tiers and the final merit list is released after the completion of both tiers. We have mentioned below the exam pattern for Tier 1 and Tier 2.

SSC CGL AAO Tier 1 Exam Pattern

SubjectQuestionsMaximum Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
General English2550
General Awareness2550

Note: Total Duration of Tier 1 Exam is 60 minutes

SSC CGL AAO Tier 2 Exam Pattern

In this phase, two exams are conducted on the same day, the details of the Tier-II exams are listed below. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of the overall performance of candidates in the Tier-II Examination only. Total time duration is 2 hours 15 minutes for Paper – 1 and 2 hours for Paper 3.

Paper SessionSectionSubjectQuestionsMarks
II (2 hours and 15 minutes)I (1 hour )Module I – Mathematical abilities Module II – Reasoning and General Intelligence3030Total – 6060 x 3= 180
  II (1 hour )Module I – English Language ComprehensionModule II – General Awareness4525
Total = 70
70 x 3 =210
  III (15 minutes)Module – I – Computer Knowledge module2020 x 3 = 60
 II (15 minutes)IIIModule – II : Data Entry Speed TestOne data entry task 
III2 hours General Studies (Finance & Economics)100 100 x 2= 200

SSC CGL AAO Syllabus

We have mentioned below the detailed Paper III Syllabus of Tier 2 for the SSC CGL AAO 2023.

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks):

Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:

  • Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic Concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Basic Concepts of Accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, Ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organizations Accounts, Receipts and Payments, and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self-Balancing Ledgers.

Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)

  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India –Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.
  • Finance Commission- Role and functions.
  • Basic Concept of Economics and Introduction to Micro Economics: Definition, scope, and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve.
  • Theory of Demand and Supply: Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behavior- Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.
  • Theory of Production and Cost: Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
  • Forms of Market and Price Determination in Different Markets: Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition, and Oligopoly and Price determination in these markets.

Indian Economy:

  • Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectorsRole of Agriculture, Industry, and Services problems and growth.
  • National Income of India- Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
  • Population size, rate of growth, and its implication on economic growth.
  • Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes, and incidence of unemployment.
  • Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.
  • Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation, and Disinvestment.

Money and Banking:

  • Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
  • Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance.

*Questions in Paper III will be of Graduation Level.


SSC CGL AAO Cut Off 2023 will be released after Tier 2. Candidates will be able to download the cut-off from the official website of the SSC once it is released. We will also update you with the SSC CGL AAO Cut-Off 2023 once it is released officially. Till then, candidates can check the previous year’s cut-off to have a better understanding.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut Off- 2022

We have mentioned below the SSC CGL Cut off for 2022. Candidates can take a look at the previous year’s cut-off to analyze the cut-off trend.

OBC 152.92049
SC 137.54533
PWD- Others72.79273

SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut Off 2020-2021

The SSC CGL for the 2020-201 cycle was conducted in four tiers. We have mentioned below the cut-off for the AAO/ACO of Tier 1.

PWD- Others95.12633

SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut Off 2019-2020

We have mentioned below the cut-off for the AAO/ACO of Tier 1.

PWD- Others83.70627

SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut Off 2018-2019

We have mentioned below the cut-off for the AAO/ACO of Tier 1.

PWD- Others

SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut-Off 2017

We have mentioned below the cut-off for the AAO/ACO, JSO, and remaining posts of Tier 1.

PWD- Others

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SSC CGL AAO Notification 2023 – Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1 When will the SSC CGL AAO Tier 2 2023 be conducted?

Ans. SSC CGL AAO Tier 2 2023 will be conducted on 25th, 26th, and 27th October 2023.

Q.2 What is the SSC CGL AAO Age Limit?

Ans. Canddiates must not exceed the age limit of 30 years.

Q.3 What is the SSC CGL AAO Syllabus 2023?

Ans. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus for the post of Assistant Audit Officer in this blog.


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