SSC CGL Post Preference – What Are The Best SSC CGL Posts?

SSC CGL recruitment lets candidates work in the most influential departments in the Indian government like the CBI, Income Tax, IB, External Affairs, CAG, Narcotics and others. This attracts a lot of candidates looking to work in these departments. Apart from this, the high salaries awarded in these posts are a huge attraction. The average salary of CGL posts range between Rs 25000 and Rs 150000. With more than 30 different post types in SSC CGL Recruitment Notification, it becomes very important for candidates to fill their SSC CGL post preference wisely.

In this blog will take you through the best way to fill your SSC CHL post preference and the factors you should consider while filling preferences. As complete details about each post is vital to choose your suitable SSC CGL Posts, here is an in-depth analysis of all SSC CGL Post Preference that you will come across while filling the form.

SSC CGL Posts 2020

Follow the list below for all SSC CGL 2020 Posts, their code, groups and the department. Information about the group is an important point while filling SSC CHL preferences. In terms of grade, most candidates prefer grade A, followed by B, C and D as the last preference due to the better pay scale.

Group “A” Posts | Pay Band – II Rs.9300-34800 (Pre-Revised)

Post CodePost NameMinistries/Dept./ Offices/ CadreGrade PayAge Limit
FAssistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG4800Not exceeding 30 years
$Assistant Accounts OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG4800Not exceeding 30 years

Group “B” Posts | Pay Band – II Rs.9300-34800 (Pre-Revised)

Post CodePost NameMinistries/Dept./ Offices/ CadreGrade PayAge Limit
AAssistant Section OfficerCentral Secretariat Service460020-30 years
CAssistant Section OfficerIntelligence Bureau4600Not exceeding 30 years
DAssistant Section OfficerMinistry of Railway460020-30 years
EAssistant Section OfficerMinistry of External Affairs460020-30 years
GAssistant Section OfficerAFHQ460020-30 years
HAssistantOther Ministries/ Departments/Organizations460018-30 years
AssistantOther Ministries/ Departments/Organizations460020-30 years
Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries/ Departments/Organizations4600Not exceeding 30 years
IAssistantOther Ministries/ Departments/Organizations4600Not exceeding 30 years
&Assistant/ SuperintendentOther Ministries/ Departments/Organizations4600Not exceeding 30 years
JInspector of Income TaxCBDT4600Not exceeding 30 years
KInspector, (Central Excise)CBEC4600Not exceeding 30 years
LInspector (Preventive Officer)CBEC4600Not exceeding 30 years
MInspector (Examiner)CBEC4600Not exceeding 30 years
NAssistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue4600Up to 30 years
OSub InspectorCentral Bureau of Investigation460020-30 years
PInspector PostsDepartment of Post460018-30 years
QDivisional AccountantOffices under CAG4200Not exceeding 30 years
SInspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics460018-27 years
%Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)4200Up to 30 years

Group “C” Posts | Pay Band – II Rs.9300-34800 (Pre-Revised)

Post CodePost NameMinistries/Dept./ Offices/ CadreGrade PayAge Limit
RJunior Statistical OfficeM/o Statistics & Prog. Implementation4200Up to 32 years

Group “D” Posts | Pay Band – II Rs.9300-34800 (pre-revised)

Post CodePost NameMinistries/Dept./ Offices/ CadreGrade PayAge Limit
TAuditorOffices under C&AG280018-27 years
UAuditorOffices under CGDA280018-27 years
VAuditorOther Ministry/Departments280018-27 years
WAccountantOffices under C&AG280018-27 years
XAccountant/ Junior AccountantOther Ministry/Departments280018-27 years
YSenior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division ClerksCentral Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres240018-27 years
ZTax AssistantCBDT240018-27 years
@Tax AssistantCBEC240020-27 years
#Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics240018-27 years
Not specifiedUpper Division ClerkDte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD)240018-27 years

SSC CGL Posts and Salaries

Filling the post preference is an important step while candidates applying for SSC CGL. Although a lot of candidates are aware of popular posts like the Income Tax Inspector, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Assistant in CBI, etc. The salary of some lesser popular posts will make you reconsider your preferences.

Here is a list of most paying posts and ministries arranged in descending order for your convenience.

SSC cgl post preference

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Salary BracketGroupPosts
Rs. 47,600– Rs.1,51,100AAssistant Audit Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer
Rs. 44900 – Rs. 142400BInspector (Examiner) (CBEC), Income Tax Inspector (CBDT), Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), 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), Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Officer (SFIO), Sub Inspectors (CBI), Assistant (Other Ministries), Divisional Accountant (CAG), Inspector (Narcotics), Assistant (Other Ministries), Inspector (Department of Post)
Rs.9300- Rs. 34,800BStatistical INvestigator
Rs. 35,400– Rs.1,12,400BSub Inspector in the National Investigation Agency (NIA)
Rs.9300 – Rs. 34,800CSub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
Rs. 29200 – Rs.92300CAuditor (C&AG) Auditor (CGDA)

How to Select SSC CGL Post Preference 2020?

SSC CGL post preference allows candidates to apply for a total of 33 posts. Considering the following points before filling post preferences.

  • Posting Location / Vacancies
  • Ministry / Area of Work
  • Salary and Benefits
  • Comfort zone

Let’s discuss them in detail.

Work Place

  • The place of work after the posting can vary from rural area, sub-urban, urban to Metropolitan. If you want to get posted in an urban area or in the capital, then you should give high priority to posts like a court clerk.
  • The postal assistants can be placed from the post office in a rural area to a departmental office in the big city.

Area of Work / Ministry

  • The area you want to work is an important factor. If you wish to work in a particular department of Government offices, then you are required to prioritize the job profiles accordingly.
  • If you are interested in working in the departments like Intelligence Bureau or Central Bureau of Investigation, no wonder these will be your first preferences. Other closely related departments can be your subsequent choices.
  • If you are interested in working with the environment of railways or post then these can be your first preferences.

Salary:- 

  • The salary is an important factor in prioritizing job profiles. The salary for different posts is different.
  • The proper detailed analysis of the amount you will get in hand, grade pay, incentives, perks, and benefits is a must.
  • The Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer posts are of higher salary but your qualification might not be relevant for the post. So if salary is your first priority make sure you give preference to the post where there are no specially required degree/skill is mentioned on the notification.

Personal Preference

  • There can be some personal preferences for a particular job profile.
  • It totally depends on the aspirant to the aspirant that in which type of work-culture, environment he/she wants to work and accordingly should fill the preferences.

SSC CGL Post Preferences (Male and Female)

Based on the factors discussed above and giving and edge to salary and work environment, here is an ideal SSC CGL post preference for both male and female candidates. We at Oliveboard take gender equality very seriously and the preference mentioned below are only indicative. These are also based on historic post preferences given by candidates.

Post NameSSC CGL Post Preferences (Male)SSC CGL Post Preferences (Female)
Assistant Audit Officer13
Assistant Accounts Officer25
Inspector (Examiner) (CBEC)310
Income Tax Inspector (CBDT)411
Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)56
Inspector (Central Excise) (CBEC)69
Inspector (Preventive Officer) (CBEC)723
Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO)817
Assistant (Central Vigilance Commission)920
Assistant in AFHQ1026
Assistant in Ministry of Railway1116
Assistant in Intelligence Bureau1219
Assistant Section Officer (CSS)138
Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Officer (SFIO)1429
Sub Inspectors (CBI)1528
Assistant (Other Ministries)1621
Divisional Accountant (CAG)1712
Inspector (Narcotics)1827
Assistant (Other Ministries)1922
Sub Inspector in National investigation Agency (NIA)2031
Statistical Investigator2118
Inspector (Department of Post)2213
Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)2330
Auditor (C&AG)244
Auditor (CGDA)2524
Auditor (CGA)2625
Tax Assistant (CBEC)271
Tax Assistant (CBDT)282
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (Offices under C&AG)297
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (CGA & others)3014
Senior Secretariat Assistant3115
Compiler (Registrar General of India)3232

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SSC CGL Important Dates

SSC CGL important dates are listed here and will be updated as notified by SSC.

Events Tentative Dates
SSC CGL Notification Date21st December 2020
Online Form submission Start21st December 2020
Last Date to Submit Application25th January 2021
Last Date to Submit Online Fee25th January 2021
Last Date to Submit Offline Fee28th January 2021
SSC CGL 2020 Exam Date: Tier 129th May to 07th June 2021
SSC CGL Tier-1 Answer Key DateJune 2021
SSC CGL Tier 1 Result DateJuly/August 2021
SSC CGL 2020 Exam Date: Tier 2To be Notified Later
SSC CGL Tier 2 Answer Key DateTo Be Notified Later
SSC CGL Tier 2 Result DateTo Be Notified Later
SSC CGL 2020 Exam Date: Tier 3To be Notified Later
SSC CGL Tier 3 Result DateTo be Notified Later
SSC CGL 2020 Exam Date: Tier 4To be Notified Later
SSC CGL Final Result DateTo be Notified Later

This was all from us in this blog, SSC CHL Post Preference. We hope the information provided above will help in filling up post preferences. Stay tuned with Oliveboard for more such updates.

SSC CGL Post Preference FAQs

Which post in SSC CGL require physical test?

Candidates applying for SSC CGL Post of Inspector Or Sub Inspector in (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer) Or CBN must meet the Physical Fitness Standards as prescribed in the official SSC CGL notification.

Which post is best in SSC CGL?

The best posts to get recruited to under the SSC CGL exam are as follows:
1. Income Tax Inspector.
2. Assistant Section Officer.
3. Central Excise Inspector.
4. Assistant Audit Officer.
5. Public Finance
6. Assistant Enforcement Officer.

What should be the post preference in SSC CGL?

We have covered the definitive guide on How to fill the Application for SSC CGL according to top Posts available in our blog SSC CGL Post Preference – What are your best choices?

Which post in SSC CGL has the highest salary?

The highest salary post in SSC CGL is for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)

How posts are allotted in SSC CGL?

The total number of vacancies for the total posts under the SSC CGL examination is approximately 4500 in number. The final selection for the post allotment is made on the basis of the marks obtained in all the tiers. The minimum SSC CGL grade pay is INR 2400 while the maximum is INR 4800.

Which post is best in SSC CGL for female?

Some of the best post in SSC CGL for female are:-
1. Assistant in IB / AFHQ / CVC / Railways / CSS / Other ministries or departments
2. Inspector in CBDT / CBEC / Assistant Enforcement Officer / Preventive Officer
3. Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs
4. Divisional Accountants
5. Inspector of Posts

Is there any physical test in SSC CGL?

There is physical examination for some of the posts of SSC (CGL) exam. So candidates need to be careful while filling their SSC CGL preferences.

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