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SSC CGL 2021 Salary Structure - Check Now

SSC CGL Salary

SSC CGL Salary 2021: The SSC CGL salary 2021 varies with the posts and therefore candidates need to check their preferences in selecting the posts when filling the application form. There are 5 pay levels for SSC CGL posts which are as follows:

  • Pay Level 4
  • Pay Level 5
  • Pay Level 6
  • Pay Level 7
  • Pay Level 8

SSC CGL 2020-21 - Important Dates

The important dates for the SSC CGL exam is mentioned below 

EventsImportant Dates
SSC CGL Notification 2020 Release Date29.12.2020
SSC CGL Apply Online Start Date29.12.2020
SSC CGL Apply Online Last Date31.01.2021
SSC CGL Tier 1 Admit Card 202010 days before the exam
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Date 202013 to 24 August 2021 (Updated)
SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Date28th and 29th January 2022
SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Date06th February 2022

SSC CGL 2021 Salary Structure

The salary structure of SSC CGL varies from 25,500 to 1,51,000. In addition to the basic pay, the SSC CGL post also offers allowances in the form of dearness allowance, HRA, travel allowance etc.

Pay Levels of SSC CGL

Pay LevelsPay Scale
Pay LevelGross SSC CGL Salary Range (Approx)
 X CitiesY CitiesZ Cities
Pay Level-439,55537,51533,675
Pay Level-5 44,77242,43638,300
Pay Level-653,51450,68246,050
Pay Level-766,90963,31757,925
Pay Level-870,71666,90863,100

Classification of Cities

HRA for the various SSC CGL posts will vary according to the types of cities thus affecting the salary of SSC CGL jobs. Cities are classified into Class X, Y, and Z based on various factors like cost of living, population, cost of living, and the level of urbanization. 

City TypeExamples
Class X - 24% HRA

Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad,

Ahmedabad, and Pune

Class Y - 16 % HRAAgra, Ajmer, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Asansol, Aurangabad, Bareilly, Belgaum, Bhavnagar, Bhiwandi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bikaner, Bokaro Steel City, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Durg-Bhilai Nagar, Durgapur, Erode, Faridabad, Firozabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guntur, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubli-Dharwad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamnagar, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Kannur, Kanpur, Kakinada, Kochi, Kottayam, Kolhapur, Kollam, Kota, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Malappuram, Malegaon, Mangalore, Meerut, Moradabad, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Nellore, Noida, Patna, Pondicherry, Raipur, Rajkot, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem, Sangli, Siliguri, Solapur, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Ujjain, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vasai-Virar City, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal 
Class Z - 8% HRAAll other cities

SSC CGL Salary ( After 7th Pay Commission)

Here is a detailed calculation of the salary of various posts of SSC CGL as per the city of posting.

Posts & DepartmentGrade PayNet in hand salary (After 7th pay commission)
Assistant Audit Officer- Under C & AG4800

65318 (X)

59434 (Y)

55626 (Z)

Assistant Accounts Officer4800

65318 (X)

59434 (Y)

55626 (Z)

Assistant Section Officer- Central Secretariat4600


61888 (X)

58296 (Y)


Assistant Section Officer- Intelligence Bureau4600
Assistant Section Officer -  Railway4600
Assistant Section Officer -  Ext. Affairs4600
Assistant Section Officer -  AFHQ4600
Assistant -  Other Ministries4600
Inspector of Income Tax - CBDT4600
Inspector (Central Excise) -  CBIC4600
Inspector (Preventive Officer) -  CBIC4600
Inspector (Examiner) -  CBIC4600
Assistant Enforcement Officer -  Dept. Of Revenue4600
Sub-Inspector -  CBI4600
Inspector of post -  Dept. of Post4600
Inspector -  Narcotics4600
Assistant -  Other Ministries4200


49543 (X)

44636 (Y)

41804 (Z)

Divisional Accountant -  Under C & AG4200
Junior Statistical Officer -  Statistics4200
Statistical Investigator Grade II - Registrar General of India4200
Sub-Inspector -  NIA4200
Auditor -  Under CGDA2800


41526 (X)

37115 (Y)

34779 (Z)

Auditor -  Under C & AG2800
Auditor -  Under CGA & Others2800
Accountant/Jr. Accountant -  Under C & AG2800
Accountant/Jr. Accountant -  Under CGA & Others2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ UDC -  Central govt. offices2400


36742 (X)

32627 (Y)

30587 (Z)

Tax Assistant - CBDT2400
Tax Assistant - CBIC2400
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics2400
Upper Division Clerks -  Border road org.2400

SSC CGL Salary - Perks and Allowances

Apart from the basic salary, the candidates also receive certain benefits and allowances. The list of such allowances are as follows:

  • Dearness Allowance ( 31% as per latest update)
  • HRA ( 8-24% depends on the location of posting)
  • Transport Allowance
  • LTC

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What qualification in the education background is required to appear for the SSC CGL exam?

The minimum educational qualification required to appear for the SSC CGL exam is graduation.

What kind of government jobs will a candidate qualify for by clearing the SSC CGL exam? +

Clearing the SSC CGL exam qualifies a candidate to Group–B and –C posts in the various departments of the Government of India.

In what languages is the SSC CGL exam conducted? +

The SSC CGL exam is conducted in both English and Hindi mediums.

How many exam tiers are there in the SSC CGL? +

The SSC CGL exam comprises 4 tiers, of which tiers I and II are conducted online and tiers III and IV are conducted offline.

When SSC CGL 2021-22 notification is released? +

SSC CGL 2021-22 notification is released on 23rd December 2021 on the official website of SSC.

What is the start date for SSC CGL 2021-22 application? +

The SSC CGL 2021-22 online application starts from 23rd December 2021.

What is the last date for SSC CGL 2021-22 application? +

The last date for SSC CGL 2021-22 online application is 23rd January 2022.

What is the SSC CGL 2021-22 Tier 1 Exam Date? +

SSC CGL 2021-22 Tier 1 exam will be conducted in April 2022.

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