SSC CGL Post Preference 2020 : Check Post Wise Code & Expert Suggestions

Choose your suitable SSC CGL Posts by knowing the complete details of each post. Here is the in-depth information about the SSC CGL Post Preference that candidates need to look upon while filling the form.

Latest: As per the SSC CGL Latest News, the exam date for Tier 3 has been announced. Candidates who have qualified Tier 1 are eligible for both Tier 2 and 3. 

  • CGL is one of the highly in-demand posts in the central government sector. The average SSC CGL Salary ranged between Rs 25000 – Rs 150000.
  • As per the recent reports, around 8592 SSC CGL Vacancies have been notified by SSC.
  • In this post, candidates aspiring for CGL job can get detailed information about how to fill the post preference in SSC CGL 2020, and on what basis you need to select the post.

SSC CGL Posts and Salaries

During the Online Application Process, candidates will be asked to fill the SSC CGL Post Preferences. However, applicants are aware of some of the common CGL Posts like the Income Tax Inspector, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Assistant in CBI, etc.

Here is the detailed information about SSC CGL Salary of all posts. Check the post list along with the ministry and salary details.

CGL Posts List Ministry Salary
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Rs.(54,864 – 61,424)
Assistant Central Vigilance Commission Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Assistant Ministry of Railway Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Assistant Intelligence Bureau Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Assistant Ministry of External Affairs Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Assistant Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Inspector of Income Tax Central Board of Direct Taxation Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Inspector (Central Excise) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Inspector (Preventive Officer) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Inspector (Examiner) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Rs.(32,667 – 37,119)
Inspector of Posts Department of Post Rs.(32,667 – 37,119)
Statistical Investigator Gr.II Ministry of Statistics & Prog. Implementation Rs.(32,667 – 37,119)
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency Rs.(32,667 – 37,119)
Inspector Income Tax Rs.(41,003 – 46,183)
Auditor Offices under CAG Rs.(27,766 – 31,790)
Auditor Offices under CGDA Rs.(27,766 – 31,790)
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Offices under CGA Rs.(27,766 – 31,790)
Senior Secretariat Assistant Central Government Offices Rs.(24,446 – 28,180)
Tax Assistant Central Board of Direct Taxation Rs.(24,446 – 28,180)
Tax Assistant Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Rs.(24,446 – 28,180)
Compiler Registrar General of India Rs.(24,446 – 28,180)
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Rs.(24,446 – 28,180)

SSC CGL Post List

The below table explains the post list of SSC CGL 2020 Posts with their code and groups. Candidates must make sure that they are aware of to which group does each post belongs to.

Post Code Post Name Ministries/Dept./ Offices/ Cadre Offices/ Cadre Classification
F Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Group A- Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
$ Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Group A- Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
A Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service Group B
C Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau Group B
D Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway Group B
E Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs Group B
G Assistant Section Officer AFHQ Group B
H Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations Group B
> Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations Group B
< Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations Group B
I Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations Group B
& Assistant/ Superintendent Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations Group B
J Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group B
K Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC Group B
L Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC Group B
M Inspector (Examiner) CBEC Group B
N Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group B
O Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group B
P Inspector Posts Department of Post Group B
Q Divisional Accountant Offices under CAG Group B
S Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group B
% Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Group B
R Junior Statistical Office M/o Statistics & Prog. Implementation Group C
T Auditor Offices under C&AG Group D
U Auditor Offices under CGDA Group D
V Auditor Other Ministry/Departments Group D
W Accountant Offices under C&AG Group D
X Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/Departments Group D
Y Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres Group D
Z Tax Assistant CBDT Group D
@ Tax Assistant CBEC Group D
# Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group D
Not specified Upper Division Clerk Deputy Gen Border Road Organization (MoD) Group D

How to fill SSC CGL Post Preference in SSC CGL 2020?

Name of the Candidate ______________________________Roll No.____________ Candidates should indicate their options, in order of preference, separately for the post in the following Format in the Post Preference form PDF SSC CGL. Check Sample Post Preference Form (Detailed Proforma Option for Post)

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How to Select SSC CGL Post Preference 2020?

In SSC CGL Recruitment there is a total of 33 posts among which candidates have to prioritize. For the prioritization of CGL posts, candidates must be aware of the following aspects-

  • Salary and Benefits
  • Duties/ Working Conditions
  • Posting Areas/ Vacancies
  • Growth/ Promotion.

Group A Posts – Pay Band-II Rs.9300-34800 (pre-revised)

Have a look at the below table SSC CGL Salary of postcode F and $. Ensure to go through all these details before filling the Post Preference. Candidates can choose the SSC CGL Best Post as per their qualifications and eligibility.

Post Code Post Name Ministries/Dept./ Offices/ Cadre Offices/ Cadre Classification Grade Pay Age Limit
F Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Group A- Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800 Not exceeding 30 years
$ Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Group A- Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800 Not exceeding 30 years

Group B Posts – Pay Band-II Rs.9300-34800 (pre-revised)

CBECGroup B4600Not exceeding 30 yearsCBECGroup B4600Not exceeding 30 yearsCBECGroup B4600Not exceeding 30 years. There are different Post Code SSC for each post. Hence, candidates need to check the code before filling the SSC CGL Post Preference Form.

SSC CGL Post Code SSC CGL Posts Ministries/Dept./ Offices/ Cadre Offices/ Cadre Classification Grade Pay Age Limit
A Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service Group B 4600 20-30 years
C Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau Group B 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
D Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway Group B 4600 20-30 years
E Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs Group B 4600 20-30 years
G Assistant Section Officer AFHQ Group B 4600 20-30 years
H Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations Group B 4600 18-30 years
> Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations Group B 4600 20-30 years
< Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations Group B 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
I Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations Group B 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
& Assistant/ Superintendent Other Ministries/ Departments/Organizations Group B 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
J Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group B 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
K Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC Group B 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
L Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC Group B 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
M Inspector (Examiner) CBEC Group B 4600 Not exceeding 30 years
N Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group B 4600 Up to 30 years
O Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group B 4600 20-30 years
P Inspector Posts Department of Post Group B 4600 18-30 years
Q Divisional Accountant Offices under CAG Group B 4200 Not exceeding 30 years
S Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group B 4600 18-27 years
% Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Group B 4200 Up to 30 years

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Group C Posts – Pay Band-II Rs.9300-34800 (pre-revised)

SSC CGL Post Code Post Name Ministries/Dept./ Offices/ Cadre Offices/ Cadre Classification Grade Pay Age Limit
R Junior Statistical Office M/o Statistics & Prog. Implementation Group C 4200 Up to 32 years

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

SSC CGL Post Code Post Name Ministries/Dept./ Offices/ Cadre Offices/ Cadre Classification Grade Pay
T Auditor Offices under C&AG Group D 2800
U Auditor Offices under CGDA Group D 2800
V Auditor Other Ministry/Departments Group D 2800
W Accountant Offices under C&AG Group D 2800
X Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/Departments Group D 2800
Y Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres Group D 2400
Z Tax Assistant CBDT Group D 2400
@ Tax Assistant CBEC Group D 2400
# Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group D 2400
Not specified Upper Division Clerk Deputy Gen Border Road Organization (MoD) Group D 2400

SSC CGL Post Preference for Male and Female Candidates 2020

There are a different number of vacancies for Male and Females. Candidates must remember that scoring above the SSC CGL Cut Off will result in getting the applied post. Moreover, here candidates can check the Post Preference guide differently for Male and Female-

  • For the Assistant Audit Officer post, there are 3 CGL Post Preference for females.
  • As per the SSC CGL Post Preference for Male, there are 17 posts for Divisional Accountant (CAG) post.
Post Name SSC CGL Post Preferences for Male SSC CGL Post Preferences for Female
Assistant Audit Officer 1 3
Assistant Accounts Officer 2 5
Inspector (Examiner) (CBEC) 3 10
Income Tax Inspector (CBDT) 4 11
Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) 5 6
Inspector (Central Excise) (CBEC) 6 9
Inspector (Preventive Officer) (CBEC) 7 23
Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO) 8 17
Assistant (Central Vigilance Commission) 9 20
Assistant in AFHQ 10 26
Assistant in Ministry of Railway 11 16
Assistant in Intelligence Bureau 12 19
Assistant Section Officer (CSS) 13 8
Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Officer (SFIO) 14 29
Sub Inspectors (CBI) 15 28
Assistant (Other Ministries) 16 21
Divisional Accountant (CAG) 17 12
Inspector (Narcotics) 18 27
Assistant (Other Ministries) 19 22
Sub Inspector in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) 20 31
Statistical Investigator 21 18
Inspector (Department of Post) 22 13
Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) 23 30
Auditor (C&AG) 24 4
Auditor (CGDA) 25 24
Auditor (CGA) 26 25
Tax Assistant (CBEC) 27 1
Tax Assistant (CBDT) 28 2
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (Offices under C&AG) 29 7
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (CGA & others) 30 14
Senior Secretariat Assistant 31 15
Compiler (Registrar General of India) 32 32

SSC CGL Jobs and Work Profile

Here is the detailed information about the roles and responsibilities of SSC Combined Graduate Level Posts. Also, know the career growth of each post explained in the below table.

Post Name Nature of Work Career Growth
Assistant Audit Officer The AAO will have to coordinate with the Audit Officer/ Sr. Audit Officer in conduction of financial audits, performance audits, and compliance audits. Senior AO, DAG
Assistant Accounts Officer Working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department under Controller and Auditor General (CAG). You will be undertaking a diverse role, such as assisting the senior officials and reporting them of the department’s finances. Senior AAO
Inspector (Examiner) (CBEC) Clerical or file related work, Examination of items, Tax verification in and out of the port Appraiser, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner
Income Tax Inspector (CBDT) Verifying, individual IT records processing, assessing, business concerns, participating in raids, etc. Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner
Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Mostly administration work typing, reports compiling, email, calls, event updating, file maintenance, etc. st promotion in 15-17 years (without clearing dept. exam), or about 8 years (if clear dept. exam).
Inspector (Central Excise) (CBEC) Taxes/returns inspection filed by companies, clarifying the authority of the submitted claims, data processing, record maintenance, etc. Superintendent, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner
Inspector (Preventive Officer) (CBEC) Gathering of information and subsequent action based on it to prevent malpractice. Superintendent, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner
Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO) Field job that includes inspecting, preventing, arresting those into money laundering/ forgery, etc. Enforcement Officer, Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Director
Assistant (Central Vigilance Commission) Updating the case files, liaison with the respective departments, collecting the required data and information, maintenance of records, etc. Sectional officer, in about 7-8 years, Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Director
Assistant in AFHQ The job is an indoor one in which you need to assist the section officer to impart his duties of management, coordination of work to staff and distribution. Section Officer after 4 years, Deputy Director after 6 years, Joint Director after 5 years, Director after 5 years, Principal Director
Assistant in Ministry of Railway Clerical but above upper division clerk (LDC). Good perks such as free & discounted railway pass for travelling anywhere in India, Considered one of the most favourite posts. Sectional officer after 7-8 years and after 5-6 years if you clear dept. exam, Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Director
Assistant in Intelligence Bureau  Data-oriented work (90 per cent computer work) in the intelligence bureau. No fixed time for promotion. Order of promotion: Sectional officer, Undersecretary, Deputy Secretary
Assistant Section Officer (CSS) Desk job Appointed in various ministries.  Required to prepare notes, reports, etc. No fixed time for promotion. Order of promotion: Section Officer after 5 years by taking dept. exam and after 10 years by the usual process, Under Secretary after completing 4 years of service, Deputy Secretary based on performance & vacancies Director, rarely possible for SSC entrants.
Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Officer (SFIO) Assistants perform crucial office work in the Serious Fraud Investigation Offices. They are not in charge of the investigation but have to maintain detailed records about each aspect of investigations that the office is conducting.
Sub Inspectors (CBI) The job of an SI is analogous to the post of state police. But, CBI under the central govt. has more authority and power to examine cases and investigations. The job profile is extremely challenging involving various kinds of risks and the candidate has to deal with work pressure. No fixed time for promotion. Order of promotion: Inspector after minimum 5 years, De-Superintendent after 10-11 years, Superintendent, Senior Superintendent
Assistant (Other Ministries) Posted with organizations under the public sector such as Dept. of Personnel & Training, Election Commission, Parliamentary Affairs, etc. Sectional officer, Undersecretary, Deputy Secretary
Divisional Accountant (CAG) Desk job. Auditing expenses of works/ projects carried out by the state government. Divisional Account Officer II, Divisional Account Officer I, Sr. Divisional Account Officer
Inspector (Narcotics) Keeping a track of opium poppy cultivation in India, conduction periodical/regular checks in companies to make sure they are used wisely and not for illegal purposes. They also have the role of monitoring imports/ exports for smuggling activities. Superintendent of narcotics, Assistant Narcotics Commissioner, Deputy Narcotics Commissioner, Narcotics Commissioner
Assistant (Other Ministries) Posted with organizations under the public sector such as Dept. of Personnel & Training, Election Commission, Parliamentary Affairs, etc. Depending upon the department you get posted
Sub Inspector in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) The job profile of SI in NIA involves a lot of activities like collecting of evidence, involving artificial intelligence techniques, examining issues minutely to get hold of the root. Workload post a terrorist activity can lead to increased work pressure. No fixed time for promotion. Order of promotion: Inspector after a minimum of 5 years, Deputy Superintendent after 10-12 years, Superintendent after 5-7 years, Senior Superintendent
Statistical Investigator A mix of office & field job. Requires statistics degree, data collection and processing to gather useful information for the government to implement schemes. Promotions are very slow. Promotion Order: Senior Statistical Officer, Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Director
Inspector (Department of Post) Responsible for acquiring & promoting business growth for post offices that come under his/ her control. Assistant Superintendent, Senior Superintendent
Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) Keep a track of opium poppy cultivation in India, conduction of periodical/regular checks in companies to make sure they are used wisely and not for illegal purposes. They also have the role of monitoring imports/ exports for smuggling activities. Superintendent of Narcotics, Assistant Narcotics Commissioner, Deputy Narcotics Commissioner, Narcotics Commissioner
Auditor (C&AG) To prepare the audit expense reports of the State Dept. (C&AG) Senior Auditor, AAO
Auditor (CGDA) To prepare the audit expense reports of the State Dept. (C&AG) Senior Auditor, AAO
Auditor (CGA) To prepare the audit expense reports of the State Dept. (C&AG) Senior Auditor, AAO
Tax Assistant (CBEC) To assist the higher-level officers, work for goods and services with periodic admin work. Senior Tax Assistant (3 years), Excise Inspector (3-4 years), Superintendent/Appraiser, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Joint Commissioner, Additional Commissioner of Income Tax
Tax Assistant (CBDT) To assist the higher-level officers, work for goods and services with periodic admin work. Senior Tax Assistant (3 years), Excise Inspector (3-4 years), Superintendent/Appraiser, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Joint Commissioner, Additional Commissioner of Income Tax
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (Offices under C&AG) The job is a desk job involving responsibilities like cross-checking the stated facts, figuring out the mistakes or wrong statements of the facts, etc. Senior Accountant after 3 years, Assistant Accounts officer after AAo exam, Principal Accounts Officer after 15 years, Senior Account Officer
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (CGA & others) Mainly Clerical Passing of various bills, salary allowances, office expenses, Dealing with pensions and GPF matters, Receipts and Payments accounting of civil ministries. Senior Accountant after 3 years, Assistant Accounts officer after AAo exam, Principal Accounts Officer after 15 years, Senior Account Officer
Senior Secretariat Assistant Checking 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
Compiler (Registrar General of India) The compilers are posted in the department of Statistical division. They are in charge of compiling different pieces of information collected from various sources.

SSC CGL Best Post

Out of 34 CGL Posts, there are few best posts for which there are huge number of applicants. Here is the list of SSC CGL Best Posts tabulated. These are categorized under best posts due to high paid salary and satisfying job profile.

SSC CGL Posts Pay Scale Group & Department Age Limit
Assistant Audit Officer Rs.9300 – 34800/- Group B; CAG (Comptroller Auditor General of India) Not more than 30 Years
Assistant Section Officer Rs.9300–34800/- Group B; Central Secretariat Service 20-30 years
Income Tax Inspector Rs.9300 – 34800/- Group C; CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) Not more than 30 Years
Assistant Enforcement Officer Rs.9300–34800/- Group B;  Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance Not more than 30 Years
Sub Inspector in CBI Rs.9300–34800/- Group B; Central Bureau of Investigation 20- 30 years

SSC CGL Posts Perks

Apart from salary, SSC CGL employees are entitled to get many other perks such as

  • Medical Facilities: You will become a member of the Central Government Health Scheme and that will give you the benefit of free treatment in almost all leading hospitals in the country.
  • Gratuity Benefit: You will be given the benefit of gratuity from the government. This will help save money for a better future.
  • National Pension Scheme: A person will get membership in the NPS scheme once he will become a part of the government and he will be given a PAN card. Under this scheme, a certain percentage of salary will be deducted and set as a contribution towards NPS, and the amount is contributed by the employer.
  • Paid leave Benefits: You will be entitled to get casual leaves, privilege leaves, medical leaves, etc. A person will be given full payment even if he is ill.
  • Transport Allowance: An employee will be given transportation charges to and fro from office.
  • Mobile Bill Payment: For some posts, you will be given a free SIM card and you are entitled to get a certain amount every month.

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SSC CGL Posts FAQs

Q. Which is the best post in SSC CGL?

Ans: Income Tax Inspector (ITI) is one of the best posts in SSC CGL. This post offers a handsome salary and a satisfying job profile. Hence, there are a huge number of applicants every year for this post.

Q. Which post has the highest salary in CGL Posts?

Ans: The Assistant Audit Officer is offered the highest salary among all other posts in SSC CGL.

Q. Can I change my post preference in SSC CGL?

Ans: No, there is no option for changing the post preference. Hence, candidates are advised to fill the SSC CGL Post Preference form carefully. Make sure to be aware of each post and then apply.

Q. Which are the best SSC CGL 2020 posts for females?

Ans: Some of the best posts for females in SSC CGL include Tax Assistant, Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer, and Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs.

Q. Which posts in SSC CGL have the least work and less pressure?

Ans: There is no such least work and fewer pressure jobs in SSC CGL. All the jobs include respective responsibilities and have to fulfilled by the employee. However, the accounts department jobs would have less pressure.

Q) Which are the best posts in SSC CGL as per the salary and work?

Ans: Some of the best posts in SSC CGL as per salary and work are Sub-inspector in CBI, AAO, Assistants in MEA, Inspector posts under Income-tax, Central Excise, Examiner, Assistants in ministries.

Q)What is the average salary of SSC CGL employees?

An average salary of SSC CGL employees varies between Rs 25500 to Rs 81100. The posts are categorized into different pay levels. The payscale is decided separately for each level and all the allowances also depend on the level of the pay scale.

Q) What are the parameters that need to be remembered while choosing the SSC CGLpost preference?

Ans: Candidates are advised to remember the following parameters while choosing the SSC CGL post:

  • Salary and career growth
  • Type of work
  • Posting areas/transfers
  • Department and Duties

Q) Which cities are considered under the X category by SSC Board?

Ans: Cities including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune are considered as X category cities.

Q) Which CGL Posts come under Group A category?

Ans: The following posts will come under the Group A category:

  • Assistant Audit Officer
  • Assistant Accounts Officer
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