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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organisation working under the aegis of Government of India, which recruits staff for various posts in the numerous Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in its Subordinate Offices as well.

Staff Selection Commission was established in 1975 and its headquarters are located at New Delhi. At present, it has seven Regional offices in Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore. It also has two Sub-Regional offices in Raipur and Chandigarh. Each Regional office is headed by a Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy Director

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGL) every year and it offers 6,000 -12,000 vacancies for the recruitment of non-gazetted officers for various government jobs. Due of the high number of vacancies offered by SSC, it has become an immensely popular exam amongst graduates across the nation.

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Approximately 14,25,234 candidates attempted this exam in 2016.


Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam (SSC CGL 2017): Exam Details

Exam Name

SSC CGL

Type

Online standardized test

Knowledge / skills tested

General Knowledge, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English

Purpose

Securing jobs in Government Organisations

Offered

Annually

Languages

English Hindi

Prerequisites / eligibility criteria

Bachelor's Degree


SSC CGL: JOB PROFILE

The various posts for which vacancies are filed through SSC CGL, can be divided according to various parameters such as:

  • Nature of work - Desk/Field job
  • Salary and Perks
  • Postings Areas & Transfer Jobs
  • Type and Amount of Work
  • Promotions and Career Growth

The different types of SSC posts offer an unparalleled system of choice and options to the aspirants. Each and every aspirant may have different priorities in life. For example, someone might prefer a home posting, for example in Delhi or in their home state while on the other hand, someone else might opt for career growth. Hence, you should be clear about your priorities and based on that you should apply to different jobs, which are available through SSC CGL.

SSC CGL: ON THE JOB BENEFITS

Although the benefits of a government job are endless, few benefits which need not be missed are:

Job safety & Security: All the central government jobs are secure and recession proof. It is not like the hire and fire work culture prevalent in the private sector. The job prospects in any public sector are relatively unmoved by the demand and supply forces that are prevailing in the job market.

Career progression and promotions: SSC conducts grade-wise departmental competitive exams for its existing Central Government members. It is purely performance based and leads to an accelerated career progression. Promotions are based on seniority and employees get rewarded based on their experience.

Salary and Increments Unbiased salary increments: Government jobs offer complete financial stability. The salaries are revised as per the recommendations of the Pay Commission. Apart from these, there are annual increments and DA is also revised regularly based on inflation index.

Equal working opportunities: Central Government gives an equal opportunity to all its employees. There is no discrimination based on caste, creed, religion, ethnicity or any other parameter. The recruitment process and the promotion policy are broadly based on knowledge and are transparent.

Balanced work life and social status: Government jobs provide an excellent work-life balance. A person employed in Central Government also enjoys a dignified standing in the society.

This list is endless and the benefits keep increasing with each promotion and increment. Unbiased approach and fixed working hours mark the most prominent offerings of any government job.


SSC CGL: CAREER OPTIONS AND SALARY

Although the growth prospects are endless when you clear SSC CGL exam, all the same you should be aware of the correct nature of work so that you can apply to your preferred post. There are a total of 30 posts that can be applied for in SSC CGL exam. A brief snapshot of the same is given below:

Post Code

Name of the Post

Grade Pay (Rs)

Nature of work

F

Assistant Audit Officer

4800

  • Helping in conducting audits of govt./public sector organizations
  • Requires travelling during inspection

M

Inspector (Examiner) (CBEC)

4600

  • Clerical or file related work (if posted in Headquarters)
  • Verifying taxations on goods passing through ports (if posted in field)

J

Income Tax Inspector (CBDT)

4600

  • Assessing, verifying, and processing IT records of individuals & businesses
  • Conducting raids
  • Involves local travelling

E

Assistant (MEA)

4600

  • Administration work: typing, compiling reports, emailing, calling, updating about events, maintaining the files etc.

K

Inspector (Central Excise) (CBEC)

4600

  • Clerical/ file work (if posted in headquarter)
  • Executive work like augmentation of central excise & Service tax etc., detection of evasion of taxes etc. (if posted in field)

L

Inspector (Preventive Officer) (CBEC)

4600

  • Clerical or file work (if posted in Headquarter)
  • Executive work like prevention of smuggling, assessment of customs duty on goods, arrest, seize, search, detain etc. (if posted in the field-airport/coast)
  • Duty is round the clock

N

Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO)

4600

  • Preventing money laundering/forgery etc.

B

Assistant (Central Vigilance Commission)

4600

  • Update case files, contact respective depts. to collect required info, record keeping etc.
  • Monitoring vigilance activities carried out by various central govt. organizations

G

Assistant (AFHQ)

4600

  • Clerical work, compiling files, reports and other kinds of paper work
  • Keeping track of ongoing cases and subsequent follow up

D

Assistant (Ministry of Railway)

4600

  • Clerical but above upper division clerk (LDC).
  • Good perks such as free & discounted railway passes for travelling anywhere in India

C

Assistant (Intelligence Bureau)

4600

  • Investigative officer profile
  • Majorly computer or data oriented work in the Intelligence Bureau

A

Assistant Section Officer (CSS)

4600

  • Appointed in various ministries
  • Required to prepare notes, reports etc., and send to their superiors
  • Pure desk-only job
  • Lowest post in Central Secretariat Services

O

Sub Inspectors (CBI)

4200

  • Similar to state police but more powers
  • Job is very challenging and you should be able to work under pressure
  • Sub Inspectors in CBI does not possess revolver/pistol
  • Training duration is 32 weeks in Ghaziabad

H

Assistant (Other Ministries)

4600

  • Posted with organizations under Govt. such as Dept. of Personnel & Training, Parliamentary Affairs, Election Commission etc.

Q

Divisional Accountant (CAG)

4200

  • Auditing of works carried out by the state government
  • No or very less travel

S

Inspector (Narcotics)

4600

  • 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

I

Assistant (Other Ministries)

4200

  • Posted with organizations under Govt. such as Dept. of Personnel & Training, Parliamentary Affairs, Election Commission etc.

%

Sub Inspectors (NIA)

4200

  • NIA leads investigations in terrorism & other national security issues
  • The job involves lot of travel, collecting evidence from sites, gather intelligence inputs regarding terrorists etc.

R

Statistical Investigator

4200

  • Data collection and processing to gather useful information for the govt. to implement schemes
  • A mix of office & field job

P

Inspector (Dept. of Post)

4600

  • Promoting business of post offices
  • Performance pressure to meet numbers
  • Posted as Sub-Divisional Inspector or IP-PG (Public Grievance)
  • In charge of 60-70 post offices, involves travel
  • Assisted by two Mail overseers

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Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)

2400

  • Work similar to an inspector, but more field work
  • Lot of traveling to prevent entry of narcotic drugs into the state

T, U, V

Auditor (C&AG, CGDA, CGA)

2800

  • Audit expense reports of State Dept. (C&AG), Accounts of defence forces (CGDA), General accounts of the country (CGA)

@, Z

Tax Assistant (CBEC & CBDT)

2400

  • A desk officer - Assess, verify, and modify tax data of an individual or business (CBDT)
  • Similar work for goods & services, along with periodic admin work & assisting higher officers (CBEC)

Accountant (Offices under C&AG, CGA & others)

  • Dealing with pensions and GPF matters
  • Receipts and Payments accounting of Civil Ministries

Y

Senior Secretariat Assistant

2400

  • Desk job- Check facts, identify errors, draw attention to previous cases or Rules and Regulations on the subject

$

Compiler (Registrar General of India)

2400

  • Conducting census, Compiling collected information

SSC CGL: Career Path and Posting

The career path of various job vacancies and other details related to job are detailed in the table below:

Post

Career Path

Posting/Other Details

Assistant Audit Officer

  • Audit Officer (AO) – 6 to 10 years
  • Sr.Audit officer (Sr. AO) – 2 to 4 years after first promotion
  • Deputy Auditor General (DAG)
  • Senior Deputy Auditor General (Sr. DAG)
  • This is a new post (added this year), Limited vacancies
  • Only gazetted post offered through SSC CGL Exam
  • Possibility of field posting

Inspector (Examiner) (CBEC)

  • Appraiser
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Commissioner
  • Faster promotion, 1st promotion after 3 years of service
  • Very few vacancies
  • Posting in coastal areas

Income Tax Inspector (CBDT)

  • Income Tax Officer
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Commissioner
  • 1st promotion after 8 years of service and clearing dept. exam
  • All India posting job
  • Good chances of home state posting

Assistant (MEA)

  • 1st promotion in 15-17 years (without clearing dept. exam)
  • Or about 8 years (if clear dept. exam).
  • Delhi Posting
  • High possibility of foreign posting for few years

Inspector (Central Excise) (CBEC)

  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Commissioner
  • 1st promotion after completing 8 years of service and clearing dept. exam
  • All India posting
  • High no. of vacancies.
  • Uniform (Khaki) is optional.
  • Highly respected job.

Inspector (Preventive Officer) (CBEC)

  • Posting in cities with ports/airports.

Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO)

  • Enforcement Officer
  • Assistant Director
  • Deputy Director
  • Director
  • No fixed promotion period
  • Posting in enforcement directorate offices in 21 cities.

Assistant (Central Vigilance Commission)

  • Sectional officer
  • Under secretary
  • Deputy Secretary
  • Director
  • Posting can be anywhere.

Assistant (Ministry of Railway)

  • Posting in cities/regional HQ.

Assistant (AFHQ)

  • Section Officer (After 4 years)
  • Deputy Director (After 6 years)
  • Joint Director (After 5 years)
  • Director (After 5 years)
  • Principal Director
  • Delhi or other metro cities
  • Comes under Ministry of Défense, so additional perks and benefits.

Assistant Section Officer (CSS)

  • Section Officer (In 5 years, through dept. exam, In 10 years, by usual path)
  • Under Secretary (after 4 years)
  • Deputy Secretary (Based on performance & vacancies)
  • Director (Rarely possible for SSC entrants)
  • Delhi Posting

Sub Inspectors (CBI)

  • Inspector (After minimum 5 years)
  • Deputy Superintendent (After 10-12 years)
  • Superintendent (After 5-7 years)
  • Senior Superintendent
  • Almost 90% of the selected candidates are allotted Delhi Zone only

Sub Inspectors (NIA)

  • Senior posts are occupied by IPS officers.
  • Offices in each state but initial posting could be in Delhi.

Assistant (Intelligence Bureau)

  • Sectional officer
  • Under secretary
  • Deputy Secretary

Posting at state headquarters in IB cell or in Delhi.

Assistant (Other Ministries)

Mostly posted in Delhi.

Divisional Accountant (CAG)

  • Divisional Account Officer II
  • Divisional Account Officer I
  • Sr. Divisional Account Officer
  • Posted in cities having offices coming under CAG.
  • Very less transfers once a state is decided

Inspector (Narcotics)

  • Superintendent of Narcotics
  • Assistant Narcotics Commissioner
  • Deputy Narcotics Commissioner
  • Narcotics Commissioner
  • Mostly in north India

Assistant (Other Ministries)

  • Promotion depends on the department you get posted
  • Mostly posted in Delhi

Statistical Investigator

  • Senior Statistical Officer
  • Assistant Director
  • Deputy Director
  • Joint Director
  • Promotions are very slow.
  • Approx. 100 – 300 positions are created every year.

Inspector (Dept. of Post)

  • Assistant Superintendent of Post (After 5 years through dept. exam)
  • Postal Superintendent
  • Senior Superintendent of Post (Equal rank to Indian Postal Services Officer)
  • Senior Superintendent of Post
  • Any Postal Division
  • Since each district has 2 or more division, posting may be anywhere in India

Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)

  • Inspector
  • Superintendent of Narcotics
  • Assistant Narcotics Commissioner
  • Deputy Narcotics Commissioner
  • Narcotics Commissioner
  • Posting in any state

Auditor (C&AG, CGDA, CGA)

  • Senior Auditor (After 3 years of service)
  • AAO (After 2 years of service and clearing dept. exam)
  • Posting in Big Cities/metros

Tax Assistant (CBEC & CBDT)

  • Senior Tax Assistant (3 years)
  • Excise Inspector (3-4 years)
  • Superintendent/Appraiser
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Joint Commissioner
  • Additional Commissioner of Income Tax
  • Good number of vacancies
  • For CBDT, posting to a metro city is possible

Accountant/ Junior Accountant (Offices under C&AG, CGA & others)

  • Senior Accountant (3 years)
  • Assistant Accounts Officer (After AAO exam)
  • Principal Accounts Officer (15 years after AAO)
  • Senior Accounts Officer
  • Less posts compared to CAG
  • Job location will be Delhi, if appointed in any ministry or central govt. organization

Senior Secretariat Assistant

  • Assistant (after 5 years)
  • Section Officer
  • Majority of these posts exist only in Delhi

Please refer to http://www.ixambee.com/exams/ssc-cgl to know details about SSC CGL exam Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria and Calendar in detail

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