What is the salary for SSC CGL?

Charlotte Miller

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The SSC CGL is a national-level competitive examination that SSC is conducting for recruiting the best candidates for various Group B & Group C posts under the Government of India. This is one of the most popular entrance examinations held in India. The jobs that the candidates get after clearing SSC CGL brings in several benefits and perks.

Here we will discuss the various job profiles after qualifying CGL along with the SSC CGL salary structure that the recruits are entitled to.

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SSC CGL Job Profiles and their descriptions

The SSC CGL competitive examination organized by SSC aims to recruit the best candidates for Group B & Group C vacancies in the government ministries & departments under the Government of India. The details of the same are listed in the following table:

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SSC CGL Post Department/Ministry Classification of Post
Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service, Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, AFHQ Group “B” 
Assistant  Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations  Group “B” 
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group “C” 
Inspector (Central Excise) CBIC Group “B”
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group “B”
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group “B” 
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “B”
Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Group “B” Gazette (Non-Ministerial)
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Group “B” Gazette (Non-Ministerial)
Junior Statistical Officer M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation Group “B”
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Registrar General of India Group “B”
Upper Division Clerks Government Departments Group “C”
Tax Assistant CBDT/ CBIC Group “C”
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks  Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres Group “C” 
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Departments Group “C”
Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA Group “C” 

Salary for SSC CGL jobs 

There are several factors that are taken into consideration to decide the SSC CGL salary for the different posts of jobs. Following are the SSC CGL levels of pay for salary: 

SSC CGL Pay Levels SSC CGL Pay Scales (in Rs)
4 25,500-81,100
5 29,200-92,300
6 35400-1,12,400
7 44,900-1,42,400
8 47,600-1,51,100

The cities’ classification 

As per the 7th Pay Commission, HRA will vary according to the different cities. This will reflect in the salary of the SSC CGL job posts. The cities are being broadly classified into Class X, Y and Z depending on the factors like cost of living, population and urbanization. The classification is reflected in the following table:

Classification List of Cities
Class X – 24% HRA Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad,
  Ahmedabad, and Pune
Class Y – 16 % HRA Agra, 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% HRA All the remaining cities

Salary of the SSC CGL jobs post-wise 

SSC CGL Job Posts & Department Grade-Pay Net in hand salary (After 7th pay commission)
Assistant Audit Officer- Under C & AG 4800 65318 (X)
    59434 (Y)
    55626 (Z)
Assistant Accounts Officer 4800 65318 (X)
    59434 (Y)
    55626 (Z)
Assistant Section Officer- Central Secretariat 4600   
Assistant Section Officer- Intelligence Bureau 4600 61888 (X)
Assistant Section Officer –  Railway 4600 58296 (Y)
Assistant Section Officer –  Ext. Affairs 4600 54704(Z)
Assistant Section Officer –  AFHQ 4600  
Assistant –  Other Ministries 4600  
Inspector of Income Tax – CBDT 4600  
Inspector (Central Excise) –  CBIC 4600  
Inspector (Preventive Officer) –  CBIC 4600  
Inspector (Examiner) –  CBIC 4600  
Assistant Enforcement Officer –  Dept. Of Revenue 4600  
Sub-Inspector –  CBI 4600  
Inspector of post –  Dept. of Post 4600  
Inspector –  Narcotics 4600  
Assistant –  Other Ministries 4200   
Divisional Accountant –  Under C & AG 4200 49543 (X)
Junior Statistical Officer –  Statistics 4200 44636 (Y)
Statistical Investigator Grade II – Registrar General of India 4200 41804 (Z)
Sub-Inspector –  NIA 4200  
Auditor –  Under CGDA 2800  
Auditor –  Under C & AG 2800 41526 (X)
Auditor –  Under CGA & Others 2800 37115 (Y)
Accountant/Jr. Accountant –  Under C & AG 2800 34779 (Z)
Accountant/Jr. Accountant –  Under CGA & Others 2800  
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ UDC –  Central govt. offices 2400  
Tax Assistant – CBDT 2400 36742 (X)
Tax Assistant – CBIC 2400 32627 (Y)
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 2400 30587 (Z)
Upper Division Clerks –  Border road org. 2400