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In this article candidates will get all the details about the SSC CGL posts and salary. The SSC CGL salary is different from post to post. The percentage of allowances provided to the employees remains the same but the basic salary is different from post to post.  The SSC CGL salary per month is increased from time to time because the Central Government increases the Dearness Allowance (DA) from time to time. SSC CGL salary and different perks motivates the candidates to prepare for the exam.

SSC CGL stands for Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam. Combined Graduate Level Examination is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission to recruit Group B and C officers to various posts in top ministries, departments and organizations of the Government of India. The Staff Selection Commission was established in 1975. To apply for the SSC CGL Exam, the candidate must be a Graduate from a recognized University. The age limit for different posts in the SSC CGL 2023 exam is a minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 32 years. Apart from this, there are certain age relaxation criteria for the reserved group of candidates.

SSC CGL Posts List-

The lists of different posts is given below-

Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Accounts Officer
Inspector (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 the 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)
Sub Inspector in the National Investigation Agency (NIA)
Statistical Investigator
Inspector (Department of Post)
Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
Auditor (C&AG)
Auditor (CGDA)
Auditor (CGA)
Tax Assistant (CBEC)
Tax Assistant (CBDT)
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (Offices under C&AG)
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (CGA & others)
Senior Secretariat Assistant
Compiler (Registrar General of India)

SSC CGL Posts and Salary-

The salary of SSC CGL job is different for various posts. The authorities decide the pay for different job positions. In addition to the basic pay, the employee gets some other perks and allowances. 

SSC CGL Salary for Pay Level 8-

Pay Level 8 of the Pay Matrix that has been implemented by the Government of India for its employees under the 7th CPC.

Pay LevelPostsDepartmentGroupGrade Pay
Pay Level 8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AGGroup B Gazetted (None Ministerial)4800
 Assistant Accounts OfficerIndian Audit &Accounts Department under C & AGGroup B Gazetted (None Ministerial)4800
SSC CGL Salary for Pay Level 8

SSC CGL Salary for Pay Level 7

It generally represents a mid to upper-level range of pay. 

Pay LevelPostsDepartmentGroupGrade Pay
Pay Level 7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)Assistant Section OfficerCentral Secretariat ServiceGroup B4600
 Assistant Section OfficerIntelligence BureauGroup B4600
 Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of RailwayGroup B4600
 Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of External AffairsGroup B4600
 Assistant Section OfficerAFHQGroup B4600
 AssistantOther Ministries/Departments/OrganizationsGroup B4600
 AssistantOther Ministries/Departments/OrganizationsGroup B4600
 Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries/Departments/OrganizationsGroup B4600
 Inspector of Income TaxCBDTGroup C4600
 Inspector (Central Excise)CBICGroup B4600
 Inspector(Preventive Officer)   
 Assistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of RevenueGroup B4600
 Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of InvestigationGroup B4600
 Inspector PostsDepartment of PostGroup B4600
 InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup B4600
SSC CGL Salary for Pay Level 7

SSC CGL Salary for Pay Level 6-

Pay Level 6 as determined by the 7th CPC – 

Pay LevelPostsDepartmentGroupGrade Pay
Pay Level 6 (Rs 35400 to 112400)AssistantOther Ministries/Departments/OrganizationsGroup B4200
 Assistant/SuperintendentOther Ministries/Departments/OrganizationsGroup B4200
 Divisional AccountantOffices under C&AGGroup B4200
 Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)Group B4200
 Junior Statistical OfficerM/o Statistics & Program Implementation.Group B4200
 Statistical Investigator Grade-IIRegistrar General of IndiaGroup B4200
SSC CGL Salary for Pay Level 6

SSC CGL Salary for Pay Level 5

Pay Level 5 as determined by the 7th CPC – 

Pay LevelPostsDepartmentGroupGrade Pay
Pay Level 5 (Rs 29200 to 92300)AuditorOffices under C&AGGroup C2800
 AuditorOther Ministry/DepartmentsGroup C2800
 AuditorOffices under CGDAGroup C2800
 AccountantOffices under C&AGGroup C2800
 Accountant/ Junior AccountantOther Ministry/DepartmentsGroup C2800
SSC CGL Salary for Pay Level 5

SSC CGL Salary for Pay Level 4

Pay Level 4 as determined by the 7th CPC –  

Pay LevelPostsDepartmentGroupGrade Pay
Pay Level 4 (Rs 25500 to 81100)Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division ClerksCentral Govt. Offices/ Ministries are other than CSCS cadres.Group C2400
 Tax AssistantCBDTGroup C2400
 Tax AssistantCBICGroup C2400
 Sub-InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup C2400
 Upper Division ClerksDate. Gen Border Road Organization (MoD)Group C2400
SSC CGL Salary for Pay Level 4

SSC CGL Per Month Salary-

This is one of the most respected jobs in the country. Its salary attracts a lot of aspirants every year.

The SSC CGL posts and salary are classified into four categories: Group A, Group B, Group C, and Group D. Details about the salary are given below-

• For Group A posts, the starting SSC CGL salary per month can be around Rs. 56,100 to Rs. 1,77,500 per month. 

• The Group B post can have a starting SSC CGL salary per month of Rs. 35,400 to Rs. 1,12,400 per month. 

• For Group C posts, the salary can begin at Rs. 25,500 and go up to Rs. 81,100 per month. 

• For Group D posts, the salary starts from Rs. 19,900 to Rs. 63,200 per month.

 In addition to the basic salary, SSC CGL employees are also eligible for other allowances such as Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Medical Allowance, and Transport Allowance. These allowances are added to the basic salary, which increases the overall salary.  The allowances vary based on the city of posting. Below listed are the approximate allowances:

❖ Dearness Allowance (DA): 42% of the basic pay

❖ House Rent Allowance (HRA): 24%, 16%, or 8% of the basic pay based on the city of posting (X, Y, or Z category cities, respectively)

❖ Transport Allowance (TA): Rs. 3,600 or Rs. 1,800 based on the pay level

After the 7th Pay Commission, the salaries of SSC CGL employees have significantly increased. SSC CGL Salary has increased due to an increment in the DA from 38% to 42%. In addition to the salary allowances and benefits, SSC CGL employees also get job security, pension benefits, and opportunities for promotion.

The SSC CGL salary in hand of every post varies according to its pay grade level, this can range between Rs. 25,500 and Rs. 1,51,100 inclusive of different perks like HRA, travel allowance, DA and so on.

SSC CGL Salary Structure-

The salary structure of SSC CGL posts is given below-

Gross & In Hand Salary After 7th CPC
Pay Level of PostsPay Level 8Pay Level 7Pay Level 6Pay Level 5Pay Level 4
to Rs.1,51,100
to Rs.1,42,400
to Rs.1,12,400
to Rs.92,300
to Rs.81,100
Grade Pay48004600420028002400
Basic payRs. 47,600Rs. 44,900Rs. 35,400Rs. 29,200Rs. 25,500
HRA (depending on the city)X Cities (24%)11,42410,7768,4967,0086,120
 Y Cities (16%)7,6167,1845,6644,6724,080
 Z Cities (8%)3,8083,5922,8322,3362,040
DA (Current- 42%)Rs. 19,992Rs. 18,858Rs 14,868Rs 12,264Rs 10,710
Travel Allowanceo Cities- 3600o Other Places- 1800
Gross SalaryRange (Approx)X CitiesRs. 1,15,936Rs. 92,371Rs. 70,578Rs. 63,014Rs. 56,225
 Y CitiesRs. 1,09,824Rs. 87,209Rs. 66,927Rs. 59,372Rs. 53,109
 Z CitiesRs. 1,03,712Rs. 82,047Rs. 63,276Rs. 55,731Rs. 50,111
In Hand Salary Range (Approx)X CitiesRs. 1,01,259Rs. 80,998Rs. 62,171Rs. 54,827Rs. 48,440
 Y CitiesRs. 96,136Rs. 77,188Rs. 59,075Rs. 52,262Rs. 46,187
 Z CitiesRs. 91,012Rs. 73,379Rs. 56,979 Rs. 49,696Rs. 43,935
SSC CGL Salary Structure

Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

✓ Is SSC CGL salary same for all the posts?

Ans- No. The salary is not the same for all the posts. Different posts have different salaries.

✓ Do employs get other perks and allowances?

Ans- The employs in addition to basic pay get different allowances like travel allowance, house rent allowance and dearness allowance and pension benefits also.

✓ Which is the highest paid job in SSC CGL?

Ans-Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) is the highest paying job under SSC CGL. 

✓ Is there any interview in SSC CGL?

Ans- There is no interview for SSC CGL. The selection process for the SSC CGL exam will be done based on computer-based test.

✓ Does SSC CGL have physical test?

Ans- The official SSC CGL Exam announcement has the instructions for the physical examination of all the candidates.

✓ Are there any deductions as per SSC CGL salary structure?

Ans- Yes, there are deductions in SSC CGL salary structure like National Pension System, Employee Pension Scheme, etc.

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