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SSC CGL Exam 2011 Vacancies - Inspectors, Assistants & others

Last Updated: March 08, 2012.

The list of number of vacancies for the Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam is out. There is a good rise in the number of jobs in almost all the posts. However, number of vacancies for Income Tax Inspectors have reduced 411 from 854 in 2010. On the other hand, the vacancies for Customs and Excise Inspectors are slated to go past 1,000 mark. Please refer below table for the details on the total number of vacancies.


CGL is a combined test for various non-Gazzetted posts and Staff Selection commission has divided the available posts into two groups. Group 'A' contains the posts with Grade pay of 4200 or higher. These are also called interview posts i.e. for recruitment in Group 'A' jobs candidates will have to undergo an interview in addition to clearing in the requisite examination. These groups should not be confused with Central Government's hierarchy. All recruitment of Central Government Group 'A' jobs is done through exams conducted by Union Public Service Commission.








































The group 'B' posts are the non-interview posts. These have a lower grade pay and is applicable to those who fail to make the cut to top posts. This year there is a huge increase in number of non-interview posts. There are more than 4000 vacancies for Auditors and Tax Assistants each. This has happened for the first time in SSC CGL Exam history that a post has more than 4000 vacancies. Getting selection in these posts requires proficiency in computers. A Data Entry Test is conducted before final results and those successful in the test are considered for merit list.




























Final Word

All these posts are different in nature and some of them also require additional qualifications. For example Statistical Investigator and Compiler posts require Statistics as a subject in graduation and involves additional test of Statistics. Assistants in CSS and Others as well as Group 'B' posts require Computer Proficiency. The test for this is conducted after all the exams are over but before declaring the merit list.

With 14754 jobs in total (3923 in Group 'A' and 10831 in Group 'B') it is safe to say that government and the aspirants are having a bumper crop this year. Nearly 5 Lac aspirants have applied for the exam making success ratio to a good 2.7%. I wish a luck to all the aspirants who want to make it big this time.


Preeti on October 04, 2015:

What is full form of Jr. asst

Missy Lunde on August 11, 2015:

Great Article. Thanks for the info. Does anyone know where I can find a blank "2014 NY MV-15" to fill out?

POOJA on March 15, 2015:



arti on February 12, 2015:

Sir, my name is both in interview as well as non-interview posts but if i don't get sufficient marks in interview to get interview posts will i be sure of getting auditor post as my first preference in non-interview post. I went for cpt but skipped cpt and attended all formalities.

banker on February 08, 2015:

Sir. I am currently working as a PO in SBI and I found its difficult to get posted at home towns in SBI..

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So I would like to know the posts under SSC CGL in which I can get home town posting and can earn more... and I would also like to know the transfer policy in SSC ..



Pradeep on November 11, 2014:


In my cpo nomination they show that Referred to expert agency for signature varification.

Is mai kitna time lagta hai clear hone mai ??

Akhilesh on August 25, 2014:

Sir koi mujhe ye bta skate hai ki maine cgl 2013 me sare post bhra hai jbki mai statistics investigator post k lia eligible nai hoo to mujhe kya krna chahia or mai tier 1 qualify hoo...

piyush on August 22, 2014:

sir i had gone kidney transplant can i apply for ssc exams if there is any benefit for me

piyush on August 22, 2014:

sir i had gone kidney transplant can i apply for ssc exams if there is any benefit for me

jay on August 16, 2014:

sir i m SC category candidates as per the official keys i m getting 125 in pr re exam cgl plzz tell around how much score do i need in tier 2

to get examiner or preventive or ITI or xcise inspector ...

Vishal Chaudhary on August 09, 2014:

Hello Sir,

Please tell me abt CBI Sub Inspector post, What is the safest score to get it as it's my first preference, as I m an SC Candidate plz tell the expected cut off for 2014 cgl sub inspector cbi post out of tier 1 n tier 2 (600) what is the safest score based on ur experience n previous year cut offs,,

Thanks sir

amit mondal on August 07, 2014:


Please inform me "Is there any CPT test for ITI (I am confused between TA & ITI ) after qualifying written exam ?"

Mithun Kundu on August 05, 2014:

sir, i m mithun kundu obc candidate my score in 2013 re exm is 100, can u advise me how much marks app required to stand me on the top 1000 rank. in tier2, plse........ reply or email me on

jb on July 21, 2014:

respected gurpreet sir,

ca n u plz give me some info related to the post of asst enforcement officer(AEO)? what prefrence should be given to it? is it better than posts offered by CBDT and CBEC?

NIRAV on July 16, 2014:

sir i am from ahmedabad i am doing preparation of ssc 2014 can u tell how much score needed for CBI INSPECTOR in ssc .how many mark i have to bring overall.please gurpreet sir give suggestion for western region CBI.

Him on June 20, 2014:

what are the posting locations after selection in cbi northen region ?

vikas kumar on June 06, 2014:

i have done from delhi university sir am i eligible for statstical investigator

Raj Kumar on June 02, 2014:

Dear Sir,

I want to know the transfer policy of central excise inspector in details? If i will get initial posting in my home state, then is there any probability to get transfer to other state, if so then after how many years? Actually I want to stay in my home state, is it possible if i will not take any promotion in future as continue as excise inspector for at least 15 years? Please replyy... Your soonest reply is appreciable.

pradeep on April 17, 2014:

sir i wana be give ssc cgl exam but my enghlish is weak and i am from hindi background can i do well in exam plz tell me any hindi midieum student crack this exam

Honey MV from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on April 12, 2014:

hello gurpreet,

i found ur post very very useful.

i am recently selected in bank po. i hav sm queries

1. in cgle 2014 i gav initial preference to tax assistant. so if i am selected here il der b ny major salary diff frm bank po?

2. being a female i can't bear no of transfers which r very frequent in bank il it b same or less in TA?

it il b very kind of u if u ans my queries.

u r doing a gr8 job.

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on February 28, 2014:

Easier than PO but touher than CSAT. every post is good from top to bottom.. scores vary feom yr to yr. You have to be within top 1000 candidates.

SOHEL on February 26, 2014:


1. I am preparing for CGL 2014. Is the paper tougher than Bank PO or CSAT??

2. Which post is best according to your opinion?

3. How much Score do I need for CBI SI or IB SI?

I would be thankful to you if I get all the answers. Thanking you in anticipation......

rahul on February 17, 2014:

sir please tell me about the job profile of assistant in IB. will it have all india postings and what about the working days . is saturdays off . Please clarify my doubts i desperately need your help. please help me sir please help me in detail please

kartikey rana on February 09, 2014:


i gave ibps clerk exam in nov 2013.but when the result was declared they cancel my candidature because of UFM but sir as it was online exam i submitted my exam successfully and there was no such type of activities during can i have any option to get my result on any positive solution to this problem.

prashil on February 08, 2014:

Hi Gurupreet Sir,

Sir Which preference list is better in case of female candidates whose native is nagpur maharashtra. Also please tell me about ssc cgl posts available in Nagpur Region.......

POOJA on February 04, 2014:

sir ,iam confused about selecting bank jobs and SSC jobs... as i wish to work in my home state even if salary is comparatively low....Wats ur opinion abt this matter......

devak dhar on January 19, 2014:

sir ssc job apply kar rha ho kisi bhi post ke liye experience jaroori hai kya mere pas to koi experience as i am still 21

Priya on January 14, 2014:

Hello sir...Iam from kerala...I am preparing for CGL 2014..If I get any one of the job in group B, Is it possible for me to get a transfer to my home state within a year...

ajeet on December 23, 2013:

i am getting total 404 tier1+tier2 obc

any chance for income tax inspector this time

lenny on December 20, 2013:

When do you think will SSC despatch intimation/joining letters for candidates who got non-interview post in SSC CGL 2012. I got auditor in cbdt and posting at Andaman and nicobar island

sunny saini on December 18, 2013:

if some one get iti, to which post he can be reached through promotion, if he is 30-32 years old

Manish on December 13, 2013:

Sir if i have filled all states then will i be considered for second pref in my home state or i will be considered for my first pref in all states first and then in sec pref

dipak on November 23, 2013:

sir,i did put cbdt ta above auditor,acctant but my typing speed is not sufficient if i fail in data entry will they consider for my next preference?plz reply

monu on October 17, 2013:

sir i had lost my preferrence entered in ssc form how i can check it and sir if i had not added preferrence for auditor can i get if i have sufficient marks .and

DILEEP SINGH on October 12, 2013:


Anurag on October 09, 2013:

Sir, my brother is blind....

agar wo 220 marks (tier 1+2) me lata hai toh kya wo tax assistant ke liye consider kiya ja sakta hai......

abhijit on October 07, 2013:

when some departments are giving promotion to their INSPECTORS only based on their seniority / rank in the recruitment exam, some department like income tax department is giving promotion to their INSPECTORS if and only if they pass the Departmental Examination for Income Tax Officer. Sir, can you please clarify the confusion in this ?

echan on October 04, 2013:

i've got 89.75 in tier 1 in ssc cgl 2013 exam and i expect to get 288.50 in tier 2. i am in obc category, a female and i have selected excise inspector as my first preference, what is my chance to get this post?

Rajeev Deshpande on October 03, 2013:

Sir if a candidate has been nominated, does it mean he is selected guaranteed for that job or is it not confirmed yet?

Can we rest assured tht since nomination has been done i will definitely get my joining order?

vipin on October 02, 2013:

ples.. tell me the ssc cgl 2012 INCOME TAX INSPECTORS maximun or minimum marks for obc

and also for other posts

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on October 02, 2013:

@Rajeev : It depends on the activeness and sense of urgency adopted by the appointing authority. Therefore, you have to wait and watch/ You may also call your region's IT Head Office to know about the status.

Rajeev Deshpande on October 01, 2013:

Sir i got selected for TA CBDT in CGL 2012. My nomination date has been given as 23rd july but i still have not got my appointment letter. It is given that dossier has been sent to concerned ministry department. It is already been more than 2 months now sir!! When can i expect my joining??

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on September 28, 2013:

@harmeet: your friend is right, take capf as your last hope, go for cgl and bank po. Delhi police si is far better than capf.

harmeet singh bhular on September 24, 2013:

@gurpreet sir,

i got 110 marks in ssc si tier 1 and qualified for tier 2 and pet exam.and i am also preparing for bank po of my friend told me that bank po job and pay is far better than si in capf.from that day i am not able to concentrate for my tier 2 exam of si. sir tell me the difference between the two post and which is better early reply would be appreciated ......thank you

Eswar on September 18, 2013:

Hi.. I got selected for police verification done before or after joining the post? Thank u very much for ur replies..what happened to ur prelims? Will u really join IFS leaving all the power and respect?

ashish G. on September 13, 2013:

unfortunately i fill TA before other interview post if i got more marks as required for interview post .....then ssc call me for interview post or not?

pravin on September 12, 2013:

what's the difference between not qualified for all post but qualified for tax assistant? i come under reserved category(SC) and as per cut off scores i am qualified for ta but not for all post..does it mean i am not qualified for group A of grade pay of 4600?? please help me out sir..

amit on September 10, 2013:

how many marks should require in tier 1 and 2nd+interview for income inspector?

Kamal on September 09, 2013:

Sir, How much marks are required in SSC CGL 2013 (Tier I+II) to secure Auditor Post in Delhi ???

Thanks in advance!!!

tej on September 07, 2013:

sir, please tell me about minimum marks for selection in intelligence bureau in ssc cgl 2012

ankit on September 02, 2013:

How much marks should someone to score(final) to get Assistant post in CSS?

rajesh kurmi on September 01, 2013:

will ssc cgl will be held in 2014? bcoz many students have doubt that there are elections in 2014 so it might get cancelled , pls tell us sir ur view.

KAMAL on August 29, 2013:

sir , what is the grade pay of senior auditor and what are the timely promotions that he can get according to his length of service and can reach up to which designation.

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on August 29, 2013:

@rajeev : Its not possible to delineate these posts on the above ground. They are nearly at par. Sorry to disappoint you.

rajeev kumar on August 28, 2013:

gurpreet bhiya pls tell me which one is gud in every aspects power, money, respect, free time.1examiner 2custom officer 3 income tax or 4 excise. plsssss bhiya answer karna every imperative 4 me.....

kamal on August 17, 2013:

sir , what is the grade pay of senior auditor and what are the timely promotions that he can get according to his length of service and can reach up to which designation.

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on August 17, 2013:

@Eswar : i would prefer IFS for the single most important reason of a professional environment. It is very difficult to work as IAS.

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on August 17, 2013:

@HARk : TA can become Sr. TA in, near about, 3 years.

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on August 17, 2013:

@HK : No Idea.

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on August 17, 2013:

@HK : Yes, it is possible that a CE TA retires as Inspector. But it is the worst case. There is a good possibility to reach higher posts.

Eswar on August 07, 2013:

Which service do u prefer IAS OR IFS(foreign)? Tell me why?

HARk on August 06, 2013:

after how many years tax assistant in income tax become Sr. tax assistant??

HK on August 05, 2013:

what abou quantum CAt Sarvesh Kumar

RAVIKANTDEWANGAN on August 02, 2013:


HK on August 02, 2013:

what are the prmotional aspects in Central excise and custom of tax assistant?? tax assistant can reach up to which level?? can hi retire as Inspector????

HK on July 28, 2013:

man means??

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on July 25, 2013:

@HK: go for arun sharma for concepts and man for practice.

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on July 25, 2013:

@sanjai:6/9 eyesight is fine for iti.

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on July 25, 2013:

@Pushp: strategy is explained in my other post. You should be very good at either English or maths.

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on July 25, 2013:

@kamal: good news. Now is required only for govt employees.

HK on July 13, 2013:

gurpreet suggest me the buks for ssc cgl.... i went thru rs aggrwal ( quant) which is useless, then i got thru fast track rajesh verma but cudnt get help for trignometry nd quadratic nd circles.... plz suggest me all the buks for ssc cgl i m trying from last three years....

sanjai singh on June 24, 2013:

My eye site is 6/9 with glass. am i eligible for ITI post or in how many post in SSC CGL i am not eligible Plz sir reply me

Pushp on June 13, 2013:

Hello sir, can u explain me about which strategy must be follow for cracking ssc cgle 2014 and which is the most important subject for getting success.

kamal on June 12, 2013:

i am working in a software firm ......i am presently bounded by bond of two years.....n.o.c is required or not during interview??? will not give n.o.c anyway.....please help sir

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on May 23, 2013:

@khantuhin: Sorry, I am not aware of PO salary rise and "ipartite settlement".

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on May 23, 2013:

@Manish : you will be considered for your first preference first. As simple as that. ;)

Gurpreet Seehra (author) from Chandigarh, India on May 23, 2013:

@rajesh: I am sorry I have no idea. but I can suggest that physics syllabus will be that of Engineering Physics taught in 1st yr engg classes. HC verma will be a good book for this paper.