The Commission released the notification for SSC CGL 2023-24 in September. SSC CGL Form 2023 Application Correction Window has been closed at its official website – “https://ssc.nic.in/“. The form correction window was open for candidates to make changes to the application form. The tentative vacancies (about 20,000), and other details have been mentioned for multiple Group B and C posts. Thus, the candidates who are interested in joining the Central Government/ Departments/ Ministries through SSC CGL must start preparing for the exam.
The SSC CGL job profiles and responsibilities of the posts differ based on the departments. Some of the top posts under SSC CGL are mentioned here. Their roles and salaries have also been detailed for each department.
Top Posts in SSC CGL
These are the top-level jobs that you get through the SSC CGL exam, choose the one you want to prepare for.
SSC CGL Income Tax Inspector in CBDT
The post of Income Tax Inspector in CBDT falls under Group C. It is a desk job. The main responsibility of the recruited candidate is to verify individual IT records and assess and process the business concerns. The pay scale ranges from INR 44,900 to 1,42,400.
Assistant Accounts Officer in Indian Audit and Accounts Department under CAG
The Assistant Accounts Officer will have to work under the Controller and Auditor General. The responsibilities of the post are very varied such as assisting the senior officials and reporting the department’s finances to them. It is a group B post with a salary of pay level 8 (INR 47,600 to 1,51,100), the highest for SSC CGL.
Assistant Audit Officer in Indian Audit and Accounts Department under CAG
It is another post with the highest salary of SSC CGL i.e. pay scale 8. It ranges between INR 47,600 and 1,51,00). The candidates who are recruited have to assist Senior Audit Officers in conducting various departmental audits, preparing reports for the director, reviewing bills, and making suggestions to improve the efficiency of the departments.
Inspector (Preventive Officer) in CBIC
Preventive Officer’s roles are mainly clerical and related to files. The most important responsibility is to gather information and take subsequent actions based on them to prevent malpractice. The post falls under pay scale 7 (INR 44,900 to 1,42,400).
Assistant Enforcement Officer in the Ministry of External Affairs
AEO is the Ministry of External Affairs are given field jobs. It is quite similar to the role of an inspector. The recruited candidates are given responsibilities like inspecting, preventing and arresting people involved in money laundering, forgery, etc. The salary for the post is of pay scale 7 i.e. something between INR 44,900 to 1,42,400.
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Junior Statistical Officer in the Ministry of Statistics & Program Implementation
It is a group B post falling under pay level 6 (INR INR 35,400 and 1,12,400). The recruited candidates are posted in National Sample Survey Office (NSSO). The main responsibilities include data collection and its processing, technical planning of surveys, formulation of concepts and definitions, and sampling design.
Assistant Section Officer in Intelligence Bureau
The job of Assistant Section Officer in the Intelligence Bureau is mostly data-oriented. 90% of the work has to be done on a computer which makes it a desk job. The posting is done in the state headquarters of IB. It is a Group B post and the salary ranges between INR 44,900 to 1,42,400.
Divisional Accountant in Offices under C&AG
It is a Group B post which includes desk work. The recruited candidates have to audit expenses of works or projects by state governments and make reports of the same. The report then must be sent to the CAG headquarters pointing out any sort of malpractice (if possible). The pay scale for this post is of Level 6 i.e. it ranges between INR 35,400 and 1,12,400.
According to the official notification of SSC CGL 2023-24, the Tier 1 exams will tentatively be conducted in December 2023. The exact exam dates will be announced by authorities in due time. The SSC CGL selection process has changed from this cycle onwards. There are only two tiers now instead of four. However, the exam pattern for Tier 1 has remained unchanged. The candidates can refer to the strategies below for better preparations.
SSC CGL Preparation Tips for Tier 1
These are some tips that can you follow to clear this examination on the first attempt.
General Intelligence and Reasoning
This section tests the critical and analytical skills of the candidates. Some topics like puzzles, figure-based questions, analogy, coding-decoding, and series are very scoring topics. Practice them regularly to improve accuracy. The non-verbal reasoning section may seem time-consuming at first but with constant practice, it will get better.
The questions in this section are more from static GK than current affairs. Static GK is related to Culture, Indian History, Economy, Geography, Polity, and Environment, while current affairs cover events around the world. Practice mock tests and quizzes and try to finish the section in 30 minutes.
It is the toughest and the most time-consuming portion of the exam, and regular practice is the only way to ace it. The candidates must make a list of all the formulas, shortcuts, concepts, and tips. Some scoring topics are simplifications, age problems, interest, percentages, ratios, and proportions.
English Language and Comprehension
This section is about proficiency in vocabulary and grammar. Reading and solving grammar questions helps with this section. The aspirants must also develop a habit of reading regularly. It is seen that the questions can be repetitive thus practicing old question papers proves to be helpful.
Above are some of the top posts under SSC CGL and the most useful preparation tips for the Tier 1 exam. The candidates must ensure that they fulfill the SSC CGL eligibility criteria of their chosen post. The most important strategy for any candidate is to be regular in their preparations. They must prepare all the subjects and cover all the topics. Spending too much time on one topic and forgetting about others often result in poor performance. They can also go through the preparation tips shared by toppers and experts for better guidance.