SSC CGL 2017 Auditor: Job Profile, Career Prospects, and Growth Opportunities

    Shivani Tiwari Shivani Tiwari
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    The post of an Auditor is a Group-B post which comes under the ambit of Indian Audit and Accounts Department headed by CAG which is a constitutional office. CBI is an efficient organization with the quality human resource. It will be beneficial for any candidate to work with such talented colleagues at an early stage of his/her career.

    The notification for Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL 2017) exam was released recently on the official website of SSC.

    • Out of the various posts that, are filled through SSC CGL 2017, the post of Auditor has special liking among candidates from commerce background. 
    • There are three sub-profiles under the umbrella of auditor’s post. These include Auditor in C& AG, Auditor in CGDA, Auditor in CGA.
    • Candidates aspiring for the post of Auditor would have to take the SSC CGL 2017 exam which is an online based 4 tier (4th tier only for auditor’s post) exam.

    SSC CGL 2017 Auditor Vacancy

    The vacancy for all the three posts of the auditor is yet to be disclosed by the SSC. This year SSC has come out with some changes in the application process and vacancy disclosure. The post of Auditors is grouped together and are allotted a category A. Candidates who want to apply for the post of Auditors would have to fill option A as their first preference. Similarly, other posts are also grouped together based on their nature and are allotted category B, C, and D.

    • From this year SSC has adopted a method of disclosing vacancies for that year in later stages and not at the time of application. The reason behind this is that many departments and ministries submit their vacancies after the beginning of recruitment process for that year.

    The vacancies for the post of the Auditor are expected to be similar in number as that of last year. For your reference, we have tabled the vacancies for the post of auditor from previous year.

    PostVacancies (Including SC, ST, and OBC)
    Audit officer in CAG1000
    Auditor in C & AG200
    Auditor in CGDANone

    SSC CGL 2017 Auditor Cut-off

    Due to the large preference of this post among male candidates, the cut-off for the job always hovers on the higher side. With a limited number of the posts under the recruitment process, the competition for grabbing the job is cut-throat. However, for someone who is preparing for the exam from quite sometimes, it would not be difficult to achieve that cut-off. For you reference, we have tabled the previous year’s cut-off for the post of Auditor.


    The cut-off can vary from the previous year as it depends upon multiple factors. Following factor affect the cut-off of this year’s (for that matter any year’s) SSC CGL 2017 exam post wise cut-off.

    • Number of vacancies for that post
    • Difficulty level of exam
    • Number of applications made for that post
    • Score of the candidates

    Thus, cut-off is variable in nature and can change every year. However, the wider range would be in accordance with the above tabled cut-off.

    SSC CGL 2017 Auditor Job Profile

    As we discussed earlier in this article that the profile of auditor has three sub-profiles, and each sub-profile has different work environment. We will here discuss the job profile of each post.

    Job profile Auditor C & AG

    If you are posted C & AG, you will be posted in the states AG office which is generally situated in a state capital or sometime into big city of the state.

    • If you are selected in C & AG, you can live in a big city which can be a better thing for your life style and other social and educational requirements.
    • The work would involve auditing of various governments departments and offices but with the guidance of seniors and after training.
    • Initially you would be allotted clerical work rather than an auditor’s but with time you would be promoted to posts that involve some serious auditing task.

    SSC CGL Auditor CGDA Job profile

    • A person selected in CGDA as an auditor can be posted anywhere in the country.
    • Generally, they are posted at army account offices across the country. Here, your work would be passing various bills and also auditing them. There are various sections where you can be posted like a factory command, PAO office etc. The nature of work would be same everywhere. The pressure is less and work-life balance can be attained easily.

    SSC CGL Auditor CAG Job profile

    • Candidate selected as Auditor in CAG are posted in
    1. PAO (Pay and Account Office),
    2. Divisional offices
    3. Sub-Divisional offices under various ministries.
    • Your work would involve preparation and passing of bills, clearing pensions, GPF cases and maintaining accounts of various ministries as CAG is an apex accounting body in the government of India.
    • You can also get the opportunity to work in the internal auditing wing of CGA.

    SSC CGL 2017 Auditor Pay scale

    The pay scale for all the post has been revised after the 7th Pay commission’s implementation. The pay scale of auditors has also seen an upward revision. The grade pay and in hand (approximate) salary for various posts of Auditor are tabled below for your reference. 

    PostGrade PayIn hand (Approximate)
    Auditor CAG280030,000 to 35,000
    Auditor CGDA280030,000 to 35,000
    Auditor C & AG280030,000 to 35,000

    Apart from pay commission revision there are Dearness Allowance revisions which are frequent and would be help in upgrading the salary. The DA hike is more or less takes place within a year’s gap.  

    SSC CGL 2017 Auditor Transfer options

    As we discussed under the job profile that all the three posts of auditor involves posting anywhere across the country. Since there are office of AG, CAG in every state capital you would mostly be placed in capital city. Candidates opting for the post of auditors should keep in mind that transfer is a part of their job. However, later on your career you get to settle in the head offices in Delhi.

    SSC CGL 2017 Auditor Promotion opportunities

    Auditor C & AG opportunities

    Promotion wise this post is good. You can appear for SAS (Subordinate Account Service) exam after completion of 2 years of service as an Auditor. After clearing the exam you become Assistant Audit officer (AAO) with grade pay of INR 4800. In case you couldn’t clear the exam then you would have to wait for normal promotion which usually takes place after three years. The promotion chart for auditor in C & AG is listed below.

    • SAS (After clearing exam) Grade Pay 4800
    • Senior Auditor (Without exam normal promotion) Grade Pay 4200
    • Welfare Assistant/Supervisor (Normal promotion)
    • Audit officer(for AAO)
    • Senior Audit officer (for Audit officer)
    • Assistant Accountant General (AAG)
    • Deputy Accountant General (DAG)

    Only a few people are promoted to the level of AAG and DAG as it takes long-time.

    Auditor CGDA opportunities

    In this post, there are two ways of getting a promotion. First by clearing SAS exam and second by regular departmental promotion. However, unlike CAG and C & AG the first promotion in CGDA takes six years as compared to three years in other two. Other promotions are similar to the auditor profile in CAG and C & AG.

    Auditor CAG opportunities

    The promotion path for CAG is similar with that of C & AG profile and involves both examination and regular mode of promotion with enhanced grade pay. The job profile, responsibility, and promotion profile are also similar with that of C & AG.



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