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SSC CGL Salary 2024 - Pay Scale Post wise, Basic Pay, Grade Pay, HRA, TA, DA, Benefits

SSC CGL Salary 2024 - Pay Scale Post wise, Basic Pay, Grade Pay, HRA, TA, DA, Benefits

Edited By Soujanya K | Updated on Dec 08, 2023 11:10 AM IST | #SSC CGL

The SSC releases information regarding the SSC CGL 2024 salary in the official notification. The pay scale of the SSC CGL 2024 is Rs 25,500 to Rs 1,51,100. Candidates who have cleared the SSC CGL exam will be entitled to additional perks and allowances.

The perks and benefits a candidate who has been recruited by the SSC include such as house rent allowance (HRA), travel allowances (TA), dearness allowances (DA), and others as part of the SSC CGL 2024 salary. The SSC CGL salary dictates that HRA varies by city of posting. For more details regarding the SSC CGL salary 2024, candidates can consult the material below.

SSC CGL Overview

Exam Name

SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination

Short Name


Exam Conducting Body

Staff Selection Commission

Level of exam


Application mode



Group B and C SSC CGL posts

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SSC CGL salary 2024 - SSC CGL Posts

Applicants clearing all the stages of the SSC CGL selection process 2024 will be eligible to be recruited to different Group B and C SSC CGL posts in the different central ministries across the country. The different SSC CGL posts for which the CGL Examination is held are mentioned in the table below along with their corresponding departments.

SSC CGL posts

Auditor (Offices under C&AG)

Auditor (Other Ministry, Departments)

Auditor (Offices under CGDA)

Accountant (Offices under C&AG)


Junior Accountant (Other Ministry, Departments)

Senior Secretariat Assistant

Upper Division Clerks (Central Govt. Offices, Ministries other than CSCS cadres)

Tax Assistant (CBDT)

Tax Assistant (CBIC)

Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)

Upper Division Clerks (Border Road Organisation)

Assistant Audit Officer (Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG)

Assistant Accounts Officer (Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG)

Assistant Section Officer (IB)

Assistant Section Officer (Other Ministries, Departments, Organizations)

Inspector of Income Tax (CBDT)

Inspector (Central Excise/ CBIC)

Inspector (Preventive Officer/ CBIC), Inspector (Examine/ CBIC)

Assistant Enforcement Officer (Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue)

Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)

Assistant (Other Ministries, Departments, Organizations)

Assistant, Superintendent (Other Ministries, Departments, Organizations)

Divisional Accountant (Offices under C&AG)

Sub Inspector (NIA)

Statistical Investigator Grade-II (Registrar General of India)

Assistant (Other Ministries, Departments, Organizations)

Inspector Posts (Department of Post)

Junior Statistical Officer

Assistant Section Officer (Central Secretariat Service)

Assistant Section Officer (Ministry of Railway)

Assistant Section Officer (Ministry of External Affairs)

Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ)

Assistant (Other Ministries, Departments, Organizations)

Sub Inspector (CBI)

SSC CGL salary 2024 - Salary Pay Scale as per posts

The Staff Selection Commission has calculated the SSC CGL salary for the different SSC CGL posts based on the posts and the level in that post. Check the table below to know the SSC CGL post, post level, pay grade and SSC CGL salary.

SSC CGL pay scale post wise

Levels Post


Grade Pay

SSC CGL Pay Scale

Level 8

Assistant Audit Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Rs 4800

Rs 47600 to Rs 151100

Level 7

Assistant Section Officer


Assistant Section Officer

Inspector of Income Tax

Inspector (Central Excise)

Inspector (Preventive Officer)

Inspector (Examiner)

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Sub Inspector

Inspector Posts


Rs 4600

Rs 44900 to Rs 142400

Level 6


Assistant/ Superintendent

Divisional Accountant

Sub Inspector

Junior Statistical Officer


Investigator Grade-II

Rs 4200

Rs 35400 to Rs 112400

Level 5

Auditor (Offices under C&AG, Other Ministry/Departments, Offices under CGDA)

Accountant (Offices under C&AG, Other Ministry/Departments)

Accountant/Junior Accountant (Other Ministry/Departments)

Rs 2800

Rs 29200 to Rs 92300

Level 4

Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks (Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres)

Tax Assistant (CBDT, CBIC)

Sub Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)

Upper Division Clerks (Border Road Organisation)

Rs 2400

Rs 25500 to Rs 81100

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SSC CGL salary 2024 - Formula for salary calculation

The salary for different SSC CGL posts is calculated by taking various factors into account like basic pay, grade pay, HRA, DA, TA, and other allowances. The salary calculation formula according to the 7th pay commission is mentioned below:

Total salary (approx) = Basic salary + Grade pay + HRA + TA + DA + Other allowances

SSC CGL salary 2024 - Components

The SSC CGL salary has different components which combined together form the total SSC CGL salary for different SSC CGL posts. The SSC CGL salary components are as follows:

  • Basic pay

  • Grade pay

  • HRA

  • DA

  • TA

  • Other allowances

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SSC CGL salary 2024 - Basic pay

SSC CGL basic pay is the minimum amount of SSC CGL salary that one gets for his/ her services in some government department. SSC CGL basic pay constitutes 40% to 50% of the total salary paid to the SSC CGL recruited employees. Basic Pay is different for different levels as notified in the table below:

SSC CGL basic pay level wise

Levels Post

SSC CGL Pay Scale

Level 8

Rs 47600 to Rs 151100

Level 7

Rs 44900 to Rs 142400

Level 6

Rs 35400 to Rs 112400

Level 5

Rs 29200 to Rs 92300

Level 4

Rs 25500 to Rs 81100

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SSC CGL salary 2024 - Grade pay

SSC CGL grade pay is also determined by the Commission based on the SSC CGL post level. It is basically based on the category and class of the SSC CGL recruited government employees. Check the table below for SSC CGL grade pay for different post levels:

SSC CGL grade pay level-wise

Levels Post

Grade Pay

Level 8

Rs 4800

Level 7

Rs 4600

Level 6

Rs 4200

Level 5

Rs 2800

Level 4

Rs 2400

SSC CGL salary 2024 - House Rent Allowance (HRA)

HRA is the compensation paid to SSC CGL recruited employees for their accommodation. The SSC CGL HRA depends on the city of posting of the applicant. The cities are classified into three categories as per their population X, Y and Z, X being the most populated city and Z being the least populated. The compensation paid to applicants ranges from 24% of basic pay to 8 % of basic pay. Check the table below for more details.

SSC CGL HRA city wise


HRA % of Basic Pay

X (8 urban cities)


Y (population over 5 lakhs)


Z (rural areas)


SSC CGL salary 2024 - Travel Allowance (TA)

Travel allowance is the amount paid to employees to compensate them for their travelling expenses for commuting to the workplace from their residence. It is Rs 3,600 for employees in the cities and Rs 1,800 for other places.

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SSC CGL salary 2024- Dearness Allowance (DA)

SSC CGL dearness allowance is the compensation given to the employees for the cost of living adjustment. It is calculated as a percentage of the total amount of basic pay and grade pay. Dearness allowance is revised quarterly to compensate for inflation in the consumer price index (CPI). The SSC CGL DA is increased or decreased depending on the rate of inflation.

SSC CGL salary 2024 - Other Perks

Some of the other benefits that provide SSC CGL recruited employees are as follows:

  • Medical

  • Telephone/ internet

  • Newspapers, etc.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Which pay commission is the SSC CGL 2024 salary based on?

SSC CGL 2024 is calculated on the basis of 7th pay commission.

2. What is the age limit to apply for the SSC CGL exam?

The age limit to apply for SSC CGL exam is between 18 years to 32 years for general category candidates.

3. Where can I download the SSC CGL admit card?

The SSC CGL admit card 2024 can be downloaded online from the SSC official respective regional websites.

4. Which post has the highest salary out of all the SSC CGL posts?

Out of all the SSC CGL posts Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) has the highest salary.

5. What is the salary of an SSC CGL qualified candidate at pay level 4?

The salary of an SSC CGL qualified candidate at pay level 4 is Rs 25500 to 81100.

6. What is the starting salary for SSC CGL?

The SSC CGL starting salary varies by the level of post. The starting salary for level 4 posts is Rs 25500 and for level 8 is Rs 47600.


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Regarding SSC JE (Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer) and SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level) examinations:

SSC JE is conducted for recruitment to the posts of Junior Engineers in various government departments, whereas SSC CGL is conducted for recruitment to Group B and C posts in various ministries, departments, and organizations of the Government of India.

For both examinations, eligibility criteria vary depending on the specific posts and departments. Generally, a bachelor's degree in engineering is required for SSC JE, while for SSC CGL, a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university is required.

As an SC candidate, you may have certain relaxations in terms of age limits and qualifying marks in these examinations.

For detailed information on eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and application procedures, you should refer to the official websites of SSC (Staff Selection Commission).

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