SSC CGL Salary 2020 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will determine the SSC CGL 2020 salary along with various other benefits mentioned in the notification PDF. Candidates appearing for the exam can go through the salary of SSC CGL 2020 to know how much they will be paid if recruited. SSC CGL salary 2020 contains the basic pay given at each level post along with various other benefits. SSC CGL 2020 salary includes various allowances like house rent allowance (HRA), travel allowances (TA), dearness allowances (DA) etc. Candidates who qualify the SSC CGL exam will be given the HRA depending on the city of posting. As per the SSC CGL salary 2020, candidates posted in X cities (only 8 urban cities) will be given HRA as much as 24% of the basic pay, while for those posted in Y cities (cities with a population over 5 lakhs) and Z areas (rural) will be given 16% and 8% respectively. To know more about SSC CGL 2020 salary, go through the article below.
SSC CGL 2020 exam involves four-stage selection procedure – tier I, II, III & IV. The test is held to recruit candidates at Grade “B” and “C” category posts at ministries, departments, and organizations of the Government of India.

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SSC CGL Salary 2020

SSC CGL Salary - Pay Levels

The authorities have determined the salary of SSC CGL for the following pay levels and posts:

SSC CGL Pay Scale 2020

Levels Post


Grade Pay


Level 8

  • Assistant Audit Officer

  • Assistant Accounts Officer


Rs. 47600 to 151100

Level 7

  • Assistant Section Officer

  • Assistant Section Officer

  • Assistant Section Officer

  • Assistant Section Officer

  • Assistant Section Officer

  • Assistant

  • Assistant

  • Assistant Section Officer

  • Inspector of Income Tax

  • Inspector, (Central Excise)

  • Inspector (Preventive Officer)

  • Inspector (Examiner)

  • Assistant Enforcement Officer

  • Sub Inspector

  • Inspector Posts

  • Inspector


Rs. 44900 to 142400

Level 6

  • Assistant

  • Assistant/ Superintendent

  • Divisional Accountant

  • Sub Inspector

  • Junior Statistical Officer

  • Statistical

  • Investigator Grade-II


Rs. 35400 to 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. 29200 to 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 (Dte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD))


Rs. 25500 to 81100

Classification of SSC CGL Salary 2020

The salary given to the SSC CGL qualified candidates can be classified as follows:

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  • SSC CGL basic pay

  • SSC CGL grade pay

  • SSC CGL allowances

SSC CGL 2020 Salary - Basic Pay

The basic salary in the SSC CGL salary scale is the minimum amount of earnings that an employee stands to get. The basic salary is the most important dividend one gets and it constitutes about 40% to 45% of the total amount paid to the employee as the salary of SSC CGL.

SSC CGL Salary 2020 - Grade Pay

Along with the basic salary, a candidate also receives a grade pay. The grade pay is predetermined by the authorities and is calculated on the basis of category or class of the employee.

SSC CGL Grade Pay


Amount of grade pay

Level 8


Level 7


Level 6


Level 5


Level 4


SSC CGL Salary - Allowances

Along with the payment of the basic and the grade pay, candidates also get certain allowances. The allowances are some fixed amount given to the employees to meet certain expenses on house rent, travelling etc. Some of the allowances that are included in the SSC CGL salary 2020 are as follows:

  • House Rental Allowance (HRA)

  • Travel Allowance (TA)

  • Dearness Allowance (DA)

HRA in SSC CGL 2020 Salary

House Rental allowance (HRA) is the amount that is paid to the employees for compensating for their house rent. The amount paid directly depends upon the city of posting. The city in which the employee is posted are classified as X, Y and Z, as per its population. Thus, as much as 24% of the basic pay will be given to those posted in X cities while for those posted in Y cities and Z areas will be given 16% and 8% respectively.

City Classification for House Rent Allowances



X (only 8 urban cities)

24% of the basic

Y (cities with population over 5 lakhs)

18% of basic

Z (Rural areas)

8% of basic

TA in SSC CGL Salary 2020

This allowance is given to the employee in order to compensate them for their expenses on commuting from their residence to the place of their work.

DA in SSC CGL 2020 Salary

The compensation given to the employees for the cost of living adjustment to allowance. It is calculated as a percentage of that amount which includes both basic and grade pay. Dearness allowance is updated quarterly to compensate inflation in consumer price index. The DA is increased or decreased depending on the rate of inflation.

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Questions related to SSC CGL

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i m non medical student and i hav main interest in chemistry... but i also want to do ssc cgl preparation so i m thinking of doing graduation in an easy subject and side by side coaching of ssc cgl....i m too confused in making my mind decide between two options...and also subjects in ba eng?

Sumit Gaur Student Expert 19th Mar, 2020

Dear Aspirant

Since you have interest in chemisty thus you can do Bsc in Chemistry and side by side coaching of SSC CGL exam, I would recommend you go give SSL CHSL and other exams with your graduation so taht you would have an idae of type of questions answered. After your graduation you can give CGL exam.

Hope it helps.


please answer me is du sol b.a honours degree is valid for ssc cgl

Yastika Kumar 11th Mar, 2020

Hi there,

As per the SSC CGL eligibility criteria the open learning course or correspondence should be done from college or university affliated to UGC. Since Delhi University's School of open learning is affiliated to it so you are eligible for ssc cgl.


Im in final year. My age is 19. Can I apply for ssc cgl exam

sheba chani 11th Mar, 2020


Yes, you can apply for SSC CGL exam. The eligible age group for the exam is 18 years to 32 years.

Academic Qualifications are Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.

hope this helps!


I attempted 48 questions in exam? I belongs to SC Caste. is there any chance to qualify for tier2?

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 11th Mar, 2020
Your marks cannot be predicted on the basis of the number of questions to attempt, firstly I will suggest you to wait for the release of official answer key  then you can probably crosscheck the number of correct  answers and can predict your expected score then you can compare it with the past year analysis of cut off which may give you hope for chances.
Best of luck.

how many candidate apply for aao post in ssc cgl

Shubham Dhane 5th Mar, 2020


There is not any individual statistics available for SSC CGL 2020 for AAO post.But there are 6000 vacancies approximately this year and in 2018 a total of 4,24,665 candidates applied for SSC CGL out of which 1,40,386 appeared in the exam on 04/06/2018.And on 06/06/2018 out of 4,00,828 candidates 1,33,796 candidates appeared in the exam.

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