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SSC CGL Career Progression

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SSC CGL Career Progression

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There are nearly 30 job profiles offered through SSC CGL Career Progression for each post is different and so there are the chances of getting promotion. Below is the SSC CGL Career Progression of each post.

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1. Assistant Audit Officer
Posting: Anywhere in India
Career Path: Not Defined Anywhere AO, Senior AO, DAG

2. Inspector Examiner (CBEC)
Posting: in coastal areas
Career Path: Faster promotion and 1st promotion after completing 3 years of service.
Promotion Order:

  • Appraiser
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Commissioner


3. Income Tax Inspector (CBDT)
Posting: Anywhere in India
Career Path: 1st promotion after completing 8 years of service and clearing dept. exam.
Promotion Order:

  • Income Tax Officer
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Commissioner


4. Assistant (MEA)
Posting: in Delhi, Possibility of foreign posting for few years is very high.
Career Path: 1st promotion in 15-17 years (without clearing dept. exam), or about 8 years (if clear dept. exam).

5. Central Excise Inspector (CBEC)
Posting: Across India
Career Path: 1st promotion after completing 8 years of service and clearing dept. exam.
Promotion Order:

  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Commissioner


6. Preventive Officer Inspector (CBEC)
Posting: in cities with ports/airports.
Career Path: First promotion after 8 year of service and clearing dept. exam.
Promotion Order:

  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Commissioner


7. Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO)
Posting: Posting in enforcement directorate offices in 21 cities.
Career Path: No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order:

  • Enforcement Officer
  • Assistant Director
  • Deputy Director
  • Director


8. Assistant (Central Vigilance Commission)
Posting: Anywhere in India.
Career Path: No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order:

  • Sectional officer, in about 7-8 years.
  • Under secretary
  • Deputy Secretary
  • Director


9. Assistant (AFHQ)
Posting: Delhi or other metro cities
Career Path: No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order:

  • Section Officer, after 4 years
  • Deputy Director, after 6 years
  • Joint Director, after 5 years
  • Director, after 5 years
  • Principal Director.


10. Assistant (Ministry of Railway)
Posting: in cities/regional HQ
Career Path: No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order:

  • Sectional officer, after 7-8 years and after 5-6 years if you clear dept. exam
  • Under secretary
  • Deputy Secretary
  • Director


11. Assistant (Intelligence Bureau)
Posting: at state headquarters in IB cell or in Delhi.
Career Path: No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order:

  • Sectional officer
  • Under secretary
  • Deputy Secretary


12. Assistant Section Officer (CSS)
Posting: Delhi
Career Path: No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order:

  • Section Officer, after 5 years by taking dept. exam, after 10 years by usual process
  • Under Secretary, after completing 4 years of service
  • Deputy Secretary, Based on performance & vacancies
  • Director, rarely possible for SSC entrants.


13. Sub Inspectors (CBI)
Posting: Almost 90% of the selected candidates are allotted Delhi Zone only.
Career Path: No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order:

  • Inspector, after minimum 5 years
  • Deputy Superintendent, after 10-12 years
  • Superintendent, after 5-7 years
  • Senior Superintendent


14. Assistant (Other Ministries)
Posting: Mostly posted in Delhi.
Career Path: No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order:

  • Sectional officer
  • Under secretary
  • Deputy Secretary.


15. Divisional Accountant (CAG)
Posting: Posted in cities having offices coming under CAG, Very less transfers once a state is decided.
Career Path: No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order:

  • Divisional Account Officer II
  • Divisional Account Officer I
  • Sr. Divisional Account Officer.


16. Inspector (Narcotics)
Posting: Mostly in north India.
Career Path: No fixed promotion period.
Promotion Order:

  • Superintendent of Narcotics
  • Assistant Narcotics Commissioner
  • Deputy Narcotics Commissioner
  • Narcotics Commissioner


17. Assistant (Other Ministries)
Posting: Mostly posted in Delhi.
Career Path: Depending upon the department you get posted.

18. Sub Inspectors (NIA)
Posting: Have offices in each state but initial posting could be in Delhi
Career Path: Senior posts are occupied by IPS officers. So rising very high in promotions not possible unless you are lucky.
Promotion Order:

  • Inspector, After minimum 5 years
  • Deputy Superintendent
  • Superintendent


19. Statistical Investigator
Posting: Approx. 100 – 300 positions are only created every year.
Career Path: Promotions are very slow.
Promotion Order:

  • Senior Statistical Officer
  • Assistant Director
  • Deputy Director
  • Joint Director.


20. Inspector (Dept. of Post)
Posting: Any Postal Division. Since each district has 2 or more division. So posting may be anywhere in India.
Career Path: Promotion Order

  • Assistant Superintendent of Post (After 5 years by taking dept. exam)
  • Postal Superintendent
  • Senior Superintendent of Post (GP: 5400, Equal rank to Indian Postal Services Officer)
  • Senior Superintendent of Post (GP: 6600).


21. Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
Posting: Any state.
Career Path: Promotion Order:

  • Inspector
  • Superintendent of Narcotics
  • Assistant Narcotics Commissioner
  • Deputy Narcotics Commissioner
  • Narcotics Commissioner


22. Auditor C&AG
Career Path: Promotion Order:

  • Senior Auditor, after 3 years of service
  • AAO, after 2 years of service and clearing dept. exam.


23. Auditor CGDA
Career Path: Promotion Order

  • Senior Auditor, after 3 years of service
  • AAO, after 2 years of service and clearing dept. exam.


24. Auditor CGA
Posting: Can be posted in any state
Career Path: Promotion Order

  • Senior Auditor, After 3 years of service
  • AAO, after 2 years of service and clearing dept. exam.


25. Tax Assistant CBEC
Posting: Anywhere in India
Career Path: Promotion Order

  • Senior Tax Assistant (3 years)
  • Excise Inspector (3-4 years)
  • Superintendent/Appraiser
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Joint Commissioner
  • Additional Commissioner of Income Tax.


26. Tax Assistant CBDT
Posting: Posting to a metro city is possible.
Career Path: Promotion Order:

  • Senior Tax Assistant (3 years)
  • Excise Inspector (3-4 years)
  • Superintendent/Appraiser
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Joint Commissioner
  • Additional Commissioner of Income Tax.


27. Accountant/ Junior Accountant Offices under C&AG
Posting: Job location will be Delhi if appointed in any ministry or central govt. organization.
Career Path: Promotion Order

  • Senior Accountant (After 3 years)
  • Assistant Accounts Officer (After AAO exam)
  • Principal Accounts Officer (15 years after AAO)
  • Senior Accounts Officer.


28. Accountant/ Junior Accountant Offices under CGA & others
Posting: Job location will be Delhi if appointed in any ministry or central govt. organization.
Career Path: Promotion Order:

  • Senior Accountant (After 3 years)
  • Assistant Accounts Officer (After AAO exam)
  • Principal Accounts Officer (15 years after AAO)
  • Senior Accounts Officer.


29. Senior Secretariat Assistant
Posting: Majority of these posts exist only in Delhi.

30. Compiler (Registrar General of India)
Posting: Majority of these posts exist only in Delhi.