SSC CGL 2017 Zone Wise Posts in CBEC

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May 30, 2017

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SSC CGL 2017 notification has been released online. Tier-1 exam is scheduled in multiple dates starting from August 1, 2017. This year many new changes have been introduced such as duration of Tier-1 has been reduced from 75 minutes to 60 minutes

Tier 2 will be conducted in November 2017. Candidates who qualify tier II will have option to choose among number of ministries’ post through SSC CGL. SSC CGL is unified recruitment exam conducted for 30 various Government posts. Candidates while filling up of SSC CGL Application form have to fill preference order of these 30 posts.

CBEC was established in 1855 with responsibility for Customs, Central Excise, Narcotics and Service tax in India. It has been now renamed as Central Board of Indirect taxes and Customs. The ministry admits candidates for various posts through SSC CGL every year. It releases separate qualifying cut off marks on the basis SSC CGL Scores. Earlier there were only 2 tiers of SSC CGL and candidates would get recruited on their performance in Tier 1 and Tier 2 collectively. However from 2016, 2 more tiers were introduced which were qualifying in nature. Tier 3 is a descriptive test and Tier 4 is conducted for non- interview posts

This article contains the zone wise posts offered under CBEC (Central Board and Excise Custom). It is one the most focused ministry by CGL applicants. The promotion rate, perks and allowances are higher than other ministries. Also, number of vacancies under this ministry is quite large.  Candidates are majorly posted at 11 coastal regions in India. However, after serving the fixed tenure of service they get posted to other regions also(varies post wise)

SSC CGL 2017 Zone Wise Posts for CBEC (Central Board and Excise Custom

Under CBEC candidates get recruited for following 3 posts:-

  • Central Excise Inspector
  • Preventive officer Inspector
  • Superintendent

The number of vacancies varies as per the reservation rules laid by Government of India.

Mentioned below is the detailed bifurcation of SSC CGL Post in CBEC

Central Excise Inspector

Cadre Controlling Zone Grade Vertical Reservation Horizontal Reservation
 -  - Gen OBC SC ST Physically Handicapped
Bhopal CX zone Inspector(Central Excise) 17 8 3 8 1
Bhubaneswar CX Zone Inspector(Central Excise) 13 0 3 29 1
Chandigarh CX Zone Inspector (Central Excise) 12 12 4 17 1
Chennai CX Zone Inspector (Central Excise) 1 0 0 1 12
Delhi CX Zone Inspector(Central Excise) 302 60 6 32 2
Hyderabad CX Zone Inspector(Central Excise) 38 5 0 10 0
Jaipur CX Zone Inspector(Central Excise) 1 1 1 1 -
Kolkata CX Zone Inspector(Central Excise) 40 3 6 13 2
Lucknow CX Zone Inspector(Central Excise) 0 0 0 0 0
Mumbai CX Zone Inspector (Central Excise) 14 4 2 7 1
Goa CX Zone Inspector (Central Excise) 10 1 1 3 0
Ranchi CX Zone Inspector (Central Excise) 0 0 0 0 0
Shillong CX Zone Inspector (Central Excise) 15 4 2 8 1
Vadodara CX Zone Inspector (Central Excise) 0 0 0 0 0

SSC CGL Preventive Officer

Cadre Controlling Zone Grade Vertical Reservation Horizontal Reservation
Central Board of Excise and Customs, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance  - Gen OBC SC ST Physically Handicapped
Inspector (Central Excise) 493 112 101 25 21
Inspector (Preventive officer) 10 1 4 3 1
Inspector (Examiner) 20 9 4 6 0


Mentioned below is the post wise SSC CGL 2016 cut off in ministry of Central Board and Excise Custom.

Department/Post UR OBC SC ST
Examiner 523.85 508 466.75 466
Inspector Preventive officer 501.25 491.25 434 433.75
Inspector (Central Excise) 496.25 475.75 434.75


Read SSC CGL Post Wise Cutoff

SSC CGL CBEC Pay scale

Group of Post  Post Code Name of Post Ministries Grade Pay
J CBEC Inspector Central (Excise) CBEC 4600
K CBEC Inspector (Preventive officer) CBEC 4600
L CBEC Inspector (Examiner) CBEC 4600

The salary breakdown of Examiner is as follows:-

  • Pay Scale: Rs. 9,300 – 34,800/-
  • Grade Pay: Rs. 4,600/-
  • Initial Pay: Rs. 9,300/-
  • Total Pay: Rs. 13,900/-

Apart from the regular fixed pay, Examiner is also liable for various perks and allowances as follows :-

  1. DA on Total Pay above (around 107%)
  2. Transport Allowance (TA)
  3. House Rent Allowance (if not provided with quarters)
  4. Petrol Allowance
  5. Mobile Bill (limited)

The salary count is variable and various according to the job location.

SSC CGL CBEC Job Profile


It is one of the most sought out profile in SSC CGL. Duty of an examiner is to examine and give clearances to goods and cargos through coastal areas.

Work Location- Usually the employees are posted in some coastal areas. They can be posted at following coastal areas

  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Kochi or Cochin
  • Goa
  • Vizag

The main benefit of getting posted as an examiner is that promotion rate is higher than other posts. The promotion hierarchy is as follows :-

  • Appraiser (Group-B Gazetted)
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Joint Commissioner
  • Commissioner

Inspector Preventive officer

The Preventive officers in CBEC usually get first promotion after 8 to 10 years of service. Usually a preventive officer gets 2 types of posting

  • Office Posting-  This includes desk work with normal working hours.
  • Field Posting- During field posting employees have work in multiple shifts

Promotion hierarchy followed is

  • Superintendent of Customs (Group B Gazetted officer)
  • Assistant Commissioner

After 3 years of service, A preventive officer gets both appraisal and promotion. They get promoted to Superintendent post.

Perks and Allowances offered

Employees get following perks and allowances on getting  recruited as a preventive officer:-

  1. DA on Total Pay above (around 107 %)
  2. Transport Allowance
  3. House Rent Allowance(if not provided with quarters)
  4. Petrol allowance
  5. Limited bill for mobile

SSC CGL CBEC Transfer Options

In the Examiner profile, Employee gets posted only in coastal region. No spouse clause can be used for transfer purpose. The Employee may get temporary deputation (usually 1 year) to Northern India, However, permanently they have to serve in coastal region only.

For preventive officer and central excise inspector posts, employees generally get transfer after 8-10 years of service.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.