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SSC CGL 2020 Vacancy

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Apr 13, 2020

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The SSC CL 2020 Tier-1 have already taken place from March 2, 2020 to March 11, 2020 and the results are yet to be declared. But there is no time to waste musing whether you have qualified and hence, check through the Tier-2 syllabus and the approximate vacancies for the year. SSC CGL aspirants have the flexibility to choose a preferred post which is why familiarity with the vacancies, posts and departments is essential.

Latest highlights on SSC CGL 2020:​

  • According to the latest tentative SSC CGL vacancy list published on March 2, 2020 there is a total of 9488 vacancies inclusive of all reservations. Check Here SSC CGL Reservations

  • The latest corrigendum publishes in March 19, 2020 clarifies about the new posts and the nature of physical disability that is permissible in relation to recruitment.

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SSC CGL Total Vacancy

Total tentative Vacancy for SSC CGL 2020 Candidates

SSC publish a tentative list of vacancies in different Government of India offices and departments where recruiting is done through this exam. The SSC CGL vacancy list show in details the specific number of vacancies in every department and position for reserved as well as unreserved category. Certain departments are yet to declare their estimated vacancies but even without these data, the total vacancies at present is 9488, all over India. 




Total Vacancy

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

Assistant Audit Officer Group ‘B’ Gazetted (Non Ministerial)

Not exceeding 30 years


Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

Assistant Accounts Officer Group ‘B’ Gazetted (Non Ministerial)

Not exceeding 30 years


Central Secretariat Service (DOPT)

Assistant Section Officer

20-30 years


Intelligence Bureau

Assistant Section Officer

Not exceeding 30 years


Ministry of Railways

Assistant Section Officer

20-30 years


Ministry of External Affairs

Assistant Section Officer

20-30 years


AFHQ (Ministry of Defence)

Assistant Section Officer

20-30 years


1. Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology 2. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs


18-30 Years


Other Ministry/Departments


20-30 years


1. Central Administrative Tribunal 2. Central Vigilance Commission 3. Election Commission

Assistant Section Officer

Not exceeding 30 years


Central Board of Direct Taxes (Department of Revenue)

Inspector Of Income Tax

Not exceeding 30 years


Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC)

Inspector, (Central Excise)

Not exceeding 30 years


Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC)

Inspector (Preventive Officer)

Not exceeding 30 years


Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC)

Inspector (Examiner)

Not exceeding 30 years


Enforcement Directorate (Deptt. of Revenue)

Asstt. Enforcement Officer

Upto 30 years


Central Bureau of Investigation

Sub Inspectors

20-30 years


Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts- SPN)

Inspector Post

18-30 years


Central Bureau of Narcotics


Not exceeding 30 years


1. Bureau of Police Research & Development 2. Coast Guard Headquarters 3. Enforcement Directorate (Deptt. of Revenue) 4. Ministry of External Affairs (Central Passport Offices) 5. Ministry of Textiles 6. Narcotics Control Bureau


Not exceeding 30 years


Ministry of Mines


Not exceeding 30 years


Comptroller & Auditor General of India

Divisional Accountant

Not exceeding 30 years


National Investigation Agency


Upto 30 years


M/O Statistics & Programme Implementation

Junior Statistical Officer

Upto 32 years


Registrar General of India

Statistical Investigator Gr. II

Not exceeding 30 years


Offices under Comptroller & Auditor General of India


18-27 years


Other Ministry/Departments


18-27 years


Offices under Controller General of Defence Accounts


18-27 years


Offices under Controller & Auditor General of India


18-27 years


1. Controller General of Accounts 2. Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts-Admn.)

Accountant/Junior Accountant

18-27 years


1. Ministry of Textiles 2. Directorate General of Defence Estates (Ministry of Defence) 3. Central Bureau of Narcotics

Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk

18-27 years


Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)

Tax Assistant

18-27 years


Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC)

Tax Assistant

18-27 years


Central Bureau of Narcotics

Sub-Inspector(Narcotics) -2400

18-27 years


To check the entire list including the division based on reserved category, go through the notice section on

SSC CGL Top 5 Posts

Top 5 Posts to Hold After Qualifying SSC CGL

SSC CGL 2020 remains one of the most popular exams as the scope of employment is immense and a majority of the administration departments recruit through this test. Among these, maximum aspirants choose one of the following posts and departments as their preferred option because of the scope for career growth, perks and salary package.

  1. Assistant Audit officer

This is a desk job as well as field job. The assistant audit officer is in charge of auditing different public sector organizations and need to travel during the inspection period. They are recruited for the Indian Audit and Accounts Department under C&AG and presently for candidates qualifying SSC CGL 2019-20, there are 500 such vacancies.

  • After the 7th Pay Commission, the net in-hand salary of an Audit Officer ranges between, INR 55626-65318 depending on their city of posting. 

  • Career growth prospect is high in the sequence of,

Audit Officer => Senior Audit Officer => Deputy Accountant General => Senior Deputy Accountant General. 

  • The first promotion occurs after 3 years of service.

  1. Income tax inspector

This is under the CBDT or Central Board of Direct Taxes and a Group “C” post. The candidate can be recruited either under assessment or non-assessment section. The job role for those in assessment section are desk job and related to accessing the taxes of any person or company, refund claim management and all TDS related queries. 

Those working in the non-assessment section work in the field where the primary work is to conduct raids and the works related to this. You have to gather all the necessary evidences against the probably defaulter before undertaking the raid.

There is 208 vacancies this year in this specific department. Apart from that relative positions like inspector of Central Excise and Inspector (Preventive Officer) have 2360 vacancies in all.

  • The salary range of this post is between INR 54704-61888.

  • The job role is very exciting and interesting, specifically when you are in the field work.

  • The job and prestige of this position is immense which is another lucrative reason behind its popularity.

  • The posting can be all over idea, which means, there is ample scope to travel.

  • Growth and prospect of the position is in the form of a hierarchy- Income Tax Officer => Assistant Commissioner => Deputy Commissioner => Commissioner.

  • However, the growth is slow-paced and you get the first promotion after 8 years of service.

  1. Assistant Enforcement officer

This is a group “B” post under the Department of Revenue, Directorate of Enforcement and Ministry of Finance. Presently, there are 70 vacancies for this position. 

Those assigned with desk job have to perform usual clerical tasks such as making monthly reports, necessary presentations, responding to letters, filing and so on. However, the field job is very interesting and somewhat risky depending on your posting location. You have to gather evidences related to money laundering and similar economic crimes and work as a part of a raid team.

  • The scope for growth is high and as follows-

Assistant Enforcement Officer -----> Enforcement Officer -------> Assistant Director of Enforcement Directorate -----> Deputy Director of Enforcement Directorate --------> Joint Director -----> Additional Director -----> Special Director in Enforcement Directorate.

  • The vacancies are limited but if you manage to get in as an AEO, your postings will definitely be in any of the metro cities in the country or any well-developed urban location.

  • Moreover, the transfer rates are low and unless you are associated with corruption of any kind, you will not be transferred before three years at a stretch at one place.

  1. Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs

This is an administrative position and a lucrative opportunity as you can eventually get foreign position through it. This is one of the few GOI posts which can be your ticket for foreign posting. Presently, according to the tentative vacancy list of SSC CGL 2020, there are 77 vacancies.

  • The salary range of the position is INR 54704- 61888 depending on the city where you are posted.

  • The posting will be in Delhi- this is considered an advantage by many candidates.

  • However, the growth rate is slow. By clearing the internal departmental exam, you can expect to be promoted after 8 years of service. Without clearing the exam it take as long as 15-17 years.

  1. Sub-inspector in CBI

This post is under Group “B” for the Central Bureau of Investigation and one of the most hectic but very interesting career opportunity. There is a vacancy for 57 Sub-inspectors in 2019-20.

It is mostly a field job involving investigation of crimes of different genres. Most of these are major cases that could not be solved by the police. The qualified candidate has to go through rigorous training on crime investigation after recruitment. They are also trained for self-protection and likely to be given a pistol or revolver on-duty while going for raids.

  • Sub-Inspector-----> Inspector------> Deputy Superintendent ------> Additional Superintendent----> Superintendent ----- > Senior Superintendent- this is the hierarchy of growth and prospects in this job.

  • Promotion is given after successfully completing training and service as a sub-inspector for 4 years. Further promotion depends on the service records and also the vacancies available.

  • The salary range is between INR 54704- 61888.

  • The main perks of this job is it never gets boring and you will earn unique experiences throughout your career. The transfer rate is frequent though.

SSC CGL Selection Process

Selection Process for CGL 2020 Rank Holders

SSC CGL comprises of four tiers and based on an elimination process at each level. 

  • By clearing tier-1, as per the latest rules of SSC CGL selection process, the candidates become eligible for both tier-2 and Tier-3.

  • The aggregate performance of tier-2 and 3 will be taken into account while evaluating their results for Tier-3.

  • Based on the performance in all the three tiers, the candidates are short-listed for Tier-4 where document verification and skill tests are done.

  • Tier-1 and Tier-2 are computer based while Tier-3 is descriptive in nature. 

  • The Tier-3 exam comprises of four papers which are of 200 marks each. The topics are quantitative analysis, English language and Comprehension, Statistics, and general studies in economics and finance.

  • For Statistical Investigator Grade II-Paper-I, ii, and iii are considered.

  • For Assistant Audit Officer- Paper-I, II and IV are considered.

  • For other posts qualifying Paper-I and II is sufficient.

  • For the Tier-4 selection, the shortlisted candidates will have to give a skill test that include Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test.

  • These tests are mandatory but easy to qualify.

  • In case, the candidate do not appear for the skill tests or do not qualify them, they will no longer be eligible for posts where these skills are mandatory.

  • The Tier-4 Test will be held in September 2020 and document verifications will also take place along with it.

  • The following documents are mandatory for verification:

  • SSC CGL Admit Card

  • Matriculation Certificate (10th) in support of Date of Birth (Date of Birth certificate issued by Principal/ Head Master is not Valid) (School Leaving Certificate will not be accepted as DoB Proof)

  • Education Certificate in Support of educational qualifications (Provisional Certificate will be deemed Valid)

  • ST/SC/OBC (Category Certificate ) (Govt. of India Prescribed Format Only)

  • Disability Certificate (Govt. of India Prescribed Format Only)

  • NOC (No Objection Certificate), in case of Govt. Employee

  • Discharge Certificate (for Ex. Servicemen)

  • A Duly filled Post Preference Option form

  • Original Id Proof

  • Passport Size Photographs

  • Photocopies of all above-mentioned Certificates/Documents (2 sets) (Self Attested)

For candidates who have already appeared in the Tier-1 exam, the best way to go is start studying for Tier-2 right away whether you have any news about qualifying the first tier or not. The exams are scheduled from June 22-25, 2020. Keeping the vacancies in mind, you can determine the best way to go about with your preparation, specifically if you are coveting posts that require specializations.

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Question: Are all the tentative vacancies filled through CGL 2020?

Ans. While most of the candidates are selected through the exams, some of the vacancies can also get filled internally from existing employees. However, if you have qualified all the tiers, then you will definitely get placed.

Question: Are PwD candidates eligible for all the posts listed in the tentative vacancy notice?

Ans. There are some restrictions for specific posts which involve maximum field work when it comes to PwD Candidates of SSC CGL 2020. You can get a detailed list of posts and type of physical disability that is allowed in the latest corrigendum published for CGL 2020 on March 19, 2020 and November 22, 2019.

Question: What if I do not qualify for my preferred post?

Ans. If you have applied for more than one post and meet the requirement for at least one of them, you are likely to be recruited for that post. You may not get the most preferred and coveted post, but will not get entirely rejected either.

Question: If I fail to appear for any one or two papers in Tier-3 exam, will I get rejected?

Ans. If you qualify tier-1, tier-2 and combined with your tier-3 marks for the papers you have appeared in, qualify the minimum necessary marks, then you will be considered for tier-4. However, you can only apply for post which do not require the papers you were absent in.

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