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Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL)

 Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to recruit various positions which requires graduation as the minimum qualification. It is conducted for selecting staff for various Group B and Group C posts like Assistants, Divisional Accountant Jr, Examiner, Sub-Inspectors, Assistant Enforcement Officer etc. Combined Graduate Level Examination follows recruitment process on test, which consists of 4 stages : Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4. For selection to certain posts there are certain set standards as well as a physical test.

What is the difference between Group B and Group C ?

 Group B and Group C are classified primarily on the basis of pay band and work. Post under Group ‘B’ mostly constitute the middle management level posts in the pay scale of 9300 – 34800 (in the Pay Band-2) and one of the following grade pay – Rs 5400, Rs 4800, Rs 4600 and Rs 4200

 Group `C’ posts on the other hand, perform mostly supervisory as well as operational tasks and offer clerical assistance to their superior officers in Ministry and Departments. These are in the pay scale of 5200-20200 (in the Pay Band-1), and a grade pay of Rs 2800, Rs 2400, Rs 2000, Rs 1900 and Rs 1800. As you can see in the tables below:

Post Ministies/Department Classification Grade Pay
Assistant Central Secretariate Service Group B 4,600
Assistant Central Vigilance Commission Group B 4,600
Assistant Intelligence Bureau Group B 4,600
Assistant Ministry of Railways Group B 4,600
Assistant Ministry of External Affairs Group B 4,600
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department (CAG) Group B 4,800
Assistant Other Ministries/Department Group B 4,600
Inspector (Central Excise) CBEC Group B 4,600
Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC Group B 4,600
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC Group B 4,600
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group B 4,200
Sub-Inpector Central Bureau of Investigation Group B 4,200
Inspector of Posts Department of Post Group B 4,200
Statistical Investigator – Gr.II M/0 Statistics and Programme Implementation Group B 4,200
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group B 4,200
Sub-Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Group B 4,200

Group ‘C’ – Posts

Post Ministries/ Department Classification Grade Pay
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group C 2,800
Accountant /Junior Accountant C & AG Group C 2,800
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division Clerks C & AG Group C 2,800
Tax Assistant CBDT Group C 2,800
Compiler Registrar General of India Group C 2,400
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group C 2,400