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March 23, 2018 • 12:00 am

How to Get Assistant Audit Officer in CAG | Salary, Career Growth


Assistant Audit Officer in CAG Salary Job Profil Promotion Training


Staff Selection Commission recently added the Assistant Audit Officer Post for CGL aspirants. If you want to know more about this post and have many questions in mind such as:


What is Assistant Audit Officer?


 Who can apply for this post?


 What is the job Profile for this post?


Don’t worry! You will get all the answers of your questions here.


SSC Assistant Audit Officer CAG Post comes under Indian Audit & Account Department (IA&AD) which is a central government job under Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.


Assistant Audit Officer is one of the most preferable post among the young aspirants because it offers highest salary with many perks and benefits. Every year 600+ vacancies are released by SSC for AAO Post.


Here, we are providing the SSC Assistant Audit Officer Salary, Job Profile, Promotions, cut off marks,eligibility, training, posting etc. You can check the details and fill the preference in SSC CGL Application Form.




SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer Job Profile


Many candidates have a question in mind that which type of work they will handle after getting the selection for AAO Post in SSC. SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer job profile includes general tasks and other responsibilities which are given below:


The audit is conducted for the center, state government organizations, and various ministries.


Assistant Audit Officer CAG has office/desk job mostly, but sometimes they work in the field also.


When they work in the office, then they need to handle Taxation, Account Reports etc. But in field job, basically focus is on Audit, cross checking of the documents, accounts etc.


There is less work load. The working hours are fixed i.e. 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


An AAO Officer meets a lot of people daily.



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SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer Salary


It is the only post in Combined Graduate Level Exam that makes you a Gazetted Officer. The total in hand salary for AAO Post is 48000 plus. So, you can say that it is the highest paying job under the SSC CGL Exam.


Indian Government provides many allowances with salary for this post. You can check further the Assistant Audit Officer Salary, pay scale, grade pay in detail.


Assistant Audit Officer Pay Scale - INR 9300-34800


Assistant Audit Officer Grade Pay - INR 4800


Total Basic Assistant Audit Officer Salary - INR 18150


DA on Total Basic (119%) - INR 21599


House Rent Allowance (HRA) (30%) - INR 5445 (It depends on the city)


Transport Allowance (TA) - INR 1600


DA on TA - INR 1904


Total Gross AAO Salary (without Deduction) - INR 48698 (The AAO Salary approx. in 6 CPC)




SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer Career Growth/ Promotions


Everyone wants to grow in their career. SSC provides you opportunities to grow as Assistant Audit Officer post. You will get four promotions in a specific time interval. The first promotion of SSC Assistant Audit Officer is as an Audit Officer and the last one is as Senior Deputy Accountant General. Check the complete details of promotions with salary below:



1st Promotion for AAO SSC:


Post Name: - Assistant Audit Officer to Audit Officer


Audit Officer Grade Pay: - INR 5400


Audit Officer Pay Scale: - INR 9300-34800


Duration of Promotion: - It takes approx. 6-10 years for the first promotion.



2nd Promotion for AAO SSC:


Post Name: - Audit Officer to Senior Audit Officer


Senior Audit Officer Grade Pay: - INR 5400


Senior Audit Officer Pay Scale: - INR 15600-39100


Duration of Promotion: - It takes approx. 2-4 years for this promotion.



3rd Promotion for AAO SSC:


Post Name: - Senior Audit Officer to Deputy Accountant General


Grade Pay: - INR 6600


Pay Scale: - INR 15600-39100



4th Promotion for AAO SSC:


Post Name: - Deputy Accountant General to Senior Deputy Accountant General


Grade Pay: - INR 7600


Pay Scale: - INR 15600-39100




SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer Eligibility Criteria


Before filling the preference order in the application form, you must check whether you are eligible or not for any given post. AAO Post in SSC is a Group B Gazetted (Non-ministerial) post. Commission has decided some qualifications, age limit to apply for this post. You can check the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria for SSC Assistant Audit Officer (AAO Post in SSC) below:


Age Limit: - 20-30 years.


Education Qualification: -


AAO Education Qualification




How to Apply for SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer


Many candidates want to get the post of Assistant Audit Officer in CAG, but they don’t know how to apply and get selected for this post?


Go to the official website of SSC.


Apply for SSC CGL Exam.


In the application form, you will fill the post preference order. You should fill the Group B post in preference order and submit it.


 Now you have successfully applied for SSC Assistant Audit Officer.


Note: - Before starting your preparation, you must check the SSC CGL Exam Pattern and syllabus so that you can make your study plan accordingly.


After clearing the Tier 1, Tier 2 (Paper 1, 2, 4), and Tier 3, you can change your post preference. Fill the post of Assistant Audit Officer in CAG at the first spot.


The Medical Test and Police Verification is the same as specified for all other Government Services.



Note: - After applying for this post, you should start your preparation. Check the Assistant Audit Officer Exam Syllabus and make your study plan accordingly.




SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer Cut Off Marks


Cutoffs for Assistant Audit Officer in CAG always depends on various factors such as number of applicants appearing in Assistant Audit Officer Exam, total vacancies, and the level of AAO Exam. If the number of vacancies for AAO SSC are high, then the cutoff will be low and vice versa.


In order to qualify the Assistant Audit Officer Exam, you have to clear all the tiers for AAO along with the overall SSC CGL Cut Off. In the below list you can check the expected trend of cutoffs in the upcoming years.


Here, you can check the category wise overall cut off marks 2016 (final result) for the post of SSC Assistant Audit Officer Recruitment.


Category CodeCategoryCut Off Marks



In the given table, we have mentioned total qualified candidates for SSC CGL Tier 2 (Paper 1, 2, 4) and Tier 3. You need to score the Minimum Cut Off for AAO SSC to appear in Paper 4 of Tier 2 Exam.



CategoryCut Off MarksCandidates Available
Total 21946




Category-Wise SSC Assistant Audit Officer Vacancy 2017


SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer Post was added in 2016. AAO SSC is one of the most famous post among the candidates. Below, we are providing you the category wise vacancies for AAO Post in SSC.




Note: -  As on 23rd October 2017, the total vacancies for the post of Assistant Audit Officer are 600. You can check the official SSC CGL Vacancy 2017 for all posts here.




SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer Training


After getting the post of Assistant Audit Officer, you must go for a training which is conducted by Indian Audit and Account Department (IA&AD) of CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General). The training period will be 3 months. There are 12 Regional Training Institute in India which provide the AAO training.


Regional Training Institute Official Websites
Regional Training Institute AllahabadClick Here
Regional Training Center BangaloreClick Here
Regional Training Institute ChennaiClick Here
Regional Training Center HyderabadClick Here
Regional Training Institute JaipurClick Here
Regional Training Institute New DelhiClick Here
Regional Training Institute JammuClick Here
Regional Training Institute KolkataClick Here
Regional Training Institute MumbaiClick Here
Regional Training Institute NagpurClick Here
Regional Training Institute RanchiClick Here
Regional Training Institute ShillongClick Here


The Induction and preparatory training will be of 3 months each. After the training, you must clear the Subordinate Accounts Services Exam (SAS) of CAG. It contains 9 Exams. You have to pass SAS Exam in maximum 6 attempts. Unfortunately, if you don’t clear the SAS Exam, then CAG will terminate you or appoint you on another auditor level post.



Click Here & Get free Syllabus PDF, Previous Year Papers, Mock Test Series, Practice Questions for SSC Assistant Audit Officer.



SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer Posting, and Transfers


The Indian Audit and Account Department (IA&AD) of CAG has 28 offices all over India. After completing your training, you will be get posted one of city/ state as per your preference and merit.


You are under all India service liability and transfers will depend upon the policies of C&AG of India.



Top 10 Selected candidates for AAO Post in SSC CGL 2016


Here is the list of top 10 SSC Assistant Audit Officer in CAG who has been selected in 2016.


S. No.Candidates’ Roll NumberCandidates’ Name
1.2201239355VAIBHAV SINGH
2.1601059319VISHAL KUMAR
3.2201135109RAHUL GUPTA
4.1401013838JATIN MITTAL
6.2201362616RAHUL GOEL
7.2201013162AVINASH PANDEY
8.2201418226ROBIN GUPTA
10.7001708808GAURAV KATHURIA




How Account Officer is Different from Audit Officer in CAG


Many candidates are confused between the Assistant Audit Officer or Assistant Account Officer post in CAG. There are minor differences between both posts, which are given below:


The Account section has 5 or 6 Accountant and Sr. Accountants. It is an office job. Assistant Account Officer handles account, fund, pension, loans, etc.


 Assistant Account Officer is a Section Head and Gazetted Officer too.


 Promotion to Assistant Account Officer depends upon the number of vacant seats.


 There is no training Program for the post of Assistant Account Officer at Indian Audit & Account Department.


 The Basic pay of Assistant Account Officer is INR 47600. It has many perks and benefits in salary.



After knowing the complete detail about SSC Assistant Audit Officer, you can say that it is one of the most powerful posts in SSC. It is a respected job in society. People will come to the Assistant Audit Officer to get their bills cleared.


We hope now you have complete knowledge about SSC Assistant Audit Officer. If you know any other details regarding AAO SSC or have some queries related to this article, then you can connect with us through the comment box below.


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  • Subhajit Biswas
    Sir if anyone gets his home town posting then after clearing SAS will he be posted to another state or in different cities of same state??
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    Eduncle Team
    This depends on the job vacancy available in various zones. If your hometown has vacancy then you can get posting there as well.
  • Kamlesh R Jadhav graduation are eligible for Audit Assistant post. .
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Kamlesh,   Yes, You are eligible for Audit Assistant post. As per the age limit, you age must be between 20-30 years.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team