SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Job Profile 2022: Work Responsibility, Training & Promotion

By PARUL RISHI|Updated : July 11th, 2022

SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Job Profile: Assistant Audit Officer is the most reputed and highest-paid job profile introduced by SSC in 2016. It comes under India Audit & Accounts Department under CAG. A lot of candidates aim to get this post as it is the only gazetted post offered by SSC with the highest pay. A candidate aiming for this job needs to get splendid scores to touch the cut-off marks for this post.  He/She needs to sit for Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 4 in SSC CGL Tier-II in order to qualify for this post.

In this article, we are providing the SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer job profile including work responsibility, salary, training, promotion, work timing, and transfer details.

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SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer Job Profile

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in CSS Educational Qualification

AAO Educational Qualification in CSS, the candidate must have Bachelor's degree from any discipline from a recognized university or equivalent and some additional qualifications are desirable for this post.

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in CSS Age Limit

The Age Limit for AAO in CSS is from 18-to-30 years where there is upper age relaxation for certain sections which is given below:


Age Relaxation (Years)



PwD + Gen







3 (after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date)

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a  disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST)

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of AAO in CSS is as follows:

TierSubjectNo. of questionsMaximum MarksTime allowed
Tier IGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning255060 Minutes (Total)


For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- 80 Minutes.

General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Comprehension2550
Tier IIPaper 1- Quantitative abilities100200120 Minutes (for each Paper)


For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- 160 Minutes

Paper 2- English language & Comprehension200200
Paper 3- Statistics100200
Paper 4- General Studies(Finance & Economics)100200
TierMode of ExamScheme of ExamMaximum marksTime allowed
Tier IIIPen and Paper modeDescriptive Paper in Hindi/English


(Writing of Essays, Precis, Applications, etc.)

10060 Minutes


For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- 80 Minutes

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Cut Off

The Cut-Off for the post of AAO in CSS is high as compared with other posts and for your reference, we have provided the cut-off below, please refer to the tabulated data for complete information.

SSC CGL Tier-1 Cut Off 2021-22 (Finance & Accounts, AAO)
CategoryFinance & Accounts Candidates Available

Final Cut-Off

Post CodeSSC CGL Final Cut OffName of Post Name of Department/ Office
Assistant Audit Officer743.64723Indian Audit & Accounts Department under Comptroller & Auditor General of India

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Vacancies

The Assistant Audit Officer is a very reputed position provided through Combined Graduate Level Examination conducted by Staff Selection Commission. The number of vacancies that are going to be released for the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) will be approximately 500-600+ as there were in 2021. SSC will soon release the vacancies for different posts, candidates are advised to keep an eye on the notification. 

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Job Responsibilities and Career Growth

The AAO Job Profile being a gazetted post with the highest basic pay comes with lots of respect and responsibilities. The work involves assisting the senior audit officers during departmental audits. The work also requires you to make decisions at a section level and informing to the higher authorities. After years of service, you will have a definite career path that involves promotions that are as follows:


Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Job Profile

Job Profile of SSC CGL AAO mainly includes-

  • A field Audit is to be done.
  • Have to do an Audit tour up to 4 times a year.
  • Have to do scrutiny and presentation of work to the Director.
  • Handle Audit planning work for various fields and for tours.
  • Perform Financial Audit, Compliance Audit and Performance Audit for various Central and State departments.

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Salary

AAO job profile comes under Group B (Gazetted Post) with grade pay of Rs.4800. The pay scale of AAO (Assistant Audit Officer) is Rs 47600 to 151100. The other SSC CGL AAO Salary details are as follows:

Salary DetailsCity XCity YCity Z
Basic PayRs. 47600Rs. 47600Rs. 47600
HRA (depending on
the city)
  12,852 (27%)  8568 (18%) 4284 (9%)
DA (Current- 34%)15,000 approx.15,000 approx.15,000 approx.
Travel Allowance (TA)471647164716
Gross Salary
(Approx Salary - without deductions)
80,000 approx75,000 approx.70,000 approx.

The salary slip of the AAO is provided below:


Allowances and Perks of AAO:

There are numerous Allowances and perks given to the Assistant Audit Officer. A few of the allowances are listed below:

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Leave Travel Allowance
  • Children Education Allowance
  • Newspaper Allowance etc.  

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Training & Promotion

Assistant Audit Officer is the entry-level post. There is the initial training of two to three months. The prospects of the job are good as by the time you retire you would have reached a grade pay of 6600.

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Work Timings

There is no pressure from work. Usually, the job profile has fixed timings. Travelling is done only in case of inspection.

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)  Job Location & Transfer

You will not be posted to rural areas and your posting will be generally in Tier - 1 and Tier - 2 cities and the transfer will be done in Tier - 1 and Tier - 2 cities itself which will not cause inconvenience.  

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  • The Basic Pay of SSC AAO is 47,600.

  • The work timings of SSC CGL AAO are from 9 am to 5 pm.

  • No, the posting of SSC CGL AAO is not permanent in any city, it is transferable in Tier 1 and 2 cities.

  • The Desirable qualifications for SSC CGL AAO are Chartered Accountant or Cost and Management Accountant or Company Secretary or should have obtained Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics. 

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