SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer (AAO): Salary, Job Profile, Promotion

By PARUL RISHI|Updated : January 18th, 2023

SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Salary & 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 needs to sit for Paper 1 and Paper 2 in SSC CGL in order to qualify for this post. 

This article provides the SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer job profile, including work responsibility, salary, training, promotion, work timing, and transfer details. Go through the full notification of the SSC CGL AAO exam by clicking on the link. 

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AAO Full Form

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CGL exam through which candidates are recruited for various Gazetted and Non-Gazetted Posts, of which one post is AAO. The AAO full form is Assistant Audit Officer. This post was introduced in 2016 by the commission. In Hindi, the full form of AAO is असिस्टेंट ऑडिट ऑफिसर. 

SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer Job Profile

Being one of the most reputed posts, Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) comes with a lot of responsibilities. Hence, candidates must know whether they'll be a fit for this post or not. The Job Profile of SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer (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. 

SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) 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:

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SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Salary

SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer is recruited in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Ministry and comes under Group B (Gazetted Post) with a grade pay of Rs.4800. The basic pay of AAO is Rs 47600 which means the Assistant Audit Officer Salary is Rs 83,000 to Rs 74,000.

The salary varies as per the location the officer is posted. For X Cities the officer gets 27 per cent of Basic Pay as House Rental Allowance (HRA), whereas for Y and Z Cities the officer gets an HRA of 18 per cent and 9 per cent, respectively. The officer gets a fixed Dearness Allowance (DA) irrespective of the location he/she is posted. The detailed SSC CGL AAO Salary structure is as follows:

SSC AAO Salary StructureCity XCity YCity Z
Basic PayRs. 47600Rs. 47600Rs. 47600
HRA (depending on the city)12,852 (27%)8568 (18%)4284 (9%)
DA (Current- 38%)18,000 approx18,000 approx18,000 approx
Travel Allowance (TA)471647164716
Gross Salary
(Approx Salary - without deductions)
83,000 approx78,000 approx.74,000 approx.

SSC AAO Salary Slip

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SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer Allowances

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.  

SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Training & Promotion

Assistant Audit Officer is the entry-level post. There is 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 SSC AAO job profile has fixed timings which means one can easily have a work life balance. Also, SSC AAO Job Profile doesn't include frequent travel, candidates have to travel 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.  

SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for Assistant Audit Officer consists of factors like age limit, educational qualification, and nationality. Candidates must fulfil all the parameters of SSC CGL eligibility to ensure their selection. Those who fail to fulfil the eligibility will be debarred from the recruitment process at any stage of the exam. Listed below is the eligibility criteria for SSC CGL AAO.

Assistant Audit Officer Educational Qualification

In order to meet AAO Educational Qualification criterion 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) 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:

Category

AAO Age Relaxation (Years)

OBC

SC/ST

PwD + Gen

10 

PwD + OBC

13 

PwD + SC/ST

15 

Ex-Servicemen

3 (after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as of 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

Being one of the most reputed jobs in the country, candidates have to qualify 2 stages of the SSC CGL Selection Process to get the job. The exam pattern of each tier for AAO in CSS is tabulated below.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2022

SSC CGL tier 1 exam 2022 is a Computer based exam conducted online. A total of 100 questions are given from four subjects: General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. Tabulated below is the exam pattern for SSC CGL AAO.

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time

Reasoning

25

50

60 minutes

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Comprehension

25

50

Total

100

200

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2023

Once candidates clear stage 1 of the SSC CGL selection process, they appear for the SSC CGL tier 2 exam 2022. Tier II (Paper-I, Paper-II & Paper-III) will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for the English Language And Comprehension module in Section II of Paper-I. Check the table below:

Tier

Paper

Session

Subject

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Allowed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper-I:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session-I (2 hours

and 15 minutes)

 

Section-I:

 

Module-I: Mathematical Abilities

Module II: Reasoning and General Intelligence.

 

 

 

30

30

Total = 60

 

 

 

60*3

= 180

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 hour

(for each section)

 

(1 hours and 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe as per Para-7.1 and 7.2)

Section-II:

Module-I: English Language and Comprehension

Module-II: General Awareness

 

 

 

45

25

 

Total = 70

 

 

 

 

70*3

 

= 210

Section-III:

Module-I: Computer Knowledge Module

 

20

 

20*3

 

= 60

 

15 Minutes

(for each module)

 

(20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe as per Para-7.1 and 7.2)

Session-II

 

(15 minutes)

Section-III:

 

Module-II: Data Entry Speed Test Module

 

One Data Entry Task

 

-

 

Paper-II

 

Statistics

 

 

100

 

100*2

 

= 200

2 hours

(for each Paper)

 

(2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe as per Para-7.1 and 7.2)

 

Paper-III (For AAO)

 

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

 

 

100

 

100*2

 

= 200

Note:

  • Tier-II will include conducting of Paper-I, Paper-II, and Paper-III in separate shift(s)/ day(s).
  • Tier-II will include conducting of Paper-I, Paper-II, and Paper-III in separate shift(s)/ day(s).
  • Paper-I is compulsory for all the posts.
  • Paper-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts. 
  • Paper-III will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-III i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
  • Paper-I will include the following three sections having two modules each:
    • Section-I :
      • Module-I: Mathematical Abilities
      • Module II: Reasoning and General Intelligence.
    • Section-II :
      • Module-I: English Language and Comprehension
      • Module-II: General Awareness
    • Section-III :
      • Module-I: Computer Knowledge Test
      • Module-II: Data Entry Speed Test
  • Paper-I will be conducted in two sessions - Session –I & Session II, on the same day. Session-I will include conducting Section-I, Section-II, and Module-I of Section-III. Session-II will include conducting Module-II of Section-III. Therefore, the duration of Session-I will be 2 hours and 15 minutes and the duration of Session II will be 15 minutes
  • It will be mandatory for the candidates to qualify for all the sections of Paper-I.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section-II, and Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-II and Paper-III

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Cut Off

The SSC CGL 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
SC136.762062
ST131.61989
OBC153.363738
EWS156.801513
UR159.072162
OH124.29207
HH101.81150
Others-PWD65.27150
Total10971

Final Cut-Off for Assistant Audit Officer

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

SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Vacancy

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 SSC CGL vacancy for different posts, candidates are advised to keep an eye on the notification.    

Stay tuned for more important updates!
 

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SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer FAQs

  • The AAO Full Form is Assistant Audit Officer. It is a Gazetted Post which is filled through SSC CGL exam, conducted by Staff Selection Commission. In Hindi, the AAO full form is असिस्टेंट ऑडिट ऑफिसर.

  • The Assistant Audit Officer Salary is Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 70,000 per month. However, the Assistant Audit Officer Salary varies from city to city.

  • 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. 

  • The Basic Pay of SSC AAO is Rs 47,600 which means the monthly salary of the Assistant Audit Officer is Rs 80,000 approx. However, the SSC AAO Salary depends on the city in which he is posted.

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

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