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SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Audit Officer (AAO): Job Profile, Pay Scale, Career Path

Last Updated - September 04, 2017

SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Audit Officer Job Profile has been officially released by SSC CGL. It is categorised under the Group B and is the highest paid post amongst all the vacancies  in SSC CGL. The post of AAO offers maximum number of vacancies.

After clearing SSC CGL Tier 1, Candidates have to appear for SSC CGL Tier 2 paper 1, 2 and 4 for the post of Assistant Audit Officer. Each Paper will be of 200 marks and duration for each paper is 2 hours. CheckSSC Tier 2 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Audit Officer Educational Qualifications:

All the mandatory qualifications required for the recruitment of AAO in SSC CGL exam are listed below.

  1. Mandatory Qualification: Candidate must have qualified his bachelors from Recognised Institute.
  2. Desirable Qualification: Chartered Accountant/Cost & Management Officer/Company Secretary/ in Business Economics/Masters in Business Studies.

Read More SSC CGL 2017 Vacancies of Assistants

Candidates can choose this post while filling the SSC CGL Application Form. Candidates can check the SSC CGL Registration process

SSC CGL Final Result is declared on August 5, 2017.  Candidates can check their result from this link. 

SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Audit Officer Vacancy

SSC CGL 2017 AAO have the maximum no. of vacancies as much as 1000 vacancies. Being the gazetted post also both demand and requirement for the post is much desired indeed. 

Table bifurcating assistant officers vacancies:



SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Audit Officer Cut-Off

SSC CGL 2017 AAO cut-off depends upon various criteria. But, surely the cut-off for this post goes tremendously high as compared to the other posts. Because of its Band and highest grade pay of 4800. Check SSC CGL 2016 Post Wise Cutoff

Factors, that examination authority consider to eliminate the candidates and decide cut-off are:

  • No. of students present
  • No. of correctly marked answers
  • No. of wrong answers marked
  • Difficulty level of exam
  • No. of vacancy
  • Previous year’s cut-off
  • Previous year’s recruitment statistics

Cut-off for SSC CGL AAO based on previous year:

CategoryCandidates AvailableCut off Marks
Total4796 -

SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Audit Officer Job Profile

The post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) is one of the most preferred posts among SSC CGL aspirants. Being new post, it offers highest Grade Pay when compared with other jobs under SSC CGL. It also happens to be the only gazetted officer post.

  • Candidates can infer this as a complete desk job as the job profile mostly involve financial auditing, performance analysis and compliance audits.
  • Selected aspirants as AAO will be aligned to work with Audit Officer and Senior Audit Officer, who will provide both directives as well as insights on how to go about the responsibilities.
  • Being the Gazetted job profile eliminated as Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) will be made to involve in the decision making at the section level.
  • Candidates have to assist Audit Officer (AO) or Sr. Audit Officer in auditing of various government offices and government owned corporations.

Sometimes, Candidates may get a field posting in which they would have to go to various places to perform audits. Candidates will be made to do field audit aswell, where they will be asked to the organisations premises for which the audit has to take place. Travelling is inevitable in this department. Candidates would be posted at field work as well as desk in rotation so you will be able to get the experience of both the working culture type.

SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Audit Officer Pay Scale

SSC CGL AAO is categorised under the Group B and the grade pay for this post is the highest which is 4800.


Pay Scale9300-3480
Grade Pay4800
Initial Pay9300
Total Pay (Pay Scale+ Grade Pay)14100
Gross Salary54,864 – 61,424
In Hand Salary50,725 – 57,285
DA on total basic (119%)21599
HRA (30%)5445
DA on TA1904

SSC CGL 2017 Assistant Audit Officer Transfer Options

As SSC CGL AAO comes under theIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG. So this organisation is situated in various cities. Thus, chances of transfer of city is also most likely to be asked, to do so. So, here is the list of cities in India:

AGs’ Offices;

Andhra PradeshMaharashtraAndhra Pradesh
Arunachal PradeshManipurArunachal Pradesh
Assam MeghalayaAssam 
Bihar MizoramBihar 


  • Promotion I: Assistant Audit Officer to Audit Officer (AO) – takes approximately 6 to 10 years,(Gr. B Gazetted- GP-5400, Pay scale-9300-34800)
  • Promotion II: Sr. Audit officer (Sr. AO) – takes approximately 2 to 4 years after first promotion, ,(Gr. B Gazetted- GP-5400, Pay scale-15600-39100)
  • Promotion III: Deputy Auditor General (DAG), ,(Gr. B Gazetted- GP-6600, Pay scale-15600-39100)
  • Promotion IV: Senior Deputy Auditor General (Sr. DAG), ,(Gr. B Gazetted- GP-7600, Pay scale-15600-39100




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