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About SSC CGL AAO Exam

The most prestigious and well-paid role that SSC launched in 2016 is the Assistant Audit Officer (AAO). It is the only position that SSC has gazetted with the highest remuneration, and it is affiliated with the India Audit & Accounts Department, which is overseen by the CAG. Enhancing efficiency across several government agencies is AAO's primary duty. 

They are also in charge of locating omissions and mistakes in the financial transactions carried out by different government agencies. The Indian Audits and Accounts Department (IAAD) has four areas where they might be posted: Administration, Planning and Execution, Reporting, or Post and Telecommunications (P&T). They could also be tasked with going on nationwide audit tours.

Selection Process for SSC CGL AAO

The SSC CGL Selection Process involves multiple stages, including Tier 1, Tier 2, and Document Verification (DV). Candidates must qualify in each stage to progress to the next.

The first step involves evaluating a candidate's ability across a range of areas.

To move on to Tier 2, one must first qualify for Tier 1.

Candidates must pass Papers I and II of Tier 2 in order to be considered for particular positions. Tier 2 consists of several papers. Paper-III pertains to designated roles such as Junior Statistical Officer (JSO).

Salary for SSC CGL AAO

The pay scale for an Assistant Audit Officer is within Pay Level 8, which is between INR 47,600 to INR 1,51,100. The entire in-hand salary at the minimum basic wage of INR 47,600 is between INR 63,000 and INR 70,000. Below is a detailed explanation of the wage structure and allowances.

SSC CGL AAO Salary Structure is as follows:

SSC AAO Salary Structure

City X

City Y

City Z

Basic Pay

Rs. 47600

Rs. 47600

Rs. 47600

HRA (depending on the city)

12,852 (27%)

8568 (18%)

4284 (9%)

DA (Current- 38%)

18,000 approx

18,000 approx

18,000 approx

Travel Allowance (TA)




Gross Salary

(Approx Salary – without deductions)

83,000 approx

78,000 approx.

74,000 approx.

Application fee for SSC CGL AAO
The application cost for General (UR) and OBC applicants for the Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) position covered in the SSC CGL test usually varied about Rs 100/-. Applicants who fell under the SC, ST, or PWD categories, as well as female applicants are excused from paying the application cost.
Exam Pattern
The Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Assistant Audit Officer Exam Pattern 2024 for Tier 1 & 2 are given below:
SSC CGL AAO Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2024

Duration : 60 Minutes

Negative Mark : 0.50



No.of Question



General Intelligence & Reasoning




General Awareness




Quantitative Aptitude











SSC CGL AAO Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2024

Duration : 02 Hour 15 Minutes

SSC CGL AAO Tier 2 Paper 1




No. of Questions


Section I


Mathematical Abilities




Reasoning and General Intelligence



Section II


English Language and Comprehension




General Awareness



Section III


Computer Knowledge Test




Data Entry Speed Test

One Data Entry Task

SSC CGL AAO Tier 2 Paper 2 & 3



No.of Question



Paper II




2 Hour

Paper III

General Studies (Finance and Economics)



2 Hour

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Important Dates for SSC CGL AAO 2024



Notification Release Date

11th June 2024

SSC CGL Apply Online 2024 Start Date

11th June 2024

Last Date to Apply Online

10th July 2024 (11 pm)

Last Date for online fee payment

12th July 2024 (11 pm)

The window for Application Form Correction


SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Date

September-October 2024

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Date


Eligibility Criteria for SSC CGL Assistant Audit Officer Examination
The SSC CGL AAO Eligibility Criteria comprises essential factors such as age limit, educational qualifications, and nationality. These criteria are tailored to each specific post. For the Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) position, the following eligibility requirements apply:

The age limit for AAO in the Central Secretariat Service (CSS) ranges from 18 to 30 years. Certain categories receive upper age relaxations:

OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
PwD + Gen 10 years
PwD + OBC 13 years
PwD + SC/ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen 3 years (after deducting military service)
Defence Personnel disabled in operations 3 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operations (SC/ST) 8 years

Meeting these criteria is crucial for candidates to ensure their eligibility and progression in the SSC CGL AAO recruitment process.

SSC CGL AAO Educational Qualification

Candidates aspiring for AAO in the Central Secretariat Service should hold a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or its equivalent. 

Additional qualifications may be desirable for this post.

Syllabus for SSC CGL AAO 2024
To begin with the preparation for any exam, the candidates must be aware of the complete & accurate exam pattern along with a detailed SSC CGL AAO syllabus to plan a full-proof strategy to score good marks in the particular exam.
SSC CGL AAO Tier 1 Syllabus :-

General Intelligence and Reasoning :

1. Classification
2. Analogy
3. Coding-Decoding
4. Paper Folding Method
5. Matrix
6 Word Formation
7. Venn Diagram
8. Direction and Distance
9. Blood Relations
10. Series
11. Verbal reasoning
12. Non-Verbal Reasoning

General Awareness :

1. Static General Knowledge
2. Science
3. Current Affairs
4. Sports
5. Books and Authors
6. Important Schemes
7. Portfolios
8. People in the News
9. History
10. Geography
11. Economic
12. Awards and Honors
13. Economic

Quantitative Aptitude :

1. Simplification
2. Interest
3. Averages
4. Percentage
5. Ratio and Proportion
6. Problem on Ages
7. Speed, Distance and Time
8. Number System
9. Mensuration
10. Data Interpretation
11. Time and Work
12. Algebra
13. Trigonometry
14. Geometry

English Comprehension :

1. Reading Comprehension
2. Cloze Test
3. Spellings
4. Phrases and Idioms
5. One word Substitution
6. Sentence Correction
7. Error Spotting
8. Fill in the Blanks
9. Active/Passive
10. Narrations

SSC CGL AAO Tier 2 Syllabus Paper 1 :-

Module-I of Session-I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities):-

Number Systems :

1. Computation of Whole Number
2. Decimal and Fractions
3. Relationship between numbers

Fundamental arithmetical operations :

1. Percentages
2. Ratio and Proportion
3. Square roots
4. Averages
5. Interest (Simple and Compound)
6. Profit and Loss
7. Discount
8. Partnership Business
9. Mixture and Alligation
10. Time and distance
11. Time and work

Algebra :

1. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems)
2. Graphs of Linear Equations

Geometry :

1. Similarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres
2. Congruence and similarity of triangles
3. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.

Mensuration :

1. Triangle
2. Quadrilaterals
3. Regular Polygons
4. Circle
5. Right Prism
6. Right Circular Cone
7. Right Circular Cylinder
8. Sphere
9. Hemispheres
10. Rectangular Parallelepiped
11. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.

Trigonometry :

1. Trigonometry
2. Trigonometric ratios
3. Complementary angles
4. Height and distances (simple problems only)
5. Standard Identities

Statistics and probability :

1. Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart
2. Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation
3. Calculation of simple probabilities

Module-II of Section-I of Paper-I (Reasoning and General Intelligence):

1. Semantic Analogy
2. Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends
3. Figural Analogy
4. Space Orientation
5. Semantic Classification
6. Venn Diagrams
7. Symbolic/ Number
8. Classification
9. Drawing inferences
10. Figural Classification
11. Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
12. Semantic Series
13. Figural Patternfolding and completion
14. Number Series
15. Embedded figures
16. Figural Series
17. Critical Thinking
18. Problem Solving
19. Emotional Intelligence
20. Word Building
21. Social Intelligence
22. Coding and de-coding
23. Numerical operations
24. Other sub-topics, if any.

Module-I of Section-II of Paper-I (English Language And Comprehension):

1. Vocabulary
2. English Grammar
3. Sentence structure
4. Spot the Error
5. Fill in the Blanks,
6. Synonyms/Homonyms
7. Antonyms
8. Spellings/ Detecting misspelled words
9. Idioms & Phrases
10. One word substitution
11. Improvement of Sentences,
12. Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
13. Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
14. Shuffling of Sentence parts
15. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage,
16. Cloze Passage
17. Comprehension Passage- To test comprehension, three or more paragraphs will be given and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book or a story and the other two paragraphs should be on current affairs, based on a report or an editorial.

Module-II of Section-II of Paper-I (General Awareness):

1. India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
2. Science
3. Current Affairs
4. Books and Authors
5. Sports
6. Important Schemes
7. Important Days & Dates
8. Portfolio
9. People in News

Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency):

1. Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back- up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts.
2. Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.
3. Working with Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking.
4. Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.

SSC CGL AAO Tier 2 Syllabus Paper 2 :-

SSC CGL AAO Tier 2 Syllabus- Paper 2 (Statistics)

  1. Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data –Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
  2. Measures of Central Tendency – Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
  3. Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
  4. Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
  5. Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman‟s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).
  6. Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem.
  7. Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).
  8. Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions.
  9. Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
  10. Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and twoway classified data.
  11. Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
  12. Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.
SSC CGL AAO Tier 2 Syllabus Paper 3 :-

SSC CGL AAO Tier 2 Syllabus- Paper 3 (General Studies-Finance and Economics)

1. Financial Accounting

    1. Nature and scope
    2. Limitations of Financial Accounting
    3. Basic concepts and Conventions
    4. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

2.Basic concepts of accounting

    1. Single and double entry
    2. Books of Original Entry
    3. Bank Reconciliation
    4. Journal, ledgers
    5. Trial Balance
    6. Rectification of Errors
    7. Manufacturing
    8. Trading
    9. Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts
    10. Balance Sheet
    11. Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure
    12. Depreciation Accounting
    13. Valuation of Inventories
    14. Non-profit organisations Accounts
    15. Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts
    16. Bills of Exchange
    17. Self Balancing Ledgers

Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks):

      1. Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.
      2. Finance Commission-Role and functions.
      3. Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics :
          1. Definition
          2. Scope and nature of Economics
          3. Methods of economic study
          4. Central problems of an economy
          5. Production possibilities curve
      4. Theory of Demand and Supply :
          1. Meaning and determinants of demand
          2. Law of demand and Elasticity of demand
          3. Price
          4. Income and cross elasticity
          5. Theory of consumer's behaviour
          6. Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
          7. Meaning and determinants of supply
          8. Law of supply
          9. The elasticity of Supply
      5. Theory of Production and cost
          1. Meaning and Factors of production
          2. Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.
      6. Forms of Market and price determination in different markets :
          1. Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition
          2. Monopoly
          3. Monopolistic Competition
          4. Oligopoly
          5. Price determination in these markets.
      7. Indian Economy:
          1. Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors, Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth.
          2. National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.
          3. Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
          4. Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.
          5. Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.
      8. Economic Reforms in India
          1. Economic reforms since 1991
          2. Liberalisation
          3. Privatisation
          4. Globalisation
          5. Disinvestment
      9. Money and Banking:
          1. Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.
          2. Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.
          3. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
      10. Role of Information Technology in Governance.

Note: Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.


According to SSC Calendar 2024, the official SSC CGL Notification 2024 will be released by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) of India on 11 June 2024.

In order to pass the SSC CGL Exam and become an Assistant Audit Officer (AAO), applicants must first confirm that they are eligible and then adequately study for each exam level, which consists of Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III, and Tier-IV. Through careful selection of the relevant AAO job throughout the application process, candidates may concentrate their efforts on attaining high marks at each level.

Upon passing the test and going through the document verification procedure, applicants can start any required training before starting as an Assistant Audit Officer in the assigned department or company. Careful planning and concentration are necessary to pass the SSC CGL Exam and land the job of Assistant Audit Officer.

The SSC CGL AAO exam's level of difficulty might change depending on a person's ability and level of preparation. Some may find it difficult because it calls for a solid understanding of both the conventional SSC CGL syllabus and accounting principles and financial concepts. Nonetheless, applicants may get beyond these obstacles and ace the test with careful planning and commitment.

During the application period, applicants must visit the Staff Selection Commission's (SSC) official website to apply for the SSC CGL AAO test. The official announcement, which includes information on eligibility requirements, test dates, and application processes, should be thoroughly reviewed by them. 

Candidates can complete the online application form by following the instructions, submitting accurate information and uploading the required documents after verifying they fulfill the eligibility conditions. Additionally, if appropriate, they must pay the requisite application fee. Following the application's successful submission, candidates should monitor any changes and messages pertaining to the exam schedule and subsequent steps in the hiring process.

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