All details About CAG Auditor ( from Major to Minor ) by a CAG Auditor

We here at SSC to UPSC are extremely thankful to Amit Taneja for sharing this valuable information on CAG Auditor Post from his experience in the department for over 2 years.

CAG Auditor : –

Total Basic Pay : – 8560 + 2800 = 11360

Group C post Under Govt of India.

Promotion : – Auditor is eligible for promotion as Sr. Auditor ( Grade Pay 4200 – Group B ) after the completion of probation period of 2 years but on ground reality it takes around 3 or 3.5 years to become senior auditor.

Auditor is also eligible for SAS ( Departmental Exam ) after completion of 2 years of regular service.

If auditor clears departmental Exam he/she will be promoted to the post of AAO ( Assistant Audit Officer – 4800 Grade Pay Gazetted – Cadre B  ).

After AAO post promotion are based on time and seniority in the hierarchy of  : –

AAO ——> AO ( Audit Officer ) ——> Sr AO (Senior Accounts Offcer – ) ——-> Deputy Director / Deputy AG  —— > Director / AG ——–> Principal Director / Pr. AG ———-> Director General

After AAO to AO it takes 7 to 14 years depends on Zone and Stagnation in the department.

If a person join CAG at 23-24 and clears department exam at 27-28, he / she can go upto Principal Director Post in the Department.

SAS is an easy exam comparatively and if u do not clears it … then promotion will be very low till retirement.

Auditor —–> Sr Auditor —–> Supervisor ( Till retirement )

There are different Wings/Department in CAG : –

Defence Audit

Railways Audit

Civil Audit

Commercial Audit

Postal & telecommunication Audit

State Audit

Work Load : –

very les work load at the level of Auditor / Sr Auditor .At the post of AAO the work load will increase but overall workload is not that much.

AAO is the backbone of the department ( Highest workload in the department ) and after next promotion workload will again reduce.

Social Life : –

The only negative point in CAG is social life as most of time u need to go for audits which will require fields visit. Thus your family life will suffer a bit here.

Power : –

Power wise it is very good job. U will enjoy VIP facilities while on Audit in any department.

You will be a very valuable person there.

Transfer : –

If u get state audit offices then transfer is very difficult , while in railways , defence , P & T it will be easy comparatively.

However mutual transfer will always work.

Extra Income : –

I do not support this part and will not talk about it. And would also request the youth not even to think about this.

So I guess here I shared every aspects of CAG auditor today. Wish u all a happy life in CAG.

Amit Taneja .

Content written for : – Team  : – SSC to UPSC

137 thoughts on “All details About CAG Auditor ( from Major to Minor ) by a CAG Auditor

      • sir please share details about the post Assistant admin officer in CAG Delhi. Which post is it equivalent to ?? what is the pay grade ??

        • bhai ab ye faisla toh apko hi karna padega ham kya btae …… jo current main ghar k jyada pass ho woh le lo ya jo apko jyada thik lage

    • it utter lie, those who join as Assistant Audit Officer in CAG office, will end his/her carrier as Sr.AO,( just two promotion and jump of one grade pay) hardly less than 1% percent ( after age of 53) gets chance for induction into group A ( dy director onward) and maximum he/she reach upto Director level, there is no chance to become Pr Director. further, passing compulsory SAS exam during probation is more very very tough, if u fails to clear during probation you will will either terminated or reverted. attrition rate is very high in CAG office, it better join Assistant in Ministry (CCS cadre) and rise to up Under Secretary ( sure shot, having G.P of Rs 6600, more than Sr AO(rs 5400)) and upto Deputy Secretary ( G.P 7600).

      • Bhai jis promotion criterion ki tu bat kr rha h wo Civil k liye, if u r in commercial audit then one can go upto principal auditor because there is no stagnation their at all india level.
        And second thing SAS is not so much tough.It is only of college level.

  1. Sir actually…maine padha h ki central excise me promotion 1/2 hi h…bt cag me jyada…if one clears sas xam…isliye maine pucha…
    Mera cgda auditor me cgl 13 k through hua aur excise insp me cgl 14 k through….kon sa join kru future ko dhyan me rakhte hue….. i m totally confused sir

  2. Sir,
    if any person give post preference first as auditor or jr. accountant., and if he gets marks in (tier1+ tier-2 combine) more or equal to interview posts. then, is she/he get call in for interview???

  3. Admin ur promotion prospects for cag auditor is highly exaggerated……noone reaches to the post of ag….even deputy ag is difficult……more than 95 percent ppl retire as senior ao….5400 payband-3…..if the promotion had been that great …..cag would have been among top 5 choices…….plz project actual seniario as u have been doing in other cases……u r doing good job……plz correct me if m wrong

    • See the thing is this post is submitted by Amit Taneja based oh his experience.
      We have not mold even e single word . And we see no reason that he will misguide anyone.
      If u go through our other posts – we no where mention the names of any individual candidate because we compile data our self.
      So whatever he has written to us is in front of u .
      And we guess this is all right … U will came to know about this when u will join the department.

      • Hi Admin,
        I have 72 rank (General-cat 9) in Cag auditor dept. I filed an RTI to CAG to have state wise vacancy list.
        They replied me that out of 758 UR post in CAG through SSC 2014. They are yet to decide on the split state wise.
        My question is–Do you think at 72 rank in CAG, i Will get Delhi which is my 1st preference.
        Please do leave a reply.
        Thanks a ton.

        • as it is yet to decide stage , guessing at this stage is of no purpose … however from past records very less chance for delhi

  4. If auditor clear SAS exam after 2years of service, is he or she promotes to gropu- B or he/she still remains to group-C ??

  5. allotted pcda (nc) jammu.
    No communication received from the office of PCDA , JAMMU regarding joining/medical/PV.
    When can we expect the same ???

  6. Sir, where would the posting be within a state?
    will it be in state HQ?
    Is it possible for a new recruit getting posted at district HQ

  7. Sir I hv got auditor in CAG in 2014…if the career growth u hv discussed is as it is said then I shud prepare for SAS exam and get that 4800 grade… or should I try in cgl 2015 to get inspector post…
    I m confused seeing the growth scenario.
    Which way I go for.
    Please guide

    • try cgl 2015 and get inspector post ….. as per current salary structure sas exam 2800 grade salary is less than 4600 grade pay ….. ha agar upsc ki tayari kar sakte ho toh woh sabse bdia tarika rahega ….

  8. Sir,
    Yesterday i received letter from PCDA (NC), JAMMU for the post of auditor.
    Told to get the medical done at RML by taking the MEDICAL REPORT & form IAF (CA220) attached with the letter. But, I didn’t find any enclosure with my letter.
    Confusion ??? any idea…

  9. I am exservice man and getting 350 (t1+t2). Expecting auditor cag. But now I am in IT job and earning 60000 pm. Is it ok to join as auditor?

    • sir …. u are an ex-serviceman and working in a IT Company so most probably u are above 35.

      Means u are much senior to me in age and experience so i am not in position to advise u , i can just keep my point in front of u.

      As u have asked the question , i would say better u wait for the final result and see what u will get and obviously which place.

      There is no harm leaving a job of 60000 for auditor . i have guided many candidates and some were even from IITs and were earning much above u are earning and finally went for SSC jobs ( Obviously Interview Posts ) but they had a basic vision.

      They all wanted to make it in civil services so they all just playing for that single aim only.

      If they do not achieve their target , most of them will surely leave SSC jobs and will try for a 3-4 time high salary in any MNC.

      But i guess this condition does not apply to u.

      One more thing they all had no responsibility at this time , they all are unmarried and u might have a lots of responsibilities over ur shoulder so monetary point comes in front here.

      IN any case Auditor salary can never be above 40,000 ( Consider that 40,000 too is not possible for auditor ) even after 7th cpc . that’s a fact.

      So if u have no issue with ur job and their is no job insecurity , i would better say stick to ur job and grow their only and ye if u feel that u can be any day said – we don’t need u Mr. Venu , go back home and u will not find any other job easily . then blindly join auditor without asking anyone.

      In any case , Best wishes to u ….

      • Venu, I agree with admin. If you have job security, stay with your current employer. If you join any govt. job, you will also loose your DA on pension (approx 10000 as of now). I do not know how an auditor job is. So you will loose 40000 in total. But I think your salary will be fixed on your last pay drawn in service. (Pay protection available for group C jobs). So calculate and proceed accordingly. Check with any one who is working as auditor. Based on previous year statistics, you will be selected for non interview posts for 350 score. If you can work hard, you can appear for next CGL and get a good one. As an ex-service man you do not have any age restriction. All the best!!!

  10. Sir currently i m a bank po and i have selected as auditor in cag in cgl 14 . I m confused whether to join auditor or be in bank ????
    Which post is better promotion , power and other factors wise- Auditor or bank po

    • muje nahi pta aap konse bank main ho but maine dunia ko sbi po chod k auditor accountant / ta , etc lagte dekha hai …. promotion auditor main aap for sure 4 sal main aao ban jaoge 4800 grade pay ka gazatted office ….. jo sayad bank main poori life nahi banoge …… power , paisa , promotion har way main auditor better hai bas suru k 2-3 mahine apko odd lagega phir better feel karoge …. but if u are happy in bank … better continue there only

  11. When is the joining of Auditor in CAG expected for CGL 2014?? I have to give one month advance notice at the firm I am presently working. Thanks in advance.

    • 2013 walo ki ab tak nahi hui ab aap idea lga lo …. 29 th march ko result aaya tha 2013 ka …. abhi nokri na chodna APNI … bahut time lagega joining main aap logo ki …..

    • bhai sach kahu toh jaise unke hal hai koi commnet nahi karna chaunga aane ko 1 din bhi le le and na aaye toh 2 mahinje bhin na aaye ….

  12. I am ssc cgl 2013 working in ministry of commerce as assistant section officer at gp of 4600 from aug 2015. If I clear aao in cag in ssc cgl which will be a better promotion prospect for me. I am ph hh candidate at age of 36 yes. Pls guide with your valuable suggestion after proper analysis.

  13. Can we switch departments in cag? For ex. From railway audit to defense audit… Or from commercial audit to railway audit etc

  14. sir i am working as PO in SBI from last two & half years. Also selected as auditor in CGDA through SSC CGLE 2013. which one is better SBI PO or CGDA auditor?
    Please comment
    IN SSC CGLE 2015 having 431 marks called for interview but distant hope for interview post.

    • from my side go for cgda … in cgl 15 or at max 16 u will easily get an ip post …. and another angle is when u have already spend 2n a half year in bank , u must be comfortable in banking life and if it is so .. continue with ur bank only

  15. Dear Admin,
    I have been allocated to PDA(principle directorate of audit) SC Railway. Does it means that I will be auditing railways my entire career? Can u plz mention pros and cons in Railway auditing..

  16. Any one wants a TAX FREE state for posting. If anyone posted as Auditor in Assam wants to come to Arunachal Pradesh (Itanagar AG) please contact 09678729696 for mutual transfer. Arunachal Pradesh is a TAX FREE state. No INCOME TAX, so,
    more money.

  17. Hello sir, can you please tell me what are the chances of interstate transfer as i got south western railway as auditor in hubli in karnataka but i want banglore in same state, karnataka…

    • Hai Deepika, I think u got PDA. I am not answering your quwstion, rather I want some info if you are aware of it. I too got PDA SC Railways. Shall we be struck in Railway audit, or there would be any transfer to other departments? Plz share any info regarding auditing in Railways.

      • Sry mazes , i dont have any info about ur question……but if u know about transfer in same state except mutual transfer, then pls share…same state m transfer hona kitna easy h aur how much time it will take???

    • Transfer ya toh mutual basis pe ya phir spouse basis pe ya phir family health / security reasons basis pe hota hai jise marji implement kar lo ….

  18. Sir,in my 10th certificate my name is ARUNAVA BHOWMIK. But in my 12th certificate and graduation certificate my name is written as ARUNAVA BHOWMICK.SO, my question – can I use my name as ARUNAVA BHOWMICK (which is not my 10th name) in my cgl 2016 application?

  19. Sir, mujhe ssc cgl 2015 mein 427.75 marks aaya hai. Kya mujhe interview post mil sakta hai or kya auditor cag mil sakta hai.mai OBC category mai hu.pls rply sir.

  20. I am working as Inspector of Posts, Gr. B in 4200 G.P. with more than 3 years service. Am I eligible for appearing in SSC CGL Gr. C post of G.P. 4200 (Div. Acct.) or 2800 (Auditor/ Jr. Acct.)? If I am selected, will I get pay protection?

  21. 9300-34800 with grade pay 4800 what does it mean in terms of cash in hand???
    and also tell what will be cash in hand after 7 pay commission in respect of 9300-34800 with grade pay 4800???

  22. I have been selected as a CAG AUDITOR through SSC CGL-2013. I have been allocated P.A. G. ,Bihar but not got my joining letter till now. Please tell me, when I can expect my Joining Letter.

  23. Sir please muje ye bta do ke cag auditor in chandigarh ke liye kitne marks sufficient honge in 2016 means minimum kitne marks hone hi chahiye….

  24. I’m looking for someone alloted/working in AG Arunachal Pradesh and who is interested to come to Kerala on Mutual. Please contact 7834920945

  25. Good morning sir… I have been working for 3 years as LDC in central govt. Can I get age relaxation for ssc cgl group B and Group C post ? Please let me know.

  26. Sir I have got selected for Auditor in CAG in the CGLE 2015. Now roughly when should I expect appointment letter? What is the procedure for giving state preferences? Thank you.

  27. Sir I’m very Confused.plez suggest me, if I get 410 marks in tier1&2 then for which post I’m eligible interview or non interview? I belong to obc.

  28. i ve been selected as auditor in DGA(p&t) kapurthala…will i be posted in kapurthala or are there any subdivisions within the zone, where a person can transferred or posted..and are there any transfers outside the zone other than mutual transfers..?

  29. Sir, mein guwahati state ag office kiya hai,lekin mere hometown West bengal mein hai, k abhiggata bhi mere transfer hos akta hai

  30. Sir I am working in bank of India as since one & half year and Trying for ssc exam. What r chances to get posting in ssc cgl in maharashtra. I am from maharashtra 30 hrs old

  31. sir i have a little hope of getting AAO through cgl 16.i m very confuse . some source said that after getting AAO i hv to clear sas exam within 2 year otherwise i will be terminited. wat i hv to do after clearing tier3.? its promotion scheme?? should i go for other post.???

    • bakwas hai woh sas wali bat …. ye direct recruit hai no such rules …… promotion acha hai 3 toh mil hi jayenge …… yes u must go if clears

  32. Sir,
    I am an Ex-Serviceman. I had appeared in SSC CGL 2016 exams in Mumbai. I have cleared Tier-I and Tier-II and recently appeared in Tier-III. May I know the possibility of getting a posting in Kerala, if selected for any post. Also, I got 345 in Tier-I and Tier-II combined. I have performed well in Tier-III and also good in data entry for DEST (Tier-IV) Will I get selection. If yes, which post? Pls advice.

  33. Sir, i need ur help. my dv for chsl 2015, is in next week, and i am confused about what to choose between clerk in MEA or DEO in CAG for better future option. please suggest me which one is better a ministry in delhi or cag in chd. i am from haryana.
    which ministry is better wrt to power, salary, PROMTIONS(by dept exams or regular), social status.
    list of dept n ministries :
    CANTEEN STORE DEPARTMENT (MOD)

    MINSTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES

    CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL.

    MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT &
    FORESTS

    CENTRAL BUREAU INVESTIGATION

    MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

    CENTRAL BUREAU OF NARCOTICS

    MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY
    WELFARE (CGHS)

    DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY,
    DAIRYING & FISHERIES

    MINISTRY OF INFORMATION &
    BROADCASTING

    DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT

    DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND
    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    MINISTRY OF LAW & JUSTICE
    (LEGISLATIVE DEPTT.)

    DIRECTORATE OF ENFORCEMENT
    DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

    MINISTRY OF MINES

    DEPARTMENT OF FOOD & PUBLIC
    DISTRIBUTION

    MINISTRY OF POWER

    DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC SCIENCE
    SERVICES(M/O HOME AFFAIRS)

    MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT &
    HIGHWAYS

    DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL POLICY AND
    PROMOTION 8 MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT

    DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 9 MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES

    ELECTION COMMISSION @ MINISTRY OF STATISTICE &
    PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION

    IHQ MOD (N)/DCMPR # MINISTRY OF TEXTILE

    INCOME TAX SETTLEMENT COMMISSION (D/O
    REVENUE) $ MINISTRY OF TOURISM

    INDIAN COAST GUARD % MINISTRY OF SHIPPING

    INTELLIGENCE BUREAU & MES(ARMY HQ)

    MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE (AGRICULTURE &
    COOPERATION)

    NARCOTICS CONTROL BUREAU

    MINISTRY OF COAL

    OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT
    COMMISSIONER (MSNE)
    MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION & IT
    ( DEPARTMENT OF POST)
    PRESIDENT’S SECRETARIATE

    MINISTRY OF CULTURE (O/O THE DG
    ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA)
    RAJBHASHA VIBHAG(MHA)-CHIT

    MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (O/O THE JS (TRG) &
    CAO)AFHQ
    VICE PRESIDENT SECTT.

    MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (DGOF)

  34. Hi sir, I got Auditor post in cag in cgl 2016. They are asking state preferences till 9 Sept. So how much time will it take in posting after this step? I am preparing for cgl 2017 too. If I get joining letter before mains exam, will they allow me 1-2 days leaves in probation period to take the exam or should I ask them for an extension? Is there any probation period? Please suggest. Thank you.

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