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A GUIDE TO FILLING CGL POST PREFERENCES

CGL POST PREFERENCES FROM MY POINT OF VIEW

Preferences of posts these days are sought at the time of Skill Test/Document Verification. It’s very important to know the pros and cons of the posts of an exam. If a proper thought is not given while filling the post preferences, the result could be very disastrous. This very article is specifically prepared from the point view of the CGL posts.

My advice is you should never be in a hurry in choosing the order of the posts; it’s totally unwanted as in SSC exams there is enough time to know about the job profiles of various posts. You should always try to know the various job profiles from a good source, medical/physical requirements needed for a post, etc. For that 5-6-7 days are sufficient in my opinion.

Everybody has different likes and dislikes such as place of posting, nature of work, physical/medical requirements, etc. Therefore post preferences should only be one’s individual issue. So try to know various job profiles, pros and cons of different posts, etc and decide your preferences of your own.

 

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I have also made my own points to fix post preferences for the CGLE as below:

CASE-I (For those who want to spend whole life in Delhi)

  1. CSS
  2. Ministry of Railway
  3. AFHQ
  4. Assistant (Other ministries Grade Pay 4600)
  5. CVC
  6. IB
  7. MEA
  8. Assistant (Other ministries Grade Pay 4200)
  9. Excise Inspector
  10. AEO
  11. ITI
  12. CBI
  13. Inspector of Posts
  14. NIA
  15. UDC
  16. TA (CBDT)
  17. Auditor (CAG)
  18. Auditor (CGDA)
  19. Auditor (CGA)
  20. Accountant (CAG)
  21. Accountant (CGA)
  22. TA (CBEC)
  23. Examiner
  24. Preventive Officer
  25. DA
  26. Inspector (CBN)
  27. SI (CBN)

NOTES TO ABOVE

a) All ASSISTANT posts are only Delhi based primarily, so I have put them first (from 1 to 8). Assistant in MEA is considered mainly for foreign postings. Though it’s so, here we have an option of spending all of our tenure of service in Delhi only. I have kept it at rather lower position only because promotions in it are considered to be very slow.

b) The reason for keeping the post of Excise Inspector at a higher level from Delhi point of angle only. Number of vacancies for this post is generally high, so better chances of Delhi posting as compared to others.

c) Posts numbered from 23 to 27 do not lie in Delhi at all, so lower in position.

 

CASE-II (For those who are willing to serve anywhere)

  1. Examiner
  2. ITI
  3. AEO
  4. Excise Inspector
  5. Preventive Officer
  6. CSS
  7. MEA
  8. CBI
  9. Ministry of Railway
  10. AFHQ
  11. Assistant (Other ministries Grade Pay 4600)
  12. CVC
  13. IB
  14. DA
  15. Inspector (CBN)
  16. Assistant (Other ministries Grade Pay 4200)
  17. Inspector of Posts
  18. NIA
  19. UDC
  20. TA (CBDT)
  21. Auditor (CAG)
  22. Auditor (CGDA)
  23. Auditor (CGA)
  24. Accountant (CAG)
  25. Accountant (CGA)
  26. TA (CBEC)
  27. SI (CBN)

NOTE TO ABOVE

1. The posts of Examiner is kept at the top as promotions in this post are really very good, otherwise also it’s considered to be the best post in all CGL posts. If you have special desire for any other post you can take it to the top, for example MEA, CBI, etc. MEA for foreign postings and CBI for adventurous experience to say. In addition in CBI one gets 25% of the basic pay and DA per month above normal salary.

2. UDC is kept higher as it’s Delhi based only.

 

Other confusions that arise in choosing job preferences

Rule of thumbs are:

1. Want uniform?:  Preventive officer (white), Excise inspector (Khakhi)

2. Want adventure/risk?: CBI, Preventive officer, Enforcement directorate. (although in real life it’s more stress than adventure.)

3. Want peace of mind, family life, permanent settlement in Delhi: Assistant Section Officer (CSS) and Assistant post in certain ministries.

4. Want posting in a foreign country: Assistant in Ministry of External affairs. Though at one’s wish he can live in Delhi for whole of the tenure in his job.

 

SOME POINTS TO KNOW FOR FILLING POST PREFERENCES

GROUP-B V/s GROUP-C POSTS
Though there is some difference between these two types, it’s not very much important, and hence not to confuse yourself. For example EXCISE INSPECTOR is a group-B post while ITI group-C. But there is no difference in the grade pay, it’s 4,600/Pay Level for both. So forgetting the groups just see the GP/Pay Level, not the group.

In post preferences one needs to know the GP, not the group. The difference in both the groups is really immaterial; here I don’t think a need to throw light on that difference because of its non-importance.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

The above post preference is my own opinion, so no binding on others. Also post preferences differ from person to person as everybody has different likes and dislikes regarding place of posting, nature of work, etc. Certain physical/medical requirements for certain posts are also there that everybody can’t fulfill. Therefore you are advised to think about all aspects related to choosing of post preferences well in advance.

 

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