TA Vs Auditor

Comparison between TA & Auditor

In the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam the post of Tax Assistant (TA) is better than the post of Auditor in my view. The reason for this is very simple. For the post of Auditor, one has to pass the SAS exam to be directly promoted to the post of AAO within a certain number of years which is said to be among toughest of things.

If you are confident about this exam Auditor could be better then as you are a gazetted officer after 3-4 years. But if you are not that confident TA should be better as promotions in this post, especially in the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), are faster. However, TA in the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC / CBEC) is on the lower side of the two because of extremely slow promotions.

NOTE: Though the post of Auditor is in the Grade Pay 2,800 and the post of Tax Assistant in 2,400, this difference is minor really. But the next promotion in both these post is in the same Grade Post i.e. 4,200.. I hope this will help you understand my idea better.

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Maha Gupta

Maha Gupta

Founder of and guiding aspirants on SSC exam affairs since 2010 when objective pattern of exams was introduced first in SSC. Also the author of the following books:

1. Maha English Grammar (for Competitive Exams)
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