SSC CGL: Preventive Officer Job Description, Career Path, Salary, Qualification and Stage of exam

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This article will cover Preventive Officer Job Description(as a part of SSC CGL), Preventive Officer Work timing, Preventive Officer Career Path, Preventive Officer Salary, Preventive Officer required qualification and Preventive Officer stages of examination.

SSC CGL: Preventive Officer Job Description, Career Path, Salary, Qualification and Stage of exam

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SSC CGL Job  – Preventive Officer Job Description, Career Path, Salary, Qualification and Stages of exam

1. SSC CGL Preventive Officer Job Description/ Profile: 

Preventive Officer is an inspector post.Your work profile will depend upon your posting. If you are posted in Headquarter, you have to do Clerical or file related work. If you are posted in the field (mainly airports and seaports) then you have to do Executive work like prevention of smuggling, assessment of customs duty on goods. You will also have the power to seize, search, arrest or detain anyone over the doubt of smuggling and other  such related activities.

A Uniform is mandatory with Ashoka Stambha with 2 yellow strips.

You will be posted mainly at airports and seaports.

2. SSC CGL Preventive Officer Work Timing:

In Preventive Officer job, you will have to work in shifts. Duty will be round the clock means day as well as night shift. At certain times, it may also involve some travelling during the inspection.

3. SSC CGL Preventive Officer Career path:

As a Preventive Officer you will have the following career path

  1. Superintendent (Group-B Gazetted office) after completing 8-10 years and clearing departmental exam.
  2. Assistant Commissioner
  3. Deputy Commissioner
  4. Commissioner

4. SSC CGL Preventive Officer Salary and allowances

Pay Scale
Grade Pay
Initial Pay
Total Pay (i) + (ii )

As a Preventive Officer you will be entitled to the following major allowances:SSC CGL Preventive Officer Job Description Career Path Salary Qualification and Stage of exam

  1. DA on Total Pay above (around 107 %)
  2. Transport Allowance
  3. House Rent Allowance(if not provided with quarters)
  4. Petrol allowance
  5. Limited bill for mobile

According to current pay scales, You would get a salary of around 40,000/- pm initially( can be varied a little as per place of posting)

5. SSC CGL Preventive Officer Qualification :

Degree from recognized university or equivalent.

6. SSC CGL Preventive Officer Stages of Examination:

Two Tier Written Objective Exam, followed by Document Verification.

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  • Aman

    sir what about the work load (is it too hectic)and promotion(i have come to hear that promotion is going to be faster in near future) for a preventive officer???


      Office Job is easy, But fields job may be a bit hectic (also adventurous)
      Promotions are likely to be faster in near future.

      • Aman

        thanks for replying
        is night duty regular or too frequent or frequent??