SSC CGL: Inspector Preventive Officer CBEC Job Profile, Salary, Pay Scale, Career


SSC CGL Inspector Preventive Officer CBEC Job Profile: The Staff Selection Commission announced over 30 Group B and C Category Posts with multiple job vacancies for SSC CGL 2016. We hope SSC aspirants have submitted their application online. While filling post preferences, there are a number of job profiles you wish to know about. In this article, we will be talking about Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC Job Profile, Recruitment Exam, Salary and Career Path. This is also a prominent post preferred by a lot of candidates.

A number of candidates must have multiple doubts and queries regarding the key responsibilities of an Inspector (Preventive Officer) in Central Board of Excise and Customs. Do you have any of the following doubts.

  • What are the necessary Education Qualifications required for applying for the post of Inspector Preventive Officer CBEC?

  • How to get recruited for the post of Inspector Preventive Officer CBEC?

  • What is the Job Description of an Inspector Preventive Officer CBEC?

  • What is the Salary of an Inspector Preventive Officer CBEC?

  • What is the career path of an Inspector Preventive Officer CBEC?

If yes, let us go step by step and understand what an Preventive Officer in CBEC actually do.


Inspector Preventive Officer CBEC Job Profile

The post of Inspector (Preventive Officer) in Central Board of Excise and Customs is yet another prestigious SSC CGL Post.

It is a Group-B Non-Gazetted Officer Post. You will be recruited to work in CBEC, just like Central Excise Inspector and Examiner, but this post comes with a compulsory uniform.

Inspector Preventive Officer Job Profile varies according to your posting and duties.

  • If you are posted in office, you will handling a lot of paperwork, both administrative and clerical. This job is similar to most SSC Jobs.
  • If you are posted in the field, your job will take an adventurous turn. As a customs preventive officer, you will possess the power to arrest, detain, issue warrant against people you have reasonable doubt upon.

You have to take responsibility and make sure to not no smuggling or illegal activities happen in your presence. Hence, this is quite an amazing job.

Now, let us discuss about the recruitment procedure of an Inspector (Preventive Officer) in CBEC through SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination 2016.


SSC CGL Inspector Preventive Officer CBEC Recruitment Procedure 

You need to have a complete graduation degree from a recognized college or univeristy if you wish to apply for the post of Preventive Officer. The recruitment procedure for the post of Preventive Officer in Central Board of Excise and Customs involves SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 Examination, followed by document verification of the shortlisted candidates.

SSC CGL Tier 1: The SSC CGL Prelims will be an objective paper of 200 marks with 4 equal sections, which are, Reasoning, General Awareness, Numerical Aptitude and English Comprehension. You need to qualify in this exam in order to move to the next level.

SSC CGL Tier 2: Competition will get intense at this level. You will attempt 2 Papers and they will be based on Arithmetical Ability and English Language. You can read about it in detail from the link provided below.


Read: SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2016 [Detailed] 

A cumulative score achieved in Tier I and Tier II SSC CGL Exams will be considered while creating the merit list. The candidates will be considered for the post of Inspector (Preventive Officer) in CBEC after document verification. If you are preparing for the upcoming SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam 2016, get familiar with exam syllabus.


Read: SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2016 [Detailed] 

We hope candidates are now well aware of the recruitment procedure. Let us revert our attention towards the career of a Preventive Officer.

Inspector Preventive Officer CBEC Salary, Pay Scale and Allowances    

The salary breakdown of an Inspector (Preventive Officer) in CBEC

  • Pay Scale: Rs. 9,300 – 34,800/-
  • Grade Pay: Rs. 4,600/-

Apart from the regular fixed pay, an Preventive Officer working in Central Board of Excise and Customs also enjoys a bunch of perks, benefits and allowances.

  1. DA on Total Pay above (around 107%)
  2. Transport Allowance (TA)
  3. House Rent Allowance (if not provided with quarters)
  4. Petrol Allowance
  5. Mobile Bill (limited)

According to current pay scales, you would get a salary of around 40,000/- per month initially. The salary can vary according to the location you get posted (mostly coastal areas).


Inspector Preventive Officer CBEC Work Environment

Again, it completely depends whether you are assigned to a desk position or a field post.

When we specifically talk about office posting, you will be limited to working the regular officer hours with minimal overtime work on rare occasions. Hence, you will be able to enjoy a healthy work life balance.

In a field posting, the work is usually done in shifts. Your work schedule can change drastically in an event of crisis. It is quite challenging to maintain a proper work life balance in a field posting.

Preventive Officers are posted mostly in 11 coastal cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Kochin or Chennai etc which are into 6 custom zones Kolkata, Kochin, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Mumbai and Goa.


Inspector Preventive Officer CBEC Career Path and Opportunities 

The post of Inspector (Preventive Officer) has a decent promotion scale. The first promotion generally comes after a service of 8 to 10 years. You need to complete your designated years in service as well as clear the confirmation test in the first 2 years to get promoted. The following promotion scale is followed in the career of Preventive Officer in CBEC.

  1. Superintendent of Customs (Group B Gazetted Officer)
  2. Assistant Commissioner (Group A)

Your second career promotion will give an IRS Level Post. After that, you will be treated as a regular Group-A Officer. You will be eligible for all India posting after this promotion to Assistant Commissioner (IRS). The further level of promotions can go as follows

  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Joint Commissioner

Additional Commissioner Posts and so on.

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