Assistant CSS Job Profile

It is the post for those people who want to be in Delhi and prepare for UPSC and other bigger and tougher Civil Services Exams. Assistant CSS (Central Secretariat Service) is a Group – B, Non Gazetted post. Salary wise it is just like other such posts like Income Tax Inspector in CBDT, Central Excise Inspector, Preventive Officer or Examiner in CBEC or Assistant in CVC, Railway Ministry or any other ministry. The main feature of this job is reasonable peace of mind and posting in Delhi. You get postings in various ministries in Delhi and you would almost always get postings in Delhi only. Work wise, you have to deal with so many files just like in any other Government office and there is average daily work load which you can handle within 3-4 hours if you are efficient enough. Also, you are just a glorified clerk and there are other people to guide you about work so there is no need to worry about the nature of work.


Chances, facilities and peace to prepare for UPSC in Assistant CSS job

Now, when you are preparing for UPSC or other major exams and you get a good government job paying something around 50,000/- Rs in Delhi with little workload and lot of holidays, you couldn’t ask for more. Like all Central Govt. jobs, you would get Saturday – Sunday off. You would also get all the public holidays declared by Government of India. In this job, you can easily focus on your preparations as you are in Delhi, which is a major hub for Civil Service Exam Preparations. You can even join weekends or evening batches in well known and reputed coaching classes.


Assistant CSS post is also very good promotion wise

Promotion prospects are good in Assistant CSS job. If you pass the departmental exam for promotion, you could get promotion in 6-7 years. Otherwise, You will be promoted in about 10 years. It is better when compared with many other departments like Central Excise Inspector or Preventive officer. With your first promotion from Assistant CSS, you would become S.O. (Section Officer) which is a Group-B Gazetted post with a G.P. of 4800/- Rs. Further promotions in this job are Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Joint Secretary. Time to get those promotions would be around 8-10 years for each promotion, though with time all the things can change.


Where it should be in your preference list

In your preference list Assistant CSS should be in top 10 if you are a male candidate. If you are a female candidate and interested in living Delhi then Assistant CSS should be in top 3 of your preference list. For more information, ask your questions in the comment section.

22 thoughts on “Assistant CSS Job Profile

    • It’s Assistant in CSS. Assistant in CSS becomes an under secretary after his second promotion and that is the IAS level post so in a way you can say so. One can be an under secretary from Assistant in CSS in 15 years or more or less that that time. It depends on many factors like departmental exams, vacancies and many other criteria.

    • I have read somewhere that there’s a huge waiting list to get a quarter in Delhi so you’d have to pass that waiting period first. Quarters are at many places in Delhi so can’t pin point any place. Yes, Saturday and Sunday is off generally.

  1. sir i want to prepare for upsc so what should be my preference for job in delhi and which dept. can provide accomodation in same year..as i will be preparing for upsc on sat sunday thru coaching

  2. sir I read on some websites that the grade pay of assistant section officer in css is going to downgrade from 4600 to 4200 due to 7th pay commission recommendation. Is it true?

    • Right now, try to focus on preparations rather than listening to all the rumours and talks that are happening around. Nothing is sure until officially announced by government or official agency. Be sure it’s a good post and it would remain so.

      Thanks and best of luck.

  3. Sir After the declaration of final result how much time it takes for joining in CSS? And what is the procedure for this?

    • Can’t say for sure but expect to wait for around 3-4 months at least. Process is almost the same, you’d be called for medical examination and certificates verification and after that you may receive appointment letter subject to completion of all the formalities satisfactorily.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

    • Don’t know how to answer your question. There are not any nature or forest kind of jobs offered in SSC CGL about which we are discussing here. May be you can opt for Excise or ITI job and choose a state which has a nice climate and full of greenery like Kerala (That’s if SSC asks you state preference). This much I can suggest, nice question though.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

    • For ITI no minimum height is required but for Excise Inspector the height requirement is 157.5 cms (62.007) so you should be eligible if your height is 62.01 inches. Further for the case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes 5 cms of height relaxation is there.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

  4. sir i am weak in English. currently i am doing 10 hour job in delhi. can i crack ssc cgl exam. How many hours a day I have to study.

    • You can improve those subjects in which you are weak. That is something why we study. Hard work always pays. The more time you can give, the better. But for decent preparations, I’d suggest at least 5-6 hours of regular and daily practice. You can always give more time on holidays and in weekends. Use the free time during the day like when you are travelling or sitting idle to study. There are so many good online free resources for preparations of SSC CGL Exam which you can access through a simple smartphone with net connectivity.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

    • You’ll have to clear SSC CGL Exam to get this job. SSC CGL 2017 notification is yet to come so keep checking official SSC (Staff Selection Commission) site ssc.nic.in and this site. Apply for it if you are eligible to get this and other such good jobs in Govt of India.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

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