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I have talked to an HR regarding a job opportunity and we had a discussion about CTC. After that, HR sent me a mail regarding the discussed points.

As we discussed your CTC will be '00.00'.

So should I tell truth to HR or no need?

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    For people like me who had never heard about CTC, it means "Cost To Company. It means total salary package and benefits received by employee in a year including free meals, cabs, interest free loans. " – Tiago Cardoso Apr 25 at 8:18
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My answer would be : it depends.

  • In case the difference is small (i.e., the amount is rounded off to the nearest whole number), then probably that is okay.
  • In case there is a big difference, you should bring it up.

There is a possibility that, according to the organizational policies, the package you ought to get is higher than you quoted, and they are offering you the company-standard package (which is higher than your expected number).

However, given that you have interview scheduled, you don't want to lose a chance because of any human errors in communication. So, if there is a big difference, better to have it clarified with HR.

After all, we all want to earn our paychecks.

  • The diff is of 1 lakh. Is that big amount? – r15 Apr 25 at 7:58
  • @Arvindraja Is the final amount a round figure? like 10 LPA, 20LPA..? – Sourav Ghosh Apr 25 at 7:59
  • No final amount has for example from 8.5 to 9.5, it becomes that way – r15 Apr 25 at 8:00
  • @Arvindraja Well, in that case, I'd say clear it up with HR upfront and then go for interview. – Sourav Ghosh Apr 25 at 9:16

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