Eligibility and Exam Pattern to Become CBI Officer - Sub Inspector By SSC CGL

To become an officer in Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI ) is a dream of many youth in India. Though this elite investigation agency is popular among public, many do not know the procedure to join CBI as an officer. This article explains the various criteria, eligibility, exam patter and procedure to become a CBI officer. Two different agencies conduct examinations to fill vacancies in CBI. They are UPSC and SSC. To become a group A officer in CBI, you must choose Civil Service Examination conducted by UPSC and become an IPS officer. To join as Sub Inspector in CBI, you must go through SSC CGL examination.

Name Of the Post Recruitment Agency
Group A Officer UPSC (Civil Service Examination)
Sub Inspector SSC CGL

Where to Apply

If you are dreaming to become an Officer in CBI, you must pass the Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL ) conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) in every year. You must wait for the next SSC CGL notification and prepare for the same. It is a 4 tier examination which includes two online objective type exams and one descriptive type using pen and paper. Final stage is document verification. The official website to get the SSC CGL notification:

Age Limit

The age limit to apply for Sub Inspector in Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI ) is 20-30 years. Earlier the upper age limit for general category candidates to apply for SI  post in CBI was 27 but now it is revised to 30 years. For OBC category, the upper age limit to join CBI as Sub Inspector is 33 and for SC/ST category, it is 35 years.

Eligibility Criteria

To become a CBI Officer by SSC CGL examination, you must satisfy following qualifications.

  1. Education Qualification
    1. Must have a Bachelor's Degree from a Recognized University

  2. Age Limit

    1. 20-30 for General Category

    2. 20-33 years for OBC Category

    3. 20-35 for SC/ST category

Pay Scale

The salary scale of Sub Inspector in CBI is 9300 – 34800 Indian Rupees per month and the CBI Inspector lies with in the Grade Pay of 4200 Rupees and the total in hand salary per month is 44000 Indian Rupees.

Exam Pattern Of Sub Inspector in CBI

To become a Sub Inspector in Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI ), you must pass SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam. There are four stages in Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL ) conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC). Only after the successful completion of all 4 stages, you can join as sub Inspector in CBI.

Exam Mode of Exam Syllabus
Tier -I Computer Based Objective Exam
Tier -II Computer Based Objective Exam
Tier -III Descriptive Written Test
Tier -IV Computer Proficiency Test(CPT)/ Document Verification

Exam Syllabus

The exam syllabus to become a CBI officer for each tiers are listed below.

Exam Fee & Date of Examination

CBI officer aspirants must go though the SSC CGL examination conducted in every year. Exam fee for general category male candidates is 100 Indian Rupees and there is no fee for females and SC/ST category. Date of examination will be notified in SSC exam calendar.

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