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Eligibility and Exam Pattern CBI Officer Recruitment 2017 - 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 pattern 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:

Repeated Questions in Objective Test
Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams in CBI Sub Inspector test (SSC CGL) is objective type. You can expect questions from GK and Mental ability. Some of the expected questions based on previous years question papers are given below.
No: Model Questions
1 Questions in Medical Treatment Techniques
2 SSC Questions in Diseases & Vaccines
3 Most Repeated Time & Work Questions
Samadhi Sthal Of Popular Indian Leaders
L.C.M and H.C.F Shortcuts & Questions

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.

CBI Sub Inspector 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.

Category CBI Sub Inspector Recruitment Notification 2017
Name of the Post Sub Inspector
Department Central Bureau of Investigation
Reported CBI SI Vacancies
CBI Officer Pay of Scale 9300 – 34800 Indian Rupees
CBI Officer 2017 Examination Date
CBI Officer 2017 Exam Cut Off Marks
SSC CGL 2017 Interview Date
CBI Officer Recruitment 2017 Rank List


Padma S Nair said…
I am pursuing off campus degree from IGNOU Distance education. i am final year student and i wish to apply for CBI Sub inspector Test. Is there any problem with my distant education degree to apply for CBI ? Kindly reply
Alex George said…
@ Padma
Bachelor's Degree from IGNOU Distance Education is accepted by SSC. So you can apply for SSC CGL examination once you completed the degree.
anuradha rani said…
I am girl.I am pursing off degree from PTU distance education .I wish to apply for CBI sub inspector test .is there any problem with my distance education degree to apply for cbi.plzzz reply
Alex George said…
@ Anuradha Rani

SSC accepts degree from any universities approved by UGC (University Grants Commission). Punjab Technical university (PTU) is approved by UGC. So any degree offered by PTU is valid to SSC and degree holders from PTU can apply for SSC CGL examination conducted to recruit CBI Sub Inspectors. You can check the list of State Universities in Punjab approved by UGC from the link below.

Now the second part of your question. Since you are doing off campus degree from PTU in Distance Education mode, it is important to know whether PTU Distance Education is approved by Distance Education Council. Even though any Distance Education degree from UGC approved Universities is equal to regular degree, it is better the distance education program is approved by Distance Education Council. I couldn't find the latest list of approved universities offer distance education mode, so I recommend you to contact PTU enquiry department to verify it. Toll free number to call PTU DE is 1800 266 2501 and make sure you call between 9 am to 5pm. You may also go through the university website.
Raghav said…
I am selected for CBI SI, through ssc cgl. What is tge joining procedure of cbi?? After result declaration by ssc.
Alex George said…

SSC will publish rank list based on the performance on different tiers of written tests. SSC will intimate you about your selection, based on our preference you gave while applying for exam, if you have higher rank enough to be selected for SI vacancy in CBI.

Usually you will get alerts by SMS or E-mail from SSC about the procedure to collect your appointment letter.
Amit Singh said…
Upper age limit to join CBI is too low. I am 35 years old now. Alas I have no chance to join.
siddharth said…
Sir, i am 2graduated with scie , so i wish to apply for the cbi.

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