How to Become a CBI Officer: Know the Job Profile, Eligibility and Selection process- Watch Video

Publish Date: 04 Jun, 2021

How to Become a CBI Officer: Many youngsters in India dream of becoming officers in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). This specific investigating agency is considered very popular in the public, but many people do not know the process of getting recruited as an officer in CBI. In this video we describe the various criteria, eligibility, exam pattern and the process of becoming a CBI officer are being told.

How to become a CBI Officer

Two different agencies conduct examinations to fill the vacancies in CBI. These are UPSC and SSC. To become a Group-A officer in CBI, you have to become an IPS officer by passing the Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC.

To become a sub-inspector in CBI, you have to take SSC CGL exam. In CBI Sub Inspector Test (SSC CGL), Tier 1 and Tier 2 examinations are of objective type. You can expect questions from GK and Mental Ability.


Educational Qualifications: One Should have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university.


Age Limit to become a CBI Officer: The age limit to apply for Sub-Inspector in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is 20-30 years. 20-30 years for General Category, 20-33 years for OBC category, 20-35 years for SC / ST category.


The Course Examination Method: Tier-I-Computer Based Objective Examination, Tier-2 - Computer Based Objective Examination, Tier-III-Descriptive Written Test, Tier -IV - Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) / Document Verification. To become a Sub Inspector in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), you have to pass the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination. The Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has four stages. After successful completion of all 4 phases, you can join CBI as Sub Inspector.

Salary of a CBI Officer

Now talking about the salary scale, The salary of Sub Inspector in CBI is 9300-34,800 Indian Rupees per month and CBI Inspector is in Grade Pay of 4200 rupees and the total salary in hand is 44000 Indian Rupees.

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