CBI Officer salary


Today we are talking about the CBI Officer salary. In this, we will discuss the exam process, eligibility, exam cut off, training, job profile, salary and promotion. The term CBI stands for Central Bureau of Investigation.

Before starting with the topic let’s just take a few questions or some kind of assumption that a candidate is having about CBI. People think that they get directly appointed to the post but that’s not the truth.

You are not appointed for Inspector post directly. Firstly you have to join CBI after that you are appointed as a Sub- Inspector and after that as an Inspector.

In previous times the grade pay is Rs. 4,200/- but now the grade pay increase to Rs. 4,600/-. It is a non- Gazetted Post, it does not require any official uniform it’s a non- uniform post, that means you can wear whatever you want too.

In the CBI there are seven division where you can get posted. The division are as follows:-

  1. Anti-corruption division
  2. Economic offense division
  3. Special crime division
  4. Directorate of prosecution
  5. Administration division
  6. Policy and coordination division
  7. Central forensic science laboratory

CBI Officer Qualification/ Eligibility

The qualification required for CBI Officer is as follows:-

You need to give the exam of SSC CGL that means staff selection commission at combine graduate level. The exam conducts once a year, and the application will apply online on the website of SSC.

The fee structure, while you fill the form, is always the same which means the fee for general and Other Backward Class candidates is Rs. 100 and for Scheduled Cast/ Schedule Tribes/ Physical Disable and Female the fee is exempted.

You have completed your graduation in any of the streams. Your age also matters to fill up the application. Your age must be lies in between 20 to 30 years or there is age relaxation for Scheduled Cast/ Schedule Tribes/ Ex-Service Man and other backward class.

Scheduled Cast/ Schedule Tribes 5 Years
Ex-Service Man and other backward class 3 Years

There are some physical standards for the post of Sub- Inspector in a central bureau of investigation (CBI) which is as follows:-

  1. Height:-
    1. For Men:- 165 cms
    2. For Female:- 150 cms (height relaxable for hillsmen and tribals:- 5cms
  2. Chest:- 76 cms with expansion only for male candidates
  3. Vision:- Eyesight with or without glass
    1. Distant vision:- 6/ 6 in one 6/ 9 in the other eyes.
    2. Near vision:- 0.6 in one and 0.8 in the other eyes.

CBI Officer Exam Process

Now it’s time to take our discussion towards exam structure. So, in the exam, there are four stages. And the candidate has to crack all the levels to get the job.

The exam is a CBT (Computer Based Test) based. Each question carries 2 marks. There will be negative marking in the exam if you choose the wrong option, and the mark minus for paper is 0.5 on each wrong answer. The stages are as follows:-

  • The preliminary exam also is known as tier 1
  • Mains exam is also called tier 2
  • Descriptive exam
  • Skill test and documentation

The 1 stage/ tier 1/ preliminary exam is having 100 question which is of 200 marks, and the time allotted to the candidates to give the exam is only 1 hour.

General awareness25 Question50 Marks
Reasoning 25 Question 50 Marks
English25 Question 50 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 25 Question 50 Marks
TOTAL100 Question200 Marks

Now, it’s time for tier two/ Mains Exam/ Stage 2. The stage two consist only two subjects. It contains 300 questions of 400 marks. The time allotted to the candidates is 2 hours for each subject.

The marks divided to each question in Quantitative aptitude is of 02 marks each and while saying about English 01 mark each question. There is a break after you complete one paper the break is of 2 hours.

Quantitative aptitude100 Question200 Marks
English200 Question200 Marks
TOTAL300 Question400 Marks

Tier 3/ Stage 3/ Descriptive Test:- The test is of 100 marks. The time allotted towards paper is 1 hour. The medium is English/ Hindi. This pen and paper mode this is not CBT.

Tier 4/ Stage 4/ skill test and documentation/ final stage under this you need to give two kinds of paper so one is CPT (Computer Proficiency Test) and the other one is DEST (Data Entry Skill Test).

CPT is for assistant section officer (CSS, MEA, SFIO, GSI, MINES). The time duration allotted toward this test is 1 hour. The test is going to hold on word processing (DEST) which is 2,000 key depression in 15 minutes (27 WPM).

DEST is for assistant in CBEC and CBTD. The time allotted towards test is 15 minutes. Both the exam are not important for the CBI but it is good to give it, to not face problem in future.

Also Know: Income Tax Officer Salary

CBI Inspector Cut- Off

So, it’s time to check the cut-off of every tier or each level. we will talk about the general cut- off of other posts, cut- off of AAO, cut- off of JSO. Cut- off in 2017. Always make sure that you score more than the cut- off so that you never face any difficulty in future.

Ex-Service Man69.00
Other Backward Class110.00
Scheduled Cast98.00
Scheduled Tribes 88.50

Tier 2/ Stage 2/ Mains Cut- off

Ex-Service Man263.50
Other Backward Class379.75
Scheduled Cast338.25
Scheduled Tribes 311.25

Tier 3/ Stage 3/ Descriptive Paper:-

The maximum marks required for qualifying the test is 33 marks.

Tier 4/ Stage 4/ skill test and documentation/ final stage:-

Under this you there is no cut off marks.

The final score is something like this:- T1 (200)+ T2 (400)+ T3 (100)= 700 in this will we not join T4 marks because it is not important for the viewpoint of CBI.

General Class543.25 502.5502.75
Other Backward Class528.25478469
Scheduled Tribes487.5435.25434
Scheduled Cast473.5419.25414

CBI Officer Job Profile

It can be possible that you get placement in Delhi headquarters (desk job+ filed job), and you want to take transfer for the current place of placement then you have to work here for 3 to 4 years after that you can able to take transfer.

Now it’s time to talk about the work profile of CBI officer.

  1. Support senior in investigation
  2. Raids
  3. Interrogation
  4. Attend join surprise checks of any department
  5. Secret verification of individual
  6. Catch absconding criminals
  7. Scrutinizing documents
  8. Complaint verification by going to the field and checking the genuineness of the complaints.

CBI Salary Training

After the selection in CBI now it’s time for training. The training starts at CBI Academy, Ghaziabad. It will be divided into 2 phases.

Phase 1:- classroom training for 22 weeks in the week you will learn about all the things which are related to your job.

Phase 2:- Under this, the training is for 10 to 11 weeks and the mode of learning will be advance with theory and fieldwork information.

CBI Sub Inspector Promotion Prospects

Promotion under CBI is the following:-

  1. Sub- Inspector (5 to 6 years)
  2. Inspector (7 to 8 years)
  3. Deputy Superintendent (Gazetted Rank) (5 to 6 Years)
  4. Additional Superintendent (4 to 5 years)
  5. Superintendent (4 to 5 years)
  6. Senior Superintendent

CBI Sub Inspector Salary and Perks

Now the most important part of the topic which is non-other then salary. There is no HRA during the training period. The salary of a CBI officer is as follows:-

  1. Basic salary:- Rs. 44,900
  2. DA
  3. HRA
  4. TA
  5. Petrol Bill
  6. Mobile Bill
  7. SIA (20% of BS) as of now (24 to 25% expected in future)
  8. Maximum in hand salary:- Rs. 58,000 to Rs. 65,000
  9. Gross salary:- Rs. 72,000

Now, we will see some psychological benefits giving to the employee of CBI.

  1. High Salary
  2. Power
  3. Social Respect
  4. Work is interesting
  5. Access to correct information
  6. Meeting different people like high-rank officers

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