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Central Bank of India SO: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary

September 8, 2022

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About Central Bank of India SO exam

Central Bank of India is the leading public sector bank. It is the largest and oldest bank of India which is wholly handled and owned by the Indians. In 1911, it was established by the Sorabiji Pochkhanawala. Central Bank of India conducts CBI SO exam. Banks shows the requirement of Specialist Officer for the Information Technology, Security Officer, Risk Manager, Data Analyst and so on. The Central Bank of India SO Exam is conducted every year. Central Bank of India conducts an exam through written examination for the post of Specialist Offers (S0).  It will conduct this exam in the online mode.
Abbreviation CBI
Organization Name Central Bank of India
Type Conducting Authority
Location Maharashtra, India
Director  & Chairman Subodh Kumar Jaiswal
CBI officials have announced 74 vacancies for the SO post as per the CBI Recruitment 2021. Aspirants and eligible candidates can apply for this post. CBI is releasing the notification soon for filing the post of Specialist Officer in many streams. It will have all the information about exam dates, education, and salary, and so on.

Notification/ News:

Central Bank of India will soon announce the Central Bank of India SO 2022 in upcoming dates.  This notification comprises the details like the number of vacancies, needed eligibility criteria for the CBI SO exam. Moreover, this notification also involves the important exam dates, application process, fee structure, submission of application, the pattern of exam, and so on. This notification will be a good opportunity for bank job seekers. Candidates, who were waiting to get a job in the banking sector, can utilize these opportunities and apply online by visiting the website: www.centralbankofindia.co.in.
Notification February 2022
Start of submission of application  Process 10-02-2022
Closing of Online Registration 2 Mar 2022
Mode Of Examination Offline

Exam Dates

According to the recent updates, exam dates for the exam of Central Bank of India SO will be updated in the upcoming days. The online registration for the Central Bank of India SO will begin soon once the notification is out. Aspirants are advised not to wait for the last date and apply as soon as possible for the last-minute rush.
Events Exam Dates
Online Registration Starting Date 10-02-2022
Registration Closing Date 02-03-2022
Call Letter For CBI SO Exam Yet to be released
CBI SO Online Exam Tentative Date 27-03-2022
Know More – Central Bank of India SO Important Date & Notifications

Application Fee

An aspirant needs to pay the exam fee for the Central Bank of India SO through the online mode only. The application fee for the Central Bank of India SO is separate for the general and the reserved categories. The fee paid by the candidate is nonrefundable. Other bank charges on the Central Bank of India SO application form will be done by the aspirants. The application fee of the Central Bank of India SO includes GST@18%. The aspirant requires paying the fee online mode. Further details are given below that candidate should know:
Category Application Fee
Others 500

Eligibility Criteria

Central Bank of India SO recruitment has certain criteria that are essential to follow. Before filling the online application form of the Central Bank of India SO, a candidate should go through the official notification carefully to ignore the cancellation of his/her candidature. As per the education, age and other details of the Central Bank of India SO exam, eligibility criteria are related.

Nationality and Domicile:

The candidate should be of Indian nationality.

Education Qualification:

It is mandatory to have graduation which is the topmost CBI SO eligibility condition. Moroever, graduation can be in any discipline or pass with the 50% in intermediate or pass with the 60% marks in the aggregate in the matriculation.

Central Bank of India SO Age Limit:

Minimum: 21 years
Category of Reserved Candidates Age Relaxation For the Central Bank of India
Other Backward Classes Candidates (OBC) 3 years
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe Candidates 5 years
Candidate domicile during the period from 1/1/1980 to 31/12/1989 5years
Kids/ Family Participants of those who died in the 1984 riots 3years
Maximum: 30years

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit:

Central Bank of India SO recruitment also offers age relaxation to the reserved categories. The relaxation is only for those aspirants who have an upper age limit. The relaxation years depend on the one reserved category to another reserved category. Moreover, it is a must for candidates to produce accurate documentation for claiming age relaxation when asked.

Documents Required:

  • Left Thumb Impression
  • Handwritten Declaration
  • Signature
  • Recent Passport Size Photograph
  • Metric Certificate
  • Educational Certificates
  • Physically Handicapped Certificates (if any)
  • Identity Proofs
  • Caste Certificate For SC/ST/OBC
  • Experience Certificate
  • NOC From a Present Employer (if any)
  • Email ID
  • Mobile Number
  • Domicile Certificate

Selection Process

There are two rounds of giving the Central Bank of India SO exam. The online written test is the first round. The second round is the personal interview. For selection as a SO in the Central Bank, aspirants have to pass the first round of the online objective exam by getting the qualifying marks. Moreover, qualifying candidates will be called for the next round of which is the personal interview round. To get recruited as SO, aspirants have to pass both rounds with a good score.
  • Online Written Test
  • Personal Interview
SO vacancies: The official notification of the CBI SO recruitment will be released soon.  Central Bank of India SO vacancies will be released along with the notification that will also be released on upcoming dates. There is also the category-wise break of posts for all the posts. The given below is the table that represents important information about the vacancies.
Total Number of Vacancies of Central Bank of India SO
Post Name Scale/Grade Vacancies SC ST OBC EWS GEN/UR
IT JMGS I 26 4 2 7 3 10
Security Officer MMGS III 1 1
Officer As Security JMGS I 9 1 1 2 1 4
Risk Executive MMGS III 6 1 0 2 1 2
Risk Executive MMGS II 6 1 0 2 1 2
Economist MMGS II 1 1
Information Analyst MMGS III 3 0 0 1 0 2
EngineeringOfficer MMGS III 2 0 0 1 0 1
Designer MMGS III 2 0 0 1 0 1
CA/ Credit Officer MMGS III 5 1 0 1 1 2
Financial Analyst MMGS II 10 2 1 3 1 3
Chief Data Scientist SMGS IV 1 1
Senior Executive MMGS III 5 1 0 1 1 2
Total 74


All the candidates will be considered in JMGS I, MMGS I, MMGS II, and other scales who made it into the final merit list of CBI SO. The total gross salary varies from one scale to another scale. The following table gives you detail information about the Central Bank of India SO salary.
Specialist Category/Stream Scale/Grade Salary of CBI  SO
IT JMGS I 42020
Security Officer MMGS III 51490
Security Officer JMGS I 42020
Risk Executive MMGS III 51490
Risk Manager MMGS II 45950
Economist MMGS II 51490
 Information Analyst MMGS III 51490
Data Architect MMGS III 51490
Data Engineer MMGS III 51490
CA/ Credit Officer MMGS III 51490
Financial Analyst MMGS II 45950
Chief Information Scientist SMGS IV 59170
Senior Manager MMGS III 51490

Exam Pattern

The CBI SO exam will conduct into two stages: An Online objective written exam and a personal interview. The first phase is the Online Objective Written Exam. Moreover, the second phase is the personal interview. An aspirant needs to be eligible for both these phases to get appointed as the Central Bank of India Specialist Officer.

Exam Syllabus

To give the exam of the Specialist Officers, you have to similar with the syllabus. The given below is the syllabus for the exam that a person should know if he/ she is going to give the exam.

Computer Knowledge:

  • Basic question related to the computer industry.
  • Number System
  • History of Computer
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Security tools, viruses, hacking
  • Basic Computer terminology
  • Computer hardware parts and controls


  • Indian Banking Industry
  • History
  • RBI and monetary policy
  • Main Functions
  • RTG’s
  • MSF
  • Types of Money
  • FERA and FEMA
  • Capital Market of India
  • Public finance
  • Primary and secondary market
  • Derivatives Market
  • Over the counter market
  • Taxes on Income and Expenditure
  • Concept of Budget
  • Financial and Railway Budgets
  • Revenue of central Government


  • Secure electronic payment systems Network Security Management
  • IT Security Metrics
  • Moreover, digital Crimes and Forensic Sciences
Know More – Central Bank of India SO Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Exam Centre

The online test for the Central Bank of India SO is proposed to be held at some places as decided by the bank. For the CBI exam, the allocated center will be intimated through the call letter. Moreover, the Central Bank of India reserves the right to ignore any of the mentioned centers and add some other centers that depend on the administrative feasibility. For the CBI SO online exam, the candidates will have to appear at the allotted center at their expense.

Application Process

How to Apply For the Examination?

Banka requested the CBI SO exam online application form in order to fill the vacancies or before the end date. Online application for the Central Bank of India SO exam begins once the notification will release in the upcoming dates. Notification will begin very soon. To fill the online application form for the Central Bank of India SO exam, a candidate must meet all the requirements that are needed before filling the online application. Moreover, a candidate should also have an accurate mail id, mobile number where the message will be sent. The following are the procedure to fill the online application:
  • A candidate needs to visit the online website of the Central Bank and first register to themselves.
  • Once the registration is completed, a provisional password is generated. Moreover, aspirants have to use this password in order to fill the application form.
  • Aspirants should have essential documents. These are a signature, passport size photograph, Aadhar card number, and all the essential details that will be given on the portal.
  • It is a must to have all documents in jpeg format. Moreover, the signature of the candidate should be on white paper and black ink.
  • Moreover, it is the responsibility of the aspirant to check his/her after the submission. This is because later, no correction will be made.
  • Payment should be done by the aspirant through online mode.
  • The aspirant should take the physical copy of the created e-receipt and the CBI SO application form.


Candidates can check the results of the examination or after 10-15 days of the exam/interview. The following are the steps that you need to know to check the result of the Central Bank of India SO exam.
  • Open the CBI Official Website.
  • Go to Career and search for Notification Recruitment process for selection officers in the specialist category in various streams.
  • Now click the result- click here to download the link
  • The Result list will appear after clicking on the link.
  • Moreover, go through the list of selected aspirants for the personal interview and check your name.
  • For upcoming usage, download, and print out the result.

Details in the Result:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll number of the candidate
  • Exam Centre
  • Moreover, marks Scored by the candidate
  • Cut off marks of the year.
Know More – Central Bank of India SO Result & Cut off Marks

Admit Card

Candidates can download the admit card of the examination or call letter for the interview before 10-15 days of the exam/ interview. Also, admit cards can be downloaded by candidates at the official website of the CBI and no hard copy will be sent to the candidates. Moreover, announcements will be sent by email in the registered email id of the aspirants and registered mobile number. Below are given simple ways so that you can download the admit card:
  • Open the CBI Official Website.
  • Go to career and search for the process of “Notification” Recruitment for selection of officers in Specialist Category in many streams.
  • Now click the admit card- click here to download the link
  • Moreover, provide the asked information into it
  • Submit the information and admit card will appear
  • Give the print command and save it in PDF form.
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Q.1 What is the probation period for the Central Bank of India SO?

A. Selected candidate needs to spend two years on probation after the date of joining.

Q.2 How many vacancies have been released?

A. The total number of vacancies Central Bank of India is yet to release.

Q.3 Can a final year graduation student apply for the Central Bank of India SO?

A. Yes, a final year graduation student can apply for the Central Bank of India SO exam. However, the candidate needs to complete and show the graduation completion document at the time of the interview.

Q.4 What are the age criteria to apply for Central Bank of India SO?

A. The minimum age should be 21 years and the maximum age should be 30 years with the age benefit to reserved categories.

Q.5 What is the salary of a candidate who passed the Central Bank of India SO exam

A. The salary of the CBI Specialist Officer depends on one scale to another. Moreover, the basic salary of CBI SO Scale I is Rs 36400 and Scale II is 48800 and Scale III is Rs 64600.

Q.6 What is the application fee for the Central Bank of India SO exam?

A. The application fee for the Central Bank of India SO exam is Rs 500 for others and Nil for SC/ST & PWBD.

Q.7 What are the best books to study for the SO exam?

A. The aspirants can study from the following books. Banking and General Awareness
  • Static General Knowledge by Arihant Publications.
  • Banking general awareness guidance by R Gupta
Computer Knowledge
  • Objective Computer Knowledge by R Pillai
  • Basics of Computer through RPH Editorial Board

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