May 23, 2024

Complete Guide – Sub Inspector CBI

Sub Inspector CBI

Sub Inspector CBI

Complete Guide – Sub Inspector CBI

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The central bureau of investigation is the investigative agency in India which serves as a crime investigation center, economic crime. The CBI is a prosecution body as well. It was established by the government in 1941 as a special police establishment that later turned out to be the CBI in 1963.

A combined graduate level exam is an SSC exam which is conducted under the supervision of India. Through this, the important post of sub-inspector of CBI can be filled and is the most important post.

Now, let’s have a look at the job profile of SSC CGL sub-inspector of CBI:

A sub inspector’s job in the CBI department is not so easy as there is no schedule for this post. Based on the posting you get; you will have a set of responsibilities given to you by the CBI. Let us see the various responsibilities for the various posted jobs:

  1. If posted for desk work: if you have been posted for desk work, then you will have to handle a lot of paperwork or file work which is related to various active or pending cases which is clerical and administrative. It has fixed working hours and the workload is comparatively lesser. So, if you are a sub-inspector posted for desk work, your responsibilities are not a big burden on you.
  2. If posted for fieldwork: if you have been given the chance to work on the field, then you will be working alongside the Central bureau of the investigation task force. You will be working on several cases such as inquiries or investigations. You will have to gather information as well. As a sub-inspector, you will not have a fixed work schedule in the fieldwork as you will be working off different cases simultaneously.


There are several benefits and disadvantages for the post of sub-inspector in CBI.

The advantages are:

  1. The post of sub-inspector offers a great respectful career ahead especially for young and enthusiastic minds
  2. Does not entail boring office work as every day you face new challenges and get to learn new things
  3. The sub-inspectors have the highest salary amongst all the SSC CGL posts
  4. It is the most powerful job in the society amongst the businessmen, government officials and bankers

Although, there are a few disadvantages as well:

  1. There is no regular 9 to 5 job in the fieldwork
  2. Work can be stressful and leave you with a lack of peace
  3. You might have to travel a lot due to investigative reasons
  4. Sub inspectors work at dangerous places in various cases. This job is not for the weak-hearted
  5. The job has no stability. You might have to move every couple of years.

Now, after seeing the advantages and disadvantages and you are still interested, there are a few barriers that have to be met before you can apply:

Educational qualification :

A candidate holding a graduate degree from a recognized university and institute is eligible to apply for the post of sub-inspector in CBI

Age limit: for the post of sub-inspector, the age limit to apply is between 20 to 30 years. This post calls for a lot of young minds who are eager to work

Physical eligibility:

It is compulsory for all candidates who aspire to apply to be physically fit.

A few parameters for physical eligibility are:

  1. Height: for men- 165 cm; for women- 150cm; Hills men and tribal people have lenience of 5cm
  2. Chest: 76cm with expansion and there is no such requirement for women
  3. Vision: 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in the other eye for distant vision; 6 in one eye and 0.8 in the other eye for near vision

All these physical tests will be conducted by the concerned departments only.

So, how can you join the CBI as a sub-inspector? There are a lot of candidates who aspire to be a sub-inspector in the CBI but are unaware of how to go about it. You will have to clear 2 tiers of the test before the Staff selection commission selects you for the physical tests.

Tier 1 exam: the four subjects you will have to study are general intelligence and reasoning, general awareness, quantitative aptitude as well as English and comprehension. Each subject will have 25 questions of 50 marks and the time limit is of 1 hour.

Tier 2 exam: there are two papers that you will have to clear; quantitative ability and English language and comprehension. The first paper has 100 questions for 200 marks and the English paper has 200 questions of 200 marks. The total time given is 2 hours for each paper.


After you have cleared the 2 tiers as well as the physical test, you will have to undergo extensive training to gain knowledge. The total training period is 1 year and 7 weeks. 42 weeks of training is held in the CBI academy in Ghaziabad and the rest of the training period is attached to the local police as well as CBI branches.

After successful training, most of the candidates have a chance of getting posted at the Delhi zone and the other common areas for posting are Mumbai, Kolkata.

Being a sub-inspector in the CBI comes along with many perks, benefits, and allowances in the salary. The starting basic pay under level 7 is INR 44900. A sub-inspector also avails 25% of the basic pay combined with DA as a special incentive allowance which comes to around INR 110000.

Career prospects: your first promotion will take almost 5-6 years to become an inspector. The second promotion to the post of deputy superintendent takes about 8-10 years. Every promotion takes about 10 years to get to the stage of the senior superintendent. If you have an excellent record, you can go up to the post of deputy inspector general of police.

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