Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria

CBI SO

Central Bank of India SO recruitment has certain criteria that are necessary to follow. A candidate before filling the online application form of Central Bank of India SO should go check CBI SOO eligiblity to avoid cancellation of his/her candidature. The CBI SO eligibility criteria related to education, age and other details of the Central Bank of India SO exam is mentioned below-

Educational Criteria (As on September 30,2021)

Since Central Bank of India SO official notification consists of different Specialist post in various streams so a candidate must check his/her eligibility before applying so that the Central Bank of India SO online application form is not rejected. Besides this, a candidate needs to possess some years of experience for some posts as mentioned in the Central Bank of India SO official notification. In the case of dual specializations, one of the fields of specialization should be in the field mentioned. Candidates possessing an MBA degree with more than two specializations are not eligible. Detailed information is mentioned below-

S. NoPost / ScaleEducational QualificationExperience
1 Economist / AGM-Scale V PhD in any one of the following subjects
  • Economics
  • Banking
  • Commerce
  • Economic Policy
  • Public Policy
Minimum 5 years work experience in Commercial bank or any other PSU's.
2 Income Tax Officer / AGM-Scale V Chartered Accountant (preferably passed in one attempt) Minimum 10 years post qualification experience (as on 30.09.2021) in the field of Direct Taxation -Supervisor in any Financial Institution/ PSU Bank/ Private sector banks/ Big four CA firm/ category 1 Chartered Accountant firm prescribed for Bank audit as per RBI guidelines.
3 Information Technology / AGM-Scale V
  • Compulsory:
    • Full-time Master's or Bachelor's degree in Engineering disciplines like Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronics & Communication or Master's in Computer Application from a University/ Institute recognized by Government of India or its Regulatory bodies
      OR
    • Full time Master's or Bachelor's degree in Data Analytics/AI & ML/Digital/Internet Technologies from a reputed/recognised university/Institute
  • Desirable:
    • Certification/Diploma/Degree in any area related to Digitization like Digital Transformation, Digital Product Management etc.
      OR
    • Certification in Data Analytics/AI & ML/Digital/Internet Technologies from a reputed/recognised university/Institute.
  • Minimum 10-12 years' experience in a similar role in designing and launching digital products/platforms in BSFI Sector or Fintech companies
  • Proven track record of implementing digital transformation projects/Digital Marketing
  • Should have an innovative mind set
  • Experience in Managing and Leading Digital Team
4 Data Scientist / CM – Scale IV Post Graduate Degree in Statistics/Econometrics/Mathematics/Finance/Economics/Co mputer Science or B.E./B.Tech in Computer Science/IT from Indian University/Institute recognized by Govt. Bodies/AICTE. Minimum 8-10 Years of relevant post qualification experience in the area of Data Analytics/Data Science/Data Statistics/Data Mining in commercial Bank/financial companies/financial services organizations/IT services companies with financial domain.
5 Credit Officer / SM – Scale III
  • CA / CFA / ACMA/,
    OR
  • MBA(Finance), MBA finance should be from recognized college / institute completed full time regular course.
  • Additional qualification preferably:
    • JAIIB & CAIIB
CA/CFA/ ACMA - 3 years & above (Post Qualification Experience) of PSBs, FIs, Credit Rating Agencies & NBFCs (AUM Rs.10000 crore) in Corporate Credit Appraisal / Assessment. For MBA (Finance) - 4 years & above (Post Qualification Experience) of PSBs, FIs, Credit Rating Agencies & NBFCs (AUM Rs.10000 crore) in Corporate Credit Appraisal / Assessment.
6 Data Engineer / SM – Scale III Post Graduate Degree (or equivalent Diploma) in Statistics/Econometrics/Mathe matics/Finance/Economics/Computer Science or B.E./B.Tech in Computer Science/IT from Indian University/Institute recognized by Govt. Bodies/AICTE. Minimum 5 Years of relevant post qualification experience in the area of Data Analytics/Data Science/Data Statistics/Data Mining in commercial Bank/financial companies/financial services organizations/IT services companies with financial domain.
7 IT Security Analyst / SM – Scale III
  • Engineering Graduate in Computer Science / IT / ECE or MCA / M.Sc. (IT) / M.Sc. (Computer Science) from recognized University / Institute.
  • Certification (Compulsory):
    • CISA / CISSP / CISM / CRISC /CEH certification
Minimum 6 years' of post basic qualification experience in IT, out of which minimum 3 years in Ethical Hacking / Red Teaming / Threat Hunting / VAPT / Application Security / Digital Forensic Analysis.
8 IT SOC Analyst / SM – Scale III
  • Engineering Graduate in Computer Science / IT / ECE or MCA / M.Sc. (IT) / M.Sc. (Computer Science) from recognized University / Institute.
  • Certification (Compulsory):
    • CISA / CISSP / CISM / CRISC /CEH certification
Minimum 6 years' of post basic qualification experience in IT, out of which minimum 3 years in SOC operations like Event Analysis, Rule creation, automation, Asset Integration, Incident management, Monitoring and compliance.
9 Risk Manager / SM – Scale III
  • Basic Qualifications:
    • MBA in Finance or/& banking or its equivalent/Post Graduate Diploma in Banking or/& Finance/Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance or its equivalent/Post Graduate in Statistics
  • Preferable Professional Qualification:
    • FRM/CFA/Diploma in Risk Management/PRM/Advanced Degree in analytical field (e.g. Statistics, Economics, Applied Maths, Operations Research, Data Science fields) Preferable Certification – Certification in SPSS/SAS
Experience – Minimum 3 years post qualification experience in Risk Management / Credit / Treasury / ALM
10 Technical Officer(Credit) / SM – Scale III Degree in Engineering in Civil/ Mechanical/Production/Metallurgy/Textile/Chemical 3 Years' experience in TEV study/Project appraisal with Banks/FIs.
11 Financial Analyst / Manager – Scale II A pass in final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)/ Institute of Cost and Works Accounts of India (ICWAI) or MBA with specialization in Finance from a reputed institute.
  • For CA/ICWA Candidates – NIL
  • For Candidates with MBA (Finance) - 3 years' experience as an officer in a Public Sector Bank/ Undertaking in the reputed field.
12 Information Technology / Manager –Scale II
  • 3 years Engineering Degree in Computer Science/Computer Applications/Information Technology/Electronics/ Electronics and telecommunications /Electronics and Communications /Electronics and Instrumentation
    Or
  • Post graduate degree in Electronics / Electronics & Telecommunication / Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications from a University/Institution/Board recognized by Government of India /approved by Government registered body.
    OR
  • Graduate having passed DOEACC “B” level Post Qualification Work
Experience – 2 years in IT field.
13 Law Officer / Manager – Scale II A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) Post Qualification Experience:-Enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council and 3 years' experience of practice at Bar or Judicial service and/or 2 years as a Law Officer in the Legal Deptt. of a Schedule Commercial Bank or the Central/State Government or of a Public Sector Undertaking and candidates should produce a certificate of having the requisite post qualification work experience from the Court/Bar council /organization.
14 Risk Manager / Manager –Scale II
  • MBA/Post Graduate Diploma in Banking / & Finance /Post Graduate in Statistics/Math/ Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance with aggregate of at least 60% marks from Indian University/Institute recognized by Govt. Bodies/AICTE.
  • Additional Preferable Professional Qualification:
    • FRM/CFA/Diploma in Risk Management
Minimum 2 Years of post qualification experience in Risk Management/Credit/Treasury/ALM
15 Security/ Manager –Scale II
  • Should be a Graduate.
  • Medical Category- Shape 1/equivalent (as mentioned in discharge orders/relevant documents).
  • Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer system like MS Office(Word,Excel,PPT etc.)
Ex-Commissioned Officers of the Rank of Captain or above from Indian Army with minimum 5 years' service or equivalent rank from Air Force, Navy and Para Military Forces.
16 Security / AM – Scale I
  • Should be a Graduate. Medical Category- Shape 1/equivalent (as mentioned in discharge orders/relevant documents).
  • Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer system like MS Office(Word,Excel,PPT etc.)
Ex-Junior Commissioned Officers with minimum 5 years' service as JCO in Indian Army or equivalent rank from Air Force, Navy and Para Military Forces
17 Credit Officer - Scale II Graduate with Full time MBA / full time PGDBM (Banking & Finance) with aggregate of 60% Marks from AICTE / UGC approved University/ College. Or A pass in final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Nil
18 Economist -  Scale II A minimum of 2nd class post graduate degree in Economics / Econometrics / Rural Economics Post qualification experience of minimum 3 years in data collection, economic analysis or research.

Please Note: In case of Dual specializations, one of the fields of specialization should be in the field prescribed. In case of Major/Minor specializations, major specialization should be in the field prescribed.  Also,  59.99% will be treated as less than 60%. Therefore, apply for the  CBI SO exam 2021 very carefully 

Age Criteria (As on September 30,2021)

A candidate should have attained a minimum age of 20 years and maximum 35 years as on the date mentioned in the Central Bank of India SO official notification. While some posts have 40 and 50 years as the upper age limit. In general, age varies from one post to another. These age limits are for the general category. The candidate can refer to the table given below.

S. NoPost / ScaleAge Criteria
1 Economist / AGM-Scale V Minimum 30 years / Maximum 45 years
2 Income Tax Officer / AGM-Scale V Minimum 35 years / Maximum 45 Years
3 Information Technology / AGM-Scale V Minimum 35 years / Maximum 50 years
4 Data Scientist / CM – Scale IV Minimum 28 years / Maximum 35 years
5 Credit Officer / SM – Scale III Minimum 26 Years / Maximum 34 Years
6 Data Engineer / SM – Scale III Minimum 26 Years / Maximum 35 Years
7 IT Security Analyst / SM – Scale III Minimum 26 Years / Maximum 40 Years
8 IT SOC Analyst / SM – Scale III Minimum 26 Years / Maximum 40 Years
9 Risk Manager / SM – Scale III Minimum 20 Years / Maximum 35 Years
10 Technical Officer(Credit) / SM – Scale III Minimum 26 Years / Maximum 34 Years
11 Financial Analyst / Manager – Scale II Minimum 20 years / Maximum 35 years
12 Information Technology / Manager –Scale II Minimum 20 years / Maximum 35 years
13 Law Officer / Manager – Scale II Minimum 20 years / Maximum 35 years
14 Risk Manager / Manager –Scale II Minimum 20 years / Maximum 35 years
15 Security/ Manager –Scale II Minimum 26 years / Maximum 45 years
16 Security / AM – Scale I Minimum 26 years / Maximum 45 years
17 Credit Officer - Scale II Minimum 20 years / Maximum 35 years
18 Economist - Scale II Minimum 20 years / Maximum 35 years

Age Relaxation

Central Bank of India SO recruitment also provides age relaxation to reserved categories. The relaxation is on the upper age limit of the candidates. The relaxation years vary from one reserved category to another reserved category and a candidate should produce a valid document for claiming age relaxation when asked. The table provides the details-

CategoryAge Relaxation
Other Backward classes (OBC) 3 years
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Candidates 5 years
Children/Family members of those who died in the 1984 riots 5 years

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FAQs

The minimum qualification required to apply for CBI SO 2021 will depend on the post he/she is applying for. Please visit the CBI SO eligibility criteria section for detailed information on this.
No. There is no such relaxation mentioned specifically for the EWS category.
No, In case you have done MBA in dual specializations, i.e. Major/Minor specializations, major specialization should be in the field prescribed.
NO, OBC candidates in the “Creamy Layer‟ will be treated as “General Category”.
Yes, if you fulfil all the eligibility criteria, you can apply for the Central Bank of India SO application through proper channels.
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