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Sub Inspector in CBI

Sub Inspector in CBI or SI CBI or SI in CBI

CBI Sub Inspector Salary in Hand & Facilities:

  • Sub Inspector in CBI is a B Non Gazetted Post
  • Grade Pay 4600 (Before 7th CPC it was under GP 4200).
  • Level 7. Starting Basic Pay Rs. 44900.
  • Also, a SI in CBI gets extra 25% of Basic Pay + DA as Special Incentive Allowance (SIA) i.e around Rs 11000.
  • Also, an SI in CBI is paid salary for 13 months, due to hectic work, overtime and some working Saturdays.
  • CBI Sub Inspector Salary in Hand is around Rs. 61000 to 63000 (including old HRA, SIA,  DA, TA). If Modi Govt. ever provided revised HRA, the salary will jump to Rs. 67-69000. For Salary Chart Click here
  • CGHS Facility for Medical, HRA, TA, DA (to compensate for inflation), Advances etc.

CBI Sub Inspector Training & Posting:

After selection there will be a training of 59 months. Out of which, 42 weeks of training is done in CBI Academy Ghaziabad, UP. Training program is as follows:

Type of TrainingDuration
Institutional Training with CBI Academy(phase 1)7 months
Attachment with Local Police9 weeks
Attachment with CBI Branch9 weeks
Institutional Training with CBI Academy(phase 2)10 weeks

After training almost 90% of the individuals are posted in Delhi Zone at first. After some time they will be posted to one of 21 zones of CBI.

Almost half of the CBI staff work in Delhi as CBI Headquarter is in Delhi. Posting is generally in metro cities like (Delhi, Mumabi, Kolkata etc.)

CBI Sub Inspector Job Profile (Life in CBI):

In Field:

  • Conducting Inquiries/Investigation & gather Info.
  • During Investigation a CBI official is the head of the team, consisting of state police officers and other concerned departments.
  • Type of investigation depends on zone (Anti-corruption Division, Economic Offences Division, Special Crimes Division).
  • One might have to deal with terrorists and elicit info from them.

In Desk:

  • Normal filework/paperwork, which is clerical and administrative in nature.
  • Not much workload. Fixed working hours.

CBI Sub Inspector Promotion:

Sub InspectorYou start here.
InspectorTakes around 5-6 years.
Deputy Superintendent7-8 Years.
Additional Superintendent5-6 Years.
Superintendent4-5 Years.
Senior Superintendent4-5 Years.

After completion of 4 years of regular service with good track record a Sub Inspector in CBI will be eligible to appear for departmental exam for the post of DSP.

CBI Sub Inspector Uniform:

There is no uniform attached with it. Officer work in normal civilian clothes.

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  • Most powerful & influential post among all.
  • CBI Sub Inspector Powers: A CBI officer command respect from Society in General, and specifically from Businessman, Govt. Officials, Bankers etc.
  • Will get to learn many new things.
  • Get to meet a lot of people and have wonderful experiences.
  • Highest Salary among all SSC CGL Posts. (Surpasses even AAO)


  • Poor Work-Life Balance: Extended working hours, might even have to work on Saturdays.
  • Have to travel a lot through India for investigation purposes.
  • No Stability: Transfers every few years.
  • Stressful Job, so there may be lack of peace of mind.
  • SSC candidates who joins every year as Sub Inspector in CBI, almost 25% of them leave the job, for the reasons best known to them.

Cut offs for Sub Inspector in CBI:

Marks are out of 700 (Tier 1 + Tier 2 + Tier 3).



  • Age limit is 20-30 Years of age.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

Physical Test:

1) Height

For men – 165 cms.

For women – 150 cms.

Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cms.

2) Chest:

76 cms. With expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female Candidates).

3) Vision:

Eye-sight (with or without glasses)

Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.

Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye.

CBI Recruitment 2017:

CBI Recruitment 2017-18 for the post of Sub Inspector in CBI will be done on the basis of SSC CGL 2017 Exams to be conducted by SSC from Aug 2017 to Feb 2018. 

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Job Profiles for Other SSC CGL Posts:

  1. Assistant Section Officer in CSS
  2. Assistant Section Officer in AFHQ
  3. Income Tax Inspector
  4. Central Excise Inspector
  5. Assistant Audit Officer
  6. Preventive Officer
  7. Tax Assistant in CBDT

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  1. Sir can a ex-servicemen apply for cbi sub inspector through ssc

  2. When do we need to choose the post? Is it while applying? Or after all the 4 tiers of exams in Ssc cgl.

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