How to Join CBI?- A Complete Guide

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There many investigation agencies in India and each agency has its own work. Some agencies protect India and its people from external threats whereas some work for the internal stability of the country. CBI is also one of those agencies which carry out their operations and investigations on internal matters of India. The full form of CBI is the Central Bureau of Investigation. It operates all over India and carries out its investigation.

Many people in the country want to join CBI and they search for ways to do it. So in this article, we are going to discuss the whole process through which you can join this agency. Apart from the process of selection in the agency, we will also talk about some other important facts related to CBI. So we are sure this article is going to be very informative, make sure to read this article till the end. You are going to learn a lot of interesting facts related to this organization and its functions.

CBI: Overview and Facts 

As we all know that CBI is one of the most reputed investigation agencies in India. Whenever there is any important and complex case to solve then government appoints CBI for it. CBI is its present form was established in the year 1963. CBI mainly investigates the crime related to bribery and corruption, special crimes, and economic crimes. Although the agency was mainly formed to investigate the case related to bribery and corruption after expanding its jurisdiction in the year 1965 it started investigating other cases as well. Now CBI is actively assisting the investigation related to crimes like murder, terrorism, and kidnapping.

This is one of those agencies that can do their investigation in any state and union territory of India with permission of the government of that state/union territory.

Structure and Important Facts 

CBI operates under the Ministry of Personnel, Pension & Public Grievances. In India CBI the agency that works with Interpol to carry out their investigation related to the various national and international crimes of their jurisdiction. This organization is headed by a director and the present director of CBI is Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla. The director of CBI is an IPS officer of Director General of Police rank. Many other officers in this organization are also drawn from services like IRS and IPS as well.

CBI has various divisions to investigate various types of cases. This organization is divided into some divisions namely Anti-Corruption Division, the Economic Offences Division, the Administration Division, the Special Crimes Division, the Central Forensic Science Laboratory Division, and the Directorate of Prosecution Division. All these divisions are assigned according to their specialty. This organization has its headquarter located in the CGO Complex, New Delhi.

As we have already told you that CBI is headed by a director. This director is appointed by a committee and this committee derives its powers from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act 1946. This committee consists of the Prime Minister of India as its Chairperson, leader of opposition in lok sabha, and Chief Justice of India or a Supreme Court Judge recommended by the Chief Justice as its member. The Delhi Special Police Establishment Act 1946 is amended by the Lokpal & Lokayukta Act 2013 and CVC Act, 2003.

How to Join CBI?

Now comes the most important question of this how to join CBI? I am sure most of you are here to know the answer to this question. So we will start looking into the answer to this question straight away. Actually, there are two different ways through which you can join CBI. In this article, we will discuss both ways to get a better idea. So without any further delay let’s start looking at the one by one.

Process 1

In this process, you have to give the SSC CGL examination to get recruited in group C and group B post in the agency. The full form of the SSC CGL exam is Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Examination. This exam is conducted once in a year by the staff selection commission. This examination is mainly for direct recruitment in CBI on the post of Sub Inspector.

So if you want to get direct recruitment then you should go for this exam. After getting recruited as an SI in CBI you may get promotions to reach on higher posts. This is one of the most popular ways to get a job in CBI as it is a direct process of recruitment. This process is completed in different steps a now let’s have a look at them.

Step 1

The first step of this process is the SSC CGL exam. You have to appear to write this examination. There are two rounds in the CGL examination. With both the rounds, you will be given some objective type questions and you have to choose the right answer.

In this first round, there is one paper and it will have 100 multiple-choice questions. In the paper, each question carries two marks so it is a total of 200 marks question paper. Through this paper, they test general intelligence and reasoning skills, quantitative aptitude, general awareness, and English comprehension of the candidate.

In the second round, there is a total of 2 papers and both the papers will have a total of 200 questions. The total marks in this paper are 400 with 2 marks for each question. These papers also consist of multiple-choice questions to test various skills in the candidates.

Papers in both rounds are computer-based. These papers also have the negative making of 0.50 Marks for each in the wrong answer. Therefore choose your answers very carefully.

Step 2: 

After giving the examination the candidates will have to give their medical test. Since the job profile of a CBI officer is physically and mentally very demanding so it is a must to check the candidate’s physical and mental fitness. They test the candidates on various physical and mental parameters to make sure they hire only the best ones. So be prepared to give a medical test for the post of SI in CBI. You should also read the notification of the exam carefully to know about their requirements and prepare accordingly.

Step 3: 

Now comes the final step towards becoming an SI in CBI. This step is a personal interview and the candidates who qualify the first two-steps appear for the personal interview. In this final step, a penal will ask you some questions in the interview to make sure you have all those skills that they are looking for. After the candidates who qualify the interview round are sent for training.

Process 2

Now we will talk about the process through which you can get a group A officer post in CBI. In this process first, the candidate has to clear the UPSC exam and become an IPS officer. Because as you know that there is a provision through which IPS officers a recruited in the CBI.

In this process, the IPS officers get highly reputed posts in this agency. Out of both these processes, this is the toughest one as it is not easy to clear the clear UPSC exam to become an IPS officer. But remember one thing where there is difficulty high then there the reward is also high. If you want to get a group A post in this organization from starting then you can choose this process.

Final Words

Now we have discussed both the process through which a person can join CBI. Now I hope you have got your answer on how to join CBI. For other things like the eligibility criteria and salary in both the processes, you must check the notification of the exams. If you find this article helpful then make sure to share it with your friends.

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