Central Bank of India SO 2021 Admit Card to release on 11th January 2022 Apply Online for 115 Specialist Officers vacancies

Central Bank of India SO 2021 Exam on 22nd January 2022. Know how to apply, selection procedure, exam pattern, vacancy details, age limit, eligibility, and educational qualifications.

Central Bank of India SO 2021 Exam on 22nd January 2022: The Central Bank of India is conducting the CBI SO Exam on 22nd January 2022.  The Central Bank of India aims to fill up 115 Specialist Officers vacancies. The CBI SO 2021 Exam Admit Card will be available on 11th January 2022.  The Central Bank of India SO online application closed on 17th December 2021. In this article, we share the Central Bank of India SO 2021 details of the vacancies, salary, selection procedure, how to apply, application fees, age limit, eligibility, educational qualifications, age relaxation, and exam pattern.

Central Bank of India SO 2021: Important Dates

Central Bank of India 2021 Recruitment Process

Important Dates

Opening date for online registration

23rd November 2021

Last date for online registration of application and payment of fees

17th December 2021

Downloading Call Letter (Admit Card)

11th January 2022

CBI SO 2021 Exam

22nd January 2022

Central Bank of India Recruitment 2021: Online Application Link

Central Bank of India SO 2021: Vacancies

NOTE: Candidates belonging to reserved categories are free to apply against vacancies announced for the Unreserved/General category provided they meet the eligibility criteria laid down for General Category candidates.

NOTE: Abbreviations used: SC – Scheduled Caste, ST – Scheduled Tribe, OBC – Other Backward Classes, EWS – Economically Weaker Section, GEN-General Category

Central Bank of India SO 2021: Salary

Grade/Scale Scale of Pay (Salary)
JMG SCALE I 36000-1490(7)-46430-1740(2)-49910-1990(7)-63840
MMG SCALE II 48170-1740(1)-49910-1990(10)-69810
MMG SCALE III 63840-1990(5)-73790-2220(2)-78230
SMG SCALE IV 76010-2220(4)-84890-2500(2)-89890
TMG SCALE V 89890-2500(2)-94890-2730(2)-100350

Central Bank of India SO 2021: How to Apply

Candidates can apply only online from 23rd November 2021 to 17th December 2021 on the online Application Link.

Central Bank of India SO 2021: Eligibility, Educational Qualification, Age Limit

Candidates interested in applying for Central Bank of India Specialist Officers (SO) posts should ensure they meet the minimum eligibility criteria as decided by IBPS.


A candidate must be either

i) A Citizen of India or

ii) A subject of Nepal or

iii) A subject of Bhutan or

iv) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

v) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Candidates belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above should have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

Central Bank of India SO 2021: Age Relaxation


Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Candidates

By 5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates

By 3 years

Children/Family members of those who died in the 1984 riots

By 5 Years

Age Limit, Educational Qualification, Work Experience

Age Limit (Post-wise)

Post / Scale


Economist / AGM (Scale V)

Minimum 30 years

Maximum 45 years

Income Tax Officer / AGM (Scale V)

Minimum 35 years

Maximum 45 Years

Information Technology/ AGM (Scale V)

Minimum 35 years

Maximum 50 years

Data Scientist/ CM (Scale IV)

Minimum 28 years

Maximum 35 years

Credit Officer/ SM (Scale III)

Minimum 26 Years

Maximum 34 Years

Data Engineer / SM (Scale III)

Minimum 26 Years

Maximum 35 Years

IT Security Analyst / SM (Scale II)

Minimum 26 Years

Maximum 40 Years

IT SOC Analyst / SM (Scale III)

Minimum 26 Years

Maximum 40 Years 

Risk Manager/ SM (Scale III)

Minimum 20 Years

Maximum 35 Years

Technical Officer (Credit) / SM (Scale III)

Minimum 26 Years

Maximum 34 Years

Financial Analyst / Manager (Scale I)

Minimum 20 years

Maximum 35 years

Information Technology / Manager (Scale II)

Minimum 20 years

Maximum 35 years

Law Officer / Manager (Scale I)

Minimum 20 years

Maximum 35 years

Risk Manager / Manager (Scale II)

Minimum 20 years

Maximum 35 years

Security/Manager (Scale II)

Minimum 26 years

Maximum 45 years

Security / AM (Scale I)

Minimum 26 years

Maximum 45 years

Educational Qualification, Work Experience (Post-wise)

In the case of Dual specializations, one of the fields of specialization should be in the field prescribed. In the case of Major/Minor specializations, major specialization should be in the field prescribed. Candidates having MBA degrees with more than two specializations are not eligible to apply. No equivalent educational qualification unless specifically mentioned shall be considered as eligible by bank.

For all post/scale operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory.

All educational qualifications mentioned should be from a university recognized by Govt. of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies. The cut-off date for ascertaining eligibility regarding age, educational qualification, and work experience is 30th September 2021. 


Central Bank of India Recruitment 2021: Notification PDF

Central Bank of India SO 2021: Selection Procedure

The CBI SO Exam will be held on 22nd January 2022.  Selection will be through online written tests and personal interviews.

Central Bank of India SO 2021: Exam Pattern

Name of the test

No. of questions

Maximum Marks


Stream / Category Specific Questions



Composite time of 60 minutes

Computer Knowledge



Banking, Present Economic Scenario &

General Awareness






 NOTE: The test will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. All questions will be objective type with five options.  There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Online Test. For each wrong answer, 1/4th  or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted. 

Central Bank of India SO 2021: Exam Centres

The online test is proposed to be held on 11th January 2022 at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Chennai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata,

Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Raipur & Patna Centers. The allocated Centre/Venue for the Examination will be intimated through Call Letter.

Central Bank of India SO 2021: Application Fee

NOTE: Application fee to be remitted by the applicants along with the Application for Recruitment is as under (GST @ 18% extra will be charged on application fee).


Application fee / Intimation Charges

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates

Rs.175/-  (plus GST)

All Other Candidates

Rs 850/- (plus GST)

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