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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Central Bank of India SO
  • Mode of Conduction
    Online
  • Exam Duration
    1 hour
  • Official Website
    www.centralbankofindia.co.in
  • Total Marks
    100
  • Total No. of Questions
    100
  • Marking Scheme
    -0.25 for every incorrect answer
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    to be announced
  • Start of Registration Process
    to be announced
Eligibilty Criteria

Age Criteria

As per the notification of the Central Bank of India for giving the exam for the specialist officer post, the minimum age requirement is 21 years and the maximum is of 30 years. The age limit is for the general category and in general, age varies from one post to another.

  • For Credit Officers/III a candidate must attain the minimum age of 26 years and a maximum of 35 years under the general category and for the reserved category minimum age should be of 26 years and a maximum of 38 years.
  • For Risk Manager/ II minimum age should be of 21 years and a maximum of 30 years.
  • For both Security Officer/I and /III minimum age should be of 26 years and a maximum of 45 years.
  • For Risk Manager /III minimum age should be of 21 years and a maximum of 35 years.
  • For CDO/Chief Data Scientist /IV minimum age should be of 28 years and a maximum of 35 years.
  • For Financial Analyst/I and Economist/ II minimum age should be of 21 years and a maximum of 30 years.
  • For Data Architect/III, Data Analyst/IIIAnalytics Senior Manager/III, and Data Engineer/III minimum age should be of 26 years and a maximum of 35 years.
  • For Information Technology/I minimum age should be of 21 years and a maximum of 28 years.

Age Limitation

Central Bank of India for SO exam also provides some age limit/relaxation to the reserved categories. A candidate should produce a valid document for claiming age relaxation also, age relaxation varies from one reserved category to another.

  • For Other Backward Classes, age relaxation for the candidate given by the Central bank of India is of 3 years.
  • Children/Family members of those who died in the year 1984 because of riots are of 3 years.
  • Persons domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1980 to 1989 is of 5 years.
  • For Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates is for 5 years.

For getting the benefit of age limitation a candidate must fulfil all the given requirements.

Educational Qualification

Post/scale Qualification Experience in Years
Credit officers/3rd CA/CFA/ACMA/MBA in Finance that should be a regular course from reputed/recognized college/institute CA/CFA/ACMA-the experience of 2 years & above in post-qualification of PSBs, Fis, Credit Rating Agencies (Aluminum RS.10000 crore)incorporate credit assessment MBA (finance)-4 years & above in PSBs, Fis, Credit Rating Agencies (Aluminum RS.10000 crore) incorporate credit assessment.
Risk Manager/II B.Tech./MCA with MBA(Finance), M.Sc. Maths, M.Sc. Statistics or it’s equivalent from reputed institute/university with an aggregate of 60% marks. N/A
Security Officer/III A candidate should be a graduate from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification by the Central Government. Minimum 10 years of experience with Indian Army or service from Air Force, Navy and Military Forces.
Security Officer/I Graduate degree and working knowledge in a Computer system like MS office (word, excel, ppt, etc). Minimum 5 years of experience as JCO in Indian Army or service from Air Force, Navy and Military Forces
Risk Manager/III MBA in Finance or postgraduate diploma in banking or Finance. 2 years of experience in Risk Management/Credit/Treasury/ALM.
CDO/Chief Data Scientist /IV Must be graduate from a science background(engineering), statistics, economics, applied science. Should have expert knowledge in quantitative methods for business and advance data science and 8-10 years of industry experience in data science or business analytics out of which 5 years of experience in banking and financial services.
Financial Analyst/II Passed Examination of institute of charted accountants of India (ICAI), Institute of Cost and works accounts of India (ICWAI) or MBA in Finance from a reputed institute with a minimum of 3years experience as an officer. ICWAI- N/A MBA in Finance-3 years of experience in the public sector.
Economist/II Post Graduate degree in economics/rural economics/econometrics. 3 years of minimum experience in data collection, economic analysis or research.
Data Architect/III Degree in engineering/ science/ advance degree in the analytical field. Minimum 5 years of industry experience in data science or business analytics role out of which 3 years of experience in banking and financial services.
Data Analyst/III Degree in engineering/science. Minimum 5 years of experience in data science or IT.
Data engineer/III Degree in engineering/science Minimum 5 years of experience in data science or IT.
Analytics Senior Manager/III Degree in engineering/science Minimum 5 years of experience in data science or IT
Information Technology/I 4 years of engineering degree in computer science/ computer application/IT/telecommunications from a recognized institute. NA/
Exam Pattern

For online objective written exam:

  • The exam will be of objective type multiple choice based with a total of 100 questions and the duration for the examination will be of 60 minutes.
  • There will be negative marking for each wrong answer one fourth or 0.25 marks will be deducted and for each correct answer, 1 marks will be rewarded.
  • Given below is the detailed table for the Exam pattern of central bank SO exam (online objective) so, that students can prepare themselves according to that:
Subjects Number of questions Number of marks
Stream/ category specific questions 60 60
Computer knowledge 20 20
Banking and general awareness 20 20
Total 100 100

For Personal interview

  • Once the candidate has qualified the online exam then, he/she will be eligible for the personal interview round.
  • A candidate needs to score minimum qualifying marks in each section and in aggregate as decided by the bank.
  • A candidate should have all original documents and its xerox prescribed by the bank to produce during the interview of a central bank security officer.
Syllabus

Computer knowledge

  • Basics questions related to the computer industry.
  • Number system
  • History of computer
  • Computer abbreviation
  • Security tools, virus, hacking
  • Basics computer terminology
  • Computer hardware parts and controls

Banking

  • Indian banking industry
  • History
  • RBI and monetary Policy
  • Main functions
  • RTGs
  • MSF
  • Types of money
  • FERA and FEMA
  • Capital Market of India
  • Public Finance
  • Primary and Secondary Market
  • Source of income and types of goods
  • Revenue of central govt.

Security

  1. Network security management and secure electronic payment systems.
  2. IT security Metrics
  3. Digital crimes and forensics sciences

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