Answers to the Dark Mysteries – Pursuing CBI Careers

cbi recruitment CBI Recruitment 2012   Central Bureau Of Investigation

The central bureau of investigation (CBI) serves as a criminal investigation body, national security agency and intelligence agency controlled by the government of India. The origin of CBI traces back to SPE (special police establishment) founded by Indian Govt. with the aim to investigate and remove bribery and corruption of war and supply Department during the Second World War. There was a growing need after the war for such a powerful agency to be set up for investigate and remove corruption and bribes by the Indian employees. Therefore an act namely the Delhi Special Police Establishment act cameinto existence that led to the transfer of power from the SPE to the Govt. of India extending its umbrella to the entire nation. Later the DSPE was rechristened with its current popular name, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the 1st of April 1963. Shri D.P. Kohli was the founder director of the CBI. Shri Kohli was responsible for nurturing the agency and establishing it into a national investigation agency. In 1987, It was divided into two units namely, Anti-Corruption Division and Special Crimes Division. The CBI repots directly to the government of India and not to individual states.

CBI has also established an academy for imparting training and expertise in Vigilance and Investigation. The main objective of the academy is to train the officers along with the Police officers of the states and Vigilance officials to do their jobs perfectly with the highest levels of professionalism, respect for the country, confidence and selfless nature to serve the nation from all the evils.

A study was undertaken by a consultant appointed by Indian government to study and analyze the present structure of the CBI and help in improving the efficiency by restructuring it. The inputs from various officials were put together to create a change in the organization.It was figured out that the multiple decision levels created a huge delay in carrying out the respective jobs and responsibilities. As a result a level was removed to redesign the structure. The CBI has being divided into16 Zones and 60 Branches.

CBI careers in 2012

CBI over the years has established a reputation for impartiality and competence and as a result it is entrusted with more cases every year. The need for righteous as well as hard working personals striving for upholding justice for the welfare of the country is of utmost importance to the CBI.Investigating Officers and Public Prosecutors of CBI are backbone of the Criminal Justice Administration System. It is the Endeavour of CBI to empower them. Therefore jobs in CBI are plenty and a promising and fulfilling career await everyone who holds the edge.

The total sanctioned strength is 6526 against which 5147 officers are in position with 1379 posts lying vacant. The CBI job vacancies exist in the ranks of Special / Additional / Joint Director,Superintendent of Police (senior, Deputy and additional), and DIG of Police. Further down the line there are posts of inspectors and constables. Further details are available in the official site of CBI-

Eligibility criteria for the CBI job vacancies

To join any CBI jobs a minimum qualification as stated below is necessary:

• Must be a citizen of India

• Graduation in any of the discipline with minimum 60% marks.

• Minimum age 21 years and maximum 28 years.

CBI Recruitment 2012

There are various types of recruitment procedures. They are Direct Recruitment, Deputation, and Promotion by Seniority or through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination.

CBI Requirement procedure

• A duly filled application form along with a crossed DD of suggested can be transacted through the official site and post offices.

• Selection is done with the help of tests and series of interviews and according to the rules as stated in the following link:

• Examination format:

Part A

Written Examination : 400 marks

Part B

Interviews : 100 marks.

After a candidate gets through the interview he is appointed into the respective group as per his qualification.

A CBI career is a job that dictates national pride, patriotism and your inclination to the welfare of justice. We wish you a successful stint with the CBI.

Published By Aravind Chandrasekaran

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  1. Gowthamraj.N says:

    I love to India………
    i am studied now mba 1st_ year .How to apply the CBI exams,then when to callfer for this job………..

  2. imtiaz siddiqui says:

    respected sir

    i am glad to say that am i studying in ty.bcom in jes college in mumbai
    how con apply for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) what is procedure
    how much marks in objective type question in cbi recuitment please my e-mail id

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