The Central Bank of India notified vacancies for several Specialist Officer (SO) posts in various streams on February 28, 2023. The SO streams include the following posts: IT, Economist, Data Scientist, Income tax officer, Risk manager, IT SOC Analyst, Technical Officer (Credit), Credit Officer, Data Engineer etc. An overview of SO vacancies, eligibility criteria, application process, admit card, results etc is given in the following sections. Candidates who are preparing for the upcoming SO exams should be aware of the various aspects of the recruitment process before applying for the exam.
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Central Bank of India SO Eligibility Criteria 2023-24
The eligibility criteria for the Central Bank of India SO posts comprise nationality/citizenship, age, educational qualification and experience. It is imperative for applicants to refer to the eligibility criteria given in the official notification before applying for the exam. Applicants should also read about the relaxation in upper age limit given to certain categories of candidates.
Central Bank of India SO Vacancies 2023-24
The Central Bank of India released 147 vacancies for Specialist Officer post. The details are given below.
Vacancies for Central Bank of India SO Posts
The total number of vacancies for different posts and categories is given in the tables below.
|Vacancies for the Central Bank of India SO Posts (February 28, 2023)|
|1||IV||CM – IT
|2||III||SM – IT
|3||II||Man – IT
|4||I||AM – IT
Central Bank of India SO Vacancies 2022-23
Initially 115 vacancies were notified by the Central Bank of India. Later the number of vacancies was revised to 214. The category-wise and post-wise revised vacancies are given in the tables below.
|Revised Vacancies for the Central Bank of India SO Posts
(December 16, 2021)
|Category||Scale||SC||ST||OBC||EWS||GEN / UR||TOTAL||Out of which (PWBD)|
|6||IT SOC Analyst||III||0||0||0||0||2||2|
Central Bank of India SO Exam Dates 2023-24
The Central Bank of India will conduct the exam for SO in April 2023. The final SO results are expected to be released after the exam and all the information related to it will be updated here.
In order to understand the SO recruitment process 2023-24 and the time taken to complete it, candidates can go through the important dates given below.
|Exam Dates for Central Bank of India SO Post 2023-2024|
|1||Date of release of Central Bank of India SO exam notification||February 28, 2023|
|3||Date of release of Central Bank of India SO exam exam admit card||Yet to be released|
|4||Date of Central Bank of India SO written exam||March/April 2023|
|5||Date of release of Central Bank of India SO written exam results||Yet to be announced|
|6||Date of Central Bank of India SO interview||Yet to be announced|
|7||Date of release of Central Bank of India SO exam final results||Yet to be announced|
Central Bank of India SO Application Process 2023-24
The Central Bank of India provides all the information related to the application process in the official notification. The online registration started on February 28, 2023, and ended on March 15, 2023. Applicants should carefully go through the instructions given in the notification before applying for the exam on Central Bank of India’s website. The application fee should be paid before the last date to avoid last minute hassles related to traffic on the website. Candidates should keep the following points in mind while applying for the exams:
- Applications that are submitted without the application fee will not be accepted.
- Candidates should have a valid email address and mobile number before applying for the exam.
- Application or exam fee is non-refundable.
- Scanned photographs, thumb impression and signature should be uploaded along with the application as per the specifications given in the notification.
- Applicants should carefully fill in the online application form as requests related to changes in the application will not be entertained.
- Candidates should not submit multiple applications for the exam.
Central Bank of India SO Exam Pattern 2023-24
An online exam and interview is conducted for the candidates who apply for the Central Bank of India Specialist Officer (SO) post. The online examination is of objective type and comprises multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The exam pattern of the online test for the Specialist officer post is given in the table below.
|Central Bank of India SO Exam Pattern|
|S. No.||Name of the Section/Test||No. of questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Stream / category Specific Questions||60||60||60 minutes|
|3||Banking, Present Economic Scenario & General Awareness||20||20|
Central Bank of India SO Books 2023-24
The Specialist Officer (SO) exam includes an online test and interview. The online test consists of different sections like general awareness, current affairs, banking, computer awareness and stream or discipline specific questions. In order to prepare for the discipline-wise section of the online test, candidates can refer to the textbooks used during undergraduation or/and graduation (or while pursuing any other professional course as specified in the notification. Candidates who are preparing for the upcoming Central Bank of India SO exams can refer to the list of important books and other resources given in the Central Bank of India SO Books page.
Central Bank of India SO Exam Admit Card 2023-24
Candidates should regularly check the official website of the Central Bank of India to get updates related to the release of the Specialist Officer (SO) admit card. Applicants can download the admit card by visiting the ‘Recruitment’ section of the bank’s official website i.e. centralbankofindia.co.in. Candidates can login using their registration number/roll number and password/date of birth. They should go through the call letter and check for any discrepancies. If they find any discrepancy or are unable to download the admit card, they can submit their complaint or query on cgrs.ibps.in at the earliest.
Central Bank of India SO Exam Centre 2023-24
The Central Bank of India conducts the online exam and the interview at several centres throughout the country. The bank provides the names of the proposed exam centres/cities in the official notification. Any change in the allocation of exam centres is intimated by the bank on its official website. All the information related to the exam venue, reporting time etc is given in the call letter. Candidates should select their exam centres carefully as the bank does not entertain any requests related to changing the exam centre.
Central Bank of India SO Results 2023-24
The Central Bank of India will release the Specialist officer online test results after the exams are over. Candidates can easily download the list of shortlisted candidates by visiting the official website of the Central Bank of India i.e. centralbankofindia.co.in.
After publishing the results of the online test, the bank invites the shortlisted candidates for document verification at its zonal/regional offices. Candidates should select a zonal or regional office as the centre and email the details of this centre to [email protected] and the respective Nodal Officer before the last date given in the notice released by the bank.
The final results of the Central Bank of India SO exam 2023-24 are yet to be released. All the information pertaining to the SO final results will be made available on this page.
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