Central Bank of India SO Credit Officer - Syllabus

Published on Monday, December 27, 2021
Hello students,
Central Bank of India has released the notification for the specialist officer exam for various posts. Today we are providing a syllabus and exam pattern for the Specialist officer exam.

Important dates

Opening Date for Online Registration (TENTATIVE)


Closing Date for Online Registration (Including for Candidates from Far-Flung Areas) (TENTATIVE)


Downloading of Call Letters for Test (TENTATIVE)


Tentative Date of On-line Examination


Total Posts

S No Category Scale TOTAL
1 Credit Officer III 10
2 Risk Manager II & III 5 + 10
3 Credit Officer II 14
4 Financial Analyst II 20
5 Law Officer II 20

Qualification and Experience

Post / Scale Age Qualification Experience
Credit Officer / SM – Scale III Minimum 26 Years and Maximum 34 Years CA / CFA / ACMA/, OR MBA(Finance), MBA finance should be from a recognized college/institute completed full-time regular course. Additional qualification preferably: JAIIB & CAIIB CA/CFA/ ACMA - 3 years & above (Post Qualification Experience) of PSBs, FIs, Credit Rating Agencies & NBFCs (AUM Rs.10000 crore) in Corporate Credit Appraisal / Assessment. For MBA(Finance) - 4 years & above (Post Qualification Experience) of PSBs, FIs, Credit Rating Agencies & NBFCs (AUM Rs.10000 crore) in Corporate Credit Appraisal / Assessment.
Risk Manager / SM – Scale III Minimum 20 Years and Maximum 35 Years Basic Qualifications – MBA in Finance or/& banking or its equivalent/Post-Graduate Diploma in Banking or/& Finance/Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance or its equivalent/Post Graduate in Statistics Preferable Professional Qualification – FRM/CFA/Diploma in Risk Management/PRM/Advanced Degree in an analytical field (e.g. Statistics, Economics, Applied Maths, Operations Research, Data Science fields) Preferable Certification – Certification in SPSS/SAS Experience – Minimum 3 years post qualification experience in Risk Management / Credit / Treasury / ALM
Credit officer - Scale-II Minimum 20 years and Maximum 35 years Graduate with Full-time MBA / full-time PGDBM (Banking & Finance) with an aggregate of 60% Marks from AICTE / UGC approved University/ College. Or A pass in the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Nil
Financial Analyst / Manager – Scale-II Minimum 20 years Maximum 35 years A pass in the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)/ Institute of Cost and Works Accounts of India (ICWAI) or MBA with specialization in Finance from a reputed institute. For CA/ICWA Candidates – NIL For Candidates with MBA (Finance) - 3 years‟ experience as an officer in a Public Sector Bank/ Undertaking in the reputed field.
Law Officer / Manager – Scale-II Minimum 20 years Maximum 35 years A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) Post Qualification Experience: - Enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council and 3 years‟ experience of practice at Bar or Judicial service and/or 2 years as a Law Officer in the Legal Deptt. of a Scheduled Commercial Bank or the Central/State Government or of a Public Sector Undertaking and candidates should produce a certificate of having the requisite post qualification work experience from the Court/Bar council /organization.
Risk Manager / Manager – Scale-II Minimum 20 years Maximum 35 years MBA/Post Graduate Diploma in Banking / & Finance /Post Graduate in Statistics/Maths/ Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance with an aggregate of at least 60% marks from Indian University/Institute recognized by Govt. Bodies/AICTE. Additional Preferable Professional Qualification: FRM/CFA/Diploma in Risk Management Minimum 2 Years of post-qualification experience in Risk Management/Credit/Treasury /ALM

Exam pattern

S. no.Name of the testNo. Of
1.Stream/Category Specific



time of 60
2.Computer Knowledge2020
3.Banking, Present Economic
Scenario & General Awareness




  • Financial institutions – Functions, powers, and working
  • Monetary and fiscal policy
  • Government schemes
  • Committees
  • Recent Banking Updates
  • RBI circulars for the last 6 months (Most important)
  • News from the banking industry
  • Laws related to banking


  • Government Schemes
  • India's rank in Indices
  • International reports
  • Appointments
  • Important days
  • Forecasted GDP of India
  • Awards and honors
  • Committees
  • Summits and conferences
  • States and their capitals
  • MOUs
  • Banking Terms
  • Joint Military Exercises
  • Sports Events
  • Obituaries
  • Union Budget 2021-22

Professional knowledge

  • RBI circulars
  • Latest financial markets news
  • Ratio analysis
  • Cost of capital
  • Capital structure
  • Times value of money
  • Leverages
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Capital budgeting
  • Working capital management
  • Basel norms
  • Portfolio Management
  • Risk management
  • Money market and capital markets
  • Important laws – SARFAESI act, Banking regulations act, Limited liability act, Negotiable instruments act
  • Indian Financial System
  • Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.) (Very important)Changing Landscape of Banking sector
  • Financial inclusion
  • The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST
  • Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends.
  • Recent topics in the banking industry (Very important)


  • Hardware and Software
  • Basics of Computers
  • MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • Basic internet knowledge and protocols
  • Generations of computer
  • Network Basics
  • Latest news in the IT industry

CBI SO Credit Officer Course 2022

  • 100% coverage of syllabus
  • 100+ selections various Credit officer recruitments in 2018
  • Study material
  • Video classes
  • Question bank
  • Revision classes

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