March 28, 2023

How to become SDM

Many youths want to do a government job and want to build their future in it, but due to a lack of information, they are not able to succeed. Today’s time is the era of competition, due to which getting a government job has become a difficult task. But today we will talk about SDM rank as a state-level officer. If you think that the IAS exam is too difficult for you then you can try to become S.D.M officer through the state civil service exam.

Through this article, what is SDM? Full form of S.D.M and what is the procedure to become S.D.M. Along with this, the salary you will get for S.D.M, and preparation for the exam will also be discussed in detail. Please read the article related to S.D.M completely and you can give your valuable suggestions through the comment box.

What is SDM?

SDM is also called Deputy Collector. He is the highest officer at the district level, next only to the District Magistrate, who also works on the instructions of the District Magistrate. SDM participates in all the works of the District Magistrate and participates equally in development and other works. SDM gives instructions to all Tehsildars under his Tehsil . Apart from this , the works of license, marriage registration, other types of service registration in the district are also done by SDM.

What is the full form of SDM?

The full form of SDM is “Sub Divisional Magistrate” , the post of SDM is a big post, so it has been given many special powers.

How to get SDM?

If you want to brighten the name of your district or country by becoming an SDM officer, then you have to get success in the State Civil Services Examination. To become an SCM officer, you have to fulfill the given conditions, in which your educational qualification, age limit according to caste category should be according to the new advertisement. A state civil examination is taken in a year, in which the candidate is selected on the basis of merit list through written and interview examination.

Educational Qualifications

If you are interested to become SDM, then you must have passed graduation from any recognized university.

Age Range

Minimum 21 and maximum 40 years for general category candidates.
Minimum 21 and maximum 45 years for OBC candidates.
Minimum 21 and maximum 45 years for SC and ST .
Minimum 21 and maximum 55 years for Divyang .

Selection Process

Its examination is completed in three stages-

  • preliminary examination
  • main exam
  • Interview
  • Preliminary Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam pattern is as follows-

question paperscore
General Knowledge-1200
General Knowledge – 2200

Main Exam Pattern

Main exam pattern is as follows-

question paperscore
Hindi150 marks
Essay150 marks
General Studies 1200 marks
General Studies 2200 marks
General Studies 3200 marks
General Studies 4200 marks
Optional Subject Paper 1200 marks
Optional Subject Paper 2200 marks


The eligibility of the candidate is assessed in the interview. If you perform well in the interview, then you are selected for the post of SDM.


According to the salary grade pay of SDM, the minimum salary is Rs 53,000 and Rs 67,700 and the maximum is more than Rs 1 lakh. For more information, you can calculate the salary given to SDM through state-wise advertisement of State Civil Services Examination.

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