IBPS SO 2017-18 Recruitment, 1315 Specialist Officer Posts - Online Registration Begins

IBPS SO Recruitment 2017 :

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released IBPS SO 2017 Notification for 1315 Specialist Officer Vacancies on the official website that is - ibps.in/. A huge number of candidates were waiting for IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2017 to apply for the I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer. IBPS SO Application Form 2017 is available to fill online from 7th November 2017. IBPS will gibe approx one month for IBPS SO 2017 Registration and Online application form filling process. Before doing online registration, candidates are advised to check IBPS Specialist Officer eligibility criteria and age limit. For the reason that, if you are not eligible then you will not eligible to apply for this post. 

Latest Updates: IBPS SO Recruitment 2017 Notification released on 27th October and Online registration begins from 7th November and it will be closed on 27th November 2017. IBPS SO 2017 Prelims exam will be held on 30th Dec and 31st Dec 2017.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an organization, which comes up with a large no. of vacancies for different posts in banking field like the one mentioned here is IBPS SO Recruitment 2017 that offers vacancies in Specialist Officer filed. This process of selection is done in a profound way of personnel selection, assessment, and recruitment. IBPS SO 2017 Exams will be held in January 2018, and the application process for filling up this post will be started in November month. Likewise the last year, registered candidates will give exam in this coming January. Here, we have given all the necessary and important details about IBPS SO 2017 Recruitment Vacancy Details, Age limit, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, exam dates, how to fill an application form, application fee, selection process, etc.


IBPS SO 2017 Vacancy Details :

IBPS SO Recruitment 2017 Vacancy Details is available here with name and number. IBPS Specialist Officer vacancies released for various posts like IT Officer Scale-I, Agricultural Officer Scale-I, Rajbhasa Adhikari Scale-I, Law Officer Scale-I, HR Officer Scale-I, and Marketing Officer Scale-I. Total 1315 Specialist Officer vacancies released this year.

  • Name of OrganizationInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
  • Name of Exam - IBPS SO 2017-18
  • Total Number of Vacancies -  1315
  • Name of Post - Specialist Officer (SO)

Name of Post

Number of Vacancies

IT Officer Scale-I

120

Agricultural Field Officer Scale-I

875

Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale-I

30

Law Officer Scale-I

60

HR/ Personnel Officer Scale-I

35

Marketing Officer Scale-I

195

Total

1315

IBPS SO 2017 Important Dates :

Event

Dates (Tentative)

IBPS SO 2017 Notification Declaration Date

27th October 2017

Starting Date of IBPS SO 2017 Online Registration and Application Form Submission

7th November 2017

Closing Date of IBPS SO 2017 Online Registration and Application Form Submission

27th November 2017

IBPS Specialist Officer 2017 Prelims Admit Card Release Date

December 2017

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Date 2017

30th and 31st December 2017

IBPS Specialist Officer 2017 Prelims Result Declaration Date

January 2018

IBPS Specialist Officer Main Call Letter Release Date

January 2018

IBPS SO Main Exam Date 2018

28th January 2018

IBPS SO Main Result 2018 Declaration Date

February 2018

Specialist Officer Interview Call Letter Release Date

February 2018

Date of Interview

February 2018

Provisional Allotment

April 2018


IBPS SO 2017 Eligibility Criteria :

Candidates who are aspiring to apply for the IBPS Specialist Officer 2017 recruitment, will have to read full Eligibility Criteria. The Educational qualification is different for each post which is mentioned below in tabular format. The candidate must check the below given table to know IBPS SO 2017 Education Qualification.

Name of Post

Educational Qualification of IBPS Specialist Officer 2017 Exam (As on 27th November 2017)

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

Candidates must have done 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering .

IT Officer (Scale-I)

A) Candidates must have done 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation.

OR

B) Candidates must have done Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications.

OR

C) Candidate must have Graduate and have passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Law Officer (Scale I)

Candidates must have a Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

Rajbhasa Officer (Scale I)

Candidates must have a Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level.

OR

Candidates must have a Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

HR/Personnel

Officer (Scale I)

Candidates must have Graduate and full-time Post Graduate degree or full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.

Marketing Officer (Scale-I)

Candidates must have Graduate and full-time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing) / full-time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing.

Age Limit (As on 1st November 2017): - Candidates who want to Apply for IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2017 must have age between 20 to 30 years. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd November 1987 and not later than 1st November 1997 (both dates inclusive). This age criterion is applicable in all the particular departments. Though relaxation is provided to all the reserved categories as per the govt. rules. 

  • SC/ST- 5 years

  • OBC- 3 years

  • Person with Disability- 10 years

  • Ex-servicemen/ Commissioned Officers/ SSCOs- 5 years

  • Person domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir in the period between 1/1/80 to 31/12/89- 5 years

  • People affected by riots in 1984 - 5 years

IBPS SO 2017 Application Form :

IBPS SO 2017 Application Form is very simple to fill. The IBPS Specialist Officer 2017 Application Form link is activated to apply online from 7th November and it will be closed on 27th November 2017. Candidates will have to do IBPS SO 2017 Online Registration before the last date otherwise they will not able to fill online application form for their desired post. For the reason that, it is the online process and will be conducted via Online mode, so we have given some simple steps, which will help you while filling the IBPS SO Application Form 2017.

How to fill IBPS SO Application Form 2017?

  • Open the Official Website of IBPS i.e. www.ibps.in

  • Homepage will be displayed then look for Specialist Officer Section

  • Choose the Recruitment Process for SO link

  • Go through all the notified instruction thoroughly

  • Start filling up the form by clicking on the Online Application link

  • Upload the scanned copies of Photographs and Signature

  • Fill all the required filled and take print out of application form after submission.

Check IBPS SO 2017 Notification - Click Here 

IBPS SO 2017 Online Registration / Application Form - Apply Now 


IBPS SO 2017 Application Fee :

Candidates will have to pay IBPS Specialist Officer 2017 Application fee via online mode like net banking, debit card, credit card, etc. 

  • For SC/ST/PWD Candidates - Rs. 100/-
  • For All Other Candidates - Rs. 600/-

IBPS SO 2017 Exam Pattern :

The exam pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari is same and the exam pattern for IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I, Marketing Officer Scale I is same. Now here we will give the detailed description of the exam pattern for all the defined sectors or departments which are displayed in a table form.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern 2017-18: IBPS Specialist Officer 2017 Exam Pattern for IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I & Marketing Officer Scale I.

S.No.

Name of Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Exam Duration

1

Reasoning

50

50

English and Hindi

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

2

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

English and Hindi

3

English Language

50

25

English

4

Total

150

125

IBPS Specialist Officer 2017 Exam Pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasa Adhikari

S.No.

Name of Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Exam Duration

1

Reasoning

50

50

English and Hindi

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

2

General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry

50

50

English and Hindi

3

English Language

50

25

English

4

Total

150

125

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern 2017-18

For the Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer Post

S.No.

Name of Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Exam Duration

1

Profession Knowledge

60

60

English and Hindi

45 Minutes

For the Rajbhasha Adhikari Post

S.No.

Name of Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Exam Duration

1

Profession Knowledge   (Objective)

45

60

English and Hindi

30 Minutes

2

Profession Knowledge   (Descriptive)

2

English and Hindi

30 Minutes

There will be a penalty for each wrong answers marked in the Objective type questions.the 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer as the penalty for each wrong answer. If a question is left blank means no answer is marked by the applicants then there will be no penalty for that kind of questions.

IBPS SO 2017 Syllabus :

Exam Syllabus for IBPS Specialist Officer 2017 includes Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness as the baseline syllabus for all departments along with that every department you have applied for also conducts a professional knowledge exam which includes topic from your professional area. The number of paper conducted will be one consisting of four sections. The duration of the test will be two hours and the language used in the paper will be bilingual i.e. Hindi and English.  A Negative marking of 0.25 marks will be provided against each wrong answer. Here we are mentioning both the professional Knowledge syllabus and the common syllabus for all branches.

IBPS SO Reasoning Syllabus - Seating Arrangement, Puzzles, Inequality, Syllogism, Input - Output, Data Sufficiency, Blood Relations, Order and Ranking, Alphanumeric series, Distance and Direction, Verbal Reasoning.

IBPS SO English Language Syllabus - Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement/ Correction, Para Jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Para / Sentence Completion.

IBPS SO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus - Number Series, Simplification / Approximation, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equations, Data Sufficiency, Mensuration, Miscellaneous Topics ( Average, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest,Time & Work, Time & Distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Problem on Ages, Probability etc.

IBPS SO General Awareness Syllabus - Mainly, the questions will be asked from Current Affairs & Banking Awareness topics. This section may also include questions on Awards, Books & authors, Important Places, Currencies, Prime Ministers Schemes, Headquarters, Important Days etc. Candidates, it would be advisable to go by the GK updates of at least last 3 - 4 months. Candidates do not forget to practice for static GK part, especially the countries, their capitals as well as their currencies.

IBPS SO Professional Knowledge Syllabus:- The Professional Knowledge syllabus is different for each post such as:-

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for IT Officer (Scale-I) - Database Management System, Data Communication and Networking, Operating System, Software Engineering, Data Structure, Computer organization and microprocessor, Object Oriented Programming.

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for Agriculture Field Officer (Scale -I) - Basics of Crop production and improvement, Horticulture (Spacing time of sowing seed rate, Important varieties, Herbicides Pesticides, Preservation of fruits and vegetables, Types of cropping system, Different plant  diseases), Seed Science, Agronomy and irrigation, Agricultural economics, Various types of agricultural practices, Soil resources, Animal husbandry and technology, Agricultural research, education and extension, Agroforestry and Ecology, Priority sector advances, Rural welfare activities in India, Different insurance schemes regarding agriculture, Various government schemes.

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for Marketing Officer (Scale-I) - Basics of Marketing Management, Brand management, Advertising, PR, sales promotion, Basic knowledge of retail management, Business ethics, Market Segmentation, Marketing Research and forecasting demand, Product life cycle, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Corporate social responsibility, Services Marketing, Marketing Strategy.

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for Law Officer (Scale-I) - Banking Regulation & Compliance and Legal Aspects, Relevant laws and orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, Foreign Exchange, Prevention of money laundering, Limitation Act, Consumer Protection Act, SARFAESI, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act, Banking Ombudsman Scheme, Offenses and Penalties, Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector like Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies, Firm, Constitution.

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I) - Human Resource Development: Strategies and Systems, Business policy and strategic analysis, Transnational Analysis, Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection, Rewards and Recognition, Industrial relations, Business policy and strategic analysis, Grievance and conflict management, Performance management and appraisal.

IBPS Specialist Officer 2017 Selection Process :

It is two step process which includes an online test of total 125 and 60 marks for paper-I and II, respectively. The candidates who qualify this online exam will have to go through the second level i.e. Interview which comprises of 10 marks. After evaluation, the final result is declared after few months and the Provisional Allotment list will be released for selected candidates with the respective post.

  • Online Exam
  • Interview 
  • Provisional Allotment

IBPS SO Admit Card 2017 :

The IBPS SO 2017 Online procedure will be closed on 27th November. Therefore, candidates who will fill the application form and will apply for the specialist officer post successfully will able to download IBPS SO Admit Card 2017 in December for prelims examination. IBPS SO Prelims Admit Card 2017 will be released on the official website before 7 to 10 days of examination. IBPS Specialist officer Prelims examination is going to be conducted on 30th and 31st December 2017. 

IBPS SO Cut off 2018 :

The IBPO SO 2018 Cut-Off Marks for the exam will be released with the result declaration or some days before of result declaration. The final cutoff marks will be based on the number of candidates appearing for the examination, the level of the paper, etc. Cut-Off marks are the minimum marks required for the candidate to qualify the examination. After the declaration of Written result Medical examination will be done. The candidates who will pass this examination will be called for document verification process.

IBPS Specialist Officer Result 2018 :

IBPS SO Prelims exam is set to be held on 30th and 31st December 2017. Candidates who will successfully appear in the prelims examination will be able to check IBPS SO Prelims Result 2018 in the Month of January 2018. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will declareIBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Result on the official website for the Preliminary exam. When the result will be declared we will update here with all the required details.

IBPS SO 2017 Online Test Series :

Candidate who wants to make sure whether their study level is up to date or not can avail this offer. Here, we provide you the Online Test Series for IBPS SO to get preparation of final examination for getting good marks. With the help of IBPS SO 2017 Online Test Series, you will practice more and more same structured paper as the original ones. We will provide you with free IBPS SO Mock Tests and 3 sectional test just to improvise your hold on selective subjects or topics. This Online test series is based on updated IBPS specialist officer syllabus and exam pattern. We have even launched our User-friendly android app which you can download from playstore. This app will give you easy access to all the new updated Mock test. It will also make you aware about the latest pattern and structure of the question paper.

IBPS SO Previous Year Papers :

We are providing you some IBPS SO Previous Year Papers that will help you to understand the exam pattern and the final IBPS Specialist officer question paper structure and format. It will make you acquainted with the type of questions asked in the examination. To take the advantage of all the Specialist Officer previous question paper, you can log on to our official website.

IBPS SO Preparation :

Here, we have given some preparation tips which help you to study for the IBPS SO 2017-18 Examination to get a high score.

  • Study hard and try to prepare a daily time table to get your goals.
  • Be consistent in your learning Process.
  • Don’t get affected by the diversions and be focused.
  • Be focused on the hard and tough topics.
  • Join IBPS SO 2017 Online Coaching for daily practice.  
  • Stay Calm and Cool during the exam
  • Don’t make decisions in a hurry i.e. Analyse and then answer if you’re not confirmed about the answer try not answering it

IBPS Specialist Officer 2017-18 Notification released on 27th October for the online process. Candidates are advised to keep in touch with this page to get all additional update regarding the IBPS PO 2017-18 Application Form, Notification, Exam Dates, etc.