IBPS Specialist Officers Eligibility Details, Exam Pattern, Selection Process, Syllabus and Study Materials

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Recruitment Process (CWE) for the recruitment of Specialist Officers in various cadres like IT, Agriculture, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law, HR, Marketing in various public sector banks. Candidates, intending to apply for CRP SPL-V should ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS.

Eligibility Criteria:                                                 

Nationality/ Citizenship: A candidate must be either –
(i) a Citizen of India (or)
(ii) a subject of Nepal (or)
(iii) a subject of Bhutan (or)
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age limit:
A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-11-1985 and not later than 01-11-1995 (both dates inclusive).

S. No Post Name                                 Age Limit
Minimum Maximum
1 I.T. Officer (Scale I) 20 Years 30 Years
2 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 20 Years 30 Years
3 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 20 Years 30 Years
4 Law Officer (Scale-I) 20 Years 30 Years
5 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) 20 Years 30 Years
6 Marketing Officer (Scale I) 20 Years 30 Years

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit:

S.No Category Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 Years
3 Persons With Disability 10 Years
4 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment. 5 Years
5 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 Years
6  Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 Years

Educational Qualification:

Si.No Post Name Educational Qualification
 1 I.T. Officer
a) 4 year Engineering Degree in Computer
Science/ Computer Applications/ Information
Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics &
Telecommunications/ Electronics &
Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation
b) Post Graduate Engineering Degree in
Electronics/ Electronics & Tele
Communication/ Electronics &
Communication/ Electronics &
Instrumentation/ Computer Science/
Information Technology/ Computer
Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
2 Agricultural
Field Officer
(Scale I)
4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/
Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary
Science/ Dairy Science/ Agri. Engineering/
Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing
& Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/
3 Rajbhasha
(Scale I)
Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as
a subject at the degree (graduation) level
Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English
and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation)
4 Law Officer
(Scale I)
A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled
as an advocate with Bar Council.
5 HR/Personnel
(Scale I)
Graduate and Full time Post Graduate degree
or Full time Post Graduate diploma
in Personnel Management/ Industrial
Relations/ HR/ Social Work/ Labour Law.
6 Marketing
(Scale I)
Graduate and Full time MBA
(Marketing)/ Full time 2 years
PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in

For posts other than IT Officer Scale I candidates should have Certificate/ Diploma/ Degree in computer operations/ Language/ should have studied Compute

 Exam Pattern – Details :

IBPS Specialist Officers Exam Pattern Details: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Recruitment Process (CWE) for the recruitment of Specialist Officers in various cadres like IT, Agriculture, Legal, Marketing, HR and Rashtrabhasha Adhikari etc in various Public Sector Banks. The Common Written Examination (CWE) for Specialist officers and Common interview will be conducted, once a year by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

Exam Pattern: The structure of the Written Examination will be conducted in Online Mode.

All the Tests will be in Objective Type & is printed in Bilingual Format, except for English Paper.

Total Marks for Common Written Examination is  200 marks and the time duration is 120 minutes.

Structure of Examination for Law Officer- Scale I & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I:

S. No. Name of the Tests Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning 50 120 Minutes
2 English Language 25
3 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 50
4 Professional Knowledge 75
                        Total 200

4. Structure of Examination for  I.T Officer (Scale I), Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I),  HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) & Marketing Officer (Scale I):

S. No. Name of the Tests Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning 50 120 Minutes
2 English Language 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50
4 Professional Knowledge 75
                          Total 200

5. Negative Marking: There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

6. Cutoff Score:  Each candidate will have to secure a minimum score in each test and also on total to be considered to be called for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

7.  Scores: The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method.

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