The IBPS SO a.k.a IBPS Specialist Officer Exam 2016 - 2017 for recruitment of specialist officer vacancies in public sector banks has been announced.Those who have completed specialized degrees (BE/Btech/MBA/MCA etc.) will find IBPS SO notification as an oppurtunity to enter banking sector in professional cadre.
Just like PO (officer –scale I) & Clerks, Specialist Officer positions work in specific departments, which are present in all govt banks.Since IBPS SO exam is being released in November, joining/ allotments will happen in 2017 – 2018.
Although banks are said to be more interested in appointing officers with specialized knowledge than generalists, the number of vacancies created in previous years for such people were only low.
What is IBPS SO VI Exam?
The IBPS SO 2017 – 18 or Specialist Officer recruitment is currently being conducted for the 6th consecutive year & that is the reason why you see the letter ‘VI’ being mentioned in the notice.
The posts available for qualifiers of this selection process are:
Successful candidates will get posted as specialist officers in any of the 20 participating govt banks across India.
Note the Dates:
Online Registrations/ Applications from November 16 to December 2, 2016
Written exams on January 28 & 29, 2017
Interviews to be held in March 2017
Final allotments shall be completed in April 2017
Post & Vacancies:
As part of IBPS SO 2016 - 2017 recruitment, a total of 4122 vacancies are created in 20 public sector banks across India.
I.T.OFFICER (SCALE-I) – 335 Posts
AGRICULTURAL FIELD OFFICER (SCALE-I) – 2580
RAJBHASHA ADHIKARI (SCALE-I) - 65
LAW OFFICER (SCALE-I) – 115
HR/ PERSONNEL OFFICER (SCALE-I) – 81
MARKETING OFFICER (SCALE-I) – 946
Who are Eligible?
The eligibility criteria for registrants to fulfill for this IBPS SPL VI are listed below for each discipline.Read them carefully as you wont be allowed to apply if you don’t posses any one.
- Age should be 20 - 30 years as on Nov 1, 2016 (add +3 yrs for OBC, +5yrs for SC/ST, +10yrs for PWD)
- Must have completed graduation as on December 2, 2016 in any of the following streams:
|I.T.Officer||4 year BE/ Btech in UG or PG in IT/ Computer science/ Computer applications/ Electronics/ ECE/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Electronics & Telecommunication OR |
Any degree with DOEACC level ‘B’ certificate.
|Agriculture field officer||4 yr Degree in agriculture OR subjects related to agri. sciences such as Horticulture, Veterinary Science, Pisciculture,Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering|
|HR/ Personnel officer||Any UG degree & PG in Personnel management/ Industrial relations/ HR/ Social work/ Labour law|
|Marketing officer||Any UG degree & 2 yr MBA/ MMS (marketing)/ PGDBA/ PGDBM with marketing specialization|
|Law Officer||Degree in Law (LLB) & enrolled as advocate in Bar council|
* Except those who are applying for IT officer, applicants registering for other post should have studied computers/ IT as a subject in high school/ college or any institute & hold a degree/ diploma or certificate.
Still have doubts? Checkout out the answers for doubts on who can & cannot apply for IBPS SO
There are no Scale II or III exams in this year`s IBPS SO recruitment.
IBPS had taken the online route for PO & clerical CWEs. Similarly specialist officer examination would also be a computer based test.
But it will have main examination only in a slightly different format
- Online written exam to be conducted at various centres in India in January 2017
- 200 objective questions to be answered within 120 minutes.
Your scores in Reasoning, English & Quantitative aptitude sections will not be considered while shortlisting for interviews.
Only Professional knowledge marks will be taken for final selections.
A paper/ section on ‘Professional Knowledge’ for 80 marks with questions from the subject related to the post you apply (Agriculture for agri field officers, Computers & IT for IT officer, Marketing for marketing officer etc.,).
How to Submit Registrations
The application fee is Rs.600 (Gen/OBC) & Rs.100 (SC/ST/PWD), which must be paid only via online mode through the payment gateway integrated in the online application.
On successful completion of payment, an e-receipt would be generated that you may save for future reference.
After submitting the registration form, make sure to note down your registration number & password in addition to taking a print of the application form.
Download Notice: Candidates who are interested to apply for IBPS SO 2016-2017 recruitment exam notification can download it from their official website here (pdf)
Online application links – Click here to apply