The bank recruitment space is buzzing with activity.While public banking majors are busy announcing PO & clerk vacancies, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is occupied with conducting exams & publishing results.The 2012 specialist officers exam results were notified today by IBPS.
On the lines of common written examinations for probationary officer & clerk posts, IBPS had also conducted a similar test for specialist officers.
In this article you will know about the following
Accordingly, the 1st specialist officer CWE was held on March 11, 2012 for the following posts
IT officer, Agriculture officer, Rajbhasha adhikari, Law officer, Technical officer, HR/personnel officer, Marketing officer, IT officer & Law officer
Each had a set of educational qualifications to satisfy & applicants were tested on their knowledge about the subject opted for.The written tests would fetch a total of
200 marks & 0.25 will be reduced for each wrong answer as negative mark.
These marks are converted into standardized scores & minimum cutoff score for each test is fixed.Those scoring above this cutoff are treated as pass, while others are considered as fail.
16000 for 4000 Posts
As per a report in businessline, about 16099 candidates have managed to clear the CWE which was attended by approx. 3 lakh.The breakdown is,
|Post name||No. of registrants||No. appeared||No.of pass-outs|
|Agri field Officer||20054||14217||1556|
|IT officer (Sc.II)||24618||17766||157|
As expected, IT officer post garnered the maximum no. of registrations but the no. of qualifiers are less compared to Marketing officer cadre.
IBPS director has said that a total of 4000 specialist officer vacancies could exist across 19 public banks.
So keeping this mind, the cutoffs might have been fixed leading to such small group being selected for the next stages.
The institute has revealed the methods adopted to fix minimum qualifying marks for specialist officer test.
As per it, cutoffs were applied on 2 scores
- Individual test paper
- Total weighted standard score (TWSS)
So if a candidate has secured the qualifying score of 24 (gen)/ 21 (others) in all sections but failed to cross the TWSS cutoff, he/ she would become ineligible.
Post-wise cutoffs have been tabulated in the following image
You can also download this official statement from the institute`s webpage here
View Scores Online
Dispatch of scorecards for passouts may start in a week via speedpost & tracking details shall be sent by IBPS to their respective email ids.So keep a close watch on your email inboxes.
Update: While scorecards are being received by many from May 7, 2012, IBPS has activated the link to view scores online.Login using reg no. & password in this page
Formula to calculate TWS: Reasoning + Aptitude + English /2 + 1.5 * Prof.knowledge
With the IBPS specialist officer exam results being released – the recruitment ads of public banks can also be expected from May/ June 2012.