There was a time when banks would take nearly six months and longer to complete their recruitments.But with advancement in testing technologies, the duration has been shortened.The IBPS Specialist Officer Common Exam 2014-15 results announced recently is an example of this change.
Bank jobs are normally known to constitute of probationary officer (PO) & clerks but specialist officers also form part of this community.
While fresh graduates from any stream are eligible to apply for other positions, candidates with specialized qualifications such as BE/ Btech/ MCA etc are only invited to apply for specialist cadre.
In addition to common written examinations for PO & clerk posts Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts similar test for specialist officer aspirants as well.
Spl Officer Exam Results
The IBPS Specialist Officer common exam was held in February 14 & 15, 2015 for various specialized positions in scale I & II cadre.
Since the test was computer based (online) result status were made available last week & now scores are also being displayed at their website here [login using your roll no. and password/ birth date]
** update: The above result link is correct but it looks they have temporarily taken it off.**
The number of qualifiers in each specialty is not known as IBPS has not declared it yet.
While we are trying to get in touch with the officials for a much clearer picture, approx.15000 - 17000 candidates might have cleared this year`s spl. officers test as the previous exam had 16000 passouts only.
IBPS normally conducts common interviews for PO & clerks positions.The same shall be held for qualifiers of specialist officers recruitment exam 2015 as well.
|Candidates who were successful in the exams can download their interview call letter from ibps.in website itself.The common interviews could start from the 4th week of March 2015.|
Once the interview results are declared in the April 2015 - vacancy lists in each bank will be published followed by preference registrations.
The final allotments for specialist officer posts is tentatively fixed to happen in April.
If you are one of the CWE successful start preparing for specialist officer common interviews by going through these links:
Less No. of Vacancies
PO & clerical cadre employees occupy a major chunk of new recruits in any bank compared to specialist officers.The common reasons are:
- Since most of these selected would be posted only in head/ regional/ zonal offices, PSB`s appoint 1 or 2 in departments which require their expertise.
- Therefore the number of vacancies advertised by each bank is also very limited as some banks may not even require a specialized person for that dept.
With RBI pushing public sector banks to reach more villages the need for Agriculture officers has increased.
|Looking at some of the hiring activities last year, Agri officers were required in large numbers.The second slot was occupied by IT officers.See IBPS specialist officer vacancies list for the previous year|
Will the situation change for qualifiers of 2015 specialist officers exam? While we wait to know about it, do share your scores to know where you stand.