Online applications for IBPS Specialist Officers bank recruitment exam 2018


Are you searching for the IBPS notification for the Common Recruitment exam for Specialist Officers vacancies in banks? This article provides details of the recruitment, including list of vacancies and eligibility criteria at Regional Rural Banks, for which IBPS is conducting an online recruitment exam in January 2018. Know the schedule too and apply by 27th November 2017.

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has announced the notification for the online Prelimanry and Main exams to be held tentatively in January 2018 for the next Common Recruitment Process ((CRP SPL-VII) for selection of eligible candidates to be appointed to Specialist Officers' cadre posts in the Participating Organisations. Candidates will be shortlisted from those who qualify for the online preliminary exam and they will then appear for the main exam. Candidates who are shortlisted through the main exam will be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the nodal Bank.

List of posts

You can apply only for any one of the below-mentioned posts. Your application will be rejected if you apply for multiple posts. You can refer to the official notification to know at which bank which vacancy is available.
  1. I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

  2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

  3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

  4. Law Officer (Scale I)

  5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

  6. Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Eligibility requirements

These criteria are common for all the posts:
  1. Nationality: You must be a citizen of India. Subjects of Nepal and Bhutan can also apply. Other eligible applicants: a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India; or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Those who are not citizens of India must produce a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

  2. Age criteria: As on 1st November 2017, you should be a minimum 20 years of age and not more than 30 years of age. That is, born between 2nd November 1987 and 1st November 1997 (both dates inclusive.) Age relaxation is being given for SC, ST, OBC, PWD, Ex-Servicement, etc (please refer to official notification for details.)

  3. Educational qualifications:
    • I.T. Officer: You should have a four-year engineering or technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation. Other acceptable qualifications: (a) You should have a PG Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR be a Graduate having passed DOEACC 'B' level.

    • Agricultural Field Officer: You should have a four-year graduation Degree 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.

    • Rajbhasha Adhikari: You should have a Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation level. Also acceptable is a Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the graduation level.

    • Law Officer: You should have a Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and also be enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council.

    • HR/Personnel Officer: You should be a Graduate and also have a two-year full time Post Graduate degree or a two-year full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.

    • Marketing Officer: You should be a Graduate and also have two-year full time MMS (Marketing) qualification/ two-year full time MBA (Marketing) qualification/ two-year full time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM qualification, with specialization in Marketing.

    Note: (1) All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the final result should have been declared on or before 27th November 2017. (2) In case of having a dual specialisation, one of the fields of your specialisation should be in the field prescribed, while in case of major/ minor specialisations, your major specialisation should be in the stream prescribed. You are not eligible to apply if you have a PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specializations.




Online exam format

The Preliminary exam for the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari is of 2 hours' duration, with 50 questions for each of these three papers: English language, Reasoning and General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry. The second and third paper has provisions for both English and Hindi medium. 25 marks is maximum for the English language paper and 50 marks for the other two papers.

The Prelimnary exam for the other posts is of 2 hours' duration, with 50 questions for each of these three papers: English language, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. The second and third paper has provisions for both English and Hindi medium. 25 marks is maximum for the English language paper and 50 marks for the other two papers.

The Main exam for the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari is of 30 minutes' duration of each of the two papers, namely Professional Knowledge (Objective) and Professional Knowledge (Descriptive). The first paper has 45 questions and the second one has 2 questions. The maximum marks are 60. English and Hindi is the medium of the exam paper.

The Main exam for all the other posts comprises of only one paper, namely Professional Knowledge. It is of 45 minutes duration, maximum 60 marks. English and Hindi is the medium of the exam paper.
Note: The exam structure may be modified at any time. Hence, candidates are advised to check the official IBPS website for updates.

At the exam centre

Ensure that you reach the exam centre well in advance, as verification of documents will be done before the actual online exam begins. You need to produce the following documents at the exam centre for both, the preliminary exam and the main exam:
  1. The valid Call Letter for the respective date and session of exam .

  2. Photo-identity proof (as specified) in original bearing the same name as it appears on the call letter/ application form.

  3. Photocopy of photo-identity proof as mentioned above in #2.

Biometric data will also be captured on the day of the online Main exam, before the exam begins and after the exam ends. It will also be captured at the time of document verification before the interview and at the time of joining if provisionally allotted. Biometric data capturing is mandatory for all candidates.

Note: Providing your Aadhar number or Aadhar enrolment number in the application is optional.

After the results

Refer to the official notification to know the list of documents for the interview if you are shortlisted for it. Provisional allotment shall be done on the basis of final vacancies to be reported by the Participating Organizations on merit-cum-preference basis. The issuance of offer of appointment including terms and conditions, will be at the decision of the Participating Organisations.

Application fee

The following is the application fee, to be paid online only from 7th to 27th November 2017:
  1. For SC/ST/PWD candidates: Rs. 100/- .

  2. For all other candidates: Rs. 600/-.

Modes of online payment: Debit Cards (RuPay/ Visa/ Master Card/ Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

How to apply

Submit your application online only from 7th to 27th November 2017 at the official website: http://www.ibps.in/ after first registering via the link of 'New Registration'. Before applying, ensure that you keep ready all the requisite documents, along with a scanned photo (4.5cm × 3.5cm) and signature (this should not be in capital letters.) You must also have a valid personal ID.

On successful completion of the online application, take a printout of the e-receipt and online application form. Do not send these to IBPS or to any Bank. You need to retain them along you're your registration number and password for future reference.

Important Dates

  1. Online registration: 7th to 27th November 2017.

  2. Payment of Application Fee: 7th to 27th November 2017.

  3. Download of call letter for the Preliminary online exam: December 2017.

  4. Online Preliminary exam dates: 30th and 31st December 2017.

  5. Result of Preliminary exam: January 2018.

  6. Download of call letter for Main online exam: January 2018.

  7. Online Examination date: 28th January 2018.

  8. Result of Main exam: February 2018 .

  9. Download of call letter for interview: February 2018.

  10. Date of interview: February 2018.

  11. Provisional Allotment: April 2018.

Note: Please check the official website for any updates/change in the schedule of the application process and dates of the online exams.

Contact information


In case of queries / complaints log in to: http://cgrs.ibps.in/

Toll free helpline number for candidates: 1800-222-366 / 1800-103-4566 (9.30a.m. to 6p.m. on all days, except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays in Maharashtra.)

Details of recuruitment notification, which includes list of participating banks, list of exam centres, format of SC/ST/OBC/PWD certificate,etc. should be checked at the official website.


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Comments

Author: neelam joshi16 Nov 2017 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

I have read the notification as well as this article about IBPS's specialist officer but I wanted to know whether there is any post of specialist officer of electrical engineer in this bank exam.
Some banks like Syndicate bank releases specialist officer posts also for electrical and mechanical engineers. Are there some post like this in IBPS also which may release after sometime because there is no mention of such post in the recent notification.



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