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IBPS Specialist Officer (SO)/IT Officer Exam Detail

IBPS SO/IT Officer Requirement

IBPS SO/IT Officer Scale I Syllabus Answer Key Result Physical Standard Previous Year Paper Free Online Mock Test Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer: IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection), an autonomous body, has received a mandate from the organisations mentioned below, to conduct the recruitment process as mentioned below, once a year. IBPS will make arrangements for conducting online Preliminary examination, declare result of online Preliminary examination and inform the shortlisted candidates about the online Main examination.

Eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Banks listed below as one of the Specialist Officer's post, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP SPL-VIII). The examination will be in two Tiers i.e. the online preliminary exam and main exam followed by Interview. Candidates who qualify in Preliminary Exam will called to appear for Online Main Examination and qualified candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank. IBPS CRP-SPL requirement for the following post :

01. Officer (Scale-I)

02. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

03. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

04. Law Officer (Scale I)

05. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

06. Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Participating Organisations :-  

Bank Name
Allahabad Bank Canara Bank Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank
Andhra Bank Central Bank of India Oriental Bank of Commerce Union Bank of India
Bank of Baroda Corporation Bank Punjab National Bank United Bank of India
Bank of India Dena Bank Punjab & Sind Bank Vijaya Bank
Bank of Maharashtra Indian Bank Syndicate Bank IDBI Bank

IBPS SO/IT Officer Education Qualification

Post Code Name of the Post Age Educational Qualifications

(from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)

01 I.T. Officer


Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & 3 Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation


b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications


Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

02 Agricultural Field Officer

(Scale I)

Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

4 year Degree (graduation) 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/ Sericulture

03 Rajbhasha Adhikari


Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

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) level.

04 Law Officer


Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
05 HR/Personnel Officer


Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

Graduate and Two Years Full time Post Graduate degree or Two Years Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.*
06 Marketing Officer


Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

Graduate and Two Years Full time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time MBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing *
IBPS Specialist Officer Age Criteria

Minimum: 20 years

Maximum: 30 years

Age Relaxation of Upper Age Limit :  

S.No Category Age Relaxation
1 OBC 3 years
2 ST/SC 5 years
3 PH + Gen 10 years
4 PH + OBC 13 years
5 PH + SC/ST 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 years
7 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years
8 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years
9 Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. Up to 50 years of age
10 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. 9 Years

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam Pattern : For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari  

Sr. No. Name of Subject No of Questions Max Marks Medium Of Exam Time Alloted For Each Test (Separately Timed)
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi 40 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 Minutes
Total 150 125 120 Minutes

Preliminary Exam Pattern : For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer  

Sr. No. Name of Subject No of Questions Max Marks Medium Of Exam Time Alloted For Each Test (Separately Timed)
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Quantitative Ability 50 50 English and Hindi 40 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 Minutes
Total 150 125 120 Minutes

  Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

Main Exam Pattern :  

  For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer :

Name of Subject No of Questions Max Marks Medium Of Exam Time Alloted For Each Test (Separately Timed)
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English And Hindi 45 minutes

  For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari :

Name of Subject No of Questions Max Marks Medium Of Exam Time Alloted For Each Test (Separately Timed)
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 English And Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 30 minutes


  Penalty For Wrong Answer :

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.

IBPS Specialist Officer Interview Process


Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main Examination for CRP SPL will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Banks in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from authorised IBPS website www.ibps.in. Please note that any request regarding change in date, centre etc. of interview will not be entertained. However the conducting agencies reserve the right to change the date/ venue/ time/ centre etc. of interview or hold supplementary process for particular date / session / venue / centre / set of candidates at its discretion, under unforeseen circumstances, if any.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Online Main Exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively . The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination of CRP- SPL and Interview. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed.

List of Documents to be produced at the time of interview(as applicable)

The following documents in original and self attested photocopies in support of the candidate’s eligibility and identity are to be invariably submitted at the time of interview failing which the candidate may not be permitted to appear for the interview. Non submission of requisite documents by the candidate at the time of interview will debar his candidature from further participation in the recruitment process.

(i) Printout of the valid Interview Call Letter

(ii) Valid system generated printout of the online application form registered for CRP- SPL

(iii) Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate with DOB)

(iv) Photo Identify Proof as indicated in Point G of the advertisement

(v) Mark-sheets or certificates for Graduation or equivalent qualification etc. Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 04.09.2018 has to be submitted.

(vi) Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format as stipulated by Government of India in the case of SC / ST / OBC category candidates.

Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming under creamy layer and/ or if their caste does not find place in the Central List are not entitled to OBC reservation. They should indicate their category as General in the online application form.

(vii) Disability certificate in the prescribed format issued by the District Medical Board in case of Persons With Benchmark Disability category If the candidate has used the services of a Scribe at the time of online exam the duly filled in details of the scribe in the prescribed format

(viii) An Ex-serviceman candidate has to produce a copy of the Service or Discharge book alongwith pension payment order and documentary proof of rank last / presently held (substantive as well as acting) at the time of interview. Those who are still in defence service should submit a certificate from a competent authority that they will be relieved from defence services, on or before 03.09.2019.

(ix) Candidates serving in Government / quasi govt offices/ Public Sector Undertakings (including Nationalised Banks and Financial Institutions) are required to produce a “No Objection Certificate” from their employer at the time of interview, in the absence of which their candidature will not be considered and travelling expenses, if any, otherwise admissible, will not be paid. The No Objection Certificate should not be issued for appearing in interview for selection to any particular participating organization as the Common Recruitment Process is for all participating organisations. Production of such conditional NOCs at the time of interview will not be considered and such candidates will not be permitted to participate in interview/will not be considered for further selection process.

(x) Persons eligible for age relaxation under II (5) must produce the domicile certificate at the time of interview/ at any stage of the subsequent process from the District Jurisdiction where he / she had ordinarily resided or any other authority designated in this regard by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir to the effect that the candidate had ordinarily domiciled in the State of J&K during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.

(xi) Persons eligible for age relaxation must produce a certificate from the District Magistrate to the effect that they are eligible for relief in terms of the Rehabilitation Package for 1984 Riot Affected Persons sanctioned by the Government and communicated vide Ministry of Finance, Dept. of Financial Services communication No.F.No.9/21/2006-IR dated 27.07.2007.

(xii) Experience certificates, if any

IBPS SO/IT 2020 Syllabus

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam :  

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

Reading Comprehension Simplification Classification
Fill in the Blanks Simple And Compound Interest Analogy
Spotting Errors Averages Coding-Decoding
Para Jumble Quadratic Equations Word Formation
Close Test Number Series Equality Inequality
Sentence Correction Problem on Ages Blood Relation
Profit And Loss Syllogism
Time And Distance Similarities and Differences
Order and Ranking
IBPS Pre Exam Training Center

Bank may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail the training at their own cost by indicating the same against relevant column while applying on-line. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bareilly, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla, Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam.

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