IBPS conducts Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre  –


for various posts once a year.  This is a bright opportunity for candidates having a technical or specialised degree in the fields of Information Technology, Agriculture, Law, HR and Marketing to start a promising career in government banking sector. IBPS also conducts another recruitment process for all graduates for the posts of Probationary Officer and Clerk or Office Assistant.

The common recruitment process for the post of Specialist Officers in Banks is conducted for the following posts:

  • Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
  • Law Officer (Scale I)
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I)

IBPS SO Notification

IBPS has already given its calendar for CWE for PSBs and RRBs according to which some major changes are introduced this year for IBPS SO Recruitment. According to the calendar, from this year IBPS will conduct the examination for Specialist Officer in Two Phases- Prelims and Mains. Other details or changes will be known once the official IBPS SO notification will be released which is expected in October-November.

 Age (as in 2017 notification): Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years


 I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

Educational Qualification (as in 2016 notification):

(a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & 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

 Agricultural Field Officer:

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

Rajbhasha Adhikari
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

Law Officer

A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.


HR/Personnel Officer

Graduate and Full time Post Graduate degree or Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.

Marketing Officer

Graduate and Full time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing.



IBPS SO Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Prelims and Mains exam will include the following sections English, Reasonings, Quantitative Aptitude and Professional Knowledge. The syllabus and level of English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude is same as that of any Banking Officer level recruitment; Professional Knowledge is the test of field-specific knowledge or field-specific aptitude.  Apart from online examination, there will also be a phase of Personal Interview.


Paper Pattern For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari

No. Name of the Tests Maximum Marks                     Total Time ( 120 MINUTE)

1                      Specialist Officer Reasoning Test                   50

2                      SO English Language Test                               25
3                      SO General Awareness Test                   50

4                      SO Professional Knowledge Test                   75


TOTAL                                                  120




Paper Pattern For IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR / Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer

No.      Name of the Tests Maximum Marks                     Total Time ( 120 MINUTE)

1                      Specialist Officer Reasoning Test                 50

2                      SO English Language Test                            25
3                      SO Quantitative aptitude Test             50

4                      SO Professional Knowledge Test                 75
TOTAL                                                 120



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