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IBPS Specialist Officers

Right now, a university degree qualifies one for applying IBPS exams if the applicant fulfills the given the age condition. What about professionals? Do they have any special consideration on account of their better skills and education? Well,such a privilege is not available to them in case of regular IBPS exams. However, they get a better standing for IBPS Specialist Officers exam, where they could compete with the equally able candidates. IBPS’s specialist recruitment put forwards a very promising opportunity for Engineers, Business Managers, Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, looking forward to a safe, secure and rewarding career in Indian financial institutions.

In banks, specialist officers are appointed for specialized role in different departments. Here we have listed the information like Eligibility Criteria, Selection procedure and syllabus of IBPS Specialist Officers Recruitment.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are willing to attend the IBPS exams need the following minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS. Candidate should produce the appropriate documents with identity proof. Be careful, while you are filling the online application, because candidates are not allowed to make any changes after registration.


Minimum: 20 years, Maximum: 30 years

S.No Category Age relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2. Other Backward Classes 3 years
3. Persons With Disability 10 years
4. Ex-Servicemen,Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/,Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignmentis due to be completed withinone year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment. 5 years
5. Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years
6. Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

Educational Requirements

Educational Requirements for IT Officer (Scale 1) are as follows:

Four year degree in Computer Science/Computer Application/Information Technology/Electronics/ Electronics & Communications/ Electronic & Telecommunications/ Electronic & Instrumentation.


Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/Electronics & Telecommunication/Electronics & Communication/ Electronic & Instrumentation/Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Application from a recognized University, Institution.


Graduate from a Recognized University or Institution having passed the DOEACC B Level

Educational Requirements for Agriculture Field Officer (Scale 1) are as follows:

Four year degree in Agriculture or allied specializations such as Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Sciences, Dairy Science, Agri Engineering, Fishery Science, Pisciculture, Agri Marketing & Cooperation, Forestry etc. from a recognized university.

Educational Requirements for Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale 1) to fall under the Eligibility Criteria of IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) are as follows:

The candidate must be a post graduate in English with Hindi as a subject at the degree level OR a post graduate in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at degree level.

Educational Requirements for Law Officer (Scale 1) are as follows

A bachelor degree in law (LLB) is only required to the candidate and should be enrolled as an advocate with the Bar council.

Educational Requirement of HR/Personal Officer are as follows:

Full time graduate from a recognized university and Full time post graduate degree or diploma recognized by AICTE in Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ HRD/Social Work/Labour Law .


Degree/Diploma in Business Administration/Management with specialization in HRD from a recognized University.

Educational Requirement for marketing officer (Scale 1) for falling in the eligibility criteria of IBPS Specialist officer (SO) are as follows:

MBA (Marketing)/ 2 years PGDBA/PGDBM or any other equivalent degreeORdiploma from a recognized university or institute.

Educational requirement for IT Officer (Scale 2) are as follows:

Degree in Computer Science/Computer Application/Information Technology/Electronics/Electronics & Communications/Electronic & Telecommunications/ Electronic & Instrumentation.


Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/Electronics & Telecommunication/Electronics & Communication/ electronic & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Application from a recognized University, Institution.


Graduate from a Recognized University or Institution having passed the DOEACC B Level along with minimum of 2 year post qualification work experience in the IT industry.

Educational Requirement for Law Officer (Scale 2) is as follows:

A bachelor degree in law (LLB) is only required to the candidate along with minimum of 3 years of practice at Bar or judicial service OR 2 years as a Law officer in the legal department of a reputed central or state bank OR a public sector undertaking with practice at Bar.

) Educational requirement for Chartered Accountant (Scale 2) is as follows:

Passed final exam of Chartered accountancy.

Educational Requirement for Finance Executive (Scale 2)& Manager credit (Scale 2) to fall under the eligibility criteria of IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) are as follows:

Graduate with CFA, ICWA, Full time MBA, Full Time PGDMB (Finance) with 2 years of work experience in the area of credit appraisal of big, medium industrial projects in scheduled commercial Banks.

Selection Procedure

Selection process will be carried out in two stages, the first one is Common Written Examination and second stage is Common Interviews conducted by IBPS. The whole process will be conducted only once a year for Specialist officer by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Common Written Examination


The structure of the Written Examination will be conducted in Online Mode as follows…

  • All the Tests will be in Objective Type & is printed in Bilingual Format, except for English Paper
  • The Specialist Officers Common Written Examination consists of 200 Objective Type Questions, each question carries one mark totally 200 marks and the time duration is 120 minutes.
  • Structure of Examination for Law Officer- Scale I & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I
S.No Name of Tests Maximum Marks Total Time
1. Reasoning 50 120Minutes
2. English Language 25
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50
4. Professional Knowledge 75
Total 200

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. Each candidate will have to secure a minimum score in each test and also on total to be considered to be called for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.


Candidates who have been shortlisted in the examination for CRPSPL-IV will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the nodal banks 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 websitewww.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 than40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

The weight age (ratio) of Online CWE (exam) and interview will be80:20. The combined final scores of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in CWE (SPL-IV) 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.

A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent allotment process, details of which will be available subsequently on IBPS website.



  • Word Formation,
  • Passage Correction,
  • Sentence Correction,
  • Spelling,
  • Idioms and Phrases,
  • Sentence Completion,
  • Synonyms,
  • Antonyms,
  • Theme detection,
  • Passage Completion,
  • Conclusion


  • Sitting Arrangement,
  • Series Completion,
  • Syllogism,
  • Decision Making,
  • Statement Reasoning,
  • Analogy,
  • Coding Decoding,
  • Blood Relation,
  • Series Completion,
  • Analogy,
  • Classification


  • Numbers,
  • Simplification,
  • Roots,
  • Average,
  • Surds & Indices,
  • Percentage,
  • Profit and Loss,
  • Ratio & Proportion,
  • Boats & Streams,
  • Allegations ,
  • Simple and Compound Interest,
  • Stocks & Shares,
  • Clocks,
  • Logarithms,
  • Mensuration,
  • Volume & Surface Area,
  • Permutation & combination,
  • Probability,
  • Heights & Distances
  • Partnership,
  • Chain Rule,
  • Time & Work,
  • Time & Distance,
  • Problems on Trains,
  • Pipes & Cisterns,
  • Tabulation,
  • Bar Graphs,
  • Line Graphs,
  • Pie Charts


Questions in this section will be asked for testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environments around him and its application to society.

These questions will be such that they do not require a specific study of any discipline.

  • Knowledge of current events,
  • India and its neighbouring countries
  • Sports,
  • History,
  • Culture,
  • Geography,
  • Economy,
  • General Polity,
  • Indian Constitution,
  • Scientific Research
  • Over 50% of the questions will be related to Economy, Banking and Finance.


In this section, Questions from respective fields are asked- Agriculture, Law, Marketing, IT and HR.

GATE Exam syllabus for respective discipline will be the syllabus for Professional Knowledge. Only basic questions will be asked. IBPS SO IT Officer Syllabus

  • Data Base Management System (DBMS) ,
  • RDBMS,
  • E- R Diagrams, Normalization,
  • Overview of SQL queries,
  • Transaction Management,
  • Data Communication & Networking,
  • IP Addressing (Subnetting),
  • Network,
  • Architecture,
  • OSI Model,
  • TCP-IP Model,
  • Data Communication.


    Types of OS,
  • Semaphore, S
  • cheduling,
  • Network Security,
  • Cyber Crimes – Risk Management,
  • Firewall, Cryptography,
  • Process thread, Dead Lock,
  • Memory Partitioning,
  • Page Replacement,
  • Computer organization,
  • Hardware,
  • Microprocessor,
  • Bus Structure etc.


  • SDLC,
  • Software Development Models,
  • Array,
  • Linked List,
  • Stacks etc.


  • HTML Tags,
  • XML,
  • Network Security,
  • basics of C,
  • C++,
  • OOP languages.