IBPS SO 2017 – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released notification for IBPS Specialist Officers (SO) CWE VI on November 9. IBPS SO 2017 is scheduled to be conducted in two stages – online exam and interview. The online exam of IBPS SO 2017 exam was held on January 28 & 29, 2017 for recruitment of Junior Management Officer in IT, Agriculture, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law, HR/Personnel and Marketing in participating banks. The application form of IBPS SO 2017 was available from November 16, 2016. The last date to fill online application form of IBPS SO 2017 was December 2. The computer based IBPS SO 2017 recruitment exam was conducted for approximately 4122 Junior Management Officer in Grade Scale I in 20 participating banks. Some financial organisations will also use IBPS SO 2017 score for recruitment purposes. Candidates who will qualify IBPS SO 2017 exam will be called for interview as per their rank in merit list. The detail of IBPS SO 2017 application form, exam pattern, eligibility, admit card, result, cut off, etc. is given below on this page.Latest: IBPS SO Interview Call letter 2017 is available now.
The details of IBPS Specialist Officers (SO) 2017 vacancies is given below.
IBPS SO 2017 Vacancy
I.T. Officer (JMGS Scale-I)
Agricultural Field Officer ( Scale I)
Rajbhasha Adhikari (JMGS Scale I)
Law Officer (JMGS Scale I)
HR/Personnel Officer (JMGS Scale I)
Marketing Officer (JMGS Scale I)
IBPS SO 2017 can be taken up any candidate who is minimum of 20 years and maximum of 30 years of age. Apart from the age criteria, candidates must have desired qualification as per the post applied for specialist officer. The detail of IBPS SO 2017 eligibility criteria is mentioned on this page.
Candidates who wish to pursue career as Specialist Officer in any of the 20 Government of India undertaking banks can appear for IBPS SO exam. Banks recruit Specialist Officer in different departments like Information Technology, Agriculture, HR/Personnel, Law, etc. to perform specialized tasks related to the concerned departments. For example, Information Technology officer will take care of its software systems and look into the maintenance of servers, database, networking etc. While the Law officers have to handle legal and judicial matters related to bank.
Candidates can check IBPS SO 2017 Important Dates from the table given below.
IBPS SO 2017 important dates
November 16, 2016
Payment of Application Fees- Online
December 2, 2016
Download of Call letter for Examination
January 12, 2017
IBPS SO 2017 Exam Date
January 28 & 29, 2017
Declaration of result status of examination (CWE)
February 7, 2017
IBPS SO Score
February 14, 2017
Download of call letters for Interview
February 20, 2017
Conduct of Interview
On or after April, 2017
IBPS SO 2017 score card is available now. Candidates can download score card by entering their login details. The examination authority has declared result IBPS SO 2017 on February 7 for those candidates who have secured qualifying marks as per their category. While preparing IBPS SO result 2017 the corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi- percentile method. Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations of IBPS SO result 2017. Candidates have to score subject wise as well as overall cut off score to qualify the written exam. All candidates who have qualified the written exam will be called for interview as per their rank in merit list. The final result of IBPS SO 2017 will be prepared after adding marks secure by candidates in online test and interview.
Candidates have to secure the cut off score as per their category to qualify the entrance exam. The exam conducting body will release IBPS SO cut off score 2017 of each stages at the time announcement of result. The cut off score is the qualifying marks which must be secured by candidates in order to become eligible for next stage of selection procedure.
The IBPS SO 2017 was conducted in online mode on January 28 and 29, 2017 as per the announced dates. IBPS SO 2017 exam was conducted separately for each post and candidates have to appear as per the applied post. The online question booklet was 200 multiple choice questions from Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness and Professional Knowledge. Candidates can detail of IBPS SO 2017 exam pattern like number of question, subjects, duration, etc. from the table given below.
IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I & Marketing Officer Scale I
Name of the Tests
Law Officer- Scale I & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I
General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry
Candidates, applying for the recruitment process, must fulfil the eligibility criteria of IBPS SO 2017 as given below:
Nationality: A candidate must be citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika & Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
IBPS SO 2017 Age Limit and Qualification
4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation
20 to 30 Years
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agri. Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri- marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level
Law Officer(Scale I)
A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
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 (Scale I)
Graduate and Full time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM with specialization in Marketing
The examination authority issues IBPS SO 2017 admit card for pre-exam training, IBPS SO Main Exam and interview. Candidates who had applied can download their IBPS SO 2017 call letter from January 12. Also, it must be noted that IBPS was not send call letter to any candidate by post or any other means. IBPS SO 2017 admit card is available in an online mode only.
A total of 20 banks and other financial organisation participating in IBPS SO 2017. The table given below show organisations participating in IBPS SO 2017.
IBPS SO Participating Banks
Central Bank of India
Oriental Bank of Commerce
United Bank of India
Punjab National Bank
Bank of Baroda
Punjab & Sind Bank
Any other bank or financial institution
Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra
Indian Overseas Bank
Union Bank of India
The application form of IBPS SO 2017 began from November 16. The application form could be filled in online only on or before December 2, 2016. Candidates were advised to read the application procedure carefully before beginning the application process because any misinformation leaded to cancellation of candidature. The cost of IBPS SO 2017 application form was Rs. 600 for all other candidates and Rs. 100 SC/ST/PWD candidates. Before the submission of the IBPS 2017 SO application candidates were advised to use the ‘Save and Next’ facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. No change was permitted in application form was allowed after clicking on ‘Final Submit Button’.
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To be eligible for IBPS PO, you need to be a graduate in any stream. You should have completed your Graduation in any stream from a recognised University. There is no specific discipline that you should be completing your Graduation in. It can be BA, B.Sc, B.Com, B.Tech, etc. You should have computer proficiency.
It doesn't matter if your minor is marketing in MBA, as long as you have knowledge and skills in the field you can apply for any marketing related jobs. So you need not hesitate to apply for the job. So you are definitely eligible to apply for any marketing and finance jobs as you have both these as your major and minor specialisations.
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