IBPS SO 2017

IBPS SOIBPS 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.


IBPS SO 2017 (IBPS Specialist Officers CWE VI) Vacancies


The details of IBPS Specialist Officers (SO) 2017 vacancies is given below.


IBPS SO 2017 Vacancy



Vacancy Detail


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)





Who can take IBPS Specialist Officers (SO) 2017?


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. 

Why to take IBPS Specialist Officers (SO) 2017?


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.


IBPS SO Important Dates 2017


Candidates can check IBPS SO 2017 Important Dates from the table given below.


IBPS SO 2017 important dates



Online Registration

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


February 14, 2017

Download of call letters for Interview

February 20, 2017

Conduct of Interview

March, 2017

Provisional Allotment

On or after April, 2017


IBPS SO Result 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.


IBPS SO Cut off 2017


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.


IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2017


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

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration



30 minutes

English Language


25 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude


35 minutes

Professional Knowledge


30 minutes



120 minutes

Law Officer- Scale I & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

Name of the Tests

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration



30 minutes

English Language


25 minutes

General Awareness with special reference to 
Banking Industry


30 minutes

Professional Knowledge


35 minutes



120 minutes


IBPS SO Eligibility 2017


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


Post Name

Educational Qualifications

 Age Limit


I.T. Officer(Scale-I)

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


IBPS SO Admit Card 2017


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.


IBPS SO Participating Organisations 2017


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

Allahabad Bank

Central Bank of India

Oriental Bank of Commerce

United Bank of India

Andhra Bank

Corporation Bank

Punjab National Bank

Vijaya Bank

Bank of Baroda

Dena Bank

Punjab & Sind Bank

Any    other    bank    or financial institution

Bank of India


Syndicate Bank

Bank of Maharashtra

Indian Bank

UCO Bank

Canara Bank

Indian Overseas Bank

Union Bank of India


IBPS SO Application Form 2017


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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Vidhubala 2 months ago

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What is the expected cut off for ibps so mains for agri?

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Suraj Durgesht 2 months ago

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Agricultural Field Officer Scale I Cut off 2018:

english 01.75/25(gen)

reasoning 11/50(gen)

Ga/QA 8.75/50(gen)

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Abinash Rath 4 months ago

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This month I have put Ibps so form and given duration of course 4 years,but after diploma it was 3 years degree course. Will it be accepted?

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Priyanka Kashyap 4 months ago

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If you already have got the confirmation page after submitting the form then yes, you will be able to sit in the exam but there may/may not be a problem at the time of document verification if you qua...Read More

kirti sharma 4 months ago

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I am doing Mba with dual specialization.my major is in HR and minor in marketing.can I apply for marketing officer in ibps S.O.

Can I ally for both the exam or one in ibps specialist officer

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Zubin Mehta 4 months ago

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You can definitely apply if Marketing is your forte and If you really love Marketing based roles and people management. Conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), Common Written...Read More
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Gaurav Singh 5 months ago

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I want to appear in IBPS SPECIALIST OFFICER Exam, I have done Bca and pursuing Mca final year with a back paper.Is it Possible..??

IBPS SPECIALIST OFFICER Exam which is going to be held in December 2017 requires a 4 year degree or graduation plus post graduation degree for IT OFFICER post I have successfully completed my bachelor... Read More

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You are eligible only if you have cleared your back paper and have your degree by November 27, 2017 (which is the last date for application) for IBPS SO 2018. Check their eligibility criteria here htt...Read More
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sundeep reddy 7 months ago

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Is it hard for general to get a job as AFO through ibps? does the vacancies remain same every year

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Priyanka Kaul Expert 7 months ago

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AFO application and selection is based on IBPS SO entrance exam. The exam is generally held in November- December month. The online exam of IBPS SO is for recruitment of Junior Management Officer in I...Read More