IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) Recruitment 2017

Published: | November 10, 2017
IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) Recruitment 2017
  • IBPS SO exam 2017 is going to be conducted to fill a total of 1315 Specialist Officers posts in the participating banks.
  • IBPS SO recruitment consists of 3 main stages – Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview.

IBPS SO Recruitment Notification 2017: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released a notification for the recruitment of Specialist Officers (SO) in participating banks. As per the notification, IBPS will conduct the recruitment process to select eligible candidates for the posts of 1,315 Specialist Officers in various participating banks.

Conducted on a national level, IBPS SO recruitment has three stages – Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview. The Preliminary exam will be conducted 30th and 31st December 2017, Main exam on 28th January 2018 and Interview in the month of February 2018.

Out of the total 1,315 vacancies, IBPS 875 of the posts are for Agricultural Field Officer (scale-I), 120 vacancies are reserved for IT Officer (Scale-I), 30 posts are for Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I), 35 vacancies are reserved for HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I), 60 posts are for Law Officer (Scale-I) and 195 posts are reserved for Marketing Officer (Scale-I).

IBPS SO Exam 2017 will be conducted for the following posts:

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

Read the article to know more about IBPS SO important dates, application process, application fee, IBPS SO admit card, IBPS SO result, eligibility criteria etc.

IBPS SO Important Dates 2017:


Dates (Tentative)

Online registration of IBPS SO 2017

From 7th November 2017 to 27th November 2017

Exam application fee Payment

From 7th November 2017 to 27th November 2017

Admit Card Download for Preliminary exam

December 2017

Online Preliminary exam

30th December 2017 and 31st December 2017

Result of Preliminary exam

January 2018

Admit Card Download for Main exam

January 2018

Online Main exam

28th January 2018

Result of Main exam

February 2018

Admit Card Download for interview

February 2018

IBPS SO Interview

February 2018

IBPS SO Provisional Allotment

April 2018

IBPS SO Application Form 2017:

Candidates may follow the below mentioned steps to fill IBPS Specialist Officer online application form.

  • To apply for IBPS SO Recruitment 2017, candidates must visit IBPS official website, i.e. www.ibps.in
  • Click on the link displaying ‘Common Recruitment Process for Specialist Officer’
  • Enter your login details: Registration Number and Password
  • Upload your Photograph and Signature
  • To proceed further, click on the Pay online option
  • After successfully making the online payment, submit your IBPS SO recruitment application
  • Download and take a print out of the application form

IBPS SO Application Fee 2017:



General and OBC

INR 600


INR 100

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2017:

Post Name

Total Vacancies


Educational Qualifications

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)


Min-20 Years Max-30 Years

P.G in Hindi with English as a subject/ P.G in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the Graduation level.

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)


Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years

4 year Degree graduate degree in Dairy Science/Agriculture/Animal Husbandry/Horticulture/

Veterinary Science/ Pisciculture/ Fishery Science/Co-operation & Banking/

Agriculture Marketing & Cooperation/ Agro-Forestry/Agricultural Biotechnology/ Forestry/Agriculture Business Management/ Food Science/ Dairy

Technology/ Food TechnologyAgricultural Engineering.

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)


Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years

Full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management/

Graduate and Full time Post Graduate degree/HR/Social Work/Labour Law.

Industrial Relations/ HRD.

IT Officer (Scale-I)


Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years

Technology Degree in Computer Science/ / 4 year Engineering/Information Technology/ Computer Applications/Electronics/ Electronics and Communication/

Electronics and Telecommunications/

Electronics and Instrumentation (OR) P.G in Electronics/ Electronics and Communication/Electronics and Tele Communication/ Computer Science/ Electronics and Instrumentation/ Computer

Applications/Information Technology

(OR) Graduate having passed DOEACC 'B' level.

Law Officer (Scale I)


Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years

B.A in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council.

Marketing Officer (Scale I)


Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years

MBA (Marketing) /Graduate and Two years Full-time MMS (Marketing)/PGDBM with specialization in Marketing/Full time Two years PGDBA

IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) Participating Organisations:

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

IBPS SO Admit Card 2017:

IBPS SO admit card 2017 will be issued by IBPS for the Preliminary exam, Mains exam as well as for the Interview. Only those candidates whose IBPS SO applications are accepted will get IBPS admit card for the Preliminary exam in the month of December 2017. After qualifying the IBPS Prelims, IBPS RRB Admit Card for Mains Exam will only be issued to qualified candidates in the month of January 2018. Finally, candidates qualifying in both Preliminary and Mains exam will be issued a separate admit card for Interview in the month of February 2018. Candidates must note that IBPS will not send the hard copy of admit cards to any of the candidates. However, all candidates must download and print their respective admit cards for future reference.

IBPS SO Result 2017:

After successfully conducting the exam, IBPS will announce the IBPS SO Result 2017 for the Preliminary exam, Mains exam and Interview. For recruitment purposes, IBPS will decide the minimum qualifying marks that must be scored by the candidates in each stage of the IBPS SO recruitment. On the basis of candidates' overall performance in the entrance test, short-listing will be done for Interview round and a final merit list will be prepared afterwards. To view the scores online, candidates will have to log in with their exam Roll Number and Date of Birth.

Note: Candidates will have to qualify the Preliminary exam to participate further in the Main exam. Candidates will be able to view their scores Preliminary exam in the month of January 2018, whereas for the Main exam, candidates will be able to view their scores in the month of February 2018.

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