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IBPS CWE Specialist Officers

Educational Qualification for IBPS Specialist Officers

Educational Qualifications which required for IBPS Specialist Officers is degree in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Additionally, applicants to the Specialist cadre are required to have a professional qualification in Law, Accounting, Agriculture, IT or management sector. A certificate in computer operations or knowledge in computers has also been mandatory for posts other than specialist officers.

Method of Examination for IBPS Specialist Officers

Now the IBPS is conducting the examinations online for IBPS Specialist Officers, Tara Institute is providing free online test for the perfection in their students. This online test is provided free of cost to all students. Along with online test, study materials are also being provided for IBPS Specialist Officers . There is a provision of negative marking in Common Written Examination (CWE) for IBPS Specialist Officers.

Age Eligibility Criteria for IBPS Specialist Officers

Post Code Name of the Post Age Educational Qualifications (from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies) Post, Qualification Minimum, Work, Experience
01 I.T. Officer (Scale-II) Min - 20 Years, Max - 30 Years a) 4 year Engineering 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
02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) Min - 20 Years, Max - 30 Years 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 ---
03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Min - 20 Years, Max - 30 Years 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.
04 Law Officer (Scale I) Min - 20 Years, Max - 30 Years A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council ---
05 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Min - 20 years, Max - 30 years Graduate and Full time Post Graduate degree or Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/Social Work / Labour Law.* ---
06 Marketing Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 years
Max- 30 years
Graduate and Full time MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM with specialization in Marketing * ---
07 I.T. Officer (Scale-II) Min - 20 Years
Max-35 Years
4 year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics Telecommunications/ Electronics Communication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications
Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
2 years in IT field
08 Law Officer (Scale II) Min - 20 Years
Max-35 Years
A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) Enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council and 3
years experience of practice at Bar or Judicial service and/or 2 years as a Law Officer in the Legal Dept. of a Scheduled Commercial Bank or the Central/State
Government or of a Public Sector Undertaking and candidates should
produce a certificate of having the requisite post qualification work
experience from the Court/ Bar council/ organisation.
09 Chartered Accountant (Scale II) Min - 20 Years Max-35 Years Passed final examination for Chartered
10 Manager Credit (Scale II)/ Finance Executive (Scale II) Min - 20 Years
Max-35 Years
Graduate and CFA/ ICWA/ Full time MBA/ Full time PGDBM (Finance) * 2 years in the area of Credit Appraisal of big/ medium industrial projects in Scheduled Commercial Banks

Relaxation of Upper age limit

Sr. No. Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one 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

Stages of Examination
Bank Clerk recruitments comprise two stages of exams. 

Stage 1 Written Test:  Written test, and an interview. The written test normally comprises an objective type test. 

Stage 2 Common Interviews:  Candidates who clear the written test are called for interview. IBPS now have the complete control over recruiting, placing professionals in all public sector banks in India. Since they have announced that the interview will be conducted by them self and not by the participating banks. And prepare a final merit list will be used to recruit the candidates directly to the banking position. Personal Interview is conducted to check the behavior, conversation skill, and knowledge about banking and financial topics. Technical questions may come from your previous job (if you are already working), projects that you have done, academic subjects and about the bank also. So, prepare well on one subject from your academic curriculum, do a good research on the bank and rehearsal mock interviews.

Scheme of Examination

The written test consists of Objective Paper of 200 maximum marks. The test areas in the objective type test of Bank Clerk Exam include tests from amongst Reasoning,  Quantitative Aptitude, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, English language, Hindi Language, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. In Objective Paper the candidate have to be answered 200 Questions in 120 Minutes.

Online  Examination Structure :
The structure of the Online  Examination which will be conducted online is as follows:

Law Officer- Scale I & II & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Max. Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning 50 50 120 Minutes
2 English Language 50 25
3 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 50 50
4 Professional Knowledge 50 75
  Total 200 200

IT Officer Scales I & II, Agriculture Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I, Marketing
Officer Scale I, Chartered Accountants Scale-II & Manager Credit / Finance Executive Scale-II

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Max. Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning 50 50 120 Minutes
2 English Language 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 Professional Knowledge 50 75
  Total 200 200

The above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Penalty for Wrong Answers
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

Common Interview:
Candidates who have been shortlisted in the examination for IBPS Specialist Officers will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations. 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 website 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 than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (exam) and interview will be 80:20. The combined final scores of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in CWE PO/MT-III and Interview. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview to be shortlisted for subsequent allotment process, details of which will be available subsequently on IBPS website.
The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method.

V. Cutoff Score
Each candidate will have to secure a minimum score in each test and also on total to be considered to be called for interview. For each State/UT, mere passing in individual tests may not be sufficient as candidates should also score sufficiently high on Total in order of merit to be called for interview.

How to Apply for IBPS Specialist Officers :
Candidates can apply online only and no other mode of application will be accepted.
Before applying online, candidates should:

  1. Scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph and signature adhere to the required specifications as given in Annexure II to this Advertisement.
  2. If desiring to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges keep the necessary details/documents ready (In case of Offline Payment i.e. CBS candidates have to apply online, obtain a fee payment challan and then remit the necessary application fees/ intimation charges).
  3. Have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the declaration of results of this round of CWE. IBPS may send call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. Under no circumstances, a candidate should share with/mention e-mail ID to / of any other person. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID before applying on-line and must maintain that email account.

Procedure for applying online

  1. Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website  and click on the Home Page to open the link IBPS Specialist Officers and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR IBPS Specialist Officers to open the On-Line Application Form.
  2. Candidates will have to enter their basic details and upload in the online application form.

Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature.

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