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IBPS SO Recruitment 2017 Overview :

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an organization which comes up with a large no. of vacancies for different posts in banking field like the one mentioned here is IBPS SO Recruitment 2017 which offers vacancies for a Specialist Officer which is renowned post in certain technical department. This process of selection is done in a profound way of personnel selection, assessment, and recruitment. IBPS So 2017 Exams are going to held soon, and the application process for filling up this post will start around November, and the exam will be conducted in the late January. Likewise the last year registered candidates will give exam in this coming January. Here we will inform you about all the necessary details regarding IBPS SO Recruitment 2017 like Age bar, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, no. of vacancies, etc. Various sectors are targeted in the SO Recruitment 2017 which are stated below.

IBPS SO 2017 Vacancy Details :

The no. of vacancies for SO Recruitment in different banks are very large in number. It is has released many vacancies of SO which is further subdivided into different sections like IT Officer Scale-I posses , Agricultural Officer, Rajbhasa Adhikari, Law Officer, HR. Officer, Marketing Officer. This number may vary according to the changing norms of the central government and for further more you can visit the official website.

Name of Post – Specialist Officer

  • IT Officer Scale-I
  • Agricultural Field Officer
  • Rajhasha Adhikari
  • Law Officer
  • HR/ Personnel Officer
  • Marketing Officer

IBPS SO 2017 Eligibility Criteria :

The candidates aspiring for this particular post should have one of the following aspects of the candidates should be citizen of India/a subject of Nepal, or Bhutan/ Tibetan Refugees came to India before 1st January 1962 are also eligible to apply, Indian Origin Person migrated from East African Countries or Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka can also apply. The detailed description of educational qualification required in Different sector like IT, Agricultural, HR, Marketing, Rajbhasa etc is mentioned below. The candidate must go through the following information before filling the application form for IBPS SO Recruitment 2017.

Post Educational Qualification
Agricultural Officer Graduation in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Ag. Engineering/ Dairy Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri-Marketing and Cooperation/ Fishery Science/ Agro-Forestry/ Cooperation and Banking
IT Officer Engineering(4 Year) or Technical degree in IT/ CS/ EC/ Electronics and Telecommunications/ Electronics and Instrumentation
Law Officer LLB Degree and enrolled as a lawyer with council bar
Rajbhasa Officer PG degree in Hindi and English as the main subject at graduation level.


PG in Sanskrit and Hindi  & English as the main subject at the graduation level.

HR Officer Bachelor degree along with Full-time Pg in Industrial Relations/ Personnel Management/ HRD/HR/ Social work/ Labour Law
Marketing Officer Graduate + Full time MMS( Marketing)/ Full-time 2 years PGDBA/ MBA(Marketing)/ PGDBM (Marketing)

Age Limit

The aspirants for IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2017 must have a minimum age of 20 years and maximum up to 30 years. This age criterion is applicable in all the particular departments. Though relaxation is provided to all the reserved categories which are given as follows

  • SC/ST- 5 years
  • OBC- 3 years
  • Person with Disability- 10 years
  • Ex-servicemen/ Commissioned Officers/ SSCOs- 5 years
  • Person domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir in the period between 1/1/80 to 31/12/89- 5 years
  • People affected by riots in 1984- 5 years

IBPS SO 2017 Application Form :

The Application procedure is quite simple. As it conducted via Online mode and follow certain steps which we have mentioned here for your reference.

  • Open the Official Website of IBPS i.e.
  • Homepage will be displayed then look for Specialist Officer Section
  • Choose the Recruitment Process for SO link
  • Go through all the notified instruction thoroughly
  • Start filling up the form by clicking on the Online Application link
  • Upload the scanned copies of Photographs and Signature
  • Finally, submit the form

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IBPS SO 2017 Important Dates :

  • Starting Date for Online Registration: Mid of November 2017
  • Last Date for Online Registration: 1st Week of December 2017
  • Last Date of Editing Application Details: 2nd Week of December 2017
  • Admit Card Release Date: 2nd Week of January 2018
  • IBPS SO Online Examination Date: Last Week of January 2018
  • IBPS SO Result Declaration Date: 3rd Week of February 2018
  • Download Call Letter for Interview: Last week of February 2018
  • Conduct Interview: March 2018
  • Provisional Allotment: After 1st April 2018.

Exam Pattern :

Exam Pattern for IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer

The exam pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari is same and the exam pattern for IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I, Marketing Officer Scale I is same. Now here we will give the detailed description of the exam pattern for all the defined sectors or departments which are displayed in a table form.

Topic Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 2 hours
Quantitative Aptitude 50
English 50
Professional Knowledge Paper 50

Exam Pattern for Law Officer, Rajbhasa Adhikari

Topics Max Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 2 hours
General Awareness 50
English 50
Professional Knowledge 50

IBPS SO 2017 Syllabus :

Syllabus for SO includes Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness as the baseline syllabus for all departments along with that every department you have applied for also conducts a professional knowledge exam which includes topic from your professional area. The number of paper conducted will be one consisting of four sections. The duration of the test will be two hours and the language used in paper will be bilingual i.e. Hindi and English.  A Negative marking of 0.25 marks will be provided against each wrong answer. Here we are mentioning both the professional Knowledge syllabus and the common syllabus for all branches.

Reasoning English Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness
– Blood Relations

– Order and Ranking

– Data Sufficiency

– Alphanumeric series

– Input-Output

– Distance and Direction

– Inequality

– Verbal and Reasoning

– Seating Arrangement

– Puzzles

– Syllogism

– Sentence Improvement

-Spotting errors

– Para Jumble

– Comprehension

– Cloze test

– Fill in the blanks

– Para/ Sentence completion

– Quadratic Equations

– Data Interpretation

– Mensuration

– Data Sufficiency

– Simplification

– Profit and Loss

– Simple and Compound Interest

– Number Series

– Time and Distance

– Time and Work

– Ages

– Probability

– Partnership

– Current Affairs

– Banking Awareness

– Books and Authors

– Prime Minister’s Schemes

– Places

– Headquarters

– Awards

– Important Dates

– Countries

– Capital

– Currencies

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for different Sectors

IT Officer Agricultural Officer Law Officer HR/Personnel Officer Marketing Officer
– Oops

-Computer Organization Microprocessor

-Operating Engineering

– Software Engineering

-Database Management System

-Database Communication and Networking


-Crop production and Improvement

– Agricultural Economics

– Seed Science

– Soil Resources

-Agronomy and Irrigation

– Animal husbandry and Technology

-Agroforestry and Ecology

– Priority Sector Advances

– Insurance schemes regarding agriculture

– Rural welfare

– Government Schemes

– Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act

– Consumer Protection Act

– Banking Regulation and Compliance


– Bankers Books Evidence

– Offenses and Penalties

– Law and Act and Indirect Implication on Banking Sector

, Constitution, Companies, Partnerships

– Transactional Analysis

– Training and Development

-Industrial Relations

– Recruitment and Selection

– Human Resource and Development

– Grievance and Conflict Management

– Business policy and strategic analysis

– Performance management and appraisal

-Market segmentation

– Market Research and Forecasting Demand

– Brand Management, Advertising

– Product life cycle

– Service Marketing

– Intellectual property rights

-Marketing Strategy

– Business ethics

Retail Management

IBPS SO 2017 Selection Procedure :

It is two step process which includes written test of total 200 marks and the candidates which qualify this written test have to go through the second level i.e. Interview which comprises of 10 marks. After evaluation the final result is declared after few months and the selected candidates are allotted with the respective post.

IBPS SO Admit Card 2017 :

The IBPS SO 2017 recruitment will release in November and it will close in December. Therefore, candidates will who will fill the application form and will apply for the IBPS specialist officer post, will able to download IBPS SO Admit Card 2017 in 2nd Week of January. For the Reason that the IBPS Specialist officer examination is going to conduct in 3rd week of Jan. Therefore, the IBPS SO 2017 Admit card will release before 10 to 7 days of Examination,

IBPS SO Cut off 2017 :

The IBPO SO 2017 Cut-Off marks for the written exam will be released with the result declaration or some days before of result declaration. The final cutoff marks will be based on the number of candidates appearing for the examination, level of the paper, etc. Cut-Off marks are the minimum marks required by the candidate to qualify the examination. After the declaration of Written result Medical examination will be done. The candidates who will pass this examination will be called for document verification process.

IBPS SO Result 2017 :

IBPS SO Examination is going to conduct in November and December 2017. Early, the IBPS declares the result in February month. Therefore, this year, the IBPS department is expected to be declared the IBPS SO result 2017 on the official website in last week of February 2017. Candidates are advised to follow the official website to check IBPS SO 2017 Result roll number wise.

IBPS SO 2017 Online Test Series :

Candidate who wants to make sure whether their study level is up to date or not can avail this offer. Here, we provide you the Online Test Series for IBPS SO to get preparation of final examination for getting good marks. With the help of IBPS SO 2017 Online test Series, you will practicing more and more same structured paper as the original ones. We will provide you with free IBPS SO mock tests and 3 sectional test just to improvise your hold on selective subjects or topics. This Online test series is based on updated IBPS specialist officer syllabus and exam pattern. We have even launched our User friendly android app which ypu can download from playstore. This app will give you easy access to all the new updated Mock test. It will also make you aware about the latest pattern and structure of the question paper.

IBPS SO Previous Year Papers :

We are providing you some IBPS SO Previous Year Papers that will help you to understand the exam pattern and the final IBPS Specialist officer question paper structure and format . It will make you acquainted with the type of questions asked in the examination. To take the advantage of all the Specialist officer previous question paper, you can log on to our official website.

IBPS SO Preparation :

  • Study hard and try to prepare daily time table to get your goals.
  • Be consistent in your learning Process.
  • Don’t get affected by the diversions and be focused.
  • Be focused on the hard and tough topics.
  • Stay Calm and Cool during the exam
  • Don’t make decisions in a hurry i.e. Analyse and then answer, if you’re not confirmed about the answer try not answering it