IBPS SO 2017

IBPS SO 2017 is going to be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to select eligible candidates for various posts like that of Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I, Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I. The latest notification released by IBPS states that now 2 phase selection process shall be implied on selecting candidates for the pre-mentioned posts through IBPS SO Exam. The candidates who qualify both these rounds will be further considered for the final interview process.

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IBPS SO 2017 Notification

IBPS SO Notification 2017 has been finally released by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Committee. The IBPS SO 2017 recruitment process will be conducted for selecting candidates for the post of Specialist Officers in different Public Sector Banks for multiple positions. Selected Candidates through IBPS SO 2017 exam can be posted anywhere in India.

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IBPS SO 2017 Vacancy

The vacancy for IBPS SO 2017 Exam has beem released with the release of IBPS SO Notification. A total of 1315 vacancies are available for multiple posts offered through IBPS SO 2017 Exam. Let's have a look at the post wise total number of vacancies.

  • IT Officer- 120
  • HR/Personnel Officer- 35
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari- 30
  • Marketing Officer- 195
  • Law Officer- 60
  • Agriculture Officer- 875
  • IBPS SO 2017 Exam Dates

    The dates for commencement of IBPS SO 2017 Preliminary exam is on 30th and 31st December 2017. IBPS SO Mains examination 2017 will be conducted on 28th January 2017.

    Activity Date
    On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 07 November 2017- 27 November 2017
    Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 07 November 2017- 27 November 2017
    Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary December 2017
    Commencement of Preliminary Exam 30th and 31st December 2017
    Result of Online exam – Preliminary January 2018
    Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2018
    Online Examination – Main 28th January 2018
    Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination February 2018
    Download of call letters for interview February 2018
    Conduct of Inerview February 2018
    Final allottment April 2018

    IBPS SO 2017 Recruitment

    The recruitment process to select Specialist Officer through IBPS SO 2017 is done in three phases: Online Preliminary Exam, Online Mains Exam and Interview. A candidate must qualify both preliminary exam and mains exam to proceed to the interview round. The candidates selected after the interview round are given the appointment letter.

    IBPS SO 2017 Exam Pattern

    There are few major changes noticed in the IBPS SO Exam Pattern post release of Official IBPS SO Notification. Let's have a look at all the changes one by one.

  • The IBPS SO 2017 exam pattern for selecting candidates for Rajsabha Adhikari Scale I and Law Officer is same.
  • The Exam Pattern for all the other posts is different from the exam pattern of Law Officer and Rajsabha Adhikari Officer.
  • The Mains Examination will have just one section, i.e. of Professional Knowledge
  • Only three sections will be asked in the Preliminary Exam of IBPS SO 2017 Exam. For Rajsabha Adhikari and Law Officer sections asked are English Language, Reasoning and General Awareness and for other posts sections asked are of English Language, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • The score of Preliminary Exam will not be taken into consideration for the final selection. Cumulative score of Mains Exam and Interview process in the ratio of 80:20 will be taken into consideration for final allotment.
  • Let's have a look at the detailed Exam Syllabus for multiple posts offered through IBPS SO 2017 Exam:

    IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern

    For Rajsabha Adhikari Scale I officer

    Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
    1. Reasoning 50 50 120 minutes
    2. English Language 50 25
    3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50
    Total 150 125

    For other Specialist Officers (Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I

    Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
    1. Reasoning 50 50 120 minutes
    2. English Language 50 25
    3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
    Total 150 125

    IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

    For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

    Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
    Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

    For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

    Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
    Professional Knowledge(Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
    Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes

    IBPS SO 2017 Eligibility Criteria

    The eligibility criteria are different for different positions for which the candidates are selected through IBPS SO 2017 Exam. There are three parameters (citizenship, age limit and educational qualification) on which a candidate is judged to be eligible for IBPS SO 2017 Exam.

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    IBPS SO 2017 Syllabus

    IBPS SO exam syllabus is no different from any other bank exam. While IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS SO syllabus is divided into two parts:

    IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Syllabus: This has main section of Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language and Generala Awareness..

    IBPS SO Mains Exam Syllabus: Asks questions just from the specialised course that a candidate is proficient in..

    It is important to note that the Specialised Section will be different for candidates applying for different posts through SBI SO 2017 exam

    To know detailed syllabus of IBPS SO 2017, click here

    IBPS SO 2017 Application Fee

    A candidate is required to pay Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) as their application fee for IBPS SO 2017 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

    IBPS SO Admit Card

    The IBPS SO Admit Card 2017 will be released once the application process for the same is complete. Admit card for Preliminary Exam will be released first followed by the admit card for Mains Exam. The admit card for Mains Exam will be issued to candidates who have qualified the preliminary test.

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    IBPS SO Results

    The results for IBPS SO 2017 Exam will be released after the completion of each phase of the exam. The main thing to notice here is that a cumulative score of the mains exam and the interview is considered to prepare the final merit list of selected students. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of the marks obtained by candidates. Candidates who make it to the merit list will be given the appointment letter by the Bank of Candidate’s choice.

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    IBPS SO Exam 2017 Cut Off

    The cut off for IBPS SO 2017 Exam will be released after each phase of examination is completed. The cut off for the preliminary exam will be released first followed by cut off for mains exam. Candidates can evaluate their selection chances by matching their score with the cut off list released by IBPS.