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IBPS Specialist Officer Exam 2016 – 2017

The IBPS SO 2017 – 18 or Specialist Officer recruitment is currently being conducted for the 6th consecutive year & that is the reason why you see the letter ‘VI’ being mentioned in the notice.

The posts available for qualifiers of this selection process are:

Highlights of IBPS Specialist Officer Exam 2016 – 2017

A.Important Dates for IBPS SO Exam 2016 – 2017

Event Important Dates
Online Registrations/ Applications opens 16th November 2016
Online Registrations/ Applications Closes 2nd December 2016
Written exams

28th & 29th
December 2017
Interviews to be held in

March 2017
Final allotments shall be completed in April 2017

B.Post & Vacancies

As part of IBPS SO 2016 – 2017 recruitment, a total of 4122 vacancies are created in 20 public sector banks across India.

Sr. No Posts (Scale-I)
I.T.OFFICER 335 Posts

C.Testing Methods

IBPS had taken the online route for PO & clerical CWEs. Similarly specialist officer examination would also be a computer based test.

But it will have main examination only in a slightly different format

  • Online written exam to be conducted at various centres in India in January 2017
  • 200 objective questions to be answered within 120 minutes.

Only Professional knowledge marks will be taken for final selections.

A paper/ section on ‘Professional Knowledge’ for 80 marks with questions from the subject related to the post you apply (Agriculture for agri field officers, Computers & IT for IT officer, Marketing for marketing officer etc.,).

D. Eligibility Criteria for IBPS Specialist Officers Recruitment 2016 – 2017

The eligibility criteria for registrants to fulfill for this IBPS SPL VI are listed below for each discipline.Read them carefully as you wont be allowed to apply if you don’t posses any one.

  • Age should be 20 – 30 years as on Nov 1, 2016 (add +3 yrs for OBC, +5yrs for SC/ST, +10yrs for PWD)
  • Must have completed graduation as on December 2, 2016 in any of the following streams:
(i) I.T.Officer 4 year BE/ Btech in UG or PG in IT/ Computer science/ Computer applications/ Electronics/ ECE/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Electronics & Telecommunication


Any degree with DOEACC level ‘B’ certificate.

(ii) Agriculture field officer 4 yr Degree in agriculture OR subjects related to agri. sciences such as Horticulture, Veterinary Science, Pisciculture,Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering
(iii) HR/ Personnel officer Any UG degree & PG in Personnel management/ Industrial relations/ HR/ Social work/ Labour law
(iv) Marketing officer Any UG degree & 2 yr MBA/ MMS (marketing)/ PGDBA/ PGDBM with marketing specialization
(v) Law Officer Degree in Law (LLB) & enrolled as advocate in Bar council

* Except those who are applying for IT officer, should have studied computers/ IT as a subject
in high school/ college or any institute & hold a degree/ diploma or certificate.

There are no Scale II or III exams in this year`s IBPS SO recruitment.

How to Submit Registrations

The application fee is Rs.600 (Gen/OBC) & Rs.100 (SC/ST/PWD), which must be paid only via online mode through the payment gateway integrated in the online application.

On successful completion of payment, an e-receipt would be generated that you may save for future reference.

After submitting the registration form, make sure to note down your registration number & password in addition to taking a print of the application form.

Download Notice: Candidates who are interested to apply for IBPS SO 2016-2017 recruitment exam notification can download it
from their official website here

Online application links – Click here to apply

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