IBPS Specialist Officer Notification 2023 Released For 1402 Posts

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IBPS Specialist Officer Notification 2023 Released For 1402 Posts

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam 2023 is scheduled to take place on 30 and 31 December 2023. Those who have applied for the IBPS Specialist Officer 2023 Recruitment can download their IBPS SO Admit Card for the same by visiting the official website of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). An earlier IBPS Specialist Officer 2023 Notification was issued by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on 31 July 2023 to recruit 1402 eligible candidates for the post of Specialist Officer. 

The IBPS SO 2023 (CRP SPL-XIII) selection process comprises three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interviews. Successful candidates from the online exams will advance to the final interview phase. Annually, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS SO Recruitment to appoint qualified individuals for positions including Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I), I.T. Officer (Scale-I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I), Law Officer (Scale I) and Marketing Officer (Scale I). 

IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2023 

IBPS SO Recruitment Notification 2023 was published earlier with the details of IBPS SO Recruitment 2023. Interested and eligible candidates have applied for the IBPS SO 2023 from 1 August to 21 August 2023. Those who have applied for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP SPL-XIII) Specialist Officer 2023 and want to apply in the future year for the same are advised to scroll down this page to get updates on the IBPS SO 2023 Recruitment. 

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam 2023: Overview

IBPS SO Prelims 2023 is scheduled to take place on 30 and 31 December 2023. Candidates can check the IBPS Specialist Officer 2023 Recruitment Updates in this table below:

IBPS SO Exam - Important Updates

Exam - Conducting Organization

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Post Name

Specialist Officer (SO)

Vacancies/Posts

1402

Application Dates

1 to 21 August 2023 

Application Mode

Online 

Examination Mode

Online 

Selection Process

  • Prelims
  • Mains 
  • Interview

IBPS Specialist Officer Important Dates 2023

IBPS SO Admit Card 2023 has been issued for the IB SO Prelim exam 2023 on 21 December 2023. Candidates can refer to this table for the important dates related to IBPS SO Recruitment 2023:

Event

Date

Notification Release Date

31 July 2023 

Application Start Date

1 August 2023 

Last Date to Apply

21 August 2023 

IBPS SO Prelim Exam Date

30 and 31 December 2023 

Admit Card Release Date

21 December 2023 

IBPS SO Main Exam Date

28 January 2024

Answer Key

To Be Announced 

Result/Final Selection

To Be Announced 

IBPS SO 2023 Recruitment: Important Links

IB SO Admit Card 2023 link is available to download on the IBPS official website and candidates can obtain their E admit cards. Find the direct links related to the IBSO SO Recruitment 2023:-

IBPS Specialist Officer 2023 Vacancy

A total of 1402 vacancies were announced by the IBPS for the post of Specialist Officer. Below we are providing a post-wise vacancy distribution of IBPS SO 2023:-

                                                 IBPS SO Vacancy 2023 

Bank 

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

Law Officer (Scale I)

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Bank of Baroda 

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Bank of India

0

12

0

10

0

16

Bank of Maharashtra

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Canara Bank 

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

The Central Bank of India

400

15

0

0

0

15

Indian Bank

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Indian Overseas Bank

0

4

20

0

0

10

Punjab & Sind Bank

0

0

0

0

0

0

Punjab National Bank

100

0

100

0

700

0

UCO Bank

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Union Bank of India 

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Total

500

31

120

10

700

41

IBPS Specialist Officer Eligibility Criteria 2023 

Prospective applicants for CRP SPL-XIII must verify their compliance with the specified minimum eligibility criteria outlined by IBPS. The IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria commonly includes requirements related to nationality, age limits, educational qualifications, and other essential criteria. Below, we are detailing the IBPS SO 2023 Eligibility Criteria:-

Nationality

An eligible candidate must fall into one of the following categories:

(i) A citizen of India

(ii) A subject of Nepal

(iii) A subject of Bhutan

(iv) A Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before 1 January 1962 with the intent of settling permanently

(v) A person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam with the intention of permanent settlement in India. 

Note: However, individuals falling under categories (ii), (iii), (iv), and (v) must possess a Government of India-issued certificate of eligibility.

Age Limit and Relaxation

Applicants should fall within the age of 20 to 30 years, meaning they must have been born between 02.08.1993 and 01.08.2003 (inclusive). Specific categories are eligible for age relaxations, detailed as follows:

                                            IBPS SO Upper Age Limit 

Category 

Relaxation Age

Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe 

5 years 

Other Backward Classes (Non- creamy layer) 

3 years 

Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”.

10 years 

Individuals who have served in the armed forces, including Commissioned Officers like Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs).

5 years 

Persons affected by the 1984 riots

5 years 

Educational Qualification

                                  IBPS SO Educational Qualification 

Post Name 

Educational Qualification 

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

Candidates are eligible for IBPS SO if they hold a 4-year degree (graduation) in any of the following fields:

  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Veterinary Science
  • Dairy Science
  • Fishery Science
  • Pisciculture
  • Agri. Marketing & Cooperation
  • Co-operation & Banking
  • Agroforestry
  • Forestry
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture Business Management
  • Food Technology
  • Dairy Technology
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Sericulture
  • Fisheries Engineering

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

To meet the eligibility criteria for IBPS SO:

  • A Graduate degree
  • Plus, either a Two Years Full-time Post Graduate degree or a Two Years Full-time Post Graduate diploma in:
    • Personnel Management
    • Industrial Relations
    • HR (Human Resources)
    • HRD (Human Resource Development)
    • Social Work
    • Labour Law

I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

Candidates are eligible for the IBPS SO if they possess:

a) A 4-year Engineering/Technology degree in Computer Science, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Electronics, Electronics & Telecommunications, Electronics & Communication, or Electronics & Instrumentation.

OR

b) A Postgraduate Degree in Electronics, Electronics & Telecommunication, Electronics & Communication, Electronics & Instrumentation, Computer Science, Information Technology or Computer Applications.

OR

c) Graduation with DOEACC 'B' level certification.

Law Officer (Scale I)

To qualify for IBPS SO:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Law (LLB)
  • Enrollment as an advocate with the Bar Council

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

To fulfill the eligibility criteria for IBPS SO:

  • A Graduate degree
  • Additionally, either a Two Years Full-time MMS (Marketing) or Two Years Full-time MBA (Marketing) or Two Years Full-time PGDBA / PGDBM / PGPM / PGDM with a specialization in Marketing.

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

For IBPS SO eligibility:

  • Applicants must possess either a Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English studied at the graduation level,

OR

  • A Postgraduate Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as part of the graduation curriculum.

IBPS Specialist Officer Application Process

IBPS SO Application Form was available online from 1 August to 21 August 2023. Here we are providing step-by-step guidance to apply online for the IBPS SO Recruitment 2023:-

  1. Visit the official website of the IBPS. 
  2. Click on the "NEW REGISTRATION" button located at the top-right corner of the homepage.
  3. Begin by entering basic details such as name, contact number, email ID, address, etc. Then, click on "save and next."
  4. Upload a passport-sized photograph and a clear signature in the specified format. The photograph should be 4.5 cm * 3.5 cm, with file sizes between 20 KB to 50 KB. Signatures should be between 10 KB and 20 KB.
  5. Enter your academic and professional qualifications. After filling in the details, click "save and next."
  6. Preview your application form, as no further changes will be allowed after this step. Once reviewed, click "save and next."
  7. Make the payment for your application fee using the online payment options—Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking.
  8. Click on the "Final Submit" button. Your application will be successfully submitted. IBPS will send you an email and text message with your registration ID and password for further login to the official website.

Application Fees 

To finalize their application, candidates are required to submit the application fee. The Application Fees/Intimation Charges are payable from 01.08.2023 to 21.08.2023 (only through online payment), covering both dates. Bank transaction charges for online payment of application fees and intimation charges are the candidate's responsibility. The application fee is tabulated below:

                                              IBPS SO Application Fee 

Category 

Application Fee

Others 

INR 850 /- (inclusive of GST) 

SC/ST/PwBD

INR 175/- (inclusive of GST)

IBPS Specialist Officer 2023 Selection Process

The IBPS SO 2023 Selection Process involves three stages: Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Interview. The preliminary stage functions as a qualifying phase. Each candidate needs to attain a minimum score in the online Main Examination and achieve sufficiently high scores to qualify for the interview shortlisting.

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Pattern

Before appearing for the IBPS SO Exam 2023, candidates must be familiar with the IBPS SO Exam Pattern. Here we are providing a detailed examination pattern for prelims and mains:

IBPS SO 2023 Preliminary Exam Pattern

  • The Prelim Exam is qualifying in nature.
  • The exam will be conducted online with 150 questions.
  • Candidates are required to respond to all questions within a time limit of 120 minutes.

                                IBPS SO Prelims 2023 Exam Pattern

Name of Tests

No. of Questions 

Maximum Marks 

Medium of Exam 

Duration 

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

English Language 

50

25

English 

40 Minutes

Reasoning 

50

50

English & Hindi

40 Minutes

General Awareness with Special Reference to the Banking Industry 

50

50

English & Hindi

40 Minutes

Total

150

125

 

120 Minutes

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

English Language 

50

25

English 

40 Minutes

Reasoning 

50

50

English & Hindi

40 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude 

50

50

English & Hindi

40 Minutes

Total

150

125

 

120 Minutes

IBPS SO Main Exam Pattern 2023

                                      IBPS SO Mains 2023 Exam Pattern

Name of Tests

No. of Questions 

Maximum Marks 

Medium of Exam 

Duration 

For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Professional Knowledge (Objective) 

45

60

English and Hindi

30 Minutes

Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 

2

English and Hindi

30 Minutes

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

Professional Knowledge 

60

60

English and Hindi

45 Minutes

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Syllabus 2023

The IBPS SO 2023 exam has distinct syllabi for Rajbhasha Adhikari and other Specialist Officers, tailored for Preliminary and Mains Exams. Candidates must review the syllabus for IBPS SO 2023 here:-

                                      IBPS SO Exam Syllabus 2023 

Subject 

Syllabus 

                                          IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus 

English Language 

  1. Cloze Test
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Sentence Improvement
  4. Spotting Errors
  5. Fill in the Blanks
  6. Para/Sentence Completion
  7. Sentence Correction
  8. Para Jumble

Reasoning 

  1. Seating Arrangements
  2. Input-Output
  3. Inequalities
  4. Distance and Direction
  5. Syllogism
  6. Puzzles
  7. Blood Relations
  8. Order and Ranking
  9. Alphanumeric Series
  10. Data Sufficiency
  11. Verbal Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude 

  1. Number Series
  2. Data Interpretation
  3. Quadratic Equation
  4. Simplification/ Approximation
  5. Average
  6. Data Sufficiency
  7. Mensuration
  8. Time and Distance
  9. Profit and Loss
  10. Ratio and Proportion
  11. Work, Time and Energy
  12. Permutation and Combination
  13. Probability
  14. Relations
  15. Simple and Compound Interest

General Awareness

  1. Current Affairs
  2. GK Updates
  3. Banking Awareness
  4. Awards
  5. Currencies
  6. Important Places
  7. Books and Authors
  8. Prime Minister Schemes
  9. Headquarters
  10. Important Days

                                          IBPS SO Mains Syllabus 

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

  1. Basics of Crop production
  2. Seed Science
  3. Soil resources
  4. Agronomy and Irrigation
  5. Agricultural Economics
  6. Agricultural Practices
  7. Ecology
  8. Animal Husbandry
  9. Agroforestry
  10. Horticulture
  11. Government Schemes

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

  1. Human Resource Development
  2. Business policy and strategic analysis
  3. Training and Development
  4. Performance Management and Appraisal
  5. Rewards and Recognition
  6. Industrial Relations
  7. Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
  8. Recruitment and Selection
  9. Grievance and Conflict Management
  10. Transnational Analysis

I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

  1. Database Management System
  2. Data Communication and Networking
  3. Operating System
  4. Data Structure
  5. Computer Organization and Microprocessor
  6. Software Engineering
  7. Object-Oriented Programming

Law Officer (Scale I)

  1. Banking Regulations
  2. Compliance and Legal Aspects
  3. Pertinent rules and regulations concerning negotiable instruments, securities and foreign exchange
  4. Bankers Book Evidence Act
  5. SARFAES
  6. Prevention of Money-laundering and Limitation Act
  7. Consumer Protection Act
  8. DRT Act
  9. Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  10. Laws and regulations directly associated with the Banking Sector

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

  1. Basics of Marketing Management
  2. Brand Management
  3. Advertising
  4. Retail
  5. PR
  6. Sales
  7. Market Segmentation
  8. Business Ethics
  9. Product Life Cycle
  10. Market research and forecasting demand
  11. Marketing Strategies
  12. Corporate Social Responsibility
  13. Service Marketing

IBPS Specialist Officer 2023 Admit Card

The IBPS SO Admit Card 2023, released on 21 December 2023, is available for the upcoming IBPS Specialist Officer Prelim Exam 2023 scheduled for 30 & 31 December 2023. Applicants for the IBPS SO Exam 2023 can retrieve their IBPS SO Pre Hall Ticket 2023 from the official IBPS website.

  • Visit the official IBPS website.
  • Click on the "CRP Specialist Officer" tab on the homepage.
  • Find the tab labeled "Common Recruitment Process for Specialist Officer XIII."
  • Select the option "Online Preliminary Exam Call Letter for CRP SPL-XIII."
  • Enter your Registration Number or Roll Number and Password or Date of Birth as prompted.
  • Your IBPS SO 2023 exam admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Download the admit card and ensure to save a digital copy and print a hard copy for future use.

IBPS SO Answer Key 2023

IBPS Specialist Officer Answer Key 2023 will be uploaded on the official website of the ibps once the exam is successfully completed. Candidates will get the opportunity to submit their objections against the answer key. Once the IBPS SO Answer Key 2023 is uploaded, we will update the direct link to download the answer key here:

IBPS SO Answer Key 2023 Link (Inactive)

IBPS Specialist Officer Result 2023 

Following the successful completion of each exam phase, the IBPS SO Result 2023 will be disclosed. The final merit list is created based on the combined scores from the main exam and the interview phase. The Prelims stage serves as a qualification stage, shortlisting candidates for the Mains Exam. Rankings in the merit list are arranged in descending order of candidates' obtained marks. Those securing a place on the merit list will receive an appointment letter from the Bank of their preference.

IBPS SO Cut-off Marks 2023 

IBPS SO cut-off marks will be published along with the results of IBPS SO posts. Candidates need a minimum score in the online Main Examination and high scores for interview shortlisting. Cut-offs are based on vacancy numbers, determining interviews. Until after the interview process, Main exam scores won't be disclosed to shortlisted candidates. IBPS's decisions in shortlisting and interview calls are final for common interviews and provisional allotment.

IBPS SO Salary 2023 

The salary offered by IBPS SO serves as a significant incentive for candidates pursuing a career in the banking sector, alongside the promise of job security and attractive perks. The IBPS SO Basic Pay stands at Rs 23,700/-, while the in-hand salary typically ranges from Rs 38,000/- to Rs 39,000/-. Being a Specialist Officer role commands great respect and requires specialized qualifications across six distinct positions.

FAQ

The IBPS SO selection process includes three stages: Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Interview.

The notification was issued on 31 July 2023 by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for 1402 vacancies.

The application window was open from 1 August to 21 August 2023.

The Preliminary Exam is scheduled to be held on 30 and 31 December 2023

Visit the official IBPS website, navigate to the CRP Specialist Officer tab, find the link for the Preliminary Exam Call Letter, and enter your details to download the admit card.

There are 1402 vacancies across different Specialist Officer positions in various banks.

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