IBPS SO 2017-18
IBPS has released IBPS SO 2017 Official Notification. IBPS SO 2017 is going to be conducted on 30th and 31st December 2017 (preliminary Exam) and on 28th January 2018 (Mains Exam) by IBPS or the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to select eligible candidates for various posts like:
- • Agriculture Field Officer
- • Marketing Officer (Scale I)
- • HR/Personnel Officer
- • IT Officer Scale I
- • Law Officer
- • RajbhashaAdhikari Scale I
The latest notification released by IBPS states that IBPS SO 2017 will be conducted through a two phase selection process. Candidates who qualify both the rounds will be further considered for the final interview process.
IBPS SO 2017 Notification
IBPS SO 2017 Notification has been be released by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Committee. The IBPS SO recruitment 2017 is for selecting candidates for the post ofSpecialist Officers in different Public Sector Banks for multiple positions. Candidates selected through IBPS SO 2017 exam can be posted anywhere in India.
IBPS SO 2017 Vacancy
This year IBPS has released a total of 1315 vacancies for the recruitment of Specialist Officers(SO). Only a handful of vacancies are available for this post as the post of SO involves really skilled and specialized officers excelling in their respective domain. Let's have a look at the post wise total number of vacancies.
•IT Officer (Scale-I)- 120
•HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)- 35
•Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)- 30
•Marketing Officer (Scale-I)- 195
•Law Officer (Scale-I)- 60
•Agriculture Officer (Scale-I)- 875
IBPS SO 2017 Exam Dates
IBPS SO Preliminary exam 2017 is scheduled on 30th and 31st December 2017. TheMains examination will be conducted on 28th January 2017.
|On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates||07.11.2017- 27.11.2017|
|Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)||07.11.2017- 27.11.2017|
|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|
|Commencement of Mains Exam||28th January 2018|
|Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination||February 2018|
|Download of call letters for interview||February 2018|
|Conduct of interview||February 2018|
IBPS SO 2017 Recruitment
The IBPS SO recruitment process is going to be conducted to select Specialist Officer through IBPS SO 2017 is done in three phases:
- Online Preliminary Exam
- Online Mains Exam
- Interview Process
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 Application Fee
A candidate is required to pay Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) as his/her application fee for IBPS SO 2017 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category. The Online Application will start once the notification has been released by IBPS.
IBPS SO 2017 Exam Pattern
This year IBPS has brought a major change in the IBPS SO 2017 Exam Pattern. Till last year, there used to be only 1 examination then followed by an interview. However, this year there will be a two-tier examination.
The preliminary exam will be a qualifying phase for the mains and candidates will have to meet the cut-offs of prelims to be eligible to appear for Mains exam.
IBPS SO 2017 Eligibility Criteria
The IBPS SO eligibility criteria is different for recruiting candidates to different positions for which the candidates are selected through IBPS SO 2017 Exam. There are three parameters (citizenship, age limit and educational qualification) that a candidateneeds to fulfill to be eligible for IBPS SO 2017 Exam.
The Citizenship Criteria for a candidate to be eligible for IBPS SO 2017 exam is discussed below:
|Citizenship Criteria||• A resident of India
• A subject of Nepal
• Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 and have planned to settle in India permanently
• A subject of Indian Origin migrated from Burma, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Namibia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Vietnam
IBPS SO recruits candidates for various posts like that of I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer etc. The educational qualification is different for all these different posts.
|Serial Number||Name of the Post||Age||Educational Qualification|
|1.||I.T. Officer (Scale I)||Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
|1)Four years engineering/Technology degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
2) Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
Graduates having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level exam
|2.||Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)||Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
|4 years graduation degree in agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ dairy Science/ Agricultural engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry|
|3.||Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)||Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
|Post Graduate in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation or degree level OR Post Graduate Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at graduation level|
|4.||Law Office (Scale I)||Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
|A bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council|
|5.||HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)||Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
|Graduate and Full Time Post Graduate Degree or Full time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law|
|6.||Marketing Officer (Scale I)||Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
|Graduate and Full Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing|
A candidate is required to be of minimum 20 years to be eligible for IBPS SO exam. Themaximum age limit is 30 years. Candidates belonging to reserved categories are given age relaxation by the Government of India. The category wise age relaxation given to candidates for the post of IBPS SO is discussed below:
|Serial Number||Category||Age Relaxation|
|1.||Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)||5 years|
|2.||Other Backward Class (OBC)||3 years|
|3.||Person with Disability (PWD)||10 years|
|4.||Ex-Servicemen/Commissioned Officers including ECOS (Emergency Commissioned Officers)/ SSCOs (Short Service Commissioned Officers) 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 1 year from last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by the way of dismissal/discharge on the account of misconduct/inefficiency/physical disability attributable to military service||5 years|
|5.||Person ordinarily domiciled in the Jammu and Kashmir province during the period 1.01.1980 and 31.12.1989||5 years|
|6.||Person affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
IBPS SO 2017 Syllabus
IBPS SO 2017 Syllabus is designed separately for Rajsabha Adhikari and Other Specialist Officers. The IBPS Specialist Officer syllabus is designed separately for Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam. It is necessary for all the candidates applying for IBPS SO 2017 Exam to once go through the syllabus as mentioned in the IBPS SO 2017 notification released by IBPS to prepare judiciously for this exam.
Apart from the major three sections of English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning,a candidate is required to be fluent in his/her area of expertise or the Specialization Subjects.
Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus of IBPS SO 2017 exam:
|Reasoning Ability||English Language||Quantitative Aptitude||General Awareness|
Apart from these subjects, candidates are required to have Professional Knowledge in his/her area of expertise as well. The detailed syllabus is discussed below:
|IT Officer (Scale-I)||
|Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)||
|Marketing Officer (Scale-I)||
|Law Officer (Scale-I)||
|HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)||
IBPS SO 2017 Admit Card
The IBPS SO 2017 admit card 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.
IBPS SO Exam 2017 Results
The IBPS SO Result 2017 will be released after each phase of the exam has been completed. A cumulative score of the preliminary exam, mains exam and the interview process is considered to prepare the final merit list of selected students. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of 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.
RBI Assistant 2017
RBI Assistant 2017 will be conducted by RBI to recruit candidates for the Assistant to its various branches all over the country. As it is a national level recruitment process, applications from all sections of India are invited. Candidates can apply online for this post after the RBI Assistant 2017 Notificationhas been released by RBI. The exam is going to be conducted in three phases: Prelims, Mains and Interview. Cumulative score of all the three phases will be used to make the merit list of candidates being selected for the post of RBI Assistant.
RBI Assistant Notification 2017
The notification for RBI Assistant 2017 exam has been published by RBI. Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has introduced 623 vacancies for RBI Assistant 2017 Exam. Candidates can now access the official notification and also start applying through the links mentioned below.
RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates
• Online Application & Payment of Examination Fees (Online): 18th October to 10th November 2017
• Online Preliminary Test (Tentative): 27th and 28th November 2017
• Online Mains Test (Tentative): 20th December 2017
RBI Assistant 2017 Salary
The Basic Pay for a RBI Assistant is Rs. 14,650/- every month. In addition to the Basic Pay, Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc. are also granted to the RBI Assistant. Thus, the Gross Salary of a RBI Assistant ranges to approximately Rs. 32,124/- every month.
RBI Assistant 2017 Application Fees
Candidates are required to pay Rs. 450 (for General and OBC Candidate) or Rs. 50 (for Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD) as their Application Fee for RBI Assistant 2017 Exam. He/She can pay the application fee online using net banking or by any credit/debit card.
Please note that no application fee is required to be paid by the RBI staff.
RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Centre
The RBI Assistant 2017is the online mode of examination and is conducted at various centres all over the country. Candidates are allotted centres according to the preference provided by them during the submission of the RBI Assistant application form. RBI Exam Conducting Body may change the centre without prior notice to the candidate due to unavailability of seats in the preferred location in case of the unavailability of seat in the preferred location. Candidates do not have the authority to launch complain for the same.
RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Pattern
RBI Assistant Exam 2017 is going to be conducted in three phases. The preliminary examination has three sections: Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English Language.
The mains exam has five different sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness.
There is negative marking for the wrong answers attempted by the candidate. No marks will be deducted if the question is left unanswered or blank.
|Sections||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|English Language||30||30||A composite time of 1 hour is provided to the candidate|
|Sections||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|English Language||40||40||A composite time of 2 hours is allotted to candidate|
Based on the score of preliminary and mains examination students are called for theinterview which holds 35 marks in the total. The cumulative score of the three phases will decide the fate of the candidate for the RBI Assistant Post.
RBI Assistant 2017 Syllabus
The RBI Assistant Exam 2017 has a predefined syllabus for all the sections for both preliminary examination and mains examination. The detailed syllabus of the examination is discussed below:
|English Language||General Awareness||Quantitative Aptitude||Computer Knowledge||Reasoning|
|Reading Comprehension||Current World News||Time and Distance||Languages||Number Series|
|Synonyms||Current India News||Time and Work||Basic Hardware and Software||Blood Relations|
|Antonyms||Geography Concepts||HCF and LCM||History of Computers||Analogy|
|Sentence Correction||History Concepts||Simple and Compound Interest||Devices||Odd Man Out|
|Word Meanings||Political Science||Problems on Trains||Number Series|
|Average||Coding and Decoding|
|Allegations and Comparison||Directions Based Concept|
|Permutation and Combination||Symbols|
|Pipes||Statement Reading, Understanding|
RBI Assistant 2017 Eligibility
Nationality: A candidate is required to be a citizen of India
Age Limit: A candidate must range between 20-28 years of age to be eligible for RBI Assistant 2017 Exam. Age relaxation is given too candidates belonging to reserved category. The age relaxationas granted by the Government of India is mentioned in the table below:
|PWD||10 years in case of General Candidates, 13 years in case of candidates belonging to OBC category, 15 years in case of candidates belonging to SC?ST category|
|Ex-Servicemen||To the extent provided by Armed Forces+5 years|
|Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and not re-married/widows||10 years|
|Candidates holding working experience in RBI||Maximum of 3 years|
|Candidates belonging to Jammu and Kashmir province of India||5 years|
Educational Qualification: A candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree with an aggregate of 50% and above in any discipline to be eligible for the RBI Assistant Exam 2017. He/She must hold knowledge of computers as well as have the proficiency in the official language of the concerned state of Union Territory.
RBI Assistant 2017 Admit Card & Call Letter
Candidates are required to download the RBI Assistant Exam 2017 admit card from its official website as the admit card won’t be sent to candidates via post. To login to the official website, a candidate will require the following:
- • Registration No./Roll No.
- • Date of Birth/Password
The admit card/call letter will be issued to candidates in three phases:
- • Online Preliminary Examination
- • Online Mains Examination
- • Interview
The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. The candidates are requested to go through the guidelines mentioned on the RBI Recruitment page before downloading his/her admit card.
RBI Assistant 2017 Results
RBI will declare the results after completion of each phase of examination. Since the mains exam is conducted within 15-20 days after the commencement of preliminary examination, it is important that students keep visiting the website regularly to see their results. The cumulative marks of the preliminary exam, mains exam and the interview will decide the candidates for the post of Assistant in Reserve Bank of India.
IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam
IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts a common written exam or CWE every year for the clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. All public sector banks use CWE as a base to fill the vacancies for this post.
IBPS is conducting Clerk exam for the seventh year now and hence named IBPS Clerk CWE VII. The IBPS Clerk CWE exam is conducted on two levels- preliminary exam and mains. Students qualifying in both these exams are thus selected for the post.
IBPS Clerk 2017 Notification (PDF)
IBPS has released the IBPS Clerk 2017-18 notification for the recruitment of Clerks. IBPS Clerk 2017 is going to be an opportunity for those who have not been able to get through SBI and other Bank Recruitment Exams. The Online Registration for IBPS Clerk 2017 will start tentatively from 12th September 2017. Last date to apply online for IBPS Clerk 2017 exam is 03rd October 2017. IBPS has introduced 7883 vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam.
As per the IBPS Clerk 2017 Official Notification’ there are 7883 vacancies in total.
IBPS PO 2017 Notification
IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Dates
You must note down important dates related to IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 and make sure that you complete the process correctly on time. The schedule of the exam is mentioned below:
|1||Start Of Online Application:||12th September 2017|
|2||End Of Online Application:||03rd October 2017|
|2||Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary||02nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th
|4||Conduct of Online Examination – Main||21st January 2018|
|5||Declaration of Final Result||1st April 2018|
IBPS Clerk Exam Centre
While filling the online application form you are given the option to choose the centre of your preference. However IBPS can allot you a centre other than the choice made by you if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues. No complaints will be entertained by IBPS in regards to change in the exam centre.
IBPS Clerk 2017 Recruitment
The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk CWE occurs in two phases:
1. Preliminary Examination
2. Main Examination
Students are required to qualify both these exams to get selected for the post of clerical cadre in most of the premier Public Sector Banks. The main thing to note here is that there is no interview process required for the selection of candidate after the mains exam. 100% weightage is given to the result of mains exam result.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
The IBPS Clerk exam occurs in two stages: Prelims and Mains. Both these papers follow online method of conducting written examination. The structure of the exam is as follow:
Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination
The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk CWE is an online exam testing a candidate on the basis of their aptitude, intellect and English. There are three sections in total and the candidate must clear the cut off of each section to proceed to the mains exam round. Candidates are required to solve the question paper in the time frame of 1 hour. The composite mark of the paper is 100 and the passing marks is decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||Composite time of 1 Hour|
Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination
Major changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. The total duration and the number of questions asked in Mains Examination of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam have been revised. In the latest update by IBPS, IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that needs to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.
Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute of 50 questions that needs to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VII.
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 minutes|
|2||English Language||40||40||35 minutes|
|3||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
|4||General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
Penalty for Wrong Answers:
There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in both preliminary examination as well as mains examination. A wrong answer to an objective question will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for the question left blank or unanswered.
Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam:
The final score for the IBPS Clerk exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:
• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for selection.
• Candidates must qualify Phase-2 to be eligible for final merit.
• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category.Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.
IBPS Clerk 2017 Syllabus
The major three sections of the preliminary examination are Reasoning, English Language and Numerical Ability. Each of these sections has multiple subheadings to focus on when preparing for IBPS Clerk CWE.
The syllabus for Reasoning, Numerical Ability and English Language is same for mains and preliminary exam. In addition to these two the other subjects are General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. The General Awareness is based on the Banking Sector awareness.
IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains)
|English Language||Numerical Ability||Reasoning Ability||Computer||General Awareness|
|Reading Comprehension||Number Series||Puzzle and Arrangements||History and Generation of Computers||Banking and Insurance Awareness|
|Cloze Test||Simplification/ Approximation||Inequality||Introduction to Computer Organisation||Financial Awareness|
|Fillers||Quadratic Equations||Syllogism||Computer Hardware and I/O Devices||Govt. Schemes and Policies|
|Spotting Errors||Data Interpretation||Coding - Decoding||Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS||Current Affairs|
|Sentence Improvement||Data Sufficiency||Blood Relations||Operating System, Internet||Static Awareness|
|Fill in the Blanks||Miscellaneous||Direction sense||Computer Network & Security|
|Order and Ranking||MS Office Suit and Short cut keys|
|Computer Memory, Computer Software|
|Number System and Conversions|
IBPS Clerk 2017 Eligibility Criteria
The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2017:
• Age Limit: The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years. The final criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 will be released along with the official notification.
• Educational Qualification: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.
IBPS Clerk 2017 Online Application
The application for IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 has to be done online. To avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the IBPS Clerk 2017 Application form is one of the following:
• Internet Explorer 8 and above
• Mozilla FireFox 3.0 and above
• Google Chrome 3.0 and above
Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
• A valid Email Id
• Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
• Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction
The IBPS Clerk 2017 application form can only be filled on the official website.
Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Online Applicaion
IBPS Clerk Application Fee
The category wise fee structure for IBPS Clerk online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Application
|Sr. No.||Category||Application Fee|
|1||SC/ST/PWD||Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
IBPS Clerk 2017 Admit Card & Call Letter
Candidates must download the IBPS Clerk 2017 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS Clerk Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:
• Registration No/Roll No
• Date of Birth/ Password
The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS Clerk 2017 will be issued in 3 phases:
• Online Preliminary Examination
• Online Mains Examination
The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.
IBPS Clerk 2017 Results
IBPS will declare the results after completion of each phase of examination. The final state wise merit list and category wise merit list shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by candidates in their online mains examination. Candidates who fall in the prescribed merit list will then be considered for appointment for the post of clerk in Banks.