Institute of Banking Personnel Selection - (IBPS SO):

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS SO) - Exam Pattern and Syllabus

COMMON RECRUITMENT PROCESS FOR RECRUITMENT OF SPECIALIST OFFICERS IN PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS

IBPS SO Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts listed below in the Participating Organizations is every year scheduled in December/ January.

Sr. No
POSTS
01
I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
02
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
03
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
04
Law Officer (Scale I)
05
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
06
Marketing Officer (Scale I)

A. PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS

Allahabad Bank
Canara Bank
Indian Bank
Syndicate Bank
 Andhra Bank
Central Bank of India
Indian Overseas Bank
UCO Bank
Bank of Baroda
Corporation Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Union Bank of India
Bank of India
Dena Bank
Punjab National Bank
United Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra
IDBI Bank
Punjab & Sind Bank
Vijaya Bank

B. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 Candidates, intending to apply for CRP-PO/MT-VIII should ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS in this advertisement:

I. Nationality / Citizenship: A candidate must be either -

(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

II. Age:

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years

Relaxation of Upper age limit

Sr. No.
Category
Age relaxation
1
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe
5 years
2
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)
3 years
3
Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”
10 years
4
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) 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 one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment
5 years
5
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
5 years
6
Persons affected by 1984 riots
5 years


III. Educational Qualifications:

Post Code
Name of the Post
Age
Educational Qualifications (from a University/ Institution/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)
01
I.T. Officer
(Scale-I)
Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years
a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & 3 Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
02
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years
4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering/ Sericulture
03
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years
Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.
04
Law Officer (Scale I)
Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years
A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
05
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
Min- 20 years Max- 30 years
Graduate and Two Years Full time Post Graduate degree or Two Years Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.
06
Marketing Officer (Scale I)
Min- 20 years Max- 30 years
Graduate and Two Years Full time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time MBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing *

C. CRP – ONLINE EXAMINATIONS
I. The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

a. Preliminary Examination For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Sr. No.
Name of Tests
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Medium of Exam
Duration
1
English Language
50
25
English
40 minutes
2
Reasoning
50
50
English and Hindi
40 minutes
3
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry
50
50
English and Hindi
40 minutes

Total
150
125



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

Sr. No.
Name of Tests
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Medium of Exam
Duration
1
English Language
50
25
English
40 minutes
2
Reasoning
50
50
English and Hindi
40 minutes
3
Quantitative Aptitude
50
50
English and Hindi
40 minutes

Total
150
125


Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

b. Main Examination

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

Name of the Test
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Medium of Exam
Duration
Professional Knowledge
60
60
English & Hindi
45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari
Name of the Test
No. 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


Syllabus:
English Language
Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
General Awareness
 Reading Comprehension 
Puzzles
Data Interpretation
Banking Awareness
Cloze Test
Seating Arrangements
Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
Financial Awareness
Fillers
Direction Sense
Number Series
Govt. Schemes and Policies
Sentence Errors
Blood Relation
Approximation and Simplification
Current Affairs
Vocabulary based questions
Syllogism
Data Sufficiency
Static Awareness
Sentence Improvement
Order and Ranking
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss,

Jumbled Paragraph
Coding-Decoding
SI & CI, Ages,

Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)
Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)
Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership,


Inequalities
Mensuration,


Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time,


Data Sufficiency
Probability, Permutation and Combination,


Machine Input-Output
Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)


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