This is the exam held for recruitment to nationalized banks in India to fill vacancies for specialist officers for both Scale I and Scale II posts in Public Sector Banks. Find information about the examination regarding paper pattern, eligibility, etc. below.

A Common Written Examination (CWE) is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a per-requisite for selection of personnel for Specialist Officers. The specialist officers are from different fields: Law, Marketing, Finance, HR, Agriculture Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari and Information Technology.

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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.

Age Limits:

(As on 01.11.2017):
Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years
i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1987 and not later than 01.11.1997 (both dates

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

* In case of dual specialisations, one of the fields of specialisation should be in the field prescribed. In case of major/ minor specialisations, major specialisation should be in the stream prescribed. Candidates having PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specialisations are not eligible to apply.

** Candidates should ensure that the educational qualification possessed by them shall be as per the prescribed educational qualifications mentioned in the advertisement and they fulfill the above eligibility criteria. No equivalent educational qualification shall be considered as eligible by IBPS or Participating Organisations.

For posts other than IT Officer Scale I: Candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/ Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/ College/ Institute.

Note:(1) All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by

Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the final result should have been declared on or before 27.11.2017.

Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 27.11.2017 has to be submitted at the time of interview. The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark-sheet or provisional certificate issued by University / Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University / Institute and web based certificate is issued then proper document/certificate in original issued and signed by the appropriate authority of the University / Institute indicating the date of passing properly mentioned thereon will be reckoned for verification and further process.

(2) Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in online application. If called for interview, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating that the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.

(3) Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only.

The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

(4) Candidates can apply for only one post. Multiple applications will be summarily rejected.

Allahabad Bank Indian Overseas Bank
Andhra Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce
Bank of Baroda Punjab National Bank
Bank of India Punjab Sindh Bank
Bank of Maharashtra Syndicate Bank
Canara Bank UCO Bank
Central Bank of India Union Bank
Corporation Bank United State Bank
Dena Bank Vijiya Bank
Indian Bank Bharatiya Mahila Bank
Any other bank or financial institution

Candidates can apply online only from 07.11.2017 to 27.11.2017 and no other mode of application will be accepted.
Pre-Requisites for Applying Online
Before applying online, candidates should—
(i) scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm) and signature adhere to the
required specifications as given in Annexure III to this Advertisement.
(ii) Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.
(iii) keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation
(iv) have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the completion of this round of Common
Recruitment Process. IBPS may send call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. Under no
circumstances, a candidate should share with/mention e-mail ID to / of any other person. In case a candidate does
not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID before applying on-line and must
maintain that email account.
Application Fees/ Intimation Charges [Payable from 07.11.2017 to 27.11.2017 (only Online payment, both dates
inclusive) shall be as follows
– Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
– Rs. 600 /- for all others
Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the
Procedure for applying online
(1) Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the
link “CWE Specialist Officers” and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR
CWE- Specialist Officers (CRP-SPL-VII)” to open the On-Line Application Form.
(2) Candidates will have to click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register their application
by entering their basic information in the online application form. Use of special characters while filling the
form will not be allowed. After that a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the
system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional registration number and
password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent.
They can reopen the saved data using Provisional registration number and password and edit the particulars, if
(3) Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications given in the
Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature (Annexure III).
(4) Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the
data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained. Prior to submission of the online
application candidates are advised to use the “SAVE AND NEXT” facility to verify the details in the
online application form and modify the same if required. No change is permitted after clicking on
FINAL SUBMIT Button. Visually Impaired candidates are responsible for carefully verifying/ getting
the details filled in, in the online application form properly verified and ensuring that the same are
correct prior to submission as no change is possible after submission.
Mode of Payment
Candidates have the option of making the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through ONLINE mode only:
(i) Candidates should carefully fill in the details in the On-Line Application at the appropriate places very carefully
including the registration of preferences for Participating organisations and click on the “FINAL SUBMIT”
button at the end of the On-Line Application format. Before pressing the “FINAL SUBMIT” button, candidates
are advised to verify every field filled in the application. The name of the candidate or his / her father/ husband
etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the certificates/mark sheets. Any
change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.
In case the candidate is unable to fill in the application form in one go, he/ she can save the data already
entered. Once the application is filled in completely, candidate should Final Submit the data.
(ii) The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by
following the instructions.
(iii) The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/ Visa/ Master Card/ Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet
Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing information as asked on the screen.
(iv) After Final Submit, an additional page of the application form is displayed wherein candidates may follow the
instructions and fill in the requisite details.
(v) If the online transaction has not been successfully completed then candidates are advised to login again with
their provisional registration number and password and pay the Application Fees/ Intimation Charges online.
(vi) On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated.
(vii) Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-receipt and online application form. Please note that if the
same cannot be generated then online transaction may not have been successful.
o After submitting your payment information in the online application form, please wait for the intimation from
the server, DO NOT press Back or Refresh button in order to avoid double charge
o For Credit Card users: All charges are listed in Indian Rupee. If you use a non-Indian credit card, your bank will
convert to your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates.
o To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your transaction is completed.
After completing the procedure of applying on-line including payment of fees, the candidate should take a
printout of the system generated on-line application form, ensure the particulars filled in are accurate and retain
it along with Registration Number and Password for future reference. They should not send this printout to the
IBPS/ Banks.
Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application including Name of the Candidate,
Category, Date of Birth, Post Applied for, Address, Mobile Number, Email ID, Centre of Examination,
registration of preferences for Participating Organisations etc. will be considered as final and no
change/modifications will be allowed after submission of the online application form. Candidates are
hence requested to fill in the online application form with the utmost care as no correspondence
regarding change of details will be entertained. IBPS will not be responsible for any consequences
arising out of furnishing of incorrect and incomplete details in the application or omission to provide the
required details in the application form.
An email/ SMS intimation with the Registration Number and Password generated on successful registration of
the application will be sent to the candidate’s email ID/ Mobile Number specified in the online application
form as a system generated acknowledgement. If candidates do not receive the email and SMS intimations
at the email ID/ Mobile number specified by them, they may consider that their online application has not
been successfully registered.
An online application which is incomplete in any respect such as without proper passport size
photograph and signature uploaded in the online application form/ unsuccessful fee payment will not be
considered as valid.
Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply on-line much before the closing date and not to wait
till the last date for depositing the fee/ intimation charges to avoid the possibility of disconnection/
inability/ failure to log on to the IBPS website on account of heavy load on internet/website jam.
IBPS does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications
within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the
Please note that the above procedure is the only valid procedure for applying. No other mode of
application or incomplete steps would be accepted and such applications would be rejected.
Any information submitted by an applicant in his/ her application shall be binding on the candidate personally
and he/she shall be liable for prosecution/ civil consequences in case the information/ details furnished by him/
her are found to be false at a later stage.

Course Information
  • Course IBPS-SO
  • EligibilityGraduation
  • Duration1 Year
  • Contact Number9111157100

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