Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) invited applications for the 2017-18 session of the The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP VII) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts in the Participating Organizations
|On-line registration Period||07.11.2017 to 27.11.2017|
|Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)||07.11.2017 to 27.11.2017|
|Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary||December 2017|
|Online Examination – Preliminary||30.12.2017 & 31.12.2017|
|Result of Online exam – Preliminary||January 2018|
|Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main||January 2018|
|Online Examination – Main||28.01.2018|
IBPS Specialist Officer Posts Available
I.T. Officer (Scale I)
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
Law Officer (Scale I)
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
Marketing Officer (Scale I)
In general, the candidates should have bachelors degree in the respective subject for applying for the posts.. For detailed eligibility requirements visit the IBPS SO Notification CRP VII 2017-18
Structure and Pattern of Question papers
The Common Recruitment Process (CRP SPL- VII) examination will be two tier i.e. The online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in Online Preliminary Examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Online Main Examination
|No. of Questions||Total Marks|
General Awareness or GK (special focus on Banking Industry)
|Subject||No. of Questions||Total Marks|
|Subject||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|Professional Knowledge||60||60||45 Minutes|
|Subject||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|Professional Knowledge (Objective)||45||45||30 Minutes|
|Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)||2||15||30 Minutes|
Negative Marking Scheme
For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a negative mark. If a question is left blank, there will be no penalty for that question.
Reading comprehension, fill in the blanks, sentence corrections, Para jumbles, Vocabulary, Grammar Corrections, Identification of Errors, sentence corrections, Vocabulary, Grammar Corrections, Identification Of Errors, Synonyms/ Antonyms, Choosing the appropriate word and Spelling Check questions
Questions are asked from both Verbal and Non Verbal reasoning. In verbal reasoning – Completing number and alphabetical series, Coding and decoding, relations and ranking, Simple arithmetical reasoning, Analogies / decision making, Classification, odd one out, time sequence test, analytical reasoning, directions/distance sense test, input /output /seating arrangements etc.
In non verbal reasoning – series completion, finding missing figures, Mirror Images etc.
Number system, decimal fractions, Ratio and proportions, Percentage, Time and distance, Time and work, Speed and Distance, Profit and loss, Average, Simple and compound interest, Data Interpretation and sufficiency includes Data Tables, Charts and Graphs, and Probability
Professional Knowledge syllabus for Specialist Officer examination
IBPS Specialist officer examination is having 50 questions from the professional knowledge of the candidate based on the post they are applied for. Expect questions in graduation level, a good reference of text books in your degree class with some current affairs on the subject will make things easy. The following areas are considered important based on the previous year examinations.
IT officer syllabus for professional knowledge
C Programming Basics, MS Office, Windows OS and Programming, DBMS, Data Communication & Networking , Network Security, Web Technologies, Basic Programming concepts, Basics of hardware (Microprocessor, timer, ALU etc. ), Software Engineering
Law officer syllabus for professional Knowledge
Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector like Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies, Firm, RBI Constitution, RBI Acts, Important laws and rulings related to negotiable instruments, securities, Foreign Exchange, Prevention of money laundering, Limitation Act, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act, Offenses and Penalties, SARFAESI, Consumer Protection Act, Banking Ombudsman Scheme, RTI Act, Information Technology Act. The above sections need detailed study.
Free Study Materials for IBPS Specialist officer preparation
Please follow the following links to access the study materials for the examination in various subjects. A lot of books, collection of MCQ Questions and study notes are updated in the forum, and it will be very useful to you in your preparation.
- Quantitative Aptitude study materials
- English Language study materials
- Reasoning Ability study materials and books
- IT Officer free study materials
- IBPS Law officer exam free study materials
IBPS SO exam free online model exam and mock test
We, educatiobserver.com is providing free model examinations for IBPS Specialist Officer preparation and exam practice in online mode with free practice examinations at www.exams.educationobserver.com section of our website, You can try these live IBPS SO practice examinations by visiting the following links
- English Language Online mock test
- Computer Awareness online mock test
- General Awareness online mock test paper
- IT Officer online mock test for Professional Knowledge
- HR Officer free online mock test – Professional Knowledge
- Law Specialist officer online mock test – Professional Knowledge
Previous year question papers of IBPS SO examination
Previous year question papers of Specialist Officer examinations are a great way to prepare for IBPS SO examination. We are providing all the previous year question papers with answer key to help you to prepare for IBPS SO examination 2017-18
IBPS Specialist officer exam- Model question papers
Most of the bank examination follow almost the same pattern and syllabus of IBPS SO examination, except in the professional knowledge part. So practicing with the previous year bank PO papers and other model questions provide an excellent way to prepare for the IBPS SO examination. The following links below will provide some model papers for the general part as well as the professional knowledge part of the Specialist officer recruitment examination.