IBPS SO 2017-18 – Official Notification – Full Exam Pattern Change

Hello and welcome to exampundit. The much awaited IBPS Specialist Officer Notification has finally come out with huge changes in pattern.

Important Dates

On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by
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

Online Examination – Preliminary 30.12.2017 and 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

Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination February 2018

Download of call letters for interview February 2018

Conduct of interview February 2018
Provisional Allotment April 2018


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Age (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


I.T. Officer
(Scale-I) – a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer
Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ 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

Field Officer
(Scale I) – 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

Law Officer
(Scale I) – A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar

HR/Personnel Officer
(Scale I) –  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.

(Scale I) – 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 *

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.

Exam Pattern



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