IBPS SO (CRP SPL-XII): NOTIFICATION, ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & EXAM PATTERN

Updated On : 02 Nov, 2022

IBPS SO 2023-24 RECRUITMENT:

IBPS Specialist Officers 2023-24 (CRP SPL-XII) will be a three-phase selection process consisting of Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Candidates who pass the online examinations will be considered for the final interview round. Every year, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds IBPS SO Recruitment to select qualified candidates for the following positions:

  • Marketing Officer (Scale I) 

  • Agriculture Field Officer

  • Human Resources/Personnel Officer (Scale I) 

  • Information Technology Officer (Scale I) 

  • Law Officer (Scale I) 

  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Committee issued an IBPS SO 2023-24 Notification PDF on October 31, 2022, on its official website, ibps.in, to recruit 710 Specialist Officers in various categories. The IBPS SO Recruitment 2023 is for the selection of candidates for the position of Specialist Officers in various Public Sector Banks. Examine the IBPS SO Notification 2023-24 pdf. Have a look at the important details given below.

IBPS SO IMPORTANT DETAILS:

IBPS (CRP SPL-XII) - Important Details

Organization Name

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Exam Name

CRP Specialist Officers (SO) 2023-24

Starting of Online Application

01-11-2022

Last date to apply online

21-11-2022

Application Mode

Online

Mode of Examination

Online

Number of Vacancies

710

Examination Date

24-12-2022/ 31-12-2022

IBPS SO 2023-24 IMPORTANT DATES (TENTATIVE):

Event

Date & Time

Dates for submission of online applications

01.11.2022- 21.11.2022

Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)

01.11.2022- 21.11.2022

Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary

December 2022

Online Examination – Preliminary

24.12.2022/ 31.12.2022

Result of Online exam – Preliminary

January 2023

Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main

January 2023

Online Examination – Main

29.01.2023

Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination

February 2023

Download of call letters for interview

February 2023

Conduct of interview

February/March 2023

Provisional Allotment

April 2023

IBPS SO (CRP SPL-XII) EXAM IMPORTANT LINKS:

Official Website

ibps.in

Official Notice

Click Here

Apply Link

Click Here

Course Buy Link

Click Here

PARTICIPATING BANKS FOR IBPS SO (CRP SPL-XII) EXAM:

Bank of Baroda

Bank of India

Bank of Maharashtra

Canara Bank

Central Bank of India

Indian Bank

Indian Overseas Bank

Punjab National Bank

Punjab & Sind Bank

UCO Bank

Union Bank of India

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IBPS SO (CRP SPL-XII) - HOW TO APPLY:

The link to fill out the IBPS SO application online is available on the IBPS official website beginning November 1st. Candidates are encouraged to apply for the IBPS SO 2022 exam before the deadline, which is November 21, 2022, according to the IBPS official notification. Follow the below-mentioned steps to apply for the SO post:

  • You must first visit the IBPS official website.

  • On the IBPS home page, you will find a link to apply for IBPS SO recruitment notification 2022.

  • Fill out the application form by clicking on the link.

  • Enter your correct information as per your official documents.

  • Before submitting the application form, double-check all of the details entered by you and click the submit button.

  • A new tab will appear in which you have to upload a scanned image of your signature and a recent photograph in the dimensions specified.

  • Click the submit button once more.

  • Pay the appropriate application fee for your category.

  • Make a copy of the final application fee for future reference.

IBPS SO (CRP SPL-XII) APPLICATION FEE:

Category

Fee

SC/ST/PWBD candidates

Rs. 175/- (inclusive of GST)

All Others

Rs. 850 /- (inclusive of GST)

Mode of Payment:

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.

IBPS SO (CRP SPL-XII) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Nationality: 

To be eligible to apply for SO posts, a candidate must be either

  • a Citizen of India or 

  • a subject of Nepal or 

  • a subject of Bhutan or 

  • a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or 

  • 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.

Age Limit (As on 01-11-2022):

To be eligible for the IBPS SO exam, a candidate must be at least 20 years old. The maximum age is 30 years. The Government of India provides age relaxation to candidates from reserved categories. The age relaxation granted to candidates for the post of IBPS SO is discussed below, by category:

Category

Upper Age Relaxation 

SC/ST

05 years

OBC (non-creamy layer)

03 years

Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”.

10 years

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) 

05 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

05 years

*for more details refer to the official notification.

Educational Qualifications (As on 21-11-2022):

Post-wise educational qualification is tabulated below:

Name of the Post

Educational Qualification

I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

(i) 4-year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & 3 Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR 

(ii) 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

Agricultural 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/ Sericulture

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

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. 

Law Officer (Scale I)

A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council

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.

Marketing Officer (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.

IBPS SO (CRP SPL-XII) SELECTION PROCESS:

The IBPS SO selection procedure is divided into three stages. It is the most important factor that the authorities decide on. Knowing the selection process ensures that you can prepare for the exam well and in the right direction. Recently, there have been a few changes to the IBPS selection process. Previously, the IBPS SO Exam consisted of the following stages:

  • Preliminary Examination for IBPS SO

  • Exam for IBPS SO Mains

  • Language Proficiency Examination

Now the selection for Specialist Officers is based on:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Interview

IBPS SO (CRP SPL-XII) EXAM PATTERN:

The structure of the online examination is as follows:

a. Preliminary Examination

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium

Exam Duration

English Language

50

25

English

40 minutes

Reasoning

50

50

English & Hindi

40 minutes

General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry

50

50

English & Hindi

40 minutes

Total

150

125



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

English Language

50

25

English

40 minutes

Reasoning

50

50

English & Hindi

40 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

English & Hindi

40 minutes

Total

150

125



Note:

  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for a wrong answer.
  • The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi-percentile method.
  • Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.

b. Main Examination

For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium

Exam Duration

Professional Knowledge (Objective)

45

60

English & Hindi

30 minutes

Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)

2

English & Hindi

30 minutes

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

Professional Knowledge

60

60

English & Hindi

45 minutes

c. Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the CRP SPL-XII Online Main Examination will be invited to an Interview, which will be conducted by the Participating Banks and coordinated by the Nodal Banks in each State/UT. The total number of marks allotted for the interview is 100. The minimum qualifying marks for the interview will be 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates). The weightage of the online main examination and the interview will be 80:20. The combined final score of candidates will be calculated using the total scores obtained by the candidates in the CRP- SPL-XII Online Main Examination and Interview.

Note:

A candidate must pass both the Online Main Examination and the interview in order to be shortlisted for the subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available later on the authorised IBPS website.

IBPS SO (CRP SPL-XII) SYLLABUS:

The detailed IBPS SO prelims syllabus for the upcoming IBPS SO 2022-2023 exam is provided below:

Subject

Topic

Reasoning

  • Seating Arrangements

  • Puzzles

  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Inequalities

  • Syllogism

  • Input-Output

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Blood Relations

  • Order and Ranking

  • Alphanumeric Series

  • Distance and Direction

Quant.

  • Quadratic Equation

  • Number Series

  • Data Interpretation

  • Simplification/ Approximation

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Mensuration

  • Average

  • Profit and Loss

  • Ratio and Proportion

  • Work, Time and Energy

  • Time and Distance

  • Simple and Compound Interest

  • Permutation and Combination

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs and Banking Awareness

  • GK Updates (last 3-4 months)

  • Important Places

  • Books and Authors

  • Awards

  • Headquarters

  • Prime Minister Schemes

  • Important Days

English

  • Cloze Test

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Spotting Errors

  • Sentence Improvement

  • Para Jumbles

  • Fill in the Blanks

IBPS SO (CRP SPL-XII) EXAM CENTRE:

In the online Application Form, a candidate must indicate the Centre(s) where he or she wishes to take the examination. The following are details about the Examination Centres and Regional Offices under whose jurisdiction these Examination Centres are located:

State Code

State /UT / NCR

Preliminary Examination Centre

Main Examination Center

11

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Port Blair

12

Andhra Pradesh

Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam

13

Arunachal Pradesh

Naharlagun 

Naharlagun 

14

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur

Guwahati

15

Bihar

Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea

Patna

16

Chandigarh

Chandigarh/Mohal

Chandigarh/Mohal

17

Chhattisgarh

Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur

Raipur

18

Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

Surat, Jamnagar

Surat

19

Delhi

Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram

Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram

20

Goa

Panaji

Panaji

21

Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara

Ahmedabad

22

Haryana

Ambala, Faridabad. Gurugram

Ambala

23

Himachal Pradesh

Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Mandi

Hamirpur

24

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, Samba, Srinagar

Jammu, Srinagar

25

Jharkhand

Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Ranchi

26

Karnataka

Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi 

Bengaluru, Hubli

27

Kerala

Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur

Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram

28

Ladakh

Leh

Leh

29

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

Kavaratti

30

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Ujjain

Bhopal

31

Maharashtra

Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Pune, Ratnagiri

Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune

32

Manipur

Imphal

Imphal

33

Meghalaya

Shillong

Shillong

34

Mizoram

Aizawl

Aizawl

35

Nagaland

Kohima

Kohima

36

Odisha

Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur

Bhubaneshwar

37

Puducherry

Puducherry

Puducherry

38

Punjab

Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Mohali, Patiala

Jalandhar, Mohali, Patiala

39

Rajasthan

Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Jaipur, Udaipur

40

Sikkim

Bardang/ Gangtok

Bardang/ Gangtok

41

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore

Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli

42

Telangana

Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal

Hyderabad

43

Tripura

Agartala

Agartala

44

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Prayagraj(Allahabad), Varanasi

Lucknow, Meerut, Prayagraj(Allahabad) 

45

Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee

Dehradun

46

West Bengal

Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

IBPS SO (CRP SPL-XII) VACANCY DETAILS:

Along with its notification on October 31, 2022, IBPS announced 710 Specialist Officers (SO) vacancies for the IBPS SO 2022-23 exam. The distribution of vacancies by post and category is shown in the table below.

I.T.OFFICER(SCALE-I)

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

UR

TOTAL

07

03

12

04

18

44

AGRICULTURAL FIELD OFFICER (SCALE-I)

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

UR

TOTAL

84

38

141

47

206

516

RAJBHASHA ADHIKARI (SCALE-I)

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

UR

TOTAL

04

02

06

01

12

25

LAW OFFICER (SCALE-I) 

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

UR

TOTAL

01

0

02

01

06

10

HR/PERSONNEL OFFICER (SCALE-I)

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

UR

TOTAL

03

01

04

01

06

15

MARKETING OFFICER (SCALE-I)

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

UR

TOTAL

16

07

28

09

40

100

Note:

The openings are provisional. Any changes in the number of vacancies will be announced on the Commission's website.

FAQS ON IBPS SO RECRUITMENT 2023-24:

Q. Is official notification for the IBPS SO recruitment 2023-24 available?

A. The IBPS SO recruitment 2023-24 notification was officially released on October 31, 2022, for the position of SO (Specialist Officers), which contains all of the important details about the IBPS SO exam.


Q. When will the IBPS SO Exam be held in 2023-24?

A. According to the officials, the IBPS SO exam will be held on December 24th and 31st, 2022. IBPS will administer the SO exam online.

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