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IBPS is the acronym for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, which is the the apex body for recruitment, promotion and placement services in Indian public sector undertaking (PSU) banks. Founded in 1975 as a unit of National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), it became an autonomous body in 1984  at the behest of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).The online examination for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts listed below in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled in January 2017.

1 I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
2 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
3 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
4 Law Officer (Scale I)
5 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
6 Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates, intending to apply for CWE Clerks-VI should ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS:

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 (As on 01.11.2016)

Maximum: 20 Years Minimum: 30 Years

i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1986 and not later than 01.11.1996 (both dates inclusive).

How To Apply

Candidates can apply online only from 16.11.2016 to 02.12.2016 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

  • Open the Official website of IBPS i.e www.ibps.in

  • Find the link  CWE Specialist Officers and click on it.

  • Go to the “Click here to apply online for CWE SPL – VI” link and login using your ID and Password.

  • Those who have not registered can click on the link for new registration on the top of the page.

  • Fill up the details as per the field specified in the form.

  • After completing  application form with requisite details proceed for payment.


Application Fee And Intimation Charges

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges: Payable from 16.11.2016 to 2.12.2016 (Online payment), both dates inclusive, shall be as follows –

Category Fee
SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
General, OBC and Others Rs. 600/- (app. fee including intimation charges)

For Latest updates regarding the Exam check out the knowlegde hub section.

IBPS SO syllabus is split into the following sections:

  1. English language – questions from the language and skills of reading, writing
  2. Quantitative aptitude – Maths of class X level such as Number Systems, Profit & loss, Work time & distance, Data Interpretation etc.
  3. Reasoning Ability – logical reasoning questions (verbal and non-verbal)
  4. General/Economy/Banking Awareness – general knowledge and current events
  5. Professional knowledge – 
    • IT Officer: General knowledge of hardware, software, networking, Internet etc.
    • Agriculture Field Officer: Basics of Crop production and improvement, Seed Science, Irrigation schemes etc.
    • Marketing Officer: Basics of Marketing Management, Brand Management, Business Ethics etc.
    • HR Officer: Human Resource Development, Grievance management, Recruitment, Training etc.
    • Law Officer: Consumer Protection Act, Money Laundering Act, Relevant Law etc.

For more information Regarding IBPS SO syllabus, refer to the Knowledge Hub Section.

Law Officer- Scale I & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

Sr.No. Name of the Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration( in mins)
1 Reasoning 50 * 30
2 English Language 50 * 25
3 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 50 * 30
4 Professional Knowledge 50 80 35
Total 200 * 120

IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I &Marketing Officer Scale I

Sr.No. Name of the Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration( in mins)
1 Reasoning 50 * 30
2 English Language 50 * 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 * 30
4 Professional Knowledge 50 80 35
Total 200 * 120

The above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. 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 penalty to arrive at corrected score.

* Only qualifying. Marks obtained will not be added for merit listing for interview.

Activity Dates
Online Registration including edit/modification of application of candidates November 16 To December 02, 2016
Payment of Application Fees – Online November 16 To December 02, 2016
Last Date for printing your application December 17, 2016
Download Call-letter for Exam After January 16, 2017
Online Examination (Single Examination) January 28 & January 29, 2017
Declaration of Results February 16, 2017
Download Call-letters for Interview After February 24, 2017
Conduct of Interview March 2017
Provisional Allotment On or after April 01, 2017


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