IBPS Specialist Officer – IBPS Specialist Officer Combined Written Exam

IBPS Specialist Officer Combined Written Exam  – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Specialist Officer Combined Written Exam acronym as IBPS Specialist Officer CWE is conducted usually twice in a year by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection as a pre-requisite for selection of candidates for the post of Specialist Officer i.e.

S.No Post 
1 I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
2 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
3 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
4 Law Officer (Scale I)
5 Technical Officer (Scale I)
6 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
7 Marketing Officer (Scale I)
8 I.T. Officer (Scale-II)
9 Law Officer (Scale II)
10 Chartered Accountant (Scale II)
11 Finance Executive (Scale II)

in the 20 below mentioned Public Sector Banks.

This test has been approved by each of the 20 participating Public Sector Banks along with Managing Committee of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) with the consent of the Government of India.

  • Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank
  • Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra
  • Canara Bank, Corporation Bank, Central Bank of India
  • Dena Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank, Indian Bank, IDBI Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Punjab National Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India
  • Vijaya Bank

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Eligibility (as on 01.01.2016)

Aspiring candidates fulfil the following given minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS:

Educational Qualification and Age Limits with Requisite Qualification:

Job Code 01
Name I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
Age Limits Min- 20 Years & Max-35 Years
Qualification Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications from a recognised University/ Institution OR Graduate from a recognized university having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
Experience Required
Job Code 02
Name Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
Age Limits Min- 20 Years & Max-35 Years
Qualification Degree in Agriculture or allied specialisations such as Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agri. Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture / Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Forestry etc. from recognized university.
Experience Required
Job Code 03
Name Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
Age Limits Min- 20 Years & Max-35 Years
Qualification A post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree level OR a post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree level.
Experience Required
Job Code 04
Name Law Officer (Scale I)
Age Limits Min- 20 Years & Max-35 Years
Qualification A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB)
Experience Required
Job Code 05
Name Technical Officer (Scale I)
Age Limits Min- 20 Years & Max-35 Years
Qualification Degree in Engineering in Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical/ Production/ Metallurgy/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunication/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Textile/ Chemical etc./ B.Pharm.
Experience Required
Job Code 06
Name HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
Age Limits Min- 20 Years & Max-35 Years
Qualification Graduate from a recognized university and Post Graduate degree or diploma recognized by AICTE in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HRD/Social Work / Labour Law OR Degree/Diploma in Business Administration/ Management with specialization in HRD from a recognized University.
Experience Required
Job Code 07
Name Marketing Officer (Scale I)
Age Limits Min- 20 Years & Max-35 Years
Qualification MBA (Marketing) / 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM or any other equivalent degree or diploma with specialization in Marketing from a recognized University/ Institution.
Experience Required
Job Code 08
Name I.T. Officer (Scale-II)
Age Limits Min- 20 Years & Max-35 Years
Qualification Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/Electronics & Instrumentation/Computer Science/Information Technology/ Computer Applications from a recognised University/ Institution OR Graduate from a recognized university having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level.
Experience Required 1 Year
Job Code 09
Name Law Officer (Scale II)
Age Limits Min- 21 Years, Max-40 Years
Qualification A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB)
Experience Required 3 years experience of practice at Bar or Judicial service and/or Law Officer in the Legal Dept. of a reputed Bank or the Central/State Government or of a Public Sector Undertaking with practice at Bar.
Job Code 10
Name Chartered Accountant (Scale II)
Age Limits Min- 21 Years Max-35 Years
Qualification Passed final examination for Chartered Accountants
Experience Required
Job Code 11
Name Finance Executive (Scale II)
Age Limits Min- 25 Years, Max-35 Years
Qualification MBA/PGDBM (Finance) from a recognized university / AICTE approved Institution.
Experience Required Minimum experience of 3 years in the area of Credit Appraisal of industrial projects in Financial Institutions/Banks

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Syllabus:

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam consists of quesiton from the following subjects:

  1. Reasoning
  2. English Language
  3. General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry
  1. Professional Knowledge

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Pattern:

Pattern of Examination for Law Officer- Scale I & II & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

S.No Name of Test Number of Questions M.Marks T.Time
1 Reasoning 50 50 120 Min
2 English Language 50 25
3 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 50 75
4 Professional Knowledge 50 50
  Total  200 200  

Pattern of Examination for IT Officer Scales I & II, Agriculture Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I, Marketing Officer Scale I, Technical Officer Scale I, Chartered Accountants Scale-II & Finance Executive Scale-II

S.No Name of Test Number of Questions M.Marks T.Time
1 Reasoning 50 50 120 Min
2 English Language 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 75
4 Professional Knowledge 50 50
  Total  200 200  

Note: There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. 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. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

IBPS Specialist Officer CWE Standardized Scores:

  1. The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will first be normalized using equipercentile method.
  2. Normalized scores may subsequently be standardized by linear conversion method.
  1. If the standard score obtained is in fraction, the marks obtained will be rounded off to the nearest integer, i.e. if fraction is 0.50 or more, it will be rounded off to next higher integer.

IBPS Specialist Officer CWE Cut Off Score:

Each candidate will have to secure a minimum standard score in each of the tests as well as on the Total Weighted Standard Score to be called for interview. The cut-off points to qualify in each of the tests will be decided based on the average (Average – ¼ Standard Deviation for General category candidates and Average – ¾ Standard Deviation for Reserved Category candidates). Mere passing in individual tests may not be sufficient as candidates should also score sufficiently high on Total in order of merit to be called for interview. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview for being considered for appointment in vacancies announced and anticipated by Participating Banks.

How to Apply for IBPS Specialist Officer Combined Written Exam:

Candidates are advised to apply for only one post. The applications of candidates applying for more than one post and multiple applications for a single post will be summarily rejected.

Aspiring candidates can apply On line only within the specified dates and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Pre-Requisites for Applying Online:

Before applying online, candidates should:-

  1. Scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph and signature adhere to the required specifications as given in Annexure II to this Advertisement.
  2. Keep the necessary details/documents ready if desired to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges (In case of Offline Payment i.e. CBS candidates have to apply online,
  3. Obtain a fee payment challan and then remit the necessary application fees/ intimation charges).
  4. Have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the declaration of results of this round of CWE. 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.

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 “Common Written Examination” and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CWE- Specialist Officers (CWE-SPL-II) March 2016” to open the On-Line Application Form.

(2) Candidates will have to enter their basic details and upload in the online application form. 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 .

IBPS Specialist Officer Combined Written Exam Fee

  1. Rs. 50/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  2. Rs. 400/- for all others

Note: Bank Transaction charges for Offline/ Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

Mode of Payment:

Candidates have the option of making the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges either through the ONLINE mode or the OFFLINE mode:

Payment of fees/ intimation charges via the ON LINE MODE

  1. Candidates should carefully fill in the details in the On-Line Application at the appropriate places very carefully and click on the “SUBMIT” button at the end of the On-Line Application format. Before pressing the “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.
  2. The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.
  3. The payment can be made by using only Master/ Visa Debit or Credit cards or Internet Banking by providing information as asked on the screen.
  4. In case candidates wish to pay fees/ intimation charges through the online payment gateway after the upload of photograph and signature an additional page of the application form is displayed wherein candidates may follow the instructions and fill in the requisite details.
  5. If the online transaction has been successfully completed a Registration Number and Password will be generated. Candidates should note their Registration Number and Password for future reference.
  6. If the online transaction has not been successfully completed then the following message is displayed ‘Your online transaction was unsuccessful. Please register again’ Candidates may then revisit the ‘Apply Online’ link and fill in their application details again.
  7. On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated.
  8. Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-receipt.

Note: 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.

For Credit Card users:

All prices 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.

To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your transaction is completed.

Payment of fees/ intimation charges via OFFLINE MODE (at counters of specified Bank branches):

Payment of fee/ intimation charges through the offline mode can be made through the CBS branches of any one of the following 7 Public Sector Banks- Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Punjab National Bank, United Bank of India

Candidates should fill in the details in the On-Line Application at the appropriate places very carefully and click on the “SUBMIT” button at the end of the On-Line Application format. Before pressing the “SUBMIT” button, candidates are advised to verify every field filled in the application. A Provisional Registration

Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Registration Number and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. 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. When the data is saved, 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 10 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 needed. This facility will be available for three times only. Once the application is filled in completely, candidate should submit the data. Candidates should take a printout of the system generated fee payment challan immediately. No change/edit will be allowed after submission.

Fee Payment:

Fee payment will be accepted at the CBS branches of the designated banks from 2nd working day after registration and can be made within three working days. System generated fee payment challan will be used for depositing fee. Once fee has been paid, the registration process is completed.

Candidate will receive registration confirmation by SMS/e-mail after two working days from the date of payment of fees/ intimation charges. Please ensure to furnish correct Mobile number / e-mail address to receive the registration confirmation.

Note:  There is also a provision to reprint the submitted application containing fee details, three days after fee payment.

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 three days after fee payment, 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, Post Applied, Category, Date of Birth, Address, Mobile Number, Email ID, Centre of Examination etc. will be considered as final and no 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 photograph and signature uploaded in the online application form 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 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 IBPS.

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 is found to be false at a later stage.

IBPS Specialist Officer Combined Written Exam Contact Details:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection IBPS House, 90 Feet, D.P.Road Near Thakur Polytechnic Off. Western Express Highway, P. B. No. 8587 Kandivali (E), Mumbai 400 101, INDIA Toll free Helpline Number for Candidate Queries:  1800 222 366 (Available from 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM) Fax:  91-22-2854 2076.

List of Bank for IBPS Specialist Officer CWE Exam Fee:

Sr. No Centre 

  1. Hyderabad
  2. Vijaywada
  3. Vishakhapatnam
  4. Guwahati
  5. Patna
  6. Chandigarh
  7. Raipur
  8. Panaji
  9. Ahmedabad
  10. Vadodara
  11. Shimla
  12. Jammu
  13. Ranchi
  14. Bengaluru
  15. Kochi
  16. Thiruvananthapuram
  17. Bhopal
  18. Indore
  19. Aurangabad
  20. Mumbai
  21. Nagpur
  22. Pune
  23. New Delhi
  24. Bhubaneshwar
  25. Puducherry
  26. Jaipur
  27. Chennai
  28. Coimbatore
  29. Madurai
  30. Allahabad
  31. Lucknow
  32. Varanasi
  33. Dehradun
  34. Kolkata
  35. Siliguri

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