IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Pattern & Interview Details

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Pattern & Interview Details: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Online Common Written Examination (CWE) for the recruitment of Specialist Officers in various cadres like IT, Agriculture, Legal, Marketing, HR and Rashtrabhasha Adhikari etc in various Public Sector Banks. The Common Written Examination (CWE) for Specialist officers and Common interview will be conducted, once a year by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. The following are the Exam Pattern Details…

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Pattern: Selection will be made on Online Written Examination and Interview. The structure of the Written Examination will be conducted in Online Mode as follows…

1. All the Tests will be in Objective Type & is printed in Bilingual Format, except for English Paper.

2. The Specialist Officers Common Written Examination consists of 200 Objective Type Questions, each question carries one mark totally 200 marks and the time duration is 120 minutes.

3. Structure of Examination for Law Officer- Scale I & II & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I:

S. No. Name of the Tests No of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning 50 50 120 Minutes
2 English Language 50 25
3 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 50 50
4 Professional Knowledge 50 75
Total 200 200

4. Structure of Examination for  I.T Officer (Scale I & II), Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I),  HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) & Marketing Officer (Scale I), Chartered Accountants Scale-II & Manager Credit / Finance Executive Scale-II:

S. No. Name of the Tests No of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning 50 50 120 Minutes
2 English Language 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 Professional Knowledge 50 75
Total 200 200

5. Negative Marking: 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.

6. Cutoff Score:  Each candidate will have to secure a minimum score in each test and also on total to be considered to be called for interview. 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.

7.  Scores: The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method.

8. Interview: Candidates who have been shortlisted in the examination for CWE SPL-III will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum score required in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Online CWE (SPL-III) and interview will be 80:20. The combined final scores of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in CWE (SPL-III) and Interview.

9. Allotment: On completion of the interview process, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations, keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc.

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