IBPS SO 2017: All You Need To Know

Snigdha updated on : 13 Jan 2017

IBPS SO 2017 examination is scheduled to be conducted on January 28 and January 29, 2017. Aspiring candidates can find all necessary information here.

IBPS SO 2017: All You Need To Know

IBPS SO 2017 is an all India level recruitment examination, conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) every year, to select students as Scale I Specialist Officer (SO) at various participating public sector banks.

Applicants who get through IBPS SO examination will be recruited for one of the following posts –

  • Rajbhasha Adhikari
  • Marketing Officer
  • IT Officer
  • Agricultural Field Officer
  • Law Officer
  • HR/Personnel Officer

IBPS SO exam for the year 2017 is going to be held on January 28, 2017 and January 29, 2017. The exam registration is now closed. The exam results are expected to be declared in the month of February 2017.

The exam will be conducted in two stages consisting of a written test and the personal interview. All candidates will have to answer 200 multiple choice questions within 2 hours period.

IBPS SO 2017 Important Dates

As per the official notification of IBPS, upcoming IBPS SO 2017 will be conducted on two consecutive days of January 28 & January 29, 2017. Aspiring candidates can refer to the list of important dates for IBPS SO given below to stay updated with any development in the exam.

Registrations Starts

November 23, 2016

Registrations Ends

December 10, 2016

Admit Cards Released

January 12, 2017

Exam Dates

January 28 & January 29, 2017

Result Announcement

February 2017

Call Letters for Interview

March 2017

Date of Interview

March 2017

Provisional Recruitment of Candidates

April 2017

However, all candidates should note that these dates are subject to change after any official notification by IBPS stating a change is released.
Know more about IBPS SO 2017 Important Dates here.

IBPS SO 2017 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for IBPS SO 2017, candidates should be aged between 20 & 30 years of age and should be an Indian citizen. Citizens of some other countries can also apply after providing an Eligibility Certificate. Age relaxation will be provided for candidates belonging to certain reserved categories. Moreover, all candidates applying for the exam should be a graduate or equivalent from any recognised university or institution. Candidates should have also studied the subject specialisation for the post they are applying for.
Know more about IBPS SO 2017 Eligibility Criteria here.

IBPS SO 2017 Application Procedure

The registrations-cum-sale of application forms for IBPS SO exam will commence on November 23, 2016. Aspiring candidates will have to get themselves registered for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP) carried out by IBPS on its official website. They will have to then fill-in the online application forms available on the website by entering the desired information. As part of the application form, all candidates will be required to upload a scanned copy of their signature and photograph.
The registrations and the sale of application forms will conclude on December 10, 2016. Any form submitted after this deadline will be rejected right away.
Know more about IBPS SO 2017 Application Procedure here.

IBPS SO 2017 Application Fee

The application process also carries an application fee, which needs to be paid, in order to submit the application forms. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/PWD category will have to pay an application fee of INR 100 while candidates applying through any other categories will have to pay an application fee of INR 600.
The application fee payment can be made online by use of Net Banking, Debit cards, Credit cards, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets and IMPS. Candidates will receive an e-receipt on successful payment of application fee. 

IBPS SO 2017 Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2017 examination will be conducted online, wherein applicant will be required to answer 200 multiple-type questions within 2 hours. One mark will be awarded for every correct answer. No negative marking at all.
The IBPS SO question papers will be in two different sets. The first set will be given to candidates appearing for the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari & Law Officer while the second set will be given to the candidates applying for rest of the posts. However, both the sets will be divided into four different sections including English Language, Professional Knowledge, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude/ General Awareness.
Know more about IBPS SO 2017 Exam Pattern here.

IBPS SO 2017 Syllabus

The syllabus of IBPS SO 2017 will cover different topics under four different sections of question paper with the fourth section varying according to the post. Under the English language section, candidates will be asked questions on Grammar, Vocabulary, Unseen Passage, etc. The reasoning section will have questions on Analytical Reasoning, Statement & Conclusion, Coding & Decoding, etc. Topics like Probability, Permutation & Combination, Calculus, etc. will be covered under Quantitative Aptitude section. Questions testing the candidate’s general awareness and knowledge relating to banking sector will be asked under the General Awareness section. Candidates appearing for the post of IT Officer will be asked questions on Database Management System, Programming Language, Computer Design, Software Engineering, etc.
Know more about IBPS SO 2017 Syllabus here.

IBPS SO 2017 Admit Cards

The admit cards for IBPS SO 2017 are now released on the official website. Candidates appearing for the exam can download their admit cards from the IBPS’s official website by entering the details asked. They are advised to download their admit card and carry it along to the examination venue on the day of the exam. The information on exam date, venue and time will be given on the candidate’s admit card along with their name and roll number. Applicants who fail to bring their admit card to the exam venue will be denied permission to appear for the exam.
Know more about IBPS SO 2017 Admit Cards here.

IBPS SO 2017 Results

IBPS is expected to announce the results for IBPS SO 2017 in the month of February 2017. All those candidates who appeared for the IBPS SO exam will be able to check their results by logging onto the official web portal of IBPS after they enter the desired information in the column specified.
Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview before the final selection is made. The call letters will be released in the month of March 2017 for the interviews, which are also expected to be conducted in the same month. 
Provisional recruitment for different posts will be made in the month of April 2017, after all the interviews have been completed.
Know more about IBPS SO 2017 Results here.

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