IBPS Specialist Officer:  IBPS Specialist Officer Common Written exam is an objective type paper which includes 4 sections of different marks. There will be negative marking for all wrong answer.

Exam Detail

IBPS Specialist Officer Common Written exam is an objective type paper which includes 4 sections of different marks. There will be negative marking for all wrong answer. 

Paper Pattern For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari

S. No. Name of the test Max Marks Duration
1 Specialist Officer Reasoning Test 50 120 Min
2 SO English Language Test 25
3 SO General Awareness Test 50
4 SO Professional Knowledge Test 75
  Total 200

Paper Pattern For IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR / Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer

S. No. Name of the test Max Marks Duration
1 Specialist Officer Reasoning Test 50 120 Min
2 SO English Language Test 25
3 SO Quantitative Aptitude Paper 50
4 SO Professional Knowledge Test 75
  Total 200

For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted from all score.

Eligibility Criteria :

  1. A citizen of India, or
  2. A subject of Nepal, or
  3. A subject of Bhutan, or
  4. ) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (e) 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.

Educational Qualification:

There are various posts under the Specialist Officers vacancies and all of them will have a different academic qualification requirement

Age Limit:

As per the Eligibility Criteria of IBPS SO 2016 the candidates’ age should be in between 20 and 30 years.



Start Date of IBPS Specialist Officer Online Registration: 16.11.2016

Last Date of IBPS Specialist officer CWE Registration  02.12.2016

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Date for CWE 6 28.01.2017 & 29.01.2017

Result of IBPS CWE Specialist Officer Exam February 2017

Conduct of Interview Of Specialist officer March 2017 




Number series, Letter & symbol series, Statement, and argument, Logical Reasoning problems, Alphabet test, Passage, and conclusions, Blood relations, Direction sense test, Input output, Coding-decoding, Number Ranking, Making judgments, etc. Check – IBPS Reasoning Preparation tips, Making series/analogy, Classification, Series test, Odd figures, miscellaneous test, etc.


Vocabulary means homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, Sentence rearrangement questions, word formation, topic comprehension, theme detection, passage completion, the topic rearrangement of passage, spelling and sentence.

Topic grammar means set of rules active, passive voice, direct indirect speech. The topic general usage means phrases and idioms, Grammar, Articles, Preposition, Sentence Improvement, Spotting Error Questions, One Word Substitution, Sentence Completion and Fill in the Blanks etc.

General knowledge

General Knowledge section of IBPS Exam contains various topics such as current affairs questions, banking awareness questions and common general knowledge questions. Major topics are

Current Affairs of last six months especially reference to Banking Industry, Questions on Indian Economy, International Economy, UNO, Indian Constitution Questions, Marketing, Awards & Honors Sports, Finance, Agriculture, History of Banking, Countries / currencies, Books & Their Authors, Banking Terms, RBI Functions, Fiscal-Monetary Policies etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification, Number Series, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Sequence & Series, Permutation, Combination & Probability, Data Interpretation,

Specialist Officer Professional Knowledge Topics for IT officer | HR officer

Data Base Management System (DBMS), Data Communication and networking, Operating System Questions, Computer organization + Hardware (Microprocessor), Network Security, Software Engineering, Data Structures, Web Technologies, Programming Languages (BASIC), Human Resource Development: Strategies and Systems, Transnational Analysis, Training and Development, Recruitment & Selection, Rewards & Recognition, Industrial relations. 


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