IBPS SO

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The CWE (common written examination) is conducted by IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) for the recruitment to the post of Agricultural Officer, HR Officer and Marketing Officer. The exam consists of 200 questions of one mark each, with a duration of 2 hours duration. This exam is conducted when the need for Specialist Officers (SO) arises in different banks.

The CWE (common written examination) is conducted by IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) for the recruitment to the post of Agricultural Officer, HR Officer and Marketing Officer. The exam consists of 200 questions of one mark each, with a duration of 2 hours duration. This exam is conducted when the need for Specialist Officers (SO) arises in different banks.

Exam name: IBPS SO 2016

Commonly Known As: IBPS SO

Exam Type: National Level Examination

Exam Category: Graduation level

Conducting Authority: IBPS

·         Applicant must be a citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan.

·         Applicant can be a Tibetan refugee settled permanently in India before Jan 1 1962.

·         Applicant can also be a PIO who has migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Kenya, Burma, Zambia, Vietnam, Malawi, Ethiopia and Uganda.

·         Applicant’s age must be between 21 and 31 years.


Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in Online Common Written Examination (CWE) and Personal Interview. Interviews will be conducted individually in accordance with several banks and on the basis of CWE.

Exam type remains online, and questions will be objective based. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer, and if a question is left blank, it would not be considered eligible for marking. Different posts comprises of different examination levels and patterns. Total time provided for IBPS SO Paper remains 2 Hours or 120 minutes.

·         For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari Posts:- [Total Time – 120 Minutes]

Name of the Tests

Maximum Marks

Reasoning

50

English Language

25

General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry

50

Professional Knowledge

75

Total

200

·         For Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer Posts:-

Name of the Tests

Maximum Marks

Reasoning

50

English Language

25

Quantitative Aptitude

50

Professional Knowledge

75

Total -

200

·         Candidates must log on to the official website of IBPS, and must select the link for IBPS SO Registration.

·         All the basic and elementary information must be inserted for registration purposes.

·         A registration number and password will be auto-generated and will be displayed on the screen itself. Candidates are required to note that down and keep it safe for future registration purposes.

·         An email and SMS will be sent providing the number and password on a safer side.

·         Candidates are needed to upload their currently captured image and signature on the provided space as per the dimensions and size mentioned.

·         Candidates must fill all the information correctly as there is no going back and once information is filled and fee is submitted, candidates will not be able to change it anyhow.

·         After saving, the information will be verified and validated, and will be submitted.

·         Fee must be paid appropriately by selective payment portals provided.

A total of Rs.600 in general and Rs.100 for SC/ST/PWD candidates must be payable via several means of Online payment by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

The results for Common Written Exam will be declared within the month of February 2015. Candidates can download the interview letters from the official websites easily.