IBPS Specialist Officier Exam Details

The online examination for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts listed below in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled in January 2017.

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1. I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
4. Law Officer (Scale I)
5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
6. Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations listed at (A) as one of the Specialist Officers’ post, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP SPL-VI). Candidates who appear and are shortlisted in the examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank. Depending on the final vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2017-18 based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, 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. The validity for CRP SPL-VI will automatically expire at the close of business on 31.03.2018 with or without giving any notice. Indicative category wise vacancies of each of the Participating Organizations for each post are given vide Annexure I. Recruitment in Participating Organizations is a dynamic process which depends upon restriction imposed, business volume, business growth, health of the organizations, branch expansion, internal and external factors, structural changes etc. Vacancies mentioned here are indicative and anticipated as communicated by the participating organisations. However, Provisional allotment will be made based on the actual vacancies reported by the participating organisations. This system of Common Recruitment Process – CWE, Common Interview and provisional allotment for recruitment of Specialist Officers posts in Participating Organisations has the approval of the appropriate authorities. IBPS, an autonomous body, has received a mandate from the organisations mentioned at (A) below, to conduct the recruitment process as mentioned above, once a year. IBPS will make arrangements for conducting online examination, declare result of online examination and inform the shortlisted candidates about the interview. Interviews will be conducted by the participating organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each state/ UT. Prospective candidates will have to apply to IBPS after carefully reading the advertisement regarding the process of examination, interview and provisional allotment, eligibility criteria, online registration processes, payment of prescribed application fee/ intimation charges, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters etc. and ensure that they fulfil the stipulated criteria and follow the prescribed processes.

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The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

Event Tentative Dates
Online Registration including edit/modification of application of candidates 16.11.2016 to 02.12.2016
Payment of Application Fees- Online 16.11.2016 to 02.12.2016
Download of Call letter for Examination After 16.01.2017
Online Examination (Tentative dates)- some/ all/ additional dates as the need arises 28.01.2017 & 29.01.2017
Declaration of result status of examination (CWE) 16.02.2017
Download of call letters for Interview After 24.02.2017
Conduct of Interview March 2017
Provisional Allotment On or after 01.04.2017


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Candidates, intending to apply for CRP SPL-VI should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS:

Please note that the eligibility criteria specified herein are the basic criteria for applying for the post. Candidates must necessarily produce the relevant documents pertaining to category, nationality, age, educational qualifications etc. in original along with a photocopy thereof in support of their identity and eligibility as indicated in the online application form- Please note that no change of category will be permitted at any stage after registration of the online application and the result will be processed considering the category which has been indicated in the online application, subject to guidelines of the Government of India in this regard. Merely applying for CWE/ appearing for and being shortlisted in the CWE and/or in the subsequent interview and/ subsequent processes does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be offered employment in any of the Participating Organisations. No request for considering the candidature under any category other than in which applied will be entertained.

  1. Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either –
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) 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, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

  1. Age (As on 01.11.2016): Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1986 and not later than 01.11.1996 (both dates inclusive)

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III. Educational Qualifications (As on 02.12.2016):



Name of the


Age Educational Qualifications **

(from  a  University/  Institution/  Board  recognised  by  Govt.  Of  India/

approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)

01 I.T. Officer


Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

a) 4 year Engineering/  Technology  Degree in Computer  Science/  Computer

Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics &    Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation


b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/  Electronics  & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications


Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal  Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering


III.      Educational Qualifications (As on 02.12.2016):

03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

Post  Graduate  Degree  in  Hindi  with  English  as  a  subject  at  the  degree

(graduation) level


Post graduate  degree  in Sanskrit  with English  and Hindi  as subjects  at the degree (graduation) level.

04 Law Officer

(Scale I)

Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

A  Bachelor  Degree  in  Law  (LLB)  and  enrolled  as  an  advocate  with  Bar


05 HR/Personn

el Officer

(Scale I)

Min- 20 years

Max- 30 years



Full  time  Post  Graduate  degree  or  Full  time  Post  Graduate  diploma  in Personnel  Management  /  Industrial  Relations/  HR/  HRD/  Social  Work  / Labour Law.*

06 Marketing Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 years

Max- 30 years

Graduate and

Full time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing *

* In case  of dual specialisations,  one of the fields  of specialisation  should  be in the field  prescribed.  In case  of major/  minor specialisations, major specialisation should be in the stream prescribed. Candidates having PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specialisations are not eligible to apply.

** Candidates should ensure that the educational qualification possessed by them shall be as per the prescribed educational qualifications mentioned in the advertisement and they fulfill the above eligibility criteria. No equivalent educational qualification shall be considered as eligible by IBPS or Participating Organisations.

For  posts  other  than  IT Officer  Scale  I: Candidates  should  have  Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer  operations/

Language/  should have studied Computer  / Information  Technology  as one of the subjects in the High School/ College/ Institute.

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Note:(1) All the educational qualifications  mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared on or before 02.12.2016.

Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 02.12.2016 has

to be submitted at the time of interview. The date of passing the examination which is reckoned for eligibility will be the date of passing appearing on the marksheet/ Provisional certificate.

(2)   Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in

the online application.  Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded,  the same should be converted  into percentage and indicate the same in online application.

(3)   Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the marks obtained by the

candidate  in all the  subjects  in all semester(s)/year(s)  by aggregate  maximum  marks  in all the  subjects irrespective  of honours  / optional  / additional  optional  subject,  if any.   This will be applicable  for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only.

The fraction  of percentage  so arrived will be ignored  i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and

54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

Sr. No. Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 years
3 Persons With Disability 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen,  Commissioned  Officers  including  Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due  to  be  completed  within  one  year  from  the  last  date  of  receipt  of application)  otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct  or  inefficiency  or  physical  disability  attributable  to  military service or invalidment 5 years
5 Persons ordinarily domiciled  in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the

period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89

5 years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years


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(4)Candidates can apply for only one post. Multiple applications will be summarily rejected. IV.         Relaxation of Upper age limit

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NOTE:  (i) The maximum age limit specified in (II) above is applicable to General Category candidates.

(ii) The relaxation in upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates is allowed on cumulative basis with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as mentioned above in Point No. IV (3) to IV (6).

(iii) Candidates  seeking  age relaxation  will be required  to submit necessary  certificate(s)  in original/ copies at the time of Interview and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment  process as required by IBPS/ Participating Organisation(s).

(iv) An Ex-Servicemen  who has once joined a Government  job on civil side after availing  of the benefits given to him/her as an Ex-Servicemen  for his/her re-employment,  his/her Ex-Servicemen  status for the purpose of the re-employment in Government jobs ceases.

There is no reservation for Ex-servicemen in Officers’ Cadre.

  1. V. Definition of Persons With Disabilities

Under  Section  33  of  the  Persons  with  Disabilities   (Equal  Opportunities,   Protection   of  Rights  and  Full Participation) Act 1995 only such persons would be eligible for reservation who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability and are certified by a Medical Board constituted by the Central/State Govt.

Accordingly,  candidates  with  the  following  disabilities  are  eligible  to  apply  (as  per  GOI  guidelines  dated

29.07.2013).  Candidates  claiming  such  benefits  should  produce  certificate  in  original  (by  the  Competent Authority issued on or before the last date of online submission of application in the prescribed format available at the end of this advertisement) in support of their claim at the time of Interview/at any stage of the process if allotted  to  any  of  the  Participating   Organisations.   Persons  With  Disabilities  will  have  to  work  in Branches/ Offices as identified by the respective Participating organisation.

Visually Impaired (VI)

Blindness  refers to   condition  where a person suffers from any of the following conditions  namely (i) Total absence of sight,   (ii)   Visual acuity not exceeding  6/60 or   20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses.  (iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending in angle of 20 degrees or worse.

Low vision means a person with impairment  of visual functioning  even after treatment  or standard refractive correction  but who uses or is potentially  capable  of using vision for the planning  of execution  of a task with appropriate assistive device.

Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI)

The deaf are those persons in whom the sense of hearing is non- functional for ordinary purposes of life i.e. total loss of hearing in both ears. They do not hear; understand  sounds at all even with amplified  speech. Hearing impairment means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

Orthopaedically  Challenged (OC)

Those Orthopaedically  Challenged  candidates  who have locomotor  disability  or cerebral  palsy with locomotor impairment of minimum of 40% and only those who fall in the following categories are eligible to apply:

BL – Both legs affected but not arms

OA – One arm affected (R or L) – (a) Impaired reach;

(b) weakness of grip; (c) ataxia

OL – One leg affected (R and or L)

MW – Muscular weakness and limited physical endurance

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(i) Guidelines for Persons With Disabilities using a Scribe

The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is adversely affected permanently for any reason can use their own scribe at their cost during the online examination.  In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:

  • The candidate will have to arrange his / her own scribe at his/her own cost.
  • The scribe should be from an academic stream different from that stipulated for the post.
  • Both the candidate as well as scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe mentioned above.  Further in case it later transpires that he/she did not fulfil any laid down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the CWE.
  • Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes or otherwise advised for every hour of the examination.
  • The scribe arranged by the candidate  should not  be a candidate  for the examination  (CRP SPL-VI). If violation of the above is detected at any stage of the process, candidature for CWE of both the candidate and the scribe will be cancelled. Candidates eligible for and who wish to use the services of a scribe in the examination should invariably carefully indicate the same in the online application form. Any subsequent request may not be favourably entertained.
  • Only candidates registered  for compensatory  time will be allowed  such concessions  since compensatory time given to candidates  shall be system based, it shall not be possible for the test conducting  agency to allow such time if he / she is not registered for the same. Candidates not registered for compensatory time shall not be allowed such concessions.

(ii Guidelines for candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy

Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour or otherwise advised shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment).

(iii) Guidelines for Visually Impaired candidates

Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the  test  in magnified  font  and  all such  candidates  will  be  eligible  for  compensatory  time  of  20  minutes  or otherwise advised for every hour of examination.

These guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time. C. ONLINE CWE

  1. I. The structure of the Online CWE will be as follows:

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Law Officer- Scale I & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

Sr. No. Name of the Tests


No. of




1 Reasoning 50 * 30 minutes
2 English Language 50 * 25 minutes
3 General  Awareness   with  special  reference   to

Banking Industry

50 * 30 minutes
4 Professional Knowledge 50 80 35 minutes
Total 200 80 120 minutes

IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I &Marketing Officer Scale I

Sr. No. Name of the Tests


No. of




1 Reasoning 50 * 30 minutes
2 English Language 50 * 25 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 * 30 minutes
4 Professional Knowledge 50 80 35 minutes
Total 200 80 120 minutes

The above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

* Only qualifying. Marks obtained will not be added for merit listing for interview.

IBPS reserves the right to modify the structure of the examination  which will be intimated through its website. Other detailed information  regarding  the examination  will be given in an Information  Handout,  which will be made  available  for  the  candidates  to download  along  with  the  call  letters  from  the  authorised  IBPS  website www.ibps.in.

Please note that candidates will not be permitted to appear for the CWE without the following documents: (1)  Valid Call Letter for the respective date and session of Examination

(2)  Photo-identity  proof  (as  specified)  in  original  bearing  the  same  name  as  it  appears  on  the  call  letter/

application form and

(3)  Photocopy of photo-identity proof (as mentioned in (2) above)

Candidates  reporting  late i.e. after the reporting  time specified  on the call letter for Examination  will not be permitted to take the examination.

The  reporting  time  mentioned  on the  call  letter  is  prior  to the  Start  time  of  the  test.  Though  the  duration  of the examination  is 2 hours candidates  may be required  to be at the venue for about 4 hours or more including the time required  for  completion  of  various  formalities  such  as  verification  and  collection  of  various  requisite  documents,

logging in, giving of instructions etc and including disruptions beyond control.

  1. II. Penalty for Wrong Answers (Read how to avoid 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.

III.         Examination Centres

(i)           The examination will be conducted online in venues across many centres in India. The tentative list of

Examination centres is available in Annexure II.

(ii)          No request for change of centre for Examination shall be entertained.

(iii)         IBPS, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination  Centres and/ or add some other

Centres, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.

(iv)        IBPS also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other than the one he/she has opted for. (v)          Candidate will appear for the examination at an Examination Centre at his/her own risk and expenses

and IBPS will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.

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(vi)         Any unruly behaviour/misbehaviour in the examination hall may result in cancellation  of candidature/

disqualification from future exams conducted by IBPS

  1. IV. Scores

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi-percentile method. Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.


Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score to be considered  to be shortlisted  for interview.  Depending  on the number  of vacancies  available,  cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

  1. VI. All tests other than Professional  Knowledge  Test shall be qualifying  and marks obtained  in such tests shall not be added for merit listing for interview.
  1. D. INTERVIEW (Read Interview Tips)

Candidates  who have  been shortlisted  in the examination  for CRP SPL-VI  will subsequently  be called  for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the nodal banks with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters  from authorised  IBPS website  www.ibps.in.  Please  note that any request  regarding  change  in date, centre etc. of interview will not be entertained.  However the conducting agencies reserve the right to change the date/ venue/ time/ centre etc. of interview  or hold supplementary  process for particular  date / session / venue / centre / set of candidates at its discretion, under unforeseen circumstances, if any.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than

40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD  candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Online CWE (exam) 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-VI)  and  Interview.  Interview  score  of  the  candidates  failing  to  secure  minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed.

A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent allotment process, details of which will be available subsequently on IBPS website.

While appearing for the Interview, the candidate should produce valid prescribed documents given below. In  the  absence  of  documents  candidature   of  the  candidates   shall  be  cancelled.   IBPS/  Nodal  Bank/ Participating organisations take no responsibility  to receive/ connect any certificate/ remittance/ document sent separately

List of Documents to be produced at the time of interview (as applicable)

The following documents in original and self attested photocopies in support of the candidate’s eligibility and identity are to be invariably submitted at the time of interview failing which the candidate may not be permitted to appear for the interview.  Non submission  of requisite  documents  by the candidate  at the time of interview will debar his / her candidature from further participation in the recruitment process.

(i)           Printout of the valid Interview Call Letter

(ii)          Valid system generated printout of the online application form registered for CWE SPL-VI (iii)         Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate with DOB)

(iv)         Photo Identify Proof as indicated in Point F below

(v)          Marksheets  & certificates  for educational  qualifications.  Proper document  from Board / University  for having declared the result on or before 02.12.2016 has to be submitted.

(vi)         Caste Certificate issued by competent authority in the prescribed format as stipulated by Government of

India in case of SC / ST / OBC category candidates.

Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming under creamy layer and/ or if their caste does not find place in the Central List are not entitled to OBC reservation.  They should indicate their category as General in the online application form.

(vii)        Disability certificate issued by the District Medical Board in case of Persons With Disability category.

If the candidate  has used the services  of a Scribe at the time of CWE the duly filled in details  of the scribe in the prescribed format

(viii)       An Ex-serviceman candidate has to produce a copy  of the Service or Discharge book alongwith  pension payment order and documentary proof of rank last / presently held (substantive  as well as acting) at the time of interview.  Those who are still in defence service should submit a certificate  from a competent authority that they will be relieved from defence services, on or before 01.12.2017.

(ix)          Candidates   serving   in  Government   /  quasi   govt   offices/   Public   Sector   Undertakings   (including Nationalised Banks and Financial Institutions) are required to produce a “No Objection Certificate” from their employer at the time of interview, in the absence of which their candidature will not be considered and travelling  expenses,  if any, otherwise  admissible,  will not be paid. The No Objection  Certificate should not be issued for appearing in interview for selection to any particular participating  organization as the Common Recruitment Process is for all participating organisations. Production of such conditional NOCs  at the  time  of interview  will  not  be  considered  and  such candidates  will  not be  permitted  to participate in interview/will not be considered for further selection process.

(x)          Persons eligible for age relaxation  under B IV (5) must produce the domicile certificate  at the time of interview/  at  any  stage  of  the  subsequent  process  from  the  District  Jurisdiction  where  he  / she  had ordinarily  resided  or  any  other  authority  designated  in this  regard  by the  Government  of Jammu  & Kashmir to the effect that the candidate had ordinarily domiciled in the State of J&K during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.

(xi)         Persons eligible for age relaxation under B IV (6) must produce a certificate from the District Magistrate to the effect that they are eligible for relief in terms of the Rehabilitation Package for 1984 Riot Affected Persons sanctioned by the Government  and communicated  vide Ministry of Finance, Dept. of Financial Services communication No.F.No.9/21/2006-IR  dated 27.07.2007.

(xii)        Persons falling in categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) of Point B (I) should produce a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. Of India

(xiii)       Any other relevant documents in support of eligibility

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Note:-    Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the interview if he/ she fails to produce the relevant eligibility documents as mentioned above.

No documents shall be directly sent to IBPS by candidates before or after the interview.

The  Competent   Authority   for  the  issue  of  the  certificate   to  SC  /  ST  /  OBC  /  PERSONS   WITH DISABILITIES is as under (as notified by GOI from time to time):

For Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Other Backward Classes:  (i) District Magistrate / Additional District

Magistrate / Collector / Deputy Commissioner / Additional Deputy Commissioner / Deputy Collector / First Class Stipendiary   Magistrate   /  City  Magistrate   /  Sub-Divisional   Magistrate   (not  below  the  rank  of  First  Class Stipendiary  Magistrate)  / Taluk  Magistrate  / Executive  Magistrate  / Extra  Assistant  Commissioner  (ii)   Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate   (iii) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar (iv) Sub-divisional officer of the Area where the candidate and or his family normally resides.

For  Persons  with  Disabilities:  Authorised  certifying  authority  will  be the  Medical  Board  at the District  level consisting  of  Chief  Medical  Officer,  Sub-Divisional   Medical  Officer  in  the  District  and  an  Orthopaedic  / Ophthalmic / ENT Surgeon.

Candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC, PWD categories have to submit certificates in support of it at the time of interview.

Prescribed Formats of SC, ST, OBC, PWD certificates as applicable to be submitted at the time of interview can be downloaded from IBPS website www.ibps.in. Candidates belonging to these categories are required to produce the certificates strictly in these formats only.

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On completion of the interview process, depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2017-

18 based on the business needs of the Participating  Organisations  and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations,  based on merit-cum-preference  keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, various guidelines issued by Govt. of India/Others from time  to  time,  administrative  exigency,  etc.  Vacancies  given  in  this  advertisement  are  indicative.  Provisional allotment  shall  be  done  on  the  basis  of  final  vacancies  to  be  reported  by  the  Participating  Organizations. Candidates should not claim indicative vacancies as final for provisional allotment. No change in the data already registered by the candidate in the online application form is possible.

A candidate  belonging  to SC/ST/OBC  Category,  who is selected  on the same  standard  as applied  to General Category Candidates  will be treated as Own Merit Candidates.  The Department  of Personnel  and Training  vide O.M. .No 36011/1/98-Estt.(Res)  dated 1-7-1998 clarifies that only such SC/ST/OBC Candidates who are selected on the same standard as applied to general candidates  shall not be adjusted against reserved  vacancies.  In other words, when a relaxed standard  is applied  in selecting  an SC/ST/OBC  candidate,  for example  in the age limit, experience, qualification, permitted number of chances in examination, extended zone of consideration larger than what  is  provided  for  general  candidates  etc.,  the  SC/ST/OBC  candidates  are  to  be  counted  against  reserved vacancies. Such candidates would be deemed as unavailable for consideration against unreserved vacancies. Own Merit Candidates  of reserved category will be adjusted against the vacancies of unreserved category and will be given  provisional  allotment  first  treating  them  notionally  as  reserved  candidates  as  per  their  preference  of Participating  Organisations.  Please  note  that  such  a  candidate  will  not  be  adjusted  against    a  reserved  post. However his /her provisional allotment to an Organisation shall be done by treating him or her as if he or she is a reserved category candidate.

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Merely securing  combined  scores higher than the last allotted  unreserved  category candidate  does not entitle a reserved category candidate for provisional allotment under unreserved category. Even though the candidate had not availed any relaxations applicable for reserved category, such candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test and a minimum total score prescribed for unreserved category candidate for the online test and combined score higher than last allotted unreserved category candidate.

In the event of two or more candidates having obtained the same score, merit order is decided as per date of birth

(the candidate senior in age is placed before/ above the candidate junior in age), as per the prevailing practice.

The  provisional  allotment  is  subject  to the  candidate  fulfilling  the  criteria  for  Participating  Organisation  and identity  verification  to  the  satisfaction   of  the  allotted  organisation.     This  does  not  constitute  an  offer  of employment.  In case it is detected at any stage of the recruitment process that, the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria his/her candidature/ chance in the process shall stand forfeited.

As the provisional allotment will be made to participating  organisations  on merit cum preference basis, once the provisional allotment to a candidate is made, no request for change shall be entertained.  Any request for change shall  result  in cancellation  of candidature.  Provisional  allotment  once  made  shall  be final and  binding  on the candidate and no further allotment can be requested. Further, a candidate who is provisionally allotted will forfeit his/her candidature/ chance for the process if he/she does not  avail the offer of appointment from the Participating Organisation.

Issuance of offer of appointment including terms and conditions, formalities for verification, joining etc. is solely the decision of the Participating Organisations and shall be final and binding. IBPS shall have no role therein. Any queries  in this regard  shall  be directed  to the  participating  organisations  only.  A reserve  list to the  extent  of approximately  10  percent  of  the  vacancies  under  each  category  for  each  post  may  be  kept,  subject  to  the availability  of  candidates.  This  does  not  guarantee  provisional  allotment  to/recruitment  by  the  Participating

Organisation(s)/   other  financial   organisations.   In  the  event  of  Participating   Organisations/   other  financial organisations providing further vacancies during April 2017-March 2018, provisional allotment will be carried out for the candidates in the reserve list. However, if no vacancy is furnished by the Participating Organisations/ other financial  organisations  owing  to exigencies  or  otherwise  during  the  validity  period,  the  candidates  under  the reserve  list  will  not  be  considered  for  provisional  allotment.  The  reserve  list  will  expire  automatically  on 31.03.2018 without any notice. Candidates who are not provisionally allotted or not in the reserve list will not be considered for any further process under CRP SPL-VI for vacancies for 2017-18.

The decision of IBPS in provisional allotment of Organisations  shall be final and binding upon the selected candidates.  However  IBPS  reserves  the  right  to cancel,  reallot  Organisation-wise  allocation/  change  the process depending upon exigencies or otherwise.

This is an All India cadre and provisionally  allotted candidates  (subject to fulfilling all required criteria)

may be posted anywhere in India/ outside India as per discretion of the participating organisation.

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In the  examination  hall  as  well  as at  the  time  of  interview,  the  call  letter  along  with  a  photocopy  of  the candidate’s  photo  identity  (bearing  the  same  name  as it appears  on the  call letter)  such  as PAN  Card/ Passport/  Driving  Licence/  Voter’s  Card/ Bank Passbook  with photograph/  Photo identity proof issued by a Gazzetted  Officer/  People’s  Representative  along  with a photograph  / Identity  Card issued  by a recognised college/  university/  Aadhar card with a photograph/  Employee  ID should be submitted  to the invigilator  for verification.  The candidate’s  identity will be verified  with respect  to his/her  details  on the call letter,  in the Attendance  List and requisite  documents  submitted.  If identity  of the candidate  is in doubt the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the Examination/ interview.   Ration Card will not be accepted as valid id proof for this project.

In case of candidates  who have changed their name, they will be allowed only if they produce original

Gazette notification / their original marriage certificate / affidavit in original.

Note:    Candidates have to produce, in original, the same photo identity proof bearing the name as it appears on the online application form/ call letter and submit photocopy of the photo identity proof along with Examination  call letter as well as the Interview  Call Letter while attending  the examination/  interview respectively,  without which they will not be allowed to take up the examination/  interview. To avoid any dispute, name recorded at the time of registration should be similar and identical to authorized identity


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(ii) BIOMETRIC DATA – Capturing and Verification

It has been decided to capture the biometric data (right thumb impression or otherwise) and the photograph of the candidates on the day of the examination.

The biometric  data and photograph  will be verified on two occasions  – On the day of interview  of qualifying candidates  and  at  the  time  of  joining  of  provisionally  allotted  candidates.  Decision  of  the  Biometric  data verification  authority  with  regard  to its status  (matched  or mismatched)  shall  be final  and binding  upon the candidates.

Candidates are requested to take care of the following points in order to ensure a smooth process

–       If fingers are coated (stamped ink/mehndi/coloured…etc), ensure to thoroughly wash them so that coating is completely removed before the exam / interview / joining day.

–      If fingers  are  dirty  or dusty,  ensure  to wash  them  and  dry them  before  the  finger  print  (biometric)  is


–      Ensure fingers of both hands are dry. If fingers are moist, wipe each finger to dry them.

–       If the primary finger (right thumb) to be captured  is injured/damaged,  immediately  notify the concerned authority in the test centre. In such cases, impression of other fingers, toes, etc. may be captured.


Candidates can apply online only from 16.11.2016 to 02.12.2016 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

PreRequisites for Applying Online

Before applying online, candidates should—

(i) scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm) and signature adhere to the required specifications as  given in Annexure III to this Advertisement.

(ii) Signature in CAPITAL LETTES will NOT be accepted.

(iii) keep the necessary details/documents  ready to make the Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges.

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(iv) have  a  valid  personal  email  ID,  which  should  be  kept  active  till  the  completion  of  this  round  of  Common Recruitment Process. 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.

Application  Fees/ Intimation Charges [Payable from 16.11.2016 to 02.12.2016 (only Online payment) shall be as follows

–  Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

–  Rs. 600 /- for all others


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