Selection process will be carried out in two stages, the first one is Common Written Examination and second stage is Common Interviews conducted by IBPS.

The whole process will be conducted only once a year for Specialist officer by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

Common Written Examination

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 &RajbhashaAdhikari Scale I:

S. No.Name of the TestsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1Reasoning50120 Minutes
2English Language25
3General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry50
4Professional Knowledge75

 4. Structure of Examination for  I.T Officer (Scale I), Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I),  HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I) & Marketing Officer (Scale I):

S. No.Name of the TestsMaximum MarksTotal Time
1Reasoning50120 Minutes
2English Language25
3Quantitative Aptitude50
4Professional Knowledge75
 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.

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. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.


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


Candidates who have been shortlisted in the examination for CRPSPL-IV will subsequently be called for anInterview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the nodal banks with the help ofIBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interviewwill be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interviewcall letters from authorised IBPS websitewww.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 thedate/ 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 than40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Online CWE (exam) and interview will be80:20. The combined final scores of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of total scores obtained by thecandidates in CWE (SPL-IV) and Interview. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimumqualifying 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 shortlistedfor 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/ documentsent separately


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

The following documents in original together with a self attested photocopy in support of the candidate’seligibility and identity are to be invariably submitted at the time of interview failing which the candidate may notbe permitted to appear for the interview. Non submission of requisite documents by the candidate at the timeof interview will debar his 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-IV

(iii) Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate with DOB)

(iv) Photo Identify Proof as indicated in Point Fbelow

(v) Marksheets& certificates for educational qualifications.Proper document from Board / University forhaving declared the result on or before 10.12.2015 has to be submitted.

(vi) Caste Certificate issued by competent authority in the prescribed format as stipulated by Government ofIndia in case of SC / ST / OBC category candidates.

(vii) In case of candidates belonging to OBC category, certificate should specifically contain a clause that thecandidate does not belong to creamy layer section excluded from the benefits of reservation for OtherBackward Classes in Civil post & services under Government of India. OBC caste certificate containingthe Non-creamy layer clause should be valid as on the last date of online registration .Caste Name mentioned in certificate should tally letter by letter withCentral Government list / notification.

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

(ix) Disability certificate in prescribed format issued by the District Medical Board in case of Persons WithDisability category

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

(x) An Ex-serviceman candidate has to produce a copy of the discharge Certificate / pension payment orderand documentary proof of rank last / presently held (substantive as well as acting) at the time ofinterview. Those who are still in defence service should submit a certificate from a competent authoritythat they will be relieved from defence services, on or before 08.12.2016.

(xi) Candidates serving in Government / quasi govt offices/ Public Sector Undertakings (includingNationalised Banks and Financial Institutions) are required to produce a “No Objection certificate” fromtheir employer at the time of interview, in the absence of which their candidature will not be consideredand travelling expenses, if any, otherwise admissible, will not be paid.

(xii) Persons eligible for age relaxation under B IV (5) must produce the domicile certificate at the time ofinterview/ at any stage of the subsequent process from the District Jurisdiction where he / she hadordinarily 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 Kashmir Division of the State ofJ&K during the period from 01.01.80 to 31.12.89.

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

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

(xv) Any other relevant documents in support of eligibility

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

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

For Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Other Backward Classes: (i) District Magistrate / Additional DistrictMagistrate / Collector / Deputy Commissioner / Additional Deputy Commissioner / Deputy Collector / First ClassStipendiary Magistrate / Sub-Divisional Magistrate / Taluka Magistrate / Executive Magistrate / Extra AssistantCommissioner

(ii) Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate

(iii) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar (iv) Sub-divisional officer of the Area where the candidateand or his family normally resides.

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

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