19 Nov


IBPS invites application from the eligible candidates for the recruitment of Specialist Officers’ cadre posts in various public sector banks. The exam is tentatively scheduled in February 2015.


Online Registration – 18.11.2014 – 09.12.2014
Payment of Application Fees – Online – 18.11.2014 – 09.12.2014
Download of Call letter for Examination – After 03.02.2015
Online Examination (Tentative dates) – 14.02.2015 & 15.02.2015
Declaration of result status of examination (CWE) – February 2015
Download of call letters for Interview – March 2015
Conduct of Interview – March 2015
Provisional Allotment -April 2015


01 I.T. Officer
02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
03 RajbhashaAdhikari (Scale I)
04 Law Officer (Scale I)
05 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
06 Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Check out Best Books for IBPS SO SPECIALIST OFFICERS(Marketing, HR, Law, IT, etc.)

Age (As on 01.11.2014):
Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years. Relaxation as per government rules.

Education Qualification: Various as per posts. Read the full advertisement.

Apply online and read the full advertisement at IBPS website.

22 Feb

IBPS SO III(Specialist Officers) 2014 Interview Schedule & Results

IBPS has finally announced the result of online written exam of Specialist Officers(SO) recruitment in public sector banks.
You can check the Result Status of CWE Specialist Officers Phase III (CWE SPL-III) here.
The marks would be announced in 10 days.

IBPS SO III(Specialist Officers) 2014 Interview Schedule & Results:

The download of call letters for Interviews will be available in the month of March 2014. The interviews would be conducted in April 2014 and final allotment will happen in April 2014.
We will keep updating about everything. In the meantime, we will also post interview tips.
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Check IBPS SO 3 Scores(Marks) here.

Schedule (Tentative) is out now:

Download of call letters for Interview: After 04.03.2014
Conduct of Interview: 18.03.2014 onwards
Provisional Allotment: On or after 01.04.2014

Check IBPS SO III(Specialist Officers) 2014 Interview Schedule here.

All the best.

19 Nov

IBPS Specialist Officer(SO) 2014 Notification, Syllabus & Paper Pattern

IBPS invites applications from the eligible candidates to apply for the recruitment of Specialist Officers(SO) Scale 1 & II in public sector banks. The notification of Specialist Officer- 3 recruitment includes following posts – I.T. Officer (Scale-I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), Marketing Officer (Scale I), Law Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I), I.T. Officer (Scale-II), Law Officer (Scale II), Chartered Accountant (Scale II), Manager Credit (Scale II)/ Finance Executive (Scale II).

Click here to view the SPL Officer-III Notification for all details such as educational qualification, etc.

Age Limit: 20-30 Years(For Scale 1) and 20-35 Years(For Scale 2)

Important Dates:

Online Registratio: November 25, 2013 to December 14, 2013
Payment of Application Fees- Online: 25.11.2013 to 16.12.2013
Download of Call letter for CWE: After 28.01.2014
Online CWE Dates: February 8 & 9, 2014
Sharing of result status of CWE: Feb., 2014
Download of call letters of interview: March, 2014
Conduct of Interview: March/April, 2013
Allotment: April, 2013

Click here to check the syllabus of IBPS SO 2014.

Paper Pattern:

Total: 200 Question, 200 Marks (Time: 2 Hours)

1. ENGLISH LANGUAGE (25 marks, 50 questions)
2. LOGICAL REASONING (50 marks, 50 questions)
3. QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE (50 marks, 50 questions)
4. Professional Knowledge(75 Marks, 50 questions)

We will also post study material and books for this exam. Stay tuned and like us on Facebook.

08 May

IBPS SO(Specialist Officer) 2013 Interview Notification, Schedule, Cutoff & Results

IBPS announced the schedule of conduction of common interviews for Specialist Officers(SO) 2013 for different cadres. Recently, IBPS declared the result of online written test of SO 2013 and respective cutoff for various cadres. The cut off this year was really high and unexpected from the previous year. This time, candidates only three times the number of vacancies are called for common interviews.

Important Dates for IBPS SO 2013 Interviews:

Download of Call Letters for Interviews: After May 14, 2013

Conduct of Common Interviews: May 27, 2013 Onwards

Declaration of Combined Result of CWE and Interview: Third Week of June, 2013

Notification of Vacancies of each of the participating banks: Third Week of June, 2013

Online Registration of Preference of Banks: Fourth Week of June, 2013

Allotment of Banks: Second Week of July, 2013

Update: Download IBPS SO(Specialist Officer) – 2, 2013 Interview Call Letter here.

IBPS SO 2013 Cutoff:

The expected cutoff for CWE and interviews will be high for SO 2013 as there are less number of vacancies for each cadre. So, you need to prepare really hard for the interviews. We will update interview study material for each cadres of IBPS SO 2013.

IBPS SO 2013 Results:

Combined results of IBPS SO 2013 will be available after the common interviews. Follows us on Facebook to get regular updates about all the exams and job opportunities in India. All the best.

Update: IBPS SO 2013 Interview Results are out. Click here to check out your result.
IBPS has also released the notification of details of vacancies of Specialist Officers in various banks. Click here to download the notification. Online registration of Preference of banks for IBPS specialist Officers will begin from June 24, 2013 till June 29, 2013. Final results will be announced in the 2nd week of July 2013.

Click here to register the order of preference of banks. Link will be active till June 29, 2013. Please do note that Preferences need to be filled for all Participating Organisations irrespective of whether vacancies in those banks exist or not.

Click here to see the details regarding cut-offs for final allotment result of the IBPS Specialist Officer Exam.

Candidates who have been allotted banks will receive a confirmation Email and SMS today only.

If you have any query, just ask in comments.

06 Apr

Canara Bank Specialist Officers(SO) Interview Candidates, Schedule & Preparation

Canara Bank has listed the candidates that have been shortlisted for the interview of Specialist Officers(SO) recruitment 2013 in various cadres.

You can read the everything about Canara Bank SO recruitment 2013 here.

The list of shortlisted candidates is available on the website of Canara Bank. The interviews will start from April 17, 2013 onwards and call letter will also be made available to download in a few days time. You are required to download the call letter and bring signed original Biodata affixed with Photo plus three Photocopies of the Biodata and all other documents as mentioned in the Call Letter at the time of attending Group Discussion and Interview.

SELECTION PROCEDURE for Canara Bank SO 2013 Recruitment:

The final selection process for Post Codes-1 to 8 is on the basis of Score obtained in IBPS-CWE-Specialist Officer-2011-12 + Group Discussion + Interview.

Total Weighted Specialist Officer 2012 Standard Score (CWE) = 50%
Group Discussion(GD) = 20%
Interview = 30%
Total = 100%

The selection process for Post Codes-9 to 14 is on the basis of Shortlisting the candidates, Group Discussion & Interview.

Group Discussion(GD) = 40%
Interview = 60%
Total = 100%

Update: Canara Bank has declared the result of Specialist Officer interviews held in the month of April, 2013. Many candidates are shown in the Withheld list for want of documents. You are required to send your documents by post to the head office of Canara bank. Click here to check Canara bank SO final selection result.
Congratulations to all the selected candidates.

You can find all other details at this link.

We wish best of luck to all the students. If you need any help, just ask in comments.

18 Mar

IBPS SO(Specialist Officer) 2013 Result, Cutoff & Analysis

IBPS conducted the online examination for Specialist Officer in various cadres such as Marketing Officer, IT Officer, etc. on March 17, 2013. The written test was of two hours and it was conducted successfully. You can read the notification here.

IBPS SO(Specialist Officer) 2013 Exam Analysis:

Here is the analysis of the SO examination after talking to students. Many students find Reasoning as the toughest and time consuming section of all. Those who have given “Marketing Officer” exam said that “Professional Knowledge” Section was unexpected. Candidates were expecting marketing questions in that section but all they found were finance and banking questions. Those who are already in banking and mutual funds sector would have been able to answer those questions easily and would be benefited from that. Professional Knowledge in other cadres was as one expected.
Quantitative Aptitude and English section were relatively easy and candidates are expecting to score most of their marks in these sections.
Do share your reviews in the comments.

IBPS SO(Specialist Officer) 2013 Result:

As the written test was conducted online, the result would be announced within the 10-15 days on the IBPS website. You can bookmark this page or follow us on Facebook to get the result as soon as it is out.

Update: IBPS has declared the result of Specialist officer 2013, to know more visit – IBPS WEBSITE here.

IBPS also declared the scores of Specialist Officer Exam 2013. Click here to check out.

See Also: IBPS SO(Specialist Officer) 2013 Interview Results and Allotment of Banks Process

IBPS SO(Specialist Officer) 2013 Cutoff:

The cutoff for all cadres is expected to be same as it was last year. For some posts such as Marketing Officer, it may be even less than the last time. Though we better wait and see in the result.
Update: Scores and cutoff is out. Check out with your result.

All the best to all students for the result and do share your experience in comments.

24 Feb

Canara Bank Specialist Officer(SO) Recruitment 2013[Technical, IT, Marketing, Law,etc.]

Canara Bank invites applications from the eligible candidates for the recruitment of Specialist Officers in Junior Management Grade Scale-1 , Middle Management Grade Scale-2 , Junior Management Grade Scale-1 and Middle Management Grade Scale-2.

Canara Bank is one of the leading public sector bank in India with more than 3500 branches.

Important Dates:

Payment of Application Fee/Intimation Charges: 25.02.2013 to 06.03.2013 [Both dates inclusive]
Opening Date for on-line registration: 25.02.2013
Closing Date for on-line registration: 06.03.2013

Details of Various Posts of Specialist Officer in Canara Bank:

A) Recruitment of Specialist Officers in JMGS-1 & MMGS-2:

Only those candidates who are possessing valid IBPS Score Card in appropriate professional subject stream in the Common Written Examination for Recruitment of Specialist Officers held on 11-03-2012 and who confirms to the eligibility criteria stipulated for these posts in this advertisement can apply to these posts.

Canara Bank Specialist Officer Recruitment

There is also a special Recruitment Drive for Scheduled Tribes as Specialist Officers(SO) in MMGS-2 and MMGS-3. For more details regarding that, visit the official website of Canara Bank.

Also, check out the minimum cut off for each stream in the selection process of Specialist Officers for Post codes – 1 to 8 in Canara Bank.

Canara Bank SO Vacancies

Salary and EMOLUMENTS for Specialist Officers:

JMGS-I: 14500 – 600/7 – 18700 – 700/2 – 20100 – 800/7 – 25700
MMGS-II: 19400 -700/1 – 20100 – 800/10 – 28100
MMGS-III: 25700 -800/5 – 29700 – 900/2 – 31500

Application Fees and Intimation Charges:

SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 20
All Others: Rs. 100

Selection Process:

The selection for Post Codes-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 is on the basis of Score obtained in IBPS-CWE-SPLST-2011-12 + Group Discussion + Interview. The weightage for the IBPS score is 50%, Group Discussion -20% and Interview -30%.

The selection process for all other posts is based on the group discussion and interview.

How To Apply Online:

First download the challan from the Canara Bank website, make the payment and then apply online on the Canara bank website. Read more about vacancies, eligibility criteria, how to apply and other information on the official website of Canara Bank here.

If you couldn’t clear the IBPS SO exam last year, you can do this time by studying very hard. We have prepared a list of best books for all streams for the IBPS Specialist Officer exam to be held in March, 2013. Check out here.

06 Feb

Best Books(IT, Technical, Marketing, HR, CA, Law,etc.) for IBPS SO(Specialist Officer) Exam

IBPS will be conducting the SO(Specialist Officer) Exam second time this year in March, 2013. Many students are preparing for this examination by taking coaching at different centers. But there are many people who are studying at home too. When you are studying at home, it is very important that you study the best books for any examination. Internet has also helped a lot for candidates preparing at home. You can find answers to any question on the internet. There are eleven different posts in CWE Specialist Officer(SO) exam viz. IT Officer, Law Officer, Technical Officer, HR/Personal Officer, Marketing Officer, IT Officer, Finance Executive, Chartered Accountant, etc.
You can read the full recruitment notification for SO here.

The Specialist Officer exam will be of 120 minutes and comprised of 200 questions. There are four sections in it viz. English, Reasoning, Maths and Professional Knowledge. You can read more about Syllabus and Paper Pattern here.
The most important section is Professional Knowledge. It includes questions related to your main subject and profile you are applying for. It comprises of 50 question and each question will carry one and a half marks. So, you need to get good marks in this section to clear the Specialist Officer examination.

So today, we have shared the best books (IT, Technical, Marketing, HR, CA, Law,etc.) for IBPS SO(Specialist Officer) Exam:

1) Best Books for Chartered Accountant Scale 2 Post in Specialist Officer(SO) Exam:

a) A Complete Reference for IBPS-2013 Common Written Examination: Specialist Officers Finance & Chartered Accountants Scale-2: It includes all the four sections which will come in the Specialist Officer exam viz. English, Reasoning, Maths and Professional knowledge related to Finance and Chartered accountants.

b) Objective Commerce For CA, ICWA, CS, MBA, M.Com. etc. by Upkar Prakashan: This book has covered all the aspects of accounting standards in crisp and objective manner.

2) Best Books for Marketing Officer Scale 1 Post in Specialist Officer(SO) Exam:

a) Marketing Aptitude Test by BSC: Best book of marketing to prepare for all competitive exams.

If this book is shown “Out of stock” on the above link, try the link below.

b) IBPS CWE Specialist Officers Marketing Officer Exam Practice Work Book by Kiran Prakashan: Another good book for Marketing Officer post in SO exam.

3) Best Books for IT Officer Scale 2 and Technical Officer Scale 1 Post in Specialist Officer(SO) Exam:

a) Computer Science & Information Technology by Kiran Prakashan: It is useful for all competitive examintions.

b) IBPS Specialist Officers CWE I.T. Officer Online Exam Practice Work Book (With Free CD) by Kiran Prakashan: Complete one book for IT Officer post.

If this book is shown “Out of stock” on the above link, try the link below.

4) Best Books for Law Officer Scale 1 Post in Specialist Officer(SO) Exam:

a) IBPS Specialist Officer CWE LAW Officer Online Exam Practice Work Book by Kiran Prakashan: Complete book for Law Officer preparation.

5) Best Books for Agricultural Field Officer Scale 1 Post in Specialist Officer(SO) Exam:

a) CWE-IBPS Bank Agriculture Field Officer Exam Complete Book by Priyanka Prakashan:

b) IBPS Specialist Officers Common Written Examination Agricultural Field Officer Exam Practice Work Book (Paperback) by Kiran Prakashan:

6) Other Best Books for Specialist Officer(SO) Exam:

a) IBPS Bank Specialist Officers CWE Common Written Exam: IT, Technical, Agriculture, Legal, Marketing, HR, Rajbhasha, Etc. by RC Aggarwal: This book is useful for all the posts such as Marketing Officer, I.T. Officers (Scale-I&II), Agricultural Field Officer Rajbhasha Adhikari Technical Officer, Law Officer, HR/Personal Officer Charted Accountant, Finance Executive, etc. with Latest Solved model test Papers, Mathematics, Reasoning Test, English Language, General Awareness, and Test of Professional Knowledge etc.

29 Jan

IBPS Specialist Officers(SO) Exam Admit Card/Call Letter 2013

IBPS will be conducting the CWE(Common Written Examination) 2013 for the recruitment of Specialist Officers(SO) in various Cadres such as Marketing Officer, Technical Officer, Law Officer, HR officer,etc. for 20 Public Sector Banks. The last date to fill the application form was January 28, 2013. The scheduled date for the IBPS SO 2013 examination is March 17, 2013.

Download Admit Card/Call Letter for IBPS SO(Specialist Officer) 2013:

Download the admit card/call letter for IBPS SO exam at his link. You have to fill your registration number and date of birth or password. After downloading, Please make sure that all the credentials such as Name, dob, fathers’ name, etc. are correct on your call letter. If there is any fault, contact the IBPS officials.

NOTE: The written test will be conducted online once again by IBPS. Candidates are required to bring their photo identity proof such as Driving License, Passport, Bank passbook, voter card, etc with the admit card in the examination. The Admit Card must be submitted along with the photocopy of photo identity proof to the invigilators in the examination hall.
IBPS Official Website:- http://www.ibps.in/

To know about syllabus and paper pattern of Specialist Officer exam – click here.

If you have still not prepared much for SO exam, check out the list of best books for SO exam.