IBPS CRP SPL-X Specialist Officers Recruitment 2021, Application, Dates

IBPS Recruitment 2021 CRP SPL X Specialist Officer 647 Posts

IBPS Specialist Officers Recruitment 2021 – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is all set to release a notification regarding IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment. The total of 647 posts is declared by IBPS Recruitment. IBPS CRP SPL-X Exam will be conducted on 26th & 17th December 2020 (for Preliminary Exam) and Main Exam 24th January 2021. All eligible applicants can apply for this Specialist Officer Exam 2020-21 and fill Online Application Form from 02nd November to 23rd November 2020.

IBPS Specialist Officers Recruitment 2021 Details

Notification IBPS Recruitment 2020: Apply Online for 647 Specialist Officer (SO X) Posts
Organization Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Recruitment IBPS Recruitment
Advt. Number CRP SPL-X 2021/22
Job Role Human Resource, Marketing Officer, Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Officer, Personnel Officer, Specialist Officer, Rajabhasha Adhikari
Total Vacancy 647 Posts
Job Location Across India

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IBPS Vacancy Details

Post Name Vacancies (Total 647)
IT Officer (Scale-I) 20 (UR-9, SC-3, ST-1, OBC-5, EWS-2)
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale-I) 485 (UR-201, SC-71, ST-35, OBC-130, EWS-48)
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) 25 (UR-15, SC-2, ST-1, OBC-5, EWS-2)
Law Officer (Scale-I) 50 (UR-26, SC-6, ST-2, OBC-12, EWS-4)
HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I) 7 (UR-4, SC-1, ST-0, OBC-1, EWS-1)
Marketing Officer (Scale-I) 60 (UR-26, SC-8, ST-3, OBC-15, EWS-6)

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The online exam (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts listed below in the Participating Organizations is tentatively scheduled in December 2020/January 2021
Sr. No Posts
01 I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
04 Law Officer (Scale I)
05 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
06 Marketing Officer (Scale I)

IBPS SO Participating Banks

Bank of Baroda Central Bank of India Punjab & Sind Bank
Bank of India Indian Bank UCO Bank
Bank of Maharashtra Indian Overseas Bank Union Bank of India
Canara Bank Punjab National Bank

Important Dates for IBPS CRP SPL-X Specialist Officers Recruitment 2021

Events Dates
Online registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 02nd to 23rd November 2020
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 02nd to 23rd November 2020
Download of call letters for Online Exam-Preliminary December 2020
Online Examination-Preliminary 26th & 27th December 2020
Result of Online Exam-Preliminary January 2021
Download of Call letter for Online Exam-Main January 2021
Online Examination-Main 24th January 2021
Declaration of Result of Online Main Exam February 2021
Download of call letters for Interview February 2021
Conduct of interview February 2021
Provisional Allotment April 2021

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS CRP SPL-X Specialist Officers Recruitment 2021

  • Applicants, intending to apply for CRP SPL-X should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS in this advertisement

Nationality / Citizenship

  • A candidate must be either –
  • a Citizen of India or
  • a subject of Nepal or
  • a subject of Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • 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 Govt. of India.

Age Limit (As on 01st Nov 2020)

  • Minimum – 20 years Maximum – 30 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02nd November 1990 and not later than 01st November 2000 (both dates inclusive)

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit

  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • OBC (Non- creamy layer) – 3 years
  • PWB Disability – 10 years
  • Ex-Servicemen, including ECOs/SSCOs – 5 years
  • Persons affected by 1984 riots – 5 years

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Educational Qualifications

  • IT Officer (Scale-I) – 4 year Engineering/Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
  • Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) – 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/ Sericulture
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) – Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level
  • Law Officer (Scale I) – A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) – Graduate and Two Years Full time Post Graduate degree or Two Years Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.*
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I) – Graduate and Two Years Full time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time MBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing

IBPS CRP SPL-X Specialist Officers Recruitment 2021 Application Form

How to Apply?

  • Applicants willing to be a part of IBPS have to apply for latest IBPS Recruitment 2020 for Specialist Officer (SO X) posts through online mode from 02nd November 2020 to 23rd November 2020. To know the complete application apply process, follow the steps mentioned below
  • Applicants are first required to go to the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the link “CRP Specialist Officers” and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- Specialist Officers (CRP-SPL X)” to open the Online Application Form
  • Applicants will have to click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form. After that a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Applicant should note down the Provisional registration number and password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. They can reopen the saved data using Provisional registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed
  • Applicants are required to upload their:
  1. – Photograph
  2. – Signature
  3. – Left Thumb Impression
  4. – A hand written declaration
  • As per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of documents (Annexure III)
  • Applicants are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained. Prior to submission of the online application candidates are advised to use the “SAVE AND NEXT” facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. No change is permitted after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button
  • Visually Impaired applicants are responsible for carefully verifying/ getting the details filled in, in the online application form properly verified and ensuring that the same are correct prior to submission as no change is possible after submission
  • Applicants are advised to regularly keep in touch with the authorised IBPS website www.ibps.in for details and updates.

Application Fee

  • Application Fees/Intimation Charges [Payable from 02nd to 23rd November 2020 (only Online payment, both dates inclusive) shall be as follows
  • – Rs.175/- (inclusive of GST) for SC/ST/PWBD applicants.
  • – Rs.850 /- (inclusive of GST) for all others
  • Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

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Selection Process

  • Applicants will be selected based on Written Examination, Interview.


  • The corrected scores obtained by each of the applicants 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.

Cut off Score

  • Each applicant will be required to obtain a minimum score in the test of Online Main examination and also secure sufficiently high scores to be considered to be shortlisted for interview
  • Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and applicants will be shortlisted for interview
  • Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the applicants shortlisted for interview.


  • Applicants who have been shortlisted in the Online Main Examination for CRP SPL-X will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Banks in each State/ UT.
  • Interviews will be conducted at select centres.
  • The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted applicants in the call letter
  • Applicants are required to download their interview call letters from authorised IBPS website ibps.in.

Exam Centres

  • The Examination will be conducted online in venues across many centres in India. The tentative list of Examination centres for the Preliminary exams and those for Main exams is available in Annexure II
  • No request for change of centre for Examination shall be entertained
  • 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

Exam Pattern for IBPS CRP SPL-X Specialist Officers Recruitment 2021

a. CRP – Online Examinations
The structures of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:
Preliminary Examination
Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Max. Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125
IT Officer Agriculture Field Officer HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer
Sr. Name of Tests No. of Maximum Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125  
b. Main Examination
For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer
Sr. No. Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1. Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari
Sr No Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1. Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
2. Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes


  • All further announcements/ details pertaining to this process will only be published/ provided on authorised IBPS website www.ibps.in from time to time.

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