IBPS Specialist Officer or SO is an online exam conducted annually by IBPS, and more than 1.5 Lakhs candidates apply every year. Under this domain, IBPS offers job in various fields like IBPS SO IT Officer, IBPS SO HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari posts. The IBPS specialist officer job is well above par than any other bank job found on an average. The responsibilities of specialist officer make them good managers and specialized operators in their respective fields at the same time. There are different streams in which specialist officers are recruited. A bank is made functional by integrated functionality. Any branch of a bank generally contains less number of SOs. Because they handle critical and sensitive departments. Some SOs like IT officer & law officer may not have to deal with public at all while others like AFO, HRO & Marketing Officer have more human interaction.
The exam is conducted in three stages – Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview (PI). The IBPS Specialist Officer syllabus for the Main exam is different for different posts. IBPS SO syllabus basically includes Reasoning ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English language and Professional knowledge.