IBPS conducts the recruitment for the post of Specialist Officers Cadre in the participating organizations.
Details of Posts
• I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
• Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
• Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
• Law Officer (Scale I)
• HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
• Marketing Officer (Scale I)
• I.T. Officer (Scale-II)
• Law Officer (Scale II)
• Chartered Accountant (Scale II)
• Manager Credit (Scale II)/ Finance Executive (Scale II)


Candidates, intending to apply for CWE SPL-III should ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS.

Post Code

Name of the Post


Post Qualification Minimum Work Experience


I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

Min-  20 Years Max- 30 Years


Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

Min-  20 Years Max- 30 Years


RajbhashaAdhikari(Scale I)

Min-  20 Years Max- 30 Years


Law Officer (Scale I)

Min-  20 Years Max- 30 Years


HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Min-  20 years Max- 30 years


Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Min-  20 years Max- 30 years


I.T. Officer (Scale-II)

Min-  20 Years Max- 35 Years

2 years in IT field


Law Officer (Scale II)

Min-  20 Years Max- 35 Years

Enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council and 3 years experience of practice at Bar or Judicial service and/or 2 years as a Law Officer in the Legal Dept. of a Scheduled Commercial Bank or the Central/State Government or of a Public Sector Undertaking and candidates should produce a certificate of having the requisite post qualification work experience from the Court/ Bar council/organisation.


Chartered Accountant (Scale II)

Min-  20 Years Max- 35 Years


Manager Credit (Scale II)/ Finance Executive (Scale II)

Min-  20 Years Max- 35 Years

2 years in the area of Credit Appraisal of big/medium industrial projects in Scheduled Commercial Banks

IT Officer Scales I & II, Agriculture Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I, MARKETING Officer Scale I, Chartered Accountants Scale-II & Manager Credit / Finance Executive Scale-II

Name of the Tests

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Total Time




120 Minutes

English Language



Quantitative Aptitude



Professional Knowledge







1. Schools of Management Thought—Scientific Management School, Human Relations School, Behaviour School, System Approach.
Function of Management—Planning Types, Steps, Organising. Direction, Control, Coordination, Communication. 

2. Personnel Management Functions, Structure of Personnel Department, Line and Staff, Job Analysis, Manpower Planning, New Challenges. Recruitment and Selection, Placement and Induction. Wage and Salary Administration, Job evaluation, Methods of Wage Payment linking Wages with Productivity. Grievance Handling and Disciplinary Action. 

3. HRD Concept, Importance, Evolution, Functions, Organisation of HRD Function. Performance appraisal, Training and Development, Quality of work life, Career planning, Quality circles. Training Programmes for workers, Management Development Programmes. Evaluation of training. 

4. Organisational Behaviour Concept, Importance, Evolution, Role. Group dynamics. Motivation, Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Morale, Fatigue and Monotony. Organisational Change and Development, Organisational Effectiveness. 

5. Industrial Relations Concept, Scope, Approaches, Industrial Relations System. Industrial disputes Causes, Effects, Trends, Methods and Machinery for the Settlement of Industrial Disputes.
Workers Participation in Management, Code of Discipline, Tripartite Bodies, ILO, Industrial Relations and the New Economic Reforms. 

6. Trade Unions Meaning, Objectives, Functions, Theories, Structure of Trade Unions.
Trade Union Movement in India, Leadership, Finance, Union Politics, Inter and Rutia-Union Rivalry. 

7. Labour legislation, Objectives, Principles, Classification, Evolution of labour legislation in India, Impact of ILO, Labour legislation and Indian Constitution. Factories Act, 1948, Employees State Insurance Act, 1948; Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923; Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. 

8. Trade Unions Act, 1926; Industrial Employment (Standing orders) Act, 1946; Industrial Disputes Act, 1947. Minimum Wages Act, 1948; Payment of Wages Act. 1936: Equal Remuneration Act, 1976; Payment of Bonus Act, 1965. 

9. Labour Welfare Meaning, Definition, Scope, Theories, Principles and Approaches. Statutory and Non-statutory labour Welfare: Intra-mural and Extra-mural welfare, Agencies of Labour Welfare, State Employer, Trade Unions, Voluntary Agencies. 

10. Labour Market, Features, Demand and Supply of Labour, Nature and Composition of Indian Labour Force, Unemployment and Under-employment. Concepts of Wages, State Regulation of Wages, Fixation of Wages, Wage Theories, Wage Differentials.

11. Role of Parties, Conflict, Cooperation, Industrial Actions, Bi-partitism, Tripartitism, Codes, Industrial Relations in Changing Scenario, Emerging Trend, Future of Industrial Relations, Industrial Relations in UK and USA. 

12. Personnel Management and Economic Reforms, New Challenges, Down Sizing, Golden Handshake, Total Quality Management, Training and Management Development,
Organisational Change and Development, Emerging HRM Concept, Personnel Management and Multinational Companies. 

13. Principles of labour legislation, Factors and Forces Influencing the Growth of Labour Legislation in India, Implementation Machinery, Evaluation of Labour Legislation, Proposed Changes, Impact of ILO.



  • Concept, Nature, Scope and Importance of Marketing     
  • Meaning, Functions and Importance of Marketing Management Marketing Organisation
  • Marketing Process & Marketing Planning             
  • Marketing Programme 
  • Marketing Decisions      
  • Marketing Research       
  • Marketing Segmentation.            
  • Consumer/Buyer Behaviour & Motivation           
  • Sales Forecasting & Sales Budget             
  • Product               
  • Product Planning and Development       
  • Branding, Packaging, Labelling, Standardisation & Grading         
  • Pricing Decisions             
  • Channels of Distribution and Physical Distribution          
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade       
  • Advertisement 
  • Sales Promotion & Personal Selling         
  • Sales Management         
  • Rural Marketing              
  • Bank Marketing               
  • Insurance Marketing     
  • Marketing Environment               
  • International Marketing              
  • Social Responsibility & Marketing Ethics              
  • Consumer Protection in India    
  • Marketing of Services


Professional knowledge Syllabus: –

 Next paper of IBPS Agriculture field officer recruitment 2016 is professional knowledge which has basic knowledge of general topics such as Agriculture, seeds, soil, vegetables, animal husbandry, etc. check topics below.

  1. Agriculture current affairs
  2. Crop horticulture vegetables
  • Spacing time of sowing seed rate
  • Varieties important only
  • Herbicides Pesticides
  • Important points regarding plants fruits vegetables
  • Preservation of fruits and vegetables
  • Types of cropping system
  • Different Diseases

 3. Seed technology – Different government schemes

4. Agriculture economics –  Agriculture cost and schemes

5. Various types of agricultural practices

 6. Soil resources

  • Indian soil
  • Types of facts ( like humans contents CN ratio etc)
  • Green manures

7. Animal husbandry and technology

  • Different varieties of animals
  • Agriculture small industries like honey daily in the fisheries
  • Various diseases and its causes

 8. Rural welfare activities in India

  • Before independence
  • After independence
  • Different insurance schemes regarding agriculture
  • Woman and child development schemes

IBPS Law Officer Professional Knowledge Syllabus –

Now, this is the section which has highest weight age in the written exam and can be done very easily if the candidate has good knowledge. It is the section which is included only SO exams of IBPS not in clerical or PO because it contains the questions relating to the particular profession/field.

The topics for this section is entirely different from every field relating to this exam like for IT field SO exam this subject will include all the information relating to the computers for SO law officer exam this subject will include knowledge relating to the banks and law. Practice questions with mock exams for specialist officer (IBPS SO.

Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector like Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies, Firm, Constitution,

  • RBI functions,
  • Relevant laws and rulings related to negotiable instruments, securities, Foreign Exchange,
  • Prevention of money laundering, Limitation Act
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act
  • Offenses and Penalties
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  • RTI Act, Information Technology Act, etc.

IBPS IT Officer Professional Knowledge Syllabus

Professional Knowledge Syllabus of IT Officer contains 50 questions of 75 marks out of 200. So it is the most valuable paper of IT officer exam. Professional knowledge test has different according to the post you apply for such as IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Law Officer, HR Officer and Marketing Officer. Check details.

IBPS IT Officer Computer Science Syllabus topics –

  • C Programming Basics,
  • MS Office, Windows OS, and Programming,
  • DBMS Types / Advantages / function,
  • Data Communication & Networking,
  • Operating system functions,
  • Network Security,
  • Web Technologies,
  • Basic Programming Concepts,
  • Basics of hardware (Microprocessor, timer, ALU, etc.),
  • Software Engineering. Check IBPS IT Officer Computer basic knowledge questions.

IBPS Law Officer Syllabus for Professional Knowledge – 

  • Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector like Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies, Firm
  • Constitution
  • RBI functions
  • Important laws and rulings related to negotiable instruments
  • Securities
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Prevention of money laundering
  • Limitation Act, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act
  • Offenses and Penalties, SARFAESI
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme, RTI Act, Information Technology Act etc.

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