Good news for the Engineers, Lawyers, CA, marketing and management professionals, the dates of the IBPS Specialist Officers (SO) recruitment 2014 have been declared, and the online registration has started. This is the third Specialist recruitment project from IBPS, and the notification arrived just about a month earlier than it was predicted. Success in IBPS Common Written Examination (CWE) for SO leads to a straightaway enrollment to one of the 20+ banking institutions in India.
According to IBPS, the application for Specialist Officers Exam 2014 will be collected via the internet (through an online application form) starting from 25th of this month (November) to 14th of December 2014. There are 10 different Specialist cadres or job options, but a candidate can apply for only one.
The last two Specialist Officer trades are new, introduced first time for the 2013 CWE.
We have already covered the common aspects of the IBPS exam in the following pages.
Browse through the links and find the Specialist Officer section for additional information.
IBPS Specialist Exam 2014 dates
Registration fee for aspirants from the general category is 600 and for reserved it is 100. The payment can be paid via internet banking or offline (should be done before stepping in for the online application). You can edit or modify the online form and make improvements during the course or date of registration.
What are the differences between IBPS Specialist and PO Exam?
The main difference is the qualification- one applying for the specialist officer exam requires a professional degree (like engineering, Law, etc.) and work experience ( for scale 2). A probationary officer is straightaway involved in the day to day activities of the bank, like opening new SB account, managing high profile customers, convincing them to opt for credit card, buy RD, Mutual Fund, stock-related products, etc . Those candidates selected through IBPS will be sent to a training program designed by the bank and after the probation, he or she will be promoted as the assistant manager, then manager, and other managerial posts within the bank. A specialist officer always gets same kind of ranks and salary as the PO sometimes a bit more for the experienced ( scale 2), but they may have more specific roles assigned to them based on their profession.
Just assess the eligibility requirements for the different Specialist vacancies, you will get a rough idea about their duties in a bank. The Rajbhasha Adikari is a bit confusing here- its nothing but a position for someone with proficiency in Hindi, the national language.