IBPS Specialist Officer Scale I and Scale II post are same or different?
Today this article going to explain you what is the difference between IBPS Specialist Officer Scale I and II and will clear this doubt in the best way possible. So buck and read on.
As you know IBPS Conducts 4 different Examination for different posts and IBPS Specialist Officer exam is the first exam of the year amongst the other four exams.
Difference between IBPS Specialist Officer Scale I and II
IBPS Specialist officer exam offers six different posts and two of the important post is IBPS Specialist Officer Scale-I and Scale-II.
This year tentative dates for IBPS Specialist officer common written exam are 30 January 2016 and 31 January 2016.
The recruitment process conducted in two phases for IBPS Specialist Officer Scale I and II .
Phase I: Common Written Examination
Phase II: Interview
The common written examination has objective type question with duration of 120 minutes and of 200 total marks. Candidates clearing the cut off of written examination are then called for the final interview.
Though recruitment procedure wise both the exam follows the similar pattern but they are different from each other by following ways which are explained below.
Pay Scale Wise Difference
The pay scale of Scale-1 and Scale-2 officers differ, and it is the main difference between both the posts.
Specialist Officers under Scale-1 is provided with approximately Rs.14,500- 600/7- 18,700- 700/2- 20,100 -800/7 – 25,700/- . That is, the cash-in-hand will be around Rs. 24,000 -32,000.
As far as IBPS Specialist Officers under Scale-2 is concerned, the basic pay scale is Rs.19,400 -700/1 -20,100 -800/10 -28,100/- approximately. That is, the cash-in-hand will be Rs,34,000- Rs.40,000 approximately. The pay is subject to change based on the condition of the economy.
IBPS Specialist officer Scale I & Scale II – Eligibility Criteria and Qualification difference
In IBPS Specialist officer Scale-1 position, the minimum age for applying is 20 years and the maximum age is 30 years.
Whereas, Scale-2 Officers’ post minimum age is same as 20 years but the maximum age is 35 years.
Also Read: IBPS SO Eligibility and Job Profile for Various Posts – Click Here
In IBPS SO scale-1 the candidates do not require any work experience and require just a degree from an recognized University in the respective fields (for example a law degree for law officer or a graduation degree for HR/Personnel officer or Marketing officer).
Whereas, for scale-2 position, it is compulsory for candidates to have minimum work experience of 2 years (except for the post of Chartered Accountant, where no work experience is required).
IBPS Specialist Officer Scale I and II Position wise difference
The Scale-1 is usually for the Junior Management Position while Scale-2 is for the Middle Management position. There are training, assessments, and workshops to allow the candidate to improve their skills and get promotions.
Those under Scale-1 are often promoted to Scale-2 depending on their performance and expertise.
Candidates require the same level of preparation for IBPS SO as far as quantitative aptitude, verbal reasoning and logical reasoning are concerned.
As far as, the section of professional knowledge is concerned different posts require a different level of preparation and has a different syllabus. This section contains 75 marks and is thus the most important of all other sections.
Check the Detailed Syllabus for IBPS Specialist Officer Exams – Click Here
Click here to know more about what is covered under Professional Knowledge Section.
Hope, this article helps candidates understand the difference between specialist officer scale I and scale II.
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