Bank of India Recruitment 2016: Apply Now for Specialist Officer Post


Bank of India Recruitment 2016: BOI has recently published the official notification for the recruitment of 77 Specialist Officers. The eligible candidates can start applying online for the post of Specialist Officer in the cadre of Chartered Accountant, Risk Analyst, Law Officer, Information Technology and Technical Officer. All these SO Post are Scale II. Make sure you are familiar with the BOI Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Job Vacancies and Educational Qualification required for each cadre.


BOI Specialist Officer Vacancy 2016

The total number of job vacancies under Bank of India Recruitment 2016 for the post of Specialist Officer (SO) depends on the specific area of study.

Note: The last date for submitting application online is 8 March 2016.


BOI Specialist Officer Field

 Number of Available Job Vacancies

 Chartered Accountant 20
 Risk Analyst  4
 Law Officer  5
 Information Technology  42
 Technical Officer (Premises)  2
 Technical Officer (Appraisal)  4
Total 77

Bank of India (BOI) is one of the leading PSBs of India and a lot of candidates apply for the recruitment examination for SO Post. Hence, you can expect a healthy competition for Specialist Officer Recruitment 2016 in Bank of India.

Before you initiate the online application procedure for BOI Recruitment 2016, it is necessary to get understand the examination guidelines, eligibility criteria, required educational qualification and age limit for each post.


Eligibility Criteria

There are a certain set of rules and basic criteria which every BOI candidate has to fulfil in order to apply for Bank of India Recruitment 2016 Examination. The criteria varies according to the specific SO Post you opt for.

Nationality: As per Bank of India Recruitment 2016 Notification, the applicant must be

  • 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 Government of India.

This is applicable for all posts under BOI Specialist Officer.


Age Limit: The date of validation in this must be calculated as on 1 January 2016 (01.01.2016) and it will vary according to SO Post you apply for.

 BOI Specialist Officer Post Name 

 Age Limit

 Chartered Accountant  21-35 Years
 Risk Analyst, Law Officer, Information Technology and Technical Officer  (Premises & Appraisal)  25-35 Years

The Relaxation of Upper Age Limit has been set as per Government Norms.

  • Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST): 5 Years
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC): 3 Years
  • Persons With Disability (PWD): 10 Years
  • Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs): 5 Years
  • Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir: 5 Years
  • Persons affected by 1984 riots: 5 Years


Minimum Educational Qualification: The required qualification for each post alongwith professional experience is as follows.

 SO Post Category Educational Qualification  Professional Experience
Chartered Accountant Final examination of Chartered Accountants Complete or Qualified  N.A.
Risk Analyst 3 Year Graduate degree and Post Graduate Degree Programme / Post Graduate Degree in Management / Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration with specialisation in Risk Management Min. 3 years experience in a reputed Financial Institute or Bank or Mutual Funds or NBFCs
Law Officer Graduate degree in Law with minimum 60% marks, as regular full time student, from a recognized university and enrolled as an Advocate in any State Bar Council. Candidates with Post Graduate Degree in Law shall be given preference. Candidate should have experience of active practice as an Advocate in Civil and Criminal Courts for a minimum period of 5 years. Candidates who are working as Law Officers in Nationalised Banks/Large Commercial Banks / Public Sector Financial Institutions can also apply provided they have practiced as an Advocate for a minimum period of 5 years.
Information Technology Graduate Degree in Engineering in Computer Science/ Electronics and Tele communication or M.C.A. with min. 60% marks as full time regular student, from a recognised University or an Institute recognized by AICTE or an institute of national /international repute. OR Any Graduate with ‘A’ level qualification of DOEACC Society or its equivalent examination from Govt. recognised university / institute  2 years’ experience as Software Engineer / Data Base Manager preferably in IT Organisations / Banks / Financial Institutions. OR 2) 3 years experience as an IT / Computer Officer, with any scheduled commercial bank
Technical Officer (Premises) Graduate Degree in Civil as regular full time student, from recognized University / Institute Min. 3 yrs. Experience as Technical Officer in Banks/Financial Institutions/ Govt. Organisation/ Public Sector Undertaking / Listed Organisation in Private Sector in supervision of planning, construction and supervision of large commercial / residential buildings / housing projects including interiors/services/ maintenance of building etc. The candidate should have experience in handling matters relating to interface with consultants, review of estimates, justification of rates, preparation and evaluation of tender documents, supervision, progress monitoring, scrutiny of bills, etc.
Technical Officer (Appraisal) Engineering degree in discipline such as Textiles, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Production, Computer Science, Metallurgy, B. Pharm. MBA in Finance from any UGC recognized university is desirable Min. 3 yrs experience including experience in industry and / or in Bank / Financial Institution

This benchmark is necessary for all the posts if they wish to appear for Bank of India Written Exam for Specialist Officer.

After reading the highly descriptive eligibility criteria for Bank of India SO Recruitment 2016, you can analyze if you are eligible or not. If you are eligible for BOI Exam, follow these instructions to submit your application online.


How to Apply 

The application fee set for General Candidates is Rs. 600/- and Rs. 100/- for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates. You need to submit the application fees online.

The application window for applying online is from 23 February 2016 to 8 March 2016. Hence, we have entered the final week of application for Bank of India Recruitment 2016. The instructions for applying online are as follows.

  • Before applying online candidate should have to scan the documents.
  • Log on to the website “”.
  • Click on the link “Career”.
  • Click on “Click to Proceed”.
  • Select Specialist Officer  & click on “Click to Apply Online”.
  • Begin the registration process by clicking here.
  • Fill all the details carefully & submit the form.
  • Take printout of application for future use.

Reminder for all BOI aspirants that 8 March 2016 is the last date for submitting the application for SO Post.


The selection process generally involves a written examination followed by an interview or group discussion, depending on the trade. We will be talking in detail about selection procedure, exam pattern and syllabus in our next article.


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