IBPS SO 2018 Notification Released- Check Dates, Eligibility, Here


IBPS SO 2018– Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) has released the official notification of IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Exam for recruitment to the post of Specialist Officer in Participating Institutes. The online registration for IBPS SO 2018 will be commenced from 06 November 2018 and eligible candidates will be able to submit online form till the last date, 26 November 2018. The preliminary IBPS SO 2018 Examination is scheduled to be held 26 to 30 December 2018 while the main examination will be conducted on 27 January 2019 in online mode. Graduate & Post Graduate candidates whose age is between 20- 30 years are eligible to apply for IBPS SO 2018. We will update the direct link of the application form on this page. Read the complete article for more details on the IBPS Specialist officer 2018 application form, eligibility, exam pattern and more.

IBPS SO 2018 Important Dates

S.No Events Important Dates
1 Online Registration Process 06 – 26 November 2018
2 Online Payment of Application fee 06- 26 November 2018
3 Issuance of IBPS SO Admit Card December 2018
4 Online Prelims IBPS SO 2018 Exam Dates 26 to 30 December 2018
5 Declaration of Prelims Result January 2019
6 Release of Call Letter for Main Exam January 2019
7 Online IBPS SO Main 2018 Exam 27 January 2019
8 Declaration of Main Result February 2019
6 Download Interview Call Letter from February 2019
7 Interview Commence in February 2019
8 Provisional Allotment 01 April 2019


Download IBPS SO Notification 2018 Here

IBPS SO 2018 Post Details

S.No Post Name Number of Posts
1 I.T Officer (Scale-I) 219
2 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) 853
 3 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) 69
 4 Law Officer (Scale-I) 75
5 HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I) 81
6 Marketing Officer (Scale-I) 302
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IBPS SO 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality- A candidate must be either –

  • 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
  • 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.

Age Limit– Candidate’s age must be in between 20 to 30 years as on 01 November 2018 i.e. a candidate must have been born after 02 November 1988 and before 01 November 1998 (both dates inclusive)

Educational Qualification

  • I.T. Officer– 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & InstrumentationOR b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer ApplicationsOR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
  • Agricultural Field Officer-  4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agri. Engineering/ Fishery Science/Pisciculture/ Forestry
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari– Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.
  • Law Officer– A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
  • HR/Personnel Officer-  Graduate and Full time Post Graduate degree or Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Labour Law
  • Marketing Officer- Graduate and Full time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA /PGDBM with specialization in Marketing
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IBPS SO 2018 Application Form

The only online mode to fill the IBPS SO Application form will be released on 06 November 2018. Candidates have to visit the official website of IBPS to register themselves. The process to fill the online IBPS SO application form will be concluded on 26 November 2018. Make sure you read all the eligibility terms and conditions before applying for the examination. Direct link to apply online for IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Exam will be provided on this page, candidates are advised to keep checking the page for more updates on IBPS SO Exam.

Application Fees- Candidates have to pay an application fee from 6 to 26 November 2018 in online mode to complete the application process.

  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates
  • Rs. 600 /- for all others

IBPS SO 2018 Exam Pattern

For Law Officer- (Scale I) & Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Sr. No. Name of Test Maximum marks Total Duration
1 Reasoning 50 120 Minutes
2 English Language 25
3 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 50
4 Professional Knowledge 75
Total 200


For IT Officer (Scale I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I), HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I) & Marketing Officer (Scale I)

No. Name of Test Maximum marks Total Duration
1 Reasoning 50 120 Minutes
2 English Language 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50
4 Professional Knowledge 75
Total 200


IBPS SO Main Exam Pattern

For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

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S.No. Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum marks Medium Duration
1 Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 Minutes


For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

S.No. Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum marks Medium Duration
1 Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 Minutes
2 Professional Knowledge (Description) 2 English & Hindi 30 Minutes


IBPS SO 2018 Admit Card

The admit card of IBPS SO 2018 will be released online on the main website of IBPS. Candidates will need their application number/ registration ID and password to download the IBPS SO admit card 2018. The admit card/ call letter for prelims will be released in December 2018 and the call letter for Main will be issued in January 2019.

IBPS SO 2018 Result

IBPS will declare the result of IBPS SO 2018 on its official portal. To check the IBPS SO result, candidates should have their login credentials. The result will contain the scores obtained by the candidates in the examination. The result will be announced at three stages, after prelims, after main and after Interview process. Candidates who qualify all the stages will be called for final appointment.

Participating Organisations

Syndicate Bank Bank of Baroda Bank of Maharashtra
Allahabad Bank Corporation Bank Vijaya Bank
Indian Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce Punjab & Sind Bank
Canara Bank Union Bank of India IDBI Bank
Andhra Bank Bank of India  
Central Bank of India Dena Bank  
Indian Overseas Bank Punjab National Bank  
UCO Bank United Bank of India  


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