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IBPS SO Application Form 2018 Link activated:

On 6th November 2018, IBPS has released the IBPS SO Application Form 2018 on its official website - ibps.in. This year, IBPS is going to conduct IBPS SO exam for the eighth time for filling 1,599 vacancies under the SO (Specialist Officer) scale 1 posts of IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer, across India on behalf of 20+ Nationalized Banks. IBPS SO 2018 recruitment process involves three main stages - preliminary examination and main examination followed by interview. IBPS SO online examination is tentatively scheduled to be held in 29th and 30th December 2018 (Prelims exam) and 27th January 2019 (Mains exam). Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Recruitment Process (CRP), All - India Level online examination for selecting personnel in Specialist Officers (SO) cadre posts in various Nationalized banks in India, every year. Interviews are conducted by the participating organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each state/ UT. Interested Candidates can apply online for IBPS SO 2018 from 6th November 2018 to 26th November 2018.

Fill your online IBPS SO Application Form 2018

IBPS SO Application Form 2018 Important Dates:

As mentioned above, all eligible candidates can apply and pay application fee online for IBPS SO 2018 recruitment from 6th November 2018 to 26th November 2018. Closure for editing application details is November 26, 2018. Last date for printing candidate's application form is December 11, 2018.
Important Events Dates
Commencement of on-line registration of application 06/11/2018
Closure of registration of application 26/11/2018
Closure for editing application details 26/11/2018
Last date for printing your application 11/12/2018
Online Fee Payment 06/11/2018 to 26/11/2018

IBPS CRP SO 2018 Online Form Notification Released:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection ( IBPS) released for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts listed below in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled in December 2018/ January 2019. The apply link will be activated on 6th November 2018. 
Click here to view the official notification of IBPS CRP SO Online Form

How to fill IBPS SO Application Form 2018?

In order to grasp Bank SO job, Candidate have to apply for IBPS CWE SO-VII through online mode only, after declaration of IBPS SO Official notification. Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable for IBPS SO recruitment are:
  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Rs. 600 /- for all others
Application  fees/ intimation charges can be paid through ONLINE mode only. During Online Application Submission of IBPS SO Exam, you have to upload the scanned copy of following particulars:
  • Your Passport Size Photo - It should be in .jpg format between 200 x 230 pixels in Dimensions and  20kb - 50 kb in size
  • Your Signature - It should be in .jpg format between 140 x 60 pixels in Dimensions and 10kb - 20kb in size.

IBPS SO 2018 Designation wise Vacancy Details:

IBPS selects huge number of candidates for different posts under Specialist Officers Exam. Following are the various posts of IBPS SO.
S. NO Post Name No. of Vacancies
1 I.T. Officer (Scale-I) 302
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

IT Officer Job Profile:

IT officers are responsible for management of various systems like the ATM,  Cash Deposit Kiosks, Mobile Banking and internet Banking, Networking etc. They are also be incharge of developing new software and even modifying the Bank’s existing softwares.

Agriculture Field Officer Job Profile:

Agricultural Field Officers are responsible for promoting bank's loan products in rural areas, particularly among farmers. They have to conduct pre-loan sanction inspection and follow up for recovery of loans.

Rajbhasha Adhikari Job Profile:

Rajbhasha Adhikari are responsible for translation related works, like translating official documents from English to Rajbhasha or national language (Hindi) and other such activities. They are supposed to well verse in Hindi and Sanskrit.

Law Officer Job Profile:

Law Officers are responsible for the overall legal perspectives of the Bank they are working in, checking the sanctions imposed by the bank and making sure that all the relevant documents are properly executed.

HR Officer Job Profile:

HR Officers are responsible for the overall Human Resource of their respective Bank, training and induction of the new employees that join their bank. They have to maintain the salary accounts, leave schedules and other appraisal related forms. They are also responsible for managing the industrial relations, performance and promotion Policy.

Marketing Officer Job Profile:

Marketing Officers are responsible for all the marketing and promotional activities in their assigned region, conceptualizing and designing the Bank’s advertisements and co-ordinating with various advertisement agencies.


The following organisations are participated in last year for the recruitment of Specialist Officers Scale I and for this year also, the following banks are expected to be a part in IBPS SO recruitment:
  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Andhra Bank
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. Corporation Bank
  5. Canara Bank
  6. Indian Bank
  7. Syndicate Bank
  8. Central Bank of India
  9. Indian Overseas Bank
  10. UCO Bank
  11. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  12. Union Bank of India
  13. Bank of India
  14. Dena Bank
  15. IDBI Bank
  16. Punjab National Bank
  17. United Bank of India
  18. Bank of Maharashtra
  19. Punjab & Sind Bank
  20. Vijaya Bank
Some of the financial organisations in India will also use IBPS SO score for their recruitment purposes.


Bank SO's approximate salary is around Rs. 34,000 to Rs. 40,000 which may vary from bank to bank. As a Specialist Officer, you can get Good perks and feel job security, fast growth and good work-life balance.

Age - Minimum: 20 years and Maximum: 30 years for all six posts of Specialist Officers (SO).

Educational Qualifications - Educational Qualification for Specialist Officers (SO) may vary according to the posts, which is presented in the below table in a detailed manner.
S. NO Post Name Educational Qualifications
(from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)
1 I.T. Officer (Scale-I) a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation
b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications
Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
2 Agricultural Field Officer
(Scale I)
4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering
3 Rajbhasha Adhikari
(Scale I)
Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level
Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.
4 Law Officer
(Scale I)
A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
5 HR/ Personnel Officer
(Scale I)
Graduate And Full time Post Graduate degree or Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law
6 Marketing Officer
(Scale I)
Graduate and Full time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing

What's New in this Year IBPS SO Exam?

From this year onwards, IBPS decided to hold two-tier examination namely Preliminary and Main examinations followed by INTERVIEW for recruitment of all six posts of Specialist Officers (SO). The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination will not be considered for preparing the final merit list. IBPS SO Prelims exam marks will be only qualifying nature for shortlisting candidates to Mains Examination. The marks obtained in the Main Examination will only be considered for short listing for interview. Previously, there was single written examination followed by an Interview for IBPS SO selection.


This year, IBPS will conduct online Common Written Examination (CWE) for the posts of Specialist Officers (SO) in three phases as:
1. IBPS SO Preliminary Exam
2. IBPS SO Mains Exam
3. Interview

On January 2018, IBPS released tentative dates for CWE SPL-VIII which are:
  • IBPS SO Exam Dates for Preliminary - 29th and 30th December 2018
  • IBPS SO Main Examination Date - 27th January 2019
  • IBPS SO Interview Date - February 2019
Candidates those who qualified in IBPS SO Main Examination, will be called for final stage of IBPS SO recruitment, ie., IBPS SO Interview.

IBPS SO Exam Structure 2018:

As said earlier, IBPS conducts CWE SPL-VII in two phases namely, IBPS SO Preliminary Examination and IBPS SO Mains Examination. After that Interview will be held for candidates who qualified in IBPS SO Mains Exam. The IBPS SO Prelims and Mains Exam will be conducted in online mode only. IBPS SO Prelims exam will comprise multiple choice questions under 3 main sections namely English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude (OR) General Awareness. IBPS SO Mains Exam will consist of questions only from Professional Knowledge. Check detailed IBPS SO Exam Pattern for both Prelims and Mains exam to know the Number of questions in each section, Sectional marks, Total marks, Total Duration, Negative Marking.

IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus:

Get latest detailed IBPS SO Syllabus for both Prelims and Mains Exam. To crack IBPS SO Exam in first attempt, you should know IBPS SO Syllabus. Subject wise IBPS SO Syllabus is granted clearly for all six posts. Make use of it to the fullest.


An e-admit card/ hall ticket/ call letter can be downloaded from the IBPS official link, which are updated in Fresherslive page. First, the IBPS SO Prelims admit card will be released for those candidates who register with IBPS SO CWE SPL- VII. And then IBPS SO admit card for Mains Exam will be released for those candidates who qualify for IBPS SO Mains. The Exam Centre, Venue address, Date and Time for both IBPS SO Preliminary and main examinations and interview shall be intimated in the respective Call Letter.


IBPS SO results are released by IBPS after completion of each stage of Exam ie., IBPS SO Prelims, IBPS SO Mains, IBPS SO Interview. After announcement of IBPS SO Results, Candidates can check their score of IBPS SO exam for any stage @ Fresherslive page. Final merit listing of IBPS SO vacancies is based on IBPS SO Mains examination marks + Interview Marks. The weightage (ratio) of IBPS SO Main exam and interview for final merit list = 80 : 20 respectively. Every Year, IBPS maintains a reserve list to the extent of approximately 10 percent of the total vacancies under each category for each post of Specialist Officer. In the event of Participating Organisations/ other financial organisations providing further vacancies during upcoming year, candidates in the reserve list will be provisionally allotted.

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