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IBPS SO 2018 Notification

IBPS SO notification 2018 has been released for total 1599 vacancies of Specialist Officer (SO)! You can apply online for IBPS SO recruitment 2018 from 6th to 26th November 2018. 

Under these vacancies, the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Official Language Officer, Law Officer, HR / Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer will be filled. In recruitment of IBPS SO posts, about 1599 posts in 15 banks will be filled. Online registration will run from November 6, 2018, to November 26, 2018. With registration, you can also do the modification until November 26. Call details for online examinations will be able to download from December. The pre-online exams will be held on December 29, 2018, and the results will be announced in January 2019. The call letter of the Main Examination will also be available for download in January. The main exam will be held on January 27, 2019, and the result will be in February 2019. Call trailers for interviews will be able to download in February 2019. 

A total of 1599 posts have been drawn up under these vacancies, as follows:


Hr Personal Officer


Official Official


Marketing Officer


Agricultural Field Officer


IT Officer


Law Officer


The Total 


Mains Exam

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

Sr. No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
1Professional Knowledge6060English and Hindi45 minutes

For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Sr. No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
1Professional Knowledge (Objective)4560English and Hindi30 minutes
2Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)2English and Hindi30 minutes

☛ Will there be an interview round after the Mains written examination?

Yes, as per the latest official notification, the applicants who will be shortlisted in the Online Main Exam for CRP SPL-VIII will be called for a final Interview to be conducted by the Participating Institutions and coordinated by the Nodal Banks in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS.

☛ What are the minimum and maximum age to apply for the written exam?

A candidate's age should be minimum 20 years and maximum 30 years as on 01.11.2018.

☛ What is the educational qualification required for various posts in this recruitment process?

I.T. Officer (Scale-I) :

a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & 
Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics &
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

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/ Sericulture

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level.
Postgraduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

Law Officer (Scale I)
A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
Graduate and Two Years Full-time Post Graduate degree or Two Years Full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.*

Marketing Officer (Scale I)
Graduate and Two Years Full-time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full-time MBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full-time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing *

* In case of dual specializations, one of the fields of specialization should be in the field prescribed. In case of major/ minor specializations, major specialization should be in the stream prescribed. Candidates having PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specializations are not eligible to apply.

NOTE- For posts other than IT Officer Scale I: Candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/ Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/ College/ Institute.

☛ What is the Application Fee?
Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates. 
Rs. 600 /- for all others 

☛ I have scored 55% in Graduation/ Post-Graduation. Am I eligible to sit for the exam?
Yes, you can apply as there is no percentage criterion.
☛ I am 19 years old. Can I sit for the exam?
No, You must be at least 20 years of age and not more than 30 years of age as on as on 01.11.2018.
☛ How to calculate the Percentage?
The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of honors / optional/additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100. This will be applicable to those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.
☛ Is the exam Bilingual?
The tests except for the Test of English Language will be bilingual (English and Hindi).
☛ Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?
Yes, candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut off marks to be decided by the bank. The required number of candidates will be selected in order of their merit.
☛ Is there a rule for negative marking?
There will be negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.


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