IBPS SO 2018 Notification Released: 1599 vacancies

Dear Bankersdaily Aspirants,

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has announced the notification for IBPS SO 2018 for 1599 Vacancies. This IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) notification which is released now is to recruit aspirants for the post of I.T Officer (Scale I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), Law Officer (Scale I), HR/ Personnel Officer(Scale I) & Marketing Officer (Scale I).

The examination will be two-tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in Online Preliminary Examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Online Main Examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank.


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Interested candidates who wish to apply for this Specialist Officer Vacancies, are advised to read the notification carefully and Submit the application on or before 26th Nov 2018.


Important Dates – IBPS SO 2018

Events Tentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 06.11.2018- 26.11.2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 06.11.2018- 26.11.2018
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary December 2018
Online Examination – Preliminary 29.12.2018 and 30.12.2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary January 2019
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2019
Online Examination – Main 27.01.2019
Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination February 2019
Download of call letters for interview February 2019
Conduct of interview February 2019
Provisional Allotment April 2019

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS – IBPS SO 2018

Totally 20 Banking Organizations are taking part in this IBPS SO recruitment 2018 which are listed below.

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

Total Vacancies – IBPS SO 2018

The total number of vacancies available for the IBPS SO 2018 recruitment is 1599. The individual and category wise vacancies are provided below in the table.

Post Total Vacancies SC ST OBC GEN
IT Officer 219 37 11 54 117
Agriculture Field Officer 853 146 44 220 443
Rajbhasha Adhikari 69 9 4 18 38
Law Officer 75 10 5 19 41
HR/Personnel Officer 81 15 4 19 43
Marketing Officer 302 39 20 88 155

Age Limit – IBPS SO 2018 

Minimum: 20 years

Maximum: 30 years

i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1988 and not later than 01.11.1998 (both dates inclusive). The age limit of the aspirants will be considered as on 1st November 2018. 


Educational Qualification – IBPS SO 2018

The Educational Qualification will be considered as on 1st November 2018. Different educational qualification criteria for all the posts. Please check before applying.


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
OR
b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications
OR
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
OR
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 *


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.

 * In case of dual specialisations, one of the fields of specialisation should be in the field prescribed. In case of major/ minor specialisations, major specialisation should be in the stream prescribed. Candidates having PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specialisations are not eligible to apply.
** Candidates should ensure that the educational qualification possessed by them shall be as per the prescribed educational qualifications mentioned in the advertisement and they fulfill the above eligibility criteria. No equivalent educational qualification shall be considered as eligible by IBPS or Participating Organisations

Exam pattern – IBPS SO 2018

Prelims Exam – IBPS SO 2018 

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari – IBPS SO 2018

Sr. No Name of Tests No. of Qns Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125

For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer – IBPS SO 2018

Sr. No Name of Tests No. of Qns Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125
  • Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

Mains Exam – IBPS SO 2018 

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

Name of the Test No. of Qns Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional  Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of the tests No of Qns Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes


Application Fee – IBPS SO 2018

General & OBC Applicants: Rs.600/-

SC, ST, PWD & EX-S Applicants: Rs.100/-


Aspirants can start applying for the IBPS SO recruitment 2018 from the official website of IBPS or from the link that is provided below.


Apply – IBPS SO recruitment 2018 (Starts from 6th November, 2018)


Aspirants can check the official notification of the IBPS SO 2018 from the link that is provided below or from the official website of IBPS.



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