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IBPS Specialist Officer Notification 2018


IBPS Specialist Officer Notification 2018 Recruitment, Specialist Officer 1599 Vacancies – Notification Out

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released IBPS Specialist Officer Notification 2018 on 26th October 2018 for 1599 vacancies the official website that is – ibps.in/. A huge number of candidates were waiting for IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2018 to apply for the I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer. IBPS SO Application Form 2018 will be available on the official website to fill online from from 6th November 2018.

Latest Updates: IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2018 Notification has been released on 26th October and total 1599 vacancies are released. The IBPS SO Application Form 2018 submission will be started from 6th November 2018.

IBPS SO-VIII 2018 Notification Out | 1599 Vacancies | Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates

IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2018 Details:

Examination Name IBPS Specialist Officer 2018
Organized by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Exam Mode Online
Name of Posts Specialist Officer (SO)
Total Number of Vacancies 1599
Apply Mode Online
Official Website ibps.in
Important Dates:
IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Apply Online Starting Date 6th November 2018
IBPS SO Application Form 2018 Last Date 26th November 2018
IBPS SO Prelims Exam Date 29th and 30th December 2018
IBPS SO Main Exam Date 27th January 2019
Eligibility Criteria
Educational Qualification: Graduation / Post Graduation Degree or its equivalent from recognized institute/University in relevant field.
Age Limit: Minimum – 20 Years

Maximum – 30 Years

Age relaxation is applicable as per the Govternment Rules

Application Fee
General / OBC Rs. 600/-
SC/ ST/ PWD Rs. 100/-
Selection Process
Phase-I Prelims Exam
Phase-II Main Exam
Phase-II Interview
Important Links
IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Notification Click Here 
IBPS SO 2018 Apply Online Click Here (Will be Started From 6th November)

IBPS SO 2018 Registration and Online application form filling process will be closed after 1 month of starting. Before doing online registration, candidates are advised to check IBPS Specialist Officer eligibility criteria and age limit.

IBPS SO 2018 Vacancy Details :

IBPS SO Recruitment 2018 Vacancy Details is available here with name and number. IBPS Specialist Officer vacancies will be released for various posts like IT Officer Scale-I, Agricultural Officer Scale-I, Rajbhasa Adhikari Scale-I, Law Officer Scale-I, HR Officer Scale-I, and Marketing Officer Scale-I.

  • Name of Organization – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
  • Name of Exam – IBPS SO 2018-19 (IBPS CWE SPL-VIII)
  • Total Number of Vacancies – 1599
  • Name of Post – Specialist Officer (SO)

IBPS SO 2018 Eligibility Criteria :

Candidates who are aspiring to apply for the IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 recruitment, will have to read full Eligibility Criteria. The Educational qualification is different for each post which is mentioned below in tabular format. The candidate must check the below given table to know IBPS SO 2018 Education Qualification.

Name of Post Educational Qualification of IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Exam (As on November 2018)
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) Candidates must have done 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 .
IT Officer (Scale-I) A) Candidates must have done 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation.


B) Candidates must have done Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications.


C) Candidate must have Graduate and have passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Law Officer (Scale I) Candidates must have a Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.
Rajbhasa Officer (Scale I) Candidates must have a Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level.


Candidates must have a Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.


Officer (Scale I)

Candidates must have Graduate and full-time Post Graduate degree or full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.
Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Candidates must have Graduate and full-time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing) / full-time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing.

Age Limit (As on November 2018): – Candidates who want to Apply for IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2018 must have age between 20 to 30 years. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd November 1987 and not later than 1st November 1997 (both dates inclusive). This age criterion is applicable in all the particular departments. Though relaxation is provided to all the reserved categories as per the govt. rules.

  • SC/ST- 5 years
  • OBC- 3 years
  • Person with Disability- 10 years
  • Ex-servicemen/ Commissioned Officers/ SSCOs- 5 years
  • Person domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir in the period between 1/1/80 to 31/12/89- 5 years
  • People affected by riots in 1984 – 5 years

IBPS SO 2018 Application Form :

IBPS SO 2018 Application Form is very simple to fill. The IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Application Form link will be activated to apply online November and it will be closed after 1 month of starting date. Candidates will have to do IBPS SO 2018 Online Registration before the last date otherwise they will not able to fill online application form for their desired post. For the reason that, it is the online process and will be conducted via Online mode, so we have given some simple steps, which will help you while filling the IBPS SO Application Form 2018.

How to fill IBPS SO Application Form 2018?

  • Open the Official Website of IBPS i.e. www.ibps.in
  • Homepage will be displayed then look for Specialist Officer Section
  • Choose the Recruitment Process for IBPS CWE SPL-VIII
  • Go through all the notified instruction thoroughly
  • Start filling up the form by clicking on the Online Application link
  • Upload the scanned copies of Photographs and Signature
  • Fill all the required filled and take print out of application form after submission.

IBPS SO 2018 Application Fee :

Candidates will have to pay IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Application fee via online mode like net banking, debit card, credit card, etc.

  • For SC/ST/PWD Candidates – Rs. 100/-
  • For All Other Candidates – Rs. 600/-

IBPS SO 2018 Exam Pattern :

The exam pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari is same and the exam pattern for IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I, Marketing Officer Scale I is same. Now here we will give the detailed description of the exam pattern for all the defined sectors or departments which are displayed in a table form.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern 2018: IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Exam Pattern for IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I & Marketing Officer Scale I.

S.No. Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Exam Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 2 Hours (120 Minutes)
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi
3 English Language 50 25 English
4 Total 150 125

IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2018 Exam Pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasa Adhikari

S.No. Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Exam Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 2 Hours (120 Minutes)
2 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi
3 English Language 50 25 English
4 Total 150 125

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern 2018

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

S.No. Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Exam Duration
1 Profession Knowledge 60 60 English and Hindi 45 Minutes

For the Rajbhasha Adhikari Post

S.No. Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Exam Duration
1 Profession Knowledge   (Objective) 45 60 English and Hindi 30 Minutes
2 Profession Knowledge   (Descriptive) 2 English and Hindi 30 Minutes

There will be a penalty for each wrong answers marked in the Objective type questions.the 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer as the penalty for each wrong answer. If a question is left blank means no answer is marked by the applicants then there will be no penalty for that kind of questions.

IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus :

Exam Syllabus for IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 includes Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness as the baseline syllabus for all departments along with that every department you have applied for also conducts a professional knowledge exam which includes topic from your professional area. The number of paper conducted will be one consisting of four sections. The duration of the test will be two hours and the language used in the paper will be bilingual i.e. Hindi and English. A Negative marking of 0.25 marks will be provided against each wrong answer. Here we are mentioning both the professional Knowledge syllabus and the common syllabus for all branches.

IBPS SO Reasoning Syllabus – Seating Arrangement, Puzzles, Inequality, Syllogism, Input – Output, Data Sufficiency, Blood Relations, Order and Ranking, Alphanumeric series, Distance and Direction, Verbal Reasoning.

IBPS SO English Language Syllabus – Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement/ Correction, Para Jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Para / Sentence Completion.

IBPS SO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus – Number Series, Simplification / Approximation, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equations, Data Sufficiency, Mensuration, Miscellaneous Topics ( Average, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest,Time & Work, Time & Distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Problem on Ages, Probability etc.

IBPS SO General Awareness Syllabus – Mainly, the questions will be asked from Current Affairs & Banking Awareness topics. This section may also include questions on Awards, Books & authors, Important Places, Currencies, Prime Ministers Schemes, Headquarters, Important Days etc. Candidates, it would be advisable to go by the GK updates of at least last 3 – 4 months. Candidates do not forget to practice for static GK part, especially the countries, their capitals as well as their currencies.

IBPS SO Professional Knowledge Syllabus:- The Professional Knowledge syllabus is different for each post such as:-

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for IT Officer (Scale-I) – Database Management System, Data Communication and Networking, Operating System, Software Engineering, Data Structure, Computer organization and microprocessor, Object Oriented Programming.

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for Agriculture Field Officer (Scale -I) – Basics of Crop production and improvement, Horticulture (Spacing time of sowing seed rate, Important varieties, Herbicides Pesticides, Preservation of fruits and vegetables, Types of cropping system, Different plant  diseases), Seed Science, Agronomy and irrigation, Agricultural economics, Various types of agricultural practices, Soil resources, Animal husbandry and technology, Agricultural research, education and extension, Agroforestry and Ecology, Priority sector advances, Rural welfare activities in India, Different insurance schemes regarding agriculture, Various government schemes.

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for Marketing Officer (Scale-I) – Basics of Marketing Management, Brand management, Advertising, PR, sales promotion, Basic knowledge of retail management, Business ethics, Market Segmentation, Marketing Research and forecasting demand, Product life cycle, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Corporate social responsibility, Services Marketing, Marketing Strategy.

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for Law Officer (Scale-I) – Banking Regulation & Compliance and Legal Aspects, Relevant laws and orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, Foreign Exchange, Prevention of money laundering, Limitation Act, Consumer Protection Act, SARFAESI, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act, Banking Ombudsman Scheme, Offenses and Penalties, Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector like Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies, Firm, Constitution.

Professional Knowledge Syllabus for HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I) – Human Resource Development: Strategies and Systems, Business policy and strategic analysis, Transnational Analysis, Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection, Rewards and Recognition, Industrial relations, Business policy and strategic analysis, Grievance and conflict management, Performance management and appraisal.

IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Selection Process :

It is two step process which includes an online test of total 125 and 60 marks for paper-I and II, respectively. The candidates who qualify this online exam will have to go through the second level i.e. Interview which comprises of 10 marks. After evaluation, the final result is declared after few months and the Provisional Allotment list will be released for selected candidates with the respective post.

  • Online Exam
  • Interview
  • Provisional Allotment

IBPS SO Admit Card 2018 :

IBPS SO Prelims Admit Card 2018 will be released in mid of December on the official website. According to the updates, IBPS Specialist Officer Prelims exam is going to be held on 29th and 30th December 2018 and IBPS SO Admit Card 2018 for prelims exam is expected to be released in 2nd week of December 2018 on the official website. Candidates will be able to download IBPS SO Admit Card 2018 from the official website by using their credentials.


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