IBPS SO (Special Officer) 2018 | Apply Online | Official Notification

IBPS has published the Official Notification for IBPS SO 2018. IBPS SO 2018 is going to be conducted on 29th and 30th December 2018 (preliminary Exam) and on 27th January 2019 (Mains Exam) by IBPS or the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to choose qualified applicants for various posts. The latest announcement published by IBPS declares that IBPS SO 2018 will be conducted into a three-phase (Prelims, Mains & Interview) selection process. Contestants who pass both the steps will be further considered for the final interview process.

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IBPS SO 2018 Notification
IBPS SO 2018 Notification has been published by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Committee. The IBPS SO recruitment 2018 is for picking applicants for the post of Professional Officers in different Public Sector Banks for multiple positions. Applicants selected through IBPS SO 2018 exam can be posted anywhere in India.

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IBPS SO 2018 Vacancy

IBPS has announced the opening for IBPS SO 2018 exam with the official notification. This year IBPS has introduced 1590+ openings for several posts of Specialist Officers. Only a handful of openings are available for this post as the post of SO involves really skilled and specialized officers excelling in their respective domain. Let’s have a look at the post wise total number of vacancies for IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam.

•IT Officer (Scale-I)- 219
•HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)- 81
•Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)- 69
•Marketing Officer (Scale-I)- 302
•Law Officer (Scale-I)- 75
•Agriculture Officer (Scale-I)- 853

IBPS SO 2018 Exam Dates
IBPS SO Preliminary exam 2018 is scheduled on 29th and 30th December 2018. The Mains examination will be conducted on 27th January 2019.

Activity IBPS SO Dates 2018-19
Online Registration Starts From 6th November 2018
Last Date to Apply Online 26th November 2018
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary December 2018
Commencement of Preliminary Exam 29th and 30th December 2018
The result of the Online exam – Preliminary January 2019
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2019
Commencement of Mains Exam 27th January 2019
Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination February 2019
Download of call letters for interview February 2019
Conduct of interview February 2019

IBPS SO 2018 Online Application
IBPS will begin the online application link for IBPS SO 2018 Exam on 6th November. Applicants are required to click on the link mentioned here to apply for IBPS SO 2018 Exam. Click Here for Online apply

IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment Process

The IBPS SO recruitment process is going to be conducted to select Specialist Officer through IBPS SO 2018 is done in three phases:
Online Preliminary Exam
Online Mains Exam
Interview Process

IBPS SO 2018 Application Fee
An applicant is required to pay Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) as his/her application fee for IBPS SO 2018 exam. The same amount is Decrees down to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category. The Online Application will start once the notification has been released by IBPS.

IBPS SO 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The IBPS SO eligibility criteria is complex for selecting applicants to various positions for which the applicants are selected through IBPS SO 2018 Exam. There are three parameters (citizenship, age limit, and educational qualification) that an applicant needs to fulfill to be eligible for IBPS SO 2018 Exam.

The Citizenship Criteria for a candidate to be eligible for IBPS SO 2018 exam is discussed below:

Citizenship Criteria • A resident of India
• A subject of Nepal
• Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 and have planned to settle in India permanently
• A subject of Indian Origin migrated from Burma, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Namibia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Vietnam

IBPS SO recruits applicants for various posts like that of I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer etc. The educational qualification is different for all these different posts.

Serial Number Name of the Post Age Educational Qualification
1. I.T. Officer (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
1)Four years engineering/Technology degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
2) Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
Graduates having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level exam
2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
4 years graduation degree in agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ dairy Science/ Agricultural engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry
3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
Post Graduate in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation or degree level OR Post-Graduate Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at graduation level
4. Law Office (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
A bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
Graduate and Full Time Post Graduate Degree or Full-time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law
6. Marketing Officer (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
Graduate and Full-Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing

IBPS SO 2018 Age Limit

An applicant is required to be of minimum 20 years to be eligible for IBPS SO exam. The maximum age limit is 30 years. Candidates belonging to reserved categories are given age relaxation by the Government of India. The category wise age relaxation given to candidates for the post of IBPS SO is discussed below:

Serial Number Category Age Relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
2. Other Backward Class (OBC) 3 years
3. The person with Disability (PWD) 10 years
4. Ex-Servicemen/Commissioned Officers including ECOS (Emergency Commissioned Officers)/ SSCOs (Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of Assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 1 year from last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by the way of dismissal/discharge on the account of misconduct/inefficiency/physical disability attributable to military service 5 years
5. The person ordinarily domiciled in the Jammu and Kashmir province during the period 1.01.1980 and 31.12.1989 5 years
6. The person affected by 1984 riots 5 years
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