Institute of banking personal selection
Preliminary examination dates: 29th and 30th Dec 2018
Main examinationn: 27th Dec 2018
IBPS SO 2018-19
IBPS has released IBPS SO 2018 Official Notification. 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 select eligible candidates for various posts like:
- Agriculture Field Officer
- Marketing Officer (Scale I)
- HR/Personnel Officer
- IT Officer Scale I
- Law Officer
- RajbhashaAdhikari Scale I
The latest notification released by IBPS states that IBPS SO 2018 will be conducted through a three phase (Prelims, Mains & Interview) selection process. Candidates who qualify both the rounds will be further considered for the final interview process.
IBPS SO 2018 Notification
IBPS SO 2018 Notification has been released by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Committee. The IBPS SO recruitment 2018 is for selecting candidates for the post of Specialist Officers in different Public Sector Banks for multiple positions. Candidates selected through IBPS SO 2018 exam can be posted anywhere in India.
IBPS SO 2018 Prelims Result
The IBPS SO 2018 Prelims Result has been released by IBPS. All candidates can check IBPS SO 2018 Prelims Result by clicking on the link mentioned below:
IBPS SO 2018 Vacancy
IBPS has declared the vacancy for IBPS SO 2018 exam with its official notification. This year IBPS has introduced 1590+ vacancies for various posts of Specialist Officers. Only a handful of vacancies 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|
|Result of 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 activate the online applicable link for IBPS SO 2018 Exam on 6th November. Candidates are required to click on the link mentioned below to apply for IBPS SO 2018 Exam.
IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment
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
A candidate must qualify both preliminary exam and mains exam to proceed to the interview round. The candidates selected after the interview round are given the appointment letter.
IBPS SO 2018 Application Fee
A candidate is required to pay Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) as his/her application fee for IBPS SO 2018 exam. The same amount is narrowed 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 Exam Pattern
IBPS has released new exam pattern for IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam. Now IBPS introduced separate sectional timing for each sections in preliminary exam. Let's have a look at the same.
The preliminary exam will be a qualifying phase for the mains and candidates will have to meet the cut-offs of prelims to be eligible to appear for Mains exam.
IBPS SO 2018 Eligibility Criteria
The IBPS SO eligibility criteria is different for recruiting candidates to different positions for which the candidates are selected through IBPS SO 2018 Exam. There are three parameters (citizenship, age limit and educational qualification) that a candidateneeds 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 candidates 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|
A candidate 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.||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.||Person ordinarily domiciled in the Jammu and Kashmir province during the period 1.01.1980 and 31.12.1989||5 years|
|6.||Person affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus
IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus is designed separately for Rajsabha Adhikari and Other Specialist Officers. The IBPS Specialist Officer syllabus is designed separately for Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam. It is necessary for all the candidates applying for IBPS SO 2018 Exam to once go through the syllabus as mentioned in the IBPS SO 2018 notification released by IBPS to prepare judiciously for this exam.
Apart from the major three sections of English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning,a candidate is required to be fluent in his/her area of expertise or the Specialization Subjects.
Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus of IBPS SO 2018 exam:
|Reasoning Ability||English Language||Quantitative Aptitude||General Awareness|
Apart from these subjects, candidates are required to have Professional Knowledge in his/her area of expertise as well. The detailed syllabus is discussed below:
|IT Officer (Scale-I)||
|Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)||
|Marketing Officer (Scale-I)||
|Law Officer (Scale-I)||
|HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)||
IBPS SO Admit Card 2018
The IBPS SO 2018 admit card will be released once the application process for the same is complete. Admit card for Preliminary Exam will be released first followed by the admit card for Mains Exam. The admit card for Mains Exam will be issued to candidates who have qualified the preliminary test.
IBPS SO Exam 2018 Results
The IBPS SO Result 2018 will be released after each phase of the exam has been completed. A cumulative score of the preliminary exam, mains exam and the interview process is considered to prepare the final merit list of selected students. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of marks obtained by candidates. Candidates who make it to the merit list will be given the appointment letter by the Bank of Candidate’s choice.
IBPS SO Exam Cut Off 2018
The IBPS SO Cut Off 2018 will be released after each phase of examination has been conducted. The cut off for the IBPS SO preliminary exam will be released first followed by cut off for mains exam. Candidates can evaluate their selection chances by matching their score with the cut off marks released by IBPS for IBPS SO Exam.
Let’s have a look at previous years’ (2017) cut-off for IBPS SO Exam:
|Agriculture Field Officer||41.65