IBPS SO 2018 – Recruitment, Notification, Exam Dates

IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 :- The institute of banking personnel selection (BPS) has been declared IBPS SO Recruitment 2018 Exam Dates on its official website. IBPS will be conducted of IBPS CWE VI exam for filling specialist officer vacant posts in 23+ banking systems. Candidates will become able to apply for the application form from November 2018. The recruitment IBPS SO Exam is scheduled to be held Pre- Exam on 30th & 31st December 2018 & Main Exam on 28th January 2018.

So many large number of candidates around the nation are now in search for IBPS SO Notification 2018 online on the internet. If you are one of the same candidates then you are at right place because here you will get all the information at one place. Below we have shared all the information regarding IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment Notification 2018 such as – Application Form, Notification, Eligibility Criteria, Application Fee, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Name of Vacancies, No. of Vacancies, Selection Process, Admit Card, Result, Previous Year Cut Off Marks & Merit List, Result etc.

IBPS SO Notification 2018

IBPS SO Notification 2018- IBPS stands for Institute of banking personnel selection, is an organization which offers services to candidates in fields of personnel selection, assessment, and recruitment fields. IBPS conducts examinations for recruiting various banking departments in more than 100 cities. The recruitment is made for 56 Regional Rural banks. The IBPS SO Recruitment 2018 application process is likely to start from November 2018 and the last date to apply online will be in December 2018.

IBPS SO Vacancies Details:

The vacancies provided by the respective examination are as follows:

Name of Post: Specialist Officer


  • IT Officer Scale-I
  • Agricultural Field Officer
  • Rajhasha Adhikari
  • Law Officer
  • HR/ Personnel Officer
  • Marketing Officer

IBPS SO 2018 Eligibility Criteria


For this post, candidates should have any of these degrees:

  • 4 years engineering degree in CS/IT/ EE & ECE for IT officer post,
  • degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agri. Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro Forestry for Agricultural field officer
  • post graduate degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree level for Rajhasha Adhikari post.
  • candidates who have a degree in Law (LLB) & Graduate and MBA/ full-time MMS can also apply for all other posts.

Age Limit:

Age of candidates should be from 20 to 30 years old as on or before 01/07/2018. Age relaxation is applicable for reserved categories as follow:

Category NameAge Relaxation
Schedule Tribes and Schedule Caste5 years
Other backward classes (Non-creamy Layer)3 years
PWD candidates (Person physically handicapped)10 years
Ex-Serviceman, Those completed their at least 5 years in the military service5 Year
Person who settled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir During the period of 1- 1 – 1980 and 31- 12- 19895 years
Person affected by the 1984 riots5 Years

IBSP SO 2018 Important Dates

Important dates for IBSP SO Jobs 2018 is given below, candidates must complete the process of whole recruitment strictly according to the dates:

  • Online registration start date: November 2018
  • Last date for online registration: December 2018
  • Closure for editing application details: December 2018
  • Admit Card Release date: December 2018
  • IBPS online Main examination date: 30th & 31st December 2018
  • Declaration of Results Status: January 2018
  • Download Main Exam Call Letter: January 2019
  • IBPS So Main Exam Date: 28th January 2019
  • Download Call Letter for Interview: February 2019
  • Conduct Interview: March 2019
  • Provisional Allotment: April 2019

IBPS SO Recruitment 2018 Application Form

Applicants may visit the official website of IBPS for online applying, once the application form will be out. The application forms will be available on the official website and aspirants can only fill it through online mode. The candidates need to follow the following steps to complete the application process:

  • Visit the website i.e. ibps.in.
  • Go home page and select IBPS Specialist officer section.
  • You choose recruitment process for SO 6 link.
  • Read instructions and notification carefully and click on online apply link.
  • Fill the required fields
  • Candidates are required to upload their photograph & signature

Fill IBPS SO Application Form 2018 Online

Application Fee

After filling up the required fields and uploading the photograph and signature, the candidates will have to proceed for the submission of application fee. The application fee will be different for different categories of candidates, i.e., Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates while Rs. 600/- for all others candidates. The fee will deposit through online mode only by using debit card, credit card or e-challan.

IBPS Exam Pattern for Specialist Officer

Just like previous year’s paper, this year also the examination will be held through online mode. There will be only one online examination containing objective types of questions and candidates need to clear it. There will be negative marking for wrong answers. For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

IBPS SO Notification 2018 PDF File

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2017

The exam structure will be as follows:

Law Officer- Scale I & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale-I:

Name of the TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning50*30 Minutes
English Language50*25 Minutes
General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry50*30 Minutes
Professional Knowledge508035 Minutes

IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer Scale I, HR/Personnel Officer Scale I & Marketing Officer Scale-I:

Name of the TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning50*30 Minutes
English Language50*25 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude50*30 Minutes
Professional Knowledge508035 Minutes

Check IBPS Specialist Officer Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2018 PDF File

IBPS SO Admit Card 2018

It is mandatory for all the applying candidates to carry admit card to the exam hall, without which there will be no entry allowed. The candidates can get their admit card through online mode and take a print out of the same from the official website of IBPS as no any admit card will be sent to the candidates by post.

Download IBPS SO Admit Card 2018

IBPS SO Exam Centre

Candidates can fill there exam center preferences as per their choices while filling up the application form as IBPS SO exam (CWE) is conducted online at numerous centers all over India. However, if there will be non-availability of seats at preferred venues, IBPS will allot an exam centre other than the choices made by candidates. IBPS is the sole authority for adding or removing any exam center and candidates can’t make requests for change in the exam centre. Any inappropriate behavior at the exam center or use of any electronic gadgets or unfair means can lead to cancellation of the candidature.

IBPS SO Result 2018

IBPS will release the results after completion of examination. The Final Merit state wise and category wise List will be prepared in rank order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Examination. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness and further processes.

IBPS SO Exam Result 2018 News