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IBPS SO Exam Notification 2018

 

IBPS SO Exam Notification

IBPS has released the notification for the online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts. The exam will be conducted for a total of 1590+ vacancies for various posts as follows: 

Post

No. of vacancies

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 How to Apply 

Before applying, candidates should ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria for the post. Candidates are advised to apply ONLINE through IBPS’s website.Application Fees/Intimation Charges shall be as follows

Category of Applicant

Amount of Fee (Non-refundable)

     For SC/ST/PWD candidates

 Rs. 100/-

for all others

Rs. 600/-

Read Official Notification for IBPS Specialist Officer

 

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

The final selection for these posts will be done through a 3-phase process:

Phase I. Preliminary Exam (scheduled for 29.12.2018 and 30.12.2018)

Phase II. Main Exam: Exam (scheduled for 27 January 2018)

 

Phase III. Interview: The Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Main examination for CRP SPL-VIII will subsequently be called for an Interview.

Exam pattern for the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:

 

Section No.

Name of test

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

English

50

25

40 Minutes

2

Reasoning

English & Hindi

50

50

  40 Minutes

3

Quantitative Aptitude

English & Hindi

50

50

  40 Minutes

Total

 

150

125

2 Hours


Prelims Exam Pattern for the Post of  Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Section No.

Name of test

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

English

50

25

40 Minutes

2

Reasoning

English & Hindi

50

50

   40 Minutes

3

General Awareness with Special reference to Banking Industry

English & Hindi

50

50

   40 Minutes

Total

 

150

125

2 Hours


 

IBPS SO Main Examination Exam Pattern:  

Main Exam Pattern for the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:

Name of the Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Duration

Professional Knowledge

60

60

English & Hindi

45 minutes

Mains Exam Pattern for the post of  Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Name of the Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Duration

Professional Knowledge (Objective)

45

60

English & Hindi

30 minutes

Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)

2

30 minutes


Know about Exam Pattern for IBPS Specialist Officer

IBPS SO Free Mock Test    

To gear up for your preparation you need a lot of practice.

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Mock Test Series for IBPS SO Pre-2018-19 exam has questions from English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning as per the latest exam pattern. The difficulty level of questions is similar to the questions asked in the actual exam, so that the users get proper practice for the actual exam. Detailed Performance analysis is provided to help the users get an understanding of their strengths, weaknesses and areas of improvement.

The questions included in the Mock Tests are original and of best quality created by a qualified and dedicated content development team under the supreme guidance of Ms.Arunima Sinha. Arunima is an ex-banker (Bank PO and then Manager with SIDBI), who has been teaching students for competitive exams for last 10 years. A sequential process of making, checking and validating each Mock test is also followed to ensure that only the best content is provided to the users.  

All the Mock Tests, the solutions and explanations are available in Hindi & English. 

IBPS SO Calendar  

IBPS releases notification for Specialist Officer examination every year. Tentative dates for the examination process are listed in IBPS SO exam calendar.

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

To View the Exam dates please Click here

IBPS SO Admit Card

The Centre, venue address, date and time for both Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations and interview shall be intimated in the respective Call Letter. An eligible candidate should download his/her call letter from the authorised website by entering his/ her details i.e. Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth. No hard copy of the call letter/ Information Handout etc. will be sent by post/ courier.

 

IBPS AFO 2018-19 Salary

The salary of selected candidates will draw a starting pay of Rs.22700 to Rs. 23700/- per month. The monthly gross income for IBPS AFO salary is about Rs. 27700 to Rs.30700. Some other allowances like Special Allowance, Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, etc. The other perks for IBPS Special Officer Scale-I including reimbursement of medical expenses, Newspaper, Traveling Allowance etc

Read more about Salary for IBPS AFO 2018-19. Click Here

 

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 

To apply for IBPS SO an aspirant should meet various eligibility Criteria wrt to Education Qualification, Age Nationality, Number of attempts permissible etc. To know in detail about the topics/Chapters which are covered under these subjects for each Phases IBPS SO 2018-19 exams

Post Code

Name of the Post

Age

Educational Qualification**

(from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)

01

I.T. Officer

(Scale-I)

Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

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

02

Agricultural

Field Officer

(Scale I)

Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

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

03

Rajbhasha

Adhikari

(Scale I)

Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

Post  Graduate  Degree  in  Hindi  with  English  as  a  subject  at  the  degree

(graduation) level

OR

Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the

degree (graduation) level.

04

Law Officer

(Scale I)

Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar

Council

05

HR/Personnel Officer

(Scale I)

Min- 20 years

Max- 30 years

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.*

06

Marketing

Officer

(Scale I)

Min- 20 years

Max- 30 years

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 *

IBPS SO Previous Year Cut Off   

Before you start your preparation you need to get an idea about the last year exam scenario.

 

Combined scores in Online Main Examination and Interview Out of 100  (2017-18):

Post Name

Category

SC

ST

OBC

UR

I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

41.00

32.27

46.73

50.93

Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I)

41.40

38.53

46.07

46.87

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

38.67

NA

43.07

45.53

Law Officer (Scale I)

47.67

46.00

52.93

59.00

HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I)

50.00

47.67

59.33

63.07

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

63.33

55.67

67.00

70.53


Check out the previous year cut-off for Law and Rajashabha Adhikari,Click here

Check out the previous year cut-off for IT, AFO, HR,Marketing,Click here

 

IBPS SO Online Course    

To ace your preparation you will need a plan to make sure you are not left behind in the competition.

Get information about the online course please Click here

 

IB Specialist Officer Additional Information

Online Applications are invited from eligible candidates who must be an Indian Citizen for selection and appointment to various posts. The vacancies are

IT Officer

BANK

SC

ST

OBC

GEN

TOTAL

Out of Which

HI

OC

VI

ID

BANK OF BARODA

24

5

31

67

127

1

1

1

1

BANK OF INDIA

3

1

5

13

22

0

0

1

0

ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE

3

1

5

11

20

1

0

0

0

UNION BANK OF INDIA

4

2

8

16

30

1

0

1

0

VIJAYA BANK

3

2

5

10

20

0

1

0

0

TOTAL

37

11

54

117

219

3

2

3

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture Officer (AFO)

BANK

SC

ST

OBC

GEN

TOTAL

Out of Which

HI

OC

VI

ID

ALLAHABAD BANK

7

4

13

26

50

0

1

0

0

BANK OF BARODA

95

20

122

263

500

5

5

5

5

BANK OF INDIA

4

1

7

14

26

1

0

0

0

CANARA BANK

30

15

54

101

200

0

0

0

0

UNION BANK OF INDIA

5

2

16

24

47

1

0

1

0

VIJAYA BANK

5

2

8

15

30

0

1

0

0

TOTAL

146

44

220

443

853

7

7

6

5

Rajshabha Adhikari (Scale -I) 

BANK

SC

ST

OBC

GEN

TOTAL

Out of Which

HI

OC

VI

ID

ALLAHABAD BANK

1

0

2

5

8

0

0

0

0

BANK OF BARODA

3

1

5

11

20

0

1

0

0

BANK OF INDIA

0

0

1

3

4

0

0

0

0

CANARA BANK

2

1

4

8

15

0

0

0

0

UNION BANK OF INDIA

2

1

4

7

14

0

1

0

0

VIJAYA BANK

1

1

2

4

8

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

9

4

18

38

69

0

2

0

0

Law Officer 

BANK

SC

ST

OBC

GEN

TOTAL

Out  of which

HI

OC

VI

ID

BANK OF INDIA

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

CANARA BANK

5

2

9

19

35

0

0

0

0

ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE

3

2

6

14

25

0

0

0

0

UNION BANK OF INDIA

2

1

4

7

14

0

1

0

0

TOTAL

10

5

19

41

75

0

1

0

0

HR/PERSONNEL OFFICER (SCALE-I) 

BANK

SC

ST

OBC

GEN

TOTAL

Out of Which

HI

OC

VI

ID

BANK OF BARODA

13

3

16

35

67

1

1

1

1

BANK OF INDIA

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

UNION BANK OF INDIA

2

1

3

6

12

0

1

0

0

TOTAL

15

4

19

43

81

1

2

1

1

Marketing Officer 

BANK

SC

ST

OBC

GEN

TOTAL

Out of Which

HI

OC

VI

ID

BANK OF INDIA

4

2

8

19

33

0

1

0

0

CANARA BANK

22

11

40

77

150

0

0

0

0

UNION BANK OF INDIA

13

7

40

59

119

2

1

1

1

TOTAL

39

20

88

155

302

2

2

1

1

 

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