IBPS SO Recruitment

IBPS SO Recruitment 2017-18: IBPS SO 2017 Notification Out, Online Registration Starts from 07th November 2017 at www.ibps.in. [no_toc]


IBPS SO Recruitment 2017-18: Last Date to Apply

IBPS SO Recruitment 2017-18: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct the recruitment of Specialist Officer (SO) to appoint eligible candidates at various posts under SO in around 20 public sector banks. The IBPS SO exam will be conducted at national level to fill around 5000 vacancies. The exam of IBPS SO will be held in three stages for all the candidates – preliminary exam, mains and interview. All the candidates will have to qualify all the three stages of IBPS SO selection to be shortlisted for appointment. The notification of IBPS SO is expected to be released by October, 2017 as per the IBPS calendar. The online application process will also commence a day or two after the official notification has been made available. The preliminary exam of IBPS SO is scheduled to be conducted on December 30 and 31 followed by mains exam of January 28 and personal interview. The dates of personal interview will be announced with the official notification. Applicants can check the complete details of IBPS SO 2018 eligibility criteria, application procedure, syllabus and paper pattern, selection procedure, admit card, result and cutoff from the article below.

#1. IBPS SO Recruitment 2017: Important Highlights

Organization Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
No. of Vacncies 1315 Posts
Name Of Posts Specialist Officer (SO) vacancies
Starting date to Apply Online 07th November 2017 (Tentative)
last date to Apply online 27th November 2017 (Tentative)
IBPS SO Recruitment 2017 Official Notification VIEW HERE
Official Website www.ibps.in

#2. IBPS SO Recruitment: Vacancy Detail


  1. I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
  2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
  3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
  4. Law Officer (Scale I)
  5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
  6. Marketing Officer (Scale I)

#2. IBPS SO Recruitment: Important Dates

The IBPS Calendar has been released on the official website, according to which the online registration of IBPS SO 2018 will commence tentatively in October. Candidates can check the complete details of IBPS SO recruitment as given in the table below.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2018 events Important Dates (Tentative)
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 07.11.2017- 27.11.2017
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 07.11.2017- 27.11.2017
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary December 2017
Online Examination – Preliminary 30.12.2017 and 31.12.2017
Result of Online exam – Preliminary January 2018
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January, 2018
Online Examination – Main 28.01.2018
Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination February 2018
Download of call letters for interview February 2018
Conduct of interview February 2018
Provisional Allotment April 2018


#4. IBPS SO Recruitment: Age Limit

Age (As on 01.11.2017): Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1987 and not later than 01.11.1997 (both dates inclusive)

Nationality / Citizenship: A candidate must be either –

(i) a Citizen of India or

(ii) a subject of Nepal or

(iii) a subject of Bhutan or

(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

#5. IBPS SO Recruitment: Education Qualification

Name of the Post IBPS SO Recruitment Educational Qualifications
1. I.T. Officer (Scale-I) (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

2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 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
3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 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.

4. Law Officer (Scale I) A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
5. HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I) 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
6. Marketing Officer (Scale I) 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

#6. IBPS SO Recruitment: Relaxation of Upper age limit

Category  Age relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2. Other Backward Classes 3 years
3. Persons With Disability 10 years
4. Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) 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 one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment 5 years
5. Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years
6. Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

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#7. IBPS SO Recruitment: Selection Process

The exams for Specialist Officers (SO) will now on be held in 3 parts:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Interview

#8. IBPS SO Recruitment: Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Recruitment 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.

A. Preliminary Examination: IBPS SO Recruitment

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

S.No. Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
3 English Launguage 50 25
Total 150 125 120 Minutes

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

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

B. Main Examination: IBPS SO Recruitment

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 Duration
Profession Knowledge 60 45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari: IBPS SO Recruitment

Name of the Test  No. of Questions Duration
Profession Knowledge (Objective)  45 30 minutes
Profession Knowledge (Descriptive)  2 30 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers: IBPS SO Recruitment

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question

#9. IBPS SO Recruitment: Salary Structure

If you are wondering how much salary does an IBPS SO get, here is a glimpse that might motivate you further!

IBPS SO Recruitment Pay scale: Rs 14500 – 600/7 – 18700 – 700/2 – 20100 -800/7 – 25700/-
The approx. IBPS SO Salary Cash in hand of Officer Scale 1 after appointment will be around Rs. 30000-38000/-. Perks, allowances and all benefits will depend upon the bank that you are posted in. Almost all of these banks provide you allowances.

This Salary structure is subject to change according to the terms and conditions of the banks as well.

#10. IBPS SO Recruitment: Application Fee

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges [Payable from 07.11.2017 to 27.11.2017 (only Online payment, both dates inclusive) shall be as follows

  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Rs. 600 /- for all others

#11. IBPS SO Recruitment: How to Apply

Candidates can apply online only from 07.11.2017 to 27.11.2017 and no other mode of application will be accepted. Pre-Requisites for Applying Online Before applying online, candidates should—

(i) scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm) and signature adhere to the required specifications as given in Annexure III to this Advertisement.

(ii) Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.

(iii) keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges.

(iv) have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the completion of this round of Common Recruitment Process. IBPS may send call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. Under no circumstances, a candidate should share with/mention e-mail ID to / of any other person. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID before applying on-line and must maintain that email account.

#12. IBPS So Recruitment: Important Links

IBPS SO Recruitment Official Notification CLICK HERE
IBPS SO Recruitment Apply Online CLICK HERE
IBPS SO Recruitment Official Website CLICK HERE
Other Govt Jobs CLICK HERE

#13. IBPS SO Recruitment: Examination Centres

(i) The examination will be conducted online in venues across many centres in India. The tentative list of Examination centres for the Preliminary exams and those for Main exams is available in Annexure II.

(ii) No request for change of centre for Examination shall be entertained.

(iii) IBPS, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres and/ or add some other Centres, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.

(iv) IBPS also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other than the one he/she has opted for.

(v) Candidate will appear for the examination at an Examination Centre at his/her own risk and expenses and IBPS will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.

(vi) Any unruly behaviour/misbehaviour in the examination hall may result in cancellation of candidature/ disqualification from this exam and also from future exams conducted by IBPS


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  • Syndicate Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Corporation Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Dena Bank
  • Punjab National Bank
  • United Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • IDBI Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Vijaya Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Union Bank of India