IBPS SO 2018: Notification Out ibps.in CWE SPL VII Complete Details – Check Here

By bank January 20, 2017 14:36

IBPS SO 2018

IBPS SO Exam notification is out now by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). With the purpose to fill 1315 vacant positions of Specialist Officer (SO) in different banks, the Institute has decided to organize Common Written Exam (CWE) SPL VII on 30th and 31st December 2017. Afterwards, appliers who will qualify the IBPS SO Preliminary Exam they have to appear in IBPS Mains Exam which will be conducted on 28th January 2018. Therefore, job entrants who are desirous to get jobs in banking sector as Specialist Officer can apply for IBPS SO Exam. In this concern, IBPS SO Online Application Form will be available on official website that is ibps.in from 07th November 2017.

Applicants are advised that must check the complete details of IBPS SO Notification as sated here before submission of online application. Appliers have to submit their IBPS SO Registration Form as on or before the closing date that is 27th November 2017. If you want to attain additional information related to IBPS SO 2018 then you can go through this web page which is well created by the team of indguru.com.

IBPS SO 2018 Notification

  • Candidates are hereby notified that the IBPS SO Recruitment Notification has been released now.
  • IBPS SO 2018 Application form will be released on 7th November 2017 (Tentatively).
  • Eligible contenders can submit their IBPS Specialist Officer Online Application Form till 27th November 2017.
  • To fill IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) Recruitment Exam, applicants have to pay the fee from 7th to 27th November 2017.
  • The authorities of IBPS will organize the Preliminary Exam on 30th and 31st December 2017 and Mains Exam on 28th January 2018.

IBPS SO 2018 Important Dates

Events IBPS SO Exam Schedule
Online Registration including edit/modification of Application starts7th November 2017
Last Date of IBPS SO Registration27th November 2017
Payment of IBPS SO Application fees7th to 27th November 2017
Release of Admit Card for Written ExamDecember 2017
IBPS SO Online Exam (Preliminary)30th and 31st December 2017
Result of Preliminary ExamJanuary 2018
Release of Admit Card for Main ExamJanuary 2018
IBPS SO Main Exam28th January 2018
Result declaration for Main ExamFebruary 2018
Release of Call letters for InterviewFebruary 2018
Conduct of InterviewFebruary 2018
Provisional AllotmentApril 2018

Participating Organizations:

  • Allahabad Bank, Canara Bank, Indian Bank
  • Syndicate Bank, Andhra Bank, Central Bank of India
  • Indian Overseas Bank, UCO Bank, Bank of Baroda
  • Corporation Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Union Bank of India, Bank of India, Dena Bank
  • Punjab National Bank, United Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra, IDBI Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank, Vijaya Bank
IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) Vacancies
Name of the Post No of Vacancies
IT Officer120
Agricultural Field Officer875
Rajbhasha Adhikari30
Law Officer60
HR/ Personnel Officer35
Marketing Officer195
Total 1315

Get Here Details Of: IBPS SO Syllabus

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to apply for IBPS Specialist Officer Examination are required to check the eligibility criteria of IBPS SO Recruitment as stated below:


  • An Applicant must be either – A Citizen of India or
  • A subject of Nepal or Bhutan or
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • A person who has migrated from East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • A applicant belonging to categories (ii), (iii) and (iv) above shall be a person in favor of whose a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Educational Qualifications for IBPS SO Vacancy

Individuals who are applying against IBPS Specialist Officer Notification, they must have possess qualification as stated below in table according to post.

Name of the PostEducational Qualifications
I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree or Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture or related field
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English (Sanskrit with English) as a subject at the degree (graduation) level
Law Officer (Scale I)Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB)
HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I)Graduate/ Full time Post Graduate degree or Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations
Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Graduate/ Full time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing)/ PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM

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Age Restrictions

As per IBPS SO 2018 Notification, the lower age of applying aspirants should not be below 20 years and should not be above 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). However, applicants who belong to reserved category their upper age will be relaxable as given below in table:

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe: 5 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89: 05 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots: 05 years
Other Backward Classes: 03 years
Persons With Disability: 10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers: 05 years

IBPS SO 2018 Application Fee

In order to apply for IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) Recruitment, applicants have to pay the application fee. Contenders can make the payment of application fee via online mode using Debit Cards (RuPay/ Visa/ Master Card/ Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing information as asked on the screen while filling IBPS SO Online Application Form.

  • Unreserved Category: Rs.600/-
  • SC/ST/PWD Category: Rs.100/-
IBPS Specialist Officer Selection Process

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has decided to enroll eligible candidates on the basis of various stages of selection procedure. Applying candidates have to go through the two stages first is Common Written Exam (CWE) & second is Interview. Firstly, appliers will be called for Preliminary Exam then shortlisted candidates will be called for Mains Exam. Afterwards, for final selection contenders will be called for Personal Interview.

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Common Interview

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IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Pattern

Contenders who have decided to apply against IBPS Specialist Officer Exam must be in hunt of IBPS SO Exam Pattern. As with the help of exam pattern, one can get the idea of marking scheme along with no of questions to be attempted. Also, it plays an important role in scoring goods marks. So, candidates who are going to appear in online examination for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts can take the help of below provided exam pattern. Have a peek!!

IBPS Prelims Exam Pattern

1) Law Officer- Scale I & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

Sr. No.Name of the Tests (NOT IN SEQUENCE)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning50*30 minutes
2English Language50*25 minutes
3General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry50*30 minutes
4Professional Knowledge508035 minutes
Total20080120 minutes

2) IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Sr. No.Name of the Tests (NOT IN SEQUENCE)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning50*30 minutes
2English Language50*25 minutes
3Quantitative Aptitude50*30 minutes
4Professional Knowledge508035 minutes
Total20080120 minutes

IBPS Mains Exam Pattern

1) IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Sr No.Test NameQue.MarksDuration
1Professional knowledge (व्यावसायिक ज्ञान)606045 Minutes

2) For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari Mains Exam Pattern

Sr No.Test NameQue.MarksDuration
1Professional knowledge (Objective)456030 Min.
 2Professional knowledge (Descriptive)230 Min.
How to Submit IBPS SO Online Application Form?

Contenders who are going to apply for IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Exam can go through the instructions as stated below:

Step1: Aspirants who are willing to apply for IBPS SO 2018 need to visit the official website of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection that is ibps.in.

Step2: After reaching the homepage, take your cursor towards left side and press on “CWE Specialist Officer” tab.

Step3: This will re-direct you on a new window showing some links. Individuals are required to search for “Common Recruitment Process for Specialist Officer 7” link and need to hit on that.

Step4: Again, a new page will appear on your computer screen. Now, aspirants have to select “Hit here to view Advertisement for Common Recruitment Process for Specialist Officers Phase VII (CRP SPL-VII) link for IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment.

Step5: Now IBPS SO Notification will be opened in PDF format. Read it carefully and completely.

Step6: Individuals who fulfill eligibility criteria can apply for IBPS SO Exam Notification by hitting the IBPS SO Application Form with all essential details.

Step7: Once you will fill all details in IBPS Specialist Officer Application Form. Applicants need to upload scanned images of documents, certificates and a latest passport size photograph.

Step8: Take a review of filled application form once again and make the payment of application fee.

Step9: Finally, submit it by pressing on “Submit” button. Also, take a hard copy of same for further reference.

IBPS SO 2018 Admit Card

Applicants are hereby notified that the IBPS will not send admit card by post, so applicants need to download their IBPS SO Admit Card via online mode. Appliers can get IBPS SO 2018 Hall Ticket by using their registration number. Applicants are informed that the IBPS SO Hall Ticket will be available on official web portal in the month of December 2017. Applicants will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without the valid admit card of IBPS SO 2018. Appliers can check all relevant details about IBPS Specialist Officer Exam in IBPS SO Call Letter.

IBPS SO 2018 Result

The IBPS SO Result will be available on the official website of IBPS. The result will show the names of the applicants who are eligible for the next round after having qualified the online written exam. Appliers are informed that the authorities of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will declare the result for all stages of selection procedure separately. The final result of IBPS SO 2018 will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview. Candidates are advised to keep IBPS SO Score Card safe till the recruitment process is over.

IBPS SO 2018 Cut Off

Cut off means minimum score to be secured in order to qualify the exam. Applicants will be required to obtain a minimum score in the written exam in each section as well as the overall to get selected for IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment. Aspirants are informed that the IBPS SO Cut Off Marks for all categories will differ.

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  1. Honey January 22, 09:25

    Sir i have complete my bachlor digree in veterinary science a 5 year course..can i apply for ibps so VII so for agr. Field.?

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  2. Honey January 22, 09:23

    Sir i have complete my bachlor digree in veterinary science..can i apply for ibps VII so in agri. Field.?

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