IBPS SO 2018 Notification: Last Date to Apply Online Details Here

IBPS SO 2018 Notification:  Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has announced IBPS SO 2018 Notification with 1599 Vacancies. The recruitment of IBPS SO regarding select the individuals for Public Sector banks to handle the banking operations. Lakhs of aspirants are waiting to apply against IBPS SO 2018 Notification. If you also interested to apply against IBPS SO 2018 Notification, Ensure the eligibility criteria. Because the online application of IBPS SO 2018 Notification can’t proceed without satisfying the eligibility norms of IBPS SO 2018. Read and understand the application process through IBPS SO 2018 Notification. Complete the online application of IBPS SO 2018 Notification before of closing date.

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Note: Complete details of IBPS SO 2018 Notification, Application Process, Selection Procedure as follows below.

IBPS SO 2018 – Events

Official Notification
Eligibility Criteria
Application Fee
Selection Process
Exam Pattern
Exam Date
Admit Card & Result

Official Notification of IBPS SO 2018

Every year IBPS Organizing various exam including IBPS SO. This Official Notification regarding IBPS SO incudes various vacancies from various departments such as Agriculture Officer (Scale-I), Marketing Office (Scale-I), IT Officer (Scale-I), Law Officer (Scale-I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I). The selection of IBPS SO 2018 will be made through the 2 Phase of common written exam & Interview.

  • The Preliminary Exam for IBPS SO 2018 has scheduled on 29th and 30th December 2018
  • Mains Examination will be held on 27th January 2019

IBPS SO Notification 2018: Click Here for Official Notification

IBPS SO 2018 Notification – Click Here to Apply Online ( Available)

List of Vacancies for IBPS SO 2018

Total IBPS SO Vacancy: 1599

Post  Vacancies
Agriculture Officer (Scale-I)  853
Marketing Office (Scale-I)  302
IT Officer (Scale-I) 219
Law Officer (Scale-I) 75
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)  81
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)  69


Eligibility Criteria for IBPS SO 2018 Notification

The Three set of eligibility criteria has announced in IBPS SO 2018 Notification. Details as follows

  • Nationality/ Citizenship
  • Age limit
  • Educational Qualification

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 favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit:

Post  Vacancies
Agriculture Officer (Scale-I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
Marketing Office (Scale-I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
IT Officer (Scale-I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
Law Officer (Scale-I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years

Age Relaxation:

Age relaxation will be applicable as per government rules.

Category Age Relaxation permitted
Other Backward Classes 3 years
SC/ ST 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 Years
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel) 5 years 
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 Years

Educational Qualification:

I.T. Officer (Scale I)

Four years engineering/Technology degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I):

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

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I):

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.

Law Office (Scale I):

A bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I):

Graduate and Full Time Post Graduate Degree or Full time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law.

Marketing Officer (Scale I):

Graduate and Full Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing.

Note: Refer official notification for the detailed description.

Other Additional Qualification:
(a) Proficiency in the local language
(b) Desirable: Working knowledge of Computer

IBPS SO 2018 Notification – Application Fee

Online payment will be available from 06th Nov 2018 to 26th Nov 2018.

  • General Category candidates have to pay application fee of Rs.600/-.
  • SC/ ST/ PWD category candidates have to pay Rs. 100/- as application fee.

Selection Process of IBPS SO 2018 Notification

IBPS SO 2018 Notification Selection Procedure involves following stages

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Interview

IBPS SO 2018 Exam Pattern 

Prelims Exam Pattern ( IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer)

Section No. Of Questions  Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 50 40 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude  50 50 40 Minutes
English Language 50 25 40 Minutes
TOTAL 150 125 120 Minutes 


Prelims Exam Pattern – Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Section No. Of Questions  Marks Duration
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 40 Minutes
Reasoning 50 50 40 Minutes
English Language 50 25 40 Minutes
TOTAL 150 125 120 Minutes


Mains Exam Pattern

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

Exam Type (Objective) No. Of Questions  Marks Medium Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 Minutes

(For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari)

Exam Type (Objective) No. Of Questions Marks Medium  Duration
Professional Knowledge   (Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 Minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 02 English & Hindi 30 Minutes

Detailed Syllabus for IBPS SO 2018 Notification

The most of the Aspirants must be either rehearsing with earlier year paper or look over weakest themes. On the off chance that you are doing likewise here we are giving the IBPS SO Syllabus and Exam Pattern.  These are fundamental necessity to get ready for IBPS SO exam. IBPS SO exam incorporates 3 Phase of selections. The questions will be asked under IBPS SO Syllabus subjects as it were. So the competitors who anxiously holding up to show up on IBPS SO exam must check the IBPS SO Syllabus here.

IBPS SO 2018 Notification – Prelims Syllabus 

Reasoning Syllabus
Logical Reasoning Alphanumeric Series
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Data Sufficiency
Coded Inequalities Seating Arrangement
Puzzle Tabulation
Syllogism Blood Relations
Input Output Coding Decoding
Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
Simplification Profit & Loss
Mixtures &Alligations Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
Work & Time Time & Distance
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Data Interpretation
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Number Systems
Sequence & Series Permutation, Combination &Probability
English Language Syllabus
Reading Comprehension Cloze Test
Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting Para jumbles
Fill in the blanks Miscellaneous
Paragraph Completion
General Awareness Syllabus
Current Affairs GK Updates
Currencies Important Places
Banking Awareness Awards
Book And Author Headquarters
Important Days Prime minister Scheme

IBPS SO 2018 Notification – Mains Syllabus 

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Basics of Marketing Management Brand Management
Advertising PR
Sales Retail
Business Ethics Market Segmentation
Market research and forecasting demand Product Life Cycle
Corporate Social Responsibility Service Marketing

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

Basics of Crop production Horticulture
Seed Science Agronomy and Irrigation
Agricultural Economics Agricultural Practices
Soil resources Animal Husbandry
Agroforestry Ecology
Law Officer (Scale-I)
Banking Regulations Compliance and Legal Aspects
Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act
Consumer Protection Act SARFAES
Banking Ombudsman Scheme Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector
Bankers Book Evidence Act DRT Act
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
Human Resource Development Business policy and strategic analysis
Transnational Analysis Training and Development
Recruitment and Selection Rewards and Recognition
Industrial Relations Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
Grievance and Conflict Management Performance Management and appraisal
IT Officer (Scale-I)
Operating System DBMS
Data communication and networking Software engineering
Computer Organization and Microprocessor Data Structure
Object-Oriented Programming

Exam Dates for IBPS SO 2018 Notification

IBPS SO 2018 Notification Event Dates
Availability of IBPS SO  Online Application Form 06th Nov 2018
Last date of Online Application Form  26th Nov 2018
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training Dec 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training Dec 2018
Download of call letters for online examination – Preliminary Dec 2018
Online Examination – Preliminary 29th Dec 2018 & 30th Dec 2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary Jan 2019
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main Jan 2019
Online Examination – Main  27th Jan 2019
Declaration of Result – Main Feb 2019
Download of call letters for interview Feb 2019
Conduct of interview Feb 2019
Provisional Allotment  April 2019

How to Apply for IBPS SO 2018 Notification?

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS – www.ibps.in.
  2. Click on the Home page to open “CRP Specialist Officers” link.
  3. Choose the desired post link “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP-SPL-VIII”
  1. The link will get re-direct to the registration page.
  2. Now click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register.
  3. Enter the basic information in the Online Application Form.
  4. Provide the valid email id and mobile number.
  5. The Registration Number and the password will be generated and also sent to the registered mobile number and email id.
  6. Upload the following requirements
    1. Photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm)
    2. Signature (Signature in Capital Letters will not be accepted)
    3. Left Thumb Impression (thumb impression should be properly scanned not smudged)
    4. And a Hand Written Declaration as follows, the handwritten declaration should be only in English and should be written only by the appropriate candidature.

“I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”

  1. No modifications are entertained after “Final Submission” so the candidates are advised to verify the details before submission.
  2. The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and payment process.
  3. The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing information as asked on the screen.
  4. Pay the application fee/ Intimation charges online.
  5. If the transactions are not successful the candidates have to log in again with the provisional registration number and password.
  6. On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will generate.
  7. Take the printout of the e-receipt and online application form online.

IBPS SO 2018 Exam Admit Card

IBPS  will discharges Admit Card 15 days before the IBPS SO Exam. The hopefuls need to visit the official site. Sign in utilizing the Roll number and the date of birth to download IBPS SO 2018 Admit Card.

IBPS SO Exam Result

The IBPS will proclaim the result of IBPS SO 2018, after 2 to 3 months of the exam led. Applicants need to login to the official site of IBPS – ibps.in to check their result. Sign in utilizing the Roll Number and Password to check their Result.


The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts IBPS SO exam every year. The IBPS SO exam recruits candidates for the posts of Agriculture Officer (Scale-I), Marketing Office (Scale-I), IT Officer (Scale-I), Law Officer (Scale-I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) and Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I). Actually, before applying for IBPS SO 2018 notification, make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria. The selection for IBPS SO 2018 notification comprises of two phases that are Written Examination and Personal Interview. Read the official notification for further details. Make sure that you apply for IBPS SO before the end date of the online application.

Career Growth of IBPS SO

According to the performance, the Specialist officer achieves promotions. The career growth for IBPS SO is given below.

  1. Scale 1- Officer/Assistant Manager
  2. Scale 2- Manager
  3. Scale 3- Senior Manager
  4. Scale 4- Chief Manager
  5. Scale 5- Assistant General Manager
  6. Scale 6- Deputy General Manager
  7. Scale 7- General Manager

After knowing all details regarding career growth and other details about IBPS SO 2018 Notification, read it properly and apply.

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