IBPS SO 2018-2019 | Recruitment Exam for Specialist Officers in Bank

IBPS SO 2018-2019 | Recruitment Exam for Specialist Officers in Bank

IBPS SO 2018-2019

In accordance with the IBPS Recruitment Exams Eligibility Criteria, any candidate who is having a graduation degree can apply for the positions like - PO, Clerk, Office Assistants or other Officer Scale Grades.

But there are some candidates who have pursued their Graduations and Post-Graduation Degrees with core subjects, with specific specializations in their opted core subjects.

To proffer wonderful banking job opportunities to such outstanding candidates, IBPS has started the IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment Exam which is conducted every year in the months of December and January.

IBPS SO 2018-19 Schedule
Preliminary Examination 29th & 30th Dec 2018
Main Examination 27th January 2019

The IBPS SO Exam qualification assures the candidates’ selection at the preferred positions of IT Officer/HR/Agricultural Officer/Law Officer/Marketing Officer/ Rajbhasha Adhikari in the Indian Government Banks.

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To understand the IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment Exam procedure in a better way, please read the complete blog.

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Why to Appear in IBPS SO 2018

Many of you might be facing skepticism that whether you should apply for IBPS SO or not.

Therefore, we have provided the 13 valid reasons that you should consider before reaching to any decision. Please check the IBPS SO Job Benefits given below –

  • Reputed Job Position in Society
  • Interesting and Challenging Job
  • Daily Opportunities to Upskill Yourself
  • Enhancement in Financial & Banking Knowledge
  • Chance to Experience New Things about the Job Field
  • Job Stability and Security
  • Flexible Duty Hours
  • Wonderful Leave Policies
  • Worthwhile Salary Packages and Perks
  • Amazing Career Growth & Promotion Schemes
  • Satisfying Pension Schemes
  • Meet Different People Everyday
  • Professional Development
13 Reasons you must know

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If you are still confused about the Job Profile of Bank SO, then read the below points to know about the roles and responsibilities of an IBPS Bank Specialist Officer.

What are IBPS SO Roles and Responsibilities?

IBPS Specialist Officers of any bank is responsible for the smooth functioning of a dedicated department in the bank.

The employee who gets recruited as an IBPS Specialist Officer must take care of all the tasks that lie under his department and meet his work targets on time.

Check IBPS SO Selection Process & Job Roles to know what is Specialist Officer in various Public-Sector Banks.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2018-19 Selection Procedure

There are 4 steps that sum up IBPS SO selection procedure.

  • Preliminary exam: This is a qualifying stage to screen eligible candidates for mains exam. Marks of Prelims are not added in the final score.
  • Mains Exam: This is 2nd stage at which candidates qualifying IBPS SO prelims appear in an online test comprising professional knowledge and other subjects. Candidates qualifying this round are eligible to appear in Interview.
  • Personal Interview: In this round, a panel of banking experts test the candidate’s knowledge for the post he has applied for. After clearing this round, the final cut off is calculated.
  • Provisional Allotment: At this stage, document verification is done, and bank is allotted to the qualified candidate.

IBPS SO Online Learning Stuff covering up the complete syllabus are available in PDF Format! Grab it soon!

IBPS SO Eligibility 2018-2019 for All the Specialist Posts!

Check whether you are eligible or not!

To become a Bank Specialist Officer, candidates should have achieved mastery in any professional language field along with the graduation degree passed with 55% or 50% marks.

You can check the detailed IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2019 eligibility criteria by following the link - IBPS SO Eligibility!

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018 - Know the Paper Format!

Check out the highlights of IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018 from the table given below.

Exam Phase Marks Duration
IBPS SO Prelims 2019 125 2 hours
IBPS SO Mains 2019 60 45 minutes
Interview 100 -
IBPS SO Mains for Rajbhasha Adhikari 60 30 minutes for Profession Knowledge (Objective) 30 minutes for Profession Knowledge (Subjective)

Check the detailed IBPS SO 2019 Exam Pattern here!

IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2018 Syllabus!

Note down the Important Topics to prepare well!

The Syllabus for IBPS SO exam 2018 varies from post to post. The Professional Knowledge Syllabus is very lengthy & the score obtained in this section is considered in the final selection.

Syllabus for IT Officer - Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude & Professional Knowledge(IT).

Syllabus for Rajbhasha Adhikari - Reasoning, English, General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry & Professional Knowledge(Hindi).

Syllabus for Agriculture Field Officer - Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude & Professional Knowledge (Agriculture & allied fields).

Syllabus for Law Officer - Reasoning, English, General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry & Professional Knowledge(Law).

Syllabus for HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer - Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude & Professional Knowledge (HR & Marketing respectively).

However, the official website doesn't provide any IBPS SO IT Officer Recruitment 2018 Syllabus, but to ease out candidates worries and help them in preparing well, we are providing the complete IBPS SO Exam Syllabus in the PDF format.

Please visit here – IBPS SO IT Officer 2018 Recruitment Syllabus!

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IBPS SO Previous Years Question Papers and Sample Papers!

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Eduncle has come up with the complete set of IBPS SO Previous Years Question Papers along with the Answer Keys to help candidates in getting an idea for the IBPS Specialist Officer paper format.

By solving the previous year's papers candidates can boost up their speed and accuracy while attempting the questions in Bank SO Recruitment Exam.

Get the complete detailed here – IBPS SO/IT Previous Year Question Paper | Free Sample Papers!

IBPS SO 2018 Preparation Books and Study Material!

Bag up the Bank Specialist Officer qualification with the well-researched study material!

IBPS SO IT Officer Job is for those who love to learn and grow while doing their duties perfectly. If you seriously wish to become a BANK SO, then the first thing you must do is to buy the best suited preparation books and study material that may fulfill all your preparation goals.

Keeping the users' needs in mind, Eduncle has come up with the well-researched and well-structured IBPS Specialist Officer Study Material and Online Learning Packages that cover the entire syllabus and benefit candidates with the ease to understand material and practice questions.

Visit here for more details - IBPS SO / IT 2018 Preparation Books | Study Material.

IBPS SO Preparation Tips | How to Crack the Bank Specialist Officer Exam?

To provide you some clarity of how should you prepare for the exam, Eduncle experts have complied a list of preparation tips that can benefit you with more points in the IBPS SO Exam Score Card.

Check out the crucial points which you must take in mind while preparing the perfect study plan for you.

  • Try to cover most of the topics from Professional Knowledge section. It is most important part of your preparation.
  • Create a daily schedule of 5-6 hours.
  • Mark the important topics & revise them frequently.
  • Make wise use of time while attempting the exam. You must know the shortcut tricks & formulas.
  • Always try to improve your Speed and Accuracy while attempting the Mock Tests and Previous Year's Question Papers.

Apart from above study plan, you may also visit the following blogs for section wise study tips -

IBPS SO 2018 Online Application

Want to appear in the IBPS SO 2019 Exam? If yes, then you must follow these essential steps while filling up the Online Application.

  • Keep your documents handy – Graduation marksheet, Aadhar card (If you have one), Scanned Sign, Photo and Declaration.
  • You should read the official notification once thoroughly to avoid any mistakes in Online form.
  • Check the filled form once carefully. Check the names and details because it can’t be altered after final submission.

Check the steps to fill IBPS SO Form 2018 with the screenshots added for explaining each step.

IBPS SO Admit Card 2018 – How to Download it from ibps.in

The IBPS SO Admit Card will be released in the month December for Prelims and January for Mains Exam. The steps to download admit card are given here – IBPS SO Admit Card 2018 Download Steps.

You can also find   the steps to download interview call letter for IBPS SO Personal Interview in this article.

List of IBPS SO Exam Center 2018 - Prelims & Mains (All States)

Candidates who are willing to apply for IBPS SO IT Officer Recruitment 2018, must choose any nearby exam center for their own convenience.

The list of exam centers is given below.


IBPS SO Participating Banks and their Vacancies | Know Every Single Detail Here!

In IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment, 20 Banks are participating and offering 1500+ positions to the selected candidates.

Post-wise Vacancy breakage of IBPS SO 2018

Post Total Vacancies
IT Officer 219
Agriculture Field Officer 853
Rajbhasha Adhikari 69
Law Officer 75
HR/Personnel Officer 81
Marketing Officer 302

IBPS SO Officer Salary Structure

Basic Salary - 23700/- INR

DA - 47.8% of Basic for the months of August, September and October 2017 (Revised every 3 months, depends on CPI)

Special Allowance with DA - 7.75% of (Basic + DA)

HRA - 9% or 8% or 7.0% (depends on posting location).

CCA - This also depends on the place of posting and can be either 4% (maximum Rs.870/-) or 3%(Maximum Rs.600/-) or even 0% in some cases.

Other Allowances- Medical, Conveyance (Petrol Reimbursement), Newspaper etc.

The Gross Annual CTC (with HRA but without leased accommodation) of the officer post at Scale 1 is Rs. 5,57,640.52 inclusive of all the components.

Post Name Bank Salary Scale Salary Per Month
IT Officer Scale-1 23700-980(7)-30560-1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020. 34000-46000 (Depend on the place of posting)
Law Officer Scale-1 23700-980(7)-30560-1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020. 38000-46000 (Depend on the place of posting)
Agriculture Officer Scale-1 23700-980(7)-30560-1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020. 33000-46000 (Depend on the place of posting)
Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale-1 23700-980(7)-30560-1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020. 38000-46000 (Depend on the place of posting)
HR/Personnel Officer Scale-1 23700-980(7)-30560-1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020. 38000-46000 (Depend on the place of posting)
Marketing Officer Scale-1 23700-980(7)-30560-1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020. 32000-42000 (Depend on the place of posting)

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