IBPS Specialist Officers 2018 | IT Officers Recruitment Exam for Banks

IBPS Specialist Officers 2018 | IT Officers Recruitment Exam for Banks

IBPS Specialist Officers 2018 | IT Officers Recruitment Exam
IBPS SO 2018 Prelims Result Declared - Check Scores!

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 January or February.

IBPS Specialist Officer CWE-VII will be held in on 30th & 31 Dec 2017(Prelims). Check the IBPS SO 2018 Notification for detailed date sheet & time table.

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.

Download Free PDF for IBPS SO Syllabus, Sample & Practice Question Papers - Download Now

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

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Why take IBPS SO Exam? 13 Reasons you must know!

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 dubious about the Job Profile of Bank SO, then read the below point 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.

What is the IBPS SO Recruitment 2018 Procedure? Know the Latest Notifications and Exam Dates!

The official website will release the IBPS SO 2018 Notifications and Tentative Exam Dates for IBPS CWE SPL-VIII soon.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2018 Procedure

  • To get recruited on the Bank Specialist Officer position in any reputed IBPS Banks, candidates must clear the online test followed by the Interview Session.
  • Those who perform well in the online test and get qualified will be considered for Interview.
    [Only the professional language’s marks will be considered for Interview. But the candidates must score passing marks in other subjects as well.]
  • The IBPS Experts will judge the candidates and shortlist them based on their combined performance in Online Test and Interview.
  • After that, the Final Result will be declared along with the list of provisional allotments done by the Exam Convener Authority - IBPS.
  • The candidates will be notified about their Joining through the mail sent by respected banks only.

The IBPS SO Result and Cutoff Marks declaration procedure was changed for the IBPS SO 2017 Recruitment Procedure. We can expect some more changes in IBPS SO 2018 exam regarding exam pattern, marking scheme & result declaration

Let’s go through some facts and figures associated with the IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment for 2018 session.

What’s New in IBPS SO 2018 Exam?

1. There will be two phases in the IBPS SO 2018 exam – Prelims & Mains.

2. Total Vacancies - 1315

3. Marks obtained in Prelims will be considered for getting into Mains Exam only. The final evaluation of candidate will be based on Marks scored in Mains & interview.

4. The marking scheme of each section has been changed significantly. The updated time duration of Specialist Officer exam will be as follows:
Prelims: 2 hours
Mains: 45 minutes

5. The Exam Dates for IBPS SO Prelims Exam will be 30th & 31st December 2017. On 28th January 2018, the Mains Exam will be conducted for Prelims qualifying candidates.

6. The validity for CRP SPL-VII will automatically expire at the close of business on 31st March 2019 with or without giving any notice.

As only a few days are remaining for the exam, candidates must indulge themselves in constant efforts to rack up high scores in the exam.

Firstly, check out the Important IBPS SO Exam 2018 Dates and Notifications here-

Important IBPS SO Exam 2018 Dates!

Before beginning up your exam preparation, make sure you have the appropriate information about the exam and you have gathered all the essential resources to upturn your IBPS SO Exam Preparations.

To make it easier for you to collect all the preparation essentials at one place, we have come up with the detailed information regarding them.

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

IBPS SO Eligibility 2018 - Know the Requisites!

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.

Apart from this, candidates need to fulfill many conditions to meet the IBPS SO 2018 Eligibility criteria.

You can check the detailed IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2018 eligibility criteria by following the link - IBPS SO Eligibility!

IBPS SO Updated Exam Pattern 2018 - Know the Paper Format!

IBPS SO Exam Pattern has been changed in 2018. Check the highlights of latest updates in marking scheme & exam pattern.

Exam Phase Marks Duration
IBPS SO Prelims 2018 125 2 hours
IBPS SO Mains 2018 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 2018 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!

Download Free PDF for IBPS SO Syllabus, Sample & Practice Question Papers - Download Now

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.

IBPS SO Exam will be conducted in Jan 2018, therefore Candidates are left with only a few days to prepare for the exam.

Below, I'm sharing the complete study plan with you. Kindly have a look on it!

  • 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 these frequently.
  • Make wise use of time while taking the exam. You must know the shortcut tricks & formulas.
  • Maintain the Speed & Accuracy both.

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

IBPS SO 2018 Online Application and Admit Card!

The Gateways to Appear in the Exam!

Want to appear in the IBPS SO 2018 Exam? If yes, then you must follow these 2 essential steps – Filling up the Online Application and Downloading the Admit Card.

Every year lakhs of candidates take part in IBPS Specialist IT Officer Recruitment Exam, therefore IBPS conducts the online application process to ease out candidates worries.

The candidates who successfully apply online for Specialist IT Officer or any other officer post, can download their Admit Cards with the easy steps and procedure given in the following blog.

Please read the blog to know its importance – IBPS SO Admit Card 2018 | Application Form to apply online!

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.

State Code State /UT / NCR Preliminary Exam Centre Main Exam Centre
11 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
13 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun Itanagar
14 Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur Guwahati
15 Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan Patna, Purnea
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
18 Dadra & Nagar Haveli Surat, Jamnagar Surat
19 Daman & Diu Surat, Jamnagar Surat
20 Delhi Bahadurgarh, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater-Noida, Gurgaon
21 Goa Panaji, Verna Panaji
22 Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad
23 Haryana Ambala, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Palwal, Panipat, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar Hissar
24 Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una Shimla, Solan
25 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar Jammu, Srinagar
26 Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Ranchi
27 Karnataka Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi Bengaluru, Hubli
28 Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
29 Lakshadweep Kavarrati Kavarrati
30 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain Bhopal
31 Maharashtra Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara Aurangabad, Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
32 Manipur Imphal Imphal
33 Meghalaya Ri-Bhoi, Shillong Shillong
34 Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl
35 Nagaland Kohima Kohima
36 Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneshwar
37 Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
38 Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangru Amritsar, Mohali
39 Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Jaipur, Udaipur
40 Sikkim Gangtok Gangtok
41 Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Thoothukodi, Tirunelvelli, Vellore Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
42 Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad
43 Tripura Agartala Agartala
44 Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandhshaher, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi Allahabad, Lucknow, Meerut
45 Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee Dehradun
46 West Bengal Asansol, Bardhaman, Berhampur, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

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

In IBPS SO 2017 Recruitment, 20 Banks participated and offered 4122 positions to selected candidates. This year 1315 total vacancies are notified in the Official PDF.

Post-wise Vacancy breakage of IBPS SO 2018

Post Total Vacancies
IT Officer 120
Agriculture Field Officer 875
Rajbhasha Adhikari 30
Law Officer 60
HR/Personnel Officer 30
Marketing Officer 195

Here we are sharing the Official PDF of those 20 participating banks along with their vacancies and contact details. Please check it out!


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)

How to fill up the Bank Preferences for IBPS SO Recruitment Exam 2018?

While filling up the online application, the biggest confusion that candidates face is - which bank to choose and which not?

To quench your confusion, we will present the IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Vacancy List (Bank-Wise and Post-Wise) below. Candidates can check the PDF Below whenever IBPS SO official notification is released.

Things you should avoid carrying in the IBPS SO Exam!

Candidates who are going to appear in the Bank SO Exam should be aware of the things which are prohibited during exam. Below is the list of the items which are restricted to carry in the exam hall. Please check it out –

  • Any stationery item like - textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner etc.
  • Any communication device like - Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band etc.
  • Other items like - Goggles, Handbags, Hair-pin, Hair-band, Belt, Cap, etc.
  • All ornament like Ring, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain/Necklace, Pendants, Badge, brooch etc. should be thoroughly checked.
  • Any watch/Wrist Watch, Camera, etc.
  • Any metallic item.
  • Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle etc.
  • Any other item which could be used for unfair means for hiding communication devices like camera, Bluetooth devices etc.
  • Any infringement of these instructions shall entail cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.


  • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items to the venue of the examination, as an arrangement for their safekeeping cannot be assured.
  • IBPS or any agency engaged in the conduct of the online examination shall not take any responsibility for loss of any of the items.
  • The Responsibility of safe-keeping of the same shall rest with the candidates at a cost or no cost.

Candidates! Above, we have covered every required information which you need to know while aspiring for IBPS SO Recruitment Exam. If you come across any queries, you can ask us through the comment section below.

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