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IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment Notification (IBPS SO 2018)

Declared Advertisement for Common Recruitment Process for Specialist Officers (CRPSPL VIII) Applies Online. IBPS Specialist Officer Notification Pdf Download Online. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) recently declared Notification of standard Recruitment process of (IBPS SO 2018) specialist officer 8 (SO VIII Exam).

Students can apply for various posts under this exam such as IT Officer (Scale-I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I), Law Officer (Scale-I), HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I), Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Posts.

All Eligible candidates can apply for this Specialist Officer Exam 2018 and fill Online Application form From 07.11.2018. Exam scheduled for December 2018. Check Details of CWE SPL-VII given below. IBPS Specialist Officer Admit Card.

IBPS Specialist Officer Notification (IBPS SO 2018) Details

Department – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Exam Name – IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) Exam (CRPSPL 8)
Post Name – Specialist Officer (SO)

  1. IT Officer (Scale-I)
  2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)
  3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)
  4. Law Officer (Scale-I)
  5. HR Officer (Scale-I)
  6. Marketing Officer (Scale-I)
  7. IBPS RRB 2018 Notification
  8. IBPS SO Prelim Live Test

All Interested candidates must check their eligibility before applying for the specialist officer exam and the other main details about the SO Recruitment given below.

Such as IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria, IBPS SO Exam dates, IBPS SO Exam pattern, Participating banks in Specialist Officer Exam, IBPS SO selection process, IBPS SO Exam centers And How to Apply Online for Specialist Officer Exam?

Eligibility Criteria for Specialist Officer Recruitment

All candidates must check their eligibility before applying for the post that they are eligible for the post or not. Eligibility Criteria for SO Exam covers participant education qualification, age criteria, etc. Qualification standard different for every post checks it.

For IT Officer (Scale I) :- Candidate must have completed 4 year Engineering Degree in Computer Science / Computer Applications/ Information Technology / Electronics / Electronics & Telecommunications / Electronics & Communication / Electronics & Instrumentation OR  Post Graduate Degree in Electronics / Electronics & Tele Communication / Electronics & Communication / Electronics & Instrumentation / Computer Science / Information Technolog y/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level.

For Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I): Candidate must have completed 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture / Horticulture /Animal Husbandry / Veterinary Science / Dairy Science / Agriculture Engineering / Fishery Science/ Pisciculture / Agri Marketing & Cooperation / Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry.

For Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I): Candidates must have 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.

For Law Officer (Scale I): A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate for Bar Council.

For HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I): Graduate and Regular Post Graduate degree or Regular Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.

For Marketing Officer (Scale I): Graduate and Full-time MBA (Marketing) / Full time two years PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing.

Age Criteria for Specialist Officer Exam – Participating candidates must have age between 20 – 30 years and age relaxation is according to the govt norms.

Application Fees – General / OBC candidates required to pay Rs. 600/- as application fees and (Sc/ST/PWD) candidates are required to pay Rs. 100/- as fees.

Note – Fees amount will be deposit by Debit / Credit card, Internet Banking, IMPS/Cash Cards or Mobile wallets. Check Step by Step Guide on How to Pay IBPS Exam Fees Online?

How to Apply Online for Specialist Officer Exam 2018

Candidates required filling application form via online mode check step by step guide to filling Specialist officer online application form. Candidates visit the official website of IBPS www.ibps.in.

Then select Common Written Examination for Specialist Officers 8 and In next window, you will find the link Click Here To Apply Online for Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Specialist Officers in Participating Organisations (CRP SPL VI). Click on it and fill the application form carefully and take print out of it. For more details check the link below.

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam dates

Candidates must check important exam dates of Specialist Officer exam it also in SO Exam Notification. Candidates can apply online for IBPS Bank Specialist Officer Exam from 07.11.2018. For More details about the Recruitment, Students must check the link of Specialist Officer Exam dates given below. Check – IBPS SO Exam Dates 2018

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern of IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Recruitment – Participants who successfully submitted IBPS Specialist Officer Online Application form must check Specialist Officer Vacancy Exam Pattern or Paper Pattern thus they have an idea of IBPS Bank Specialist Officer Exam and focus in the right way to crack the IBPS SO Exam.

Latest IBPS Specialist Officer exam pattern you can check in Notification of IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment Or Via Given details below..

IBPS SO Preliminary – Mains Exam Pattern

IBPS Preliminary Exam Pattern for IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning (रीजनिंग) 50 50 02 hour
2 English Language (अंग्रेज़ी) 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude (मात्रात्मक रूझान) 50 50
 Total 150 125

IBPS Prelims Paper Pattern For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning (रीजनिंग) 50 50 02 hour
2 English Language (अंग्रेज़ी) 50 25
3 General Awareness (सामान्य ज्ञान) 50 50
 Total 150 125

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 Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Professional knowledge (व्यावसायिक ज्ञान) 60 60 45 Minutes
 Total 60 60

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari Mains Exam Pattern

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Professional knowledge (Objective) 45 60 30 Min.
 2 Professional knowledge (Descriptive) 2 30 Min.

IBPS Specialist Officer Selection Process

Selection Procedure of IBPS Specialist Officer Exam – Department scheduled IBPS Specialist Officer Exam in 2018. Candidates will be selected on behalf of performance in two stages first is Common Written Exam (CWE) & second is Interview. Candidates required to qualified in both sections. IBPS Exam selection process details given below. Also, Read – IBPS SO Exam Preparation Tips

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Common Interview

For More information Click here IBPS Specialist Officer Selection Process

IBPS Recruitment Process Specialist Officers IT Officer Scale 1 & 2 (With CD) Includes Solved Paper
IBPS Specialist Officer 101 Speed Tests – Agriculture Officer / Marketing Officer / IT Officer

Participating banks of IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment exam

Shortlist candidates will take charge of this given public & private sector banks who successfully qualified for both Specialist Officer Exam CWE and interview.

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


Punjab & Sind Bank

Vijaya Bank

Bharatiya Mahila Bank


Any other bank or financial institution

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Centers

IBPS Bank Specialist Officer Exam centers are in all cities of all states here you find all cities Centre List Details. All main towns are covers in IBPS SO Exam Centers. You can check all centers details according to the State Code while you Fill online form you can mention the State code and city as your preference center place.

All Major Cities of States are Covers Such as Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, etc. details given below.

Click Here for IBPS Bank Specialist Officer Exam Center

IBPS Specialist Officer (CWE SPL 8) Recruitment Notification Details are given above check the link provided for more information you can also visit Official site of IBPS.

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  1. Sir when will be the result of IBPS so prelims declared?

      1. so agriculture result kab ayega mahi sir

      2. It will come soon.

  2. sir ibps law officer exma result kb tak aaye ga

  3. Hello sir .mera bsc ag 3rd year kya mai ibps form fill kr skta hu ??

    1. Hello Abhishek, After Graduation, you are eligible for apply.

  4. Graduation me B.A first year me English compulsory thi and Hindi ,history,politiCal science subject thi aur post graduation me hindi thi kya me rajbasha adhakari ke liye eligible hu please reply i am confuse please reply

    1. Yes, Pankaj, You are eligible.

  5. hello sir,when will admitcard for premilery for SO release

    1. After 15 December.

  6. When was the so exam for CA last held??

  7. Sir.
    Please tell me which book is best for the preparation ibps Afo

  8. I have done my graduation in English(hons) and
    Doing post graduate from hindi
    Will i eligibile to fill up the form of rajbhasa adhikari

  9. Hi,
    Is this recruitment applicable for IT officer Scale 2 position as well? I hold 6+ years of IT experience. Will I be considered for scale 2 position?

  10. Hello sir I m completed mcom in hr.can I eligible for so hr officer post. Plz reply

    1. Hello Harvinder, Yes you are eligible. Today is last day for online applications.

  11. Sir. i am completed BE EEE. can i apply for IBPS SO IT officer. i am so doubtful to select option,in graduation box. pls explain sir.

    1. Yes, you can apply. Choose other option and fill your graduation details.

  12. hello sir, i am completed my diploma and then completed my btech in 3 years.Am i eligible for ibps so and my stream is electronics and communication.

    1. Hello Hemalatha, You should require higher secondary education certificate for IBPS Exam eligibility.

  13. sir
    I done my BE in computer engineering .I have no experience so i can eligible for special officer.

    1. Yes, You are eligible for IT Officer Post.

  14. Hello sir..i completed btech in biotechnology n biochemical engg..am i eligible for ibps so post..kindly reply sir..

  15. sir,
    Can BCA graduates apply for IBPS SO(HR)??
    please tell me

  16. Sir i completed graduation in english.I mean b.a english.can i eligble? Or which section i eligible?

  17. Human resource or MARketing which one prefer most.

  18. Sir, i have done bcom with distance and mba with regular. my spl HR& MARKETING can i apply for HR officer?

    1. Yes, You can apply.

  19. I completed B.Sc(computers)
    Can I eligible???

  20. I completed my degree in microbiology.(B.S.C.Microbilogy)
    Am I eligible to apply for the agricultural specialist of this notification?

  21. Hello sir, candidate having MBA finance is it applicable for so? If yes then for what specialization???

  22. I m studying in Madhav university in Rajasthan as a bsc agriculture.
    So I m eligible for SO exam.
    Is Madhav university is UGC approved university?
    Plz reply me for my both questions.

    1. Hello Kamlesh, Madhav University is not recognized University.

  23. hello sir, i completed B.COM with Computer Application. can i apply for ibps so IT

  24. Respected sir,
    Kindly tell me syllabus for law officer.

  25. sir i have completed four years in food technology engineering. can i apply for this agricultural field officer post

    1. Deepika, Yes you can apply.

  26. Sir i have completed post graduation in English or graduation in Hindi can i apply

    1. Yes, You can apply.

  27. Hello sir I have done post graduate in labour and social welfare can I apply for ibps so HR..

    1. Yes, You are eligible.

  28. Sir,I have done my MBA from Cochin university.Our certificate doesn’t mention any specialization.But I have more papers in HR & Supply chain management.Can I apply for Marketing officer post.

  29. Sir i have completed post graduation in English or graduation in Hindi can i apply

    1. Yes, Pankaj, you can apply.

  30. it’s really true,?? AFO vacancies will not come next 3years

    1. Don’t follow rumors. It is Fake News.


  32. I have complete my post graduate in information technology . can i eligible for this job ..

    1. Yes, Meera you are eligible.

  33. Hi, I am 30.5yrs old now, m I eligible? MBA-HR with 5+yrs experience.
    Would be an issue for me to apply??

  34. Sir I have done MBA of one year with lateral entry after m. Com. Am I eligible for hr so

  35. Hi Sir,

    I have completed my graduation/ B.tech on Electrical and Electronics engineering(EEE).. Am i eligible for SO Exam (IT Officer). Please suggest..

    Thanks in advance

  36. Hello Sir/Madam
    I have done BCA in 2012 ,but in education criteria there is mention 4year degree can apply ,IBPS-SO(IT) .But my graduation is 3 year is am I eligible to apply IBPS SO(IT) exam.kindly clear my doubt sir/mem

    1. Hello Neyaz, Yes you are eligible.

  37. Sir I have completed home science in University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad… Can I apply AFO EXAM ….PLS REPLY

  38. Sir have completed MBA agribusiness in University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad I can eligible for Marketing officer exam …pls reply me

  39. Sir i have completed BCA+MCA 5 YEARS COURSE can i apply

    1. Yes, Raj Kumar, You can apply for IBPS SO IT Officer.

  40. I have completed my btech from electrical branch.am I eligible for It officer post?

    1. Yes, Garima you are eligible.

  41. Hello Every One

    I have done MBA Fin and HR in specialisation can i apply for HR post?
    Pls suggest!


    1. Hello Prem, Yes you can apply for HR Post and Marketing Officer Post also.

  42. Sir i did mcom. am i elligble to fill so form.

  43. Am done my MBA with HR and marketing as specialisation@ anna university.which post I apply.

    1. You should apply for IBPS SO Marketing Officer Post.

  44. i have completed diploma engineering of 3 years then entered at the second of B.Tech through joint entrance for lateral entry.
    Am I eligible??

  45. my name is haritha, i completed b.tech eee, can i apply

    1. Yes, Haritha you can apply.

  46. Sir,I have done my PGDM with both HR & Marketing as specialization. Please suggest me for which post I can apply.

    1. Varsha, You should apply for IBPS SO Marketing Officer Post.

  47. I completed bca.can i apply .sir?

    1. Yes, Abhay, You can apply.

  48. Sir I’m btech 4th year student so can I apply ?

    1. Meghana, after graduation you can apply for IBPS Exam.

  49. Sir, I have done MBA(hr,marktng) in 2015. Am I eligible for this post.

    1. Yes, You are eligible.

  50. Sir ,Please tell me the syllabus for afo??

  51. Sir I finished my m.phil computer science this year. My post graduation was MCA. My age is 31. Shall I apply for IT specialist officer.

    1. Anitha, According to education you are eligible but if you belong to general category then according to age you are not eligible.

  52. Hi sir,
    I did MSW with Hr specialization. Am I eligible for Specialist officer (HR) exam?


    1. Yes, You are eligible.

  54. Sir, I completed my b.tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 2017.Am I eligible to apply IBPS SO? please tell me, sir.

    1. Chinnarao, You are not eligible.

  55. sir i did mba regularly but in dual specialsation major is finance and minor is marketing can i fill for marketing so.

  56. I am BE graduate in Mechanical stream. Am I eligible to apply for IBPS SO IT officer. Currently i am working in IT field.


  57. I wants to apply for the IBPS IT specialist officer scale 2.
    But here i am getting exam details of SO scale1 only.
    Which upcoming exam do i need to give to enroll in IBPS IT SO scale2?

    1. Geeta, Wait for Latest IBPS IT Officer notification 2018 for complete details.

  58. Sir..can i prepare myself in these 2 months for ipbs so(hr) …sir can u guide me how to start a study paln..m pg in mba.
    Resources and links ..

  59. hello sir i hv done bsc and mba in hr am i eligible for ibps specialist officer

    1. Hello Bob, Yes you are eligible.

  60. I am B.pharmcy graduate.
    Please tell me am I eligible for IBPS SO exam or not?

  61. Thanks mahi for ur suggestion

  62. I have done graduation in elecrtical and electronics engineering. Can I eligible for ibps so IT post

    1. Yes, Nirmal, You are eligible.

  63. Ibps clerk not applied so extend date plz

    1. Balu, You should apply now for IBPS Clerk the last date to apply is 3 October.

      1. Dear I have completed my bachelor degree in commerce.
        So I eligible for ibps so exame..

        So pls reply…

  64. Sir , is enrollment as an advocate at bar council mandatory ? or just graduate of b.a.llb course is sufficient ?

    1. IBPS SO Law Officer requires A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council is compulsory.

  65. sir I am student of b. tech final year. so can I apply for this exam..

    1. After Graduation, you can apply.

  66. Hello sir,
    Am i eligible to apply IBPS SO IT this year? I have passed BCA this year from WBUT. It is mentioned that 4 year degree is required.. And BCA was of 3 years degree. So am i eligible to apply for this exam?

    1. Hello Sushmita, Yes you are eligible for IBPS SO IT Officer Post.

  67. sir,
    i have done bcom after that PGDBA from SCDL in HR can i apply for this exam ?

    1. Yes, Simran, You can apply.


      2. It will Come Soon.

  68. hey!!
    Am i eligible for the HR personnel officer as i am graduated and had done B.sc home science??

    1. Suhani, For You, should require – Graduation and Full-time Post Graduate degree or Full-time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work /Labour Law, for the post of HR Personal Officer Post.

  69. Sir
    Actually I have pass first and last year b.tech it but 2 subject are backlog and that will be pass in 13 February 2018 so can I apply for it officer. Because I know ibps so interview may be after February

    1. Ha bhai bharde, tu bhar sakta hai bas interview ke time pass hona chahiye

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