IBPS SO 2018 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Result

IBPS SO 2018: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds examination every year to fill vacancies of specialist offices in 28 public sector banks and other financial organization like NABARD, SIDBI, LIC and insurance companies etc. All public sector banks, Associate Banks of SBI, NABARD, SBI, RBI, SIDBI, Some Co-Operative banks, LIC and Insurance Companies, non-financial setups work under shade of public sector undertaking, state owned corporations and companies are members of IBPS SO 2018-19. They avail service of IBPS to fill vacancies within their organization.

For Specialist Officer, IBPS holds examination once in a year and candidate go through three phase of selection process.

Who Are The Specialist Officers:

As the name suggests Specialist Officers are those whose work is defined to a particular area. Specialist officers are hired specifically for particular work. For e.g. an Information technology person is hired to take care of IT needs of bank. Law officer is given the responsibility of managing legal issue in bank. Similarly, Human resource personals for staff management, agriculture officer to take care bank products for rural areas. Therefore, hiring process of specialist officers for bank is different from clerk and PO hiring. Here experience is given more preference and age bar too varies according to designation. For e.g. Information and Technology General Manager position the age limit could be between 40-50 years.

IBPS SO 2018 Exam Dates (Tentative):

  • Online registration for Applications Form – November, 2017
  • Online application fee Last Date – December, 2017
  • Admit cards Downloading for IBPS SO – January, 2017
  • IBPS SO Examination Date – January, 2018
  • IBPS SO 2018-19 Results Declaration – February, 2018
  • Downloading Interview admit card – March, 2018
  • IBPS SO interview date – March, 2018

IBPS SO 2018 Application Form:

The application form for IBPS examination can be filled online at website of IBPS or can be downloaded too. It is important to fill the form details correctly to avoid disappointment later. Therefore, thoroughly read it and then fill it. Admit card too is distributed through website of IBPS. It will be released by third week of January 2018.

IBPS SO 2018 Notification:

Just like each year the form of examination for IBPS specialist officer posts in more than 23 banks will be available by the last week of November 2016. The last date of filling form will remain till December. Students can fill online application for examination within this time period. Written exam for pre and main will take place in the month of January 2018. To get more updates about examination date and late data to fill form, students can visit official website of IBPS i.e. http://www.ibps.in.

It is always recommended to check official site of IBPS to know about anything related to examination. Here only accurate information is shared.

IBPS SO 2018 – Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility criteria for Specialist Officer IBPS has three clause and applicants are asked to check each clause carefully. Even if applicants do not fulfill some eligibility criteria they can sit for examination. But, at later stage upon screening, they will face rejection. Therefore, to avoid such situation it is best to fulfill all the clauses. Here are three eligibility clauses for IBPS SO Examination.

Age Limit – This is the first clause, according to IBPS SO rule applicant has to in age between 20-30 years. Three to ten years of age relaxation is given to reserve category applicants. For Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe, Ex Servicemen, Emergency commission officers and other military background persons the age relaxation is 5 years. For Other Backward Class age relaxation is 3 years and for person with disability it is 10 years.


Educational & Qualification IBPS Senior Officer:

Second clause of IBPS SO examination is educations. Educational qualification is not kept in general because specialist officer’s work responsibility varies according to their area of work. For Law officer the qualification is graduate or post graduate in Law and for marketing specialist officer it is BBA or MBA. For each vacancy, clear information is shared for educational qualification. Experience in relevant is also given the weightage during final round of selection.

Nationality – It is third and final clause of IBPS SO. To apply for examination candidate has to hold nationality of India. The candidate should be Indian or a subject of Nepal and Butan. Persons of Indian origin migrated to Sri-Lanka, Burma, Ethiopia, United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Pakistan, Zaira are also eligible to apply for IBPS examination. Moreover, Tibetan refugees migrated to India and have become permanent resident of India before 1962 can also appear for examination of IBPS, Specialist Officer.

One thought on “IBPS SO 2018 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Result

  • July 26, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    i have completed my graduation in BCA. Can i apply for this post?


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