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As the name suggests, you are performing niche tasks and which is why it is known as IBPS SO. IBPS SO is a prestigious post for all candidates who dream of working in the banking sector. There are varieties of specialties when it comes to Specialist Officer. IBPS SO offers a promising career for experienced candidates. We have provided information on notification, eligibility, exam date, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus and application form on this page.
The official IBPS Specialist Officer Notification 2018 has been released on 26th October. The IBPS SO exam will be held in December and January. The exam is conducted to recruit Specialist Officers in participating banks across India. IBPS will select candidates for various posts like IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR Officer and Marketing Officer.
|Gen/UR/ OBC||Rs. 600|
|SC/ST/ PWD||Rs. 100|
This year IBPS has released more number of vacancies as compared to last year. The Vacancies are shown in the table below:
|IT Officer Scale 1||219|
|Agricultural Field Officer Scale 1||853|
|Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale 1||69|
|Law Officer Scale 1||75|
|HR Personnel Officer Scale 1||81|
|Marketing Officer Scale 1||302|
The table below shows IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Date as per the official notification.
|Start Date of Online Registration||6th Nov 2018|
|Last Date of Online Registration||26th Nov 2018|
|Prelims exam||29th and 30th December 2018|
|Mains exam||27th January 2019|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2019|
IBPS SO Selection Process comprises of the following
The Preliminary exam will vary according to the post. The pattern of the exam will be different for law officer and Official Language officer or Rajbhasha Adhikari. Sectional timing has been introduced in the prelims stage this year for all posts. The detailed exam pattern is given below.
Paper Pattern for IBPS SO Preliminary exam for all posts except law officer
|English Language||50||25||40 Mins|
|General Awareness (Banking)||50||50||40 Mins|
IBPS Preliminary Paper Pattern for law officer and Official Language Officer /Rajbhasha Adhikari
|English Language||50||25||40 mins|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||40 mins|
Candidates who clear the IBPS SO Preliminary exam with necessary cut off marks will be eligible to write Mains exam. The mains exam will also be different for Law officer and Official Language Officer.
IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern for Official Language Officer /Rajbhasha Adhikari:
|Professional Knowledge||60||60||45 min|
For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari
|Name of Test||Number of Questions||Medium of Exam||Duration||Maximum Marks|
|Professional Knowledge (Objective)||45||English and Hindi||30 minutes||60|
|Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)||2||English and Hindi||30 Minutes|
Interview Round Candidates who cleared the Mains exam will qualify for interview.
Seating Arrangements Puzzles, Inequalities Syllogism, Input-Output, Data Sufficiency, Blood Relations, Order and Ranking Alphanumeric Series, Distance and Direction Verbal Reasoning.
Cloze Test, Reading Comprehension, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Para/Sentence Completion.
Number Series, Data Interpretation, Simplification/ Approximation, Quadratic Equation, Data Sufficiency, Mensuration, Average, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion Work, Time and Energy, Time and Distance, Probability, Relations, Simple and Compound Interest, Permutation and Combination.
Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, GK Updates, Currencies, Important Places Books and Authors, Awards, Headquarters Prime Minister Schemes Important Days
Database Management System, Data Communication and Networking, Operating System, Software Engineering , Data Structure, Computer Organization and Microprocessor, Object Oriented Programming
Basics of Crop production, Horticulture, Seed Science, Agronomy and Irrigation, Agricultural Economies, Agricultural Practices, Soil resources, Animal Husbandry, Agroforestry, Ecology, Government Schemes
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, Marketing Strategies
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
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
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