IBPS Specialist Officers 2018 Exam: Important Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Result, Selection Process

IBPS Specialist Officer

The IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is a recruitment agency responsible for inducting quality human resource in the Public Sector Banks and the Regional Rural Banks. Since 2011, IBPS is conducting Common Written Examinations (CWE) for probationary officers, specialist officers and clerical posts. The IBPS Specialist Officer exam recruits candidates for specialized posts offered by the participating banks.

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IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Important Dates

Important IBPS SO Exam Dates

Exam Events

Tentative date

Online registration process begins (including modification of application)

November 2018

Application fee payment

November 2018

Download Admit Card (Preliminary)

December 2018

Online Examination(Preliminary)

December 2018

Result (Preliminary)

January 2019

Download Admit Card (Main)

January 2019

Online Examination (Main)

January 2019

Result (Main)

February 2019

Download call letter for Interview

February 2019

Interview Process

February 2019

Provisional Allotment

April 2019

IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Posts -

  1. I.T. Officer (Scale-1)

  2. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-1)

  3. Agriculture Field Officer (Scale-1)

  4. Law officer (Scale-1)

  5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-1)

  6. Marketing Officer (Scale-1)


IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

The structure for Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruitment of Specialist Officer is as follows:

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION PATTERN

IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Law Officer (Scale-1) and Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-1)

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Reasoning

50

50

2 Hours

English Language

50

25

General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry

50

50

Total

150

125


 

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern for IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale -1 for all officers)

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Reasoning

50

50

2 Hours

English Language

50

25

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Total

150

125


 

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The question papers will be in English and Hindi both, except for the English paper which will be only in English.

MAIN EXAMINATION PATTERN

IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Professional Knowledge

60

60

45 Minutes

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-1)

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Professional Knowledge (Objective)

45

60

30 Minutes

Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)

2

30 Minutes

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There is a scheme of Negative marking (in both Preliminary and Main)One-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the question are deducted for every wrong answer. No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions.


IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Eligibility

Nationality – 

The candidate should be an Indian citizen.

Age Limit – 

The candidate should not be less than 20 years of age and not more than 30 years of age. The candidate should not be born earlier than 02.11.1987 and not later than 01.11.1997.

The Reserved Category candidates are given age relaxation in the Upper age limit as follows –

Category of Candidate

Relaxation of Upper Age limit

OBC

3 years

SC/ST

5 years

PWD

10 years

Ex-servicemen’s

5 years

  • Candidates from the Jammu & Kashmir and victims of the 1984 riots are given 5 years of age relaxation.

Educational Qualifications

Candidate’s educational qualification should be according to the post of the application. Read below to know about the relevant qualification for different posts in the IBPS Specialist Officers 2018 exam.

Name of Posts

Qualifications required (from any government recognized University/Board/Institutions.

I-T Officer (Scale-1)

A candidate should have done either of the three–


1-    Bachelor’s degree of DOEACC ‘B’ level.

2-    B.E/B.Tech/4 years of Engineering in Information Technology/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communications/ Electronics & Instrumentation.

3-    PG in Electronics / Electronics & Tele-communications/ Electronics & Communications/ Electronic and Instrumentation/ Computer Application/Computer Science/Information Technology


 

Law Officer (Scale-1)

The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree of LLB and should be enrolled with the Bar Council of India.

HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-1)

1-    Bachelor’s Degree or Post Graduate.

2-    Diploma holders should have done full-time Post Graduation in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/HR/HRD/Social Work/ Labour Law.

Rajbhasha Adhikari Officer ( Scale-1)

1-    PG in Hindi with English as one of the subject at the graduation level.

2-    PG in Sanskrit with Hindi and English as subjects at the graduation level.
 

Agriculture Officer ( Scale -1)

Graduation, 4 years of Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Agriculture & Marketing Co-operation/ Co-operation &Banking/ Agro –Forestry/ Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agricultural Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering

Marketing Officer (Scale-1)

Graduate/PG in MBA (Marketing), MBA (MMS)/ 2 years full time PGDBA/PGDBM/PGPM/PGDM.


IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Application Process

How to Apply

  • The Application form can be availed online.
  • A candidate should visit the IBPSofficial website www.ibps.in. They should click on the option CWE-Specialist Officer’s 2018 exam. This link will direct them to the Application form.
  • A candidate should create an account by clicking on the option ‘New registration’.
  • For registration, the candidate should provide his/her basic details like Name, Mobile number, and Address. Once the registration is done, a candidate is given Provisional registration number and password which should be retained by the candidate until the completion of the selection process.
  • With the provisional registration number and password, a candidate can access the Application form.
  • The candidate should fill the all the specified columns in the Application form.
  • Upload the scanned copies of his/her recent Photo and Signature in the dimensions- 4.5 cm by 3.5 cm. The signature in capital letters is not accepted. 
  • Pay the Application Fee.

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Application Fee

  • SC/ST/PWD candidates should pay – ₹100/.
  • Other candidates should pay –₹600/.
  • The Application Fee can be paid online through the Internet Banking, IMPS, Mobile wallet, Cash Cards, Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/Master Cards/Maestro). After the payment is made an e-receipt is generated which should be kept by the candidate.
  • A candidate should keep a copy of the submitted Application form.


Other Details

Exam Centres

The IBPS Specialist Officer’s 2018 Exam will be held in almost every capital city in India. The candidate can opt for the exam center of their choice. However, the exam conducting authority reserves the right to change the examination center of candidates.
Interview and Selection

The candidates who qualify the CWE stages (Prelims and Main) are called for the interview round. Those who qualify in the interview round are selected for IBPS Specialist officer posts. 

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. When will the IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Exam will be held?

The Preliminary Exam will be conducted on 30 and 31 December while the Main will be conducted on 28 January. The interview round will take place in the month of February.

Q. In how many stages the exam is held?

The exam of IBPS Specialist Officer is held in two stages. In the first stage Common Written Examination (Prelims and Main) is conducted and then an Interview round is organised for final selection.

Q. What is the pattern of CWE of the IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 Exam?

The question papers of the exam have questions from the area of English language, Reasoning, Quantitative aptitude (depending upon the post for which exam is being taken) and professional knowledge in one’s areas of subject specialization. 

Q. If NRI/OCI are also eligible to appear for the exam?

No. The candidate should be a citizen of India to become eligible for the IBPS Specialist Officers exam.

Q. If there is any age relaxation for the candidates of reserved category?

Yes, candidates for the reserved category are given an age relaxation in the upper age limit. For the general candidate, the Upper age limit is 30 years. The OBC Candidates are given 3 years of age relaxation. The candidates of SC/ST are given 5 years of age relaxation. And the PWD category candidates are given an age relaxation of 10 years.

Q. What should be the qualifications of candidates for the IBPS Specialist Officers 2018 Exam?

The candidate should have done is Graduation or Post-Graduation in the relevant subjects for the specific post of the exam for which he is applying as the Specialist Officer.

Q. What is the total number of questions that are given in the IBPS Specialist Officers 2018 Exam?

There are 150 questions in each Prelims and Main that a candidate is required to attempt in the IBPS Specialist Officer’s exam. These 150 questions are covered from different sections. The article above contains detailed exam pattern of IBPS SO 2018.

Q. What are the posts for which the IBPS Specialist Officers 2018 Exam is conducted?

The posts for which the IBPS Specialist Officer’s exam 2018, is conducted are – IT SO, Agriculture SO, Marketing SO, HR/Personnel SO, Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari SO.


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