IBPS SO 2018 – Online Advertisement Released, Application Process Starts from 6 November

Last Modified: 21 Jun 2024

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the official advertisement for the Common Recruitment Process for the selection of Specialist Officer in the participating organizations. The online application process will begin from 6th November 2018. Till then, candidates can check the official advertisement at the official website - https://www.ibps.in/.

Steps to check the IBPS SO Advertisement

  • Go to the official website - https://www.ibps.in/
  • Click on ‘Click here to View Advertisement for CRP SPL-VIII’ link on the home-page.
  • The CRP SPL VIII advertisement will open.
  • Read the important sections such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, important dates, application process, etc. carefully.
  • If you need to get any documents ready for the application process, get it done before the application process begins.

Specialist Officers Posts

The recruitment process will be carried to fill the following posts in the participating banks:

  • Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)
  • IT Officer (Scale-I)
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)
  • Law Officer (Scale-I)
  • Marketing Officer (Scale-I)

Candidates can check the category-wise vacancies for each participating organization in the ANNEXURE-I of the official advertisement.

IBPS SO 2019 – Important Dates

Exam Events

Important Dates

Online submission/modification of the application form

6th to 26th November 2018

Payment of online application fee/intimation charges

6th to 26th November 2018

Call letters availability (for Online Preliminary exam)

December 2018

IBPS SO Online Preliminary exam

29th and 30th December 2018

Result of Preliminary exam

January 2019

Call letters availability (for Online Main exam)

January 2019

IBPS SO Online Main exam

27th January 2019

Result of Preliminary exam

February 2019

Call letters availability (for Interview)

February 2019

IBPS SO Interview

February 2019

Provisional Allotment

April 2019

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IBPS SO Eligibility

Educational Qualification

There are different qualification criteria for different posts. Check the advertisement to know details.

Age Limit (as on 26th November 2018)

  • Minimum age – 20 years
  • Maximum age – 30 years

Application Fee

Candidates are required to pay the application fee/intimation charges only through the online mode. Please note that bank transaction charges will be borne by the candidate. Here are the application fee details:


Fee Amount


₹ 100/-

All others

₹ 600/-

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Pre-Requisites for Online Application

Till the application process begins, get the scan images of the following documents:

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Left thumb impression
  • A hand-written declaration (check out the declaration text in the advertisement)

Make sure the scanned documents meet the specifications as prescribed by IBPS. Check the same in the official information brochure.

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