IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) Recruitment 2018 | 1300 Jobs in Banks

IBPS SO 2015,IBPS SO 2016,ibps specialist officers exam 2015-2016,ibps specialist officers recruitment 2016,specialist officers jobs 2015 2016,ibps specialist officer common test 2016 The IBPS SO a.k.a IBPS Specialist Officer Exam 2017 - 2018 for recruitment of specialist officer vacancies in public sector banks has been announced.Those who have completed specialized degrees (BE/ Btech/ MBA/ MCA etc.) will find IBPS SO notification as an oppurtunity to enter banking sector in professional cadre.


Just like PO (officer –scale I) & Clerks, Specialist Officer positions work in specific departments, which are present in all govt banks.Since IBPS SO exam is being released in November, joining/ allotments will happen in 2018 - 2019.


Although banks are said to be more interested in appointing officers with specialized knowledge than generalists, the number of vacancies created in previous years for such people were only low.


Directly read about eligibility, selection process & registration methods


What is IBPS SO VI Exam?

The IBPS SO 2018 – 19 or Specialist Officer recruitment is currently being conducted for the 6th consecutive year & that is the reason why you see the letter ‘VII’ being mentioned in the notice.


The posts available for qualifiers of this selection process are: 


IBPS SO 2017,IBPS SO 2017 recruitment notification


Successful candidates will get posted as specialist officers in any of the 20 participating govt banks across India.


Note the Dates:

Online Registrations/ Applications from November 7 to 27, 2017


Written exams (prelims) on December 30 & 31, 2017


Main exam on January 28, 2018


Interviews to be held in March 2018

Final allotments shall be completed in April 2018


Post & Vacancies:

As part of IBPS SO 2017 - 2018 recruitment, a total of 1315 vacancies are created in 20 public sector banks across India.


I.T.OFFICER (SCALE-I) – 120 Posts







Who are Eligible?


The eligibility criteria for registrants to fulfill for this IBPS SPL VI are listed below for each discipline.Read them carefully as you wont be allowed to apply if you don’t posses any one.


- Age should be 20 - 30 years as on Nov 1, 2017 (add +3 yrs for OBC, +5yrs for SC/ST, +10yrs for PWD)


- Must have completed graduation as on November 27, 2017 in any of the following streams:


I.T.Officer 4 year BE/ Btech in UG or PG in IT/ Computer science/ Computer applications/ Electronics/ ECE/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Electronics & Telecommunication OR

Any degree with DOEACC level ‘B’ certificate.
Agriculture field officer 4 yr Degree in agriculture OR subjects related to agri. sciences such as Horticulture, Veterinary Science, Pisciculture,Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering
HR/ Personnel officer Any UG degree & PG in Personnel management/ Industrial relations/ HR/ Social work/ Labour law
Marketing officer Any UG degree & 2 yr MBA/ MMS (marketing)/ PGDBA/ PGDBM  with marketing specialization
Law Officer Degree in Law (LLB) & enrolled as advocate in Bar council


* Except those who are applying for IT officer, applicants registering for other post should have studied computers/ IT as a subject in high school/ college or any institute & hold a degree/ diploma or certificate.


Still have doubts? Checkout out the answers for doubts on who can & cannot apply for IBPS SO


There are no Scale II or III exams in this year`s IBPS SO recruitment.


Testing Methods

IBPS had taken the online route for PO & clerical CWEs. Similarly specialist officer examination would also be a computer based test with two stages - preliminary and main exams.


Prelims: The online preliminary written exam will be conducted at various centres in India in December 2017.A total of 150 objective questions need to be answered within 120 minutes.


It will consist of questions from sections such as english language, reasoning and general awareness/ quantitative aptitude.




Main exam: A paper/ section on ‘Professional Knowledge’ for 60 marks with questions from the subject related to the post you apply (Agriculture for agri field officers, Computers & IT for IT officer, Marketing for marketing officer etc.,).


How to Submit Registrations

The application fee is Rs.600 (Gen/OBC) & Rs.100 (SC/ST/PWD), which must be paid only via online mode through the payment gateway integrated in the online application.


On successful completion of payment, an e-receipt would be generated that you may save for future reference.


After submitting the registration form, make sure to note down your registration number & password in addition to taking a print of the application form.



Download Notice: Candidates who are interested to apply for IBPS SO 2017 - 2018 recruitment exam notification can download it from their official website here (pdf)


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