IBPS SO 2018 registrations underway, apply online at ibps.in

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the notification for online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts in 20 participating organizations. The preliminary online examination will be held on December 30 and 31, 2017. The Main examination will be held on January 28, 2017.

The online registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates will commence on November 07, 2017 and will end on November 27, 2017. Candidates can pay the application fees/intimation charges (Online) from November 07, 2017 until November 27, 2017. The call letters for the preliminary online examination will be available for download in the month of December 2017.

The Specialist Officers’ cadre posts include I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer, all being Scale I posts. A total of 1315 vacancies have been notified this year much lesser than the number of vacancies for which recruitment was held previous year. Last year IBPS had announced recruitment for 4122 posts. IBPS SO 2018: Vacancy Details: IT Officer: 120 posts (zero vacancies in 17 banks), Agricultural Field Officer: 875 posts (zero vacancies in 14 banks), Rajbhasha Adhikari: 30 posts (zero vacancies in 16 banks), Law Officer: 60 posts (zero vacancies in 16 banks), HR/ Personnel Officer: 35 posts (zero vacancies in 16 banks), and Marketing Officer: 195 posts (zero vacancies in 17 banks).

IBPS has fixed 20 years and 30 years as the minimum and maximum age limit for the applicants, while the minimum education requirement includes graduation for all posts. The relaxation in age limit is applicable for reserved category candidates as per the rules. The interested candidates can check the eligibility criteria by visiting the official site of IBPS.

The selection of candidates for Specialist Officer posts will be done through an online test and interview. IBPS is limited to the conduct of the examination and the interview would be conducted by the participating banks.

Exam pattern of preliminary online examination for the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari is as follows: There will be three sections: English Language, Reasoning and General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry. No. of questions in all the three sections is 50 each total comes to 150. Maximum marks for the English Language is 25, for reasoning and General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry it is 50. Time duration is 2 hours. Medium for Reasoning and General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry is both Hindi and English.

Exam pattern of preliminary online examination for the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer is as follows: There will be three sections: English Language, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. No. of questions in all the three sections is 50 each total comes to 150. Maximum marks for the English Language is 25, for reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude it is 50. Time duration is 2 hours. Medium for Reasoning and General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry is both Hindi and English.

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination. The interviews will be organized in March while the provisional allotment would be made on or after April 1, 2018.

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