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IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment – Notification Released | Check Exam dates, Exam Pattern, Eligibility etc.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the Official notification for IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment. A total of 1599 vacancies have been announced for various Specialist Officer Scale I Posts – IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer.

In this blog, we will be covering all the details like Important Dates, Eligibility criteria, Exam Pattern, etc. about the IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment. So, let us begin – 

IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment – Important Dates

Event

Date

Online Registration Start Date 06.11.2018
Online Registration End Date 26.11.2018
IBPS SO 2018 Prelims Exam Date 29.12.2018 and 30.12.2018
IBPS SO 2018 Main Exam Date 27.01.2019

 

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IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment – Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria 

Minimum: 20 years

Maximum: 30 years

(A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1988 and not later than 01.11.1998 (both dates inclusive)

Educational Qualification

For I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & 3 Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR

b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications

OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering/ Sericulture

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Graduate and Two Years Full-time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full-time MBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full-time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing *

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Graduate and Two Years Full-time Post Graduate degree or Two Years Full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.*

Law Officer (Scale I)

A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level

OR

Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment – Vacancy Details

Post

vacancies

I.T. Officer (Scale-I) 219
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 853
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 69
Law Officer (Scale I) 75
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) 81
Marketing Officer (Scale I) 302
Total 1599

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IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment – Selection Procedure

IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment Process will have 3 stages -:

  • IBPS SO 2018 – Preliminary Exam
  • IBPS SO 2018 – Main Exam
  • IBPS SO 2018 – Interview

IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment – Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment – Preliminary Exam Pattern

Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Subject

No. of Questions

Marks

Time

Medium

English Language 50 25 40 Minutes English
Reasoning 50 50 40 Minutes English & Hindi
General Awareness  with Special
Reference to Banking Industry
50 50 40 Minutes English & Hindi
Total 150 125

 

IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Subject

No. of Questions

Marks

Time

Medium

English Language 50 25 40 Minutes English
Reasoning 50 50 40 Minutes English & Hindi
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 Minutes English & Hindi
Total 150 125

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

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IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment – Main Exam Pattern

Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Test Name

No. of Questions

Marks

Time

Medium

Professional Knowledge 60 60 45 Minutes English & Hindi

 

Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Test Name

No. of Questions

Marks

Time

Medium

Professional Knowledge (Objective) 60 60 30 Minutes English & Hindi
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 30 Minutes English & Hindi

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations) There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.

For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question

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IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment – Interview

  • Maximum marks allotted for the interview is 100
  • Minimum qualifying marks will not be less than 40% (relaxed to 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates)
  • Weightage of the IBPS SO Mains Exam to Interview is 80:20
  • Final shortlisting will be done based on the combined scores of the candidate in the Mains examination and the interview

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Conclusion

That is all from us in this IBPS SO 2018 Recruitment Notification Blog. We hope you find all the information provided above useful. Also, Do not forget to take the Oliveboard Mock tests mentioned above for your IBPS SO exam preparation. All the Best.


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