IBPS SO EXAM 2018: Post Details and Eligibility Conditions

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Highlights

  • Candidates applying for the IBPS SO examination should be minimum 20 years old but not more than 30 years old during the time of registration.

  • The eligibility criteria for different positions have been directed by the IBPS specialist officer exam board. This can be broadly categorized under three aspects- Nationality, Age limit and  Educational qualification .

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Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a self-regulating agency that every year conducts a common written test for the Recruitment of the Specialist Officer in public-sector and nationalized banks. IBPS has lately announced its official notification for IBPS SO. The Online Registration for IBPS SO will begin from 06 November till 26 November 2018.  For this, IBPS has introduced in total 1599 vacancies for 2018 Exam.

Total No. of Vacancies: 1599

Vacancy Distribution 

Name of Post    No. of Vacancies

  • Agriculture Officer (Scale-I)    853
  • Marketing Office (Scale-I)    302
  • IT Officer (Scale-I)    219
  • Law Officer (Scale-I)    75
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)    81
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)    69

Salary of IBPS SO

For the majority of the public sector banks, the salary of the Clerk remains more or less the same. The latest revision of the Bank SO salary as per 10th Bipartite settlement that took place on Nov 2012; nonetheless of the final agreement that was signed in May 2015, the revised basic pay for the position of SO remains to be:- Rs. 21990 as applicable on 1st January 2016
Thus, the new entrants in the Banks as SO will be liable to get Rs. 21,990 as their basic pay and their salary in hand will be Rs.19590.

Fields of Recruitment 

Candidates under this exam will be recruited as the Specialist officer in various banks for the following positions:-

•    IT Officer
•    Law Officer
•    Rajbhasha Adhikari
•    Agriculture field Officer
•    HR/Personnel Officer
•    Marketing Officer

Before applying for this exam, it is very important for the candidates to fulfil the essential IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria to ensure their 100% eligibility in the exam. The eligibility criteria for different positions have been directed by the IBPS specialist officer exam board. This can be broadly categorised under three aspects- Nationality, Age limit and Educational qualification.
 

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria - 2018

Educational Qualification

Serial Number

Name of the Post

Age

Educational Qualification

1.

I.T. Officer (Scale I)

Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years

1)Four years engineering/Technology degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
2) Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
Graduates having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level exam

2.

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)

Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years

4 years graduation degree in agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ dairy Science/ Agricultural engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry

3.

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years

Post Graduate in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation or degree level OR Post Graduate Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at graduation level

4.

Law Office (Scale I)

Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years

A bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council

5.

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years

Graduate and Full Time Post Graduate Degree or Full time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law

6.

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years

Graduate and Full Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing

Notes: 
1.    Candidates should hold a valid Mark-sheet / Degree: 
a.    Certificate that supports their eligibility as a graduate on the day they registered for the exam. 
b.    The percentage of marks obtained should be mentioned at time of registration for the IBPS Bank-SO examination.
2.    Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must for this exam as the IBPS SO exam will be conducted online.
3.    Candidates should hold a certificate/ degree/ diploma in computer languages or should have studied computer as one of their subjects in high school/ college/ Institute for the posts other than that of the IT officer.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:
Candidates applying for IBPS SO Examination should be one of the following:
1.    Citizen of India
2.    Be a subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3.    A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4.    Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.

Age Eligibility 

Below mentioned is the age eligibility of the candidates applying for IBPS SO Examination:
Candidates applying for the IBPS SO examination should be minimum 20 years old but not more than 30 years old during the time of registration. Besides this, there is an age relaxation that will be relevant to the category wise candidates as per the government rules, as per the below mentioned table:

  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)    5 years
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)    3 years
  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD)    10 years
  • Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)    5 years
  • Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989    5 years
  • Persons affected by 1984 riots    5 years

 
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