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IBPS SO 2017-18 Notification : IBPS  Institute of Banking Personnel Selection  has released a recruitment  notification for the  various Posts of  Specialist Officers in different Public Sector Banks for multiple positions. IBPS SO 2017-18 is going to be conducted by IBPS ( Institute of Banking Personnel Selection ) on 30th and 31st December 2017 (preliminary Exam) and on 28th January 2018 (Mains Exam). Eligible & Interested candidates may apply online through the link given below.  We are here providing all the details of IBPS SO 2017-18 like application process, no. of the posts, age limit, educational qualification, selection process , application fee, how to apply (Step wise) etc are given below.

IBPS SO 2017-18 Post Details

Organisation- Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Total No. Of Posts- various

Name of the Post- Specialist Officers

Official Website: www.ibps.in


IBPS SO 2017 Eligibility Criteria

The Citizenship Criteria for a candidate to be eligible for IBPS SO 2017-18 exam is givenbelow:

Citizenship Criteria

  • A resident of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 and have planned to settle in India permanently
  • A subject of Indian Origin migrated from Burma, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Namibia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Vietnam


Educational Qualification

The educational qualification is different for all these different posts I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer.

Sr. No. Name of the Post Educational Qualification

I.T. Officer

(Scale I)

Four years engineering/Technology degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
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) 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) 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) A bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) 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) Graduate and Full Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing


IBPS SO 2017-18 Age Limit

A candidate is required to be of minimum 20 years and maximum age limit is 30 years to be eligible for IBPS SO exam 2017-18.  Check the Age relaxation in the details from the Official Notification.


Selection Process

IBPS SO 2017-18 will be conducted through a two phase selection process.

  1. Examination (Online)
  • Preliminary exam
  • Mains examination
  1. Interview

The candidates selected after the interview round are given the appointment letter.


IBPS SO 2017-18 Examination Fee

A candidate have to pay Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) as Examination Fee for IBPS SO 2017 exam.  Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category. The Online Application will start once the notification has been released by IBPS.


IBPS SO 2017-18 Important  Dates

Activity Date
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 07 November 2017- 27 November 2017
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 07 November 2017- 27 November 2017
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary December 2017
Commencement of Preliminary Exam 30th and 31st December 2017
Result of Online exam – Preliminary January 2018
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2018
Online Examination – Main 28th January 2018
Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination February 2018
Download of call letters for interview February 2018
Conduct of Inerview February 2018
Final allottment April 2018



IBPS SO 2017-18IBPS SO 2017-18 Important Links

Click here to Download Official Notification

Visit Official Site for more Details

Click here for Detailed Syllabus


IBPS SO 2017-18 Exam Pattern

The IBPS SO exam pattern is almost same for selecting candidates to various specialist officers’ post. But the Exam Pattern for the post of LawOfficer & Rajbhasha Adhikari is quite different from and Other Specialist Officers IBPS SO 2017 Exam.

For Rajsabha Adhikari Scale I officer

Sr.No Section No. of Questions Max. Marks Time Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50

120 minutes

(2 hrs)

2. English Language 50 25
3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50
Total 150 125

For other Specialist Officers (Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I

Sr. No Section No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50

120 minutes

(2 hrs)

2. English Language 50 25
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Total 150 125



IBPS SO 2017-18 Mains Exam Pattern

For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Name of the Test No. of Questions



Medium Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 Minutes


For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Test No. of Questions Max. Marks Medium of Exam Duration

Professional Knowledge


45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes

Professional Knowledge


2 English & Hindi 30 minutes



IBPS SO 2017 Syllabus

IBPS SO 2017 Syllabus is designed separately for the post of LawOfficer & Rajbhasha Adhikariand Other Specialist Officers. The IBPS SO syllabus is designed separately for Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam. Apart from the major three sections of English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning,a candidate is required to be fluent in his/her area of expertise or the Specialization Subjects.


Detailed syllabus of IBPS SO 2017 -18:

Reasoning Ability

  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning


English Language

  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion


Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Work, Time and Energy
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination


General Awareness

  • Current Affairs (National & International)
  • Banking Awareness
  • GK Updates (Daily & Static)
  • Countries &Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • Headquarters & Oragnisations
  • Prime Minister Schemes
  • Important Days


Detailed syllabus of Professional Knowledge is given below :

IT Officer (Scale-I)

  • Database Management System
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structure
  • Computer Organization and Microprocessor
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Operating System


Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)

  • Basics of Crop production
  • Agricultural Economies
  • Agricultural Practices
  • Soil resources
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Agro forestry
  • Ecology
  • Horticulture
  • Seed Science
  • Agronomy and Irrigation
  • Government Schemes


Marketing Officer (Scale-I)


  • Basics of Marketing Management
  • Brand Management
  • Market Segmentation
  • Market research and forecasting demand
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Advertising
  • PR
  • Sales
  • Retail
  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Service Marketing
  • Marketing Strategies


Law Officer (Scale-I)

  • Banking Regulations
  • Compliance and Legal Aspects
  • Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange
  • Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  • Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act
  • DRT Act


HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)

  • Human Resource Development
  • Training and Development
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • Industrial Relations
  • Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
  • Transnational Analysis
  • Grievance and Conflict Management
  • Performance Management and Appraisal


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