IBPS SO Notifications 2018-19, Exam Date and Last Date – Stay Updated!

IBPS SO 2018-19 Notifications



Hello Aspirants,


Here we would like to draw your attention to the Latest IBPS SO 2018-19 Notification which you all must be waiting for. Here, in this blog, you will be getting the latest news about IBPS SO 2018-19 exam dates which you all must be eager to know.


The IBPS SO 2018-19 exam will be conducted by IBPS or Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to select qualified candidates.


A new notification has been released by the IBPS regarding SO Exam. The recruiting body has released the tentative dates of IBPS SO Recruitment.


As per the latest notification, the IBPS SO 2018-19 exam will be conducted on 29th and 30th December 2018. This will be the Preliminary Exam and the candidates which will qualify this pre-IBPS SO exam will be eligible to appear in the IBPS SO Mains exam.




IBPS SO 2018-19 Posts Update | What’s New


The registration procedure for IBPS SO 2018-19 Post has been completed on 26th November 2018. There are total 1599 vacancies for IBPS SO 2018-19.


 Post-wise Vacancies of IBPS SO 2018-19 are as follows: 



Post Total Vacancies UR OBC ST SC
IT Officer 219 117 54 11 37
Agriculture Field Officer 853 443 22 44 146
Rajbhasha Adhikari 69 38 18 4 9
Law Officer 75 41 19 5 10
HR/Personnel Officer 81 43 19 4 15
Marketing Officer 302 155 88 20 39



Below in this blog, we have provided the detailed information about IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam Latest Notifications. Those who are seriously aspiring for Bank Specialist Officer Recruitment Exam must read the complete blog to keep themselves updated.




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IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam Dates | Schedule your Preparations Accordingly!



The IBPS SO aspirants must have an excellent preparation schedule to fulfill their dreams. The first thing which IBPS SO candidates must do before beginning up their exam preparation is to schedule their study goals and assign deadlines to each task.


To make the Time Management easier for candidates, Eduncle has come up with the Complete Calendar of Important IBPS SO Exam Dates.


IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam Dates has been declared. You can check the dates from the table given below.


IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam Dates (As given in CWE VIII Official Notice) IBPS SO 2018-19 Prelims Exam Dates 29th and 30th December 2018
IBPS SO 2018-19 Mains Exam Date 27th January 2019


Note: The IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam Dates are tentative, there might be slight changes in the given calendar in near future.


Below are the IBPS SO CWE VIII dates. You can check the given table to know the tentative dates for the year 2018-19.



S. No. IBPS SO Events Important Dates
1. IBPS SO 2018-19 Online Registration including edit/modification of the application of candidates 06th to 26th November 2018
2. Payment of IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam Application Fees 06th to 26th November 2018
3. Download of IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam Prelims Admit Card December 2018
4. IBPS SO Exam Date (Prelims) 29th and 30th December 2018
5. IBPS Specialist Officer Prelims Result Declaration January 2019
6. Download of IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam Main Admit Card January 2019
7. IBPS Specialist Officer Mains Exam Date 27th January 2019
8. IBPS Specialist Officer Mains Result Declaration February 2019
9. Release of IBPS SO 2018-19 Call Letters for Interviews February 2019
10. Conduct of Interviews for the Selection of IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam February 2019
11. Provisional Allotment April 2019


Candidates should keep visiting the IBPS SO Notifications 2018-19 Page for latest news and updates regarding the exam.




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IBPS SO Notification 2018-19 | Know the Highlights and Fast Facts here!



As you all know, the IBPS SO Exam is conducted for the selection of Specialist Officers in their respected fields.


As per the recent notification from IBPS, the candidates who are willing to appear in IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam can plan up their preparations accordingly.


To make you aware of the fast facts and highlights of IBPS Specialist Officer Common Recruitment Process, we are providing some important factors from IBPS SO Notification 2018-19. Please check below –



IBPS SO Exam will be conducted for the following posts –


1. IT Officer (Scale-I)

2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

4. Law Officer (Scale I)

5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

6. Marketing Officer (Scale I)



 To get recruited on any of the above positions through IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam, candidates must go through the Online Test followed by an Interview Session.


If they qualify the online test, only then they can appear in the Interview Session.


Based on the combined score of Online Test and Interview, Candidates will be provisionally allotted their Respected Banks.



 As per the IBPS SO 2018 Notification, the IBPS SO Exam Pattern is changed now! The candidates must go through the Two written test recruitment phases that are – Prelims & Mains Exams.


The candidates will be allotted separate time limits for each section.


The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions will be normalized using an equ-percentile method.


 Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam and a minimum total score would be considered for the shortlisting for interview.


Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview.


All tests other than Professional Knowledge Test shall be qualifying and marks obtained in such tests shall not be added for merit listing for the interview.


The IBPS SO 2018-19 will be conducted at various locations of India.


With the release of IBPS SO 2018-19 Notification, candidates can check the list of vacancies for different positions and that to state wise.


At Eduncle you can get every official information related to IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2018-19, in a precise and interactive manner.


We cater the following fields of IBPS SO Notifications –






IBPS Specialist Officer Notification 2018-19 [Official PDF]


Below, we are sharing the PDF of official advertisement released by IBPS. Please analyze the information given in the PDF file and follow the instructions as mentioned.


The Official Notice PDF for IBPS SO CRP VIII has been uploaded on ibps.in. The PDF contains following details:


Details regarding all 6 posts offered through Specialist Officer Exam.


Post-wise Vacancy Breakage.


Participating Banks.


Tentative IBPS SO Calendar 2018-19.


Detailed Eligibility Criteria & Selection Process.


Process to Apply Online.


Check the Official PDF here – Detailed Advertisement for CRP SPL VIII 2018-19



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IBPS Specialist Officer Exam – Know All Details


At Eduncle, the candidates who are seeking to appear in the exam and want to pursue their career as Specialist Officers in Banking Sectors can be well updated about the IBPS SO Notification and the banking exam’s nature, posts offered, eligibility criteria, marking and selection scheme.


The test is designed for those eligible and willing candidates who are looking for government jobs in the desired fields like – IT, Law, Agriculture, HR and Marketing etc.


As per the selection scheme, the candidates must appear in Written Test for the concerned field and score more than the cutoff marks to appear in the next round i.e. Interview Session.


After scoring well in Interview, the candidates will be intimated through the IBPS SO 2018-19 Notification for provisional allotment of their designation in one of IBPS Participating Organizations as per the vacancies offered for the year.


At Eduncle, the candidates can be benefited with the adequate amount of information about the exam and the study material and other online packages provided to make their preparation easier.


Stay Tuned with Eduncle for IBPS SO 2018-19 Notification!



Suggested Reads –


IBPS SO/IT Previous Year Question Paper | Free Sample Papers


IBPS SO / IT 2018-19 Preparation Books | Study Material



Dear Candidates, if you wish to ask anything about IBPS Recruitment Exams, then feel free to contact us through the comment section below.


We’ll be happy to help you! Thanks 


Happy Preparing! 



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42 thoughts on “IBPS SO Notifications 2018-19, Exam Date and Last Date – Stay Updated!

  1. suhasini

    can u please upload the previous year question paper of IBPS SO HR CWE?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Suhasini,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      We will soon update the previous year question paper for IBPS SO HR subject. Stay connected with Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your learning needs with us!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  2. Swathi Varma

    When will be it oficer 2 be conducted

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Swathi,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      IBPS SO CRP will comprise of a single examination and the candidates shortlisted from the CWE will be called for the interview. IBPS SO CRP has no Mains exam stage. The tentative dates for IBPS SO Single Exam are 28th and 29th January 2017.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  3. ooviya

    I am from OBC category
    My scores in the ibps so 2017 are,
    Reasoning- 15.50
    English- 2.25* / 3.25
    Quantitative- 11.50
    I m not secured sectional cutoff in English section.But , In the above marks what is my overall cutoff ? how it will be calculated? When the professional knowledge section have 80 max mark?kindly reply me sir

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Oviya,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      There is no overall cutoff in IBPS SO Exam. As you have achieved 18 Marks in the Professional Knowledge Section, if you have achieved the required cut-off to clear the section, then only you would be shortlisted for the Interview round.

      It was clearly stated in the Official Notification for IBPS SO CWE VI that only the marks obtained in the Professional Knowledge section will be considered for shortlisting the candidates for the Interview round, the other sections are of qualifying nature.

      All the Best for your Results!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  4. Rahul

    Hi ,

    I have 3 years of experience in software development in MNC company but i am willing to join banking sector .
    what steps should i follow ?


    • Eduncle Team

      Hello rahul,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      With the given experience, you can appear in IBPS SO IT Officer Exam. You can also appear in Scale 2 officer exam in IBPS RRB. Check details regarding these exams here.
      IBPS RRB Scale 2 officer
      IBPS SO IT Officer
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  5. Rin

    Hi Team,

    Kindly update me with the schedule date 2017 for IT Officer Scale 1 examination and registration dates.

    Thanks in advance

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Rin,
      Thanks for Asking your query with us. We’ll let you know about IBPS SO Notification 2018 as soon as it releases. Bookmark our website & keep visiting us for the latest update about IT Officer.
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  6. AAMIR

    Dear sir/madam,what is the expected number of vacancies of ibps so hr vii(

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Priyanka,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Number of vacancies for IBPS SO 2018 hasn’t released yet. We’ll notify you regarding this at the earliest.
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  7. kalyan

    Please tell me ibps so preliminary exam question papermodel .thank you

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Kalyan,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      You can check the update IBPS SO 2018 Paper Pattern here -https://scoop.eduncle.com/ibps-so-it-officer-syllabus-exam-pattern
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  8. tanushri

    maine b.tech instrumentation and control se kiya hai. Am i eligible to fill ibps so vacancy

  9. tanushri


  10. tanushri

    can instrumentation and control engineering candidates apply for IT officer exams

  11. Ajaz

    Can electrical and electronics engineering candidates can apply for the it officer .

  12. Ravi

    Hello sir I have completed my full time 2years mba in hr which post can I apply plz suggest me

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Ravi,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Depending on your MBA Specialization branch, you can apply for Marketing or HR officer.
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  13. Sourabh

    I have completed B.E in computer science,but i took 5 years for completion of engineering.
    But in above ad criteria said that 4 year of B.E! Can I apply for IT officer

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sourabh,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      You can appear in the Exam if your B.E. result has been declared before 7th Nov 2017. No backlogs shall be remaining on the mentioned date.
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  14. Anam

    I clearly don’t have any idea as to how this online exam, ie prelim exam would be held. Will it be conducted at a specific exam center or can it be conducted via website wherein we can go through from any location coz what if I am not availble at the venue during 30th & 31st Dec. Hence just wanted to gather info before going ahead and registering.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Anam,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      The Examination will be conducted on IBPS SO Prelims Exam Centres Only. To eradicate any chances of cheating & malpractice, the exam is conducted at authorized centres with proper surveillance. So, you can’t take the test at home. You’d need to appear in the prelims exam at the Exam venue mentioned in your admit card.
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  15. vignesh

    i have completed 3 year diploma and completed degree in Engineering on computer science…can i apply in ibps so…..

    • Eduncle Team

      Greetings from Eduncle!
      You are eligible to apply for IBPS SO Exam after completing your graduation.
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  16. Kishan

    I had completed my degree in B.E. Computer engineering (Not Computer Science) So what can i enter in my Stream while filling Form?

    • Eduncle Team

      Greetings from Eduncle!
      You can add B.E. Computer Engineering in IBPS SO Online Form.
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • Mithun Prasad

        Hello sir,
        I am completed master degree in hindi and in my graduation there is no sub of hindi. So i want to know i am eligible for Rajbhasha अधिकारी….??? Kindly inform me sir

  17. G. Ravindra

    Hi sir… This is ravindra…… I have completed my 3yrs DEGREE BIOTECHNOLOGY & 2 years MSC BIOTECHNOLOGY… I’m eligible for AFO sir….

  18. G. Ravindra

    Hi sir… This is ravindra…… I have completed my 3yrs DEGREE BIOTECHNOLOGY & 2 years MSC BIOTECHNOLOGY… I’m eligible for Agricultural field officer or not …please tell me sir….


    i have completed my degree in the stream of electrical and electronics.Am i eligible for the post.If yes which stream i should select?

    • Eduncle Team

      Greetings from Eduncle!
      You can apply for IBPS SO IT Officer.
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  20. Palkesh

    I am pursuing BE (IT) final year student.Am I eligible for the SO (IT officer scale-1)exam Scheduled in December 2017?

    • Eduncle Team

      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Final year candidates are not eligible for IBPS SO Exam.
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  21. PRAFUL

    Please upload previous year professional knowledge question paper for IT officer.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Praful,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      We’ll upload the papers at the earliest. For more queries, please stay tuned!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  22. d

    Dear all,
    pls suggest what to do.
    ibps so pre cleared, main cleared but husband is not agree to send me for interview

  23. Renuka

    I am B.E. Computer Science graduate with 7 years experience in IT sector. How can I apply for So scale 2?

  24. Bablu Rawat

    Sir ,
    I had completed BCA three year degree and did MCA in distance two year degree shall i applicable for ibps so it officer. kindly reply me.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Bablu,
      You can apply for IT Officer post after MCA
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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