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IBPS SO 2018 Application form

Updated On - January 31st 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

IBPS SO 2018 Application Form is a completely online process. To apply for IBPS SO, candidates need to visit the official site of IBPS SO. IBPS SO Prelims is tentatively scheduled in December 30 and December 31, 2018 while IBPS SO Mains is scheduled January 29, 2018.

  • Online window to fill IBPS SO 2018 is open till November 27.
  • Valid email id and mobile number is required to complete IBPS SO Registration.
  • Basic eligibility to apply for all the posts is a graduate degree in relevant discipline.
  • The application form is common for all posts.
  • 1315 vacant posts of in Special Officers in 20 participating banks through IBPS SO 2018.
  • Post wise vacancies:-
  1. IT Officer (Scale-I)- 120
  2. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)- 35
  3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)- 30
  4. Marketing Officer (Scale-I)- 195
  5. Law Officer (Scale-I)- 60
  6. Agriculture Officer (Scale-I)- 87

Candidates can check the detailed intructions and steps to apply for IBPS SO 2018 in the article below.

IBPS SO 2018 Application Form Highlights

Exam NameInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection- Special Officers exam
Conducting BodyIBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
Exam TypeNational Level
Exam Date(Preliminary)December 30 and 31, 2018
Application FeeFor General – INR 600 For SC/ ST – INR 100
Eligibility CriteriaMinimum age: 20 years Maximum age: 30 years
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Availability of Registration formNovember 07, 2018
Last date for applicationNovember 27, 2018

IBPS SO 2018 Application Form Dates

The tentative registration schedule for IBPS SO is tabulated below. However, the final schedule is subject to change at the discretion of IBPS.

Online Registration starts November 07, 2018
Last Date of RegistrationNovember 27, 2018
Payment of Application feesNovember 07 to 27, 2018
Release of Call letter for Preliminary ExamDecember 15, 2018
IBPS SO Online Exam date (Preliminary)December 2018

IBPS SO 2018 Eligibility

Candidates must carefully go through the eligibility guidelines for IBPS SO before applying online. The eligibility will vary for different posts offered through IBPS SO. Some of the main guidelines are discussed below:


  • A citizen of India (OR)
  • A subject of Nepal(OR)
  • Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 and settled here permanently.
  •  A person of Indian Origin migrated from Burma, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Namibia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire or Vietnam

Age limit

Minimum age -20 years

Maximum age - 30 years

Relaxation of age limit:-
  • Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ ST): 5 years
  • Other Backward Class (OBC): 3years
  • Person with Disability (PwD): 10 years
  • Ex-servicemen/ Commissioned Officers: 5 years
  • Jammu and Kashmir resident during the period 1.01.1980 and 31.12.1989: 5 years
  • Person affected by 1984 riots: 5 years

Educational Qualification

  1. I.T. Officer (Scale I)

B.E/ degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation.


Post Graduate in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation.


Graduates who have passed DOEACC ‘B’ level exam.

  1. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)

Graduate (4 years) in agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ dairy Science/ Agricultural engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agro-marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry

  1. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Post Graduate in Hindi with English as a subject in under graduate level


Post Graduate in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject in under graduate level

  1. Law Officer (Scale I)

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

  1. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Post Graduate Degree in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law


Full time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law

  1. Marketing Officer (Scale I)

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

Steps to Fill IBPS PO 2018 Application Form

Candidates can simply follow the steps below to fill IBPS SO 2018 Application Form.  All the steps should be completed to successfully submit the online form.

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS
  2. Click on “Click here for New Registration”

Step 1: Basic info

  • Fill in Name, Address, Email ID, Mobile Number, Date of Birth and Gender in the registration form.
  • After filling the form select “Save and next”.
  • You would get your Registration number and Password of IBPS Specialist Officer 7 CWE on your given email ID.

Step 2: Upload Photograph and Signature

  • Got to the official website and select login option.
  • Login using Registration number and password.
  • Upload scanned images of photograph and signature. It must be clear and according to the specification otherwise it will be rejected.
  • Check and verify that the photograph and signature are properly uploaded. If not properly uploaded you can re-upload.

Step 3: Details

  • Select the organisation preference. Allotment after selection process would be done on the basis of preference.
  • Fill in preference for taking pre-exam training, center for pre-exam training, etc.
  • Click on “Save and Next”

Step 5:Preview

  • Preview IBPS PO 2018- 2018 Application Form after filling in the all the details.
  • In case of any discrepancies, do the needed correction.
  • If the information are proper, click on final submit button. No changes can be done after this.

Step 5: Payment

  • Fee can be paid via any one of the online mode :
  • Option 1- Credit Card/ Debit Card
  • Option 2- Bank Transfer/ Net Banking
  • See the amount for your category and fill in the space with that amount.
  • After successful completion of the payment, a transaction acknowledgment receipt will be generated.
  • Print the receipt for future reference.

IBPS SO 2018 Application Form Fee

CategoryApplication Fees
SC/ST/PWD candidatesRs. 100/-
For othersRs. 600/-

Details in IBPS SO 2018 Application Form

The important fields in IBPS SO 2018 Application Form are listed below.

  • Name of candidate
  • Valid Email Address.
  • Valid Mobile Number.
  • Qualification Details.
  • Work Experience Details.
  • Correct Address for Communication.
  • Preferences for taking pre-exam training.
  • Preference for organization.

Guidelines for Photograph and Signature

Guidelines for photograph

  • Upload recent colour photograph
  • It should have been clicked against a light-coloured background.
  • The photo should not have “red eye”.
  • If using glasses, make sure your eyes are visible through the glass and that there is no reflection or glare on it.
  • Do not wear caps, hats and dark glasses while taking the photograph. Religious head wear is allowed.
Pixels200 x 230 pixels
File size20kb–50 kb
Dimension4.5 cm x 3.5 cm

Guidelines for signature

  • Sign on a white paper with a black pen.
  • Do not sign in capital letters.
  • If the Applicant’s signature on the answer script does not match the signature on the Admit Card, the applicant will be rejected.
Pixels140 x 60 pixels
File size10kb–20 kb
Dimension4.5 cm x 3.5 cm

Retrieval of IBPS SO Application Form 2018 Password

  • Go to the official site,
  • Click on ‘Apply online’ link
  • In Login window ,click on “forgot password”
  • Fill in the required details – Registered Mobile No. or Email ID in the new window.
  • Click on “Submit”.
  • New password would be sent on the Registered Email Id or Mobile Number


  1. After filling up the complete form, I got Blank Screen / Internet got disconnected / My PC closed/changed / shutdown. Is my application saved/registered?
  • Reapply the SO application form again.
  1. What should I do if there is a lot of delay in accessing the page?
  • This might be due to network traffic. Will be present especially, during the last few days of registration. In case it happens, try again after sometime.
  1. I did not receive the email intimation for registration of my application?
  • Check your IBPS CWE SO exam form print out that what ID you enter. Check your internet speed. Check your Spam folders and refresh your page and wait for some time. It will be generated and sent.
  1. What details should I provide while writing for the problem?
  • Registration no, mobile no, date of birth and full name as entered in the application. Also provide PC Details including the Operating System and Internet Browser. In case of any error message, send a screenshot of the error in JPG, GIF format or as MS Word file.
  1. I want to change/correct the details I entered in the Specialist Officer Application?
  • Log in and choose the ‘EDIT’ (data entered in Basic Info cannot be changed). Correct the details and take fresh print.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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