IBPS Specialist Officers Recruitment 2018 – Apply online for 1599 CRP SPL-VIII SO Posts


IBPS Specialist Officers Recruitment 2018: The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts listed below in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled in December 2018/ January 2019.

 01I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
02Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
03Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
04Law Officer (Scale I)
05HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
06Marketing Officer (Scale I)

IBPS Specialist Officers Recruitment 2018 – Apply online for 1599 CRP SPL-VIII SO Posts


Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations listed at (A) as one of the Specialist Officers’ post, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP SPL-VIII). The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in Online Preliminary Examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Online Main Examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank. Depending on the final vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2019-20 based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc. The validity for CRP SPL-VIII will automatically expire at the close of business on 31.03.2020 with or without giving any notice.

Important Dates & Details – IBPS SO 2018

Name of the organizationIBPS
Name of the PostSpecialist Officers
No.of Vacancies1599
Mode of ApplicationONLINE

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

EventsTentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by


06.11.2018- 26.11.2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)06.11.2018- 26.11.2018
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryDecember 2018
Online Examination – Preliminary29.12.2018 and 30.12.2018
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryJanuary 2019
Download of Call letter for Online exam – MainJanuary 2019
Online Examination – Main27.01.2019
Declaration of Result of Online Main ExaminationFebruary 2019
Download of call letters for interviewFebruary 2019
Conduct of interviewFebruary 2019
Provisional AllotmentApril 2019


  • Candidates, intending to apply for CRP SPL-VIII should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS in this advertisement

Age (As on 01.11.2018):

Minimum: 20 years  Maximum: 30 years

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

Educational Qualifications (As on 26.11.2018):



Name of the


AgeEducational Qualifications **

(from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)

01I.T. Officer


Min- 20 Years Max-30 Yearsa) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer
Applications/     Information    Technology/     Electronics/     Electronics      &
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


Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level


Field Officer (Scale I)

Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

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


Adhikari (Scale I)

Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

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.

04Law Officer

(Scale I)

Min- 20 Years

Max-30 Years

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



el Officer (Scale I)

Min- 20 years

Max- 30 years

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.*


Officer (Scale I)

Min- 20 years

Max- 30 years

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 *


Candidates can apply online only from 06.11.2018 to 26.11.2018 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges [Payable from 06.11.2018 to 26.11.2018 (only Online payment, both dates inclusive) shall be as follows

  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD cand
  • Rs. 600 /- for all others

Procedure for applying online

  • Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the link “CRP Specialist Officers” and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- Specialist Officers (CRP-SPL-VIII)” to open the On-Line Application Form.
  • Candidates will have to click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form. After that a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional registration number and password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sen They can reopen the saved data using Provisional registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed.
  • Candidates are required to upload their
    • Photograph
    • Signature
    • Left Thumb Impression
    • A hand written declaration

as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of documents (Annexure III).

Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained. Prior to submission of the online application candidates are advised to use the “SAVE AND NEXT” facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. No change is permitted after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button. Visually Impaired candidates are responsible for carefully verifying/ getting the details filled in, in the online application form properly verified and ensuring that the same are correct prior to submission as no change is possible after submission.


The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

A. Preliminary Examination

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari



Name of TestsNo. of




Medium of ExamDuration
1English Language5025English40 minutes
2Reasoning5050English and Hindi40 minutes
3General Awareness with Special

Reference to Banking Industry

5050English and Hindi40 minutes

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



Name of TestsNo. of




Medium of ExamDuration
1English Language5025English40 minutes
2Reasoning5050English and Hindi40 minutes
3Quantitative Aptitude5050English and Hindi40 minutes

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.

B. Main Examination

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

Name of the TestNo. of




Medium of


Professional Knowledge6060English & Hindi45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
Professional Knowledge (Objective)45 


English & Hindi30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)2English & Hindi30 minutes

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