IBPS SO 2018 (CRP SPL-VIII) Apply Online Now: 1590+ Vacancies


Dear Students, the banking industry gives enormous opportunities to the youngsters of the country and here comes a new notification by IBPS for the recruitment of Specialist Officers. The total number of vacancies for this post is 1590+. As the notification comes afresh, you all must be surrounded by a sea of question marks regarding it. So, here is the list of most frequently asked questions regarding this notification:


☛ What are the posts available under this recruitment project?
A total of 6 posts are available under this recruitment project:
  1. I.T. 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)
☛ When will the registration start?
Registration will start from 6th November 2018 and will end on 26th November 2018.

☛ How many vacancies are there?
This year IBPS has released a total of 1590+ for recruitment of Specialist Officers under various posts. Following is the bifurcation of these vacancies among the 6 posts of CRP SPL-VIII:

Sl.No. Post SC ST OBC GEN TOTAL
1. I.T. Officer (Scale-I) 37 11 54 117 219
2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 146 44 220 443 853
3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 9 4 18 38 69
4. Law Officer (Scale I) 10 5 19 41 75
5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) 15 4 19 43 81
6. Marketing Officer (Scale I) 39 20 88 155 302

☛ When will the exam be conducted?
The tentative dates for Prelims Exam are 29th and 30th December 2018
The tentative date for Mains Exam is 27th January 2019

☛ Are there any changes in the Exam Pattern?
Yes, there is a provision of sectional timing for the preliminary examination this year.

☛ What is the new Structure/Pattern of the exam?


Preliminary Exam

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:


No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125


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



Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125

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. 


Mains Exam

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


Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 Professional Knowledge 60 60 English and Hindi 45 minutes

For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 English and Hindi 30 minutes
2 Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 English and Hindi 30 minutes

☛ Will there be an interview after the written examination?
Yes, as per the official notification, the candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main Examination for CRP SPL-VIII will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Banks in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS.

☛ What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?
A candidate's age should be minimum 20 years and maximum 30 years as on 01.11.2018.

☛ What is the educational qualification required for various posts in this recruitment process?

I.T. Officer (Scale-I) :
a) 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
OR
Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
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

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
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.

Law Officer (Scale I)
A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
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.*

Marketing Officer (Scale I)
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 *

* In case of dual specialisations, one of the fields of specialisation should be in the field prescribed. In case of major/ minor specialisations, major specialisation should be in the stream prescribed. Candidates having PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specialisations are not eligible to apply.

NOTE- For posts other than IT Officer Scale I: Candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/ Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/ College/ Institute.

☛ What is the Application Fee?
Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates. 
Rs. 600 /- for all others 


☛ I have scored 55% in Graduation/ Post-Graduation. Am I eligible to sit for the exam?
Yes, you can apply as there is no percentage criterion.

☛ I am 19 years old. Can I sit for the exam?
No, You must be at least 20 years of age and not more than 30 years of age as on as on 01.11.2018.

☛ How to calculate the Percentage?
The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

☛ Is the exam Bilingual?
The tests except for the Test of English Language will be bilingual (English and Hindi).

☛ Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?
Yes, candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut off marks to be decided by the bank. The required number of candidates will be selected in order of their merit.

☛ Is there a criterion for negative marking?
There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.

        

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