IBPS SO Application Form 2018
Team Careers360, 05 Jun 2018, #IBPS SO

IBPS SO Application Form 2018: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will release IBPS SO 2018 application form for the recruitment of Specialist Officer (SO) in November. Application form of IBPS SO 2018 can be filled by the eligible candidates in online mode to appear for prelims, mains and interview round. IBPS SO 2018 application form will include multiple steps such as registration, uploading of photograph and signature, entering personal and educational details, previewing details, payment of application fees and taking a printout of IBPS SO application form. The IBPS SO application fee is Rs. 600 for general and Rs 100 for SC/ST/PWD categories. Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully before filling up IBPS SO Application Form 2018.

To be eligible for IBPS SO 2018 candidates must be between 20 to 30 years of age. IBPS SO 2018 preliminary exam will be held on December 29 and 30, 2018 (prelims) and on January 27, 2019 (mains). Read the article to know more about IBPS SO application form 2018, steps to fill, important instructions and more.

Important dates of IBPS SO Application Form 2018



Availability of IBPS SO application forms

November 2018

Payment of online application fees

November 2018

Date of IBPS SO 2018 prelims exam

December 29 and 30, 2018

Date of IBPS SO 2018 mains exam

January 27, 2019

Pr-requisites for online IBPS SO Application Form 2018

Web browsers – Candidates must use the updated version of the following web browser to apply for IBPS SO Examination.

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above

  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above  

Valid E-Mail ID: Candidates must have an e-mail ID that should remain active until the recruitment process for IBPS SO 2018 is completed. All communication related to IBPS SO 2018 will be communicated over the registered id.

Steps for filling IBPS SO 2018 Application Form

 Given below are some steps that will help the candidate fill the Application form of IBPS SO 2018.

  • Online registration

  • Uploading of scanned images of photograph and signature

  • Filling up basic details in Application Form

  • Preview/Editing of application form

  • Application fee payment

  • Printout of application form 

Step by step procedure to fill IBPS SO application form

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Click on “new registration” to register online for IBPS SO 2018.

  • Provisional registration number and password will be generated. Note it down. IBPS registration login credentials will be sent to you by mail and through sms on the registered mobile number.

  • Fill in the basic information such as name, date of birth, email id, contact number, category, educational qualification, etc. 

Candidates can save the registration number and password that will be send to them at their e-mail ids and also through SMS.

Step 2: Photograph and Signature

In this step, candidates must upload their scanned photograph and signature. There will be two separate links and candidates have to click on ‘Open/Upload’ button with the below given specifications:

Guidelines for uploading Photograph

  • The photograph file should be between 20kb–50 kb size.

  • Dimensions of the photograph should be 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)

  • Applicants should ensure to use a recent color photograph

  • Make sure that the picture is taken in light-colured background, preferably white.

  • Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face.

  • If the picture is clicked in a sunny day, candidates should ensure that the sun is either behind them or they stand in the shade to avoid squinting and harsh shadows.

  • In case the photograph has to be clicked with use of flash, ensure there is no “red-eye” and if the applicants wears glasses he/she should make sure that there are no reflections and their eyes can be clearly seen.

  • Applicants should not be waring Caps, hats and dark glasses while getting clicked. Religious headwear is allowed but ensures that face is not covered. 

Guidelines for uploading Signature

  • Size of file for scanned image of signature should be between 10kb – 20kb

  • Dimensions for the signature are 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)

  • The applicant has to sign on a white paper with a black pen.

  • The signature of the candidates will be used while issuing the IBPS SO admit card.

  • If the applicant’s signature on the answer script, at the time of the examination, does not match the signature, the applicant will be disqualified.

  • Signatures in capital letters will not be accepted by the authority. 

Step 3: Fill basic details in IBPS SO application form 2018
In this step, the candidate is required to enter their details including educational qualifications, address etc in the IBPS SO application form 2018. At this stage, candidates will also have the option of saving the application. Before final submission applicants are advised to check the details filled in the application form. Applicants can also use the save and next option, to verify the details in the application form and change the same if required. No change in any of the particulars filled in IBPS SO application form will be allowed once the final submission is done. form and continuing from the same point by logging in again.

Step 4: Preview of IBPS SO Application Form

Once the candidate has finished filling up IBPS SO application form 2018, then they must go through the whole form to see if there is no mistake in the details filled by their as a modification of error cannot be done after the form has been submitted.

Stage 5: Payment of IBPS SO Application Fees

Candidates must proceed with the payment process after they are done with the filling the application form of IBPS SO 2018. The payment of IBPS SO application fee 2018 can be made by using Debit card, credit card, IMPS, Internet, Cash Card/Mobile Wallets.

IBPS SO application fees


Application Fee

General candidates


SC/ST/PWS candidates


After the payment is done, the candidate will be notified by an e-receipt that will appear on the screen.

Stage 6: Printout of IBPS SO 2018 Application Form

After the successful submission of the IBPS SO application form, candidates must take the print of the IBPS SO Application Form 2018 and the e-receipt of the online payment.

Important points to note while filling IBPS SO Application Form 2018

  • The registration of both IBPS SO prelims and mains will be done in single process.

  • Candidates must go through the online application form of IBPS SO 2018 before filling the form.

  • Candidates must fulfill the IBPS SO eligibility criteria 2018 set by the conducting body to fill in the application form.

  • The details filled by the candidate including the name, address, qualifications, phone number, e-mail ID will be considered to be final once the candidate has submitted the IBPS SO application form. No changes can be made after registration.

  • If any consequences arise due to the wrong information fed by the candidate in the IBPS SO 2018  application form the conducting body will not be responsible for it 

Important FAQs related to IBPS SO Application Form 2018

Candidates come up with many questions while filling the application form of IBPS SO. These questions are very important for other candidates too as they might also come up with the same doubt in their mind while filling the application form of IBPS SO 2018

Some of the important questions asked are

Ques. I cannot find the IBPS SO registration dates and the payment details. What should I do?

Ans. Candidates are required to visit the website of IBPS and get the required details about the IBPS SO application forms 2018. The notification mentions all the details about the registration and the payment of fees.


Ques. I am unable to upload my photograph and signature in IBPS SO application form.

Ans. Candidates must make sure that the photo and the signature files meet the specifications mentioned in the notification. Candidate must follow the guideline for uploading the photo and the signature given in the notification.


Ques. I need to check the status of my IBPS SO 2018 registration.

Ans. Candidates must copy down the registration number and the password of the IBPS SO 2018 Application form filled by him/her, and take the print out of the form.

Candidates can check the registration status through the official site by filling their registration number and password.


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