IBPS SO Application Form 2018
Team Careers360, 12 Nov 2018, #IBPS SO

IBPS SO Application Form 2018 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released application form of IBPS SO 2018 for the recruitment of Specialist Officer (SO) on November 6, 2018, in online mode. The last date of filling, editing and paying the application fee is November 26, 2018. However, candidates can take the print out of the IBPS SO application form till December 11. The process of application form of IBPS SO includes 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 the 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  and the mains exam will be held on January 27, 2019. Read the article to know more about IBPS SO application form 2018, steps to fill, important instructions and more.

IBPS SO Application Form 2018 Dates



Availability of IBPS SO application form

November 6 to 26, 2018

Payment of online application fees

November 6 to 26, 2018

Last date to print IBPS SO application form

December 11, 2018

Date of IBPS SO 2018 prelims exam

December 29 and 30, 2018

Date of IBPS SO 2018 mains exam

January 27, 2019

IBPS SO Application Form 2018 available now - Click Here 

Pre-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  

  • Scanned photograph and signature

  • Scanned left thumb impression and 

  • Scanned handwritten declaration

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, signature, left thumb impression and hand-written declaration

  • 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 will have to save the registration number and password that will be sent to them at their e-mail ids and also through SMS.

Step 2: Uploading of photograph, signature, left thumb impression and handwritten declaration

In this step, candidates will have to upload their scanned photograph, a signature left thumb impression and handwritten declaration in the provided separate links with the required specifications. The specifications to upload the required documents is  given below:

Guidelines for uploading Photograph

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

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

  • Applicants should ensure that they use a recent coloured photograph

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

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

  • Applicants should not be wearing caps, hats and dark glasses while getting clicked. Religious headwear is allowed but ensure that the face is not covered. 

Guidelines for uploading Signature

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

  • The dimension of the signature must be 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)

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

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

  • The signatures must not be done in capital letters. 

Guidelines for uploading thumb impression 

  • Candidates will have to put blue or black ink on his/her left thumb and then put it on a white paper

  • The dimension of the left thumb impression must be 240 x 240 pixels

  • The size must be between 20kb - 50 kb and it must be in jpg/jpeg format

Guidelines for uploading hand written declaration

  • Candidates will have to write the declaration in English with a black pen on a white paper

  • The file size should be between 50kb - 100kb 

  • The dimension of the hand written declaration should be 800 x 400 pixels

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, category age, 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 form to check if there is any mistake in the details filled by them. As the modification 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/PWD 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

  • Candidates must fulfill the IBPS SO eligibility criteria 2018 set by the conducting body in order 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.

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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