The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the recruitment drive for recruiting Specialist officers every year. IBPS SO is one of the most prestigious exams in the banking industry. Basically, it’s an entrance exam that selects candidates for posts such as Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer, Law Officer, and Rajbhasha Adhikari. The IBPS SO Recruitment notification is released.
IBPS SO Recruitment Notification 2020 – Imp Dates
|IBPS SO Online Registration Starts||02-11-2020|
|IBPS SO Online Registration Ends||23-11-2020|
|Payment Of Application Fees||02-11-2020 to 23-11-2020|
|IBPS SO Preliminary Exam||26-12-2020 & 27-12-2020|
|Preliminary Exam Result||January 2021|
|Call Letter for Online Mains Exam||January 2021|
|IBPS SO Mains Exam||24-01-2021|
|Mains Exam Result||February 2021|
|Call Letter for Interview||February 2021|
|Conduct Of Interview||February 2021|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2021|
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Exam Pattern for IBPS SO Recruitment Notification
IBPS SO Recruitment Examination takes place in 3 stages:-
- Preliminary exam
- Mains exam
The preliminary exam is of qualifying nature which means marks obtained in the prelims round will not be considered while preparing the final merit list. For the final selection, the marks of the mains exam and interview are considered, so it is very important for the candidates to perform well in the mains exam as well as in an interview to get the final selection.
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Exam pattern of IBPS SO 2020 prelims is given below:
|Subjects for IBPS SO 2020||Total Marks||Total number of Question|
|Post: Law officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari|
|General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry||50||50|
|Post: Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer|
IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern
Exam pattern of IBPS SO 2020 mains has been given below:
|Subjects for IBPS SO 2020||Total Marks||Total number of Question|
|Post: Rajbhasha Adhikari|
|Post: Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer|
The 3rd phase as per IBPS SO Recruitment Notification PDF is the Personal Interview. Candidates meeting the sectional and overall cutoff in mains exams are then called for an interview. The final merit list is made considering the mains as well as interview marks.
Latest Update On The IBPS SO Recruitment Notification 2020
IBPS SO exam date 2020 has been released under the IBPS Calendar 2020-21. As per the official calendar, IBPS SO 2020 pre-exam is scheduled for 26th & 27th December 2020. The other important dates are given under:-
|IBPS SO Exam Dates 2020|
|IBPS SO Preliminary Examination||December 26 & 27, 2020|
|IBPS SO Main Examination||January 30, 2021|
IBPS SO Recruitment 2020 – No. of Vacancies
The IBPS SO vacancies will be released along with the IBPS SO Recruitment notification 2020.A total of 2188 vacancies were released for various posts last year. You can have a look at the IBPS SO 2019-20 vacancies released for different profiles:
|I.T. Officer Scale 1||76|
|Agricultural Field Officer Scale 1||670|
|Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale 1||27|
|Law Officer Scale 1||60|
|HR/Personnel Officer Scale 1||20|
|Marketing Officer Scale 1||310|
IBPS SO Notification 2020 – Eligibility Criteria
There is age as well as educational qualifications specified in order to be eligible to take the IBPS SO exam. Let’s have a look at the specifications.
Educational Eligibility Criteria (as on 26.11.2020)
IBPS SO educational eligibility criteria varies for every post. In the below table, you can check out education qualifications for each post offered:
|Name of the Post||Educational Qualification|
|I.T. Officer (Scale-I)|
|Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)|
|Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)|
|Law Officer (Scale-I)|
|HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)|
|Marketing Officer (Scale-I)|
Age Eligibility Criteria
The candidate’s minimum age must be 20 years and maximum age must not exceed 30 years for all the above-mentioned post (as on 26.11.2020).
IBPS SO 2020 Apply Online
The online application form for IBPS SO will be activated as soon as IBPS SO Recruitment notification is released. We will share the direct link on our site to apply online as soon as it is activated. Candidates are requested to keep an eye to not miss out on important notifications.
How to Apply Online for IBPS SO 2020?
Candidates need to follow these steps as mentioned in the IBPS SO Recruitment Notification to order to fill the IBPS SO 2020 Form:
Step 1: First go to the official website of IBPS.
Step 2: You will find a link to apply for IBPS SO recruitment notification 2020-21 on its homepage.
Step 3:Then,click on the link to open the first screen of the application form.
Step 4:Fill the form and remember to enter the correct details as mentioned in your official documents.
Step 5:Cross-check all the details before you press the final submit button on the application form.
Step 6: Click on the submit button.
Step 7: A new tab asking for a scanned photograph & Signature will appear.
Step 8: Upload the image of signature & your recent photograph as per the mentioned dimensions.
Step 9: Again click on the submit button.
Step 10: Pay the application fee according to your category.
Step 11: Take a print out of the application fee for future use.
IBPS SO Recruitment Notification – Application Fee
The IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) application fees for various categories is as follows:
|Category||Online Application Fees|
|For SC/ST/PWD candidates||Rs. 100/-|
|For General||Rs. 600/-|
IBPS SO Salary
We have jotted down the salary offered to a specialist officer as per the IBPS SO Recruitment notification of the previous year.
The IBPS SO Salary details for various posts are given below:
|Grade||IBPS SO Salary|
|Officer Scale I||Monthly salary– Rs. 36400/-|
Pay Scale– Rs. 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020
|Officer Scale-II||Monthly salary- Rs. 48800/-|
Pay Scale- Rs. 31705-1145/1-32850-1310/10-45950
|Officer Scale III||Monthly salary- Rs. 64600/-|
Pay Scale- Rs. 42020-1310/5-48570-1460/2-51490
- The IBPS SO Salary includes dearness allowance and HRA for all the grades.
IBPS SO Recruitment 2020 – Exam Syllabus
IBPS SO syllabus will help you channelize your efforts. You can prepare a study plan accordingly. You will find the detailed IBPS SO prelims syllabus for the upcoming IBPS SO 2020 exam:
|Seating-Arrangement, Puzzles, Inequality, Syllogism, Input-Output, Data Sufficiency, Blood Relations, Order and Ranking, Alphanumeric series, Distance and Direction, Verbal Reasoning|
|Reading Comprehension,Cloze Test,Spotting Errors,Sentence Improvement/ Correction,Para Jumbles,Fill in the blanks,Para / Sentence Completion|
|Number Series,Simplification / Approximation,Data Interpretation,Quadratic Equations,DataSufficiency,Mensuration,Miscellaneous Topics ( Average, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Problem on Ages, Probability) etc.|
|Questions will be asked mainly from the Current Affairs & Banking Awareness topics. |
This section also includes questions on general awareness topics like Books & authors, important dates, currencies and capital of countries etc.
It would be advisable to go through the GK updates of at least 5-6 months prior to the exam.
Do not forget to prepare for the static GK part as well, like the countries, their capitals and currencies. Give utmost attention to the static gk of the current affairs.
IBPS SO 2020 Cut off
IBPS releases category wise cut off for various posts under IBPS SO recruitment Notification. The IBPS SO cut off will help you get a fair idea of the number of questions to be attempted in order to crack the exam. You may go through the details of IBPS SO Cut off 2019 for various posts below.
IBPS SO Prelims Cut off 2019
|Name of the Section||Maximum Marks||Cutoff|
|General Awareness / Quantitative Aptitude||50||09.50||07.50|
IBPS SO I.T. Officer Cut off 2018
|Name of the Section||Total Marks||General||OBC||SC||ST|
|Total Weighted Score||80||44.40||–||–||34.40|
IBPS SO Result
The IBPS SO Prelims Result will be declared 20-25 days after the successful conduction of the exam on the official site of IBPS. We will update the direct link to check the status of the IBPS SO exam result as soon as it is available officially.
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IBPS SO Recruitment Notification 2020 – Frequently Asked Questions:
Here are some FAQs regarding the IBPS SO recruitment notification 2020
Q: When will the IBPS SO Recruitment notification be released?
A: It is expected to be released in November 2020.
Q: What is a SO post in IBPS?
A: In IBPS, the SO post means ‘Specialist officer’.
Q: Are the Marks of Prelims exam considered in the final merit list?
A: No, If you clear the Preliminary round you will be eligible for the Mains round but the marks do not add to the tally while preparing the final merit list.
That is all from us in this post on IBPS SO Recruitment Notification 2020. Keep checking this page for all the latest IBPS SO 2020 Exam updates. All the best for your exam preparation.