IBPS SO 2020
The IBPS SO 2020 recruitment will be done by the Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS). In this recruitment, candidates have to compete for the selection of Specialist Officer (SO) vacancies in the Public Sector Banks in India. Here we have updated the complete details about the IBPS SO 2020 exam.
The most important dates regarding the IBPS SO notification 2020 pdf are available here. Refer to the exam dates and make your preparation plan accordingly.
|IBPS SO 2020 Notification Release||November 2020|
|Apply Online Dates||November 2020|
|Prelims Exam call Letter||December 2020|
|IBPS SO Prelims Exam Dates||December 2020 / January 2021|
|Prelims exam result||January 2021|
|Mains Exam Call Letter||January 2021|
|IBPS SO Mains Exam Date||January 2021|
|Mains Exam Result||February 2021|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2021|
Get More Details – IBPS SO Recruitment
IBPS SO Apply Online
The online Application link will get activated as per the notification dates. Use the following updated browsers to apply without any struggle.
- Internet Explorer 8.0
- Mozilla Firefox 3.0
- Google Chrome 3.0
Also, keep the prerequisites ready while IBPS SO 2020 apply online process.
- Your valid maid Id and a permanent mobile number.
- Scanned copies of your passport size photograph, hand-written declaration, signature, and the left thumb impression.
- credit card or debit card or any such documents that required to pay the application fees.
Apply Online Procedure
- Visit www.ibps.in.
- Click the new registration link.
- Complete the registration process and get the unique Id and password.
- With these credentials login to your IBPS SO 2020 online application form.
- Scan and upload the documents as per the specifications.
- Fill your work experience, education, and other details
- Check the preview of your online form and edit if there are mistakes.
- submit your IBPS SO application form and pay your fee in the online mode.
IBPS SO Application Fees
Here we provide the application fee details of the IBPS SO 2020 exam. Only online fee payment can be done.
- Rs.100/- for ST / SC / PWD candidates.
- Rs.600/- for General / OBC candidates.
In IBPS SO recruitment, specialist officers of various posts are selected.
- IT 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)
The total IBPS SO 2019 vacancies for last year was 1163. In this year’s notification you can see the individual vacancy list for each post. Also, the category-wise vacancy list is also available.
IBPS SO 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates should check several eligibility norms as per the notification.
Nationality / Citizenship:
A Candidate must be either of,
- An Indian citizen or Bhutan citizen or Nepal citizen. (or)
- a Tibetan Refugee (visited India before the 1st of January 1962 for permanent settling).
- a person of Indian origin (migrated from East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Zaire, Malawi, Ethiopia, Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India).
All candidates (except Indian citizens) should have an eligible certificate, as provided by the government.
- Minimum age: 20 years.
- Maximum age: 30 years.
Check age relaxation details in the table.
|SC / ST||5 years|
|Persons domiciled in the Jammu & Kashmir between 01.01.1980 – 31.12.1989||5 years|
|Persons get affected in the 1984 riots||5 years|
The educational qualification details of each of the IBPS SO posts are available below in detail.
|I.T. Officer (Scale I)||4 years course in Engineering / Technology degree in Computer Science / Information Technology / Computer Applications / Electronics / Electronics and Telecommunications / Electronics and Instrumentation(OR)|
P.G., Degree in Computer Science / Information Technology / Computer Applications / Electronics and Communication / Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation / Electronics(OR)
Graduates passed DOEACC ‘B’ level exam
|Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)||4 years course degree in agriculture / Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science / Horticulture/ Dairy Science / Agricultural Bio-Technology / Fishery Science / Food Science / Pisciculture / Agriculture Business Management / Agri Marketing and cooperation / Food Technology / Co-Operation and Banking / Dairy Technology / Agro-Forestry / Sericulture/ Agricultural Engineering|
|Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)||P.G., degree in Hindi with English as a subject at degree level(OR)|
P.G., degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at graduation level
|Law Officer (Scale I)||A degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council|
|HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)||Graduate and 2 years full-time P.G., Degree or two years full-time P.G., Diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations / HR/ HRD / Social Work/ Labour Law|
|Marketing Officer (Scale I)||Graduate and two years Full-Time MMS (Marketing )/ MBA (Marketing) / two years full-time PGDBA / PGDBM / PGDM / PGPM with specialization in Marketing|
IBPS SO 2020 Selection Process:
Totally 3 stages are available for the IBPS SO 2020 recruitment.
- Preliminary exam
- Mains exam
For each section, there will be overall and sectional cut-offs. Candidates should clear those cut-offs to pass on to the next stages.
The total mark for the prelims exam is 125. The reasoning and English language are the common sections for all the posts. The 3rd section will differ for some posts. For your reference check the updated exam pattern here.
Prelims Exam Pattern:
- Total mark -125
- Negative mark – 1/4th mark deducted for wrong answers.
|Prelims pattern for Law officer and Raj Bhasha Adhikari|
|S.No||Section||No. Of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|2||English Language||50||25||40 Minutes|
|General Awareness with Special Reference to banking|| |
|Prelims Pattern for Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer|
|S.No||Section||No. Of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|2||English Language||50||25||40 Minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude|| |
IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern:
- Total mark – 60
- Negative mark – 1/4th of mark will get deducted for each wrong answer.
Mains Exam Pattern for Rajbhasha Adhikari:
No of questions
|Professional Knowledge (Objective)||45||60||30 mins|
|Professional Knowledge (descriptive)||2||30 mins|
Mains Exam Pattern for All Other Posts:
No. of questions
|Professional Knowledge||60||60||45 mins|
IBPS SO 2020 Syllabus
The IBPS SO 2020 Syllabus for the prelims exam is here for reference.
|Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||General Awareness||English Language|
|Logical reasoning||Simplification||Current affairs||Cloze test|
|Alphanumeric series||Approximation||Banking awareness||Fillers|
|Order and ranking||Quadratic equation||Static GK||Error spotting|
|Direction sense||Data interpretation||Awards and honors||Reading comprehension|
|Blood relation||Allegation of mixture||Appointments||Jumbled sentences|
|Data sufficiency||Permutation and combination||Books and authors||Sentence improvement/ correction|
|Coded inequality||Data sufficiency||Days||Para jumbles|
|Puzzle and Seating Arrangements||Profit and loss||Defence News||Miscellaneous|
|Syllogism||Ratio, average and percentage||Economic news|
|Coding-Decoding||Problems on train, boat and stream||National and international summits|
|Time, speed and distance||Persons and visits|
|Time and work||Sports|
|Pipes and cisterns|
|Simple and compound interest|
Here we have added the preparation tips for the IBPS SO 2020 exam.
Practice With Previous Year Papers:
Refer more previous year IBPS SO prelims question papers. Try to solve all the questions in it. So that you will feel the real toughness level of the exam. It will be helpful for you to handle the difficult questions in the exam with ease. So practice the previous year’s papers with complete dedication. Analyze and correct all the mistakes you have committed in it. This way of practice will be really helpful for you to score more marks in the exam.
Practice with Daily Online Quizzes and Online Videos:
Take more online quizzes and keep in touch with all the subjects. You can give a try for online video learning practice for several tough topics. For example, if you are weak in the English language section, you can prefer some good videos to clarify the basic concepts.
Power Capsule Preparation:
For the preparation of the general awareness section, power capsule is the best way. You can cover more data in a quick manner. For the last-minute revision purpose, this is the most effective preparation method. This section will earn you good marks if you work hard. This section may turn around your fate to achieve the much-needed dream.
IBPS SO Admit Card
IBPS SO exam admit card will be released 15 days prior to the examination. Visit the official web site and enter your registration number and password. Then provide the captcha code in the box. Then press the login button to view your admit card. The admit card has details such as exam date, session, reporting time, exam center, etc. Without an admit card, you cannot take the exam.
IBPS SO Result
To check the result at each stage you have to visit the official website of the IBPS. After the result release, you go to the site and click the result link. Then enter your registration number and password to see your result status. The final merit list will be released after the interview round.
We have added a few FAQs for your reference.
Q: What was the IBPS SO 2019 total vacancy?
A: The IBPS SO 2019 vacancy was 1163.
Q: What is the online application fee to apply for the IBPS SO 2020 exam?
A: For general and OBC candidates, Rs.600/- is the application fee. For SC /ST / PWD Rs.100 is the application fees.
Q: How many stages are there in the IBPS SO 2020 selection process?
A: There are 3 stages: prelims, mains, and interview.