IBPS SO 2019 Notification PDF Out, With 1163+ Vacancy, Syllabus, & Other Details

IBPS SO 2019 Notification PDF:

Every Year IBPS SO exam is being conducted by the Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS). IBPS SO 2019 recruitment is to select the candidates for Specialist Officer post in the public sector banks. This recruitment is to select candidates for the following posts. Now, about 1163 Vacancies are going to be filled through IBPS SO Recruitment 2019 Notification.

  • 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)

IBPS SO 2019 – 20 Notification PDF

The IBPS SO 2019 notification pdf is released with 1163+ vacancies. This official notification reveals all the important details of IBPS SO Exam. IBPS SO 2019 vacancy is one among the most important details that the candidates want to know. The vacancy for the IBPS SO recruitment was 1163 as per IBPS SO Notification 2019. This year the aspirants are expecting the vacancy to increase. Already the IBPS SO 2019 exam date for prelims and mains exams have been announced by the IBPS. The prelims exam will be held on the dates 28.12.2019 & 29.12.2019. Also, the mains exam date is 25.01.2020. Once the official notification gets released, eligible candidates can apply online from the mentioned date.

Notification PDF
Important Dates
Apply Online
Eligibility Criteria
Exam Pattern 
Cut off
Admit Card
Free Mock Test
Study Materials

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IBPS SO 2019 Recruitment

To know all about the IBPS SO recruitment 2019 candidates have to wait for the official notification. In the IBPS SO 2019 notification, you can find the details such as eligibility criteria, vacancy, exam pattern, etc. Only after checking all the details about the recruitment, candidates should start to apply for the exam. The start and end date of the online registration will be mentioned in the official notification.

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IBPS SO 2019-20 Recruitment – Important Dates

Starting date of Online application form06th November 2019
Last date of submission26th November 2019
The download of Call letters for Pre – Exam trainingDecember 2019
Conduct of Pre -Exam TrainingDecember 2019
The download of Call letters – Prelims10 days prior to exam
IBPS SO 2019 Prelims exam date28-12-2019 & 29-12-2019
Result of Online Exam – PrelimsJan 2019
The download of call letter – Main ExamJan 2019
IBPS SO 2019 exam date – Mains25-01-2020
Announcement of Result – MainsFeb 2020
The download of Call letters –  InterviewFeb 2020
Conduct of InterviewFeb 2020
provisional AllotmentApril 2020

IBPS SO 2019 Vacancy

The vacancy is one of the most important updates expected by the aspirants. This year about 1163 vacancies are going to be filled through IBPS SO Notification 2019. As expected, thousands of aspirants are eagerly looking for appearing the IBPS SO Exam. The vacancy is decided only by the IBPS based on the various factors. If the vacancy increases it will create an opportunity for the young aspirants to join the public sector banking industry. The IBPS SO 2019 vacancy will be announced in the official notification.

IBPS SO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants before applying for the exam, they should check each and every eligibility norms. The eligibility norms are set by the IBPS and it can be referred in the official notification. Some of the important eligibility criteria are age limit, nationality, and educational qualification. Individuals should check that they satisfy all the eligibility criteria without fail.  Also, they should not give any fake details to show them as an eligible candidate.

Nationality / Citizenship:

A Candidate must be either of,

  • Indian citizen or
  • a subject of Nepal or Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 for permanent settling.
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Zaire, Malawi, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit and Relaxation Details:

For IBPS SO 2019 recruitment, there are certain age limits to be fulfilled by the candidates. They are,

  • Minimum age: 20 years.
  • Maximum age: 30 years.

Apart from the IBPS SO 2019 age limit, there are certain age relaxation norms for candidates as per their category. Check the details in the table given below,

CategoryAge Relaxation
Other Backward Classes3 years
SC/ST5 years
Physically challenged people10 years
Individuals domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir during 01.01.1980-31.12.19895 years
Ex-Servicemen5 years
Persons who were affected by the 1984 riots5 years


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Educational Qualification:

The educational qualification for the various IBPS SO posts are given below in detail.

S.No.PostEducational Qualification
1.I.T. Officer (Scale I)Four years of Engineering / Technology degree in Computer Science / Information Technology / Computer Applications / Electronics / Electronics and Telecommunications / Electronics and Instrumentation

P.G., Degree in Computer Science / Information Technology / Computer Applications / Electronics and Communication / Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation / Electronics

Graduates passed DOEACC ‘B’ level exam

2.Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)4 years degree in agriculture / Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science / dairy Science / Fishery Science / Agricultural Bio-Technology / Food Sciece / Pisciculture / Agri Marketing and cooperation / Agriculture Business Management / Food technology / Dairy Technology / Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry / Agricultural Engineering / Sericulture
3.Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)P.G., in Hindi with English as a subject at degree level


P.G., in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at graduation level

4.Law Officer (Scale I)A bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
5.HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)Graduate and two 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
6.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 2019 Apply Online

The online Application link activation date will be revealed in the IBPS SO 2019 notification pdf. After checking all the eligibility criteria, interested candidates can apply for the IBPS SO 2019 exam. Use any of the following updated browsers while applying for the exam.

  • Internet Explorer 8.0 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above.

The following pre-requisites should be kept ready while applying online. So that your online application process will take place in a flow.

  • Your mobile number and Email ID that are valid and permanent.
  • Your scanned copies of photograph, signature, hand-written declaration and left thumb impression. All the scanned copies should be within the limit of prescribed size and format.
  • Documents required for the payment of online application fees.

Follow these steps to fill IBPS SO 2019 Online Application:

  1. Go to the website www.ibps.in.
  2. ”Click here for New Registration”  tab will be available there. Use it for fresh candidate registration.
  3. You will get a new registration number and password. Whenever you want to log in to your application you have to use these details.
  4. The first step is to fill all your basic details without any mistakes. After completing click the ‘Save and Next‘ button.
  5. In the next step upload your scanned copies of passport size photo, signature, handwritten declaration, and left thumb impression. All the uploaded documents should be within the mentioned size limit and format. Then, click on the ‘Next’ button.
  6. In the next page, fill your educational qualifications and work experience. Don’t provide any fake details. Next, click on ‘Save and Next’ button.
  7. Use any of credit card, debit card or internet banking to pay your exam fees in the final stage.
  8. Click on the final Submit button to complete your IBPS SO 2019 online application.

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IBPS SO 2019 Application Fees:

The following is the application fee for the candidates,

  • Rs.100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Rs.600/- for all the other candidates.

Moreover the IBPS SO exam fee can be paid only by the online mode. You can choose debit cards or credit cards or mobile wallets or any other online means of fee payment.

IBPS SO 2019 Selection Process:

A three stage selection process is involved in the IBPS SO 2019 recruitment. The following 3 stages in order are,

  • Online preliminary exam
  • Online Mains exam
  • Interview

Candidates have to clear each and every stage to get the provisional allotment order. There will be sectional cut off and overall cut offs for prelims and mains round.

IBPS SO 2019 Preliminary Exam Pattern

The IBPS has released the exam pattern for IBPS SO 2019 Examination. There will be a separate preliminary exam pattern for Rajbhasha Adhikari and law officer posts. For other posts different prelims pattern is available. There will be sectional timing and negative marks. For each wrong answer, you will lose 1/4th of the marks assigned to the question. Also, the candidates must clear the both sectional and mains cut off. Only then they can face the mains exam.

Prelims Pattern for Rajbhasha Adhikari & Law Officer:



No. of questionsTotal MarksDuration
General Awareness with special reference to the Banking industry505040 mins
Reasoning505040 mins
English Language502540 mins
Total150125120 mins


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Prelims Pattern for All Other Posts:

No. of questions
Total Marks
Quantitative Aptitude505040 mins
Reasoning Ability505040 mins
English Language502540 mins
Total150125120 mins


IBPS SO 2019 Mains Exam Pattern:

There will be a separate mains exam pattern for the Rajbhasha Adhikari post. For all other posts, there will be a different pattern for the mains exam. The maximum marks for the mains exam is 60. 1/4th of the marks are deducted as penalty for each wrong answer.

Mains Exam Pattern for Rajbhasha Adhikari:

No of questions
Total Marks
Professional Knowledge (Objective)456030 mins
Professional Knowledge (descriptive)230 mins


Mains Exam Pattern for All Other Posts:

No. of questions
Total Marks
Professional Knowledge606045 mins


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IBPS SO 2019 Interview

Candidates shortlisted from the main examination are called for the final interview process. The participating organizations will conduct the interview process. In the interview call letter, the center and date of interview will be mentioned. The interview call letter can be downloaded from the official website of IBPS. The total marks for the interview is 100. For general candidates, the minimum qualifying marks in interview is not less than 40%. While it is 35% for all other candidates. In the ratio of 80:20, the mains exam and interview marks are taken to get the final score. From this final cut off, candidates are shortlisted to provide the provisional allotment order.

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IBPS SO 2019 Syllabus

The IBPS SO 2019 Syllabus for the preliminary exam is given for your reference. Before the start of your preparation for the exam take a complete note on the syllabus. Only then you can prepare the study plan. In your preparation don’t avoid any topic in the syllabus. If you prepare all the topics you can aim for the maximum marks in the exam. Here we are providing you the complete updated syllabus for prelims exam.

Reasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Language General Awareness
Logical reasoningSimplificationCloze testCurrent affairs
Alphanumeric seriesApproximationFillersBanking awareness
Order and rankingQuadratic equationError spottingStatic GK
Direction senseData interpretationReading comprehensionAwards and honours
Blood relationAllegation of mixtureJumbled sentencesAppointments
Data sufficiencyPermutation and combinationSentence improvement/ correctionBooks and authors
Coded inequalityData sufficiencyPara jumblesDays
Puzzle and Seating ArrangementsProfit and lossMiscellaneousDefence News
SyllogismRatio, average and percentageEconomic news
Coding-DecodingProblems on train, boat and streamNational and international summits
Time, speed and distancePersons and visits
Time and workSports
Pipes and cisterns
Number system
Number series
Simple and compound interest


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The IBPS SO 2019 cut-off depends upon various factors such as vacancies, toughness level of exam, etc. The cut off is the minimum required marks to qualify in the exam. IBPS releases the cut off in their official website. The cut off will differ for the candidates according to the category. The last year final cut off has been given for your reference.

Marketing officer53.3051.9047.3538.5033.7039.40NA
IT officer61.5057.7553.5546.5040.6050.1560.10
Law officer52.9549.2044.9539.55NA39.6536.70
HR/ Personnel officer60.7553.5050.7046.6543.40NANA
Agriculture field officer41.6540.9034.6530.0026.5027.2028.95
Rajbhasha adhikari44.1545.0543.3534.20NA38.7569.05


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IBPS SO Salary & Allowances

The basic pay of an IBPS SO is Rs.23700/-. The various posts of IBPS SO has different job profiles. The IBPS SO also has increments, allowances and excellent career growth opportunities. The allowance details are given below in the table.

Dearness allowance36%
Special allowance7.75% of basic + DA
House Rent allowance7.9%
City Compensatory allowance0% to 4%
PF contribution3000 to 3500

IBPS SO Study Plan

IBPS SO 2019 study plan is very important to shape up your preparation. Without study plan, you may struggle to complete the entire syllabus on time. In this study plan, a sufficient time period is given to complete each and every topic of the syllabus. The study plan is prepared in such a way that you will get enough time to practice mock tests on all the subjects. In this way of preparation you can correct your mistakes and improve your scores in the exam.

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IBPS SO Study Materials

Get the best online study material for the IBPS SO exam from our site. Without the right study materials, your preparation will be not effective. As a result you cannot score more marks. The study materials of our site include online test series, mock test packages, book series, etc. In every topic you can find new pattern questions, so that your preparation will be in very high standards. With smart practice, you can get the ability to clear any higher cut off fixed by the IBPS.

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IBPS SO Mock Test Series

Mock test practice is the key for your success. It acts as a trial before the real exam. So in the real exam you can correct the careless mistakes that you have committed in the mock tests. IBPS SO mock test will help you to manage time efficiently for each section. Also, you can increase your speed and accuracy in the exam. All these factors combined, you can surely score more marks in the exam. Apart from these, the IBPS SO 2019 mock test series is based on the updated exam pattern and syllabus. So you will get the feel of taking the real exam. So you can abolish your exam fear. IBPSGUIDE prepares the best quality mock test series for your exam preparation.

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IBPS SO Free Mock Test

Due to financial position, some candidates could not purchase the mock tests or study materials. For them, the IBPS SO 2019 free mock test will be helpful for their practice. Even beginner candidates can also practice with this IBPS SO free mock test series. This free mock test will be enough for them to find their weak zones. Then by further preparation, they can improve their standard before the exam.

IBPS SO Exam Admit Card

IBPS SO Prelims/ Mains examination admit card will be released by the IBPS in their official website. The call letter can be downloaded 15 days prior to the examination. Visit the official web site to download the admit card for IBPS SO Prelims & Mains Examination. Then enter your registration number and password. The password, in this case, will be your date of birth. Then enter the code given in the box. After giving all these details you can get the admit card. The admit card will have important details such as date, time, exam center details, etc. Without admit card, you will not be allowed to take the exam.

IBPS SO 2018-19 Prelims Admit card

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Exam Result-IBPS SO 2019

IBPS declares the result of each stage of the selection process in their official website. Applicants need to log on to the official web site and enter their details to know the exam result. In the result page, you can view your marks in each section of the exam. Also, you can see the sectional and overall cut-offs. It will also be mentioned whether you have cleared the cut-off and selected for the further stage of the recruitment.

IBPS SO Prelims 2018-19 Result

IBPS SO 2019 Online Coaching Class

Some candidates don’t have time to join the coaching institutes for their exam preparation. For their benefit IBPS GUIDE have prepared the best quality online coaching videos. With this, you can prepare for the exam from your home itself. Experts of various subjects have prepared these videos in the exam point of view. The explanations will be very clear for you to understand the concepts easily. If you have any doubts you can clear them through the chat session.

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IBPS SO Previous Year Question Paper

IBPS SO previous year question paper practice will make your preparation more effective. As you practice more exam point of view questions, you will get the ability to solve difficult questions within the minimum possible time period. Also, you can get familiar with the tougher puzzles and seating arrangements. By practicing these questions you can learn the tricks to solve those types of confusing puzzles in a quick manner. So practice more old question papers and increase your probability of success.

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IBPS SO 2019 Pre-Exam training:

It is free of cost training class for the reserved candidates. The pre-exam training will be held in the scheduled dates before the exam. The centers for the candidates is decided by the IBPS. The eligible candidates should apply for the pre-exam training if they wish to attend. It should be mentioned in the IBPS SO 2019 online application.

IBPS SO Exam Analysis

The exam analysis is the most important detail that every candidate wants to know after the exam. We will provide the accurate exam analysis for the IBPS SO 2019 prelims and mains exam. In the exam analysis, you can know the good attempts in each section of the exam. Also, you can know the overall good number of attempts in the exam. Also, the difficulty level of each section is clearly analyzed. The number of questions asked in each topic is given clearly in the analysis.

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IBPS SO 2019 – Frequently Asked Questions:

For any examination candidates will have some doubts regarding the recruitment process. Here we add some frequently asked doubts regarding the IBPS SO 2019 exam date, vacancy, recruitment process, etc. This is for your reference and check all the details before applying online.

Q: What is the IBPS SO 2019 vacancy?

A: The last year vacancy for IBPS SO is 1599. This year we have to wait for the notification release to know the exact vacancy.

Q: What is the application fees for the IBPS SO 2019 exam?

A: Rs.600/- is the application fees for general and OBC candidates. For SC/ST/PWD candidates the application fees is Rs.100/-

Q: How many stages are there in the IBPS SO 2019 selection process?

A: There are three stages as mentioned in the IBPS SO 2019 notification pdf. They are prelims, mains and interview phase.


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