IBPS SO 2019

IBPS SO 2019 – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the notification for IBPS SO 2019 on November 5. The application form of IBPS SO 2019 will be available online from November 6, 2019. Candidates will be able to fill the application form till November 26, 2019. To apply successfully for the exam, candidates must ensure that they fulfill all eligibility criteria prescribed by the conducting authority. IBPS conducts IBPS SO 2019 recruitment exam in three stages – prelims, mains and interview. Candidates who registers for the exam will be issued admit card for the exam stage in December. The prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted online on December 28 and 29, 2019. After the prelims exam, IBPS will declare the result to shortlist candidates for mains.

Latest: IBPS SO 2019 Notification Announced - Download Here

The mains exam will be conducted on January 25, 2019. Candidates securing the minimum cut off or more in mains will be called for Interview. After interview, IBPS will prepare the final result based on aggregate marks in mains and interview. As per final result, candidates will be given provisional allotment to specific posts in participating banks.

IBPS SO 2019 – Overview

IBPS SO exam full form

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection – Specialist Officer exam

Conducting body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Exam level






Mode of examination

Online: Prelims and Mains

Offline: Interview

Official website


IBPS SO Exam Dates 2019

Candidates can check IBPS SO exam dates in the table below.

S. No.




Application form to be available from

November 6 to 26, 2019


IBPS SO admit card for prelims

December 2019


IBPS SO prelims exam date

December 28-29, 2019


Result of IBPS SO prelims

January 2020


Issuance of IBPS SO admit card (mains)

January 2020


IBPS SO mains to be conducted on

January 25, 2020


Hall ticket of IBPS SO interview

To be announced


Date of IBPS SO Interview

To be announced


Final result

To be announced

IBPS SO 2019 - Vacancies



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)


Note: The list of vacancies have been provided along with the notification of IBPS SO 2019.

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2019

IBPS prescribes the eligibility criteria of IBPS SO 2019 along with the notification. To apply successfully for the recruitment exam, candidates must fulfil all eligibility conditions determined by the conducting authority. IBPS SO eligibility criteria of the exam are provided below.

Nationality: In order to apply successfully for IBPS SO 2019, candidates must be citizens of India.

Age requirements: Candidates should be between 20 and 30 years of age to be eligible for the exam.

Academic qualification: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in specific fields. Degree requirements are post-specific.

IBPS SO Application Form 2019

IBPS will release the online application form of IBPS SO 2019 on November 6. To apply for the exam, candidates will need to register for the exam with email ID and phone number. After registering for the exam, registration numbers and passwords will be generated. The steps to apply for IBPS SO are as follows:

  • Register for the exam
  • Filling of details
  • Upload photograph and image of signature
  • Cross verify information in the application form
  • Payment of application fee

IBPS SO Application Fee



General category

Rs. 600


Rs. 100

IBPS SO Admit Card 2019

IBPS will issue IBPS SO admit card for prelims in the month of December 2019. The admit card will be released in the online mode. To download the admit card, candidates have to log in with their registration number and password generated during registration. IBPS SO admit card 2019 contains details including name of candidate, registration number, parent’s name, address, date, time, venue of exam, exam day instructions, etc. Candidates must carry valid photo identity proof and photograph identical to the one provided during registration along with the admit card on the day of IBPS SO 2019 exam.

IBPS SO Exam Centres 2019

The list of states where IBPS SO exam centres 2019 are located have been given in the table below.

State Code

State/Union Territory

State Code

State/Union Territory


Andaman & Nicobar




Andhra Pradesh


Madhya Pradesh


Arunachal Pradesh




















Dadra & Nagar Haveli




Daman & Diu


















Tamil Nadu


Himachal Pradesh




Jammu & Kashmir






Uttar Pradesh








West Bengal

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2019

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection prescribes the exam pattern of IBPS SO 2019 along with the notification. The exam pattern comprises information pertaining to IBPS SO 2019 examination including mode of test, total questions, division of sections, marking scheme, duration, etc. The prelims exam is for all posts will be conducted online and candidates will be allotted two hours to complete the test. The section on English Language will be held in English while the remaining two sections will be conducted both in English and Hindi. The post-wise IBPS SO exam pattern 2019 for the exam stages are given below.

IBPS SO 2019 Exam Pattern for Prelims

For the posts of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari, the exam will consist of three sections - English Language, General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry and Reasoning. The section pertaining to English Language will contain 50 question. Marks allotted for the section is 25. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry and Reasoning sections will have 50 questions each for 50 marks.

For the posts of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

The prelims exam for the posts of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer will contain three sections - English Language, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. The exam will be held online and total marks allotted for the exam is 125. The exam will contain 150 questions.

IBPS SO 2019 Exam Pattern - Mains Examination

For the posts of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

IBPS SO 2019 mains exam for the above mentioned posts will contain one paper - Professional Knowledge. The paper consist of 60 objective type questions. The duration of the exam is 45 minutes. Candidates can attempt the exam both in Hindi and English.

For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

For Rajbhasha Adhikari posts, the exam will comprise two papers - Professional Knowledge (objective) and Professional Knowledge (descriptive). The exam is conduted for total 60 marks. The objective paper will contain 45 questions while there will be 2 questions for the descriptive paper. Candidates will be allotted 30 minutes for each paper.

IBPS SO 2019 – Marking Scheme

Negative marking is applicable for prelims exam and 1/4th of the marks allotted for each question will be deducted for incorrect responses. However, no marks will be negated for unattempted questions.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2019

The syllabus of IBPS SO is determined by IBPS along with the notification. The syllabus contains the list of topics required for the various stages of the exam. The syllabus for prelims is identical for all posts of IBPS SO 2019. In prelims, candidates appearing for the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer are exempted from attempting Quantitative Aptitude section while candidates of IT, Agriculture Field, HR/Personnel and Marketing Officers posts are not required to attempt the section on General Awareness section. However, the syllabus for mains exam will var for all posts. The complete IBPS SO syllabus 2019 for prelims have been given in the table below.

IBPS SO 2019 Syllabus for Prelims:


General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

  • Reading comprehension
  • Para jumbles
  • Error detection
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Cloze test
  • Sentence improvement/ correction
  • Para/ sentence completion
  • Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Active and passive voice
  • Direct and indirect speech
  • Phrases and idioms
  • Word meanings
  • Current affairs
  • Banking awareness
  • Countries/ currencies
  • Marketing
  • Indian economy
  • International economy
  • UNO
  • Finance
  • Awards and honors
  • Books and authors
  • Fiscal monetary policies
  • RBI
  • Social function of banks
  • Socio and economic developments
  • Number systems
  • LCM and HCF
  • Linear equation
  • Quadratic equation
  • Profit and loss
  • Averages
  • Time and work
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Speed, time and distance
  • Logarithm
  • Complex numbers
  • Progressions
  • Geometry
  • Binomial theories
  • Modern maths
  • Syllogism
  • Series test
  • Analogy
  • Odd figures
  • Eligibility test
  • Blood relations
  • Data sufficiency
  • Input/ output
  • Coding/ decoding
  • Puzzles
  • Directions
  • Seating arrangment (linear and circular)
  • Venn diagrams
  • Miscellaneous tests
  • Alphabet and alpha-numeric sequence

IBPS SO Question Papers 2019

Candidates should extensively practice IBPS SO question papers to get a better understanding of exam pattern, marking scheme, syllabus, sectional division, difficulty level of the exam. Although the question paper of the examination are not release officially, candidates can download the same from coaching institutes. Candidates should solve previous years’ question papers on a regular basis to refine their problem-solving ability, time management skills thereby improving their overall performance in the exam.

IBPS SO Answer Key 2019

The answer key of IBPS SO 2019 will contain the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. With the help of IBPO SO answer key 2019 candidates can calculate their probable score in the exam. IBPS will not publish the answer key of the exam as both prelims and mains are conducted in the online mode. However, coaching institutes may release memory-based answer key for both stages of IBPS SO 2019.

IBPS SO Result 2019

The result of IBPS SO is declared in three stages – prelims, mains and final result. The result for each stage will be available online. The result of prelims is likely to be released in January 2020. To check the result, candidates have to enter their roll number/registration number and date of birth/ password. On the basis of prelims result, candidates will be selected for IBPS SO mains. After the mains exam, the conducting authority will prepare the result for mains. Candidates will be called to appear in the interview based on mains result. IBPS will release the final result of IBPS SO 2019 as per aggregate marks secured by candidates in mains and interview. The result of IBPS SO 2019 contains name of candidate, marks scored by candidates, qualification status, and other relevant information.

IBPS SO Cut Off 2019

IBPS SO cut off 2019 will be released in three stages – prelims, mains and final. The cut off marks are the minimum marks that candidates must obtain in each stage of the exam to qualify for next stage of recruitment process. Candidates securing marks equal to or more than the prescribed IBPS SO cut off will be shortlisted for subsequent exam stages. The cut off of IBPS SO will be prepared separately for each post. The cut off will vary as per category.

IBPS SO Selection Procedure 2019

IBPS SO 2019 recruitment exam will be conducted in three stages – prelims, mains and interview. On the basis of marks secured in the prelims exam, candidates will be shortlisted for mains exam. Candidates securing the minimum cut off or more in mains will be called for IBPS SO 2019 interview. After the interview, the conducting authority will prepare the final cut off based on which candidates will be provisionally allotted to the applied posts in participating banks.

IBPS SO 2019 – Participating Banks

The list of banks participating in IBPS SO 2019 recruitment process are provided in the table below:

S. No.

Name of bank

S. No.

Name of bank


Allahabad Bank


Oriental Bank of Commerce


Canara Bank


Union Bank of India


Indian Bank


Bank of India


Syndicate Bank


Dena Bank


Andhra Bank


Punjab National Bank


Central Bank of India


United Bank of India


Indian Overseas Bank


Bank of Maharashtra


UCO Bank




Bank of Baroda


Punjab & Sind Bank


Corporation Bank


Vijaya Bank

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IBPS SO 2019

Question: When will IBPS SO 2019-20 be conducted?


IBPS PO 2019 prelims will be conducted on December 28 and 29 while mains exam will be conducted on January 25, 2020.

Question: What is the last date to fill the application form of IBPS SO 2019?


The last date to fill IBPS SO application form 2019 is November 26. Applications opened on November 6, 2019.

Question: Is the IBPS SO 2019-20 exam Bilingual?


Questions in the section of English language will only be in English while for all other sections, the questions will be asked in both Hindi English.

Question: Are there fixed timings for different sections in IBPS SO?


Yes, there is a sectional time limit in IBPS SO examination. Check IBPS SO 2019 exam pattern to know post-wise sections and time duration given to attempt them.

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qualification is required for IBPS Exam

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 24th Nov, 2019

To be eligible for IBPS PO, you need to be a graduate in any stream. You should have completed your Graduation in any stream from a recognised University. There is no specific discipline that you should be completing your Graduation in. It can be BA, B.Sc, B.Com, B.Tech, etc. You should have computer proficiency.


I complete diploma then I complete 3 years BTECH..... Can I apply ibps so?

Shareef 15th Nov, 2019
Yes, you are eligible for applying for IBPS PO examination. Have a look at Eligiblity criteria.
  • Must be An Indian citizen
  • Minimum age  must be 20
  • maximum age is 30
  • OBC has 3 years relaxation
  • SC/ST has 5 years relaxation
  • PWD candidates have 10 yrs relaxation
  • J&K domicile students have 5 years relaxation
  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from any stream.
  • there's no upper attempt limitation

I am doing mba with dualspecicalization. my major is finance and minor in marketing. can i apply for marketing officer in ibps so.

Vemireddy Rushitha Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

It doesn't matter if your minor is marketing in MBA, as long as you have knowledge and skills in the field you can apply for any marketing related jobs. So you need not hesitate to apply for the job. So you are definitely eligible to apply for any marketing and finance jobs as you have both these as your major and minor specialisations.

Good luck!


Hi i have done my bsc in information science and telecommunication and MBA in Business Analytics. I am eligible for IBPS SO IT or HT

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 27th Aug, 2019
Hello aspirant,

You are not eligible for ibps so it as you don't have an engineering degree in electronics and telecommunication. A 3 year graduate degree in the same won't help. Also you don't have your pg in the required field. Candidates willing to apply for the above-mentioned posts must have the graduate degree or post-graduate degree in the relevant field. The aspirants must have completed graduation or post-graduation in the IT related fields. For the IT officer candidate should have a qualification in one of the following field:

4-year Engineering Degree in:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Applications
  • Information Technology
  • Electronics
  • Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Electronics & Instrumentation


Post-Graduate Degreein:

  • Electronics
  • Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

  • Computer Applications

Or Graduate having passed DOEACC B level.

All the best..


IBPS so cutoff in prelims for marketing officer?

noor fatima 9th Apr, 2019

Hi Rahul 

Thanks for connecting with Career 360.

Cutoff for 2018-2019

Marketing Officer(Scale 1)

  • SC-52
  • ST-47
  • OBC-54.27
  • UR-59.67

Cutoff for 2017-18

Marketing Officer(Scale 1)

  • SC-71.40
  • ST-76.93
  • OBC-75.60
  • UR-89.07

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