About IBPS SO 2020
Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) conducts IBPS SO exam in online mode for the recruitment of Specialist Officers across 17 participating banks. The exam will be held in 3 stages – preliminary, mains and interview. IBPS SO 2020 prelims exam will be conducted on December 26 & 27, 2020, while the mains exam will be conducted on January 30, 2021. Candidates qualifying the prelims exam are shortlisted for appearing in mains exam while qualifying candidates of mains are considered eligible for appearing in the interview. The interview is conducted by the participating organizations (individual banks) and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT. IBPS SO exam 2019 is held for recruiting eligible candidates for the posts of I.T. Officer (Scale-I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), Law Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) and Marketing Officer (Scale I).
IBPS SO 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Written Examination for Specialist Officers|
|Short Exam Name||IBPS SO|
|Conducting Body||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||600 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Counselling||IBPS SO Mains Exam online|
|IBPS SO Preliminary Exam - Duration||2 Hours +1 More|
IBPS SO 2020 Important Dates
IBPS SO (Session 2019)
Upcoming Dates and Events
20 May, 2020 - 30 Jun, 2020
Result - Final result | Mode: Online Ongoing
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam (Session 2020)
Upcoming Dates and Events
26 Dec, 2020
Exam | Mode: Online
27 Dec, 2020
Exam | Mode: Online
IBPS SO Mains Exam (Session 2020)
Upcoming Dates and Events
30 Jan, 2021
Exam | Mode: Online
IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria of IBPS SO has been divided as per age, citizenship and educational qualification.
IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria - Citizenship
Candidates need to be citizens of India or Bhutan or Nepal
If the candidates are refugees from Tibet, then they have to be migrated to India before January 1, 1962 for permanently settling in India.
Candidates with Indian origin migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Uganda, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, the United Republic of Tanzania, Ethiopia and Vietnam for settling permanently in India are also eligible.
IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria – Age
Candidates must be minimum 20 years and maximum 30 years. In other words, candidates must have been born between November 2, 1989 to November 1, 1999.
IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria - Educational Qualification
I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
|a) Passed 4 year Engineering/Technology Degree in Computer Science/Computer Applications/Electronics & Instrumentation/Information Technology/Electronics/Electronics & Communication/Electronics & telecommunications|
b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Tele Communication/Electronics & Instrumentation/ Information Technology/Computer Science/Computer Applications
orGraduation with DOEACC ‘B’ level
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale)
|Graduation (4 year) in Agriculture/Veterinary Science/Animal Husbandry/Fishery Science/Agri/Pisciculture/Dairy Science |
Marketing & Cooperation/Co-operation & Banking/Agro-Forestry/Forestry/Horticulture/Agricultural Biotechnology/Agriculture Business Management/Food Science/Food Technology/Dairy Technology/Agricultural Engineering
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
|Post-graduation in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at graduation level.|
Post-graduation in Hindi with English as a subject at graduation level.
Law Officer (Scale I)
|A bachelor degree in Law (LLB) with enrolment with Bar Council as an advocate.|
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
|Graduation and ‘Two Years Full-time Post Graduate degree’ or two years full-time diploma in Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/HR/Social Work/HRD/Labour Law. |
Marketing Officer (Scale I)
|Graduation and two-year full-time MMS (Marketing)/MBA (Marketing)/PGDBA/PGPM/PGDBM/PGDM with specialization in Marketing |
IBPS SO 2020 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
|General, OBC||Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 600|
|General, ST, OBC, SC||PWD||Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 100|
IBPS SO 2020 Syllabus
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Syllabus
General awareness with special reference to Banking industry
IBPS SO Mains Exam Syllabus
Professional Knowledge (Objective)
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)
IBPS SO 2020 Preparation Tips
IBPS SO Preparation Tips
Be familiar with the syllabus and exam pattern.
Divide the syllabus as per the time left for the exam.
Get the best books to prepare and decide daily target for study. Meet the daily and monthly targets.
Take lot of mock tests and practise ample sample papers and previous years question papers of IBPS SO.
Make short notes while preparing. Use these short notes during revision.
Keep some days for revision. Make use of these short notes to revise the entire syllabus again.
Do not take any new topic or chapter during the last lap of the preparation.
IBPS SO 2020 Exam Pattern
IBPS SO exam pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari (Prelims)
The prelims exam for these 2 posts will have 3 sections – English Language, Reasoning and General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry. Reasoning and General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry will have 50 questions each for 50 marks, while English will have 50 questions for 25 marks. This means that in English candidates will be given ½ or .50 marks per correct answer, but in the other two sections, each correct answer will fetch 1 mark. However, there is a negative marking too. For each incorrect answer in all the sections, 1/4th marks will be deducted. The exam will be held in online mode for 2 hours. Except for English, both the other 2 sections will be held in English and Hindi medium.
IBPS SO exam pattern for IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer (Prelims)
IBPS SO 2018 prelims exam pattern for the posts of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer will also have 3 sections, however, unlike General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry section for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari, here it’s Quantitative Aptitude. Rest of the 2 sections English and Reasoning are the same as that of the paper for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari. The marking scheme for these posts is also the same – 1 mark for each correct answer in Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. The paper for these posts too will be held for 2 hours. There will be a total of 150 questions for 125 marks in this paper which will be held in online mode. Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude will be held in both English and Hindi medium. Each incorrect answer will fetch negative marking of .25 or 1/4th of the allotted marks.
IBPS SO exam pattern for Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer (Mains)
The mains exam of IBPS SO for these posts will have one professional knowledge paper of 60 marks wherein candidates have to answer 60 objective type questions. The paper has to be done in 45 minutes and will be available in Hindi as well as in English medium.
IBPS SO exam pattern for Rajbhasha Adhikari (Mains)
Candidates applying for the posts of IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari have to take one professional knowledge objective test which will have 45 questions and one professional knowledge descriptive test which will have 2 questions. Candidates will be allotted marks out of 60 for both the objective and descriptive test taken together. Candidates will be given 30 minutes each to complete both objective and descriptive test.
IBPS SO 2020 Admit Card
IBPS SO Admit Card
IBPS SO admit card for preliminary exam will be released in December first week. Candidates can download the admit card by entering their registration number and date of birth in the login window. Candidates must download the admit card and take more than one printout.
Details on IBPS SO Admit Card:
Name and address of the candidate
Date and day of examination
Time of examination
Venue of examination
Candidate's passport size photograph
Space to paste passport size photograph
Space for candidate's signature
Space for candidate's left thumb impression
Space for invigilator’s signature
IBPS SO Mains Exam Admit Card
IBPS will release the admit card in online mode. Candidates can download the admit card by entering their login credentials till the day of examination. IBPS SO admit card has details like name and address of the candidate, roll number, registration number, venue code, venue of examination, date and day of examination etc. It is mandatory for the candidates to carry valid photo identity proof and their copies with the mains admit card of IBPS SO on the day of examination.
IBPS SO 2020 Exam Centers
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Exam Centers
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
IBPS SO Mains Exam Exam Centers
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- PAN card
- Driving licence
- Voter’s card
- Bank passbook with photograph
- Photo identity proof issued by a gazetted officer/people’s representative along with a photograph
- Identity card issued by a recognized college/university
- Aadhar card with a photograph
- Employee ID
IBPS SO Result
IBPS SO result is being declared in online mode separately as per the different stages of the examination. IBPS SO result will be announced for prelims, mains and interview. In order to check the result of IBPS SO, candidates have to enter their registration number/roll number and password/date of birth. IBPS SO result is being declared separately as per the different posts - IT, Agriculture, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law, HR/Personnel and Marketing Officers. Along with the result of IBPS SO, the scorecard is expected to be released. As per the number of vacancies, the exam authority decides separate qualifying marks as per the different posts. Further, a merit list for IBPS SO is prepared for all the qualified candidates. Based on the ranks and preferences of the candidates are recruited as Specialist Officer in participating banks.
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Result
IBPS SO Result – Prelims
The scorecard of IBPS SO for the preliminary exam will be released on the official website. Candidates can check their result by entering their registration number/roll number and password/date of birth. Candidates have to secure the minimum qualifying marks, sectional as well as the overall cut off of prelims. Candidates are considered eligible for appearing in the subsequent stage of the exam – Mains, only if they qualify in the prelims exam.
How to check IBPS SO result?
Visit the official website
Click on the IBPS SO result link
Enter your registration number/roll number and date of birth/password
Click on submit button and the result of prelims exam is displayed
IBPS SO Mains Exam Result
IBPS SO Result – Mains
Candidates can check their scorecard by entering their required credentials. The result of IBPS SO mains exam will be declared in online mode. Candidates can check the result for mains exam by entering the required details - registration number/roll number and date of birth/password. The result of IBPS SO mains exam will be declared only for those candidates who would take the mains test by securing the minimum qualifying marks, sectional and overall cut off of IBPS SO. The mains exam is held to test the professional knowledge of the candidates.
Steps to check IBPS SO Main Result
Candidates have to click on the result link
Enter IBPS SO registration number/roll number and date of birth/password
Click on submit button and see your result
IBPS SO Cut off
The cut off of IBPS SO will be released along with the result of the different stages of the exam – prelims, mains and interview. IBPS SO cut off marks would include the post-wise, section-wise and category-wise qualifying marks for prelims and mains. After candidates qualify the mains exam, they have to appear in the interview. Post the interview conduction, the marks of the candidates in mains and interview are normalized to 100. Thus, the allotment of the posts happen as per the normalized scores of the candidates and their preference. The combined final score is arrived at by giving 80% weightage to the marks of mains exam and 20% weightage to interview marks.
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Cutoff
IBPS SO Cut off 2018 – Prelims
IBPS will release the cut off of preliminary exam online. IBPS SO cut off is the minimum marks candidates must secure in order to take the subsequent stage of the recruitment procedure. Candidates appeared in prelims exam and secured the post-wise, category-wise and section-wise cut off of IBPS SO prelims exam would be considered qualified for taking the mains exam.
IBPS SO Mains Exam Cutoff
IBPS SO Cut off – Mains
The mains cut off of IBPS SO will be released by the examination authority alongside the result of the exam. IBPS SO mains cut off is the minimum marks out of 60 which candidates have to secure as per their category, for each section and as per the post they have applied for, in order to be considered for appearing in the interview. Post the mains exam, if candidates qualify in this, the exam authority will also release another cut off which is applied for shortlisting candidates for appearing in the interview. IBPS will also release cut off score for provisional allotment and a reserve list.
IBPS SO 2020 Selection Process
IBPS SO Selection Procedure
The selection procedure of IBPS SO includes preliminary exam, mains exam and interview. Candidates who qualify in prelims exam, would be eligible to sit for the mains exam, while candidates qualifying in the mains exam would be considered for appearing in the interview.
The interview will be conducted by the respective participating banks and coordinated by the Nodal Banks of each State/UT with the help of IBPS. The exam authority will inform the shortlisted candidates about the interview centre, address, time, day and other details shortlisted candidates via their call letter. Candidates are allotted marks in the interview out of 100. General category candidates have to score 40% marks in the interview, while SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates have to secure 35% marks (which is the minimum cut off score for qualifying in the interview).
The mains online exam and interview will be given a weightage (ratio) of 80:20 respectively. The combined final score will be calculated on the basis of total scores secured by the candidates in mains and interview. Candidates must qualify in mains as well as in the interview with sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment.
IBPS SO 2020 GD and PI Process
After candidates qualify the mains exam, further they have to appear in the interview. The interview will be held by the respective participating banks and coordinated by the Nodal Banks of each State/UT with the help of IBPS. Marks are allotted in the interview out of 100. General category candidates have to secure at least 40% marks, while reserved category candidates (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) candidates must score minimum 35% marks to qualify in the interview. The mains examination and interview will be given weightage in the ratio 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of the candidates will be arrived at based on their total scores in mains exam and interview. It's mandatory for candidates to qualify in mains and the interview with high scores so as to be shortlisted for provisional allotment.
Documents Required at Counselling
- Printout of the valid Interview call letter
- Printout of the online application form of IBPS SO 2018
- Date of birth proof (birth certificate issued by the competent municipal authorities or sslc/std. x certificate with dob)
- A valid photo ID proof prescribed by the exam authority
- Marksheets & certificates for educational qualifications
- Caste certificate issued by the competent authority (for claiming reservation)
- Disability certificate in the prescribed format (if applicable)
- Copy of the service or discharge book along with pension payment order (for ex-servicemen)
- No objection certificate from the employer (for candidates serving in Government/quasi govt offices/public sector undertakings)
- Domicile certificate (for age relaxation)
- Certificate of eligibility (if applicable)
- Certificate from district magistrate (for rehabilitation package for 1984 riot affected persons)
Questions related to IBPS SO
I have completed my PGDM agribusiness management 2 year full time course ,am i eligible for ibps SO (Marketing post) or (Hr post)?
for ibps SO post the educational qualification for marketing post is , candidates must hold a graduation degree and 2 years pg course on mms (marketing management)/ mba in marketing/ or two year pgdba course in specialization in marketing. since you have pgdm in agribusiness management you are not eligible to apply.
for ibps SO post the educational qualification for HR/personal manager post is, candidate must hold a graduate degree and 2 years pg course on social work/ labour law/ hr management/ personal management/industrial management.
Is 55% marks in LL.B enough for appearing on IBPS SO Law Officer Exam?
there is no marks criteria of llb to appear in ibps so law officer exam
To appear in this exam here is a proper eligibility criterion for law officer job –
Candidate must hold a “University Degree,” i.e. he/she must be a graduate.
Candidate must have an age between 20 to 30 years.
He/she must hold an LLB Bachelor degree and enrolled with Bar Council as an Advocate.
I hope this answer will help !!
all the best for the future!!
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qualification is required for IBPS Exam
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?
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