IBPS SO 2020 

Every year the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS SO cadre in multiple Public Sector Banks. IBPS started a Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to recruit SO, officers and clerks in Public Sector Banks. It accepts online application through its official website for registration of the examination.

It is held at various locations throughout India. The mode of examination is online. IBPS SO Pre-Exam will be held on 26 & 27 December 2020.  IBPS SO Main Examination will be held on 30 January 2021. IBPS SO Exam is conducted for recruiting candidates for the posts of IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer. The exam is conducted through 3 stages - Prelims, Main Exam and Interview round.

IBPS SO Exam Dates 2020

IBPS SO Preliminary exam 2020 is scheduled on 26 & 27 December 2020. The Mains examination will be conducted on 30 January 2021.

Activity

Tentative Dates

IBPS SO Notification 2020

November 2020

IBPS SO Online Registration Starts From

November 2020

Last Date to Apply Online for IBPS SO

November 2020

Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary

December 2020

Commencement of IBPS SO Preliminary Exam

26 & 27 December 2020

Result of IBPS SO Online exam – Preliminary

January 2020

Download of call letters for Online examination – Mains

January 2021

Commencement of IBPS SO Mains Exam

30 January 2021

Conduct of Interview

February 2021

IBPS SO 2020 Final Result

April 2021

IBPS SO 2020 Vacancies

No. of Vacancies: 1500+

IBPS was introduced around expected 1500+ Specialist Officers (SO) vacancies for IBPS SO 2020 exam. Only a handful of vacancies are available for this post as the post of SO involves really skilled and specialized officers excelling in their respective domains. Last year, the total number of vacancies was 1163. Let's have a look at the post wise total number of vacancies for IBPS SO 2020.

Name of Post No. of Vacancies

Agriculture Field Officer (Scale-I)

700+

Marketing Officer (Scale-I)

400+

IT Officer (Scale-I)

150+

Law Officer (Scale-I)

100+

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)

70+

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)

55+

Total 1500+

 

IBPS SO 2020 Eligibility Criteria 

The candidates applying for IBPS SO 2020 need to look for the eligibility criteria for the examination.

Post Name  Qualification Age Limit
IT Officer  scale I
  • Four-year engineering/technology degree in computer science/IT/computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/electronics and telecommunication/electronics and instrumentation
  • Post-graduation in electronics/electrics and telecommunication/Electronics and instrumentation/computer science/information technology/computer applications
  • OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ Level.
Min Limit Age 20

 

Max Age Limit 30

Agriculture field officer (scale I) 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering Min-20

 

Max-30

Rajbhasha adhikari(scale I) Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level. Min-20

 

Max-30

Law officer A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council Min-20 to 30
HR/Personnel officer Graduate and Two Years Full time Post Graduate degree or Two Years Full time Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law. Min-20

 

Max-30

Marketing officer Graduate and Two Years Full time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time MBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing. Min-20

 

Max-30

 

IBPS SO 2020 Syllabus

Aspirants who are going to apply for IBPS SO can check the syllabus of the examination given below. Aspirants need to study according to the syllabus.

English: Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Sentence Correction, Para jumble, Para/sentence completion, Fill in the blanks.

General Awareness: Current Affairs, Books and Authors, Banking Awareness, Awards, Prime minister schemes.

Quant: Data Interpretation, Number Series, Data Sufficiency, Simplifications, Average, Probability, Quadratic Equation, Menstruation, Miscellaneous.

Reasoning: Alphanumeric Series, Input-output, Blood Relations, Coding & Decoding, Puzzle, Distance and Direction, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Data Sufficiency, Verbal Reasoning, Puzzles, Order and ranking.

IBPS SO 2020 How to Apply

  • Open the official website of RBI: www.ibps.in
  • Search for specialist officer exam 2020 in the homepage.
  • Click on notifications and read carefully
  • After that click on apply online.
  • Make a new registration ID and login
  • Upload the scanned documents.
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit your application form
  • Take out the print out of the application form

IBPS SO 2020 Application Fee

  • The application fee for General and OBC applicants is Rs. 600
  • The application fee for SC, ST, PWD and Ex-S applicants is Rs. 100.

The applicant can pay application fee thru online mode only using net banking or any credit/debit cards.

IBPS SO 2020 Exam Pattern

This year the exam will be in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This year IBPS change the pattern of IBPS SO Exam. The previous year there used to be only 1 examination then taken the interview but this year there will be a two-tier examination. The preliminary exam will be qualify phase to appear in Mains Exam. This examination is followed by an interview For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer Professional Knowledge Test.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS SO preliminary examination is of two-hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 150 questions in total with a maximum score of 125 marks. There is a negative marking in IBPS SO pre-exam as one-fourth marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

For the Post of Law Officer and Rajsabha Adhikari Scale-I officer

Serial No

Section

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Duration

1.

Reasoning

50

50

40 min

2.

English Language

50

25

40 min

3.

General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry

50

50

40 min

 

Total

150

125

120 min


For the Post of Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I

Serial No

Section

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Duration

1.

Reasoning

50

50

40 min

2.

English Language

50

25

40 min

3.

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

40 min

 

Total

150

125

120 min

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

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

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Duration

Professional Knowledge

60

60

English & Hindi

45 min

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Duration

Professional Knowledge(Objective)

45

60

English & Hindi

30 min

Professional Knowledge(Descriptive)

2

English & Hindi

30 min

The Mains Examination will contain questions only from Professional Knowledge Subjects.

For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture  Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer it has Professional Knowledge Test there is 1 section having a total score of 60 marks of 45 minutes duration.

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari, there are 2 sections having a total score of 60 marks of 60 minutes duration the total time duration is 30 minutes for objective and 30 minutes for descriptive.

IBPS SO Admit Card 2020

  • IBPS will not send admit card by post, so applicants need to download their admit card online.
  • IBPS will release the SO exam admit card on the IBPS official website.
  • Without the valid admit card the applicants will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

IBPS SO Result 2020

  • The IBPS SO result will be available on the official website of IBPS.
  • The result will be having the names of the applicants eligible for the interview round after having qualified the online written exam.

IBPS SO 2020 Selection Process 

The selection process of IBPS SO consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase. 

The important steps of the IBPS SO Recruitment Procedure are as follows:

Online Preliminary Examination:

A sufficient number of candidates in each category are shortlisted by IBPS depending upon the requirements for Online Main Examination.

Online Mains Examination:

Candidates need to qualify the Professional Knowledge Test in the main exam to be eligible for an interview.

Interview:

The Participating Organizations will hold an Interview which will also be coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS

Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of a candidate’s overall performance in IBPS SO Mains and Interview Rounds.

Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS allots Banks to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration.
IBPS plays a role in the selection process until the provisional selection of different banks. Further, the responsibility to inform the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedures lies with the respective banks.

IBPS SO 2020 

IBPS SO 2020 Notification will be released in the month of November 2020 by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Committee. The application form of IBPS SO 2020 will be released online only. The IBPS SO recruitment 2020 is for selecting candidates for the post of Specialist Officers in different Public Sector Banks for multiple positions. Candidates selected through IBPS SO 2020 exam can be posted anywhere in India.

IBPS Exam Calendar 2020-21

The Institute of Banking & Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the exam calendar for this year. The candidates were also eagerly waiting for the same. Now they can check all the exam dates in this newly released IBPS exam calendar 2020-21.

Click here to Download IBPS Exam Calendar 2020-21 PDF


The candidates eligible and interested can register themselves online for the said post on the official IBPS website.www.ibps.in.

Every year more than 10 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS SO examination. The Online Registration for IBPS SO 2020 will start from November 2020, we will update you further. There were expected 1500 vacancies for the post of SO.

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