IBPS SO 2019: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is going to announce the official notification for IBPS SO 2019 exam soon. The exam is organized to recruit the eligible candidates for the posts of Specialist Officer (SO) in the various public sector banks in India. Introduced in the year 1975 as Personnel Selection Services (PSS), IBPS is serving as the recruitment agency for the banking personnel of all banks excluding the SBI (State bank of India).
Interested and eligible candidates, who want to make their career in banking sector, are recommended to apply for the IBPS SO 2019 as per the prescribed schedule. Aspirants can check the complete details on IBPS SO 2019 from the article mentioned below on this page.
Latest: IBPS SO prelims exam will be held on 28th & 29th December 2019 and mains exam will be conducted on 25th Jan 2020. The application form is expecting to be released in the fourth week of October 2019. Check here more details about the form.
IBPS SO 2019 Important Dates
Below, we are mentioning the expected schedule for IBPS SO 2019. The official notification related to IBPS SO exam dates 2019 hasn’t been released yet. Whenever the official notification will be released, we will update the dates on this page.
|S. No.||Events||Dates (tentative)|
|1.||Online Application Form will available from||October 2019|
|2.||Deadline for registration||—|
|3.||Admit Card for Written Exam will be available from||—|
|4.||Written entrance exam||Prelims- 28th & 29th December 2019|
Mains: 25th Jan 2020
|5.||Announcement of Result||February 2020|
|6.||Release of Admit Card for Interview||February 2020|
|7.||Interview will be held on||March 2020|
Eligibility criteria for IBPS SO 2019
Interested candidates, who are planning to appear in IBPS SO 2019, must satisfy the important eligibility criteria as laid down by the authority for different posts. Aspirants can check the complete details on IBPS SO eligibility criteria 2019 including age limit, nationality, qualification etc.
- Indian Nationals or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee is eligible to apply.
- Minimum age limit- 20 years; Maximum age limit- 30 years
- The educational qualification will be different for all the posts offered through IBPS SO including Agricultural Field Officer, I.T. Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, HR/Personnel Officer, Law Officer, and Marketing Officer etc. The post wise eligibility criteria are listed below:
Post name Educational Qualification Age limit I.T. Officer (Scale I) Must be done 4- years engineering/Technology degree in IT/ Computer Science/Computer Application/ Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Electronics and Instrumentation
Candidates having Post Graduate Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication/ Computer Science/ Computer Application/ IT/Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Electronics and Instrumentation are also eligible to apply
Graduates having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level exam may also apply
20 years -30 years Law Office (Scale I) Must be completed bachelor’s degree in Law and registered as an advocate with Bar Council 20 years– 30 years Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Must be passed Post Graduate degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation or degree level
Should have done Post Graduate Degree in Sanskrit with Hindi and English as a subject at graduation level
Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Candidates should have done Graduation and Full Time Post Graduate Degree or Full time Diploma in Industrial Relation/ Personnel Management/HR/ Social Work/ HRD/ Labour Law 20 years– 30 years Marketing Officer (Scale I) Should have done Graduation and Full Time MMS (Marketing)/ Full time PGDBA/ MBA (Marketing)/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing 20 years– 30 years Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Should have completed 4 years graduation degree in Horticulture/ agriculture/ Veterinary Science/ Animal Husbandry/ dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Agricultural engineering/ Pisciculture/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Agro-Forestry 20 years– 30 years
IBPS SO 2019 Application Form: How to apply?
It is expected that the IBPS SO Application form 2019 will be available in the month of November 2019. Interested and eligible applicants can fill and submit the application form online by visiting the official website of authority. Candidates can check the detailed information regarding IBPS SO Application form 2019.
The authority will release the IBPS SO application form 2019 online on its official website as per the scheduled date. It is must for all the candidates to fill all the required details in the application form in the specified format. After completing the application filling process, candidates have to pay Rs. 600/- (Rs 100/-for reserved category) as necessary application fee.
The IBPS SO 2019 exam will be held probably on January 2019. The entrance test will be held in online (computer-based test) mode. All candidates are recommended to check the examination patter carefully. With the help of exam pattern, candidates can make better study plans and work accordingly. Aspirants can check the details on IBPS SO exam pattern 2019 below:
|Examination mode||Online (Computer-based mode)|
|Language||Hindi & English|
|Types of Question||MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)|
|Number of Questions||200|
|Subjects||quantitative aptitude, Reasoning, professional knowledge and general awareness & English language|
|Marking scheme||+1 mark for each correct answer|
|Negative marking||0.25 will be deducted for every wrong response|
IBPS SO Syllabus 2019
The syllabus of IBPS SO 2019 will be published by the conducting body on its official website. Candidates should note down the IBPS SO syllabus will be designed separately for all posts and it would be different for Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam. Candidates who are planning to appear in upcoming IBPS SO exam are advised to once go through the syllabus completely and prepare accordingly for this exam. The syllabus will cover the topics from Reasoning ability, English language, general awareness and quantitative subjects. Apart from these sections, candidates are required to have Professional Knowledge in his/her Specialization Subjects as well. The detailed syllabus for IBPS SO 2019 exam is mentioned below:
Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Inequalities, Input-Output, Syllogism, Data Sufficiency, Order and Ranking, Blood Relations, Alphanumeric Series, Verbal Reasoning, Distance and Direction
Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
Number Series, Quadratic Equation, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, Profit and Loss, Time and Distance, Average, Data Sufficiency, Relations, Permutation and Combination, Simplification/ Approximation, Ratio and Proportion, Probability, Simple and Compound Interest and Work, Time and Energy
Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Correction, Sentence Improvement, Para/Sentence Completion, Para Jumbles, and Reading Comprehension
Syllabus for General Awareness
Current Affairs, GK Updates, Important Places, Headquarters, Books and Authors, Important Day, Banking Awareness, Awards, Currencies, Prime Minister Schemes
The admit card for IBPS SO 2019 will be issued to those candidates only who registered successfully. The authority will release the admit card at least 10 days before the commencement of exam. Candidates should bring their admit card while appearing in the examination. The admit card for Mains Exam will be issued to those candidates who qualified the preliminary test with prescribed qualifying marks.
The Cut Off of IBPS SO 2019 will be released after the competition of each exam phase. IBPS SO preliminary exam 2019 cut off will be published first followed by cut off for mains exam. The cut is the minimum qualifying marks which candidates need to score in the IBPS SO exam. Applicants can estimate their chances of selection by matching their score with the cut off marks issued by IBPS.
IBPS SO Result 2019
The authority will announce the IBPS SO Result 2019 only after each phase of the examination has been completed. A final merit list of selected candidates will be prepared based on candidate’s combined score of the prelims exam, mains exam and the interview process. Candidates can check their result online by visiting the official website of IBPS. The appointment letter will be given to the candidates according to the merit list.