IBPS Specialist Officer Exam 2019-20 – 1163 Vacancies

IBPS SO Recruitment 2019-20 – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the IBPS SO notification for the 1163 posts of Specialist Officer (Scale-I) in the Participating Organisations. The Application process for IBPS SO Exam will remain open from 06-11-2019 to 26-11-2019. Check IBPS SO Exam details below to know the eligibility criteria and vacancies.



IBPS SO Exam 2019-20 – Apply Before: 26 November 2019
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IBPS Specialist Officer Exam 2019-20

IBPS SO Exam detailsEvery year the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS SO cadre in multiple Public Sector Banks. IBPS started the Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to recruit Specialist Officers, Specialist Officers and clerks in Public Sector Banks. It accepts online application through its official website for registration of the examination. Candidates willing to join any of the Public Sector Banks are required to apply online for IBPS SO Exam. Check the details for the exam below.

IBPS SO Exam Dates

It is necessary to remember important dates of IBPS SO Exam 2019-20 so that you can apply for the exam on time and also prepare for the exam as per the schedule. The important dates of the exams are given below:-

IBPS SO Recruitment 2019-20 Important Dates
EventsImportant Dates
Starting Date for Application Submission06-11-2019
IBPS SO last date26-11-2019
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)06-11-2019 to 26-11-2019
The download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryDecember 2019
Online Examination – Preliminary28-12-2019 to 29-12-2019
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryJanuary 2020
The download of Call letter for Online exam – MainJanuary 2020
Online exam – Main25-01-2020
Declaration of Result of Online Main ExaminationFebruary 2020
The download of call letters for interviewFebruary 2020
Conduct of interviewFebruary 2020
Provisional AllotmentApril 2020

Online Application Link [Apply Online]

The Institute has announced over 1163 posts, wherein 76 vacancies are for IT Officer, 670 vacancies are for Agricultural Field Officer, 27 for Rajbhasha Adhikari, 60 vacancies are for IBPS Law Officer, 20 for HR/ Personnel Officer and 310 vacancies are for Marketing Officer. Read further to know about the detailed vacancies, eligibility, application procedure, selection criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and other details.

IBPS SO Vacancies
Post NameVacancies
IT Officer (Scale-I)76
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)670
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)27
IBPS Law Officer (Scale-I)60
HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I)20
Marketing Officer (Scale-I)310


Eligibility Criteria for IBPS SO Exam
NationalityCandidate must be a citizen of India
Age Limit20-30 years

View table below for age relaxation details

Essential Qualification RequirementGraduation or Post Graduation from a recognized University or its equivalent.

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Candidates must ensure that they meet the following IBPS SO Exam Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam. It is necessary to meet all eligibility conditions i.e. nationality, age limit, and educational qualification. Check detail explanation of eligibility here.

Educational Qualification
Post NameQualification
IT Officer (Scale-I)(i) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR
(ii) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele-Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR
Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
Agricultural 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/ Sericulture.
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.
Law Officer (Scale-I)A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I)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
Marketing Officer (Scale-I)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
IBPS SO Age Relaxation
SC/ ST05 years
OBC (NCL)03 years
PwBD10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of the assignment.05 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-8905 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots05 years

IBPS SO Online Application

IBPS has released the IBPS SO 2019 notification on 05th November 2019 and finally, the wait is over for the candidates who wanted to apply for Specialist Officer’s posts. As per the official notification, this recruitment drive is meant for 17 Public Sector Banks operating across India. As the Online Application link will activate on 06th November, the willing candidates can apply online by clicking on the below-mentioned link.Click Here to—>>Apply Online for IBPS SO Exam 2019-20

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

Before you start preparing for an exam, you must know its exam pattern. The selection for Specialist Officers will be done through online examination and interview. The examination will be two-tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in Online Preliminary Examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Online Main Examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank.

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IBPS SO Exam Syllabus

Every applicant who is going to appear for the IBPS Specialist Officer Exam must have knowledge about the Exam Pattern and Syllabus. The Syllabus includes topics from the English Language, Reasoning, General Awareness and Professional Knowledge. It is advisable to check the detailed syllabus by clicking the below link and start your preparation for the upcoming exam accordingly.

Check:  IBPS SO Exam Syllabus 2019

IBPS SO Admit Card 2019

  • The Centre date and time for exams (Preliminary/ Main) and Interview shall be intimated in the respective Call Letter.
  • Contenders can download call letter by entering his/ her details i.e. Registration Number and Password/ Date of Birth.
  • The candidates must carry the Admit Card to the Examination Venue to be allowed to appear in the exam.
  • Intimations will be sent by email/ SMS to the email ID and number registered in the application form.
  • No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post/ courier.

Download:  IBPS SO Interview Admit Card

IBPS SO Result 2019-20

Candidates can check their IBPS SO Main Result 2019 by clicking on the link given below. IBPS SO Main exam 2019 was held on 25th January 2020.
Check:  IBPS SO Main Exam & Interview Result

It is a well-accepted reality that practice is the key to success. Therefore boost your preparation after checking detailed exam pattern and syllabus. Prepare according to the exam syllabus to get your dream job. Build up your speed by practicing more, but don’t forget the accuracy. Focus on time as time management plays a vital role. Try the mock test and previous year question papers.