IBPS SO notification 2020 out, Exam, Date, Syllabus, Pattern, Eligibility, Result

IBPS SO 2020 Exam: IBPS SO 2020 Exam notification has been released today (1st November 2020) by the examination authority ((Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Specialist Officers in Participating Organisations – (CRP SPL-X for Vacancies of 2021-22), Institute of Banking Personnel, Nov. 1, 2020. Accessed on: Nov. 1, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.ibps.in/wp-content/uploads/DetailAdvtCRPSPLX.pdf)).

The preliminary exam will be conducted on 26th and 27th December and Main Exam will be conducted on 24th January 2021.

Candidates can check all upcoming upcoming bank exams 2021 details at the linked article.

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the examination online. We will update you once the application process starts.

What is IBPS SO Exam?

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection-Specialist Officer Exam commonly known as IBPS SO exam is a national level competitive exam conducted every year by IBPS for the selection of scale I officers in participating public sector banks in India.

IBPS full form is the “Institute of Banking Personnel Selection“. IBPS started this exam in 2011 to recruit candidates for almost all public sector banks in India.

IBPS SO exam is conducted to recruit candidates for the below posts.

ibps so posts

IBPS SO Exam pattern is different for different posts and the exam is conducted online.

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

Bank of BarodaCanara BankIndian Overseas BankUCO Bank
Bank of IndiaCentral Bank of IndiaPunjab National BankUnion Bank of India
Bank of MaharashtraIndian BankPunjab & Sind Bank 

IBPS SO 2020 Exam Notification:

IBPS has finally released the IBPS SO 2020 exam notification on the official website ((Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Specialist Officers in Participating Organisations – (CRP SPL-X for Vacancies of 2021-22), Institute of Banking Personnel, Nov. 1, 2020. Accessed on: Nov. 1, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.ibps.in/wp-content/uploads/DetailAdvtCRPSPLX.pdf)). All candidates can submit the online applications from 2nd November 2020. Institute of Banking Personnel conducts many Sarkari exams in India throughout the year.

All important details such as exam pattern, eligibility criteria, syllabus, and important dates have also been released along with the official notification.

Candidates can check all details on this page and apply online.

Also, find updated IBPS PO 2020 Exam notification at the linked article.

IBPS SO Vacancies:

A total of 647 number of available vacancies has been released this year by the Institute of Banking Personnel for the IBPS SO 2020 exam ((Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Specialist Officers in Participating Organisations – (CRP SPL-X for Vacancies of 2021-22), Institute of Banking Personnel, Nov. 1, 2020. Accessed on: Nov. 1, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.ibps.in/wp-content/uploads/DetailAdvtCRPSPLX.pdf)). Please check below the total vacancies according to the posts.

POST : I.T.OFFICER (SCALE-I)

Sr. No.BankSCSTOBCEWSURTotal
1Bank of BarodaNRNRNRNRNRNR
2Bank of India3152920
3Bank of Maharashtra000000
4Canara Bank000000
5Central Bank of India000000
6Indian BankNRNRNRNRNRNR
7Indian Overseas Bank000000
8Punjab National BankNRNRNRNRNRNR
9Punjab & Sind Bank000000
10UCO Bank000000
11Union Bank of India000000
 Total3152920

POST : AGRICULTURAL FIELD OFFICER (SCALE-I)

Sr. No.BankSCSTOBCEWSURTotal
1Bank of BarodaNRNRNRNRNRNR
2Bank of India631242045
3Bank of Maharashtra000000
4Canara Bank43217829119290
5Central Bank of India000000
6Indian BankNRNRNRNRNRNR
7Indian Overseas Bank000000
8Punjab National BankNRNRNRNRNRNR
9Punjab & Sind Bank000000
10UCO Bank2211401562150
11Union Bank of India000000
 Total713513048201485

POST : RAJBHASHA ADHIKARI (SCALE-I)

Sr. No.BankSCSTOBCEWSURTotal
1Bank of BarodaNRNRNRNRNRNR
2Bank of India001045
3Bank of Maharashtra000000
4Canara Bank1021610
5Central Bank of India000000
6Indian BankNRNRNRNRNRNR
7Indian Overseas Bank000000
8Punjab National BankNRNRNRNRNRNR
9Punjab & Sind Bank000000
10UCO Bank1121510
11Union Bank of India000000
 Total21521525

POST : LAW OFFICER (SCALE-I)

Sr. No.BankSCSTOBCEWSURTotal
1Bank of BarodaNRNRNRNRNRNR
2Bank of India001045
3Bank of Maharashtra000000
4Canara Bank1021610
5Central Bank of India000000
6Indian BankNRNRNRNRNRNR
7Indian Overseas Bank000000
8Punjab National BankNRNRNRNRNRNR
9Punjab & Sind Bank000000
10UCO Bank52931635
11Union Bank of India000000
 Total621242650

POST: HR/PERSONNEL OFFICER (SCALE-I)

Sr. No.BankSCSTOBCEWSURTotal
1Bank of BarodaNRNRNRNRNRNR
2Bank of India101147
3Bank of Maharashtra000000
4Canara Bank000000
5Central Bank of India000000
6Indian BankNRNRNRNRNRNR
7Indian Overseas Bank000000
8Punjab National BankNRNRNRNRNRNR
9Punjab & Sind Bank000000
10UCO Bank000000
11Union Bank of India000000
 Total101147

POST : MARKETING OFFICER (SCALE-I)

Sr. No.BankSCSTOBCEWSURTotal
1Bank of BarodaNRNRNRNRNRNR
2Bank of India731352250
3Bank of Maharashtra000000
4Canara Bank1021610
5Central Bank of India000000
6Indian BankNRNRNRNRNRNR
7Indian Overseas Bank000000
8Punjab National BankNRNRNRNRNRNR
9Punjab & Sind Bank000000
10UCO Bank000000
11Union Bank of India000000
 Total831562860

You may also check SBI PO 2020 Exam latest and updated details here.

IBPS SO Exam Dates 2020

We have mentioned IBPS SO Exam Dates below as given in the official advertisement released on 1st November 2020 ((Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Specialist Officers in Participating Organisations – (CRP SPL-X for Vacancies of 2021-22), Institute of Banking Personnel, Nov. 1, 2020. Accessed on: Nov. 1, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.ibps.in/wp-content/uploads/DetailAdvtCRPSPLX.pdf)). Please have a look and make your exam strategy accordingly. The examination date has already released by IBPS. Prelims exam will be held on 26 and 27 December 2020 and the Main Exam will be held on 24th January 2021.

Please find IBPS SO Exam Dates in the below table.  

ActivityIBPS SO Exam Dates
IBPS SO 2020 Exam Notification1st November 2020
On-line registration Start Date2nd November 2020
On-line registration Last Date23rd November 2020
Last Date of online Fee payment23rd November 2020
Download call letters for Preliminary ExamDecember 2020
Preliminary Examination Date26th and 27th December 2020
Result of Preliminary ExamJanuary 2021
Download Call Letter Main ExamJanuary 2021
Main Exam Date24th January 2021
Result for Online Main ExamFebruary 2021
Downloading Call letter for the InterviewFebruary 2021
Interview dateFebruary 2021
Final ResultApril 2021

Check latest and updated RBI Grade B 2020 Exam notification details.

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2020

Please find complete details about IBPS SO eligibility criteria. Please check the eligibility criteria before applying and check education criteria and age also.

Educational Qualification

ibps so educational qualification
Source: ((Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Specialist Officers in Participating Organisations – (CRP SPL-X for Vacancies of 2021-22), Institute of Banking Personnel, Nov. 1, 2020. Accessed on: Nov. 1, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.ibps.in/wp-content/uploads/DetailAdvtCRPSPLX.pdf))

Age

Age limit for the IBPS SO 2020 exam is given below. Please have a look.

  • Minimum: 20 years (as on 1 November 2020).
  • Maximum: 30 years (as on 1 November 2020).

Age Relaxation:

Age reservation for reserved categories is applicable as per the Government of India rules.

age relaxation

Applicants Nationality / Citizenship:

Candidates applying for IBPS SO 2020 Exam should have the following Nationality/ Citizenship:

A candidate must be either –

citizenship

IBPS SO 2020 Exam Pattern and Selection Process

Please check complete exam pattern for IBPS SO Exam before applying online. It will help candidates to start preparation according to the official syllabus and pattern. There will be two exams in IBPS SO, Preliminiry Exam and main Exam.

Please find complete exam pattern below.

Exam Pattern:

There will be three stage in IBPS SO 2020 Exam:

ibps so selection process

IBPS SO Preliminary Examination

There will be three sections in IBPS SO Preliminary Exam. English Language, Reasoning, and General Awareness. There will be a total of 150 questions carrying 125 marks.

(A)Preliminary Examination: For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

ibps so preliminary exam pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari post

(B)Preliminary Examination: For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

ibps so preliminary exam pattern for IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Important points for Preliminary Examination:

  • Preliminary Examination will be an objective type question paper
  • There is negative marking provision in Prelims exam
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer
  • There are total 150 questions which should be attempted in 120 minutes
  • There will be sectional cut off as decided by examination authority and candidates will have to secure minimmum qualifying marks in each section.
  • The questions paper will be in both English & Hindi language.

Exam Pattern for Main Exam

(A)Main Exam Pattern For the Post of: Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

ibps so main exam pattern for IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

(B)Main Exam Pattern For the Post of: Rajbhasha Adhikari

ibps so main exam pattern for Rajbhasha Adhikari

Candidates successfully clear Preliminary and Main Exam will be called for personal Interview.

 Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main Examination for IBPS SO 2020 will be called for personal interview. Please find some important points about IBPS SO Interview process.

ibps so interview details

List of Documents to be produced at the time of interview (as applicable):

Please find details below about documents to be produced in original and self attested photocopies.

ibps so list of documents required for interview

IBPS SO Syllabus 2020

Please find IBPS SO 2020 Syllabus pdf at the below-given link.

IBPS SO 2020 preliminary exam Syllabus:

IBPS SO Main exam Syllabus

Apart from these subjects, candidates are required to have Professional Knowledge in his/her area of expertise as well. The detailed syllabus is discussed below:

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST/PWBD candidatesRs. 175/-
For all othersRs. 850/-

IBPS SO Online Application

Application process  for IBPS SO 2020 Exam will be starting from 2nd November 2020 and candidates can submit their online applications from the official website until 23rd November 2020. Application from online mode only will be considered.

Important notes before online submission:

Please note below mentioned information/ Documents required before moving to online application process.

ibps so pre-requisites before apply online

Procedure for applying online

  • (1) Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s authorized website www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the link “CRP Specialist Officers” and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- Specialist Officers (CRP-SPL-X)” to open the On-Line Application Form.
  • (2) Candidates will have to click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form. After that, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. The candidate should note down the Provisional registration number and password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. They can reopen the saved data using the Provisional registration number and password and edit the particulars if needed.
  • (3) Candidates are required to upload their Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression, A handwritten declaration
  • (4) Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application form themselves as no change is permitted after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button.

Fee Payment:

ibps so fee payment process

After completing the procedure of applying on-line including payment of fees, the candidate should take a printout of the system generated on-line application form, Registration Number and Password for future reference.

Download IBPS SO Admit Card/Call Letter

IBPS SO 2020 Admit card can be downloaded from the official website www.ibps.in. Admit Card for the online Preliminary examination will be available in December 2020. We will share the exact date soon. If you have subscribed us then you will get an email alert also about the availability of Admit Card.

Steps to download Admit Card:

  • Step 1: Visit the Official IBPS Website i.e www.ibps.in/
  • Step 2: Click on Call Letters Link.
  • Step 3: In the new window, enter your Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth. Also, fill the Captcha Box.
  • Step 4: Click on the “SUBMIT” button.
  • Step 5: IBPS SO Admit Card will be displayed on the screen. You can save the Admit Card in Pdf format or print the same as per your choice.

IBPS SO Result

The Preliminary examination result has been issued by the Institute of Banking Personnel on 6th January 2021 and the result for the online Main examination will be issued in February 2020. The result can be checked by the candidates by visiting the official IBPS website. Please find below the steps for checking the result.

Visit IBPS SO Prelims Result 2020 page to check complete step by step process.

Centres of Examination:

Please find Examination center details in the below given table. Candidates will have to select center of examination according to their convenience.

ibps so examination centre list

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