IBPS SO 2019 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

| Updated On January 14th, 2020 at 05:51 pm

IBPS SO Mains 2019 will be held on 25th January 2020 for all  the posts i.e. Rajbhasha Adhikari, Marketing Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, IT Officer, Law Officer & HR Officer. IBPS SO Mains 2019 will test the Professional Knowledge of the candidates i.e. related to the subject matter.

IBPS SO Mains Analysis 2019 will be published for all the posts by ADDA247. The analysis will comprise of types of qyestions asked, good attempts taking into account average attempts of candidates & other information.

IBPS SO Mains Exam Analysis 2019
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IBPS SO Mains Admit Card 2019

IBPS SO Mains Admit Card 2019 is expected to release a fortnight ago before the examination. The download link will be available on Bankersadda once it is released on the official website.

IBPS SO Mains Admit Card 2019
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IBPS SO Mains 2019: Study Plan & Time Table

To help you ace the IBPS SO Mains 2019, ADDA247 has launched a comprehensive study plan to crack IBPS SO IT Officer & IBPS SO HR Officer exam. 

The study plan includes objective quizzes based on lates dynamic pattern of IBPS. The quizzes are made by experienced Subject Matter Experts & incorporates questions which are most likely to be asked in IBPS SO Mains Exam 2019. Candidates who want to brush up their professional knowledge core concepts can also follow ADDA247 Online Live Classes.

IBPS SO IT Officer Professional Knowledge Study Plan

IBPS SO HR Officer Professional Knowledge Study Plan

IBPS SO Mains 2019: Strategy to Crack IT Officer Exam

Among all the 6 posts, the competition for IBPS SO IT Officer will be intense. An out of the box strategy is required to score high marks in IBPS SO IT Officer Professional Knowledge. Click on the link below to view Important topics & strategy to crack IT Officer exam.

Strategy to Crack IBPS SO Main: IT Officer Professional Knowledge

IBPS SO Mains Previous Years Cut-off

The cut of IBPS SO Mains depends upon:

  • Level of the Examination.
  • Pattern of the Examination.
  • Number of Vacancies.
  • Average attempts of candidates taking into account accuracy.
  • Mains Qualifying ratio with respect to total number of vacancies.

IBPS SO Final Cut-Off 2018-19

The cut-off for IBPS SO is given below:

POST SC ST OBC UR HI OC VI ID
I.T. OFFICER (SCALE I) 52.93 50.60 54.93 60.00 67.27 49.93 58.47 NA
AGRICULTURAL FIELD
OFFICER (SCALE I)
43.67 41.60 48.47 48.67 30.67 43.40 41.47 37.33
RAJBHASHA ADHIKARI
(SCALE I)
55.33 50.67 61.33 59.67 NA 48.40 NA NA
LAW OFFICER
(SCALE I)
54.40 55.00 55.13 63.07 NA 49.73 NA NA
HR/PERSONNEL OFFICER
(SCALE I)
62.67 62.53 64.33 66.33 NA 56.33 NA NA
MARKETING OFFICER
(SCALE I)
52.00 47.00 54.27 59.67 55.00 47.67 55.27 73.80

IBPS SO Final Cut-Off 2017-18

The cut-off for IBPS SO 2017-18 is given below:

Post Name                       Category
SC ST OBC UR
I.T. Officer (Scale-I) 41.00 32.27 46.73 50.93
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I) 41.40 38.53 46.07 46.87
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 38.67 NA 43.07 45.53
Law Officer (Scale I) 47.67 46.00 52.93 59.00
HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I) 50.00 47.67 59.33 63.07
Marketing Officer (Scale I) 63.33 55.67 67.00 70.53

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019

IBPS has conducted the IBPS SO Prelims Exam on 29th Dec 2019 and the level of the examination was moderate. We have collected the exam analysis from the students who have appeared for Rajbhasha Adhikari, Agriculture Field Officer, IT and HR Officer. You can check the detailed IBPS SO Prelims exam analysis for details about the level of the examination’s each section and types of questions asked:

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis & Review: 29th December 2019 Shift 1

GA Question Asked In IBPS SO Prelims (Rajbhasha Adhikari) 2019

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis & Review: 29th December 2019 Shift 2

What is IBPS SO Exam?

IBPS SO is an all India Competitive exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to recruit Specialist Officers in various disciplines like:

  • I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
  • Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
  • Law Officer (Scale I)
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I)

The pay and perks of a Specialist Officer (SO) selected through IBPS SO exam is same as that of a Probationary Officer (PO) selected through IBPS PO exam.

IBPS SO Vacancy Trends

This year IBPS has rolled out 1163+ vacancies for Specialist Officers. The vacancies of IBPS SO varied from 1962 to 1163 (approx.) over the past 4 years. Candidates can visualise the graph below for complete analysis. Based on number of vacancies candidates will be shortlisted for subsequent stages i.e. IBPS SO mains 2019 & IBPS SO Interview 2019.

IBPS SO Recruitment Important Dates 2019

IBPS SO prelims is scheduled to be held on 28th December & 29th December 2019. Readers can go through the table mentioned below to get an overview about IBPS SO exam procedure duration.

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 On-line registration Dates 5th November 2019
2 Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges 26th November 2019
3 Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination Will be updated in due course
4 Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary 28th & 29th December 2019
5 Result of Online exam – Preliminary Will be updated in due course
6 Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam Will be updated in due course
7 Conduct of Online Examination – Main 25th January 2020
8 Result of Online Examination – Main Will be updated in due course
9 Download Call Letter for Personal Interview Will be updated in due course
10 Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview February 2020
11 Declaration of Final Result Will be updated in due course

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2019

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria varies from post to post as officers serve under Specialist Cadre/wing of Bank like Information technology, Marketing, HR, Law etc.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

I.T. Officer (Scale-I):

a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics &
Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics &
Instrumentation
OR
b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications
OR
(c) 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)

(a) Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level.
OR
(b) 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 *

* In case of dual specialisations, one of the fields of specialisation should be in the field prescribed. In case of major/ minor specialisations, major specialisation should be in the stream prescribed. Candidates having PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specialisations are not eligible to apply.

NOTE: For posts other than IT Officer Scale I: Candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/ Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/ College/ Institute.

Age Criteria:

Age of a candidate will be calculated as per the month of November 2019. The maximum and minimum age is given below.

Minimum Age: 20 years
Maximum Age: 30 years

There is relaxation of age for SC/ST/OBC/PwBD.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2019

IBPS SO is a three-tier exam i.e. preliminary exam, main exam followed by Personal Interview. Following is the expected exam pattern of IBPS SO.

IBPS SO 2019 Prelims Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam of IBPS SO is of 125 marks in 120 minutes time duration. IBPS SO prelims exam is not common for all the post but the timings and maximum is the same. Also, there is a sectional cut-off in IBPS SO Exam. Here is the post-wise prelims pattern of IBPS SO 2019.

  • For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:
No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes

  • For the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes


IBPS SO 2019 Mains Exam Pattern

The mains examination of IBPS SO demands professional knowledge of their respective fields. Here is a pattern for the same.

  • For the post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 Professional Knowledge 60 60 English and Hindi 45 minutes

  • For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari:
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 English and Hindi 30 minutes
2 Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 English and Hindi 30 minutes


Note:
There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in both preliminary as well as mains exam. However, there is no penalty for unattempted questions.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2019

There is no change in the examination pattern for IBPS SO 2019 in comparison to the last year’s pattern. The recruitment process will take in 3 phases, namely, Preliminary exam, the Main exam which will be a test of professional knowledge for the particular stream and the phase III is the Interview Round. Click on the link below to view complete IBPS SO Syllabus 2019.

Check IBPS SO Syllabus 2019

IBPS SO Cut-Off 2019

IBPS SO Cut-off 2019 will be released after the declaration of result of subsequent stages. For reference, candidates can go through IBPS SO cut-off of previous years.

IBPS SO Result 2019

The IBPS SO Result 2019 will be updated once it is released officially. Generally, the result is released in three stages i.e. IBPS SO prelims result followed by IBPS SO mains result and subsequently IBPS SO Final Result. Candidates are advised to visit bankersadda.com at regular intervals to get updated information regarding IBPS SO exam.