IBPS SO Notification 2019 to be Out – Check Here

IBPS SO 2019 Notification has been released by IBPS. Candidates aspiring to pursue their career in a challenging work atmosphere in banking sector can apply online on the official website of IBPS. Specialist Officer (SO) works in collaboration with other banking officials to assist them in areas like Information Technology (IT), Marketing, Human Resource etc. IBPS SO is released for the post of (Scale-I) I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer.

IBPS SO 2019 Notification

IBPS SO Important Dates

IBPS SO Notification 2019 Out. As per the official calender of IBPS, the exam dates are scheduled and here are some of the important dates relevant to it.

Events Dates
Commencement of Application 06th November 2019
Closure of Application 26th November 2019
IBPS SO Prelims exam 28th-29th December 2019
IBPS SO Mains exam 25th January 2020
IBPS SO Interview February 2020
Provisional Allotment April 2020

IBPS SO 2019 Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2019 is about to be held in December 2019. For cracking any bank examination, a candidate need exam pattern to get a glimpse of IBPS SO exam. Here is a pattern for IBPS SO exam.

IBPS SO 2019 Prelims Exam Pattern: There are two patterns for IBPS SO prelims examination for different scale-I post. There is a sectional cut-off and candidates have to clear all the section in order to clear preliminary exam 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 exam also is of two type. We have given the detail of the post and name of the test below.

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

IBPS SO 2019 Age Criteria

Age is the most important critera which is calculated according to the age reached by an aspirant in the month of November. Following is the expected age criteria for age eligibility for IBPS SO 2019 recruitment according to the last year’s notification. However, candidates are requested to wait till the official notice is released by IBPS.

Minimum Age: 20 years

Maximum Age: 30 years

IBPS SO Application Fees 2019

As per the last year trend and other IBPS examination, the fees for IBPS SO is given below:

General/OBC: Rs. 600

SC/ ST/ PwBD: Rs. 100

Check IBPS SO Notification 2019 Here