IBPS SO Apply Online 2019: Online Application Form

IBPS SO 2019 Notification is out. IBPS SO Application Form is available on the official website of IBPS from 6th November 2019. IBPS SO Apply online portal is opened as of now. According to the official notification, the IBPS SO preliminary exam is scheduled to be held on 28th- 29th December 2019 while the mains examination is to be held on 25th January 2020. Specialist Officer (SO) works in coordination with other banking officials to assist them in Information Technology (IT), Marketing, Human Resource etc. IBPS SO 2019 is released for the post of Scale-I officers like I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer.

IBPS SO 2019 Notification

IBPS SO Apply Online : Check SO Application Form

IBPS SO Recruitment notification carries more than 1163 vacancies. Candidates who wants to pursue their career in a challenging work profile can apply online after meeting all the eligibility criteria. The last date to fill the application form is 26th November 2019. Aspirants willing to pursue as the special officer in various public sector banks can apply online on the link given below.

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FAQs for IBPS SO 2019

Question: What are the important dates related to IBPS SO 2019?

Answer: As the notification for IBPS SO 2019 Exam is released, interested and eligible candidates can apply online on the official website. Here is a list of important dates of IBPS SO 2019:

Events Dates
Commencement of Application 5th November 2019
Closure of Application 26th November 2019
IBPS SO Prelims exam 28th and 29th December 2019
IBPS SO Mains exam 25th January 2020
IBPS SO Interview February 2020
Provisional Allotment April 2020

Question: What is the exam pattern of IBPS SO 2019?

Answer: Cracking any competitive exam demands knowledge of whole pattern of that examination. IBPS SO Exam is held in two phases (preliminary & mains) accompanied with an interview. Here is a pattern

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.

Question: What is the age criteria for applying on the post of IBPS SO 2019?

Answer: 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.

Question: What is the application fees for IBPS SO 2019?

Answer: As per the official notification, the application fees is as under:

General/OBC: Rs. 600/- (inclusive of GST)

SC/ST/PwBD: Rs. 100/- (inclusive of GST)

Question: What is the educational criteria for IBPS SO 2019?

Answer: According to the official notification, the educational criteria depends on the post applied. Here is the details:

  • 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.

Question: What is the total number of vacancies for IBPS SO 2019?

Answer: There are a total of 1163+ vacancies released by IBPS for IBPS SO 2019. Post-wise vacancies of IBPS SO 2019 is as follows:

Sr. No. Name of the Post Vacancies
1. I.T. Officer 76
2. Agricultural Field Officer 670
3. Rajbhasha Adhikari 27
4. Law Officer 60
5. HR/Personnel Officer 20
6. Marketing Officer 310
Total 1163

Question: Is there any interview for IBPS SO 2019?

Answer: Yes, after cracking the mains examination, a candidate have to go through an interview. The interview carries a total of 100 marks out of which 40% is considered to be the minimum qualifying marks. The merit list is made on the basis of mains as well as interview marks of candidates.

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