IBPS SO 2020: Result link, Cut-off & Merit List, Exam dates

| Updated On May 20th, 2020 at 03:33 pm

IBPS SO 2020- Institute Of Banking Personnel And Selection conducts exam for Specialist Officers for different disciplines. IBPS SO is an all India Competitive exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to recruit Specialist Officers in various disciplines like namely- 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). IBPS SO is one of most sought after recruitment and as per the IBPS 2020 Exam Calendar its preliminary exam will take place in Dec 2020.

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. Keep on reading to know about the important details of IBPS SO recruitment.

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IBPS SO Final Result 2020 Out

IBPS declared the final result for IBPS SO CRP-IX which was the 2019-20 recruitment on 20th May 2020. 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 on this page at regular intervals to get updated information regarding IBPS SO exam. You can check IBPS SO Final Result from the link given below

IBPS SO Final Result Out: Check SO Final Result Link for CRP IX

IBPS SO 2020: Exam Dates
IBPS SO Previous Years Vacancy Trends
IBPS SO Eligibilty 2020
IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2020
IBPS SO Syllabus 2020
IBPS SO Admit Card 2020
IBPS SO Cut-off 2020
IBPS SO Result 2020
IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019

IBPS SO 2020: Exam Dates

Complete exam schedule of IBPS SO 2020 is mentioned in IBPS Calendar 2020. According to the IBPS Calendar, IBPS SO prelims 2020 will be held on 26th December 2020/27th December 2020. IBPS SO Mains 2020 will be held on 30th January 2021. 

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Date

26.12.2020
27.12.2020

Mains Exam Date

30.01.2021

IBPS SO Previous Years 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 Eligibility Criteria 2020

The eligibilty criteria of IBPS SO 2020 will be mentioned in the official notification. IBPS SO Eligibilty criteria generally remains same but varies from post to post because officers serve under Specialist Cadre/wing of Bank like Information technology, Marketing, HR, Law etc.

IBPS SO eligibility criteria according to IBPS SO official notification 2019 is as follows.

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 / Labor 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 specializations, one of the fields of specialization should be in the field prescribed. In case of major/ minor specializations, major specialization should be in the stream prescribed. Candidates having PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specializations 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 2020 Exam Pattern

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 2020 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 2020 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 2020

IBPS SO Syllabus 2020 remains same. 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 Admit Card 2020

IBPS SO Mains Admit Card 2020 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
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IBPS SO Cut-Off 2020

IBPS SO Cut-off 2020 was released after the declaration of result of subsequent stages. Check the IBPS SO Cut Off of the final result for CRP IX given below-

SC ST OBC EWS UR
IT Officer 22.67 25.93 29.67 26.67 37.73
Agriculture Field Officer 56.33 53.47 64 62.67 64.8
Rajbhasha Adhikari 50.73 55.47 55.67 57.33 58
Law Officer 44.67 40.87 47 48.07 53.67
HR/ Personnel Officer 48.33 52.27 43.33 57.4 59.2
Marketing Officer 43.33 38.67 44.87 43 51.93

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:

Frequently Asked Questions: IBPS SO 2020

Q.  What is the salary of a person appointed as a Specialist Officer in IBPS?

Ans. The salary of a person appointed as a Specialist Officer in IBPS varies from 36,000 to Rs.64,000 .

Q.  What is the age limit for a candidate applying for the IBPS SO exam?

Ans. The age limit for a candidate applying for the IBPS SO exam is 30 years.

Q.  For which post is the IBPS SO exam conducted?

Ans. 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)

Q. Is the IBPS SO 2019-20 exam Bilingual?

Ans. Yes! the IBPS SO 2019-20 exam Bilingual.

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