IBPS SO Notification 2020 – Check Exam Dates here

IBPS SO Notification 2020: Institute of Banking Personnel and Selection conducts the IBPS SO exam every year to fill the Specialist officers posts on regular basis across India and also announces more than 1000 vacancies every year for the SO posts. Multiple Public Sector Banks are the part of IBPS. IBPS has now released the tentative Exam calendar for the year 2020-21. This is a great opportunity for candidates who are aspiring to work in the banking and financial sector. The Exam will be conducted in three stages i.e prelims, mains and Interview. Candidates can go through this article for the detailed information about the IBPS SO Recruitment process.

IBPS SO recruitment in various disciplines:

  • I.T. Officer
  • Agricultural Field Officer
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari
  • Law Officer
  • HR/Personnel Officer
  • Marketing Officer

Candidates can refer the exam dates, Cut Off, Syllabus and exam pattern for IBPS SO 2020 in the below mentioned link.

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IBPS SO 2020 Overview:

For IBPS SO 2020 tentative exam dates, Vacancies, educational qualification, age limit, application fees, applying method, Nationality / Citizenship and Selection Process of IBPS SO 2020 candidates can refer the below tables . Aspirants should fulfill the eligibility criteria to apply for the post.

Important Dates for IBPS SO Notification 2020:

Name of the Post Preliminary Exam Main Exam
IBPS Specialist Officers 26/12/2020

  • The official notification for IBPS SO will be released in September 2020.
  • The registration will start from the month of September 2020.
  • Call letters can be downloaded 1 week before the preliminary examination.
  • Online Prelims exam and Mains exam will be conducted as per the dates mentioned in the table. Candidates can also check the official notification (IBPS Exam Calendar 2020-21).
  • Results for the prelims exam will be announced in the month of January 2021.
  • Results for the Mains exam will be announced in the month of March/April 2021.

Vacancy details of IBPS SO Recruitment 2020:

IBPS Releases large number of vacancies every year. Comparing the vacancies of previous years (2019 – 1163, 2018 – 1599, 2017 – 1315) we can predict that there will be increase in the vacancy this year. So it is expected to be a decent count and candidates can hope for a increase in the vacancy of Specialist officers post. The Vacancies for the year 2020-21 will be announced by the IBPS soon. Candidates can check the vacancy details of 2019, 2018 and 2017 in the below table and keep checking the Jobs Cloud for the latest announcements regarding IBPS recruitment.

Vacancy Details of IBPS SO Recruitment 2019:

  • Total vacancy of IBPS SO released in the year 2019 – 1163. Aspirants can check the Bank/Category wise vacancies of 2019 here.

S. No Name of the Post No of Vacancies
1 Agriculture Officer (Scale-I) 670
2 Marketing Office (Scale-I) 310
3 IT Officer (Scale-I) 76
4 Law Officer (Scale-I) 60
5 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) 20
6 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) 27
7 Total 1163

Vacancy Details of IBPS SO Recruitment 2018:

  • Total vacancy of IBPS SO released in the year 2018 – 1599. Aspirants can check the Bank/Category wise vacancies of 2018 here.

Post No of Vacancies SC ST OBC GEN
IT Officer 219 37 11 54 117
Agriculture Field Officer 853 146 44 220 443
Rajbhasha Adhikari 69 9 4 18 38
Law Officer 75 10 5 19 41
HR/Personnel Officer 81 15 4 19 43
Marketing Officer 302 39 20 88 155

Vacancy Details of IBPS SO Recruitment 2017:

  • Total vacancy of IBPS SO released in the year 2017 – 1315. Aspirants can check the Bank/Category wise vacancies of 2017 here.

S. No Posts
No of Vacancies
1 I.T. Officer (Scale-I) 120
2 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 875
3 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 30
4 Law Officer (Scale I) 60
5 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) 35
6 Marketing Officer (Scale I) 195
7 Total 1315

Age limit:

Candidates should have the following age limit to be eligible for the post.

S. No Minimum age Maximum Age
1  20 years  30 years

Age Relaxation for the year 2020-21 will be announced in the official SO notification as per government norms.

Educational Qualification:

I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

  • BE / BTech in Computer Science / Computer Applications / Information Technology / Electronics / Electronics & Telecommunications / Electronics & Communication / Electronics & Instrumentation OR
  • PG Degree in Electronics / Electronics & Tele Communication / Electronics & Communication / Electronics & Instrumentation / Computer Science / Information Technology / Computer Applications OR
  • Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

  • Degree 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)

  • PG Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree level OR
  • Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree level.

Law Officer (Scale I)

  • Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

  • Graduate and Post Graduate degree or diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations / HR / HRD / Social Work / Labour Law.

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

  • Graduate and MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing) / PGDBA / PGDBM / PGPM / PGDM
    with specialization in Marketing

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.

Selection Process:

The Selection for IBPS SO will be of three stages. Candidates will be qualified for the next level only when they clear the initial level.

  • Online Preliminary Exam
  • Online Mains Exam
  • Interview


  • The test will be of bilingual, i.e. English and Hindi.
  • All questions will be of objective type with five options.
  • For each wrong answer there will be 0.25 marks detected from total marks.
  • But unanswered questions will not carry any negative marks.
  • There will be sectional as well as overall cut off.

Aspirants can take a look at IBPS SO Cut-Off 2020: Expected, Previous Year Cut-Off Marks.

Application Fee:

Category Amount
SC / ST / PWD Candidates Rs.100/-
Others Rs.600/-

Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either –

  • a Citizen of India or
  • a subject of Nepal or
  • a subject of Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India,

provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Participating Organisations of IBPS:

How to Apply for IBPS SO Recruitment 2020:

  1. Candidates may apply online once the registration is started by clicking on the link www.ibps.in.
  2. Before applying the candidates must register using their active email id and mobile number.
  3. After registering, candidates may login and apply using their registration number and password.
  4. Candidates should fill all the details asked in the application form correctly as no correction is allowed after submitting the form.
  5. Candidates must upload scanned copy of their photograph, signature, thumb impression and hand written declaration in the prescribed format.
  6. After Clicking FINAL SUBMIT, candidates must pay their application fee through online mode only.
  7. Print Application form for future reference.

Important Link for IBPS SO Recruitment 2020:

For Official Website Click here


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