IBPS SO 2020 Notification (Out): Check Exam Date, Vacancy, Eligibility

IBPS SO Notification 2020: Institute of Banking Personnel and Selection has released the IBPS SO 2020 Notification on 02/11/2020. Notification is out for 647 vacancies to fill the Specialist officers posts on regular basis across India. So Interested and eligible candidates can go through the eligibility criteria and apply online from 02/11/2020 to 23/11/2020. 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 2020 Recruitment process.

Name of the Post: Specialist Officer

Post Date: 02/11/2020

No of Vacancies: 647

Place: Across India

See Also:

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 of IBPS SO 2020 in the below mentioned link.

IBPS SO 2020 Overview:

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

Important Dates for IBPS SO Notification 2020:

Start Date to Submit Online Application02/11/2020
Last Date to Submit Online Application23/11/2020
Last Date for Payment of Application Fees / Intimation Charges23/11/2020
Download of call letters for Online Prelims ExamDecember 2020
Online Prelims Exam26/12/2020 &
Declaration of Prelims Exam ResultJanuary 2021
Download of Call letter for Online Main examJanuary 2021
Main Exam24/01/2021
Declaration of Main Exam ResultFebruary 2021
Download of call letters for interviewFebruary 2021
Date of InterviewFebruary 2021
Provisional AllotmentApril 2021

Vacancy details of IBPS SO Recruitment 2020:

The IBPS SO Vacancies for the year 2020-21.

S. NoName of the PostNo of Vacancies
1Agriculture Field Officer (Scale-I)485
2Marketing Officer (Scale-I)60
3IT Officer (Scale-I)20
4Law Officer (Scale-I)50
5HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)07
6Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)25

Age limit:

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

S. NoMinimum ageMaximum Age
1 20 years 30 years

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:

SC / ST / PWD Candidates175/-

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. Candidates must first 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:

To Apply OnlineClick here
For Official NotificationClick here
For Official WebsiteClick here

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. NoName of the PostNo of Vacancies
1Agriculture Officer (Scale-I)670
2Marketing Office (Scale-I)310
3IT Officer (Scale-I)76
4Law Officer (Scale-I)60
5HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)20
6Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)27

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.

PostNo of VacanciesSCSTOBCGEN
IT Officer219371154117
Agriculture Field Officer85314644220443
Rajbhasha Adhikari69941838
Law Officer751051941
HR/Personnel Officer811541943
Marketing Officer302392088155

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


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