IBPS SO

IBPS SO 2020 Highlights

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection or IBPS is the main recruiting body that conducts online examinations to recruit eligible candidates on various posts in banking organizations. IBPS conducts an online examination for the post of Specialist Officer (SO) every year on various posts according to eligibility. IBPS had just released the official calendar. Although the notification date is not yet announced but the IBPS SO exam date is mentioned. This will be a great opportunity if you possess professional qualifications and wish to work in the banking sector.

IBPS SO 2020 Highlights 

Conducting BodyIBPS
IBPS Website https://www.ibps.in/
IBPS Posts Specialist Officer(Agriculture Field Officer/IT/Law/Marketing/Rajbhasa/HR)
Mode of Application Online
Stages of Exam (Prelims/Mains/Interview)
Application form window To be announced
IBPS SO Prelims Exam Date December 26 & 27, 2020
IBPS SO Mains Exam Date January 30, 2021
Online Main Examination Result Declaration To be notified later
Download of call letters for interview To be notified later
Conduct of interview To be notified later
Provisional Allotment To be notified later

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IBPS SO Notification 2020

IBPS is expected to release IBPS SO official notification 2020 in the upcoming month. IBPS includes all the commercial banks because of which IBPS exams are the most important ones among the job aspirants as they give a golden chance to make way into one of these banks in the country. IBPS SO notification 2020 will have all the details of application starting date, fee amount, exam dates etc. IBPS will conduct the online examination for IBPS Specialist Officer 2020 for various posts like Agriculture Field Officer (AFO), IT Officer Scale I, Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2020

IBPS SO holds equal importance just like IBPS PO. The only difference between the two is the kind of job and the professional qualifications that are required to apply for it owing to the job requirements. Therefore you can get a clear idea that the IBPS SO exam level will also be of an equally good level. You need to be well prepared for the IBPS SO exam and for that you should be well aware of the syllabus for IBPS SO which will give you the right direction to start off with the preparation and you will know what to study. IBPS SO will have two written examinations: Prelims and Mains, where the questions will be asked from different subjects and by knowing the complete and correct syllabus for IBPS SO you will be in a right direction to achieve it.

IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus 2020

IBPS SO 2020 can be counted among the most difficult exams with IBPS surprising everytime with the level and changing question pattern. So to ace the IBPS SO exam you should be aware of the IBPS SO syllabus in order to avoid missing any important details. You can go through the entire syllabus for IBPS SO given below and plan the strategy accordingly.

Quantitative AptitudeEnglishGeneral AwarenessReasoning
Time and Work Grammar Monetary Policies Puzzles
Mensuration Vocabulary Banking & Financial Awareness Seating Arrangement - Circular, Square and Linear
Average Reading Comprehension Economic Terms Data Sufficiency
Speed, Distance and Time Passage Making Current Affairs Directions and Distance
Mixture and Allegations Error Spotting Static GK Coding Decoding
Permutation and Combination Jumble Words Financial & Economics News Blood Relations
Probability Sentence Framing Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals Inequality
Data Interpretation Fill in the Blanks Banking terms, rates, processes Syllogism
Ratio & Proportion   National Institution Machine Input Output
Simplification     Verbal Reasoning
Percentages     Ordering and Ranking
Set Theory     Arrangement and Pattern
Approximation     Scheduling
Surds & Indices     Distance and Direction
Percentage     Ranking
Profit & Loss      
Simple & Compound interest      
Partnership      
Ages      
Quadratic Equations      
Number Series      

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus 2020

IBPS SO Mains exam is the next stage. The syllabus for IBPS SO Mains exam is very different from IBPS SO Prelims exam. For all the posts you need to know the syllabus of your Professional Field. So proficiency in the respective field is important. For eg post like AFO or Agriculture Field Officer will test the knowledge in the agriculture field. Different topics will be covered under this and will carry different weightage of marks.The detailed syllabus for IBPS SO Mains for AFO is mentioned below

IBPS SO Syllabus for Mains Professional Paper – Agriculture

For syllabus of IBPS SO AFO  you should know all the basics of agriculture, its type, what its importance, soil fertility. Since India is an agrarian land so you must be aware of the agricultural dynamics of it and various schemes that the government has introduced. Further insight can be get from below

Agricultural Field OfficerI.T. OfficerMarketing OfficerHR/Personnel OfficerLaw Officer
Introduction to Agriculture & Crop: Seed Technology, Agriculture Economics, Agricultural Practices, Seasonal Crops (Rabi and Kharif) DBMS: DBMS Schemas (Hierarchical, Network, Relational), Relational Model Concepts, DML, DDL, Basic SQL, Oracle concepts, Basics of Indexing, Normalization, Entity Relationship Model Marketing Management: Introduction to marketing; concepts, marketing environment; segmentation, targeting & positioning, marketing mix (4Ps, 7Ps, etc.), Marketing Research, PLC, New product development process, pricing, pricing methods, promotion basics, promotion methods & strategies, Demand forecasting. HRM in Banks: Human Resource Management in Banks Banking Regulations
Soil & Fertility: Soil Resources, Types of Soils in India, Physical Properties of these Soils Operating Systems: Functions of OS, Basics of Memory Management, DML, DDL, Basic SQL, Oracle, concepts, Process Concept, Threads, Security, Multiprogramming, Synchronization Concepts, Spooling, Page Replacement Policies Product Management: Product Life Cycle, levels of a product, product mix, product portfolio decisions, BCG, matrix, and its applications, Product planning, new product development process, Innovation and Creativity, product testing, product placement & commercialization Industrial Relations: Industrial Disputes Ordinance, 1949; Payment of Wages Act, 1936; The Minimum Wages Act, 1948; Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972; Employers Provident Fund Scheme; Miscellaneous Provision Act; Maternity Benefit Act 1961; The Payment of Bonus Act 1965; Equal Remuneration Act, 1976; Industrial Employment Act, 1946. Compliance and Legal Aspects
Manures & Fertilizers: Green Manures, Fertilizer – types, chemical composition Data Communication and Networking: OSI Model, TCP/IP Suit, IPv4 Addressing, IP header, Subnet Mask, Mac Address, ARP and RARP and DHCP, Switching and Routing, Common Network Protocols (Telnet, HTTP, FTP, SNMP, PPP,UDP, ARP etc., Network Devices (Switch, Hub, Repeater, Router, Modem etc), LAN, MAN, WAN, Network Security Sales: Personal Selling, selling processes, types of the sales organization, Sales forecasting, sales strategies, sales force incentive plans, sales promotion, and its objectives, sales monitoring, sales reporting, motivating the sales force, Advertising, PR. Introduction to HRM: Nature and Scope of HRM, Functions of HRM, Models of HRM, Personnel Policies, Principles of HRM Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange
Cropping Scheme: Crop Rotation, Cropping System, Soil and Crop suitability, Climate and Crops Basics of Programming and Data Structures: C, C++, Java Basics, OOPS Concepts, Array, Strings, Heap & Priority Queue, Queue, Linked List, Stack Marketing Management: Introduction to marketing; concepts, marketing environment; segmentation, targeting & positioning, marketing mix (4Ps, 7Ps, etc.), Marketing Research, PLC, New product development process, pricing, pricing methods, promotion basics, promotion methods & strategies, Demand forecasting. Human Resource Planning Definition, Objectives and elements, Importance of Human Resource Planning Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act
Irrigation: Sources and Methods of Irrigation, Problems related to Irrigation, Advanced Irrigational Facilities, Important Dams and Rivers that have played a major role in shaping Irrigational Activities Software Engineering: Software Development Models(Waterfall, RAD, Prototyping, Spiral), Design and Analysis, Data Flow Diagram, Software Requirement, Software Testing (Black, White, Grey Box), Software Maintenance and CASE tools Retail Marketing: Retail marketing and management, strategic retail marketing, retail marketing mix, CRM and retail marketing, CBB & retail marketing , Retail location, retail store operations, retail organizations & structure, SCM , Retail pricing and promotional pricing, retail branding strategies, store & non-store brands, merchandising and warehousing, global retailing, modern trade and new trends in retailing. Recruitment: Theory and Meaning, Process of Recruitment, Training and Development, Definition, Process and Ideas, Induction and Orientation SARFAES
Rural Credit: Agriculture Insurance Schemes, Woman & Child Development Schemes, Role of RRBs, Agricultural Loans and Financing Computer Organization & Architecture: 8085 and 8086 (Flags and Interrupts), Memory Hierarchy & System Bus Services/Digital Marketing: Services, nature, service product & pricing, service positioning, CRM and services, CBB and services marketing, promoting & services , MIS, service processes, service distribution, employees (people) and services marketing, Customer relationship management (CRM), internet marketing, Social Media Optimisation (SMO), Social Media Marketing (SMM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Personnel Related: Employee Socialization and Orientation, Promotion and Demotion in HRM, Transfers in HRM, Separation in HRM, Retirement Compensation and Benefits, Management by Objectives (MOB), Performance Appraisal, Productivity and Morale, Employee Counselling, Turnover, Absenteeism, Employee Welfare, Employee Safety and Health, Disciplinary Procedure, Grievance Procedure, Theories on Motivation, Job Satisfaction Banking Ombudsman Scheme
Vegetable & Fruit Science: Crop Horticulture – Sowing Time & Spacing, Seed Rate, Important Varieties, Herbicides & Pesticides, Plant Diseases, Preservation and Types of Cropping Systems Fruits & Vegetables Preservation Methods MS Office & Windows and Web Technologies: HTML, Javascript Basics, Cookies, Search Engine Basics Client Server Model Brand Management: Introduction to brands and brand management, brand research and brand equity, branding for different product categories, branding & differentiation, brand image, brand element and brand association, Brand equity measurement, competitive analysis, brand positioning, brand hierarchies, CBBE (Customer-based brand equity), Branding & IMC, branding and marketing mix, branding and product mix, brand attributes, branding and segmentation,brand strategies, brand image and awareness, brand equity systems, brand value, brand extensions. Union Management: Trade Unionism, Collective Bargaining, Workers Participation in Management Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector
Weeds: Classification of weeds, Merits and Demerits, Weed Control Miscellaneous: Recurrence Relation, Planar Graphs, Relation, Regular Expression, Data Mining, Sorting, Finite Automata, Data Mining, Sorting, Algorithms to Find Shortest Path Product Management: Product Life Cycle, levels of a product, product mix, product portfolio decisions, BCG matrix, and its applications, Product planning, new product development process, Innovation and Creativity, product testing, product placement & commercialization Job Design, Analysis and Evaluation: Job Design: Definition, Importance and Factors Affecting Job Design, Elements of Job Design; Job Analysis: Process, Importance of Job Analysis; Job Evaluation: Overview Consumer Protection Act
Surveying: Introduction to Surveying, Classification of Surveying, Benefits and Recent Surveys and Committees Digital Logic: Logic Gates, Combinational Circuits, Number System, Hamming Distance, Basics of Counters Consumer Behaviour: Consumer personality & brand personality, buying influences, buying process, factors influencing buying decisions, models of buying behavior, post-purchase behavior. Marketing research, methods, data collection techniques, sources of secondary data for marketing decisions   Bankers Book Evidence Act
Animal Husbandry: Classifications, Small Industries, Diseases and Causes, Breeding Dairy, Cattle Management, Small Scale Industries and Threats to them Computer Hardware: ROM/RAM, BIOS, Bootstrap Memory, Hard Disks, Peripheral Devices, Compiler, Assembler, Linker, Macro Processor, Loader, translator Integerated Marketing Communications (IMC): IMC definition, elements, IMC and brand communication process, role of advertising in branding process BTL, OOH, etc., promotions in IMC – consumer, trade sales, co-branding, in-branding, etc., packaging and labeling in IMC, PR.Consumer Protection in India: List of Consumer Rights.Consumer Protection Act,1986.   DRT Act
Dairy: Cattle Management, Rearing   Advanced Marketing Techniques: Global marketing, Strategic Marketing Process, value chain, value creation. Nature & scope of rural markets, marketing to cooperatives, channels of distribution in rural India.Inbound marketing, reverse marketing, up-selling, down-selling and cross-selling techniques, CSR.    
Botany: Plant Biotechnology, Agricultural Microbiology, Plant Physiology & Biochemistry, Soil Microbiology          
Agriculture Engineering: Farm Machinery & Power, Food Processing, Agricultural Structure, Post Harvest Technology        
Miscellaneous: Latest Developments, Recent Discoveries, Latest Bt Crops and related Research, Hybrid        

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2020

IBPS follows a standard selection process in all its recruitment examinations. It will conduct an online examination for IBPS SO 2020. The exam pattern of IBPS SO vary for different posts under Specialist Officers (SO). To be able to prepare in the best way possible, you should first know the exam pattern of IBPS SO which will help you in making a preparation plan accordingly. The IBPS SO is divided into three phases:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview.

The IBPS SO Prelims exam for some of the posts is common and consists of three sections. The IBPS SO Mains exam is different for some posts and common for some. These two phases will be followed by the Interview stage which will lead to the final selection.

IBPS SO Prelims Pattern 2020

The IBPS SO Prelims 2020 will be an online examination which will consist of three sections which will have sectional timings of 40 minutes each but with variable marks.The exam pattern of IBPS SO Prelims may differ for some posts. The total marks for IBPS SO Prelims for all the posts will be 125  whereas the total number of questions will be 150. The IBPS SO Prelims 2020 for Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I & Law Officer will have a common exam pattern and will consist of three sections: Reasoning, English Language & General Awareness (With special reference to Banking industry).

IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Prelims for the Post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari is as follows:

S. No.Name of testMedium of ExamNo.of questionsMaximum MarksDuration
1 English Language English 50 25 40 Minutes
2 Reasoning English & Hindi 50 50 40 Minutes
3 General Awareness with Special reference to Banking Industry English & Hindi 50 50 40 Minutes
-Total-1501252 Hours

The IBPS SO Prelims 2020 for the posts of Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer (Scale I) will also consist of three sections but will contain Quantitative Aptitude as a subject in place of General Awareness. The other two sections will be Reasoning and English Language. The number of questions here will also be the same as stated above - 150 and the total marks will be 125 with a total time duration of 120 minutes.

Exam pattern for IBPS SO for IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer is given below:

S. No.Name of testMedium of ExamNo.of questionsMaximum MarksDuration
1 English Language English 50 25 40 Minutes
2 Reasoning English & Hindi 50 50 40 Minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude English & Hindi 50 50 40 Minutes
  Total   1501252 Hours

IBPS SO Mains Pattern 2020

 If you qualify IBPS SO Prelims 2020 , you will be called for the Mains. IBPS SO Mains 2020 is a bit different than the other IBPS exams. IBPS SO Mains 2020 consists of either one or maximum two sections depending on the post you are applying for. For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari, there will be two tests on Professional Knowledge: Objective & Descriptive. The total marks for this test will be 60 and time limit is one hour. Both the tests can be given in either Hindi or English Language.

 Exam Pattern for IBPS SO Mains for Rajbhasha Adhikari is as follows:

Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 30 minutes

IBPS SO Mains for the posts of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer will consist of only one objective test of Professional Knowledge comprising of 60 marks, 60 questions and the time duration will be 45 minutes. The test can be given in both English and Hindi language. 

 Exam Pattern for IBPS SO Mains for Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer is given below:

Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

If you qualify IBPS SO Mains you will be shortlisted for Interview and the scores obtained in IBPS SO Mains and Interview will be taken into consideration while making the final merit.

IBPS SO Exam Dates 2020

IBPS is known for its timely execution of the examination schedule. The IBPS exam calendar for the year 2020 - 2021 has been recently released and IBPS SO exam date  2020 are mentioned. IBPS has always followed its time-table and therefore the dates mentioned in the exam calendar can be considered as final. The IBPS SO Prelims exam 2020 is expected to be conducted from 26th December 2020 to 27th December 2020 and Main exam will be conducted on 30th January 2021.

Exam dates of IBPS SO 2020 - 2021 is as follows:

IBPS SO Exam Dates 2020

EventsTentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by Candidates To be announced
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) To be announced
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary December 2020
Online Examination – Preliminary December 26 & 27, 2020
Result of Online exam – Preliminary To be notified later
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2021
Online Examination – Main January 30, 2021
Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination To be notified later
Download of call letters for interview To be notified later
Conduct of interview To be notified later
Provisional Allotment To be notified later

IBPS SO Salary 2020

One of the major reasons behind most of the candidates preferring Bank jobs is the stability and security that you receive in a Bank. Along with this stability you also get an attractive salary which makes Banks an obvious choice. An IBPS SO salary for AFO will be Rs 22,700 - Rs 23,700 /- per month. An Agriculture Field Officer (AFO) posted in Scale I is also entitled to receive other allowances like HRA, DA, Special Allowance, Travel Allowance etc. You will also receive reimbursement for medical expenses, newspaper etc.

IBPS SO Job profile

The IBPS SO notification 2020  will be a good chance to work in the Government sector. IBPS SO notification will have vacancies for various posts. IBPS AFO - Agriculture Field Officer - is one of the best job listed under IBPS SO vacancies. An IBPS AFO, just as the title of the job suggests, works as a ‘field officer’. Some of the job responsibilities of an AFO are:

  • Disbursing loans to the farmers.
  • Reviewing agricultural loans.
  • Promoting rural financing.
  • Looking into crop failure cases.
  • Promoting bank’s products in rural areas, specifically among farmers.

IBPS SO Vacancy 2020

IBPS releases a good number of vacancies every year for the post of Specialist Officers (SO) under various categories. This year too IBPS is expected to release good number of vacancies. There will be separate vacancies for different posts mentioned in the IBPS SO official notification. You can start preparing for the same, without waiting for the last moment. Given below are the vacancies for 2019. We will update once the actual IBPS SO vacancies are out.

Post NameNumber of Post
IT Officer 76
HR/Personnel Officer 20
Rajbhasha Adhikari 27
Marketing Officer 310
Law Officer 60
Agriculture Officer 670

IBPS SO Vacancies 2020: I.T.Officer (Scale-I)

Following are the bank-wise vacancies released for the post of IBPS SO I.T Officer (Scale I) 2019:

BANKSCSTOBCEWSGENTOTALOut of Which
HIOCVIID
ALLAHABAD BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
ANDHRA BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BANK OF BARODA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
BANK OF MAHARASHTRA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CANARA BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
CORPORATION BANK 9 4 16 6 25 60 1 1 0 0
INDIAN BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
PUNJAB & SIND BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
SYNDICATE BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UCO BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UNION BANK OF INDIA 1 1 3 1 10 16 1 0 2 0
UNITED BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
TOTAL 10 5 19 7 35 76 2 1 2 0

IBPS SO Vacancies 2020: Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)

Below is the bank-wise vacancies released for the post of IBPS SO AGRICULTURAL FIELD OFFICER (SCALE-I) 2019:

BANKSCSTOBCEWSGENTOTALOut of Which
HIOCVIID
ALLAHABAD BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
ANDHRA BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BANK OF BARODA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
BANK OF MAHARASHTRA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CANARA BANK 48 24 86 32 130 320 3 3 3 3
CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
CORPORATION BANK 15 7 27 10 41 100 1 2 0 0
INDIAN BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
PUNJAB & SIND BANK 7 3 13 5 22 50 0 0 0 0
PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
SYNDICATE BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UCO BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UNION BANK OF INDIA 30 10 54 20 86 200 2 3 1 2
UNITED BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
TOTAL 100 44 180 67 279 670 6 8 4 5

IBPS SO Vacancies 2020: Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)

Bank wise vacancies for the post of IBPS SO RAJBHASHA ADHIKARI (SCALE-I) 2019 is mentioned below in the table:

BANKSCSTOBCEWSGENTOTALOut of Which
HIOCVIID
ALLAHABAD BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
ANDHRA BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BANK OF BARODA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
BANK OF MAHARASHTRA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CANARA BANK 1 0 2 1 6 10 0 0 0 0
CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
CORPORATION BANK 1 0 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 0
INDIAN BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
PUNJAB & SIND BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
SYNDICATE BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UCO BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UNION BANK OF INDIA 1 0 3 1 7 12 2 2 1 1
UNITED BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
TOTAL 3 0 6 3 15 27 2 2 1 1

IBPS SO Vacancies 2020: Law Officer (Scale-I)

Following are the bank-wise vacancies  for the post of IBPS SO LAW OFFICER (SCALE-I) 2019:

BANKSCSTOBCEWSGENTOTALOut of Which
HIOCVIID
ALLAHABAD BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
ANDHRA BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BANK OF BARODA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
BANK OF MAHARASHTRA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CANARA BANK 1 0 2 1 6 10 0 0 0 0
CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
CORPORATION BANK 4 2 7 2 10 25 0 2 0 0
INDIAN BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
PUNJAB & SIND BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
SYNDICATE BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UCO BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UNION BANK OF INDIA 1 1 2 2 19 25 0 2 0 0
UNITED BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
TOTAL 6 3 11 5 35 60 0 4 0 0

IBPS SO Vacancies 2020: HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)

Bank wise vacancies for the post of IBPS SO HR/PERSONNEL OFFICER (SCALE-I) 2019 are shown in the table below:

BANKSCSTOBCEWSGENTOTALOut of Which
HIOCVIID
ALLAHABAD BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
ANDHRA BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BANK OF BARODA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
BANK OF MAHARASHTRA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CANARA BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
CORPORATION BANK 1 1 3 1 4 10 1 0 0 0
INDIAN BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
PUNJAB & SIND BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
SYNDICATE BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UCO BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UNION BANK OF INDIA 1 0 2 1 6 10 1 0 0 0
UNITED BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
TOTAL 2 1 5 2 10 20 2 0 0 0

IBPS SO Vacancies 2020: Marketing Officer (Scale-I)

Following are the bank-wise vacancies for the post of IBPS SO Marketing Officer (Scale I) 2019:

BANKSCSTOBCEWSGENTOTALOut of Which
HIOCVIID
ALLAHABAD BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
ANDHRA BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BANK OF BARODA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
BANK OF MAHARASHTRA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CANARA BANK 1 0 2 1 6 10 0 0 0 0
CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
CORPORATION BANK 15 8 27 10 40 100 2 2 0 0
INDIAN BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
PUNJAB & SIND BANK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
SYNDICATE BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UCO BANK NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UNION BANK OF INDIA 28 10 54 20 88 200 3 3 2 2
UNITED BANK OF INDIA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
TOTAL 44 18 83 31 134 310 5 5 2 2

IBPS SO Marking scheme

IBPS follows fixed criteria in all its exams when it comes to the marking scheme. In IBPS SO Prelims, all questions carry 1 mark except the section of English Language where the questions carry 0.5 marks. A penalty of 0.25 marks will be charged for every incorrect answer.

IBPS SO Marking scheme

IBPS SO Marking schemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 1 mark
For wrong answers -0.25 marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

IBPS SO Exam Language

IBPS SO is one of the most sought-after jobs. You can choose the language in which you wish to attempt the IBPS SO exam. You will have a choice of English and Hindi as the exam language except for the test of English Language. You will also have the choice of viewing any particular question in another language other than the one chosen by you.

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2020

To apply for IBPS SO 2020, you should meet the eligibility criteria with respect to Educational Qualification, Age etc which will be mentioned in IBPS SO official notification 2020. Eligibility for IBPS SO should be fulfilled if you are applying for the post of Specialist Officer (SO). Before filling up the IBPS SO application form it is necessary to ensure if you are eligible for the post you wish to apply for. Every post will have different eligibility criteria with respect to educational qualifications.

IBPS SO Educational Criteria

IBPS SO official notification 2020 will have all the details regarding the educational criteria. IBPS SO further consists of many job posts for which you need to possess a particular educational degree with respect to the type of post. The basic minimum qualification will be a ‘graduate degree’ in the respective discipline along with other requirements. Refer to the table given below for the detailed IBPS SO eligibility regarding education.

Post CodeName of the PostEducational Qualification
01 I.T. Officer (Scale-I) 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 Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level (from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)
02 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
03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR Postgraduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.
04 Law Officer (Scale I) A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
05 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.
06 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

IBPS SO Age Criteria

If you are applying for IBPS SO 2020 you should also follow age criteria specified by IBPS. You should be in between a specified age limit with respect to minimum and maximum age for all the posts for which the vacancies are declared in the IBPS Specialist Officer recruitment 2020. For all the posts the age criteria will be as follows:

Post CodeName of the PostAge
01 I.T. Officer (Scale-I) Min- 20 Years / Max-30 Years
02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 Years / Max-30 Years
03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Min- 20 Years / Max-30 Years
04 Law Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 Years / Max-30 Years
05 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 years / Max- 30 years
06 Marketing Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 years / Max- 30 years

IBPS SO Age Relaxation 

Government has certain age relaxation norms for reserved categories, for example, If you belong to SC/ST category you hold an age relaxation of five years and if OBC category you hold an age relaxation of three years. Complete details on age relaxation for IBPS SO is provided in the table below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) 10 years
Ex - Servicemen 5 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

IBPS SO 2020: How to Apply Online

IBPS SO 2020 is going to be among the important examinations that are most awaited by all the job aspirants. Everyone is going to prepare for this much awaited exam and give their best to get a stable and good job like that of a ‘Specialist Officer’. All of this will be useful only if you are able to apply for the job successfully and for that you should be well aware of the complete application process and clear out all the confusion. Online application procedure of IBPS SO 2020 is explained step by step in the points below:

  • Go to the official website of IBPS and click on the "CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION" tab provided on the top right corner of the page.
  • You will be redirected to the first page of the IBPS SO application form where you will be required to fill in all the basic details and click on the Save & Next button to move forward.
  • You will now be redirected to the second page of the form where you will be asked to upload your scanned passport size photograph and signature based on the specification mentioned therein and click on the next button.
  • After you move on to the next page, you will have to fill in your personal details including your educational qualifications.
  • The next step would be filling the exam centres preference list. You will be required to fill in 4 centres. Click on 'Save & Next'.
  • After you are finished with entering the details, the preview of your form will be shown, so that if you find any error, you may edit and correct it. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to edit it.
  • At the end, you will have to choose a preferable online payment method to submit the application fee for IBPS PO. You can pay the fees through credit card / debit card / net banking etc.
  • Click on the 'Submit' button to complete the application.

IBPS SO Application Fee

All those who will apply for IBPS SO 2020 will have to complete the application process in the proper way. This implies that until and unless you make the fee payment, your IBPS SO application will be considered incomplete.You will have to choose any one of the online payment methods given there and pay the application fee for the IBPS SO exam. The fee amount will vary according to the category. The details are as follows:

S. No.CategoryApplication Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS SO Exam Centres

IBPS SO 2020 will be an online examination and therefore IBPS will need exam centres to conduct the examination smoothly where all the facilities and support will be available. These exam centres will be spread all across India. You can choose the IBPS SO exam centres according to your choice of state and city and accordingly the centres will be allotted to you by IBPS. You can not change your choice of centre once the IBPS SO application form is submitted. IBPS reserves the right to make changes in the list of exam centres at its discretion.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Centres

The Exam Centre for IBPS SO 2020 will be asked at the time of filling up the application form. You can choose the examination centre of your choice. Please note that after the submission of an IBPS SO application form, changes in the examination centre will not be entertained. IBPS SO Prelims exam centres are shown below:

Centre CodeCityStateCentre CodeCityState
11 Port Blair Andaman & Nicobar 29 Kavarrati Lakshadweep
12 1.Vijaywada,
2.Vishakhapatnam
3.Vizianagaram
4.Srikakulam
5.Tirupati
6.Chirala
7.Chittoor
8.Guntur
9.Nellore
10.Ongole
11.Rajahmundry
12.Kadapa
13.Kakinada
14.Kurnool
Andhra Pradesh 30 1.Bhopal
2.Gwalior 
3.Indore 
4.Jabalpur
5.Sagar
6.Satna
7.Ujjain
Madhya Pradesh
13 Naharlagun Arunachal Pradesh 31 1.Amravati
2.Aurangabad 3.Chandrapur
4.Dhule 
5.Jalgaon
6.Kolhapur
7.Latur
8.Mumbai/Thane/ Navi Mumbai
9.Nagpur
10.Nanded
11.Nashik
12.Pune 
13.Ratnagiri
Maharashtra
14 1.Silchar
2.Tezpur
3.Dibrugarh
4.Guwahati
5.Jorhat
Assam 32 Imphal Manipur
15 1.Muzaffarpur
2.Patna
3.Purnea
4.Arrah
5.Aurangabad
6.Bhagalpur
7.Darbhanga
8.Gaya
Bihar 33 Shillong Meghalaya
16 Chandigarh/Mohali Chandigarh 34 Aizawl Mizoram
17 1.Bhilai Nagar
2.Bilaspur
3.Raipur
Chhattisgarh 35 Kohima Nagaland
18 1.Surat
2.Jamnagar
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 36 1.Balasore
2.Berhampur(Ganjam)
3.Bhubaneshwar
4.Sambalpur
5.Cuttack
6.Dhenkanal
7.Rourkela
Odisha
19 1.Surat
2.Jamnagar
Daman & Diu 37 Puducherry Puducherry
20 1.Delhi/New Delhi
2.Faridabad
3.Ghaziabad
4.Greater Noida
5.Gurugram
Delhi 38 1.Amritsar
2.Bhatinda
3.Fategarh Sahib 4.Jalandhar
5.Ludhiana
6.Mohali
7.Pathankot
8.Patiala
9.Sangrur
Punjab
21 Panaji Goa 39 1.Alwar
2.Ajmer
3.Udaipur 
4.Bikaner
5.Jaipur 
6.Jodhpur
7.Kota 
8.Sikar
Rajasthan
22 1.Rajkot
2.Ahmedabad 3.Anand
4.Gandhinagar 5.Himatnagar
6.Jamnagar
7.Mehsana 
8.Surat
9.Vadodara
Gujarat 40 Bardang/ Gangtok Sikkim
23 1.Yamuna Nagar
2.Ambala
3.Hissar
4.Karnal
5.Kurukshetra
6.Panipat
Haryana 41 1.Chennai
2.Coimbatore
3.Madurai
4.Nagercoil
5.Salem
6.Thanjavur
7.Thiruchirapalli
8.Tirunelvelli
9.Vellore
Tamil Nadu
24 1.Bilaspur
2.Hamirpur
3.Una
4.Kangra
5.Kullu 
6.Mandi
7.Shimla
8.Solan
Himachal Pradesh 42 1.Hyderabad
2.Karimnagar
3.Khammam
4.Warangal
Telangana
25 1.Samba
2.Jammu
3.Srinagar
Jammu & Kashmir 43 Agartala Tripura
26 1.Ranchi
2.Bokaro Steel 3.City Dhanbad
4.Hazaribagh 5.Jamshedpur
Jharkhand 44 1.Agra
2.Aligarh
3.Allahabad
4.Bareilly
5.Gorakhpur
6.Jhansi 
7.Kanpur 
8.Lucknow
9.Mathura
10.Meerut
11.Moradabad
12.Muzaffarnagar
13.Varanasi
Uttar Pradesh
27 1.Bengaluru
2.Mangalore
3.Belgaum
4.Bidar
5.Gulbarga
6.Hubli
7.Mysore
8.Shimoga
9.Udupi
Karnataka 45 1.Dehradu
2.Haldwani
3.Roorkee
Uttarakhand
28 1.Alappuzha
2.Kannur
3.Kochi
4.Kozhikode
5.Kollam
6.Kottayam
7.Malappuram
8.Palakkad
9.Thiruvananthapuram
10.Thrichur
Kerala 46 1.Asansol
2.Durgapur
3.Greater Kolkata
4.Hooghly
5.Kalyani
6.Siliguri
West Bengal

IBPS SO Mains Exam Centre 

If you qualify the IBPS SO Prelims exam you will be called for the Mains exam. The examination centres for  IBPS SO Mains exams will also be asked at the time of filling up the application form. Following is the list of examination centres for IBPS SO Mains 2020:

Centre CodeCityStateCentre CodeCityState
11 Port Blair Andaman & Nicobar 29 Kavaratti Lakshadweep
12 1.Vijaywada
2.Vishakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh 30 Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
13 Naharlagun Arunachal Pradesh 31 1.Aurangabad
2.Mumbai/
Thane/ Navi Mumbai,
3.Nagpur
4.Pune
Maharashtra
14 Guwahati Assam 32 Imphal Manipur
15 Patna Bihar 33 Shillong Meghalaya
16 Chandigarh/Mohali Chandigarh 34 Aizawl Mizoram
17 Raipur Chhattisgarh 35 Kohima Nagaland
18   Surat Dadra & Nagar Haveli 36 Bhubaneshwar Odisha
19 Surat Daman & Diu 37 Puducherry Puducherry
20 1.Delhi/New Delhi
2.Faridabad
3.Greater Noida
4.Ghaziabad
5.Gurugram
Delhi 38 1.Jalandhar
2.Ludhiana
Punjab
21 Panji Goa 39 1.Jaipur
2. Udaipur
Rajasthan
22 Ahmedabad Gujarat 40 Bardang/Gangtok Sikkim
23 Hissar Haryana 41 1.Chennai
2.Madurai
3.Tirunelveli
Tamil Nadu
24 1.Shimla
2.Hamirpur
Himachal Pradesh 42 Hyderabad Telangana
25 1.Jammu
2.Srinagar
Jammu & Kashmir 43 Agartala Tripura
26 Ranchi Jharkhand 44 1.Allahabad
2.Lucknow
3.Meerut
Uttar Pradesh
27 1.Hubli
2.Bengaluru
Karnataka 45 Dehradun Uttarakhand
28 1.Kochi
2.Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala 46 1.Greater Kolkata
2.Siliguri
West Bengal

IBPS SO Admit card 2020

Once the application process for IBPS SO 2020 will be completed, the next step will be releasing the admit card of IBPS SO Preliminary exam. The admit card of IBPS SO 2020 will contain all the details of the exam centre including the exam venue, date, time and other exam related instructions. You are advised to follow these instructions to avoid any last-minute tension. After the Prelims examination, the IBPS SO Mains 2020 will be held. You will have to download/print a copy of the IBPS SO admit card from the official website of IBPS and bring a valid identity proof along with it to the exam venue.

IBPS SO Previous year Cut off

Preparation of any exam should be accompanied by complete and extensive information related to the exam. An important exam like IBPS SO needs good preparation and information. By tracking the previous year exams that have been held in all the past years, gives a lot of clarity about the exam and its level. You can get a good idea about what to be expected from IBPS SO 2020, by referring to the IBPS SO previous year cut off.

IBPS SO Final Cut-Off 2018-19: Category-wise

IBPS SO final merit list for each category with sectional cutoff in each section is given below. Check in the table for further details

S.NoName of the SectionMaximum MarksCutoff
   GeneralSC/ST/OBC/PwD
1. English 25 4.75 2.50
2. Reasoning 50 15.25 10
3. General Awareness / Quantitative Aptitude 50 16.75 11.50

IBPS SO Cut Off 2018-19: Category wise (Final)

Since IBPS SO is held for various posts so each post has different cut off. The cut off for IT Officer (Scale I) and Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I) is given below:

PostCategory
SCSTOBCURHIOCVIID
I.T Officer (Scale I ) 52.93 50.60 54.93 60.00 67.27 49.93 58.47 NA
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I) 43.67 41.60 48.47 48.67 30.67 43.40 41.47 37.33

IBPS SO Cut Off 2018-19: Category-wise (Mains + Interview)

The total marks that constitutes the final merit of IBPS SO is the combination of the marks obtained in the Mains objective type online mode exam and Interview. Given below is the final merit for IT Officer and Agriculture Field Officer Scale I

PostCategory
SCSTOBCURHIOCVIID
I.T Officer (Scale I ) 57.40 55.47 58.67 66.27 47.00 38.67 NA 46.67
Agricultural Field Officer 51.67 51.33 56.47 63.00 48.20 52.67 45.80 29.07

IBPS SO Cut Off 2018-19: Category-wise (Reserve List)

IBPS also has a reserve list. If yoou miss the opportunity to enter in to the final merit list of IBPS SO you still have one chance to enter into the banking sector through this merit list. Further details in the table given below:

PostCategory
SCSTOBCURHIOCVIID
I.T Officer (Scale I ) 40.00 30.93 46.13 50.40 34.00 30.00 47.00 NA
Agricultural Field Officer 41.07 38.33 46.00 46.27 NA 43.13 NA NA

IBPS SO Mains Cut off 2017: IT Officer Scale I

Besides having sectional cut off for each section IBPS SO also has Professional Knowledge cut off which is given below:

Name of TestMaximum MarksCut Off
GENOBC/SC/ST/PWD
Professional Knowledge 60 16.50 13

IBPS SO Mains Cut off 2017: Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I)

Just like other post IBPS Agriculture Field Officer also has professional knowledge cut off which is listed in the table given below:

Name of TestMaximum MarksCut Off
GENOBC/SC/ST/PWD
Professional Knowledge 60 14 10.75

IBPS SO Online Course 2020

IBPS SO being one of the most important exams, needs a thorough study and a good level of preparation. Being in a digital era, everyone today prefers going online where you may find an ocean of knowledge and information. You need to be sensible enough to select the useful sources of knowledge and information. You can get directionless and can get lost seeing excess of information. Therefore, to give a set direction to your preparation ixamBee has come up with a comprehensive yet crisp IBPS AFO Online Course which will provide you with complete and correct information and resources that you need to qualify this important exam. This course is designed by ixamBee experts:

  • Ms. Arunima Sinha (Coach for Banking exams for 6 years, Ex-Manager SIDBI, Ex-Bank PO)
  • Mr. Chandraprakash Joshi (ex-AFO , ex-AGM RBI, MBA-Finance, PhD)
  • Mr. Karan Sardana (Coach for Bank, SSC, Insurance, MAT, CLAT Exams for 12 years)
  • Ms.Veena.M (B.Sc. Agri, MBA in Agri-Business Management).

IBPS AFO Online Course for 2020 consists of the following features:

  • Video Lessons
  • Concept Check Questions
  • Chapters Tests
  • Section Tests
  • Full-Length Mock Tests
  • Live Online Classes for Doubt Clarification
  • Guidance for Prelims and Mains exam
  • Special focus and coverage of topics from Agriculture
  • Guidance for Interview Round

The IBPS AFO Online Course will be valid till final selection.

IBPS SO IT Officer Online Course for 2020 consist of the following features:

  • 450+ Video Lessons
  • 11,000+ Practice Questions
  • Full Length Mock Test For Prelims and Mains
  • 125+ Study notes in PDF format
  • Live Classes for Doubt Clarification
  • Guidance for Interview Round

The IBPS SO IT Online Course will be valid till selection

IBPS SO Free Mock tests 2020

The online examination for IBPS SO 2020 will be conducted in the months of December 2020 and January 2021. You should start your preparation well as the IBPS SO 2020 calendar has been released but what will matter most is how well you actually sink in all that preparation and for how long does it stay, if you start preparing from now on. It is very important to check on your knowledge and for that you need a lot of practice. If this practice is accompanied by real exam experience, it would prove even more helpful and will let you ace the IBPS SO exam. Practicing mock tests for IBPS SO is one such way through which you can make the most out of your daily practice along with learning more. If this practice comes with mock tests that are totally free, it adds on to your advantage in a better way. To get an edge over others ixamBee is providing 700+ free mock test series for IBPS SO exam 2020. You can visit the ixamBee website’s FMT (Free Mock Test) section and proceed to attempt the mock tests.

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IBPS SO Preparation Strategy 2020

IBPS has been increasing the level of its exams since few years owing to the competition and race among the aspirants to get a good job for themselves. Therefore it has become even more necessary to prepare in the best way possible. You should keep few points in mind:

  • Know the IBPS SO syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Strengthen your basics in all the subjects.
  • Do not waste too much of time in doing so.
  • Only knowledge doesn’t matter, speed also contributes to the performance in the exam.
  • Practice as much as you can.
  • Set practical goals.
  • Make a time-table that suits your daily routine.
  • Push your limits so that you may know what actually you are capable of.
  • Do not overstress yourself.
  • Take one at a time. Don’t try to gulp everything in an instant.
  • Take short breaks.
  • Do away with fixed strategies, make one that suits your routine, availability and capabilities.

IBPS SO Exam Books 2020

Gathering all information about the exam like the syllabus, exam pattern is a good step but it would not prove helpful if you do not accompany it with a good quality study material. Talking about the study material, books play a very important role even in this online digital era. To have a book by your side to refer at any point is always beneficial and you cannot totally do away with books. Therefore it is better to research well and get hold of some best quality books which guide you in the right direction and provide you with just the right information.

Name of bookAuthor
A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Revised Edition R. S. Aggarwal
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal 1st Edition BS Sijwali, Indu Sijwal
The Hand on Guide to Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning Peeyush Bhardwaj
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations 17th Edition R. S. Aggarwal
Magical Book On QuickerMaths 3 Edition M Tyra
Quantitative Aptitude Test N. K. Singh
Objective English for Competitive Examinations Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha
Objective General English 22nd Edition R. S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal
Objective English 4 Edition Edgar Thorpe
Computer for Competitive Exams: Fundamental of Computer with MCQs : Fundamentals of Computer with Multiple Choice Questions 1st Edition RPH Editorial Board
Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams 1st Edition R Pillai
IBPS Specialist Officer CWE LAW Officer Online Exam Practice Work Book Kiran Prakashan
CWE-IBPS Bank-HR Specialist/Personal officer Complete Book Priyanka Prakashan
CWE-IBPS Bank-Marketing Specialist Officer Exam: Complete Book Priyanka Prakashan
CWE-IBPS Bank Agriculture Field Officer Exam Complete Book Priyanka Prakashan

IBPS SO Blogs

There is a pool of information available online these days. You should know which source to refer to as you may get lost and waste your valuable time there. Blogs are one of the best sources of information in this online era. Educational blogs give you a clear idea and information related to almost all important exam these days. IBPS SO is one of these important examinations which is awaited by many and applied by a huge number of candidates. To get some information regarding IBPS SO, you can read the following blogs:

IBPS SO 2020 Notification Out: Vacancy, Exam Date and Other Details

IBPS SO : Some Important IT Questions

IBPS SO Final Results Declared: Check Your Results Now

IBPS SO (AFO) 2020: Reasoning- Short Preparation Tips

IBPS SO Pre: Tips and Tricks For The Night Before Exam

2020 IBPS PO vs IBPS SO – WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE?

IBPS SO (AFO) 2020: Reasoning- Short Preparation Tips

IBPS SO Notification Video 2020

IBPS SO Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) 2020

Question: Can those students who are appearing in final year of Graduation apply for any post in IBPS SO 2020 recruitment?

Answer: Yes. The candidates who have appeared for the final examinations and waiting for the results are eligible to appear in the IBPS SO selection process.

Question: In IBPS SO 2020 Exam, can I choose Hindi language as the exam language?

Answer: Yes, IBPS SO 2020 Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language accordingly.

Question: Is the IBPS SO 2020 Examination in ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?

Answer: IBPS SO 2020 Exam will be in online mode.

Question: Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in IBPS SO 2020 Exam ?

Answer: Yes, IBPS SO 2020 Exam will have sectional cut-off along with the overall cut-off.

Question: Is IBPS SO 2020 Job transferable?

Answer: Yes, IBPS SO is liable to be posted anywhere in India, also depending on the job profile and department being served.

Question: How many attempts are there in IBPS SO 2020 Exam ?

Answer: There is no such limit on the number of attempts for IBPS SO 2020 Exam. You can appear for this exam till the time you are eligible according to the eligibility criteria provided by IBPS in its notification.

Question: What is the age limit for IBPS SO post?

Answer: The minimum age of the candidates must be 20 years & maximum age limit is 30 years as on the date mentioned in the official notification

faq

Yes, IBPS SO  2020 Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language accordingly.

IBPS SO  2020 Exam will be in online mode.

Yes, IBPS SO  2020 Exam will have sectional cut-off along with the overall cut-off.

Yes, IBPS SO is liable to be posted anywhere in India, also depending on the job profile and department being served.

There is no such limit on the number of attempts for IBPS SO  2020 Exam. You can appear for this exam till the time you are eligible according to the eligibility criteria provided by IBPS in its notification.