IBPS SO 2020-2021: Exam Dates (Released), Application Form

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IBPS SO 2020-2021 Exam dates have been released. IBPS Specialist Officer (Specialist Officers) (CWE)(vii) is special Exam Conducted once a year by IBPS (Institute Of Banking Service) For recruiting various officers for specialist fields (mentioned below) in various Public Sector Banks. It is a wonderful opportunity for the aspirants with Specialised degrees such as  BE, B.tech, MBA, MCA etc. IBPS SO releases its Notification in November and the Recruited officers will work under Public Sector Banks.

Before that, Candidates should have a good idea about Important Dates, Eligibility, Ibps SO/CWE VII Exam Pattern, How to Apply online, IBPS SO 2020 Cut off, Documents need for Interview, IBPS SO 2020 Selection Procedure, Tips to clear IBPS SO 2020.

Latest Update: IBPS SO 2020 – 2021 Exam Dates has been released. The exam will be conducted on 26 – 27 December 2020.

IBPS SO 2020-2021 Important Dates

Important Activity Dates
Commencement of online registration 07 November 2020
Closure of on-line registration 26 November 2020
Admit Card December 2020
Prelims Exam 26 – 27 December 2020
IBPS SO Main Exam 30 January 2021
Interview February 2021
Provisional Allotment yet to announce

IBPS SO 2020-2021 Eligibility Criteria

For Various Posts, Eligibility is individually mentioned below:

Various Posts Eligibility:

Various Posts Eligibility
IT Officer(Scale-I) 4 year BE/B.tech in UG/PG in It/computer science/application/Electronics/ECE/Electronics & Instrumentation/Electronics & Communication
Agriculture Field (scale-I) 4-year degree in agriculture or subjects related to agriculture sciences(Horticulture/Veterinary Science/ Pisciculture/Agriculture/Food Technology/Agricultural Engineering/Dairy Technology etc.)
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) PG Degree in Hindi with English as a subject in Graduation or PG degree in Sanskrit with subjects (English and Hindi) in Graduation.
Law officer(scale-I) Degree in LLB and enrolled as Advocate in Bar Council
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) Any UG degree &PG in Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/HR/social work/labour work.
Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Any Ug degree & 2 years MBA/MMS(Marketing)/PGDBA/PGDBM with a marketing specialization.

Age Eligibility: Candidates between 20 years to 30 years are eligible to apply (Few Exceptions )

Reservation Category Relaxation Years
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-serviceman 5 years
An individual domiciled in J&K during the period 01 January 1980, and 31 December 1989 5 years
Person affected by 1984 riots 5 years

How to Apply Online:

You can Go to the site whenever Notification comes. Candidates are required to go to https://www.ibps.in/s and have to follow the steps given below in order to fill the application form online.

  1. Select CWE (specialist officers)
  2. Click Link “To apply Online for CWE VII for 2020-2021 Recruitment process for Recruiting Specialist Officers.
  3. Fill the application form online. be Cautious while filling all the details such as  Personal, Educational information and most importantly, Posts for which you are applying.
  4. Do the online payment
  5. Take out the print-out of the application form and keep it with you.
  6. Generate the Admit Card.

Before you Apply, utilize a long time to prepare for the Exam.

Exam pattern

Exam pattern constitutes Written Tests as well as An Interview.

  • Online CWE IBPS SO VII test.
  • Interview

Preliminary Exam:

  • Reasoning (50 Questions)
  • Quantitative/General Awareness (50 questions)
  • English language (50 questions)

The test will be of 120 minutes and will constitute 150 questions.

Mode of exam Online
Number of questions 150
Sections in paper 3- English Language, Reasoning and General Awareness/ Quantitative Aptitude
Maximum Marks 125
Duration of exam 2 hours
Medium of language English and Hindi

IBPS SO 2020 Main Exam Pattern for IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Law Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:

Mode of exam Online
Number of questions 60
Sections in paper 1
Maximum Marks 60
Duration of exam 45 minutes
Medium of language English and Hindi

IBPS SO 2020 Main Exam Pattern for Rajbhasha Adhikari

Mode of exam Online
Number of questions 45(Objective)+ 2 (Descriptive)
Sections in paper 2
Maximum Marks 60
Duration of exam 60 minutes (30 minutes for each section)
Medium of language English and Hindi

IBPS SO Interview

Shortlisted candidates will be called for the Interview conducted by the following banks with the help of IBPS PO.

Allahabad Bank Indian bank Syndicate  Bank Canara Bank
Andhra Bank Central Bank of India Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank
Bank of Baroda Corporation Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce Union Bank of India
Bank of India Vijaya Bank Punjab National Bank United Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra ECGC Punjab & Sind Bank Dena Bank
Bharatiya  Mahila Bank IDBI Bank Any other bank or financial institution

IBPS Specialist Officer Selection Procedure

  1. To qualify CWE online IBPS SO Exam.
  2. To print out Call Letter for Interview.
  3. Attend the Interview and to get minimum 40% (35% for SC/ST etc. )
  4. To qualify for the Merit List and this list will be formed keeping 80:20 in mind with respect to Online CWE test and Interview.
  5. There will be a Penalty for each wrong answer of 0.25 marks.

IBPS SO Cutt off

For qualifying the CWE IBPS SO, one has to clear the CWE with minimum Qualifying marks and then, only then will be called for the interview and Merit list cut off will be depending on the No. of vacancies available.

List of Documents needed for Presenting in IBPS SO 2020-2021 Interview

  • Birth proof document
  • Address proof document
  • Caste certificate (if eligible)
  • Mark sheets and Certificates of Degree qualified.
  • Printout of Valid interview call letter and application form CWE VII generated at the time of filling the application form.

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Centers

IBPS BANK SO Will has Exam Centres in almost all cities. Here, Some names are mentioned below such as:


Tips On preparation for IBPS SO 2020-2021

  • For scoring well in English section, Candidates need to strengthen their vocabulary well as this section will ask for Synonyms, antonyms, passage etc. and one can strengthen their vocabulary by learning 60-70 new word daily and make sure, you practice them daily and listening to English music can also help you.
  • For scoring well in Quantitative Aptitude section, Candidates need to be very clear with basic concepts and most important, one should focus more on increasing calculations speed, this will helps you to score well in this section.
  • To score well in Reasoning Section, Candidates can score well in this section too because this section only needs mental alertness and logical thinking and that can come up by practising more and more.
  • For scoring well in Professional Knowledge section, This section is in reach of most of the candidates as this will only be from the field you belong.so, prepare accordingly.
  • For scoring well in Interview, Make sure You reach on time and most importantly, with all documents required and Preparation is the key to success.

Tip of the day: “work hard until the date your Signature becomes Autograph”. So, candidates work smart as well as hard and No one can stop you Clearing this CWE IBPS SO Exam.

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  1. Hello.. I have done diploma in computer engineering (3 years) and b.tech in computer science (3years) and have 1yr experience in IT company. Am I eligible to apply for the post of IT OFFICER ? In the application form it’s asking for 4 year engineering degree. Please advise. Thank you.


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