IBPS SO Recruitment 2020: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

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IBPS SO Recruitment 2020 Preliminary exam will be held on 26 and 27 December 2020. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will release the IBPS SO recruitment notification in November 2020 on the official website for the post of Specialist Officers in different Public Sector Banks for multiple positions. Read the given below article to know more about IBPS SOs Recruitment 2020.

Latest Update:

IBPS SO Recruitment 2019 Result for Specialist Officers VIII has been postponed due to COVID-19 and the new date will be announced soon.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2020 Important Dates

Check the important dates and events regarding the IBPS SO Recruitment 2020 from the below-given table:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Written Examination for Specialist Officers
Events  Dates
Preliminary Exam 26 and 27 December 2020
Main Exam 30 January 2021

 

Note: Dates of the other events will be updated soon once the authority will release the notification on the official website.

See IBPS Bank PO 2020 IBPS CWE: Exam Dates (Released), Application

IBPS SO Recruitment 2020 Application Form

Candidate can fill the IBPS Specialist Officers Recruitment 2020 Application form through online mode. Read the below-given points for more information regarding the registration form.

  • Candidates are advised to read the information brochure before filling the application form.
  • Fill the details carefully as no form correction facility will be provided by the authority.
  • Pay the application fee to confirm the submission of the application for.
  • Upload the documents as per the prescription given by the authority.
  • It is advised to take a print of the application form for future references.

Documents required to fill the IBPS SO recruitment 2020 Application form:

Applicants must be ready with the following documents before filling the registration form:

  • Photograph
  •  Signature
  •  Left Thumb Impression
  •  A handwritten declaration

Application Fee

Applicants have to pay the application fee to confirm the submission of the application form. Given below is the category-wise application fee:

Application Fees
Category Fee in Rs
SC/ST/PWBD Rs 100/-
Others Rs 600/-

Note: Registration Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstance.

Mode of Payment

Candidates can pay the fee using Debit Cards/RuPay/ Visa/ Master Card/ Maestro/Credit Cards, Internet Banking/ IMPS/Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must check their eligibility before applying to avoid any kind of rejection. Check the IBPS Specialist Officers  Recruitment 2020 Eligibility Criteria for various posts:

  • Nationality

Applicants must be a either of the following:

(i)  Citizen of India

(ii) the subject of Nepal 

(iii)the subject of Bhutan

(iv)Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962

(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania Zambia

  • Age Limit

Candidates must be above 20 years and below 30 years of age.

There will be age relaxation for some reserved categories candidates which is mentioned below:

Age Relaxation
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
Army personnel 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

 

Note: Applicants who are seeking for age relaxation will have to submit necessary certificate(s) in original/ copies at the time of Interview.

  • Education Qualification

Check the post-wise education qualification from the below-given table:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Written Examination for Specialist Officers
S.No. Post Educational Qualification
1. I.T. Officer (Scale I)
  • Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Four years in  engineering//IT/Computer Application/Technology degree in Computer Science/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation

 OR

  • Candidates must have a  Post Graduate Degree in IT/Computer Application Computer Science/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation.
2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Candidates should have a 4 years graduation degree in Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agricultural engineering/  agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forest.
3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Post Graduate in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation or degree level 

OR

 Post-Graduate Degree in Sanskrit with Hindi and  English as a subject at graduation.

4. Law Officer (Scale I) Candidate should have a  bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Candidate must be a Graduate and Full Time Post Graduate Degree or Full-time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ Social Work/ Labour Law/HR/ HRD/ 
6. Marketing Officer (Scale I) Candidate must be a Graduate and Full-Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing

 

Note: Candidates having PG Degree in MMS or MBA/PG Diploma with more than two specializations are not eligible to apply for the examination.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2020 Exam Pattern

The entrance exam will be held in two parts i.e. Preliminary and Mains Exam. Candidates have to qualify the preliminary exam to appear in the Mains Exam. Check the exam pattern for prelims and mains from the below given tables.

For Preliminary Examination:

The preliminary exam will be of 2 hours and is conducted online. It has 3 sections having 150 questions in total with a maximum score of 125 marks.

  • For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Check the details from the table for the above post

Exam Pattern
Sr.

No.

Name of Tests No. of

Questions

Maximum

Marks

Medium of Exam
1 English Language 50 25 English
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi
3 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi
  Total 150 125  

Note: Each section will be of 40 Minutes. 

  • For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Given below is the detailed exam pattern for the above-given post.

Exam Pattern For 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    

Note: Applicants have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. 

 For Main Examination

The Mains Examination will contain questions from the Professional Knowledge Subjects.

  • For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

 
Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi

Note: The duration of the exam is 45 Minutes.

  •  For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Check the details from the below-given table:

 
Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45  

60

English and Hindi 30 Minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 Minutes

Note: IBPS has all the rights to modify the structure of the examination which will be intimated through its website.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2020 Highlights

Check the overview of the IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2020 from the table given below:

IBPS SO Recruitment Basic Details
Post Name IBPS SO Recruitment 2020
Full name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Specialist Officer recruitment
Level National Level
Conducting Body IBPS
Website https://www.ibps.in/
Purpose of Exam For the post of Specialist Officers in different Public Sector Banks for multiple positions
Total No of Vacancies 1500+

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