IBPS SO 2019 Notification | Check Important Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2019  Notification

IBPS SO 2019 Notification: Are you looking for the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Committee Special Officer exam 2019? Do you want to apply for IBPS SO exam?

Don’t worry! Here we are providing a detailed guide on IBPS SO 2019 Notification and online application procedure.

IBPS SO 2019 Notification

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Committee conducts IBPS SO for the posts like,

  • IT Officer Scale I,
  • Agricultural Field Officer Scale I,
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I,
  • Law Officer Scale I,
  • HR/Personnel Officer Scale I,
  • Marketing Officer Scale I. 

You should know that the exam will be conducted in 3 stages.

  • Prelims,
  • Mains,
  • Interview.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection notification has been released every year for Specialist Officer Exam. IBPS is releasing the recruitment notification for the exam shortly.

IBPS SO Mains exam 2019 will be conducted tentatively on January 25, 2020. You should know that the result will be declared 10-15 days after the commencement of the exam. 

Cut off for IBPS SO 2019 will be based on the cumulative score of Mains Exam and the Interview Process obtained by a candidate. 

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection SO Cut Off will be published after each phase of examination has been conducted. 

After the release of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection SO Mains examination, selected candidates will be called for the Interview Process conducted by participating Banks. 

IBPS SO Recruitment 2019 Notification Highlights

Here you can check the IBPS Notification for specialist officers

Conducting body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Mode of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection SO 2019

Online (computer-based test)

Official website


Duration of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection SO 2019

2 hours (120 minutes)


Graduation in specific stream depending on the post

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection SO 2019 Participating Institutes

IDBI Bank, Union Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Central Bank of India, etc.

Exam Date of IBPS SO 2019 

December 28 & 29, 2019 (Prelims)

January 25, 2020 (Mains)

IBPS SO 2019 Exam Dates

Here you can check the important dates for the SO exam 2019.


Dates (tentative)

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection SO 2019 Application process Starts

 7th November 2019

IBPS SO 2019 Preliminary Exam date

28th December  2019 – 29th December 2019

IBPS SO 2019 Mains Admit Card

19th January, 2020

IBPS SO 2019 Mains Exam Date

20th January 2020

Conduct of Interview

February 2020

Provisional Allotment

April 2020

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection SO 2019 Vacancies

You should know that the total 1315 vacancies are available this year as per IBPS SO Notification. The vacancies are as give below: 



IT Officer


Agricultural Field Officer


Rajbhasha Adhikari


Law Officer


HR/ Personnel Officer


Marketing Officer


IBPS SO Notification 2019 Eligibility

You should check the detailed eligibility criteria before applying online. Make sure that you have fulfilled the eligibility requirements

You can check the various criteria are as stated below:

Educational Qualification

Your Academic qualification for various posts should be given below:

IT Officer (Scale I):

  • You have to complete an engineering or technology Degree in,
    • Computer Science/ Applications,
    • IT, Electronics,
    • Electronics & Telecommunications,
    • Electronics & Communication,
    • Electronics & Instrumentation.
  • Or, you should have a PG degree in the above fields are also eligible.
  • Or, You have to pass DOEACC ‘B’ level after graduation.

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I): You have to complete a 4-year degree (graduation) in Agriculture, Horticulture, Food Technology, Agricultural Engineering, or any other related field to apply for this post.

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I): You should possess a PG degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation level or a PG degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the graduation level are Eligible for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection SO 2019.

Law Officer (Scale I): You should have a Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) and should be enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council.

HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I): You should complete a 2-years full-time PG degree or diploma in Personnel Management, Industrial Relations, HR, HRD, Social Work, or Labor Law.

Marketing Officer (Scale I): You need to complete a 2-year full-time degree in MMS (Marketing), MBA (Marketing), PGDBA, PGDBM, PGPM, or PGDM with specialization in Marketing.


  • You must be a citizen of India
  • A resident of Bhutan or Nepal
  • A refugee from Tibet, who have migrated and intends to stay in India permanently.
  • People of Indian origin who have migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar and East African countries with the intention of settling in India permanently.

Age Limit

Your age limit should be as given below.

  • Your age range must be between 20 to 30 years as on November 27, 2019.
  • Age relaxation will be applicable for reserved category as per government rule as given below:


Age Relaxation


Five years


Three years


Ten years


Five years

An individual domiciled in J&K during the period January 1, 1980, and December 31, 1989

Five years

The person affected by 1984 riots

Five years

IBPS SO 2019 Notification Application Form

You should keep in mind that the IBPS SO 2019 Application process will start tentatively from November 7, 2019.

You can easily apply online by following three steps as given below:

  • You have to register yourself online by providing basic details to generate your provisional registration number and password.
  • You have to fill the online IBPS SO 2019 Application Form and upload the required documents.
  • Finally, you have to pay the fee through various modes.

How to fill IBPS SO 2019 online Application Form?

You have to follow the process. Students can go through the following guidelines to apply for the IBPS SO exam. 

Step 1: Registration

  • You should visit the official website of IBPS SO 2019, i.e. ibps.in.
  • You should click on ‘Click here for New Registration.’
  • Now you have to fill the registration form by providing general details like name, date of birth, and contact details- valid email ID and mobile number.
  • Now you need to click on ‘Register.’
  • You will see that a provisional Registration Number and Password will appear on the screen.
  • You will also receive an email and SMS on registered email ID and the mobile number showing the same as above.

Step 2: Filling of IBPS SO 2019 Application form

  • You need to log in using the above credentials to fill IBPS SO online application form.
  • Now you have to fill the online application form by providing various details. Make sure that all details are correct. The details are,
    • Personal and Contact details
    • Academic qualification,
    • Work experience,
    • Preference exam center, etc.
  • Now you have to upload scanned images of recent photograph and signature in the prescribed format as given on the screen.
  • Here, you have to click on the ‘Final Submit’ to pay the application fees.

Step 3: Payment of Application Fees

  • You have to pay the application fee by various online modes.
  • You can pay the fees using Credit/ Debit card, Net banking, Cash Card & Wallet, and IMPS.
  • After completion of payment, you should save the e-receipt of the online transaction as proof of payment.

IBPS SO 2019 Application Fee

You have to pay an application fee for the SO exam.

  • Application Fee for General and OBC Category: Rs 600
  • Application Fee for SC/ST/PWD category: Rs 100.

IBPS SO 2019 Admit Card

IBPS will publish admit card for the registered candidates. You can download the IBPS SO Hall Ticket from the official Institute of Banking Personnel Selection website.

You should keep in mind that the authority will not send the hard copies of the hall ticket by post or any offline mode.

You should follow steps to download the IBPS SO 2019 Admit Card are given below:

  • First, you have to log in to the official website of IBPS using the Registration Number and Password.
  • You will see a ‘Download Admit Card’ link. You need to click on that link.
  • You will see that Admit Card appears in a new tab.
  • Now you have to take a print out one colored copy of it for future use.

IBPS SO Notification 2019 Exam Center

You may know that IBPS SO 2019 will be held across all major cities of India. Your test center will be allotted as per your provided preference at the time of online application.

Your exam center and the venue of this center will be mentioned in the admit card.

IBPS SO 2019 Exam Pattern

You should know that the IBPS SO 2019 is a 3 tier exam. These are,

  • Prelims,
  • Mains,
  • Interview.

The preliminary exam is a computer-based test (CBT). The exam is conducting for two consecutive days.

Here you can check IBPS SO 2019 Prelims Exam Pattern 2019:

Mode of exam


Number of questions


Sections in paper

3- English Language, Reasoning and General Awareness/ Quantitative Aptitude

Maximum Marks


Duration of exam

2 hours

Medium of language

English and Hindi

Mains exam has different question pattern.

IBPS SO 2019 Syllabus

Here you can check the updated IBPS SO prelims syllabus here. It includes,

  • Reasoning Ability,
  • Quantitative Aptitude,
  • English,
  • General Awareness. 

Here you can check the syllabus for IBPS SO 2019 Mains exam. It will be of graduation level. Your professional knowledge of your respective field will be tested here.

IBPS SO 2019 Result

You should keep in mind that IBPS SO 2019 preliminary exam results will be declared in February 2020The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Committee Special Officer result will valid for the academic year of 2020 only.

You have followed the steps as given below to check the result:

  • You have to Log on to the official IBPS website.
  • Now you should select the option of ‘IBPS SO 2019 Prelims/ Mains Result’.
  • You can check your result by providing your roll number.
  • You should know that the final merit list will be drawn after the interview round is over.

IBPS SO 2019 Cut Off

IBPS SO Cutoff will be declared after publishing of the result.  Here you can check the previous year cut off for IBPS SO 2019 to know the expected cut off.









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