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About IBPS SO Recruitment

Public Sector Banking is an illustrious career option in present times as it offers: attractive salary, perks, job security, fast growth and good work-life balance.

Government of India had set up the Personnel Selection Services (PPS) in 1975 for recruitment of probationary officers and clerks to all public-sector banks. PPS was later renamed to Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in 1984. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS SO bank exam which is the gateway to many sought after bank jobs.

IBPS provides its services to all Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and other banks which are regular members of the IBPS society.

In 2011, IBPS started the Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts and accepts online applications through its official website.

The IBPS SO Exam is conducted every year to select candidates who join the participating public sector banks as Specialist officers.

It is a computer based test conducted in multiple locations all-over India. IBPS SO Pre-Exam 2020-21 is scheduled to be conducted on 26th & 27th December 2020 while the IBPS SO Main Examination will be held on 24th January 2021.

IBPS SO 2020-21 Notification

IBPS authorities released the Specialist officer recruitment notification 2020-21. A total of 647 vacancies have been released for the participating banks. 11 Banks are taking part in the recruitment process of the Specialist Officer posts for I.T.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). The IBPS SO Prelims & Main Exams are scheduled to be conducted in the month of December 2020 and January 2021. You can read all the details of IBPS SO 2020-21 recruitment notification here.


IBPS SO 2020-21 - Important Dates

IBPS SO Online Application Start Date02-Nov-2020
IBPS SO Online Application End Date23-Nov-2020
IBPS SO Prelims Exam26 & 27 Dec 2020
IBPS SO Main Exam24-Jan-2020

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

The selection is done in 3 stages. These are - Prelims, Mains and Interview

IBPS SO Prelims Exam

For the Post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language502540 mins
Reasoning505040 mins
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry505040 mins

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

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language502540 mins
Reasoning505040 mins
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry505040 mins

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS SO Mains Exam

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

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge606045 mins

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge (Objective)456030 mins
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)230 mins

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations) There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question

The selected candidates are liable to be posted anywhere in India. Eligible and interested candidates are required to register on the official website of IBPS.

The selection process is a 3-tier process and consists of preliminary, main exam and Personal Interview.


IBPS SO Exam Syllabus

IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus

Reasoning - Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Line-up, Scheduling, Input Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Coded Inequalities, etc.

English - Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Paragraph Completion, Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting, Paragraph Completion, Idioms and Phrases

Quantitative Aptitude - Simplification, Average, Percentage, Ratio and Percentage, Data Interpretation, Mensuration and Geometry, Quadratic Equation, Interest, Problems of Ages, Profit and Loss, Number Series, Speed, Distance and Time, Time and Work, Number System, Data Sufficiency, Linear Equation, Permutation and Combination and Probability, Mixture and Allegations, etc.

General Awareness - Current Affairs– National & International, Budget, Awards and Honours, Important Financial & Economic News, Banking Terms, Basic Economics, Important Days, International & National Organizations, Sports, Books and Authors, Science – Inventions & Discoveries, Countries & Capitals etc.

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus

IT Officer (Scale-I) Professional Knowledge Paper

Database Management System, Data Communication and Networking, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Data Structure, Computer Organization and Microprocessor, Object-Oriented Programming, etc.

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Professional Knowledge Paper

Basics of Crop Production, Horticulture, Seed Science, Agronomy and Irrigation, Agricultural Economies, Agricultural Practices, Soil resources, Animal Husbandry, Agroforestry, Ecology, Government Schemes, etc.

Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Professional Knowledge Paper

Basics of Marketing Management, Brand Management, Advertising, PR, Sales, Retail, Business Ethics, Market Segmentation, Market research and forecasting demand, Product Life Cycle, Corporate Social Responsibility, Service Marketing, Marketing Strategies, etc

Law Officer (Scale-I) Professional Knowledge Paper

Banking Regulations, Compliance and Legal Aspects, Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange, Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act, Consumer Protection Act, SARFAESI ACT, Banking Ombudsman Scheme, Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act, etc.

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) Professional Knowledge Paper

Human Resource Development, Business policy and strategic analysis, Transnational Analysis, Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection, Rewards and Recognition, Industrial Relations, Business Policy and Strategic Analysis, Grievance and Conflict Management, Performance Management and Appraisal, etc.

Read more about IBPS SO Syllabus here

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria

Candidates, intending to apply for IBPS SO should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria as specified by IBPS in their advertisement.

The eligibility criteria for IBPS SO Exam is as follows.

Age Criteria

  • Minimum: 20 years
  • Maximum: 30 years

Educational Qualifications

For I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & 3 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

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

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 *

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.*

Law Officer (Scale I)

A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level


Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

IBPS SO Vacancy

IBPS has released a total of 647 vacancies for various Specialist Officer Scale I Posts – IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer.

PostNo of Vacancy

IBPS SO Application Process

Candidates can apply online only after the official announcement and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Prerequisites for Applying Online

Before applying online, candidates should,

  • Keep a scanned copy of photograph and signature ready
  • Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make online payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges.
  • Must have a valid personal email ID. This should be maintained till the completion of the recruitment process.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable through Online Mode Only:

  • Rs. 175/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Rs. 850 /- for all others.

Steps to Apply for IBPS SO Exam Online

  • Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website and click on the Home Page to open the link “CRP Specialist Officers” and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP Specialist Officers (CRP-SPL-X)” to open the On-Line Application Form.
  • Candidates will have to click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form. After that a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional registration number and password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. They can reopen the saved data using Provisional registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed.
  • Candidates are required to upload their Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression and A hand written declaration as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of documents (Annexure III).
  • Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained. Prior to submission of the online application candidates are advised to use the “SAVE AND NEXT” facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. No change is permitted after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button. Visually Impaired candidates are responsible for carefully verifying/ getting the details filled in, in the online application form properly verified and ensuring that the same are correct prior to submission as no change is possible after submission.

IBPS SO Mock Test (IT, Agriculture & Marketing Officer)

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IBPS SO Test Series FAQs

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Q) Can I get an IBPS SO Free Mock Test?

Ans: Yes, the First mock test of the IBPS SO Online Test series is absolutely free. You can directly attempt it by completing the registration. You can register either with a valid email id or through your Facebook account.

Q) How many times can a user attempt a mock test after she/he has purchased the IBPS SO online test series?

Ans: One test can be attempted once, however you can view the detailed Solution and Analysis multiple times

Q) Can I attempt Oliveboard Mock tests on my Mobile?

Ans: Yes, you can. You can attempt all Oliveboard mock tests on our android mobile app as well as a mobile website.

Q) Are IBPS SO Prelims Mock tests and Mains Mock tests different?

Ans: Yes, The IBPS SO Prelims Mock Tests are different from IBPS SO Mains Mock Tests. Both mock tests are based on the respective exam patterns. The question types and difficulty level of IBPS SO Prelims Questions are different from IBPS SO Mains Questions.

Q) The IBPS SO Online Mock Tests are available in how many languages?

Ans: You can access the IBPS Specialist Officer Mock Tests in 2 languages - English & Hindi.

Q) What are the payment options available for the purchase of the IBPS SO Online Mock Test Series?

Ans: Ans: Following are the available payment options through which payment can be made -:
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