IBPS SO Recruitment

IBPS SO Notification 2021 – Check Prelims and Mains Exam @ www.ibps.in

Every year, in the month of January, IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) publishes its exam calendar for the next year but this year it has been released in the month of February. IBPS has published a tentative exam calendar of IBPS PO Exams 2021-22.

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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released IBPS SO Notification 2020 on 2nd November 2020-21 for 647 vacancies for the recruitment of Specialist Officer (CRP SPL-VIII) vacancies. A huge number of candidates were waiting for IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2020 to apply for the I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer.  Now that the notification been released, candidates should start preparing immediately. The competition will be high since the total number of candidates are expected to increase. To work as a Specialist Officer under IBPS is a matter of prestige. The salary is decent, the incentives are good and the respect is high. Also, there is a scope for a significant amount of growth in one’s career. IBPS SO Application Form 2020 will be available on the official website that is ibps.in to fill online from 02nd November 2020 to 23rd November 2020.

IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2020 – Important Highlight

Examination Name IBPS SO 2020
Organized by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Exam Mode Online
Name of Posts Specialist Officer (SO)
Total Number of Vacancies 647
Apply Mode Online
Official Website ibps.in

IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2020 – Vacancy Details

IBPS has declared the vacancy for IBPS SO 2019 exam with its official notification. This year IBPS has introduced 647 vacancies for various posts of Specialist Officers (SO).

Sl No Post Name Total
1 I.T. Officer (Scale-I) 20
2 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 485
3 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 25
4 Law Officer (Scale I) 50
5 HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I) 7
6 Marketing Officer (Scale I) 60

IBPS SO Notification – Important Dates

  • Starting Date for Apply Online, Edit, Modification of Application & Fee Payment: 02-11-2020
  • Last Date to Apply Online Edit, Modification of Application & Fee Payment: 23-11-2020
  • Last Date for Printing Your Application: 23-11-2020
  • Date of Downloading Call Letter for Online Preliminary Exam: Dec 2020
  • Date of Online Preliminary Exam: 26 & 27-12-2020
  • Date of Declaration of Result of Preliminary Exam: Jan 2021
  • Date of Downloading Call letter for Online Main Exam: Jan 2021
  • Date of Online Main Exam: 24-01-2021
  • Date of Declaration of Result of Online Main Exam: Feb 2021
  • Date of Download call letters for interview: Feb 2021
  • Date of Interview: Feb 2021
  • Date of Provisional Allotment: April 2021

IBPS SO Notification 2020 – Eligibility Criteria


Applicants must be either – (i) a Citizen of India or (ii) a subject of Nepal or (iii) a subject of Bhutan or (iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit –

  • Minimum Age: 20 Years
  • Maximum Age: 30 Years
  • As per the IBPS Specialist Officer Notification 2021, Aspirants need to possess 20 to 30 Years of Age as of 01st November 2020 (A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1990 and no later than 01.11.2000 (both dates inclusive)).
  • Age Relaxation for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe, Persons affected by 1984 riots, Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers/ Short Service Commissioned Officers who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment is 5 Years, Other Backward Caste (Non-Creamy layer) is 3 Years, Persons With Benchmark Disability is 10 Years.

IBPS Specialist Officer 2020 – Education Qualification

Name of the Post Educational Qualification
1. I.T. Officer (Scale I) 1)Four years engineering/Technology degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
2) Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
Graduates having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level exam
2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) 4 years graduation degree in agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ dairy Science/ Agricultural engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry
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 English and Hindi as a subject at graduation level
4. Law Office (Scale I) A bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Graduate and Full Time Post Graduate Degree or Full time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law
6. Marketing Officer (Scale I) Graduate and Full Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing

IBPS SO Recruitment 2020 – Application Fee

  • For All Others : Rs.850/- (inclusive of GST)
  • For SC/ST/PwD: 175/- (inclusive of GST)
  • Payment Mode: Online through by using Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking etc.

How to Apply IBPS SO Notification 2020

IBPS SO 2020 Application Form is very simple to fill. The IBPS Specialist Officer 2020 Application Form link will be activated to apply online on 2nd November and it will be closed on 23rd November 2020. Candidates will have to do IBPS SO 2020 Online Registration before the last date otherwise they will not able to fill online application form for their desired post. For the reason that, it is the online process and will be conducted via Online mode, so we have given some simple steps, which will help you while filling the IBPS SO Application Form 2020.

Steps to fill IBPS SO Application Form 2020

  1. Open the Official Website of IBPS i.e. www.ibps.in
  2. Homepage will be displayed then look for Specialist Officer Section
  3. Choose the Recruitment Process for IBPS CWE SPL-VIII
  4. Go through all the notified instruction thoroughly
  5. Start filling up the form by clicking on the Online Application link
  6. Upload the scanned copies of Photographs and Signature
  7. Fill all the required filled and take print out of application form after submission.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2020 – Important Links

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IBPS Specialist Officers Exam Pattern Details:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for the recruitment of Specialist Officers in various cadres like IT, Agriculture, Legal, Marketing, HR and Rashtrabhasha Adhikari etc in various Public Sector Banks. The Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for Specialist officers and Common interview will be conducted, once a year by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. The following are the Exam Pattern Details…

Exam Pattern: The Examination will be conducted in Three Stages:

I. CWE Online Examination:-

A. Preliminary Examination
B. Main Examination
C. Interview

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A. Preliminary Examination:

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

Name of Tests Number of Questions/ Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50/ 50 40 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50/ 50 40 minutes
3 .English Launguage 50/ 25 40 minutes
Total 150/ 125

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Tests Number of Questions/ Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50/ 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50/ 25 40 minutes
3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50/ 50 40 minutes
Total 150/ 125

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.

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B. Main Examination:

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

Name of the Test

No. of



Profession Knowledge



45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Name of the Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


Professional Knowledge (Objective)



30 minutes

Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)


30 minutes

II. Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examinations): There will be 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.

III. Cutoff Score: (Online Main Examination): Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in the test of Online Main examination and also secure sufficiently high scores to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

IV. Scores: The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi – percentile method. Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.

V. Marks obtained in the Online Main Examination only will be considered for Shortlisting for Interview and also for final merit listing.

C. Interview: Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main Examination for CRP SPL-VIII will subsequently be called for an Interview. The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD candidates). Candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Examination and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.

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List of Nodal Organisations Participating in IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2020

Below are the list of Nodal Organisations participating in IBPS SO Notification 2019:

Allahabad Bank Andhra Bank
Bank of Baroda Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra Central Bank of India
Canara Bank Corporation Bank
Dena Bank IDBI Bank
Indian Overseas Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce
Punjab National Bank Punjab & Sind Bank
Syndicate Bank UCO Bank
Union Bank of India United Bank of India
Vijaya Bank Indian Bank