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IBPS(Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Committee) which conducts IBPS SO to the candidates for recruiting various posts like IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer Scale I, Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I, Law Officer Scale I, HR/Personnel Officer Scale I and Marketing Officer Scale I.

  • Until 2018, they recruit candidates based on conducting only one exam followed by an interview. From 2019, the selection process for the exam will be conducted in 3 stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview.
  • Cut off for IBPS SO 2019 will be based on the total score of Mains Exam and the Interview Process scored by a candidate.

Before attending the IBPS SO 2020 exam to reach your desire, there are some important aspects which you must know to keep yourself ahead from other fellow candidates.

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IBPS SO 2020 Exam Highlights:

You must know the complete details about the following highlights of IBPS SO 2020.

Conducting party IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
Mode of IBPS SO 2020 Online (computer based test)
Official website Ibps.in
Official website www.Ibps.in
Duration of IBPS SO 2020 2 hours (120 minutes)
Eligiblity Graduation in specific stream depending on the post
Exam Date of IBPS SO 2020 December 26 & 27, 2020 (Prelims)January 30, 2021 (Mains)

IBPS SO 2020 Exam Dates:

IBPS SO Preliminary exam 2020 expected to December 26 – 27, 2020 and Mains examination will be conducted on January 30, 2021.

IBPS SO 2020 Application process Starts November 2020
IBPS SO 2020 Preliminary Exam date (Tentative date) December 26, 2020 – December 27, 2020
IBPS SO 2020 Mains Admit Card To be notified later
IBPS SO 2020 Mains Exam Date (Tentative date) January 30, 2021
Conduct of Interview To be notified later
Provisional Allotment To be notified later

IBPS SO 2020 Eligibility

Before applying to the exam, the applicants must ensure that they fulfil the following eligibility requirements to further proceed to the next level. The various criteria are as stated below:

The candidates who is applying must be a

  • Citizen of India
  • A occupant of Bhutan or Nepal
  • A immigrant from Tibet to India, who came to stay in India permanently.
  • People of Indian origin who have migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar and East African countries with an intension to settle in India permanently.
  • As on November 27, 2019, the age of the applicant must range from anywhere between 20 to 30 years to fulfil the eligibility.
  • Age relaxation will be valid as per category and it is given in the table below:
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years
An individual domiciled in J&K during the period January 1, 1980, and December 31, 1989 5 years
Person affected by 1984 riots 5 years

Educational Qualification

Once you fulfil the above eligibility criteria. The following shows the academic qualification for various posts that you are applying for:

IT Officer (Scale I):

  • 1. Here, the Candidates must possess an engineering or technology Degree in Computer Science/ Applications, IT, Electronics, Electronics & Telecommunications, Electronics & Communication or Electronics & Instrumentation; or
  • 2. Aspirants with a PG degree in the following fields are also eligible; or
  • 3. A graduate who has passed DOEACC ‘B’ level can also apply for IBPS SO 2020

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I):

To apply for the post, the Candidate should have a (4-year) degree graduation in Agriculture, Horticulture, Food Technology, Agricultural Engineering or any other related field.

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I):

Aspirants, who is applying for this post must have a PG degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation level or an individual having a PG degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the graduation level are Eligible for IBPS SO 2020.

Law Officer (Scale I):

Here, the individuals must possess a Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) and should be enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council.

HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I):

A graduate with a minimum of 2-years full-time PG degree or diploma in Personnel Management, Industrial Relations, HR, HRD, Social Work or Labor Law can apply for this post.

Marketing Officer (Scale I):

Candidates should have a 2-year full-time degree in MMS (Marketing), MBA (Marketing), PGDBA, PGDBM, PGPM or PGDM with specialization in Marketing to apply for this post.

IBPS SO 2020 Vacancies:

IBPS SO 2020 official vacancy details will soon release by IBPS. To get more idea let's see previous year details. There are total 1163 vacancies in the year 2019. The vacancies for various posts are represented on the table below:

IT Officer 76
Agricultural Field Officer 310
Rajbhasha Adhikari 27
Law Officer 20
HR/ Personnel Officer 670
Marketing Officer 60

IBPS SO 2020 Application Form:

IBPS SO 2020 Application process expected to begin from November 2020. The application process mainly consists of the following 3 steps which are given below:

Step 1: Register in ibps.in by providing basic details to generate individual’s provisional registration number and password.

Step 2: Fill IBPS PO 2020 Application Form and upload with required documents.

Step 3: The final step is the payment process of IBPS SO application fee through various modes namely Credit/ Debit card, Net banking, Cash Card & Wallet and IMPS.

IBPS SO 2020 Application Fee:

An individual is supposed to pay INR 600 (General/OBC) as his/her application fee for IBPS SO 2020 exam. The same amount is decreased down to INR 100 for a candidate who belongs to SC/ST/PWD category. The Online Application form will be started once the notification has been released by IBPS.

IBPS SO 2020 Admit Card

After registering successfully, IBPS will release admit card of IBPS SO 2020 Mains examination for the registered candidates. Admit cards can be downloaded from the official website of IBPS. Below are the steps to download

IBPS SO 2020 Admit Card :

  • Log on to the official website of IBPS SO 2020.
  • Login with the Registration Number and Password.
  • Applicants will see a ‘Download Admit Card’ link on their profile. Click on that link to download.
  • Once the admit card has been downloaded, it appears in a new tab. Check all your details and print out 1 coloured copy of it.

IBPS SO 2020 Exam Center:

IBPS SO 2020 will be conducted across all major cities of India. As per the preference of the participants while applying for the exam, the city for the exam will be allocated. Here, the institute will allot a center to the individuals and the venue of this center also be mentioned in the admit card/ call letter.

IBPS SO 2020 Exam Pattern:

In advance to prepare yourself to give your best, we provide you the pattern for IBPS SO 2020, As mentioned above, it will be a 3 tier exam comprising of Prelims, Mains and Interview round from this year. The preliminary exam will be a simple objective online test. The exam will be held on 2 consecutive days. The key features for are given below:

  • IBPS SO 2020 Prelim exam comprises of 150 objective type questions. The test paper will be available in both English and Hindi.
  • The paper will consist of 3 sections- English Language, Reasoning and Quantitative/ General Awareness. The 3rd section of the paper will depend on the post that the applicant had applied for.
  • After the successful completion of the prelims, the Candidates who qualify Prelims round will be eligible to appear for the Mains exam. This exam will have a combination of both objective and descriptive type questions based on the post that the candidate applied for.
  • Those who cleared the Mains will be then called for the interview round.
  • Therefore, the final merit is determined by the cummulative score of mains exam and interview process. (Prelims exam is only for qualifying nature while Mains and Interview will be considered for determining final merit.)
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 Mains 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 Mains 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 2020 Syllabus:

Below are the Syllabus of IBPS SO 2020 prelims, which will cover a variety of topics from Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English and General Awareness. The important topics that an individual must focus on for Prelims are represented on the table below:

Simplification Verbal Reasoning
Average Syllogisms
Percentage & Ratio Proportion Seating
Data Interpretation Scheduling
Quadratic Equations Input Output
Interest Data Sufficiency
Linear Equations Blood Relations
Profit & Loss Directions & Distances
Number Series Ordering & Ranking
Speed, Time & Distance Coding & Decoding
Mensuration & Geometry Coded Inequalities
Time & Work Analytical Decision Making
Number Systems -
Data Sufficiency -
Permutation & Combination -
Probability -
Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness
Error Spotting Current Affairs
Phrase Replacement General Know
Fill in the Blanks -
Sentence completion -
Cloze Test -
Para Jumbles Arrangements -

IBPS SO 2020 Mains Syllabus:

The syllabus for IBPS SO 2020 Mains will be of graduation level. Here, depending on the post that the aspirant applied for, the professional knowledge of the candidates in their respective field will be tested. Thus the syllabus for various posts is given below:

IT Officer (Scale-I) Database Management System Data Communication and Networking Operating System Computer Organization and Microprocessor Software Engineering Data Structure Object-Oriented Programming
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Basics of Crop production Horticulture Seed Science Soil resources Agronomy and Irrigation Agricultural Economics Agricultural Practices Animal Husbandry Agroforestry Ecology Government Schemes
Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Basics of Marketing Management PR Sales Retail Business Ethics Brand Management Advertising Market Segmentation Market research and forecasting demand Product Life Cycle Corporate Social Responsibility Service Marketing Marketing Strategies
Law Officer (Scale-I) Banking Regulations Compliance and Legal Aspects Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange SARFAES Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act Consumer Protection Act Banking Ombudsman Scheme Laws and Actions with a direct link to Banking Sector Bankers Book Evidence Act DRT Act
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) Human Resource Development Business policy and strategic analysis Rewards and Recognition Transnational Analysis Training and Development Recruitment and Selection Industrial Relations Business Policy and Strategic Analysis Grievance and Conflict Management Performance Management and Appraisal

IBPS SO 2020 Result:

IBPS SO 2020 preliminary exam result will be released by IBPS. The result will be valid for the academic year of 2021 only. Based on the certain important points, the final score for the IBPS SO exam is calculated:

  • Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only considered to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).
  • Candidates individually need to qualify Phase-2 and Interview rounds to be eligible for final worth.
  • Thus, the marks between CWE Main exam and interview for final merit list will be in the ratio of 80:20 respectively.
  • The aggregate of 100 marks is used for the final merit list for each category. Finally the candidate with high merit rank in each category will be selected.

If you want to check the results for both stages, then you can check it by the following few steps:

  • Log on to the official IBPS website.
  • Select the option of ‘IBPS SO 2020 Prelims/ Mains Result’.
  • Result will be available in the form of a file. Here, the applicant should search for their roll number to view their result.
  • Final merit list will be drawn after the interview round is over.
  • Merit position of candidates in this list will be based on their cumulative scores obtained in Mains exam and Interview.

Salary of IBPS SO:

In the majority of the public sector banks, Salary of SO will be approximately more or less the same. The latest revision of Bank SO salary as per 10th Bipartite settlement, took place on Nov 2012; nonetheless the final agreement was signed in May 2015.

The revised basic pay of Bank SO thus becomes –Rs. 21990 which is applicable on 1st January 2016. Thus the new entrant in a Bank as SO is prone to get Rs. 21,990 as basic pay and salary in hand 19590.

IBPS SO Cut off – 2020:

IBPS PO Prelims Sectional cut-off 2019

Category English Reasonning General Awareness / Quantitative Aptitude
Genearl 8 11.25 9.50
SC/ST/OBC/PWD 6.75 8.75 7.50

IBPS SO 2018 Cut-off

Posts General OBC SC ST HI OC VI
Marketing Officer 53.30 26/09/89 51.90 5/4/92 47.35 30/08/91 38.50 09/07/88 33.70 27/08/88 39.40 16/02/92 NA
IT Officer 61.50 29/08/89 57.75 26/10/93 53.55 26/09/89 46.50 18/03/92 40.60 19/10/86 50.15 13/06/90 60.10 05/12/87
Law Officer 52.95 11/07/89 49.20 08/05/86 44.95 25/02/3 39.55 22/07/81 NA 39.65 05/02/76 36.70 09/05/84
HR/Personnel Officer 60.75 05/10/90 53.50 25/11/..89 50.70 21/07/91 46.65 27/12/85 43.40 10/07/86 NA NA
Agriculture Field Officer 41.65 15/03/92 40.90 04/05/85 34.65 30/06/89 30.00 10/12/83 26.50 31/01/87 27.20 03/06/93 28.95 25/01/93
Rajsabha Adhikari 44.15 12/10/89 45.05 02/01/92 43.35 27/05/84 34.20 11/08/90 NA 38.75 16/5/90 69.05 01/04/90

IBPS SO Cut-off 2016 – Provisional Allotment List

Posts General OBC SC ST HI OC VI
Marketing Officer 53.30 26/09/89 51.90 05/04/92 47.35 30/08/91 38.50 09/07/88 33.70 27/08/88 39.40 16/02/92 NA
IT Officer 61.50 29/08/89 57.75 26/10/93 53.55 26/09/89 46.50 18/03/92 40.60 19/10/86 50.15 13/06/90 60.10 05/12/87
Law Officer 52.95 11/07/89 49.20 08/05/86 44.95 25/02/3 39.55 22/07/81 NA 39.65 05/02/76 34
HR/Personnel Officer 60.75 05/10/90 53.50 25/11/89 50.70 21/07/91 46.65 27/12/85 43.40 10/07/86 NA NA
Agriculture Field Officer 41.65 15/03/92 40.90 04/05/85 34.65 30/06/89 30.00 10/12/83 26.50 31/01/87 27.20 03/06/93 28.95 25/01/93
Rajsabha Adhikari 44.15 12/10/89 45.05 02/01/92 43.35 27/05/84 34.20 11/08/90 NA 38.75 16/5/90 69.05 01/04/90


Posts General OBC SC ST HI OC VI
Marketing Officer 54.8 51.55 46.95 38.15 NA 38.8 NA
IT Officer 61.15 57.5 53.1 46.3 40.3 49.35 55.95
Law Officer 52.25 48.75 44.65 39.15 NA 38.35 30.80
HR/Personnel Officer 60.5 51.85 49.6 49.6 31.75 NA NA
Agriculture Field Officer 40.6 40.55 34.1 29.3 25.95 26.7 28.7
Rajsabha Adhikari 43.55 44.6 42.8 33.7 NA 35.9535.95 NA

Minimum & Maximum Cut Off (Category-Wise & Post-Wise):

Post General OBC SC ST HI OC VI
Marketing Officer 74.95 to 55.30 66.80 to 51.90 59.40 to 47.35 62.05 to 35.50 33.70 to 33.70 58.10 to 39.40 NA
IT Officer 76.75 to 61.50 64.05 to 57.75 55.05 to 46.50 65.10 to 53.35 50.50 to 40.60 61.85 to 50.15 65.90 to 60.10
Law Officer 62.85 to 52.95 55.80 to 49.20 71.15 to 44.95 47.50 to 39.55 NA 54.40 to 39.85 43.30 to 36.30
HR/Personnel Officer 73.35 to 60.75 65.10 to 53.50 62.95 to 50.50 56.45 to 46.65 43.40 to 43.40 NA NA
Agriculture Field Officer 69.75 to 41.65 60.95 to 40.90 52.30 to 34.65 53.45 to 30.00 45.60 to 26.50 49.05 to 27.20 60.25 to 25.95
Rajsabha Adhikari 66.50 to 44.15 62.20 to 45.05 51.85 to 43.35 49.80 to 34.20 NA 43.55 to 38.73 69.05 to 69.05

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