IBPS SO Notification 2019 Exam Date, Eligibility, Vacancy

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has announced notification for the recruitment of Specialist Officer (CRP SPL-IX) vacancies on regular basis. Those Candidates who are interested in the vacancy details & completed all eligibility criteria can read the Notification & Apply Online.

IBPS SO 2019 Notification has been released on 5th November 2019 by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Committee. The IBPS SO recruitment 2019 is for selecting candidates for the post of Specialist Officers in different Public Sector Banks for multiple positions. Candidates selected through IBPS SO 2019 exam can be posted anywhere in India.

Name of the Post: IBPS Specialist Officer (CRP SPL-IX) Online Form 2019

Total Vacancy: 1163

Important Dates

  • Starting Date for Apply Online & Fee Payment: 06-11-2019
  • Last Date to Apply Online & Fee Payment: 26-11-2019
  • Last Date for Editing Application Details: 26-11-2019
  • Last Date for Printing Your Application: 11-12-2019
  • Date of Downloading Call Letter for Online Preliminary Exam: Dec 2019
  • Date of Online Preliminary Exam: 28 & 29-12-2019
  • Date of Declaration of Result of Preliminary Exam: Jan 2020
  • Date of Downloading Call letter for Online Main Exam: Jan 2020
  • Date of Online Main Exam: 25-01-2020
  • Date of Declaration of Result of Online Main Exam: Feb 2020
  • Date of Download call letters for interview: Feb 2020
  • Date of Interview: Feb 2020
  • Date of Provisional Allotment: April 2020

Age Limit (as on 01-11-2019)

  • Minimum Age: 20 Years
  • Maximum Age: 30 Years
  • Age Relaxation is applicable as per rules

Educational Qualification (as on 26.11.2019):

S.No . PostEducational Qualification
1.I.T. Officer (Scale I) 1)Four years of 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 Officer (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 has introduced around 1163+ Specialist Officers (SO) vacancies for IBPS SO 2019-20 exam. Only a handful of vacancies are available for this post as the post of SO involves really skilled and specialized officers excelling in their respective domains. Last year, the total number of vacancies was 1590. Let’s have a look at the post wise total number of vacancies for IBPS SO 2019-20.

Name of PostNo. of Vacancies
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale-I)670
Marketing Officer (Scale-I)310
IT Officer (Scale-I)76
Law Officer (Scale-I)60
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)20
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)27

IBPS SO 2019 Exam Dates

IBPS SO Preliminary exam 2019 is scheduled on 28th and 29th December 2019. The Mains examination will be conducted on 25th January 2020.

ActivityTentative Dates
IBPS SO Notification 20195th November 2019
IBPS SO Online Registration Starts From6th November 2019
Last Date to Apply Online for IBPS SO26th November 2019
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryDecember 2019
Commencement of IBPS SO Preliminary Exam28th and 29th December 2019
Result of SBI SO Online exam – PreliminaryJanuary 2020
Download of call letters for Online examination – MainsJanuary 2020
Commencement of IBPS SO Mains Exam25th January 2020
Conduct of InterviewFebruary 2020
IBPS SO 2019-20 Final ResultApril 2020

Selection Procedure 

The selection process of IBPS SO consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase. 

The important steps of the IBPS SO Recruitment Procedure are as follows:

Online Preliminary Examination:

A sufficient number of candidates in each category are shortlisted by IBPS depending upon the requirements for Online Main Examination.

Online Mains Examination:

Candidates need to qualify the Professional Knowledge Test in the main exam to be eligible for an interview.


The Participating Organizations will hold an Interview which will also be coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS

Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of a candidate’s overall performance in IBPS SO Mains and Interview Rounds.

Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS allots Banks to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration.
IBPS plays a role in the selection process until the provisional selection of different banks. Further, the responsibility to inform the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedures lies with the respective banks.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2019

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2019

Reasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeEnglish LanguageGeneral Awareness
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading ComprehensionCurrent Affairs
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze TestGK Updates
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures &AlligationsPara jumblesCurrencies
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMultiple Meaning / Error SpottingImportant Places
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanksBanking Awareness
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMiscellaneousAwards
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph CompletionBook And Author
TabulationData Interpretation Headquater
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage Important Days
Blood RelationsNumber Systems Prime minster Scheme
Input OutputSequence & Series  
Coding-DecodingPermutation, Combination &Probability  

IBPS SO Mains Exam Syllabus 2019

Apart from these subjects, candidates are required to have Professional Knowledge in his/her area of expertise as well. The detailed syllabus is discussed below:

MarketingOfficer (Scale-I)Agricultural Field Officer(Scale-I)Law Officer (Scale-I))HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)IT Officer(Scale-I)
Basics of Marketing ManagementBasics of Crop productionBanking RegulationsHuman Resource DevelopmentOperating System
Brand ManagementHorticultureCompliance and Legal AspectsBusiness policy and strategic analysisDBMS
AdvertisingSeed ScienceRelevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchangeTransnational AnalysisData communication and networking
PRAgronomy and IrrigationPrevention of Money-laundering, Limitation ActTraining and DevelopmentSoftware engineering
SalesAgricultural EconomicsConsumer Protection ActRecruitment and SelectionComputer Organization and Microprocessor
RetailAgricultural PracticesSurfacesRewards and RecognitionData Structure
Business EthicsSoil resourcesBanking Ombudsman SchemeIndustrial RelationsObject-Oriented Programming
Market SegmentationAnimal HusbandryLaws and Actions with a direct link to Banking SectorBusiness Policy and Strategic Analysis 
Market research and forecasting demandAgroforestryBankers Book Evidence ActGrievance and Conflict Management 
Product Life CycleEcologyDRT ActPerformance Management and appraisal 
Corporate Social Responsibility    
Service Marketing     

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