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IBPS SO 2020: Exam Date, Admit Card (Soon), Vacancy, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Cut off, Result, Eligibility, Notification PDF

IBPS SO 2020:  Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the IBPS SO Notification 2020 for recruitment of 647 vacancies of  Specialist Officers in the participating public sector banks. The IBPS SO 2020 Registration and Application Process has concluded successfully @ibps.in. The IBPS SO Admit Card 2020 will release soon. Go through the IBPS SO 2020 notification details shared below including the IBPS SO Exam Dates, Selection Process, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Cut Off and Provisional Allotment as per the CRP SPL-X Notification PDF. Also, check below the complete list of participating banks.

As per the IBPS SO 2020 Notification, IBPS SO Prelims 2020 exam will be held on 26th December & 27th December 2020 to fill vacancies to the posts of Specialist Officers - Agricultural Field Officer, IT Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Law Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari and Marketing Officer. IBPS SOs work with other banking officials such as Clerks and Probationary Officers in various fields such as Information Technology, Human Resource, Marketing, etc. They are recruited through a three-phased selection process – Prelims, Mains & Interview. Each phase determines the selection of candidates for the next phase. Check full details below:

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IBPS SO 2020: Important Dates

Events

Dates

Start of IBPS SO Registration & Application

2nd November 2020

Last date of IBPS SO Registration & Application

23rd November 2020

Release of IBPS SO Prelims 2020 Admit Card

December 2020

IBPS SO Prelims 2020 Exam Date

26th December 2020

27th December 2020

IBPS SO Prelims Result 2020

January 2021

Release of IBPS SO Mains Admit Card 2020

January 2021

IBPS SO Mains 2020 Exam Date

24th January 2021

IBPS SO Mains Result 2020

February 2021

Release of Interview Call Letter

February 2021

IBPS SO Interview 2020

February 2021

Provisional Allotment

April 2021

IBPS SO Vacancy 2020: Post-wise

IT Officer (Scale-I) - 20 Vacancy

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) - 485 Vacancy

Marketing Officer (Scale I) - 60 Vacancy

Law Officers (Scale-I) - 50 Vacancy

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) - 7 Vacancy

Rajbasha Adhikaris (Scale-I) - 25 Vacancy

Total - 647 Vacancies

IBPS SO Application Process 2020

Candidates can apply for IBPS SO 2020 by following the given steps:

Step 1: Visit ibps.in

Step 2: Click on “Apply for Common Recruitment Process CRP SPL- X"

Step 3: Register by filling all the required details

Step 4: Fill the application form

Step 5: Upload the scanned images of Photo (4.5cm × 3.5cm), Signature in small letters (10kb – 20kb) & left thumb impression

Step 6: Pay Application Fees; Rs 750 for GEN/OBC/Unreserved and Rs 175 for SC/ST/PwD

Step 7: Save the confirmation page

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2020

Before applying for the IBPS SO Recruitment 2020, candidates must make sure that they fulfill the given eligibility criteria such as nationality, age limit and educational qualification. Have a look at detailed eligibility criteria below:

Nationality/Citizenship

Candidates should be either Citizen of India OR the Subject of Nepal/Bhutan OR a Tibetan Refugee who got settled in India before January 1,  1962. Candidate can be a person of Indian origin who had migrated from East African countries (Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia) Zaire or Vietnam/Pakistan/Burma/Sri Lanka for settling in India.

Age Limit & Relaxation in Age

The minimum age limit to apply online for IBPS SO 2020 should be 20 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years as on 1 November 2020. However, the upper age limit is relaxed for various categories, have a look:

Category

Age Relaxation

Person with Benchmark Disability

(OC/VI/HI)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen & Commissioned Officers who rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

SC/ST

5 years

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Educational Qualification for IT Officer/Agricultural Field Officer/HR Officer/Law Officer/Rajbhasha Adhikari/Marketing Officer

Post

Educational Qualification

IT Officer

(Scale-I)

4 year Engineering/Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Information Technology/Computer Applications/ Electronics/Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Instrumentation/Electronics & Communication

OR

Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Applications/Electronics/ Electronics & Instrumentation/Electronics & Tele Communication/Electronics & Communication

OR

Graduate + DOEACC ‘B’ level passed

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

Rajbhasha Adhikari

(Scale I)

MA Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at graduation level

OR

MA degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at graduation level

Law Officer

(Scale I)

LLB Degree (Law) + Enrolled as an advocate

 

HR/Personnel Officer

(Scale I)

Graduate + 2 Years Full time Post Graduate degree/2 Years Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/HR/HRD/Social Work/Labour Law

 

Marketing Officer

(Scale I)

Graduate and 2 Years Full-time MMS (Marketing)/2 Years Full-time MBA (Marketing)/2 Years Full-time PGDBA/PGDBM/PGPM/PGDM with specialization in Marketing

IBPS SO Admit Card/Call Letter 2020

The IBPS SO Admit Card 2020 will release @ ibps.in for the IBPS SO Prelims 2020 exam. Candidates necessarily need to carry the admit card to the exam centre on the day of examination. Those who forget to carry the IBPS SO Admit Card 2020 to the examination hall will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

IBPS SO Selection Process 2020

The IBPS SO Selection Process 2020 involves:

- Preliminary Exam

- Mains Exam

- Interview

Each stage is a deciding phase for selection of candidates for the next phase. Candidates need to qualify all the three rounds to fetch recruitment as Specialist Officer in the participating banks. The Exam Pattern and syllabus for each phase and post is different.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern is different for all the posts and phases (Prelims & Mains). IBPS SO Prelims 2020 will be conducted on 26th & 27th December 2020, while the IBPS SO Mains will be held in January 2021. Here is the exam pattern for the examinations:

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern 2020 for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Sections

No. of MCQs

Marks

Duration

English Language

50

25

40 minutes

Reasoning

50

50

40 minutes

General Awareness

(Banking Industry)

50

50

40 minutes

Total

150

125

120 minutes

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern 2020 for IT Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Agriculture Field Officer and Marketing Officer

Section

No. of MCQs

Marks

Duration

English Language

50

25

40 minutes

Reasoning

50

50

40 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

40 minutes

Total

150

125

120 minutes

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern 2020 for IT Officer, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Agriculture Field Officer and Marketing Officer

Section

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Professional Knowledge

60

60

45 minutes

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern 2020 for Rajbhasha Adhikari

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

Professional Knowledge (Objective)

45

60

Marks

30 minutes

Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)

2

30 minutes

Marking Scheme

- There is a penalty of one fourth or 0.25 of the marks for wrong answers in Prelims & Mains examinations.

- There is no penalty for unattended questions.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2020

English Language

Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test

Spotting Errors

Double Fillers

Sentence rearrangement

Sentence Improvement

Phrase Replacement

Reasoning

Puzzles

Series – Alphanumeric & Figures

Coding-decoding

Inequality

Input-Output

Blood Relation

Order Ranking

Direction and Sense

Syllogism

Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation - Pie charts, Tabular, Bar Graphs, Line charts

Number system

Approximation

HCF and LCM

Age Problems

Quadratic Equations

Arithmetic – Profit, Loss and Discount, Percentage, Ratio and proportion, Average, Mixture and Allegations, Time and work, Pipe and Cistern, Speed, Distance and time, Simple and compound interest

Permutation and Combination

Mensuration

Data Sufficiency

General Awareness

Current Affairs

Important Days

Important Places

Books & authors

Awards

Prime Ministers Schemes

Banking Awareness topics.

Countries, capitals and currencies

Tallest and biggest in India and the world

Headquarters of Important Organizations

Banking in India

Banking terms

Bank headquarters

Slogans of banks

Economic terminologies

IBPS SO Interview 2020

Candidates who qualify the Main Examination will be called for the IBPS SO Interview that is conducted by the Participating Organisations in selected centres. The time, date and venue of the Interview are intimated through the call letters. The IBPS SO Interview is of 100 marks. General-category candidates need to score a minimum 40% marks in the interview and SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates need to attain 35% marks.

Candidates need to undergo document verification in the interview round. You need to produce all the prescribed documents such as

- Printout of Interview Call Letter

- Printout of the online application form

- Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate/10th Class Certificate)

- Photo ID Proof

- Marksheets/certificates for educational qualifications

- Caste Certificate for SC/ST/OBC category candidates

- Income and Asset Certificate

- Disability certificate for PwDs

- Ex-serviceman candidate need to produce a copy of the Service or Discharge book

- No Objection Certificate for candidates serving in Government/Public Sector Undertakings

- Domicile certificate

- Any other relevant documents to support eligibility

IBPS SO Cutoff Marks 2020

Candidates need to obtain the cut off marks in Prelims to qualify for the Mains exam and need to obtain Cut Off marks in Mains to qualify for the Interview round. The IBPS SO Cutoff is released along with the declaration of results. The cutoff is decided on the basis of:

- Total Number of vacancies

- Number of candidates appearing for the exam

- Difficulty level of the exam

Have a look at the Previous Year Cut off Marks of the year 2018-19:

SO Posts

Category

SC

ST

OBC

UR

UR

UR

UR

UR

I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

52.93

50.60

54.93

60.00

67.27

49.93

58.47

NA

Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I)

43.67

41.60

48.47

48.67

30.67

43.40

41.47

37.33

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

55.33

50.67

61.33

59.67

NA

48.40

NA

NA

Law Officer (Scale I)

54.40

55.00

55.13

63.07

NA

49.73

NA

NA

HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I)

62.67

62.53

64.33

66.33

NA

56.33

NA

NA

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

52.00

47.00

54.27

59.67

55.00

47.67

55.27

73.80

IBPS SO Provisional Allotment 2020

The provisional allotment is carried out on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in IBPS SO Mains exam and Interview round. The weightage of Mains and Interview exam is 80:20. Candidates must make an effort to score high marks in the Mains and Interview round to obtain high merit for the provisional allotment process. The IBPS SO Provisional Allotment will be carried on the basis of merit-cum-preference. The provisional allotment is also subject to the candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria.

If one or more candidates have obtained the same marks, then the merit order will be decided on the basis of date of birth. The final appointment of candidates is decided by the participating banks; IBPS has no role to play in this regard.

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