IBPS SO 2019-20: Application Form Exam Dates,Pattern, Syllabus, Books

IBPS SO 2019-20: IBPS (Institute of Banking and Personal Selection) has been released the official notification for the post for SO (Specialist Officers) 2019-20. Every year IBPS conducts the SO Examination. The official notification has been released on 5th November 2019. the Prelims examination will be conducted on 28th and 29th December 2019. IBPS Conducts the SO examination for selecting the candidates for Specialist Officers for the different public sectors banks. Eligible Candidates can selected for the various posts like  Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I, Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I. Check all the Important information of IBPS SO at Learndunia.com. Check Below all the Important information of IBPS SO below:

IBPS SO 2019-20 Notification Released

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 IBPS SO 2019-20 Important Information

Organization-Name IBPS (Institute of Banking and Personal Selection)
Exam-Name IBPS SO 2019-20 (Specialist Officers)
Apply  Online
Date to apply 6th November – 26th November 2018
Total Vacancies 1100+
Official-Website: https://www.ibps.in

IBPS SO 2019-20 Important Dates

Check Below the Important dates for the Exam , Check Important dates for SO 2019-20 Exam.

Activity  Dates
Online Registration Starts From 6th November 2019
Last Date to Apply Online 26th November 2019
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary December 2019
Commencement of Preliminary Exam 28th &  29th December 2019
Result of Online exam – Preliminary January 2020
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2020
Commencement of Mains Exam 25th January 2020
Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination February 2020
Download of call letters for interview February 2020
Conduct of interview February 2020

IBPS has been release the official notification for the post for SO posts. Candidates can fill the Application form on November 2019 The Application form will be available in the Online Mode only. the examination will be conducted in the three stages:

  • Prelims Exam.
  • Mains Exam.
  • Interview.

IBPS SO Application Form 2019-20

IBPS SO 2019-20 Application Form has been available from 6th November 2019. and the last date of filling the Application form is 26th November 2019. the Application form only be available form Online Mode. Candidates can fill the Online Application Form by following the below procedure:

Step 1: Visit the official website of authority.

Step 2: Click on NEW REGISTRATION button provided on the top most right corner of the home page of the link provided above to start your registration process for SO 2018.

Step 3: Start your application process  by providing your basic details such as name, contact number, email id, address etc. and click on save and next button.

Step 4: :Upload your photograph and signature in the required format as provided by IBPS.

Step 5: Fill your academic details and professional qualification in this step for online application process for SO 2018-19 Exam. Click on save and next button after filling in the details.

Step 6: Preview your application form. Click on save and next button after previewing your Application Form.

Step 7: Pay your Application Fee through Online Payment Option, i.e. through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking for SO 2018-19 Exam. Application fee should be pay only in online mode.

Step 8: Click on Submit Button. Your application form will be submitted successfully. Save your Application form for further requirements.

Application Fee:

Category Application Fee
General Rs. 600/-
OBC Rs. 600/-
SC Rs. 100/-
ST/PWD Rs. 100/-
  • Application Fee will be paid in the Online Mode Only.
  • Candidates can pay the Application Fee through Credit/Debit Card or by the Internet Banking.

IBPS SO Vacancies 2019

IBPS will release the vacancies table along with the IBPS SO official notification, it is expected that this year(2019), IBPS has been released the total 1163 number of vacancies for IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Law Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari , HR and in Marketing Officer.

Name of Post No. of Vacancies
Agriculture Officer (Scale-I) 670
Marketing Office (Scale-I) 310
IT Officer (Scale-I) 76
Law Officer (Scale-I) 60
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) 20
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) 27
Total 1163

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IBPS SO 2019-20 Eligibility Criteria

The IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria for the Examination is different for the each post, the Eligibility Criteria for Different post is different. Check the basic eligibility criteria for all candidates:

  • Candidates must be the Citizen of India.
  • or may be subjected of Nepal.
  • Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 and have planned to settle in India permanently.
  • A subject of Indian Origin migrated from Burma, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Namibia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Vietnam.

Check below the Eligibility Criteria for Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I, Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I:

Serial Number

Name of the Post


Educational Qualification


I.T. Officer (Scale I)

Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years

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


Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)

Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years

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


Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years

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


Law Office (Scale I)

Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years

A bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council


HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years

Graduate and Full Time Post Graduate Degree or Full time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law


Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years

Graduate and Full Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern is important for every exam preparation. candidates can check below the Exam pattern for IBPS SO 2019-20 Examination.

 For Rajsabha Adhikari and Law Scale-I officer(Objective Type)
Serial No Section No. of Questions Total 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

For IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer Scale I (Objective Type)

Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125

IBPS SO 2019 Mains Exam Pattern

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge(Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes

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

Name of the Test Number of Questions Marks Medium Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 Minutes

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IBPS SO 2019-20 Syllabus

Check Syllabus for IBPS SO Prelims Examination below:

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination Probability

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IBPS SO 2019-20 Mains Exam Syllabus


Officer (Scale I)

Agricultural Field Officer

(Scale I)

Law Officer (Scale-I))

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

IT Officer


Basics of Marketing Management

Basics of Crop production

Banking Regulations

Human Resource Development

Operating System

Brand Management


Compliance and Legal Aspects

Business policy and strategic analysis



Seed Science

Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange

Transnational Analysis

Data communication and networking


Agronomy and Irrigation

Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act

Training and Development

Software engineering


Agricultural Economies

Consumer Protection Act

Recruitment and Selection

Computer Organization and Microprocessor


Agricultural Practices


Rewards and Recognition

Data Structure

Business Ethics

Soil resources

Banking Ombudsman Scheme

Industrial Relations

Object Oriented Programming

Market Segmentation

Animal Husbandry

Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector

Business Policy and Strategic Analysis

Market research and forecasting demand


Bankers Book Evidence Act

Grievance and Conflict Management

Product Life Cycle



Performance Management and appraisal

Corporate Social Responsibility

Service Marketing

IBPS SO Pre Exam Training Centers 2019

IBPS will also conducts the pre exam training for SC/ST candidates. below we provide the pre exam training centers. the authority will also release the admit card for Pre Exam training.

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bengaluru Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Balasore Aurangabad
Amritsar Coimbatore Behrampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Bareilly Gulbarga Bhubaneshwar Indore
Chandigarh Hyderabad Dhanbad Jabalpur
Dehradun Kavaratti Guwahati Jaipur
Gorakhpur Kochi Hubli Jodhpur
Jammu Madurai Kolkata Mumbai
Kanpur Mangalore Muzaffarpur Nagpur
Karnal Mysore Patna Panaji (Goa)
Lucknow Port Blair Ranchi Pune
Ludhiana Puducherry Sambalpur Raipur
New Delhi Thiruchirapalli Shillong Rajkot
Patiala Thiruvananthapuram Siliguri Vadodara
Rohtak Vijaywada Tirupati
Shimla Vishakhapatnam

IBPS SO Admit Card

IBPS will release the IBPS SO Admit Card before the 15th days prior of the examination, the authority will also release the separate admit card for Pre. and Mains examination. those candidates who clear the prelims examination only those candidates will download the IBPS SO Mains admit card.

The below details available in the Admit Card;

  • Candidates Name.
  • Exam Centers.
  • Exam Time.
  • Registration No.
  • Roll Number.

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IBPS SO Exam Centers

IBPS SO examination will be held on different cities in India. Check the IBPS SO Exam Centers list below;

State IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Centre IBPS PO Main Exam Center
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur Guwahati, Silchar
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzzafarpur, Patna,
Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali Chandigarh/Mohali
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Surat, Jamnagar Surat
Daman & Diu
Delhi Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram
Goa Panaji Panji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad, Vadodra
Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar Ambala, Hissar
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una Hamirpur, Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba, Srinagar Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore
Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
Lakshadweep Kavarrati Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain Bhopal, Indore
Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
Manipur Imphal Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima Kohima
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneshwar
Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Jaipur, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang/ Gangtok Bardang/ Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee Dehradun
West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri Asansol, Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri


IBPS SO Result

IBPS will release the separate result for each phase of the exam. The Result for the prelims examination will be release on January 2020 and the result of the Mains examination will be release on March 2020. those candidates who clear the Mains examination can appear in the Interview. the authority will also release the Admit Card for Interview process. the final result of the IBPS SO 2019 Result will be released on April 2020.

IBPS SO Cutoff 2019

After releasing the IBPS SO Result the authority will also release the IBPS Marks along with the IBPS SO Cutoff,  check IBPS SO previous years cutoff below;

IBPS SO 2018 Cutoff

I.T. OFFICER (SCALE I) 52.93 50.60 54.93 60.00 67.27 49.93 58.47 NA
AGRICULTURAL FIELD OFFICER (SCALE I) 43.67 41.60 48.47 48.67 30.67 43.40 41.47 37.33
55.33 50.67 61.33 59.67 NA 48.40 NA NA
54.40 55.00 55.13 63.07 NA 49.73 NA NA
62.67 62.53 64.33 66.33 NA 56.33 NA NA
52.00 47.00 54.27 59.67 55.00 47.67 55.27 73.80

IBPS SO 2017 Cutoff

Posts General OBC SC ST HI OC VI
Marketing Officer 53.30
IT Officer 61.50
Law Officer 52.95
NA 39.65
HR/Personnel Officer 60.75
Agriculture Field Officer 41.65
Rajsabha Adhikari 44.15
NA 38.75

IBPS SO Study Plan

Before preparing for the IBPS SO examination candidates must aware about the exam pattern and must check the cutoff of previous years. candidates must make and strictly follow the IBPS SO Study Plan, here we provide the IBPS PO Study Plan, we advise all the candidates to make there own study plan for the examination, and follow regularly.

Day English Language Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry (Especially the ones based on Current Affairs of past 5-6 months)
Day 1 Sentence improvement Input-Output Number Series Reserve Bank of India and its policies, Government Schemes
Day 2 Word Association(Synonyms, Antonyms) Data Sufficiency Caselet Current Affairs
Day 3 Reading Comprehension Direction Sense Data interpretation (TABLE) Economic Survey
Day 4 Error Spotting Short Puzzles Quadratic Equation Monetary Policy
Day 5 Parajumbles/Sentence Rearrangement Syllogism Data interpretation (Missing table) Indian Financial Organization
Day 6 Statement and Paragraph Completion Inequality Boat and Stream Capital Market and Money Market
Day 7 Odd one out Blood Relation Arithmetic ( Quantity I and Quantity II) NBFC’s, BASEL Norms
Day 8 Sentence Connectors Circular Puzzle Data interpretation (Pie)  Current Affairs
Day 9 Sentence Completion Floor-based Puzzle Data sufficiency Negotiable Instruments
Day 10 Cloze Test Linear Puzzle Data interpretation (Bar) Financial Inclusion, Indian Bank Association
Day 11 Error Spotting Box-based Puzzle Permutation and combination Current Affairs
Day 12 Statement and Paragraph Completion Puzzle on miscellaneous
Day 13 Reading Comprehension Order and Ranking Ratio and partnership MUDRA Bank
Day 14 Statement and Paragraph Completion Logical Reasoning Mix DI Union Budget
Day 15 Cloze Test Coding-Decoding  Percentage Current Affairs
Day 16 Sentence Connectors Input-Output Arithmetic DI Small Finance Banks


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