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IBPS SO Notification 2019

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has announced the Recruitment of Specialist Officer posts in various Banks across the Country. IBPS SO Notification 2019 has been released on November 4, 2019. Candidates willing to apply for SO post can read the complete information below and fill their application forms.

  • Based on the latest reports, IBPS SO Recruitment 2019 will include three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview from 2019.
  • Candidates will be selected for respective posts based on the Cut Off Marks. The Cut Off marks are derived on the basis of marks scored in Mains Exam and Interview round.
  • As per the IBPS SO Exam Dates, the Prelims examination is scheduled on December 28 & 29, 2019, and the Mains examination is scheduled on January 25, 2019.
  • As there are various posts under Specialist Officer, go through the IBPS SO Official Notification 2020 carefully before applying.
  • Candidates must ensure they fulfill the eligibility criteria completely and proceed to fill IBPS SO Application Form 2019.

IBPS SO Notification 2019 Highlights

Exam IBPS SO
Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based Exam)
IBPS SO Prelims December 28 & 29, 2019
Mains Exam January 25, 2019
Eligibility Graduation in specific stream depending on the post
Official Website ibps.in

IBPS SO Notification 2019

The Insititute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the Specialist Officer Notification on November 4, 2019, on their official website. Through IBPS SO 2019 Recruitment, candidates will be selected for the post of Specialist Officers in various Public Sector banks. Candidates can view or download the IBPS SO Notification 2019 PDF from the above link.

IBPS Notification 2019 for SO is an important document that gives complete information about the recruitment. Candidates willing to apply for Specialist Officer Post must go through the detailed IBPS SO Notification PDF thoroughly. The IBPS SO 2019 Notification PDF includes various information like how to fill the Application form, what is the eligibility required to apply, Salary details, Vacancy, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and exam related instructions.

IBPS SO Exam dates 2019

It is important for each candidate willing to apply for IBPS SO to be aware of all events and their corresponding dates. Take a look at the table below to know when is each event related to IBPS SO Recruitment is conducted.

Events Date
IBPS SO Notification Release Date November 4, 2019
Starting Date to Fill Application Form November 6, 2019
Last Date to Fill the Application Form November 26, 2019
Download of IBPS SO Prelims Admit Card December 3rd week 2019
Prelims Exam Date December 28 & 29, 2019
IBPS SO Prelims Result January 1st week
Download of IBPS SO Mains Call Letter January 3rd week 2020
IBPS SO Mains Exam January 25, 2020
Mains Result February 1st week 2020
Interview February Last week 2020
IBPS SO Final Result April 1, 2020

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2019

Fulfilling the Eligibility Criteria is very important before a candidate is willing to apply for a post. Candidates willing to apply for IBPS SO Exam 2019, can go through the detailed eligibility criteria provided below and fill the application forms. In the Eligibility Criteria, there are three categories that each candidate needs to satisfy. These categories are: Nationality, Age Limit, and Educational Qualification.

1. Nationality

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India
  • A resident of Bhutan or Nepal
  • A refugee from Tibet, who have migrated and intends to stay in India permanently.
  • People of Indian origin who have migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar and East African countries with the intention of settling in India permanently.

2. Age Limit

Candidates willing to apply must be aged between 20 and 30 years as on November 27, 2019. The age relaxation rules are as applicable based on the below table.

Category Age Relaxation
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

3. Educational Qualification

Name of the Post Educational Qualification
I.T. Officer (Scale I) Four years engineering/Technology degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR 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) 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) 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) A bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
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
Marketing Officer (Scale I) Graduate and Full-Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing

IBPS SO Application Form 2019

Interested candidates must make sure they fulfill the eligibility criteria completely else they will not be able to proceed with the application process. Also, remember that IBPS SO Application Forms can be filled only through online mode. Follow the steps listed below to fill the form correctly.

Direct Link to Apply for IBPS SO 2019 Application Form

  1. Click on the above direct link to apply or visit the official website: ibps.in
  2. On the homepage, click on "Apply for Specialist Officer 2019"
  3. You will be redirected to a login page
  4. If you are a new user, then complete the registration process.
  5. Click on New Registration link on the top of the page
  6. Enter all the required details and click on submit
  7. You will receive the login credentials after submitting the details
  8. Login to the portal using these login credentials
  9. Fill the Application form with all necessary details asked.
  10. Upload required scanned documents correctly with specified sizes.
  11. Cross-check all the details before submitting them.
  12. Pay the application fee through online mode i.e., Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking
  13. Take a printout of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee

Candidates belonging to General and OBC category are required to pay Rs 600/- as application fee while candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category are required to pay Rs 100/-.

IBPS SO Vacancy 2019

IBPS will be releasing the post wise vacancy details in the IBPS SO Notification PDF 2019. In the previous year IBPS SO 2018 Exam, IBPS had released 1590+ vacancies. This year, a similar number of IBPS SO Vacancies are expected to be released. To help all candidates get an idea about the vacancies, we have tabulated IBPS SO 2018-19 vacancies here. Once the notification is released, candidates can check the IBPS SO 2019 Vacancy list.

Name of Post No. of Vacancies
Agriculture Officer (Scale-I) 853
Marketing Officer (Scale-I) 302
IT Officer (Scale-I) 219
Law Officer (Scale-I) 75
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) 81
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) 69

IBPS SO Recruitment 2019

The IBPS RRB Selection Process 2019 involves three stages. Candidates qualifying in all three stages will be eligible to receive an appointment for their desired post. The three stages of IBPS SO Recruitment involve

  1. Online Preliminary Exam
  2. Online Mains Exam
  3. Interview Process

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2019

Paper Pattern for IBPS SO Preliminary exam for Law officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Test Name Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 50 40 mins
English Language 50 25 40 Mins
General Awareness (Banking) 50 50 40 Mins
Total 150 125 120 Mins

IBPS Preliminary Paper Pattern for IT Officer, HR Officer, Agricultural Officer, Marketing Officer.

Test Name Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 50 40 mins
English Language 50 25 40 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 mins
Total 150 125 120 mins

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern Candidates who clear the IBPS SO Preliminary exam with necessary cut off marks will be eligible to write Mains exam. The mains exam will also be different for Law officer and Official Language Officer. IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern for Official Language Officer /Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Test Name Questions Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 45 min

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

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

Interview Round Candidates who cleared the Mains exam will qualify for the interview.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2019

  1. Reasoning:Seating Arrangements Puzzles, Inequalities Syllogism, Input-Output, Data Sufficiency, Blood Relations, Order and Ranking Alphanumeric Series, Distance and Direction Verbal Reasoning.
  2. English:Cloze Test, Reading Comprehension, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Para/Sentence Completion.
  3. Quantitative aptitude;Number Series, Data Interpretation, Simplification/ Approximation, Quadratic Equation, Data Sufficiency, Mensuration, Average, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion Work, Time and Energy, Time and Distance, Probability, Relations, Simple and Compound Interest, Permutation and Combination.
  4. General Awareness:Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, GK Updates, Currencies, Important Places Books and Authors, Awards, Headquarters Prime Minister Schemes Important Days
  5. IT Officer (Scale I)Database Management System, Data Communication and Networking, Operating System, Software Engineering , Data Structure, Computer Organization and Microprocessor, Object Oriented Programming
  6. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)Basics of Crop production, Horticulture, Seed Science, Agronomy and Irrigation, Agricultural Economies, Agricultural Practices, Soil resources, Animal Husbandry, Agroforestry, Ecology, Government Schemes
  7. Marketing Officer (Scale I) :Basics of Marketing Management, Brand Management, Advertising, PR, Sales, Retail, Business Ethics, Market Segmentation, Market research and forecasting demand, Product Life Cycle, Corporate Social Responsibility ,Service Marketing, Marketing Strategies
  8. Law Officer (Scale I) :Banking Regulations, Compliance and Legal Aspects, Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange, Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act, Consumer Protection Act, SARFAES, Banking Ombudsman Scheme, Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act
  9. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) :Human Resource Development, Business policy and strategic analysis, Transnational Analysis, Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection, Rewards and Recognition, Industrial Relations, Business Policy and Strategic Analysis, Grievance and Conflict Management, Performance Management and Appraisal

IBPS SO Admit Card 2019

Candidates filling the application forms correctly will receive the IBPS SO Admit Card through online mode. There will be separate Admit Cards issued for the Prelims and Mains exam. IBPS will be releasing the IBPS SO Admit Card a week or 10 days before the exam commences.

  • IBPS SO Call Letter is a very important document to be carried to the exam center.
  • Candidates without the IBPS SO Hall Ticket will not be allowed to take up the exam.
  • It is suggested by exam authorities to download the IBPS SO 2019 Admit Card and take color print out so that the photograph is clearly visible.

IBPS SO Result 2019

As per the IBPS SO Exam dates, the results for Prelims and Mains will be released separately. Candidates qualifying the Prelims exam above cut off will be eligible for Mains and candidates qualifying Mains will be eligible for Interview.

  • But for Final Merit List, IBPS considers the combined marks scored in Prelims, Mains, and Interview.
  • Candidates qualifying all three stages will receive an appointment letter for their applied posts.
  • Generally, IBPS SO Prelims Result will be released after 3 weeks of examination.

IBPS SO Cut Off 2019

After completion of each stage, IBPS will be releasing IBPS SO Cut off Marks 2019 to filter out candidates for the next stages. Candidates who score more than the cut off marks will be eligible for the next stages. The cut off marks are determined based on various factors like

  • Number of vacancies
  • Number of candidates appeared in the exam
  • Difficulty level of the paper

To make you understand better, we have tabulated previous year cut off marks below. Take a look at the table and prepare accordingly so that you can score more.

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
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IBPS SO Result 2018 for Prelims Released- Check prelims Result Now!

Download IBPS SO Mains Results here for exams held on 30th December 2018 – IBPS SO Mains Result 2018

IBPS SO Result for Prelims 2018

Dear Aspirants,

The IBPS SO Preliminary exam 2018 was conducted on 30th December 2018 by the Institute of Banking & Personnel Selection to select eligible candidates for the posts Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I),  HR/Personnel Officer, IT /Officer Scale I, Law Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I. We have updated this post with a direct link to check IBPS SO Result. Upon the successful completion of the Prelims examination process, candidates who will pass prelims will be eligible for the next round of Selection Process. 

Download Result

 NOTE:- The link to download IBPS SO Admit Card is active now.

Participating Banks in IBPS SO 2018

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

IBPS SO prelims Exam Pattern

Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

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

Stay tuned for more updates on IBPS SO Prelims Result 2018

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IBPS SO Admit Card for Prelims is Out | Download Hall Ticket from Direct Link here

IBPS SO Prelims Hall Ticket has been released. Get the direct link to download the IBPS SO Admit Card for Prelims 2018.  Get all the details related to the IBPS SO Call Letter 2018 and read about the FAQs on admit card.

IBPS SO Admit Card – Prelims 2018

Institute of Banking Personnel will hold the Prelims exam for IBPS Specialist Officer on 29th & 30th of December 2018. And you can download the IBPS SO Prelims Admit Card 2018 from the direct link. The IBPS Specialist Officer Admit Card is out now and you can download it from the direct link provided here. Candidates should also download the Information handout of the exam and read about the details of the exam. You can also check the steps to download the Admit Card and other Frequently Asked questions on IBPS SO Hall ticket.

How to Download IBPS SO Admit Card for Prelims?

Direct link to Download IBPS SO Prelims Admit Card

  1. Click on the Direct Link to Download Admit Card for IBPS SO Admit Card for Prelims.
  2. Alternatively, you can log on to the Official IBPS Website.
  3. Click on CRP Specialist Officers link.
  4. Click on Download Admit Card for IBPS SO Prelims Exam
  5. Enter you credentials: Registration No/ Roll No and Date of Birth
  6. Download the Call Letter

IBPS SO Prelims Information Handout

Download the IBPS SO Prelims Hall Ticket PDF and Read before going to the Exam Hall

IBPS SO Information Handout PDF Download

Information present on IBPS SO Hall Ticket 2018

1. Your name

2. Category

3. Your address

4. Photograph and signature

5. Exam Date and Shift Timing

6. Exam Venue

What to carry to the Exam Hall?

1. First and foremost of all, you must bring your IBPS SO Prelims Admit Card 2018 with you. Otherwise, you won’t be allowed inside the exam center.

2. In addition, you have to bring a valid ID proof in original as well as a photocopy of the same. You can bring the following as ID proof – PAN card, passport, driving license, voter’s card, bank passbook, photo identity proof issued by a Gazetted Officer, people’s representative along with a photograph, Identity Card issued by a recognized college/university, Aadhar card with a photograph, Employee ID.

Stay tunes with us for more latest updates on IBPS SO Exam 2018 along with IBPS SO Admit Card for Prelims Stage. We wish you all the best for the upcoming exam. For any queries, you can write to us in the comment section below.

Good Luck!!

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Last Date to Apply for IBPS SO Recruitment | Apply Now!

We are again here to remind you of the Last date to apply Notification. Find out the last date of application for IBPS SO Recruitment 2018 before time runs out. There are a number of new exam notifications. Find the links to apply given below.

IBPS SO Recruitment – Last Date to Apply

In this article, we will be updating the last date reminders for all the Government and Bank exams. The last few hours remaining to apply for IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment, i.e., today, 26th November 2018. Don’t miss out the chance to grab the golden job opportunity. So, go ahead and apply now! Furthermore, you can bookmark our page to stay updated at all moments. Or else, keep visiting this page on a regular basis. It will ensure that you don’t miss out on the last-moment opportunities. Scroll down to read more details.

Today’s Reminder

Exam Name Last Date to Apply Application Link & Other Details
IBPS SO Recruitment 26th November 2018 Read More & Apply

Final call for all those whose application process is still pending. According to the official notification, the application link for IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment will be active till 26th November, 11:59 p.m. Any applications after that shall not be accepted.

Find below the Last Application Dates and Application Links of all other exams whose recruitment process is ongoing.

A number of new recruitment notices have been released. Explore the details and Find the direct link to apply below.

Exam Name Last Date to Apply Application Link & Other Details
UPSSSC Sub Engineer Recruitment 30th November 2018 Read More & Apply
UPPCL Assistant Engineer Recruitment 30th November 2018 Read More & Apply

We have mentioned all the eminent information of the upcoming exams of 2018. Subscribe to our notifications to avoid missing any important update. We are sure that you are working hard to clear the examination, and hence, we are confident that your efforts will be rewarded.

Just keep going!

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IBPS SO Previous Year Question Papers PDF Download

While the IBPS SO exams are proceeding, all you need is a good preparation strategy and rigorous practice. In all these, you must have the IBPS SO Previous Year Question Papers PDF to get yourself exam ready. Scroll down to download the IBPS SO Question papers PDF.

IBPS SO Previous Year Question Papers PDF

IBPS had released notification regarding the recruitment of specialist officers for different posts under SO. An all total of 1599 vacancies have been announced. Many aspirants who wish to work in dignified positions are applying for the posts. The IBPS SO Prelims exam for IBPS SO shall be taking place on 29th and 30th December 2018, while the mains exam is to take place on 27th January 2019. You all must have started your preparation and planning on how to cover the syllabus. But at the same time, you must remember to keep revising. Else, you might lose out on what your have read. Practicing some Mock Tests and some IBPS SO Previous Year Question Papers can surely help you revise. You can get the previous years questions pdf given below.

IBPS SO Question Paper PDF- How to attempt?

Practice with previous IBPS Specialist Officer (IT Officer) question papers to get a good grasp of the subjects. When you attempt questions from IBPS SO past year papers, you will be able to grasp the latest pattern. In this regard, you must remember, the changed exam pattern with sectional timing, this year. You need to follow the given steps:

  1. Download IBPS SO previous years papers and attempt it.
  2. Solve all questions you are comfortable with. Keep in mind to follow the sequence you will be following and go as per time constraints of the exam.
  3. Check the solutions and your score.
  4. When you analyze your performance, try to figure out the areas in which you are working on.
  5. On the basis of the questions you have already attempted & weak areas, try to improve your performance in the next questions.

IBPS SO Previous Year Paper- Download Links

Given below are links for IBPS SO Previous Year Question Papers PDF. You can now download the Question Papers PDF for IBPS SO below.

Download IBPS SO Previous Year Question Paper in PDF

Download IBPS SO (HR Officer) Professional Knowledge Previous Year Paper

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018

While you are solving the previous year papers, we feel it important to refer to the IBPS SO New Exam Pattern.

The IBPS SO selection process will comprise of the following rounds-

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

Prelims

Name of Test No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Duration
(Minutes)
Reasoning 50 50 40 mins
English Language 50 25 40 mins
General Awareness
(With Special
Reference to
Banking)
50 50 40 mins
Total 150 125 120 mins

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

Name of Test No of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Duration
(Minutes)
Reasoning 50 50 40 mins
English Language 50 25 40 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 mins
Total 150 125 40 mins

Mains

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

Subject No.
of Qs
Max
Marks
Duration
Professional
Knowledge
60 60 45 Mins

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Subject No.
of Qs
Max
Marks
Duration
Professional
Knowledge
(Objective)
45 60 30 mins
Professional
Knowledge
(Descriptive)
2 30 mins

As per negative marketing, 0.25 penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.

Interview

When you clear the written test, you become eligible for the interview round. The interview consists of 100 marks.
In the interview round, the minimum qualifying marks in an interview should not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

You can go through the given question papers and download them to start practicing. We will be soon back with some new set of question papers. Till the, if you have any query on IBPS SO Previous Year Question Papers, you can write to us in the section given below.

All the best!

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Know complete IBPS SO Salary details | Learn about IBPS SO Job profile

Know complete in detail IBPS SO Salary and IBPS SO Job profile for the posts of Agriculture field officer, personnel officer, Marketing Officer, IT Officer, Law Officer, and Rajbhasha Adhikari.

IBPS SO Salary and Job profile

Dear Aspirants,

As the notification for IBPS SO was recently published, candidates are eager to know more about the IBPS SO Job profile and IBPS SO Salary for Agriculture field officer, personnel officer, Marketing Officer, IT Officer, Law Officer, and Rajbhasha Adhikari. To make you clear about the IBPS SO Salary and IBPS SO Job profile, we have prepared an in-depth article about IBPS SO Salary and JOb profile.

IBPS SO Salary:

IBPS SO Salary for all the vacancies for Scale – I posts: Basic –  Rs. 23,700/– Pay Scale will be – 23700-980(7)-30560-1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020

Allowances Values
Dearness Allowance 36%
Special Allowance 7.75% of (Basic+DA)
HRA 7.9%
City Compensatory Allowance 0%-4%
PF Contribution Rs. 3000/- Rs. 3500/-

IBPS SO Job profile:

Agriculture Field Officer:

  • They will be mainly responsible for the promotion of rural banking.
  • Loan inspections and recovery in rural areas.
  • Lead Generation.
  • Co-ordinating with other RRBs, NABARD, and other organizations.

HR/ Personnel Officer:

  • The primary job of Personnel officer will be conduction of training for the employees.
  • It also helps in the maintenance of employee database.
  • Prepares the performance evaluation report of employees.
  • Helps in the conduction of the recruitment process.
  • Designs welfare schemes for employees as well as compensation and promotion policies.

Marketing Officer:

  • Marketing officers will be responsible for state or region wise marketing and promotional activities.
  • Also responsible for advertising and coordinating with the agencies for the same.
  • Should come up with marketing strategies to scale up the sales/ Profit.
  • Research for new products that would be viable growth options for the bank.

IT Officer:

  • IT Officer will be responsible to look after the Core Banking System (CBS) of the bank.
  • Taking care of Bank’s software.
  • Also manages Internet/ Mobile Banking/ ATMs, Kiosks etc.
  • They will also be responsible for the security of Bank Network to avoid cybercrime.
  • Will also manage technological issues of Banking operations.

Law Officer:

  • They are responsible to take care of legal documents/ matters of the bank.
  • Represent the bank in case of suits filed.
  • Must ensure compliance with RBI Norms
  • Make sure that bank’s engagement in deals/ contracts are legal.

Rajbhasha Adhikari:

  • Mainly responsible for the translation of documents.
  • Also helps in the conduction of language-related workshops and promotion of the official language.

Hope this post on IBPS SO Job profile and IBPS SO Salary was useful for you. If you have any query or suggestion, Do write us in the comments below.

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IBPS Specialist Officer 2018 – Know the Changed Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2018-19 will be held in the month of December – January. There are many aspirants who were eagerly waiting for this. It is better if you all start your preparation well in advance. For that, you must go through the IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018-19.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern and Selection Process

The IBPS SO 2018-19 recruitment is out. A total vacancy of 1599  posts have been announced. As expected, the feature of Sectional Timing has also been introduced in the IBPS SO Exam Pattern. This year IBPS has introduced sectional timing for both prelims and main exam in case of IBPS Clerk and IBPS PO Exam. Hence, you must go through the complete selection process and updated exam pattern for Specialist officer.
 

IBPS SO Selection Process

IBPS recruits Specialist Officers in different domains as in IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Law Officer, Rajya Sabha Adhikari, HR Officer and Marketing Officer. The selection process for Specialist officer includes 3 stages:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Main Exam
  3. Interview

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

First of all, we have already stated that Specialist Officer recruitment takes place for different domains. Hence, the exam topics are also different for these domains. You can find the detail exam pattern for two different domains given below. You must also remember that for both Prelims and Mains Exam, there is negative marking for both. For your every wrong answer, 0.25 marks shall be deducted.

1.Specialist Officer Exam – Prelims

This year for each section in prelims, a sectional timing of 40 marks has been added. you can find the complete exam pattern below.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern for: IT, HR Agriculture, Marketing
Name Of The Subject No. Of Questions Total Marks Duration
 English Language 50 25 40 mins
 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 mins
 Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 mins
 Marks  150  125 120 mins
IBPS SO Exam Pattern for: Law and Rajya Sabha Adhikari
Name Of The Subject No. Of Questions Total Marks Duration
 English Language 50 25 40 mins
 General Awareness (Spcl. reference to Banking) 50 50 40 mins
 Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 mins
 Marks  150  125 120 mins

The candidates have to qualify every section with minimum cutoff marks as well as attain the overall cut off  as decided by the bank. On qualifying, they will be eligible for appearing in the Mains Exam for Specialist Officer.

2.Specialist Officer Exam – Main

IBPS SO Exam Pattern for: IT, HR Agriculture, Marketing, Law officer
Name Of The Subject No. Of Questions Total Marks Duration
 Professional Knowledge 60 60 45 minutes
IBPS SO Exam Pattern for: Rajya Sabha Adhikari
Name Of The Subject No. Of Questions Total Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge 45 60 30 minutes
 English Descriptive 2

The candidates who successfully qualify the Main Round of Exam for Specialist Officer shall be called for Interview Process. Therefore, now you have an idea of the IBPS SO Exam Pattern along with the sections included. So, you should start preparing for the exam accordingly. We will keep updating you with all latest information and notifications regarding IBPS Specialist Officer recruitment 2018. Subscribe to our notifications to avoid missing out any news.

Good Luck!!

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IBPS SO Scorecard 2018 Out

IBPS SO Scorecard 2018 – IBPS has released the IBPS SO Mains Scorecard for the mains exam held on 28th January 2018. The scorecard is available in this article to Download your SO Mains score card here.

IBPS SO Scorecard 2018

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has Released the IBPS SO Mains scorecard 2017. The mains exam was held on 28th January. The result for the same has also been announced on 7th Feb 2018.

We congratulate all those students who have been shortlisted for the IBPS SO Mains and all those who did not get selected need not to dishearten themselves. Disappointment stays for a very short time and they need to work harder as something big is waiting for them.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2017-18: Important Dates

Name of the Event Tentative Dates
Start of Online Registration 7th November 2017
Last Date of Online Application 27th November 2017
Payment of Online Fees 7th November to 27th November 2017
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam 30th and 31st December 2017. 
IBPS SO Mains Exam 28th January 2018
Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination February 2018
Conduct of interview February 2018
Provisional Allotment April 2018

IBPS SO Mains Scorecard – IBPS SO Scorecard

All the interested candidates can check their IBPS SO Mains Scorecard 2018 here. This is a great sigh of relief of all those candidates who were eagerly waiting for their IBPS Specialist Officer Scorecard.

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How to Check your IBPS SO Mains Score Card

  1. Click on the Direct Link which is given above.
  2. Enter your registration number/roll number and DOB/Password in the fields given in the right-hand side.
  3. Enter the captcha code.
  4. Click the ‘login’ button and view your IBPS SO Score.

IBPS SO Notification Details

All those candidates who want to apply for the IBPS SO Exam in the upcoming year must know all the required details before applying.

Exam Dates for IBPS SO 2018

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 Online Examination – Preliminary 29.12.2018 & 30.12.2018
2 Online Examination – Main 27.01.2019

Age Limit

Minimum- 20 years

Maximum-30 years


Educational Qualification

A candidate must have a bachelor degree in any discipline from a university or institute recognized by Parliament or State Legislature.

Syllabus & Pattern of IBPS SO Exam – IBPS SO Scorecard

The first and foremost step to preparing for IBPS SO exam is knowing the Syllabus & Exam Pattern. A well-versed knowledge of IBPS SO Syllabus is important in order to secure a better a position in the examination. IBPS SO syllabus includes Reasoning ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English language and Professional knowledge, where the syllabus of Professional knowledge is different for every post. You can go through the Exam Pattern & syllabus of different posts under IBPS SO. However, there are slight changes in the exam pattern of different posts of IBPS SO exam. Get Details of IBPS SO Scorecard here.

Click Here to Check your IBPS SO Prelims Scorecard

1. Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

S. No.  Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1.  English Language 50 25 English 2 Hours
2.  Reasoning Ability 50 50 English and Hindi
3.  General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi
Total 150 125

2.  IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

S. No.  Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1.  English Language 50 25 English 2 Hours
2.  Reasoning Ability% 50 50 English and Hindi
3.  Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi
Total 150 125

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IBPS SO Scorecard 2018

IBPS SO Prelims Score Card 2018 – IBPS is going to release the IBPS SO Scorecard for the prelims exam held on 20th and 31st December by late evening today, that is, 19th January 2018. Download your SO score card here.

IBPS SO Scorecard 2018

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be releasing the IBPS SO Prelims scorecard 2017 by late evening today. The preliminary exam was held on 30th and 31st of December 2017. The result for the same has also been announced on 12th January 2018.

We congratulate all those students who have been shortlisted for the IBPS SO Prelims and all those who did not get selected need to dishearten themselves. Disappointment stays for a very short time and they need to work harder as something big is waiting for them.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2017-18: Important Dates

Name of the Event Tentative Dates
Start of Online Registration 7th November 2017
Last Date of Online Application 27th November 2017
Payment of Online Fees 7th November to 27th November 2017
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam 30th and 31st December 2017. 
IBPS SO Mains Exam 28th January 2018
Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination February 2018
Conduct of interview February 2018
Provisional Allotment April 2018

IBPS SO Prelims Scorecard – IBPS SO Scorecard

All the interested candidates can check their IBPS SO Scorecard 2018 by late evening today. This is a great sigh of relief of all those candidates who were eagerly waiting for their IBPS Specialist Officer Scorecard.

Click Here to Check your IBPS SO Prelims Scorecard

IBPS SO Notification Details

All those candidates who want to apply for the IBPS SO Exam in the upcoming year must know all the required details before applying.

Exam Dates for IBPS SO 2018

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 Online Examination – Preliminary 29.12.2018 & 30.12.2018
2 Online Examination – Main 27.01.2019

Age Limit

Minimum- 20 years

Maximum-30 years


Educational Qualification

A candidate must have a bachelor degree in any discipline from a university or institute recognized by Parliament or State Legislature.

Syllabus & Pattern of IBPS SO Exam – IBPS SO Scorecard

The first and foremost step to preparing for IBPS SO exam is knowing the Syllabus & Exam Pattern. A well-versed knowledge of IBPS SO Syllabus is important in order to secure a better a position in the examination. IBPS SO syllabus includes Reasoning ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English language and Professional knowledge, where the syllabus of Professional knowledge is different for every post. You can go through the Exam Pattern & syllabus of different posts under IBPS SO. However, there are slight changes in the exam pattern of different posts of IBPS SO exam.

1. Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

S. No.  Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1.  English Language 50 25 English 2 Hours
2.  Reasoning Ability 50 50 English and Hindi
3.  General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi
Total 150 125

2.  IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

S. No.  Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1.  English Language 50 25 English 2 Hours
2.  Reasoning Ability% 50 50 English and Hindi
3.  Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi
Total 150 125

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IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017 – Check the detailed paper review and IBPS SO Exam Analysis Slot 1. Get sectional and overall analysis of the exam.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis

The much-awaited exam of the year has started and a lot of students appeared to make their destiny and to get a great career as a specialist officer. Once the exam has been conducted successfully, all the students must be seeking for IBPS SO Exam Analysis today, i.e, 30th Dec 2017. In this article, we have provided the detailed IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis today. You will be getting the overall analysis, sectional analysis, number of good attempts, section wise questions asked and IBPS SO Marketing exam analysis 2017-18. IBPS SO Prelims exam is going to be conducted today and tomorrow, i.e, 30th and 31st December 2017.

IBPS SO Exam – Important Dates

Let’s have a look at important dates after the exam has been conducted successfully.

Events Date
Preliminary Exam 30th and 31st December 2017
Result of Preliminary exam – January 2018
Download of Mains Call letter for the Online exam January 2018
Mains Exam 28th January 2018
Declaration of Result of Mains Examination February 2018
Download of call letters for the interview February 2018
Interview February 2018

Those who are here to learn about IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017-18 must be aware of the total vacancies that is announced for this year’s Specialist Officer Exam.

IBPS SO Vacancies 2017-18

There are a total of 1315 vacancies for different posts such as

  • IT Officer : 120 vacancies
  • HR/Personnel Officer : 35 vacancies
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari : 30 vacancies
  • Marketing Officer : 195 vacancies
  • Law Officer : 60 vacancies
  • Agriculture Officer : 875 vacancies

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

Certain changes have been observed in the pattern of this exam after the official release of the exam notification. Following are some of the major changes:

  • The exam pattern regarding the selection of aspirants for Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I and Law Officer is the same.
  • Exam pattern for other posts is not the same as that of Rajbhasha Adhikari Officer and the Law Officer.
  • There will be only one section for the Mains exam, i.e. Professional Knowledge.
  • There will be only three sections in the Prelims exam. In the case of Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer, the sections included are: English Language, Reasoning, and General Awareness, while the sections for other posts are English Language, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • The marks scored in the Prelims will not be considered to get into the final selection. Combined score of the Mains exam and the Interview Process in the ratio 80:20 will be considered for the final allocation. Rest all the details is in this IBPS SO Prelims 30th Dec 2017 Exam Analysis Shift 1.

Prelims Exam Pattern

For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari Officer:

Section No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 50 120 minutes
English 50 25
General Awareness

(with special reference to banking industry)

50 50
Total 150 125

For other Specialist Officers – Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I),
HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I:

Section No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 50 120 minutes
English 50 25
Qunatitative Aptitude 50 50
Total 150 125

Mains Exam Pattern

Law Officer, IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing
Officer.

Name of the Test No. of questions Total Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

Rajbhasha Adhikari

Section No. of Questions Max. Marks Medium Duration
Professional Knowledge – Objective Paper 45  

60

English & Hindi 30 Minutes
Professional Knowledge –

Descriptive Paper

2 English & Hindi 30 Minutes


IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis – Overall

Section

No. of Ques

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Reasoning

50

Moderate

35-40

English

50

Moderate

30-35

Quantitative Aptitude

50

Moderate

37-43

Overall

150

Moderate

100-120

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis – Sectional

Reasoning Ability: Easy-Moderate

Topic

No. of Questions

Syllogisms

5 Questions

Inequalities

5 Questions

Coding Decoding

Sitting Arrangement and  Puzzles

20-25 Questions

Logical/ Verbal Reasoning

5 Questions

Miscellaneous

10 – Questions

Direction Sense

TOTAL

50 – Questions

IBPS SO Exam Analysis English: Moderate

Topic

No. of Questions

RC

16-18 Questions

Cloze Test

10 Questions

Spotting Errors

10 Questions

Para jumbles

5 Questions

Fill in the Blanks

5 Questions

Total

50 Questions

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis Quantitative Aptitude: Easy- Moderate

Topic

No. of Questions

Data Interpretation

20 Questions

Simplification

5 Questions

Number Series

5 Questions

Simple and Compound Interest

2 Questions

Quadratic Equations

5 Questions

Problem on Ages

1 Question

Time and Work

2 Questions

Profit & Loss

2 Questions

Probability 

1 Question

Average

1 Question

Miscellaneous

6 Questions

TOTAL

50 Questions

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