Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the new Notification for Specialist Officer on November 4, 2019. Interested candidates can fill the IBPS SO Application Form till 26th November 2019. The Step by step guide to apply online has been provided in this post below.

If You are unsure about the IBPS SO Handwritten Declaration Format, the correct way for the handwritten format along with the important details have been mentioned in the article below.

  • Before filling the form, ensure to go through the IBPS SO Notification 2019 to know in detail about the examination.
  • The complete IBPS SO Application Process 2019 is conducted in online mode only. Hence, candidates can submit their application forms only through online mode.
  • Candidates must make sure they have all the essentials ready in hand while filling the form so that you do not have to discontinue filling the form.
  • It is common that candidates wish to know about IBPS SO Salary details. Candidates can go through the pay scale and job profile before applying for any post.

IBPS SO 2019 Application Form Highlights

Exam Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection- Special Officers exam
Conducting Body IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
Mode of Application Online
Exam Type National Level
Exam Date(Preliminary) December 28 and 29, 2019
Application Fee For General – INR 600; For SC/ ST – INR 100
Eligibility Criteria Minimum age: 20 years;  Maximum age: 30 years
Official Website

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IBPS SO Online Coaching

What is The IBPS SO Handwritten Declaration Format?

In order to apply for the IBPS Specialist Officer exam, candidates have to upload a handwritten declaration. This handwritten declaration is needed as a proof that all information entered is correct & there is no scope of misinformation or misleading the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. 

Handwritten Declaration Format for IBPS SO

“I, _______ (Applicant's Name), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”

This above-mentioned declaration format must be written by hand and uploaded on the application form by all applicants. Please note the following 3 essential points before writing the declaration

  1. All candidates must make sure that the declaration is written in their own handwriting only. 
  2. Use Blue or Black pen to write the declaration, no other colour pen or pencil should be used for the declaration.
  3. In case of Visually Impaired candidates, the declaration can be typed and the candidate will need to input their left thumb impression after below the declaration & upload it on the IBPS SO Online Form.

How to Fill IBPS SO Application Form 2019?

Candidates can follow the step by step instructions provided here to fill the IBPS SO Online form correctly.

  1. Click on the above direct link or visit the official website:
  2. On the homepage, click on the link "Apply Here for Specialist Officer"
  3. In the new page, click on the link "Click Here for New Registration"
  4. Complete the registration process by entering all the required details and click on Submit
  5. You will receive a Registration Number and Password.
  6. Using these login credentials, log in to the portal
  7. Fill the application by entering all the details correctly.
  8. Upload necessary scanned documents in the specified size as mentioned in the above section.
  9. Complete the post preference and cross-check all the details before submitting
  10. Click on submit after entering all the details.
  11. You can pay the application fee through online mode using Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking.
  12. Take a printout of the IBPS SO application form for future reference.

IBPS SO Application Fee 2019

Category Application Fees
SC/ST/PWD candidates Rs. 100/-
For others Rs. 600/-

IBPS SO Application Form Dates 2019

Take a look at the below table for knowing tentative dates in regards to IBPS SO Online Application Form 2019.

Events Dates
Starting Date for Online Registration November 06, 2019
Last Date of IBPS SO Apply Online November 26, 2019
Payment of Application fees November 06 to 26, 2019
Release of Call letter for Preliminary Exam December 15, 2019
IBPS SO Online Exam date (Preliminary) December 28 – 29, 2019

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IBPS SO Online Coaching

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2019

Before filling the application form, it is mandatory for each and every candidate to follow the eligibility criteria completely. Go through the detailed required eligibility criteria to apply for IBPS SO Exam 2019.


  • A citizen of India (OR)
  • A subject of Nepal(OR)
  • Tibetan refugees settled in India currently who have come before 1st January 1962.
  •  A person of Indian Origin migrated from Burma, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Namibia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire or Vietnam

Age Limit

Minimum Age: 20 years

Maximum Age: 30 years

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 Officer (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

Requirements for IBPS SO Apply Online 2019

Before proceeding with filling the IBPS Specialist Officer Application Form, candidates must have all the required scanned documents ready with them. To ease out your struggle about the documents required, we have explained in brief about what are the documents required? and also in which size format, they have to be uploaded? Details Required while Filling the IBPS SO Application Form 2019 are listed below

  • Basic Details like Name of Candidate, DOB, Address, AADHAR Number, etc.
  • Marksheets & Certificates (10th, 12th, Graduation, Postgraduation)
  • Valid Email ID and Password
  • Recent Scanned Photograph and Signature in prefixed size
  • Bank Preference List for IBPS SO 2019

There two documents required to be uploaded while filling the form are Candidate's Photograph and Candidate's Signature.

Instructions on How to Upload Photograph? 

  • Ensure to upload your recent photograph
  • The photograph has to be clicked against a light-colored background
  • Make sure the photograph does not have 'red eye'
  • If a candidate is wearing glasses, then they must ensure the eyes are clearly visible without any reflection or glare on it.
  • Do not wear caps, dark sunglasses, and hats which taking the photograph. However, religious headwear is allowed.
  • Candidates are suggested to follow the specifications tabulated below while uploading the photograph to the application.
Pixels 200 x 230 pixels
File size 20kb–50 kb
Dimension 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm
Format JPEG

Instructions on How to Upload Signature?

  • The signature of the candidate must be on a white paper with a black pen
  • The signature must not be in capitals
  • Candidates must ensure that their signature matches with the answer script and admit card else his/her candidature may be rejected.
  • Make sure the signature is uploaded with the below specification
Pixels 140 x 60 pixels
File size 10kb–20 kb
Dimension 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm
Format JPEG

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IBPS SO Mock Test Series


How can I fill the IBPS SO 2019 Application Form?

You can fill the IBPS SO 2019 Application Form through online mode. Visit the official website and click on apply for Specialist officer post. Login to the portal and complete the application process.

What is the Eligibility for IBPS SO Exam 2019?

The minimum age required to apply in 20 years and maximum age is 30 years. Education Qualification is based on the different posts under Specialist Officer.

When is the last date to apply for IBPS SO Exam 2019?

The last to apply for IBPS SO Exam 2019 is November 27, 2019.

I don't have an e-mail ID. Can I apply for IBPS SO?

No, you cannot apply if you don't have a valid e-mail ID. You need to create a valid e-mail ID before filling the form.

Can final year student apply for IBPS SO 2019?

Yes, final year students can apply for IBPS SO only if their results are declared before the mentioned date in notification.

What are the posts available under IBPS SO Recruitment 2019?

There are six posts available under IBPS SO Recruitment which include Agriculture Officer (Scale-I), Marketing Officer (Scale-I), IT Officer (Scale-I), Law Officer (Scale-I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)

How much Application fees I have to pay for filling IBPS SO 2019 Application Form?

You need to pay Rs 100/- as application fee if you belong to SC/ST/PwD category else you need to pay Rs 600/- if you belong to any other category.

How should I pay the application fee for IBPS SO?

You can pay the application fee for IBPS SO 2019 through online mode only i.e., Credit Card/Debit Card, Net Banking.

Which documents have to be uploaded which filling the IBPS SO Online form 2019?

Candidates need to upload scanned document of photograph and Signature in specified format.

When can I fill the IBPS Application Form for SO Exam 2019?

You can start filling the IBPS Application Form for SO Exam from November 7, 2019.