The Banking Personnel Selection Institute (IBPS) became an independent entity at the request of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and public sector banks in 1984. It is an independent body established in 1975 in India under the name of Personnel Selection (PSS). Each year, IBPS announces office positions, POs, and SOs in nationalized banks, state banks, and RRBs. The IBPS SO 2020 application form will only be published online.

IBPS has released a notice of recruitment of candidates for the position of Specialist (SO). In this article, the important IBPS DATES are mentioned The IBPS written exam will take place in January / February 2020. The IBPS SO selection process is divided into two phases; the First phase is written test and the second phase is an interview. To learn more about the IBPS Specialty Officer Recruitment Exam, read the article below.

Overview Details of IBPS SO Exam

Name of Exam IBPS SO
Extended Form Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Specialist Officer
Year 2019-20
Purpose Recruitment of Specialist Officers in Participating Organizations
Occurrence Yearly
Exam Level  National
Official Website
Commencement of exam Preliminary exam: 28th and 29th December 2019;  Main exam: 25th January 2020

IBPS SO Online Coaching

IBPS SO Online Coaching

IBPS SO 2020: How to Apply

Step 1: Visit the official website, e.g.

Step 2: Click on the notification

Step 3: a new page will be displayed

Step 4: fill in the requested data and submit the application

Step 5: Download for future use

Important date from the IBPS SO 2020

IBPS SO 2019-20 Events IBPS SO 2019-20 Dates (Tentative Dates)
Release of the online registration form 06th November 2019
Registration/ Editing/ Modification of application Till 26th November 2019
Release of payment (online) 06th November 2019 to 26th November 2019
Availability of admit card for preliminary exam December 2019
Online preliminary exam 28th and 29th December 2019
Announcement of result January 2020
Availability of admit card for the Main exam Two weeks before the commencement of the exam
Main exam Date 25th January 2020
Announcement of result February 2020
Download Common Interview admit card February 2020
Interview to be held March 2020
Provisional allotment April 2020

IBPS SO 2020 Admit Card

IBPS will not send the admit card by mail. This is why applicants must download the admit card online.

IBPS will publish the SO exam admission form on the official IBPS website.

Candidates cannot enter the examination room without a valid admit card.

IBPS SO Mock Test Series

IBPS SO Mock Test Series

Result of IBPS SO 2020

  • The SO IBPS score will be available on the official IBPS website.
  • The result will be the name of the candidates admitted to the interview after qualification for the written exam online.

IBPS SO cut off 2020

The minimum number of points that must be guaranteed to qualify for the exam is the limit.

Candidates must obtain a minimum number of points for the written exam in each section, as well as in their entirety.

IBPS SO 2020 Age criteria

Minimum age: 20 years.

Maximum age: 30 years

Nationality: must be an Indian citizen to apply for the exam.

There are different eligibility criteria for all candidates because there are many categories instead of specialized officials.

Candidates must have obtained the minimum degree, about the minimum qualification.

Following the rules established by the government, candidates in the reserved category receive the reservation.

IBPS SO 2020 registration Fees

The fee for General category and OBC candidates is Rs. 600

The registration fee for candidates SC, ST, PWD and Ex-S is Rs. 100.

The applicant can only pay the registration costs online using internet banking or a credit/debit card.

IBPS SO 2020 selection procedure

1st step: preliminary investigation (objective type) (online mode).

2nd step: main exam (objective and subjective type)

3rd step: interview (100 marks).

IBPS SO Online Coaching

IBPS SO Online Coaching


When will the Notification be released for IBPS SO 2020?

IBPS will be releasing IBPS SO Notification on November 7, 2019.

What is the salary of an IBPS Specialist Officer?

The basic pay of IBPS SO is Rs.23700 in the pay scale of 23700-980(7)-30560-1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020

When can I start filling the application form for IBPS SO 2020?

You can start filling the application form November 6, 2019.

When is the last date to fill the IBPS SO Application Form 2020?

The last date to fill the IBPS SO Application Form is November 26, 2019.

When is the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019?

The IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019 is conducted on December 28 & 29, 2019.

When will the Admit Card be released for IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2019?

IBPS will release the admit card for IBPS SO Prelims before 10 days of the exam.

How many vacancies are there in IBPS SO 2020?

As the exact vacancy is not yet released, but there is more than 1500 vacancies expected in IBPS SO 2019.

How many posts are present under Specialist Officer?

There are 6 posts present under Specialist Officer which include IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajabhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer.

What is total of vacancies for Marketing Officer?

As the exact vacancies are not yet released, however there is an expected vacancy of 302 for Marketing Officer post.