IBPS Specialist Officer Examination 2019

Preliminary Examination Dates : 28th and 29th December 2019

Mains Examination Date : 25th January 2020


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IBPS SO 2019

 

IBPS will b e releasing IBPS SO 2019 Official Notification shortly. IBPS SO 2019 is going to be conducted on 28th and 29th December 2019 (preliminary Exam) and on 25th January 2020 (Mains Exam) by IBPS or the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to select eligible candidates for various posts like:

 

 

IBPS SO 2019 will be conducted through a three phase (Prelims, Mains & Interview) selection process. Candidates who qualify both the rounds will be further considered for the final interview process.

 

IBPS SO 2019 Notification

 

IBPS SO 2019 Notification will be released by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Committee. The IBPS SO recruitment 2019 is for selecting candidates for the post of Specialist Officers in different Public Sector Banks for multiple positions. Candidates selected through IBPS SO 2019 exam can be posted anywhere in India.

 

IBPS SO 2019 Exam Dates

 

IBPS SO Preliminary exam 2019 is scheduled on 28th and 29th December 2019. The Mains examination will be conducted on 25th January 2020.

 

Activity

IBPS SO Dates

Online Registration Starts From

to be announced

Last Date to Apply Online

Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary

Commencement of Preliminary Exam

28th and 29th December 2019

Result of Online exam – Preliminary

to be announced

Commencement of Mains Exam

25th January 2020

 

IBPS SO 2019 Vacancy

IBPS declared around 1590+ vacancies for IBPS SO 2018 exam. This year we are expective similar number of vacancies for various posts of Specialist Officers. Only a handful of vacancies are available for this post as the post of SO involves really skilled and specialized officers excelling in their respective domain. Let's have a look at the post wise total number of vacancies for IBPS SO 2018-19 Exam to get a clear idea of the upcoming IBPS SO 2019 Vacancy.

 

Profile

Pay Scale

No. of Vaccancies

IT Officer

Scale – I

219

HR/ Personnel Officer

Scale – I

81

Rajbhasha Adhikari

Scale – I

69

Marketing Officer

Scale – I

302

Law Officer

Scale – I

75

Agriculture Officer

Scale – I

853

 

IBPS SO 2019 Online Application

 

IBPS will activate the online applicable link for IBPS SO 2019 soon. Candidates are required to click on the link mentioned below to apply for IBPS SO 2019 Exam.

 

IBPS SO 2019 Recruitment

 

The IBPS SO recruitment process is going to be conducted to select Specialist Officer through IBPS SO 2019 is done in three phases:

 

 

A candidate must qualify both preliminary exam and mains exam to proceed to the interview round. The candidates selected after the interview round are given the appointment letter.

 

IBPS SO 2019 Application Fee

 

A candidate is required to pay Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) as his/her application fee for IBPS SO 2019 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category. The Online Application will start once the notification has been released by IBPS.

 

IBPS SO 2019 Exam Pattern

 

IBPS has released new exam pattern for IBPS SO 2019 Exam. Now IBPS introduced separate sectional timing for each sections in preliminary exam. Let's have a look at the same.

 

The preliminary exam will be a qualifying phase for the mains and candidates will have to meet the cut-offs of prelims to be eligible to appear for Mains exam.

 

IBPS SO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

 

The IBPS SO eligibility criteria is different for recruiting candidates to different positions for which the candidates are selected through IBPS SO 2019 Exam. There are three parameters (citizenship, age limit and educational qualification) that a candidateneeds to fulfill to be eligible for IBPS SO 2019 Exam.

 

The Citizenship Criteria for a candidate to be eligible for IBPS SO 2019 exam is discussed below:

 

Citizenship Criteria

• A resident of India
• A subject 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

 

IBPS SO recruits candidates for various posts like that of I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer etc. The educational qualification is different for all these different posts.

 

Serial Number

Name of the Post

Age

Educational Qualification

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

Law Office (Scale I)

Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years

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

5.

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

6.

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

 

candidate is required to be of minimum 20 years to be eligible for IBPS SO exam. The maximum age limit is 30 years. Candidates belonging to reserved categories are given age relaxation by the Government of India. The category wise age relaxation given to candidates for the post of IBPS SO is discussed below:

 

Serial Number

Category

Age Relaxation

1.

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

2.

Other Backward Class (OBC)

3 years

3.

Person with Disability (PWD)

10 years

4.

Ex-Servicemen/Commissioned Officers including ECOS (Emergency Commissioned Officers)/ SSCOs (Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of Assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 1 year from last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by the way of dismissal/discharge on the account of misconduct/inefficiency/physical disability attributable to military service

5 years

5.

Person ordinarily domiciled in the Jammu and Kashmir province during the period 1.01.1980 and 31.12.1989

5 years

6.

Person affected by 1984 riots

5 years

 

IBPS SO 2019 Syllabus

 

IBPS SO 2019 Syllabus is designed separately for Rajsabha Adhikari and Other Specialist Officers. The IBPS Specialist Officer syllabus is designed separately for Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam. It is necessary for all the candidates applying for IBPS SO 2019 Exam to once go through the syllabus as mentioned in the IBPS SO 2019 notification released by IBPS to prepare judiciously for this exam.

 

Apart from the major three sections of English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning,a candidate is required to be fluent in his/her area of expertise or the Specialization Subjects.

 

Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus of IBPS SO 2019 exam:

 

Reasoning Ability

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness

Seating Arrangements

Cloze Test

Number Series

Current Affairs

Puzzles

Reading Comprehension

Data Interpretation

Banking Awareness

Inequalities

Spotting Errors

Simplification/ Approximation

GK Updates

Syllogism

Sentence Improvement

Quadratic Equation

Currencies

Input-Output

Sentence Correction

Data Sufficiency

Important Places

Data Sufficiency

Para Jumbles

Mensuration

Books and Authors

Blood Relations

Fill in the Blanks

Average

Awards

Order and Ranking

Para/Sentence Completion

Profit and Loss

Headquarters

Alphanumeric Series

 

Ratio and Proportion

Prime Minister Schemes

Distance and Direction

 

Work, Time and Energy

Important Days

Verbal Reasoning

 

Time and Distance

 

 

 

Probability

 

 

 

Relations

 

 

 

Simple and Compound Interest

 

 

 

Permutation and Combination

 

 

 

 

Apart from these subjects, candidates are required to have Professional Knowledge in his/her area of expertise as well. The detailed syllabus is discussed below:

 

IT Officer (Scale-I)

  • Database Management System
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Operating System
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structure
  • Computer Organization and Microprocessor
  • Object Oriented Programming

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

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

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

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

 

The IBPS SO 2019 admit card will be released once the application process for the same is complete. Admit card for Preliminary Exam will be released first followed by the admit card for Mains Exam. The admit card for Mains Exam will be issued to candidates who have qualified the preliminary test.

 

IBPS SO Exam 2019 Results

 

The IBPS SO Result 2019 will be released after each phase of the exam has been completed. A cumulative score of the preliminary exam, mains exam and the interview process is considered to prepare the final merit list of selected students. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of marks obtained by candidates. Candidates who make it to the merit list will be given the appointment letter by the Bank of Candidate’s choice.

 

IBPS SO Exam Cut Off 2019

 

The IBPS SO Cut Off 2019 will be released after each phase of examination has been conducted. The cut off for the IBPS SO preliminary exam will be released first followed by cut off for mains exam. Candidates can evaluate their selection chances by matching their score with the cut off marks released by IBPS for IBPS SO Exam.

 

Let’s have a look at previous years’ (2017) cut-off for IBPS SO Exam:

 

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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