IBPS SO 2020-21 Notification

IBPS SO 2020-21 Notification on 1 November @ibps.in, Check Specialist Officer Exam Dates, Eligibility, Selection Process Here

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IBPS SO 2020-21 Notification

IBPS SO 2020-21 Notification

IBPS SO 2020-21 Notification: Indian Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) will issue recruitment notification for the post of Specialist Officer (SO) under CRP SPL-X on its official website ibps.in on 01 November 2020 .. As per the report, IBPS SO online registration 02 November It will start from 2020 and 23 November 2020 is the last date for submission of IBPS SO application through General Recruitment Process (CRP SPL-X).

Selection for IBPS SO 2020 will be done on the basis of nationwide online examination (preliminary and mains). According to the IBPS calendar, the IBPS SO exam will be held on 26 December and 27 December 2020. Candidates who have passed the IBPS SO Pre Exam will be called for the IBPS SO Mains Exam, which is scheduled on 30 January 2021.

Recruitment will be done for posts such as I.T. Officer, Agricultural Area Officer, Official Language Officer, Law Officer, Allahabad Bank, Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Syndicate Bank, Andhra Bank, Central Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce, HR / Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer in various banks like UCO Bank, Bank of Baroda, Corporation Bank, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India, Bank of India, Indian Bank, Punjab and Sind Bank United Bank of India Bank of Maharashtra etc.

Before applying for IBPS SO Recruitment 2020, candidates should fulfill all the required eligibility criteria.

On the basis of previous recruitment, the candidates can check all the details like eligibility, vacancy, exam pattern, application form etc. on IBPS SO 2020 by scrolling down.

IBPS Calendar 2020-21

IBPS SO 2020 Important Dates

Event Tentative Dates
IBPS SO 2020 Notification Release Date 01 November 2020
IBPS SO Registration  Date 02 November to 23 November 2020
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 02 November to 23 November 2020
IBPS SO Admit Card Download Date December 2020
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Date 2020 26 December and 27 December 2020
IBPS SO Result Date 2020 January 2021
Download IBPS SO Mains Admit Card Date January 2021
IBPS SO Mains Exam Date 2020 24 January 2021
Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination 2020-21 February 2021
IBPS SO Interview Admit Card Date 2020-21 February 2021
IBPS SO Provisional Allotment 2020-21 April 2021

IBPS SO 2020 Vacancy Details

  • IT Officer (Scale-I)
  • Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I)
  • Law Officers (Scale-I)
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
  • Rajbasha Adhikaris (Scale-I)

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS SO 2020-21 Notification

Educational Qualification:

  • IT. Officer (Scale-I) – 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & 3 Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
  • Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) – 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering/ Sericulture
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) – Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.
  • Law Officer (Scale I) – A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
  • HR/Personn el Officer (Scale I) – Graduate and Two Years Full time Post Graduate degree or Two Years Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I) – Graduate and Two Years Full time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time MBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing

Age Limit: For IBPS SO 2020-21 Notification

20 to 30 Years

IBPS SO 2020 Selection Criteria

The selection will be done on the basis of Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Interview.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

The exam will be conducted in online and there will be multiple-choice questions on:

For Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari Posts

Subject No. of Question Marks Time
English Language 50 25 40 minutes
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
General Awareness

(Banking Industry)

50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125 2 hours (120 minutes)

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern for IT Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Agriculture Field Officer and Marketing Officer:

Subject No. of Questions Marks Time
English Language 50 25 40 minutes
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125 2 hours (120 minutes)

IBPS SO Syllabus:

English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Spotting Errors
  • Double Fillers
  • Sentence rearrangement
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Phrase Replacement


  • Puzzles
  • Series – Alphanumeric & Figures
  • Coding-decoding
  • Inequality
  • Input-Output
  • Blood Relation
  • Order Ranking
  • Direction and Sense
  • Syllogism

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation – Pie charts, Tabular, Bar Graphs, Line charts
  • Number system
  • Approximation
  • HCF and LCM
  • Age Problems
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Arithmetic – Profit, Loss and Discount, Percentage, Ratio and proportion, Average, Mixture and Allegations, Time and work, Pipe and Cistern, Speed, Distance and time, Simple and compound interest
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Mensuration
  • Data Sufficiency

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • Important Days
  • Important Places
  • Books & authors
  • Awards
  • Prime Ministers Schemes
  • Banking Awareness topics.
  • Countries, capitals and currencies
  • Tallest and biggest in India and the world
  • Headquarters of Important Organizations
  • Banking in India
  • Banking terms
  • Bank headquarters
  • Slogans of banks
  • Economic terminologies

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern 2002

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

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time
Professional Knowledge 60 60 45 minutes

For Rajbhasha Adhikari

Subject No. of Questions Marks Time
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60


30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 30

0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer in both Prelims & Mains examinations.

Interview For IBPS SO 2020-21 Notification

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the mains exam shall be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Banks in each State/ UT. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter

IBPS SO Provisional Allotment:

On completion of the interview process, shortlisted candidates will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations, based on merit-cum-preference keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, various guidelines issued by Govt. of India/Others from time to time, administrative exigency, etc.

How to Apply for IBPS SO 2020-21 Notification ?

Candidates can apply for IBPS SO 2020 Recruitment by following steps:

  1. Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the link “CRP Specialist Officers” and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRPSpecialist Officers (CRP-SPL-X)” to open the On-Line Application Form.
  2. Candidates will have to click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form. After that a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional registration number and password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. They can reopen the saved data using Provisional registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed.
  3. Candidates are required to upload their – Photograph – Signature – Left Thumb Impression – A hand written declaration as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of documents
  4. After that, the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges should be paid through ONLINE mode only


  • General & Others – Rs. 850/-
  • SC/ST/PWD – Rs. 175/-

IBPS SO 2020-21 Notification Download – on 01 November 2020

IBPS SO 2020-21 Notification Registeration Link – 02 November 2020

IBPS Website

IBPS SO 2020-21 Notification

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