IBPS SO 2019: Notification, Application Form, Recruitment, Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2019: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS) conducts the most awaited Specialist officer (SO) Exam which includes I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer. This is a great deal of opportunity for the eligible candidates. This is one of the most sought out exam of the year. IBPS is the exam conducting body that helps in assessment and selection of individuals for various organisations on the basis of CWE (Common Written Examination).

IBPS SO 2019 recruitment will be done for all Public sector banks which includes the prestigious list of Banks of India. This article will guide your way throughout the scenario of the recruitment. Kindly go through the complete article for the thorough detail of Notification, Application Form, Eligibility, result, pattern.

IBPS SO 2019 Application form

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) recruitment of IBPS SO 2019 comes in the month of October. The starting date for online application will start in the month of November. Candidate can apply through online mode only.

Candidates can visit the official website for completion of their registration. The application fee for the recruitment is Rs. 600/- for General/OBC while Rs.100/- for SC/ST/PWD. The payment could be done only through online mode. Kindly keep the application print and fee transaction receipt for future reference.

Event Dates (Tentative)
IBPS SO 2019 Notification Release Date Last week of October 2018
Starting Date of IBPS SO Application Form Submission 1st week of November 2018
Last Date to Submit IBPS SO Online Form Last week of November 2018
IBPS SO Pre Admit card 3rd week of December 2018
IBPS SO pre Date Last week of December 2018
Result of IBPS SO pre 1st week of January 2019
IBPS SO Mains Admit Card January 2019
IBPS SO Mains Exam Date Last week of January 2019
IBPS SO Mains Result February 2019
Interview date February 2019
Final result April 2019

IBPS SO 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I): Candidates must have done 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

IT Officer (Scale-I): Candidates must have done 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation.

Law Officer (Scale I): Candidates must have a Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

Rajbhasa Officer (Scale I): Candidates must have a Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level.

HR/Personnel officer scale(I): Candidates must have Graduate and full-time Post Graduate degree or full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.

Marketing Officer (Scale-I): Candidates must have Graduate and full-time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing) / full-time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing.

IBPS SO 2019 Exam Pattern

As it is said that half knowledge is harmful and in this competitive era before preparing for an exam one must be completely aware of the exam pattern to be successful and to have the complete knowledge of the respective subjects, so below is the thorough detail of IBPS SO 2019.


For Law Officer and Rajbhasa Adhikari

S.No. Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 2 hours


2 General Awareness 50 50
3 English Language 50 25
Total 150 125

For others

S. No. Subjects No. of questions Marks Time Duration
1 English Language 50 25 2 hours


2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
3 Reasoning Ability 50 50
4 Total 100 100


For the Rajbhasha Adhikari Post

S.No. Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Duration
1 Profession Knowledge  (Objective) 45          60 30 Minutes
2 Profession Knowledge   (Descriptive) 2 30 Minutes

For others

S.No. Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Duration
1 Profession Knowledge 60 60 45 Minutes

IBPS SO 2019 Syllabus

After completing the registration it is must for the candidate to have the complete idea of the syllabus and accordingly start their preparation. (As IBPS always comes with a bunch of surprises and for candidates must not leave even a single topic of the syllabus) so below is the detailed syllabus:

REASONING: Alphabetical test, coding decoding, analogy, classification, direction sense, Blood relation, word formation, sitting arrangement, syllogisms, inequalities, Statement and conclusion, statement and assumption, statement and course of action, statement and argument, input and output, Puzzles, Data Sufficiency.

APTITUDE: Permutations And Combinations, Probability, Time And Work, {Distance, time and speed}, Boats and  Streams, Average, Ratio, Partnership, Mensuration, Simplification, Series, Simple and –Compound interest, Pipes and cisterns, Trains, Percentage, Mixture, LCM-HCF, Profit and Loss, problems on Ages.

ENGLISH: Cloze Test, Errors in sentences, Passage Comprehension, Sentence Improvement, Selecting The Correct Sentences.

COMPUTER: Basic of Computers, Basic internet knowledge and protocols, Network basics (LAN & WAN), Generations of computer, Input & Output Device, Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS Word, MS Excel, MS power point, Computer Shortcuts etc.

GA: Current Affairs of last 6 months, Indian Economy Questions, Marketing, Awards & Honors Sports, Finance, Agriculture  History of Banking, Banking Terms, RBI Functions, Fiscal-Monetary policies etc.

For others the knowledge of their respective subjects is required for detailed syllabus kindly visit the official website

IBPS SO 2019 Question Paper/ Mock Paper

IBPS SO Previous year exam question paper gives us an idea about what the pattern of exam likely to be. Before appearing for any exam solving a previous year question paper or mock test gives us the clue about our preparation and what are the necessary changes we must make to improve ourselves. Before facing the real challenge it is must to know the level of one’s preparation. Below is the link of some previous year question papers/ mock tests kindly make use of them.

IBPS SO 2019 Admit Card

The admit card for IBPS SO prelims comes in the month of December and for Mains in the month of January . Candidates can download it through the online mode from the official website. To download the admit card candidate requires the registration no./ roll no.(the one generated while filling the form) and password/ date of birth.

IBPS SO 2019 Result

IBPS SO result of prelims is released in the month of January 2019 (tentative) and mains in the month of February 2019. To check the result go through the official website. To check the result the registration no./ roll no.(the one generated while filling the form) and password/ date of birth are required. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their cut off clearing agenda which may vary for all and totally depends on the performance of the candidates.

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