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IBPS SO 2019
IBPS SPECIALIST OFFICER

Exam Days Left: 98 Days
Examination Date: 2019-12-28
Application Form Date: 2018-11-07
Result Announcement Date: 2019-04-15
Mode of the exam: Online
Number of Papers: 2
Duration of exam: 2 hours
Type of questions: objective/descriptive
Language of the exam: English and Hindi
Officlial Website: www.ibps.in/ 
About IBPS SO

IBPS SO is conducted annually by IBPS to recruit aspirants for the posts like IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer Scale I, Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I, Law Officer Scale I, HR/Personnel Officer Scale I and Marketing Officer Scale I. There are total 1315 vacancies in IBPS SO 2019.

  • IBPS SO will be conducted in 3 stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview this year. Until 2019, the exam would have only 1 exam followed by the interview.
  • IBPS will conduct IBPS SO mains exam 2019 on January 28, 2019. IBPS SO Result for the same will be declared 10-15 days after the commencement of the exam. 
  • Cut off for IBPS SO 2019 will be based on the cumulative score of Mains Exam and the Interview Process obtained by a candidate. 
  • IBPS SO Cut Off will be released after each phase of examination has been conducted. 
  • After the result for Mains Examination has been declared, selected candidates will be called for the Interview Processconducted by participating Banks. 
How To Prepare

IBPS SO 2019 will be a 3 tier exam comprising Prelims, Mains and Interview round from this year. The preliminary exam will be an objective online test. The exam will be held on 2 consecutive days. The key features of IBPS SO 2019 Exam Pattern are given below:

  • IBPS SO 2019 Prelim exam will have 150 objective type questions. The test paper will be available in English and Hindi.
  • The paper will consist of 3 sections- English Language, Reasoning and Quantitative/ General Awareness. The 3rd section will depend on the post the applicant has applied for.
  • Aspirants who qualify Prelims will advance into the Mains stage. This exam will have a combination of descriptive and objective type questions based on the post.
  • Those who clear the Mains will be called for the interview round.
  • Prelims exam is only of qualifying nature while Mains and Interview will be considered for determining final merit.
Mode of exam Online
Number of questions 150
Sections in paper 3- English Language, Reasoning and General Awareness/ Quantitative Aptitude
Maximum Marks 125
Duration of exam 2 hours
Medium of language English and Hindi

 

IBPS SO 2019 Mains exam pattern for IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Law Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Mode of exam Online
Number of questions 60
Sections in paper 1
Maximum Marks 60
Duration of exam 45 minutes
Medium of language English and Hindi

IBPS SO 2019 Mains exam pattern for Rajbhasha Adhikari

Mode of exam Online
Number of questions 45(Objective)+ 2 (Descriptive)
Sections in paper 2
Maximum Marks 60
Duration of exam 60 minutes (30 minutes for each section)
Medium of language English and Hindi
Exam Syllabus

The syllabus of IBPS SO 2019 will cover a variety of topics from Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English and General Awareness. The important topics that aspirants should focus on for Prelims are represented in the table below:

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability
Simplification Verbal Reasoning
- Average - Syllogisms
- Percentage & Ratio Proportion - Seating Arrangements
- Data Interpretation - Scheduling
-Quadratic Equations - Input Output
- Interest - Data Sufficiency
- Linear Equations Blood Relations
- Profit & Loss - Directions & Distances
- Number Series - Ordering & Ranking
- Speed, Time & Distance - Coding & Decoding
- Mensuration & Geometry - Coded Inequalities
- Time & Work - Analytical Decision Making
- Number Systems  -
- Data Sufficiency
- Permutation & Combination
- Probability
English Language General Awareness
- Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness
- Error Spotting - Current Affairs
- Phrase Replacement - General Know
- Fill in the Blanks  -
- Sentence completion
- Cloze Test
- Para Jumbles

IBPS SO 2019 Mains Syllabus

The syllabus for IBPS SO 2019 Mains will be of graduation level. The professional knowledge of candidates in their respective field will be tested depending on the post they have applied for. The syllabus for various posts is given below:

IT Officer (Scale-I) Database Management System
Data Communication and Networking
Operating System
Computer Organization and Microprocessor
Software Engineering
Data Structure
Object Oriented Programming
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Basics of Crop production
Horticulture
Seed Science
Soil resources
Agronomy and Irrigation
Agricultural Economies
Agricultural Practices
Animal Husbandry
Agroforestry
Ecology
Government Schemes
Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Basics of Marketing Management
PR
Sales
Retail
Business Ethics
Brand Management
Advertising
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
SARFAES
Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act
Consumer Protection Act
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
Rewards and Recognition
Transnational Analysis
Training and Development
Recruitment and Selection
Industrial Relations
Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
Grievance and Conflict Management
Performance Management and Appraisal
Exam Eligibility

Applicants must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility requirements before applying for the recruitment exam. The various criteria are as stated below:

Nationality:

  • Citizen of India
  • Resident of Bhutan or Nepal
  • A refugee from Tibet, who has migrated and intends to stay in India permanently
  • People of Indian origin who have migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar and East African countries with the intention of settling in India permanently

Age Limit:

  • The age of the applicant must range from anywhere between 20 to 30 years as on November 27, 2019.
  • Age relaxation will be applicable as per category and is given in the table below:
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years
Individual domiciled in J&K during the period January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1989 5 years
Person affected by 1984 riots 5 years

Educational Qualification

The academic qualification for various posts is as given below:

  • IT Officer (Scale I):
  1. Candidates should have an engineering or technology Degree in Computer Science/ Applications, IT, Electronics, Electronics & Telecommunications, Electronics & Communication or Electronics & Instrumentation; Or
  2. Aspirants having a PG degree in the following fields are also eligible; Or
  3. A graduate who has passed DOEACC ‘B’ level can also apply for IBPS SO 2019
  • Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I): Aspirants should have a 4-year degree (graduation) in Agriculture, Horticulture, Food Technology, Agricultural Engineering or any other related field to apply for this post.
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I): Individuals having a PG degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation level or a PG degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the graduation level are Eligible for IBPS SO 2019.
  • Law Officer (Scale I): Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) and should be enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council.
  • HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I): A graduate with 2-years full-time PG degree or diploma in Personnel Management, Industrial Relations, HR, HRD, Social Work or Labor Law can apply for this post.
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I): Aspirants should have a 2-year full-time degree in MMS (Marketing), MBA (Marketing), PGDBA, PGDBM, PGPM or PGDM with specialization in Marketing.
Admit Card

IBPS SO 2019 Admit Card will be released by IBPS on the official website of exam. Candidates can download IBPS SO Admit Card 2019 for Mains Exam by Log-in using your Registration Number and Date of Birth. The Mains Exam is scheduled on  January 28, 2019.

 

  • In case of any discrepancy in particulars on admit card, candidates are advised to get in touch with IBPS helpdesk and rectify the defect before appearing for the exam.
  • It should be noted that no hard copy of IBPS SO Admit Card is sent by post.
  • Make sure you carry your Application Form, two recent color photographs, receipt of payment and a valid photo ID in original to the exam hall.
  • The admit card contains basic information like personal details of the candidate and IBPS SO exam information such as date, time and venue.

IBPS SO 2019 Admit Card Highlights

Availability of IBPS SO 2019 Admit Card January 19, 2019
IBPS SO 2019 Mains Exam Date January 28, 2019
Mode of availability Online
Admit card can be downloaded from www.ibps.in
Number of Exam Centres 93
Documents to carry on the exam day Admit Card/ Call Letter issued by IBPS
Valid ID Photo Proof (Driving License, Voter ID Card, Aadhar Card, Pan Card etc)
Xerox copy of photo ID Proo

How to Download IBPS SO 2019 Admit Card?

IBPS SO Admit card can be downloaded very easily form the official website. Candidates can simply visit the ibps.in and follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS
  2. On the website homepage, click on the link for “CWE SO VII Exam Mains Admit Card”
  3. Enter the registration number and password
  4. Click on the submit button
  5. The admit card is displayed on the screen and candidates can verify the particulars.
  6. Next, candidates need to download and take multiple printouts of the admit card for future reference.

Details on IBPS SO 2019 Admit Card

IBP SO Admit card is a very important document for all the candidates to appear for the exam. Students should check all the details written on the admit card for any discrepancies. Following is the list of details written on the admit card:

Discrepancy in IBPS SO 2019 Admit Card

  • If there is any mismatch of information or technical glitches in downloading admit card, candidates need to immediately contact the helpdesk for assistance or rectification.
  • Any assistance or rectification must be sought after before the conduct of any examination. No request or complaints will be entertained after the conduct of examination.
  • The contact details of IBPS and IBPS helpdesk is provided below:

IBPS House, 90 feet, D.P.Road,
Off. Western Express Highway, P. B. No. 8587
Kandivali (E), Mumbai 400 101
INDIA

For any queries/complaints, login to http://cgrs.ibps.in/.

Toll free Helpline Number for Candidate Queries:1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566

FAX: 91-22-2854 2076

(Note: The facility is available from 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM on all days except Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays applicable in Maharashtra State.)


Document Required with Admit Card

Along with IBPS SO Admit Card, students will have to bring the below-mentioned documents in the examination hall. Applicants will not be allowed inside the examination centre without showing the following documents:

  • A hard copy of admit card
  • Any one of the valid ID proof (PAN Card, Passport, Driving Licence, Voter’s Card)
  • Bank passbook with photograph
  • Photo identity proof issued by a Gazetted officer
  • Identity card issued by recognized college
  • Aadhar card with a photograph
  • Employee ID
Exam Coutoff

Cut off marks are the minimum marks scored by the candidate in order to eligible for the further stages of the recruitment process. Cut off will be declared by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The IBPS SO exam is conducted in three stages i.e. Prelims, Mains and Personal Interview.

  • IBPS Specialist Officer cut off are of two types i.e. Sectional and Overall.
  • The cut off marks will be declared along with the result of each stage.
  • All the students who are able to score sectional and overall cut off marks will be shortlisted for the next stage of selection process.   
  • IBPS SO Prelims cut off will be declared in the month of January followed by the Main cut off in the month of February.
  • Interview cut off will be announced in the month of April.
  • Those who have scored less than the cut off mark will not be shortlisted for Specialists Officer Mains Exam.

IBPS SO Expected Cut off

The marks obtained by the students in the Prelims exam will not be counted in the final merit list. IBPS Cut off marks will be decided on the basis of various following factors:

  • Total Number of Vacancies
  • Total Number of Candidates Participating in each stage
  • Difficulty level of questions
  • Marking scheme
  • Reservation norms
  • Last year cut-off trends

The expected section-wise cut off for IBPS SO Prelims exam is mentioned below:

Sections Cut off (Marks)
English 5-6
General Awareness 13-14
Quantitative Aptitude 8.5-9.5
Logical Reasoning 11-12

IBPS SO Cut off

IBPS will release two separate Cut off lists i.e. Provisional Allotment and Reserve List. Both the lists are explained as below:

Provisional Allotment: Provisional Allotment in IBPS SO is defined as lowest marks that students have to obtain provisionally allotted in any of the participating banks. Provisional Allotment will be calculated out of 100 and after eliminating ties on the date of birth basis.

Reserve List: IBPS will prepare the backup list which will be the final waiting list to fill up to 10% reserved vacancies for each category in the participating banks. Students in the reserve list will not be considered for provisional allotment.

So, the maximum and minimum IBPS Specialist Officer Cut off for different previous years is tabulated below as category-wise and post-wise.

IBPS SO Cut off 2017: Provisional Allotment Maximum Scores

Posts UR OBC SC ST VI OC HI
I.T. Officer (Scale – I 73.4 68.2 68.4 68.8 NA 66 40
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale -I) 60.4 52 50 47.4 46.8 40.6 36.8
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale -I) 82.6 86.4 61.4 59 75.6 54.8 NA
Law Officer (Scale -I) 76.8 63.8 75.2 60.4 56.6 58.6 26.4
H.R/Personnel Officer (Scale -I) 78.8 68.2 64.8 60.4 43.2 48.6 36.4
Marketing Officer (Scale -I) 85.2 82 79.6 70.8 69.2 72 44.4

IBPS SO Cut off 2017: Provisional Allotment Minimum Scores

Posts General OBC SC ST HI OC VI
I.T. Officer (Scale – I 62.60 13/ 11/ 89 60.6 25/ 2/ 95 58.00 7/ 1/ 89 52.60 9/ 8/ 92 38.80 6/ 7/ 81 57.20 1/ 11/ 90 NA
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale -I) 35.00 8/8/92 34.80 19/5/88 31.20 18/7/94 29.20 25/09/91 20.40 04/08/95 32.00 25/11/91 27.20 09/10/93
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale -I) 52.60 25/7/92 55.60 01/3/87 52.00 19/10/86 46.60 5/10/86 NA 29.80 12/08/90 73.60 27/06/84
Law Officer (Scale -I) 57.40 14/11/87 51.60 27/6/89 48.00 28/09/88 31.80 06/09/89 26.40 16/01/90 44.40 18/01/90 46.00 03/02/90
H.R/Personnel Officer (Scale -I) 60.60 19/11/87 57.60 20/7/93 57.20 12/11/87 55.40 23/09/89 36.40 29/05/92 48.60 25/06/87 43.20 13/06/92
Marketing Officer (Scale -I) 67.20 03/4/89 65.40 01/7/87 63.40 29/07/89 51.80 27/10/88 44.40 07/08/83 65.20 01/12/92 52.80 26/05/86

IBPS SO Cut off 2017: Reserve List

Posts General OBC SC ST HI OC VI
I.T. Officer (Scale – I 62.4 60.2 57.6 52.4 37.8 57 NA
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale -I) 34.4 34.4 30.6 28.6 NA 31.2 26.8
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale -I) 51.8 51.8 51.8 41.2 NA NA NA
Law Officer (Scale -I) 56.8 51.4 47.2 30.2 NA 42.6 43
H.R/Personnel Officer (Scale -I) 60 56.8 57.2 55.4 NA 47 32.8
Marketing Officer (Scale -I) 66 65 62.8 50 NA 62.8 52

IBPS SO Cut off 2016: After Normalization

Posts UR OBC SC ST VI OC HI
Marketing Officer 74.95 66.8 59.4 62.05 NA 58.1 33.7
IT Officer 76.75 64.05 65.1 55.05 65.4 61.85 50.5
Law Officer 62.85 55.8 71.15 47.5 43.7 54.4 NA
H.R/Personnel Officer 73.35 65.1 62.95 56.45 NA NA 43.4
Agriculture Field Officer 69.75 60.95 52.3 53.45 60.25 49.05 45.6
Rajbhasha Adhikari 66.65 62.2 51.85 49.8 69.05 43.55 NA

IBPS SO Cut off 2016: Provisional Allotment

Posts UR OBC SC ST HI OC VI
Marketing Officer 55.30 26/09/89 51.90 05/04/92 47.35 30/08/91 38.50 09/07/88 33.70 27/08/88 39.40 16/08/92 NA
IT Officer 61.50 29/08/92 57.75 26/10/93 53.35 26/09/89 46.50 18/03/92 40.60 19/1086 50.15 13/06/90 60.10 05/12/87
Law Officer 52.95 11/07/89 49.20 08/05/86 44.95 25/02/93 39.55 22/07/81 NA 39.65 05/02/76 36.70 09/05/84
H.R/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
Rajbhasha Adhikari 44.1512/10/89 45.05 02/01/92 43.35 27/05/84 34.20 11/08/90 NA 38.75 16/05/ 90 69.05 01/04/90

IBPS SO Cut off 2016: Reserve List

Posts UR OBC SC ST HI OC VI
I.T. Officer (Scale – I 61.5 57.5 53.1 46.3 40.3 49.35 55.95
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale -I) 40.6 40.55 34.1 29.3 25.95 26.7 28.7
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale -I) 43.55 44.6 42.8 33.7 NA 35.95 NA
Law Officer (Scale -I) 52.25 48.75 44.65 39.15 NA 38.35 30.8
H.R/Personnel Officer (Scale -I) 60.5 51.85 49.6 44.6 31.75 NA NA
Marketing Officer (Scale -I) 54.8 51.55 46.95 38.15 NA 38.8 NA

IBPS SO Cut off 2016: Final Cut off

Posts UR OBC SC ST HI OC VI
IT Officer 76.75 to 61.50 64.05 to 57.75 55.05 to 46.50 65.10 to 53.35 50.50 to 40.60 61.85 to 50.15 65.40 to 60.10
Agriculture Field Officer 69.75 to 41.65 60.95 to 40.90 52.30 to 34.65 53.45 to 30.00 45.60 to 26.50 49.05 to 27.20 60.25 to 25.95
Rajbhasha Adhikari 66.65 to 44.15 62.20 to 45.05 51.85 to 43.35 49.80 to 34.20 NA 43.55 to 38.75 69.05 to 69.05
Law Officer 62.85 to 52.95 55.80 to 49.200 71.15 to 44.95 47.50 to 39.55 NA 54.40 to 39.65 43.70 to 36.70
H.R/Personnel Officer 73.35 to 60.75 65.10 to 53.50 62.95 to 50.70 56.45 to 46.65 43.40 to 43.40 NA NA
Marketing Officer 74.95 to 55.30 66.80 to 51.90 59.40 to 47.35 62.05 to 35.50 33.70 to 33.70 58.10 to 39.40 NA
Centers/Participating Colleges
IBPS India
Fees Structure
GENERAL 600
SC/ST 100
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