IBPS SO Notification 2019 Out: 1163+ Vacancies Available. Apply Online From November 6. Check Eligibility, Exam Dates

IBPS SO Notification 2019: The IBPS SO Notification for the year 2019 has been issued on November 5, 2019. Candidates can apply for the IBPS SO from November 6, 2019. More than 1163 vacancies have been released for the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Fiel Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing officer (All Scale-1). Now that the notification been released for the recruitment for 2020-21 Batch, candidates should start preparing immediately. To work as a Specialist Officer under IBPS is a matter of prestige. The salary is decent, the incentives are good and the respect is high. Also, there is a scope for a significant amount of growth in one’s career.

The candidates who are eligible and aspire to join any of the Participating Organisations listed under IBPS for 2019 are required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP SPL-VIII). The examination will consist of 3 main stages – prelims, mains, and PI. Candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations keeping in view the spirit of Government Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc.

IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2019: Nature of Posts

Below are the different posts under IBPS SO:

1. IT Officer – Scale I
2. Agricultural Field Officer – Scale I
3. Rajbhasha Adhikari – Scale I
4. Law Officer – Scale I
5. HR/Personnel Officer – Scale I
6. Marketing Officer – Scale I



IBPS SO Notification 2019 | Important Dates 

Below are the important dates for IBPS SO Recruitment 2019:

Events Tentative Dates
Starting Date of Online Registration November 6, 2019
End Date of Online Registration November 26, 2019
Start Date for payment of application fee November 6, 2019
End Date for payment of application fee November 26, 2019
Admit Card Release December 2019
Preliminary Exam December 28 and 29, 2019
Mains Exam January 25, 2020
Interview February 2020
Provisional Allotment April 2020

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is an autonomous body. It has received a mandate from certain organizations (that have been mentioned in the table below) to conduct the IBPS Specialist Officer recruitment 2019. All arrangements will be made by IBPS for conducting the online preliminary examination, declaring the result of the online preliminary examination, informing the shortlisted candidates about the online main examination, declaring the results of the online main examination and informing the shortlisted candidates about the interview. Interviews will be conducted by the participating organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each state and union territory.

List of Nodal Organisations Participating in IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2019

Below is the list of Nodal Organisations participating in IBPS SO Recruitment 2019:

Allahabad Bank Andhra Bank
Bank of Baroda Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra Central Bank of India
Canara Bank Corporation Bank
Indian Bank Indian Overseas Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce Punjab National Bank
Punjab & Sind Bank Syndicate Bank
UCO Bank Union Bank of India
United Bank of India


IBPS SO Notification 2019 | Vacancies to be Filled

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has issued a total of 1163+ vacancies for the year 2019. This is a good opportunity for aspirants who have been waiting for the IBPS SO Notification 2019.

Total Vacancies 1163+

IBPS SO Notification 2019 | Post Wise Vacancies

We bring you post-wise vacancies for IBPS SO Recruitment:

IT Officer – Scale I 76
HR/personnel – Scale I 670
Rajbhasha Adhikari – Scale I 27
Marketing Officer – Scale I 60
Law Officer – Scale I 20
Agricultural Officer – Scale I 310
Total 1163

IBPS SO Notification 2019 | Eligibility Conditions


A candidate must be either – (i) a Citizen of India or (ii) a subject of Nepal or (iii) a subject of Bhutan or (iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.


The minimum age for aspirants of IBPS Specialist Officer recruitment is 20 years and the maximum age is 30 years. This means that a candidate must have been born not earlier than November 2, 2018, and not later than November 1, 1998.

IBPS SO Notification 2019 | Educational Qualifications

Below are the educational qualification in order to sit for the IBPS SO Exam:

IT Officer – Scale I a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & 3 Telecommunications/ 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 Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation
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
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/Personnel 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.



NOTE: Candidates should ensure that the educational qualification possessed by them shall be as per the prescribed educational qualifications mentioned in the advertisement and they fulfill the above eligibility criteria. No equivalent educational qualification shall be considered as eligible by IBPS or Participating Organisations.


IBPS SO Notification 2019 | Steps to Apply for IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment

In order to apply for IBPS SO Recruitment 2019, the subsequent steps need to be followed –

  1. Visit the official website for IBPS
  2. Click on the flashing link that states – Common Recruitment Process for Specialist Officer
  3. In the case of new users, click on ‘New Registration’
  4. Enter the credentials that are being asked
  5. Upload a clear picture and signature
  6. Re-check the form so as to edit any mistakes
  7. Submit your IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment

IBPS SO Notification 2019 | Application Fee

A candidate is required to pay a sum of Rs. 600/- if he/she belongs to General or OBC category under IBPS Specialist Officer recruitment. For candidates belonging to SC, ST or PWD categories, a sum of Rs 100/- needs to be submitted.


IBPS SO Notification 2019 | Exam Pattern

The latest exam pattern for IBPS Specialist Officer recruitment has 3 stages –

Stage 1 – Prelims

Stage 2 – Mains

Stage 3 – Interview

IBPS SO Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature. The marks scored by the candidates in the mains exam and the interview will be considered for the Final Merit List. Both the preliminary stage as well as the mains stage is conducted in online mode. There will be negative marking applied to both stages. The paper will be set in both English and Hindi language respectively.


IBPS SO Notification 2019 | Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the frequently asked questions on the IBPS SO Notification 2019:

IBPS SO Notification 2019: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Questions Answers
Will the vacancies be fixed under IBPS SO Recruitment 2019? No. The vacancies under IBPS SO Recruitment Notification are subjected to modification.
Is the exam pattern liable to change for IBPS SO Recruitment 2019? In case there are any changes, IBPS SO Recruitment notice with the latest changes will be issued.
Under IBPS SO Recruitment, what will be the duration of the exam? Under IBPS SO Recruitment, the exam duration will be of 120 minutes.
Is there any negative marking under IBPS SO Recruitment? Yes. There is a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.
The marks of which stage under IBPS SO Recruitment will be considered for final selection? The score for Mains and Interview will be considered in the final selection.


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