IBPS SO Exam 2019

Specialist Officer Exam

What is IBPS SO Exam?

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Specialist Officers (SO) are recruited periodically to man individual special posts in various departments like IT Officer, Field Officer, Law Officer, HR/Personnel or Management Officer, Marketing Officer, Sales Officer etc in participating banks across the country.

The candidates opting for these posts must have Graduate and Post Graduate Degree/Diploma in relevant field along with certain experience in the relevant field. IBPS conducts Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of Specialist Officers (SO).

In recent years, the level of competition for bank exams has spurt exponentially. Graduates from any field of study can attempt this exam. We provide you details necessary for all preparation tips, syllabi, reference books, study material, exam pattern, etc. 

IBPS SO Posts

  • IT Officers (Scale-I)
  • Agriculture Field Officer (Scale-I)
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
  • Law Officer (Scale I)
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I)

IBPS SO Exam Details 

Exam IBPS Specialist Officers (SO)
Organised by  Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Frequency  Once a year
Exam level National
Participating banks  18
Number of vacancies Approximately 1200
Selection Process  Preliminary, Main & Interview 
Application mode  Online 
Exam mode Online 
Admit card type  Online 
Official website www.ibps.in 
Helpline numbers 1800-222-366 & 1800-103-4566 

IBPS SO 2019

The IBPS SO 2019 official notification for exam dates has been released on the official website. The Preliminary exam is going to be conducted on December 28 and 29, 2019, and the Main Exam will be held on January 27, 2020. Interested aspirants are advised to check all the important dates before kick-starting the online application process. 

IBPS SO Exam Dates 2019

IBPS SO notification  November 5, 2019
Starting of online application  November 6, 2019
Last date to apply online  November 26, 2019
IBPS SO Prelims admit card December 2019 
IBPS SO Prelims exam date  December 29 & 30, 2019 
IBPS SO Mains exam date  January 27, 2020
IBPS SO Mains result date February 2020
Interview March 2020
Provisional Allotment  April 2020

IBPS SO Notification 2019 

IBPS released the Specialist Officers recruitment notification on November 5, 2019. Interested candidates can register for IBPS SO until the last date. IBPS SO exam notification 2019 (Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for Specialist Officers IX) will be available on the official website. It will contain all the details including the number of vacancies, participating banks, educational qualification, age limit, the application process, exam dates, etc. Aspirants should check IBPS SO notification pdf meticulously before registering online for the exam. 

Download IBPS SO 2019 notification pdf 

IBPS SO Participating Banks

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

IBPS SO Vacancy 2019

IBPS releases the SO recruitment notification 2019 for a total of 1163 vacancies. The online registration starts from November 6, 2019. The total vacancies will be divided into each and every post as shown below:

Post Total Vacancies
Agriculture Field Officer Scale-I 670
Marketing Officer Scale-I 310
IT Officer Scale-I 76
Law Officer Scale-I 60
HR/Personnel Officer Scale-I 20
Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale-I 27
Total 1163

Candidates, intending to apply for IBPS SO should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS. Click here to know more about the eligibility criteria with details.

Application Fee:

INR 100/- For SC/ST/PWD Candidates

INR 600/- For All Other Candidates 

Click here to know more about the details of payment mode and how to pay?

IBPS SO Job Profile & Responsibilities 

IBPS SO IT Officer

  • IT officers are required to take care of the bank software systems
  • Based on experience IT SO has two scales: Scale I and Scale II
  • IT officers look after the maintenance of servers, database and other networking aspects

IBPS SO Law Officer

Law officer in a bank deals with the legal issues received from various departments of the Bank and its associated institutions. The law officers are responsible for:

  • Preparations of initial drafts of legislation administered/to be administered by the bank
  • Preparation of drafts of pleading and comprehensive instructions/briefs to counsel in connection with litigation involving the bank and its associated institutions
  • appearing before conciliation officers, labour courts, tribunals, etc. on behalf of the bank

IBPS SO Agricultural Field Officer

  • Agricultural Field Officer promotes loans in rural areas related to general and agricultural purposes
  • Agricultural Field Officer assists in client acquisition site visit before the loan sanctioning and follow-up for timely loan recovery

IBPS SO Marketing Officer

  • Marketing Officer is responsible for all marketing and social media and networking activities of the Bank
  • Marketing Officer develops various marketing concepts, objectives, materials, advertisements, programmes, press releases and other special events approved by Senior Management
  • Marketing Officer provides guidance and coordinates implementation efforts with respect to the installation of new or existing products and services
  • Marketing Officer is also responsible for being the primary contact for public relations and media contacts, advertising and certain business development activities

IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari

  • Rajbhasha Adhikari takes care of the notice boards or the advertisements of the bank in media in English and Hindi
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari is in charge of the translation of official documents in English into Hindi

IBPS SO HR Officer 

  • HR/Personnel Officer handles the entire HR functions of the bank including Compensation policy, industrial relations, statutory compliances, performance management system, training and development, staff welfare and other aspects of HR management
  • HR/Personnel Officer also takes care of the recruitment notifications of the bank

IBPS SO Salary 

The salary structure for the IBPS SO is calculated considering all the perks offered to them. The pay scale for all the vacancies for Scale-I posts will be as follows:

Basic: INR 23,700/-

Pay Scale: INR 23700-980(7)-30560-1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020

The various allowances and benefits that are available along with IBPS Specialist Officers salary are as under:

Allowances Values
Dearness Allowance (DA) 36% of Basic
House Rent Allowance (HRA) 7% to 9% of Basic
Special Allowance (SA) 7.75 % of Basic
City Compensatory Allowance (CCA) 0%, 3%, & 4% of Basic
Provident Fund (PF) Contribution INR 3000-3500

Note: The salary is revised to time from time.

IBPS SO Promotion 

After getting shortlisted for IBPS Specialist Officers (SO), candidates will be placed as Junior Management Grade Scale (JMGS-I). He/she can grow till the General Manager level based on their performance. The IBPS SO career growth is as follow. 

Scale Designation Management
1 Office/ Assistant Manager Junior Management
2 Manager Junior Management
3 Senior Manager  Middle Management
4 Chief Manager Senior Management
5 Assistant General Manager Senior Management
6 Deputy General Manager Top Management
7 General Manager Top Management
IBPS SO 2019: Last Day To Register Online Is November 26

IBPS to close the application window of Specialist Officers (SO) on November 26, 2019. Interested candidates who are aiming for Scale I positions can register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP) through the official website.

IBPS SO 2019 recruitment notification was released for a total of 1163 vacancies. The selected can earn up to Rs 42,020 per month. Aspirants should submit the application fee to complete the registration process

Click here for IBPS SO recruitment 2019

Institute will be conducting the IBPS SO Preliminary exam date on December 28 and 29, 2019. The qualified candidates will be called for the Main exam followed by an interview/ personality test.

23 November 2019
Online Registration Started For IBPS SO 2019

IBPS has activated the registration window for Specialist Officers (SO) 2019 examination. Interested candidates who meet all the prerequisites set by IBPS can start registering online for the examination on its official site until November 26, 2019. 

Earlier, IBPS has released the recruitment notification for a total of 1163 vacancies. The Preliminary will be held on December 28 and 29, 2019. The Main exam will be conducted on January 25, 2019. 

Candidates should pay the application fee amount to complete the online registration process. 

8 November 2019
IBPS SO 2019 Notification Released

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the recruitment notification for Specialist Officers (SO) cadre posts. Candidates who are aiming for posts such as IT Officers, Agriculture Field Officers, Law Officers, Marketing Officers, HR Officers and Rajbhasha Adhikari can register online for the recruitment until November 26, 2019. 

The recruitment notification was released for a total of 1163 vacancies. The Preliminary exam will be held on December 28 and 29, 2019. The Main exam will be conducted on January 25, 2020. The interviews will be held in February 2020. Provisional Allotment will be in April 2020. 

Click here for IBPS SO 2019 recruitment details

The selection of the candidates will be based on the Preliminary and Main online written examination. The qualified candidates in the Main exam will be called for the Interview. 

5 November 2019
IBPS SO 2019 Notification To Be Released Soon

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) likely to release the Specialist Officer (CRP SPL-IX) recruitment notification in this week. As per the media reports, IBPS SO Notification 2019 is expected to release before the first week of November 2019. 

Candidates should meet all the eligibility conditions to apply online for the recruitment examination. The online application process will begin immediately. Compared to last year, the number of vacancies likely to be increased. 

IBPS will conduct the SO Preliminary exam on December 28, 2019. The qualified candidates will appear for the Main Exam scheduled on January 25, 2020. 

23 October 2019
IBPS Released CRP SPL VIII Main Examination And Interview Result

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the Combined result for Main exam and interview for CRP SPL-VIII. Candidates who have appeared for the Specialist Officers Main Examination can visit the official website to check their result. 

The SO result is available on the official website between April 1 and 30, 2019. Candidates need to enter their login credentials such as registration number/ roll number and password/ date of birth to access the result. 

Click here for CRP SPL-VIII Main Exam & Interview result

IBPS will soon release the appointment letter along with other formalities such as documents required for verification and joining procedure to the registered email. Candidates are advised to check all the key information on the official website.

1 April 2019
IBPS SO 2019: Score Display For Candidates Shortlisted For Interview
IBPS CRP SPL-VIII Interview Call Letter Released
IBPS SO (SPL-VIII) Main Exam Scorecard 2018 Released
IBPS SO Main Exam Result 2019 Declared
Online Preliminary Exam Results Released For CRP Specialist Officer (SO) VIII
IBPS Released Specialist Officer (SO) Preliminary Admit Card
Last Day To Apply Online For IBPS SO 2019
Online Registration Begins For IBPS SO 2019
IBPS Released Specialist Officers Notification
IBPS To Conduct The Specialist Officer (SO) Preliminary Exam In December
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