IBPS SO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020 Download Here

IBPS SO Syllabus

IBPS has introduced around 1163+ Specialist Officers (SO) vacancies and Syllabus for IBPS SO 2019-2020 exam. Only a handful of vacancies are available for this post as the post of SO involves really skilled and specialized officers excelling in their respective domain. Last year, the total number of vacancies was 1590.

Name of the Post No. of Vacancies
Agriculture 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

IBPS SO Recruitment 2019-2020

The IBPS SO recruitment process is going to be conducted to Specialist Officer through IBPS SO 2019-2020 is done in three phases:

  • Online Preliminary Exam
  • Online Mains Exam
  • Interview Process

A candidate must qualify both a  preliminary exam and mains exam. To process to the interview round. The candidates selected after the interview round are given the appointment letter.

IBPS has released new exam pattern for IBPS SO 2019-2020 Exam. Now IBPS introduced separate sectional timing for each sections in preliminary exam. Let’s have a look at the same. The preliminary exam will be qualifying phase for the mains and candidates will have to meet the cut-offs of prelims to be eligible to appear for Main Exam.

IBPS SO 2019-2020 Prelims Exam Pattern

There are two patterns for IBPS SO prelims examination for different posts. There is the sectional cut-off and candidates have to clear all the section in order to clear prelims examination of IBPS SO 2019-2020.

For the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Name of the Tests No of Questions
English Language 50
Reasoning 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50
Total 150
Maximum Marks Duration
25 40 Min
50 40 Min
50 40 Min
125 120 Min

Let’s Have a Look at the Detailed syllabus of IBPS SO 2019-2020 Exam:

IBPS SO Prelims Examination Syllabus of English

Cloze Test
Reading Comprehension
Spotting Error
Sentence Improvement
Sentence Correction
Para Jumbles
Fill in the Blanks
Para/Sentence Completion
IBPS SO Prelims Examination Syllabus of Reasoning Ability
Data Sufficiency
Blood Relations
Order and Ranking
Alphanumeric Series
Distance and Direction
Verbal Reasoning
Seating Arrangements
IBPS SO Prelims Examination Syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude
Permutation and Combination
Simple and Compound Interest
Time and Distance
Work, Time and Energy
Ratio and Proportion
Profit and Loss
Data Sufficiency
Quadratic Equation
Simplification/ Approximation
Data Interpretation
Number Series
IBPS SO Prelims Examination Syllabus of General Awareness 
Important Days
Prime Minister Schemes
Books and Authors
Important Places
GK Updates
Banking Awareness
Current Affairs


  1. Is the IBPS SO 2019-20 Exam Bilingual?
    Ans- All test are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi.
  2. Is there any Negative Marking in IBPS SO 2019-2020 Exam?
    Ans- Yes, there is a negative marking for wrong answers in both pre and mains exam of IBPS SO 2019-2020. One fourth of the total marks will be deducted for the question marked wrong by the candidate.
  3. Are There Fixed Timing for different sections?
    Ans- Yes, Both in Prelims and Mains Exams.
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