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IBPS SO 2021 Application Form (began): Register Online at ibps.in

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Jan 12, 2021

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IBPS SO Application Form 2020 will be made available from November 6, 2020. Candidates can register for the exam in online mode only at the official website – ibps.in. Last day to submit IBPS SO Application Form 2020 is November 26, 2020. 

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  • The application form will be available from November 2, 2020 for IBPS SO 2020. Read more
  • IBPS SO 2020 exam notification is out and application process will start eventually. read more
  • Candidates must ensure that they fulfill IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria of the post they wish to apply for.
  • IBPS SO Application Process involves online registration, uploading scanned documents, filling the form and fee payment.
  • The application fee is INR 600 for General, OBC and EWS category and INR 100 for SC, ST and PwD candidates.
  • Candidates have to upload their photograph, signature, left thumb impression and hand written declaration in specified formats.
  • Successfully registered candidates will be issued IBPS SO Admit Card in December 2020. 

IBPS SO 2020 Posts and Vacancy

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is expected to announce a total of 310 vacancies for IBPS SO 2020. Candidates can check category-wise and post-wise number of vacancies from below table:

Posts (Scale-I) SC ST OBC EWS General Total
IT Officer 10 5 19 7 35 76
Agricultural Field Officer 100 44 180 67 279 670
Rajbhasha Adhikari 3 0 6 3 15 27
Law Officer 6 3 11 5 35 60
HR/ Personnel Officer 2 1 5 2 10 20
Marketing Officer 44 18 83 31 134 310

IBPS SO 2020 Registration Highlights

The key points about the application form of IBPS SO 2020 are highlighted below:

Exam Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection- Specialist Officers exam
Conducting Body IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
Official Website ibps.in
Application Mode Online
Application fee payment mode Online
IBPS SO Application Fee For General – INR 600, For SC, ST, PWD – INR 100

Check AFO Mains (Agriculture Field Officer) before you appear for IBPS SO 2020 Exam

IBPS SO Registration Dates 2020

The official IBPS SO Registration and Exam Dates are tabulated below:

Events Dates
IBPS SO Registration 2020 began on November 02, 2020
Last Day to fill IBPS SO Application Form November 23, 2020
Payment of IBPS SO Application fees November 3 – 23, 2020
Issue of IBPS SO Prelims Call letter December 2020
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Dates December 26– 27, 2020
IBPS SO Main Exam Date January 30, 2021
IBPS SO Interview Dates February 2021

IBPS SO Eligibility 2020

Candidates must carefully go through post-wise eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The age limit and educational qualification requirements are mentioned below:

Posts Age as on Nov 1, 2020 Educational Qualification as on November 26, 2020
IT Officer 20 – 30 years

4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation

OR

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

Agricultural Field Officer 20 – 30 years 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/ Sericulture
Rajbhasha Adhikari 20 – 30 years

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 20 – 30 years A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
HR/ Personnel Officer 20 – 30 years 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 20 – 30 years 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 *

Also Check IBPS SO Exam Pattern


Steps to Fill IBPS SO 2020 Application Form

Candidates can fill IBPS SO Application Form 2020 in online mode only from November 6 – 26, 2020 by following the steps given below:

Step 1: IBPS SO Registration 2020

  • Visit the official website – ibps.in 
  • Click on CRP for Specialist Officers IX, then click on the yellow tab “Click Here for New Registration”
  • Now, enter your Name, Mobile number, Email ID and security pin in the registration form.
  • A registration number and Password will be sent to you as as SMS and email.
IBPS SO Application Form

Step 2: Upload Scanned Documents

  • Login using Registration number and password.
  • Upload scanned images of your passport size photograph, signature, left thumb impression and hand written declaration in prescribed specifications.
Documents Size Dimension Pixels Format
Photograph 20 – 50 KBs 4.5 X 3.5 cm 200 X 230 .JPG, .JPEG
Signature 10 – 20 KBs 4.5 X 3.5 cm  140 X 60 .JPG, .JPEG
Left Thumb Impression 20 – 50 KBs 3 X 3 cm 240 X 240 .JPG, .JPEG
Hand Written Declaration 50 – 100 KBs 10 X 5 cm 800 X 400 .JPG, .JPEG

The text for the handwritten declaration is as follows – “I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.” 

Step 3: Fill IBPS SO Application Form

  • Enter your personal, educational, and contact details. 
  • Indicate the post and organization you want to apply for and mention your preferred IBPS SO Exam Center.
  • Preview the form once before submitting it as any correction is not possible after final submission.

Practice IBPS SO Prelims (Advanced) during your preparation time for IBPS SO 2020 Exam

Step 4: Pay IBPS SO Application Fees

  • The examination fees can be paid in online mode via Debit Cards (RuPay/ Visa/ Master Card/ Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.
  • The registration fees vary as per candidate’s category: 

IBPS SO 2020 Application Fees

Category Application Fees
SC/ ST/ PWD INR 100/-
General/ OBC/ EWS and Others INR 600/-

Guidelines for Photograph and Signature

Guidelines for photograph

  • Upload recent color photograph
  • It should have been clicked against a light-colored background.
  • The photo should not have “red eye”.
  • If using glasses, make sure your eyes are visible through the glass and that there is no reflection or glare on it.
  • Do not wear caps, hats and dark glasses while taking the photograph. Religious headwear is allowed.
Pixels 200 x 230 pixels
File size 20kb–50 kb
Dimension 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm
Format JPEG

Guidelines for signature

  • Sign on a white paper with a black pen.
  • Do not sign in capital letters.
  • If the Applicant’s signature on the answer script does not match the signature on the Admit Card, the applicant will be rejected.
Pixels 140 x 60 pixels
File size 10kb–20 kb
Dimension 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm
Format JPEG

Practice Sectional Tests as much as possible for free before appearing for IBPS SO 2020 Exam

Retrieval of IBPS SO Application Form 2020 Password

  • Go to the official site, ibps.in
  • Click on the ‘Apply online’ link
  • In the Login window, click on “forgot password”
  • Fill in the required details – Registered Mobile No. or Email ID in the new window.
  • Click on “Submit”.
  • New password would be sent on the Registered Email Id or Mobile Number

Check IBPS SO Result


IBPS SO Application Form FAQs

  1. After filling up the complete form, I got Blank Screen / Internet got disconnected / My PC closed/changed / shutdown. Is my application saved/registered?
  • Re-apply the SO application form again.
  1. What should I do if there is a lot of delay in accessing the page?
  • This might be due to network traffic. Will be present especially, during the last few days of registration. In case it happens, try again after some time.
  1. I did not receive the email intimation for registration of my application?
  • Check your IBPS CWE SO exam form print out that what ID you enter. Check your internet speed. Check your Spam folders and refresh your page and wait for some time. It will be generated and sent.
  1. What details should I provide while writing for the problem?
  • Registration no, mobile no, date of birth and full name as entered in the application. Also. provide PC Details including the Operating System and Internet Browser. In case of any error message, send a screenshot of the error in JPG, GIF format or as MS Word file.
  1. I want to change/correct the details I entered in the Specialist Officer Application?
  • Log in and choose the ‘EDIT’ (data entered in Basic Info cannot be changed). Correct the details and take a fresh print.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


27 Comments
K
kashish tomar
In which size format the Photos and Signatures should be uploaded?
K
kavita rani

Hi Kashish. Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred), the size of file must be between 20kb–50 kb. Candidates must ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50kb.

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arushi thankur
Are Electrical & Electronics/ Electrical engineering degree holders eligible?
K
kavita rani

Hi Arushi. A Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government is required while applying for this exam. Also, candidate must have passed the qualifying exam on or before August 28, 2020. Other details are here.

 

A
arushi thankur
If there is any age relaxation for the candidates of reserved category?
K
kavita rani

Hi Arushi. Candidates planning to give the IBPS SO Recruitment exam must be aged between 20-30 years of age. There are age relaxations for the reserved categories.
Candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) gets age relaxation by 3 years while its 5 years for SC/ST category candidates. Other details are here.
 

R
rashmi
I am having 3 years experience in software MNC.Can I apply for Agri.officer?
K
kavita rani

Hi Rashmi. Candidates applying for the post of Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) must have 4-year degree (graduation) in Agriculture, Horticulture, Food Technology, Agricultural Engineering or any other related field to apply for this post. Other details are mentioned here.
 

P
puja sao
I have only UG degree.Can I still apply for HR or Marketing officer?
K
kavita rani

Hi Puja. Candidates must have a 2-year full-time degree in MMS (Marketing), MBA (Marketing), PGDBA, PGDBM, PGPM or PGDM with specialization in Marketing to apply for this post. Other details are here.
 

P
puja sao
I have dual specializations in MBA.There is no major & minor subjects in my degree.Am I eligible?
K
kavita rani

Hi Puja. Academic qualification for different posts are mentioned here.
 

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utkarsha khatri
what is doeacc b level in ibps so?
K
kavita rani

Hi Utkarsha. DOEACC 'B' Level-An is another way to give IBPS SO IT Officer Exam. More details related to the same can be checked at the official website.

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nagesha m
Are Diploma with engineering are eligible for SO IT as I have done Diploma in ECE (3-years), due to that my engineering course will be only 3 years as I will be given directly admission to second year. But in notification they have mentioned 4 years of engineering, kindly reply
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arvind kumar

Hi Nagesh, Greetings. IBPS SO 2020 Exam will be conducted on December 26 and 27, 2020 by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Yo can apply once you have completed your graduation. For more details visit: IBPS SO EXAM

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nagesha m
I have completed Engineering in 3 years duration due to lateral entry, am I eligible to apply upcoming SO IT exam and please guide as in application it was not taking 3 year duration what should i have to put in course duration coloumn kindly reply.
D
dummy

Dear Nagesh M

Greetings from Collegedunia. You can put in the Application Form 4 Years duration because it has been considered B.Tech. with a full duration from any specialization for IBPS SO Recruitment 2020. As you have taken lateral entry so 1 year is counted for 3 years Diploma in Engineering completed by you, so you have to fill in application column 4 years duration for B.Tech. course. For more details, kindly go through this link – IBPS SO Recruitment 2020

K
kashish tomar
what should be written in handwritten declaration in ibps so?
K
kavita rani

Hi Kashish. The text for the handwritten declaration is as follows for IBPS SO Notification. “I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”

K
kashish tomar
how to fill bank preferences in ibps so?
K
kavita rani

Hi Kashish. You are advised to give preference to the bank that has more branches in your home state. Also, check the number of vacancies reported by each bank. List of the banks that participate in IBPS PO and the vacancies available each for of the banks are mentioned here.
 

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nagesha m
I have completed Diploma (3 Years duration) in ECE, So we will be admitted directly to Second year in B.E (Lateral entry), so my Engineering duration will be only 3-year after diploma, as in notification they have mentioned it as 4 years of engineering, am I eigible for the POST SO IT or not as i completed BE in ECE stream kindly reply.
D
dummy

Dear Nagesha M

Greetings from Collegedunia. The Graduation Degree of 3 Years after Diploma is considered as a valid degree of 4 Years from any resp[ective Authorities or Institute in India. So, you are eligible to appear for the IT cell post at IBPS SO Examination 2020. For more details, kindly go through this link – IBPS SO 2020 Eligibility Criteria

K
koyena biswas
What if the payment is debited from the account but the Registration Confirmation did not receive?
K
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. Candidates are supposed to take print out of the e-receipt generated at the time of fee payment. If the e-receipt is not generated, then the cash debited will be re-credited to your account after some time.

K
koyena biswas
What to do when the confirmation mail for Registration and Password not received?
K
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. The candidates are supposed to provide the accurate email id as delivery of these emails purely depends upon the correctness of email id provided. Also, check the spam mails.

R
rashmi
Can the Exam Center be changed after submitting the Online Application Form?
K
kavita rani

Hi Rashmi. No, candidates are not permitted to change the details entered in IBPS Clerk application form after final submission.

S
sadim ansari
If the candidate belongs to OBC category as per state norms but not in the central list. Which category should be mentioned in the application form?
K
kavita rani

Hi Sadim. In that case, you will be considered as a candidate of general category and you must mention the same category while applying. You can get more details related to the same here.
 

S
sadim ansari
Can the application form details be edited after being submitted?
K
kavita rani

Hi Sadim. Sorry, there is no procedure to correct your name post submitting the application form of IBPS PO. IN order to correct this mistake, candidates have to provide an 'Affidavit' from notary office which will resolve your mistake. This document needs to be carried at the time of document verification.

K
koyena biswas
I have completed BE/ B.Tech Mechanical engineering. Am I eligible?
K
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. No, Mechanical Engineers are not eligible for SBI SO and IBPS SO Exam. Mechanical grads are not permitted to appear for this exam.

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lakshay kakkar
I did MBA with Finance as major & HR as minor specialization. Can I apply for HR officer?
K
kavita rani

Hi Lakshay. Since HR is your minor specialization, you are NOT eligible. To get more informtion related to the detailed eligibility criteria, you can check out the official website for the same.

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sheetal chib
I did my degree through correspondence (distance education). Shall I apply?
K
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. In case you have completed your distance education course from a university which is or has been recognized by the UGC then you are eligible to apply for the exam. Detailed eligibility related to this exam is mentioned here.
 

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utkarsha khatri
Can you provide the details on the number of vacancies available in SO recruitment process?
K
kavita rani

Hi Utkarsha. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is anticipated to declare a total of 310 vacancies for IBPS SO 2020. Candidates can check category-wise and post-wise number of vacancies from here.