IBPS SO 2020 Application Form: Register Online at ibps.in

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Aug 31, 2020

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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. 

Also Practice IBPS SO 2020 Prelims Sample Papers for free during your IBPS SO Preparation Time

  • 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. 
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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 06, 2020
Last Day to fill IBPS SO Application Form November 26, 2020
Payment of IBPS SO Application fees November 6 – 26, 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


Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications


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


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 *

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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

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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

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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.