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IBPS SO 2020 notification has been released for the post of Specialist Officer (SO) on November 2, 2020. This year a total of 647 vacancies have been announced. As far as the recruitment notification goes IBPS SO is recruiting for various Specialist Officer Scale I Posts – IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer. According to the official notification IBPS SO exam dates are scheduled as per the below table. The IBPS SO prelims exam is scheduled on December 26, 2020 thus, leaving less than a month for the candidates to prepare the exam. So, we believe that candidates must have already started preparing for the exam now. For those who haven’t taken the free mock test of IBPS SO Prelims yet must take the test and know the areas where you need to put in hard work. In this we are giving detailed information related to IBPS SO Prelims exam dates syllabus.

As per the IBPS SO 2020 recruitment notification the IBPS SO Prelims 2020 exam is scheduled on 26th December, 2020. So, with just 26 days in hand candidates must start preparing from today if they haven’t done till now. Here we are with a complete exam pattern of Prelims and Mains along with the detailed IBPS SO 2020 Syllabus.

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IBPS SO 2020 Important Exam Dates

Online Registration Start Date02-11-2020
Online Registration Last/End Date23-11-2020
Payment of application fees02-11-2020 to 23-11-2020
Download Call Letter for Prelims ExamDecember 2020
Preliminary Exam Date26-12-2020 and 27-12-2020
Result of PrelimsJanuary 2021
Download Call Letter for Main ExamJanuary 2021
Main Exam Date24-01-2021
Result of Main ExamFebruary 2021
Download Call Letter for Interview RoundFebruary 2021
Conduct of the Interview RoundFebruary 2021
Provisional AllotmentApril 2021

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IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern – Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

S. No Name of Tests Nos of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Medium Duration
1. English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2. Reasoning 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
  TOTAL 150 125    

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IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern – IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

S. No Name of Tests Nos of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Medium Duration
1. English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2. Reasoning 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
  TOTAL 150 125    

Mentioned above is the exam pattern for IBPS SO Prelims for different posts respectively. Now before moving onto the syllabus and preparation it is advisable to attempt a free mock test for IBPS SO Prelims. Taking a free test may help you in gaining a pre-knowledge about your preparation level. It even gives you a fair idea regarding your strong and weak areas.

Mentioning below the section-wise syllabus for IBPS SO Prelims.

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IBPS SO 2020 Syllabus

English Language Reasoning   Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Cloze Test Alpha-numeric/ Alphabetical Series Age Problems
Correct Usage Analogy Average
Error Spotting Analytical Reasoning Boats and Stream
Fillers – Single, Double Blood Relations Clock and Calendar Problems
Idioms and Phrases Coded Inequalities Data Interpretation – Charts and Graphs: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart; Tabular; Caselet; Mixed DI
Odd One Out Coding and Decoding Data Sufficiency
One Word Substitution Data Sufficiency Decimal and Fractions
Para   Jumbles Directions and Distances Indices and Surds
Paragraph Completion Double Line-up LCM and H.C.F
Reading Comprehension Inequality Mensuration
Sentence Improvement Input Output Mixture and Allegations
Synonyms/ Antonyms Order and Ranking/Direction Number Series
Vocabulary based questions Puzzles – Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc. Number System
Word/Phrase Replacement Scheduling Partnership
Seating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, Mixed Percentage
Statement and Conclusion Permutation and Combination
Statement-Course of Action Pipes and Cisterns
Syllogism Probability
Profit, Loss and Discount
Quadratic Equations
Simple and Compound Interest
Simplification & Approximation

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IBPS SO 2020 General Awareness (Banking) Syllabus

  • Monetary Policy
  • National Income
  • RBI and its Functions
  • Banking Terms & Abbreviations
  • Financial Sector Regulators
  • Financial Committees
  • World Financial Institutions
  • Recent Banking Updates
  • Currency and Capital
  • General Awareness topics including Important Personalities, Important Dates etc.

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This is all about the exam pattern and syllabus for IBPS SO Prelims 2020, however if any of the candidate has any doubts or queries related to this particular exam then here are the IBPS SO 2019 important FAQs. These FAQs may be really helpful in answering all your queries and concerns.

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