Every year the Public Sector Banks like SBI, PNB, Bank of Baroda, Central bank of India, Union Bank of India, Canara Bank, UCO Bank, etc. recruit the staff for various posts. The state cooperative banks and regional rural banks also carry out the recruitment process to fulfill their staffing requirements. IBPS SO Coaching is must for every candidate as it helps you to crack the exam easily. The way IBS institute provides IBPS SO Coaching is unique, the professional staff know the accurate tips and tricks to clear the IBPS SO Exam.

SPECIALIST OFFICERS IN BANKS: To fulfill the special requirements of the Banks they recruit the staff for the specialized posts like IT Officer, Law Officer, Marketing Officer, Language Officer, HR/personnel Manager, Credit Manager, Agriculture Field Officer. The qualification of these exams requires specialization in the respective subjects and the questions are asked from the field of specialization.



IBS Institute offers the best IBPS SO coaching, it is very important thing for every student to prepare well for IBPS SO exam. IBPS SO coaching is the guidance to the candidates to prepare well for the IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) examination in a well-organized manner to achieve the good ranking in the exam easily. For IBPS SO Coaching we have professional team, who will help the students in preparing for such examination from scratch. The staff has vast knowledge in IBPS SO coaching to train the the students for IBPS SO Coaching Examination or other banking jobs conducted at the state and national level in India. The main thing about IBPS SO Coaching is that study material and the techniques provided to the students should be exactly same topics asked in the officer level banking examination. Our profrssional team will help students at all stages and will guide them with the best tips to crack the examination and get highest marks easily.

IBPS SO 2019 Notification


IBPS SO 2019 Notification is released and all eligible and interested candidates can apply for the job post. IBPS has released the notification to recruit 1145 Specialist Officer (CRP SPL-IX) job posts such as Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, and Marketing Officer. The candidates who are preparing for the Bank SO jobs can apply for this notification and have the opportunity to apply online for the IBPS SO Jobs 2019 till 26 November 2019.



IBPS SO Application Fee

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

Selection Procedure:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Interview

I. Preliminary Examination

The pattern of the Preliminary Examination which will be conducted online varies according to the post applied for.

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40

Quantitative Aptitude

  50 50 English and Hindi 40
Total 150 125    

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

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40
3 General awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi 40
Total 150 125    

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

II. Main Examination

The pattern of the Main examination:

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

Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration(minutes)
Professional knowledge 60 60 English and Hindi 45

For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration(minutes)
Professional knowledge (Objective) 45 60 English and Hindi 30
Professional knowledge (Descriptive) 2 English and Hindi 30

Important Note:

Penalty for wrong answers: There is a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to a question, for wrong answers in both preliminary examination as well as Mains examination. There is no penalty for non-attempted questions and descriptive test.

III. Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the IBPS SO Online Main Examination will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations. The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Online Main Examination and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and Interview.

IBPS SO Exam 2018-2019 Syllabus

Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness

• Seating Arrangements

• Puzzles

• Inequalities

• Syllogism

• Input-Output

• Data Sufficiency

• Blood Relations

• Order and Ranking

• Alphanumeric Series

• Distance and Direction

• Verbal Reasoning

• Cloze Test

• Reading Comprehension

• Spotting Errors

• Sentence Improvement

• Sentence Correction

• Para Jumbles

• Fill in the Blanks

•Para/Sentence Completion

• Number Series

• Data Interpretation

• Simplification/ Approximation

• Quadratic Equation

• Data Sufficiency

• Mensuration

• Average

• Profit and Loss

• Ratio and Proportion

• Work, Time and Energy

• Time and Distance

• Probability

• Relations

• Simple and Compound Interest

• Permutation and Combination

• Current Affairs

• Banking Awareness

• GK Updates

• Currencies

• Important Places

• Books and Authors

• Awards

• Headquarters

• Prime Minister Schemes

• Important Days


Name Of Post No. Of Vacancies
Agriculture Filed 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

Apart from these subjects, candidates are required to have Professional Knowledge in his/her area of expertise as well. The detailed syllabus is given below:

IT Officer (Scale-I)

Database Management System

Data Communication and Networking

Operating System

Software Engineering

Data Structure

Computer Organization and Microprocessor

Object Oriented Programming

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)

Basics of Crop production


Seed Science

Agronomy and Irrigation

Agricultural Economies

Agricultural Practices

Soil resources

Animal Husbandry

Agro forestry


Government Schemes

Marketing Officer (Scale-I)

Basics of Marketing Management

Brand Management





Business Ethics

Market Segmentation

Market research and forecasting demand

Product Life Cycle

Corporate Social Responsibility

Service Marketing

Marketing Strategies

Law Officer (Scale-I)

Banking Regulations

Compliance and Legal Aspects

Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange

Prevention of Money laundering, Limitation Act

Consumer Protection Act


Banking Ombudsman Scheme

Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector

Bankers Book Evidence Act


HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)

Human Resource Development

Business policy and strategic analysis

Transnational Analysis

Training and Development

Recruitment and Selection

Rewards and Recognition

Industrial Relations

Business Policy and Strategic Analysis

Grievance and Conflict Management

How to Prepare:

One can only start the preparation for IBPS SO examination after being well-informed about the examination pattern, syllabus and previous year cut off.   IBPS SO Cut off 2018-2019 ( Professional knowledge)

IBPS Specialist Officer Posts Cut Off (General Category)
IT Officer 22.00
Agriculture Field Officer 20.75
Rajbhasha Adhikari 18.25
Law Officer 31.0
HR/Personnel Officer 29.25
Marketing Officer 39.25

IBPS SO Final (Main exam + Interview) Cut-off 2018-2019

Post Cut off (General Category)
IT Officer 60.00
Agriculture Field Officer 48.67
Rajbhasha Adhikari 59.67
Law Officer 63.07
HR/Personnel Officer 66.33
Marketing Officer 59.67
After a close analysis of the previous year cut offs and recent pattern asked in exams, it is advisable that the students should focus on all the sections, namely English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and current affairs. In IBPS SO exam, the role of professional knowledge in the final selection is very crucial. So, the candidates must prepare their specific subjects thoroughly. For securing good marks in the interview, knowledge of all the subjects is important. However, that is not the only thing that decides the selection. In fact mock interview practice with the experts helps the most. Making a study plan while covering all the topics together with enough practice and proper guidance, will guarantee success in the examination.

Teaching Methodologies:

Here at IBS, our teachers and staff provide the students with the best guidance and study material. We avail them of the facilities like personal counseling, updated study material, video lectures, IBS app, IBS website, personal doubt-solving sessions and mock interviews with the experts. Initially, the major focus is on clearing the basics of all the subjects and then getting the student prepared for difficult questions at a later stage. Sufficient practice material is provided for Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning and English Section. The habit of reading newspapers daily is inculcated in our students right from the first day so that they can also stay updated with current affairs. Daily current affairs are also provided through videos updated every morning on our YouTube channel. By the time, the syllabus is finished, the student is ready to attempt full length mock tests and score good marks. The online and offline mock tests provided by IBS have detailed solutions for the students to analyse their mistakes. The interview panel comprises of experts retired from high level positions in public and private sector. They make you interview imbibing confidence and preparedness. With the guidance of our expert teachers and teaching methods success is assured to you.

Participating Organisations:

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