IBPS SO 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

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IBPS SO 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

1.Q. What are the important dates for IBPS SO 2020 Exam ?
Ans.
Events 
Dates
Online Form submission Start
02 Nov 2020
Last Date to Submit Application 
23 Nov 2020
IBPS SO 2020 Prelims Exam Dates
26, 27 Dec 2020
IBPS SO 2020 Mains Exam Dates
24 Jan 2021
 
2.Q. What is the educational criteria for IBPS SO 2020 Exam ?
Ans. 
1. I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
  • 4 year Engineering/Technology Degree or PG in CS/CA/IT/EE/EC/Electronics & Instrumentation/ Electronics & Telecommunications OR
  • Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
     
2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)
  • 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Horticulture/ Forestry/ Food Science/ Animal Husbandry/Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Co./ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Tech./ Dairy Tech./ Agricultural Engineering/ Sericulture.
3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)
  • PG Degree in Hindi with English as a core subject OR
  • PG Degree in Sanskrit with English & Hindi as core subjects.
     
4. Law Officer (Scale-I)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.
5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)
  • Graduate and 2 Years Full-time PG degree or 2 Years Full-time PG Diploma in Personnel Management /Industrial Relations/HR/HRD/Social Work /Labour Law.
6. Marketing Officer (Scale-I)
  • Graduate and 2 Years Full-time MMS (Marketing)/ 2 Years Full-time MBA (Marketing)/ 2 Years Full-time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing.
 
 
3. Q. Is there any age relaxation for IBPS SO 2020 ?   
Ans
Category  
 Age Limit Relaxation
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe  
05 years
Other Backward Classes (Non- creamy layer)
03 years
Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”.
10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment
5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots
5 years
 
4. Q. How many total numbers of vacancies have been released by IBPS SO 2020 ?
Ans. As per the Official Recruitment Notification released by IBPS, there will be more than 1100 vacancies for IBPS SO 2020-21
 
5. Q. What is the exam pattern?
Ans. 
IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern
1. For Rajsabha Adhikari Scale I officer
Serial No 
Section  
No. of Questions 
Total Marks  
Duration
1.  
Reasoning  
50  
50  
40 minutes
2. 
English Language  
50 
25
40 minutes
3.  
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry  
50  
50  
40 minutes
 
Total  
150  
125    
120 minutes
 
2. For other Specialist Officers (Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I)
Serial No 
Section  
No. of Questions 
Total Marks  
Duration
1.  
Reasoning  
50  
50  
40 minutes
2. 
English Language  
50 
25
40 minutes
3.  
Quantitative Aptitude  
50  
50  
40 minutes
 
Total  
150  
125    
120 minutes
 
Note:- 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.
 
IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern
1. For the Post of Law Officer:
Name of Test  
Number of Questions  
Maximum Marks    
Medium of Exam 
Duration
Professional Knowledge Related to Law  
60    
60    
English & Hindi  
 45 minutes
 
2. For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari:
Name of Test  
Number of Questions  
Maximum Marks    
Medium of Exam 
Duration
Professional Knowledge (Objective)  
45 
60    
English & Hindi  
30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 
2      
English & Hindi  
30 minutes

3. For the Post of IT Officer:
Name of Test  
Number of Questions  
Maximum Marks    
Medium of Exam 
Duration
Professional Knowledge Related to IT  
60    
60    
English & Hindi  
45 minutes
 
4. For the Post of Agriculture Field Officer:
Name of Test  
Number of Questions  
Maximum Marks    
Medium of Exam 
Duration
Professional Knowledge Related to Agliculture 
60    
60    
English & Hindi  
45 minutes

5. For the Post of Marketing Officer:
Name of Test  
Number of Questions  
Maximum Marks    
Medium of Exam 
Duration
Professional Knowledge Marketing Officer  
60    
60    
English & Hindi  
45 minutes
 
6. For the Post of HR/Personnel Officer:
Name of Test  
Number of Questions  
Maximum Marks    
Medium of Exam 
Duration
Professional Knowledge Related to HR 
60    
60    
English & Hindi  
45 minutes
Note:- There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. There will be deduction of 0.25 Marks for each wrong answer marked by the candidate. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
 
 
6. Q. When will be the exam conducted?
Ans.
IBPS SO 2020 Prelims Exam 
26, 27 Dec 2020
IBPS SO 2020 Mains Exam 
24 Jan 2021
 
7.Q. Will the exam be conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?
Ans. The exams will be conducted through online mode.
 
8.Q. What is the Application Fee?
Ans.
Category   
Fees
General   
Rs.850/-
SC, ST, PH, Ex-Servicemen & Women 
Rs.175/-
 
9.Q. Is there a criterion for negative marking?
Ans. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate in both the papers.
 
10.Q. What is the Selection Process for IBPS SO 2020 ?
Ans. IBPS SO selection procedure includes the following stages. The Preliminary exam will be conducted by IBPS, which will be followed by the Mains Exam.
  • Preliminary exam
  • Mains exam
  • Interview
The IBPS SO Prelims is qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in the mains exam and interview are added for the final selection. It is very important to perform well in the mains exam as well as in an interview to get the final selection.
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