IBPS SO Exam 2022: Notification PDF, Application, Vacancy

IBPS SO Exam 2022: Notification PDF, Application, Vacancy

ByKanika Ralhan  |  Updated on: Jun 16, 2022
IBPS SO Syllabus 2022 for Prelims and Mains is released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Get the latest IBPS SO Syllabus PDF for both the phases in the post below.
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IBPS SO recruitment 2022 notification will be out soon for SO (Specialist Officers) vacancies. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection comes with a remarkable opportunity for all the aspirants who look forward to a career in the Banking sector. The IBPS recruits candidates for IBPS SO IT/ Agriculture/ Marketing/ HR/ Law/ Rajbhasha Adhikari posts.

The IBPS SO notification 2022 PDF will soon be available on the official website. You can download the official notifications through the link provided herewith. To uplevel and upgrade the preparation strategy, it is extremely essential to be well acquainted with all the parameters and particulars of the examination.

The notification for the IBPS SO recruitment 2022 will disclose the vacancies, apply online dates, and all the particulars centering on the exam. Candidates will be enlightened with the IBPS SO notification pdf, exam dates, recruitment procedure, and other relevant details from the post. Read the complete page and get on to the whole package of cognizance.

IBPS Calendar 2022-2023 Out! Candidates can now check out the IBPS SO 2022 exam date schedule as provided by the officials of IBPS. Download the tentative IBPS SO exam calendar pdf through the direct link provided below for your reference and start your preparations accordingly.

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IBPS SO Notification 2022

IBPS SO 2022 notification PDF will be disclosed officially by November 2022 on the official website of IBPS. The aspirants who are appearing for the upcoming exam must download and read all the particulars mentioned in the IBPS SO notification 2022 to behold the numerous parameters of the exam and prepare accordingly. They will be able to download the IBPS SO notification 2022 as it is released officially. They can download the same by moving to the official website and clicking on the link that will be facilitated herewith after it is made available officially. 

It is highly essential for the aspirants to be well conversant with all the details of the exam to outperform at the examination. The IBPS SO notification PDF will assist the applicants in getting fully equipped with all the essentials centring on the exam and preparing them for the same.

What is IBPS SO Exam?

IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) is an online exam conducted annually by IBPS, and more than 1.5 Lakhs candidates apply for the same every year. IBPS offers a job in various fields IBPS SO IT officer, IBPS SO HR/Personnel officer, marketing officer, agricultural field officer, law officer & rajbhasha adhikari posts.

IBPS SO is one the most looked out and competitive exams for the specialist officer post in the country. Last year a total of 2.01 lakh candidates registered themselves for the exam. Out of total registered candidates 1.57 lakh students appeared for the exam. 

Students face various doubts while applying for the exam. Get resolve your doubts regarding the IBPS SO Exam, online application, etc. through IBPS SO Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Exam.

NRA CET for IBPS SO 2022 Exam

As per the most recent update by the union cabinet, the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will be set up to conduct the Common Eligibility Test (CET). The CET will replace the Prelims exam of all non-gazetted posts (Group B and C) examinations. CET IBPS exam will be conducted instead of IBPS SO Prelims exam. Students must check all the changes made to the NRA CET. 

IBPS SO Exam Highlights

Here is a glimpse of the IBPS SO exam.  Navigate through the details mentioned herewith, to gain insights into the exam. Get acquainted with the exam mode, duration and receive the highlights of the IBPS SO exam. 

Event 

Attributes 

Organization 

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Post 

SO (Specialist Officers)

Exam Level 

National 

Exam Stages 

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Language Proficiency Test

Exam mode 

Online

Exam Duration 

120 mins

Subjects of the exam 

  • English
  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness

Total No. of Questions

150

Total Marks 

125

IBPS SO Exam Dates 2022

IBPS SO exam date 2022 will be announced along with the official notification. Take a look at the table and note down the tentative exam dates and the apply online dates. 

Exam Events

Important Dates (Tentative)

IBPS SO Notification Release Date 2022 

November 2022

Application Form starts from 2022 

November 2022

Last date to apply online for IBPS SO 2022 exam

November 2022

Admit card release date

December 2022

IBPS SO 2022 online exam Date 

24th, 31st December 2022

IBPS SO Interview date

February-March 2023

IBPS SO Vacancy 2022

The IBPS SO vacancy 2022 will be released by the concerned authorities of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. The IBPS released 1828 SO vacancies last year, the highest vacancies for the Agricultural Field. The complete details of the IBPS specialist officer vacancy 2022 will be disclosed along with the notification PDF. The candidates can expect 1500+ IBPS SO vacancies this year as well. 

The aspirants can take a look into the IBPS SO previous year vacancies to get in touch with the range of the vacancies to be expected this year. We have facilitated the post-wise vacancies, category-wise vacancies, and bank-wise vacancies. 

The applicants can get in touch with numerous essential parameters such as the factors affecting the vacancies. The IBPS SO vacancies will be released for the posts like Agriculture officer, law officer, marketing officer, I.T Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari.

The accurate and complete cognizance of the IBPS SO vacancies will assist the applicants in formulating an effective strategy and plan of action for attempting the exam. They will be able to infer the competition and the level of examination by analyzing the IBPS SO vacancies of past years.

IBPS has introduced 1828 IBPS SO vacancies through the IBPS SO official notification 2021. Last year, a total of 2188 vacancies were disclosed for various posts. Below you can go through the IBPS SO 2021 vacancies released for different profiles:

PostVacancy
I.T. Officer Scale 1220
Agricultural Field Officer Scale 1884
Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale 184
Law Officer Scale 1 44
HR/Personnel Officer Scale 161
Marketing Officer Scale 1535
Total1828

IBPS SO Bank Wise Vacancy 2021

IBPS SO IT Officer Vacancy 2021

BANK

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

GEN

TOTAL

Out of Which (PWBD)

HI

OC

VI

ID

BANK OF BARODA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

BANK OF INDIA

10

5

18

7

30

70

1

0

1

1

BANK OF MAHARASHTRA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

CANARA BANK

3

1

5

2

9

20

0

0

0

0

CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA

3

1

6

2

13

25

0

1

0

0

INDIAN BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

PUNJAB & SIND BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

UCO BANK

11

5

19

7

33

75

0

1

1

1

UNION BANK OF INDIA

3

2

5

4

16

30

0

1

0

0

TOTAL

30

14

53

22

101

220

1

3

2

2

IBPS Agricultural Field Officer Vacancy 2021

BANK

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

GEN

TOTAL

Out of Which (PWBD)

HI

OC

VI

ID

BANK OF BARODA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

BANK OF INDIA

3

1

6

2

12

24

0

1

0

0

BANK OF MAHARASHTRA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

CANARA BANK

45

22

81

30

122

300

3

3

3

3

CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA

45

22

81

29

123

300

3

3

3

3

INDIAN BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

PUNJAB & SIND BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

UCO BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

UNION BANK OF INDIA

27

13

42

38

140

260

3

3

3

2

TOTAL

120

58

210

99

397

884

9

10

9

8

IBPS Rajbhasha Adhikari Vacancy 2021

Bank

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

GEN

TOTAL

Out of Which (PWBD)

HI

OC

VI

ID

BANK OF BARODA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

BANK OF INDIA

0

0

1

0

3

4

0

0

0

0

BANK OF MAHARASHTRA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

CANARA BANK

1

0

2

1

6

10

0

0

0

0

CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA

2

1

3

1

8

15

0

0

0

0

INDIAN BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

PUNJAB & SIND BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

UCO BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

UNION BANK OF INDIA

6

2

9

8

30

55

0

0

1

1

TOTAL

9

3

15

10

47

84

0

0

1

1

IBPS Law Officer Vacancy 2021

BANK

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

GEN

TOTAL

Out of Which (PWBD)

HI

OC

VI

ID

BANK OF BARODA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

BANK OF INDIA

0

0

1

0

3

4

0

0

0

0

BANK OF MAHARASHTRA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

CANARA BANK

1

0

2

1

6

10

0

0

0

0

CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

INDIAN BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

PUNJAB & SIND BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

UCO BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

UNION BANK OF INDIA

3

2

5

4

16

30

0

0

0

1

TOTAL

4

2

8

5

25

44

0

0

0

1

IBPS HR/Personnel Officer Vacancy 2021

BANK

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

GEN

TOTAL

Out of Which (PWBD)

HI

OC

VI

ID

BANK OF BARODA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

BANK OF INDIA

0

0

1

0

5

6

0

0

0

0

BANK OF MAHARASHTRA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

CANARA BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA

3

1

6

2

13

25

0

1

0

0

INDIAN BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

PUNJAB & SIND BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

UCO BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

UNION BANK OF INDIA

3

2

5

4

16

30

1

0

0

0

TOTAL

6

3

12

6

34

61

1

1

0

0

IBPS Marketing Officer Vacancy 2021

BANK

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

GEN

TOTAL

Out of Which (PWBD)

HI

OC

VI

ID

BANK OF BARODA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

BANK OF INDIA

3

1

6

2

13

25

1

0

0

0

BANK OF MAHARASHTRA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

CANARA BANK

1

0

2

1

6

10

0

0

0

0

CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

INDIAN BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

PUNJAB & SIND BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

UCO BANK

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

UNION BANK OF INDIA

51

25

81

73

270

500

5

5

5

5

TOTAL

55

26

89

76

289

535

6

5

5

5

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IBPS SO Salary 2022

IBPS SO Salary is one of the striking features for the candidates. The salary offered for IBPS SO is a hefty amount and makes it an attractive factor for the increase in the number of applicants every year. There has been a major increase in the number of candidates that apply for the IBPS SO exam and salary is one of the major factors.

Posts

Salary

Junior Management Grade Scale 1 Officer

  • Pay Scale - INR 14500+(600×7) – 18700+(700×2) – 20100+(800×7) – 25700/-
  • In-Hand Salary – INR 24000-32000 per month.

Middle Management Grade Scale 2 Officer

  • Pay Scale - INR 19400+(700×1) – 20100+(800×10) – 28100/-
  • In-Hand Salary – INR 34,000-40,000 per month.

IBPS IT Officer Salary Structure

  • Pay Scale – INR 23700-(980×7)-30560-(1145×2)-32850-(1310×7)-42020.

IBPS SO Job Profile 

The type of work that the specialist officers undergo varies from post to post in IBPS SO. We will cover the job description of each profile of the IBPS SO one by one now.

1. Agriculture Field Officer

  • Supervising loans and related issues.
  • Working for the development of rural banking
  • Making connections with NABARD, RRBs, and other similar institutions and organizations.
  • Evaluating and working for the needs of people in rural areas.

2. I.T Officer

  • Helps in developing schemes to fight cybercrimes.
  • Supervising core banking systems and interfaces.
  • Taking charge of the smooth functioning of banking software
  • Working to resolve technical issues.

3. Rajbhasha Adhikari

  • Helps to conduct and organise language workshops
  • Help in developing the learning of local languages
  • verification of documents in different languages that are used in banks

4. Law Officer

  • A representing body on behalf of the bank in court hearings
  • Undertake legal proceedings
  • Maintain an error-free working and keep a check on the reliability of the documents.

5. HR/Personnel Officer 

  • Monitors the performance of the employees
  • Look after the promotion, schemes, compensation, and policies for the employees.
  • Looks after database consisting of employee details
  • Performs recruitment and induction process of employees

6. Marketing Officer 

  • Strategizing promotional activities 
  • Helps in business development steps and schemes
  • Promote the bank and gather customers and better business prospects and deals.

IBPS SO Promotion and Career Growth

Every candidate looks for growth in their career. IBPS SO provides ample opportunities for career growth to every employee. The following will tell the career growth opportunities in the hierarchy in detail:

  • The Junior Management - Scale 1 (Assistant Manager/ Officer)
  • The Junior Management - Scale 2 (Manager)
  • The Middle Management - Scale 3 (Senior Manager)
  • The Senior Management - Scale 4 (Chief Manager)
  • The Senior Management - Scale 5 (Assistant General Manager)
  • The Top Management - Scale 6 (Deputy General Manager)
  • The Top management - Scale 7 (General Manager)

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2022

IBPS SO eligibility criteria has been divided into three different stages which are nationality, age limit criteria, and educational qualification. To apply for the various post of IBPS SO, the candidates should fulfill certain IBPS SO eligibility criteria, which is described as under:

Nationality

The candidate who is going to apply for IBPS SO 2022 exam should have citizenship of India issued by the government of India. The following candidates can also apply for the IBPS SO 2022-2023 exam:

  • a subject of Nepal or
  • a subject of Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan Refugee, who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • Persons migrated from India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, along with the certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

Educational Eligibility Criteria (as on 23.11.2022)

IBPS SO educational eligibility criteria are different for every post. Thus, below you check out the post-wise IBPS SO eligibility for final year students as well as for ex-servicemen is described below: 

Name of the Post

Educational Qualification

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

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

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.

Law Officer (Scale-I)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

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.

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.

Age Limit Criteria

  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 years

The candidate’s minimum age under IBPS SO age limit criteria must be 20 years and a candidate’s maximum age must not exceed 30 years for all the above-mentioned posts as on 01.11.2022 which means the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1991 and not later than 01.11.2001 (both dates inclusive).

IBPS SO Apply Online 2022

The link to fill the online application form for IBPS SO will be activated from November onwards at the official website of IBPS. We will share the direct link to apply online above for your convenience. Candidates are requested to apply for IBPS SO 2022 exam before the last date which will be confirmed by IBPS official notification.

How to Apply Online for IBPS SO 2022

Candidates can go through the details on how to fill the IBPS SO application form below:

Step 1: You have to first, go to the official website of IBPS.

Step 2: You will find a link to apply for IBPS SO recruitment notification 2022 on the home page of IBPS.

Step 3: Click on the link to fill up the application form.

Step 4: Enter the correct details as mentioned in your official documents.

Step 5: Do cross-check all the details before submitting the application form.

Step 6: Click on the submit button.

Step 7: A new tab asking for scanned photographs & Signatures will appear.

Step 8: Upload the image of the signature & your recent photograph as per the mentioned dimensions.

Step 9: Again click on the submit button.

Step 10: Pay the application fee according to your category.

Step 11: Take a printout of the application fee for future use.

IBPS SO Application Fee

The IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) application fees for various categories is as follows:

Category

Online Application Fees

For  SC/ST/PWD candidates

₹ 175/-

For General 

₹ 850/-

The candidates can pay through the following payment gateways: 

  • Net Banking 
  • Credit Card 
  • Debit Card 

IBPS SO Application Form- Points to Remember 

There are some important points that ought to be kept in mind while filling out the application form. Navigate through the under noted points: 

  • Read all the steps carefully before filling up the online application form since an incomplete application/application without fee/application not fulfilling any eligibility norm will be rejected directly without any further consideration.
  • Make sure to download a provisional registration slip with a unique registration number for future use.
  • Do not send any offline documents to IBPS Recruitment 2022. 
  • In case of multiple registrations the last submitted will be considered, rest will be forfeited. 

IBPS SO Selection Process 2022

The IBPS SO selection process is divided into three sections. It is the most important component that is decided by the authorities. Knowing the selection process is a sure way of ensuring that you can prepare well in advance for the exam and in the right direction. There have been a few changes in the IBPS selection process recently. Earlier, the IBPS SO Exam included the following stages:

  • IBPS SO Preliminary Exam
  • IBPS SO Mains Exam
  • Language Proficiency Test

The latest update will replace the IBPS SO Prelims Exam with CET IBPS Exam. The CET score will be valid for 03 years. Any more changes in the selection process shall be updated here. Students must continue their preparation like before.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2022

Having a wide knowledge of IBPS SO syllabus & exam pattern is important in order to secure a better position in the examination. Last year IBPS introduced sectional timings in the exam pattern. IBPS SO syllabus includes Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English language, and Professional knowledge, where the syllabus of Professional knowledge is different for every post.

You can go through the exam pattern & syllabus of different posts under IBPS SO. However, there are slight changes in the exam pattern of different posts of the IBPS SO 2022 exam.

IBPS SO Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari Exam Pattern

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Timing (Minutes)

English Language

50

25

English

40

Reasoning Ability

50

50

English and Hindi

40

General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry

50

50

English and Hindi

40

Total

150

125

 

120 mins.

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

Name of Test

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Timing (Minutes)

English Language

50

25

English

40

Reasoning Ability

50

50

English and Hindi

40

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

English and Hindi

40

Total

150

125

 

120

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

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

Name of the Test

No. of Qs.

Max. Marks

Duration

Profession Knowledge

60

60

45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Name of the Test

No. of Qs.

Max. Marks

Duration

Profession Knowledge (Objective)

45

60

30 minutes

Profession Knowledge (Descriptive)

2

30 minutes

IBPS SO Syllabus 2022

IBPS SO syllabus will help you define the strategies and study plan for the exam. This will also help you in covering all the topics in detail and can make sure that none of the topics is left out. Below you will find the detailed IBPS SO prelims syllabus for the upcoming IBPS SO 2022-2023 exam:

SubjectsTopics

Reasoning Ability

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness

  • Questions will be asked mainly from the Current Affairs & Banking Awareness topics. 
  • This section may also include questions on  Books & authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Ministers Schemes, Important Days etc.
  • It would be advisable to go through the GK updates for at least the last 3 - 4 months.
  • Do not forget to prepare for static GK part as well, especially the countries, their capitals and currencies (Try to focus especially on the countries that have been in news lately, for instance, the countries visited by our Prime Minister or President or with whom any major MoU has been signed)

IBPS SO Cut Off 2022

IBPS releases category-wise cut off for various posts under IBPS SO recruitment. The IBPS SO cut off will help you determine the number of questions to be attempted in order to crack the exam. You may go through the details of IBPS SO Cut off for various posts below.

IBPS SO Mains Cut off 2021

Post

Subject

SC/ST/OBC/PWD

EWS/General

I.T. Officer Scale 1

Professional Knowledge

6.25

9.50

Agriculture Field Officer Scale 1

Professional Knowledge

18.75

22.75

Rajbasha Adhikari

Professional Knowledge (Obj+Desc)

18.50

23.25

Law Officer Scale 1

Professional Knowledge

13.25

17.25

Personnel Officer Scale 1

Professional Knowledge

16.00

20.00

Marketing Officer

Professional Knowledge

12.50

16.25

IBPS SO Prelims Cut off 2021

Name of the Section

Maximum Marks

Cutoff

General

SC/ST/OBC/PwD

English

25

10.25

-

Reasoning

50

10.00

-

General Awareness / Quantitative Aptitude

50

13.25

-

IBPS SO Prelims Category-wise Cutoff 2021

Total Online Preliminary Examination Score = Scores obtained in English Language + Reasoning + General Awareness/ Quantitative Aptitude

Category

Cut-offs on Total (Out of 125)

Scheduled Caste (SC)

66.25

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

54.63

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

66.38

Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

64.50

General (Gen)

66.38

Hearing Impaired (HI)

30.00

Orthopedically Challenged

(OC/LOCOMOTOR DISABILITY)

55.88

Visually Impaired (VI)

30.00

Intellectual Disability (ID & OTHERS)

24.25

IBPS SO Final Cut Off 2020

PostSCSTOBCEWSURHIOCVIID
IT Officer(Scale – I)NANANA30.3340.4725.6732.6726.87NA
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale – I)67.1365.0076.0074.2076.5361.5365.3370.00NA
Rajbhasha Adhikari(Scale- I)41.7339.6046.2735.0747.40NA35.3343.07NA
Law Officer(Scale- I)54.1341.9758.0759.1661.91NA43.4837.3239.45
H.R/ Personnel Officer(Scale- I)40.33NA47.0047.4758.33NA54.3338.6742.67
Marketing Officer(Scale-I)52.1341.5357.0057.2763.00NA50.7340.67NA

IBPS SO Prelims Cut off 2019

Name of the SectionMaximum MarksCutoff
GeneralSC/ST/OBC/PwD
English25806.75
Reasoning5011.2508.75
General Awareness / Quantitative Aptitude5009.5007.50 

IBPS SO I.T. Officer Cut off 2018

Name of the SectionTotal MarksGeneralOBCSCST
Reasoning Ability509.006.006.006.00
English Language505.003.253.253.25
Professional Knowledge5013.7510.7510.7510.75
Quantitative Aptitude508.255.255.255.25
General Awarenessxxxxx
Total Weighted Score8044.40--34.40

Preparation Tips for IBPS SO 2022

To be acquainted with the IBPS SO syllabus was the first thing, the second thing that is equally important is how you strategize your preparation. Here we have placed together a few preparation tips given by experts to smoothen your IBPS SO exam preparation.

  • Be well acquainted with the exam pattern and syllabus to avoid confusion and last-minute chaos.
  • Focus on the topics that you are confident in first and then work on your weaknesses. 
  • Mock tests are always a great opportunity to calculate where you stand in the competition and how much you have gained the grip over the IBPS SO syllabus. Don’t wait for the last week to start your mock tests. Keep attempting them along with your preparation.
  • Make a realistic study plan and segregate your topics on the basis of difficulty level.
  • Lastly, revision is the most effective step in your preparation. Make sure you keep revising your topics on a regular basis.

IBPS SO Question Papers 2022

Solving IBPS SO question papers is highly essential for the candidates to formulate an effective and kickstarting strategy for exam preparation. The IBPS SO question papers will assist the candidates in getting acquainted with the syllabus and the exam pattern. It is highly essential for the applicants to prepare well to outrank and outperform as well as gain an edge over others in the competition. 

The aspirants can avail the IBPS SO previous year papers from the links facilitated herewith. The candidates can download the papers and save them on their devices to access them in accordance with their convenience. 

If the candidates practice the IBPS SO previous year papers within the stipulated time frame, it will assist them in getting acquainted with the questions carrying the maximum weightage, and the essential segments of the syllabus.

The IBPS SO previous year papers will assist the candidates in getting an impeccable view of the exam. The proper practice of the IBPS question papers, dedicated efforts and the perfect layout of strategy can assist the candidates in performing well in the exam.

IBPS SO Exam

IBPS SO Question Paper PDF (English)

IBPS SO Question Paper PDF (Hindi)

IBPS SO Solution PDF

2020

IBPS SO Question Paper 2020

Download IBPS SO Question Paper 2020

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2019

Download IBPS SO Prelims Question paper 2019

2018

Download IBPS SO Prelims Question paper 2018

2017

IBPS SO IT Officer Question Paper 2017

 

Download IT Officers Solutions 2017

IBPS SO Test Series 2022

It is very important to give mock tests if you are preparing for the exam seriously. Mock tests will help you with the exam pattern, level of questions as well as help in tackling exam pressure, especially in a simulated environment as that of actual. To help you all, we have released the test series for IBPS SO 2022 Exam.

IBPS SO Exam Analysis 2022

To make you aware of the overall pattern and level of questions asked in the exam, we share the exam analysis soon after the exam ends. This helps you to understand the types of questions being asked and prepare yourself for the next and upcoming shift.

Therefore, you can go through the previous year exam analysis of the IBPS SO 2022 exam to know about the exam.

IBPS SO Admit Card 2022

IBPS SO admit card 2022-23 will be released 10-15 days before the exam officially. The IBPS SO call letter for prelims as well as for mains are released separately. Candidates who will successfully apply for the exam will only be eligible to download the call letter from the official website of IBPS.

After that, candidates who will be able to crack the prelims exam will be eligible to download the IBPS SO mains hall ticket. Similarly, cracking the mains exam will give you the eligibility to download the IBPS SO Interview Call Letter from the official website of IBPS. Moreover, we will update you with the direct link to download the IBPS SO admit card below as soon as it is available officially.

Step to Download IBPS SO Admit Card 2022

  • Visit the official website of IBPS.
  • Click on the link to "IBPS SO Admit Card 2022" shown on the home page.
  • Enter the required details such as registration number & password.
  • Enter the captcha and click on the submit button.
  • Your "IBPS SO Hall Ticket" will appear on the screen.
  • Download 2 copies of the IBPS SO call letter for future references.

IBPS SO Result 2022

The IBPS SO Result is released separately for all stages under IBPS SO recruitment 2022. Candidates who have appeared for the examination will only be eligible to view the SO result status on the official site of IBPS.

Candidates can login to the IBPS SO result page using their registration number and password as provided during registration. Moreover, we will update you with the direct link to check the status of the IBPS SO exam result as soon as it is officially available. Stay tuned.

Important Links:

IBPS SO Notification 2022 PDFIBPS SO Online Coaching
IBPS SO Exam DateIBPS SO Selection Process

 

IBPS SO FAQs

  • IBPS SO recruitment 2022 notifications will be officially released in November for the post of SO (Specialist Officers). IBPS will release the notification PDF for the aspiring candidates with all important details of the IBPS SO exam.

  • The exam date of the IBPS SO is scheduled for 24th and 31st December 2022 as disclosed by the officials. IBPS will conduct the SO exam in online mode.

  • IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) is an online exam conducted annually by IBPS, and more than 1.5 Lakhs candidates apply for the same every year. IBPS SO is one the most looked out and competitive exams for the specialist officer post in the country.

  • IBPS released 1828 vacancies for the post of SO last year. Candidates can check the previous year category-wise distribution of the vacancies before applying for the exam. We can be affirmative to see a hike in the IBPS SO vacancies this year.

  • IBPS SO gets a salary of ₹ 32,000 per month. The pay scale is INR 14500+(600×7) – 18700+(700×2) – 20100+(800×7) – 25700/-. Allowances and other benefits are also included with the salary structure of IBPS SO.

  • Yes, the IBPS will be recruiting specialist officers in 2022. The exact number of vacancies for IBPS SO will be confirmed with the official notification. 

  • The IBPS SO exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to recruit eligible and interested candidates for the SO post.

  • IBPS SO recruitment 2022 apply online link will activate in November along with the release date of the official notification. You can apply for the IBPS SO posts through the direct link. Make sure you fulfill all eligibility requirements before proceeding for the application form submission process.

  • The exam eligibility for IBPS SO is segregated into three sections: 

    • Nationality: The candidate ought to be an Indian citizen. 
    • Age Limit: The candidate must be between 21 years to 28 years. Some categories offer relaxation. 
    • Educational Qualification: The candidate must be a possessor of a Graduation degree. 
  • The candidates must be in the age group of 21 to 28 years to be eligible for the IBPS SO exam. Some categories offer relaxation.

  • To prepare for theIBPS SO 2022 exam the candidates must be focused and practice rigorously. It is highly essential to select the areas which need improvement. We will provide you with the test series by the best faculty. The candidates will be able to make their way through the exam by practicing the previous years’ question papers and analyzing the exam pattern and the syllabus. 

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