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IBPS SO 2022

IBPS SO 2022 Exam Dates: The Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) has announced the IBPS SO 2022 Exam dates for Specialist Officer Posts. The selection will be done through 3 stages – Prelims, Main Exam, and Interview round. The IBPS SO Prelims exam has been successfully conducted and the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2022 has been scheduled for 24th & 31st December 2022 and Mains to be held on 29th January 2023. Here on this page, we bring to you complete details of IBPS SO 2022, so bookmark this page for further updates.

IBPS SO 2022 Highlights

The table below contains all the IBPS SO Highlights. The candidates must go through it to have an idea of how IBPS SO is conducted.

IBPS SO 2022 Highlights
Organization Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post Specialist Officer (SO)
Exam Level National Level
Vacancies To be Notified
Application Mode Online
Online Registration October/November 2022
Exam Mode Online
Salary Rs 38,000/- – Rs 39,000/-
Category Bank Jobs
Selection Process Prelims, Mains & Interview
Education Qualification Graduation or Post Graduation in specific stream depending on the post
Age Limit 20 – 30 years
Official Website @ibps.in

IBPS SO 2022 Exam Dates

As per the IBPS Calendar 2022, IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2022 has been scheduled for 24th & 31st December 2022. Check Out the IBPS SO 2022 Schedule given below.

IBPS SO 2022: Important Dates
Activity IBPS SO 2022 Dates
IBPS SO Notification 2022 October/November 2022
IBPS SO Apply Online October/November 2022
Last Date to Apply Online for IBPS SO November 2022
IBPS SO Admit Card 2022 for Prelims Exam December 2022
Commencement of IBPS SO Preliminary Exam 24th & 31st December 2022 
IBPS SO Mains Admit Card 2022 January 2023
Commencement of IBPS SO Mains Exam 29th January 2023
Conduct of Interview February 2023/March 2023
IBPS SO 2022 Final Result April 2023

IBPS SO Notification 2022

The IBPS SO Notification 2022 is expected to be released in October/November 2022 on its official website @ibps.in. Through the IBPS SO 2022 Recruitment, candidates will be selected for the post of IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer. For reference, the candidates can download the IBPS SO official notification for previous year by clicking on the download button below.

IBPS SO 2022 Exam Dates Out, Notification, Eligibility_60.1

IBPS SO 2022 Vacancy

IBPS will be releasing the vacancies along with the IBPS SO 2022 notification PDF. The IBPS SO Exam is conducted for recruiting candidates for the posts of Specialist Officers as IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer. This sector requires highly skilled people with a strong will and dedication to work as Specialist Officers. Check out the table given below for post-wise vacancy details for the previous year:

IBPS SO Vacancies 2021-22
Name of Post No. of Vacancies
IT Officer (Scale-I) 220
Agriculture Officer (Scale-I) 884
Marketing Office (Scale-I) 535
Law Officer (Scale-I) 44
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) 61
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) 84
Total 1828 

IBPS SO 2022 Apply Online

The interested candidates have to apply online for the post from here once IBPS starts accepting online applications for IBPS SO 2022. Click on the below link and know complete details about IBPS SO Apply online 2022.

IBPS SO 2022 Application Fee

The exam fee for the post of IBPS Specialist Officer is mentioned below. The application fee has to be paid online.

Category Application Fee
General & Others Rs. 850/-
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 175/-

IBPS SO 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who are interested in applying for the posts of IBPS SO in various departments can go through the minimum eligibility criteria below in terms of Nationality, Educational Qualification and age limit.

IBPS SO 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 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.

IBPS SO Educational Qualification

The education qualification for IBPS SO for various posts is as follows:

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.

IBPS SO Age Limit

  • The age of the applicant must range from anywhere between 20 to 30 years
  • Age relaxation will be applicable as per category and is given in the table below:
Category  Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years
An individual domiciled in J&K during the
period January 1, 1980, and
December 31, 1989
5 years
A person affected by the 1984 riots 5 years

Detailed IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2022

IBPS SO 2022 Exam Dates Out, Notification, Eligibility_60.1

Participating Banks in IBPS SO 2022

  1. Bank of Baroda
  2. Canara Bank
  3. Indian Overseas Bank
  4. UCO Bank
  5. Bank of India
  6. Central Bank of India
  7. Punjab National Bank
  8. Union Bank of India
  9. Bank of Maharashtra
  10. Indian Bank
  11. Punjab & Sind Bank

IBPS SO 2022 Selection Process

IBPS SO 2022 selection procedure includes the following stages. The Preliminary exam will be conducted by IBPS, which will be followed by the Mains Exam.

  1. Preliminary exam
  2. Mains exam
  3. 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 main exam as well as in an interview to get the final selection.

IBPS SO 2022 Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Exam Pattern includes Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English language, and Professional knowledge, where the syllabus of Professional knowledge is different for every post.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern

Below we have provided the IBPS SO Exam Pattern for various departments separately so that it could help the candidates boost up their preparation.

IBPS SO Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari Exam Pattern

Here comes the IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari.

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 2022 Exam Dates Out, Notification, Eligibility_60.1

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

The main exam pattern for the IBPS SO is different for every post as mentioned below.

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 Cut Off 2022

The IBPS SO Cut Off for the Prelims Exam for the previous year is given below:

Name of the Section Maximum Marks Cutoff
General SC/ST/OBC/PWD
English 25 8 06.75
Reasoning 50 11.25 08.75
General Awareness / Quantitative Aptitude 50 09.50 07.50

Also Check,

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IBPS SO 2022 FAQs

Q. When will IBPS SO Prelims 2022 be conducted?

Ans. The IBPS SO Prelims 2022 will be conducted on 24th & 31st December 2022.

Q. When was IBPS SO 2022 Notification be released?

Ans. The IBPS SO Notifications is expected to be released in October/November 2022.

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