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IBPS SO Notification 2022, IBPS SO Salary, Syllabus, Last date

Robin Singh | Updated On - January, 17 2023

IBPS SO Notification 2022

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has recently released a notification for Specialist Officers in various banks. Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Banks as one of the Specialist Officers’ post, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP SPL-XII). The examination will be two tiers i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, Online Preliminary and Online Main.

IBPS SO 2022: Short Information

Important Dates Application Fee
Application Begin :01/11/2022
Last Date for Apply Online : 21/11/2022
Last Date Fee Payment :  21/11/2022
Prelim Exam Date : 24-31 December 2022
Admit Card Available : Before Exam Mains Exam Date : 29/01/2023
General / OBC : 850/-
SC / ST / PH : 175/-
Pay the Examination Fee Through Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking or E Challan Fee Mode Only

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IBPS SO 2022: Overview

The IBPS SO overview is mentioned below:

Organization Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post Specialist Officer (SO)
Exam Level National
Vacancy 710
Registration Dates 1st to 21st November 2022
Participating Banks 11
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
IBPS SO Recruitment Process Prelims, Main Exams, Interview
Education Qualification Graduates or relevant degree
Age Limit 20 years to 28 years
Application Fee SC/ST/PWD- Rs.175
General and Others- Rs. 850
IBPS Official Website www.ibps.in

IBPS SO 2022: Important Dates

IBPS has declared all of the important dates for the IBPS SO recruitment 2022 exam. The online application process began on November 1st and will end on November 21st, 2022. IBPS SO 2022 Prelims will be held on the 24th or 31st of December 2022, and IBPS SO Mains will be held on the 29th of January 2023. Let's take a look at the key dates for the IBPS SO Recruitment 2022.

Event IBPS SO 2022 Dates
IBPS SO Notification 2022 31st October 2022
Online Registration Starts From 1st November 2022
Last Date to Apply Online for IBPS SO 21st November 2022
IBPS SO Admit Card 2022 for Prelims Exam December 2022
Commencement of IBPS SO Preliminary Exam 24th or 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 Vacancy 2022

Along with its notification on October 31, 2022, IBPS announced 710 Specialist Officers (SO) vacancies for the IBPS SO 2022-23 exam. The post-wise vacancies are mentioned below.

Name of Post  No. of Vacancies 
IT Officer (Scale-I)  44
Agriculture Officer (Scale-I)  516
Marketing Office (Scale-I)  100
Law Officer (Scale-I)  10
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)  15
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)  25
Total  710

IBPS SO Category-wise Vacancy 2022

The category wise vacancy for IBPS SO 2022 are mentioned below:

Post Name Gen OBC EWS SC ST Total
IT Officer 18 12 04 07 03 44
Agriculture Field Officer (AFO) 206 141 47 84 38 516
Rajbasha Adhikari 12 06 01 04 02 25
Law Officer 06 02 01 01 0 10
HR / Personal Officer 06 04 01 03 01 15
Marketing Officer (MO) 40 28 09 16 07 100

IBPS SO Salary 2022

The starting salary for IBPS SO is Rs 23,700. The IBPS SO Salary varies depending on the position and grade level. The following table shows the IBPS SO Salary scale:

Grade IBPS SO Salary
Officer Scale I Monthly Salary - Rs.36400/-
Pay Scale - Rs. 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020
Officer Scale II Monthly Salary - Rs.48800/-
Pay Scale- Rs. 31705-1145/1-32850-1310/10-45950
Officer Scale III Monthly Salary - Rs.64600/-
Pay Scale- Rs. 42020-1310/5-48570-1460/2-51490

IBPS SO Application Fee 2022

A candidate must pay Rs. 850/- (General and OBC) as an application fee for the IBPS SO 2022 exam. The same amount is reduced to Rs. 175/- for candidates from the SC/ST/PWD categories.

S No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.175/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 850/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria is different for all posts. There are three parameters (citizenship, age limit and educational qualification) that a candidate needs to fulfill to be eligible for IBPS SO Exam 2022.

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IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria: Citizenship

• A resident of India
• A subject of Nepal
• Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 and have planned to settle in India permanently
• A subject of Indian Origin migrated from Burma, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, 
United Republic of Tanzania, Namibia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Vietnam

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit

To be eligible for the IBPS SO exam, a candidate must be at least 20 years old as on (01/11/2022) . The maximum age is 30 years old. The category-wise age relaxation is mentioned below:

S No Category Age Relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
2. Other Backward Class (OBC) 3 years
3. Person with Disability (PWD) 10 years
4. Ex-Servicemen/Commissioned Officers including ECOS (Emergency Commissioned Officers)/ SSCOs (Short Service Commissioned Officers) 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 1 year from last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by the way of dismissal/discharge on the account of misconduct/inefficiency/physical disability attributable to military service 5 years
5. Person ordinarily domiciled in the Jammu and Kashmir province during the period 1.01.1980 and 31.12.1989 5 years
6. Person affected by 1984 riots 5 years

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria: Education Qualification

S No. Name of the Post Educational Qualification
1.  I.T. Officer (Scale I) 1)Four years engineering/Technology degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
2) Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
Graduates having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level exam 
2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) 4 years graduation degree in agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ dairy Science/ Agricultural engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry
3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Post Graduate in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation or degree level OR Post Graduate Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at graduation level
4. Law Office (Scale I) A bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Graduate and Full Time Post Graduate Degree or Full time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law
6. Marketing Officer (Scale I) Graduate and Full-Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing

IBPS SO 2022 Selection Process

The Specialist Officers will be selected by following process:

  • Pre Written Test (CBT)
  • Mains Written Test (CBT)
  • Interview

IBPS SO 2022 Exam Pattern

Before applying to IBPS SO 2022, candidates must know the exam pattern of Selection Officers:

  • The exam will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary, Mains and Interview Process. IBPS has introduced separate sectional timing for each section in the prelims exam.
  • The IBPS SO preliminary examination has a total duration of 120 minutes and 40 minutes for each section.
  • A candidate must appear for the Prelims first and the selected students after the Preliminary Exam will be eligible to give the Mains Exam.
  • The Preliminary Exam score will not be considered for final allotment. The Mains Exam and the Interview Process will be used to make the final decision.
  • The Mains Examination will only include questions from the Professional Knowledge Subjects.
  • There will be penalty 0.5 mark for wrong answers.

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IBPS SO Pre Exam Pattern 2022

The post-wise preliminary exam pattern is mentioned below:

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

Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 50 25 40 minutes
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125  120 minutes

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Given
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
English Language 50 25 40 minutes
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 40 minutes
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.

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern 2022

The post-wise mains exam pattern is mentioned below:

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

Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Language Time Given
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the post of Law Officer and 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

IBPS SO XII 2022: Interview

IBPS will invite candidates who pass the Mains Exam to the Interview Process. It is critical for candidates to perform well in the Interview Process because a candidate's final selection is based on how well he or she performs in this final round of the IBPS SO Recruitment Process.

IBPS SO Pre Exam Syllabus 2022

The IBPS SO 2022 Preliminary Exam has three major sections: Reasoning, English Language, and Quantitative Aptitude / General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry (For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari).

  1. Seating Arrangements
  2. Puzzles
  3. Inequalities
  4. Syllogism
  5. Input-Output
  6. Data Sufficiency
  7. Blood Relations
  8. Order and Ranking
  9. Alphanumeric Series
  10. Distance and Direction
  11. Verbal Reasoning
  1. Cloze Test
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Spotting Errors
  4. Sentence Improvement
  5. Sentence Correction
  6. Para Jumbles
  7. Fill in the Blanks
  8. Para/Sentence Completion
  1. Number Series
  2. Data Interpretation
  3. Simplification/ Approximation
  4. Quadratic Equation
  5. Data Sufficiency
  6. Mensuration
  7. Average
  8. Profit and Loss
  9. Ratio and Proportion
  10. Work, Time and Energy
  11. Time and Distance
  12. Probability
  13. Relations
  14. Simple and Compound Interest
  15. Permutation and Combination
  1. Current Affairs
  2. Banking Awareness
  3. GK Updates
  4. Currencies
  5. Important Places
  6. Books and Authors
  7. Awards
  8. Headquarters
  9. Prime Minister Schemes
  10. Important Days

IBPS SO Mains Exam Syllabus 2022

Apart from the subjective knowledge, candidates should have the professional knowledge in their respective field. The post wise syllabus is given below:

  1. Database Management System
  2. Data Communication and Networking
  3. Operating System
  4. Software Engineering
  5. Data Structure
  6. Computer Organization and Microprocessor
  7. Object-Oriented Programming
  1. Basics of Crop production
  2. Horticulture
  3. Seed Science
  4. Agronomy and Irrigation
  5. Agricultural Economics
  6. Agricultural Practices
  7. Soil resources
  8. Animal Husbandry
  9. Agroforestry
  10. Ecology
  11. Government Schemes
  1. Basics of Marketing Management
  2. Brand Management
  3. Advertising
  4. PR
  5. Sales
  6. Retail
  7. Business Ethics
  8. Market Segmentation
  9. Market research and forecasting demand
  10. Product Life Cycle
  11. Corporate Social Responsibility
  12. Service Marketing
  13. Marketing Strategies
  1. Banking Regulations
  2. Compliance and Legal Aspects
  3. Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange
  4. Prevention of Money-laundering, Limitation Act
  5. Consumer Protection Act
  7. Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  8. Laws and Actions with the direct link to Banking Sector
  9. Bankers Book Evidence Act
  10. DRT Act
  1. Human Resource Development
  2. Business policy and strategic analysis
  3. Transnational Analysis
  4. Training and Development
  5. Recruitment and Selection
  6. Rewards and Recognition
  7. Industrial Relations
  8. Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
  9. Grievance and Conflict Management
  10. Performance Management and Appraisal

How to apply for IBPS SO 2022?

The steps to apply online for IBPS SO are given below:

Step 1: Firstly, visit official website https://www.ibps.in/ , On the top right corner of the home page, click the NEW REGISTRATION button.
Step 2: Start your application process by providing basic information such as your name, contact number, email address, and so on, and then click the save and next button.
Step 3: Upload your photo and signature in the appropriate format. The maximum permissible size of the photograph is 4.5 cm * 3.5 cm, and it must be passport size. The photograph and signature must both be clear and legible. The photograph must have a minimum file size of 20 KB and a maximum file size of 50 KB, and the signature must have a minimum file size of 10 KB and a maximum file size of 20 KB.
Step 4: Enter your academic information and professional qualifications. After filling in the details, click the save and next buttons.
Step 5: Review your application form one last time because you will not be able to make any changes. After previewing your Application Form, click the save and next buttons.
Step 6: Pay your application fee using an online payment option, such as a credit card, debit card, or net banking.
Step 7: Press the Final Submit Button. Your application form has been successfully submitted. IBPS will send you an email and a text message with your registration ID and password to enable you to access the official website.

IBPS SO Previous Year Cutoff

The IBPS SO previous year cutoff (2021) is mentioned below:

IT Officer 66.25 54.63 66.38  66.38  64.50
Agricultural Field Officer 21.25 21.25 21.25 21.25 21.25
Rajbhasha Adhikari 19.88 17.25 20.13  20.13 18
Law Officer 40.25 33  42  42.38 34.63
HR/Personnel Officer 40.50 40.50   40.50 40.50 38.75
Marketing Officer 24 23.63  24  24 24

Best Books for IBPS SO 2022

Subject Publisher Book Link
English Language Agrawal Examcart View Book
Maths Agrawal Examcart View Book
Reasoning Agrawal Examcart View Book
General Knowledge Agrawal Examcart View Book
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IBPS SO 2022 (FAQs):

Q1. What is the IBPS SO eligibility?

Ans. The eligibility of IBPS SO is I.T. Officer Scale I. 4-year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation.

Q2. Is IBPS SO a government job?

Ans. Yes, IBPS SO is a government job. Applicants who will be selected in the IBPS SO AFO Recruitment 2022 will get perks and various allowances. 

Q3. What is the salary of IBPS SO 2022?

Ans. The basic pay of an IBPS Specialist Officer ranges between Rs. 36,300/- to Rs. 64,600. This salary varies for the specialization and the scale of the Officer.

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