IBPS Specialist Officer

IBPS SO 2022: Notification, Exam Date, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card & Result

Last Modified on : 20 Sep 2022

Administered by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS SO 2022 will be conducted to filter out suitable candidates for various 647 posts - Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I), Marketing Officer (Scale I), I.T. Officer (Scale I) and Law Officer (Scale I). The IBPS Specialist Officers exam will be held online throughout India. Interested candidates who wish to work for any of the following participating organizations must register for CRP SPL-X (Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Specialist Officers in Participating Organisations).

Participating Organisations -

Allahabad Bank

Andhra Bank

Bank of Baroda

Bank of India

Bank of Maharashtra

Canara Bank

Central Bank of India

Indian Overseas Bank

Corporation Bank

Dena Bank

IDBI Bank

Indian Bank

Oriental Bank of Commerce

Punjab National Bank

Punjab & Sind Bank

Syndicate Bank

UCO Bank

Union Bank of India

United Bank of India

Vijaya Bank

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About Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is a recruitment agency responsible for inducing quality human resources in the Public Sector Banks and Regional Rural Banks. IBPS conducts Common Written Examinations (CWE) for the probationary officers, specialist officers and clerical posts. The IBPS Specialist Officers exam recruits candidates for the specialized posts offered by the participating banks. The exam happens once a year where the Institute carries out the online preliminary test, declares the result of the preliminary test, informs candidates about the main exam, announces the main exam results, and shortlists applicants for the Common Interview.

The official website of IBPS states, “A premier organization in the field of Employment Testing, Selection, Assessment and Management of Human Resource in India”.

IBPS SO 2022 Latest Updates:

The notification for IBPS SO 2022 recruitment will be released tentatively in November 2022. But Exam dates are announced, dates are prelims on 24th and 31st December 2022 and main on 29th January 2023.

IBPS SO 2022 Updates –

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the final result on 1st April 2022. The candidates can check and download the scorecard from the IBPS website till April 30, 2022.

IBPS Specialist Officer 2022 Exam - Overview

Name of Exam

IBPS SO

Extended Form

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Specialist Officer

Year

2022

Purpose

Recruitment of Specialist Officers in Participating Organisations

Occurrence

Yearly

Exam Level

National

Official Website

www.ibps.in

Commencement of exam

24th and 31st December 2022

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IBPS Specialist Officer 2022 Important Dates

The schedule for IBPS SO 2022 recruitment is as under:

IBPS SO 2022 Events

Tentative Dates

IBPS SO Notification 2022

November 2022

Release of the online registration form

November 2022

Registration/ Editing/ Modification of application

November 2022

Release of payment (online)

November 2022

Availability of admit card for preliminary exam

December 2022

Online preliminary exam

24th and 31st December 2022

Announcement of result (Preliminary)

January 2022

Availability of admit card for the Main exam

Two weeks before the commencement of the exam

Main exam

29th January 2023

Announcement of result (Main exam)

February 2023

Download Common Interview admit card

February 2023

Interview to be held

March 2023

Final Result

April 2023

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IBPS Specialist Officer 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

The IBPS SO 2023 exam will be conducted in two phases – Preliminary and Main. The preliminary exam will be conducted on the 24th and 31st of December 2022 while the Main exam will be held on the 29th of January 2023. Go through the table below and understand the exam structure of IBPS Specialist Officers.

Penalty for Wrong Answers

In objective tests, candidates need to be careful while selecting the answers. There is a provision for negative marking. The test-takers will have to pay a penalty for the incorrect answers. 1/4th mark will be deducted for every incorrect input. For the unattended questions, there will be no penalty.

IBPS SO Pre Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Law Officer (Scale-1) and Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-1)

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium

Duration

Reasoning

50

50

English and Hindi

2 Hours

English Language

50

25

English

 

General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry

50

50

English and Hindi

 

Total

150

125

 

 

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern for IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale -1 for all officers)

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium

Duration

Reasoning

50

50

English and Hindi

2 Hours

English Language

50

25

English

 

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

English and Hindi

 

Total

150

125

 

 

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IBPS SO Main Exam Pattern

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

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Medium

Professional Knowledge

60

60

45 Minutes

English and Hindi

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IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-1)

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Medium

Professional Knowledge (Objective)

45

60

30 Minutes

English and Hindi

Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)

2

30 Minutes

English and Hindi

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IBPS SO Syllabus 2022:

The Institute conducts the exam in two stages – Preliminary and Main, which indicates that the applicants need to have a quick look at the IBPS SO syllabus for both prelims and mains.

IBPS SO 2022 Prelims Syllabus

  • Reasoning
  • English Language
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude

IBPS SO 2022 Main Syllabus

The Main syllabus encompasses subjects for IT Officer Scale-I, Agricultural Field Officer Scale-I, Marketing Officer Scale-I, Law Officer Scale-I, HR/Personnel Officer Scale-I and Rajbhasha Adhikari.

IBPS Specialist Officer 2022 Eligibility

Nationality – 

  • The candidate should be an Indian citizen.
  • If an applicant is a subject of Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet and has migrated to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of settling down in the country permanently, he certainly can apply for the test.
  • A PIO who has migrated from Sri Lanka, Burma, Pakistan and East African countries, including Malawi, Vietnam, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zaire, Zambia and Ethiopia, to settle down in India permanently, he is also eligible to register for the exam.

Candidates other than Indian citizens will be required to produce the relevant documents in original to prove their claim.

Academic Requirements -

Read below to know about the relevant qualification for different posts for the IBPS Specialist Officers 2022 exam.

Name of Posts

Qualifications required (from any recognized University/Board/institution.

I-T Officer (Scale-1)

A candidate should have done either of the three–

  • Bachelor’s degree of DOEACC ‘B’ level
  • B.E/B.Tech/4 years of Engineering in Information Technology/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communications/ Electronics & Instrumentation
  • PG in Electronics / Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communications/ Electronic and Instrumentation/ Computer Application/Computer Science/Information Technology

Law Officer (Scale-1)

Should have an LLB or Bachelor's Degree in Law and should be enrolled with the Bar Council of India

HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-1)

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Post Graduate
  • Diploma holders should have done full-time Post Graduation in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/HR/HRD/Social Work/ Labour Law.

Rajbhasha Adhikari Officer (Scale-1)

  • PG in Hindi with English as one of the subjects at the graduation level
  • PG in Sanskrit with Hindi and English as subjects at the graduation level

Agriculture Officer ( Scale -1)

Graduation, 4 years of Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Agriculture & Marketing Co-operation/ Co-operation &Banking/ Agro-Forestry/ Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agricultural Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering

Marketing Officer (Scale-1)

Graduate/PG in MBA (Marketing), MBA (MMS)/ 2 years full-time PGDBA/PGDBM/PGPM/PGDM.

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Age Limit (as on 26.11.2022) –

  • The candidate should be between 20 - 30 years of age.
  • He should have been born between 2nd November 1992 and 1st November 2002 (both dates inclusive).

The reserved category candidates are given age relaxation in the upper age limit as follows –

Category of Candidate

Relaxation of Upper Age limit

OBC

3 years

SC/ST

5 years

PWD

10 years

Ex-servicemen’s

5 years

Applicants domiciled in the J&K state from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989

5 years

Those who have affected by 1984 riots

5 years

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A substantial amount of measures will be taken into consideration to ensure that applicants seeking the age relaxation facility must submit the correct documents in copies or original during the Interview and subsequent stages.

Reservations for Candidates Standard Disability

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (under section 34) states that applicants suffering from benchmark disabilities will avail the reservation facilities. Those who fall under the below-mentioned categories will be eligible for Reservation –

  • Low vision or blindness
  • Hearing disability
  • A locomotor disabilities such as muscular dystrophy, leprosy cured, cerebral palsy, acid attack victims and dwarfism
  • Mental illness, specific learning disability, intellectual disability and autism

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IBPS Specialist Officer 2022 Application Process

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will invite online applications for the recruitment of Specialist Officers in participating organizations - (CRP SPL- X) on its official website. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions online at ibps.in. The recruitment drive will conduct for the selection of Specialist Officers’ cadre posts – I.T. Officer (Scale-I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I), Law Officer (Scale I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I), and Marketing Officer (Scale I).

Like every year, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is expected to release the IBPS SO 2022 application form in November 2022 at the official website. The form should be filled and submitted online. Check out the steps below to register for the Specialist Officer posts.

IBPS SO Exam Form Filling Guide -

  • Visit IBPS official website
  • Click on CWE-Specialist Officers XI exam
  • Create an account by clicking on the option ‘New registration’
  • For registration, provide basic details like the name, mobile number and address
  • Once the registration is done, the applicant is given a provisional registration number and password which should be retained until the completion of the selection process
  • Access the application form using the provisional registration number and password
  • Upload the scanned copies of the passport-size photo, signature, thumb impression and  handwritten declaration with the prescribed size and dimension
  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Submit and get a printout of the confirmation page

Document Specifications

Documents

Size

Format

Photograph

20-50 kb

JPG

Thumb Impression

10-20 kb

JPG

Signature

10-2- kb

JPG

Handwritten declaration

10-20 kb

JPG

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Application Fee

  • SC/ST/PWD candidates should pay ₹ 100/-
  • General candidates should pay ₹ 600/-
  • The application fee can be paid through Internet Banking, IMPS, Mobile wallet, Cash Cards, Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/Master Cards/Maestro)
  • Keep the proof of the application fee payment (e-receipt)
  • Keep a copy of the submitted application form

IBPS Specialist Officer 2022 Other Details

IBPS SO 2022 Vacancy

IBPS SO 2022 vacancies will be known after the release of the notification. The SO exam is conducted for different posts. Last year, the total number of vacancies announced by IBPS was 647. Check all vacancy related information for 2020 here.

IBPS SO Posts

Vacancy

I.T. Officer Scale 1

20

Agricultural Field Officer Scale 1

485

Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale 1

25

Law Officer Scale 1

50

HR/Personnel Officer Scale 1

7

Marketing Officer Scale 1

60

Total

647

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IBPS SO Exam Centres

The IBPS Specialist Officers 2022 Exam will be held in almost every capital city in India. The candidates can opt for the exam centre of their choice. However, the exam conducting authority reserves the right to change the examination centre. Check out the state/UT/NCR where the IBPS SO preliminary and main exams will be administered -

State Code (Not in Sequence)

State/ UT/ NCR (As per state code)

11

Andaman & Nicobar

17

Chhattisgarh

16

Chandigarh

20

Delhi

26

Jharkhand

12

Andhra Pradesh

27

Karnataka

14

Assam

25

Jammu & Kashmir

15

Bihar

13

Arunachal Pradesh

19

Daman & Diu

30

Madhya Pradesh

29

Lakshadweep

18

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

23

Haryana

32

Manipur

21

Goa

28

Kerala

35

Nagaland

37

Puducherry

22

Gujarat

31

Maharashtra

39

Rajasthan

24

Himachal Pradesh

38

Punjab

34

Mizoram

33

Meghalaya

36

Odisha

40

Sikkim

44

Uttar Pradesh

46

West Bengal

41

Tamil Nadu

43

Tripura

45

Uttarakhand

42

Telangana

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IBPS SO 2022 Admit Card

The IBPS SO admit card 2022 for the Preliminary and Main stages will be released separately. Candidates can go to the ibps.in (official website) and download IBPS SO Prelims admit card till the last date. The Institute will not send any hard copy. Remember, the exam-conducting body will release two separate admit cards for the preliminary (24th and 31st December 2022) and Main exams (29th January 2023). To access the call letter, you must possess the registration/roll number, password, and date of birth.

Admit Card is a mandatory document to enter the examination center, so candidates must check that all the information mentioned in the hall ticket is correct and matches with the details filled in the application form. Also, candidates should carry the admit card along with photo ID proof on the day of the exam. Without these, they will not be allowed to take the exam.

Steps to download IBPS SO hall ticket online –

  • Go to the IBPS official website.
  • Move your cursor and click on the Tab titled CRP Specialist Officers.
  • There you will get a link titled Common Recruitment Process For Specialist Officer XI.
  • Click on the tab to access various related links.
  • Now, Click on the tab with “Online Preliminary Exam Call Letter For CRP Specialist Officers- XI”.
  • On the next page, you will find important dates related to IBPS SO admit card and a portion to fill in the details.
  • Choose your preferred Language from Hindi or English.
  • Fill in the Registration number and Date of Birth in DD-MM-YY format as the password.
  • There will be a captcha code as well, fill it in correctly to verify your identity. You must fill numbers/ alphabets or both as per the image.
  • Now the IBPS SO Admit Card will be accessed in a PDF Format.
  • Download the PDF For later references.
  • Take a printout to carry to the IBPS SO Exam Centre.

Details Imprinted in IBPS SO Prelims Admit Card

Name and address of the candidates

Date of examination 

Reporting time 

Roll number/user ID 

Password 

Venue code 

Registration number 

Exam day guidelines 

Scanned images of photograph and signature

Venue of examination 

Documents need to carry on exam day

 -

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Check complete IBPS SO exam day guidelines here.

IBPS SO 2022 Results

The IBPS Specialist Officers 2022 preliminary result will be declared in the month of January 2023, while the Institute will announce the Main exam result in February 2023. The Main exam result will remain available on the official website. The combined result for Main exam and Interview is announced in the month of March/ April 2023. The sarkari result will remain available till June 2023. Candidates can check their scores.

Interview and Selection

The candidates who qualify for the CWE stages (Prelims and Main) are called for the interview round. This is the last stage of the IBPS recruitment procedure for the Specialist Officers’ posts. The IBPS SO interview round will likely be conducted in March 2023. The provisional allotment process will be held in April/ May 2023.

IBPS Specialist Officer Frequently Asked Questions

The recruitment is conducted for the following posts:

  • Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I)
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I)
  • I.T. Officer (Scale I)
  • Law Officer (Scale I)

Yes, he can. The upper age limit of the candidates belonging to OBC category is 3 years.

Graduation or Post-Graduation in the relevant subjects.

Yes, the reserved category candidates enjoy the age relaxation facility in the upper age limit. The candidates of SC/ST are given 5 years of age relaxation. The PWD category candidates are given age relaxation of 10 years.

No. The application form is common for all Specialist Officers’ posts.

The IBPS SO exam is held in two stages - Common Written Examination (Prelims and Main) and Interview (the final selection).

You need to read the eligibility section of IBPS SO 2022 notification.

The online Preliminary Exam will be conducted on 24th and 31st  November 2022 while the Main Exam will be held on 29th January 2023. The interview round will take place in February 2023.

1 Comments

vipul, March 2, 2022

hello i am done MBA with FINANCE. can i apply for ibps SO post?????? just want to know that so i m start preparing for upcoming ibps so post.