IBPS SO – Dates, Eligibility, Admission Process, Syllabus & More

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS SO exam annually. By qualifying the different stages of this IBPS recruitment test, candidates can expect to get recruited in various posts like that of Sales Officer, HR/Personnel or Management Officer, Field Officer, Marketing Officer, Law Officer, IT Officer, etc. in participating banks across India.

This year, the IBPS SO prelims exam will be conducted in over 200 cities across India and the mains will be conducted in more than 100 cities. The exam will be conducted in CBT or Computer Based Test mode. The prelims question paper will contain 150 questions and the candidates will be given 120 minutes to attempt all the questions. 

Buddy4Study has compiled and updated all the information related to IBPS SO in this article so that aspiring candidates can get a better idea of what they can expect from this recruitment exam.

Latest Updates

  • 10th December 2021 – IBPS SO 2021 Admit Card for prelims exam released today. Candidates can download their respective admit cards from www.ibps.in or directly from here.

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Participating Banks for IBPS SO 2021-2022

A total of  11 banks will be participating in the IBPS SO exam 2021-22:

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

IBPS SO – Key Highlights

It is essential for candidates who have registered and applied for the IBPS SO exam to prepare for the exam with the right strategy. Here are a few key points that they should keep in mind:

IBPS SO Key Highlights

Name of ExaminationInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Specialist Officer (SO) (CRP SPL-X 2021-22)
Exam Conducting bodyInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
IBPS SO Recruitment Official Websitehttp://www.ibps.in/ 
IBPS SO Total Vacancies1828
Participating Banks11
Mode of ExamOnline (computer-based test)
Credentials required to download IBPS SO Admit CardRegistration Number

Date of Birth or Password

Compulsory documents to carry on exam dayAdmit Card

Valid Photo ID Proof

Photocopy of Photo ID Proof

Duration of IBPS SO Exam – Prelims2 hours (120 minutes)
Duration of IBPS SO Exam – Mains IT Officer Scale 1, Marketing Officer (Scale 1), Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer – 45 minutes

Rajsabha Adhikari Scale 1 Officer and Law Officer – 60 minutes

IBPS SO – Important Dates and Events 

IBPS has announced a few important events and their dates for the specialist officer exam.

IBPS SO Exam Dates 2021

EventsImportant Dates
IBPS SO notification release date2nd November 2021
Starting of IBPS SO online application3rd November 2021
Last date to apply online23rd November 2021
IBPS SO Prelims admit card10th December 2021
IBPS SO exam date – Prelims26th December 2021
IBPS SO exam date – Mains30th January 2021
IBPS SO Mains result dateFebruary 2022*
InterviewFebruary/March 2022
Provisional AllotmentApril 2022*

Live Scholarships*The exact dates are yet to be announced

IBPS SO – Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to apply for IBPS SO have to fulfil the predetermined eligibility criteria to register and sit for the exam. The below table will highlight the eligibility criteria of the exam in terms of domicile, educational qualification and age.

Age Limit

  1. The age of the candidate must be between 20 to 30 years as on November 26, 2021.
  2. Age relaxation for candidates from different categories will be applicable. 

IBPS SO Age Relaxation

CategoryAge Limit Relaxation
Persons with Disabilities (PwD):

  • Intellectual or Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Illness
  • Partial or Total Loss of Hearing
  • Partial or Full Blindness
  • Locomotor Disabilities
  • Multiple Concurrent Disabilities
10 years
Applicants affected by 1984 riots5 years
  • Ex-Servicemen
  • 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 invalided 
  • Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)
5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non- creamy layer)5 years
Person Domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir Between 1980-1989 (January 1, 1980, and December 31, 1989)5 years
  • Scheduled Caste
  • Scheduled Tribe
3 years


As per IBPS SO eligibility criteria, a candidate should either be an Indian citizen or a citizen of the countries highlighted below. 

The applying candidate must be either a:

  1. Subject of Bhutan 
  2. OR a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 intending to settle in India permanently 
  3. OR a subject of Nepal
  4. OR a Person of Indian origin who has migrated from:
  • Sri Lanka
  • East African Countries (Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania ((formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), and Zaire (to settle permanently in India))
  • Burma
  • Pakistan
  • Vietnam 

Note: Non-Indian citizen candidates have to produce a certificate of eligibility duly approved and signed by the Government of India during the IBPS SO Interview.

Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for the IBPS SO exam 2021-22 must have the minimum educational qualifications from a recognized university board as indicated in the table below.

IBPS SO Educational Qualifications for Different Posts (As on 26.11.2021)

Post Code Name of the PostEducational Qualifications* (from a University/Institution/Board recognised by Govt. Of India/approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)
06Marketing Officer Scale IGraduate and Full-Time MBA (Marketing)/Full time 2 years PGDBA/PGDBM with specialization in Marketing.
05HR/Personnel Officer  Scale IGraduate along with 2 years full-time Postgraduate degree/Postgraduate diploma in Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/HR/HRD/Social Work/Labour Law.
04Law Officer Scale IA Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.
03Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale IPostgraduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (Graduation) level.


Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at Graduation level.

02Agricultural Field Officer Scale I4-year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/Dairy Science/Fishery Science/Pisciculture/Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/Co-operation & Banking/Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/Food Science/Agriculture Business Management/Food Technology/Dairy Technology/Agricultural Engineering/Sericulture
01I.T. Officer Scale IGraduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level


Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/Electronics & Telecommunication/Electronics & Communication/Electronics & Instrumentation/Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Applications. 


4-year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation.

Note: *Candidates must ensure that their educational qualifications should be as per the prescribed educational qualifications mentioned in the notification/advertisement. They must fulfil the above eligibility criteria. No equivalent educational qualification shall be considered as eligible by IBPS or participating organisations.

IBPS SO – Application Form

IBPS SO application form was released on 3rd November 2021. The online registration process is expected to be a lengthy process as the number of vacancies is 1828 and application submission for the same will be more than lakhs (predictable). Besides, the last date to submit the IBPS SO registration form (online) was 23rd November 2021.

IBPS SO application process 2021 comprises online registration, application and fee payment. The foremost thing candidates need to do is register themselves for the exam. They need to visit the official IBPS SO website, register themselves, fill up the application form and submit it after paying the application fee.

Candidates have to pay their application fee via online mode [Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/Master Card/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets]. The last date to pay the online IBPS SO application fee is also 23rd November 2021. 

Candidates have to follow four major steps to complete the application form submission process –

  1. Registration 
  2. Uploading Scanned Documents
  3. Fill IBPS SO Application Form
  4. Pay IBPS SO Application Fees

IBPS SO – Admit Card

The IBPS SO Prelims admit card has already been released on 10th December 2021. Candidates can collect/download their respective admit cards by logging into www.ibps.com. They require to follow the below-mentioned steps to download their admit cards:

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS – www.ibps.in 
  2. Click on the provided link stating ‘CRP Specialist Officers call letter’ to download IBPS SO admit card 2021
  3. Read IBPS SO exam day instructions carefully and click on ‘Yes’ tab
  4. Enter roll number/registration number, date of birth/password and captcha code
  5. The admit card will be displayed on the screen
  6. Download and take a printout of the admit card 2021

Note: For any error in the IBPS SO admit card (incorrect information, spelling mistake, etc.), candidates must contact the given helpline numbers 1800 222 366 OR 1800 103 4566 between 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM on all days except Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, as applicable in Maharashtra State.

IBPS SO – Guidelines for Exam Day

Candidates must follow the online test instructions and guidelines set by UGC NET authority. The test instructions will help the candidates to attempt the computer-based exam without any hassles. Given below is a list of online test instructions set by the IGNOU panel that candidates need to abide by:

  1. The candidate/s must report at the examination centre at least an hour before the allotted exam time
  2. Candidates reporting 30 minutes after the reporting time mentioned in the hall ticket, will not be allowed to enter the examination hall
  3. The candidate/s must compulsorily bring the admit card (hard copy). The test centre officials will verify it and then allow the candidate to sit for the examination.
  4. Admit cards must be in good condition. Dismantled, disfigured or mutilated admit cards compromising the details of the candidate will not be accepted
  5. A seat with Roll Number will be allotted to each candidate. They should find and sit on their allocated seats only
  6. No baggage is allowed inside the examination hall

What to carry inside the IBPS SO exam centre?

Candidates are advised to bring the following documents to the examination hall. Without these documents, candidates won’t be allowed to enter the examination venue.

  1. A hard copy of Admit Card
  2. Photo ID proof*
  3. Xerox of ID proof
  4. 2 passport-sized photographs 

Candidates need to carry any one of the below-mentioned photo ID cards to the exam hall:

  1. Aadhaar card with a photograph
  2. Identity card issued by a recognized college
  3. Employee ID
  4. PAN Card
  5. Driving Licence
  6. Passport
  7. Photo identity proof issued by a Gazetted officer
  8. Voter’s ID Card
  9. Bank passbook with photograph

What NOT to carry inside the exam centre?

  1. Mobile phones/pagers
  2. Geometry/pencil box
  3. Writing pad, pen drives, log table
  4. Any extra papers
  5. Calculator
  6. Ornaments like a ring, earrings, nose-pin, chain/necklace, pendants, badge, brooch, etc.
  7. Electronic pen/scanner 
  8. Scale
  9. Cap
  10. Belt
  11. Handbags
  12. Goggles/sunglasses

IBPS SO – Mandatory COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Social distancing would be maintained strictly at the exam centres. Candidates have to maintain at least 6 feet or 2-metre distance from other candidates.
  • Exam authority will ensure that monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, desk, chair, etc. are thoroughly sanitised.
  • A significant gap has to be present between two seats inside the exam hall.
  • Hand sanitisers would be present at the entrance door and various places inside the exam centre for both candidates and the staff.
  • Invigilators will distribute rough sheets to candidates wearing gloves.
  • To avoid crowding, exam room numbers would not be displayed outside the centre.
  • Candidates violating COVID-19 directives/advisories would not be allowed to sit for the exam
  • Candidates would be allowed to leave the test centre one at a time to avoid the rush and maintain social distancing.

IBPS SO – Exam Centres

IBPS SO exam will be conducted in more than 200 cities. Most exam centres are present in district headquarters and major cities. To make things easier, IBPS conducts the examination across all the cities in India via online mode. 

The exam centre allotted to each candidate will be printed on their respective admit cards. Please note that the candidates cannot make the changes once the preferred centres are submitted by them during the application process.

IBPS SO Exam Centres (Prelims)

State /UT/NCRIBPS SO Prelims Exam Centre
Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
Andhra PradeshChirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal PradeshNaharlagun
AssamDibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
BiharArrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
ChhattisgarhBhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & DiuSurat, Jamnagar
DelhiDelhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram
GujaratAhmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
HaryanaAmbala, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Yamuna Nagar
Himachal PradeshBilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una
Jammu & KashmirJammu, Samba, Srinagar
JharkhandBokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
KarnatakaBengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
KeralaAlappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur
Madhya PradeshBhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
MaharashtraAmravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri
OdishaBalasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
PunjabAmritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala
RajasthanAjmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
SikkimBardang/ Gangtok
Tamil NaduChennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore
TelanganaHyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
Uttar PradeshAgra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Varanasi
UttarakhandDehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
West BengalAsansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

IBPS SO Exam Centre (Mains)

State /UT/NCRIBPS SO Mains Exam Centre
Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
Andhra PradeshVijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
Arunachal PradeshNaharlagun
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & DiuSurat
DelhiDelhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram
Himachal PradeshHamirpur, Shimla
Jammu & KashmirJammu, Srinagar
KarnatakaBengaluru, Hubli
KeralaKochi, Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya PradeshBhopal
MaharashtraAurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
PunjabJalandhar, Ludhiana
RajasthanJaipur, Udaipur
Tamil NaduChennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
Uttar PradeshLucknow, Meerut, Prayagraj (Allahabad)
West BengalGreater Kolkata, Siliguri

IBPS SO – Exam Pattern

Candidates who have registered and applied for the exam should go through the exam pattern thoroughly and practice well with the help of online mock tests before attempting the exam. Here are a few key points that they should keep in mind.

  1. IBPS SO will be conducted in CBT mode (online)
  2. 150 questions will be asked in the Prelims exam carrying 125 marks
  3. 47 questions will be asked in the Mains exam (for Rajbhasha Adhikari) carrying 60 marks 
  4. 60 questions will be asked in the Mains exam (for Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer) carrying 60 marks
  5. Questions asked are multiple-choice or MCQ-type
  6. All questions have 4 options
  7. IBPS SO Prelims exam will be conducted for 2 hours or 120 minutes

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern

For the Post of IT Officer Scale 1, Marketing Officer (Scale 1), Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer

Serial NoSectionNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
1.Reasoning505040 min
2.English Language502540 min
3.Quantitative Aptitude505040 min
Total150125120 min

For the Post of Rajsabha Adhikari Scale 1 Officer and Law Officer 

Serial NoSectionNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
1.Reasoning505040 min
2.English Language502540 min
3.General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry505040 min
Total150125120 min

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

For the Post of Rajsabha Adhikari Scale 1 Officer

Test NameNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
Professional Knowledge(Objective)4560English & Hindi30 min
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive)2English & Hindi30 min

For the Post of IT Officer Scale 1, Marketing Officer (Scale 1), Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Law Officer

Test NameNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
Professional Knowledge6060English & Hindi45 min

Candidates will get 4 options for every question. For every correct answer, they will be awarded 1 mark. However, ¼ (0.25) mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. 

IBPS SO Marking Scheme

Type of AnswersMarks Allotted
Correct Answer+1
Wrong Answer1/4 mark deducted for every wrong answer  (-0.25)

IBPS SO – Syllabus

IBPS has released the IBPS SO syllabus 2021 along with the IBPS SO notification. Candidates can find the syllabus by visiting the official website

As per the notification, the syllabus (Prelims) is divided into 4 sections:

  1. Reasoning Ability
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. English
  4. General Awareness

Candidates can find below all the important topics related to each subject covered in the prescribed syllabus of IBPS SO Prelims exam.

IBPS SO 2021 Prelims Syllabus

Reasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeEnglish LanguageGeneral Awareness
Analytical Decision MakingPercentage & Ratio ProportionCloze TestGeneral Knowledge
Coding & DecodingSimplificationFill in the BlanksCurrent Affairs
Directions & DistancesLinear EquationsError SpottingFinancial Awareness
Data SufficiencyAverageReading Comprehension
SchedulingData InterpretationPhrase Replacement
SyllogismsInterestSentence completion
Coded InequalitiesProfit & LossPara Jumbles
Ordering & RankingSpeed, Time & Distance
Blood RelationsTime & Work
Input OutputData Sufficiency
Seating ArrangementsProbability
Verbal ReasoningQuadratic Equations
Mensuration & Geometry
Number Series
Permutation & Combination
Number Systems

IBPS SO 2021 Main Syllabus

The standard of IBPS SO syllabus will be of graduation level. Candidates will be judged based on their professional knowledge in their respective fields. 

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

IBPS SO – Recommended Books

Candidates need to prepare well from the topics highlighted as per the IBPS SO syllabus to score well in the upcoming entrance test. Buddy4Study advises candidates to prepare well for their upcoming exam with the help of the below-mentioned books that are recommended by candidates who cracked the exam successfully in the previous years.

IBPS SO Books on Reasoning Ability

Book NamePublication/Author
Verbal ReasoningMK Pandey
Analytical ReasoningRS Agarwal
A Modern approach Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoningBS Sijwali

IBPS SO Books on Quantitative Aptitude

Book NamePublication/Author
Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcuts & TricksDisha Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationThe Pearson Guide
Quantitative Aptitude BookWiley’s Publication

IBPS SO Books on English

Book NamePublication/Author
Objective English for Competitive ExaminationsHari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha, Mcgraw Hill Education Publication
English Grammar & CompositionWren and Martin
Descriptive General EnglishS P Bakshi and Richa Sharma
Word Power Made EasyNormal Lewis

IBPS SO Books on General Awareness

Book NamePublication/ Author
Manorama YearbookThe Malayala Manorama (Mammen Mathew)
Guide to Banking General AwarenessR Gupta

Candidates will find the list of books for IBPS SO Mains exams here.

IBPS SO – Answer Key

IBPS will release the preliminary answer key on the official IBPS website after the exams are conducted. Candidates can download the answer key in the form of a PDF.  They can calculate their probable scores with the help of the answer key and response sheet, much before the results are declared.

IBPS SO – Cut Off

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection authority publishes the IBPS SO cutoff after the results are announced. Candidates who qualify as per the cutoffs are eligible to take part in the Mains exam. The number of candidates selected for the Stage 2 CBT RRB NTPC exam is 20 times more than the number of actual vacancies. When the Mains test is complete, the candidates shortlisted in that round become eligible to move forward to the Interview round.

In the below table, candidates will find the post wise sectional cut-offs for the previous year’s prelims exam.

IBPS SO 2020 (Prelims) – Sectional Cutoff 

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

Test NameMaximum MarksCut-off
English Language252.755.25
General Awareness505.759.75


IT Officer (Scale-I)

Test NameMaximum MarksCut-off
English Language256.008.75
General Awareness507.0011.00


Law Officer (Scale I)

Test NameMaximum MarksCut-off
English Language254.757.50
General Awareness505.508.50


Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Test NameMaximum MarksCut-off
English Language253.506.00
General Awareness503.757.00


Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Test NameMaximum MarksCut-off
English Language256.008.75
General Awareness507.0011.00


HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Test NameMaximum MarksCut-off
English Language256.008.75
General Awareness507.0011.00


IBPS SO Prelims Complete Cut-off

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IBPS SO – Result

For now, the schedule for IBPS SO result declaration remains unannounced. The exam authority will release the Prelims and Mains results on the official website after both the exams are successfully conducted. Once the notification for the results is out, candidates can check their results online by using their registration number and date of birth.

Candidates must download a copy of their result and verify the details highlighted below:

  1. Name of candidate
  2. Maximum score overall and section-wise
  3. Roll number
  4. Score obtained in the exam section-wise and overall
  5. Category
  6. IBPS SO Cutoff marks
  7. Registration number
  8. Details on the process of arriving at scores
  9. Date of IBPS SO mains exam


When was the IBPS SO notification published?

The IBPS SO notification was released on 2nd November 2021.

How many vacancies are open for IBPS SO?

A total of 1828 vacancies are open for the various posts of SO.

What is the age limit for IBPS SO recruitment?

The lower age limit for is 20 years and the upper limit is 30 years.

What is the last date to apply online for the IBPS SO 2021-22 exam?

The last date to apply online for IBPS SO 2021 exam was 23rd November 2021.

What if there are discrepancies in IBPS SO admit cards?

Candidates should immediately contact the IBPS examination authority to rectify any discrepancies in the admit card. Relevant helpline numbers and contact address are given in the article above.

Is there any negative marking in IBPS SO 2021-22 exam?

Yes. For every incorrect answer in both preliminary and mains exam of IBPS SO 2021-22, 1/4th mark will be deducted.

What is the selection process for the IBPS SO exam 2021?

The selection process for the IBPS SO exam consists of 3 stages:

  1. IBPS SO Prelims
  2. IBPS SO Mains
  3. Interview round

The final merit is calculated based on the marks scored in the mains and interview.

Will the candidates appearing for class 12th be issued IBPS SO Admit Card?

No. Candidates appearing for class 12th are not eligible for IBPS SO exam. Only Graduate and Postgraduate level candidates can apply for the exam. For more information, read IBPS SO eligibility criteria (exam.buddy4study.com/ibps-so-eligibility-criteria).

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