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.

Get latest exam updates

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 Examination Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Specialist Officer (SO) (CRP SPL-X 2021-22)
Exam Conducting body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
IBPS SO Recruitment Official Website http://www.ibps.in/ 
IBPS SO Total Vacancies 1828
Participating Banks 11
Mode of Exam Online (computer-based test)
Credentials required to download IBPS SO Admit Card Registration Number

Date of Birth or Password

Compulsory documents to carry on exam day Admit Card

Valid Photo ID Proof

Photocopy of Photo ID Proof

Duration of IBPS SO Exam – Prelims 2 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

Events Important Dates
IBPS SO notification release date 2nd November 2021
Starting of IBPS SO online application 3rd November 2021
Last date to apply online 23rd November 2021
IBPS SO Prelims admit card 10th December 2021
IBPS SO exam date – Prelims 26th December 2021
IBPS SO exam date – Mains 30th January 2021
IBPS SO Mains result date February 2022*
Interview February/March 2022
Provisional Allotment April 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

Category Age 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 riots 5 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

Nationality

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

OR

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

02 Agricultural Field Officer Scale I 4-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
01 I.T. Officer Scale I Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

OR

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

OR

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/NCR IBPS SO Prelims Exam Centre
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu Surat, Jamnagar
Delhi Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Ambala, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba, Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur
Ladakh Leh
Lakshadweep Kavarrati
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang/ Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

IBPS SO Exam Centre (Mains)

State /UT/NCR IBPS SO Mains Exam Centre
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Guwahati
Bihar Patna,
Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu Surat
Delhi Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Haryana Hissar
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur, Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Hubli
Kerala Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
Ladakh Leh
Lakshadweep Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Maharashtra Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Jalandhar, Ludhiana
Rajasthan Jaipur, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang/Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
Telangana Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow, Meerut, Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Greater 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 No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 min
2. English Language 50 25 40 min
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 min
Total 150 125 120 min

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

Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 min
2. English Language 50 25 40 min
3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 40 min
Total 150 125 120 min

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

For the Post of Rajsabha Adhikari Scale 1 Officer

Test Name Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge(Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 min
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 min

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

Test Name Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 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 Answers Marks Allotted
Correct Answer +1
Wrong Answer 1/4 mark deducted for every wrong answer  (-0.25)
Unattempted NIL

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 Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language General Awareness
Analytical Decision Making Percentage & Ratio Proportion Cloze Test General Knowledge
Coding & Decoding Simplification Fill in the Blanks Current Affairs
Directions & Distances Linear Equations Error Spotting Financial Awareness
Data Sufficiency Average Reading Comprehension
Scheduling Data Interpretation Phrase Replacement
Syllogisms Interest Sentence completion
Coded Inequalities Profit & Loss Para Jumbles
Ordering & Ranking Speed, Time & Distance
Blood Relations Time & Work
Input Output Data Sufficiency
Seating Arrangements Probability
Verbal Reasoning Quadratic 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
  • SARFAES
  • 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 Name Publication/Author
Verbal Reasoning MK Pandey
Analytical Reasoning RS Agarwal
A Modern approach Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning BS Sijwali

IBPS SO Books on Quantitative Aptitude

Book Name Publication/Author
Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcuts & Tricks Disha Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination The Pearson Guide
Quantitative Aptitude Book Wiley’s Publication

IBPS SO Books on English

Book Name Publication/Author
Objective English for Competitive Examinations Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha, Mcgraw Hill Education Publication
English Grammar & Composition Wren and Martin
Descriptive General English S P Bakshi and Richa Sharma
Word Power Made Easy Normal Lewis

IBPS SO Books on General Awareness

Book Name Publication/ Author
Manorama Yearbook The Malayala Manorama (Mammen Mathew)
Guide to Banking General Awareness R 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 Name Maximum Marks Cut-off
SC/ST/OBC/PWBD EWS/General
English Language 25 2.75 5.25
Reasoning 50 2.50 5.50
General Awareness 50 5.75 9.75

 

IT Officer (Scale-I)

Test Name Maximum Marks Cut-off
SC/ST/OBC/PWBD EWS/General
English Language 25 6.00 8.75
Reasoning 50 5.00 9.00
General Awareness 50 7.00 11.00

 

Law Officer (Scale I)

Test Name Maximum Marks Cut-off
SC/ST/OBC/PWBD EWS/General
English Language 25 4.75 7.50
Reasoning 50 3.00 7.50
General Awareness 50 5.50 8.50

 

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Test Name Maximum Marks Cut-off
SC/ST/OBC/PWBD EWS/General
English Language 25 3.50 6.00
Reasoning 50 1.25 5.00
General Awareness 50 3.75 7.00

 

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Test Name Maximum Marks Cut-off
SC/ST/OBC/PWBD EWS/General
English Language 25 6.00 8.75
Reasoning 50 5.00 9.00
General Awareness 50 7.00 11.00

 

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Test Name Maximum Marks Cut-off
SC/ST/OBC/PWBD EWS/General
English Language 25 6.00 8.75
Reasoning 50 5.00 9.00
General Awareness 50 7.00 11.00

 

IBPS SO Prelims Complete Cut-off

POST SC ST OBC UR HI OC VI ID
I.T. OFFICER (SCALE I) 67.25 61.13 71.75 75.88 20.88 22.13 21.88 24.00
AGRICULTURAL FIELD

OFFICER(SCALE I)

39.75 36 40.88 40.88 14.38 39.25 27.38 25.50
RAJBHASHA ADHIKARI

(SCALE I)

20.75 20.75 20.75 20.75 NA 12.75 38.75 NA
LAW OFFICER

(SCALE I)

39.00 36.25 40.88 47.50 NA 21.88 26.50 33.00
HR/

PERSONNEL OFFICER

(SCALE I)

61.00 63.00 61.88 63.00 44.75 25.63 22.25 29.88
MARKETING OFFICER

(SCALE I)

53.00 44.88 53.75 53.75 21.13 29.88 22.13 NA

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

IBPS SO – FAQs

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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