IBPS SO Recruitment – 710 Specialist Officer Posts, Apply by Nov 21

New Delhi, 1 November 2022, IBPS SO Recruitment: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has announced 710 vacancies for Specialist Officer (SO) posts. The online application for these posts commenced on 1 November 2022, and the last date for filling out the application form is 21 November 2022.

Note – Specialist Officer (SO) posts include Law Officers, IT Officers, Agriculture Field Officers, Rajbasha Adhikari, Personnel Officers, and Marketing Officers.

IBPS SO Recruitment – Overview

Candidates can check the details regarding vacancies, mode of application, and other information below:

Organization Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Posts
  • Law Officer
  • IT Officer
  • Agriculture Field Officer
  • Rajbasha Adhikari
  • Personnel Officer
  • Marketing Officer
Vacancy 710
Category Government Job
Mode of Application Online
Participating Banks 11
Official Website ibps.in

IBPS SO Recruitment – Important Dates

Candidates can check the important dates regarding Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Special Officer (SO) posts below:

Activity Date
Online Application Date 1 November 2022
Last Date of Online Application 21 November 2022
Admit Card of Preliminary Exam December 2022
Exam Date of Preliminary Exam 24 December 2022 to 30 December 2022
Result Date of Preliminary Exam January 2023
Admit Card of Mains Exam January 2023
Exam Date of Mains Exam 29 January 2023
Result Date of Mains Exam February 2023
Interview Call Letter March 2023
Interview Date March 2023
Interview Result April 2023

IBPS SO Recruitment – Vacancy and Reservation

Candidates can check post-wise vacancies from the information given below:

Posts Vacancies
IT Officer 44
Agriculture Field Officer 516
Marketing Office 100
Law Officer 10
Personnel Officer 15
Rajbhasha Adhikariย  25
Total 710

Reservation Details

Candidates can check the category and sub-category-wise reservation percentage from the information given below:

Category Reservation
Scheduled Castes (SC) 21%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 2%
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 27%
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) 10%

Sub-Category Reservation

Sub-Category Reservation
Women 20%
Dependent of Freedom Fighter 2%
Ex-servicemen 5%
Physically Handicapped 3%
Sportsperson 1%

IBPS SO Recruitment – Participating Banks

Candidates can check the names of participating banks for the recruitment drive from the list given below:

  • Bank of Baroda
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Central Bank of India
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Indian Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank

IBPS SO Recruitment – Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process

Candidates can check post-wise educational qualification and age limit from the information given below:

Posts Educational Qualification Age Limit
IT Officer
  • Graduation degree of Engineering/Technology in Computer Science
20 years to 30 years of age
Agriculture Field Officer
  • Graduation degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Dairy Science, Fishery Science or Pisciculture
20 years to 30 years of age
Marketing Office
  • Graduation degree in Master of Business Administration (MBA)
20 years to 30 years of age
Law Officer
  • Bachelor degree in Law (LLB)
  • Enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council
20 years to 30 years of age
Personnel Officer
  • Full-time postgraduate degree or diploma in Personnel Management or Industrial Relations
22 years to 40 years of age
Rajbhasha Adhikariย 
  • Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as main subjects
20 years to 30 years of age

Selection Process

The selection for Special Officer (SO) posts will be done through a three-phase process, namely, preliminary exam, mains exam, and interview. The candidates have to clear each stage to be eligible for the next stage of selection.

  • Preliminary exam
    • The written test will be divided into two stages, namely, Stage 1 and Stage 2.
    • Each stage will consist of 150 questions for 125 marks.
    • The maximum time limit for each stage is 40 minutes.
  • Mains exam
    • Each stage will consist of 60 questions for 60 marks.
    • The maximum time limit for each stage is 45 minutes.
    • A 0.25 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • Interview
    • Candidates must pass the mains exam to be eligible for the interview round.
    • The total marks allotted for the interview are 100.
    • Candidates must score a minimum of 40% marks in the interview round.
    • Candidates must carry the following documents at the interview:
      • Valid interview call letter
      • Date of birth certificate
      • Marksheets of Classes 10 and 12
      • Caste certificate (if any)
      • Income certificate (if any)

IBPS SO Recruitment – Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the post-wise exam pattern from the information given below:

Preliminary Exam Pattern for the Post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Subject Total Questions Total Marks
English Language 50 25
Reasoning 50 50
General Awareness 50 50
Total 150 125

Preliminary Exam Pattern for the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer

Subject Total Questions Total Marks
English Language 50 25
Reasoning 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Total 150 125

Mains Exam Pattern

Subject Total Questions Total Marks
Professional Knowledge 60 60
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2
Total 87 120

IBPS SO Recruitment – Syllabus

The candidates must prepare English Language, Reasoning, and General Awareness for the preliminary exam.

Preliminary Exam Syllabus

Subject Syllabus
General Awareness
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic
  • Polity
  • Science and Technology
  • Current Affairs
English
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Word Usage
  • Word-Swap
  • Error Detection
  • Paragraph Completion
  • One-word Substitution
Reasoning
  • Rearrangement of Letters
  • Replacement of Letters
  • Opposite Letters Coding
  • Number Coding
  • Symbol Coding Based
  • Coding by Substitution
  • Word Replacement
  • Factitious Language Coding

IBPS SO Recruitment – Admit Card

The candidates are required to carry a hard copy of the admit card to the examination centre. The admit card will include the following information:

  • Name
  • Roll number
  • Date of birth
  • Signature
  • Photo
  • Exam date
  • Exam time
  • Exam venue

IBPS SO Recruitment – Salary and Application Fee

  • The basic salary of Law Officers, IT Officers, Agriculture Field Officers, Rajbasha Adhikari, Personnel Officers, and Marketing Officers varies from INR 36,400 to INR 60,000 per month.
  • The joining amount, which will be provided during the training period, is INR 8,000.
  • Along with the fixed salary, the candidate will also get other benefits including dearness allowances, travel allowances, house allowances, and earned leaves.

Application Fee

  • General category candidates are required to pay an application fee of INR 850.
  • Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer (OBE-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Persons with Disability (PwD) are required to pay INR 175 as an application fee.

How to Apply for IBPS SO Recruitment?

Candidates are required to follow the steps mentioned below to apply for the Specialist Officer (SO) exam 2022:

Step 1 – Visit the official website – ibps.in.

Step 2 – Navigate to the โ€œCRP Specialist Officersโ€ link.

Step 3 – Click on the โ€œCLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- Specialist Officers (CRP-SPL-XII)โ€ tab.

Step 4 – Fill in the required information.

Step 5 – Upload the scanned documents and pay the registration fee.

Step 6 – Click on the โ€œSubmitโ€ tab to end the registration process.

Note – To read the official notification, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.1 What is the last date to fill out the application form for IBPS SO recruitment exam 2022?

The last date to fill out the application form for the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) exam for Specialist Officer (SO) posts is 21 November 2022.

Q2. How to apply for the IBPS SO exam 2022?

Candidates must visit the official website – ibps.in – to apply for the Specialist Officer (SO) exam 2022.

Q3. How many marks are required to pass the IBPS SO exam 2022?

The students need to score at least 35% in each subject and 40% in aggregate to qualify for the Specialist Officer (SO) recruitment exam 2022.

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