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IBPS SO 2021 Mains Exam Date, Prelims Result For 1828 Posts

IBPS SO 2021- The Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection has scheduled the IBPS SO 2021 Mains exam on 30th January 2022. All the candidates who will qualify the IBPS SO Prelims exam 2021 will be eligible for the mains examination. The IBPS has successfully completed the IBPS SO Prelims exam 2021 on 26 December 2021. The IBPS has released a total number of 1828 vacancies for the recruitment of eligible candidates for the post of Specialist officers in various bank branches across the country. Candidates can check all the related information on IBPS SO 2021 Mains exam from the article below.

IBPS SO Mains Exam Date 2021

IBPS SO 2021 Exam Dates

As per the official advertisement released by IBPS, the following are the important dates and exam dates for IBPS SO 2021:

IBPS SO 2021 Events Date
IBPS SO 2021 Online Registration Start Date 3rd November 2021
IBPS SO Online Registration Last/End Date 23rd November 2021
Preliminary Exam Date 26.12.2021
Result of Prelims January 2022
Download Call Letter for Main Exam January 2022
Main Exam Date 30.01.2022 
Result of Main Exam February 2022
Download Call Letter for Interview Round February 2022
Conduct of the Interview Round February/March 2022
Provisional Allotment April 2022

IBPS SO Previous Years Vacancy Trends

The IBPS has announced 1828 vacancies for the year 2021. Last year IBPS rolled out 600+ vacancies for Specialist Officers and the vacancies for this year will be released in the official pdf @ibps.in. The vacancies of IBPS SO varied from 1962 to 647 (approx.) over the past 5 years. Candidates can visualize the graph below for complete analysis.

Year Cut-Off
2021 1828
2020 647
2019 1163
2018 1590
2017 1315
2016 1962

Check official IBPS Calendar 2021-22: Click Here

IBPS SO 2021 Eligibility Criteria 

The eligibility criteria of IBPS SO 2021 is mentioned in the official notification. IBPS SO Eligibility criteria generally remain the same but vary from post to post because officers serve under Specialist Cadre/wing of Bank like Information technology, Marketing, HR, Law, etc.

IBPS SO eligibility criteria according to IBPS SO official notification 2021 is as follows.

Essential Academic Qualifications

I.T. Officer (Scale-I):

a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics &Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics &
Instrumentation
OR
b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications
OR
(c) Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level.

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.

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

(a) Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level.
OR
(b) Postgraduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

Law Officer (Scale I)

A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Graduate and Two Years Full-time Post Graduate degree or Two Years Full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labor Law.*

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Graduate and Two Years Full-time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full-time MBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full-time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing *

* In the case of dual specializations, one of the fields of specialization should be in the field prescribed. In case of major/ minor specializations, major specialization should be in the stream prescribed. Candidates having PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specializations are not eligible to apply.

NOTE: For posts other than IT Officer Scale I: Candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/ Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/ College/ Institute.

Age Criteria

Age of a candidate will be calculated as per the month of November 2019. The maximum and minimum age is given below.

Minimum Age: 20 years
Maximum Age: 30 years

There is relaxation of age for SC/ST/OBC/PwBD.

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IBPS SO 2021 Exam Pattern

IBPS SO is a three-tier exam i.e. preliminary exam, main exam followed by Personal Interview. Following is the expected exam pattern of IBPS SO.

IBPS SO 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam of IBPS SO 2021 is of 125 marks in 120 minutes time duration. IBPS SO 2021 prelims exam is not common for all the post but the timings and maximum is the same. Also, there is a sectional cut-off in IBPS SO 2021 Exam. Here is the post-wise prelims pattern of IBPS SO.

  • For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:
No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes
  • For the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer:
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes


IBPS SO 2021 Syllabus and Mains Exam Pattern

The mains examination of IBPS SO 2021 demands professional knowledge of their respective fields. Here is a pattern for the same.

  • For the post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer:
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 Professional Knowledge 60 60 English and Hindi 45 minutes
  • For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari:
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 English and Hindi 30 minutes
2 Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 English and Hindi 30 minutes


Note:
There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in both preliminary as well as mains exam. However, there is no penalty for unattempted questions.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2021

IBPS SO Syllabus 2021 remains same. The recruitment process will take in 3 phases, namely, Preliminary exam, the Main exam which will be a test of professional knowledge for the particular stream and the phase III is the Interview Round. Click on the link below to view complete IBPS SO Syllabus.

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Check IBPS SO Syllabus

IBPS SO Admit Card 2021

IBPS SO 2021 Admit Card is expected to release a fortnight ago before the examination. The IBPS SO 2021 mains exam admit card is expected to be out in the month of January. The download link will be available on Bankersadda once it is released on the official website.

IBPS SO Admit card 2021(Link Inactive)

IBPS SO Previous Year’s Cut-Off

IBPS SO Cut-off 2021 will release the IBPS SO cut-off after the declaration of the result. candidates can check the previous year’s IBPS O Cut off 2021 to get an idea about the competition level of the examination. The IBPS SO Cut Off of the final result for CRP IX given below

SC ST OBC EWS UR
IT Officer 22.67 25.93 29.67 26.67 37.73
Agriculture Field Officer 56.33 53.47 64 62.67 64.8
Rajbhasha Adhikari 50.73 55.47 55.67 57.33 58
Law Officer 44.67 40.87 47 48.07 53.67
HR/ Personnel Officer 48.33 52.27 43.33 57.4 59.2
Marketing Officer 43.33 38.67 44.87 43 51.93

IBPS SO Mains Previous Years Cut-off

The cut of IBPS SO Mains depends upon:

  • Level of the Examination.
  • Pattern of the Examination.
  • Number of Vacancies.
  • Average attempts of candidates taking into account accuracy.
  • Mains Qualifying ratio with respect to total number of vacancies.

IBPS SO Final Cut-Off 2018-19

The cut-off for IBPS SO is given below:

POST SC ST OBC UR HI OC VI ID
I.T. OFFICER (SCALE I) 52.93 50.60 54.93 60.00 67.27 49.93 58.47 NA
AGRICULTURAL FIELD
OFFICER (SCALE I)
43.67 41.60 48.47 48.67 30.67 43.40 41.47 37.33
RAJBHASHA ADHIKARI
(SCALE I)
55.33 50.67 61.33 59.67 NA 48.40 NA NA
LAW OFFICER
(SCALE I)
54.40 55.00 55.13 63.07 NA 49.73 NA NA
HR/PERSONNEL OFFICER
(SCALE I)
62.67 62.53 64.33 66.33 NA 56.33 NA NA
MARKETING OFFICER
(SCALE I)
52.00 47.00 54.27 59.67 55.00 47.67 55.27 73.80

IBPS SO Final Cut-Off 2017-18

The cut-off for IBPS SO 2017-18 is given below:

Post Name                       Category
SC ST OBC UR
I.T. Officer (Scale-I) 41.00 32.27 46.73 50.93
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I) 41.40 38.53 46.07 46.87
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 38.67 NA 43.07 45.53
Law Officer (Scale I) 47.67 46.00 52.93 59.00
HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I) 50.00 47.67 59.33 63.07
Marketing Officer (Scale I) 63.33 55.67 67.00 70.53

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021

The IBPS SO Prelims exam 2021 was held on 26th December 2021. Candidates who are preparing for the IBPS SO exam are advised to check the IBPS SO Prelims exam analysis from the link provided below. The analysis contains the type of questions and the number of questions asked in the examination.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 shift 2, 26th December, Exam Review, Good Attempts

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 Shift 1, 26th December, Exam Review, Good Attempts

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis 2019

IBPS has conducted the IBPS SO Prelims Exam on 29th Dec 2019 and the level of the examination was moderate. We have collected the exam analysis from the students who have appeared for Rajbhasha Adhikari, Agriculture Field Officer, IT, and HR Officer. You can check the detailed IBPS SO Prelims exam analysis for details about the level of the examination’s each section and types of questions asked:

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis & Review: 29th December 2019 Shift 1

GA Question Asked In IBPS SO Prelims (Rajbhasha Adhikari) 2019

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Analysis & Review: 29th December 2019 Shift 2

FAQs: IBPS SO 2021

Q.  What is the salary of a person appointed as a Specialist Officer in IBPS?

Ans. As per the IBPS SO 2020 Notification, the salary of a person appointed as a Specialist Officer in IBPS varies from 36,000 to Rs.64,000. Candidates are advised to consider this year’s official notification which is yet to be released.

Q.  What is the age limit for a candidate applying for the IBPS SO exam?

Ans. The age limit for a candidate applying for the IBPS SO exam is 30 years.

Q.  For which post is the IBPS SO exam conducted?

Ans. Personnel Selection (IBPS) to recruit Specialist Officers in various disciplines like:

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

Q. Is the IBPS SO 2021 exam Bilingual?

Ans. Yes! the IBPS SO exam is bilingual.

 

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