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IBPS SO 2022 Notification Out Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus

IBPS SO 2022: The Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the examination for Specialist Officers annually. The purpose of the IBPS SO exam is to select Specialist Officers in various departments of banks like IT Officer, Marketing Officer, Field Officer, Agriculture Officer, etc. IBPS SO exam is conducted at various locations across India and is online mode only. This is a golden opportunity for all the Aspirants who are preparing for banking exams to join the bank as an Officer. Candidates can check all the information related to IBPS SO Officer in the article discussed below.

IBPS SO Notification 2022

IBPS SO 2022 Notification

IBPS released the IBPS SO 2022 notification on 31st October 2022.  A total of 710 vacancies are out for the posts of Specialist Officers that include I.T. Officer (Scale-I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), Law Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) and Marketing Officer (Scale I). The aspirants can register their online application from 01st November 2022 till 21st November 2022. Candidates aspiring to start their career in one of these posts must start their preparation as early as possible. Banking jobs are one of the most demanding jobs which not only provide a handsome salary but a fast-growing career as well.

IBPS SO 2022 Exam Dates

Whenever the recruitment notification is released by IBPS, it contains all the important dates related to the exam. IBPS has released the official notification, therefore candidates should go through it to get all updates regarding IBPS SO 2022 exam.

IBPS SO 2022 Events Date
IBPS SO Recruitment 2022 31st October 2022
IBPS SO 2022 Online Registration Start Date 01st November 2022
IBPS SO 2022 Online Registration Last/End Date 21st November 2022
IBPS SO 2022 Preliminary Exam Date 24th and 31st December 2022
Result of Prelims January 2023
Download Call Letter for Main Exam January 2023
IBPS SO 2022 Main Exam Date 29th January 2023
Result of Main Exam February 2023
Download Call Letter for Interview Round February 2023
Conduct of the Interview February/March 2023
Provisional Allotment 1st April 2023

IBPS SO Previous Years Vacancy Trends

IBPS has published the IBPS SO 2022 vacancies along with the official notification on its official website. This year Institute of Banking Personnel Selection announced 710 vacancies for the posts of I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer. In the year 2021, 1828 vacancies were out for the various posts of SO.  Candidates can visualize the graph below for complete analysis.

Year Vacancies
2022 710
2021 1828
2020 647
2019 1163
2018 1590
2017 1315
2016 1962

Check official IBPS Calendar 2022-23: Click Here

IBPS SO 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of IBPS SO 2022 are 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 is as follows.

IBPS SO 2022: 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 the case of major/ minor specializations, major specialization should be in the stream prescribed. Candidates with a 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 a Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/ Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the High School/ College/ Institute subjects.

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IBPS SO 2022: Age Limit

The age of a candidate will be calculated as of the months provided in the notification of IBPS SO 2022. The maximum and minimum age is given below.

Minimum Age: 20 years
Maximum Age: 30 years

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

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IBPS SO 2022 Exam Pattern

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

IBPS SO 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam of IBPS SO 2022 is 125 marks in 120 minutes. IBPS SO 2022 prelims exam is not common for all the posts but the timings and maximum are the same. Also, there is a sectional cut-off in IBPS SO 2022 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 2022 Syllabus and Mains Exam Pattern

The mains examination of IBPS SO 2022 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 main exams. However, there is no penalty for unattempted questions.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2022

IBPS SO Syllabus 2022 remains the same. The recruitment process will take 3 steps, namely, the Preliminary exam, the Main exam which will be a test of professional knowledge for the particular stream, and phase III is the Interview Round. Click on the link below to view the complete IBPS SO Syllabus.

IBPS SO Admit Card 2022

IBPS will release the IBPS SO 2022 Admit Card after the closure of the online application. Admit cards will be issued to only those candidates who will successfully register themselves for IBPS SO 2022 recruitment. Candidates will have to download their e-admit card by filling the credentials provided below.

  • Registration number/roll number
  • Date of birth/password

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IBPS SO Previous Year’s Cut-Off

IBPS SO Cut-off 2022 will release the IBPS SO cut-off after the declaration of the result. candidates can check the previous year’s IBPS SO Cut off 2022 to get an idea about the competition level of the examination. The IBPS SO 2019-20 Cut Off of the final result for CRP IX is given below

Posts 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 the total number of vacancies.

IBPS SO Final Cut-Off

The cut-off for IBPS SO 2018-19 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

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

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

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 2022

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 2022 exam Bilingual?

Ans. Yes! the IBPS SO 2022 exam is bilingual.