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IBPS SO 2022 Exam Date Out, Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus

IBPS SO 2022- The Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts an annual SO examination The purpose of the IBPS SO exam is to select Specialist Officers in various departments of banks like IT Officer, Marketing Officer, IT Officer, Field Officer, etc. IBPS SO exam is conducted at various locations across India and is online mode only. In IBPS including all public sector banks and SBI, RBI, LIC, SIDBI, NABARD, and many other financial institutions 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 related information on IBPS SO 2021 Mains exam from the article below.

IBPS SO 2022 Notification

IBPS will be released the IBPS SO 2022 notification in the Month of October/ November 2022. therefore candidates should start their preparation as early as possible. Banking jobs are one of the most demanding jobs which not only provides a handsome salary but a fast growing career as well, Once the official notification will be out, we will update you here.

IBPS SO 2022 Exam Dates

Whenever the recruitment notification is released by IBPS, it contains all the important dates related to the exam. IBPS hasn’t released the official notification yet, therefore candidates should bookmark this page to get all updates regarding IBPS SO 2022 exam.

IBPS SO 2022 Events Date
IBPS SO 2022 Online Registration Start Date October/November 2022
IBPS SO 2022 Online Registration Last/End Date October/ November 2022
IBPS SO 2022 Preliminary Exam Date To be notified soon
Result of Prelims To be notified soon
Download Call Letter for Main Exam To be notified soon
IBPS SO 2022 Main Exam Date To be notified soon
Result of Main Exam To be notified soon
Download Call Letter for Interview Round To be notified soon
Conduct of the Interview February/March 2023
Provisional Allotment 1st April 2023

IBPS SO Previous Years Vacancy Trends

Vacancies of IBPS SO 2022 will be released after the official notification is released on its official website. The IBPS has announced 1828 vacancies for the year 2021. Last year IBPS rolled out 600+ vacancies for Specialist Officers 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 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 previous official notification 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 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 Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/ Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the High School/ College/ Institute subjects.

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 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 Personal Interview. Following is the expected exam pattern of IBPS SO.

IBPS SO 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam of IBPS SO 2022 is 125 marks in 120 minutes. IBPS SO 2021 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.

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Check 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

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

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.