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IBPS SO 2024 Notification, Exam Date(Out), Eligibility, Selection Process

IBPS SO 2024

The IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has released the IBPS Calendar for 2024 for various exams such as IBPS SO, IBPS PO, RRB, etc. It can be anticipated that the detailed notification will be released in September 2024. As per the calendar, the IBPS has scheduled the Preliminary examination of IBPS SO 2024 for 09 November 2024. IBPS SO offers a diverse range of positions, viz:

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

To ace the IBPS SO Exam 2024, candidates need to understand the eligibility criteria, Exam Pattern, syllabus, etc. This column is provided to do so.

IBPS SO Exam Date 2024 Out

IBPS SO 2024 Exam Date has been released on the official website of IBPS with the IBPS Calendar. Candidates preparing for the IBPS SO exam must check the IBPS SO Exam Date 2024 for prelims and mains exam. IBPS SO 2024 will be released on its official website i.e. Aspirants can check the given article for IBPS SO (Specialist Officers) 2024 Eligibility criteria, Selection Process, Exam Pattern, Grade Pay, etc.

IBPS Calendar 2024 Out- Click Here to Check

IBPS SO 2024: Overview

Candidates preparing for IBPS SO 2024 can check the complete details of the IBPS SO Exam in summarized form in the following table.

IBPS SO 2024
Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Exam Name Specialist Officer
No. of Vacancies To be Notified
Participating Banks 11
Selection Process Preliminary, Mains & Interview
Notification Date September 2024 (Tentative)
IBPS SO Exam Date 2024 Prelims: 9 November 2024
Mains: 14 December 2024
Medium of Exam English & Hindi
Application Mode Online (Only)
Official Website
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IBPS SO 2024: Important Dates

Candidates must note down the IBPS SO Exam Date 2024 for the prelims as well as the mains exam. As per the IBPS Calendar 2024, the IBPS SO Exam Date for the prelims exam is 9 November 2024 and 14 December 2024 is scheduled for the IBPS SO Mains exam.

IBPS SO 2024: Important Dates
IBPS SO Notification 2024 September 2024
IBPS SO Online Registration 2024 September 2024
IBPS SO Exam Date 2024 for Prelims Exam 9 November 2024
IBPS SO Exam Date 2024 for Mains Exam 14 December 2024

IBPS SO Notification 2024

IBPS SO notification is to be released on its official website i.e. (the most reliable source of information) which has all the required information regarding recruitment. The prospective candidates are advised to go through the PDF and have a through understanding of the criteria before filling the application form Once published on the official website, we will provide the direct link to download the official notification PDF.

IBPS SO Notification 2024 PDF [Link Inactive]

IBPS SO 2024 Application Fees

The aspirants can check the application fees category-wise below. (Based on the previous year’s IBPS SO Notification.

IBPS SO 2024 Application Fee
SC/ST/PBS candidates Rs. 175/- (including GST)
For all other Candidates Rs. 850/- (including GST)

IBPS SO 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates interested in the IBPS SO exam must check the IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria which consists of many factors which are given below.

IBPS SO Educational Qualification

The minimum Education Qualification required to apply for the IBPS SO Exam are given below:

IBPS SO Educational Qualification
Name of Post (From a University/ Institution/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)
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


b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications


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 / Fisheries Engineering
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level


Postgraduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

Law Officer (Scale I) A Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with the 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 / Labour 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

Important 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 subjects in the High School/ College/ Institute.

IBPS SO Age limit

Applicants can refer below to the minimum and maximum age limit that one should possess at the cut-off date (will be provided in pdf)

  • Minimum age limit: 20 years
  • Maximum age limit: 30 years

Age Relaxation of Upper Age Limit:

Category Age Relaxation
SCs/STs 5 years
OBCs 3 years
PwBD 10 years
Ex-Serviceman 5 years
Persons affected by the 1984 riots 5 years

IBPS SO Nationality

A candidate must be either –

  1. a Citizen of India or
  2. a subject of Nepal or Bhutan or
  3. a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India or
  4. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam.

IBPS SO 2024 Selection Process and Structure of Examination

Selection Process is divided into three phases, namely:

  1. Preliminary
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

a) Preliminary Exam (Phase I):

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English 50 25 40 minutes
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
General Awareness with special reference to the Banking Industry 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125

For the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English 50 25 40 minutes
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125

b) Mains Examination (Phase II):

For the post of Law Office, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 45 minutes


Total 60 60

For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 30 minutes

Note – There will be a negative mark of 0.25 for each question marked wrongly (in both Pre & Mains Examination)

c) Interview:

The total marks allotted for the Interview are 100.

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main Examination for CRP SPL-XIII will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Banks and coordinated by the Nodal Banks in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS.

IBPS SO 2024 Syllabus

IBPS SO 2024 syllabus is designed separately for each post:

English Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness
Cloze Test

Reading Comprehension

Spotting Errors

Sentence Improvement

Sentence Correction

Para Jumbles

Fill in the Blanks

Para/Sentence Completion


Seating Arrangements





Data Sufficiency

Blood Relations

Order and Ranking

Alphanumeric Series

Distance and Direction

Verbal Reasoning


Number Series

Data Interpretation

Simplification/ Approximation

Quadratic Equation

Data Sufficiency



Profit and Loss

Ratio and Proportion

Work, Time and Energy

Time and Distance



Simple and Compound Interest

Permutation and Combination


Current Affairs

Banking Awareness

GK Updates


Important Places

Books and Authors



Prime Minister Schemes

Important Days


Apart from these subjects, the candidate is required to have professional knowledge in his/her area of expertise as well. The detailed syllabus is discussed below:

Post Subjects / Topics
IT officer Database Management System

Data Communication and Networking

Operating System

Software Engineering

Data Structure

Computer Organization and Microprocessor

Object-Oriented Programming

Agriculture Field Officer Basics of Crop Production


Seed Science

Agronomy and Irrigation

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Practices

Soil resources

Animal Husbandry



Government Schemes

Marketing Officer Basics of Marketing Management

Brand Management





Business Ethics

Market Segmentation

Market research and forecasting demand

Product Life Cycle

Corporate Social Responsibility

Service Marketing

Marketing Strategies

Law Officer Banking Regulations

Compliance and Legal Aspects

Relevant Laws and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange

Prevention of Money-laundering, Limitation Act

Consumer Protection Act


Banking Ombudsman Scheme

Laws and Actions in the direct link to Banking Sector

Bankers Book Evidence Act


HR / Personnel Officer Human Resource Development

Business policy and strategic analysis

Transnational Analysis

Training and Development

Recruitment and Selection

Rewards and Recognition

Industrial Relations

Business Policy and Strategic Analysis

Grievance and Conflict Management

Performance Management and Appraisal

IBPS SO Participating Banks

11 participating banks notify IBPS about the number of vacancies required for the IBPS SO post which are given below.

IBPS SO Participating Banks
Bank of Baroda Bank of India Bank of Maharashtra
Canara Bank Central Bank of India Indian Bank
Indian Overseas Bank Punjab National Bank Punjab & Sind Bank
UCO Bank Union Bank of India


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When will the IBPS SO 2024 Exam date be released?

IBPS SO 2024 exam date has been released with the IBPS Calendar 2024.

What is the IBPS SO Exam Date 2024 for prelims exam?

IBPS SO Exam Date 2024 for prelims exam will be conducted on 9 November 2024.

When will the IBPS SO Mains Exam be conducted?

IBPS SO Mains Exam will be conducted on 14 December 2024.