IBPS SO 2022: Study Material, Syllabus and Exam Pattern, Notification, Exam Date & More

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About IBPS SO 2022 

IBPS SO Highlights 2022

IBPS SO Notifications 2022

IBPS SO Vacancies 2022

IBPS SO Syllabus

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Eligibility

IBPS SO Exam Dates 2022

IBPS SO Application Process

IBPS SO Admit Card

IBPS SO Result

IBPS SO Selection Process

IBPS SO Cut-off

IBPS SO Salary


The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts IBPS SO Recruitment every year to select eligible candidates for the posts mentioned below:

  • Agriculture Field Officer
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I)\
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
  • IT Officer (Scale I)
  • Law Officer (Scale I)
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

IBPS SO Highlights 2022

The detailed recruitment for the IBPS SO exam will be published by the Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection on its official website in October/ November 2022.

Here are some key points in the table below about this respective exam:

Particulars Details
Name of the Exam Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) –
Specialist Officer (SO)
Name of the Post Specialist Officer (SO)
Conducting Organisation Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS)
Exam Duration 2 hours
Vacancy To be notified
Participating Banks 11
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Online
Exam Purpose To recruit eligible candidates to the post of Specialist
Officer (SO)
Language English and Hindi
Level of Recruitment Prelims, Mains and Interview
Official Website https://www.ibps.in/

IBPS SO Notifications 2022

The details of the IBPS SO notification 2022 will be released at the official website www.ibps.in for 200 vacant posts of SO with IBPS SO notification for various posts such as Marketing Officer, IT Officer, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Agriculture Field Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari.


IBPS SO Vacancies 2022

In the 2021-22 session, IBPS introduced 1828 Specialist Officers (SO) vacancies. Please have a look at the table below which provides the total vacancies for IBPS SO 2021-22.

The number of vacancies for various posts is mentioned below:

Name of Post No. of Vacancies
IT Officer (Scale-I) 220
Agriculture Officer (Scale-I) 884
Marketing Office (Scale-I) 535
Law Officer (Scale-I) 44
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) 61
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) 84
Total 1828


IBPS SO 2022 Syllabus

IBPS SO 2022 Syllabus is designed separately for each Specialist Officer. The IBPS Specialist Officer syllabus is designed separately for Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam.

The syllabus contains subjects like the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning.

IBPS SO 2022Syllabus for each subject is given below.

Reasoning Ability General Awareness General English Quantitative Aptitude

Seating arrangement puzzles

Inequality syllogisms

Input and Output of data

Sufficiency Problems

Blood relations

Order and Ranking problems


Verbal Reasoning

Distance and Direction

Current Affairs and Banking Awareness Topics

Questions on books and their authors


Important Places



Prime minister’s schemes



Spotting Errors



Unscrambling of Paragraphs

Filling in the blanks

Close tests

Sentence completion.

Number Series simplifications

Approximation and Interpretation of Data

Quadratic Equations

Data Sufficiency



Profit and Loss

Simple and Compound Interest





Ratio and Proportion


IBPS SO Exam Pattern

The IBPS SO 2022 Exam Pattern consists of three stages namely

  • Prelims
  • Main and
  • Interview

IBPS SO 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari & Law Officer Prelims Exam Pattern:

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 50 25 40 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 25 40 minutes
Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125 2 hours

IBPS SO I.T, Agricultural, Personnel/HR & Marketing Officer:

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 50 25 40 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125 2 hours

IBPS SO 2022 Mains Exam Pattern

Rajbhasha Adhikari & Law Officer Main Exam Pattern:

Name of the Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks


Professional Knowledge 60 60 45 minutes

I.T, Agricultural, Personnel/HR & Marketing Officer Main Exam

Name of the Tests

Number of Questions


Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 30 minutes

IBPS SO Eligibility

Given below are the eligibility guidelines as per the IBPS.


  • Candidate should be a citizen of India
  • The subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who came over to India prior to the 1st of January, 1962
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African Countries i.e. (Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania) and/or Vietnam and Zaire with the intention of residing in India permanently.

Age Limit

  • Minimum age limit- 20 years
  • Maximum age limit- Not more than 30 years.

Age Relaxation Limit

Age relaxation as per the certain categories has been mentioned below in the tabular form.

Category Age Relaxation
OBC (Non-creamy layer) 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
PWD 10 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots/persons domiciled in Jammu
and Kashmir
5 years
Ex-servicemen 5 years

Educational Qualification

Please find below the educational qualification for the various post of IBPS SO:


IBPS SO Educational Qualification

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)

  • Four years Bachelor degree in agriculture/ Animal Husbandry/ Horticulture/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural
  • Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Dairy Science/ Pisciculture/
    Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Agro-Forestry/ Co-Operation
    and Banking
Law Officer (Scale I
  • A bachelor’s degree in Law
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
  • Master’s in Hindi with English as a subject at the Graduation level, or
  • Master’s in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject in Graduation
Marketing Officer (Scale I)
  • Bachelor Degree and a Full-Time MBA (Marketing)/ MMS
    (Marketing)/ Full-time PGDM/ PGDBA with specialization
    in Marketing
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
  • Bachelor Degree and Full Time Post Graduate Degree,or
  • Full-time Diploma in Industrial Relation/ Personnel
    Management/ HR/ Social Work/ HRD/ Labour Law
I.T. Officer (Scale I)
  • Four years of Engineering/Technology degree in Computer
    Science/ Electronics and Telecommunication/
    IT/Electronics and Instrumentation/ Computer
    Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering,
  • Master Degree in Computer Science/IT/ Electronics and
    Instrumentation/ Electronics and Communication
    Engineering/ Computer Application /Electronics and
  • Graduates have passed DOEACC ‘B’ level exam

IBPS SO Exam Dates 2022

Please find below the Exam Dates of IBPS SO 2022.

IBPS SO Events

IBPS SO Exam Date

Starting Date of Online registration will be notify soon
Last Date of Registration will be notify soon
Payment of Application Fees will be notify soon
Release of Admit Card for Written Exam will be notify soon
IBPS SO Online Exam (Preliminary) December 24 and 31, 2022
Result of Preliminary Exam January 2023
Release of Admit Card for Main Exam January 2023
IBPS SO Main Exam January 29, 2023
Result Declaration for Main Exam January 2023
Release of Call Letters for Interview February 2023
Conduct of Interview February 2023

IBPS SO Application Process

Please find the below steps to submit application process:

Step 1: Go to the official website – https://www.ibps.in/.

Step 2: Applicants have to log in using a Unique Registration ID and a password will be generated.

Step 3: The candidates will then be required to upload digitally scanned versions of their photographs, signature, left-hand thumb impression, and a handwritten declaration.

Step 4: Download and take a printout of the application form and the payment receipt for future use.

a) Needed Documents

Document Dimension (pixels) File Size (KB) Type
Photograph 200*230 20-50 JPEG/JPG
Left Thumb Impression 240*240 20-50 JPEG/JPG
Signature (in capital letters) 140*60 10-20 JPEG/JPG
Hand Written Declaration 800*400 50-100 JPEG/JPG

b) Application Fees

Categories Application Fee
  • General
INR 600/-
  • SC/ST/PwD
INR 100/-

IBPS SO Admit Card

Please find the below steps to download admit card:

Step 1 : Go to the official website of IBPS www.ibps.in

Step 2 : Log in using Registration Number and Password

Step 3 : Verify and download the same in PDF format

Step 4 : Candidates will see a link on their profile i.e., “Download Admit Card” and click on the link.

Step 5 : The admit card of the IBPS SO admit card will appear on the screen.

Step 6 : Download and save it.

IBPS SO  Result Declaration

Please find the below all the relevant details of the IBPS SO result.

IBPS SO Result Events IBPS SO Result Dates
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Date 26th December 2021
IBPS SO Preliminary Result 19th January 2022
Last date to view IBPS SO Prelims Result 24th January 2022
IBPS SO Mains Exam Date 30th January 2022
IBPS SO Mains Result 15th February 2022
IBPS SO Mains Score Card Release 24th March 2022
IBPS SO Final Result (provisional allotment) 01st April 2022

IBPS SO 2022 Selection Process

The IBPS SO 2022 selection process involves 3 stages.

Step 1: Prelims

Step 2: Mains

Step 3: Interview


IBPS SO Exam Cut Off 2022

IBPS SO final cut-off is released after completion of the interview process. IBPS SO final cut-offprelims 2021 is mentioned below. Take a look and get an idea about the cut-off for 2022.

IBPS SO Prelims Cut Off 2021 (Out of 125)
IT Officer 66.25 54.63 66.38 66.38 64.50
Agricultural Field Officer 21.25 21.25 21.25 21.25 21.25
Rajbhasha Adhikari 19.88 17.25 20.13 20.13 18
Law Officer 40.25 33 42 42.38 34.63
HR/Personnel Officer 40.50 40.50 40.50 40.50 38.75
Marketing Officer 24 23.63 24 24 24

IBPS SO Salary

The salary for IBPS SO for various posts are mentioned in the below table:

IBPS SO Posts In-Hand Salary (Payscale 1) In-Hand Salary (Payscale 2)
I.T Officer INR 24,000 – INR 32,000 INR 34,000 – INR 40,000
Rajbhasha Adhikari INR 24,000 – INR 32,000 INR 34,000 – INR 40,000
Agriculture Officer INR 24,000 – INR 32,000 INR 34,000 – INR 40,000
HR Officer INR 24,000 – INR 32,000 INR 34,000 – INR 40,000
Law Officer INR 24,000 – INR 32,000 INR 34,000 – INR 40,000
Marketing Officer INR 24,000 – INR 32,000 INR 34,000 – INR 40,000