IBPS SO

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Prelims Exam: 18th & 26th December 2021

Main Exam: 30th January 2022

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Introduction

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts an online examination to recruit Specialist Officers (SO) for various Public Sector banks in India. 1163+ Vacancies were released for the post of SO.

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Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam - IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Marketing Officer & HR Officer

The preliminary exam is of objective type with 3 sections and a composite time of 2 hours. 

Every question carries equal marks (1 mark for Reasoning & Quant and 1/2 mark for English) and ¼ marks will be penalised for every wrong answer.

Candidate must clear the cut off three sections.

The pattern is as follows:

Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Time

1

English

50

25

40 minutes

2

Reasoning

50

50

40 minutes

3

Quantitative Ability

50

50

40 minutes

Total

150

125

2 hours

Preliminary Exam - Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari Officer

Every question carries equal marks (1 mark for Reasoning & GK and 1/2 mark for English) and ¼ marks will be penalised for every wrong answer.

Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Time

1

English

50

25

40 minutes

2

Reasoning

50

50

40 minutes

3

General Awareness with special reference to banking industry

50

50

40 minutes

Total

150

125

2 hours

Important Dates

 Event Date
Starting Date of Online Application November 2021
Last Date to Apply Online November Ending 2021
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary December 2021
Online Examination – Preliminary 18th & 26th December 2021
Result of Online exam – Preliminary January 2022
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2022
Online Examination – Main 30th January 2022
Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination To Be Announced
Download of call letters for interview To Be Announced
Conduct of interview To Be Announced
Provisional Allotment To Be Announced

Syllabus

The IBPS SO examination consists of the following sections/areas.

  1. English Language
  2. Quantitative Aptitude (Preliminary Exam - IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Marketing Officer & HR Officer)
  3. Reasoning
  4. General Awareness with special reference to Banking industry (Law officer & Rajsabha Adhikari)
  5. Professional Knowledge (Mains exam)

Eligibility

Age Limit as on 01.11.2019

Minimum: 20 years

Maximum: 30 years

A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1989 and not later than 01.11.1999

Age Relaxation:

SC/ST - 05 Years

OBC - 03 Years

Persons With Benchmark Disability - 10 Years

Ex-servicemen - 5 years

Person affected by 1984 riots - 5 years

Person of Jammun & Kashmir province during the period 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989 - 5 years

Educational Qualification:

I.T. Officer (Scale-I): 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I): 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing.

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I): Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject 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.

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.

Salary

The basic pay of a IBPS bank SO salary is as follows:

Officer Scale I: 23700-980(7)-30560-1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020.
Officer Scale II: 31705-1145(1)-32850-1310(10)-45950.
Officer Scale III: 42020-1310(5)-48570-1460(2)-51490.

The basic salary will be around 23650. The in-hand salary will be around 34000/-

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