IBPS SO Notification 2021: (Last Date to Apply)For 1828 Specialist Officers Posts


IBPS SO Notification 2021 Out: The Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) has released the official notification for Specialist Officer Posts on 02nd November 2021. The selection will be done through 3 stages – Prelims, Main Exam, and Interview round. The IBPS SO online application process will begin from 03rd November 2021 and the last date to apply online for IBPS SO 2021 is 23rd November 2021. A total of 1828 vacancies have been released via IBPS SO Notification 2021. Here on this page, we bring to you complete details of IBPS SO 2021 Details, so bookmark this page for further updates.

IBPS SO 2021 Apply Online Link

The online application link to apply for IBPS SO Post 2021 will be active on 03rd November 2021 and the last date to apply online for IBPS SO is 23rd November 2021. The interested candidates can directly apply online for the post from here once IBPS starts accepting online applications. Till then the candidates can bookmark this page.

The link will be activated from 03rd November 2021.

Direct Link to Apply for IBPS SO 2021 (Link active)

IBPS SO 2021 Notification

The IBPS SO Notification 2021 has been released on 02nd November 2021 on its official website @ibps.in. Through the IBPS SO 2021 Recruitment, candidates will be selected for the post of IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer. The Prelims Exam will be held on 26th December 2021 while the Mains Exam will be held on 30th January 2022. The candidates can download the IBPS SO official notification by clicking on the download button below.

Click here for IBPS SO Notification 2021

IBPS SO 2021 Important Dates

As per the IBPS SO notification 2021 the IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2021  has been scheduled for 26th December 2021 and IBPS SO Mains Exam 2021 has been scheduled for 30th January 2022. Check Out the IBPS SO 2021 Schedule given below.

IBPS SO 2021 EventsTentative Dates
Notification Release Date02nd November 2021
Online Registration Starts03rd November 2021
Last Date to Apply23rd November 2021
Prelims Admit Card Release DateDecember 2021
IBPS SO Prelims Exam 202126th December 2021
IBPS SO Prelims Result DeclarationJanuary 2022
Mains Admit Card Release DateJanuary 2022
IBPS SO Mains Exam 202130th January 2022
IBPS SO Mains Result DeclarationFebruary 2022
Conduct of InterviewFebruary/March 2022
Final Result DeclarationApril 2022

IBPS SO 2021 Highlights

The table below contains all the IBPS SO Highlights. The candidates must go through it to have an idea of how IBPS SO is conducted.

Organization NameInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
PostSpecialist Officer (SO)
Exam LevelNational Level
Vacancies1828 posts
Application ModeOnline
Online Registration Begins03rd November 2021
Last Date to Apply Online23rd November 2021
Exam ModeOnline
SalaryRs 38,000/- – Rs 39,000/-
CategoryBank Jobs
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains & Interview
Education QualificationGraduation or Post Graduation in specific stream depending on the post
Age Limit20 – 30 years
Official Website@ibps.in

IBPS SO 2021 Vacancy

IBPS has released the vacancies along with the notification PDF as of 02nd November 2021. The IBPS SO Exam is conducted for recruiting candidates for the posts of Specialist Officers as IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer. This sector requires highly skilled people with a strong will and dedication to work as Specialist Officers. Check out the table given below for post-wise vacancy details for the previous year:

Name of PostNo. 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
Total1828 Posts

How To Apply Online For IBPS SO 2021?

The online application process for IBPS SO 2021 will comprise of two-stage:
|| Registration | Log In ||

Part I: Registration

  • The candidates are to first click on the link that is given above or visit the official website.
  • Enter the details asked for.
  • A provisional registration number and password will be sent on the registered Email ID and Mobile number.

Part II: Log In

  • On receiving the registration no. and password, log in to complete the application procedure.
  • Fill up the personal, academic details, and communication details correctly.
  • Choose the exam centre carefully.
  • Upload the photograph, signature, Left Hand Thumb Impression, Handwritten declaration.
  • The details for uploading of the documents is given below in the next paragraph.
  • Verify the details entered in the form before paying the application fee.
  • After verification, pay the required application fee.
  • Your application form for IBPS SO will be accepted provisionally after you have paid the application fee.

IBPS SO 2021 Application Fee

The exam fee for the post of IBPS Specialist Officer is mentioned below. The application fee has to be paid online.

CategoryApplication Fee
General & OthersRs. 850/-
SC/ST/PWDRs. 175/-

Documents To Upload For IBPS SO 2021

The candidates will have to upload the following documents in the required size in JPEG format in the IBPS SO 2021 Online Form.

DocumentsDimensionsFile Size
Passport Size Photograph200 x 230 Pixels20 – 50 KBs
Signature140 x 60 Pixels10 – 20 KBs
Left Thumb Impression240 x 240 Pixels20 – 50 KBs
Hand Written Declaration800 x 400 Pixels50 – 100 KBs

Hand Written IBPS SO Declaration Text:

“I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.

IBPS SO 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who are interested in applying for the posts of IBPS SO in various departments can go through the minimum eligibility criteria below in terms of Nationality, Educational Qualification and age limit.


The candidate who is going to apply for IBPS SO 2021 exam should have citizenship of India issued by the government of India. The following candidates can also apply for the IBPS SO 2021 exam:

  • a subject of Nepal or
  • a subject of Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan Refugee, who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • Persons migrated from India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, along with the certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

Educational Qualification

The education qualification for IBPS SO for various posts is as follows:

1. I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

  • 4 year Engineering/Technology Degree or PG in CS/CA/IT/EE/EC/Electronics & Instrumentation/ Electronics & Telecommunications OR
  • Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)

  • 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Horticulture/ Forestry/ Food Science/ Animal Husbandry/Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Co./ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Tech./ Dairy Tech./ Agricultural Engineering/ Sericulture

3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)

  • PG Degree in Hindi with English as a core subject OR
  • PG Degree in Sanskrit with English & Hindi as core subjects.

4. Law Officer (Scale-I)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)

  • Graduate and 2 Years Full-time PG degree or 2 Years Full-time PG Diploma in Personnel Management /Industrial Relations/HR/HRD/Social Work /Labour Law.

6. Marketing Officer (Scale-I)

  • Graduate and 2 Years Full-time MMS (Marketing)/ 2 Years Full-time MBA (Marketing)/ 2 Years Full-time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing.

Age Limit (23/11/2021)

  • The age of the applicant must range from anywhere between 20 to 30 years
  • Age relaxation will be applicable as per category and is given in the table below:
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST5 years
OBC3 years
PWD10 years
Ex-Servicemen5 years
An individual domiciled in J&K during the
period January 1, 1980, and
December 31, 1989
5 years
Person affected by 1984 riots5 years

IBPS SO Admit Card 2021

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), will be conducting the Specialist Officer Prelims Exam on 26th December 2021. The admit card for IBPS SO Prelims 2021 is expected a few days before the IBPS SO Exam date 2021.

Participating Banks in IBPS SO 2021

  1. Bank of Baroda
  2. Canara Bank
  3. Indian Overseas Bank
  4. UCO Bank
  5. Bank of India
  6. Central Bank of India
  7. Punjab National Bank
  8. Union Bank of India
  9. Bank of Maharashtra
  10. Indian Bank
  11. Punjab & Sind Bank

IBPS SO 2021 Recruitment Selection Process

IBPS SO selection procedure includes the following stages. The Preliminary exam will be conducted by IBPS, which will be followed by the Mains Exam.

  1. Preliminary exam
  2. Mains exam
  3. Interview

The IBPS SO Prelims is qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in the mains exam and interview are added for the final selection. It is very important to perform well in the main exam as well as in an interview to get the final selection.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS SO Syllabus includes Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English language, and Professional knowledge, where the syllabus of Professional knowledge is different for every post.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern

Below we have provided the IBPS SO Exam Pattern for various departments separately so that it could help the candidates boost up their preparation.

IBPS SO Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari Exam Pattern

Here comes the IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari.

Name of TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamTiming (Minutes)
English Language5025English40
Reasoning Ability5050English and Hindi40
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry5050English and Hindi40
Total150125120 mins.

IBPS SO IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer Exam Pattern

Name of TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamTiming (Minutes)
English Language5025English40
Reasoning Ability5050English and Hindi40
Quantitative Aptitude5050English and Hindi40

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

The main exam pattern for the IBPS SO is different for every post as mentioned below.

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

Name of the TestNo. of Qs.Max. MarksDuration
Profession Knowledge606045 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Name of the TestNo. of Qs.Max. MarksDuration
Profession Knowledge (Objective)456030 minutes
Profession Knowledge (Descriptive)230 minutes

IBPS SO 2021 FAQ’s

Q. When will IBPS SO Prelims 2021 be Conducted?

Ans. IBPS SO Prelims 2021 will be conducted on 26th December 2021.

Q. When will IBPS SO Mains 2021 be conducted?

Ans. The IBPS SO mains 2021 will be conducted on 30th January 2022.

Q. When will IBPS SO 2021 Notification be released?

Ans. The IBPS SO Notifications has been released on 02nd November 2021

Q. When will the IBPS SO Final Result be out?

Ans. The IBPS SO Final Result will be out tentatively in April 2022

Q. How many vacancies are there in IBPS SO 2021?

Ans. There are a total of 1828 vacancies in IBPS SO 2021.

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