About IBPS SO Exam

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Specialist Officers (SO) are recruited periodically to man individual special posts in various departments like IT Officer, Field Officer, Law Officer, HR/Personnel or Management Officer, Marketing Officer, Sales Officer etc in participating banks across the country.

The candidates opting for these posts must have a Graduate and Post Graduate Degree/Diploma in a relevant field along with certain experience in the relevant field. IBPS conducts a Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for the selection of Specialist Officers (SO).

In recent years, the level of competition for bank exams has spurt exponentially. Graduates from any field of study can attempt this exam. We provide you details necessary for all preparation tips, syllabi, reference books, study material, exam patterns, etc.


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

IBPS SO Exam: Overview

Exam Name IBPS SO
Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Annually
Exam Mode Online
Stages of recruitment  Prelims, Mains
Exam Duration Prelims: 2Hrs (120 minutes)

Mains: 60 Min and45Min

Language English and Hindi
Exam PurSOse To select candidates for the Post of SO
Exam Helpdesk No. 1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566
Official Website https://www.ibps.in/

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IBPS SO Admit Card IBPS SO Cut-offs IBPS SO Result
IBPS SO Previous Year Papers IBPS SO Salary

Major Banks Participating in IBPS SO Exam

Let’s take a look at all the banks that have participated in this year for IBPS SO recruitment process:

In the IBPS SO Exam, 17 banks are participating which includes Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, Syndicate Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India. On being selected, you will be posted to any one of these banks on the basis of your preference and merit.