IBPS SO 2021: Admit Card, Exam Date, Cut-off, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Vacancy, Notification PDF

IBPS SO 2021 Mains on 30th January 2022 to fill up 1828 Specialist Officers Scale I vacancies. Check IBPS SO 2021 Notification details - Exam Dates, Admit Card, Cut-off, How to Apply, Syllabus, Eligibility, Educational Qualification, Exam Pattern, Selection Process, & Participating Banks.

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IBPS SO 2021 Exam
IBPS SO 2021 Exam

IBPS SO 2021: The IBPS SO 2021 Mains will be held on 30th January 2022. The IBPS SO 2021 Prelims was held on 26th December 2021. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be conducting the IBPS SO 2021 in two phases – Online Preliminary and Online Main exams to fill up 1,828 Specialist Officers (SO) – Scale I across 11 participating Public Sector Banks during the CRP SPL-XI Recruitment Drive. The 1,828 Specialist Officers (SO) – Scale I posts include IT Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Agricultural Field Officer, Law Officer, Marketing Officer, and HR/Personnel Officer. Only shortlisted candidates in the IBPS SO 2021 Mains exam will be called for the Interview phase. In this article, we share the details of IBPS SO 2021 Notification such as exam dates, admit card, cut-off, how to apply, syllabus, eligibility, educational qualification, exam pattern, vacancies, selection process, result, participating banks, and exam centres.

IBPS SO 2021: Important Dates

IBPS SO 2021 Recruitment Process

Important Dates

Online Application Registration Date

3rd November 2021 to 23rd November 2021

Last Date for Online application

23rd November 2021

Prelims Admit Card Download

10th December to 26th December 2021

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Date

26th December 2021

IBPS SO Prelims Result

January 2022

IBPS SO Mains Exam Date

30th January 2022

IBPS SO Mains Result

February 2022

IBPS SO Interview Call Letter Download

February 2022

IBPS SO Interview Date

February 2022/ March 2022 (Tentative)

Provisional Allotment

April 2022

IBPS SO 2021: Participating Banks

1. Bank of Baroda

2. Bank of India

3. Bank of Maharashtra

4. Canara Bank

5. Central Bank of India

6. Indian Bank

7. Indian Overseas Bank

8. Punjab National Bank

9. Punjab & Sind Bank

10. UCO Bank

11. Union Bank of India

IBPS SO 2021: How to Apply

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IPBS) released the IBPS SO 2021 Notification on 3rd November 2021 on the official website of IBPS. The online registration for IBPS SO 2021 closed on 23rd November 2021. Candidates can apply on the official website of IBPS.

NOTE: Candidates can apply for only one post. Multiple applications will be rejected.

IBPS SO 2021: Admit Card

Candidates can download the IBPS SO 2021 Admit Card on the official website of IBPS. The IBPS SO 2021 Prelims will be held on 26th December 2021.

IBPS SO 2021 Admit Card – Download Link 

IBPS SO 2021 Notification PDF

IBPS SO 2021: Eligibility Criteria, Educational Qualification & Age Limit

Candidates interested in applying for CRP SPL-XI for Specialist Officers (SO) should ensure they meet the minimum eligibility criteria as decided by IBPS.

Nationality / Citizenship

A candidate must be either –

(i) a Citizen of India or

(ii) a subject of Nepal or

(iii) a subject of Bhutan or

(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated 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. Candidates belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above should have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit

As on 1st November 2021, the minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years.

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Person with Disabilities

10 years

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers, Persons domiciled in J&K from January 1980 to December 1989

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

Educational Qualifications

Post Age  Educational Qualifications (As of 23rd November 2021)
IT Officer
(Scale-I) 
Min- 20 Years
Max-30 Years
a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer
Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics &
Instrumentation
OR
b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/
Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer
Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications
OR
Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level 
Agricultural
Field Officer
(Scale I)
Min- 20 Years
Max-30 Years
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
Rajbhasha
Adhikari
(Scale I)
Min- 20 Years
Max-30 Years
Post-Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree
(graduation) level
OR
Post-Graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level. 
Law Officer
(Scale I)
Min- 20 Years
Max-30 Years
A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale - I) Min- 20 years
Max- 30 years
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)
Min- 20 years
Max- 30 years
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

 

NOTE: All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the final result should have been declared on or before 23rd November 2021.

IBPS SO 2021 Selection Process

The IBPS SO 2021 recruitment for 1,828 Specialist Officers will be held in two phases: Online Preliminary and Online Mains. Shortlisted candidates in the IBPS SO Prelims will be allowed to give the IBPS SO Mains on 30th January 2022. Shortlisted candidates in the Mains exam will be called for the Interview phase. A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Examination and Interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent Provisional Allotment process.

NOTE: Marks obtained in the online Mains exam only will be considered for shortlisting for Interview and for Final Merit Listing.

   IBPS SO 2021 Important Links

IBPS SO 2021 IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer & HR/Personnel Officer posts: Job Profile, Salary, Vacancies, Prelims Exam Pattern & Syllabus

IBPS SO 2021 Law Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari posts: Job Profile, Salary, Vacancies, Prelims Exam Pattern & Syllabus

IBPS SO 2021 Exam Pattern: Prelims & Mains

The IBPS SO 2021 Prelims includes English Language, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness (special reference to banking industry), and Quantitative Aptitude. There will be a total of 150 Objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Each section will be allotted 40 minutes. The medium of exam for Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness (with Special Reference to Banking Industry) will be English & Hindi. The paper for the English Language will be conducted in English only. The IBPS SO 2021 Prelims exam will be conducted in online mode (post-wise).

NOTE: For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari, the sections in the IBPS SO 2021 Prelims will be English Language, Reasoning Ability, and General Awareness (special reference to banking industry). For the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer, and HR/Personnel Officer, the sections in the IBPS SO 2021 Prelims will be English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude.

IBPS SO 2021 Prelims

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Section  No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of Exam Duration 
English Language 50 25 English 40 Minutes
Reasoning 50 50 English & Hindi 40 Minutes
General Awareness (with Special
Reference to Banking Industry)
50 50 English & Hindi 40 Minutes
Total 150 125    

IBPS SO 2021 Prelims on 26th December: Practice 20 Important Banking Awareness Questions with Answers

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

Section  No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of Exam Duration 
English Language 50 25 English 40 Minutes
Reasoning 50 50 English & Hindi 40 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 40 Minutes
Total 150 125    

IBPS SO 2021 Mains

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

Section  No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of Exam Duration 
Professional Knowledge  60 60 English & Hindi 45 Minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Section  No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of Exam Duration 
Professional Knowledge (Objective)  45 60 English & Hindi 30 Minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 Minutes

IBPS SO 2021 Marking Scheme

NOTE: Candidates have to qualify each section by securing minimum cut-off marks in the Prelims and Mains that will be decided by IBPS. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main exams.

There will be a penalty for each wrong answer. 1/4th or 0.25 of the marks assigned to a question will be deducted to arrive at a final score. If a question is left blank, no marks will be deducted.

IBPS SO 2021 Syllabus

Click here to view the detailed syllabus of IBPS SO Prelims & Mains 2021

IBPS SO Cut Off: Previous Years 2020 & 2019

IBPS SO Cutoff 2020 – Prelims (Category-wise & Section-wise)

Posts/Category/Section

Rajbhasha Adhikari

Law Officer

SC/ST/OBC/PWD

EWS/General

SC/ST/OBC/PWD

EWS/General

English Language

3.50

6.00 4.75 7.50
Reasoning Ability

1.25

5.00 3.00 7.50
General Awareness (with Special
Reference to Banking Industry)
3.75 7.00 5.50 8.50

 

Posts/Category/Section HR/Personnel Officer Agriculture Field Officer Marketing Officer IT Officer 

SC/ST/OBC/PWD

EWS/General

SC/ST/OBC/PWD

EWS/General

SC/ST/OBC/PWD

EWS/General

SC/ST/OBC/PWD

EWS/General

English Language 6.00 8.75 2.75 5.25 6.00 8.75 6.00 8.75
Reasoning Ability 5.00 9.00 2.50 5.50 5.00 9.00 5.00 9.00
Quantitative Aptitude 7.00 11.00 5.75

9.75

7.00 11.00

7.00

11.00

IBPS SO Cutoff 2020 (Mains) - Post-wise

Posts Category
SC ST OBC EWS UR HI OC VI ID
IT Officer 42.60 36.67 54 44.67 54.33 - 49.67 - -
Agriculture Field Officer 78.67 79.47 83.80 79 86.93 72.33 77.67 77.27 67.53
Rajbhasha Adhikari 56.40 43.40 52.33 44.07 57.73 - - - -
HR/Personnel Officer - - 56 - 65.33 - - - -
Marketing Officer 62.33 51.40 63.73 66.67 75.47 45.93 63 - -
Law Officer 70.65 60.88 70.99 70.07 75.72 - - 45.93 -

IBPS SO Cutoff 2019 – Prelims (Category-wise)

Category IBPS SO Prelims Cut-off
General 81.50
OBC 79.50
SC 73.25
ST 64.50
OC 71.25
VI 57.38
HI 28.13
ID 45.38

IBPS SO Cutoff 2019 (Prelims) - Section-wise

Section SC/ST/OBC/PWD EWS/General
English Language 6.75 9.50
Reasoning Ability 8.75 13.50
General Awareness/ Quantitative Aptitude 7.50 11.50

IBPS SO Cutoff 2019 (Mains) - Post-wise

IBPS SO Posts (Scale – I) SC/ST/OBC/PWD EWS/General
IT Officer 9.25 13.25
Agriculture Field Officer 21.75 25.50
Rajbhasha Adhikari 21.25 24.75
HR/Personnel Officer 15.75 20.00
Marketing Officer 19.75 22.75
Law Officer 15.25 19.25

IBPS SO Interview 2021

Candidates who are shortlisted in the Online Mains exam for the IBPS SO 2021 will be called for the Interview round that will be conducted by the Participating Banks and coordinated by the Nodal Banks in each State/UT. The interview centres, address, time, and date of the interview will be informed to the candidates through the call letter. Candidates can download their interview call letter from the official website of IBPS.

Interview Cut-off: The total marks allotted to the interview are 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview will be 40 per cent (35 per cent for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates). The weightage of the Online Mains exam and interview will be 80:20 ratio respectively.

Final Score: The combined final score of candidates will be derived on the basis of total scores attained in the online Mains and Interview in the IBPS SO 2021.

IBPS SO Result 2021

The IBPS will be releasing the results for online Prelims in January 2022 and the results for online Mains in February 2022. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting the IBPS SO 2021 Prelims on 26th December 2021 and IBPS SO 2021 Mains on 30th January 2022 for the recruitment of 1,828 Specialist Officers (SO) – Scale I across 11 participating Public Sector Banks during the CRP SPL-XI Recruitment Drive.

The result for IBPS SO 2021 will be declared on the official website of IBPS. Candidates can check their scores in the Prelims and see if they qualified for the Mains exam.

Steps to check IBPS SO 2021 Result:

Step 1: Visit official website of IBPS

Step 2: Click on “View Result of IBPS PO 2021 Exam”

Step 3: Enter Roll Number & Date of Birth

Step 4: Submit & Download the result

   IBPS SO 2021 Important Links

IBPS SO 2021 Prelims & Mains Latest Exam Pattern & Section-wise Syllabus

IBPS SO 2021 Prelims: Check Section-wise Important Topics & Weightage

IBPS SO 2021 Prelims: Check Section-wise Preparation Strategies

IBPS SO Provisional Allotment 2021

A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Examination and the Interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for the Provisional Allotment.

Depending on the final vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2022-23 based on the business needs of the Participating Banks and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Banks.

The IBPS SO Provisional Allotment 2021 will be conducted in April 2022.

IBPS SO 2021: Exam Centres

State /UT / NCR

Preliminary Examination Centre

Main Examination Center

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam

Arunachal Pradesh

Naharlagun

Naharlagun

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur

Guwahati

Bihar

Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea

Patna,

Chandigarh

Chandigarh/Mohali

Chandigarh/Mohali

Chhattisgarh

Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur

Raipur

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

and Daman & Diu

Surat, Jamnagar

Surat

Delhi

Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram

Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram

Goa

Panaji

Panaji

Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara

Ahmedabad

Haryana

Ambala, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Yamuna Nagar

Hissar

Himachal Pradesh

Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una

Hamirpur, Shimla

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, Samba, Srinagar

Jammu, Srinagar

Jharkhand

Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Ranchi

Karnataka

Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi

Bengaluru, Hubli

Kerala

Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur

Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram

Ladakh

Leh

Leh

Lakshadweep

Kavarrati

Kavaratti

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain

Bhopal

Maharashtra

Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri

Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune

Manipur

Imphal

Imphal

Meghalaya

Shillong

Shillong

Mizoram

Aizawl

Aizawl

Nagaland

Kohima

Kohima

Odisha

Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur

Bhubaneshwar

Puducherry

Puducherry

Puducherry

Punjab

Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala

Jalandhar, Ludhiana

Rajasthan

Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Jaipur, Udaipur

Sikkim

Bardang/ Gangtok

Bardang/ Gangtok

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore

Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli

Telangana

Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal

Hyderabad

Tripura

Agartala

Agartala

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Prayagraj(Allahabad), Varanasi

Lucknow, Meerut, Prayagraj(Allahabad)

Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee

Dehradun

West Bengal

Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

FAQ

Q1. What is the selection process for IBPS SO 2021?

The IBPS SO 2021 recruitment for 1,828 Specialist Officers will be held in two phases: Online Preliminary and Online Mains. Shortlisted candidates in the Mains will be called for the Interview phase.

Q2. What is the age limit for IBPS SO 2021?

Candidates must be between 20 to 30 years of age, as on 1st November 2021.

Q3. What is the date of IBPS SO Prelims 2021 exam?

IBPS is conducting the IBPS SO 2021 Prelims on 26th December 2021.

Q4. How many vacancies will be filled through IBPS SO 2021 Recruitment?

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting the IBPS SO 2021 Prelims on 26th December 2021 and IBPS SO 2021 Mains on 30th January 2022 for the recruitment of 1,828 Specialist Officers (SO).

Q5. Is IBPS SO Notification 2021 released?

Yes. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IPBS) released the IBPS SO 2021 Notification on 3rd November 2021.

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