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IBPS has released the IBPS SO Notification 2022 on 31st October 2022 for 710 vacancies. The IBPS SO Preliminary exam will be conducted on 24 December 2022/ 31 December 2022. The Mains examination is scheduled for January 29, 2023. Candidates are advised to check this space for updated information as and when its made available. IBPS has released the important dates, post-wise break-up of vacancies for all 710 vacancies. Check the complete details below.

IBPS SO Notification 2022 – Overview

OrganizationInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
PostSpecialist Officer (SO)
Exam LevelNational
Participating Banks11
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline
IBPS SO Recruitment ProcessPrelims, Main Exams, Interview
Education QualificationGraduates or relevant degree
Age Limit20 years to 30 years
Application FeeSC/ST/PWD- Rs.175
General and Others- Rs. 850
IBPS SO SalaryRs. 38000- 39000/-
IBPS Official Websiteibps.in

IBPS SO Notification 2022 – Important dates

EventsTentative Date
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by
01.11.2022- 21.11.2022
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)01.11.2022- 21.11.2022
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryDecember 2022
Online Examination – Preliminary24.12.2022/ 31.12.2022
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryJanuary 2023
Download of Call letter for Online exam – MainJanuary 2023
Online Examination – Main29.01.2023
Declaration of Result of Online Main ExaminationFebruary 2023
Download of call letters for interviewFebruary 2023
Conduct of interviewFebruary/March 2023
Provisional AllotmentApril 2023

IBPS SO Notification 2022 | Official PDF

Download the official IBPS SO 2022 Notification by clicking on the link below.

IBPS SO 2022 Vacancy

IBPS has published the break up of the 710 vacancies available for 2022. Check the details below :

Name of Post No. of Vacancies 
IT Officer (Scale-I) 44
Agriculture Officer (Scale-I) 516
Marketing Office (Scale-I) 535
Law Officer (Scale-I) 10
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) 15
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) 25
Total 710

IBPS SO 2022 Exam Pattern

The selection process is a 3-tier process and consists of preliminary, main exam and Personal Interview. The selected candidates are liable to be posted anywhere in India. Eligible and interested candidates are required to register on the official website of IBPS. IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains is mentioned below :

IBPS SO 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2022 Latest Prelims Exam Pattern is mentioned below :

For the Post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language502540 mins
Reasoning505040 mins
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry505040 mins

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

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language502540 mins
Reasoning505040 mins
Quantitative Aptitude505040 mins

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

IBPS SO Mains exam Pattern for all posts is as follows :

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

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge606045 mins

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge (Objective)456030 mins
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)230 mins

Penalty for Wrong Answers

(Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations) 

There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty to arrive at a corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question

IBPS SO Notification 2022 Eligibility

Various Eligibility criteria for IBPS SO 2022 exam is as follows :


A candidate must be either –

  1. A Citizen of India
  2. A Subject of Nepal
  3. A Subject of Bhutan
  4. Tibetan Refugee who came to India prior to 1st January 1962 intending to live in India permanently.
  5. Persons of Indian origin who migrated from Vietnam/ Ethiopia/ Zaire/ Malawi/ Zambia / Tanzania/ Uganda/ Kenya/ Sri Lanka/ Burma /Pakistan, intending to reside permanently in India, will be eligible.

Candidates belonging to categories 2, 3,4, and 5 should produce an eligibility certificate from the Indian Government whenever asked by IBPS.

Age Limit (As on 1 November 2022)

The candidate should be 20 to 30 years of age. The candidate should be born on or after 2-11-1992 and born on or before 01.11.2002 (both dates inclusive). Upper age relaxations are provided to reserved categories. The age relaxations are given below:

Age Relaxations for upper Age Limit for Reserved Categories

CategoryAge Relaxations
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe5 years
Other Backward Classes Non-Creamy Layer3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers, which includes ECOs/ SSCOs. These candidates must have gained at least 5 yrs of military service and have been released on completion of the assignment, including those whose assignment is due within a year. 5 years
Persons affected by the riots of 19845 years
  1. The relaxation for the maximum age limit for candidates from Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Caste and Other Backward Class is on a cumulative basis.
  2. If the Schedule Tribes candidate has any physical disability, the candidate gets a relaxation of a maximum of 15 years for the upper- age limit. No other exemptions will be allowed.
  3. No upper age limit relaxations will be given to General and EWS candidates.
  4. The candidate seeking age relaxation shall produce relevant documents both in original as well as photocopies to prove their claim.
  5. An Ex-Serviceman who has already availed the benefits provided to the candidate as an ex- Serviceman for re-employment will not get the benefit a second time.
  6. No reservation for Ex-servicemen in the Officer Cadre.

Educational Qualification ( As on 21 November 2022)

The candidate should be a graduate or have an equivalent qualification in any discipline from some recognized University.

  1. The candidate should pass the qualifying examination by 21-11-2022.
  2. The date on the mark sheet/ scorecard is considered as the date of passing the degree.
  3. The document of educational qualification will have to be produced for document verification.
  4. Candidates must specify the graduation percentage, calculated to the nearest two Decimal points.
  5. The fraction of the percentage will be ignored. Hence, 59.99% will be considered less than 60%, and 54.99% will be considered less than 55%.

The following are specific educational qualifications for different posts

For I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & 3 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)

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

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 *

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

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.*

Law Officer (Scale I)

A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level


Postgraduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

Computer Literacy

The candidate must be computer savvy and with knowledge of computer systems. Knowledge of computer usage is essential for the job.

Language Proficiency 

The candidate should be proficient in the written and spoken official language of the State/ Union Territory. The Candidate must know to read, write and speak the language. 

IBPS SO 2022 Online Application Process

The online application process consists of two steps – 1. Registration and 2. Login


In this step, the candidate needs to register for the exam on the official website. 

  • Visit the official site of IBPS (www.ibps.in.)
  • Click on the “Click here for new registration” tab on the right-hand corner of the IBPS online website to start the registration process
  • You will be directed to a new page where you need to enter some important details.
  • Enter your details such as Name, contact number, Email ID, etc in the space provided.
  • After filling in the above-mentioned details, a registration number and a password will be sent to the registered email ID and Contact Number as provided by you.
  • On the next page, you will be required to upload your recent passport size photograph and signature in JPG/JPEG format only.
  • The dimensions for the photograph and signature are listed below.
DocumentsDimensionsFile Size
Passport Size Photograph200 x 230 Pixels20 – 50 KB
Signature140 x 60 Pixels10 – 20 KB


The candidate has to log in using the registration number and password sent to his/her registered email address after filling out the basic details. Upon logging in, candidates are required to enter other details such as their personal details, academic qualifications, and choice of bank. All of these steps must be completed before a candidate can submit a Left-Hand Thumb Impression (LTI) and a handwritten declaration. Below are the important dimensions.

Documents NeededDimensionsFile Size
Left Thumb Impression240 x 240 Pixels20 – 50 KB
Hand Written Declaration800 x 400 Pixels50 – 100 KB

The text for the handwritten declaration is as follows –

“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.”

Check the application form for any corrections after uploading the documents and images. After the final submission, it is not possible to make changes. The next step is the payment of application fees.

IBPS SO Application Fees 2022

Fees need to be paid using only online channels. The table below highlights the fees for the application.

CategoryChargesApplication Fee 
SC/ST/PwBDIntimation Charges only₹ 175/-
GEN/OBC/EWSsApplication fee including intimation charges₹ 850/-

IBPS SO Salary 2022

An IBPS Specialist Officer’s (Scale I) salary includes a Basic pay of Rs. 23,700/- They have a pay scale in the range of 23700-980(7)-30560-1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020. In addition to the basic pay, IBPS SO are eligible for some perks and allowances which are as follows:

  • Dearness Allowance.
  • House Rent Allowance.
  • Transport Allowance.
  • Newspaper reimbursement.
  • Hospitalization reimbursement.
  • Pension.
  • Petrol.
  • Deputation Allowance.
  • PF Allowance.

The allowances and benefits are presented in a tabular form as follows

Dearness Allowance36% Approx. Rs 8600/
House Rent AllowanceBetween 7% to 9%. ( Varies based on posting location)
Conveyance AllowanceFixed amount of fuel expense depending upon 2 wheeler or 4 wheeler
Special Allowance7.75% of DA+Basic.
City Compensatory AllowanceAs per the place of posting of the candidate, it is between 0% to 4%
Lease AllowanceIn place of HRA, lease accommodation is optional and can be availed up to Rs29,500/ as per the place of posting.
PF ContributionIt varies between Rs. 3000/ – Rs. 3500/

The IBPS Specialist Officer Salary details for various posts are given below:

Officer Scale IMonthly salary– Rs. 36400/-(Pay Scale– Rs. 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020)
Officer Scale-IIMonthly salary- Rs. 48800/-(Pay Scale- Rs. 31705-1145/1-32850-1310/10-45950)
Officer Scale IIIMonthly salary- Rs. 64600/-(Pay Scale- Rs. 42020-1310/5-48570-1460/2-51490)

This is all the details regarding IBPS SO Notification 2022. Keep checking Oliveboard website for regular updates on IBPS SO exam,

All the best for your exam!


When does the application start for IBPS SO 2022?

Candidates can apply for IBPS SO 2022 from November 1, 2022.

What is the last date to apply for IBPS SO 2022?

The last date to apply for IBPS SO 2022 is 21 November 2022

When is the IBPS SO 2022 exam ?

IBPS SO 2022 exam will be held on 24 December 2022/ 31 January 2022

What is the file size of documents for IBPS SO 2022?

Passport Size Photograph : 20 – 50 KB
Signature : 10 – 20 KB
Left Thumb Impression : 20 – 50 KB
Hand Written Declaration : 50 – 100 KB

What is the application fee for IBPS SO 2022?

SC/ST/PwBD – Rs 175
GEN/OBC/EWSs – Rs 850


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