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IBPS SO Notification 2023

Last updated on 06-Dec-2023

IBPS SO Notification 2023

IBPS SO Notification 2023 has been released on 31st July 2023 at official website ibps.in. A total of 1402 vacancies have been announced for various posts. Candidates can download the official IBPS SO Notification 2023 from the direct link given in this article.

In this recruitment process, multiple positions for IBPS Specialist Officers (SO) in various disciplines will be filled. The available positions include I.T. Officer (Scale-I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I), Law Officer (Scale-I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I), and Marketing Officer (Scale-I).

IBPS SO Notification 2023 - Overview

Organization NameInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
PostSpecialist Officer (SO)
Exam LevelNational Level
Application ModeOnline
Online Registration1st August 2023
Exam ModeOnline
SalaryRs 38,000/- – Rs 39,000/-
CategoryBank Jobs
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains & Interview
Education QualificationGraduation or Post Graduation in a specific stream depending on the post
Age Limit20 – 30 years
Official Website@ibps.in

 IBPS SO Notification 2023 - Important Dates

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the Specialist Officer notification on the 1st of August 2023. Candidates can begin applying for the same. The registration process will last from 1st August to 21st August 2023. The IBPS SO Prelims 2023 will be tentatively held in December 2023. The dates for all the important activities in the IBPS SO 2023 recruitment is given below.

EventsTentative Date
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by
01.08.2023- 21.08.2023
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)01.08.2023- 21.08.2023
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryDecember 2023
Online Examination – PreliminaryDecember 2023
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryJanuary 2024
Download of Call letter for Online exam – MainJanuary 2024
Online Examination – MainJanuary 2024
Declaration of Result of Online Main ExaminationFebruary 2024
Download of call letters for interviewFebruary/March 2024
Conduct of interviewFebruary/March 2024
Provisional AllotmentApril 2024

 IBPS SO Notification 2023 - Download PDF

The IBPS SO Notification 2023 is now available on the official website ibps.in since 31st July 2023. Aspirants can easily access and download the notification from the provided direct link in this article. The notification provides essential details about various Specialist Officer posts and the recruitment process. Candidates are advised to review the notification thoroughly for eligibility criteria, important dates, and application procedures before applying for the IBPS SO positions.

Download Notification PDF

IBPS SO Notification 2023 - Vacancies

Name of PostNo. of Vacancies
IT Officer (Scale-I)120
Agriculture Officer (Scale-I)500
Marketing Office (Scale-I)700
Law Officer (Scale-I)10
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)31
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)41

 IBPS SO Notification 2023 - Apply Online Link and Fees

Candidates can apply online for IBPS SO 2023 through the link below.

IBPS SO Apply Online 2023 - Click Here

The application fee for General and Other category candidates is Rs. 850/-, which includes intimation charges. For SC/ST/PWD candidates, the fee is Rs. 175/-, covering intimation charges only.

IBPS SO Notification 2023 - Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for candidates applying for the IBPS SO 2023 exam in terms of their citizenship:

Eligibility CriteriaCitizenship Status
Must be a citizen of IndiaA candidate who holds Indian citizenship issued by the government of India
Additionally, candidates from the following categories can also apply for the IBPS SO 2023 exam: 
- Subject of NepalIndividuals who are subjects of Nepal
- Subject of BhutanIndividuals who are subjects of Bhutan
- Tibetan RefugeeTibetan refugees who arrived in India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
- Persons Migrated from Specified CountriesIndividuals migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi), Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, with the intention of permanently settling in India. Must hold the certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

 IBPS SO Notification 2023 - Educational Qualification

Below is the table detailing the educational qualifications required for each Specialist Officer (Scale-I) position and the age limit for IBPS SO exam:

Specialist Officer (Scale-I)Educational QualificationsAge Limit
I.T. Officer- 4-year Engineering/Technology Degree in Computer Science/Computer Applications/Information Technology/Electronics/Electronics & Telecommunications/Electronics & Communication/Electronics & Instrumentation OR - Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/Electronics & Telecommunication/Electronics & Communication/Electronics & Instrumentation/Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Applications OR - Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B' level20 to 30 years
Agricultural Field Officer4-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/Sericulture20 to 30 years
Rajbhasha Adhikari- Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR - Postgraduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level20 to 30 years
Law OfficerBachelor's Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council20 to 30 years
HR/Personnel OfficerGraduate 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 Law20 to 30 years
Marketing OfficerGraduate and Two Years Full-time MMS (Marketing)/Two Years Full-time MBA (Marketing)/Two Years Full-time PGDBA/PGDBM/PGPM/PGDM with specialization in Marketing20 to 30 years

 IBPS SO Notification 2023 - Age Limit

Below is the table summarizing the age limit and age relaxation for candidates applying for the IBPS SO Posts:

CategoryAge LimitAge Relaxation
General20 to 30 yearsN/A
SC/ST20 to 30 years5 years
OBC20 to 30 years3 years
PWD20 to 30 years10 years
Ex-Servicemen20 to 30 years5 years
A person affected by the 1984 riots20 to 30 years5 years

 IBPS SO Notification 2023 - Bank Participates

  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 Notification 2023 - Selection Process

The IBPS SO 2023 selection procedure comprises three stages: the Preliminary exam, the Mains exam, and the Interview.

  1. Preliminary Exam: In the first stage, candidates will appear for the IBPS SO Preliminary exam. This exam is conducted by IBPS and serves as a screening test. It consists of objective-type questions and is held to assess the candidates' basic knowledge and aptitude related to their respective specialist officer posts. Based on the performance in this exam, candidates will be shortlisted for the next stage.
  2. Mains Exam: Candidates who qualify in the Preliminary exam will move on to the second stage, which is the IBPS SO Mains exam. This exam is more comprehensive and focuses on specialized knowledge in the relevant discipline. The Mains exam consists of both objective and descriptive-type questions. The objective section evaluates technical knowledge, while the descriptive section tests writing skills. Based on the performance in the Mains exam, candidates will be called for the final stage.
  3. Interview: The final stage of the selection process is the Interview. Candidates who successfully clear the Mains exam will be invited for the interview round. The interview panel assesses candidates' communication skills, confidence, subject knowledge, and suitability for the specialist officer role. It is crucial to perform well in the interview as the final merit list will be prepared based on the combined scores of the Mains exam and the Interview.

The candidates' overall performance in all three stages will determine their selection for various Specialist Officer posts in IBPS SO 2023. It is essential for aspirants to prepare thoroughly for each stage to maximizeAbout IBPS SO Exam

Public Sector Banking is an illustrious career option in present times as it offers: an attractive salary, perks, job security, fast growth, and good work-life balance. The government of India had set up the Personnel Selection Services (PPS) in 1975 for the recruitment of probationary officers and clerks to all public-sector banks. PPS was later renamed to Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in 1984. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS SO bank exam which is the gateway to many sought-after bank jobs.

IBPS provides its services to all Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies, and other banks which are regular members of the IBPS society. In 2011, IBPS started the Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for the selection of personnel in Specialist Officers cadre posts and accepts online applications through its official website. The IBPS SO Exam is conducted every year to select candidates who join the participating public sector banks as Specialist officers. It is a computer-based test conducted in multiple locations all over India.

Exam Date

December 2023

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What is the age limit for IBPS SO?

The minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years.

What is the minimum educational qualification required for IBPS SO? +

The minimum educational qualification is graduation for applying to IBPS SO.

What is the application fee for IBPS SO for a general category student? +

The application fee is as follows:
Rs. 175/- (inclusive of GST) for SC/ST/PWBD candidates.
Rs. 850 /- (inclusive of GST) for all others.

When will the registration process begin for IBPS SO 2023? +

The IBPS SO 2023 notification is out and the interested candidates can apply from 01.08.2023 to 21.08.2023

What is the IBPS SO Prelims Exam Date? +

The IBPS SO exam will be held in December 2023.

What is the age limit of IBPS SO 2023? +

The IBPS SO 2023 is 20 - 30 years

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