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IBPS SO Exam Date 2024

Aspirants can know the detailed Specialist Officer exam schedule at the IBPS SO exam dates official page.

IBPS SO Recruitment

The various posts that fall under the IBPS SO Recruitment are as follows:

DepartmentIBPS SO Recruitment- Position
Information TechnologyScale I Officer
AgricultureScale I Officer
Rajbhasha(National Language)Scale I Officer
LawScale I Officer
Human Resources/PersonnelScale I Officer
MarketingScale I Officer

The examination for these IBPS SO posts is conducted in a common format with the syllabus differing for specific departments.

IBPS SO Vacancy

The IBPS SO vacancies are notified once the official notification is released by the conducting body. As per the past year’s trend , the number of vacancies have increased each year.

SO Salary

The IBPS SO Salary varies according to the posts and grade.

The IBPS SO Salary details for various posts are given below:

GradeIBPS SO Salary
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

  • The IBPS SO Salary includes dearness allowance and HRA for all the grades.

IBPS SO Notification

The IBPS SO Notification for the 2024 recruitment is expected to release soon.

The application process for this examination is entirely online. You can apply online for IBPS SO through the official website ( ). You can get detailed information on the IBPS SO Online Application Process, Application Fee, Admit Card through the official IBPS SO Notification.


The IBPS SO Eligibility criteria has three important aspects given below :

  1. IBPS SO Age Limit
  2. Nationality
  3. Educational Qualification

Age Limit

Candidates have to fulfill certain eligibility with regard to the Age limit to appear for IBPS Specialist Officer examination.

The IBPS SO Age Limit is as follows:

Minimum Age- 20years

Maximum Age- 30 years

There is a certain upper age limit relaxation for various categories.

The IBPS SO age limit relaxation is given below:


A candidate must be either :

(i) a Citizen of India or

(ii) a subject of Nepal

(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,

(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, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Educational Qualification

The necessary Educational Qualification that a candidate needs to have for IBPS Specialist Officer is given below.

There is a certain reservation for candidates having Benchmark Disabilities.

They are as follows:

Candidates must note that IBPS SO exam qualifications and eligibility is different from the IBPS PO and Clerk examination.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

The revised IBPS SO selection process comprises of three phases :

  1. IBPS SO Prelims
  2. IBPS SO Mains
  3. Interview

The Preliminary examination consists of three sections with a total weightage of 125 marks. English Language and Reasoning are common for all departments.

The technical departments test the candidates’ ability in Quantitative Aptitude while the non-technical candidates are tested on General Awareness.

The candidates have to score above the IBPS cut off in each section to be eligible for the main examination. 

The main examination consists of one objective type paper of 60 marks for technical and Law candidates.

The Rajbhasha candidates have to answer an objective type and one descriptive test for a total of 60 marks.

If you o score more marks than the cutoff in the main examination then you will be called for the IBPS interview for specialist officers , which is worth 100 marks , out of which candidates have to score at least 40. SC/ST/OBC and PWD candidates have to score at least 35. The combined score of the mains and interview are used to draw up the merit list.

IBPS SO Syllabus

The IBPS SO Syllabus is a bit different from other IBPS Exams.

The IBPS SO syllabus for Prelims and Mains has subject-specific and posts-specific topics respectively.

The common subjects of IBPS SO exam for various posts under Specialist Officer are:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language and
  • General Awareness.

The Age Must be Between 20 to 28 Years.


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