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 Graduate and Post Graduate Degree/Diploma in relevant field along with certain experience in the relevant field. IBPS conducts Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for 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 pattern, etc.
IBPS SO Posts
|Exam||IBPS Specialist Officers (SO)|
|Organised by||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Number of vacancies||Approximately 700|
|Selection Process||Preliminary, Main & Interview|
|Admit card type||Online|
|Helpline numbers||1800-222-366 & 1800-103-4566|
The IBPS SO 2020 official notification for exam dates has been released on the official website. The Preliminary exam is going to be conducted on December 26 and 27, 2020, and the Main Exam will be held on January 24, 2021. Interested aspirants are advised to check all the important dates before kick-starting the online application process.
|IBPS SO notification||November 1, 2020|
|Starting of online application||November 2, 2020|
|Last date to apply online||November 23, 2020|
|IBPS SO Prelims admit card||December 2020|
|IBPS SO Prelims exam date||December 26 & 27, 2020|
|IBPS SO Mains exam date||January 24, 2021|
|IBPS SO Mains result date||February 2021|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2021|
IBPS released the Specialist Officers recruitment notification on November 1, 2020. Interested candidates can register for IBPS SO until the last date. IBPS SO exam notification 2020 (Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for Specialist Officers X) will be available on the official website. It will contain all the details including the number of vacancies, participating banks, educational qualification, age limit, the application process, exam dates, etc. Aspirants should check IBPS SO notification pdf meticulously before registering online for the exam.
|Bank of Baroda||Central Bank of India||Punjab & Sind Bank|
|Bank of India||Indian Bank||UCO Bank|
|Bank of Maharashtra||Indian Overseas Bank||Union Bank of India|
|Canara Bank||Punjab National Bank|
IBPS releases the SO recruitment notification 2020 for a total of 647 vacancies. The online registration starts from November 2, 2020. The total vacancies will be divided into each and every post as shown below:
|Agriculture Field Officer Scale-I||485|
|Marketing Officer Scale-I||60|
|IT Officer Scale-I||20|
|Law Officer Scale-I||50|
|HR/Personnel Officer Scale-I||07|
|Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale-I||25|
Candidates, intending to apply for IBPS SO should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS. Click here to know more about the eligibility criteria with details.
INR 175/- For SC/ST/PWD Candidates
INR 850/- For All Other Candidates
Law officer in a bank deals with the legal issues received from various departments of the Bank and its associated institutions. The law officers are responsible for:
The salary structure for the IBPS SO is calculated considering all the perks offered to them. The pay scale for all the vacancies for Scale-I posts will be as follows:
Basic: INR 23,700/-
Pay Scale: INR 23700-980(7)-30560-1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020
The various allowances and benefits that are available along with IBPS Specialist Officers salary are as under:
|Dearness Allowance (DA)||36% of Basic|
|House Rent Allowance (HRA)||7% to 9% of Basic|
|Special Allowance (SA)||7.75 % of Basic|
|City Compensatory Allowance (CCA)||0%, 3%, & 4% of Basic|
|Provident Fund (PF) Contribution||INR 3000-3500|
Note: The salary is revised to time from time.
After getting shortlisted for IBPS Specialist Officers (SO), candidates will be placed as Junior Management Grade Scale (JMGS-I). He/she can grow till the General Manager level based on their performance. The IBPS SO career growth is as follow.
|1||Office/ Assistant Manager||Junior Management|
|3||Senior Manager||Middle Management|
|4||Chief Manager||Senior Management|
|5||Assistant General Manager||Senior Management|
|6||Deputy General Manager||Top Management|
|7||General Manager||Top Management|
IBPS has released Specialist Officers (SO) admit card 2021 for the main examination. Candidates who have qualified in the preliminary examination can download the mains admit card from the official site of IBPS on ibps.in.
The SO Mains admit card will be available till January 24, 2021. The online written exam will be held on January 24. Candidates should enter their login credentials to download the admit card.
The main exam is for the posts of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer.9 January 2021
IBPS has released the Specialist Officers (SO) Preliminary exam 2021. Candidates who have appeared for the written examination can check their IBPS SO Prelims result 2021 on the official website.
Candidates should use their login credentials to check IBPS SO Prelims result 2021. It is advised to download the result and keep the same for future reference. Institute has conducted the exam on December 26 and 27, 2020.7 January 2021
IBPS has released Specialist Officers (SO) Preliminary 2020 admit card. Candidates who have registered for IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) exam 2020 can download the admit card from the official website - ibps.in.
Candidates should enter their login credentials such as roll number or registration number to download the admit card. It is advised to download the admit card and carry the same to the exam centre. The SO Prelims admit card will be available till the exam date, i.e., December 26 and 27, 2020.10 December 2020
IBPS has released the Specialist Officer (SO) recruitment notification 2020. The authority has released IBPS SO 2020 notification for a total of 647 vacancies. Interested candidates who are aspiring for the post can apply online between November 2 and 23, 2020.
Candidates should pay the application fee to complete the registration process. One should upload the photograph and signature to successfully submit the application form. The Preliminary exam will be held on December 26 and 27. The Main exam will be held on January 24, 2020.2 November 2020
IBPS has released the Specialist Officer - IX final result 2020. Candidates who have appeared for the written exam and interview can visit the official website to check the result.
One should use their login credentials such as registration number/ roll number and password/ date of birth to access the result. It is advised to keep the result as a hard copy for future reference.
The final result of Specialist Officer (SO) was delayed due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.20 May 2020