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 1200|
|Selection Process||Preliminary, Main & Interview|
|Admit card type||Online|
|Helpline numbers||1800-222-366 & 1800-103-4566|
The IBPS SO 2019 official notification for exam dates has been released on the official website. The Preliminary exam is going to be conducted on December 28 and 29, 2019, and the Main Exam will be held on January 27, 2020. Interested aspirants are advised to check all the important dates before kick-starting the online application process.
|IBPS SO notification||November 5, 2019|
|Starting of online application||November 6, 2019|
|Last date to apply online||November 26, 2019|
|IBPS SO Prelims admit card||December 2019|
|IBPS SO Prelims exam date||December 29 & 30, 2019|
|IBPS SO Mains exam date||January 27, 2020|
|IBPS SO Mains result date||February 2020|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2020|
IBPS released the Specialist Officers recruitment notification on November 5, 2019. Interested candidates can register for IBPS SO until the last date. IBPS SO exam notification 2019 (Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for Specialist Officers IX) 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.
|Allahabad Bank||Central Bank of India||Punjab & Sind Bank|
|Andhra Bank||Corporation Bank||Syndicate Bank|
|Bank of Baroda||Indian Bank||UCO Bank|
|Bank of India||Indian Overseas Bank||Union Bank of India|
|Bank of Maharashtra||Oriental Bank of Commerce||United Bank of India|
|Canara Bank||Punjab National Bank||Vijaya Bank|
IBPS releases the SO recruitment notification 2019 for a total of 1163 vacancies. The online registration starts from November 6, 2019. The total vacancies will be divided into each and every post as shown below:
|Agriculture Field Officer Scale-I||670|
|Marketing Officer Scale-I||310|
|IT Officer Scale-I||76|
|Law Officer Scale-I||60|
|HR/Personnel Officer Scale-I||20|
|Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale-I||27|
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 100/- For SC/ST/PWD Candidates
INR 600/- 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 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
IBPS has released an important notice regarding the postponement of Provisional Allotment for CRP-Specialist Officers (SO)-IX due to outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The official notice reads, "Due to the unforeseen circumstances, i.e., COVID-19 pandemic, the declaration of results of Provisional Allotment for CRP PO/MT- IX, CRP - Clerks - IX and CRP - SPL - IX stands postponed until further orders. Visit our official website www.ibps.in for further updates in this regards."
Earlier, IBPS has postponed the various recruitment exam processes in the last week of March. It has also suspended the help desk services due to pandemic.27 April 2020
IBPS has released the Specialist Officer (SO) call letter for the interview today, i.e., February 14, 2020. Candidates who are shortlisted for the final phase of the selection process, i.e., Interview can download the call letter from the official site. The interview admit cards will be available online until February 29, 2020.
Candidates should use their login details such as registration or roll number and password or date of birth to download the IBPS SO interview call letter. One should download and carry the admit card and carry the same to the examination centre.
IBPS SO 2019 recruitment notification was released for a total of 1163 vacancies.14 February 2020
IBPS has released the Specialist Officer (SO) Mains result. Candidates who have appeared for the written exam held on January 25 can visit the official website to check their IBPS SO Mains result.
Candidates should use their login credentials such as registration number or roll number and date of birth or password to access the IBPS SO Mains result 2020. It is advised to download the result for future reference.
Aspirants should note that IBPS has released only the result status of the online main examination. The scores will be released soon. The provisional allotment will be in April 2020.6 February 2020
IBPS has released the Main exam call letter for Specialist Officer (SO) 2019 exam. Candidates who have qualified in the preliminary exam can download the SO admit card on official site.
Candidates should use their login details such as registration number or roll number and password or date of birth to download the SO admit card 2019. One should download and take a printout of the admit card.
The admit card will be available until the exam date. The SO Main exam will be held on January 25, 2020. The result will be released in February 2020.16 January 2020