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 2021 official notification for exam dates has been released on the official website. The Preliminary exam is going to be conducted on December 26, 2021, and the Main Exam will be held on January 30, 2022. Interested aspirants are advised to check all the important dates before kick-starting the online application process.
Tentative Schedule of events is as follows:
|Online-registration including Edit / Modifications of Application by candidates||03.11.2021 - 23.11.2021|
|Payment of Applications Fees / Intimation Charges (Online)||03.11.2021 - 23.11.2021|
|Download of call letters for Online Examinations - Preliminary||December 2021|
|Online Examinations - Preliminary||26.12.2021|
|Results of Online exam - Preliminary||January 2022|
|Download of Call Letter for Online Exam - Main||January 2022|
|Online Examination - Main||30.01.2022|
|Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination||February 2022|
|Download of call letters for interview||February 2022|
|Conduct of Interview||February / March 2022|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2022|
IBPS released the Specialist Officers recruitment notification on November 3, 2021. 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 2021 for a total of 647 vacancies. The online registration starts from November 3, 2021. The total vacancies will be divided into each and every post as shown below:
|Agriculture Field Officer Scale-I||884|
|Marketing Officer Scale-I||535|
|IT Officer Scale-I||220|
|Law Officer Scale-I||44|
|HR/Personnel Officer Scale-I||61|
|Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale-I||84|
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 the Specialist Officer (SO) interview call letter 2021. Candidates who have qualified for the personality examination can download the interview call letter from the official website - ibps.in.
Candidates should enter their login credentials to download the interview call letter. The window will open till February 27, 2021. The schedule of the interview is expected to be released soon on the official site.12 February 2021
IBPS Insthas released the Specialist Officers (SO) Mains scorecard 2020. Candidates can download their scorecard on the official site with their login credentials. The scorecard will be available to candidates from February 9 to February 28, 2021.
Institute has conducted the main examination on January 24, 2021. The result was announced on February 4, 2021.9 February 2021
IBPS has released the Specialist Officers (SO) Mains result 2021 in online mode. Candidates can access the IBPS SO Mains result on the official website using their registration number/roll number and date of birth or password.
The IBPS SO mains exam was conducted on January 24, 2021. Candidates who qualified in the mains will be called for the interview round. The provisional allotment will be in April 2021.
5 February 2021
IBPS has released the exam dates of Specialist Officers (SO). One can check the exam dates on the official website - www.ibps.in.
IBPS Specialist Officers (PO) Exam Dates 2021
Preliminary Examination: December 18 and 26, 2021
Main Examination: January 20, 2022
It has also released the exam dates of Specialist Officer (SO), Regional Rural Banks (RRB) and Clerk.4 February 2021
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