In today’s competitive world, a stable and fulfilling career is a dream that many aspire to achieve. The banking sector has always been a popular choice for job seekers due to its job security, attractive perks, and opportunities for growth. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) plays a crucial role in recruiting candidates for various positions in public sector banks in India. One such significant recruitment drive is the IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) Notification, which offers a gateway to a rewarding career in the banking sector.
IBPS SO Notification Overview
|Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
|Specialist Officer – IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, HR/ Personnel Officer, Law Officer, and Marketing Officer
|No. of Posts
|Application Starting Date
|1st August 2023
|Application Ending Date
|21st August 2023
|Prelims, Mains & Interview
|Result of Online Exam – Preliminary
|On-line registration including Edit/ Modification of Application by candidates
|1st August 2023 to 21st August 2023
|Payment of Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Online)
|A download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary
|Online Examination – Preliminary
|30th December 2023/ 31st December 2023
|Result of Online exam – Preliminary
|The download of the Call letter for the Online exam – Main
|Online Examination – Main
|28th January 2024
|Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination
|The download of call letters for interview
|Conduct of interview
|February/ March 2024
IBPS SO Participating Banks List
- Bank of Baroda
- Bank of India
- Bank of Maharashtra
- Canara Bank
- Central Bank of India
- Indian Bank
- Indian Overseas Bank
- Punjab National Bank
- Punjab & Sind Bank
- UCO Bank
- Union Bank of India
IBPS SO Posts Details
- IT Officer – 120 Posts
- Agricultural Field Officer (AFO) – 500 Posts
- Rajbhasha Adhikari – 41 Posts
- Law Officer – 10 Posts
- HR/ Personnel Officer – 31 Posts
- Marketing Officer – 700 Posts
IBPS Specialist Officer Educational Qualifications
IT Officer: a) 4-year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
Agricultural Field Officer (AFO): 4-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/ Sericulture / Fisheries Engineering.
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) level.
Law Officer: A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.
HR/ Personnel Officer: Graduate 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 Law.
Marketing Officer: Graduate and Two Years Full-time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full-time MBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full-time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing.
IBPS SO Age Limit
Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1993 and not later than 01.08.2003 (both dates inclusive)
IBPS SO Selection Process
- Candidates who will qualify for Online Preliminary Examination and are shortlisted will have to appear for Online Main Examination.
- Shortlisted candidates in the Online Main Examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Banks and coordinated by the Nodal Bank.
IBPS SO Application Fee
Application Fees/ Intimation Charges [Payable from 01.08.2023 to 21.08.2023 (Only online payment), both dates inclusive] shall be as follows:
– Rs. 175/- (inclusive of GST) for SC/ST/PwBD candidates.
– Rs. 850 /- (inclusive of GST) for all others. Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.
IBPS SO Important Link
|IBPS SO 2023 Notification
|IBPS SO Vacancy / Link to submit the IBPS SO Application Form
IBPS SO FAQs
No, candidates need to fulfill specific educational qualifications related to the post they are applying for.
Yes, there are restrictions on the number of attempts for the IBPS SO exam, which may vary for different categories of candidates.
The IBPS SO exam is conducted in online mode only.
The key topics to focus on for the preliminary exam are reasoning, English language, and quantitative aptitude.