IBPS SO 2024 Notification for Specialist Officer posts will be released in June 2024, with the exam scheduled for November 9th, 2024.

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IBPS SO Notification 2024

The IBPS SO Notification 2024 will be released on the IBPS official website, aiming to select candidates for Specialist Officer positions in various Public Sector Banks. Candidates can access information on eligibility, age limit, selection procedure, and syllabus from the official notification PDF. The previous year’s IBPS SO Notification 2023 is also available for reference.

Download IBPS SO XII 2024 Notification PDF

IBPS SO 2024: Short Information

Important DatesApplication Fee
Each candidate.
Pay the Examination Fee Through Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, or E Challan Fee Mode Only
Rs. 1000/-
Pay the Examination Fee Through Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, or E Challan Fee Mode Only

IBPS SO 2024: Overview

The IBPS SO 2024 Exam details are provided for government job candidates, with an overview table providing all the highlights.

OrganizationInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
PostSpecialist Officer (SO)
Exam LevelNational
Registration Dates27 March 2024.
Participating Banks11
Exam ModeOnline
IBPS SO Recruitment ProcessPrelims, Main Exams, Interview
Education QualificationGraduates or relevant degree
Age Limit20 years to 28 years
Application FeeRs. 1000/- For Each candidate.
IBPS Official Websitewww.ibps.in

IBPS SO 2024: Important Dates

Important dates for the IBPS SO Notification 2024 and the IBPS Specialist Officer recruitment drive have been updated in a table, and the IBPS SO Exam Date 2024 can be found here.

EventIBPS SO 2024 Dates
IBPS SO Notification 202427 March 2024.
Online Registration Starts From27 March 2024.
Last Date to Apply Online for IBPS SO12 April 2024
Online Examination (Tentative)April / May 2024
IBPS SO 2024 Final Result
IBPS SO Notification 2024, Eligibility, Selection Process, Fee, Apply Online

IBPS SO Vacancy 2024

The IBPS SO Vacancy 2024 will be announced, focusing on Specialist Officer positions like IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer. The exam is designed for highly skilled individuals with a strong will and dedication. A total of 1402 vacancies were released for the IBPS Specialist Off in the previous year.

Name of Post No. of Vacancies 
Total 1402

IBPS SO Salary 2024

The starting salary for IBPS SO is Rs 23,700. The IBPS SO Salary varies depending on the position and grade level. The following table shows the IBPS SO Salary scale:

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

IBPS SO Application Fee 2024

A candidate must pay Rs. 1000/- (General and OBC) as an application fee for the IBPS SO 2024 exam. The same amount is reduced to Rs. 175/- for candidates from the SC/ST/PWD categories.

S No.CategoryApplication Fee
1SC/ST/PWDRs. 1000/- (Intimation Charges only)
2General and OthersRs. 1000/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are different for all posts. There are three parameters (citizenship, age limit, and educational qualification) that a candidate needs to fulfill to be eligible for the IBPS SO Exam 2024.

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IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria: Citizenship

• A resident of India
• A subject of Nepal
• Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 and have planned to settle in India permanently
• A subject of Indian Origin migrated from Burma, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, 
United Republic of Tanzania, Namibia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Vietnam

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit

To be eligible for the IBPS SO exam, a candidate must be at least 20 years old as of (01/11/2022). The maximum age is 30 years old. The category-wise age relaxation is mentioned below:

S NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1.Scheduled Caste/Scheduled (SC/ST)5 years
2.Other Backward Class (OBC)3 years
3.Person with Disability (PWD)10 years
4.A person ordinarily domiciled in the Jammu and Kashmir province during the period 1.01.1980 and 31.12.19895 years
5.The person affected by 1984 riots5 years
6.The person affected by the 1984 riots5 years

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria: Education Qualification

S No.Name of the PostEducational Qualification
1. I.T. Officer (Scale I)1)Four years engineering/Technology degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
2) Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
Graduates having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level exam 
2.Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)A bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council
3.Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)Post Graduate in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation or degree level OR Post Graduate Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at graduation level
4.Law Office (Scale I)Graduate and Full Time Post Graduate Degree or Full-time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law
5.HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)Graduate and Full-Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full-time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing
6.Marketing Officer (Scale I)Graduate and Full Time Post Graduate Degree or Full-time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law

IBPS SO 2024 Selection Process

The IBPS SO 2024 selection procedure comprises two stages: the preliminary exam conducted by IBPS, followed by the main exam.

  • Pre Written Test (CBT)
  • Mains Written Test (CBT)
  • Interview

The IBPS SO Prelims exam is a qualifying test, with marks from both the main exam and interview added for final selection. Performance in both exams and interviews is crucial for final selection.

IBPS SO 2024 Exam Pattern

Before applying to IBPS SO 2024, candidates must know the exam pattern of Selection Officers:

  • The exam will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary, Mains, and Interview Process. IBPS has introduced separate sectional timing for each section in the prelims exam.
  • The IBPS SO preliminary examination has a total duration of 120 minutes and 40 minutes for each section.
  • A candidate must appear for the Prelims first and the selected students after the Preliminary Exam will be eligible to take the Mains Exam.
  • The Preliminary Exam score will not be considered for final allotment. The main exam and the Interview Process will be used to make the final decision.
  • The Mains Examination will only include questions from the Professional Knowledge Subjects.
  • There will be a penalty of 0.5 marks for wrong answers.

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IBPS SO Pre Exam Pattern 2024

The post-wise preliminary exam pattern is mentioned below:

For the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer:

Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language502540 minutes
Reasoning505040 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505040 minutes
Total150125 120 minutes

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Given
Reasoning505040 minutes
English Language502540 minutes
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry505040 minutes
Total150125120 minutes

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for the Online Main Examination.

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern 2024

The post-wise mains exam pattern is mentioned below:

For the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer:

TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksLanguageTime Given
Professional Knowledge6060English & Hindi45 minutes

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Name of TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
Professional Knowledge(Objective)4560English & Hindi30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive)260English & Hindi30 minutes

IBPS SO XII 2024: Interview

IBPS will invite candidates who pass the Mains Exam to the Interview Process. It is critical for candidates to perform well in the Interview Process because a candidate’s final selection is based on how well Male or Female performs in this final round of the IBPS SO Recruitment Process.

IBPS SO Pre Exam Syllabus 2024

The IBPS SO 2024 Preliminary Exam has three major sections: Reasoning, English Language, and Quantitative Aptitude / General Awareness with Special Reference to the Banking Industry (For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari).


  1. Seating Arrangements
  2. Puzzles
  3. Inequalities
  4. Syllogism
  5. Input-Output
  6. Data Sufficiency
  7. Blood Relations
  8. Order and Ranking
  9. Alphanumeric Series
  10. Distance and Direction
  11. Verbal Reasoning

English Language

  1. Cloze Test
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Spotting Errors
  4. Sentence Improvement
  5. Sentence Correction
  6. Para Jumbles
  7. Fill in the Blanks
  8. Para/Sentence Completion

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Number Series
  2. Data Interpretation
  3. Simplification/ Approximation
  4. Quadratic Equation
  5. Data Sufficiency
  6. Mensuration
  7. Average
  8. Profit and Loss
  9. Ratio and Proportion
  10. Work, Time, and Energy
  11. Time and Distance
  12. Probability
  13. Relations
  14. Simple and Compound Interest
  15. Permutation and Combination

General Awareness

  1. Current Affairs
  2. Banking Awareness
  3. GK Updates
  4. Currencies
  5. Important Places
  6. Books and Authors
  7. Awards
  8. Headquarters
  9. Prime Minister Schemes
  10. Important Days

IBPS SO Mains Exam Syllabus 2024

Apart from the subjective knowledge, candidates should have the professional knowledge in their respective field. The post-wise syllabus is given below:

IT Officer (Scale-I)

  1. Database Management System
  2. Data Communication and Networking
  3. Operating System
  4. Software Engineering
  5. Data Structure
  6. Computer Organization and Microprocessor
  7. Object-Oriented Programming

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)

  1. Basics of Crop Production
  2. Horticulture
  3. Seed Science
  4. Agronomy and Irrigation
  5. Agricultural Economics
  6. Agricultural Practices
  7. Soil resources
  8. Animal Husbandry
  9. Agroforestry
  10. Ecology
  11. Government Schemes

Marketing Officer (Scale-I)

  1. Basics of Marketing Management
  2. Brand Management
  3. Advertising
  4. PR
  5. Sales
  6. Retail
  7. Business Ethics
  8. Market Segmentation
  9. Market research and forecasting demand
  10. Product Life Cycle
  11. Corporate Social Responsibility
  12. Service Marketing
  13. Marketing Strategies

Law Officer (Scale-I)

  1. Banking Regulations
  2. Compliance and Legal Aspects
  3. Relevant Laws and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange
  4. Prevention of Money-laundering, Limitation Act
  5. Consumer Protection Act
  7. Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  8. Laws and Actions in the direct link to Banking Sector
  9. Bankers Book Evidence Act
  10. DRT Act

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)

  1. Human Resource Development
  2. Business policy and strategic analysis
  3. Transnational Analysis
  4. Training and Development
  5. Recruitment and Selection
  6. Rewards and Recognition
  7. Industrial Relations
  8. Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
  9. Grievance and Conflict Management
  10. Performance Management and Appraisal

How to apply for IBPS SO 2024?

The steps to apply online for IBPS SO are given below:

Step 1: Firstly, visit official website https://www.ibps.in/ , On the top right corner of the home page, click the NEW REGISTRATION button.
Step 2: Start your application process by providing basic information such as your name, contact number, email address, and so on, and then click the save and next button.
Step 3: Upload your photo and signature in the appropriate format. The maximum permissible size of the photograph is 4.5 cm * 3.5 cm, and it must be passport size. The photograph and signature must both be clear and legible. The photograph must have a minimum file size of 20 KB and a maximum file size of 50 KB, and the signature must have a minimum file size of 10 KB and a maximum file size of 20 KB.
Step 4: Enter your academic information and professional qualifications. After filling in the details, click the save and next buttons.
Step 5: Review your application form one last time because you will not be able to make any changes. After previewing your Application Form, click the save and next buttons.
Step 6: Pay your application fee using an online payment option, such as a credit card, debit card, or net banking.
Step 7: Press the Final Submit Button. Your application form has been successfully submitted. IBPS will send you an email and a text message with your registration ID and password to enable you to access the official website.

IBPS SO Previous Year Cutoff

The IBPS SO previous year cutoff (2021) is mentioned below:

IT Officer66.2554.6366.38 66.38 64.50
Agricultural Field Officer21.2521.2521.2521.2521.25
Rajbhasha Adhikari19.8817.2520.13 20.1318
Law Officer40.2533 42 42.3834.63
HR/Personnel Officer40.5040.50  40.5040.5038.75
Marketing Officer2423.63 24 2424

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IBPS SO 2024 (FAQs):

Q1. What is the IBPS SO eligibility?

Ans. The eligibility of IBPS SO is I.T. Officer Scale I. 4-year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation.

Q2. Is IBPS SO a government job?

Ans. Yes, IBPS SO is a government job. Applicants who will be selected in the IBPS SO AFO Recruitment 2024 will get perks and various allowances.

Q3. What is the salary of IBPS SO 204?

Ans. The basic pay of an IBPS Specialist Officer ranges between Rs. 36,300/- to Rs. 64,600. This salary varies for the specialization and the scale of the Officer.

Q4. What is the application fee for IBPS SO?

Ans. The application fee for IBPS SO is Rs. 850/- for the general category.

Q5. Where can I download the IBPS SO Notification 2024 PDF?

Ans. The direct link to download the IBPS SO Notification 2024 PDF will be provided in the article.