IBPS SO 2021 – Eligibility, Syllabus, Vacancy and Exam Date

IBPS SO 2021 – Eligibility, Syllabus, Vacancy and Exam Date

IBPS SO 2021 – Eligibility, Syllabus, Vacancy and Exam Date

A Specialist Officer, as recruited by the IBPS exam, works in various public sector banks in India. The IBPS exam, which is a three tier exam, is conducted on an annual basis by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

About the Exam

Preliminary exam, mains and the personal interview are the three stages of the IBPS SO exam. The exam, which requires the candidate to answer 150 questions within 2 hours, will be conducted online. The exam is conducted in Hindi and English. 


  • The minimum age is 20 years and the maximum age is 30 years. But a relaxation of 5 years is given to Schedule Caste and Scheduled Tribes, relaxation of 10 years is given to persons with benchmark disability and a relaxation of 3 years is given to non-creamy layer OBC candidates. 
  • There are specific educational qualifications required for each post. For example, a candidate applying for the Law Officer’s post (Scale 1) has to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
  • Candidates from the General Category are to pay Rs. 600 as exam fees, while candidates from the reserved category are to pay Rs. 100.

IBPS SO Syllabus

The syllabus of IBPS SO Exam 2022 will cover topics from General English, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, and Quantitative Aptitude. The details of the syllabus are mentioned below:

Reasoning ability 

  • Seating arrangement puzzles
  • Inequality syllogisms
  • Input and Output of data
  • Sufficiency Problems
  • Blood relations
  • Order and Ranking problems
  • Alphanumerics
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Distance and Direction.

General English

  • Reading
  • Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement/correction
  • Unscrambling of Paragraphs
  • Filling in the blanks
  • Close tests
  • Sentence completion.

Quantitative aptitude

  • Number Series simplifications
  • Approximation and Interpretation of Data
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Averages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Time
  • Work
  • Distance
  • Partnership
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Probability.

General awareness

  • Current Affairs and Banking Awareness Topics
  • Questions on books and their authors
  • Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Prime minister’s schemes

IBPS SO Vacancy 2022

The details of the number of vacancies for the IBPS SO 2022 is mentioned below – 

IBPS SO PostsIBPS SO Vacancies
IT Officer120
Agricultural Field Officer875
Rajbhasha Adhikari30
Law Officer60
HR/ Personnel Officer35
Marketing Officer195

IBPS SO Exam Date 2022

The exam dates of IBPS SO 2022 are mentioned in the below table:

IBPS SO EventsIBPS SO Exam Date
Starting Date of Online registration1st Week of November 2022
Last Date of RegistrationLast Week of November 2022
Payment of Application FeesLast Week of November 2022
Release of Admit Card for Written Exam2nd Week of December 2022
IBPS SO Online Exam (Preliminary)Last Week of December 2022
Result of Preliminary ExamJanuary 2023
Release of Admit Card for Main ExamJanuary 2023
IBPS SO Main ExamLast Week of January 2023
Result Declaration for Main ExamFebruary 2023
Release of Call Letters for InterviewFebruary 2023
Conduct of InterviewFebruary 2023

Please note: all further details regarding the exam can be obtained from the official website – https://www.ibps.in/.

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