IBPS SO-XI 2021 Notification Details- Prelims Date Dec 26
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IBPS has released the notification for the vacancies of Specialist Officers. Here are all the details:

IBPS SO 2021- Important Dates

EventsTentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates03.11.2021- 23.11.2021
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)03.11.2021- 23.11.2021
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryDecember 2021
Online Examination  Preliminary26.12.2021
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryJanuary 2022
Download of Call letter for Online exam – MainJanuary 2022
Online Examination – Main30.01.2022
Declaration of Result of Online Main ExaminationFebruary 2022
Download of call letters for interviewFebruary 2022
Conduct of interviewFebruary/March 2022
Provisional AllotmentApril 2022

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IBPS SO 2021 – Participating Banks

Bank of BarodaCanara BankIndian Overseas BankUCO Bank
Bank of IndiaCentral Bank of IndiaPunjab National BankUnion Bank of India
Bank of MaharashtraIndian BankPunjab & Sind Bank

IBPS SO 2021- Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Post CodeName of the PostAge (As on 01.11.2021)Educational Qualifications **(from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)
01I.T. Officer(Scale-I)Min- 20 Years
Max-30 Years
a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics &
   Telecommunications/   Electronics   & Communication/ Electronics & InstrumentationORb) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer ApplicationsORGraduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
02Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)Min- 20 Years
Max-30 Years
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
03Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)Min- 20 Years
Max-30 Years
Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) levelORPost graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.
04Law Officer(Scale I)Min- 20 Years
Max-30 Years
A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
05HR/Personnel Officer(Scale I)Min- 20 years
Max- 30 years
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.*
06MarketingOfficer (Scale I)Min- 20 years
Max- 30 years
Graduate and Two Years Full time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full timeMBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing *

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IBPS SO 2021- Selection Procedure

  1. Preliminary Examination

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Sr.No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
1English Language5025English40 minutes
2Reasoning5050English and Hindi40 minutes
3General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry5050English and Hindi40 minutes

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

Sr.No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximumMarksMedium of ExamDuration
1English Language5025English40 minutes
2Reasoning5050English and Hindi40 minutes
3Quantitative Aptitude5050English and Hindi40 minutes

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

  • Main Examination

For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
Professional Knowledge6060English & Hindi45 minutes

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For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
Professional Knowledge (Objective)45 60English & Hindi30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)260English & Hindi30 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations)There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in the test of Online Main examination and also secure sufficiently high scores to be considered to be shortlisted for interview.


Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main Examination for CRP SPL-XI will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Banks and coordinated by the Nodal Banks in each State/ UT.  The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Online Main Examination and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination of CRP- SPL-XI and Interview.

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IBPS SO 2021- Vacancies

The total number of vacancies for IBPS SO is 1,828. Details are below:

PostNo. of Vacancies
IT Officer (Scale-I)220
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)884
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)84
Law Officer (Scale-I)44
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)61
Marketing Officer (Scale-I)535

IBPS SO 2021- Detailed Notification

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