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IBPS SO 2022 Exam

IBPS SO 2022 Free Mock Test


IBPS SO 2022 Detailed Overview

Public Sector Banking is a great career option as it offers: an attractive salary, perks, job security, fast growth, and good work-life balance. IBPS provides its services to all Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies, and other banks which are regular members of the IBPS society. Every year IBPS recruits Specialist Officers through IBPS SO Recruitment exam for various Specialist Officer Scale I Posts – IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer. IBPS 2022 notofication is now released with a total of 710 vacancies. For those who are planning to go for it this year, here are the complete details for them including its notification details, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria & salary etc. 

IBPS SO Exam 2022 - Overview

OrganizationInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
PostSpecialist Officer (SO)
Exam LevelNational
VacancyTo be notified
Participating Banks11
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline
IBPS SO Recruitment ProcessPrelims, Main Exams, Interview
Education QualificationGraduates or relevant degree
Age Limit20 years to 30 years
Application FeeSC/ST/PWD- Rs.175
General and Others- Rs. 850
IBPS SO SalaryRs. 38000- 39000/-
IBPS Official

IBPS SO Exam 2022 - Important Dates

EventsTentative Dates

On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by


01.11.2022- 21.11.2022
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)01.11.2022- 21.11.2022
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryDecember 2022
Online Examination – Preliminary24.12.2022/ 31.12.2022
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryJanuary 2023
Download of Call letter for Online exam – MainJanuary 2023
Online Examination – Main29.01.2023
Declaration of Result of Online Main ExaminationFebruary 2023
Download of call letters for interviewFebruary 2023
Conduct of interviewFebruary/March 2023
Provisional AllotmentApril 2023

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for IBPS SO Exam are as follows.

Age Criteria

  • Minimum: 20 years
  • Maximum: 30 years

Educational Qualifications

For I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & 3 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 (Scale I)

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

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

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 *

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

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.*

Law Officer (Scale I)

A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level


Postgraduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

IBPS SO 2022 Vacancy

IBPS has released its total vacanvies which is 710. These vacamcies are for various Specialist Officer Scale I Posts – IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer in IBPS SO 2022. Candidates can check the previous year's vacancy details here.

IBPS SO 2021 Previous year Vacancies

IBPS had released a total of 647 vacancies for various Specialist Officer Scale I Posts – IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer last year.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

The selection process of IBPS SO comprises of three stages which includes:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern

For the Post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language502540 mins
Reasoning505040 mins
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry505040 mins

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

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language502540 mins
Reasoning505040 mins
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry505040 mins

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 Online Main Examination.

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

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

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge606045 mins

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge (Objective)456030 mins
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)230 mins

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations) 

There will be a 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 a penalty to arrive at a corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question

The selected candidates are liable to be posted anywhere in India. Eligible and interested candidates are required to register on the official website of IBPS.

IBPS SO Exam Syllabus

IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus

Reasoning - Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Line-up, Scheduling, Input-Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Coded Inequalities, etc.

English - Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Paragraph Completion, Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting, Paragraph Completion, Idioms and Phrases

Quantitative Aptitude - Simplification, Average, Percentage, Ratio and Percentage, Data Interpretation, Mensuration and Geometry, Quadratic Equation, Interest, Problems of Ages, Profit and Loss, Number Series, Speed, Distance and Time, Time and Work, Number System, Data Sufficiency, Linear Equation, Permutation and Combination and Probability, Mixture and Allegations, etc.

General Awareness - Current Affairs– National & International, Budget, Awards and Honours, Important Financial & Economic News, Banking Terms, Basic Economics, Important Days, International & National Organizations, Sports, Books and Authors, Science – Inventions & Discoveries, Countries & Capitals etc.

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus

IT Officer (Scale-I) Professional Knowledge Paper

Database Management System, Data Communication and Networking, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Data Structure, Computer Organization and Microprocessor, Object-Oriented Programming, etc.

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Professional Knowledge Paper

Basics of Crop Production, Horticulture, Seed Science, Agronomy and Irrigation, Agricultural Economies, Agricultural Practices, Soil resources, Animal Husbandry, Agroforestry, Ecology, Government Schemes, etc.

Marketing Officer (Scale-I) Professional Knowledge Paper

Basics of Marketing Management, Brand Management, Advertising, PR, Sales, Retail, Business Ethics, Market Segmentation, Market research and forecasting demand, Product Life Cycle, Corporate Social Responsibility, Service Marketing, Marketing Strategies, etc

Law Officer (Scale-I) Professional Knowledge Paper

Banking Regulations, Compliance and Legal Aspects, Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, foreign exchange, Prevention of Money-laundering, Limitation Act, Consumer Protection Act, SARFAESI ACT, Banking Ombudsman Scheme, Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking Sector, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act, etc.

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) Professional Knowledge Paper

Human Resource Development, Business policy and strategic analysis, Transnational Analysis, Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection, Rewards and Recognition, Industrial Relations, Business Policy and Strategic Analysis, Grievance and Conflict Management, Performance Management and Appraisal, etc.

IBPS SO 2022 Application Process

Candidates can apply online only after the official announcement and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Prerequisites for Applying Online

Before applying online, candidates should,

  • Keep a scanned copy of the photograph and signature ready
  • Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make online payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges.
  • Must have a valid personal email ID. This should be maintained till the completion of the recruitment process.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable through Online Mode Only:

  • Rs. 175/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Rs. 850 /- for all others.

Steps to Apply for IBPS SO Exam Online

  • Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS's website and click on the Home Page to open the link "CRP Specialist Officers" and then click on the option "CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP Specialist Officers (CRP-SPL-X)" to open the On-Line Application Form.
  • Candidates will have to click on "CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION" to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form. After that, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. The candidate should note down the Provisional registration number and password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. They can reopen the saved data using the Provisional registration number and password and edit the particulars if needed.
  • Candidates are required to upload their Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression and A handwritten declaration as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of documents (Annexure-III).
  • Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained. Prior to submission of the online application, candidates are advised to use the "SAVE AND NEXT" facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. No change is permitted after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button. Visually Impaired candidates are responsible for carefully verifying/ getting the details filled in, in the online application form properly verified and ensuring that the same are correct prior to submission as no change is possible after submission.

Exam Date

24th December 2022

Total Vacancies


Pricing Plan

Flexible pricing options for all the aspirants
BPS SO IT Officer Prelims + Main

₹ 299

30th April, 2023
  • Prelims: 10 Mock tests
  • Mains: 5 Mock tests
IBPS SO Agriculture Officer Prelims + Mains

₹ 299

30th April, 2023
  • Prelims: 10 Mock tests
  • Mains: 5 Mock tests
IBPS SO Marketing Officer Prelims + Mains

₹ 299

30th April, 2023
  • Prelims: 10 Mock tests
  • Mains: 5 Mock tests


Can students of any stream apply for the exam?

No. Only the students of the following stream can apply:- B. E. /B.Tech. Degree (4 years) in 1) Computer Science 2) Computer Applications 3) Information Technology 4) Electronics 5) Electronics and Telecommunication 6) Electronics and Communication 7) Electronics and Instrumentation Post Graduate Degree in 1) Electronics 2) Electronics and Telecommunication 3)Electronics and Communication 4)Electronics and Communication 5)Electronics and Instrumentation 6)Computer Science 5) Information Technology 6) Computer Applications Graduates having passed DOEACC ‘B Level’. Click here to know more about DOEACC courses. Please note that BCA or B.Tech/B.E. (in any other streams which are not listed above) degree holders are NOT eligible for the exam.

Is there any negative marking? +

Yes. 1/4th of the marks for each question will be deducted if you get it wrong. Hence, for Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude 0.25 marks, for English 0.125 and for Professional knowledge 0.375 marks for each wrong question will be deducted.

When will the online registrations for IBPS SO 2022 will start? +

The IBPS SO 2022 recruitment notification is not out yet. The start date for the online registrations will be mentioned in the notification. We will update the same once the notification gets released.

What are the posts available under IBPS SO 2022 recruitment? +

The total number of posts available is 6 which are as follows: 1. I.T. Officer (Scale I) 2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 3. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) 4. Marketing Officer (Scale I) 5. Law Officer (Scale I) 6. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

What is the Age Limit for IBPS SO? +

The candidate should be 20 to 30 years of age. The candidate should be born on or after 2nd August 1991 and born on or before 1st August 2001. Upper age relaxations are provided to reserved categories. The age relaxations are given below:

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