IBPS Recruitment Specialist Officer 2021:: Notification Out for 1828 Posts @

IBPS SO Notification 2021 Out: IBPS has released the official notification and exam dates for recruiting Specialist Officer posts through SBI SO Recruitment 2021. As per the official notification, IBPS SO 2021 Prelims Exam is going to be conducted  26th December 2021 and Mains Exam on 30th January 2022. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts IBPS SO Recruitment every year to select eligible candidates for the posts mentioned below:

  • Agriculture Field Officer
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I)
  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
  • IT Officer (Scale I)
  • Law Officer (Scale I)
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

IBPS SO 2021 (CRP SPL-XI) will be conducted through a three-phase selection process- Prelims, Mains, Interview. The candidates who qualify for the online examinations will be further considered for the final interview process. Bookmark this page to get notified of all the updates for IBPS SO 2021.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2021- Overview
Organisation Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post Specialist Officer (SO)
Exam Level National
Vacancy To be notified soon
Participating Banks 11
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
IBPS SO Recruitment Process Prelims, Main Exams, Interview
Education Qualification Graduates or relevant degree
Age Limit 20 years to 28 years
Application Fee SC/ST/PWD- Rs.175
General and Others- Rs. 850
Total Vacancy 1828
IBPS Official Website


IBPS SO 2021 Vacancy

This year, IBPS has introduced 1828 Specialist Officers (SO) vacancies for IBPS SO 2021-22 exam. As this is the recruitment for Specialist Officer, therefore the vacancies released are not that high as other banking exams. Last year, the total number of vacancies was 647. Let’s have a look at the post-wise total number of vacancies for IBPS SO 2021-22.

IBPS SO Vacancies 2021-22
Name of Post No. of Vacancies
IT Officer (Scale-I) 220
Agriculture Officer (Scale-I) 884
Marketing Office (Scale-I) 535
Law Officer (Scale-I) 44
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) 61
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) 84
Total 1828

Educational Qualifications :

IBPS SO recruits candidates for various posts like that of I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer etc. The educational qualification is different for all these different posts.

S No. Name of the Post Educational 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) 4 years graduation degree in agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ dairy Science/ Agricultural engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry
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) A bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Graduate and Full Time Post Graduate Degree or Full time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law
6. Marketing Officer (Scale I) Graduate and Full-Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing


IBPS SO Age Limit (as on 23/11/2021)


candidate is required to be of minimum of 20 years to be eligible for the IBPS SO exam. The maximum age limit is 30 years. Candidates belonging to reserved categories are given age relaxation by the Government of India. The category wise age relaxation given to candidates for the post of IBPS SO is discussed below:

S No Category Age Relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
2. Other Backward Class (OBC) 3 years
3. Person with Disability (PWD) 10 years
4. Ex-Servicemen/Commissioned Officers including ECOS (Emergency Commissioned Officers)/ SSCOs (Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of Assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 1 year from last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by the way of dismissal/discharge on the account of misconduct/inefficiency/physical disability attributable to military service 5 years
5. Person ordinarily domiciled in the Jammu and Kashmir province during the period 1.01.1980 and 31.12.1989 5 years
6. Person affected by 1984 riots 5 years

IBPS SO 2021 Application Fee :


A candidate is required to pay Rs. 850/- (General and OBC) as his/her application fee for IBPS SO 2021 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 175/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category. The Online Application will start once the notification has been released by IBPS.

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.175/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 850/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS SO 2021 Recruitment Selection Procedure


The IBPS SO Recruitment process to select Specialist Officer through IBPS SO 2021 is done in three phases:

1. Online Preliminary Exam

2. Online Mains Exam

3. Interview Process

A candidate must qualify for both the preliminary exam and main exam to proceed to the interview round. The candidates selected after the interview round are given the appointment letter.

How To Apply Online For IBPS SO 2021?


The online application process for IBPS SO 2021 will comprise of two-stage:
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Part I: Registration

  • The candidates are to first click on the link that is given above or visit the official website.
  • Enter the details asked for.
  • A provisional registration number and password will be sent on the registered Email ID and Mobile number.

Part II: Log In

  • On receiving the registration no. and password, log in to complete the application procedure.
  • Fill up the personal, academic details, and communication details correctly.
  • Choose the exam centre carefully.
  • Upload the photograph, signature, Left Hand Thumb Impression, Handwritten declaration.
  • The details for uploading of the documents is given below in the next paragraph.
  • Verify the details entered in the form before paying the application fee.
  • After verification, pay the required application fee.
  • Your application form for IBPS SO will be accepted provisionally after you have paid the application fee.

Important  Dates

IBPS SO 2021: Important Dates
Activity IBPS SO 2021 Dates
IBPS SO Notification 2021 2nd November 2021
Online Registration Starts From 3rd November 2021
Last Date to Apply Online for IBPS SO 23rd November 2021
Call letters for Online examination – Preliminary December 2021
Commencement of IBPS SO Preliminary Exam 26th December 2021
Result of IBPS SO Online exam – Preliminary January 2022
Call letters for Online examination – Mains January 2022
Commencement of IBPS SO Mains Exam 30th January 2022
Result of IBPS SO Online Mains Exam February 2022
Conduct of Interview February 2022/March 2022
IBPS SO 2021 Final Result April 2022

Important  Links

Online Apply  Apply
Download Notification Notification
Official Website Http://Ibps.In/


IBPS SO 2021 FAQ’s

Q. When will IBPS SO Prelims 2021 be Conducted?

Ans. IBPS SO Prelims 2021 will be conducted on 26th December 2021.

Q. When will IBPS SO Mains 2021 be conducted?

Ans. The IBPS SO mains 2021 will be conducted on 30th January 2022.

Q. When will IBPS SO 2021 Notification be released?

Ans. The IBPS SO Notifications has been released on 02nd November 2021

Q. When will the IBPS SO Final Result be out?

Ans. The IBPS SO Final Result will be out tentatively in April 2022.

Q. How many vacancies are there in IBPS SO 2021?

Ans. There are a total of 1828 vacancies in IBPS SO 2021.


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