IBPS SO 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

IBPS SO 2023IBPS SO 2023: The Institute of banking personnel selection (IBPS) is a recruitment body that was started with the aim of recruiting and placing young graduates in the public sector banks. IBPS came into existence in 1975 as personnel selection services. Every year IBPS holds examinations to fill the vacancies of specialist officers (SO) in the financial organization and public sector banks like NABARD, LIC, SIDBI, insurance companies, etc. IBPS is an autonomous body it solely conducts the examinations. It serves as a recruitment agency for all banking personal except for the state bank of India. This year also IBPS announces Notification for the recruitment of candidates for the post of SO. The candidate who qualifies for the IBPS SO 2023 exam will get SO jobs like Rajbhasha Adhikari, I.T officer, law officer, agricultural field officer, marketing officer, HR/field officer.

IBPS SO 2023 Notification:

  • IBPS SO 2023 Exam Date has been released. The Exam will be conducted on the 30th & 31st of December 2023 and the 28th of January 2024.

IBPS SO 2023 Highlights

Exam Name  IBPS SO
Full-Form Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), specialist officers (SO)
Conducting body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
IBPS SO 2023 Participating Institutes IDBI Bank, Union Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Central Bank of India, etc.
Total Vacancies 647
Application Mode Online mode
Exam Mode Online mode (computer-based test)
Exam Date of IBPS SO 2023 

January 2023

Official website www.ibps.in

The post of S.O is for the following designation:

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  • IT Officer scale I
  • Marketing Officer (Scale I)
  • Agriculture field officer
  • Law officer
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I
  • HR/Personnel officer

IBPS SO 2023 Exam Date:

Events Exam Date
IBPS SO Notification 2023 November 2023
Online Application Form Release date start November 2023
Last Date to submit the Registration November 2023
Date of Release of Admit Card December 2023
IBPS SO 2023 Exam Date( Prelims) 30th & 31st December 2023
IBPS SO 2023 Exam Date (Mains)  28th January 2024
The result of the entrance exam February
Admit Card for Interview Release February
Date of Interview February

IBPS SO 2023 Application Form:

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There is good news for those candidates who are interested in joining IBPS. IBPS has released the vacancies for the post of Specialist officer (SO). It is a national level recruitment process. The interested candidates who have done graduation can apply for it and make their career in the banking sector.

The application form will be issued on the official website. Candidates have to fill the correct details in the form so they are advised to read the eligibility criteria, notifications, and application fees before filling the form because any mistake in filling the form can lead to rejection of the form. Candidates have to upload scanned documents that are required in filling the form.

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How to Apply for IBPS SO?

  • Open the official website of IBPS: www.ibps.in
  • Search for specialist officer exam 2023 on the homepage.
  • Click on notifications and read carefully
  • After that click on apply online.
  • Make a new registration ID and login
  • Upload the scanned documents.
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit your application form
  • Take out the print out of the application form

Application Fee:

The candidates who are going to apply for the examination have to do payment using the debit card, credit card, and net banking option.

  • General/OBC: Rs.850/-
  • SC/ST/PWD: Rs.175/-

IBPS SO Vacancy 2023:

IBPS SO 2023 vacancy not released right now:

Name of Post No. of Vacancies
IT Officer (Scale-I) – – – –
Agriculture Officer (Scale-I) – – – –
Marketing Officer (Scale-I) – – – –
Law Officer (Scale-I) – – – –
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) – – – –
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) – – – –
Total – – – –

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates applying for IBPS SO 2023 need to look for the eligibility criteria for the examination

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Post Name Qualification Age Limit
IT Officer scale I
  • Four-year engineering/technology degree in computer science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and telecommunication/electronics and instrumentation
  • Post-graduation in electronics/electrics and telecommunication/Electronics and instrumentation/computer science/information technology/computer applications
  • OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ Level.
Min Limit Age 20

Max Age Limit 30

Agriculture 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 Min-20


Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR Postgraduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level. Min-20


Law officer A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council Min-20 to 30
HR/Personnel officer 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. Min-20


Marketing officer 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. Min-20


IBPS SO Selection Process:

The examination would be held in three stages – preliminary, mains, and interview. Both the exams will be held online.

  • Pre-exam
  • main exams
  • interview

Exam Pattern:

IBPS SO 2023 Exam consists of questions from reasoning, English, qualitative and professional knowledge. The candidate should have knowledge regarding the subjects and syllabus of the examination. IBPS SO conducts the examination in both medium Hindi and English.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern: Find below the IBPS OS 2023 Prelims Exam Pattern for Marketing Officer Scale (I), Agricultural Field Officer Scale (I), IT Officer Scale (I) & HR/ Personnel Officer Scale (I).

Sections Total Questions Marks Allotted Duration
Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
Quant 50 50
English 50 25
Total 150 125

IBPS SO  Exam Pattern 2023 for Rajbhasa Adhikari and Law Officer:

Name of Tests Questions No. Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Exam Duration
Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 120 Minutes
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi
English Language 50 25 English
Total 150  125

IBPS SO Syllabus:

Aspirants who are going to apply for IBPS SO can check the syllabus of the examination given below. Aspirants need to study according to the syllabus.

  • English: Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Sentence Correction, Para jumble, Para/sentence completion, Fill in the blanks.
  • General Awareness: Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, Books and Authors, Awards, Prime minister schemes.
  • Quant: Data Interpretation, Number Series, Data Sufficiency, Simplifications, Average, Probability, Quadratic Equation, Menstruation, Miscellaneous.
  • Reasoning: Alphanumeric Series, Input-output, Coding & Decoding, Puzzle, Distance and Direction, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Verbal Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Puzzles, Order, and ranking.

Admit Card:

The candidates who have applied for the application form can download the admit card from the official website. The Admit Card has been released on December 2023. The admit card can be download using the application number and password/date of birth. The candidate needs to carry the admit card along to give the exam.

Steps to Download IBPS SO Admit Card 2023:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS – www.ibps.in
  • On the Homepage, the link to the Admit Card will be available.
  • Click on the Admit Card Link.
  • Then enter roll number/registration number, date of birth/password, and captcha code.
  • IBPS SO admit card 2023 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and take a print of the IBPS SO Admit Card.

IBPS SO Result 2023:

The IBPS SO 2023 Result would be declared on the official website after completion of each phase. After the release of the final result, the candidate can access the marks obtained in each round. The candidate who qualifies pre-exam will attend the mains exam.

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10 thoughts on “IBPS SO 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus”

  1. I have completed my Mcom with marketing as a subject and 3 years experience of teaching marketing in jat college … am i eligible for ibps SO marketing

  2. I have completed my B.Com Bank Management and MBA in Finance and HR specialisation and I have 3 years of experiance in banking sector . I am eligible for applying for IBPS SO in HR & Personal Officer scale I. Is that any thing else to be additional Qulification required…..


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