IBPS SO 2022-23: Final Results (OUT), Selection Process, Cut off & Vacancies

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Specialist Officers 2023 ( IBPS SO )


Exam On: 30 Dec '23 - 31 Dec '23

Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Apr 1, 2023 10:50 IST

IBPS SO 2022-23: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) released IBPS SO final results on April 1, 2023. The candidates are allowed to check their results by logging into their registered account using their application number or roll number and date of birth or password till April 30, 2023. Candidates who have qualified for the online exams (prelims and mains exams) are called for an interview. The final selection of candidates is done based on the main exam and interview. Through IBPS SO recruitment, candidates are selected for the following posts:

  • 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 2023 Calendar

IBPS SO 2023 calendar has been announced. According to the calendar, the prelims exam of IBPS SO will be conducted on December 30 and 31, 2023. The mains exam will be conducted on January 28, 2024.

IBPS SO 2023 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of IBPS SO 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

30 Dec '23 -

31 Dec '23

IBPS SO prelims exam date

28 Jan '24

IBPS SO mains exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

10 Feb '23 -

17 Feb '23

IBPS SO Mains Result 2022

29 Jan '23

IBPS SO Mains Exam

29 Jan '23

IBPS SO 2022 mains exam

What is IBPS SO Exam?

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts IBPS SO exam to recruit Specialist Officers in various public sector banks. The exam provides a great opportunity for those who want to be a part of leading public sector banks. Candidates selected through IBPS SO exam are recruited to the various posts, such as Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer, Law Officer, and Rajbhasha Adhikari. Selection of candidates is done in three phases-prelims, mains, and personal interview.

IBPS SO Exam Highlights 2023

Some of the important highlights of IBPS SO exam are given in the table below.

Exam Particulars Exam Details

Exam Name


Conducting Body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Exam Level

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Exam at National level

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Mode of Exam


Stages of Exam

Prelims, Mains and Interview

Purpose of Exam

To recruit Specialist Officers in different public sector banks

Exam Fees

General: INR 850

Others: INR 175

Exam Duration

Prelims: 120 minutes (40 minutes for each section)


Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer posts: 45 minutes

Rajbhasha Adhikari: 30 minutes for each section

No. of Papers and Total Marks

Prelims: Three (125 marks)


For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer: One (60 marks)

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari: Two (60 marks)

Interview: 100

Total Questions

Prelims: 150


For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer: 60

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari: 47

Marking Scheme

¼th marks are deducted for wrong answers

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

No. of Test Cities

Prelims: Around 200 cities

Mains: More than 50 cities

Official Website


Contact Details

1800 222 366

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IBPS SO Result 2023

IBPS SO result 2023 has been announced for mains exam on April 1, 2023, and the candidates are allowed to check their results till April 30, 2023. To check the result, candidates have to login with the required credentials. The scorecard has been released for the mains exam. Based on the mains result, candidates have been shortlisted for the interview.

IBPS SO Admit Card 2023

IBPS SO admit card 2023 for interview was released on February 17, 2023. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter the registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The admit card carries all the information related to the exam such exam centre details, reporting time, exam date and many more.

IBPS SO Notification 2023

IBPS SO notification PDF was released on the official website-ibps.in. IBPS SO recruitment is conducted for selected candidates for the post of Specialist Officers in different Public Sector Banks for multiple positions. IBPS SO notification comprises details such as the number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, reservation policy, important dates, how to fill the application form, exam pattern, calculation of scores for different stages, provisional allotment, etc. 

IBPS SO Application Process

IBPS SO application form was released on November 1. IBPS SO application process involved online registration, uploading of scanned documents, filling out the form, and fee payment. The application fees for the exam were INR 850 for the General and OBC categories and INR 175 for PwD/SC/ST candidates.

IBPS SO Eligibility 2023

Candidates need to fulfill the following eligibility conditions in terms of nationality, age, and educational qualification to be eligible for the IBPS SO exam:


Candidates who are citizens of India/subjects of Nepal/ Bhutan/Tibetan Refugees who came to India before January 1, 1962, are eligible for the exam. Besides, those who are Indian by origin and migrated from Pakistan/ Burma/ Sri Lanka/ Kenya/ Uganda/ the United Republic of Tanzania/ Zambia/ Malawi/ Zaire/ Ethiopia/ Vietnam to India with the intention of permanently settling here can also appear for the exam.

IBPS SO Age Limit

The aspirants must be between 20 and 30 years as on November 1, 2022.

IBPS SO Educational Qualification

As the recruitment is carried out for various posts, the educational qualification varies as per the posts. Candidates can find the educational qualification prescribed for different posts in the table below.


IBPS SO Qualification 

IT Officer (Scale I)

BTech in Computer Science/ Applications, IT, Electronics, Electronics & Telecommunications, Electronics & Communication or Electronics & Instrumentation


Postgraduation in the above-mentioned field


Graduate who has passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

Four-year Graduation in Agriculture, Horticulture, Food Technology, Agricultural Engineering or corresponding fields

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Postgraduation in Hindi with English as a subject at the Graduation level


Postgraduation in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the Graduation level 

Law Officer (Scale I)

Graduation in law (LLB) (The person should be enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council)

HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Graduation with two-years full-time PG degree or diploma in Personnel Management, Industrial Relations, HR, HRD, Social Work or Labour Law

Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Graduation with a two-year full-time degree in MMS (Marketing), MBA (Marketing), PGDBA, PGDBM, PGPM or PGDM with a specialization in Marketing

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IBPS SO Selection Process

The complete selection process of IBPS SO is explained below:

Release of Application Form

IBPS SO application form is released online on the official website. The application process comprises several steps such as registration, uploading photograph and signature, filling detailed application form, uploading handwritten declaration and left thumb impression, paying the application fee, and submitting the application form. 

Issue of Admit Card

IBPS SO admit card is released online separately for prelims, mains, and interview. To download the admit cards for different stages, candidates need to enter the registration number or roll number and date of birth or password.

Appearing in the Exam

IBPS SO exam is conducted in different stages-prelims, mains and interview. To get selected for the various posts of Specialist Officers, candidates need to clear all the stages. However, the final selection is done on the basis of mains exam and interview.

Declaration of Result

IBPS SO result is declared online for different exam stages. The scorecard is released a few days after the declaration of the result. To download the result, candidates need to enter the registration number or roll number and date of birth or password.

Final Selection

The final merit list for the appointment is prepared based on the marks of the mains exam and interview. The weightage given to the online mains exam and interview is 80:20.

IBPS SO Exam Centres 2023

IBPS SO exam is conducted at multiple centres in different cities spread throughout the country. IBPS SO exam is conducted at more than 100 test cities. Candidates are required to select one city each for prelims and mains exams. The details regarding IBPS SO exam centres 2022 are mentioned on the admit card. IBPS also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any IBPS SO centre other than the one he/she has opted for. 

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IBPS SO Syllabus 2023

IBPS SO syllabus comprises the topics and sub-topics that candidates need to prepare for the prelims and mains exams. The syllabus for the prelims exam comprises topics from English Language, Reasoning, and General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry. The syllabus for the mains exam comprises topics from Professional Knowledge.

IBPS SO Syllabus for Prelims

Reasoning Ability

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness

Seating Arrangements





Data Sufficiency

Blood Relations

Order and Ranking

Alphanumeric Series

Distance and Direction

Verbal Reasoning

Cloze Test

Reading Comprehension

Spotting Errors

Sentence Improvement

Sentence Correction

Para Jumbles

Fill in the Blanks

Para/Sentence Completion

Number Series

Data Interpretation

Simplification/ Approximation

Quadratic Equation

Data Sufficiency



Profit and Loss

Ratio and Proportion

Work, Time and Energy

Time and Distance



Simple and Compound Interest

Permutation and Combination

Current Affairs

Banking Awareness

GK Updates


Important Places

Books and Authors Awards


Prime Minister Schemes

Important Days

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus 2022

IT Officer (Scale-I)

Database Management System

Data Communication and Networking

Operating System

Software Engineering

Data Structure

Computer Organization and Microprocessor

Object-Oriented Programming

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)

Basics of Crop production


Seed Science

Agronomy and Irrigation

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Practices

Soil resources

Animal Husbandry



Government Schemes

Marketing Officer (Scale-I)

Basics of Marketing Management

Brand Management





Business Ethics

Market Segmentation

Market research and forecasting demand

Product Life Cycle

Corporate Social Responsibility

Service Marketing

Marketing Strategies

Law Officer (Scale-I)

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


Banking Ombudsman Scheme

Laws and Actions with the direct link to Banking Sector

Bankers Book Evidence Act


HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)

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

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2023

IBPS SO exam pattern for prelims, mains, and interview are given below:

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Pattern

Given below is the structure of IBPS SO prelims exam pattern for different posts. 


No. of Questions

Total Marks

Post: Law officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari




English Language



General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry



Post: Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer




English Language



Quantitative Aptitude



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IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

Exam pattern of IBPS SO 2023 mains is given below for different posts.


Total Marks

No. Questions

Post: Rajsabha Adhikari

Professional Knowledge(Objective)



Professional Knowledge(Descriptive)


Post: Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Professional Knowledge



Personal Interview

All those candidates who meet the overall and sectional cutoffs in the mains exam are called for a personal interview. The total marks allotted for the interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview are 40 per cent (35 per cent for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates).

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IBPS SO Preparation Tips 2023

The first and foremost step towards IBPS SO preparation is understanding the exam pattern and syllabus. After this, candidates should prepare a proper study plan for the exam by devising equal time for each section. Candidates should dedicate atleast three to four hours to study. Candidates must solve mock tests regularly to improve their speed and accuracy.

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IBPS SO Cut off 2023

IBPS SO cut off 2022 is released after each phase of the examination is conducted. The cut-off for the IBPS SO preliminary exam is released first followed by the cut-off for the mains exam. Candidates can evaluate their chances of selection by matching their IBPS SO cut off marks. Candidates can check below previous year's IBPS SO prelims cut off.


IT Officer






Agricultural Field Officer






Rajbhasha Adhikari






Law Officer






HR/Personnel Officer






Marketing Officer






IBPS SO Vacancies

IBPS SO vacancies 2022 have been announced along with the notification. The post-wise vacancy break-up of IBPS SO 2022 is given below. 

 Posts Vacancies

IT Officer Scale 1


Agricultural Field Officer Scale 1


Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale 1


Law Officer Scale 1 


HR/Personnel Officer Scale 1


Marketing Officer Scale 1




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IBPS SO Participating Banks 

A total of 11 banks participate in the recruitment process of IBPS SO.

Bank Name Bank Name
Bank of Baroda Canara Bank
Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank 
Bank of India Central Bank of India 
Punjab National Bank Union Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra Indian Bank
Punjab & Sind Bank -



Q: Is the IBPS SO results released for the year 2022-23?

A: IBPS SO mains result have been released by the IBPS on April 1, 2023 which is accessible till April 30, 2023. The candidates can check their results by logging into their registered accounts using application or roll number and date of birth or password.

Q: What are the chances of home state posting in IBPS SO exam?

A: IBPS SO exam is conducted at the national level, therefore successful candidates can be posted anywhere across the country.

Q: What are the chances of promotion after joining a bank as a Specialist Officer through IBPS SO exam?

A: They have a good career path in terms of promotion after selection through IBPS SO exam.

Q: What is the difference between IBPS SO and IBPS PO?

A: IBPS SO is conducted to recruit Specialist Officers in different fields such as law, IT, agriculture. On the other hand, IBPS PO is conducted to recruit Probationary Officers in different public sector banks.

Q: Why the number of participatory banks has reduced from 22 to 11 in IBPS SO 2021?

A: The reason behind the reduction in the number of participating banks is due to the merger of various banks.

Q: How many posts are there in IBPS SO?

A. The posts for which IBPS SO exams are IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer. 

Q: What is the highest level of post one can be promoted to after being inducted as IBPS SO?

A. If an individual joins the post at an early age, he/she can go up to Scale 7 General Manager post. 

Q. Is there any interview after IBPS SO mains exam?

A. Yes, candidates qualifying the IBPS SO mains exam are called for a personal interview. 

Q. If a candidate is appearing in the final year of graduation, can he/she apply for IBPS SO exam?

A. No, only the candidates who completed their Graduation can apply for the exam along with other qualifications. 

Q. What will be the language of IBPS SO question papers?

A. IBPS SO question papers are framed in English and Hindi languages.

Q. How the final merit list is prepared in IBPS SO recruitment?

A. The final merit list of IBPS SO recruitment is prepared based on the marks of the mains exam and interview. 
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