IBPS SO Notification 2022 Out, Exam Dates, Application Form, Vacancies & Syllabus

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Specialist Officers 2022 ( IBPS SO )


Exam On: 24 Dec '22

Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Nov 1, 2022 11:40 IST

IBPS SO notification 2022 has been released on October 31, 2022 by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to fill up a total of 710 vacancies. The notification has been released to invite eligible candidates to join various public sector banks as Specialist Officers for various posts such as Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer, Law Officer, and Rajbhasha Adhikari. IBPS SO notification has been released on the official website in PDF form. The online application process of IBPS SO has commenced from November 1. The last date to fill the application form is November 31, 2022.

The notification of IBPS SO will comprise 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 Exam Dates 2022

IBPS SO exam dates are given in the table below.

Important events Exam dates

IBPS SO Notification 2022


IBPS SO Online Registration Starts From


Last Date of Registration


IBPS SO Preliminary Exam




Download here IBPS SO Notification 2022 PDF

Apply Online for IBPS SO 2022

Candidates have to apply online for IBPS SO 2022 through ibps.in. After visiting the official website, candidates have to do the below-mentioned steps:

  • Click on the link, ‘Click here to apply online for CRP SPL'
  • Click on the ‘New Registration’ tab to begin your registration process
  • Fill all the required details in IBPS SO registration form
  • After completion of registration, a provisional registration number and password would be generated
  • Login again using registration number and password
  • Upload photo, signature, left thumb impression, and hand-written declaration
  • Enter other details, such as educational qualification, post preferences, etc.
  • Preview the application and click on ‘Final Submit’ to submit the application form
  • Proceed to pay the application fee online. Look at the structure of the application fee:


IBPS SO  Application fee (in INR)



For all others

  •  To ensure payment confirmation, collect the generated e-receipt and take a printed copy of the same 

Also Read: IBPS SO Application Form

Download here IBPS SO 2021 Notification PDF

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2022

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

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Pattern

Preliminary exam is qualifying in nature. The total time allotted for prelims is 120 minutes, but IBPS has recently introduced sectional timing, which is 40 minutes for each section.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Posts

IBPS SO Subjects

IBPS SO Total Marks

IBPS SO Total number of Question




English Language



Quantitative Aptitude



IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Law officer & Rajsabha Adhikari

IBPS SO Subjects

IBPS SO Total Marks

IBPS SO Total number of Question




English Language



General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry



IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

Mains exam is conducted for those who clear sectional cut-offs in prelims. Total time in the main exam for all posts except Rajsabha Adhikari is 45 minutes. For Rajsabha Adhikari, it's 60 minutes.

Post: Rajsabha Adhikari

IBPS SO Subject

Total Marks

Total number of Question

Professional Knowledge(Objective)



Professional Knowledge(Descriptive)


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

IBPS SO Subject

Total Marks

Total number of Question

Professional Knowledge





Personal interview

Those who clear the mains exam are eligible to appear for the personal interview. Marks of personal interview along with marks obtained in mains, are used to prepare the final merit list.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2022

IBPS SO syllabus for prelims consists of the following subjects and topics.

Subjects for IBPS SO 2022


Reasoning Ability

Alphanumeric Series, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Puzzle, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Input-Output

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices, Time & Distance, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Permutation, Combination &Probability, Mixtures & Alligations, Work & Time, Sequence & Series

English Language

Cloze Test, Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting, sentence correction, comprehension test, Para jumbles,  Fill in the blanks, Miscellaneous

General Awareness

Current Affairs, Government Schemes and Polices, Sports, Awards, Banking Awareness, Important Days, Important Places, Book And Author

Mains syllabus

In the mains exam, candidates have to appear for papers of their respective subjects. Questions are asked to test their professional knowledge. 

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IBPS SO Notification 2022 FAQs

Q: When will IBPS SO 2022 notification be released?

A: IBPS SO notification 2022 will be released on October 31. 

Q: When IBPS SO application form will be released?

A: IBPS SO application form has been released on November 1. The last date to apply online is November 21.

Q: How many times IBPS SO is conducted?

A. IBPS SO is conducted once a year to select candidates for the post of Specialist Officers in different public sector banks in India.

Q. How can candidates apply for IBPS SO?

A. Candidates need to apply online on the official website of IBPS for IBPS SO exam.

Q. What is the age limit for applying to IBPS SO?

A. The age of candidates should be between 20 and 30 years for applying to IBPS SO exam.

Q. Is there any relaxation in age in IBPS SO?

A: Yes, candidates belonging to the reserved categories can avail age relaxation as per the government rules.

Q. For IBPS SO how many centres are allotted?

A. The preliminary exam will be conducted in over 200 cities while the mains exam will be held in over 100 cities across the country. 

Q. How many times can I apply for IBPS SO?

A. Candidates can apply any number of times for IBPS SO. There is no limit on the number of attempts in IBPS SO exam.

Q. Is IBPS SO exam tough?

A: IBPS SO exam is a little more difficult than other IBPS exams as this exam is conducted to recruit Specialist Officers. Therefore, questions are more towards the difficult side.   

Q: How many vacancies have been announced for IBPS SO?

A: A total of 710 vacancies have been announced for IBPS SO.

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