IBPS SO 2023 Prelims Results Out

IBPS released the Prelims results of the Specialist Officer (SO) on 16th January 2024. Candidates can check their IBPS SO Prelims results. On the IBPS official website, www.ibps.in, the IBPS SO Result will be displayed. You can verify it by entering your registration number and password.  IBPS  has announced 1402 vacancies for SO positions in 2023 recruitment. The candidates who have qualified for the Prelims exam are called for the Mains exam. Candidates can also check their IBPS SO Prelims results, the link is given in this blog.

1. IBPS SO 2023 Notification

IBPS SO 2023 notification was released on 31st July 2023. IBPS SO 2023 Notification is released for an exam for special cadre officers or otherwise known as Officer Scale I, organized and conducted by IBPS in coordination with the respective nodal bank for the vacancies reported from all the participating banks. The IBPS SO Recruitment also known as Common Recruitment Process is run by The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for the past 13 years since 2011, hence termed as “CRP SPL-XIII for year 2023. This recruitment drive is conducted to find qualified applicants for the positions listed 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)

Candidates can check the link below for IBPS SO 2023 notification pdf.

Check here for IBPS SO  2023 Notification

2. About IBPS SO 2023 Exam

The exam pattern of  IBPS SO 2023 Prelims and Mains is given below.  Both Prelims and Mains exams are online and objective-type exams.

2.1 IBPS SO 2023 Prelims Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2023 Prelims exam is conducted by IBPS to screen the applicants for the IBPS Mains exam. It mainly covers 3 subjects: English, Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude(Q.A)/ Banking awareness depending on the post. Except for English, the other two subjects are available in English & Hindi languages.

Posts Applicable: Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
English 50 25 40 minutes
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
Banking Awareness / General Awareness 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes

 

Posts Applicable: IT Officer, HR Officer, Agriculture Officer and Marketing Officer
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
English 50 25 40 minutes
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes

Each section of the IBPS SO 2023 Prelims Exam has its own individual cut-off. Applicants qualifying for all cut-offs are shortlisted for the IBPS SO 2023 Mains Examination.

2.2 IBPS SO 2023 Mains Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2023 Mains Exam mainly tests professional knowledge in their own field of expertise. So IBPS SO Mains 2023 Exam paper differs for each individual profession. IBPS SO 2023 Mains Question Paper is provided in both English & Hindi languages.

Posts Applicable: IT Officer, HR Officer, Agriculture Officer, Law Officer and Marketing Officer
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 45 minutes

 

Posts Applicable: Rajbhasha Adhikari
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Subjective) 2 30 minutes
Total 47 60 60 minutes

IBPS SO 2023 has its own cut-off decided by IBPS and negative marking, each answered objective question has a negative score of 0.25 mark and no negative marks are awarded for unattempted questions. Applicants qualifying for the IBPS SO 2023 Mains Exam are shortlisted and selected for the interview round.

3. About IACE coaching for IBPS SO

IACE institute provides coaching for banking exams. You can use this training to improve your IBPS SO exam performance and coaching efficiency as per the schedule prepared. IACE also provides:

  • Offline and online courses for IBPS SO with full syllabus analysis.
  • The Prelims exam’s material is broken down into four sections: Banking awareness, reasoning, quantitative aptitude, and English.
  • Daily newspaper, Homework Handouts, Current Affairs and English vocabulary sheet.
  •  Daily grand tests on the full syllabus to make you practice 10,000+ model questions during the course period and check your progress from day 1 till the last day of the course.
  • Computer labs and study hall for online and offline practice
  • Special programs to motivate the students and intensive programs to revise the syllabus before the exam.

4. IBPS SO 2023 Exam Highlights

IBPS SO Exam is an annual exam conducted by IBPS for all the vacancies provided by all participating banks in a single financial year. Here are some of the IBPS SO 2023 Exam Highlights.

IBPS SO 2023 Highlights
Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post Specialist Officer (SO)
Exam Level National
Vacancy 1402
Participating Banks 11
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Language of Exam English and Hindi
IBPS SO Recruitment Process Prelims, Main Exams, Interview
Education Qualification Graduates or relevant degree
Age Limit 20 years to 30 years
IBPS Official Website www.ibps.in

 

5. IBPS SO 2023 Online Application & Fee

Step 1: To start the IBPS SO 2023 application process, first register on the IBPS official website @ibps.in.

Step 2: Enter your contact information (such as your name, email address, and mailing address). Then press the Next and Save keys.

Step 3: Include your academic background and professional credentials in this portion of your online application process. Click the save and next buttons once you’re finished.

Step 4: Upload the scanned copies of the following documents during registration

  • Photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm),
  • Signature (No Block Letters)
  • Left thumbprint or Right thumbprint (if the left thumb is not an option) or any left-hand fingerprint starting from the index finger (if both thumbs are not an option).
  • A hand-written declaration in English(No BLock Letters) in the applicant’s handwriting

Step 5: The application fee can be paid using online payment options such as a credit card/debit card/Netbanking. Then press the submit button to complete the application process

Step 6: Your registration ID and password will be issued to you by IBPS via registered email and text message so that you may access the official website to check the results in the future.

Application Fee Details

S.No. Category Fee 
1 SC/ST/PWBD Rs.175/- (Inclusive of GST)
2 All other categories Rs.850/-  (Inclusive of GST)

 

6. IBPS SO 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The IBPS SO eligibility requirements vary depending on the role for which candidates are selected via the IBPS SO 2023 Exam. A candidate must meet three requirements (citizenship, age restriction, and educational requirement) to be eligible for the IBPS SO 2023 Exam. Candidates may only apply for one position. Multiple applications will be summarily rejected.

6.1 Nationality

The eligible candidate for the IBPS SO 2023 Exam should be

  • an Indian citizen
  • A subject of Nepal/Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee from before 1st January 1962.
  • A person migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, Zaire, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia Vietnam, and the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania to settle permanently in India with a certificate issued by the Indian government.

6.2 Age Limit

Candidates are only eligible for IBPS SO 2023 Exam within the age limit: Minimum of 20 to Maximum of 30 years by the time of the IBPS SO 2023 Notification release date. But the age relaxation policy applies for some categories, Ex-servicemen, and PWBD candidates.

S.No. Category Age Relaxation
1 SC/ST 5 years
2 OBC(Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 PWBD 10 years
4 Ex-servicemen / ECOs / SSCOs (Minimum 5 years of service) 5 years
5 People influenced by the 1984 riots 5 years

 

6.3 Educational Qualification

IBPS SO 2023 Notification is for Special cadre officers or Officer Scale-I. The minimum educational qualification to be eligible for IBPS SO 2023 is Graduation or an equivalent degree from a recognized university or board of graduation. But the specific educational requirement for each officer depends on the role of that specific post.

S.No. Post Educational Qualification
1 I.T. Officer (Scale-I) a) 4-year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Information Technology / Computer Science / Computer Applications / Electronics / Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation

OR

b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics / Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Telecommunication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications / Computer Science/OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

2 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 4-year Degree (graduation) in Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Agro-Forestry/ Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agricultural Engineering/ Sericulture Co-operation & Banking / Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/
3 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Post graduates in Hindi with English subject during graduate level.

OR

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

4 Law Officer (Scale I) A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
5 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Graduate and Two Years Full-time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management/ Social Work / HR / HRD / Labour Law / Industrial Relations (or) Two Years Full-time Post Graduate degree
6 Marketing Officer (Scale I) Graduate and Two Years Full-time MBA (Marketing) / Two Years Full-time MMS (Marketing) / Two Years Full-time PGDBA / PGPM / PGDBM / PGDM with specialization in Marketing

 

CREDIT HISTORY:

The candidate applying must have a clean credit history and a CIBIL score of 650 or above at the time of joining one of the participating banks. The minimum credit score will be determined by participating banks’ policies, which may be altered from time to time.

Candidates who do not have a bank account will not be needed to provide their CIBIL status. The CIBIL Score requirement is not necessary for applying. 

7. IBPS SO 2023- Important Dates

IBPS SO 2023 Notification is released for 2024-25 with the prelims and mains exam dates. For more information regarding the IBPS SO 2024 please visit our website regularly.

IBPS SO 2023- Important Dates
Events Dates
IBPS SO Notification 2023 31st July 2023
Online registration Starts  1st August 2023
Last Date to Apply Online for IBPS SO 21st August 2023
IBPS SO Prelims Admit Card 2023 21st December 2023
Commencement of IBPS SO Preliminary Exam 30th December 2023
IBPS SO 2023 Prelims results 16th January 2024
IBPS SO Mains Exam Date 2023 28th January 2024
Declaration of Mains results February 2024
Call letter for interview February/ March 2024
Conducting of interview February/March 2024 
Provisional Allotment April 2024

8. IBPS SO Selection Procedure

IBPS SO 2023 Online Exam selection process is in four stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview and Provisional Allotment. These four stages of the selection procedure for IBPS SO 2023 (CRP SPL-XII) screen the applicants’ layer by layer to decide the final merit list.

8.1 Prelims Exam:

IBPS SO Prelims 2023 Exam is a screening test that all the applicants of the exam must qualify to get shortlisted for the next round. This is mainly an online exam with multiple-choice questions. People attending the IBPS SO Prelims Exam Center must bring:

  • Valid Call letter of Prelims Exam
  • Copy of Photo id proof
  • Photo Id Proof (Original)

Candidates need not submit any documents but get photocopies of the Prelims call letter and Id proof signed and stamped in the prelims exam center. These copies are needed for verification for Mains exam hall entry.

8.2 Mains Exam:

IBPS SO 2023 Mains exam is the main validating exam for the special officer cadre post. This score carries a major weightage of 80% in the final merit list preparation. IBPS SO 2023 exam mainly tests the professional knowledge of the applicant. Applicants must bring the below list of documents with them for verification before entering the Mains exam center:

  • A valid copy of the Mains Exam Call letter
  • Photo Id Proof (Original)
  • Copies of the Prelims Exam call letter & Photo id proof, Stamped and Signed in the Prelims exam Center during the exam.

Qualifying for this exam enables the applicants for the interview round.

8.3 Interview:

The candidates that pass the online tests will thereafter be given further consideration for the interview. There are 100 total points awarded for the interview. The required minimum score to move on to the interview is 40% (35% for those who are SC/ST/OBC/PWBD). The weighting (ratio) of the interview and the online main examination will be 80:20, respectively. The applicant qualified for the interview should bring the necessary documents to the venue

  • Final Online application form downloaded from the IBPS website
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Mark sheets or certificates for educational qualifications.
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • PWBD Certificate (if applicable)
  • Ex-servicemen Discharge Certificate (if applicable)

8.4 Provisional Allotment:

The IBPS SO 2023 Final merit list and posting details are prepared based on the scores of IBPS SO 2023 Mains Exam and IBPS SO 2023 Interview, the total number of vacancies available, Normalised cut-off, and the preference of participating banks.

This is called provisional allotment because they are appointed on a provisional basis for a period of one year.

9. IBPS SO Syllabus 2023

IBPS SO 2023 Syllabus can be mainly divided into two parts IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus and IBPS SO Mains Syllabus (Professional Knowledge):

9.1 IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus

IBPS SO Prelims covers 4 subjects with only 3 of them tested in the actual exam depending on the post applied by the candidate.

Reasoning (Applicable for all IBPS SO posts)
Seating Arrangements Input-Output Alphanumeric Series
Puzzles Data Sufficiency Distance and Direction
Inequalities Blood Relations Verbal Reasoning
Syllogism Order and Ranking etc

 

English (Applicable for all IBPS SO posts)
Cloze Test Sentence Improvement Fill in the Blanks
Reading Comprehension Sentence Correction Para/Sentence Completion
Spotting Errors Para Jumbles etc

 

Quantitative Aptitude
Posts: IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer
Number Series Mensuration Time and Distance
Data Interpretation Average Probability
Simplification/ Approximation Profit and Loss Relations
Quadratic Equation Ratio and Proportion Simple and Compound Interest
Data Sufficiency Work, Time and Energy Permutation and Combination  etc

 

General Banking Awareness
Posts: Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari
Current Affairs Important Places Prime Minister Schemes
Banking Awareness Books and Authors Important Days
GK Updates Awards
Currencies Headquarters etc

 

9.1 IBPS SO Mains Syllabus

IBPS SO Mains Exam mainly tests professional knowledge regarding the post the candidate applied for.

Professional Knowledge (IT Officer Scale-I)
Database Management System Data Structure
Data Communication and Networking Software Engineering
Operating System Object-Oriented Programming
Computer Organization and Microprocessor etc

 

Professional Knowledge (Agriculture Officer Scale-I)
Basics of Crop production Soil resources
Horticulture Animal Husbandry
Seed Science Agroforestry
Agronomy and Irrigation Ecology
Agricultural Economics Government Schemes
Agricultural Practices etc

 

Professional Knowledge (Marketing Officer Scale-I)
Basics of Marketing Management Market Segmentation
Brand Management Market research and forecasting demand
Advertising Product Life Cycle
PR Corporate Social Responsibility
Sales Service Marketing
Retail Marketing Strategies
Business Ethics etc

 

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

 

Professional Knowledge (HR Officer Scale-I)
Human Resource Development Rewards and Recognition
Business policy and strategic analysis Industrial Relations
Transnational Analysis Business Policy and Strategic Analysis
Training and Development Grievance and Conflict Management
Recruitment and Selection Performance Management and Appraisal, etc

 

10. IBPS SO Vacancy 2023: Post-Wise

The conducting body of the IBPS SO 2023 Exam i.e. IBPS has announced vacancies for the financial year of 2024-25. Below is a list of vacancies.

IBPS SO 2023 Vacancies
Post Vacancies
AFO 500
HR/Personnel 31
IT 120
Law 10
Marketing 700
Rajbhasha 41
Total  1402

 

AGRICULTURAL FIELD OFFICER (SCALE-I)
S.NO BANK  SC  ST  OBC  EWS  UR  TOTAL Out of Which (PwBD)
HI  OC  VI  ID
1 BANK OF BARODA  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
2 BANK OF INDIA  0
3 BANK OF  MAHARASHTRA NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
4 CANARA BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
5 CENTRAL BANK OF  INDIA 60  30  108  40  162  400  4
6 INDIAN BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
7 INDIAN OVERSEAS  BANK 0
8 PUNJAB & SIND BANK  0
9 PUNJAB NATIONAL  BANK 15  27  10  41  100  1
10  UCO BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
11  UNION BANK OF INDIA  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
TOTAL  75  37  135  50  203  500  5

 

HR/PERSONNEL OFFICER (SCALE-I)
SR.NO. BANK  SC  ST  OBC  EWS  UR  TOTAL Out of Which (PwBD)
HI  OC  VI  ID
1 BANK OF BARODA  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
2 BANK OF INDIA  12  0
3 BANK OF  MAHARASHTRA NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
4 CANARA BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
5 CENTRAL BANK OF  INDIA 15  0
6 INDIAN BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
7 INDIAN OVERSEAS  BANK 0
8 PUNJAB & SIND BANK  0
9 PUNJAB NATIONAL  BANK 0
10  UCO BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
11  UNION BANK OF INDIA  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
TOTAL  17  31  0

 

I.T.OFFICER(SCALE-I) 
S.NO BANK  SC  ST  OBC  EWS  UR  TOTAL Out of Which (PwBD)
HI  OC  VI  ID
1 BANK OF BARODA  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
2 BANK OF INDIA  0
3 BANK OF  MAHARASHTRA NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
4 CANARA BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
5 CENTRAL BANK OF  INDIA 0
6 INDIAN BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
7 INDIAN OVERSEAS  BANK 20  0
8 PUNJAB & SIND BANK  0
9 PUNJAB NATIONAL  BANK 15  27  10  41  100  1
10  UCO BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
11  UNION BANK OF INDIA  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
TOTAL  18  32  13  49  120  1

 

LAW OFFICER (SCALE-I)
S. NO BANK  SC  ST  OBC  EWS  UR  TOTAL Out of Which (PwBD)
HI  OC  VI  ID
1 BANK OF BARODA  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
2 BANK OF INDIA  10  0
3 BANK OF  MAHARASHTRA NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
4 CANARA BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
5 CENTRAL BANK OF  INDIA 0
6 INDIAN BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
7 INDIAN OVERSEAS  BANK 0
8 PUNJAB & SIND BANK  0
9 PUNJAB NATIONAL  BANK 0
10  UCO BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
11  UNION BANK OF INDIA  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
TOTAL  10  0

 

MARKETING OFFICER (SCALE-I) 
S.NO. BANK  SC  ST  OBC  EWS  UR  TOTAL Out of Which (PwBD)
HI  OC  VI  ID
1 BANK OF BARODA  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
2 BANK OF INDIA  0
3 BANK OF  MAHARASHTRA NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
4 CANARA BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
5 CENTRAL BANK OF  INDIA 0
6 INDIAN BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
7 INDIAN OVERSEAS  BANK 0
8 PUNJAB & SIND BANK  0
9 PUNJAB NATIONAL  BANK 105  52  189  70  284  700  7
10  UCO BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
11  UNION BANK OF INDIA  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
TOTAL  105  52  189  70  284  700  7

 

RAJBHASHA ADHIKARI (SCALE-I) 
S. NO BANK  SC  ST  OBC  EWS  UR  TOTAL Out of Which (PwBD)
HI  OC  VI  ID
1 BANK OF BARODA  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
2 BANK OF INDIA  16  0
3 BANK OF  MAHARASHTRA NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
4 CANARA BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
5 CENTRAL BANK OF  INDIA 15  0
6 INDIAN BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
7 INDIAN OVERSEAS  BANK 10  0
8 PUNJAB & SIND BANK  0
9 PUNJAB NATIONAL  BANK 0
10  UCO BANK  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
11  UNION BANK OF INDIA  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR  NR
TOTAL  11  18  41  0

11. IBPS SO Cut-Off: Previous Year’s Cut-off Marks

IBPS SO 2023 Cut-off for Prelims and Mains exam will be released on the IBPS official website. Tabulated below is the post-wise and category-wise generalized cut-off for the results of IBPS SO 2022-23 Examination

IBPS SO Final  Cut Off 2022-23 (Out of 100)(Mains + Interview)
Posts Name SC ST OBC UR EWS HI OC VI ID
IT Officer 31.07 30.00 35.67 40.40 36.33 37.07 32.13 39.00 28.67
Agricultural Field Officer 55.20 50.07 62.33 62.53 60.73 54.93 64.67 64.53 63.73
Rajbhasha Adhikari 57.27 48.80 58.67 58.67 51.73 N.A N.A N.A N.A
Law Officer 50.00 N.A 45.73 60.20 43.33 N.A N.A N.A N.A
HR/Personnel Officer 39.00 39.27 49.27 55.07 48.67 N.A 47.07 50.33 N.A
Marketing Officer 49.27 46.93 50.67 55.07 46.60 48.67 47.27 44.27 N.A

 

12. IBPS SO 2023 Salary Structure

IBPS SO 2023 Salary structure is the same as for all banking Officer scale-I posts as per banking salary. Most of the time IBPS SO notification comes with Officer scale-I posts, hence the below-tabulated data.

Basic Pay 23,700
House Rent Allowance 7%-9%(Location dependent)
Dearness Allowance Rs 8605.88
Special Allowance 7.75%(Scale I)
City Compensatory Allowance 0-4%(depends on location)
Miscellaneous Rs. 4100
Gross Pay 38,000 to 39,000
In Hand 33,000 to 35,000

 

13. IBPS SO 2023 Participating Banks

IBPS SO 2023 is an exam conducted to fill in the post of various banks all over India that come under IBPS purview for Common Recruitment Practice.

S.No. Participating Banks
1 Bank of Baroda
2 Canara Bank
3 Indian Overseas Bank
4 UCO Bank
5 Bank of India
6 Central Bank of India
7 Punjab National Bank
8 Union Bank of India
9 Bank of Maharashtra
10 Indian Bank
11 Punjab & Sind Bank

 

14. IBPS SO 2023 Exam Centre

IBPS SO 2023 Exam centers are accommodated and divided into 36 States and Union Territories to conduct the exam nationwide.

State Code  State/Union Territory Prelims Exam Centres Mains Exam Centres
11 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh Vizianagaram, Chirala, Guntur, Kadapa, Visakhapatnam,  Kakinada, Kurnool, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Chittoor, Nellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
13 Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun Naharlagun
14 Assam Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Silchar, Jorhat, Tezpur. Guwahati
15 Bihar Patna,Arrah,Muzaffarpur, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Gaya, Purnea,Darbhanga. Patna
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali Chandigarh/Mohali
17 Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Raipur, Bilaspur Raipur
18 Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu Surat, Jamnagar Surat
19 Delhi Gurugram, Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Greater, Noida, Ghaziabad. Gurugram, Delhi/New Delhi, Greater Noida,

Faridabad, Ghaziabad.

20 Goa Panaji Panaji
21 Gujarat Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar,  Gandhinagar, Surat, Himatnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Anand, Ahmedabad
22 Haryana Karnal, Ambala, Hisar, Yamuna Nagar Kurukshetra, Hissar
23 Himachal Pradesh Mandi, Bilaspur, Kangra, Shimla, Solan, Una, Hamirpur, Kullu, Hamirpur, Shimla
24 Jammu & Kashmir Srinagar, Jammu, Samba Jammu, Srinagar
25 Jharkhand Ranchi, Bokaro, Jamshedpur,  Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Ranchi
26 Karnataka Udupi, Bengaluru, Shimoga, Belgaum, Mangalore, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mysore Bengaluru, Hubli
27 Kerala Kannur, Alappuzha, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad. Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
28 Ladakh Leh Leh
29 Lakshadweep Kavaratti Kavaratti
30 Madhya Pradesh Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna. Bhopal
31 Maharashtra Ratnagiri,Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
32 Manipur Imphal Imphal
33 Meghalaya Shillong Shillong
34 Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl
35 Nagaland Kohima Kohima
36 Odisha Sambalpur, Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Dhenkanal, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Rourkela. Bhubaneshwar
37 Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
38 Punjab Pathankot, Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Mohali, Fategarh Sahib. Jalandhar, Ludhiana
39 Rajasthan Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Kota, Sikar, Bikaner, Jodhpur. Jaipur, Udaipur
40 Sikkim Bardang/ Gangtok Bardang/Gangtok
41 Tamil Nadu Vellore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Thanjavur, Nagercoil, Tiruchirapalli,  Salem, Tirunelveli, Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
42 Telangana Karimnagar, Hyderabad, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad
43 Tripura Agartala Agartala
44 Uttar Pradesh Agra, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Varanasi Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Mathura, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Aligarh, Muzaffarnagar. Lucknow, Meerut, Prayagraj (Allahabad)
45 Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee Dehradun
46 West Bengal Siliguri, Asansol, Durgapur, Kalyani,  Hooghly, Greater Kolkata. Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

 

15. IBPS SO Preparation Tips 2023

  • The syllabus for this exam is broad and complex because it is intended to hire professionals for specialist cadre posts. The IBPS SO Prelims Exam is an objective test on the common competitive syllabus to test aptitude, reasoning, general awareness and English whereas IBPS SO Mains Exam mainly focuses on professional knowledge. Hence syllabus analysis is very important.
  • After reviewing the syllabus, it’s critical to understand what you should concentrate on. Regular practice and mock exams will help you improve. Correct any errors and Practice again.
  • Always be confident. Success in every exam depends on confidence. Particularly during the interview portion where your prior experience is questioned.
  • Mocktest series for practice is very important. There are no subjective questions asked during the exam. Thus candidates need plenty of practice to get used to the exam pattern and strict time management for the tests.

16. IBPS SO 2023 Admit Card & Call Letter

The IBPS SO Admit Card is the document that will be used to enter the examination hall. The IBPS SO admit card is issued a few days before the prelims on the IBPS website for the applicants. Candidates can download the IBPS SO 2023 Prelims admit card on December 2023(Expected) 

After the IBPS SO Prelims 2023 Results are out, shortlisted candidates are again issued an Admit Card for the mains exam. Candidates can download the IBPS SO 2023 Prelims admit card on January 2024 (Expected)

The IBPS SO Call Letter is issued by the IBPS when the applicants are qualified in both the prelims and the mains to call for the interview through the mail and it contains information like date, venue, center, and other details of the interview.

17. IBPS SO Prelims 2023 Result

The Results of the IBPS SO Notification 2023 will be declared later. The exam will be conducted on the 30th of December 2023 as per IBPS 2023 calendar. The result can be accessed by logging onto the official website www.ibps.in and entering your registration ID and password to log in to your account and check your results online on the day of the result announcement.  IBPS has announced the SO Prelims results. Candidates can check their results. The direct link for the IBPS PO Prelims results is given below.

Check here for IBPS SO 2023 Prelims Results link

18. IBPS SO Mains 2023 Result

The IBPS SO Mains 2023 Exam will be conducted in January 2024. It was expected that IBPS SO Mains results will be released on February 2024. For future updates on IBPS SO Mains Results please follow our blog.

19. IBPS SO Interview Process

This IBPS SO Interview 2023 is mainly to verify the eligibility of the candidate who passed the written test. Since the applicants are professionals seeking positions in the managerial cadre, they must pass tests of management and leadership abilities as well as technical knowledge in their respective fields of specialization.

There will be a rigorous background investigation before a position can be filled. The only way to get selected for this position is to demonstrate that you have more experience and prove that your knowledge is genuine. Candidates need to get their interview call letters from the official IBPS website, www.ibps.in.

21. FAQ's

1. What is the age limit for IBPS SO?

A) The age limit for IBPS SO is 20-30 years of age. But it may vary depending on various factors of age relaxation criteria such as caste, previous IBPS employment, and other reservation categories.

2. How many vacancies are there for IBPS SO 2023?

A) There are about 1402  vacancies available for IBPS SO 2023 Notification

3. Can I apply to more than one post in the same exam?

A) No, you shouldn’t. Work Experience and technical qualification for each post vary too much for them to coincide.

4. When will the IBPS SO 2023 Notification be available?

A) IBPS SO 2023 Notification for the year 2024-2025 is released on 31st July 2023. Interested candidates are advised to check the notification thoroughly and start applying.

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