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IBPS SO Exam dates

IBPS SO Exam dates:
Given below is the IBPS SO Exam Date for 2021.

Name of the EventTentative Dates
IBPS SO Notification Date 202001st November 2020
IBPS SO application form start date02nd November 2020
IBPS SO apply online last date23rd November 2020
Payment of Online Fees23rd November 2020
IBPS SO Pre Admit Card 202009th December 2020
IBPS SO Exam Date 202026th December 2020
IBPS SO Pre Result Date06th January 2021
IBPS SO Mains Call Letter08th January 2021
IBPS SO Mains Exam Date 2020-2124th January 2021
IBPS SO Main Result Date04th February 2021
IBPS SO Interview Call LettersFebruary 2021
Conduct of interviewFebruary 2021
IBPS SO application reprint30th June 2021
IBPS SO Final Result (Provisional Allotment)01st April 2021



IBPS SO announced the total number of vacancies IBPS SO 2021 Vacancies. The total number of IBPS SO Vacancies is 1163. Here are the list of vacancies in details.

Name of PostNo. of Vacancies
Agriculture Officer (Scale-I)670
Marketing Officer (Scale-I)310
IT Officer (Scale-I)76
Law Officer (Scale-I)60 
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)20
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)27


IBPS SO Official Notice

Job TitleIBPS Bank Jobs 2021 Near Me - Apply Online for IBPS SO Recruitment
Organization nameInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection
Date Added01/08/2021
Job LocationDelhi
Last Date to Apply30/11/2021
SalaryINR 38,000 - INR 41,000
Job TypeFull Time
Candidates Allowed only fromIndia

IBPS SO Apply Online :

1. You can register through IBPS SO official website.
2. Click on “New Register” for ID and Password.
3. Fill the application form and enter your “Personal details/Education qualification/Contact details”
4. Upload Scanned Document including (Photo and Signature).
5. Candidates will receive the notification of downloading “Admit Card” on December 2021 for preliminary exams on the official Website and register     mobile number.
6. Candidates aspiring for IBPS SO Mains i.e those who have qualified IBPS PO PRELIMS 2021 can download the ADMIT CARD from the official website of IBPS.
7. The link is open for the download on January 2020. You can download the “Mains Admit card” till the examination schedule on 25th January 2020.
8. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:
   Registration No/Roll No
   Date of Birth/ Password
9. The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO 2021 will be issued in 3 phases:
  Online Preliminary Examination
  Online Mains Examination
10. The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.


IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria :

Eligibility Criteria:
 1. Age Limit:
    Minimum Age: 20 Years
    Maximum Age: 30 Years

2. Educational Qualification:

   i. IT officer (Scale-I)

      4-years of Engineering/Computer Applications/Information Technology/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Electronics/Electronics &                 Telecommunications/ Electronics  & Instrumentation/ Electronics & Communication.

   ii  Post Graduate Degree

        Post graduate in Electronics/ Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Applications/ Electronics & Tele Communication/Electronics        & Communication/Electronics & Instrumentation

   iii. Graduate (DOEACC LEVEL “B”)

   iv. Agricultural Officer Scale-I    

4 year Graduation Degree 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.

v. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 

     Carry Postgraduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree of (graduation) level


     Carry Postgraduate Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at the degree of (graduation) level

vi.  Law Officer Scale(I)

     Carry a Bachelor's degree in Law (LLB) and appointed as an advocate with Bar Council.

 vii. HR/Personnel Officer Scale(I)  

   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.

viii. Marketing Officer Scale(I)

     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

IBPS SO Exam pattern

 IBPS SO 2021 Exam Pattern – PRELIMS (Phase I)

1. The IBPS SO 2020 preliminary examination is of one-hour duration.
2. It is an online examination.
3. It has 3 sections having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks.
4. There is negative marking in the IBPS SO pre-exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.
5. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the IBPS SO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below :

 Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

Name of TestNo. of QsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning505040 mins
English Language502540 mins
General Awareness (With Special Reference to Banking)505040 mins
Total1501252 Hours

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

Name of TestNo.s of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning505040 mins
English Language502540 mins
Quant Aptitude505040 mins
Total1501252 Hours

IBPS SO 2021 Exam Pattern – MAINS (Phase II)

1. The IBPS SO 2021 Mains examination is of Three-hour and Thirty Minutes duration.
2. It is an online examination.
3. It has 4 sections (Objective) and 1 section (Subjective) having 155 + 2 questions in total with a maximum score of 200+25 marks.
4. There is negative marking in the IBPS SO pre-exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.
5. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the IBPS SO Main exam.

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

SubjectNo. of QsMax MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge606045 Mins

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

SubjectNo. of QsMax MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge (Objective)45           6030 Min.
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)230 Min.



IBPS SO Interview

IBPS SO Interview 2021:

1. The interview consists of 100 marks. The weight age of marks is distributed among the 80:20 ratio.
2. The final selection is based on the combination of both the stages (Written exams + Interview).
3. The minimum qualification should not be less than 40% (35% SC/ST/OBC/PWD Candidates).


IBPS SO Syllabus :

The syllabus of IBPS SO 2021 is based on 4 Section: Quantitative Aptitudes/General English/Reasoning ability/General Awareness.

Reasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeEnglish LanguageGeneral Awareness
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading ComprehensionCountries Capital
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze TestCurrent affairs (Last 3 month)
Alphabet Test
Mixtures &AlligationsPara jumblesBanking awareness
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest &
Surds & Indices
Multiple Meaning / Error SpottingFinancial awareness
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanksEvents & Important dates
Seating-ArrangementTime & DistanceMiscellaneous 
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion 
TabulationData Interpretation  
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage  
Blood RelationsNumber Systems  
Input OutputSequence & Series  
Coding DecodingPermutation, Combination, Probability  


IBPS SO Cut Offs

Cut Offs:
IBPS SO 2021 Final Official Cut Off are out!  This article cover the detailed Official Section-wise IBPS SO Final Cut Off for 2020. You can refer this article to check whether you have crossed the official cut off marks.

IT Officer(Scale – I)NANANA30.3340.4725.6732.6726.87NA
Agriculture Field Officer (Scale – I)67.1365.0076.0074.2076.5361.5365.3370.00NA
Rajbhasha Adhikari(Scale- I)41.7339.6046.2735.0747.40NA35.3343.07NA
Law Officer(Scale- I)54.1341.9758.0759.1661.91NA43.4837.3239.45
H.R/ Personnel Officer(Scale- I)40.33NA47.0047.4758.33NA54.3338.6742.67
Marketing Officer(Scale-I)52.1341.5357.0057.2763.00NA50.7340.67NA

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