IBPS 1828 SO Recruitment 2021 | Exam Dates, Application Form

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IBPS 1828 SO Recruitment : The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released an official notification for recruitment to the post of Specialist Officers (SO) in participating banks. The willing and interested candidates can apply online for the posts through the official website ibps.in. The last date to submit the application form is 23 November 2021.

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IBPS 1828 SO Recruitment Details

IBPS has released the official notification PDF of IBPS SO Recruitment 2021 on the website of IBPS on 2nd November 2021. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will recruit 1828 Specialist Officers (SO) for the financial year 2022-23. IBPS SO recruitment process consists of three phases i.e. Prelims exam, Mains exam, and interview round. IBPS SO important dates, vacancies, online application links, application fees, etc, are given below in the post, check for more details.

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A total of 1828 posts will be recruited through this recruitment process. Candidates will be selected on the basis of Prelims, Mains and Interview. Candidates who qualify and shortlisted in Online Preliminary Examination will have to appear for Online Main Examination and shortlisted candidates in Online Main Examination will subsequently be called for Interview to be conducted by the Participating Banks and Nodal Bank. Will go The Online Examination (Preliminary & Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for the selection of personnel in the Specialist Officer Category Posts is tentatively scheduled in December 2021/January 2022.

IBPS 1828 SO Recruitment

IBPS 1828 SO Recruitment Important Dates

Check all the important details for the IBPS SO notification 2021 given below in the table.

IBPS SO 2021 Notification: Important Dates
Events Dates
IBPS SO 2021 Notification Released 2nd November 2021
IBPS SO Online Application Starts 3rd November 2021
IBPS SO Application Ends 23rd November 2021
IBPS SO Prelims Exam 26th December 2021
IBPS SO Mains Exam 30th January 2022
Interview Date February/March 2022

IBPS 1828 SO Recruitment Overview

IBPS will be soon releasing the official notification for the Specialist Officer recruitment process for FY 2021-22. The aspirants interested in the exam must be familiar with IBPS SO details which are mentioned below.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2021- Overview
Organisation Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post Specialist Officer (SO)
Exam Level National
Vacancy To be notified soon
Participating Banks 11
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
IBPS SO Recruitment Process Prelims, Main Exams, Interview
Education Qualification Graduates or relevant degree
Age Limit 20 years to 28 years
Application Fee SC/ST/PWD- Rs.175
General and Others- Rs. 850
Total Vacancy 1828
IBPS Official Website www.ibps.in

IBPS 1828 SO Recruitment Vacancy Details

This year, IBPS has introduced 1828 Specialist Officers (SO) vacancies for IBPS SO 2021-22 exam. As this is the recruitment for Specialist Officer, therefore the vacancies released are not that high as other banking exams. Last year, the total number of vacancies was 647. Let’s have a look at the post-wise total number of vacancies for IBPS SO 2021-22.

IBPS SO Vacancies 2021-22
Name of Post No. of Vacancies
IT Officer (Scale-I) 220
Agriculture Officer (Scale-I) 884
Marketing Office (Scale-I) 535
Law Officer (Scale-I) 44
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I) 61
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) 84
Total 1828

IBPS 1828 SO Recruitment Application Fees

The exam fee for the post of IBPS Specialist Officer is mentioned below. The application fee has to be paid online.

Category Application Fee
General & Others Rs. 850/-
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 175/-

Documents List

The candidates will have to upload the following documents in the required size in JPEG format in the IBPS SO 2021 Online Form.

Documents Dimensions File Size
Passport Size Photograph 200 x 230 Pixels 20 – 50 KBs
Signature 140 x 60 Pixels 10 – 20 KBs
Left Thumb Impression 240 x 240 Pixels 20 – 50 KBs
Hand Written Declaration 800 x 400 Pixels 50 – 100 KBs

IBPS 1828 SO Recruitment Eligibility

The candidates who are interested in applying for the posts of IBPS SO in various departments can go through the minimum eligibility criteria below in terms of Nationality, Educational Qualification and age limit.


The candidate who is going to apply for IBPS SO 2021 exam should have citizenship of India issued by the government of India. The following candidates can also apply for the IBPS SO 2021 exam:

  • a subject of Nepal or
  • a subject of Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan Refugee, who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • Persons migrated from India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, along with the certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

Educational Qualification

The education qualification for IBPS SO for various posts is as follows:

1. I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

  • 4 year Engineering/Technology Degree or PG in CS/CA/IT/EE/EC/Electronics & Instrumentation/ Electronics & Telecommunications OR
  • Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)

  • 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Horticulture/ Forestry/ Food Science/ Animal Husbandry/Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Co./ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Tech./ Dairy Tech./ Agricultural Engineering/ Sericulture

3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)

  • PG Degree in Hindi with English as a core subject OR
  • PG Degree in Sanskrit with English & Hindi as core subjects.

4. Law Officer (Scale-I)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.

5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)

  • Graduate and 2 Years Full-time PG degree or 2 Years Full-time PG Diploma in Personnel Management /Industrial Relations/HR/HRD/Social Work /Labour Law.

6. Marketing Officer (Scale-I)

  • Graduate and 2 Years Full-time MMS (Marketing)/ 2 Years Full-time MBA (Marketing)/ 2 Years Full-time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing.

IBPS 1828 SO Recruitment Age Limit

  • The age of the applicant must range from anywhere between 20 to 30 years
  • Age relaxation will be applicable as per category and is given in the table below:
Category  Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years
An individual domiciled in J&K during the
period January 1, 1980, and
December 31, 1989
5 years
Person affected by 1984 riots 5 years

IBPS 1828 SO Recruitment Exam Pattern

There are two patterns for IBPS SO prelims examination for different posts. There is a sectional cut-off and candidates have to clear all the sections in order to clear the preliminary exam of IBPS SO 2021.

For the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:

S No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes
S No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:

S No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes

IBPS 1828 SO Recruitment How To Apply

  • In order to apply for this recruitment, candidates must visit the official site – ibps.in.
  • On the homepage, click on the notification that reads, ‘Click here to apply for CRP SPL XI.’
  • Candidates will then have to register themselves or log in if they are already registered by using registration number and password.
  • Candidates should fill the application form, upload the required documents and pay the application fee.
  • Post submitting it, candidates should download and print a copy of the registration form.

In order to apply for the same, the application fee for IBPS SO 2021 recruitment is Rs. 175. It is for candidates applying under SC/ST/PwD categories. For candidates belonging to any other category, the fee is Rs. 850. Candidates are advised to visit the official website for being updated.

IBPS 1828 SO Recruitment Important Links

Notification: Click Here

Apply Online: Click Here

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