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Exam NameIBPS SO

Commonly known as

Organizing authorityIBPS (Insitute of banking personal and selection)
Official Websitewww.ibps,in
Exam TypeObjective
Mode of examOnline
Exam dateTo be notified

What is IBPS SO?

IBPS stands for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)  holds examination every year to fill vacancies of specialist offices in 28 public sector banks and other financial organization like NABARD, SIDBI, LIC and insurance companies, etc. All public sector banks, Associate Banks of SBI, NABARD, SBI, RBI, SIDBI, Some Co-Operative banks, LIC and Insurance Companies, non-financial setups work under the shade of public sector undertaking, state-owned corporations and companies are members of IBPS SO -20. They avail service of IBPS to fill vacancies within their organization. For Specialist Officer, IBPS holds examination once in a year and candidates go through three phases of the selection process.

Application from availabilityTo be notified
Last date for submission of application feeTo be notified
Exam date28th & 29th December (Pre), 25th january (mains) (Tantative)
Result declarationNA
Commencement of counselingNA

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for Specialist Officer IBPS have three clause and applicants are asked to check each clause carefully. Even if applicants do not fulfill some eligibility criteria they can sit for the examination. But, at the later stage upon screening, they will face rejection. Therefore, to avoid such a situation it is best to fulfill all the clauses. Here are three eligibility clauses for IBPS SO Examination.

Age Limit – This is the first clause, according to IBPS SO rule applicant has to in age between 20-30 years. Three to ten years of age relaxation is given to reserve category applicants. For Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe, Ex-Servicemen, Emergency commission officers and other military background persons the age relaxation is 5 years. Other Backward Class age relaxation is 3 years and for persons with a disability, it is 10 years.

Educational & Qualification IBPS Senior Officer:

The second clause of IBPS SO examination is education. Educational qualification is not kept in general because the specialist officer’s work responsibility varies according to their area of work. For Law officer, the qualification is graduate or post graduate in Law and for marketing specialist officer it is BBA or MBA. For each vacancy, clear information is shared for educational qualification. Experience in relevant is also given the weight during the final round of selection.

Nationality – It is the third and final clause of IBPS SO. To apply for an examination candidate has to hold the nationality of India. The candidate should be Indian or a subject of Nepal and Bhutan. Persons of Indian origin migrated to Sri-Lanka, Burma, Ethiopia, United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Pakistan, Zaira are also eligible to apply for IBPS examination. Moreover, Tibetan refugees migrated to India and have become a permanent resident of India before 1962 can also appear for the examination of IBPS, Specialist Officer.

Application forms and submission procedure

IBPS SO  Application Form:

The application form for IBPS examination can be filled online at the website of IBPS or can be downloaded too. It is important to fill the form details correctly to avoid disappointment later. Therefore, thoroughly read it and then fill it. Admit card too is distributed through the website of IBPS. It will be released by the third week of January .

IBPS SO  Notification:

Just like each year, the form of examination for IBPS specialist officer posts in more than 23 banks will be available by the last week of November 2016. The last date of filling the form will remain till December. Students can fill online application for examination within this time period. Written exam for pre and main will take place in the month of January . To get more updates about examination date and late data to fill the form, students can visit the official website of IBPS i.e.

It is always recommended to check the official site of IBPS to know about anything related to the examination. Here only accurate information is shared.

Admit Card

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Exam Pattern:

IBPS Clerk Recruitment exam divided into two part Preliminary and Mains Exam. Both these written examination conduct through online mode. Find below both exam structure:

Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination:

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam is an online exam candidate can attempt On the basis of Aptitude, English and Intellect. The total number of section in this exam is three, each section is mandatory to clear for the candidates.

SubjectsNo, of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language303020 Minutes
Numerical Ability3535 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability3535 20 Minutes
Total100100 60 Minutes

Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination:

Get the details here IBPS Clerk  Mains Exam Pattern. In this exam, the total number of questions will be 190 candidates solve all these questions 160 minutes. Check below table we mention all details like Subject, Total Number of Questions, Total Marks and Exam duration:

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 Minutes
English Language404035 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 Minutes
General / Financial Awareness505035 Minutes
Total190200160 Minutes


Here aspirants can find the IBPS Clerk  Syllabus details. Basically three sections are in Preliminary exam that is Reasoning, Numerical Ability and English Language. Each three sections candidate finds multi subheadings. All these multi subheadings are below according these heading candidates can preparation form IBPS Clerk CWE.

The Syllabus for Mains and Preliminary exam will same for Numerical Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Other subjects are Computer Knowledge, General / Financial Awareness and Reasoning.

IBPS Clerk  Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains):

Numerical Ability English LanguageReasoning AbilityComputerGeneral Awareness
Simplification/AppoximationReading ComprehensionInequalityIntroduction to Computer OrganizationFinancial Awareness
Data InterpretationFillersCoding-DecodingComputer Language, Basics of DBMSCurrent Affairs
Number Series Cloze TestPuzzle and ArrangementsHistory and Generation of ComputersBanking and Insurance Awareness
Quadratic EquationsFill in the BlanksBlood RelationsComputer Network & SecurityGovt. Schemes and Policies
MiscellaneousSportting ErrorsSyllogismComputer Hardware and I/O Devices Static Awareness
Data SufficiencySentence ImprovementDirection SenseOperating System, Internet
Order and RankingMS Office Suite and Short Cut Keys
Number System and Conversions
Computer Memory, Computer Software

IBPS Clerk  Results:

IBPS Clerk  result will be announced after completed all phase of the exam. The merit list will be prepared by the descending order. Candidates can check his result official website. The result will be published online mode just open the official website and download his result.

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