IBPS SO/SPL-XIII Recruitment 2023

The Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) has recently released the IBPS SO 2023 Notification on its official website. This notification is for filling 1402 vacancies for various positions like AFO, Law Officer, HR Officer, IT Officer, and Marketing Officer. If you have been dreaming of a government job in the banking sector, this is your chance!

IBPS SO 2023:  Overview

Organization Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Exam Name IBPS SO Exam 2023
Post Specialist Officer
Category Bank Job
Vacancy 1402
Application Mode Online
Selection Process Prelims, Mains, Interview
Education Graduation or Post Graduation in a specific stream depends on the Posts
Age Limit 20 to 30 years
Application Fees Rs. 175 (SC/ ST/ PWD)
Rs. 850 (All Others)
Official Website www.ibps.in

Important Dates to Remember

  • Starting Date for Apply Online & Payment of Fee: 01-08-2023
  • Last Date to Apply Online & Payment of Fee: 21-08-2023
  • Date of Downloading Online Admit Card: December 2023
  • Date of Online Prelims Exam: 30-12-2023 to 31-12-2023
  • Result of Online Prelims Exam: January 2024
  • Date of Downloading Mains Admit Card: January 2024
  • Date of Online Mains Examination: 28-01-2024
  • Date of Online Mains Result: February 2024
  • Download of call letters for interview: February/ March 2024
  • Conduct of interview: February/March 2024
  • Provisional Allotment: April 2024

 IBPS SO 2023 Vacancy Details

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

IBPS SO 2023 Exam Date: For those who are wondering when the exam will take place, mark your calendars for the prelims phase on the 30th and 31st of December 2023. It’s essential to prepare well for the upcoming three phases of selection, which are Prelims, Mains, and Interviews.

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2023: Are You Eligible?

To apply for IBPS CRP SPL-XIII 2023, you must meet certain eligibility criteria. These criteria differ depending on the post you are applying for, as the officers serve under Specialist Cadre/wing of the Bank, such as Information technology, Marketing, HR, Law, etc. Let’s look at the detailed eligibility for IBPS SO 2023.

Educational Qualification

  1. I.T. Officer (Scale-I):
    • 4-year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics &Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR
    • Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR
    • Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level.
  2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I):
    • 4-year Degree (graduation) 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/ Sericulture.
  3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I):
    • Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) 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 degrees or Two Years Full-time Post Graduate Diplomas in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labor Law.
  6. 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.
    • Note: Candidates with a PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specializations are not eligible to apply. For posts other than IT Officer Scale I, candidates should have a Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/should have studied Computer/Information Technology as one of the High School/College/Institute subjects.

Age Limit:

  • The minimum age for candidates is 20 years.
  • The maximum age for candidates is 30 years.
  • There are age relaxations for SC/ST/OBC/PwBD and other candidates. For example, the upper age limit for ST/SC candidates is 35 years, for OBC (Non-creamy layer) candidates is 33 years, and for PWBD candidates is 40 years.

Please note that all the educational qualifications should be from a recognized University/Institution/Board approved by the Government of India or relevant Government Regulatory Bodies. The final result should have been declared on or before 21st August 2023.

Make sure to check the official notification for complete details and verify your eligibility before applying for IBPS SO 2023. Good luck with your application!

Application Process and Fee

To apply for IBPS SO 2023, you need to submit your application online through the official IBPS website. The application fee is Rs. 850 for general candidates, and for SC/ST/PWD candidates, it is Rs. 175. Make sure to complete the payment process within the given time frame.

IBPS SO 2023 Exam Pattern: Know What to Expect!

The IBPS SO 2023 exam follows a three-tier pattern, including a preliminary exam, main exam, and a personal interview. Let’s take a look at the exam pattern for IBPS SO 2023:

IBPS SO 2023 Prelims Exam Pattern:

  • The preliminary exam is worth 125 marks and consists of 150 questions.
  • You will have 120 minutes to complete the prelims.
  • Please note that the prelims exam pattern is not the same for all posts, but the timings and maximum marks are consistent.
  • There is a sectional cut-off, which means you need to perform well in each section.
For Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari posts:
  • English Language: 50 questions, 25 marks, 40 minutes.
  • Reasoning: 50 questions, 50 marks, 40 minutes.
  • General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry: 50 questions, 50 marks, 40 minutes.
For IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer posts:
  • English Language: 50 questions, 25 marks, 40 minutes.
  • Reasoning: 50 questions, 50 marks, 40 minutes.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 50 questions, 50 marks, 40 minutes.
IBPS SO 2023 Mains Exam Pattern:
  • The main examination tests your professional knowledge in your respective field.
  • You will have to answer 60 questions worth 60 marks in 45 minutes for the Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer posts.
For the Rajbhasha Adhikari post:
  • You will face an Objective Professional Knowledge section with 45 questions, 60 marks, and 30 minutes.
  • There is also a Descriptive Professional Knowledge section with 2 questions and 30 minutes.
Important Note:
  • For every wrong answer in both preliminary and main exams, a penalty of 0.25 marks will be applied.
  • However, there will be no penalty for leaving questions unattempted.
Detailed information about the examination will be provided
in an Information Handout along with the IBPS SO Admit Card 2023.
Make sure to prepare well and be familiar with the exam pattern to excel
in the IBPS SO 2023 exam. Good luck with your preparations!

Participating Banks

Several Public Sector Banks are participating in this recruitment drive.

  • Bank of Baroda
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Central Bank of India
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Indian Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank

Remember to stay updated with the latest IBPS SO 2023 syllabus, exam pattern, and cut-off marks from reliable sources. Previous year cut-off marks can provide useful insights into the expected cut-off this year.

Don’t miss this chance to secure your dream banking job. Start your preparation now and give your best in the upcoming IBPS SO 2023 exam. Wishing you all the best in your banking career journey! For more detailed information, you can visit the official IBPS website or refer to the provided link in this article.

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