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IBPS SO 2021 Registration and Application Process

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Apr 12, 2021

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IBPS SO Application Form 2021 will tentatively be made available from November 2021. Candidates can register for the exam in online mode only at the official website – ibps.in. Before the application process starts, here are all the details related to it that the students must know.

  • Candidates must ensure that they fulfill IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria of the post they wish to apply for.
  • IBPS SO Application Process involves online registration, uploading scanned documents, filling the form and fee payment.
  • The application fee is INR 600 for General, OBC and EWS category and INR 100 for SC, ST and PwD candidates.
  • Candidates have to upload their photograph, signature, left thumb impression and hand written declaration in specified formats.
IBPS SO Highlights

IBPS SO 2021 Registration Highlights

The key points about the application form of IBPS SO 2021 are highlighted below:

Exam Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection- Specialist Officers exam
Conducting Body IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
Official Website ibps.in
Application Mode Online
Application fee payment mode Online
IBPS SO Application Fee General – INR 600,
SC, ST, PWD – INR 100
IBPS SO Dates

IBPS SO Registration Dates 2021

The tentative dates for IBPS SO Registration and Exam are tabulated below:

Events Tentative Dates
IBPS SO Registration 2021 began on November 2021
Last Day to fill IBPS SO Application Form November 2021
Payment of IBPS SO Application fees November 2021
Issue of IBPS SO Prelims Call letter December 2021
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Dates December 2021
IBPS SO Main Exam Date January 2022
IBPS SO Interview Dates February 2022

Also, check the IBPS Exam Calendar for 2021-22 

IBPS SO Applications

IBPS SO 2021 Application Form

Candidates can fill IBPS SO Application Form 2021 in online mode by following the steps given below:

Step 1: IBPS SO Registration 2021

  • Visit the official website – ibps.in
  • Click on CRP for Specialist Officers IX, then click on the yellow tab “Click Here for New Registration”
  • Now, enter your Name, Mobile number, Email ID and security pin in the registration form.
  • A registration number and Password will be sent to you as SMS and email.

Also Check IBPS SO Exam Pattern

Step 2: Uploading Scanned Documents

  • Login using Registration number and password.
  • Upload scanned images of your passport size photograph, signature, left thumb impression and hand written declaration in prescribed specifications.

The text for the handwritten declaration is as follows –

“I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”

Step 3: Fill IBPS SO Application Form

  • Enter your personal, educational, and contact details.
  • Indicate the post and organization you want to apply for and mention your preferred IBPS SO Exam Center.
  • Preview the form once before submitting it as any correction is not possible after final submission.

Step 4: Pay IBPS SO Application Fees

  • The examination fees can be paid in online mode via Debit Cards (RuPay/ Visa/ Master Card/ Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.
  • The registration fees vary as per candidate’s category:

IBPS SO 2021 Application Fees

Category Application Fees
SC/ ST/ PWD INR 100/-
General/ OBC/ EWS and Others INR 600/-

Guidelines for Uploading Documents

Documents Size Dimension Pixels Format
Photograph 20 – 50 KBs 4.5 X 3.5 cm 200 X 230 .JPG, .JPEG
Signature 10 – 20 KBs 4.5 X 3.5 cm 140 X 60 .JPG, .JPEG
Left Thumb Impression 20 – 50 KBs 3 X 3 cm 240 X 240 .JPG, .JPEG
Hand Written Declaration 50 – 100 KBs 10 X 5 cm 800 X 400 .JPG, .JPEG

Guidelines for Photograph

  • Upload recent color photograph
  • It should have been clicked against a light-colored background.
  • The photo should not have a “red eye”.
  • If using glasses, make sure your eyes are visible through the glass and that there is no reflection or glare on it.
  • Do not wear caps, hats and dark glasses while taking the photograph. Religious headwear is allowed.

Guidelines for Signature

  • Sign on a white paper with a black pen.
  • Do not sign in capital letters.
  • If the Applicant’s signature on the answer script does not match the signature on the Admit Card, the applicant will be rejected.
Retrieve Password

Retrieval of IBPS SO Application Form 2021 Password

  • Go to the official site, ibps.in
  • Click on the ‘Apply online’ link
  • In the Login window, click on “forgot password”
  • Fill in the required details – Registered Mobile No. or Email ID in the new window.
  • Click on “Submit”.
  • New password would be sent on the Registered Email Id or Mobile Number

Check IBPS SO Result

The application process should be completed along with the payment process to be successful. The aspirants will have enough scope to prepare and ace the test if they start preparing at the earliest.

IBPS SO FAQs

FAQs

Ques: After filling up the complete form, I got Blank Screen / Internet got disconnected / My PC closed/changed / shutdown. Is my application saved/registered?

Ans: Re-apply the SO application form again.

Ques: What should I do if there is a lot of delay in accessing the page?

Ans: This might be due to network traffic. Will be present especially, during the last few days of registration. In case it happens, try again after some time.

Ques: I did not receive the email intimation for registration of my application?

Ans: Check your IBPS CWE SO exam form print out what ID you enter. Check your internet speed. Check your Spam folders and refresh your page and wait for some time. It will be generated and sent.

Ques: What details should I provide while writing for the problem?

Ans: Registration no, mobile no, date of birth and full name as entered in the application. Also. provide PC Details including the Operating System and Internet Browser. In case of any error message, send a screenshot of the error in JPG, GIF format or as MS Word file.

Ques: I want to change/correct the details I entered in the Specialist Officer Application?

Ans: Log in and choose the ‘EDIT’ (data entered in Basic Info cannot be changed). Correct the details and take a fresh print out.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer to the official website of the exam.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


34 Comments
G
gurpreet kaur gandhi
I have completed my bcom twice ..one from autonomous college and another from ignou..can I eligible for SO?
M
manisha malik

Yes, you are eligible to appear for the IBPS SO exam after completing graduation. But it is important to consider the age limit criteria for the aspirants that are around 20 to 30 years as of November 26, 2021.

N
nishu
Are NRI/OCI are also eligible to appear for the exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi, in case you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, you can give the exam.
Check out the detailed eligibility criteria here.
 

F
fauzia shahid
Are BE Biotechology graduates eligible to apply for agriculture field officer post?
J
jaya garg

Hi Fauzia. Biotechnology is not mentioned in the list of degrees eligible for IBPS SO (AFO) vacancy. So candidates having a biotechnology degree cant apply.
Check out the detailed eligibility criteria here.
 

U
utkarsha khatri
I have done BSc. Agriculture. Am I eligible?
J
jaya garg

Hi Utkarsha. Yes, in case you meet other minimum eligibility criteria as well, you can apply.
Further details related to the eligibility criteria are mentioned here.
 

N
nishu
I will complete my course in May 2010/20. I am in final semester/year. Am I eligible ?
J
jaya garg

Hi Nishu. Candidate must have a Graduation Degree or any Degree equivalent to Graduation from a recognized university. The degree must be before August 2020, or to be precise, before the Application Form fill-up date.
Further details related to the eligibility criteria are mentioned here.
 

K
kashish tomar
I did Agri in UG & MBA in PG.Will I be able to apply?
J
jaya garg

Hi Kashish. Yes, in case you meet the age criteria as well, you can apply.
Check out other eligibility criteria here.
 

A
arushi thankur
Can MCA graduates apply for IT Officer?
J
jaya garg

Hi Arushi. Candidates must have an engineering or technology Degree in Computer Science/ Applications, IT, Electronics, Electronics & Telecommunications, Electronics & Communication or Electronics & Instrumentation to get considered for the post.
Check out other eligibility criteria here.
 

K
kashish tomar
In which size format the Photos and Signatures should be uploaded?
J
jaya garg

Hi Kashish. Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred), the size of file must be between 20kb–50 kb. Candidates must ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50kb.

A
arushi thankur
Are Electrical & Electronics/ Electrical engineering degree holders eligible?
J
jaya garg

Hi Arushi. A Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government is required while applying for this exam. Also, candidate must have passed the qualifying exam on or before August 28, 2020. Other details are here.

 

A
arushi thankur
If there is any age relaxation for the candidates of reserved category?
J
jaya garg

Hi Arushi. Candidates planning to give the IBPS SO Recruitment exam must be aged between 20-30 years of age. There are age relaxations for the reserved categories.
Candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) gets age relaxation by 3 years while its 5 years for SC/ST category candidates. Other details are here.
 

R
rashmi
I am having 3 years experience in software MNC.Can I apply for Agri.officer?
J
jaya garg

Hi Rashmi. Candidates applying for the post of Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) must have 4-year degree (graduation) in Agriculture, Horticulture, Food Technology, Agricultural Engineering or any other related field to apply for this post. Other details are mentioned here.
 

P
puja sao
I have only UG degree.Can I still apply for HR or Marketing officer?
J
jaya garg

Hi Puja. Candidates must have a 2-year full-time degree in MMS (Marketing), MBA (Marketing), PGDBA, PGDBM, PGPM or PGDM with specialization in Marketing to apply for this post. Other details are here.
 

P
puja sao
I have dual specializations in MBA.There is no major & minor subjects in my degree.Am I eligible?
J
jaya garg

Hi Puja. Academic qualification for different posts are mentioned here.
 

U
utkarsha khatri
what is doeacc b level in ibps so?
J
jaya garg

Hi Utkarsha. DOEACC 'B' Level-An is another way to give IBPS SO IT Officer Exam. More details related to the same can be checked at the official website.

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nagesha m
Are Diploma with engineering are eligible for SO IT as I have done Diploma in ECE (3-years), due to that my engineering course will be only 3 years as I will be given directly admission to second year. But in notification they have mentioned 4 years of engineering, kindly reply
S
swati srivastava

Hi Nagesh, Greetings. IBPS SO 2020 Exam will be conducted on December 26 and 27, 2020 by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Yo can apply once you have completed your graduation. For more details visit: IBPS SO EXAM

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nagesha m
I have completed Engineering in 3 years duration due to lateral entry, am I eligible to apply upcoming SO IT exam and please guide as in application it was not taking 3 year duration what should i have to put in course duration coloumn kindly reply.
D
devnath tiwary

Dear Nagesh M

Greetings from Collegedunia. You can put in the Application Form 4 Years duration because it has been considered B.Tech. with a full duration from any specialization for IBPS SO Recruitment 2020. As you have taken lateral entry so 1 year is counted for 3 years Diploma in Engineering completed by you, so you have to fill in application column 4 years duration for B.Tech. course. For more details, kindly go through this link – IBPS SO Recruitment 2020

K
kashish tomar
what should be written in handwritten declaration in ibps so?
J
jaya garg

Hi Kashish. The text for the handwritten declaration is as follows for IBPS SO Notification. “I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”

K
kashish tomar
how to fill bank preferences in ibps so?
J
jaya garg

Hi Kashish. You are advised to give preference to the bank that has more branches in your home state. Also, check the number of vacancies reported by each bank. List of the banks that participate in IBPS PO and the vacancies available each for of the banks are mentioned here.
 

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nagesha m
I have completed Diploma (3 Years duration) in ECE, So we will be admitted directly to Second year in B.E (Lateral entry), so my Engineering duration will be only 3-year after diploma, as in notification they have mentioned it as 4 years of engineering, am I eigible for the POST SO IT or not as i completed BE in ECE stream kindly reply.
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devnath tiwary

Dear Nagesha M

Greetings from Collegedunia. The Graduation Degree of 3 Years after Diploma is considered as a valid degree of 4 Years from any resp[ective Authorities or Institute in India. So, you are eligible to appear for the IT cell post at IBPS SO Examination 2020. For more details, kindly go through this link – IBPS SO 2020 Eligibility Criteria

K
koyena biswas
What if the payment is debited from the account but the Registration Confirmation did not receive?
J
jaya garg

Hi Koyena. Candidates are supposed to take print out of the e-receipt generated at the time of fee payment. If the e-receipt is not generated, then the cash debited will be re-credited to your account after some time.

K
koyena biswas
What to do when the confirmation mail for Registration and Password not received?
J
jaya garg

Hi Koyena. The candidates are supposed to provide the accurate email id as delivery of these emails purely depends upon the correctness of email id provided. Also, check the spam mails.