IBPS SO exam is conducted every year to recruit the specialist officers for various banks all across the country. It is a very lucrative exam with a lot of vacancies becoming open every year. However, it is not an easy exam as the number of candidates taking the exam is much higher than the vacancies.
The best strategy to ace this exam is solving IBPS SO Practice Papers; which will give a clear idea about the questions pattern, difficulty level, and chapterwise model questions.
The application process for IBPS SO 2021 has not yet started but the aspirants must know the eligibility criteria before they can apply for the exam. Thus we have provided all the details regarding the eligibility in detail here.
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)|
|Application fee payment mode||Online|
|IBPS SO Application Fee||For General – INR 600,
For SC, ST, PWD – INR 100
The tentative dates for IBPS SO Registration and Exam are tabulated below:
|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|
Applicants must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility requirements before applying for the recruitment exam. The various criteria are as stated below:
Note: All the candidates apart from those who are citizens of India must have proper documents signed by the Government of India permitting them to take the exam.
Academic qualification for various posts is as given below:
Age relaxation will be applicable as per category and is given in the table below:
|SC/ ST||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|
Note: All the candidates applying for reservation must have the supporting documents and certificates as evidence of their status to be eligible for recruitment under the reserved categories. In case of failure to produce the required document, the candidate will be considered under the General category.
Ques: Is there any limit to the number of attempts for IBPS SO?
Ans: No, there is no limit to the number of attempts for IBPS SO.
Ques: What documents does a candidate from Bhutan need to be eligible for IBPS SO?
Ans: Apart from the personal and educational documents generally required, a candidate from Bhutan will need an authorization letter from the Government of India in order to be eligible for IBPS SO.
Ques: Do I need any working experience for IBPS SO?
Ans: For the posts of scale-1 officers, experience is not required. However, if you have an experience you will definitely get a preference.
Ques: Can I apply for IBPS SO in my final year of graduation?
Ans: Yes, you can apply for IBPS SO in your final year of graduation. However, you must be able to produce your graduation result and certificate at the time of document verification.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.