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IBPS SO Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, and application fees

IBPS SO known as Institute of Banking Personnel Selection - Specialist Officer Examination. This exam is conducted to aid in the recruitment of eligible applicants for multiple public sector banks in across India. The IBPS is a government-owned bank personnel recruitment agency which came into existence in 1975.

Those applicants who are eligible to apply for this post can direct apply through the online mode on the official website i.e. https://www.ibps.in/. IBPS SO exam will be completed into tiers examination i.e. Preliminary, Mains, as well as Personal Interview.

Before to apply for this exam, it is advisable that applicants can read the below information:


Highlights of IBPS SO Exam 2022

Exam name IBPS SO
Full form of IBPS SO Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Specialist Officer
Conducted by  IBPS
Level of exam National 
Application fees  Rupees 600 for general
Rupees 100 for reserved
Exam mode Online 
Application mode Through online
Duration of exam

Two hours


Important Dates of IBPS SO Exam 2022

Events  Important dates
Starting date to fill the application form First week of November 2022
Last date to fill the form November 2022, last week
Payment of application fee November 2022, last week
Admit card available December 2022, last week
Preliminary exam result  Jan-23
Admit card of Mains exam Jan-23
Call letter for interview Feb-23


Application form of IBPS SO Exam 2022

First applicants need to visit the official website

Applicants who are log in using registration ID and password

After entering log in details applicants need to provide other details like educational and personal

After this, candidates need to upload their scanned versions like signature, photograph as well as left thumb impression

Download your application form and print out it


Exam centers of IBPS SO Exam 2022

Check the list of exam centers from below information:

Guwahati, Vijayawada, Faridabad, Naharlagun, Vishakapatnam, Patna, Chandigarh/Mohali          Raipur, Port Blair, Delhi/New Delhi, Surat, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Panji, Gurugram, Hissar, Ahmedabad, Shimla, Hamirpur, Srinagar, Jammu, Bengaluru, Ranchi, Kochi, Hubli, Kavaratti, Thiruvananthapuram, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Nagpur, Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai, Imphal, Pune, Aizawl, Shillong, Kohima, Puducherry, Bhubaneshwar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Chennai, Jaipur, Barding/Gangtok, Madurai, Hyderabad, Tirunelveli, Allahabad, Agartala, Meerut, Lucknow, Dehradun, Siliguri


Selection Process of IBPS SO Exam 2022

Applicants will be selected for IBPS SO post on the basis of qualifying exam. The exams includes Prelims and Mains exam. First applicants need to clear the prelims exam then they also need to clear Mains exam. Once both the exams clear then applicants will be called for interview round.

Cut off of IBPS SO exam 2022

Cut off is the minimum score which is required to secure the qualify for the exam by the IBPS through official website.

Applicants can check cut off by just follow the below steps:

Go to the IBPS official website and click on the link of IBPS SO Cut off

Applicants then need to required their login details

The mark sheet will be then visible on the screen



Ques: What is the preparation strategy a candidate need to follow?

Ans: Follow the below preparation tips for IBPS SO exam:

Gather all related syllabus from the official website

Prepare the strict time table to cover all the syllabus

Solve previous year sample as well as mock papers

Read newspapers and journals to build strong general awareness


Ques: What are the best books for IBPS So preparation 2022?

Ans: Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

Analytical Reasoning

Kiran’s IBPS specialist officers

Essential English Grammar with answers

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive exam by RS Agarwal

Lucent’s GK


Ques: What are the participating banks of IBPS SO?

Ans: Bank of India

UCO Bank

Canara Bank


Indian Bank

Central Bank of India

Union Bank of India

Bank of Maharashtra

Punjab national bank


Ques: When the application form available for IBPS SO 2022?

Ans: From first week of November 2021 the application form will be available.


Ques: How to get the admit card of IBPS SO?

Ans:  applicants can download their admit card of IBPS SO from the official website.

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