IBPS SO Selection Process 2023, Complete Information


IBPS SO Selection Process 2023

IBPS SO Selection Process 2023: The candidates who are planning to appear for the IBPS SO examination 2023 must know the complete IBPS SO selection process for better preparation. The exam conducting authority- the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has framed a selection process to shortlist candidates for the Specialist Officer post. The IBPS SO 2023 selection process includes three phases of the exam, i.e. Preliminary exam, Mains exam, and the Interview round. The aspirants must qualify for all these three stages to get selected for recruitment.

IBPS SO Selection Process Details

IBPS SO Selection Process is conducted to select candidates for posts of IBPS SO for different disciplines such as I.T. Officer (Scale-I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), Law Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) and Marketing Officer (Scale I) posts. Thus, every candidate who is wishing to apply for this opportunity is requested to crack each and every stage under the IBPS SO selection procedure in order to grab a seat successfully. There are three phases in the IBPS SO selection process that are given below.

IBPS SO Selection Process 2023

IBPS SO Selection Process 2023
Preliminary Stage 1 Objective Type (Computer Based Examination)
Mains Stage 2 Objective Type (Computer Based Examination)
Interview Viva

IBPS SO Selection Process – Prelims Exam Pattern

Below we have provided the IBPS SO Exam Pattern for various departments separately so that it could help the candidates boost up their preparation.

IBPS SO Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari Exam Pattern

We have detailed below the IBPS SO Exam Pattern for Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari.

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Timing (Minutes)
English Language 50 25 English 40
Reasoning Ability 50 50 English and Hindi 40
General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi 40
Total 150 125 120 mins.

IBPS SO IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer Exam Pattern

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Timing (Minutes)
English Language 50 25 English 40
Reasoning Ability 50 50 English and Hindi 40
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40
Total 150 125 120
  • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted

IBPS SO Selection Process – Mains Exam Pattern

The main exam pattern for the IBPS SO is different for every post as mentioned below.

For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:

Name of the Test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
Profession Knowledge 60 60 45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Name of the Test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
Profession Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 30 minutes
Profession Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 30 minutes

IBPS SO Selection Process – Interview

  • Candidates who will successfully clear the IBPS SO prelims and mains examination will be called for the interview round based on the marks obtained by them.
  • The interview round consists of 100 marks in total.
  • The minimum qualifying marks in the IBPS SO Interviews will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

IBPS SO Provisional Allotment

  • Candidates will be provisionally allotted to one of the participating organizations of IBPS, based on the available vacancies and merit-cum-preference basis.
  • In case 2 or more candidates obtain the same score in the exam, the merit would be decided based on the date of birth of the candidate.

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IBPS SO Selection Process 2023 – FAQs

Q1. How many stages are there in IBPS SO Selection Process 2023?

Ans. There are 3 Stages in IBPS SO Selection Process 2023 i.e. Prelims, Mains & Interview.

Q2. Is there any negative marking in IBPS SO Prelims Exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 in IBPS SO Prelims Exam.

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