IBPS SO 2017


IBPS SOIBPS SO 2017: The scorecard of candidates who had qualified for the personal interview of Specialist Officer 2017 has been released by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on March 22, 2017. The link to access the scorecard of IBPS SO 2017 has been provided below on this page. The last date for candidates to check the scores in March 29, 2017.Candidates will have to provide their registration number/roll number and date of birth/password in the login panel to download the scorecard. Candidates who did not qualify for the online examination only will be able to check their scores. The final result of IBPS SO 2017 will released on or after April 1, 2017. The candidates who will qualify the interview will be shortlisted for provisional allotment in any of the 20 participating banks. Candidates can read the complete details about IBPS SO 2017 from the article below.

 Latest: IBPS SO Scorecard Released – Download Here

Salient Features of IBPS SO 2017

  • Name of the Conducting Authority: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
  • Name of Post: IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer.
  • Number of Vacancies: 4122
  • Participating Banks: 20 

Participating Banks in IBPS SO 2017

Allahabad Bank  Canara Bank Indian Bank  Syndicate Bank 
Andhra Bank  Central Bank of India  Indian Oversea Bank  UCO Bank 
Bank of Baroda Corporation Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce  Union Bank of India 
Bank of India Dena Bank  Punjab National Bank  United Bank of India 
Bank of Maharashtra  IDBI Bank  Punjab and Sind Bank  Vijaya Bank 

IBPS SO Result 2017

The scorecard of IBPS SO personal interview  has been released by the organisation on March 22, 2017. Candidates can make use of the link given on this page to check and download their IBPS SO Scorecard 2017. The scorecard will allow the candidates to check their overall and sectional marks along with minimum qualifying marks for every section. Candidates can click on the above link to read more details result and scorecard of IBPS SO 2017.

IBPS SO Cutoff 2017

IBPS has unveiled the expected cutoff score for online exam of IBPS SO. All the candidates who have appeared for the exam on January 28 and 29, 2017 will have to score equal or more than the cutoff score to qualify and move further to the next round. IBPS will announce the final cutoff for IBPS SO 2017 with the result on February 16, 2017. Applicants can check the details of expected cutoff score from the link above.

IBPS SO Selection Procedure 2017

IBPS had decided a fixed criteria for selection of candidates under IBPS SO 2017. All the applicants who are interested in the aforementioned posts will have to undergo a online exam followed by personal interview to be shortlisted at the selected posts. The candidates who qualify the online CWE of IBPS SO 2017 will be eligible to appear for the personal interview. Read more about criteria of selection from the link above.

IBPS SO Admit Card 2017

The candidates who have applied for the recruitment of IBPS SO 2017 have been issued the Admit Card for Online Exam. Aspirants who had filled the Application Forms without any mistakes and fulfilled all the conditions of eligibility will be able to download the Admit Card. Candidates can download their Admit Card through Registration Number/Roll Number and Date of Birth/Password. The Admit Card will be available for downloading until January 29, 2017. Online Exam of IBPS SO is scheduled to be conducted on January 28 and 29, 2017. The admit card for the interview process will be made available after February 24, 2017. The IBPS SO Admit Card is a very important document for all the candidates as it will enable them to sit for the examination.They can also check the steps to download their admit card and FAQ’s related to the Admit Card by clicking the above link. 

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2017

All the applicants interested to apply will for IBPS SO 2017 will have to surpass certain eligibility conditions and fill the application form. The candidates who do not clear the eligibility criteria will not be able to fill the application form. The candidates who fill the application form even if they do not clear the eligibility criteria will have their application form cancelled and will not be included in the remaining recruitment process. Check the details of IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria in the table below.

Parameters Remarks

A Applicant must be either –

(i) a Citizen of India or

(ii) a subject of Nepal or

(iii) a subject of Bhutan or

(iv)  a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

(v)  a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. 

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit (As on 1.11.2016)
  • Minimum Age: 20 years   
  • Maximum Age: 30 Years
  • A Candidate should not have been born earlier than 2.11. 1986 and not later than 1.11.1996 (both dates inclusive)
Educational Qualifications

I.T. Officer 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation 


Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications


Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale 1) 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agri. Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agroforestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology.

Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale 1) Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level


Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the 3 degree (graduation) level.

Law Officer (Scale 1) A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale 1) Graduate and Full time Post Graduate degree or Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/HRD/ Social Work / Labor Law.
Marketing Officer (Scale 1) Graduate and Full time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM with specialization in Marketing .

IBPS SO Important Dates 2017

Events Dates
Release of IBPS SO Official Notification November 9, 2016
Online Registration of IBPS SO Application Online CWE of IBPS SO 2017 conducted on Jan 28 &29, 2017. Result of the exam is expected on Feb 16. Candidates can read more details here.Registration Closed
Last Date for IBPS SO Online Application Registration Closed
Download E-Admit Card for Online Exam January 12, 2017
Dates for IBPS SO Written Exam (Tentatively)  January 28 and 29, 2017 
Result of Written Exam of IBPS SO February 07, 2017(Available)
Admit Card for IBPS SO Interview After February 24, 2017
IBPS SO Interview Dates  March 2017
Dates for Provisional Allotment under IBPS SO On or after April 1, 2017

IBPS SO Application Form 2017

The application process of IBPS SO 2017 has concluded on December 2, 2016. All the aspirants for the post of Specialist Officer had to fill the online application form. Applications sent through any other mode except the specified one will not be accepted. The Direct link to fill the application was made available on this page and candidates can check all the important details for IBPS SO Application Form from the above given link. 

How to apply for IBPS SO 2017?

  • The candidates can use the direct link given on this page to fill the online application form.
  • Upon Clicking Candidates will be redirected to IBPS SO Application Form
  • The candidates will have to look for the link namely “IBPS SO 2017: Apply here”.
  • Upon Clicking candidates will be redirected to a new page where they will have to register themselves before filling the application form.
  • After Successful Registration candidates can use the registration number and password to log in and fill the application form.
  • Candidates will have to fill the details as asked for in the application form without making any mistakes
  • Candidates should have scanned copies of their passport size photograph and Signature ready to be uploaded in the application form.
  • The scanned copies of the photograph and signature should be as per the required size and format.
  • Candidates will have to ensure they fill all details correctly before they submit their application form.
  • Candidates will have to pay the requisite amount of application fees before they can finally submit the application form. They can use any preferred method for the payment of application fees.
  • After Submission candidates should go for reprint the application form and take a print out of the application form.

Application Fees for IBPS SO 2017

All the applicants for IBPS SO 2017 will have to pay some amount of application fees to seal their application for candidature is sealed. The candidates can check the details of application fees in the table below.

Category Amount
PwD/ST/SC Rs.100/-
All Others Rs.600/-

IBPS SO Examination Centres 2017

Candidates will have to feed the choice of examination centers for IBPS SO while filling the application form. Candidates will be allotted centres from the choices they have given, in case those centres have already got filled they will be allotted a random examination centre at the discretion of IBPS. There is no provision to change the allotted exam centre. There are a total 36 states/union territories/ NCR regions with 93 regions as examination centres for IBPS SO 2017. The candidates can use the above given link to check the detailed list of the examination centres.

IBPS SO Syllabus 2017

IBPS SO Syllabus is the detailed synopsis of the topics to be covered under each section/ subject to be included in the IBPS SO exam. Candidates must ensure they do complete the entire syllabus before appearing in the exam. Completing the whole syllabus is essential as any topic can be asked in the exam. On failure to do so, it may mar your chances of performing well in the exam. Hence, you will lose the game. IBPS SO is a subject-based test, so candidates must have exhaustive knowledge of their subject to pass the exam with flying colors.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2017

Candidates should know the detailed exam pattern for IBPS SO 2017. The Exam Pattern will help the candidates to know the mode of the exam, number of sections, number of questions section-wise as well as overall, negative marking, sectional as well as  total marks. Knowing the exam pattern is essential before starting your preparation. Check the detailed Exam Pattern for IBPS SO as given below.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern – Law Officer (Scale 1) and Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale 1)
Sr. No. Section No of questions Marks Total Time
 1 Reasoning 50 30 Minutes
 2 English language 50 25 Minutes
 3 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 50 30 Minutes
 4 Professional knowledge 50 80 35 Minutes
  Total 200 200 120 Minutes 


IBPS SO Exam Pattern – I.T officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer and HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale 1)
Sr. No. Section No of questions Marks Total Time
 1 Reasoning 50 30 Minutes
 2 English language 50 25 Minutes
 3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 30 Minutes
 4 Professional knowledge 50 80 35 Minutes
  Total 200 200 120 Minutes 

IBPS SO Sample Papers 2017

All the candidates participating in IBPS SO 2017 should solve the sample papers for their preparation. All the candidates should know that solving sample and previous years question papers will help to make their preparation stronger. The sample papers will expose you to the different kind of questions which can be come in the exam. Also, it will also help you increase your accuracy as well as speed for solving/answering the questions. Therefore, in order to get ahead in the competition it is essential to put your best efforts.

IBPS SO Preparation Tips 2017

Preparation Tips can be define as the culmination of methods to help the candidate prepare for the exam. It is complete guide to enable you understand how to prepare for the exam. There are lots of tricks to solve the questions which candidates must know in order to have an advantage over others. Candidates with in depth knowledge of their subject in the IBPS SO Exam will always be one step ahead in the race of competition. Aspirants are also advised to prepare a comprehensive plan of study in order to achieve the best results.

Isha Batra

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  2. m holding pgdm degree at international business. m i eligible for the marketing officer post. International business with international marketing

  3. sir actually i applied for it officer. i come under obc category but at time of registration i applied it for general what should i do? sir is it theire is an option to change it?

    • Hi Ganesh, Do not worry about it. This thing can be taken care of during the Interview Process. For now, prepare well for the exam. All the best to you…!!

  4. sir, iam 29 yrs now in 2015. Can i be able to apply for exam and interview in the next 2016? In 2016, i will be 30 yrs old and iam a general catgory candidate

  5. hello sir…IBPS SO exam held on 30-31st January but my examination on 1st February so any mistake or any doubt in this examination because in this site two days of exam days so please say about this.