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September 12, 2022 • 16:18 pm

IBPS SO Selection Process 2022 - Step by Step Procedure

IBPS SO Selection Process


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IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) is one of those exams conducted by IBPS that can bring you closer to your dream job in Banking Sector.

The IBPS SO Exam is conducted for recruiting candidates for various cadres like IT, Agriculture, Marketing, HR, Law & Rajbhasha etc. IBPS has a prescribed selection procedure for shortlisting candidates in banks.

In this article, we will discuss about the stages for IBPS Specialist Officer Selection Process 2022.



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IBPS SO Selection Procedure


IBPS conducts Specialist Officer Examination through the following important stages:


Online Examination

Personal Interview

Provisional Allotment

Final Allotment

The IBPS SO Selection Procedure will be based on these four stages and will be decided by the Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection.


Let’s discuss all these steps of IBPS SO Exam Selection Procedure 2022 in brief.



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Online Examination


This is the very first step of IBPS SO Exam Selection Procedure. All the candidates who apply for IBPS Specialist Officer will have to appear in the common written examination.


The examination will be conducted online. There are two phases -  Prelims and Mains.

The examination will consist of Objective Type Questions.

Total time assigned to complete the Prelims Exam is 120 minutes for 150 questions.Those who qualify the prelims exam will have to appear in Mains Exam. 

There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

According to IBPS Specialist Officer Selection Procedure 2022, there will be different cut off marks for all the categories.

Candidates must qualify in this common written exam with the minimum cut off for appearing in next stage of IBPS Specialist Officer recruitment.



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Personal Interview


In the second phase, candidates who get qualified in Specialist Officer Common Written Examination can directly enters the next stage of IBPS SO Selection Procedure 2022 i.e. Personnel Interview.


A candidate will get a call letter, after getting selected for Interview. This IBPS SO Interview Call Letter can be downloaded from the official website of IBPS.

Participated Banks and IBPS will be responsible for conducting Interview. Candidates are suggested to read IBPS SO Interview Questions & Tips to know the interview process closely.

Total Marks allotted for the Interview is 100.

Candidates must get qualifying marks in interview to get selected for the Provisional Allotment.

The minimum qualification marks should not be less than 40% for General category and 35% for SC/ST/OBC & PWD (These are the estimated percentages).



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Documents Required for IBPS SO Interview Selection Process:


Print out of valid Interview Call Letter.

Print out of valid IBPS SO Application Form.

Date of Birth Proof (Birth Certificate or SSLC/ Standard X Certificate with Date of Birth).

Identity Proof.

All Important certificates related to your educational qualification.

Cast Certificate issued by competent authority, in case of SC/ST/OBC categories.

In case of Persons with Disability (PwD) category, you need to carry a Disability Certificate issued by District Medical Board.

Candidates who are currently serving in Government Departments are required to produce a “No Objection Certificate” from their employer at the time of interview.

Persons who are eligible for age relaxation, must bring a certificate regarding the same in the interview.

An Ex-serviceman candidate must submit a relieve certificate.

Apart from these, keep your Computer Literacy Certificate, Two Passport-Size Photos & PAN Card handy.

Candidates will not be allowed to appear in the interview, if they do not produce all the above-mentioned documents during the document verification round of IBPS SO Selection Process 2022.

There is a Document Verification counter at your venue of IBPS SO Interview. Every candidate has to go through strict Document Verification Process for IBPS Specialist Officer Job.


You must visit to the official website of IBPS to get more information regarding the interview details.



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Provisional Allotment


Once the process of Interview is completed, candidates will be shortlisted for the IBPS SO Provisional Allotment.


The allotment will be done based on merit list and preference order of the candidates.

Candidates who scores same marks will be listed in the merit list as per their Date of Birth. Candidate who is elder from the other one will be chosen by organisation as per the prevailing practice.

As per the IBPS SO Selection Procedure, provisional allotments will be done based on the available vacancies and keeping in view the spirit of Government guidelines on reservation policy.

Provisionally allotted candidates can be posted anywhere in India as per the direction of IBPS Participating Organizations.

No request for change shall be accepted after making provisional allotment to participating organization.

A reserve list will be carried out for the candidates in case of an extend in number of vacancies and recruiting agency have the right to cancel and reallot organisation, depending on exigencies.



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Final Allotment


Allotted banks to the candidates will send a Joining or Appointment letter. The Appointment letter will be sent to the correspondence address or through E-mail.

The information in letter includes the following:

Date for Reporting

Date for Training

Document Verification

Medical Test Details


Identity of candidates are verified during the Final Allotment and at the time of Interview through biometric verification process.

After completing all these stages, finally candidates get joining in their allotted banks.

The Selection process of IBPS SO is smooth, transparent & fair. The organisation & selection committee try their level best to choose the deserving candidates & help them during the IBPS Specialist Officer Selection Process. In case, you miss any document at the time of interview, you are given another opportunity to present your valid documents.

Please note that the Participating Banks have the right to make the final decision regarding the recruitment.  If you have any query at any stage of IBPS Specialist Officer Selection Process, drop us a comment right below our blog. 


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Showing 7 comments out of 7
  • Anshul sharma

    what if i am not registered with bar council as an advocate by the time of interview and actually gets selected for law officer

  • Archit a

    By when can we expect the appointment letter to arrive from the allotted bank? Please let me know as it has been two months since the interview results and provisional list were announced.

  • Devraj singh chauhan

    Till when can we expect the appointment letter from the allotted bank for the post of SO(marketing officer).

  • Shikha

    I am not having application form which is required during joining in document verification.Will the link be activated again for it.

  • Ankit

    how much time generally does it take to hear from the bank after reserve list provisional allotment notification from IBPS?

  • Ankit

    How much time does it take to hear from Bank after reserve list allotment?

  • Sonali bangar

    Sir please tell me if in case of married woman obc cettificate is of father/ husband.


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