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IBPS SO Paper: The IBPS SO Exam is held yearly by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for filling up the vacant positions of Specialist Officers in Public sector banks. The IBPS SO is one of the in-demand competitive exams and about 2.5 Lakh candidates register for the exams. The Registration process for IBPS SO 2023 is online and interested candidates can go to the official website and fill in the application forms.

The IBPS SO recruitment is for different posts like IT, Agriculture, HR, Law, Marketing, and Rajbhasa Adhikari. The IBPS SO recruitment is a very good opportunity for those candidates who want to get a stable job in the banking sector.

ibps SO EXAM information

Overview of IBPS SO Recruitment 2023:

Particulars of IBPS SO Recruitment 2023

Name of the organization

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Name of the post

Specialist Officer (SO)

Level of the Exam

National level

Total number of Vacancies

1800 (approximately)

Mode of Application


Mode of Exam


Name of the Posts

Agriculture Field Officer
Marketing Officer (Scale I)
HR Personnel Officer (Scale I)
IT Officer (Scale I)
Law Officer (Scale I)
Rajbhasa Adhikari (Scale I)

Total number of participating banks


Levels of the exam 

Online Preliminary exam
Online main Exam

Eligibility Criteria

Graduates/equivalent from a recognized University

Age Limit

20 years to 28 years

Official website

IBPS SO Notification 2023:

The IBPS SO notification will be released on the official website and will include important details like the total number of vacancies, beginning of online application,last date of online application and recruitment procedure in detail. About 200 vacancies will be announced for the different Specialist Officer posts like Law, Agriculture Field Officer, HR, Rajbhasa Adhikari.

The IBPS SO notification will be available on the official website and candidates can download it from there. The exam dates will be available on the link provided on the website and candidates can download the exam dates from there and start their preparations.

List of IBPS SO Vacancies 2023

The IBPS SO vacancies will be released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection and the expected vacancies for different posts are 1800 approximately. The maximum number of vacancies will be for Agriculture Field Officer.

Given below are the possible vacancies details of IBPS SO Exam 2023:

Name of the IBPS Post
Number of Vacancies (expected)

IT Officer


Agriculture Field Officer


Rajbhasa Adhikari


Law Officer


HR Personnel Officer


Marketing Officer




IBPS SO 2023 Salary and Allowances:

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will declare the salary structure on the official website. Candidates who want to appear for the IBPS SO 2023 must know the salary structure in advance. The IBPS offers impressive salary to the employees. Besides the salary, candidates are also entitled to several perks and benefits during their job tenure.

The IBPS SO Exam 2023 will be held for the vacant posts of IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasa Adhikari, HR Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer, and Law Officer. The recruitment will take place to fill in almost 1800 vacant posts in IBPS. The basic IBPS SO salary 2023 is  INR 23,000. Besides this, there are other allowances and benefits of the IBPS SO posts.

Important Facts of IBPS SO Salary Structure 2023:

  • The basic pay of the IBPS SO is INR 23,700.
  • Candidates will get an annual increment of INR 980 for 7 years.
  • After 7 years, the basic salary will be INR 30,560 with an annual increment of INR 1145.
  • The basic pay after 9 years will be INR 32,850 with an annual increment of INR 1310.

IBPS SO 2023 Allowances and Benefits:

Besides the regular salary, the IBPS Specialist Officers are entitled to several benefits and allowances that have been given in the table below:

Category of the Allowance

House Rent Allowance

7% to 9% of the basic pay (depends on the city of the candidate)

Dearness Allowance

INR 8600 (approximately)

City compensatory allowance

0% to 4% of the basic pay (depends on the place of posting)

Provident fund

INR 3000 to INR 3500 (approximately)

Lease Allowance

Upto INR 29,500 depending on the place of the posting

Incentive based Special Allowance

7.75% of the basic pay + DA

Other Allowances

Newspaper allowance
Medical Allowance
Furniture allowance
Entertainment allowance
House allowance
Furniture allowance
Conveyance allowance
Leave policy
Leave travel concession
Employees' guest houses and holiday homes
Regular training and Development

Job Profiles and Responsibilities of IBPS SO 2023:

Name of the post- IT Officer (Scale 1)

  • The job duties of an IT Officer is to maintain the Computer hardware and software, respond to internet banking queries and provide data maintenance and support to the banking system.

Name of the Post - Law Officer (Scale I)

  • The job duties include providing legal assistance to the bank, preparing the legal documents in banking matters, and monitoring errors in the banking system.

Name of the Post - Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

  • The job roles are making the customer aware of the different Government schemes and benefits, analyzing the banking needs of the people.

Name of the Post - Rajbhasa Adhikari (Scale I)

  • The job duties include training employees in the local language, translating banking  documents and conducting workshops on the local language.

Name of the Post- HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

  • The main role of an HR Officer is to conduct the hiring process, maintain employee databases,and evaluate the performance of the employees.

Name of the Post - Marketing Officer (Scale I)

  • The job roles include supervising the marketing policies of the bank, ensuring cost-effective methods to increase the profits of the bank and helping enhance the promotional activities of the bank.

Career Growth of IBPS SO 2023:

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Specialist Officer has immense career prospects and opportunities of growth and promotions. The promotion exams are conducted on a timely basis and employees who perform well get a chance to rise higher in the banking hierarchy. Besides regular training programs are conducted for the overall development of the Specialist Officers.

Name of the Post
Level of the Post 

Assistant Manager

Junior Management

Scale 1


Junior Management

Scale 2

Senior Manager

Middle Management

Scale 3

Chief Manager

Senior Management

Scale 4

Assistant General Manager

Senior Management

Scale 5

Deputy General Manager

Top Management

Scale 6

General Manager

Top Management

Scale 7

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