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IBPS SO Exam 2021

Updated By Diksha Nautiyal on 05 May, 2021 12:24

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About IBPS SO 2021

The dates for IBPS SO Prelim and Mains exam have been released. The Prelim exam will take place on 18th and 26th Dec 2021 and the Mains exam on 30th Jan 2022.

IBPS (short for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) organises an entrance exam for the recruitment of qualified candidates to various posts of Specialist Officers in various Public Sector Banks. The examination of IBPS SO is conducted in three phases for all the eligible candidates – Preliminary exam, Mains, and Interview. All the candidates have to qualify for all three rounds of the IBPS SO selection process to be shortlisted for the posts. The parameters for the Selection process depends on a number of factors among which the most important is the marks secured by the candidates in the stages mentioned.

The examination will enable candidates to get their desired job but, in order to get the post candidates to need to know each and every detail of this examination. This will help them prepare well for it and score the marks that would lead them towards the Specialist Officers post.

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IBPS SO Conducting Body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous agency in India, which became an independent entity at the behest of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Public Sector Banks in 1984 and started in 1975 as Personnel Selection Services (PSS). With a mission to enhance human resource development through personal assessment, IBPS has been seen as an autonomous educational and research-oriented institute. Every year IBPS organises various competitive entrance exams for the aspirants of the banking sector. These exams include IBPS PO (Probationary Officer), IBPS SO (Specialist Officers), IBPS Clerk (Clerical Cadre) and IBPS RRB (Regional Rural Banks). Candidates clearing any of these examinations will become eligible for the defining post of that particular examination.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Dates 2021



IBPS SO 2021 Exam Notification Release 

November 2021

Online registration of IBPS SO 2021 Starts From

November 2021

Online registration of IBPS SO 2021 Ends On

November 2021

Last Date to Edit Application Form

November 2021

Admit Card Download for Preliminary exam

December 2021

Online Preliminary exam

18th Dec - 26th Dec 2021

Result of Preliminary exam

Jan 2021

IBPS SO Mains Exam Dates 2021-22


Admit Card Download for the Main exam

Jan 2022

Online Main exam

30th Jan 2022

Result of the Main exam

Feb 2022

Admit Card Download for Interview

Feb 2022

IBPS SO Interview

March 2022

IBPS SO Provisional Allotment

April 2022

IBPS SO 2021 Vacancy List

The vacancy list of IBPS SO is released along with the official notification. The conducting authority of the examination is most likely to publish the vacancy list, as well as the official notification in the month of October 2021. Candidates are advised to stay tuned with CollegeDekho to get updates on the same. 

IBPS SO 2021 Exam Centers



Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam

Arunachal Pradesh





Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea




Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Surat, Jamnagar

Daman and Diu



Bahadurgarh, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon




Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara


Ambala, Panchkula

Himachal Pradesh


Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Srinagar


Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi


Bengaluru, Dharwad, Hubli, Mangalore


Kochi, Kozikhode, Thiruvananthapuram



Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabapur


Aurangabad, Greater Mumbai/Navi Mumbai/Thane, Nagpur, Nanded, Pune










Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur




Amritsar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala


Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur







Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi


Dehradun, Roorkee

West Bengal

Bardhaman, Berhampur, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

Contact Details

IBPS House, 90 feet, D.P.Road,
Near Thakur Polytechnic, 
Off. Western Express Highway, 
P. B. No. 8587 Kandivali (E), 
Mumbai 400 101 INDIA.

Phone no. 1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566

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FAQs about IBPS SO

Is there a separate cut-off for different sections of the IBPS SO Preliminary?

Yes, each section of the IBPS SO Preliminary exam has a separate cut-off.

What if I'm not satisfied with my marks in the IBPS SO scorecard?

As soon as the result is declared, the official website provides an opportunity to all the candidates to claim their Answer Keys.

How can I qualify for IBPS SO Mains exam?

To appear in IBPS SO Mains exam, a candidate has to qualify the Prelims exam.

When will the IBPS SO 2021 Mains exam be conducted?

The exam date for IBPS SO Mains 2021 is 30th January 2022.

Can I request for a change in the date, venue or time for IBPS SO 2021?

No, any such request shall not be entertained by the concerned authority. The date, time and venue can only be changed if the authority decides to do so.

Will the marks of IBPS SO Prelims exam be added with the marks of Mains?

No, your score in the Preliminary will not be counted. Only the marks in the Main exam and Personal Interview will be considered for final merit listing.

Why is it important to carry the IBPS SO admit card to the examination centre?

It is proof that candidates have successfully submitted the application form and are eligible to sit for the exam. Without the admit card, candidates will not be allowed to sit for the examination.

Is there a separate IBPS Specialist Officer cut-off for both Preliminary and Main exam?

Yes, the Preliminary and the Mains of IBPS SO exam have separate cut-offs. Candidates have to clear the respective cut-offs in order to appear for the next stage of the recruitment process.

What should I do if I lose the registration number and password for IBPS SO Application?

You can check your phone and email for the registration number and password, which was sent after the successful submission of the application form. The exam conducting authority does not provide a new registration number or password.

When will IBPS SO Prelims Exam take place?

The Prelims exam for IBPS SO 2021 will take place on 18th and 26th December 2021.

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