IBPS SO Law Officer 2021: Syllabus, Salary & Exam Pattern


On November 2, 2021, the IBPS SO recruitment 2021 notification was released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Officer. A total of 1828 vacancies were announced for the post of Scale 1 Specialist Officers. Of these, 44 openings are for the post of Law Officer. 

IBPS SO Recruitment 2021

The application window will remain open between November 3, 2021 and November 23, 2021. Interested candidates should apply immediately. 

Take a look at the total IBPS SO vacancies at ixamBee

IBPS SO Law Officer 2021

In this article, we will cover all the important details for this exam such as the IBPS SO Law Officer exam syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility, salary and such. Read this article carefully in order to understand what the exam entails before you file in your application.

IBPS SO Vacancy

A total of 1828 vacancies have been announced by the IBPS. Of these 1828, 44 openings are for the post of the Law Officer. Take a look at the openings for each participating bank in the table below. 

Please note: The vacancies are for the year of 2022-23.  

Bank of BarodaNR
Bank of India4
Bank of MaharashtraNR
Canara Bank10
Central Bank of IndiaNR
Indian BankNR
Indian Overseas BankNR
Punjab National BankNR
Punjab & Sindh BankNR
Union Bank of India30

IBPS SO Law Officer 2021 Exam Calendar

Activity Dates
Application Window + Application Fees paymentNovember 3, 2021- November 23, 2021
Download of Preliminary Exam Call LetterDecember 2021
Online Examination – PreliminaryDecember 26, 2021
Online Examination – MainJanuary 30, 2022
InterviewFebruary 2022
Provisional AllotmentApril 2022

Learn more about IBPS SO 2021 Exam Details

IBPS SO Law Officer 2021 Eligibility

Please note: Candidates can only apply for 1 post. Multiple applications will be rejected.

Age (As on November 1, 2021)Candidates must be between 20 and 30 years of age. 
A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council

IBPS SO Law Officer Eligibility Cross-Check

Q: I am not enrolled with the Bar Council as an advocate. Am I eligible to apply?  

A: No, the official notification specifically requires that a candidate must be enrolled with the Bar Council to be eligible. 

Q: Can I send in 2 applications for 2 separate posts?

A: No, you can apply for 1 post only. Multiple applications will be rejected. 

Q: I was born in June 1991, am I eligible to apply? 

A: No. The official notification clearly states that eligible candidates must be born on or after November 2, 1991 and on or before November 1, 2001. 

Q: I will graduate in 2022, am I eligible to apply? 

A: No. It is imperative that all final results for eligible candidates are declared on or before November 23, 2021. You can try next year. 

Q: I am 27 years old. Am I eligible to apply?

A: Yes, you satisfy the age criteria. You should check the other requirements under the eligibility criteria as well. 

Q: Are candidates from OBC category belonging to the creamy layer eligible for reservation and subsequent relaxations?

A: No. Only candidates belonging to the non-creamy layer are eligible for reservation. Candidates from OBC category who come from the creamy layer must denote their category as ‘General’ in their application. 

IBPS SO Law Officer Salary

Take a look at the details of the IBPS SO’s Salary, Job Profile & Career Growth to understand why you should apply to this exam.

IBPS SO Law Officer Exam Pattern 

The IBPS SO Law Officer selection process comprises three stages; Prelims, Mains & Interview.

Take a look at the details outlined for you below.


SectionNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Reasoning505040 minutes
English Language502540 minutes
General Awareness with Special reference to Banking Industry505040 minutes
Total150125120 minutes


The Mains paper will assess only 1 subject on Professional Knowledge. Take a look at the details below. 

Name of TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
Professional Knowledge6060English & Hindi45 minutes

Please note

  • A penalty of 0.25 mark will be applicable in both phases of examination. 
  • Marks obtained only in the online main examination will be considered for shortlisting for interview and also for final merit listing.
  • All tests, except the English Language Test can be taken in both Hindi or English. 


The final stage of the selection entails an Interview.

  • Candidates who qualify the Mains examination will be invited for an Interview. 
  • The total marks allotted for the Interview are 100.
  • The weightage of the written exam to the Interview is 80:20

IBPS SO Law Officer Exam Syllabus 

Take a look at the complete syllabus for the IBPS SO Law Officer exam at ixamBee. 

IBPS SO Law Officer Preparation with ixamBee

IBPS SO Online Course

For the preparation part of your journey, you should not leave any stone unturned. If you want to find germane study resources coupled with nonpareil mentorship your search ends with ixamBee.  Our IBPS SO Law Officer Exclusive Online Course is what you are looking for. Take a look at some of our course offerings: 

  1. Video lessons and study notes 
  2. Live online classes
  3. Descriptive Papers: Special classes & Evaluation
  4. Mock tests and mock interviews
  5. Personalized Study Plan
  6. Exclusive Mock Tests Analysis by ixamBee Experts
  7. Anytime Access to Mentor

IBPS SO Law Officer Mock Tests

We’re not going to tell you the benefits of taking a mock test as a part of your preparation. We encourage you to take one and realize the benefits for yourself. 

IBPS SO Law Officer Prelims Mock Test

IBPS SO Law Officer Mains Mock Test

We hope you understand the value of the opportunity that is knocking at your door. If you are eligible and interested in working with public sector banks, we heartily encourage you to file in your application at the earliest. 

If there’s anything more you would like to know about the IBPS SO Law Officer exam 2021, you can find all the details at ixamBee. Additionally, also take a look at the video below. 

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