IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari Recruitment 2021: Syllabus, Eligibility and Exam Pattern


The IBPS SO recruitment 2021 notification was released on November 2, 2021 by the Institute of Banking Personnel Officer. A total of 1828 vacancies have been announced for 6 Specialist Officer posts. The application window for the IBPS SO 2021 notification will remain open between November 3, 2021 and November 23, 2021. If you are planning on taking this exam and have not yet applied for it, you should do so without any further delay. 

IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari 2021

Before you can proceed further with your preparation, it would be prudent to understand all the important information pertaining to the exam. This article will cover the details of the exam concerning syllabus, eligibility criteria and the likes. Read all the information presented for you below carefully so you don’t miss out on any important information.

IBPS SO Vacancies

As we mentioned earlier, 1828 vacancies have been announced by the IBPS for the year 2022-23 for six Specialist Officer posts. From these, 84 openings are for the post of the Rajbhasha Adhikari. The number of openings against each participating bank have been provided for you 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 India15
Indian BankNR
Indian Overseas BankNR
Punjab National BankNR
Punjab & Sindh BankNR
Union Bank of India55

Take a look at the total IBPS SO vacancies at ixamBee

IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari 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

IBPS SO Exam Pattern: Rajbhasha Adhikari 

The IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari selection process comprises three stages.

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains 
  3. Interview.

Study the details for each phase 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. However, the paper will be divided into the objective and descriptive sections. The maximum marks obtainable are 60. 

Name of TestNumber of QuestionsMedium of ExamDuration
Professional Knowledge (Objective)45English & Hindi30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)2English & Hindi30 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 Rajbhasha Adhikari 2021 Eligibility

Age (As on November 1, 2021)Candidates must be between 20 and 30 years of age. 
EducationPost Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level. OR,
Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari Eligibility Crosscheck

Q: My postgraduate study was in History. Am I eligible to apply? 

A: No. You must’ve completed your postgraduate study in Hindi or Sanskrit.

Q: I have completed my undergraduate study with a degree in Sanskrit. Am I eligible to apply? 

A: No. The minimum education qualification requires that you have a postgraduate degree in one of the aforementioned languages. 

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. 

IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari Salary

We encourage you to learn more about an IBPS SO’s Salary, Job Profile & Career Growth if you are not already aware of it so that you know exactly the life that lies ahead of you.   

IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari Exam Syllabus 

Take a look at the complete IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari exam syllabus at ixamBee.

IBPS SO Preparation with ixamBee

If you have your heart and mind set on clearing this exam and working as a Rajbhasha Adhikari with a public sector bank, we hope you know that you will have to put in an equal amount of effort to achieve this goal. Thankfully, ixamBee is here for you to help you with all the resources and guidance that you may need in order to complete your preparation successfully. 

Online Course

Our IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari Exclusive Online Course is a one-of-a-kind exhaustive course that will need to wanting for nothing once you enrol. Take a look at some of the offerings below. 

  1. 300+ video lessons
  2. 9000+ practice questions
  3. Live online classes
  4. 20 mock tests
  5. Descriptive Papers: Special classes & Evaluation
  6. Includes Interview preparation
  7. Personalized Study Plan
  8. One-on-one meetings with faculty

Moreover, you are encouraged to take a demo class on our website to help you decide better.

Free Mock Tests

ixamBee offers a range of free mock tests for all aspirants to take anytime they like. And that’s not all, these test series are available completely free!

IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari Prelims Mock Test

IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari Mains Mock Test

Previous Year Papers

A great way to study is to frame your preparation around the latest exam trends and subjects that are given more importance. If you want to follow this trick, we recommend that you review the IBPS SO Prelims previous year papers for the same. 

For more details about the IBPS SO Rajbhasha Adhikari exam 2021visit our website. 

Furthermore, take a look at the video below. We have made a complete break-down of all the vital information for this exam. 

If there’s anything else you’d like to know, please leave a comment below.

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