The IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) Exam is a highly competitive and prestigious examination conducted annually to recruit specialist officers in various public sector banks across India. This examination is a gateway for aspirants seeking a rewarding career in the banking sector with specialised skills in fields such as IT, HR, marketing, law, agriculture, and more. The IBPS SO Exam presents an incredible opportunity for individuals with expertise in their respective domains to join the banking industry and contribute significantly to the growth and development of the nation's financial sector. With its comprehensive and transparent selection process, the IBPS SO Exam ensures that only the most deserving and competent candidates are chosen to take on crucial roles within banking organisations.
IBPS SO Exam Dates 2023
The IBPS has released its notification for 1402 vacancies distributed among various posts, including IT, marketing, HR and many more. The syllabus and Exam pattern of the IBPS So for different posts varies from each other, but one thing that is constant is the Exam dates. The preliminary stage of all the IBPS SO posts is the same. It's vital to keep track of IBPS SO exam dates in 2023 so you do not miss any important detail. Further details on the IBPS SO exam date 2023 can be inferred from below.
IBPS SO Important Dates 2023-24
|Online registration including Edit/Modification of Application||August 01, 2023 to August 21, 2023 (Extended till August 28, 2023)|
|Payment of Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Online)||August 01, 2023 to August 21, 2023 (Extended till August 28, 2023)|
|Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary||December 2023|
|Online Examination – Preliminary||December 30 and December 31, 2023|
|Result of Online exam – Preliminary||January 2024|
|Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main||January 2024|
|Online Examination – Main||January 28, 2024|
|Declaration of Result – Main||February 2024|
|Download of call letters for interview||February/ March 2024|
|Conduct of interview||February/March 2024|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2024|
IBPS SO Interview Dates
After the completion of Stage 1 and 2 of the IBPS SO Exam. the selected candidate get into the final round, which is the interview stage. Here, only the shortlisted candidates from the IBPS SO Mains Exams participate. The IBPS calls up the candidates for the interview round after the IBPS SO Mains result. This year, the interview process is going to be held in the month of January or February 2024. After that, the merit list gets created on the basis of the aggregate of the Mains exam and interview, and the selected candidates get allotted to their respective job locations. This process will take two months after the final interview round. This means the final job allotment will be held in the month of April 2024.
Importance of knowing the IBPS SO Exam Dates for 2023
Having prior knowledge about the exam dates has several advantages. This will help you to manage your time accordingly to avoid last-minute stress due to disruptions.
Imagine you are on the road, and you know that road will lead you to the destination. But you don't know how long or how fast you should walk in order to get there. Becomes confusing right? Having no idea about the exam dates and all you are doing is preparing and preparing can give you the same sort of feeling. Therefore, it is really essential to know the exam date which you are preparing for.
Steps to download the admit card
- Visit the official website of IBPS.
- Click the 'Admit Card' link on the home page.
- In the login panel, enter your registration number or roll number and date of birth or password.
- IBPS SO admit card appears on the screen.
- Download the admit card and take its printout.
IBPS SO Exam Centres
IBPS SO 2023 will be an online examination, and therefore, IBPS will need exam centres to conduct the examination smoothly, where all the facilities and support will be available. These exam centres will be spread all across India. You can choose the IBPS SO 2023 exam centres according to your choice of state and city, and accordingly, the centres will be allotted to you by IBPS. You can not change your choice of centre once the IBPS SO application form is submitted. IBPS reserves the right to make changes to the list of exam centres at its discretion.
|State Code||State /UT / NCR||Preliminary Examination Centre||Main Examination Cente|
|11||Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair||Port Blair|
|12||Andhra Pradesh||Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram||Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam|
|14||Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur||Guwahati|
|15||Bihar||Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea||Patna|
|17||Chhattisgarh||Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur||Raipur|
|18||Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu||Surat, Jamnagar||Surat|
|19||Delhi||Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram||Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram|
|21||Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara||Ahmedabad|
|22||Haryana||Ambala, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar||Hissar|
|23||Himachal Pradesh||Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una||Hamirpur, Shimla|
|24||Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu, Samba, Srinagar||Jammu, Srinagar|
|25||Jharkhand||Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi||Ranchi|
|26||Karnataka||Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi||Bengaluru, Hubli|
|27||Kerala||Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur||Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram|
|30||Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain||Bhopal|
|31||Maharashtra||Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri||Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune|
|36||Odisha||Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur||Bhubaneshwar|
|38||Punjab||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur||Jalandhar, Ludhiana|
|39||Rajasthan||Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur||Jaipur, Udaipur|
|40||Sikkim||Bardang/ Gangtok||Bardang/ Gangtok|
|41||Tamil Nadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore||Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli|
|42||Telangana||Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal||Hyderabad|
|44||Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Prayagraj(Allahabad), Varanasi||Lucknow, Meerut, Prayagraj(Allahabad)|
|45||Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee||Dehradun|
|46||West Bengal||Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri||Greater Kolkata, Siliguri|