Published On: Thu, Mar 18th, 2021

How to Apply for the IBPS SO Examination Online 

With 1.45 crore candidates registering for the IBPS exam in 2019-20, the IBPS Examinations are highly competitive. When you want to appear for the IBPS SO examination, you need to ensure that you check its official website frequently. You can find important dates, notifications, and guides on how you can register for the examination on their website.

With the IBPS SO online application, registering for the exam is quite convenient. However, the official guide is long and somewhat complicated to understand. When even a typo can become a grave mistake, you must understand how to apply online.

What Should You Know?

Before you apply for the IBPS SO Examination, it is important to ensure that you understand where to find the IBPS SO online application and what information is required to fill the form.

Before you head to fill in your application, you need to ensure that you have the following information ready:

  • A coloured scan copy of your passport size photograph; the file dimension should be 200 x 230 pixels and 20 kb to 50 kb in size.
  • A black and white scan copy of your signature; the file dimension should be 140 x 60 pixels and between 10 kb to 20 kb in size. The signature should not be in capital letters.
  • A valid email ID.
  • Payment information.

Keeping this information handy is essential to ensure that you can fill the application form without any interruption.

How Can You Fill the Online Application?

Once you have the required information, it is time to start filling up the online application. Here are the steps to fill up the Specialist Officer Examination online application:

  • Visit the official IBPS website.
  • On the home page, you will find a link titled “Click Here for New Registration.”
  • On the form, enter your basic details when prompted.
  • A provisional registration number will be sent to your registered mobile number and email ID.
  • Once you have noted down the provisional registration number, refresh the official IBPS page.
  • Re-login on the official website using your registration number and password.
  • Enter all of the necessary information, such as your basic details, academic and professional qualifications.
  • Upload the required documents, which have been mentioned above. Ensure that you check that they are the right file size.
  • Preview your application and go through every detail to ensure that you have not made any typos or mistakes. Take some time on this step, as once you submit the application form, you won’t get to make any changes to it later on.
  • Once you have submitted the application form, you will be redirected to the payment gateway.
  • Ensure that you have the necessary payment information ready to pay the application fee. You can make the payment via Credit or Debit Card or through Online Banking platforms.
  • For General and OBC applicants, the application fee will be Rs. 850, and for SC/ST/PWD candidates, the application fee is Rs. 175.
  • Once the application fee is processed successfully, an e-receipt will be generated, and a copy will be sent to your email.
  • Finally, you will view the final application form, and you need to click on the “Submit” button to complete the process.

Once you have submitted the online application, ensure that you keep checking the official website for any news or notification regarding the examination. The website publishes notices from time to time regarding important dates and helps you stay informed.

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