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What is SO Specialist Officers in Law?

IBPS Specialist Officers   take  care of all activities in a bank in a  particular zone.

Lawyers as Specialist Officers in bank  are expected that they will work on different bank policies and legal issue and alter  changes if any..

They will also create   instructions and conditions for the bank norms. They are also responsible to  appear for respective banks in court thus handling their legal matters, sending notice to defaulting customers regarding legal issues.



The SO Law Officer has some certain job functions for a bank that include –

Ensuring agreement with RBI .

Constitute the legal documents .

Look after the legal matters of the bank.

Bank’s legal representative  for all legal issues.

Reframe the laws in a simpler way for everyday matters.


Organization taking test

The recruitment takes place through through IBPS Specialist Officer Examination whereas some banks like SBI, NABARD & SIDBI conducts separate examinations.

Who can apply or are eligible

For SO Law Officer candidates should have  an LLB degree and membership  in Bar Council of India as an advocate whereas some banks also require certain work experience.

Salary that can be drawn

The total IN-HAND salary  per month shall be around Rs. 28,000 to Rs. 33,000 p.m depending upon the  benefit.

Books Referred for the Exam

  • Verbal & Non Verbal Reasoning By RS Agarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude By RS Agarwal
  • Lucent General Knowledge Latest Editions
  • IBPS CWE Specialist Officer Cadre Law Officer Scale | & || Recruitment Exam(Prefer Old Edition) By Arihant Expert
  • IBPS Specialist Officer CWE Law Officer Exam PWB(Paperback) By Kiran Institute of Career


How to Prepare

Candidates applying for the exams should go through the exam pattern and understand the format and pattern for every section. The First exams or prelims consist of Reasoning, Englidh language and General Awareness. Once you clear the prelims you are eligible for appearing in the mains.

Focus on English Language.

Devote time to every section.

Focus should be on concepts and basics.

Knowledge about your profession is the keymantra.

Keep practicing questions .

You should always read on news articles ,journals,magazines and newspapers.

Improvise your understanding and knowledge about banks and its law.

Know your weak points and put more effort to it by giving it more time.

You need to manage your time as well so that exams could be completed within time

Prepare a  study plan such that your important topics are not left out.

Get hands on previous years question papers and develop a fair idea

about the exam pattern and type of questions to be asked .

Always keep notes of important topics and formulas for quick revision .

Keep practicing mock papers and solve them that gives you confidence as well…


Can preparation be done without coaching?

Yes if you want you could also prepare for this exams at home. For that you need to follow certain study plan and go according to it.

1)Prepare a planner for studies as that might help you in concrete preparation along with time devoted to every topic for each subject. Always research well on topics that need to be covered and work more on the weaker areas .

2)Start the preparations as early as possible so that you have enough time to revise thoroughly. Concentrate on a single topic at a time so that you can have your concept clear.

3)Keep yourself informed about current happening and news to be able to answer the general knowledge section well.

4)Time management is another important factor for exams. While practicing for mock papers give yourself a time limit so that you could understand how much you need to complete the exams.

5)Practise as much as you can with the help of mock papers and sample questions as that gives you the clear knowledge about exams.

6)Keep preparing notes of important topics and key words that might be useful ahead for revision and handy to revise for last minute preparations.

Best coaching methods

Preparation for SO specialist law officer exams  could be done by pursuing online classes, or  purchasing pendrive classes  and video tutorials as well.

Good notes will always help you out while studying. Live Interactive classes on video is also of great help.




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