How to become a Law Officer in a Bank In India?

IBPS SO 2024 (Law)- How to become a Law Officer in a Bank In India?

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In this article, we will be discussing How to become a Law Officer in a Bank In India.

The Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous body that conducts competitive exams for the recruitment of clerical and officer-level posts in the banking sector. IBPS conducts a bank exam for specialist officer law.

IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) is one such exam that is conducted by IBPS every year and one can become a Law Officer in a Bank in India. This is a reputed post with a healthy salary.

The exam for IBPS SO (Law) is conducted in three stages to become a Law Officer in a Bank:

1. Preliminary Exams

2. Mains Exam

3. Interview

IBPS takes after a settled criteria of stamping conspire in all its exams, i.e., a punishment of 0.25 marks will be deducted for each inaccurate answers and unattempted questions will not be granted any marks.

Eligibility Criteria to become a Law Officer in a Bank:

  • Citizenship: The candidate must be a resident of India
  • Age limit: The minimum age limit is of 20 years and the maximum limit is 30 years
  • Educational Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council

The IBPS SO (LAW) exam takes place in three stages and the three stages have their own set of difficulties, syllabus and questions. Here is the list of things asked the exam fro your reference-

Preliminary Exam

There are three sections in this exam and the maximum marks is 125 for 150 questions

  • English language (50 questions for 25 marks)
  • Reasoning (50 questions for 50 marks)
  • General Awareness with Special reference to Banking Industry (50 questions for 50 marks)


After qualifying for the IBPS SO Prelims exams, you will be called for the Mains Exam. This exam comprises as it were one segment in which your proficient information concerning law is judged.

The total marks for this test is 60 and the time limit is 45 minutes.


If you qualify IBPS SO Mains exam, you will be shortlisted for the Interview. The interview is of 100 marks and the minimum qualifying marks in IBPS SO Interview is 40% and 35% for general and reserved categories respectively. The scores of your Mains and Interview will be taken into consideration while making the final merit list.

Topics that you’ll need to go through for qualifying this exam

DRT Act  Seating ArrangementsCloze Test  
Evidence ActPuzzles  Reading Comprehension  
Bankers Book  Inequalities  Spotting Errors  
Consumer Protection ActSyllogism  Sentence Improvement  
Laws and Actions with direct link to Banking SectorInput-Output  Sentence Correction
Banking Ombudsman SchemeData Sufficiency  Para Jumbles  
SARFAESBlood Relations  Fill in the Blanks  
Limitation ActAlphanumeric Series  Para/Sentence Completion  
Prevention of Money launderingDistance and Direction  
SecuritiesVerbal Reasoning  
Banking RegulationsOrder and Ranking  
Banking Regulations
Compliance and Legal Aspects
Relevant Law and Orders related to negotiable instruments
Foreign Exchange

By clearing all stages of the Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection Specialist Officer Law (IBPS SO Law) one becomes a bank law officer in India.

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