IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2018 – Check Age Limit & Qualification!

IBPS Recruitment SO Eligibility Criteria
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Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a self-regulating agency which conducts a common written test for Recruitment of the Specialist Officer in public-sector and nationalized banks.

 

Candidates are recruited as Specialist officer in various banks for the different positions like

 

IT Officer

 

Law Officer

 

Rajbhasha Adhikari

 

Agriculture field Officer

 

HR/Personnel Officer

 

Marketing Officer

 

It is very important to know the IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria to make sure if you are eligible to apply for the exam or not?

 

Also check the IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018[Updated] for all the posts.

 

 

 

“Get the complete Bank SO Recruitment Syllabus along with the Important Topics in PDF Format! Download Now!

 

 

 

Are you Eligible for IBPS SO 2018? Know Eligibility Criteria

 

 

The Eligibility criteria for various positions offered through the IBPS specialist officer exam is different It can be broadly divided into three aspects i.e. Nationality, Age limit and Educational qualification.

 

Candidates must ensure if they fulfill all the criteria to be eligible for the IBPS SO recruitment process as per the norms. Here we have discussed the IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria as follows:

 

IBPS SO Nationality:

 

To be eligible for the IBPS SO exam 2018 candidates must be either:

 

A citizen of India Or

 

A citizen of Nepal Or

 

A subject of Bhutan Or

 

A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India Or

 

A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

 

Note- The candidates of above-mentioned categories (except the citizens of India) should have the valid certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

 

 

IBPS SO Age Limit

 

The candidates must be minimum 20 years of the age and maximum 30 years of the age as on the 1st November 2017.

 

It means that candidates should not have been born earlier than 2nd Nov 1987 and not later than 1st Nov 1997 (both dates inclusive) to be eligible to apply for IBPS SO 2018 exam.

 

The candidates can check the Official IBPS SO Calendar 2018 here.

 

There are age relaxations of upper age limit for the reserved category candidates applicable as per the government norms as given below:

 

SC/ST                              : 5 years

 

OBC                                 : 3 years

 

PwD                                 : 10 years

 

Ex-servicemen              : 5 years

 

Persons domiciled in J&K state : 5 years (During 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 period)

 

Persons affected by 1984 riots : 5 years

 

 

“Get the complete Bank SO Recruitment Syllabus along with the Important Topics in PDF Format! Download Now!

 

 

 

IBPS Specialist Officer Educational Qualification

 

 

Candidates willing to apply for the above-mentioned posts must have the graduate degree or post-graduate degree in the relevant field. The specialist officer educational qualification according to their positions is given below:

 

IBPS SO Qualification for IT Officer

 

 

The aspirants must have completed graduation or post-graduation in the IT related fields.  For the IT officer candidate should have a qualification in one of the following field:

 

A) 4-year Engineering Degree in

 

Computer Science

 

Computer Applications

 

Information Technology

 

Electronics

 

Electronics & Telecommunications

 

Electronics & Communication

 

Electronics & Instrumentation

 

OR

 

B) Post-Graduate Degree in

 

Electronics

 

Electronics & Telecommunications

 

Electronics & Communication

 

Electronics & Instrumentation

 

Computer Science

 

Information Technology

 

Computer Applications

 

OR

 

C)  Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level

 

To study the IBPS SO job profile in detail, you may please visit – IBPS SO IT Officer – Life, Job, Salary [Complete Analysis].

 

 

IBPS SO Qualification for Law Officer

 

 

Candidate must possess a Bachelor Degree in law (LLB) and must be enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council of India for this post.

 

 

IBPS SO Qualification for Agriculture Field Officer

 

 

The candidates must have 4-year graduate degree in agriculture or related field to be eligible for the Agriculture Field Officer post. Candidates who opted one of the below mentioned filled in graduation can apply for Agriculture field officer.

 

 

Agriculture

 

Horticulture

 

Animal Husbandry

 

Veterinary Science

 

Dairy Science

 

Engineering

 

Fishery Science

 

Pisciculture

 

Agri Marketing & Cooperation

 

Co-operation & Banking

 

Agro-Forestry

 

Agricultural Biotechnology

 

Food Science

 

Agriculture Business Management

 

Food Technology

 

Dairy Technology

 

Agricultural Engineering.

 

 

IBPS SO Qualification for Rajbhasha Adhikari

 

 

For Rajbhasha Adhikari post, candidates are required to have one of the following degrees:

 

Post-graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

 

Post-graduate degree in Hindi with English as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

 

 

IBPS SO Qualification for HR/Personnel Officer

 

 

A graduation and full-time post-graduate degree/diploma in one of the following fields is required qualification for candidates to apply for HR officer in bank:

 

Personnel Management

 

Industrial Relations

 

Human Resources/HRD

 

Social Work

 

Labor Law

 

 

IBPS SO Qualification for Marketing Officer

 

 

The candidates are eligible to apply for this post who have a graduate degree and one of the following streams of management:

 

Full-time MMS (Marketing)

 

MBA (Marketing)

 

Full time 2 years PGDBA

 

PGDBM

 

PGPM

 

PGDM degree with specialization in Marketing

 

Note: Candidates should have a certificate/ degree/ diploma in computer languages or should have studied computer as one of the subjects in high school/ college/ Institute for the posts other than the IT officer.

 

 

“Get the complete Bank SO Recruitment Syllabus along with the Important Topics in PDF Format! Download Now!

 

 

Hope the information discussed above will help you to get proper guidance regarding eligibility criteria for IBPS SO examination. If you have any queries, feel free to ask or comment in comment-section below.

 

All the above information is based on the previous year’s notification. Be updated with the latest information regarding IBPS specialist officer on Facebook and YouTube.

 

 

 

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60 thoughts on “IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2018 – Check Age Limit & Qualification!

  1. santhosh

    i want to know for how to prepare exam IBPS agri so can u help me?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Check out our blog dedicated to IBPS SO Agriculture Officer, you’ll get complete details here – https://scoop.eduncle.com/ibps-agriculture-field-officer-preparation. More blogs for IBPS SO Preparation are lined up at Eduncle.
       
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  2. KNR

    I have completed M-Tech in Software Engineering from BITS through Work Integrated Learning Program. Do I eligible to apply for IBPS SO for IT Officer. Please advise.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Yes, you are eligible for IBPS SO IT Officer.
       
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • Ravi yadav

        I have done MCA WITH DISTANCE SO I WANT TO ASK THAT I AM ELIGIBLE FOR SO IT EXAM OR NOT

  3. Amiya

    I have done Electrical and Electronics engineering in btech. Am I eligible for IBPS so

  4. Shailendra Garg

    I have a graduate degree in Computer Science but post-graduate (MBA) degree in Operations Management. Am I still eligible to apply for IBPS SO in IT????

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      If you have 4 year graduation degree in computers, you are eligible for IBPS SO It Officer.
       
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  5. Neeraja

    Hello,

    I am pursuing my btech final year right now. Am I eligible for applying for this job..?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      You are not eligible to apply for IBPS SO until you complete your graduation.
       
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  6. Senthilraja

    Whether civil engg students are eligible to apply?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Civil Engineering Aspirants can not apply for IBPS SO exam. However, there are many other PSU jobs that are suitable for these candidates.
       
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • mukilarasi

        may i know the reason that why civil engineers are not eligible for ibps so …

        • Eduncle Team

          Hello Mukilarasi,
           
          For civil engineers, there are no positions available which are related with their work. To appear in IBPS SO Exam you must have a Graduate or a PG degree in the relevant fields.
           
          Thanks for asking!
           
          Kind Regards,
          Eduncle Team

  7. kiran

    hello!

    how much percentage is required to apply for SO in marketing specialization (Gen/SC/Pwd)

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Kiran,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      There is no minimum percentage requirement for Marketing Officer.
       
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  8. Prem

    Sir…. I completed my graduation in b pharmacy…
    Can I apply for these job..

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      No, there are no specialist officer jobs through IBPS SO this year for Medicine and Pharmacy field.
       
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  9. Girish

    Sir I have completed my BTech in biotechnology can we eligible for ibps so

  10. Rinu

    I have completed my bachelor degree in computer application and done Post graduation in diploma in UI design and development. ..can I apply for IBPS SO IT officer ?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Rinu,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      The candidates having 4-years degree in computers can apply for IBPS SO IT Officer exam.
       
      Hope the above information will be helpful to you. For more queries, please stay tuned!
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  11. Poo

    Hi,

    I have completed my graduation in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and I have 6 years of experience in IT field as a software engineer. Am i eligible for this post>

    • Eduncle Team

      Yes, you can apply for IBPS SO IT Officer exam.

  12. Ravi yadav

    I HAVE DONE MCA WITH DISTANCE SO I WANT TO ASK THAT I AM ELIGIBLE FOR SO IT EXAM OR NOT

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Priyanka,
       
      Yes, You are eligible for the IBPS SO Exam.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • Arshiya sultana

        Hi.. I have done a three year course of Mca 2014.passed out..with no job experience… I’m I eligible for this exam??? Plz rep….

        • Eduncle Team

          Yes, you are eligible for IBPS SO IT Officer.

  13. mohit kumar bera

    Sir,
    I am now evolve in defence job. My qualification in twelfth in science side.After ten month l became a exman.am l eligible for the ibps so exam.kindly response me for which category l am aplicable to.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Mohit,
      What was your service tenure in Defence and What is your current AGE?

  14. Kamal

    I have provisonal enrolment in state bar council and i also clear ibps pre for law officer can i am eligible for this post

    • Eduncle Team

      Yes Kamal, you are eligible for IBPS SO Law Officer.

  15. Suriya

    Sir I am studying BSC(agriculture and food business) of 4 year program . I’m eligible to apply for IBPS exam

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Suriya,
       
      You are eligible for IBPS Specialist cadre job.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • Suriya

        Sir tell me can I apply for all agricultural cadre because my coarse is of 4 years bsc(agriculture and food business)

        • Eduncle Team

          You can apply for Scale 1 officer with the given qualification.

          • Suriya

            Thanks

    • Suriya

      Please reply me

  16. Himalaya Singh

    I have done b.tech in biotechnology and m.tech in foodtechnology.
    am I eligible for IBPS agriculture field officer ??

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Himalaya,
       
      You are eligible for IBPS Agriculture Officer – Check complete course list for AFO
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  17. sanket

    I have done bsc computer sci 3 years course
    so there am i eligible for so It officer
    or can i eligible after msc computer science

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sanket,
       
      No, you are not eligible with 3 year B.Sc degree.
      You have to complete your master for appearing in IBPS SO Exam.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  18. reha

    I am graduate. if I do M.sc IT as correspondence . Am i eligible for this ??

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Reha,
       
      Yes, you are eligible.
      Go for it!
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  19. sapna

    I have MBA from IT so I am Eligible for SO IT or not?

    • Eduncle Team

      Yes, you are eligible for SO IT Officer.

  20. Kuldeep

    I have done b.tech in2016 by Electronics and communication stream . Now working at post network engineer in PNB at contract base . Is there any benefit in Ibps ?

    • Eduncle Team

      Yes, you can apply for SO or other Scale 2 Positions.

  21. Shradha sinha

    Bsc it student can be eligible for ibps so exam….??

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shradha,
       
      Being a B.Sc degree holder, you are eligible for IBPS PO and Clerk. But as far as you concerned about the Specialist Officer, for that your B.Sc degree course must be computer science engineering or Electronics and Telecommunication etc.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  22. vendeswari

    hello sir! i pursued my under graduate in the field of electrical & electronics engineering.. am i eligible for bank SO exam?? if i am eligible, which category officer i want to prepare?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Vendeswari,
       
      Yes, you are eligible for IBPS SO IT Officer.
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  23. vendeswari

    good evening sir!! if i prepare hardly to crack bank so exam, can i easily crack bank po exam????

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Vendeswari,
       
      The prelims paper will be of same level for PO and SO exam. However, these two exams are very different. You have to focus on professional knowledge in SO exam. For PO Exam only reasoning, QA, English, GK and a bit of Computers are taken into account.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  24. Monica

    Sir , I have done Integrated ( btech in Computer science and mba in Marketing and InternationaI business) 5 year course. Can i apply for ibps so marketing?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Monica,
       
      Yes, you are eligible for IBPS SO Marketing
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  25. Suman

    I have completed .com.. can i apply for ibps so..??

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Suman,
       
      Candidates with specialization in IT, HR, Agriculture, Law, Marketing and Rajbhasha are eligible for SO posts.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  26. Bhavya

    I have completed my engineering in electronics and communication after diploma in electronics and communication….can I apply for IBPS SO IT ?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Bhavya,
       
      Yes,you are eligible for IBPS SO IT Officer.
       
      Thanks for asking!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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