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IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2018 – Age Limit & Qualification Post Wise (Specialist Officer)

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria (Specialist Officer) 2018- When we talk of banking jobs then first word comes into our mind is “ibps“. This exam is nerve of Indian Banking selection system. Almost all the top Indian Banks are hiring bank personal/staff through IBPS Exam.

Therefore in this post we will discuss IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria category wise for General Candidates, OBC Candidates and SC/ST Candidates. We will also discuss Ex Servicemen Criteria for IBPS Bank Exam.

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Update: This information is updates as per official notification CRP SPL-VII. 

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria 2017

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is main body which organize and conducts all the IBPS Exam. Major Exams which are Under IBPS are IBPS PO Exam, IBPS SO Exam, IBPS Clerk Exam and IBPS RRB Exam. Here rrb is regional rural bank and SO in banking Stands for Specialist officers. Lets know the IBPS SO age limit and IBPS SO education qualification.

ibps so eligibility criteria

If you understand the importance of Eligibility criteria in IBPS Exam you will get to know that without being eligible you can not sit for any exam.

IBPS SO Exam 2017 Eligibility Criteria

SO stands for Specialist Officer. There are various roles specialist officers need to play in every bank. Few of the many roles specialist officers need to duty is given below.

Organization Name: IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)

Exam Name: IBPS Specialist Officers Exam

Post Category: ibps so eligibility criteria

Official Website:

So if you are wondering “What are post under ibps so (specialist Officer) Exam” then check here list of posts ibps so exam offers. All the post are of scale 1 officers.

  • Law Officer
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari
  • IT Officer
  • Agricultural Field Officer
  • HR/ Personnel Officer
  • Marketing Officer

Download here: IBPS SO Exam Pattern and Syllabus pdf

IBPS Specialist Officer Eligibility Criteria 2018

There are certain things we will discuss in detail and rest of the small detail we will brief you which are not much important and necessary which are there in official notification of ibps so exam.

So what detail we will discuss?

  • IBPS Specialist Officers Age Limit & relaxation
  • Nationality Allowed in IBPS SO Exam
  • IBPS Specialist Officers Exam Education Qualification

So lets get started.

IBPS SO Age Limit 2018

Minimum age limit in ibps so exam is 20 years and maximum age limit is 30 years. All the candidates applying for this exam should be withing the minimum and maximum age limit given.

Min Age Limit – 20 years

Max Age Limit – 30 years

Age Relaxation category Wise

CategoryAge relaxed
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
Persons With Disability10 years

Education Qualification

below chart shows the IBPS SO education qualification post wise in different department. Lets check the IBPS Specialist Officer Education Qualification 2017.

Post NameEducation Qualification
I.T. Officer (Scale I)4 year Engineering Degree in Computer Science / Information Technology/ / Computer Applications /Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level.
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at degree (graduation) level OR Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Animal Husbandry/ Horticulture/ Veterinary Science/ Agri.Engineering/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry.
Law Officer (Scale I)A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council.
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)Graduate and Full time Post Graduate degree or Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HRD/ HR/Social Work / Labour Law.
Marketing Officer (Scale I)Graduate and Full time MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM with specialization in Marketing.

Nationality Eligibility

A candidate must be either a Citizen of India or from Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 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 refer notification for detailed nationality criteria.

Check here: BOI SO Exam Recruitment 

That’s all on IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria Age Limit, Education Qualification, nationality and other detail.

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Other IBPS Exam Eligibility Criteria

IBPS Regional Rural Bank Eligibility Criteria

IBPS Clerk Exam Eligibilty Criteria

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